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Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout – Episode #5

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We are joined by goalie coach and writer for InGoal magazine, Elias Rassi.

First part of the show is a discussion on Bernier vs Reimer.

Also:

- Rielly
- Kadri
- The “Spinorama” shootout move

and much more.

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TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

Oh boy...now we are at "trading Reimer" on tsn radio.  Landsberg you piece of work.

adeel
adeel

Laviolette got fired lol. I seem to recall someone predicting this. hahaha

TML__fan
TML__fan

some interesting points raised during this HotStove....

As Aaron mentioned, Reimer has noticeably improved his glove hand this year.  I'm not sure it was a true weakness before, but it does seem stronger this year.

Also the point about the changes to the goalie equipment, and limiting the length of the pads.  Not sure it has that big an impact, but anytime a goalie allows a puck to get through the "5-hole", commentators/analysts immediately reference the change in goalie pads and imply the goalie is more vulnerable.  As Eli said, it may be simply a case of "stick discipline" rather than pad changes. 

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

McClement will be a winger the on third line. Gives him more ice time.

dlb meh
dlb meh

i'd be shocked to Reimer go

Gardiner makes so little on the CAP something else would HAVE to give to make that work.

hate to say it, but i said we should move Gards last year :-) but that doesn't mean i meant it...i'd love nothing more than to see a one-two Rielly-Gardiner punch, but at some point you have to decide on the odds of that happening.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Yaknowwhat 

In the end, it may just be a money thang.  If Reimer is solid, but Bernier better, Reimer is still going to look for big money next summer.  Leafs will have to make sacrifices.

dlb meh
dlb meh

@Burtonboy 

i'd love to see Gunnar-Franson work.  but i worry about Gunnar's passing and Franson's ability to control a bad pass and still be able to move it quickly.  Fraser is a sharp passer.

also, Gunnar could emulate Franson at our blue line...use your reach to force some off-sides and turnovers, Gunnar!  be the MAN.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@TML__fan 

Yep...and if you watch Reimer closely he has a habit of keeping his blade angled inwards which is a fundamental no-no,and one difficult to break once ingrained

Unsure about Bernier's just yet,but Reim's needs to pay closer attention to this detail.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@Greg Fenton @Uncle Otis @TheCanucksnaphook @Loric76 @NotInsane 

Neither of these guys are Patrick Roy...they are still earning their stripes.

Getting two 23 yr old  wannabe #1  to platoon is an easy trick at this stage of their careers.

The problems may start when one gets the ball to run with it.

Bottom line...we are in great shape in goal and WAYYYY to early to plan trading one unless someone makes a ridiculous offer.

Greg Fenton
Greg Fenton

@NotInsane @Greg Fenton @TheCanucksnaphook Maybe. If he players ok, he might feel like he didn't play to his best because of the distraction or whatever want to go elsewere and prove he is the #1. 

Honestly, I dunno if I'd want Reimer around anymore if he gave up on being a #1 guy and settle's for playing behind Bernier or splitting time with him.

NotInsane
NotInsane

@Greg Fenton @TheCanucksnaphook 

If Reimer plays amazing this year then he'll be traded to another team in the Summer and become their #1.

If Reimer is ok or struggles he'll resign with the Leafs.

Its a money/affordability thing

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Dan39 He has bounced around the AHL for a long time. MAybe he has it figured out now...but I dont think he does.

Dan39
Dan39

@TheCanucksnaphook @Dan39 Yeah, and he doesn't handle the puck much better than Reimer either but he put up good numbers. I think people (not necessarily you) assume he is shit because he's in the AHL and I don't like that. 

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Dan39 I think he flops around the crease more than Reimer.

That is what I hate about him.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Greg Fenton @TheCanucksnaphook 

But so much can happen b/w now and the time when decisions need to be made.  Maybe Reimer regresses and has little trade value.  Maybe hes average and the Leafs keep him as backup.  And, of course, Bernier might get injured or stink it up. 

Right now it would be interesting to see if a Dman gets traded.  Brennan is looking very good and may be an asset, for instance. 

Dan39
Dan39

@TheCanucksnaphook What's so terrible about McIntyre as backup? He put up a 931 SV% in the A last year and was excellent. Those numbers are better than what Reimer and Scrivens put up before making the Leafs.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Greg Fenton Oh thats fine. I say enjoy whatever topic you want to talk about.  Some comments topics make little sense.  THis is one of them.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Greg Fenton and who are you backing up Bernier??  MacIntyre?  Fuck that.