Randy Carlyle: Wednesday Practice

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Carlyle takes a question on David Clarkson’s first five games, the return of Mark Fraser, his desire for his team to get back to a “workmanlike” effort with less cute play, and some odd questions on hazing in hockey.

  • Leafa

    Fraser is practically the best positional and reliable defenseman we have and anyone who’s played hockey knows…. Glad he’s back in the fold

  • BPsotka

    @Leafa You spelled Phaneuf wrong.
    Fraser is slow; honestly I think it was good for the leafs that he got injured in the Boston series. He plays very well against the opposition that he plays against, but I would not like him on the top pairing with Phaneuf facing our opponents top players.

  • dlb eh

    who’s the 16 year old on Randy’s left?

  • dlb eh

    “well that’s the way it goes when you’re the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs” – who was that?  what a douche bag.  how important is he?
    “who’s your favourite goalie” – i just laughed at that, waiting for him to say bubba booey

  • dlb eh

    BPsotka 
    laughed at the first line and agree with you about Phaneuf, and agree with the last edit
    i think Fraser’s injury hurt us a lot in the playoffs.  he might not have been perfect, but when everyone was tired and collapsing in to defend our net and block shots and clear players from the front of the net and fight along the wall to get pucks out…well that’s what Fraser does best.  and at the very least he was another player to eat a couple of Phaneuf’s and Gunnar’s minutes…and they were spent.
    Ranger, same deal.  protecting a lead?  throw him out there when he doesn’t have to push to do too much.  he’s a bitch to play against.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    dlb eh did brooksi get a job covering the Leafs?

  • mcloki

    BPsotka Fraser isn’t s a top 4 D but he brings the snarl that is needed. And I’d rather have had Fraser and Bozak for those 2 last games.

  • ProfessorRance

    dlb eh His son perhaps. It’s take your kid to work day today.

  • lilgrnmen17

    not a big fan of carlyle, but as long as the leafs keep winning i guess i’ll shut my mouth. you can tell he hates dealing with the media, can’t say I blame him or anybody associated with the leafs, a bunch of lame questions and canned answers, how often is it that you actually get something useful from these.

  • Anthony Petrielli

    Any guesses as to what’s happening? RE: Smith being sent down

  • Jordan29

    Smith was sent down?

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Anthony Petrielli Smith got sent down?

  • Jordan29

    mcloki BPsotka Hands down, Fraser is the most reliable 5-6 defence we have right now

  • Anthony Petrielli

    Dangle_My_Berries Anthony Petrielli Yep.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Anthony Petrielli Dangle_My_Berries interesting. so who’s the 4th line C

  • Anthony Petrielli

    Dangle_My_Berries Anthony Petrielli Whoever they trade for :)

  • Jordan29

    HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  • Xxxxxnew

    Don’t think he hates dealing with the media, I think he hates dealing with the same questions 24/7, like most Leafs coaches have had to deal with. Dozens of outlets cover the team.

  • Jordan29

    Gilbey93 Jordan29 weird. I wonder what the lineup will be then?

  • Jordan29

    Gilbey93 Jordan29 Has to be a trade

  • GiuseppeM

    Anthony Petrielli Dangle_My_Berries  They currently still have Liles on the roster. 8 D. Somethings up, unless the Marlies play tonite and they will call him back up tomorrow.

  • Anthony Petrielli

    GiuseppeM Anthony Petrielli Dangle_My_Berries Marlies play their next game Saturday.

  • Jordan29

    Gilbey93 Jordan29 Would rather a Liles+ for Cammalleri. I like our core as it is. With him, that means Bolland is gone UFA and that would suck

  • Jay_Berg

    Soooo we send smith down but keep Liles up. So sending smith down can’t be to just save cap money. We now have 8 nhl dman on our active roster. Not including Brennan who clearly is ready to get a look at least as a 6-7 guy.
    We are trading at least one dman for a centre as we speak….

  • loomx

    Jay_Berg Gardiner for Couturier.

  • Jay_Berg

    Jesus man you are obsessed with cammalleri. He’s barely even a centre. Doesn’t make sense

  • Jordan29

    Jay_Berg Well hes more a centre then JVR, and yes I like him because hes good.

  • Jay_Berg

    I’d have no issue with that although I’d rather have B.Schenn because he can play almost every forward position and can move to wing once our centres are healthy

  • Jordan29

    Gilbey93 Jay_Berg Cammalleri would have salary retained and it would be great to dump Liles. Also, any Couturier trade will probably have to involve Reimer or Bernier. If not, theres no reason for them to trade him. It makes no sense what so ever

  • Jay_Berg

    If we were to get either of those players it would def cost us Gards

  • Reimocerous

    James Mirtle‏@mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/398194429749510144
    There are only two plausible reasons to demote Smith: a) Save 50 cents on the cap for one day or b) Leafs are bringing in someone else

  • Mind Bomb

    Jay_Berg Or they are making Gardiner a Center :)))

  • Mind Bomb

    @Leafa  Who also got clobbered in the playoff’s when he was asked to step up in competition. He helps no question, but he helps our bottom pairings

  • Mind Bomb

    Jordan29 mcloki BPsotka And that’s Sad bro

  • Jay_Berg

    Here’s a confusing thought. Even if we got a centre wouldn’t we still need smith? Because getting a centre would mean JVR would go back to wing. Means if we are bringing in someone it’d be to upgrade the 4th line which seems a little pointless?

  • Mind Bomb

    Jay_Berg Maybe he can win a draw, I heard a rumor we are allow to win those

  • Reimocerous

    Jay_Berg Maybe it’s not a simple one for one deal?

  • Mind Bomb

    Reimocerous Jay_Berg Oh 7 player deal lol , better put the internet E.M.S. on standby

  • Reimocerous

    Mind Bomb Reimocerous Jay_Berg lol standby for implosion

  • Airfreshener

    AHHHH

  • rustynail

    Jay_Berg rat  Schenn can stay on the flyers

  • Reimocerous

    Airfreshener Is that AHHH as in a good stretch or AHHHH as in I’m going crazy?

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/MapleLeafshttps://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/398205119650484224
    . https://twitter.com/SportChek Player Alert: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash Sign Jerred Smithson for remainder of 2013-14 season http://t.co/luwYlwAsQN https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hash

  • Jay_Berg

    Fuck sakes

  • 4evrblue

    Burtonboy 4th line centre

  • Reimocerous

    Burtonboy bah

  • rustynail

    4evrblue Burtonboy taking Smiths spot?

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

    https://twitter.com/reporterchrishttps://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/398205422034644992
    Jerred Smithson, who had been on a PTO in AHL, signs one-year contract with https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&src=hash.

  • loomx

    Burtonboy lol buzzkill

  • 4evrblue

    rustynail 4evrblue Burtonboy must be