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@Potcy @Yan28 Do the Marlies ride the buses ALL the time regardless of distance?
2 hours, 51 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus
@docmma @LeafsGuru @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy I always though that Bernier had much better lateral movement than Riemer...
4 hours, 51 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus
@ProfessorRance @gjdevlin Our Sam Carrick? Why isn't he up with us now?
4 hours, 52 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus
@Rhaegar_ @gjdevlin I agree. That's what bugs the hell out of me. The arrogance of assumption - this is a weak team therefore I don't have to play as hard. I played soccer in Burlington when I was a kid. I always played hard against opposing teams if they were good or bad. I was the only deaf kid in the entire league - in one game, we were up 2-0 after I scored one goal. After the half, the coach put me on the sidelines for the entire 2nd half - without any explanation - and we got hammered 7-2. My mom and brother (brother being the soccer nut) was livid at the coach.
Hockey is such a funny game when it comes to the Leafs. Boston beats us down good and we turn around and throttle the Sabres yet Boston barely beats Buffalo 3-2 in OT last night? :-)
5 hours, 4 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus
I remmy that game then they stopped. I could never figure it out.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
This lies the problem. Only the CBJ and Chicago games will tell us if last nights game was a mirage.
Looking at the chart the majority of Leaf shots were on the outside. They do need to get down and dirty in front of the net if they want to compete with Boston and Chicago
2 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
@Hmmm @gjdevlin Yeah - my beef with the Leafs is that they allow the OTHER team to dictate how they play and they don't up their ante when responding - "I like the way I skate and I make millions why change?" attidude won't work.
I'll be at the BBQ. You bring the steaks and I'll bring the beer.
I think I speak for all of us when we see the Leafs losing not because they suck - it's because of their EFFORT. They can do it but this weird entitlement attitude they have really grinds me.
2 days, 18 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)
@Hmmm @gjdevlin Buffalo gave him and the Leafs so much space that IHOP called because there wasn't enough turn overs to go around.
Gardiner's play tonight won't work against Chicago this Saturday.
@TheColborneUltimatum @gjdevlin yeah I know - I'll take it but Coach and Management have a lot of work to do and I just don't trust them.
Didn't cheer a single goal because - one - the Sabres are terrible - so terrible that it looks like the Leafs continued to play their own freewheeling style of hockey by running around the Sabres at times - not all the times.
The Leafs were able to use their speed to get around the defenders which is good however I saw a lot of numerous sloppy passes.
Gardiner's goal while a beauty it is something the Leafs management don't want him to do - carrying it deep like a forward - he's suppose to stay back - this is the 2nd time I've seen him score that wrap around. It looked like he was all over the place.
Will tonight's effort work against the CBJ and more importantly Chicago?
We can only hope.
And Kessel is always hanging
2 days, 20 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)
The only thing the Leafs will show up for is a five on three orgy.
@MikeGartner11 @maple1967leafs If the Leafs want to get McDavid they have to flip some players for their 1st and that will NEVER happen - I don't think anyone is giving up their first this year because the draft is deep.
Tanking for McDavid is nonsense.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@vinoa @gjdevlin @ingy56 I doubt it - he's had to sit with the coaches and get some video sessions pounded into him and look at what he's doing. The same thing.
@Cameron19 @gjdevlin Not a shut out for sure to that AHL goalie they have...he's quite good I heard. I forgot his name. I was impressed with his effort in pre-season. I think he would be a good backup if Riemer is moved.
@ingy56 @gjdevlin Yes - speed is what will defeat the Bruins. This is what the Habs use very well. The Habs are not a physical team. Rolling all four speedy lines is the way to overwhelm the Bruins. The Leafs had speed but they put on roller blades last night.
@ingy56 @gjdevlin cap? The Leafs aren't playing until Tuesday..makes no sense.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@ingy56 I hope they aren't blaming him. He has put in effort but yes he's young and makes his mistakes but Gardiner makes more mistakes than him.
The Robidas comment that the effort has to be better. I find it interesting. Polak, Robidas, Panik, Clarkson, Komorov and Kozun and Santorelli were playing respectively very well. I'm seeing effort from Clarkson and Winnik showing poise but these guys cannot do all the work. What's more these guys are fairly new to the team with the exception of Clarkson's bad season last year.
JVR, Phauef, Kadri, Bozak, Lupol and Gardiner are the by products of the Burke years are the hold outs and this core is where I'm seeing NO effort - no grit and no heart. There is no balance to the team.
I have no problems with the Riemer Bernier tandem. They are fine.
The fact that Robidas says "The effort has to be there" is that he came over with Polak from a fairly successful team last year - The Ducks and The Blues - I'm betting you that these two are looking around the locker room and saying, "Why are you guys playing lackluster hockey?"
I've said it before - I find it odd that the Leafs have competed fairly well against the Montreal Canadians yet when it comes to Boston, they seem uninterested. Yet the Habs skate circles around the Bruins push them out of the play offs and throttle them last week.
And the Leafs can't? Something is very wrong here. I'm not buying the excuse that "they are not good enough." Let me tell you something - if we flipped the Leafs for the Marlies for one night and threw them at the Bruins - I'm not saying they will win but you will see more snarl.
There was just NO snarl last night.
@vinoa @theacs1966 @mike_84 I was wondering why the Leafs didn't court Blysma...
@Shafty yes pretty much. I was reading about NFL contracts a few weeks ago. That's why players go for the bonuses as much as they can. I think that if a player is cut after four games, he is paid for the rest of the season but not for the rest of the contract - whatever years he has left - but yup - NFL contracts are not guaranteed except for bonuses.
The New England Patriots have to pay the bonus to that guy convicted of murder last year (forgot his name) the bonus will be paid to his wife and kid. His contract was terminated.
Lol not you- kadri!
5 days, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@Cloud09 Awww..Kadri has a wittle boo boo. Do you want us to kiss that winger and make you feel better? Wake the fuckity fuck up!
@ingy56 You've been very naughty. So talk amongst yourselves and share and discuss why you lost. Meanwhile, Daddy has to go outside and talk to the nice men with microphones.
@ingy56 The tweet makes the Leafs sound like they are a bunch of fucking kindergartners.
@ingy56 Then it's back to business as usual. What's the point? You said that "we should play better" last week and the week before and last season.
What do they do? Nothing.
@docmma @GreekGod @gjdevlin wow wait - he benched the Kessel line? For how long? Had the game on telly so it's tough to follow that...can you elaborate more on this benching?
@MaxwellHowe Very carefully.
If the Leafs locker room is still closed can we back the Zamboni down the hall? Someone fetch the hose and some towels please.
@Alec Brownscombe @gjdevlin Well there's little kids here...:-)
@ingy56 I wonder who is in the locker room besides Carlye and coaches and the team? Can you hear the ghost of Toskala laughing?
@deedrag Exactly. They didn't even try and the Bruins looked "ordinary" playing their game.
Wow what a complete colossal shit storm of a game. Gardiner with his cocky attitude doesn't bother to battle for the puck. They hung Bernier out to dry. Two weeks ago these same turds were saying how disrespectful it is to throw the jersey on the ice. Fuck off. You guys don't deserve to wear the Jersey. I'm just completely bug-shitted over how lackluster Gardiner was over those two goals. Just fucking dumbfounded.
I just want Gardiner traded, benched or sent down. What a cocky asshole.
It's funny. We do well against the Habs. The Bruins struggle against the Habs and we shit the bed against the Bruins.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Easy peasy just like that. Fuck it. We are just too fucking passive.
Not a good 1st. We are rolling only 3 and a half lines against the Bruins four line machine. Carlye is being out coached tonight. Leafa need to be more aggressive on the forechecking for the 2nd and 3rd I'd they want to dent the Bruins offense
5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@Forever17 @gjdevlin I guess a line up like this also says we need another quality forward in our lineup but we are not going to get one by addition by subtraction...
5 days, 23 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
Looks like the Leafs are going with a 7th defence man tonight. I did not understand the concept until I saw the line up.
Basically it is like this( I think? )
player 1 player 2 player 3
player 4 player 5 player 6
player 7 player 8 player 9
player 10 player 11(borrowed double shifted forward from line 2 or 3)
player 1 player 2
player 2 player 3
player 4 player 5
player 6 EXTRA-DMAN
Forgive my niavette if I seem so behind but I'm learning the nuiances of behind the bench.
I really don't like this set up. It shows that Carlye has no faith in his own offensive 4th line and will double shift a forward into the 4th line minutes?
So by using a extra-seventh d-man it means he will clog up the zones and collaspe and all to send a big F you to upstairs management which has I think been trying to push him to roll the 4th line?
Thoughts? Thanks for your patience.
@Ze_theLeafsFan @gjdevlin @Knights2Leafs yes that is true but their development is piss poor.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@Burtonboy @gjdevlin no no triple fuck him lol
@Knights2Leafs The Bruins never really manage their draft choices very well. Thornton gone to SJ and Sequin gone to Dallas and then Kessel flipped to Toronto.
@Burtonboy @gjdevlin No - he's hated them before I think and said something like he'd never go there..blah blah...
@Burtonboy Why does Dougie hate Toronto? He's made some remarks towards them.
Chara or not the Leafs will have to come out fast and furious and play the way the played against the 2nd game at Detroit. Leafs need to set the tone and the pace of the game and not allow the Bruins aggressive fore-checking. They need to be aggressive for 60 minutes. I'm tired of being "owned" by the Bruins. I would prefer Chara to be in the line up. If the Leafs lose tonight then we've got a problem.
Good game. I didn't like how they let he Islanders back in the third. Randy did the right thing by calling a time out and chiding his players. I think they will be well rested to go against Ottawa tomorrow and I not gong to accept faitque as an excuse tomorrow.
1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2
Watching the game I only saw rimysdyk and Clarkson in front of the net the second line did nothing.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)
If Carlye were to be dismissed is Spott ready for head coaching duties? Is Spott a proponent of rolling all four lines?
If one realies on rolling three lines then injuries are going to mount when faitque catches up and the players will get more "stupid"