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@Anthony Petrielli @WendelGilmour @Cloud09 That should be very interesting for sure. Fingers are crossed, but my expectations are tempered. First indication for me will be the final roster.
16 hours, 6 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Anthony Petrielli @WendelGilmour @Cloud09 I hear you loud and clear, I saw many things last Friday that, if not corrected, will make this a very long year. Hoping against hope these three days will give them decent time to practice any system changes and get a better feel for each other. It gets harder every year though.
16 hours, 11 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Anthony Petrielli @WendelGilmour @Cloud09 Don't disagree, Anthony. Too young yet. Very discouraging if a guy like Booth stays but Ashton leaves, imo.
16 hours, 17 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Anthony Petrielli @Cloud09 @WendelGilmour I agree with everything you said, Anthony. The only thing I can imagine is they feel Biggs, and Broll supply that in the future. Who knows what they're thinking.
16 hours, 23 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Anthony Petrielli @WendelGilmour Thanks. I figured Ashton was pretty nuch out of the plans given his lack of playing time in the preseason.
16 hours, 31 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Anthony Petrielli Friedman?
16 hours, 33 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
If RC goes with an "energy" line, Kozun and Carrick might be a good start towards it. They seem to be buzz saws out there.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Forever17 @WendelGilmour Yeah, looks like that's the plan.
@Forever17 @WendelGilmour Good point. I guess I just thought they'd have more bubble guys tonight and almost the regular line-up for the last 2 preseason games.
Interesting line-up tonight. I would have thought guys like Kessel, JVR, and Kadri would be sitting and more bubble guys would play. Leivo, Nylander, and Kozun all getting a good look, although Kozun on the 4th line seems a little out of whack, but he is getting in the line-up.
@Zep2 I think Naz will be gangbusters this year. He's made an obvious effort so far to be on the right side of the puck in all zones. He's also bulked-up a fair bit, and is still creating offense. They mentioned at one point in the 1st last night he was 14 of 20 on face-offs too. Seemed he won quite a few after that also.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Cameron19 @Scooby64 Agreed, Sunday night may well determine the fate of a bunch of these guys. Line-up should be interesting.
@mike_84 If these 2 continue to outplay a couple of the 1 year contract vets I'm leaning towards keeping them. I've always liked Leivo's game, and Carrick is a feisty SOB. Kozun is too, proving me wrong about him.
@Mind Bomb @WendelGilmour Morning, MB.
Burke used to say a youngster would have to kick the door down to take a spot. Leivo and Carrick are sure making a great case for themselves. Even if it's not right out of the gate, they're showing they are viable options if a vet they give the benefit of the doubt stumbles.
@Shafty @WendelGilmour @Jordan29 I agree.
Good morning boys and girls.
@Jordan29 IMO, Carrick has played well enough to potentially bump others too though. I think Holland will stay. I do agree he hasn't played as well as I would've hoped. Still young though.
@DeclanK @WendelGilmour @gjdevlin LOL, yeah, that's my concern. Blew a fuse when I saw that pic.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@gjdevlin Agree that Willie should be with the Marlies, athough I am a little concerned about the fishbowl, the AHL is a tougher league than the SHL and the best option for the Leafs to have some control on ice time, systems, etc.
@loomx IMO, Holland better get on his horse, 3C is a big question mark right now, and Holland as now has not earned that spot. Problem is I'm not big on Santorelli either. Carrick, IMO should stay.
Thanks, Dec. You pretty much nailed it.
@Forever17 @WendelGilmour @Burtonboy @Xxxxxnew @Cameron19 Staal has fallen drastically in the past couple of years. If he's a salary dump I might consider him, but he certainly would not be handed 1C by me.
4 days, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
@Forever17 @Burtonboy @Xxxxxnew @Cameron19 That would be extortion for Carolina.
@Fish Head @Forever17 @Xxxxxnew @Cameron19 @Burtonboy Perfect. This is not the Staal of 3-4 years ago. Nazem Kadri is a better hockey player (more effective) right now, and will only get better.
@whalz @WendelGilmour @Burtonboy Lol, no, but nor do I think Clarkson should play over his head based on that contract.
@Burtonboy Woohoo!!! I can only hope. Far better fit than Clarkson.
4 days, 18 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
@Xxxxxnew @WendelGilmour Yeah, he did. Skill is obvious, he just needs to learn to play off his strengths and use his linemates. Aside from gaining a little strength.
Not a knock necessarily on Nylander, but someone needs to tell him he's not playing in the SHL anymore. Instead of dangling into a corner he's gotta find an open man and then get open himself. Probably a result of feeling he has to impress, but needs to be addressed.
@Cameron19 @WendelGilmour Tough decisions coming. I like to think the vets being threatened would recognize that and pick up the pace.
4 days, 20 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
@Cameron19 @WendelGilmour Yeah, I don't disagree, but in some cases the gap is widening.
IMO, Leivo and Carrick have been much better than Booth, Santorelli, and Kontiola. Kozun looking pretty good also. Some of these 1 year signings should get waived to make room.
Also, Holzer has been much better than Granberg.
@Jordan29 Anything that gets Clarkson away from Kadri works for me.
That's my guess.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Double GDT: Preseason Game #3&4, Senators vs. Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4&5)
Probably pretty close, but I would prefer Fratts with Naz a over Clarkson.
Brown looks a little nervous, he's much better than he's shown so far.
3 in 4 periods so far.
What happened to covering the points?
Leivo is playing pretty well away from the puck. Looks like he's been working on it.
Hope they leave Kadri's line the same.
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Pre-season Game#1 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers (7pm, LeafsTV)
Doorman, are you around?
@WesternDP @WendelGilmour Thanks, I'll check it out.
1 week, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight
AB / Dec / AP, any update on the site changes that might allow us Z10 users to post on mobile?
@Knights2Leafs @WendelGilmour @MaxwellHowe I guess I underestimated MLSE, I would have thought $40 - $50 top price. I should know better.
@Burtonboy Morning, Bboy.
@Knights2Leafs @WendelGilmour @MaxwellHowe $95, seriously? Wow. Still, as you say, nice to see some of the new faces.
@Lummis83 @WendelGilmour @MaxwellHowe Yep, looking forward to it regardless.
@MaxwellHowe Yeah, and only because the league has rules about dressing vets, etc. Fair to the folks paying to watch I guess.
That roster for tonight is way too many players. I guess we'll find out later who's actually playing. Being in London, if neither Rupert is playing you can bet it's already been decided they're among the first cuts.