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

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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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  • Dreamsof67

    Holyyy Santa Clause shit.
    The two episodes will be early Christmas gifts.

  • leafsince93

    So Leafs r 6-4-1 vs West so far this season. what gives tonight. Sharks r a tough match up, golies will be between W and L again. Go Leafs Go

  • phaneufoundlander

    whose in goal? Leafs better play a full 60 minutes or they will be f’d….they need to stop the 18 wheeler now, cause I can see the headlights coming around the bend and this thing will be tits up by January if they don’t get it together.

  • MaxwellHowe

    phaneufoundlander Did you say some time ago you wanted the Leafs to stick with one goalie for a little while? I’m on the fence.  Reimer may benefit from steadier work, Bernier may be more accustomed to taking a few off and jumping back in.  But perhaps the best thing to do is go back and forth until someone has a good game and gains some confidence.  And I don’t buy the “play Bernier because he is familiar with western teams” argument.  Those teams are familiar with him too.  Two edged sword.

  • phaneufoundlander

    CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 for sure….but trading one of our kids or picks scares me.

  • MaxwellHowe

    CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 I don’t know what is available via trade, especially without cap space.  Few potential partners around.  I would not like to see the Leafs trading young players for middling vets just for the sake of sneaking into a wild card playoff position.

  • MaxwellHowe

    phaneufoundlander CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 Wait ’til the deadline and if the Leafs are still struggling, best thing to do would be to try and unload some salaries, like Liles or even Lupul or, dare I say, Bozak.

  • Burtonboy

    MaxwellHowe CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 Look at Nonises record so far Max . In most cases his trades always bring in a young player or prospect they fits the overall plan . I don’t expect him to change that MO just yet ,especially not this yr . That’s why I don’t see a Gleason trade but I could see a Kulikov deal happening. It fits his MO

  • Burtonboy

    phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe Bernier a bust ? Good grief that’s bit premature is it not ?

  • MaxwellHowe

    Burtonboy MaxwellHowe CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 I hope he sticks to the plan and doesn’t let RC talk him into something stupid

  • phaneufoundlander

    Burtonboy phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe said may be…

  • Burtonboy

    MaxwellHowe Burtonboy CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 So far so good. RC is one voice out of many . I think Nonis is in full control here

  • phaneufoundlander

    MaxwellHowe phaneufoundlander CanuckUKinToronto leafsince93 makes sense…and if we are far out of contention, they may as well go for a good pick and look forward to UFA’s like Giradi….God knows we need bolstering on the blueline

  • Burtonboy

    phaneufoundlander Burtonboy MaxwellHowe Even maybe is premature

  • phaneufoundlander

    Burtonboy phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe maybe that was bit a bit extreme…I’m just pissed…I thought he would have taken the net by now

  • MaxwellHowe

    phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe Reimer wasn’t too impressive against Columbus or particularly Buffalo, where he flopped around and generally looked awkward and uncomfortable

  • phaneufoundlander

    MaxwellHowe phaneufoundlander They’ve both been shaky lately…..its time for one of em to take the reigns…all good teams have good goalies…the scHabs would be no where without Price,  only sucking swamp water

  • Burtonboy

    phaneufoundlander Burtonboy MaxwellHowe You underestimated James Reimer me thinks  lol. The guy is a competitor

  • MaxwellHowe

    phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe I place more blame on the forwardsand RC’s defensive strategy, both of which place too much pressure – and too many opprtunities for mistakes – on the defence.  Seems like, internally, the defensive corps is 2-3 years from stability – Phaneuf will be the wily shutdown vet, then theres Rielly, Granberg, Gardiner, Percy, MacWilliams, Finn

  • phaneufoundlander

    Burtonboy phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe He is a competitor, and a darn good one, I’ll give him that but he just doesn’t posses all the skills of a true elite # 1.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Burtonboy phaneufoundlander MaxwellHowe No doubt.  But he’s in a bit of a rough patch right now.  I think the team’s overall lack of confidence has gotten to both of them

  • Burtonboy

    MaxwellHowe Burtonboy phaneufoundlander I didn’t expect them to keep ups that pace for one minute . Cripes they were in record breaking territory for a tandem in October. They are facing a ton of shots so the law of averages had to catch up at some point . Fix that fuckin defense and get the shot totals down and we won’t be complaining about goaltending

  • 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.

  • Mind Bomb

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

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Don’t get your hopes up.  7-1 Sharks, lol

  • Burtonboy

    hoolihan Burtonboy It certainly has the potential to get very ugly . We will see I guess . Being a Leafs fan I will look 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Mind Bomb

    Cameron19 Burtonboy  8-7 leafs in a shootout we came back in the 3rd :)

  • 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

  • MaxwellHowe

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

  • Cameron19

    phaneufoundlander Burtonboy MaxwellHowe I think you definition of elite number 1 is skewed.

  • 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…:)

  • phaneufoundlander

    I think all our assessments and judgments of this team are somewhat skewed….its Bi-polar nation

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe Burtonboy phaneufoundlander Teams overall lack of Effort you mean, They seem awefull Cocky to me, confidence is not there problem, its competing for 60 minutes, what are 2 goalies do. With the number of shots they face, they have to be completing for 60 minutes.

  • LightmyLeaf

    Mind Bomb Cameron19 Burtonboy I have 4 Leafs in my pool…getting the shit kicked out of me….would love 8 goals tonight!

  • Cameron19

    phaneufoundlander True, but I think particularly with goalies – if you went and watched some of the guys you do consider to be elite with the same microscope we observe our goalies with, I think you’d find there isn’t much if anything separating them. For example, everyone could see Reimer was shaky on Friday – a little off his game (and even then, nothing that got past him was awful). But how many times have we been sitting here commenting and you hear people say “Oooh, Miller/Lundqvist/Brodeur/Ward looks shaky tonight, throw rubber at him!”  It happens to the best, yet we tend to believe that if it happens to our guys, it puts them a rank below others for some reason.

  • LightmyLeaf

    phaneufoundlander Burtonboy a separate conspriacy to Pitts fiasco….maybe the Montreal maffia involved….lets blow this baby up!

  • 4evrblue

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

  • MaxwellHowe

    4evrblue TheCanucksnaphook Meatloaf?  The singer?  The food like substance?  Either way, fair enough

  • Mind Bomb

    LightmyLeaf Mind Bomb Cameron19 Burtonboy Hellz ya bro, I have at least one leaf on all my Teams. Multiple on Most. 
    Big win tonight !

  • Mind Bomb

    LightmyLeaf Mind Bomb mcloki Hahha, the would edit anything out that make our leafs look good or right, just wait and see bro

  • Mind Bomb

    TheCanucksnaphook MaxwellHowe 4evrblue  Left over Meatloaf Sandwitch’s ultra Yummie !

  • LightmyLeaf

    TheCanucksnaphook MaxwellHowe 4evrblue “I would do anything for love…”…..or a leaf win….”but I won’t do that”….OK, let me think about it….

  • The Truth Hurts

    Turning point is tonight.