Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #9 with Anthony Petrielli

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Anthony Petrielli joins Michael and Michael to talk about the 7-1 Ducks coming to town, the Leafs‘ recent struggles, team identity confusion, poor possession play, the return of Clarkson this Friday, and more.

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  • Burtonboy

    Excellent point Anthony . Komarov got his team mates going

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy I really hope we bring him back.

  • rustynail

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  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Burtonboy Me too .

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 Burtonboy no Olympics next season

  • Cameron19

    rustynail Cameron19 Burtonboy Yep.  We’re gonna wish we had him this year though, I think.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Great points Anthony.

  • BPsotka

    My question on Ranger: When do we give up on him? How long are we patiently thinking he’s got potential until we pull the plug on this experiment? I assume right now we’re holding Ranger there because we see the kind of player that he can be. We aren’t holding him here because of his play thus far.

  • BPsotka

    I think Gardiner plays better with more time as well. I think lots of players need to earn their ice time, but Gardiner relaxes with more ice time and he does definitely play better with Franson.

  • Cameron19

    lol, I say that literally every time Ranger steps out for the power-play. Terrible.

  • BPsotka

    Cameron19 Agreed.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 It’s hilarious

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 One of those things that stops me from liking Carlyle.

  • Cameron19

    Great episode of the hangout.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 Anthony had me nodding the whole time. Always does.

  • Jordan29

    Cameron19 rustynail do you know the rules of signing him during this year? Must be a catch

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 Yep. I agree with him on most things. The issue he talked about with our forwards has been one that has plagued us forever though.  I wonder if there’s some truth to Keon’s theory that the big contracts have killed Carlyle’s ability to make these guys skate and fore-check the way he wants them to.

  • Cameron19

    Jordan29 Cameron19 rustynail He’s an NHL RFA.  We could sign him until December 1st, but he wouldn’t leave the KHL until after that season is done.  However, if he returned now, he’d have to clear waivers.  He’s lost to us.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 Alec Brownscombe It’s far less likely to do with that and far more likely to do with being a team that can get away with being fast and skilled up front and thinking they can take shortcuts – because sometimes they do get away with it.

    I think that theory is a little conspiracy theory-ish

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Alec Brownscombe I’m not buying that for one second . Teams in a bit of a funk and not skating . Happens to all teams at some point during the seson

  • Jordan29

    Cameron19 Jordan29 rustynail ya thats what I mean. We could sign him next year I hope

  • Jordan29

    Cameron19 rustynail 
    Komarov-Bolland-Kulemin
    Thats one intense 3rd line

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Burtonboy Cameron19 Alec Brownscombe I am on board with hating Bozak’s contract for any reason possible, though

  • MaxwellHowe

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy Cameron19 
    Pace yourself, you have 4 years to go yet

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy Cameron19 I’m not just yet . 9 games is hardly time to make any kind of assessment

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy Cameron19 Yea, he’s overpaid, but he has a point that two coaches seem to think he should be the ice-time leader on the team, so he must be doing something right.  I don’t think we should let this turn into a Komisarek situation.  I don’t foresee a situation where Bozak is ever worth less than 3 million.

  • Cameron19

    Jordan29 Cameron19 rustynail I believe he’s a UFA this summer though.  We lose the rights…

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

    Just a slight observation on the new format, I notice the Statistics and Interviews tab are below the main menu items and are in the way of the comments as I scroll up and down the page.

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 And yea, I hope you’re right about the theory.

  • BPsotka

    Cameron19 Jordan29 rustynail That’s incorrect. His rights don’t change because he’s not playing in North America. I remember reading that when we weren’t sure where he was going to play this year, he is still our property on his return.

  • Cameron19

    BPsotka Cameron19 Jordan29 rustynail Eventually he’s going to be a UFA regardless of where he plays though.  I thought it was this year.

  • BPsotka

    Cameron19 BPsotka Jordan29 rustynail Then I think it is the year after. I’m positive I read we would get him back, and I think I read that in different places.

  • Cameron19

    BPsotka Cameron19 Jordan29 rustynail You are probably right.  I believe I remember reading conflicting reports though.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Cameron19 BPsotka Jordan29 rustynail 
    so if there’s a bit of salary space available at the end of the year, could he be signed for the remainder of this season and next (or longer, whatever)?

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe Cameron19 BPsotka Jordan29 rustynail He cannot play here this season without clearing waivers.

  • MaxwellHowe

    So, is the sudden push to move Liles and his contract a precursor to a bigger move?  Have trouble understanding the timing – assuming the rumors are true.

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe Just poor planning by management, in my opinion.  They’re probably hoping to clear enough room to make a move at the deadline. Eating half his contract in a trade would save us about 1 million in cap space, which would be significant by the deadliine.

  • george

    This was top quality Leaf talk guys
    Thanks for doing it Anthony

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

    MaxwellHowe I’m just wondering if the team is trying to get Liles placed with an NHL club as a favour for a good soldier. If they gain a million in cap space, all the better.

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 rustynail Burtonboy we already do

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 MaxwellHowe this way they got to dangle Kadri and Franson’s feet in the fire

  • Cameron19

    How about: Liles (1/2 salary retained) + Blacker to DAL for Robidas?

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

    Cameron19 Think Robidas would waive?

  • Cameron19

    ingy56 Cameron19 No idea.

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

    Cameron19 ingy56 Big tax savings playing in Texas.

  • vinoa

    So true about Komorov. He really got the other teams agitated. Really hope he’s coming back next year. We really seem soft compared to last year.

  • BPsotka

    MaxwellHowe I’d say that we can’t decide which players to keep up, and can’t afford all of them under the cap right now. They would like to keep Reilly and Fraser, as well Leivo deserves to stay, and I bet they’d like the option to call somebody else up without needed to use the LTIR.

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

    vinoa Look for Clarkson to add that spark.

  • MaxwellHowe

    ingy56 Cameron19 
    I saw a very interesting article which noted that on account of President Obama’s success raising the taxes for upper bracket income earners, the difference between playing in the US and Canada, in terms of tax liability, was significantly narrowed.

  • Jordan29

    Cameron19 I want to see a trade for Giroadno from calgary personally. They would have to want a ton of what we have