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1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@Greg Fenton @Nikhil Daljeet
He never looked like the next Pronger. He looked like a Karlsson with a penchant for hitting with no regards to his defensive assignments. His Norris trophy nomination was on the back of his offensive play, similar to Karlsson and Subban in recent years. He is miles ahead defensively compared to his early years. This really is not surprising, considering most defensemen round out their defensive game as they grow older, especially those that are offensively-inclined early on. He was a more "exciting"player in those days, no doubt. But he is much better all-around nowadays.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on HBO 24/7: Leafs / Red Wings Episode #2 Best Clips
That you think Phaneuf's defensive game in Calgary is comparable to his time in Toronto is laughable. If your support for that is based on +/- only makes it more so.
@Yaknowwhat @Nikhil Daljeet @Alec Brownscombe @Murph2417 @ Black Phantom
"Declining point pace" very much implies an ongoing process. If you were referring to the initial dropoff from his days in Calgary that is the very obvious repercussion of actually playing defense. If that much is not immediately clear to you then you likely did not watch him at all with the Flames. What I was referring to was the additional fact that his point pace has gone up every year he has been in Toronto with the small sample size of this season being the lone exception. If your only criticism of Phaneuf is that he hasn't put up as much points as his reckless days in Calgary - then ok, because that's not much of an argument at all.
@Yaknowwhat @Alec Brownscombe @Murph2417 @ Black Phantom
His declining point totals? He's been miles more responsible defensively than his days in Calgary (although I am guessing by your comments you only watch the Leafs). Even then, his point pace increased from 2010/2011 to 2011/2012. Then it increased again last year, although that was a shortened season. It's down so far this year in a minuscule sample size - rendering your point completely ridiculous. And if you really think Phaneuf makes a significant amount of "bone headed plays at critical times" then I repeat - you only watch the Leafs. All of the league's heavy minute-munchers on defense make mistakes. It's part of being on the ice a lot against the very best. Finally: the numerous team collapses under his watch? LOL. Ok, let's pretend the team's shortcomings are an indictment of one player. I get that you don't like Phaneuf, but eliminate your baseless criticisms and as you said - you've "got nothing else".
Speaking of calling it - nailed it with the 3-2 Leafs call early in the GDT
3 months ago on Game in 10: Game #29, Leafs 3 vs. Stars 2
@Cameron19 @Nikhil Daljeet
Yup definitely. Thought they had a great showing against San Jose and built on that to start off this game
Thanks for reading!
They came out hard to start. Faltered in the third while holding two leads to a Dallas team that I've seen dominate many others in a similar fashion. Wasn't perfect by any means, but compare this effort to their previous few.
3 months ago on Preview & GDT: Stars at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@Murph2417 @Nikhil Daljeet @AdamPoirier @Jmessih
Which iPhone are you using?
3 months, 1 week ago on Game Preview: Seeking a rebound in Pittsburgh
@AdamPoirier @Murph2417 @Jmessih
Hey bro! You posting from a mobile device?
Weird, watching the Leafs game and the Blues game. Both Leafs and the Slugs scored on the exact same plays almost immediately...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Islanders at Maple Leafs (7 p.m, Sportsnet)
miss those Franson shots
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Holland’s Landing – Sabres at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Sabres (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@CanuckUKinToronto @Nikhil Daljeet
Didn't say he wasn't a good goalie, just that Harding is even better
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Preview: Leafs visit the stingy Minnesota Wild
Good stroke of luck for the Leafs to draw Backstrom tonight, he's not nearly as good as Harding is these days