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@HHT Patrick Roy was very superstitious.
Its not like they're sitting there saying everything is peachy after a loss, we just need to stop saluting the fans. It just gives everybody something else to focus on, and keep the players distracted.
This is the definition of Toronto's over-analysis.
7 hours, 1 minute ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
@FRyan The solution is to draft more kids from the OHL.
7 hours, 4 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
@Shafty I thought he was better than the public thought last year. The only reason to trade him is if he's player far stronger than capable of sustaining- which I do not believe.
I keep him.
7 hours, 6 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
@ingy56 @MaxwellHowe I think, in particular, the fans at the rink deserve no more than the game they pay to see. No extra respect for the suits that own oft-empty seats.
1 day, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
@MaxwellHowe I've never seen so many jerseys thrown on the ice over a season when a team is 10-8-2
@sniperstar *Nemestikov. Kind of reminds me of Goudreau on the Flames, albeit in only 1.5 periods of play tonight. Small and crafty.
1 day, 19 hours ago on GDT: Game #20, Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
@BoneChompski They must have bad leadership.
@Burtonboy I wonder how many of these players were 18yo but also not in the SHL as rookies. Does that give Nylander a leg up, already being used to 'playing against men' in this league?
4 days, 3 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Preds in town tonight
I know the general consensus has Bozak blamed for our top line's deficiencies [insufficiencies], but for a while now I've seen JvR as the weakest link. While he looked more dangerous on the second line, he easily could be blamed for half of the goals against over the last two (small sample size for this point, my general opinion has been stagnant for longer) games. I guess it is his age, cap hit and high-profile at a young age that appeal to many, but if it were me, when Lupul is back I try him on the top unit again.
Even further, I'd try a different winger on that line even if Lupul isn't healthy. Leivo (I know many wanted him 'in a position to succeed' a la Kings model; is he even a LW or RW?) or Komorov might be worth a shot.
JvR I think said to the media that perhaps they (he and Bozak) try too hard to get the puck to Phil, and they needed to be reminded they were out there to make a difference. I had hoped a few games away was enough of a wakeup call.
EDIT: Thank you.
@Savo43 Richards would not be the main player coming back but Lupul is the main player going there. Would love Brown, but then our 1C position isn't changed, and Richards wouldn't be the one to change it.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow
@Bring the Cup Home Need Lupul back to do it properly though, unless RC has a brain re-wiring and tries a rookie (Leivo?) in a position to succeed.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow
@Jmessih @Ze_theLeafsFan @BPsotka Depends on the circumstances of the altercation I guess.
5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow
@Jmessih Kicked a wall in an altercation with a teammate, I think?
Reimer is the real deal.
@Xxxxxnew Do you know if it is a shorter season or if they have more time between games?
6 days, 21 hours ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)
@Ze_theLeafsFan Does this count? http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/11/14/dion-phaneuf-hit-hornqvist-14112014/
6 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)
@Burtonboy I see what he did there.
1 week ago on Should the Maple Leafs consider claiming David Schlemko?
@MaxwellHowe @BPsotka @Jmessih well I wouldn't be. Neither of these goalies needs protection. Reimer doesn't deserve to sit, and I don't think either goalie has proven to be superior.
1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: Back to Back On Tap
@Jmessih IThink it's ridiculous. Reimer. Had a hell of a record against the pens, and has been the better goalie so far this year. But RC has it in his head that Bernier is the number one so he gets all of the first of back to backs.
We have the best tandem in the league. Use it.
Interesting that our fourth line looks pretty good in the first game they get 10+ minutes.
1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1
@Falcon2 I liked Polak throwing him around a few times last night. Wouldn't complain with Buff though.
1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1
@LyGuy Does that on his real shot too though. Its just a hell of a wind up.
@Anthony Petrielli I was just about to link this. What a smart kid (didn't know smart Bruins fans existed, but "no they won't" was fantastic logic.)
@Potcy Its a patience that not many players have. That he's able to hold the puck that long and still be dangerous shows his high end skill.
@Potcy @TorontoMapleLeafs @docmma I still want him back on the right. Rielly-Dion
@LyGuy @DeclanK @BPsotka yep.
1 week, 3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday
Fuck these guys eh fellas?
@dlb Mad @Anthony Petrielli Haha somebody complained on the other thread that there was no post here. I'm assuming this place is still good for comments directed at the article, which yours are.
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – November 11
@StanSmith @BPsotka @Burtonboy Throwing it higher and harder would have been the set play, if in fact Rielly was in the wrong. It was analyzed well on TV: right off the glass would make a footrace between JvR and the senator defenseman.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #15, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Senators 3
@Burtonboy @StanSmith I'm sure it was a set play. But we don't know the details- if Rielly was supposed to get the puck out, or if JvR was supposed to be in the zone.
I'd just like to point out... we're in the playoffs.
@Sexyhairyman We trade people far too quickly.
@DeclanK I cheer for the Sabres much more this year when I know they're trying to tank.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #12, Arizona Coyotes 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@mike_84 Probably Mackinnon.
@Jmessih @Yan28 London Knights. Looks to be top 10 in June I think.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game 11, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
@ingy56 Goddamnit Randy.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
@Yan28 @BPsotka I didn't. But yeah, doesn't seem to engage in anybody. It looks like he skates to where he should be but does nothing to regain possession.
@Yan28 Wait... he stick handles without the puck, without moving?
@4evrblue @BPsotka @DeclanK @wendelsfist That he looked much better than Leivo, all things considered. Definitely when the options are keeping Frattin or getting rid of Leivo.
@Whalz Nor, honestly, has Frattin yet. What, about 10 minutes added up so far? Tough not to make mistakes when you get thrown in cold for 30 seconds three times a night, knowing your every decision will be over analyzed.
@4evrblue @DeclanK @wendelsfist Frattin came out the gate absolutely flying.
@mike_84 @FRyan Yeah but of the players who would make it anyways, many are picked up after they are draft-eligible.
@JWaterdrager After somebody (Naz?) was thrown from the draw. So only for the faceoff.
@Cameron19 If Kadri looks way out of his depth defensively, do you bump Bozak back up to first? Or do you keep Kadri away from Toews anyways?
@LyGuy @BPsotka I think that's because he's afraid to get caught (either fully blocked shot or the forward entirely closes the gap and pokes it away). I think he could use his speed to give himself more time, and better positioning.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
Offensively, I think I'd like to see Rielly hold onto the puck longer. His speed could get him closer to the net before he shoots/passes the puck.
On the other hand, I'd like to see Gardiner shoot faster. Against most teams, he gets pushed off the puck when trying something like last night's goal and we don't get any chances on it. That said, I liked that he noticed Buffalo was caught watching/ chasing him and not protecting their net front.
@NotSince67 That's what we said about Edmonton three years ago...
So... the Bruins lose in regulation after leading 3-1 in the third.
@Hmmm @Wilbur We've seen the Kadri on the wing, and I thought it had zero potential.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off