David Clarkson Suspended 2 Games

David Clarkson Suspended 2 Games

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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.

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Kessel81
Kessel81

Has the starting line been confirmed or should I go back to probability homework?

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

wow we are jus dropping like flies now 

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

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
Kessel81

@wiski The picture on the right might not last that long

gunner_36
gunner_36

@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.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Bruffins Reimer, Kulemin, Ashton, Ranger, tie (offensive vs. more complete), too early to say, but Galchenyuk right now. 

Kessel81
Kessel81

@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.

DARF24
DARF24

@Bruffins  Reimer,Clarkson (love kuli to bits tho), Ashton,Ranger,Phanuef, Galchenyuk

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

@Bruffins Reimer, Kulemin, Ashton, N/A, Tie, Galchenyuk (for now, at least). 

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

@mr_hanie 


This season... same team


Reimer: .928

Bernier: .926 



Career prior to this season... Bernier on better team


Reimer: .915 (including sophomore season in which he struggled, recovering from a concussion)

Bernier: .912

Kessel81
Kessel81

@Jay31 @Kessel81 All I want for Xmas is no Ranger and Fraser in the line for 1 game to see what it is like.

Jay31
Jay31

@Cameron19 @Bruffins Damn, so close to being identical to mine. Just one change, I'd say tie between Rielly and Galchenyuk.

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

@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.

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

@wiski @Black_Hawk man idk what the saving grace is for this team. I mean is there a light to the end of this tunnel? 

Lescott
Lescott

@DWCMLHS @mr_hanie wow, 2 or 3 goals every 1000 shots.  That's like half a season, or 20 games for us.

Lescott
Lescott

@WendelGilmour @mr_hanie Lupes is out of the doghouse.  All he had to do was score at a ppg for 2 years on another team.... And then I guess Carlyle demoted him to the 2nd line.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Kessel81 @Jay31 Haha, here's to hoping Ranger can piece together his game and Fraser can get healthy during the olympic break.

Kessel81
Kessel81

@NotSince67 @Kessel81 @The Truth Hurts I know what you mean.

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.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@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

NotSince67
NotSince67

@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.

gunner_36
gunner_36

@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? 

NotSince67
NotSince67

@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.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@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.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@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.