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So if Randy is in the habit of running 11 forwards and 7 D at certain times these days, could that open the door for Brennan to get a look for a few games?...the only problem is Brennan would need PP time to justify the move, and I'm not sure whose spot he could take on either PP unit...also, Ranger is giving us some decent minutes as a bit of a PK specialist and Brennan definitely can't fill that role, so Ranger might be a better fit for now, but I just REALLY want to see what would happen with TJ on our already deadly powerplay...too bad he's not waiver exempt and would have to stick around if he were to get called up...hope he resigns again and we find room for him next year, maybe in Franny's role as a PP specialist.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Olympic Hockey Day #1: Team Sweden vs. Team Czech Republic
@Belfour20 @MollySweats @Bruffins Season 2 is in the works now I believe, it will probably start in the fall...I'm really into True Detective with Matthew McConaghey and Woody Harrelson right now....great show
@Bruffins Shameless and Ray Donovan are 2 of the best shows ever made...waaay better than Mad Men
Good game from the boys last night, could have been a much different story though with all the iron T-Bay hit...4 posts I think it was, and of course the usual heroics from Bernie...Kessel was getting his chances but I think his minor injury was bugging him a bit because he really wasn't bearing down on his opportunities, but still set up the game winner so who's complaining....oh and not sure if anyone else caught this but after Kadri's 2nd goal I'm 99.9% sure I heard Gord Miller say Kadri has never had an NHL hat trick (other than one against the Islanders and one against Ottawa last season, right Gordy?...chump lol)
1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Nazmania
@mbails haha my thoughts exactly...I always read the notebooks, game recaps etc. but I have to force myself to read them after losses, it just bums me out...always puts a spring in my step reading good things about the team
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – January 21
Raymond is definitely 3rd line material on a decent team...unfortunately, he often reminds me of Lombardi (ugh) in that he has great wheels but often skates the puck into trouble and then loses it, or makes terrible seam passes that get swallowed up...his saving grace is that he has some finishing ability and decent vision, but needs to play with guys who can open up some space for him, because Mason is going to shy away from the dirty areas...I'd like to see what a third line of Raymond - Holland - Ashton can do for awhile...Ashton needs a few more minutes and I think once he buries his first NHL goal he'll stop gripping the stick so tight and might finish more, he's definitely had opportunities...anyway, hope we beat the Avs tonight, it'll be a good test...GLG!
@Shift_Disturber1 @MollySweats Yeah it was frontpaged on PPP and when I clicked on the article it took me to SB Nation, but believe me, PPP and SkinnyFish and those guys were all responding to me on that thread, if you search the archives of PPP though they absolutely trash Bozak every chance they get...one of their recent articles just said NO BOZAK NO BOZAK NO BOZAK over and over...what a bunch of chumps...I just said lets wait and see if Bozak can sustain this play rather than trash him endlessly while he remains red hot...makes no sense but what can you do?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game Day Notes: Game #49, Sabres @ Leafs
Just got into the biggest online argument with the guys of PPP over on SB Nation....it's an article regarding Bozak's current hot streak and how despite the fact that he is killing it and putting up points right now, he still sucks and this will never last.
Here's the link: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/1/15/5311048/tyler-bozak-maple-leafs-phil-kessel
(I post as DirtyBoxxer over there) can someone please tell me I'm not crazy, and that their irrational hate for Bozak is unwarranted...I admit I might be reading too much into Bozie's current hot streak but I hate their doom and gloom attitude over at PPP, and how they refuse to give Bozak an ounce of respect.
Russia's team of course has the requisite superstars, but their D looks pretty shallow...I think they'll get exposed this year, although you have to factor in how motivated they'll be playing at home...some of their forwards are pretty young and inexperienced on the big stage as well....I'm more worried about Sweden and the U.S. personally...Also, I like Team Canada, although Hamhuis is a bit of a surprise, and I'd put Giroux and St. Louis in over Kunitz and Marleau...and screw Mike Smith, would rather have seen Bernie make it...oh well, I think we have a good shot at defending our gold!
2 months ago on React: Team Canada Roster Announced
Also, if anyone needs a good link for the Canada game, try firstrownow.eu
2 months ago on Rangers at Leafs Game Preview: A return to normalcy
First Canada needs to take care of business against the Finns, then the Leafs need to destroy the Rangers...I plan on getting hammered during the Canada game right now, so I should be good and tight for the buds game...also...can't stand the Rusky's, so glad they lost today...Sweden might be looking at a few suspensions for the gold medal game though
Wow...great game from rielly and bernier...rielly imo is gonna stick with the club, and I think Ranger is finally getting his NHL legs back...looked real good tonight...also thought Gards showed well tonight, I think him getting that assist on the Lupes tip gave him some confidence...on a side note, I think Millen was either drunk or hungover tonight...guy sounded hoarse and couldn't pronounce half the names out there lol...p.s. we're halfway to Clarkson coming back and the team is 4-1 with most of the kids playing pretty well...good times
5 months ago on Game in 10: Game #5, Leafs 4 at Predators 0
@Palmateer Tlusty I would want back over any of those guys...except maybe Rask
5 months ago on Preview and GDT: Senators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
anyone ready to trade reims yet?....I'm willing to wait til his value is higher later in the year but bottom line....he's gone...he wont resign with the Leafs since he'll be backup by the end of the year, and make less then JB...trade him to Calgary for sven baerschi and maybe a 2nd at this point....actually, trade him 30ish games into the season... Burke will suck his fucking dick to get him to Calgary...and we can score a high pick and prospect then bring McIntyre up as backup...better than reamer leaving for nothing at the end of the year
@Jantz @MollySweats SO TRUE
I literally can't wait to re-live this game during game in 6...this is one for the ages boys...depleted line-up, starting goalie pulled, third period comeback, capped off with a shootout win...only thing missing is a KO of Kassian by Orr...but there's always next time...GO LEAFS GOOOOOO! 3-0 BABY!
3-0 baby...FUUUUCK YEEEAHHH....looks like Mason is gonna pay dividends in the shootout...worth the contract for that reason alone lol
yeesssssss.....bernier kills it
Literally just realized Michalek was playing for OTT tonight...not surprised he hasn't made an impact, definition of a floater...fuck I hate Ottawa