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@puck star It appears the Leafs are a poor coverage team, but also a very difficult team to cover. They are unable to cover a player or unwilling to and let the shot(s) come, but they do collapse well around the goalie and can break out as good as any team. They also do not cycle the puck a lot(possession time) but are excellent in getting in close on the rush to
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Fun with Numbers
@Greg Fenton @CanuckUKinToronto From a pure puck stopping ability I think Reimer has it over Bernier, but for the calm around the net(rebounds and puck handling) Bernier is a lot better. I think that this helps the defense in slowing the game down for them in their own zone.
Heard this last year too, shooting percentage can not be sustained, well they did it last year and may be they play a little different than these stats gurus are used to and as a result these gurus do not understand
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Breaking News: Leafs performance level statistically unlikely to continue
I did not see the whole game, but what I saw, it was Reimer, Reimer and more Reimer. getting that extra goalie sure looks good right now. Rielly is looking better every game.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Post Game Reaction: Game #7, Leafs 4 vs. Wild 1
@Dangle_My_Berries @Waiting4LSC To err is human, but I want the Leaf management to get it right!!!!! Otherwise we will call him out and try to get him rode out of town on a rail ALA Brian Burke
2 months, 1 week ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others
@Alec Brownscombe @hoogy All I can say is oops, just heard the conversation and would not know any of them if I tripped over them. The fellow who was making the case for not remembering history is the one I take umbrage with.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Introducing the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout
@Gilbey93 @mcloki One mistake does not a demotion make. I love this story and the way the Leaf organization stayed in touch with him and offered for him to play close to home.
If Michael Langois says that because he wasn't born then and for that reason he doesn't have to remember then we also may as well forget about Remembrance Day because we were not born then. The reason that the Maple Leafs have so much value is that they have an amazing history. History is part of the team and should be remembered.
Bernier and Kadri have about the same body of work, so Kadri should then also settle for 2.5-2.9M. I for one think that the Bernier acquisition was a really good move and Kadri also needs to prove himself so 2-3 years is the length.
3 months ago on Two Days Until Camp Opens…
Really great interview!! Lots of interesting answers from DP. A really great insight into what is happening with the Leafs and why management made the moves they did.
4 months, 1 week ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->
@Jordan29 @Cameron19 Heatley has been a slacker wherever he has played. Please do not bring him to the Leafs.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on <!--:en-->What to Expect: David Clarkson<!--:-->
This past season it was Kadri that passed Grabovski to center the second line, Kadri started out on the third line and showed a lot of offense so was moved to second line center. It is not all Carlyle's fault that Grabovski is no longer there. Grabo let it be know right after the buyout became public that he had no use for Carlyle. Grabo does not know his place and he had that issue with Montreal as well. Good hockey player, but not so good at picking his spots to speak his mind. His issue with Carlyle did not happen overnight and to just be in Grabovski's corner does not deal with an ongoing issue with Grabbo.
5 months ago on <!--:en-->Wednesday Morning Mashup: Squeeze<!--:-->
Should the idea that Grabovski is not a favourite of Carlyle not be of value in a debate like this? Kadri passed Grabovski for the second line center position and Grabovski does not fit well with Kessel who is the #1 scorer on the team. So that makes Grabovski a third line center and the job of the third line center is a checking position. Now Grabovski is getting way too much money for a third line center that is not really cut out to be one. His contract was not easy to move(or it would have been done if there was a market) so he gets bought out. It appears pretty simple to me and not based on stats or if I like the guy or not which by the way I really like his style, but it did not fit anymore here.
@ingy56 Love it!! a real coup!!
Andrew Ference went to Edmonton and he appeared to be the real hard worker on that defense in Boston. That and the other pieces that they lost will be hard to replace. What I saw of Iginla with the Penguins did not fill me with confidence that he still has that extra gear?
5 months ago on <!--:en-->With the bulk of the storm over, where do the Leafs stand?<!--:-->
@B_Leaf 40-50, McClement 17, Kuliman15, Bolland 16
@moimoi @MegaJon @getstanley1 and he looked so bright coming out of junior and being chosen second over all,----hmmmm you can never tell.
Is Boston still as good as this article assesses them to be? They have lost some of their go to guys to free agency and traded the "prize" in the Kessel deal. Just wondering.
@4evrblue @Claymish Actually I was wondering the same thing, who attended where? As some posters have said that Phanuef is the most hated player, but he sure seems to have the Leafs on his side.
5 months ago on <!--:en-->Are the Leafs any better after two weeks of mayhem?<!--:-->
There are a number of posters that say that Clarkson who has only scored 40 points once in his career is signed for too much money and way too long a contract. Well in NJ they never went for offensive production first at any time. This could be a large part of why Clarkson did not have more offense.
5 months ago on Clarkson and Bozak Spill Over Thread