1st Toronto Maple Leaf Report Card for 2018/19 Season by Jamie Gilcig

The Leafs are meeting expectations for most.  They’re winning games, scoring goals, and near the top of the standings. They doing it though without William Nylander and for the last while, Auston Matthews. That certainly wasn’t expected. Most thought the Leafs would rack up points, but have issues on D.   That pretty much has been… Continue reading 1st Toronto Maple Leaf Report Card for 2018/19 Season by Jamie Gilcig

Rough Start for Canadian Teams in NHL Play Offs by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  It was great to see five Canadian teams make the playoffs this season after Canada was blanked last year. Sadly all five lost their opening games; some tragically, some, well hockey is a game of funny bounces and for the Leafs Friday night the puck didn’t bounce their way. The upstart Leafs… Continue reading Rough Start for Canadian Teams in NHL Play Offs by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 14, 2017

Babcock BOYS WILL BE BOYS as Leafs Learn to Win in Fight Filled 6-3 Win NOV 6, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – The post game interviews said it all.  Toronto hosted the Vancouver Canucks who dropped their 8th straight loss. The Leafs have a modest 3 game win streak after the scrappy win.   Coach Babcock could barely hide his smile as he talked about the chippy affair that had some strong hits on… Continue reading Babcock BOYS WILL BE BOYS as Leafs Learn to Win in Fight Filled 6-3 Win NOV 6, 2016

Are the Leafs All In on Babcock & What if He Ends up in Buffalo by Jamie Gilcig MAY 19, 2015

CFN – Brendan Shanahan has to be feeling the pressure.   No jackpot lottery pick and maybe, not even getting the coach that Leaf Nation clearly desire.   Well almost all of the teams in the NHL looking for coach are looking for. With Edmonton turning Connor McDavid over to Todd McLellan and Philly hiring… Continue reading Are the Leafs All In on Babcock & What if He Ends up in Buffalo by Jamie Gilcig MAY 19, 2015

The Leafs Really Aren’t That Bad & is Babcock Coming? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 29, 2015

CFN – I’m not a Corsi kinda guy, and probably not a Fenwicker either.  When I created some of the stat systems I used for the Habs back in the late 90’s; some of which still aren’t being used today my  philosophy is that coming up with new terms for things that have already occurred… Continue reading The Leafs Really Aren’t That Bad & is Babcock Coming? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 29, 2015

Leafs on the Edge – Blow it Up or Shake It Up – Or Wait for Babcock by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 20, 2014

CFN –  Is there really such a thing as a great hockey coach in the NHL?   Is winning the sole factor?  We know Scotty Bowman is the prototypical great coach, but was he really  the best?   Is it the X’s and O’S or handling the Prima Donna nature of many hockey players as… Continue reading Leafs on the Edge – Blow it Up or Shake It Up – Or Wait for Babcock by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 20, 2014

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