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The Rise and Fall of Optimus Reim: Will James Reimer Return As a True #1 Goalie? - Sam Gamper at The Best Game You Can Name

We remember watching the repeating replays of Brian Gionta's supposedly unintentional clip of James Reimer, our hopes for the season hanging in the balance. Wondering if this was the end to a young promising season, we watched as the trainer rushed out toward the Leaf goal and had insult added to injury as oft-obtuse colour commentator Glenn Healy suggested that Reimer was "putting on a show". (Editor's Note: Glenn Healy is a certifiable asshole.)

He 'sold it' so well that he would miss over 2 months in rehab and never be the same for the rest of the '11, '12 season. The slow fall of the Leafs season from the heights of screenshots of first place overall to second last in the east was marked by reoccurring instances of suspect goaltending from Jonas Gustavsson and an injury plagued James Reimer.

Head on over and read the rest about the Reims. More links after the jump.

Leafs Links

TML Could Benefit From Misleading 2013 Offseason

I'm not sure what makes it misleading because the contract coming off the books are pretty damn apparent, but whatever.

Leafs Add Grit to Alumni Game Roster

Punch your face.

Mike at VLM has a survey for you to take with regards to a potential lockout.

So yeah, take it.

Other Links

When NHLers Rules the World

Scott Gomez, ECHL MVP.

A Competition Metric Based on Ice Time

This is good stuff. Read it.

Lockout Could Have Dire Consequence for the Florida Panthers


Potential Lockout Could Halt Record Hockey Growth in US

It's not like the NHL needs new fans or anything like that.