GDT: Preseason Game #1 – Flyers at Maple Leafs (6 p.m., Leafs TV)

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Maple Leafs Pre-Season Lines

Maple Leafs Pre-Season Lines vs Philly
Forwards
LeivoKadriBroll
RaymondColborneBiggs
AbbottBollandRupert
DevaneGauthierBodie
Defense
RiellyHolzer
LilesBlacker
RangerMacWilliam
Goalies
Reimer
Gibson

Expected Flyers’ lineup:

Goalies: Steve Mason, Anthony Stolarz, Cal Heeter

Defensemen: Mark Alt, Bruno Gervais, Hal Gill, Erik Gustafsson, Nicklas Grossmann, Oliver Lauridsen, Andrej Meszaros, Luke Schenn

Forwards: Brandon Alderson, Tyler Brown, Doug Clarkson, Adam Hall, Scott Hartnell, Ben Holmstrom, Scott Laughton, Tye McGinn, Matt Read, Zac Rinaldo, Brayden Schenn, Max Talbot, Nick Cousins, Rob Bordson, Marcel Noebels, Jay Rosehill

Randy Carlyle after this morning’s practice:

Maple Leafs Hot Stove Season Previews:
Forwards by Anthony Petrielli
Defence by mORRganRielly
Goaltending by Aaron Chan

  • Dan39

    Troy Bodie’s on our lineup? Must have missed that signing. He’s a tough kid, I like it.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Dan39 Missed the whole Lieweke’s son-in-law controversy?

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Go Leivo!!!  
    Really looking forward to seeing this kid.

  • Doorman

    I have 2 Keeper teams available.  Must get this done today!!!  post your e-mail address!!!
    Thanks

  • mike_84

    I was hoping to see Gauthier get better line mates. they keep putting him in a 4th line role so far guess thats just do to his age.

  • Optimustic

    Always interested in seeing the kids play,  especially against some NHL quality opponents.

  • mcloki

    sort of a regular start to the season. I hope they clear out the kids and get down to their roster in 4 games. They need time to play together. We know who’s going to make the team now. These tryouts need to get out of the way so Carlyle can start getting them all on the same page for the season.

  • mike_84

    mcloki a big part of that is finding out whats happening with Franson and Raymond.

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

    mcloki I do think they need some sort of evaluation period on some of the prospects who have been in the system just so they can see what they do against stiffer opposition. Then they can decide on who stays/goes at the prospect level too.

  • phaneufoundlander

    Brodie got in by default lol

  • mcloki

    ingy56 mcloki True but I think they can do that in 4 games. I’ve always felt that the Leafs end up playing 9 or 10 preseason games but never with their opening lineups. The guys should be using the preseason to gel instead of trying out new recruits. That’s what the Marlies are for. Preseaosn should be about preparing the Leafs for the season not repaying good work by rookies and Marlies.

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

    mcloki ingy56 Especially after a shortened training camp last season and the lack of quality practice time once the season starts.

  • mike_84

    mcloki ingy56 Thay could be worried about injures

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

    This Bills-Panthers game looks like a 9-6 game, any other good ones going on now?

  • Pent_House

    mcloki They need some of these marlies guys to play some games, because inevitably some of them will play with the Leafs when injuries occur.

  • Dan39

    mike_84 mcloki Raymond’s making the team and Franson is caving.

  • Knights2Leafs

    The good news is the Leafs are starting their top 3Cs for 2014/15!

  • Joe_17

    I think this thread is missing the “GDT:” at the beginning!

  • Knights2Leafs

    I would not be surprised if at some point in the game we don’t see Raymond get a little ice time with Kadri and Leivo.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Knights fans will be happy to see junior stars Bolland and Kadri out there on the same team, plus a few other guys.

  • dlb eh

    was it intentional that only one guy didn’t get his name mentioned until the starting lineup was shown (in no particular order)?
    haha.  reminds me of some basketball commercial i’ve seen, with “Kevin”.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/jirelandEJhttps://twitter.com/jirelandEJ/status/379312785194098688
    Eakins wants players to know the room is theirs, that they are not borrowing it from https://twitter.com/search?q=%23oilers&src=hash of past. Old pics/plaques will go into rink.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Six months ago he was still 17.

  • dlb eh

    Knights2Leafs 
    possibly all 4

  • Knights2Leafs

    Xxxxxnew 
    Yeah and Philly should have played Mason to try and get him back some of his old Knights mojo. The goalie on our hockey team was trying out an old set of Mason’s goalie pads. Maybe he should let Steve have them back.

  • Burtonboy

    Knights2Leafs He’s been playing with Raymond a lot in scrimmage . Joe himself said the have been finding a little chemistry.
    http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/videocenter/console

  • Knights2Leafs

    dlb eh
    lol – that might be 2015/16. : )

  • Xxxxxnew

    I remember reading last year that a number of older player were getting pissed at young guys spending too much time on their cell phones when they were in the dressing room.

  • wiski

    ingy56 philly sd on tsn 10-13

  • Knights2Leafs

    mcloki
    don’t forget they’re playing 8 games in 13 days.  They need the extra bodies so no one gets over played too early.

  • Knights2Leafs

    Burtonboy
    I’m really hopeful that Joe is ready to take it to the next level. This could be huge for us capwise if we can’t afford Bolland and Joe shows he’s ready to play 3C and maybe even slot in at 2C.

  • dlb eh

    Xxxxxnew 
    just staying in touch with their fans.  and dealers.  and moms.

  • Burtonboy

    Knights2Leafs Burtonboy Bolland was very complimentary of Joe . Said he has the skill to be able to be a good scorer in this league . Said you can tell just by looking at him in practice . Just needs to get on the team and work his way up .

  • Xxxxxnew

    I think the complaint was there was a drop off in chatter and camaraderie around practices, less interaction among teammates.

  • http://www.gregcaughill.com/ DarthBurke

    Burtonboy Knights2Leafs Looks like Joe is really happy with the work Barb Underhill did with him this summer! Looking to see the results soon.

  • Knights2Leafs

    Burtonboy
    Yeah, that start he had 2 years ago was no fluke.
    I’ve got some good comparisons tonight to rank his new found “speed”:  Rielly and Raymond.
    Really looking forward to watching Ranger and also getting a chance to see Leivo with some NHL talent. Leivo was pretty impressive in the first rookie game until he got hurt.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Sundin was never a rough player but he was a master at using his big frame in terms of positioning himself to either control the puck or eliminate opposition players from the play without actually bashing them. JVR for a 23 year old actually impressed me last year by the way he used his size around the opposition crease in much the same way. I’m hoping Joe can pick up on this sort of style.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    dlb eh Refresh

  • JeffNB

    Knights2Leafs Burtonboy I read some articles that essentially said that Joe was competing with Gardiner in foot races during some of the earlier camp practices. Outside of the impact of his injury the first half of last season and the second portion of the season before, he has been playing some really solid hockey.

  • Knights2Leafs

    Xxxxxnew It should be like the bars in the old cowboy days.  Leave your guns at the door.
    When the players enter the dressing room they should have to surrender their smartphones.

  • Xxxxxnew

    jonasTSN1050: Sunday marks 5th day that Cody Franson remains out of camp. To recap, Franson wants 1-year deal (believed to be open to $3 million).
    jonasTSN1050: Leafs have no interest in a 1-year deal and prefer 2-years. Both sides dug into respective positions.

  • Burtonboy

    Xxxxxnew Big Mistake Cody . I know it doesn’t seen fair but your hurting yourself more with this holdout

  • Knights2Leafs

    Xxxxxnew 
    Now why did he have to ruin an otherwise perfect day?  First Sunday morning hockey game this a.m. and the Leafs live at the Bud Gardens.  I’ll worry about Cody tomorrow.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Some teams are looking at some soft rules about it apparently. anybody who has played hockey knows the chirping and laughs after a game or practice are some of the most fun/bonding times you can have, even after pickup hockey with a few beers. Now I guess 15 guys sit there reading their phones.

  • peterbleafs

    Burtonboy Xxxxxnew Franson will get traded.  Could be more of a mistake on the Leafs part if you ask me.Id give him one year, watch how it goes, see if he is top 4 for sure…if not move him at the deadline, if so, sign him longer term. Simple really.

  • peterbleafs

    Burtonboy Looks more like a Joe Ireland.

  • phaneufoundlander

    What time is the game folks and is there a link?

  • Burtonboy

    peterbleafs Burtonboy Xxxxxnew I highly doubt Noins gives him a 1 yr deal . That’s would leave him with 5 defense men looking for contracts next summer

  • Xxxxxnew

    Probably trying to avoid an extra negotiation in a contract-heavy year. Hard to sympathize with someone holding out on an almost $2 million raise for an extra year.

  • Optimustic

    phaneufoundlander Game is at 6:00.  Not sure if there’s a link, but try this.  http://ourleafs.blogspot.ca/