Wow. Owen Nolan is out for three weeks with a knee injury.
What can you say about one of the meanest players on a pretty mean team going down?
Nolan is definitely an energy guy. He’s got the grit and pestyness of a fourth liner but the hands of a first liner. I never understood why Nolan wasn’t more of a developed, realized player. I think he just gets too caught up in the hitting and doesn’t focus enough on the shooting.
Luckily, the Leafs are deep as hell. They could lose Mats Sundin and they’d probably be fine. Old but fine.
Speaking of Sundin, his line led the Leafs over the Thrashers last night.