The NHL week that was…Jordin Tootoo resurrects his career…Reviewing reviews of “Goon”…A collection of opinions on the Leafs coaching change.
GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker with a look at the past week in the NHL (the Ron Wilson firing excluded, that’ll likely come next week).
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Dustin Twin on how Jordin Tootoo resurrected his NHL career.
HOCKEY IN SOCIETY: Mark David Norman reviews several reviews of the movie “Goon”.
ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Brian Burke and Mike Milbury sneer at the use of advanced stats in the NHL. Which means within ten years, every GM in the league will use ’em to build and maintain their teams.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski’s five things the Leafs and their fans can expect from Randy Carlyle. “Truculence” was specifically listed, but it’s certainly implied. At least Carlyle addressed the potentially awkward situation of coaching Joffrey Lupul again.
MAPLE LEAF HOT STOVE: Alec Brownscombe on the start of the Carlyle era in Toronto.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz wonders where Ron Wilson will land next. Could a job as a talking head at TSN or Sportsnet be waiting?
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: An interesting diagram which proves, no matter what moves the Leafs make, they’ll end up drafting 12th again.
DOWN GOES BROWN: Finds the humor in this situation by listing the pros and cons of firing Ron Wilson.