Archive for November, 2010

Canucks vs Blackhawks Rivalry Continues

Friday, November 19th, 2010


Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks return from a five game road trip to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks kicked off their Western Road trip with a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers and will be facing off against the Calgary Flames this evening.

The Blackhawks’ team that the Canucks will face on Saturday has experienced significant reshuffling since last year. Almost half their team were not on the roster for last year’s win. Salary cap limitations forced the loss of impact players such as big man Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, and goal tender Antti Niemi. (more…)

Leafs Break 8 Game Loosing Streak

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

giguereFinally, the Toronto Maple Leafs 8 game loosing streak has come to a close! They were able to pull off a 5 to 4 win over the Nashville Predators last night with exceptional second period play.

Turnovers in the first period and early in the second put the Maple Leafs behind 4 to 1, but undisciplined play by the Predators gave the Maple Leafs a 5 on 3 player advantage which resulted in two goals by Kris Versteeg 10 seconds apart. Excited by the 1 goal deficit, the Maple Leafs rallied and with goals by Mikail Grabowski and Nikolai Kulemin, and were able to gain the lead (more…)

Do the Maple Leafs have what it takes?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going into tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers with a lot of speculation surrounding them: can they break their 6 game loosing streak? For a team who started the season with a 9-4 record not many cities other than Toronto would have expected it to deteriorate so fast. In a city that would kill to finally have a winning season, the Maple Leafs started off with high hopes. Dion Phaneuf and other newly acquired players like Kris Versteeg and Giguere as well as young ones with a lot of hype surrounding them such as Nazem Kadri brought Brian Burke’s play-off promises back to mind.

Two of the Maple Leaf‘s last three losses have been in shootouts and with their captain, Dion Phaneuf, sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks after a laceration to his leg against Ottawa, it is not time to give up hope on our Toronto Maple Leafs. Just like they started, they can turn this season around and finish strong. (more…)