GDT: Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

GDT: Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

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GO LEAFS GO.

Lines: Leafs vs. Canucks, November 2, 2013.
Leafs Lineup
 
 
Left WingCenterRight Wing
JvRKadriKessel
RaymondBollandClarkson
LupulMcClementKulemin
McLarenSmithOrr
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
RiellyFranson
GardinerRanger
Goalies
Starter: Reimer
Bernier
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1341 comments
Cameron19
Cameron19

They said that it's 30 - 40 games if it's the same injury as Karlsson, and I don't think it is.  It looked like it was the side of his ankle, and McKenzie already said it wasn't the achilles. 

BurkiesBigBlue
BurkiesBigBlue

What else is Nonis going to say? It was intentional? It was cheap in my opinion

Wilbur
Wilbur

Bolland will be back with 20 games to play…Just enough to ramp it up for the 1st round...

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

Who is that young centre on the Marlies? Is it McKegg? How bout giving him a shot. Regardless how hes playing hes a centre and worth atleast 1 game.

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

They just said Bolland is going for surgery tonight and will miss 30-40 games. OUCH!!!

Cameron19
Cameron19

Why do you guys care so much about a 1st round pick?  Picks can't help us now. Anyone we draft will be 5 years from the NHL.  We need help now. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

It's too bad Bolland didn't have his "Mandatory" skate protectors on!

Jordan29
Jordan29

Enough of this game. enough of the stats. enough of the injuries.......

I JUST WANT TO SEE MRS BURES TITS AGAIN!

Wilbur
Wilbur

1) IMHO Leafs played their worst game tonight of the season so far

2) Officials were freaking brutal. No other way to describe it

3) Lost Bolland for months likely

4) Sucked all around

Cameron19
Cameron19

Leafs should make their 1st round pick available for help at center. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy I suppose reverse time and waive Bodie instead of trading Colborne isn't an option?

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@Cameron19 Leafs aren't the Nucks. They're young, even Nonis said they're 2-3 years away. Let's not do anything drastic. Reason we're any good now is because we've finally kept some picks (outside of the Kessel trade, who is a star).

Wilbur
Wilbur

@Cameron19 I don't see Nonis doing a big trade right now. Trading from weakness. Having said that, if they are trading a first what 22 - 28 year old is out there that is available and brings top 2 centre help?

BurkiesBigBlue
BurkiesBigBlue

You sound like JFJ lets trade away our picks and suck for 20 years..

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 I wouldn't . Nonis has said they are still not in any position to make deals like that yet . 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@DJBrianBurke @Cameron19 Yea, but this is a weak draft and we'll be picking in the 15-30 range.  If you're ever going to deal one, now's the time. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@wiski

From what I saw, Kassian's blade hit the side of Bolland's skate.

Must have cut right through the skate?

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 We can't just do nothing right now though, because if Kadri were to also get injured, we would literally have no centers except Jay McClement.  

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 @Burtonboy Man how many time do I have to explain this to you . He said specifically he was only going to buyout one player which was Komi and that's exactly what he did . 2 days later he found out he could get Bozak for 1.3 million cheaper then Grabo so he then decided to use a compliance on him. Thats your two buyouts right there.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 There's nothing to buy.  He fucked up the buyouts.  If he read the market correctly, he would have bought out Komisarek with a regular buyout, and bought out Liles with compliance. He's cost us millions in dead cap space with that error. 

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What they were supposed to do was use an ounce of brains and waive Bodie, or demote Ashton and keep Colborne based on his body of work, while informing the other guys they are first call-ups.  They would have been up 1 day later. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 @Burtonboy Bullshit on the bungled cap. I'm not and never have bought your spin on that one . As for trading Colborne what were they supposed to do . He didn't play well enough to make the team and would have been claimed on waivers 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 No one's saying fire him, but now is the time to show what he's got - we need help now, and he needs to fix the errors he made.  Fix the bungled cap space, and get us a center to replace Colborne. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 No one needed a crystal ball to see that move would backfire.  There was a reason people were upset about it. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 @Burtonboy Guess we are in shit then eh. Don't have many options Cam and I don't see where we can get someone to help in a trade 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 Ugh, that's just horrendous.  McKegg isn't even good in the AHL, and Smithson isn't even a 4th liner anymore.