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@darthNihilus People love hating on Crosby, don't they. He complained about one hit. You also do realize that they want to get Crosby on cam, so there's a greater chance you're going to hear him complain about something? Guys are constantly talking to the refs, complaining about something, asking for a call for something. Why call someone a crybaby douchebag when we do the same?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on HBO 24/7: Leafs / Red Wings Episode #2 (Open Thread)
@darthNihilus I'm sure there's some they kick the cameras out for, but they watch video before/after games and stuff and go over strategy, plus they do that sort of thing in practice. They shouldn't need reminded in between periods a ton.
@dlb eh @gunner_36 Yeah that's what I meant... Gardiner is an effortless skater and can glide and turn so smoothly. He doesn't always seem super fast (Rielly definitely has a higher gear in straight-aways, as do a few other guys on the team- Kuli for sure) but I would bet that he could still be Clarkson. Gardiner's shown some pretty impressive speed at times. Was it against Pittsburgh maybe, he caught up to someone fast rushing the puck (might have been Crosby)... I was pretty impressed.
@dlb eh @gunner_36 Yeah I know, and Dion tried to turn it back on Crosby but I think he had a good point there that he doesn't throw many hits. You can tell Crosby and Phaneuf respect each other, and also love/hate playing against each other. Phaneuf seems to thrive playing against him.
@Knights2Leafs @MaxwellHowe Kadri did embellish that one. He's lucky he missed/Crosby got out of the way. Something tells me if he connected with that hit (he left his feet, led with his elbow, and was coming in high to the head of the best player in the league who also happens to have concussion history) Shanny would have made an example out of Naz. Definitely not what we needed. I like his fire and playing on the edge but he's really got to be careful, because we can't afford him getting suspended again right now.
@MaxwellHowe Might be because it wasn't trash talk?
@Knights2Leafs He's never been a strong skater. That's probably the biggest reason he wasn't drafted. He's gotten a bit better (faster for sure since junior) and makes things work, but he's certainly no Gardiner out there.
@dlb eh @Bobsyouruncle Well you can't give them KD before the bag skate, or someone will have an awful mess to clean up.
Love these episodes. I much prefer the Leafs stuff obviously, but it's pretty cool seeing some of the Detroit scenes too (although I'm glad there was less Krusty in this episode).Hope everyone affected made it through the storm unscathed.
@NotSince67 AHL squad + Crosby
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Penguins (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
So close by Phaneuf getting it around Sutter.
There's a call we don't get too often. Definitely worthy of one though.
Close. Nice rush Phaneuf.
D'Amigo should stay away from Bortuzzo.
B@Cameron19 But Phaneuf still sucks, right?
@Dangle_My_Berries No Phaneuf
How did he miss that?
@Alec Brownscombe Bortuzzo is 6'4'' or 6'5'' too, so the two don't combine well. Watched him play in Kitchener... tough defender and I'm sure he didn't mean to do that (although still worthy of a suspension for sure).
Good hit 10 years ago, definitely not now. He'll get 2-4 I'm guessing.