Monday, February 27, 2012

Maple Leafs brass decide to steer through the wreckage

The trade deadline cometh and it has been taken away and many in Leafs Nation are a little shocked, a little puzzled and a little angry with the lack of movement by Leafs GM Brian Burke at this years NHL trade deadline or as it should be known "a lot of hype with really no bang."

The Leafs needed a power forward, with sand paper and a nose to the net and Burke acquired one and no his name was not Rick Nash this guy came from Tampa. His name Carter Ashton the 20 year old former first rounder who landed in Toronto for Leafs blue liner Keith Aulie. Ashton is the son of former NHLer Brent Ashton and is the power forward just not one that will help the club now but in the future.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A ring around the Goalie

The Maple Leafs have done a complete 180 degree turn from their usually post lockout performances and that is not a good thing Leafs Nation. The club has gone 4-6-2 since the all star game and an even worse 1-6-1 in their past 8 and as February 24/12 comes around the club looks like they will be sitting in a familiar spot post lockout..... out of a playoff spot.

The club is not scoring when they need to score, their PK has gotten better but the PP has been sliding and the most disturbing trend is the club after 61 games, still does not have a clear number one goalie. Ron Wilson has stated since James Reimer's concussion that he would go with the hot goalie, but Ron what do you do when you can't find one?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Maple Leafs to take on Red Wings in Winter Classic 2013

Its now Official Leafs Nation, the Toronto Maple Leafs will appear in their first Winter Classic next year and they will travel to Michigan to take on their long time original six rivals the Detroit Red Wings. The Leafs and Wings will be playing at the "Big House" home of the University of Michigan Wolverines or as it is officially called Ann Arbor Stadium.