Mark Rivkin Hockey reports on the latest news from the ice, and in this edition we wanted to cover our favorite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nazem Kadri, a former first-round pick, has been increasing his stock lately with three goals and nine points in eleven games this season. His value to the team is certainly increasing and we expect this trend to continue with substantial power play time.
In other Toronto Hockey news, Korbinian Holzer is quickly becoming one of the team’s prolific defensive players, and in Toronto’s recent victory he was on the ice for over 23 minutes; second only to Dion Phaneuf. The 111th pick in the 2006 draft now has has six games under his belt, and he is one of the rising stars that both fans and teammates trust as a top defenseman.
James Reimer has really established himself as our team’s top goalie, and his 23 saves in the 3-2 win Thursday night played a huge role in the Leafs’ success. He has started seven games now and his 2.61 goals-against average and .920 save percentage is very appealing to the Maple Leafs organization. Reimer was plagued by a concussion and neck injury last year, and his improved health seems to be the catalyst to his recent success.
So things are looking good for our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, and our win against Winnipeg Thursday is just a taste of things to come. Stay tuned to the Mark Rivkin Hockey Review for more news from the ice in Toronto.