I’m no hockey expert, but I do believe a team that can suddenly neither score nor stop the puck might be headed for a lengthy slump.
A quick game recap: Jonas Gustavsson was a disaster in net, Ben Scrivens wasn’t much better and Panthers goalie Jose Theodore looked a lot like Georges Vezina. The fans booed the hometown heroes while coach Ron Wilson and his mustache looked on in disgust.
We’re taping a new Hockey Roundtable podcast this afternoon that will include an appearance from our Leafs beat reporter James Mirtle to discuss the current state of the blue and white.
Until then, the links:
Mirtle’s story from last night’s disaster.
Toronto Star columnist Dave Feschuk notes that the Leafs miss James Reimer.
National Post reporter Michael Traikos offer his take on the loss.
Tim Connolly discusses his (latest) injury.
Toronto Sun columnist Mike Zeisberger sees a lot of bad habits in the Leafs’ recent play.
Michael Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories ponders the Leafs’ goaltending situation.
Panthers blog Litter Box Cats gives you the Florida perspective.
Pension Plan Puppets wonder if Evgeni Nabokov could be playing goal in Toronto soon.
The guys at Puck Buddys have posted a great interview with Patrick Burke.
On a more positive note, The Score put together a nice reel of the best hits of Dion Phaneuf’s career.
Danny Gray at TheLeafsNation.com introduces STAJAN-WATCH.