Thursday, January 31, 2013
Seems like former Fighting Sioux forward Matt Frattin gets a lot of goals within 3-5 feet of the goal. Frattin got the game winner for the Leafs as they beat the Washington Capitals 3-2. It proves the point that good things happen if you go hard to the net. Frattin (4g-2a—6pts) is tied for second on the Maple Leafs in scoring with Nikolai Kulemin (1g-5a—6pts).
Lastly, this is a text book example of a poor effort by the Washington Capitals defense as they looked like a bunch of pylons as the Leafs skated right past them. It would be an understatement to say that the Capitals as they were flat footed on that play.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This is the latest incident in the NHL to get some discussion. If you watch this video you will see the Leaf's player Nikolai Kulemin is swinging at Tim Gleason. Seriously! I don't feel sorry for Nikolai Kulemin one bit, he brought that on himself. My advice for the young Euro is, this is north American, if you don't want your nose broken don't swing at a guy that is known for having fought 33 times during his NHL career, he isn't going to kiss you if you hit him with your fist, you better be ready to fight. Gleason didn't get into 33 fights by accident. It's that simple Kulemin bit off more than he can chew.
Globe and Mail --- "I was disgusted with that," Kulemin's linemate Clarke MacArthur said. "There's certain match-ups on the ice and I don't care what [Gleason] says, you know when you're in the right match-up. A guy like Kulemin's never been a guy to fight and Gleason does it a lot. He knows better than that."