GDT: Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

GDT: Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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GO LEAFS GO.

Projected Lineup
 
 
Left WingCenterRight Wing
JvRBozakKessel
LupulKadriClarkson
RaymondMcClementKulemin
McLarenSmithsonOrr
Scratched: Holland, Smith
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
GardinerFranson
FraserRielly
Scratched: Ranger
Goalies
Starter: Reimer
Bernier

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732 comments
deedrag
deedrag

There is a plus to this though, Smith, Smithson and Holland are starting to look like they provided chemistry for the other lines.

astrit07
astrit07

18 shots for and 22 against and you let 6 that's unreal  blue fucken jackets you have to get up even for games like this its this game last week was predators mark my words we are in trouble our players  have to learn to play defence good think we have pitt next we will see what are we made off I guess I get bothered when no effort 18 fucking shots

Wilbur
Wilbur

Can we please resign Dion!

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Bloody embarrassing loss. We will see where this goes . Frankly I have no idea what to expect from this team next 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Carlyle basically said it was mind boggling that after a day off they didn't seem to have the energy to keep pace.  

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

blue and white disease creeping back into the Toronto maple leafs who have not played a solid 60 minutes all season 

deedrag
deedrag

I still don't get why RC didn't call a time out after the second goal. It seems he hasn't learned from his past experiences like the game 7 melt down. Like come on, what good are timeouts if you don't use them. I'm starting to question what RC is doing lately. I thought he would've put Bernier in tonight and let Reimer play on Wednesday. Whatever happened to, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. They fixed the problems they were having and now the chemistry is fucked up. I thought RC was gonna play those that deserve it. This is going to be a long week.

ingy56
ingy56

Millen's just spitting out those cliches like sunflower seeds .

Wilbur
Wilbur

Someone talk me off the ledge…I'm at the point where I'm happy with Dion and Rielly on D and that's it. Maybe Gunnar in a lower pairing.

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

Make a 4th line with some of the depth that has stepped up the past month. Those players fighting to earn a roster spot could have been the spark this team needed

Beleafer29
Beleafer29

Orr and McClaren for.......ogie oglethorpe!!!

Wilbur
Wilbur

Someone please explain to me how Bozak is back for his first game in 1000 games, will need to get his feet under him, we're playing CLB and somehow Holland sits and McClaren is in the line up??? WTF RC….

gjdevlin
gjdevlin

wow..reminds me of a game we went to at Copps Coliseum - Leafs and the Noridques (I think) we lost like 12-3 - a real stinker and fans littered the ice with garbage. The coach was fired.


What gets my guts is how can we go from playing a tightly checked game on Saturday night to an absolute stinker on Monday night. I'm not buying ANY excuses for being tired or what.  Something else is going on and I can't shake the feeling that there's a locker room poison or revolt going on.

If the presser comes out with oh we gotta learn from our mistakes blah blah blah - I'm not buying it at all. 


Something stinks and it just isn't the game.

The fifth goal allowed by Gunnarson shows an absolute lack of compassion. I'm just surprised he didn't dive to block the slide - just waved his stick out.

Wilbur
Wilbur

@astrit07 .   .          .   .      . .         .        .       . Thought I'd help you out ;)

djamon
djamon

@Burtonboy But he'll be penalized anyway. Nice job as always NHL referees.

djamon
djamon

@Burtonboy They're not playing well and the results WILL start to reflect that. This isn't a comment about corsi or any of that other BS. It's based on the fact that we get outplayed all the time by teams we consider inferior.

djamon
djamon

@deedrag I agree about the timeout...but starting Bernier tonight after Reimer's performance on Saturday would have been ridiculous.

djamon
djamon

@Loric76 That's bull shit. Sorry DGB...but that was a stupid comment.

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Loric76 they don't cheer when the team is winning so they don't deserve to boo when they're losing

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

I know everyone has a soft spot for Orr, but he and McLaren are contributing absolutely nothing to this hockey club

Reversethecurse13
Reversethecurse13

@Wilbur That's what i've been saying all night....extremely questionable roster decisions tonight...

djamon
djamon

@gjdevlin Tightly checked game? Did you actually see any of Saturday's game? They had 50 fucking shots.

astrit07
astrit07

@Wilbur @astrit07 I hate to rip the team but love the leafs hate when is no effort  l live and die for the leafs

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@djamon @Burtonboy As far as I'm concerned there was a huge mistake made when JVR was put at center . The first line went cold and I said even when Holland showed up I was concerned it would take a while to straighten it out . That line is still not right because of it and its going to be a few more games yet before it sorts itself out . I hated the move when it happened and I'm hating it even more now 

deedrag
deedrag

@djamon @deedrag I understand he won the game but he did face 50+ shots (shootout shots also). We got 2 great goal tenders he should use them like that.

gjdevlin
gjdevlin

@djamon @gjdevlin I agree but they hustled and played well and kept the Caps outside the permiter but they were motivated.


This was a shit the bed game. They left Reimer out to dry.

djamon
djamon

@Loric76 Fair enough. I'm not saying we lost because of Reimer, but he was bad...just like everyone else.

djamon
djamon

@Loric76 Of course not...but he also gave them zero chance of winning. 6 goals on 21 shots against a bottom 5 team is embarrassing. And of course so is 18 shots for.