Tuesday’s practice lines with Jerred Smithson in the fold:
Lines: Leafs Practice, November 7, 2013.
Leafs Lineup Left Wing Center Right Wing Lupul JvR Kessel Raymond Kadri Clarkson Bodie McClement Kulemin McLaren Smithson Orr Left Defense Right Defense Phaneuf Gunnarsson Gardiner Franson Fraser Ranger Rielly
On defence, Gardiner-Franson has been reunited with Gardiner moving back to his natural left, while the returning Mark Fraser joined Paul Ranger on the bottom pair. Gardiner-Franson was the team’s second pairing in the playoffs and the tandem was really effective at moving the puck against the Bruins. Franson was playing better defence in the playoffs than he has been in recent games, but his ability to take care of business in the defensive zone and make a D-to-D pass over to Gardiner to orchestrate the breakout seemed to be an effective combination; and once on the offensive zone blueline, this is a really dangerous pairing. Let’s hope Gardiner’s presence helps Franson settle in as Rielly-Franson was an up-and-down pairing.
Carlyle inferred that Gardiner felt uncomfortable playing the right side (13 games), hence the switch back to natural side with Franson.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) November 7, 2013
The suggestion based on the practice pairs is that Morgan Rielly will sit tomorrow night against the Devils.
Smithson interviews after Thursday practice:
years of elementary school fire drills have desensitized the population. Only in a sporting event does the fire alarm go off, and no one thinks to leave the building.....just like in Ottawa 2 seconds ago lol
@DeclanK I WILL BUY WHEN MY CHEST IS MEASURED
@theacs1966 He's not so good, between his legs, that is his weak spot and he's too tall to fix it.
@theacs1966 Won't last...not in the Atlantic division at least.
@theacs1966 so....Edmonton....they suck eh
@theacs1966 fuck, adds another contender into our division
@ingy56 Thanks for that cereal is everywhere lol.
@ingy56 LOL haha
@Yaknowwhat its subtle, but powerful. Boys know they need to be much better
@Yaknowwhat He mentioned it at the beginning of the broadcast too, I would like to kick his teeth in, but I guess the line up is a mile long at least to get at him
@4evrblue Who's the 'I' in that sentence?
@Zep2 Don't mention the "C" word.
@Zep2 not a word will be mentioned....
@Zep2 you know the answer
@Yaknowwhat Therrien will go postal or do a Rob Ford soon
@rustynail Philly got shut out?
@rustynail So who gets run out of town in Philly?
Luke- healthy scratch # 3
Giroux- 0 goals , the new Scott Gomez
@rustynail The hoodie looks unreal.
@rustynail The hoodie looks pretty damn good.
@Reversethecurse67 @4evrblue Probably the moron who wrote an article informing Leaf fans that it was a joke to even dream about the possibility of acquiring Brayden Schenn, unless we planned on parting with Kessel and multiple 1sts. Not that I disagree with this assessment, lol, but seriously, 'The Hockey News' prints a lot of ridiculous stuff.
@Cameron19 @Reversethecurse67 @4evrblue I wish there was more (any?) people or articles that bring up the garbage that the MSM have said in the past, like that Jeff guy did on twitter.
I know that we know what they say is garbage, but the crow that gets served up when actual quotes are posted is just toooooooo golden.