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@MaxwellHowe @Knights2Leafs

Agreed but teams like LA wear other teams down with their size and physical play.  It's time for us to start punishing other teams and wearing them down.  Both Polak and Komarov throw hits that are often punishing. And the other teams start to hesitate when they're having to anticipate getting smacked.

14 hours, 55 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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Polak 2nd in the league in hits and Leo 4th.  Dion and Franson in the top 35.

I like this way better than leading the league in fights.

15 hours, 23 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@mcloki

Agreed - standings only mean something if you get way too far behind.  See Oilers.

2 days, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@dlb Mad @Knights2Leafs

I've played hockey for 53 years and at fairly decent levels but there is nothing I've done that I would even begin to compare myself to how NHL players play.

2 days, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@Alec Brownscombe @dlb Mad

100% agree. With so many young dmen, it makes no sense to keep shifting their partners around.  I can see going with 7D if one of your better guys isn't 100% and you might have to reduce his ice time or stop playing him.

2 days, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@Cameron19 @Zep2 @Jay_Berg

That line had some good chances and just couldn't score.  Kadri started a play that Winnik just couldn't finish with a fairly open net.  At least they've looked good out there which is a sign the goals will come.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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I hope HIckey isn't hurt too badly. I don't know if anyone noticed, but he didn't have his stick and he dove at Winnik as if it were a football tackle.  Unfortunate injury, but it should have been a penalty.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@Burtonboy

I can and unfortunately do go both ways on this from time to time. I'm still convinced that this team is better than Carlyle lets them be, but that aside, one way of looking at this year is with average or below average goaltending early we have managed to stay in decent position.  Last year we got off to a ridiculously hot start will stellar goaltending. Reimer has been pretty good so far and Bernier seems to be finding his groove and with all the perceived problems we have avoided an Oiler type start to the season.

Slower start but more potential to move up and NOT COLLAPSE!! 

2 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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Bernier makes the"easy" save? wtf

3 days, 1 hour ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Bruffins @Knights2Leafs

Apparently it was our goon Bozak who finally had the guts to take him out.

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Cameron19

I saw Dion bobble the puck once :)

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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I really hope Clutterfuck is okay.

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Polak throws the most thundering hits the Leafs have had in awhile.

There's no just bumping the guy. 

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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New rule. Opposition drops their stick, blow the whistle

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Bruffins

correct - it was Lupul's penalty even with Dion in the box.

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Fish Head

do you mean this game or the last 3 years?

3 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Good thing we have 7 D so when Randy benches our forwards we'll have some extra players.

3 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Of course they won't show that replay.

3 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Went back and looked at the Isles first goal in slo mo- definitely offside.  Linesmen will fuck us all year long on that after the Montreal game.

3 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Mitch92

Mark Hunter is not your typical suit type guy. He's a meat and potatoes kind of guy and he's all over Ontario all the time watching for potential OHL players. He has a remarkable draft history.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@Yaknowwhat

so it shouldn't be a problem getting 3 more for 4th line then?

5 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@djamon @Knights2Leafs

Fall of 2011.  He was on fire for the Marlies, got called up to the Leafs and had 5 points in 10 games before injuring his wrist.  Couldn't shoot after that for the rest of the year.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@djamon @Bruffins

He showed plenty when he wasn't playing with a hand injury. 

5 days, 1 hour ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@wiski

lol - and Carlyle wanted Ashton instead.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@MaxwellHowe

Ashton has played particularly poorly so far. Zero points. 

5 days, 2 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Yaknowwhat

Yes. They meet every 2 minutes during the game to discuss player usage.

5 days, 3 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Yaknowwhat

I'm sure you are done now that your opinion on him has proven wrong.

5 days, 3 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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Carrick was outstanding in preseason and I would love to see him up.  I have zero confidence, however, that Randy will play him any more that he has Ashton, Frattin, Panik etc.

5 days, 3 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Yaknowwhat

Wouldn't want to blame the coach for dumping Colborne.  He wasn't capable of playing on our 4th line last year.

Miraculously he's able to play on Calgary's first line this year.

How do we know that Frattin, Ashton, Panik etc can't play to a higher level when Carlyle won't even give them a chance.

5 days, 3 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Bruffins @loomx

I'm not sure how brilliant it makes him look to have kept Carlyle on.  His first big decision ain't so pretty and I'm pretty sure those outside of Toronto know it.

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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I'm out.  The only thing better than talking hockey is playing hockey.  Off to Sunday morning hockey where Randy can't fuck with my ice time.

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@T K O

k - go check TOI for Detroit.  With the exception of Weiss (about 8 minutes) every player played 11 minutes plus.  And you should have said our 4th line is not a 4th line when they're not playing because if they're not playing it's guaranteed they're doing nothing.

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@T K O

No - let's applaud his use of Dion of over 25 minutes and the big minutes of the first line.  I'm sure they weren't in any way shape or form tired playing the 2nd game of a B2B on the road.

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Leafs2 Isles1

Nitpicking his mistakes?  They are the exact same fundamental mistakes he made last year that caused this team to go 2- 12 down the stretch.

And you are right.  The Red Wings with less talent are a well coached team. You have described the problem with Randy perfectly.  

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Zep2 @Knights2Leafs

I know you're not suggesting tanking but as I posted below this team is not bad enough to tank.  That's what's really frustrating - we will pinball around from 18th to 24th without changes.

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Zep2

If we are a McDavid competitor, do we keep Randy till the end of the season to give him a chance to accomplish the goal?

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@JMAC17 @peterbleafs

The only geniuses that count are Nonis and Shanahan and it worries me that they can't/dont' see that.

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@peterbleafs

Q. Can you prove that you can't win with 3 lines.

A.  Leafs 2013/14

5 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@JMAC17

This post says it all.  What has changed?

5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@MaxwellHowe @Yaknowwhat

Sounds like Frattin accomplished a lot in his less than 3 minutes of play.

5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Yaknowwhat

guess you're right - the guy that took his job has looked real good.  Oh that's right, Randy hasn't played him yet.  

5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@peterbleafs @Knights2Leafs @Yaknowwhat

Set up JVR on a beautiful breakaway from the Game in 6

5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Yaknowwhat

"everyone agrees" - not true.

Most everyone agrees Carlyle sucks.

5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@leafsince93

90% of the fans on this site are stupid (me me me) and agree with you.  What stuns me is the 10% of the geniuses who actually don't see Randy as a problem.  I guess Shanny is one of those geniuses.

5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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I said almost exactly a month ago that I was going to try to be more emotionally detached this year.  2 Saturdays in a row where I made other plans.  I feel way less stressed.

Having said that I come on my favourite website to find that Randy is back to playing the 4th line next to zero icetime and Dion playing over 25 minutes.  And we lose.  I can only imagine how pissed I would have been watching the game.

The team in not bad enough to tank so the best I can hope for is the countdown is on till Peter Horachek takes over.  If this doesn't happen by November 15th the season will be over and I can make more valuable use of my time.


5 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Alec Brownscombe @DeclanK

promises, promises...that's what you told me in April

1 week ago on Game Day: Game #5, Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)

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