GDT: Capitals at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

812

GO LEAFS GO.

Paul Ranger makes way for Mark Fraser on the back end. Carlyle with a sensible decision here to keep Rielly in the fold. Fraser moves to the right side to make it work.

Projected Lineup  
Left WingCenterRight Wing
JvRHollandKessel
LupulKadriClarkson
RaymondMcClementKulemin
McLarenSmithsonOrr
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
GardinerFranson
RiellyFraser
Ranger scratched
Starter: Reimer
Bernier

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  • wendelsway1

    GO LEAFS GO!!!!

  • mcloki

    I just hope it’s not a snoozer like Thursday night.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    GO LEAFS GO

  • JWaterdrager

    GO LEAFS GO

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    GO LEAFS GO! LETS GET THE BIG W TONIGHT!

  • wiski

    3rd loss in a row for caps

  • wiski

    Yaknowwhat Booooooooooooo

  • Black_Hawk

    LETS GO BOYS

  • mcloki

    I hope to God that HNIC LOSES IT SO Healy is run out of hockey broadcasting for good.

  • Loric76

    9-0 Leafs
    Grabbo -9 on the night

  • Jordan29

    WTF I was like 2-3 threads behind you ass holes lol

  • Black_Hawk

    Shift_Disturber1 really?

  • Cameron19

    Shift_Disturber1 Ugh, we should wait on signing Bolland.

  • Optimustic

    I had predicted 4 – 2 earlier, but think I’ll change it to 3 – 2 Leafs   Let’s get it right for a full 60 minutes tonight.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 No memory on Liles?

  • Jordan29

    Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 I know, I honestly think people are overrating him

  • Cloud09

    6-2 Leafs!! Holland continues to progress.

  • wendelsway1

    Leafs win 4-3  Rielly with his first

  • wendelsway1

    Yaknowwhat wendelsway1 Ha…….Pffffft!

  • Loric76

    Shift_Disturber1 Cameron19 exactly.  People freak out over nothing around here

  • MaxwellHowe

    Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 Especially if Nonis has his sights set on a big time centre

  • Cameron19

    Shift_Disturber1 Cameron19 I don’t think there is “preliminary stuff”.  How hard is it to sign these fucking contracts?  These GMs and media personalities make it sound like it’s so difficult and involves so much work.  How is it that some players can negotiate a deal in less than 24 hours without an agent?  How is it that UFAs get signed in minutes on July 1st. Ha, sorry to rant at you, just find the whole notion that there’s this intense process to be largely fictional, and annoying. In reality:

    NONIS: We’re looking at a 3 year deal in the neighborhood of 11 million.
    AGENT: We’re looking at a 5 year deal in the neighborhood of 22 million
    NONIS: How about 4 years, 17 million?
    AGENT: Okay.

  • Jordan29

    Was there anymore about kessel today?

  • wendelsway1

    Yaknowwhat wendelsway1 Maybe….lol

  • Cameron19

    Jordan29 Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 More concerned about how he recovers from the injury. Some players take a long time to get over those injuries, and some have their careers permanently altered.

  • Cameron19

    Shift_Disturber1 Cameron19 Eventually it goes that way every time.

  • Loric76

    Shift_Disturber1 Cameron19 hardly ever, and Cam knows it.

  • Cameron19

    Loric76 Shift_Disturber1 Cameron19 Eventually that’s what every single negotiation boils down to.

  • 4evrblue

    Shift_Disturber1 I’d wait on Bolland. Shades of Liles

  • Loric76

    Cameron19 Loric76 Shift_Disturber1 key word is “eventually”.  Rarely gets there quickly.  You know this, so why rant about it?

  • MaxwellHowe

    Cameron19 Jordan29 Shift_Disturber1 Good point.  I doubt very much he is resigned before the summer

  • Cameron19

    Loric76 Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 Because the dance is so stupid and unnecessary. They shouldn’t be dancing with Bolland until they know how he comes back from injury.

  • MaxwellHowe

    The clock to the right ran to zero and I’m watching Ovechkin yammer on.  I feel betrayed

  • Loric76

    Cameron19 Loric76 Shift_Disturber1 you realise they can work out the numbers and then put it aside as “ok lets see how the recovery goes before signing” right?

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050/status/404398621807763456
    Ranger a confirmed scratch for the first time this season.

  • Black_Hawk

    wiski cool, is reilly in?

  • mcloki

    He played his way into that.

  • Cloud09

    Black_Hawk wiski Yup

  • Loric76

    wiski birthday present for Pent House

  • Black_Hawk

    Cloud09 Black_Hawk wiski nice

  • Alec Brownscombe

    wiski Good call, Carlyle. I think Ranger has been better than Fraser but Fraser deserves a few games to see if he can get back up to speed.

  • Cameron19

    Yaknowwhat Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 

    Not really.  Essentially every UFA gets some degree of NTC security in their contract nowadays. We have pretty standard ones we’re willing to give as an organization, and we no longer do those strange ‘trade window’ deals:

    NONIS: We’ll offer you the standard Limited NTC of 15 teams you must be willing to accept a move to.
    AGENT: We feel Mr.Bolland should only have to list 5 teams he is willing to move to.
    NONIS: How about 10?
    AGENT: Okay. 

    Done.

  • Cameron19

    Loric76 Cameron19 Shift_Disturber1 Right, but recent history shows that we will likely just sign him, like Liles.

  • wiski

    mcloki You can’t keep a guy making errors and scratch a kid after a two point performance.

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Yaknowwhat Shift_Disturber1 You ever negotiate a mufti million dollar contract before ? I have a feeling you would be very surprised how it works.

  • Wilbur

    TheCanucksnaphook wiski Phaneuf next? 😉

  • 4evrblue

    Wilbur TheCanucksnaphook wiski if some had their way :(

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Let’s see if we can get this multi layered
    GO….

  • Loric76

    Cameron19 Loric76 Shift_Disturber1 True, but not exactly the same situation.  And even if it was exactly the same, it’s one (1!) example of this management staff signing a player while recovering from serious injury. 
    Can we wait and see before freaking out?

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe Leafs