Out of all the major pro sports in North America, the NHL is drawing from the smallest pool of available talent... and yet the NHL has 31 teams (soon to be 32). If you consider how many more people play football, baseball, or soccer, there's no way the NHL should have that many teams. It's a mirage. They're draining the minor leagues to fill NHL rosters. The NHL makes sense with about 20 teams in it.
(Silently grinds teeth and tries hard not to mention the salary cap for fear of driving people crazy.) 😱
I've been watching hockey since the early 1990's and I remember a time when teams had three lines that could score. If you took any team from today's NHL and put them up against a team from the early 90's, today's team would get destroyed. Every team is spread too thin. Modern NHL teams have about 1.5 lines worth of quality players and the rest are mostly just filler guys. Once upo
Great effort by the Leafs tonight. They needed this one (based on some pretty lame Saturday performances recently). The Canucks looked out of gas and the Leafs just kept taking it to them. Enjoyable game to watch!
Great comeback win for the Leafs tonight!!! Sending a clear message to opposition teams that the Leafs play a full 60 minutes and don't give up.
The Habs have been a dull team to watch for a long time, but this was actually an entertaining game.
I'm not hitting the panic button yet. These last 10 games mean nothing for the Leafs. Tampa is #1, and it's Bruins vs Leafs first round no matter what. Who really cares which team has home ice "advantage"? It means nothing in hockey.
The Leafs should focus on getting/staying healthy, rest up, and begin to run hot just as they enter the playoffs. I would rather see them play well in the last 3-4 games going into the playoffs then to play well now and cool off just as round one begin