Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Hangout

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Jack Goods (@GoodsonSabres) of Die By The Blade joins Michael and Michael to tee up tonight’s Leafs/Sabres matchup.

  • theacs1966

    Anyone know if Gardiner is in tonight?

  • Jay31

    theacs1966 yep and Rielly’s out

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Jay31 theacs1966 
    WTF?

  • theacs1966

    Jay31 theacs1966 tnx

  • theacs1966

    DeclanK Jay31 theacs1966 Is he wrong?

  • Jay31

    DeclanK Jay31 theacs1966 actually it’s not confirmed, just a possibilityhttps://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050/status/406468422793318401
    Extra work for Morgan Rielly this morning. Appears a possibility that he’ll come out tonight in favour of Jake Gardiner.

  • BPsotka

    Pre-leafs-game songs?

  • whalz

    geez we have issues moving the puck in our end and RC pulls our top dman who seems to have no problems in that regard…..sit ranger or fraser ffs..

  • BPsotka

    @whalz I’m with you, if I was behind the bench Fraser would not be in front of me.

  • The Toronto Maple Leaf

    @whalz didn’t we do this with colombus? Look how that turned out…

  • whalz

    The Toronto Maple Leaf lol….u honestly believe that having Reilly in the pressbox makes us better?

  • Xxxxxnew

    I’m wondering if they’re playing the 40-game strategy with Rielly.

  • BPsotka

    @whalz The Toronto Maple Leaf I just don’t want Gardiner or Reilly there. Fraser belongs or Franson might need a break too. I don’t like rotating two of our Dmen who are not necessarily our weakest.

  • Jay31

    BPsotka The Toronto Maple Leaf I think it should be Franson too, he’s been shit

  • BPsotka

    Xxxxxnew They are not. It doesn’t matter how many games he plays, it only matters if he is still with the club past our first 40 games.

  • GreekGod

    BPsotka The Toronto Maple Leaf 
    I agree. Franson has been the biggest disappointment for me in the back end. I’d bench him over Rielly and Gardiner

  • The Toronto Maple Leaf

    @whalz The Toronto Maple Leaf No, I would rather have Reilly and Gardiner in. Just defending RC a bit and giving food for thought, given that he did try that experiment and it didn’t work.

  • whalz

    The Toronto Maple Leaf seems like the pairings are just not gelling outside of dion-gunner.,,hope RC figures this shit out or a trade will happen soon enough

  • gunner_36

    Finally home in time to watch a game!!

  • Jay31

    Some interesting quotes from Bobby Mac on @Hope_Smoke’s timeline

  • gunner_36

    BPsotka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVkMzwKZbIE

  • PepTalk

    Jay31 How to find? Or perhaps care to share.

  • The Toronto Maple Leaf

    PepTalk Jay31 google his twitter account (hope_smoke)
    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke

  • Bobsyouruncle

    BPsotka I could be wrong but I don’t think that’s how it works.

  • Jay31

    twitter.com/hope_smoke

  • Great Dane

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/406546011038154752

    McKenzie “Leafs generally
    start games well but the minute they get the lead they change and
    struggle. That is because of Carlyle”
    That is quite interesting – so we have a team that not playing the kind of hockey that the coach want. 
    That is the certain route to failure.

  • Cameron19

    PepTalk Jay31 Thinks our problems are more severe and difficult to deal with than the Senators.  Thinks Carlyle is forcing them to back off once they get a lead because he’s trying to teach them how to win in the playoffs. Seems to imply that most people have a higher opinion of Gardiner than Carlyle, and that Nonis needs to step in and tell him not to depreciate the asset. Thinks that the off-season moves were probably not as good as the organization had hoped for.

  • BPsotka

    Great Dane Odd considering how we started against Pittsburgh.

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 PepTalk Jay31 well Gardiner has sat one whole game

  • Cameron19

    Great Dane Think you’re reading it wrong.  The team is playing the way Carlyle wants.  He’s asking them to take their foot off the pedal once they have the lead.

  • Jay_Berg

    You know. I hate to sound Iike a caveman but I really think this team could use a good old fashion brawl to get things jump started back into the right direction. We have really been missing our edge this year and I think it’s making a big difference. Just so happens we are playing the sabres tonight…

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 Great Dane but during the interview during the summer coaching staff said exactly the opposite

  • PepTalk

    Cameron19 Great Dane Why would he do that? Is Carlyle the problem? I think they have the talent!

  • PepTalk

    Jay_Berg Like giving it to Scott and Ott!!

  • Cameron19

    PepTalk Cameron19 Great Dane The implication from McKenzie is that Carlyle thinks he’s teaching them how to win the playoffs – i.e. forcing them to learn to hold small leads, as scoring becomes more difficult at that point.  Like rusty said though, the coaching staff was singing a different tune in the summer, so it’s possible that McKenzie is just saying nonsense – not everything he says is gold.

  • BPsotka

    Jay_Berg We should put Knuckles in net…

  • Cameron19

    rustynail Cameron19 PepTalk Jay31 I know, just repeating what was said – not agreeing or disagreeing. There seems to be a widely held belief among the media that Carlyle dislikes Gardiner though. It seems to me like it could be narrative that sort of took on a life of its own and really isn’t based on any sort of reality.  Just seems a touch exaggerated to me.

  • Cameron19

    Jay_Berg Could desperately use it, but you know where that ends…

  • Great Dane

    Cameron19 PepTalk I don’t in general like the idea of trying to adjust players to the style of the coach. 
    If the GM sign, trade or draft a certain type of players then the coach need to adjust to the material he is given.
    I believe that is were the problem is for the Leafs.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/camcharronhttps://twitter.com/camcharron/status/406560711842611200
    Jim Corsi: “We have a 45.8% Me rate in the last 6 games since hiring Ted Nolan.”

  • Great Dane

    Cameron19 PepTalk Jay31 Cam, that is very valid points. But why is RC trying to force something on to team that they obviously are not able to handle.
    Can you remember that we both a couple of months before Wilson got fired started to have the same kind of discussions.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/EtobicokeErniehttps://twitter.com/EtobicokeErnie/status/406562629407498240
    https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs time to turn the bus around and run over the Sabres https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoLeafsGo&src=hash

  • Xxxxxnew

    I’m thinking part of the reason we’re getting tagged with oddball penalties this season is the refs have gone pre-emptive because of the way the team stuck up for itself last year.

  • Loric76

    Bobsyouruncle BPsotka it’s definitely based on how many games he plays in.

  • Loric76

    BPsotka Jay_Berg no need, Kessel is playing

  • Loric76

    holy craphttps://twitter.com/Schultz88https://twitter.com/Schultz88/status/406556395098480640
    Here’s the GIF of Helm’s goal to put Detroit up 2-0 on Long Island. A mess for all involved. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Isles&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RedWings&src=hash http://t.co/GQZsn4ub7O

  • Cameron19

    Xxxxxnew Absolutely it is. I will keep saying it – they did the same thing to Anaheim and it took 4 years before the organization finally filed a formal complaint and asked for an investigation. Magically the problem ended.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Loric76 If that was DiPietro in net he would have been on the IR for two years.

  • Loric76

    ingy56 Loric76 DiPietro to the IR for just watching that

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/koshtorontosunhttps://twitter.com/koshtorontosun/status/406564928623886337
    Doors have opened at First Niagara Center. Appears lower bowl, at least, will be mostly https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash fans tonight