Shanahan is now on the clock.
Knights newest centre Mitch Marner with an assist.
16 minutes ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
TSN showing Kadri drafted at 5. Stupid boneheads.
39 minutes ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Cameron19 @djamon If he stayed in school, how long before he becomes a UFA? I can see players who are not high end at 18 or 19 staying in school but the top end guys not only get money earlier after 2 years but would start making really good non ELC money sooner.
7 hours, 29 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@dlbu dlbu E @Knights2Leafs Both have been shit but to compare their play without looking at who their linemates have been is ... Too bad Bozie hasn't had a chance to play with Booth and Panik.
10 hours, 40 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@dlbu dlbu E @Knights2Leafs "Bozak is at his best far more often than not" Where's he been for the last 2 months and imagine what his plus/minus would be if he wasn't at his best.
10 hours, 44 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@Mind Bomb @LoovTrain The rumour I heard last spring was that an interested party had approached the Hunters and there were some negotiations but I haven't heard anything about the Hunters actively looking to sell.
11 hours, 5 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@CherryPicking @Knights2Leafs lol - I'm not convinced Nonis understands the numbers and with Shanny in hiding - who knows?
11 hours, 36 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@CherryPicking @Savo43 @myposts Disfunctional - you can say that again x 10.
Bozak and Kadri have almost identical career PPG - .61. Who do people think has had the better wingers? I know, I know - Bozak has played against better competition. And look how that's played out with his lines =/-.
11 hours, 39 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@CherryPicking I'm pretty sure Nonis and Shanahan don't have time to accumulate and analyze the data; not to mention that the science of "analyitics" is likely to significantly evolve over time.
11 hours, 46 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
Can we lend Carolina Bozak for the OT?
2 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
He fucks the Leafs over when they're not even playing.
Fucking Bruins with a bullshit call.
WTF aren't the Bruins playing for the tie. Quit trying to score - you may give it up the other way.
Decent speed for a big kid.
Rogers 470 for me
back and forth between the Canes game and Erie. Our new centre, Zacha just scored to put Sarnia up 2 - 0 over Erie.
The Rogers feed is terrible. Not sure how much I can watch.
We need some size on the back end. Brewer is gone next year, Phaneuf is likely going to be traded and that leaves Jake Gardiner as our biggest dman. yikes!!!
Come on you Staals - be like Bozak and earn your salaries!!!!
I'm watching the Canes and Bruins on SN and it's so annoying with the bar showing scores along the bottom. It's amazing how often the puck hides underneath the bar.
The camera angles are usually pretty good at the Bud Gdns. Was it a decent quality feed on Hockeystreams?
I can't stress enough how hard he works in all 3 zones. Kane was a magician but Marner might end up being the better all around player. He even threw a heavy body check on a dman 30 lbs heavier.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
Marner doing much of his damage on the PP although he also had a shortie today.
Dale Hunter is so sharp. For the playoffs, he's moved Marner off the the "1st" line to centre the 2nd to balance out the scoring.
Just back from watching Domi play like a 1st round draft pick - 3 pts in 2 games.
And then there's Marner playing one notch even higher - putting on a show for the 2nd game in a row.
McDavid and Strome coming up at 7:00 on TV.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs I just don't see any of those guys playing top 2 with Rielly, but we'll have to see. Our strength on the farm seems to be more on the left side again - Loov, Percy, Nilsson, Valiev. Only Granberg on the right and he seems to have stalled in his development.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs Nice that Erixon is getting some ice time but he hasn't really impressed much. Of the Marlies dmen, I think Loov fits into that mold the best - bigger and faster than Percy and plays with more grit. And if we're really luck Valiev will be there in a couple of years.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs And generally the way the Hunters have built their teams too.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs Good to know. What was really interesting was the reduction in scoring. I really see this as a problem going forward. Last night's OT was a perfect example of hockey being exciting. I know that's because of the 4 on 4 but the NHL needs more scoring.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
@Burtonboy Interesting read - scoring off the rush like our Leafs of old.
And thanks Fluto for that gratuitous remark about "the shameless Maple Leafs".
@DeclanK @Knights2Leafs Sorry Dec - I think it might just be my computer. It's slow to let me type comments - a bit of a delay after the keystroke.
@totalrebuild @mcloki @HHT Did the Leafs do better in the 10 years immediately preceding the first lockout or the 10 years since?
2 days, 9 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
@dlbu dlbu E @Knights2Leafs So him being hypocritical gives him more insight into "judging" someone else. What does judging others have to do with accuracy? Because he was a lazy shit at times he knows more about the team sitting Kadri and Kadri's suspension than Phaneuf? Bullshit - it's all about Jeff selling himself. And again, there's nothing wrong with that. But, like Don Cherry, he's fair game too.
Is the site glitchy for others right now?
@dlbu dlbu E So that means he knows more about the Kadri situation than Phaneuf? O'Dog has lots of interesting things to say and the right to say them. Doesn't mean he has the inside track on info or that's he's always right but it's equally fair to call him out if you think he's being hypocritical.
@totalrebuild We know, we know - you hate Kadri. You made that clear with your comments last night. O'Neil is such a good player for the newer guys to model themselves after. Just look at his post career commitment to fitness.
@totalrebuild @KulieFTW I wouldn't read too much into it. Bozak is the 1C for the Leafs which is what McDavid would love to be. All he said is Kessel is a good skater and a pass first guy.
I think McDavid would love a shot at passing to one of Phil and JVR.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs @Dogger I agree generallybut on the PP it seems like Subban and Karlsson score most of their goals on one timers. And there's this Weber guy I've heard much about.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
@Zep2 @LyGuy I'm not sure that helps if we're winning at a .333 clip. Play him 25 minutes a game right now with Phaneuf.
@Dogger That was my one complaint about Morgan, even when we were winning. I know over the summer he was working on his wrist shot and getting it through (Franson) but this summer he's got to develop the one timer bomb to raise him to the next level.
@LyGuy Rielly will be a much better 2 way player than Karlsson. He's much stronger and he will get better. The one thing he needs to learn is to use his strength to be a little more physical but that's coming.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs Sorry, you're right. I just hate reading any trade proposals for Phil and/or Dion that involve us retaining salary.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs I've only had a chance to see him a few times live and it's hard to gauge when your attention gets diverted by McDavid so my impressions are mostly what we read. That's why I'm so excited if the Knights and Otters meet in the next round of the playoffs.
I really get why scouts have to go to so many games. It's like Perlini last year. I only saw him once but of all the prospects he impressed me the most but the scouts had a much better read on him than me.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs I'm not comparing him to McDavid but what I like about Strome is his size. He obviously has skills and the only thing holding him back is his perceived lack of skating ability. His skating is not that bad and he's a better skater in his draft year than Corey Perry was in his - by a long shot.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs At this point I'm just sitting back to see what they do and I'm okay with anything they do as long as they do NOT retain salary on any deal. If they do, then it's the same old, same old.
@Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs Obviously I'd be good with that but man it would be hard to pass on Strome. If the Knights and Erie win their series I get to see them live in the next round of the playoffs.
@Burtonboy 100% agree but to excel like a Karlsson or Subban he has to have another top 2 Dman. That's why I'm in favour of keeping Phaneuf. He may not be a top 10 dman but he's the only other Leaf good enough to complement Rielly and he can play the right side.
@HHT Unless Arizona believes Marner is the BPA, I really don't think Arizona is going to take Marner just for the sake of matching him with Domi and Dvorak. Domi didn't start playing with Marner until after the OHL tradeline in early January and Dvorak might not ever play in the top 6 on any NHL team. In fact Domi might end up being a very good 3rd liner. The odds of those 3 ending up being an NHL line together are incredibly high.
So Kadri should start trying to emulate the older core players that everyone wants to get rid of? Good idea - shame that compete out of him.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
Guess what? The Canadiens get a PP in overtime. Surprise.
2 days, 21 hours ago on GDT: Game #76, Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)