Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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Team Records: Leafs – 0-0-0 vs. Canadiens – 0-0-0
2013-14 Season Series: 0-0
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The Toronto Maple Leafs vs The Montreal Canadiens. One of the longest, fiercest rivalries in all of sport and the biggest in the National Hockey League. As always, both teams have a lot to prove. Both were said to have aberrations of seasons in 2012-2013. The Leafs rode unsustainably high shooting percentages and out-worldly goaltending. The Canadiens were a fancystats wet dream—high possession numbers—a good coach, solid defense and goaltending. Gamewatchers see a Habs team with a bad makeup, a lack of talent and size up front, where you need to be best.

The Maple Leafs, as we heard ad nauseum, were one of the worst possession teams in the league, and defied advanced statistics predictive nature by scoring off the rush—usually on odd man rushes—and with little-to-no zone time at all, using their now trademark quick-strike offense to put up big offensive numbers. The Maple Leafs have gained the reputation as the fastest team in the league and look to exploit weaknesses in transition play against teams that are caught napping.

If we are certain of anything, this will be a black and blue hockey game, full of fistacuffs and with emotions running high.

Your Lineups

Toronto Maple Leafs vs The Montreal Canadiens

Toronto Maple Leafs vs The Montreal Canadiens Lineups, Oct. 1st, 2013
Forwards  
JvRBozakKessel
LupulKadriRaymond
AshtonBollandKulemin
OrrMcClementBodie
Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
GardinerFranson
FraserRanger
Goalies
Reimer
Bernier
  • Dangle_My_Berries

    LETS GO BOYS!!! LETS GET THE BIG W!!

  • Mitch_S2

    Just so wonderful to be able to go into someone else’ s barn and push em around .

  • ParadePlanner

    GO LEAFS GO

  • Burtonboy

    Ok boys this is the real deal. Take no prisoner’s and make no excuses . GO LEAFS GO

  • tmlfan

    Learn from the loss in Boston, move on and burn the boats… tonight is the start of this team’s redemption… GO LEAFS GO

  • TuckerForPunishment

    TheCanucksnaphook Big Daddy knows a bum when he sees one.

  • wiski

    Nice graphics @mcloki

  • TuckerForPunishment

    The old heart rate is starting to elevate.  Palms getting clammy.  Nervous anticipation.  Fuckin’ love it.
    GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!!

  • Mitch_S2

    TheCanucksnaphook Mitch_S2 One goon doesn’t make your team tough. 
    We have team toughness. Kadri ran over half a dozen of their fowards last year.

  • The Truth Hurts

    TheCanucksnaphook  
    We may go you and I.

  • wiski

    Shift_Disturber1 Letssssss get ready to rumblllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllle

  • happy_gilmour

    i started my day with a coffee today… it was a french roast…. go leafs go!

  • Optimustic

    4 – 1 Leafs. Go Leafs Go!

  • Mind Bomb

    Finnallyyyyy, I missed this Shit  ! 
    GO LEAFS

  • Bobsyouruncle

    ????    Go Bozak Go??     (ouch)

  • Tim Horton

    happy_gilmour Nice, I had English breakfast tea.

  • The Truth Hurts

    Bobsyouruncle  
    Really.

  • Mind Bomb

    Bobsyouruncle I dont care If Orr gets a hatty or if its Go Bozak, just give me a leaf Win tonight !

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Bobsyouruncle 
    Gonna be paying close attention to him.

  • Loric76

    Hockey’s BACK!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5MfDn_27X0

    GO LEAFS GO!!!!

  • wiski

    Loric76 LOL

  • wiski

    Bobsyouruncle Your gonna mean it by the end of the year 😉

  • tmlfan

    Shift_Disturber1 tmlfan And yet it still sickens me to think about it haha

  • TuckerForPunishment

    tmlfan Shift_Disturber1 
    I’ll never re-watch any of it.  My worst Leaf experience ever.  Traumatizing.    I went from dancing around the house to crying in front of my kids.

  • wiski

    21 for the 30th time today folks GO LEAFS GO

  • Tim Horton

    -Keon- I’m sorry I am not “special” enough for you!

  • wiski

    -Keon- some are going to a veiwing party

  • wiski

    -Keon- wiski ya there’s that too

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Shift_Disturber1 
    They can try.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/YahooSportsNHLhttps://twitter.com/YahooSportsNHL/status/385161267222028288
    The Sabres named their captain today. In fact, they named two. http://t.co/OKWtPxO0H8

  • tmlfan

    TuckerForPunishment tmlfan Shift_Disturber1 Sounds about right… I want to play the B’s in the playoffs this year, i think there would be a a different result

  • Mitch_S2

    -Keon- wiski Thats just embarrassing

  • wiski

    -Keon- wiski six A’s in Edmonton lol

  • Tim Horton

    wiski HAHA first I heard of this… Reminds me of the  office(US) with Jim and Michael as Co Managers.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    wiski Congrats. So you’re 9 years old, right?   – Stats Guys at PPP

  • wiski

    Bobsyouruncle wiski and in the basement 😉

  • Mitch_S2

    -Keon- Mitch_S2 wiski It was totally a we want Steve Ott to be captain but lets do something to keep Vanek from walking

  • Loric76

    In about 4 hours, Leafs will be 1-0-0, Habs will be 0-1-0, Kessel will be leading the league with 3 goals, Orr will be leading the league with 15 PIM, and Gallagher will be in the hospital

  • wendelsway1

    GO LEAFS GO!!!

  • Loric76

    LOL
    https://twitter.com/LeafsCoachhttps://twitter.com/LeafsCoach/status/385164077707718656
    Time to lay the boots to these poutine-eating, maple syrup slurping Montreal bastards. Then we hit the strip joints! https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NHL&src=hash

  • Jordan29

    Oh my this is a huge game. Open the season on a big note and because tomorrow night will be really hard

  • wiski

    T-minus 49 mins

  • Loric76

    Yaknowwhat you know they will

  • Loric76

    Yaknowwhat Loric76 no idea lol

  • Optimustic

    Is this team not better than last seasons Leafs?    Sure looks like it, and that’s without Clarkson in the game.

  • Jordan29

    Shift_Disturber1 Jordan29 ya both away too. Tomorrow is Philly season opener and they will be looking to start better then  last year

  • Lonsmos2

    Agreed

  • Tim Horton

    Optimustic Its mainly better because JVR/Kadri and Franson/Gardiner have progressed so much.

  • wiski

    from Friedmans 30 thoughts
    19. I see Carlyle. I see Jake Gardiner. I hear what they say about each other and think, “Well, 50 per cent of all marriages do end in divorce.”

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/NormanJamesCTVhttps://twitter.com/NormanJamesCTV/status/385166747713544192
    So, when Orr and Parros drop the gloves tonight, who’s looking away in protest? https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HighHorses&src=hash