GDT: Maple Leafs at Blues (8 p.m., Leafs TV)

GDT: Maple Leafs at Blues (8 p.m., Leafs TV)

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Same lineup for the Leafs except with James Reimer in net. Herculean effort required in a back to back.

GO LEAFS GO.

Greg Cronin earlier today:

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NotSince67
NotSince67

I really hope Alec spares us by not doing a Game in 10.

Edit: Damn.

Cameron19
Cameron19

Saturday's line-up:

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J.V.R. - Holland - Kessel

Kulemin - Kadri - Lupul

Raymond - Smith - Clarkson

D'Amigo - McClement - Ashton

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Liles - Phaneuf

Gardiner - Rielly

Gunnar - Franson

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Whoever

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Carlyle's line-up:

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J.V.R. - McClement - Kessel

McLaren - Smith - Clarkson

Raymond - Kadri - Kulemin

D'Amigo - Holland - Lupul

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Fraser - Ranger

Gunnar - Phaneuf

Gardiner - Franson

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Whoever

juliesucks
juliesucks

I missed the game...how was Reimer?

Wilbur
Wilbur

I just fucking wish we could play 6 or 7 games with our whole line up. Fuck me...

Wilbur
Wilbur

Once again I really liked Jerry D's game. At this point I see no need to send him back down as long as he keeps doing his thing. 

whalz
whalz

so whats the word on LILES? healthy scratch or is he injured? I thought he has looked great since returning to the lineup.....RANGER is done, needs to go....

ingy56
ingy56

Carlyle " Our team was brain dead"

NotSince67
NotSince67

In better news, I'll be at the Hershey Centre tomorrow. I'll let y'all know how Ekbald looks.... -_-

(Kidding about tanking though)

Wilbur
Wilbur

RC just called his team brain dead. Getting close to nimrods :)

Zep2
Zep2

The Leafs pitched a no hitter tonite. There wasn't a check made in anger when it counted


Good nite folks


Im still hoping Santa brings us a .500+ record for Xmas. Chances of getting  a piece a goal are going through the roof

NotSince67
NotSince67

If I didn't have MLHS to distract me tonight I'd be into the liquor. And very surly.

Beleafer29
Beleafer29

We looked really good that first :30 of the game

Optimustic
Optimustic

Just got home from work and there was 3 minutes left.  Sounds like we didn't put in the same effort tonight as we did last night.   Fatigue or indifference?  

LucienDeblois
LucienDeblois

"Clarkson unable to get it". -Joe Bowen

Most common phrase of the night.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@juliesucks He looked like he might able to hold the fort for a bit but around shot #15 or so 12-15 minutes in #2 went in, and the floodgates opened.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@juliesucks One of the 3 was his fault, but the first period was a total gong show - could have been 8-0

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Wilbur Or a solid work ethic for 60 minutes.... As the norm, not now and then.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Wilbur Yeah. Much more effective than Ashton. His skating really allows him to get involved in the play a lot more. I worry about his size and whether or not he can stay healthy over a long season, but at the same time that's not a reason to play a guy who's still on an ELC.

Wilbur
Wilbur

@whalz But if Ranger goes then who the hell is gonna set the other team's forwards up with beauty scoring chances?

whalz
whalz

@wiski wtf cares is they win in regulation Mirtle you tool......2pts is 2pts regardless if you win in regulation or OT

NotSince67
NotSince67

@wiski Who the hell retweets that? Not cool. Must be habs fans.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@NotSince67 I've said before, we love this site when we're winning, but we need it when we aren't. I used to scream at the TV for whatever reason, now I can vent here.   I think my wife likes MLHS, and she doesn't even watch hockey.   It just keeps me calmer.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Optimustic @NotSince67 MY gf texted me tonight after I told her the Leafs are getting hammered asking if I yell at the TV too when I'm watching alone.... yeah....

NotSince67
NotSince67

@wiski @NotSince67 Obv it's being RT by jilted Leaf fans but do we REALLY need to quantify what we know has been a pitiful strech of hockey?

NotSince67
NotSince67

@MaxwellHowe @NotSince67 Hey, it's the same when we were good. I said 5 games in the Leafs hadn't played a good game yet this season, but they're winning and I like it. They looked at me funny.

Unfortunately I'm not really getting the last laugh.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Wilbur @Cameron19 @Optimustic Much further? I dunno about that. I think the differnece when healthy is probably just Bouwmeester, and the fact that they buy what their coach is selling. 

Wilbur
Wilbur

@NotSince67 @Wilbur @Cameron19 @Optimustic No worries…I have realistic expectations. I didn't expect us to win any games against BOS, LA, STL, CHI and even PIT at this stage. Particularly, with our injuries and suspensions. I'm at the point where I'm evaluating individuals and trying to see where they fit long-term.

Wilbur
Wilbur

@Cameron19 @Wilbur @Optimustic I agree with you yet take those guys away from St. Louis and they are still much further along as contenders than we are. That's okay, it's not going to happen overnight for us. We're still a couple of years away. Hey, Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester and Shattenkirk are currently head and shoulders above our top 3 Dmen at this time and so is their coach at least in my opinion.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Wilbur @Cameron19 @Optimustic It's an excuse, but it's also the reality of the situation. Yes, the expectation is to win and compete every night, but you can't reasonably hold high expectations in the face of disadvantageous situations.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Wilbur @Cameron19 @Optimustic Not meant to be an excuse.  We were obviously terrible. I just meant that, if we're talking about evaluating the degree to which we're contenders, I doubt St.Louis looks the same if you take away Backes, Berglund, Pietrangelo, and give Steen a wrist injury