A few of our regular writers are wondering if James Reimer isn't getting a bit worn out playing every game, particularly after last night's unfortunate showing. Of course, defensive breakdowns were probably the biggest issue against the Lighting, and I don't think anyone really expected Reimer to continue to post a .930 save percentage working behind the Brett Lebda and Mike Komisarek defensive pairing, so I'm comfortable in saying that I don't think anyone here has been let down by his efforts.
Furthermore, it was only a matter of time before teams began to scout Reimer heavily, and find chinks in his armor, as Guy Boucher explains in this article from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail:
"We were having problems scoring goals so we put a lot of emphasis on offence," Boucher said after the game. "We saw a lot of things [with Reimer], but we’re not going to share that. We worked really hard on that."
More links after the jump.
The latest from the insightful Justin Goldman. Definitely worth a read.
It's more of a business article, but Tara Perkins has a few thoughts on the implications of the Teachers' Pension Plan's willingness to sell.
From Jonas Siegel.
Wilson thought he looked tired last night.
What will his role be next season?
Karina over at LeafsHQ discusses the issue with Tim Brent's injury (and Ron Wilson's subsequent comments) as a springboard.
The latest - and last - installment from Xterratu at LeafsHQ.
Other Hockey Links:
Always worth a read if you haven't already.
More great stuff from Hawerchuk at Behind the Net.
Wyshynski has a summary.
OK, so this isn't a hockey-related article, strictly speaking, but you can all see the implications. From Karina, at her blog Frivolous Ornamentation.
A link from Kukla's Korner to the Arizona Republic.
The latest from Wyshynski.