Centomo rebounds to be Baby Leafs No. 1 puckstopper
Sebastien Centomo has some support for a change. The Leafs netminder, who was sent packing to Memphis of the CHL last
season by then Leafs coach Lou Crawford, is now back
in the high life again under new coach Doug Shedden.
Centomo has played well so far for the Blue and White,
improving his record to 3-3, with a GAA of 2.37 and a very
respectable .922 save percentage including a 1-0
shutout of Portland on October 26. Jamie Hodson, who played in
Saturday’s 5-0 loss, has struggled somewhat out of the
gate. For Centomo, it means he’s the Leafs No. 1
puckstopper for now and he’s been in net for the Leafs
three wins so far this season. (Their record is 3-5-0
heading into Tuesday’s action against Milwaukee).
More bodies soon?
The Leafs could have some more bodies from Toronto
soon. Maxim Kondratiev is the most likely candidate,
while Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nathan Perrott could be
sent down for conditioning. Both players would have to
clear waivers otherwise. Speaking of bodies, Harold
Druken could play as early as Tuesday for St. John’s.
Druken has been sidelined from off season shoulder
surgery. The injury bug has hurt the Leafs early. Ben
Ondrus had a broken jaw, Josh Holden is out with a leg
injury while tryout Kahlil Thomas is out with a groin
pull. Don Parsons from Memphis and Devin Rask from
Trenton of the ECHL have been added to the roster. And
then there are a couple of veteran spots open.
Young D shine early
New rearguards Pierre Hedin and Carlo Colaiacovo have
played well so far. Hedin has a great offensive
ability, while Colaiacovo is also no slouch in that
Penny new GM
Mike Penny is the Baby Leafs new GM.
Newfs shine in NHL
A sense of pride these days for many Newfoundlanders
is the play so far of Montreal Canadiens forward
Micheal Ryder and Vancouver’s Jason King, who both
have been playing well for their respective teams. As
for Dan Cleary of Phoenix, he had been placed on
waivers but was recalled after an injury to Brian
Savage. Bell Island born Scottie Upshall will be in Milwaukee’s lineup this week against St. John’s
Tuesday and Wednesday.