Maple Leaf Hangout Ep.#11 with Gus Katsaros

Maple Leaf Hangout Ep.#11 with Gus Katsaros

by -
585

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

and more.

488 comments
rustynail
rustynail

twitter going wild about Smith being sent down and dead quiet on here?

Great Dane
Great Dane

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. 



Burtonboy
Burtonboy

James Mirtle ‏@mirtle

45s

Carlyle calls the Devils "a desperate hockey club." Adds that he sees a hard working, "proud group" there that's not "depleted in talent."

ReimNier
ReimNier

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.  

Toronto Star article: http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/11/06/maple_leafs_shot_breakdown_reveals_good_news.html

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?

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

The Devils have called up Cam Jansen . Getting ready to play the Leafs ?

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Something is up . Only 2 natural centers on the team with this move.

Great Dane
Great Dane

@DeclanK  It is great to Manny Malholtra back in the NHL. Good for him and the NHL 

Dan39
Dan39

@DeclanK

"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. 

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@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.

rustynail
rustynail

@ReimNier they did but if they get asked questions about it you may be asked to explain 

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@ReimNier 

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. 

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@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

Dan39
Dan39

@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. 

Dan39
Dan39

@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. 

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Dan39 @Jmessih lol ,yea ,heres athought yac to the leafs for ,,, thinking ....never mind I like our teams 2 top lines the way they are and dont think Yac can play lower  

Dan39
Dan39

@Leafs rule @Dan39 @Jmessih He's going to be in the KHL next year is what the problem is. Otherwise I'd say let's take him and put him on the Marlies for a year or two to learn a two-way game. 

sniperstar
sniperstar

@mcloki Is he really that old now? I thought he was 30. Right around McClement and Lupul's age last time I checked