Browsing the Barilkosphere – October 7, 2013

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

I was just taking a waltz through the National Hockey League’s official website and…

Leafs Standings - Oct 7

Well would ya look at that?! First in the league is pretty good, right?

Of course, the only reason I share that is because non-Leafs fans like to bash Leafs fans for getting happy about ANYTHING, it seems. Well, I am happy about this team’s play so far, and I will share my happiness.

The Colorado Avalanche are also undefeated, so one team will leave with their first defeat of the season in tomorrow night’s game against the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. In the meantime, here’s your daily fill of Leafs and NHL news:

Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis released from hospital

Get well soon, Dave. From James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail.

Talking Jonathan Bernier & James Reimer with The Goalie Guild

Justin Goldman tweeted this link out during Saturday night’s game. It’s from back in June, but it’s still an interesting read on the strengths and weaknesses of both goalies. I’m definitely thrilled with what I’ve seen from Bernier so far. Interview by Alec Brownscombe of Maple Leafs Hot Stove.

Goalie Heat Maps

Speaking of Bernier and Reimer, SkinnyFish of Pension Plan Puppets is keeping track of where the two goalies are letting in shots. Pretty interesting stuff.

Does Fighting Deter Other Nasty Business in Hockey?

Speaking of SkinnyFish (I am just a segue machine today!), he ran a correlation on fighting and non-obstruction penalties and (SURPRISE!) there is none. From PPP.

Marlies Hot & Cold: Sept. 29th to Oct. 5th

No “cold” performers this week, because the Marlies are amazing. From Kyle Cicerella.

These early NHL trends can be sustained

Kevin Allen of USA Today thinks the Leafs could be an “intriguing team” if they add another defenseman. That definitely continues to be a weak spot on this team.

 

Topics: Toronto Maple Leafs

Want more from Editor In Leaf?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.