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@Yaknowwhat There is enough individual talent on this team that things shouldn't be this bad. Therefore there has to be either a coaching problem, or a personality/effort problem.
7 hours, 50 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@TheLoovTrain @Yaknowwhat And some of us have been there for half a decade...
7 hours, 51 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Burtonboy I appreciate him a hell of a lot more than a lot of other players right now.
8 hours, 33 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Great Dane @Cameron19 What if Johnnny T or Stammer moves in with him?
1 week ago on Leafs Notebook – October 14
JVR - Kopitar - Stamkos
Kadri - McDavid - O'Reilly
Leivo - Eichel - Brown
Komarov - Gauthier - Santorelli
I dunno, pretty weak looking lineup ;)
@dlb Mad Easy peasy!
@Xxxxxnew Or Burke picked up Kessel knowing how hard it would be to land any kind of star player and jumped on his opportunity to do so when the chance presented itself.
@moray watson Here's hoping he wins a shiny silver medal!
@Wilsonfan4life I said it earlier...4th line winger. It's not ideal, but if you want him in that's a place to put him.
@Burtonboy Loose is a good description. He has such effortless skating that I think sometimes he stops thinking and gets into a zone where he plans like it's a beer league scrimmage just floating around the ice.
@Burtonboy Meet Jake Gardiner... 4th line winger!
@Burtonboy Easy boys, save that fire for game time.
@Burtonboy Yep, so looks like Boston is going without a designated goon too.
@ProfessorRance @Burtonboy He's going to be there until an injury, trade, or someone outside of Robidas/Phaneuf shits the bed
@TheLoovTrain I would stick with the current lines after the last win. If any change is made is should be on line 4, or a JVR/Lupul swap. Lupul has been hot and might be able to ignite Kessel, whereas the demotion might get JVR going. Plus JVR looked good playing with Kadri in pre-season.
@T K O @colino17 I'm not saying that it will be a constant rotation. More likely than not one guy will sit the majority. But if another guy struggles whoever is sitting will get another shot.
@T K O Disagree. Maybe you go down that road once Booth returns and roster numbers require it, but right now Percy deserves to stay. An injury or trade will happen soon enough anyway I'm sure and until then whoever is cold between Gardiner/Franson/Percy/Polak will sit.
@Darkside Beleafer @Yaknowwhat He has the same problem that the entire team does...consistency.
@dlb Mad I'm a Phaneuf supporter, but so far this season he has been really slow moving the puck when he gets it in the corners. He is almost always the first guy there, but by the time he decides what to do he has a forechecker on him. I'm not sure if its just rust, or if he can't think the game from the left side but something is off.
@Yaknowwhat He has been the worst D so far I would say. Phaneuf and Robidas have both also struggled but they aren't going to be scratched, nor should they as they need all the games they can get to work on chemistry and to shake off Robidas' rust.
@loomx @Yan28 Right now line 4, ideally, is an energy and tertiary scoring line.
1 week, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@Yan28 Isn't it the opposite, If we had less depth Holland would be playing higher up the lineup?
@Burtonboy @colino17 I think if Percy continues to impress and Dion fails to adjust to the left then you have to move Franson.
@Burtonboy Or if Franson is traded...
Any word yet whether Panik will slot in against PIT?
@theacs1966 @colino17 @Black_Hawk Just teasing you. :)
1 week, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@docmma Should be able to dress 5 lines, 4 d lines, and 3 goalies lol
@theacs1966 @colino17 @Black_Hawk We're all going to be deaf by the time you get your keyboard fixed ;)
@Black_Hawk @theacs1966 Difference in the new CBA is that guys don't have to go through re-entry waivers when being called up.
@Zep2 It was on both, Phaneuf lost his battle and Bernier went down low too early. Doesn't matter though, it's one goal and they are both still our best players in their respective positions.
@Black_Hawk We can send him down anytime, but he'll be exposed to waivers again if we do and then someone else can claim him.
@Black_Hawk @colino17 Shouldn't matter, 2-way has nothing to do with waiver status. Just means that his salary varies depending on whether he is NHL or AHL.
@Black_Hawk 725k roughly (2-way). Should still be an RFA when it ends.
@dlb Mad @colino17 There's no Reimer reason to your puns. Be careful, don't Bernier bridges or you might get banned and you'll have to Kessel of us goodbye.
@theacs1966 Dick Panik: he won't always satisfy, but when he's at his best it'll be hard and rough!
@bear19 @ProfessorRance @loomx He gets injured in warmup...back on LTIR.
@dlb Mad @HHT All these puns are really Rielly me up
@Xxxxxnew Best Panik joke yet, very Chuck Norris-esque
@Forever17 @colino17 We are at 50 contracts right now by my calculation so hopefully something is in the works.
@docmma @ProfessorRance I think the punching was more physics than chemistry
@Xxxxxnew Groin or hip would be a good call, That's what I was thinking too. He just doesn't have the speedy turns and pivots or explosive starts right now.
@Xxxxxnew No that honour goes to Giroux...oops just noticed 2011....Giroux is the 2014 champ ;)
@Forever17 Bodie and Leivo went down today
@traNsplantEdneWfie Points for creativity, Minus points for not realizing that everyone has already been equally creative. ;)
@docmma If he's carrying it, wouldn't it be smart just to drop it?
@docmma Slim, but I mentioned earlier that if Carlyle decides to balance D minutes a bit then a Percy - Phaneuf might work. Would likely rely on Phaneuf failing to adjust to the left and Franson being traded though.
@Xxxxxnew The top line never played as a full unit at all in pre-season did they?
@wiski @Bring the Cup Home Need to clear a few contract spots.
@wiski @colino17 If he can hit consistently and play good defense he's not a bad option of line 4. Stands to be seen whether he is a better option than Frattin though.
Based on his fight clips he looks like he can get fired up. Most of the times someone else initiates, but once he's hit he starts feeding them even after they back away or go down.