Tagged: Leafs

Don’t Take These Desperate Leafs Lightly 0

Don’t Take These Desperate Leafs Lightly

Talk about two teams going in different directions. After losing 5 of their first 7 games, the Vancouver Canucks have now won 7 of their last 8. After winning their first 4 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost 10 their last 11. On the surface, the Canucks should win this one in a romp. They score almost a full goal more per game than the Leafs (3.07 to 2.13) and also allow less (2.27 to 2.67). Their powerplay is more efficient (26.8% to 11.1%) and their penalty-killing is more effective (85.4% to 76.5%). On the road, the Canucks’ powerplay...

Canucks vs. Leafs weekend – Let’s get it on! 0

Canucks vs. Leafs weekend – Let’s get it on!

To get you in the mood for this weekend’s big Canucks vs. Leafs tilt, here are some of my favorite moments in this rivalry: No. 5 on my list is the line brawl that broke out in the 1994 Stanley Cup semi-finals after Doug Gilmour sucker punched Cliff Ronning. At no. 4, Donald Brashear pounds the crap out of Wade Belak. No. 3 is Mats Sundin’s emotional return to the ACC as a member of the Canucks and scoring the shootout winner. No. 2 is Markus Naslund undressing Curtis Joseph on a penalty shot. And my favorite Canucks vs. Leafs...