Found November 06, 2013 on The Farm Club:
It was a bruising encounter for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, in more ways than one. It was a night when the Leafs’ habit of giving up a ton of shots finally came back to bite them, losing 4-0 to a Vancouver team who ran over a sloppy and slow club and had the game sewn up with 25 minutes to go. But it’s the injury to centre Dave Bolland that could really give the Leafs a problem. It will be a major concern to his club and to its fans that Randy Carlyle chose to compare the injury to the one sustained by Ottawa defenceman Erik Karlsson last season that kept the player out for 10 weeks. Bolland, 27,  has continued in Toronto where he left off in Chicago, bringing an element of hard-nosed leadership to the Leafs forward lines that has lacked. The 3rd line chemistry he has formed with Mason Raymond will have been one of GM Dave Nonis’s most satisfying surprises of the season. The pair have joined for 21 points already, with Bolland just one point behind Joffrey Lupul. Bol...
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