Well the Leafs finally lost a game in regulation last night with a lackadaisical effort against an understaffed Rangers team. Even so, the Leafs gave up a season high 32 shots on net after averaging only 23 the previous 5 games. Equally troubling, the Leafs went 0 for 5 on the powerplay dropping their short-season average to 14.3%; only 0.3% higher than it was for all of last season when it was ranked dead last. There are a lot of questions surrounding this team now and the biggest one of all is whether or not the 4-0 start was merely a flash in the pan and not a good indication of the actual talent assembled on the ice.
Only time and the links below will tell.
#2 - Black Bears on the golf course
Wilson not hesitant to bench anyone
Zero for Five on the powerplay - That's why they lost.
This is not going to go over well with many
VLM says to get ready to have this jabbered incessantly by the media over the next two days
Yakov Mironov points out the only bright spot from yesterday's game.
No surprise, Slava Duris finds that the Leafs got out chanced
Also, I got to listen in a bit on the next installment of the PPP Podcast and the consensus amongst the boys is that Brett Lebda is a terrible hockey player; one that I wholeheartedly agree with.