So last night was pretty damned good eh? Goals from the guys who need to be scoring them; two of them on the once godawful powerplay. Kadri now on a point per game pace. Gustavsson turning away 29 of 30 shots in his first chance to grab the starter's reigns away from Giguere. But before we start proclaiming all is well in Leafland, let's take a closer look at the two wins this week. One was against a Nashville team sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference, and one against the enigmatic New Jersey Devils who are 28th in the league. Neither of these two teams are what you'd call contenders. But then again, maybe two games in a row against sub-par competition is exactly what the Leafs desperately needed to regain lost confidence in order to get back to winning. Time will tell.
Your big headline of the day
Is Giguerre not the number one? Was this still a competition and we just didn’t know? Did the goalies know? What about the long-stated value that a player won’t lose his job because of injury? Is Wilson suggesting Giguere has not been playing well, that he was poised to lose his number-one status anyway?
More links after the jump.
Hard to argue with BCP here considering the facts
Two wins in a row has Mirtle loving the alliteration
In Lou We Trust with a game review
Mikhail Grabovski, so hot right now
MLHS wants you to know that the Flames-Hurricans trade isn't a harbinger of things to come
Puckin' Eh needs an old defenseman and a young defenseman
This week's theme: Audience Participation
Commentors and myself not liking the questions written by the NHL
Also, Colin Campbell and Chris Botta were on Versus NHL Overtime last night. I'll update the FTB with video should it become available as both interviews are worth a watch and listen.