Clarkson on THN Cover; Bernier’s new mask

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They say don’t judge a book by the cover; in the case of The Hockey News, looking at the cover is all we recommend you do. Pretty badass, this one:

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Also be sure to check out Jonathan Bernier’s all new Leaf gear, including his sticks, pads, and jersey, over at In Goal Magazine. His new mask features an angry blue and white lion:

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  • Mattmark

    Hey, who knew DC was a blueblood?  He doesn’t LOOK like an aristocrat!

  • Jeff_Mintz

    Well that mask is pretty dam cool!

  • Xxxxxnew

    Groan …. Lol

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Have it on authority it’s not actually graphic design.. Clarkson showed up to the shoot with a hunting knife and sliced himself open.

  • Xxxxxnew

    And yet, how many so called Leaf fans are hoping he fails because they have a phobia about contracts.

  • Optimustic

    Wow, a Leaf on the cover of THN ( The Hockey No news ) :-)   It’s nice to get some respect even if it’s at a time when there isn’t any thing happening.

  • theacs1966

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=430156
    Kadri quote.  Personally I think he should shut up till he signs.  I know he’s not trying to sound like a hotshot but it still comes across as that.

  • Doorman

    WOW!!!  Now Thats the type of Blood Ive been talking about!!!   Love the Photo!!!

  • Tommy Cat

    That’s really cool.

  • newkb

    Alec Brownscombe I get the same thing when I slice into my balls….

  • wiski

    Doorman Hey old man how was the fishing trip?

  • newkb

    Mattmark They photoshopped out the monocle….

  • Doorman

    wiski Doorman Which One???  lol  A shit load!!!

  • wiski

    Doorman wiski with uncle Otis and Keon

  • Doorman

    wiski Doorman Just me me and Otis!  Got cut short cause of his daughter;  she got sick!   Had A Great time while it lasted!  We are talking next year for friend of the MLHS Fishing week end!  Your on the List!  lol

  • wiski

    Doorman wiski I’ll see what I could do, the drive back would be a killer though. lol

  • Xxxxxnew

    I wonder what we’d be talking about right now if the NHL had stuck to its guns on it’s December demand for a $60 million cap next season.

  • mike_84

    Bernier really seems to like his jungle cats. Had a Lion on his LA mask

  • Doorman

    wiski Doorman Im going to try and mix it in with the PPCLI 100th anniversary in Ottawa!

    12 or so MLHS ers I figure!!! What a Blast!!!

  • wiski

    Doorman wiski If it’s in Ottawa I’m in 😉

  • theacs1966

    mike_84 The lion is the KING of the jungle, so that makes sense.  So long as he stops the puck.

  • Doorman

    wiski Doorman The Fishing is up in Georgian bay!  The army shit is in Ottawa!  lol

  • mike_84

    I’m wondering what peoples views are on Kadris comments?

  • Biltmore

    theacs1966 
    Second line centre on the Leafs, he is a hotshot.

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    mike_84 I think @the acs1966 has it right, he should look wise and say little. It just fans the flames in this town, unless that’s what he and his agent want.

  • JMAC17

    mike_84 What did he say now?

  • theacs1966

    Biltmore theacs1966 I sort of agree except I say he’s our number 1C by the end of the season, and he should still shut up till he has a deal.  Talk hockey, not money.

  • Savo43

    I got a nickname for Bernier!!! CAT BERNS!!!

  • wiski

    Doorman wiski we”ll talk, how much are out of province permits these day’s?

  • theacs1966

    JMAC17 mike_84 Nothing shocking, just that he’s been flexible in his demands and how he’s played 100 gms and that is something.  I agree he’s good, just be quiet in public about it.  We know your good, the Leafs know you’re good, and you know it.  Now get a deal  done.  The unfortunate part for Kadri, is he only has 48 gms of good hockey, so do a bridge deal and you’ll get your money.

  • mike_84

    JMAC177
    “I know I’m being pretty reasonable, taking all that cap into consideration when really, that’s not my job,” told The Star.
    “The closer it comes to training camp, it becomes more and more of a distraction,” Kadri told The Star’s Kevin McGran. “That said, I’m being more than reasonable. Right now, it’s their decision to make.”

  • wiski

    Savo43 Weekend at Bernie’s.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Always dangerous to read comments, rather than hear them. I’m guilty as the next guy of putting my own tone on what I read. Then when I see the video clip most of the time the player saying it didn’t seem aggressive at all, just responding politely to questions. I always felt, however, the less a player or ownership says about contracts the better. It’s a no-win for either side,

  • JMAC17

    mike_84 I found them.
    Nothing too them really, but I agree that he should just say nothing or very little.
    Sounds like its getting tough…likely still 1M or more per season away from each other…gotta close that gap.

  • mike_84

    I hope it doesn’t get to the point where one of the 2 rfas have to get moved

  • Doorman

    wiski Doorman 444,  some where around there.  Wait till Otis comes on we will figure it all out then!!!  he defintley has the right place for this!!!

  • wiski

    Doorman wiski Cool

  • JMAC17

    mike_84 Never, Kadri is going to be a leaf for a long time.
    I really love he desire to win and be a star….its in everything he does and says…kid is going to be stud.
    PAY HIM!!

  • theacs1966

    mike_84 They won’t.  At least Kadri won’t.  what I don’t want to see is a player sitting out camp.  I want everyone there, ready to blast out of the gates foot to the firewall.  It’s the points in Oct that could be the difference in a playoff spot or not, and I want to see them start off, fully staffed and racking up as many points as possible.

  • Xxxxxnew

    This is his first time through this and it happened in a cap reduction season. hes probably just a little antsy.

  • JMAC17

    theacs1966 mike_84 Can an RFA choose to attend camp if he is still unsigned?

  • theacs1966

    JMAC17 theacs1966 mike_84 I think they can, they just don’t.  No contract, no insurance plus you’re using up you’re leverage.

  • Optimustic

    Xxxxxnew At a time like this, when there isn’t any news to speak of, the media has been known to create stories.  I’d be interested to hear the whole conversation too.

  • Xxxxxnew

    I think they’d probably make other moves first.

  • theacs1966

    Optimustic Xxxxxnew Believe you me, I’d much rather hear about Kadri and Franson signing and however they have to do it to get under the cap.  Don’t really care how, just want to see it get done.

  • wiski

    via thehttp://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/08/20/maple_leafs_begin_dynamic_pricing_policy_for_game_tickets.html?,
    The Toronto Maple Leafs are joining other NHL teams and clubs in other sports in beginning a dynamic pricing policy for tickets to their games, based on the opponent and when it’s being played.
    The prices will be divided into five different categories: Super Premium, Premium Plus, Premium, Regular and Preseason.
    For instance, a seat in the “green” price point could range from $90 (Regular) to $125 (Super Premium) depending on who the Leafs play.

  • JMAC17

    Xxxxxnew yep…nothing to panic about.
    If Liles is unmovable (and we should move him until Franson signs) then we just move Kulie.
    He is on a reasonable deal and is a very good player that alot of teams will jump at a chance to get him.
    This is a nice game of chicken, clearing up the cap space kills the leafs leverage.
    Both get done just before camp opens.

  • theacs1966

    wiski Does it count on the price if the home team has suck for the better part of half a century.  We’re getting into White Sox territory here.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    wiski Wickie strikes again.

  • skiingallday

    damn this, as soon as my subscription runs out the THN get the most badass cover in a long time.