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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.

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Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

just finished watching the Bernier video, from what i seen of him, he seems like a very calm goalie in the crease. He's positionally very sound, and has pretty good rebound control. He kind of reminds me of Marty Brodeur a lot actually. He reads the plays very well too! 

I'm not saying hes our savior but he sure does look good in net, mind you Vesa Toskala also looked really good in net for the Sharks at one point. 

just my two cents.

skiingallday
skiingallday

Night everyone. About to fall asleep in my chair.

hometeem
hometeem

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

Optimustic
Optimustic

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

DJGLENN22
DJGLENN22

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

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

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. 

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@rustynail Dion certainly looks far more relaxed, his lighter side doesn't always shine through in interviews 

wiski
wiski

@rustynail weird I'm having trouble with the Ph9 vid, Bernier works fine?

djamon
djamon

@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.

hometeem
hometeem

@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

Alec Brownscombe
Alec Brownscombe moderator

@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.

RealTMLeafer
RealTMLeafer

@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.

Biltmore
Biltmore

@wiski 

God I love Koma's tweets...

BTW, the video of the LA-Phoenix game is broken... I saw Bernier giving up rebounds. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Dangle_My_Berries @rustynail Love the smirk he gives when asked if he's aware that his contract is going to be a topic of discussion. As if to say, "yea, I know how stupid you guys are - you're going to ask five times an hour from here on out". 

Optimustic
Optimustic

@djamon @Optimustic I'm sure a lot of fans will be calling for AA's head, they can't bring him back next year.  It'll be a real shit show if they aren't done with him before the end of this season.

skiingallday
skiingallday

@djamon @Optimustic I thought he was a genius... boy was I wrong. I also place the blame on how the organization handles the pitchers and prospects. Somewhere along the line the fuck up really badly.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Alec Brownscombe @darthNihilus Nonis has a lot of options available.  Sending players to the AHL, trading Liles, Gunnar, or Kulimen for picks.  He probably knows he could have the space to make a good deal with both of them, but prefers to bargain from his current position.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@Leafbites @Optimustic @skiingallday Maybe that's why he's still in hanging out with Stastny or whoever he was in the picture that was posted with. 

 I like Liles, but something has to give with our D, and I'm sure he wants to play meaningful minutes somewhere.

Leafbites
Leafbites

@Optimustic @skiingallday Interesting, the author lays out a depth chart with 5 D pairings and no Liles. Not that I think the vet's stock has bottomed out to this extent, but something has to be brewing on this front...John Michael, himself, has to see the writing on the wall. 

Optimustic
Optimustic

@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.

djamon
djamon

@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?


Optimustic
Optimustic

@skiingallday @Optimustic @djamon Being in Canada, I'm a very casual baseball fan.  I watch it when the Jays are winning but don't have much interest when they aren't. 

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.

djamon
djamon

@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.

skiingallday
skiingallday

@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.

Alec Brownscombe
Alec Brownscombe moderator

@MaxwellHowe @Alec Brownscombe @darthNihilus Certainly hope it's not Gunnar or Kulemin for picks. But Nonis probably has a laundry list of options at his disposal if it comes down to it.

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.