24/7 – Road to the Winter Classic: Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings

24/7 – Road to the Winter Classic: Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings

HBO hits the ice with the all-new, four part series this winter. 24/7 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Road to the NHL Winter Classic premieres Saturday, December 14th at 10PM on HBO.

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Burtonboy
Burtonboy

James Mìrtle ‏@mirtle

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No great mystery why Leafs blueline isn't producing goals and/or shots on goal. Toronto's D gets zero zone time and is always defending.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Good Game Day Morning....great day to be a Leafer.  Any team is capable of beating any team on any given night.......I'm thinking it's time for the Leafs to turn things around with a big win tonight.......GO LEAFS GO!!!

mcloki
mcloki

I'm sure the HBO cameras wish they were there for the Pittsburg game. Lot's of drama and story lines in that one.. I wonder how the cameras will effect everyone. ref,s coaches, broadcast personalities, Owners, management.  I think they will all act differently, not just the players.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Could this be a trap game for the Sharks? On a tear and very confident  Coming east the 1st game is always the toughest game in the NHL to play. We see it all the time . We caught the Ducks in that trap earlier this yr and I've seen far to many Eastern teams shit the bed the 1st game back from a western road trip. Its a slim chance I know but fuck I hope the Leafs can turn some heads tonight. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

Merry Christmas Folks, Big leafs win tonight !!!!

mcloki
mcloki

Morning Gents. This HBO stuff looks good. I hope the cameras don't mess with the minds of the players. Just show up tonight and give a full 60 minute effort. 

loomx
loomx

@TheCanucksnaphook Don't even need that. Gunnar and Dion are fine. Gardiner is the only other player playing like an NHL Dman(except for Rielly), and that's only sometimes. We just need a competent bottom pairing.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@The Truth Hurts The Leafs increase their tempo to match a top notch team, RC finds lines that click, D comes together and the Leafs get some desperately needed confidence.  5-2.  Kadri with a hat trick.

4evrblue
4evrblue

@TheCanucksnaphook Im a hater. I try to direct my hate towards the habs, sens and Meatloaf though. Go Leafs Go!!!!

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@mcloki  Would be funny to see the Leafs players show up first day of Filming wearing Don Cherry Suits, Class up the Filming lol


phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

@Burtonboy I'm thinking they will haul their heads out of their asses tonight and come out with a 4-2 win...lets just hope they don't get fucked AGAIN by the refs.....that mother fucker ref that was born in Quebec I might add, that called back the Phaneuf goal on Saturday should be kicked in the nuts with steel toe boot. That call was a disgrace, the officiating is a joke. Dave Lewis is running a circus.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@mcloki  Morning MC,  maybe the camera's will be a good thing, We might get up for the games and play 60 minutes. Nothing like a microscope with a camera to keep people honest :)

LightmyLeaf
LightmyLeaf

@Mind Bomb @mcloki if they filmed the officiating in Pittsburg, they will see the blind-dog WWE ref's...and Leafs the victims of a conspiracy...its early, gotta stir things up...:)

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Cameron19 @Burtonboy I'm as much a pessimist as anyone, but I have a feeling based on no evidence whatsoever that it won't go down like that.  If Carlyle can put together the right mixture in the forward lines, if whatever goalie can get some cofidence with a few early saves, who knows?  Beating a top notch team like San Jose could certainly break the fever

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 @Burtonboy It might ,I'm not denying that for one minute. But I'm not going to go through every day with my mug down in my boots. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@hoolihan @Burtonboy It certainly has the potential to get very ugly . We will see I guess . Being a Leafs fan I will look for whatever ray of hope I can find. I've found over many many yrs if I don't take that approach Its simply too frustrating. Its the only thing that has allowed me to remain a fan. 

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@hoolihan @Burtonboy Playing a good, fast team might be the best thing for them.  Seeing the opponents work hard and skate might inspire the Leafs to find another gear.  Might instill some confidence.  Obviously, playing bottom dwellers like Columbus and Buffalo hasn't ignited them whatsoever. 

loomx
loomx

@TheCanucksnaphook @loomx The way Fraser's been playing, yes. We'd be dumping Liles+ for Gleason. He gets paid 125k more but 1. if he returns to form he's more useful and 2. his buyout is actually cheaper.

loomx
loomx

@TheCanucksnaphook @loomx Yep, ideally you'd have Gunnar-Dion, Gardiner-shutdownD, Rielly-shutdown D. Swapping for Gleason would be a start.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@TheCanucksnaphook @loomx  Let the kid grow insulated with Veteran D men, that can help goom and coach him, give him protected minutes for a few years. 

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@The Truth Hurts Geez...just because you can't handle my sparkling personality, first thing in the morning.....Hey ho to you too....lol  :)

Airfreshener
Airfreshener

@The Truth Hurts a third line C on a cup winning team.. good in his own zone and chips in offensively. Don't sell what he does short.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@hoolihan In the NHL, at the best of times, things have to go right, turn in your favor, to manage a win

LightmyLeaf
LightmyLeaf

@phaneufoundlander ....seems like since the Kessel Scott thing...and then someone mentioned the Mclaren towel waving incident yesterday...ref's after us.....now the Leafs are missing "emotion" period....I still say a good bench clearing brawl or a good ref shit kicking is in order....take the suspensions...strike out, bring up the Marlies for a few.....

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

they had to be, I think even Bernier was influenced by the maffia lol and remember when Theodore played for the caps vs MTL in the playoffs? He was aweful, as if he was letting in weak goals....definitley might be something to it :)....I mean, the ref was from Montreal, give me a break,  and it looked as if he was gonna waive that goal no matter what....total God dam bullshit, it was worse than the Kerry Fraser call and yet the leafs just sit back like pussies and dont say a word...Nonis or Carlye should rip into the officiating and take the fine!!!!!