The Maple Leaf Hangout – Episode #11
Gus Katsaros (@KatsHockey) joins Michael and Michael to discuss:
– Bolland’s injury
– JvR filling the void at center
– The breakout/turnover problems and getting out shot
Regarding Nonis trading for a center, I have thinking about the possibilities and different trade scenarios.
First of all I don't believe that Nonis try to get a short term solution, that would only create problems down the road.
To get an impact player Nonis would need to move Reimer and/or a d-man. Liles is very like be included in such a deal because that is only way to make cap dollars match. Gunnar is also a possibility, but if another team wants either Franson or Gardiner it will not happen until Phaneuf is signed to a new deal.
So before Nonis has given a new contract to Phaneuf I don't believe that any d-man beyond Liles will be moved. Only exception is of course if Phaneuf himself is included in a trade.
Carlyle and player interviews from today are up on the Leafs site
Kevin McGran just stole the premise that Petrelli and I have written on with regards to shots based on inside 20" and outside of it.
MLHS post on Reimer: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/05/04/james-reimer-franchise-goaltender/
I can't find Petrelli's, but he used my spread sheet to expand on the shots topic last season.
Am I being oversensitive or did the Toronto Star actually steal my idea and not credit anyone for it?
@rustynail Surreal lol
@Jmessih kids loving his life! good work Leafs...doing stuff like this is karma in the bank
@DeclanK It is great to Manny Malholtra back in the NHL. Good for him and the NHL
"For that reason, I'm curious to see if anyone takes a chance on Pittsburgh's Deryk Engelland, whose cap hit is $566,667. The 31-year-old defenceman is caught in a numbers crunch behind younger players. The Penguins have worked to expand his game, using him at forward and taking a regular penalty-kill shift. It depends on what they're asking, but could he be a useful pickup?"
Hell yes, let's bring him into Toronto and play him as a winger as he's done this season. Huge upgrade on Bodie IMO.
@Burtonboy Thank goodness!
@ReimNier I have been saying that for years, look at shots coming from 20 feet and in and between the face off dots. Leafs are one of the best teams at this.
@ReimNier they did but if they get asked questions about it you may be asked to explain
What's funny is that he didn't reference where any of his data is from, didn't show it and didn't map it out.
@ReimNier When it comes to the media being lying thieves No not being to sensitive imo just maybe sick and tired of the crap reporting games like a lot of Canadian hockey fans ,,that was a good article omho
@Jmessih What the hell does Eakins know about when he's getting traded? Eakins is _just_ the coach and he's going to find out about that the hard way if things continue as they are in Edmonton.
@Jmessih Usually means he's being traded
@Burtonboy Smart move, I'd like to see Cam go with his old pal Clarkson. If he gets over-enthusiastic on his return to the big club and goes with an equally-hungry Fraser, he's going to regret it! Even moreso if McLaren or Orr.
@Burtonboy Johnny Bower is the only correct answer
@Burtonboy Can he play center?
@Burtonboy and his cap hit is too much for us imo
@Burtonboy pass, we need a center
@Burtonboy Grab him if we can.
@Burtonboy and keeping Liles up hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Maybe they should head back here ;)
Ant sent the post; here it is.
@mcloki Is he really that old now? I thought he was 30. Right around McClement and Lupul's age last time I checked