I have to start out by saying I’m not a fan of pro athletes in the Olympics. Especially in hockey and basketball. But since I can’t change that, I’ll still be glued to the tv during the games.
Big shout out to Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Nikolai Kulemin for all being selected to play in the upcoming Sochi winter Olympics. The Kulemin announcement caught me a little off-guard. Not surprised to see Dion Phaneuf snubbed. All-in-all I look forward to being snowed in at the cottage up north, watching a couple weeks of Olympics.
Oh, and was I not the only one that fell asleep during the Team Canada speeches yesterday afternoon?
Is it just me or is corner play completely changed over the past decade or so. I swear there used to be countless scrums in the corner with someone inevitably trying to freeze the puck. Then we’d get a whistle and automatically everyone, right on cue, would start giving face-washes with their gloves. Was there not 8 or 10 of these whistles a game?
Kudos to the NHL for pushing their refs to keep play going. It’s been a fairly subtle change that I hadn’t really thought about until now.
Daily News and Blog Links…
- Leafs fall to Isles 5-3 (Toronto Sun)
- Leafs don’t blame Bernier for the loss (Toronto Sun)
- Kadri makes strides in loss (Toronto Sun)
- Consistency is a goal for the Leafs (Toronto Sun)
- No surprise spot for Phaneuf in Olympics (Toronto Sun)
- Another night in the doghouse for Bernier (Toronto Star)
- Leafs lose to lowly Isles (Toronto Star)
- Kulemin named to Russian squad (Toronto Star)
- Forecheck and physical play key to second-half of season (Toronto Star)
- Goalie battle far from over (Globe & Mail)
- Bernier struggles as Leafs falter (National Post)
- Leafs goalie situation still wide open (Sportsnet)
- Kadri career at crossroads? (Bleacher Report)
- Isles pass Leafs in third (NY Post)
- Tough night vs Isles (MapleLeafs.com)
- Leafs game in six minutes (MapleLeafs.com)
- Leafs game recap (Leafs Nation)
- Bernier’s play, Sochi 3 (HockeyBuzz)
- Isles 5 Leafs 3 recap (Leafs Hotstove)
- Suckiest bunch of sucks (Pension Plan Puppets)
- Just one question (Vintage Leaf Memories)
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