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@Savo43 @Alec Brownscombe @Bobsyouruncle
We went 12-2-1 in the 15 games before the Break.
In March, we had won 4 of 5 versus the Flyers, Rangers, Ducks and Kings before losing eight straight, all in regulation.
6 hours, 58 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Bobsyouruncle It couldn't have been anymore direct, lol. Collapse literally started with the Washington game which was the first Bernier missed. Absolutely gets ignored but at the same time, the point was that this team couldn't avoid total disaster if the goaltending even fell to average because of the shots they were giving up.
Both are right... We would've been in the playoffs likely if Bernier stays healthy, we were also playing with fire all year and got burnt.
7 hours, 35 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Burtonboy @Xxxxxnew I like that David tries to innovate and has new ideas. I don't think Dubas does -- I think he parrots a lot of the work Tlusky and Dellow have done, but he's not a full on stats guy, so I guess that's okay. I just don't think Charron has ever done any original work either.
Think the Leafs could've done better with their analytics hires but what they've done is better than what was going on before.
9 hours, 49 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@FRyan Good band choice at least. Remember when they had Simple Plan or Faber Drive or some absolute travesty that one year?
18 hours, 12 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe Komarov for sure. Kind of wasn't counting him as new in my head.
19 hours, 11 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
Who did you guys like most among the new adds up front in preseason? Pretty quiet preseasons from most.
19 hours, 13 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@LeafErikson Worked on the strength of his shot in the off season and has really been ripping it. Should keep them down a little more for sure.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
1 day, 10 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)
@TheGroobster I dunno. Abject waste of everyone's time. The refs are calling fucking everything too which makes it 2x worse.
@Hammertownleaffan @Alec Brownscombe Grade 12 law class coming in handy
No game review tonight.. violates section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms outlawing cruel and unusual punishment
@Jay_Berg the teams split 10 shots in the first period
maybe blame how long preseason is first and foremost
1 day, 11 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)
@The_Polish_Cannon Some of it is ridiculous and I've deleted comments that are just insane.
But I also am reminded of this tweet
GAME DAY THREAD http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/09/29/gdt-preseason-game-8-maple-leafs-red-wings-730-p-m-leafstv/
1 day, 13 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Leafs Make Cuts, Booth Out 4 Weeks
@TML__fan @Alec Brownscombe As much as Shanahan seems enlightened, you leave your GM and coach to make roster decisions or you fire them if you can't trust them to. So for now, RC and Nonis are still making the decisions. Spott likes his enforcers, too, and is running the forwards along with RC. Horachek is running the D and likely has nothing to do with it.
We'll see. I was kind of hopeful too, but RC seems to have a much different definition of what "can play the game" means.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Leafs Make Cuts, Booth Out 4 Weeks
@TML__fan With RC still in charge I've been assuming he will be until I see indications otherwise. Haven't yet. It's really quite dumb, of course.
@dlb Mad I like Romanuk's voice and enthusiasm, but he doesn't know anything about the team.
@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe Holland is waver prone. The Leafs are in no position to be throwing Cs with potential away
3 days, 11 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@NotSince67 It's not that Holland's been great. He hasn't. It's just obvious there's potential there with his size and skill. Leafs would be stupid not to give him a run of games at 3C and see what he does with it.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@loomx @T K O And our biggest C. Don't forget biggest.
@ProfessorRance @Burtonboy The 2nd excites me greatly
@Burtonboy @T K O Correct.
@Kehoe17 @Burtonboy Carrick is someone who would be fine jumping into a L4 role because his potential is that of a bottom sixer. I think a potentially very effective one, but that's what he is, so you don't have an issue putting him there on L4 if he can help you there now. Which is different than, say, Holland's case last year.
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe One of those things. They'll sit him down and say "you had a great camp and are our first to call up. Don't hang your head, start the season well with the Marlies and you'll be up before long"
Unless he really keeps blowing them away in the final three games and they have to make a hole right away.
@Burtonboy Big fan of that, BB. Booth has shown no urgency to make the team but reality is, as a veteran, he's probably there opening night though.
@Xxxxxnew "Joel Otto just found out the hard way that Todd Gill is a lefty"
3 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@wendelsway1 @Bruffins @philthethrill You can't go to a Leaf game without hearing Dion bashed.
Winter Classic he was getting it bad from two dudes in front of me and he played one of his better games. Got 2 assists, played 28 minutes and was a +2.
I just made a point of loudly praising whenever I saw a good play from him.
As much as there's mixed views on him on this site, kind of 50/50, the vast majority of the fan base really doesn't like Phaneuf.
p.s. yes, I'm concerned based on how he played to end the year and how he looks so far in preseason
3 days, 17 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@leafmealone @Alec Brownscombe @philthethrill Not in the financial sense, obviously. But I do feel a little bad for him. He's played like shit, but is getting some terrible breaks.
Also, look at DiPietro saying he struggled, in terms of his mental health, with some of the stuff he heard said about him. Just because you have money doesn't mean you don't highly value having the respect of your peers. This is the best place to play when you're loved by the fan base and the worst place to play when Leafs Nation has decided you're the scapegoat.
@philthethrill As soon as he dropped them I said "bet he gets hurt"
@wendelsway1 @Alec Brownscombe @Mitch_S2 Must be hoping to get Freddy into a preseason game then.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Mitch_S2 I'm guessing they can't send him down if he is hurt? Sparks is still on the team technically and he's injured too
So Smith & Abbott cleared?
3 days, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe It's not about Reimer for me. I'll call his play as I see it. It's when some heap disproportionate or totally unfounded blame on ANY player that gets me going.
4 days, 10 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
Yeah, Reimer hasn't looked good. He's been deep in his net and isn't confidently challenging shooters. Hope he comes around
@Cosmos1973 He's also getting blamed for being run now? My my my
Catching up on the game and I'm in the early second.. According to Romanuk everyone is Tallinder
4 days, 11 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
Put Carrick on the team and play him with Komarov
4 days, 12 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
@Mind Bomb @Bruffins Kesell? Please give The Phil the respect of having his surname spelled correctly.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #4, Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
@theacs1966 Late round Canadiens pick in 2012.. I remember a few here wanted him back then. Played for Windsor in the OHL and put up some decent numbers. Habs fans were a little mystified when they just let him walk
6 days, 12 hours ago on Double GDT: Preseason Game #3&4, Senators vs. Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4&5)
@Komas Taberle Trick question? They're both home games....
6 days, 13 hours ago on Double GDT: Preseason Game #3&4, Senators vs. Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4&5)
@Mind Bomb Hey MB, can you make sure you don't leave a bunch of spaces below your text in your comments? Stretches out the page. Thx man.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Undefeated Pre-Season Leafs Head To Ottawa
@Cameron19 @NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe Yeah, I was confused too. Moving on.
1 week ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #2, Maple Leafs 4 vs. Flyers 0
@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe I didn't write the player notes.
Just thought you were inferring something about Kessel based on your second comment but you mentioned you didn't watch the game so I'm not sure what's going on at this point.
@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe I'm so offended!
@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe We'll get into his analyzing his game a little more vigorously come the actual games that count
@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe He could fill it by saying not-moronic stuff, maybe.
@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe Don't care about the player note, I'm talking about you giving a shit if Kessel was quiet in a preseason game.
@NotSince67 That Kessel was just warming up the legs in his first preseason game and deferring to Nylander whenever he could.
@NotSince67 @RandomScrub Who gives a shit
1 week ago on GDT: Preseason Game #2, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7pm, TSN4)