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1 month, 4 weeks ago on GDT: Wild at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@mike_84 @Jordan29 if you skipped 13 then there is a huge difference between 12 and 14 with updated skating physics and fighting mechanics. For this stuff it merits a buy.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook (Part 1) – The looming Rielly decision
@TheCanucksnaphook as crazy as it sounds, I like Kulemin over Yakupov. He is our best defensive forward and key to our cycling game.
2 months ago on Thanksgiving Mashup: 5 Things to be Thankful For
Two things I took away from the game 1) despite the less than stellar play from Bernier we didn't see the defensive core collapse in front of him like they expected every shot to go in (like we used to see with Toskala and Gustavsson). 2) never count the Leafs out even if they're playing horribly.
also did anyone else catch Phil singing the Canadian national anthem during opening ceremonies? I wonder if he would consider becoming a full on Canadian citizen and play for the good guys in the Olympics?
2 months ago on Game in 10: Game #6, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Oilers 5 (OT)
Are there any Flames fans or at least people who are forced to watch said team on this forum? I am wondering why Colborne has been limited to 6 minutes a night on a weak team.
2 months ago on Game in 10: Game #5, Leafs 4 at Predators 0
@Dan39 @maximus_asinus @Cameron19 Oh I meant like 1 or 2 weeks not months. The area of injury could impact his sight and breathing so maybe they sit him for a few + observation for concussion.
@Cameron19 @maximus_asinus I thought this way as well but what if Franson is out long term? Is it possibly that they are waiting to see the extent of the injury before handing out a suspension? (is that even fair?)
I finally watched the game this morning and saw the hit Fisher laid on Franson but I don't see anything regarding disciplinary action on NHL.com. Does this mean Fisher won't see a suspension? Shanny has given them out for worse.
@Savo43 @CanuckUKinToronto @Burtonboy no way Edmonton makes that trade unless they package Schenn with a top prospect + 1st rounder... and I don't think that would be enough.
2 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout – Episode #5
So I was talking to a friend this weekend about hockey in general and made a comment on how great the Leafs looked through the first week and he tells me to "stop planning the parade". This coming from a Pens fan who couldn't shut up about his team when they hit their prime. Is this a common thing among Leaf fans? I get dumped on for years for supporting my team and staying loyal but the second they start doing well I can't even mention them.
@Savo43 personally I wouldn't have picked Dallas players because the team will probably be sitting in the basement all year. I guess Seguin isn't terrible (thank you Kessel). Also not sure on Pheonix players, the team has never been a offensive powerhouse. Lastly you probably have too many Leaf players (don't kill me).
2 months, 1 week ago on Morning Mashup: A Contender’s Core?
Game day boys and girls! Nothing beats the feeling you get in the first few weeks of hockey. Pre game day post predictions? I have the Leafs winning this one 2 - 0 with strong tending in both sides of the ice. At least 2 fights as well.
Good article, liking what I see in net, but as you said it has only been 2 games. I am interested to see who gets the next start.
Wondering how many games Ranger gets to play if he continues these subpar performances. Who dresses to replace him in the bottom pairing?
2 months, 1 week ago on Morning Mashup: Titillating Tandem
My sister is saying Parros was admitted and shows signs of a concussion and what she speculates is a blown disk. Not a doctor but it doesn't sound like he will be back this season. For anyone interested.
2 months, 1 week ago on Post Game: Leafs 4 at Canadiens 3
I am going all out for my prediction, I say 5 - 1 Leafs, Reimer gets the start and has a late one go in to ruin his shutout bid. Lupul, JVR, Raymond, and Bozak with goals. Book it!
2 months, 1 week ago on Kessel, Leafs working on contract extension; could get done tomorrow
@Bring the Cup Home Dion is currently on a level above Franson, but he has all the pieces to be a great top line defenseman. He just needs to learn how to put it all together (which he is well on his way to doing).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others
I said a few months ago (even posted it here) that I thought Colborne was being poorly managed and wanted him traded to put his career back on the right path. Now I am eating those words, now that he is gone I wish he never left. The team looks pretty weak coming out on opening night without Clarkson and dressing Devane and Ashton. I really hope our defence tightens up and we get some superb goaltending from the first 10 games or so.
@wendelsway1 I hate when we see comments like this. Unless you're hearing it right out of a player's mouth then it isn't true. Remember when everyone said Carter and Richards were feuding? Or Phaneuf is hated in the locker room? Now Kessel isn't well liked? Based on what I see from players on the bench and during charity events, you know, actual observable situations, this crap is simply not true.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The most dangerous act in the Sabres/Leafs brawl
So if Franson wanted to sign right now he would have to wait until Clarkson's suspension is up? That is going to kill me.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23
Okay so Clarkson is out for 10 games. I assume Kulemin draws into the second line to complete the top 6. That leaves a spot open on the 3rd line assuming Colborne isn't moved up and Raymond isn't signed as well as a spot on the 4th line until McLaren is back. Who draws into the lineup as replacements? Ashton obviously comes to mind. Who else?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Fight Night in Toronto: Preseason Post Game #5 – Leafs 5 vs. Sabres 3