The Toronto Maple Leafs begin a Western Canada road trip tonight in Edmonton to take on the always-entertaining Oilers. It doesn’t look like the Leafs will have anybody back from injury yet, which is kind of sad. But that also means we’ll get to see more of Carter Ashton and Troy Bodie, who have been surprisingly good as injury fill-ins this year. We’ll have full game day coverage here at EIL, and please join us for our live game thread tonight.
Nazem Kadri thinks the media makes too big a deal out of line combinations. Well, duh. The Toronto media makes too big a deal out of EVERYTHING. From Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun.
I don’t think Dave Bolland can keep up this scoring pace, but he definitely looks like a great fit on that shutdown unit. From Michael Traikos of the National Post.
Phil Kessel should be named all the stars every week. From Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star.
If this game is anything like last time these two teams played, then I will probably have a heart attack. From Derek Zona of The Copper & Blue.