Thursday Practice: Carlyle presser, Smithson in, Gardiner-Franson reunited

Thursday Practice: Carlyle presser, Smithson in, Gardiner-Franson reunited

Tuesday’s practice lines with Jerred Smithson in the fold:

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.

The suggestion based on the practice pairs is that Morgan Rielly will sit tomorrow night against the Devils.

Smithson interviews after Thursday practice:

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theacs1966
theacs1966

Woohoo, Dal wins in OT over Det.

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

New thread up if anyone is interested

theacs1966
theacs1966

If TB wins, Bishop goes to 10-2.  TB is dangerous now that they have goaltending.

Zep2
Zep2


Ottowa get badly outshot but win. Let the criticism begin. Or is that reserved for Leafs only 

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

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 

Zep2
Zep2

Steen with another tonite

mike_84
mike_84

Got my shirt ordered!

Zep2
Zep2

So what are the odds that the refs call a penalty against the Sens in the next 6 minutes

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@theacs1966 He's not so good, between his legs, that is his weak spot and he's too tall to fix it.

theacs1966
theacs1966

Gudas is Plus 4 tonight!  Nice 3rd rounder for them.

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@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

Zep2
Zep2

@rustynail So who gets run out of town in Philly?

Luke- healthy scratch # 3

Giroux- 0 goals , the new Scott Gomez


Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

You been hanging out with Fordsy?

Cameron19
Cameron19

@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. 

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@Zep2 @Yaknowwhat he really rips his team good in that CH special the habs have been doing, watched an episode of it last night and man can you see how a coach can lose a room quickly

Reversethecurse13
Reversethecurse13

@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.