Is The Grind Catching Up To Reimer?

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.

Leaf Links:

The Goalie Guild's Review of Reimer's Performance

The latest from the insightful Justin Goldman. Definitely worth a read.

MLSE Auction Part of a Larger Trend

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.

Brent Relieved After "Frightening" Injury

From Jonas Siegel.

Playoff Sprint Catching Up To Reimer

Wilson thought he looked tired last night.

Leafs Have A Decision To Make On James Reimer

What will his role be next season?

Thoughts on Visors

Karina over at LeafsHQ discusses the issue with Tim Brent's injury (and Ron Wilson's subsequent comments) as a springboard.

Game In 10 - Game 70

The latest - and last - installment from Xterratu at LeafsHQ.

 

Other Hockey Links:

Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts

Always worth a read if you haven't already.

True North Still Focused On Phoenix

Well, shyeah.

How Does the Defensive Shell Work?

More great stuff from Hawerchuk at Behind the Net.

Breaking Down Gary Bettman's 5 Steps for Safety

Wyshynski has a summary.

Twitter Libel Claim Bests UK Politician

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.

Bond Buyer Wanted and Needed

A link from Kukla's Korner to the Arizona Republic.

Monday's Three Stars

The latest from Wyshynski.

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