GDT: Predators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

GDT: Predators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

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GO LEAFS GO.

Projected Lineup
 
 
Left WingCenterRight Wing
JvRKadriKessel
LupulSmithClarkson
RaymondHollandKulemin
McClementSmithsonOrr
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
GardinerFranson
RiellyRanger
Starter: Bernier
Reimer

Fit in the pregame hangout with James Mirtle and Dirk Hoag.

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546 comments
WendelClarkson_
WendelClarkson_

I dont think Bernier is as good a goalie a Riemer, he lets bad goals in, backbreakers and I dont believe Riemer does I think the Bernier trade was uneccesary mich like the RA Dicky trade for the Blue Jays. Two trades that should never have been made. The second one might cost the boy wonder his job

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

It appears the  leafs have good advanced stat for this game.  I bet that will make Randy and Nonis happy

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

I think i saw Gunnarsson not playing much near the end of the 3rd. Was that Carlyle sitting him to make a point or putting Rielly and Gardiner on with Phaneuf to get goals. Or maybe a bit of both?

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

Just looked at the standings and i like how the Western conference looks. Vancouver in 9th.

Jordan29
Jordan29

Ok, without whining and bitching at me, heres Gardiner stats right now.

22 games 0 goals 4 assists 

For an offensive defenceman hes sure not showing it yet. Sure hes still young, but this is the second year in a row hes looked average for most of the year. Not sure I would have him as "untouchable" as a lot of people do 

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

I don't think we played as bad as everyone is making it out to be. Outside of the 2nd period it was fairly even. Nashville got the bounces, we did not. Shit happens. Our lineup continues to get healthier as Bozak returns on Saturday.

sniperstar
sniperstar

And that's all she wrote boys. 4-2 loss.

Loric76
Loric76

ok so who called 4-2 Preds...i know one of you did

Jordan29
Jordan29

How did they miss so many times? Taking our job at the worst open net scoring team?

Loric76
Loric76

man for a super star in the making Gardiner sure can't score worth shit

rustynail
rustynail

2 crossbars and a goal post?

Loric76
Loric76

cmon Kadri go for the hattie lol

Jordan29
Jordan29

Orr punches the fuck in the net. nice


LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

@rustynail I expect he will. Dont see any reason for him to miss 2 games in a row when hes been playing so well.

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

@Jordan29 well stats also say leafs shouldnt be winning too. but we know how thats going.

Loric76
Loric76

@Jordan29 Legwand "2nd overall" hits the side of a wide open net

rustynail
rustynail

@Murph2417 unless 

if we pull the goalie then a goal against within 20 seconds 

rustynail
rustynail

@Loric76 @rustynail if not we definitely have a goalie controversy. For what ever reason Bernier lost 3 of his last 4 and only .857 SV% tonight

Jordan29
Jordan29

@GreekGod @Jordan29 well thats why I am not so hard on him, but eventually he needs to produce. I mean fuck, 4 pts, I would expect that from Fraser maybe

Jordan29
Jordan29

@LeafsForLife @Jordan29 you can look at it that way, but at the same time Rielly is putting up 8 pts in just 17 games right now and not playing nearly as much. Gardiner has to step it up here soon 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Loric76 @Cameron19 @LeafsForLife @Jordan29 He has been focused on playing D, you saw near the end of the game how fast and shifty he can be.  I hope RC loosens the reins soon and let him fly, but his D is much better than it ever has been, and that is the most important thing.  I'd like to see him playing with Franson on the first PP, get Phaneuf off the PP, lower his minutes a little.  We want Franson's deadly shot on the PP,not Phaneuf's wild bombs, and Gardiner can lay them up for him on a pillow with a mint on top.

Loric76
Loric76

@Cameron19 @LeafsForLife @Jordan29 but for a significant time was playing on his offside which really screwed him up.  I'm kinda with Jordan tho...he's gotta get going on the scoresheet soon