Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reimer's Chance?

James Reimer hasn't played at all in 2012, Jonas Gustavsson has played all of the games since Reimer's last start. Could this homestand be his way of re-establishing himself as Toronto's number one goaltender? We don't know that for sure but Reimer has been playing poorly in his last 3 starts, going 0-1-1 in his last 3 starts with an .870 save percentage. In the 2011-2012 season, Reimer is 7-4-4, has a 3.00 GAA and a .900 save percentage, a far cry from his outstanding rookie year which he posted a record of 20-10-5, 2.60 GAA and a .921 save percentage in helping the Leafs almost make the playoffs. Jonas Gustavsson hasn't been playing well recently, allowing 6 goals in the past 2 games. So will this be Optimus Reim's chance to re-establish himself as Toronto's main 'tender?

Nazem Kadri and Luke Schenn scratched. Trade or something else?

Both Nazem Kadri and Luke Schenn are scratched for the Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight against the Ottawa Sentators. That has made the hockey world just go nuts. Both players have been named in trade talks. Schenn has been tied to Philadelphia while GM Brian Burke has notoriously said that if Kadri doesn't step up his game this year he could get traded. That has got the hockey fan in my extremley excited. What kind of player will the Leafs get in exchange for these players?

However, another side of the story. We wouldn't be suprised if Coach Ron Wilson scratched both of them just to mess with the media. This has been done before and knowing Coach Wilson, he would do that.

2:21 Just did some looking around. Doubt that Kadri will be traded anytime tonight and his scratch has nothing to do with any trade. Luke Schenn on the other hand..

6:33 Mike Komisarek looks like the odd man out. Kessel gets the extra 'A' tonight while Kadri still isn't playing.

St Louis Blues. Suprise team of the year?

St Louis Blues, they are the tied for the league lead in points. Who would have guessed that near the mid point of the season, they would be this good? Personally we give most of the props to the goaltending duo of Brian Elliot and Jaroslav Halak. They have played tremendously well and have led the charge for the team. Elliot is finally playing like the goalie Ottawa wanted him to play like. However, not all of the credit can be given to the goalie. T.J. Oshie has been playing superb this year with 14 goals. He is a leader on this team and credit must me given to them.