Toronto Maple Leafs: Mike Brown Getting Down and Side Notes

December 1st, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »
Though he’s buried on the fourth line most nights, Mike Brown has been the most consistent Leafs thus far this year.

Brown exudes Brian Burke's "truculence" that has been so often associated in conversation about the Leafs.

He’s considered a "tough guy," but he doesn’t get caught up in the "staged fight." He certainly won’t turn down an invitation to a dance, though, if called for.

His speed and relentless fore-checking has created turnovers and scoring chances.

If some of the more skilled players played with the heart and determination of Mr. Brown, the Leafs maybe in the thick of the hunt for a playoff spot.

Brown, after blocking a couple shots late in the game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning in an eventual loss, left the ice with what looked like a hand injury.

The talk of who should centre the top line for Toronto and who should the Leafs look to acquire to fill a top six forward role seem to be the talk of town daily.

But effort per shift should be something Leafs Nation and the Leafs coaching staff should access and recognize. I’m betting Brown’s name wo ...

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