Missing hockey? Here’s a good performance from Jonathan Bernier, wherein he turns aside 42 shots to win 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 19. Good examples of, when on his game, how calm he is in the net and how well he handles the puck. Keeping in mind it’s just a one-game glimpse, it’s worth your while if you have some time to kill and want to get a feel for how Bernier tends the net.
@Belfour20 calm in net, like carey price....hopefully without the playoff no shows
@rustynail Dion certainly looks far more relaxed, his lighter side doesn't always shine through in interviews
Nothing spectacular, but it's Leafs related anyway.
@Optimustic I think it's a lock to be
@Optimustic I also feel that Brennan will surprise a few and really push for a job
@skiingallday @Optimustic I haven't seen a lot of Brennan but he has as good a chance to be the 7th Dman as anyone not in the top 6. If he does move up, I wonder who he pushes out? Fraser or Ranger would be the obvious choice. Maybe if Fraser hasn't recovered from the head shot, or it could be that Ranger isn't able to get back to where he left off in Tampa.
evening ladies and gents, totally off topic. About to sign up for satellite tv. Does anyone know if leafs tv is included in any bundle packages or just the 5 bucks a month for any satellite provider
Nice to see the Jays improving --- they only lost by 3 runs to the worst team in the league instead of 8 runs like yesterday. So sad it's funny
@Optimustic It is so depressing watching a team trot out Wang, Redmond and Happ as 3/5ths of our starting rotation.
AA should be fired for how he's run this organization into the ground. They won't be any better next year.
@Optimustic @djamon If we weren't expecting much then yea, he might still have his job.... but we were fucking world series favorites.... and yet we're now the model joke franchise... People didn't expect shit from Houston, so it's ok, but the Jays were supposed to be great so having them go this far off the deep end is painful and embarrassing for the city, the players and Canada.
I'm currently in North Eastern USA and they love to talk about baseball, and as soon as they find out I'm canadian... well shit, the Jays are just the most embarrassing thing to talk about. The Leafs on the other hand, well they acknowledge how close they were to winning and how good they were being the only eastern team to even pose a threat and the Bruins fans actually respect the Leafs (although i don't respect the Bruins at all) but they just laugh at the jays.
I know this is a ridiculous rant, but the fact is that the Jays are breeding a culture of losing, and that it's acceptable. For gods sake, if the Leafs were like this.... well we already know what happens. I doubt we see the same repercussions that happened when the Leafs hit rock bottom.
@Optimustic Yup. It's one thing for the Major League team to suck...we've had some terrible injuries. But the entire organization is in terrible shape. Poor drafting and development are killing this team. Who have we developed on this team? Or even in the rest of the league?
He took a shot...it didn't work out. Time to start new with another guy.
I bought into the hype at the big deals in the off season but it didn't last long. Most of my freinds who follow baseball feel it's AA's inability to motivate the players. If it were the Leafs they'd be saying that they're pro's and shouldn't need to be motivated.
I see fault in both players and management. The players are making a lot of mistakes, but the manager has made enough bad calls too. I'd look for a new manager and see if he can get better results next season. If not, it's time to blow it up and start over.
@Optimustic It's organizational, IMO. I think the Farrell interview from the other day was very telling...talking about the differences between the Red Sox and the Jays organizationally.
The Jays just aren't developing major league players anymore...at any position. Why?
You see players completely incapable of executing simple fundamental plays. Why?
Pitchers can't stay healthy. Why?
Just sitting out on my deck listneing to the Mumford and Sons concert at the fair grounds here in Simoce there is like anywhere from 35 to 40 thousand people there............I just live like 2 blocks away and sounds like they are having a blast
@DJGLENN22 last night i had sweet seats for blue rodeo on my back deck, but i moved today so now im missin the 2nd day of music in the fields
Strange that the Franson camp has been so quiet about his contract talks while the Kadri camp has been more vocal. I know its retarded but if Kadri demands too much I can see him getting traded and Franson kept. Kadri could probably fetch a good return.
Two Tyler Bozaks?
Just chill guys - this will get worked out.
@darthNihilus Or maybe the media is just speculating more about Kadri. Also, Kadri is spending the summer in town working with Leafs fitness coaches while Franson is back home in BC.
@darthNihilus You really gotta tune out the noise, man. Listen to the media and it will sound like it won't get done right up until it gets done. Trading Kadri given our situation down the middle is craziness. You would do a long list of things to make the space before you would move Kadri.
For all we know, he could have a scenario available to him where he deals Liles and retains salary, but he wants to see how everything plays out with the unsigned RFAs and how competition shakes out at training camp with Rielly and others.
God I love Koma's tweets...
BTW, the video of the LA-Phoenix game is broken... I saw Bernier giving up rebounds.