Absolutely everything written about the Leafs in this article is wrong. Way wrong. 1. Grabovski's nickname is Grabo not Grabs. 2. Leafs teams begin to implode in February? Actually in every season since the lockout except this one, the second-half of the season has been incredible for the Leafs. In each of the previous six seasons, the team came up too short fueled by late season runs after horrid starts. 3. The Leafs have had good goaltending since Curtis Joseph. His name was Ed Belfour. You may remember him, he played for a team called the Chicago Blackhawks once upon a time. He won the Calder and Vezina in the same year. He put up two of his best statistical seasons while a Leaf. His numbers in his first two seasons in Toronto are far superior to the numbers he put up in any of his seasons as a Hawk. 4. Reimer did not come out of the gate playing terribly. In fact, he began the season on fire, starting 4-0-1 with a shutout, allowing just 13 goals on 149 shots over those five games before he suffered a concussion, which caused him to miss a month in a half and he has been unable to regain form. 5. At no point this season have the Leafs gone on a streak of "unstoppability," let alone streaks, plural, as you indicate.
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A friend of mine got me into watching the Leafs this year (apparently we are total masochists?) and to be fair to the Toronto goalies, they are more streaky than flat out terrible. They've each posted 3 shutouts this season. They've both been awful lately though so hopefully that trend continues tonight. The Leafs are a pretty fragile team these days. They've been giving up lots of early goals & then they have a tendency fall apart so if the Hawks come out hard that'll significantly improve their chances. The d-men are going to need to be really conscious of not letting Kessel get behind them because he's ridiculously fast and if he and Lupul end up two on one with the Crow it'll be ugly.
Wasn't Reimer injured early this season. He's been a little shaky since returning. Your goalies have 6 more shut outs than we do
Actually, I'm a Hawks fan 1st and foremost :) Yep, Reimer had a concussion and it's seemed to put him off his game a bit. The book on both goalies is high glove and they struggle to recover when they get out of position.