Optimizing the Leafs Forward Lines

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2014-12-22

The last three games have really highlighted the Leafs defensive woes, but the problem has been an ongoing one and a significant portion of the blame must be given to the Leafs top line. On Puckalytics.com, you can find what I call “Percent of Team” statistics, which are nothing more than the percentage of all events by the team that the player was on the ice for (only counting games in which he played in). So, The post Optimizing the Leafs Forward Lines appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

Gardiner replaces Robidas in Leafs loss to Chicago

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2014-12-22

On a disappointing night for the Maple Leafs, young defenceman Jake Gardiner drew back in and impressed his head coach.

Morning Hits: Staal, Beauchemin, Komarov and Bartkowski’s Hit on Gionta

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2014-12-22

Dan Rosen: Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said the Jordan Staal is real close to returning. He could return on December 29th against the Canadiens. Eric Stephens: Ducks Francois Beauchemin will be out tonight. Targeting their first game after the break. Jonas Siegel of TSN: Maple Leafs Leo Komarov has missed the past 11 games with […]

5 Keys for the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Dallas Stars

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-12-22

The Toronto Maple Leafs have embarked on a seven-game road trip that sees them face some of the best teams in the NHL. While the holiday break is wedged in there as well, this trip could allow them to separate from the playoff pretenders, or it could bring them back to the pack. If Sunday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks is any indicator, it could be the latter. The Leafs were thoroughly outplayed in a 4-0 defeat in the Windy City. Next up for the Leafs are the mercurial Dallas Stars. Let's take a look at five keys for the Leafs as they head to Big D.Begin Slideshow

Leafs Get Blown Away In The Windy City

Source: ourhometown.ca
Date: 2014-12-22

Earlier tonight, prior to game time, I made a bold faced prediction. I told anyone who would listen that the Toronto Maple Leafs would start James Reimer in goal, and in the process, beat the Chicago Black Hawks 3-1. At least I got the Reimer part right. I thought that the Buds would try to make up for their last two abysmal efforts against a couple of the NHL’s bottom feeders, Carolina and Philadelphia, but I was wrong.

Videos: NHL Highlights From Sun. Dec. 21st 2014

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2014-12-22

Six games were played on Sunday. The Stars were down 5-2 in the second, but came back to beat the Oilers 6-5 in OT. Antti Raanta shutout the Leafs. Cam Talbot shutout the Hurricanes.

Sad Sack Oilers, Top 10 Shootout Goals, Blackface, and more

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-12-22

Links to start off your day! It's hard to know what to expect from Edmonton. When MacTavish was hired I expected quite a bit of good would be on its way. He's always struck me as smart hockey mind and I thought that might see some of the biggest mistakes of the Tambellini Era - leaving gaping holes in the lineup - but he hasn't been the brush of fresh air I thought might turn the ship in Edmonton. When they hired friend of the blog Tyler Dellow to work with Dallas Eakins I thought there might be some structural changes. You can quibble over whether the underlying numbers have improved or if they've suffered from bad luck but the process in the executive suite on down hasn't improved ne

Antti Raanta, Blackhawks Blank Leafs

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-12-22

On a tough, emotional night for the Blackhawks at the United Center, the team responded to terrible news with a strong team performance and shutout the Toronto Maple Leafs. Antti Raanta made 31 saves to post his second shutout of … Continue reading → The post Antti Raanta, Blackhawks Blank Leafs appeared first on Committed Indians.

Game Review: Game #33, Chicago Blackhawks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2014-12-22

In the game day thread before the Carolina game — expecting bad things out of that game given the team’s recent history — we talked about how, in March of 2014, the Leafs were on a red-hot streak that included wins over the Kings and Ducks right before they played a weaker Eastern Conference opponent, lost, and began a long losing streak. They won a few games they shouldn’t have, and sure enough it caught up The post Game Review: Game #33, Chicago Blackhawks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0 appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

Blackhawks 'a better team' than Maple Leafs: Joffrey Lupul

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2014-12-22

Joffrey Lupul stated the obvious after Toronto's 4-0 loss to the Blackhawks:

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