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Morning Skate: Rotting Leafs

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci has covered hockey for Rotowire since 2002 and is the author of Blue Line Buzz since 2011 as well as being the co-author of Morning Skate. He also is a contributor to Talking Red, a New Jersey Devils blog and podcast. He is an English teacher and formerly wrote for The Coast Star in Manasquan, New Jersey where he and his sports section won several New Jersey Press Association awards. Dan Pennucci is a supporter of the New Jersey Devils, Washington Nationals and Chelsea FC. He's attended sporting events in six countries.

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.


From: Dan Pennucci
To: Janet Eagleson
Sent: Thursday, March 20
Subject: Rotting Leafs

Something is rotten in Leafland. James Reimer is getting run through the ringer but I've seen the goals and they're not all his fault. That first one against Tampa Bay on Wednesday was a killer, but it seems like this guy is persona non grata in Tronna right now. Adding fuel to the mix was the amusing tweet sent out by his agent, but let's not forget that this is a goalie who got the Leafs into the playoffs (to collapse) and then had the team trade for someone viewed better than him. Now with the keys to the kingdom, Reimer isn't exactly silencing any doubters. Considering how the Leafs cough up scoring chances and shots, they don't exactly insulate thei

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