Leafs update: Sifers stays, Stralman goes

A very minor update from the land of the Maple Leafs: Gone is defenceman Anton Stralman, off for his first stint in the AHL this season, and staying put is rookie Jaime Sifers, who has impressed everyone in two games in the NHL.

Sifers was a three-time captain at the University of Vermont where he was a teammate of Sharks winger Torrey Mitchell, who had nothing but good things to say about him to coach Ron Wilson.

There's more at Globe on Hockey (mostly just quotes from Wilson on the move). There'll be more Leafs coverage of a different sort in tomorrow's paper.

UPDATE Here's my piece on how the Leafs have revamped their awful penalty kill and seen some success lately. It's pretty Leafs-specific, but I do talk about the Sharks a bit given that San Jose's coaching staff from last season has taken over in Toronto.

The Sharks had the NHL's best PK last year, so it stands to reason the Leafs will see some improvement there from past years. Toronto's been bad at killing penalties (and limiting goals against in general) for years.

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Jaime Sifers 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Anton Stralman 21 1 6 7 1 6 0 0 1 0 29 3.4

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