Nine months ago, the world shook for Mikhail Grabovski.
Fatherhood greeted him for the first time that December with the birth of his first child, daughter Leeliah. Life was never the same.
“It changed my life completely,” said Grabovski, “because you’re playing not for yourself, but for your family. That motivates you.”” —Jonas Siegel (via hockeyshtuffs)
The Toronto Maple Leafs started 2010-11 with four straight wins. Then they had one win in 12 games. By January, they looked pretty much done. And then James Reimer happened.
Inspired by their rookie goalie, who went 9-4-1 in March, the Leafs rallied to finish eight points out a playoff spot (37-34-11, 85 points), saving Coach Ron Wilson’s job for another season.
GM Brian Burke made some additions and subtractions in the offseason, but it’s the returning group of Leafs that will make or break this team.
But will it be a playoff team in the Eastern Conference?
Uh, I think you may have missed the point of my post a little bit. I’m all for affirmative action, but I don’t want them to go overboard with it reprimanding players for every little hit.