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2 weeks, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: A Tale of Two Teams
Despite trying to talk myself into it, couldn't get the motivation up to watch the game last night. I'm guessing since they lost, the boys were playing shinny hockey?
Leafs never seem to do well when they try and play a low-intensity style and that was always going to be the game plan for a soft team like Nashville that can't match us physically.
Perhaps an occasion where Dion could have showed some leadership and landed a big hit or talked someone into a scrap (like the captain of the Sabres did with Clarkson) to get the team engaged?
Speaking of Phaneuf, the boxscore suggests he was comprehensively outplayed by Weber, like he was by Suter in the game with the Wild. He's still elite though, right.? Maybe not elite elite though.
@Alec Brownscombe @Dan39 Heh, I was hoping you would appreciate the "bloggers frequently speculating [McLaren would sit] (in error)" comment.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Game Preview: Kadri returns as Leafs host Preds
@MaxwellHowe @Dan39 Yeah, well he appears to be sitting tonight, which does not surprise me in the least as, like you say, they have more than enough muscle for tonight.
Against the tough teams, though, different story. The future is Broll and Devane though and they're faster, probably even than the whittled, sharpened up , version of Orr we have seen this season.
@Alec Brownscombe @steele123 Lol, okay.
@Xxxxxnew So he is sitting McLaren then? As I suspected, the Predators are one of the weakest teams in the entire NHL after all.
Maybe Clarkson gets a fight - that's all I can see potential for. Unless Clune wants to follow old man Nystrom's lead to the quiet room.
@Bobsyouruncle Dramatically worse. Eakins got lucky on player development curves and was hoping to do the same with the Oilers.
@Armchair GM I believe it - he's an immature, asshole. His DUI + drunk/disorderly total is up to 2 or 3 now?
@steele123 @Mattmark @Jmessih On pace for 24 pts, for a soft/skill player, that's a one-way ticket to the AHL. Colborne is a huge, mushy, bust.
@Burtonboy I hope we smash the shit out them with all kinds of other dangerous aspects of our game.
@Airfreshener @Alec Brownscombe Tell him? I was really enjoying your rant up until that point.
If there was ever a night that Carlyle was going to sit McLaren, as the anti-fighting activists endlessly advocate, and the bloggers frequently speculate (in error), this would be the night to do it.
The fact that their primary enforcement comes from Rich Clune, who as an absolute punching bag down in the AHL is now simply endangering himself in the NHL, tells you what you need to know.
But it gets worse.
'Backing up' Clune, you have the Dorsett-esque Matt Hendricks (you know, the one who inexplicably gave Broll stage fright in a bout earlier this year) and old man Eric Nystrom.
Although, I'm not even sure you get the latter. After Gramps got it up to trade with Glass last week, and briefly threw with intent, he ate a series of hard rights to send him down to the ice and then on to the quite room.
Go collar grip for collar grip and straight right for straight right with Orr and it's not the quite room, it's the emergency room that you're heading to.
This is a franchise that foolishly traded away Brian McGrattan (shocking that this team is forever in financial distress, eh?) and is now vulnerable for our 'lost boys' to regain their identity. McLaren then may dress yet.
And now I've talked myself into getting excited for a game with the Nashville Predators.
@Knights2Leafs @rustynail Care to elaborate?
@mlclearwater @Dan39 I like Carrick and I like him more now that I know he is not just a pure agitator but a fighting agitator, like a Tucker or something. I hope he continues with this improved form.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Game in 10: Game #21: Leafs 5 vs. Islanders 2
@Cameron19 Going with Finn as my brother works with the dad. Percy is very solid, though - that's the way I would describe him. Finn I have not seen but these rumours of open ice hits are very compelling.
@mlclearwater Fuck, I desperately want to see the replay of that game. The one game I miss at Ricoh there were what three fights and Leivo comes alive, McKegg had a good game? These are all things I wanted to see.
@Cameron19 @Dan39 @newkb @djamon I prefer the term "fight", but appreciated nonetheless.
@Cameron19 @Dan39 @newkb @djamon Okay, enough - I have a 7AM presentation so I'm up at 5 tomorrow. Sigh
@Cameron19 @Dan39 @newkb @djamon And that's enough Cameron. Ultimately we're just arguing about degrees of greatness here...
@Cameron19 @Dan39 @newkb @djamon Lol, the media made Babcock not select him if he doesn't get selected. |If he does get selected, presumably that was on merit? Flawless.