The Los Angeles Kings are in town tonight to face our Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s televised on TSN.
The Kings are a quick skating team that is best known for its two-way play.
Joffrey Lupul returns tonight from injury, but the Leafs will still be missing 4 regulars.
•Tyler Bozak – Oblqiue – Injured Reserve
•Dave Bolland – Ankle – Out indefinitely
•Colton Orr – Ankle – Injured Reserve
•Dion Phaneuf – Suspension
Ben Scrivens, former Leafs goalie, has filled in for injured Jonathan Quick. He’s sporting a .943 save percentage. It doesn’t harm that he has stud defenceman Drew Doughty playing 25 mins/game in front of him.
Leafs a Playoff Team??
James Onusko, of the Bleacher Report, takes a look at the Leafs, wondering if they’ll be a playoff team. I’d have to argue that it’s pretty tough to assess right now. Once a few of the injuries and suspensions level out, it’ll be much easier to say that the Leafs are contenders.
Time to Experiment…
Howard Berger take a look at the Phaneuf injury being the perfect time to experiment and give the youngsters a chance to shine.
*I’m feeling like a bag of shit today, so it’s a short Couch’s Corner column