In this issue of the Toronto Maple Leafs news and rumors, I want to see the state of the team as they prepare to play tonight with the Anaheim Ducks and complete the fourth of their four successful road trips so far. competition.
Article 1: Revenge is the motive of Maple Leaf
In a previous article, I noticed that the Maple Leafs retaliated against the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at the beginning of the season. I forgot to include the fact that the team also lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this season as part of their early losing streak.
If the Maple Leafs can beat the Penguins in their return game, then this will make the three-to-three match a severe revenge against the team that defeated them before. The Maple Leafs will face the Penguins again in Toronto on December 29. There is still revenge. I hope they can remember their previous two losses and then “correct their mistakes.”
Article 2: Joseph Wall is much better than Marlis’ followers expected
For Maple Leafs fans who are also concerned about the Toronto Mali team, the appearance of Joseph Wall is a revelation. He played much better than anyone expected. It’s hard to believe that a young goalkeeper with a save rate of 0.889 and a total of 3.56 goals in three AHL seasons can hit the NHL at Wall’s speed. He entered the highest level of hockey and achieved a 3-0 score with a save rate of 0.939 and an average goal rate of 1.69.
When considering why we have five thoughts on this topic:
Idea 1: Some players, especially goalkeepers, find that the structure of the NHL is more suitable for their game than the AHL.
Idea 2: The Maple Leafs may play defense so well that the “average” AHL goalkeeper looks good behind them, at least for a short period of time.
Idea #3: Fans of the Maple Leafs-including us-shouldn’t be too much. Wall released the numbers he posted in AHL for some reason. The goalkeeper never knows. Wall may be the real deal, otherwise his bubble may burst in his next game.
Idea 4: When talking about Wall, the name Garret Sparks is often mentioned. Sparks come to maple leaf During the 2015-16 season, it looked good initially. Since he left the Maple Leafs in the 2018-19 season, he has only played 27 minutes in the NHL with the Vegas Golden Cavaliers and scored two goals in that time. He is currently playing with Ontario Reign in the AHL.
Idea 5: We must consider that Woll may have chosen a nickname for himself that is different from “The Brick Woll”. Maybe he should be nicknamed “wolf”. Just like the starter Jack Campbell, when he makes a great save and hears the singing of “Soup”, it will definitely be more suitable for the singing in the “Wall”. Or, it can become more poetic, like “All in all, he is just another brick on the wall.” We think it sounds cool.
Article 3: Ondrej Kase Fearless: Is this good?
Fans of the Maple Leafs are quickly becoming Ondre Kasai Fans, in short, he is “fearless” on the ice. Really, who doesn’t like that drive? However, it’s hard not to think that he might end up seriously hurting himself and miss the game again for a long time.
We hope we are wrong. We read somewhere, Similar to Nick Robertson (By the way, but not Nick Ridge), the Maple Leafs wants Cass to calm his game. Is this even possible? Can a player playing this intensity simply turn it on and off?
Maybe players like Kase and Roberston can’t slow down at all. Here I hope Kase can stay healthy. If possible, he can be a very valuable addition to the team this season. However, if Kase stays healthy and continues to play like him, can the team afford him this season?
What’s next for Maple Leaf?
The Maple Leafs played only one game in the five days before the back-to-back game between Minnesota and Winnipeg next weekend. Given their schedule and level of participation, we guess the team is a bit nervous. Therefore, it may be a good thing to take a break in their schedule.
Nazem Kadri Came to town with the Colorado avalanche on Wednesday. He has performed well this season and is currently tied for fourth in the NHL standings with 27 points. Will he change and adapt to his game?
In his career, Kadri has been more of a scorer than an organizer. Before last season, 46% of his points were goals. Last season, and at this point in this season, in 74 games, he scored 18 goals but contributed 41 assists. During that time, goals accounted for only 30% of his total points.
Unless we missed something, this is just the second time Cardy has played in Toronto since his trade to Colorado. The only time we found it was on December 4, 2019. It will be fun to watch his game again.[Note: I want to thank long-time Maple Leafs’ fan Stan Smith for collaborating with me on this post. Stan’s Facebook profile can be found here.]
The veteran professor (Jim Parsons, Sr.) has been teaching at the College of Education of the University of Alberta for more than 40 years. He is a Canadian boy with two degrees from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate from the University of Texas. He is now retired on Vancouver Island and lives there with his family. His hobbies include playing his hockey card and simply becoming a sports fan-hockey, Toronto Raptors and CFL football (thinking that Ricky Ray is what a professional athlete should do).
If you want to know why he didn’t use his real name, it’s because his son—also Jim Parsons—for Hockey writer First, Jim Sr. is asked to use another name so that readers will not confuse their work.
Because Jim Sr. used to work in China, he called the teacher (teacher) in Mandarin. The first word lǎo (老) means “old”, and the second word shī (师) means “teacher”. The literal translation of lǎoshī is “old teacher”. That became his pen name.Today, in addition to writing Hockey writer, He teaches graduate research design at several Canadian universities.
He looks forward to sharing his insights on the Toronto Maple Leafs team and how sports can be more fully integrated into life. His Twitter address is https://twitter.com/TheOldProf