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@Radar O'Rielly @TheGroobster I like how Horachek changes his lines throughout a game far more than RC.
1 week ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Luke_R @Ze_theLeafsFan Curious why they'd like Bozak though. ROR's been delegated to the wing due to their center depth already.
1 week, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #46, Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues (7 p.m., CBC)
@Mitch92 @BPsotka I disagree with selling them, but my big issue with this particular one is packaging our first with it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: Slip Sliding Away
@Mitch92 And we'd give them Connor.
@Great Dane @wiski good god. 14s out of position, accomplishing nothing. Its not like he was cheating offensively. He was just confused the entire time.
I only watched the highlights from last night, but does anyone think Reimer has one or both of those goals if he has been a regular 1B goalie?
Winnik's and Franson's point totals need adjustment.
Pumped for tonight.
1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #44, Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks (10 p.m., SNO)
@Alec Brownscombe @TheLoovTrain Would you want him to coach our team?
@ConnorCrisp Aiming for first game on the 23rd against Hamilton I think.
1 week, 5 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Road trip continues in Anaheim
@Radar O'Rielly with a certain call? Or beaten by goaltending?
1 week, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #43, Los Angeles Kings 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0
@Sexyhairyman Tank nation should never be an option.
@philthethrill I'm not worried if Horachek avoids bringing him to Phil's line and leaving him ineffective for months at a time.
@Jmessih Due to the forwards closing the gap between themselves and our defense. 5-5-5 is a winner.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #43, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Hate to be that guy but: "Bozak made another good play to recover a puck after Winnik’s initial forecheck before setting up Winnik in the slot for the 2-0 goal" should read 2-1 goal.
Great read though. So much better after two points.
@hometeem @wendelsfist When Burke was here I remember reading an article (quoting him I believe) saying morning skates do more harm than good. What use is it skating 10 hours before your game?
He thought they'd be a thing of the past by now.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Thursday Mashup: No miracle fix in Horachek’s first game
@wendelsfist As in they are no longer optional, or no more morning skates?
@Jon5200 I'm still pumped for playoffs this year. We'll be there. #notalone
@Xxxxxnew @Knights2Leafs @Anthony Petrielli Dale looked pretty good during his half season stint in Washington.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@wendelsfist @rustynail hit Stajan in the head, blindside.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on New Year’s Mashup: Ending 2014 on a winning note
That's long finished by now I think
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #37, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@wendelsfist @BPsotka Awesome. Good to know if he does well and another forward goes down in the next month that he won't have to clear again.
1 month, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Polak returning, Shooting for Seven
Been out all day. News? Did Kozun clear?
@wendelsfist JvR is the worst for pleading innocence after an obviously illegal play.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
@Burtonboy Anybody know his history against the Ducks?
1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town
@Xxxxxnew My favourite Leaf growing up.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)
@B_Leaf @BPsotka @Archie Vanlanda Even in strong drafts, there are lots of players that don't make it. I think there is more to lose than gain with this trade, values and probabilities considering.
Although I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about OEL.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
@B_Leaf @Archie Vanlanda I think this is overpayment. Lots of value is added to the pick because it could be 1st or 2nd. But in this case, I think we only win the trade if we get McDavid- and we lose it very badly if we pick 8th or something.
@skiingallday @BPsotka But against easier opposition, I expect them to succeed. JVR woke up well (although didn't pot any) last time they took Phil away from him. I think he said something like playing away from Kessel made him want to impact the game on his own, instead of watching Kessel do it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (8 p.m., SN)
@skiingallday I don't think it has to be a joke, Alter just has them in the wrong order. Lupul-Kadri-Kessel; JVR-Bozak-Clarkson; Winnik-Holland-Santorelli; Booth-Smith-Kozun.
I've wanted this switch for the top two lines for a while. Didn't we have this, if not something real similar earlier in the season before Lupul went down?
@Ze_theLeafsFan @Tommy Cat
(6g-5a-10pts) – (7g-5a-11pts) – (8g-3a-10pts)
None of the pts totals have been updated.
@Burtonboy fuck that.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #27, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Calgary Flames 1
@Mcost61 @BPsotka @mikeyboy Its not on the players IMO. Our systems frequently have a high forward or two in effort to spread out the opposition. I want more back pressure and to be unafraid of sending in a 4-man attack.
If one of our defensemen joins the rush, a forward hangs back, even if we can race and outnumber them offensively. We don't like sending a 5-man unit on the rush forwards, or on the backcheck back. I want that to change.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – December 8
@mikeyboy They look good. If they slip up, I think it would happen if their defense stopped producing- but they are given such a green light to join the offense, I don't think they'll stop.
I wish our defensemen had such support, and could show off their offensive prowess more.
Wow what a winner by Kyle Palmeri. Too bad JvR doesn't look as JvR-like as Palmeri does.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2
@Savo43 @BPsotka haha goddamnit. @whalz
@whalz @BPsotka I correctly spell his name 50% of the time.
That's my biggest complaint about our future captain.
@Dogger And Fenton says there are only 6 number one d-men in the league.
I think Franson is a benefactor of the coaching systems. They have him pinching often and early, which really suits his play.
Conversely, I think Rielly and Phaneuf are not being used correctly. Rielly with a struggling vet (so far less even TOI) and no PP time and Dion on his weaker side.
Goddamn I want Rielly-Dion on the point for one of the PPs.
@whalz @Cameron19 @mr_hanie They are eerily similar. They both hate the spotlight as well.
@Marlies Man @Yan28 Yep Ho Sang I think.
@Yan28 I absolutely hate the logic of trading away good players because they`re going to decline. With this logic, we`d constantly rebuilding- each of these players are entering their prime.
That's what you're supposed to do with a 35 year old. Not a 27 year old.
He is literally one year older than Bernier.
@AlbertaMapleLeaf @Yan28 although I find it depends on the player, whether or not it is more impressive. Kaberle always had his best offensive numbers when the Leafs struggled, which made me assume trusting others less improved his game- but that made it tough to win much with him, seeing as his game would never peak at the same time as the rest of the roster.
@Yan28 Compared to Leivo's rookie season with 42 in 59 games. Not bad for Connor.
@Optimustic @BPsotka Thanks
@Optimustic Who scored?
If his play continues to mid-January, and he was willing to take a shorter term deal (I haven't heard what he wants, but I'd assume he doesn't want a short-term deal) would anybody sign Franson to $6 x 3 years or 4 yours?
@theacs1966 @BPsotka @sniperstar @B_Leaf Well said.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@theacs1966 @BPsotka @sniperstar @B_Leaf I agree, stupid. Although I think he takes more flak on here than he should. I like him more than most do, but this one was a bad assessment to make. It was basically only a comparison of offensive stats, and Kadri's look terrible. Watching him play, you could see that he looked dangerous while also playing his best NHL hockey to date.
@theacs1966 @BPsotka @sniperstar We could have chosen players other than Orr and FML to resign for league minimum. The options were aplenty.
We could have given Ashton (who didn't look bad at the beginning), Bodie, and Smith actual minutes instead of 0:07/game instead of dressing Smithson, Orr, and FML.
@theacs1966 @sniperstar @B_Leaf Pretty sure it was Dreger who said this.