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Hi ho hi ho off we go to Chicago for another blow
5 hours, 46 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
@DJBrianBurke @djamon @gjdevlin They are soft up front - esp Bozak - that was a dump lazy penalty he took.
5 hours, 52 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
@djamon @gjdevlin That's the problem.
5 hours, 58 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
Management needs to decide that if this is the system they want to have for the rest of the season. The shot count was starting to creep in after the 3rd game (win in a row) and now the Leafs are continuing the same system of falling back management needs to decide is this the direction we want to continue with. They have to decide soon before the losses pile up.
6 hours ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
If Bernier is going down on his fucking knees for the last fucking goal then why on the fucking world does he need fucking pads for?
6 hours, 14 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
I'm sure Riemer will start the third. I'm seeing instances where they are not clearing the zone out like they used to and making a lot of attempts to carry instead of dumping it in. Plus multiple off sides
6 hours, 42 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
@MaxwellHowe @gjdevlin I mean sitting on standing..:-)
6 hours, 44 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
@djamon They have to address it sooner this year - we won six in a row and gave up way too many shots and it is finally catching up with us.
6 hours, 45 minutes ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
wow so they voted to take the night off again. I'm not sure is Gardiner sitting this one out?
Disappointing to lose tonight but hopefully it will send a message back to the boys in blue and white - don't get cocky around bottom dwelling teams and assume they are going to roll over.
They picked it up nicely in the 2nd and third but we got stoned by Cam Ward who has our number like Ryan Miller.
On to the next game.
Don't get comfortable, boys.
2 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)
@Bring the Cup Home @gjdevlin @.Kong. He's been playing a sweet game. His maturation is a thing to watch from when he was drafted to now. I think that Kadri is one of the Leafs prized and most developed player. He came up and they sent him back. He came up and again they sent him back down to get him to wise up defensively.
Just wow for him.
4 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #31, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@.Kong. @Bring the Cup Home @gjdevlin yup yup - work on cycling and staying longer in the offensive zone.
4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #31, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Brozak @Alec Brownscombe @gjdevlin You are right - the Ducks are a VERY good posession team and the Leafs are still lacking in that department. At least Randy is rolling out the fourth line and Randy knows if he doesn't they will torch HIS job.
The team needs to keep working and developing their possession - I can see it is improving but more to work though.
We are allowing too many shots - "shots be damned" - no - I want that door on allowing shots to be firmly propped up and defended. I don't want the Leafs to fall into the cozy zone of allowing too many shots like when Randy was happy to let the shots in as long as we can win.
@ProfessorRance @wiski I like the light bulb in the pool. I like light bulbs.
6 days, 7 hours ago on GDT: Game #30, Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m., SNO)
@wiski Get off my property dude!
Great bounce back third period. Gardiner seems playing a bit too casual. He needs to be more decisive. Next week is a game game road trip which is also important to the nucleus and staying true to the system they are playing now.
Still hate the shoot out though.
Gardiner playing too casual
6 days, 8 hours ago on GDT: Game #30, Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m., SNO)
It was decent but I thought at times they were fighting the puck all night - it was jumping all over for them and at times they seemed hesitant about shooting the puck at the net and preferred to make that one extra pretty pass
1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
Chances are Babcock resigns with Detroit. The announcers were saying that a deal could be made soon. (NBC)
I don't know honestly - Phil s game has been off and we need a strong center/winger eventually
How did we win?! Simple - Reimer of course. Skating hard for sixty minutes - this was a basically a sixty minute bag skate for the guys and they didn't quit. They got their sticks and bodies in the passing and shooting zone. Things to work on - puck pocession. Our forwards were making too many quick decisions.
Leafs should flip Gardiner and Reimer to Oilers for eberle and sign Franson
@.Kong. @Wilbur Kessel was on the point with Phaneuf..bad decision they both looked lost and Kessel is not a slap shot guy.
1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (8 p.m., SN)
What...what..what the fuck did we just do? Riemer stood on his head. That's all.
Good game but they hemmed us in again in the third. Not too good - some defensive zone coverage lapes on the PK. Detroit will make us pay for that if we continue this way. Gotta get the offense going in the third, too. On to Detroit!
1 week, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #27, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@BoneChompski @gjdevlin @Mcost61 @Yaknowwhat I liked last years hot stove format better.
2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@Yaknowwhat private, did you remove the life preservers from the Habs boat like I asked you to?!
@BoneChompski @gjdevlin @Mcost61 @Yaknowwhat Sorry wasnt - I can only get the streams and there's no captioning since I'm deaf - I tend to take off during intermissions then back to the game. If the game is on NHL Center here in the US. I know there's a new crop of commentators but I'm not up to speed on them just yet.
@Mcost61 @Yaknowwhat who is Strombo?
@BoneChompski @gjdevlin @Bring the Cup Home no - no confucking. Don't use the word concussion. (shh) mums the word now. We don't want a lawsuit. :-)
@dlb Mad @gjdevlin my point exactly - management will not do anything.
@BoneChompski @Bring the Cup Home okay he has a confucking. If he gets a confucking he can't play for a week.
@Bring the Cup Home @BoneChompski all concussed players must take one week off.
Nice win - Bernier did it for us today - didn't like the 3rd period when they collaspe. It seems to be a pattern getting outplayed in the third constantly - I know other teams ramp it up to get back in the game but there was a lack of push back and we were hemmed in for a good portion. If we are to make the playoffs we can't have that system in place.
Honestly we are missing a true #1 center but management isn't going to do anything about it.
On to the next game. Reffing was awful.
To me this is a "bar" game - it will test how well the Leafs perform against a top tier team with an excellent goaltender like Miller. If we don't rise to the occasion then we've got a problem here folks.
So looking forward to this game - hope the Leafs step up.
@djamon @Burtonboy Praise the Lord and pass the puck.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #25, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Potcy @Bruffins what's he like in person without the media?
@Hmmm @Potcy Yeah management needs to get TOUGH and say to Kessel - sit it out and see if it clears up.
@wendelsfist @gjdevlin I agree - but if Kessel is playing hurt then bench him and bring up Leivo for a few games.
Devils kept us on the outside plus some sloppy D I think cost us the game. There were times when we didn't press offensively enough but if Phils hurt then for God sake bench him for a few games. His lack of production could hurt us if he's playing hurt.
That said we will just pack it in and get ready for the next game by shuffling the deck chairs like they always do. Management isn't going to do anything.
Can't win 'em all but this game should have been a coulda for us.
Leafs playing catch up tonight and Kessel has lost his mojo. Third period coming up - will the Leafs keep their foot on the gas for the third? Devils playing too neat - it's bull - some missed calls on the Leafs too.
Great game - they did take their foot off the gas a bit in the third but all in all a good win. Good to see the others step up when Kessel isn't scoring.
Ovie's hit on Komorov needs to be looked at by the league. Was it a shoulder to the head? That's hitting a defenseless player and an interference call that wasn't called even though he was in the line of sight with a ref in the replays.
Borderline call on Holzer hitting the ref. They will not tolerate it so I think he may get suspended. The refs do know that there are many accidental hits on the ref without deliberation such is the case with Holzer but they will lower the hammer anyways...
3 weeks ago on Game in 12: Leafs 6, Capitals 2
@wendelsfist @gjdevlin @Jmessih ah yeah..I think I remember now. Someone needs to hand him a clean good thundering wake up body check.
3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Not Enough Games This Week
@Jmessih I'm a bit lost on the hatred for Lucic even from refs? Am I missing something? I must confess that I haven't been paying attention to him.
@wendelsfist @gjdevlin well I thought he was a d-man and they didn't like him doing that...? I thought they wanted him to try to pass it up the boards because when he goes in deep (he does it very like a forward) but leaves the defensive end vulnerable plus his rush ended up getting turned over so I was concerned about that bit.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
A good disappointing loss - would have liked to win - can't complain. The review on Gardiner - he carried the puck up into the zone and lost it. Are they trying to tell him to stop doing that?
All in all - it was a solid good effort. With Booth back and Lupol hopefully something would click.
Didn't like that reversed icing call in OT. Wish Crosby would shut his pie hole.
@Potcy @Jmessih I dunno but I think the trapezoid is a stupid rule.
4 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
Great game overall. Let's hope the effort continues. Loved Holland's goal. Let's see what happens next week. Watching the game, I felt that Detroit had a better possession overall but the Leafs kept pushing back until they fell off the cliff.
And the 18 wheeler was safely parked on the shoulder road.
@Czarofleafnation I don't want their saluates. I want them to say yes, sir and then get ready for the next game. I don't want celebration or music.
Bag skate tomorrow bitches.
1 month ago on GDT: Game #20, Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Burtonboy fuck off no - I want them back on the ice tomorrow.