Brendan Shanahan and the NHL have come down on yet another Maple Leaf; this time for a cheap, blindside hit to St. Louis Blues player, Vladimir Sobotka, by David Clarkson.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) December 14, 2013
As a repeat offender, Clarkson will lose $109,576.10 in salary. Add to his $269,230.80 he lost for 10 game susp. and that's $378,806.90 lost
— David Alter (@DavidAlter590) December 14, 2013
Once you are in Randy's doghouse, you never get out. Looks like Reimer is gone from the Leafs. I still say Gardiner is still in Randy's short lease attached to the dog house
@Kessel81 School's useless, just stay here.
@Kessel81 havent seen them tweeted yet
@wiski The picture on the right might not last that long
@The Truth Hurts I also think you forgot the sarcasm font.
@The Truth Hurts Cameron was always the best poster... Haters gonna hate
@The Truth Hurts I disagree.
Coming from you that's the kiss of death.
@wiski Imma engineer
@Bruffins Reimer, Clarkson, NA, Ranger, Subban, Rielly.
@Bruffins Based on current play: Bernier, Kulemin, Ashton, Ranger, Phaneuf, Galchenyuk.
In the future/not based on current play: Tough call but Reimer, Clarkson, Ashton, Ranger, Phaneuf though Subban will inevitably surpass him as he matures and Phaneuf gets old, and Rielly but tough call there.
@Bruffins Reimer, Kulemin, Ashton, Ranger, tie (offensive vs. more complete), too early to say, but Galchenyuk right now.
@BruffinsReimer, Clarkson, Ashton, Fraser, Subban, Rielly (upside)
@Bruffins Reimer -> More games played, came back from injury, gave the Leafs Stellar goal tending
On the Leafs Kule-> for a colby armstrong like contract I feel clarkson would be worth it because he has the best corsi on the team but stupid suspensions and lack of offence really puts a thorn in my side
Ashton -> I love his board play and ability to keep the puck.
Ranger-> More mobile has a great shot good 6 or 7
Subban for offence for sure but Dion brings a hard 25 minutes a game so for all around player I like Dion.
Gally has done more up to date and will probably be a great winger/ centre for the Habs for years to come.
Bernier, Clarkson, Ashton, Ranger, Subban, Galchenyuk.
@Bruffins Reimer,Clarkson (love kuli to bits tho), Ashton,Ranger,Phanuef, Galchenyuk
@Bruffins Reimer, Kulemin, Ashton, N/A, Tie, Galchenyuk (for now, at least).
This season... same team
Career prior to this season... Bernier on better team
Reimer: .915 (including sophomore season in which he struggled, recovering from a concussion)
@mr_hanieI can't disagree with this, and it drives me crazy.
@Bruffins Phaneuf and Subban get a tie because they're hard to compare, now. Both are elite, but for different reasons. They play drastically different roles.
I often find it hard trying to make a good opinion because all I watch are Leafs games and playoff here and there.
The question I always have is do other teams play a complete 60 when they play or do they have the same frustrations as us?
I know we are a statistical outcast so probably not.
@Kessel81 @NotSince67 @The Truth Hurts Cameron gets it, the problem is trying toextend that and making bold predictions and pretty strong statements. You don't need to be the first to say something cause usually you get it wrong trying to make bold predicition and the like.
He's also very Toronto-centric and is a homer. I lived with a habs fan and 'Nucks fan so I learned to really get objective and take off the homer glasses
@gunner_36 @theacs1966 @Bruffins @DWCMLHS There is truth in what you're saying, but as craig button say, because a guy didn't make it or doesn't pan out, he was still a REALLY good player. It happens. Its not the scouts scouts were wrong, or missed, but, 's just reflective of the fact the a scout can see a player and project him, but then the onus is on the player to go out there and perform.
I'm not gonna say he was a blue-chip but his ceiling is tremoundously high, has all the tools. Russian factor probably played a bit into it.
I look Grigorenko as a guy who probably should have fallen. He just came across as arrogant and haa poor entitled attitude. Kids like that don;t make it. Kinda like"Rad Boss" who fully stated he though he'd make the club at 20 or just rip the AHL a new one. No respect for the qualityof talent that exists when you make the jump.
@theacs1966 @Bruffins @DWCMLHS For every Nichuskin there's a Grachev, Kuznetsov or Filatov. Just saying drafting is not always simple. Sometimes you get it right and a guy like Nichuskin works out huge for you, other times you end up with a guy like Grachev. Would we have been happy if we traded assets to get a top-10 pick and Nichuskin ended up being shit?
@theacs1966 @NotSince67 @DWCMLHS @Bruffins Well, you look at a guy like Mantha slipping to 19 even though his physical make up and skillset is rare and coveted. I wonder what the scouts hear from the coaches and parents, billets you name it that would make a kid who's a 17 years old giant and 50 goal scorer who is the most dominant player on the ice when he shows up to lay. Screw consistency, if he's got a good attitude you can develop the on ice work ethic,
Nichuskin probablt still can add anoth 15 pounds, and I'm pretty sure by then he'll be almost impervious to contact. sheild the puck and impose your will.
@theacs1966 @DWCMLHS @Bruffins Bah! Shoulda seen Nichuskin at last years WJC, dominant. He played last year vs. men so you know what he does will translate. his speed, ability to protect the puck, drve wide and take it the net is is eye popping. His blend of size, speed and skill makes me think of Rick NAsh without the shot.
@Bruffins @theacs1966 @DWCMLHS I don't know why we never get guys like him. Nickushkin Kopitar picked 10th and 11th( different drafts), they play like first overalls but are passed by other teams. I wanted to us trade up and grab him, him or Barkov, instead we get a guy that might be a good 3rd liner/2way player, thats nice, but....I'd rather have a Nickushkin.