Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Hangout

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.

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DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

If Scott gets his butt handed to him early, Leafs have this game in the bag (and tomorrow too). My 2 cents before I take off for the game :)

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

At least Ashton on the 4th line. Like what he brings. Great board work.

Loric76
Loric76

In all seriousness, we saw an awful game on Monday and they could have let that slide them into a multi-game skid...instead against the Pens they came out strong (well, after the first few minutes lol), and held out until the refs took over.  I think (hope!) they're going to come on fire tonight and kick the living crap out of the Sabre's both physically and on the scoresheet.

ingy56
ingy56

So Chara gets into a fight today and of course Mike Johnson drags out the Chara- McCabe fight video. Can't wait until that POS is relegated to Spengler Cup duty. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

With a 4-0 lead, the Blues brought the game back to 4-3 before ultimately losing. Do I even need to check the scoresheet to see if he refs helped that along?

Loric76
Loric76

@DeclanK he goes 100% on every shift, and the second he gives less than 100% he gets sent down...Nonis clearly sending a message to the kid about how he has to play if he wants to be an NHL regular

BPsotka
BPsotka

@Jmessih Its funny, the way they've been playing Ranger deserves 2nd pairing. Fraser Franson is more scary for our fans than Sabres on the 2nd unit.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jmessih Oh god that looks horrendous. Thank fuck we have Phaneuf. 

BPsotka
BPsotka

@Loric76 Fuck that. Reilly has looked great in my opinion. Wasn't it the case last home and home that we lost with Reilly in the press box and won when he was on the bench?

BPsotka
BPsotka

@Loric76 Honestly I think it is too bad Reimer played in the 'Bus since either goalie would have been chased, and Reims owns the Penguins. I think we would have beat them with him in net.
EDIT: but obviously he deserved the start after Washington.

Loric76
Loric76

...and we're probably going to let them

ingy56
ingy56

@Jmessih Bettsy said the fans will be the big winners...yep, the fans of whoever plays the Leafs.

GreekGod
GreekGod

@Jmessih 

I hoping this will help us with the refs. Much like Boston's situation...

Loric76
Loric76

@Jmessih it's more likely that once Rogers kicks the CBC out, they move Leafs games to a Rogers exclusive channel that's only available to subscribers and not on Bell, Cogeco, Shaw, etc...

GreekGod
GreekGod

@Cameron19 

But Cameron... SJ is an elite team and elite teams know how to handle leads unlike the leafs ;)

Loric76
Loric76

@BPsotka @Loric76 it's retarded...just like last time.  Only thing I can think of is RC trying to protect the kid

GreekGod
GreekGod

@Jmessih 

Nope... because if anything happens to Orr then we'll need him. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@reenergized @Cameron19 Yea, I don't think the loss of so many key players can be overlooked here - nor can our record despite the problems. 

BPsotka
BPsotka

@Loric76 @BPsotka That's what I was wondering. Else he wants anybody who can fight on the ice, but after last time I'd say that is not the case.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@GreekGod @MaxwellHowe The enforcer era is ending quickly.  McLaren is just a magnet for penalties.  And who on Boston or LA might be characterized as just a goon or enforcer?