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@Great Dane Cox sure made it sound on the HNIC panel like that maangement question Phaneuf's judgement when he non-saluted the fans

58 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@Yan28 @vinoa @wendelsfist True.  The trends are just in the wrong direction

1 hour, 30 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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From Seigel's column - I never though of it like this, but this describes why the leaf dmen often fall back at the blue lines.



"That was the most notable change players pointed to after the past two victories, just how engaged the forwards were in hustling back defensively – specifically the high forward in the offensive zone.  "No question," said Phaneuf. "We want to play aggressive all over the ice, but that doesn't mean just going forward that means coming back. For us as defencemen it makes our job easier when we have back-pressure." Phaneuf detailed how the improvement allows him and the collection of defenders to hold their position at the blue-line, thereby forcing opponents to dump the puck. It also means fewer odd-man opportunities to defend, notable in the victories over Tampa and Detroit. "That's a big part of our system," he said. "We want to stand up in the neutral zone, make teams dump the puck."

1 hour, 31 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@Cameron19 @wendelsfist The leaf centre depth is better too.   And how would you rate Eakins as coach?

1 hour, 39 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@Cameron19 I see the oilers  problem is much like the leafs with not enough talent in the back end. 

1 hour, 43 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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Franson is everything I was hoping Gardiner would be this season with his offence, puck possesion and high TOI

1 hour, 44 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050 · 12h12 hours ago

Cody Franson set a new career-high for ice-time tonight. Totaled 26:14, eclipsing previous mark of 25:43 set in April 2013.


1 hour, 45 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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Things are going to be quiet in leaf land until Wednesday.  The big stories this week are who replaces Polak, where will lupul/booth line up when they return and some manufactured crisis by the media.

1 hour, 46 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@mr_hanie The oilers have lots of core contracts signed long term.  And other support players that expire in two years. I'm not sure what they can do.  


The other team that is a question mark is the Avs this year. 

2 hours, 2 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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Eakins is as powerless as Carlyle when the team struggles

11 hours, 3 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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I want another 18 wheeler collapse for the flames.  Ooh baby!

11 hours, 17 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@Luke_R @Jmessih  Most of those people just want carlyle and nonis gone so won't acknowledge any talk about character or compete

11 hours, 26 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@Xxxxxnew I'm so pissed at Burke.  Quick success with few mistakes on Flames but too many mistakes on the leafs

11 hours, 34 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@sniperstar Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters  51s

51 seconds agoToronto, Ontario

Carlyle on Bozak: "He's a deceptive player. A lot of times he's not noticeable, but at end of night he has points & has made contribution."

13 hours, 28 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters  15s

16 seconds agoToronto, Ontario

Carlyle says whichever line Komarov is on seems to have a "dogged work ethic"

13 hours, 29 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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The leafs somehow win without a point from Kessel?

13 hours, 42 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Cameron19 @Radar O'Rielly Phaneuf would have still been wide  (I can't resist)

13 hours, 51 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Radar O'Rielly That's why HOlland got  the short side from Howard

13 hours, 54 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Bruffins   I thought, bozak had another so so game but there he is with 2 goals unassisted by Kessel

13 hours, 59 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@rockydundas There must be a rift in dressing room

14 hours, 13 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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The Leafs stopped skating after a solid first period.   Here we go again

15 hours, 32 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yaknowwhat This team looks great when they use Carlyle's systems

16 hours, 20 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Mcost61 Drawing penalties like a boss

16 hours, 24 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Good compete and skating so far by the leafs.

Maybe the optional game day skate is keeping the leafs legs fresher.  

16 hours, 32 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Come on Phaneuf with a slapshot pass to Kessel.  What's that?

16 hours, 46 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Gardiner/Rielly not doing it on the PP

16 hours, 47 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Gardiner on the PP. Hold your breath

16 hours, 53 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@TheLoovTrain @Dogger Leafs vs Habs playoffs would be epic.  

17 hours, 4 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Dogger They won't make it out of the east.   

17 hours, 6 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Bring the Cup Home @Yaknowwhat Now we know why Nonis can't make a trade

17 hours, 11 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@TheLoovTrain They both talk about how important it is for the players to have character.  And how they team needs to compete.

17 hours, 12 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Dogger Stromobo never played a game and all the players are saying it is silly but he tells them they are wrong

17 hours, 18 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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I hate to compare Lanny to Phaneuf but with a few words it shows how much over head Phaneuf is handling the media. 

17 hours, 20 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Strombo walks in front of the camera with backside to the audience.

I hope someone is correcting his hosting mishaps

17 hours, 31 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@penchantforbeingmuppets @BoneChompski Outpossesed since Sundin?

17 hours, 33 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@BoneChompski Different linemates for Kadri and Holland

17 hours, 33 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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I hope the habs implode tonight just to so Strombo has sad

17 hours, 34 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Kadri vs Datsyuk or Bozak vs Datsyuk?

17 hours, 39 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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Are we looking at Jekyll or Hyde leafs tonight?   The leafs played the wings twice this season and one was a close game and the other just awful.

17 hours, 48 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@Burtonboy Habs at Boston versus a depleted Bruins team.  

17 hours, 52 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@Bring the Cup Home Kessel and that first line is not going to get much better.   Phaneuf has likely peaked as well.  The young story comes down to Gards/kadri/Rielly and perhaps holland.   Some of these other players are way too young to judge if they will be an important part of the team.    Put that together, and if things work out well then we might have  a decent wildcard team?

17 hours, 55 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@Komas Taberle @ConnorCrisp If you can blend Siegel and Mirtle then I think you get a balanced view

1 day, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@ConnorCrisp I like Friedman but Mirtle has dropped in my books as he has hard time remaining objective 

1 day, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Burtonboy So the team no shows in practices just like in most games :-)

1 day, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@DeclanK Lucic looked dazed there for a bit

1 day, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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Frattin looking competent at this level of competition

1 day, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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Is AHL 3 on 3 for OT?

1 day, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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