I've created The Monster, cause nobody wants to see Jonas no more
They want Reimer, Giggy's chopped liver
Well if you want .500, this is what I'll give ya
A little bit of "D" mixed with some "SKATE QUICKA!"
OK, so I'm the first to admit that I'm no good at this, but you get where I'm going with it. Brian Burke yesterday gave Ron Wilson his unequivocal support and confidence, along with a guarantee that Wilson would again next year be behind the Leafs bench. Naturally, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail had the story:
"I said back in the fall, we would not consider a change, even when all the hounds were baying," Burke said. "I feel the same way now. Ron is coaching this team next year."
So there you have it. Not exactly shocking news at this point, but an important question put to rest, nevertheless.
Plenty of Leafs links, and news from around the league after the jump.
Leafs goalie embraces 'Optimus Reim' nickname
"I saw the design everywhere and heard all the fans talking about it," Reimer said. "It's a fun thing to do with the fans. If that's what they know you by, I'll just put a little thing on my mask, and going forward, it might be a whole mask thing." Again, from Mirtle.
Game #77 Scoring Chances: Sabres @ Maple Leafs, Mar. 29/11
The latest from Slava Duris at The Leafs Nation.
Who’s in a better place going forward—the Leafs or the Oilers?
In the eyes of Michael Langlois at VLM, it's the Leafs.
Other Hockey Links:
The Significance of Tagging a Shot as a 'Scoring Chance'
Another good study by Hawerchuk. Definitely worth a read.
Left-Handed Shots in Hockey
Frankly, I had no idea that such a disparity between right and left-handed shots existed.
TJ Oshie Whereabouts REVEALED
Loser Domi discovers an interesting tidbit on Wikipedia.
Video: Ryan Getzlaf denies hiding puck to prevent Flames goal
Well, of course he does. From Wyshynski.
Canadian Tire donation saves women’s hockey at Saint Mary’s U
Signals that companies do feel that sponsoring sports does offer a good return on their investment, CIS CEO says. Story from Rachel Brady at the Globe and Mail.
Wednesday’s Three Stars
Wyshynski with his latest installment.
Ray Emery’s sudden return to stardom
Eric Duhatschek at the Globe and Mail suggests that it's avascular necrosis that might have caused Ray Emery's drop-off in play. Wonder if there's any connection to playing the butterfly style?
Reports: Ryan Miller out for Sabres in critical game vs. Rangers
From Wyshynski at Puck Daddy.
Bettman Point vs No Bettman Point vs 3pt System
User book!e over at the Copper and Blue takes a look at how the standings would look.