The modest win streak is over, but there's no need for Leaf fans to drown their sorrows this morning by sucking back a dozen of those blue and white doughnuts from Tim Hortons. The road trip was a success, save for last night's stinker in Arizona. It will be interesting to see how the team responds to having just one day off before facing the Calgary Flames Saturday in a battle of Canadian franchises that are spinning their wheels well outside the playoff race.
Our only thought on last night's game is that Mike Brown deserves to be suspended for this hit on Ed Jovanovski.
Mirtle will be in the ACC press box tomorrow night and has promised to file to this space after the game. Thanks again to everyone who participated in our chat Wednesday. If our readers call for it, we'll get Mirtle to do it again soon.
Hall of Famer Eric Duhatschek has been an absolute beast for us on the blog this week. Here's a profile on Nikolai Kulemin, his post on Wilson's 600th win, something on Burke and the trade market, a look at the Fabian Brunnstrom trade and a piece on James Reimer.
Mirtle, Duhatschek and Roy MacGregor all took part in the Hockey Roundtable podcast yesterday. Plenty of talk about the Leafs and Sens.
Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox opens his mailbag to answer Leaf questions.
Star reporter Kevin McGran says The Monster is currently the odd man out.
Star columnist Rosie DiManno on James Reimer.
AM640's Jonas Siegel has audio from Ron Wilson in his wrap of last night's game.
Down Goes Brown has some solid advice for GMs on the hot seat.
LeafsHQ breaks down Game 43.
MarliesHQ takes a long look at Fabian Brunnstrom. We like the use of NHL11 art.
Michael Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories on some key themes of the season.
Chemmy at Pension Plan Puppets keeps it short and sweet when looking back at the Grabovski trade.