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from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, In less than a year, Reimer has captured the hearts and imaginations of an entire city. But is he the real deal, which, for the most part, he appears to be? Or is he one of those dreaded one-year wonders like former Habs goalie Steve Penney and ex-Bruin Mike Moffatt?
As good as Reimer has been in his brief stint with the Leafs, such questions do arise when he struggles like he did on Tuesday night in Florida, allowing three goals on seven shots in a performance some were calling the worst of his young NHL career.
Ron Wilson yanked him in favour of Jonas Gustavsson early in the second period in a game the Leafs would go on to lose 5-3 to the Panthers. At the same time, Wilson is still confident in the kid and says he’ll throw him right back between the pipes on Thursday here in Raleigh against the Carolina Hurricanes.
“It’s about playing well ... It’s just about getting him reps so he can catch up and be a big part of our success in the sec...
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The Maple Leafs play the third of a rather circuitous four game road trip that began on Long Island last Friday and continued in South Florida Tuesday and finishes on New Years Eve with their first visit to the province of Manitoba in 15 years. Tonightâs contest against Carolina is another must-win scenario for Toronto, who are in the middle of a cluster of teams competing for...
With just under 11 minutes remaining in the third period, the Maple Leafs appeared to have things well in hand. Goals by Nikolai Kulemin and Joffrey Lupul put the visitors up by two goals over Carolina, a team that has had problems winning at the RBC Center all season.
Toronto needed only to play a smart, boring, safe defensive game for the last half of the period to earn a crucial...
Don Cherry likes to emphasize his points with his hands. Whether he's calling people "turncoats" or just rambling about the Toronto Maple Leafs, the former Bruins coach and current CBC broadcaster is never at a loss for words and is never afraid to stamp his hands down to make a point. One enterprising YouTube user noted Cherry's predilection for placing his hands...
The NHL All Star Game voting has always been a bit of a joke. We like to think that hockey fans are the most intelligent fans out there but they still fall for the same crap you see in other sports -- voting for their favorite player over those who deserve it.We see it all the time. It's why Sidney Crosby could technically be named to the ASG despite playing like five games or...
MAPLE LEAFS (18-14-4) at HURRICANES (12-20-6)
TV: LEAFS TV, FS-CR (HD)
Last 10: Toronto 4-4-2; Carolina 4-4-2
Season Series: The clubs have split the first two of a four-game series with each earning a win on home ice. Toronto and Carolin...
It's been nearly a year since Carolina has won three in a row at home. A matchup with a Toronto Maple Leafs team that has been struggling on the road could help the Hurricanes accomplish that feat.
Carolina posted a win over the Maple Leafs at the RBC Center last month, and it will look to do the same Thursday night when these teams meet for the third time this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer will look to rebound from a shaky outing Thursday when his team takes on the Hurricanes in Carolina.
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