In Round 1, this is how the Leafs need to handle Chara...Komarov...i'm looking at you buddy!
Reimer didn't play so good on Saturday night...

The Leafs had the chance to control who they played in the 1st round of the 1st playoffs Toronto has seen in 9 years...but they forgot how to skate. They also forgot that they should be pounding the Habs into the ice every chance they got, and as a result, they had to wait for the outcome of a Sens/Bruins game to find out who the were to be matched up against.

As it turns out, the Bruins were not able (didn't want to) beat the Sens, which makes for a Leafs/ Bruins 1st round match up.

Good luck Kessel....hope you show up. This is your chance to either prove right the people who think you disappear against Boston, or finally make them shut their word holes.

And I really want someone to punch this guy in the face!


No Bozak...no ... problem?

Tyler Bozak didn't play in the game last night. The Leafs said it was a maintenance day for him...but now it turns out that he may also not play on Saturday against the Habs. Now, while the Leafs did look good on Thursday, lets keep in mind that it was against the league worst Florida Panthers (who had serious trouble even crossing the blue line). Kadri looked good...but somehow, Phil didn't seem to enjoy scoring quite as much without his buddy on the ice with him. That could actually be a real factor in the negotiations with Bozak the Free Agent this summer.

Leafs kick the Panthers while they are down. Win 4-0

So lets start with this guy. Leo Komarov. Between him and McClement, I don't know who I like more in the blue and white. Leo hits everything, everywhere, all the time. Every defenceman is starting to dish the puck just a little bit quicker knowing that they are about to be run. Most of the time the hits are clean...sometimes, not so much. But when Leo gets into penalty troubles, guess who is there to bail him out... that's tight Jay McClement.
Jay has brought our PK out from the basement and into the stratosphere. The guy is money on the PK. He is so smart with his positioning, his stick work, and his play reading. 

I think the Leafs have had offense for a few years now, but finally we are keeping the puck out of our net thanks in large part to the turnovers caused by Komarov, and the penalty killing of McClement.


since the last post... a lot has happened

So many things have happened since I last wrote anything on this thing (for example, I beat Chris in meeting EC)... We have a totally different team. I wont try to list all the changes...there are too many.

I'll just say that tonight's game against Florida is huge in the buds efforts to get home ice advantage over the Habs.... hopefully they shook off their sun burns after that silly loss to Tampa last night.



we took a break for a while...I'm starting this beeyatch back up...we'll see if CF gets back on board