Decided to watch the Rangers and Tampa game tonight on Center Ice and being a Leafs fan I always love comparing other teams to my own.
Stamkos was terrible. People rag on Kessel being a defensive liability but it seems this guy doesn't get any crap for being one at all.
Aulie didn't look very impressive either. I think Dave Nonis made a great move acquiring Carter Ashton. I think he'll be a very industrious 3rd liner for us in the near future.
Was impressed by Alexander Killorn the most.
Surprising about Stamkos-wonder if he's hurt-he does have capababilty of playing all three zones-maybe not Selke worthy, but certainly responsible defensively-doesn't sound like him to be bad in that regard
Looking at his stats at Hockey Reference (for what it's worth)his first two years were minus, but he's been a plus player since then-like I said, not Selke, but certainly responsible.
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.