We’re live for episode 8 of the MLHS Hangout.
– Reimer’s injury
– The turnover problem
– Emergence of Leivo
ok, heres one that should get some fires burning ....rumour that the Leafs and Oilers talked about Yakupov and when the Oilers wanted Gardiner, the Leafs backed away. Now, I don't know if the deal involved just Jake and Nail...but if it did, and you are Toronto, you have to make the deal. I love Gardiner, but Yakupov , if he stays, is going to be Phil Kessel good, for a long time.
I somehow managed to post this at an earlier date than this post, here is the game preview
Jonathan Toews has scored the same number of goals as Nikolai Kulemin throughout their last 30 games. Expect him to score 7 goals tonight, lol.
The Hawks are apparently splitting Kane and Toews tonight, so the top 6 will be:
Saad - Toews - Hossa
Sharp - Handzus - Kane
No time like the present to go into Chicago and beat 'em in their own backyard......Leafs win 3-2...Bolland with a goal.......GO LEAFS GO!!
Just beat the Blackhawks 4-1 on NH. I only won 2 faceoffs out of 19, was heavily out possessed, phaneuf beat the fuck out of Bickell and than again JVR tuned him up. Sounds about right Go Leafs Go !
@CanuckUKinToronto Long season, I think be patient with Gards, he's playing well. His offensive game will come through.
@Zep2 same as the leafs lately
@wiski hope its gangrene!
"Frattin was among the Kings who lapsed in allowing Nashville's Matt Cullen to score a first-period goal Thursday. And when a similar Predators pass got by Frattin and pressured Kings' defenders about midway through the third period, he found his ice time in the Kings' 2-1 shootout victory down to 2 minutes, 22 seconds after the second intermission. Frattin, 25, is goalless with three assists through eight games for the Kings (5-3), and his goal differential of minus-five is the worst among Kings forwards. He has only one shot on net in the past three games. Although Sutter said Friday he didn't bench Frattin for any specific reason, Frattin said it was made clear to him afterward, with an assistant coach telling him, "I can't play you if this is going to happen this late in the game and the score's 1-1." Oct. 19 - 10:20 am et"
Weird seeing how everyone thought we were giving away a 30 goal scorer...
@Xxxxxnew Ugh, whenever a team has a problem, they seem to rectify it against us.
LMAO yes a certain someone In particular was saying how we gave up a solid winger who would probably score 25-30goals playing in a top 6 role on La...
@Jay_Berg Ha, very few people thought that.
@Xxxxxnew At least this time it's in Chicago. Not sure if it'll make any difference or not in the outcome though.
I think we can match up with them, but I always have concerns about battle- hardened teams like Chicago. They seem to know how to be patient and not panic even when the team isn't going well, they have enough balance to lull you to sleep and then counter punch with a couple of PP goals. Hope whoever we have in net has his best game of the year so far. And maybe Bolland has has some tricks up his sleeve.
@Xxxxxnew Having said that, they were having scoring problems in the playoffs last year too. Toews has only 5 goals in last 30 games. Hossa and Sharp are starting to slow down, too.
@whalz Almost no one said we'd really miss Frattin, so again, not sure what you, and others who share your opinion on this, are on about. Virtually no one has ever disagreed with any of this, yet there is constantly a portion of the site pretending there was, and beating their chests about their own genius in opposing this imaginary force, lol.
Yes that's the point, he's not that kind of player (some put these lofty expectations on him) once again Leaf Nation likes to over value our players or prospects...he is a healthy scratch and has looked meh..are we really missing those 2 guy? (Fratts, Colborne) who were considered top prospects for us..
Fratts or Raymond?
Colborne or Leivo?
Mac or Clarkson?
Grabs or Bolland?
Scrivens or Bernier?
Nonis has done an incredible job........
@whalz Well, he was playing a top six role in every game he's played so far - next to Richards and Carter.
People have to remember Jake's only been playing D for 5-6 years since he switched from forward just before college in 2008. Pro learning curve is huge for kid who have been playing D for 10-12 years from the time they were youngsters.
@Cameron19 @peterbleafs @Shift_Disturber1 @Yaknowwhat @Jay_Berg To shelter Rielly just like they did with Kadri last year. I agree with the minutes allocation. Gardiner has been better than Gunnarson and Ranger so its clear he should get more minutes. I just thought he would be far better than he is.
@Jay_Berg I think if you go back and look you'd be very surprised. Anyone who was being even the tiniest bit critical was being destroyed and accused of thinking Frattin was a superstar. Most of the commentary was about whether or not another goalie was a wise place to spend assets after Reimer had just finished 9th in the league for goalie stats.
But yes, there were a few who were wildly over-the-top about what Frattin was. I still think he's a 25G, 40P man. However, I'm starting to wonder if he'll be able to achieve that on the Kings. They just don't score enough goals for him to put up numbers like that. Even Mike Richards can't really get anything going there.