There is reason to worry about James Reimer only if you buy into the notion that he is little more than lightning in a bottle, destined to be another manifestation of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ chronic inability to draft and develop their own goaltender.
This is what development looks like, replete with concern that the second time through is enough for opponents to have taken the measure of him. What’s the worry? This season is working out better than most observers imagined: a playoff tease and a chance to see how the kids respond in meaningful games, more so the case now that Nazem Kadri has been called up.
So yeah just chill out everyone will you? Thanks. More links after the jump
mf37 finds the one area in which he and Burke see eye to eye.
Puck the Media with a link and discussion on how this sale could shift power in the Canadian media market.
Puckin' Eh with a great comparison piece between Reimer and Gustavsson. (Also of note, it's somewhat damning of Wilson and how he's used his young goalies this season.)
Not even close for the Leafs after the MGK line.
VLM was a big fan of the lack of attention given to Kadri. Was.
Gus Katsaros and Clayton Hansler give their thoughts on the Leafs' latest call-ups
Is a defensive defenseman capable of matching the value of an offensive defenseman? How might this be expressed statistically? The wisemen discuss.
DGB's spies have been hard at work finding more letters from unhappy sponsors.
David Johnson with a great study into how game situations affect shooting percentage.
Reception was good so it looks like they're bringing it back.