So long, MGK line. Well, for a little while, anyway. Ron Wilson has shaken up the Leafs' forward lines a bit. The top line remains the same, but Nikolai Kulemin has been demoted to the third line, and Tim Connolly will be given an opportunity on the wing of Mikhail Grabovski. As per Mirtle:
Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
MacArthur - Grabovski - Connolly
Kulemin - Lombardi - Crabb
Brown - Steckel - Boyce
Phaneuf - Schenn
Liles - Komisarek
Gardiner - Franson
This, of course, assumes that Carl Gunnarsson is going to be out for at least the next game.
We've got a LOT of links for your perusal after the jump, so I hope you've got your reading glasses on.
Leafs Nation Podcast
Myself, PPP, and Kent Wilson put this latest edition together. From The Leafs Nation.
Marlies Weekly Update - February 7-14
Jeff Veillette with another update from the farm at The Leafs Nation.
With a struggling second Leaf unit, is it good enough to have two "fourth" lines?
Beats the past few years, when we've had three. From Michael Langlois at VLM.
Marlies Add Andrew Martens
If you just said "Who?", then read on for Jeffler's update.
Marlies Hot & Cold: February 6th-12th
The latest from Kyle the Reporter.
Gunnarsson hurt in practice after collision with teammate
Well, you've probably already heard this, but I can't not link it. From James Mirtle.
Maple Leafs looking out for No. 1
Reimer's poor game against Montreal notwithstanding, I refuse to say that this team has a 'goaltending controversy'. James Reimer, all the way.
The Leafs' Achilles' Heel and How It Can Be Addressed
Curt S at BCP believes that the Leafs need an answer for dump-and-chase + trapping teams.
Leafs Nation FanCam
Please tag as many Habs fans with joke names as possible. Share screenshots afterward.
Other Hockey Links:
Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts
You read now. From CBC.
Report: Rick Nash on the trading block
From Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy.
Hockey Day Sets Records For CBC
From stevelpore at Puck The Media.
Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo suspended two games for high hit, being Zac Rinaldo
From Harrison Mooney at Puck Daddy.
Penner makes the best of flapjack fiasco
I can't think of the last time that a player turned a joke at his own expense into a profit for others with such aplomb. From Eric Duhatschek.
Valentine's Day Cards: Hockey Edition
Good stuff from Dirty Dangle.
Backhand Shelf Podcast
No Leafs-related stuff, but still interesting.
Stu Hackel Week on Arctic Ice Hockey: Man games-lost to injury
Leafs sit 22nd overall in this regard, which is good. From Hawerchuk at AIH.
Make Hockey Happen
If this doesn't make you grin from ear to ear, check your pulse. Link from Justin Bourne.
History Lessons: Chronicles of Maritime Badassery
A fantastic read by Ellen Etchingham. Really, check this out.
A short conversation with Pat Quinn
No Leafs-related talk, but Dave Cunning from the Backhand Shelf still has a decent little interview.