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Ulmerstandings: Slow Start For Some Former Leafs

Thursday, 17.11.2011 / 4:00 PM / Mike Ulmer's Blog
By Mike Ulmer  - Mapleleafs.com commentator
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Ulmerstandings: Slow Start For Some Former Leafs


Let me put it to you this way: if you used to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs you’re probably having a lousy season.

While the Leafs are enjoying a 10-6-2 campaign, things aren’t so great for the alumni.

The three teams employing the most former Leafs -Anaheim, Calgary and Carolina at three each - are a combined 19-23-7. They are numbers 25, 26 and 28 in the league.

Put poor Tomas Kaberle at the bottom of the heap. In 15 games with Carolina, Kaberle has just three assists and sits at -5.

Matt Stajan, the sole Calgary survivor of the trade that brought Dion Phaneuf and Keith Aulie to Toronto is still goalless in 10 games.

The ex-Leaf having the most fun may be Ian White. White has two goals, six points and sits at plus five but playing with Nik Lidstrom will do that for you. Tuuka Rask is 1-3 with the Bruins but his 2.53 goals against average and .910 save percentage are amenable enough.

In Ulmerstandings IV, we take a look at the varying levels of success, or lack of it, former Leafs are enjoying with their current teams.

FORWARDS


PLAYER TEAM GAMES GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PLUS/MINUS
ANTROPOV, nik wPG 13 3 8 11 Even
blake, jason ANA 3 0 0 0 -1
boyes, brad BUF 13 2 4 6 +3
BRENT, TIM CAR 14 2 2 4 +2
BRUNNSTROM, FABIAN DET 2 0 1 1 EVEN
HAGMAN, NIK ANA 8 1 3 4 +3
MAYERS, JAMAL CHI 15 2 2 4 Even
PONIKAROVKI, ALEXEI CAR 19 3 1 4 -2
STAPLETON, TIM WPG 9 0 2 2 -3
STAJAN, MATT CAL 10 0 2 2 -1
STALBERG, VIKTOR CHI 10 3 1 4 +1
SULLIVAN, STEVE PIT 18 1 7 8 EVEN
Stempniak, lee CAL 12 2 5 7 +1
Tlusty, jiri CAR 15 2 4 6 -4
versteeg, kris FLA 14 5 8 13 +4



DEFENCEMEN


PLAYER TEAM GAMES GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PLUS/MINUS
Beauchemin, francois ana 14 1 3 4 -4
gill, hal mtl 14 0 1 1 -2
harrison, jay car 15 1 5 6 EVEN
kaberle, tomas car 15 0 3 3 -5
white, ian det 13 2 4 6 +5



GOALTENDERS

PLAYER team games wins losses OT losses GAA SV%
Clemmensen, Scott fla 1 1 0 0 0.00 1.000
rask, Tuuka bos 4 1 4 0 2.53 .910






It’s no surprise that the Leafs goals against has ballooned since the injury to James Reimer but the team’s offence has dipped as well. In Ulmerstandings V, I looked at the team’s offensive and defensive performances before and after the injury to Reimer through goals for, goals against, goals for per game and goals against per game.

Before Reimer Injury

Games goals for goals AGAINST GOALS FOR/GAME GOALS AGAINST/GAME
6 19 19 2.71 2.71




After Reimer Injury

games goals for goals agaisnt goals for/game goals against/game
11 27 38 2.45 3.45

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