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L – Oilers 0, Leafs 4 – Game 14 – 2013-10-29 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNET W

By , October 29, 2013 1:33 pm
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
GDT - Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers
logo at logo
8-4-0 Record 3-8-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 29, 2013 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: SNET W

PRE-GAME RANT

Gagner makes his triumphant return to the line up tonight. Don’t expect an immediate impact as he’s been sidelined for quite some time due to Kassian’s reckless stick in the pre-season. Ideally it will provide a team wide lift though.

Tonight is their first home game in awhile aside from the Caps game, but this one has the potential to feel like a road game. Someone turned off the lights and the cockroaches are coming out decorated in Leafs apparel and attempting to take over Rexall. Much like any original 6 team being in town. Getting early momentum is key.

Bachman will be tending the net tonight and hopefully won’t have to turn away near as many shots as he did last game in a 47 save performance losing eventually in a shootout to the Kings. The Leafs don’t shoot as often, but when they do, they’ve been making the best of it with what is currently 3rd ranking in league shooting percentage behind St. Louis and Tampa Bay.

With Gagner back on the ice, the Oilers top line gets shuffled once more. He’ll be centering Yakupov and Eberle. Yakupov finally capitalized on his first goal of the season one timing a tough angled rebound behind Quick. Ideally it’s the first step to restoring his mojo. He also played a good team game so he might finally be coming around to Eakins system.

The Oilers had some terribly timed penalties last game so looking for a more disciplined performance. The Leafs being a high percentage team, there’s no need to make things easier on them.
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Oilers 3, Leafs 4 (OT) – Game 56 – 2012-02-15 @ 8:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 15, 2012 8:30 am
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs
logo vs. logo
22-28-5 Record 28-23-6
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 15, 2012 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Leafs are coming off blowouts to the bottom dwelling Canadiens and an injured and under-manned Calgary team so this should be a good time to kick the crap out of them. That said, Oilers like to be slump-busters so it may not turn out so well. Plus the Leafs won the last meeting a week ago, so I hope to get that back (the few Leafs fans I know have become damn near unbearable).

I predict a rather boring game, with both teams playing like shit. Maybe lots of screen time to Burke looking surly and Tambellini looking quite pleased with himself.

No idea about the lines yet, will leave them the same until later. Edit: From what I understand, Potter is now out due to some soreness or injury and Khabibulin is getting the start.

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Leafs/Flames pull off huge deal… Phaneuf to the Leafs

By , January 31, 2010 10:01 am
To Calgary Flames CGY
Name Pos Cap Hit Expires
Niklas Hagman LW $3.0M 2012 (UFA)
Matt Stajan C $1.75M 2010 (UFA)
Jamal Mayers RW $1.333M 2010 (UFA)
Ian White D $0.850M 2010 (RFA)
Cap total: $6.933M (-$0.317M)
To Toronto Maple Leafs TOR
Name Pos Cap Hit Expires
Dion Phaneuf D $6.50M 2014 (UFA)
Fredrik Sjostrom RW $0.750M 2011 (UFA)
Keith Aulie D ($0.733M*) 2012 (RFA)
Cap total: $7.25M* (+$0.317M)

* – Non-roster player on 2-way contract.

Difference in cap: $0.317M this year. However it looks like a long-term salary dump for them…:

TOR Toronto Maple Leafs
Name 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Phaneuf 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Sjostrom 0.75 0.75 0 0 0
Aulie 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7.25 7.25 6.5 6.5 6.5
CGY Calgary Flames
Hagman 3 3 3 0 0
Stajan 1.75 0 0 0 0
Mayers 1.333 0 0 0 0
White 0.85 0 0 0 0
Total 6.933 3 3 0 0
Cap Change -$0.317M -$4.25M -$3.5M -$6.5M -$6.5M

Details available here.

Edit (done deal): The Leafs also orchestrated another trade, sending Toskala and Blake to the Ducks for Giguere. Good deal for the Leafs. Toskala’s contract expires this year and is a cap hit of $4M. Blake’s is a $4M cap hit and expires at the end of 2012. Giguere is a big goaltending upgrade, and his cap hit is $6M and expires at the end of 2011.

Edit2: In what is turning out to be a pretty busy day, it looks like the Flames will send Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust to the New York Rangers. Possibly coming back is Ales Kotalik (for sure) and Chris Higgins (not sure on that one). This is per Darren Dreger of TSN. Busy guy today.

You thought you hated Pocklington now – Book reveals near Oilers / Leafs team swap

By , October 11, 2009 12:41 pm
Prepare to vomit... Gretzky in his Leafs Dynasty days..

Prepare to vomit... Gretzky in his Leafs Dynasty days..

It’s a bit early for Halloween, but today’s Edmonton Journal has a nightmarish story in it. Can you imagine if Gretzky became a Maple Leaf instead of a King? Well it almost did happen, and it gets even worse.

Peter Pocklington’s new biography, “I’d Trade Him Again”, tells that the Leafs and Oilers nearly swapped teams in the 1980s. Continue reading 'You thought you hated Pocklington now – Book reveals near Oilers / Leafs team swap'»

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