EDMONTON, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Matthew Lombardi #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates with teammates following his goal against Nikolai Khabibulin #35 Edmonton Oilers on February 15, 2012 at the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
OK, so last night's win was ugly, but it was a win. The Leafs snapped a four-game losing streak, and maintained a 3-point lead over the Washington Capitals. Here's hoping the Leafs figure out their defensive zone coverage in time for their next game against the Canucks.
In other news, there's still plenty of Rick Nash chatter to go around, with the Leafs believed to be on Nash's "OK-I'll-accept-a-trade-there" list. Of course, most Leafs fans don't seem to want him. Asking price, cap hit, a lack of prospect depth, or even how well he'd fit into the lineup are all good reasons.
More playoff bubble talk, trade talk, and a few tidbits from around the league after the jump.
Joe Colborne Interview
From Andrey Osadchenko at The Leafs Nation.
Luke Schenn's Underlying Numbers
Sigh. From the Copper & Blue.
How many true "top-six" forwards to the Leafs really have?
Michael Langlois asks the question.
Toronto Marlies: This and That for February 16th
The latest from Kyle The Reporter.
Maple Leafs 'Special' teams since the NHL lockout: Penalty Kill
Ew. From the Silver Fox.
The Leafs in the Playoff Bubble
From Darren K at Blue Chip Prospects.
Game In 10: Game 58, Leafs at Oilers
From Mislav Jantoljak at MLHS.
Other Hockey Links:
Backhand Shelf Podcast
Decent sports radio.
Did Brad Marchand get down with his bad self again on clipping penalty?
It's Brad Marchand. From Greg Wyshynski.
Where will Rick Nash land?
NICK RASH! From David Shoalts.
The ‘Gomez Problem’ highlights the Habs’ fatal flaw
They suck. From Sean Gordon.
The Whiteboard: Positional play after a lost draw at center ice
More X's and O's from Justin Bourne. No, not hugs and kisses.