Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #9 with Anthony Petrielli

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.

Founded in 2008, Maple Leafs Hotstove (MLHS) has grown to be the most visited unofficial team-focused hockey website online (Quantcast). Independently owned and operated, MLHS provides thorough and wide ranging content, varying from news, opinion and analysis, to pre-game and long-form game reviews, a weekly feature piece, the "Leafs Notebook", along with a Web TV show the "Maple Leaf Hangout".
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theacs1966
theacs1966

I know some people hate him but didn't Cherry bring up Hall and showed how reckless he was?  Or was that RNH?  Prophetic.

theacs1966
theacs1966

Anyone want Kulikov?  I can see T.O. being interested but why would FLA want to trade him, he's only 22 and a 14th overall pick?

Scottish Leaf
Scottish Leaf

Evening everyone, think we will be involved in a very, very tough game tonight. I have watched 3 Ducks games this season and they are pretty awesome to watch. Even with their PP and PK not clicking they are generating a boat load of chances. Bernier is going to be busy tonight but I think we will sneak it 3-2

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Taylor Hall out for at least a month again I see. ACL.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Leafs giving up 3 more shots against per game than Colorado.

TMLfan_15
TMLfan_15

I haven't scrolled down so not sure if anyone mentioned, but Sportsnet has a great article on shot stats .

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Penguins outshot Colorado 36-14 last night. Lost. Colorado has won six games this year when they've been outshot.

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

Hmmm, so Richard Peddie has a tell-all out, I'm reading. On Vince Carter: “Vince was a mama’s boy." Could be interesting.


Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Makes sense. You'll always get an argument over some assigned numbers, but it works as a general snapshot.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Hall. RNH is just a small guy. 31 pounds lighter than Morgan Rielly.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Need the forwards to coordinate with our D better.

Dan39
Dan39

@Jmessih I'm going to the game tonight and if I don't see a higher level of toughness, I'm going to be pissed. Falling behind on fighting majors and I'm sure hits are the same. We don't play our game, we lose. 



theacs1966
theacs1966

@Burtonboy Yes, astute.  From the no shit dept.  I can stop them if they're shooting from centre.

ConnorCrisp
ConnorCrisp

@Burtonboy either way it helps pad his stats when people take shots form the blue line at him :)

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Burtonboy Bernier is bang on, the Leafs allow shots from the boards to the face off dot but very few in the 20 foot area prime slot.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Leafs giving up 3 shots per game more than Colorado.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I read the portion on Bettman and the NHL last week. My main takeaway is he believes 18 teams aren't making a profit but he says Bettman won't even tell individual team owner's what the total NHL financial picture is.

Ze_theLeafsFan
Ze_theLeafsFan

@Gilbey93 I understand and I agree with what you are saying. I think we can all agree that even though Bozak is not the ideal candidate for the 1C slot, we have a pretty good Top 6. Where we might need an improvement is the Bottom 6 as our 4th line is not as good as we would like it to be eventhough we have the necessary players to make it work. I am Ok with our forwards even with both Orr and FML as they play very little minutes, therefore our top 9 would get more ice time. 

One area of concern is our D. The D hasn't look really good yet and it is an area of improvement.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Greg Fenton @theacs1966 No idea what kind of player he is.  NOt a lot of offense in his stats.  I say we need a stay at home nasty Dman to play with Phaneuf.  We have enough PMD's or 2 ways D, we need to hurt some people.

Jon5200
Jon5200

@Pent_House @theacs1966 snarl on the way.....Fraser due back next week.....if no one else gets injured we should have Clarkson/Mclaren back this Friday vs Columbus and Kulemin/Fraser back for next weeks western road trip.........i hope................

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

He and RNH have piled up the damage on the joints and skulls in their short careers.

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@Ze_theLeafsFan @Xxxxxnew Yeah, thanks Xnew. Just got a chance to read it. I also don't think Bettman is the devil he's made out to be. Nor was Peddie. Though, I realize I'm in the minority.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

My conspiracy theory has to do with the divide between the money making teams and the money losing teams. I'll bet Bettman doesn't want Leafs ownership to see the total numbers on how much of their cash goes to prop up places like Pgoenix.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Yet everyone's raving about what Colorado's ding this year!

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@Xxxxxnew You have the book, or is that just an excerpt? What's he say about meddling within MLSE, I wonder?

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Ze_theLeafsFan @Pent_House @Gilbey93 If you would accept a new class.  They are emerging stars.  Lupul hasn't been in one place long enough till now, and Kadri just needs to prove it for another season and I'd call him a star.  IF he got more that 16 minutes a night and played with Kessel, he'd be a point a game player or more, he's close to that now.

Ze_theLeafsFan
Ze_theLeafsFan

@Pent_House @Gilbey93 I wouldn't classify Kadri as a star yet. He gets a lot of attention,  but his play is not proven yet over a long stretch imo

Jon5200
Jon5200

@Pent_House @Jon5200 @theacs1966 totally agree on the identity comment.....they have definitely been missing the 'sandpaper' in the lineup......the only reason i think Mclaren can come back Friday is i saw a tweet yesterday on the TSN site that said he had to b out 10 games when put on LTIR which would mean he could come back when Clarkson can....

Jon5200
Jon5200

@Pent_House @Jon5200 @theacs1966 agreed....but Mclaren is eligible for Friday's game.....if u r put on LTIR u must be out 10 games.....in essence he's out as long as clarkson and both can come back Friday.......

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I don't think some of them were physically ready for the nastiness of an 82 game NHL season. I can see the long-term benefit of letting a teen grow for a few seasons, esp. RNH who is pretty tiny. I read an article last week where his junior coach was surprised the minutes RNH had been given initially by the Oilers because he couldn't physically handle over 20 minutes in junior.

Dan39
Dan39

@Jmessih @Dan39 Well, if we get out-shot, it counts as a loss no matter what the score. Right? 

ConnorCrisp
ConnorCrisp

@Xxxxxnew thats because the ONLY numbers that matter are the ones in the 'pts' column

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@Xxxxxnew The story says the Leafs paid for the repairs, but they should have left it as it was and put a picture frame around it as a reminder for visiting teams.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Just a segment in one of the newspapers. Focus was on Bettman. I'll see if I can find it.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Actually, I wish more Leafs board owners had been invested emotionally in the team like that over the past four decades.

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@XxxxxnewHaha, this is a story from the National Post today on the book.

Peddie also writes of a time after the Ottawa Senators lost a playoff series to the Leafs — Toronto beat Ottawa in four series, between 2000 and 2004 — and the team’s owner was allegedly upset. Peddie claims Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was so upset, in fact, that he “punched a hole in the wall of the visitors’ dressing room” at Air Canada Centre.