GDT: Hawks at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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The Leafs have recalled Troy Bodie to play in wake of the David Clarkson two-game suspension. Whatever.

One liner of the day goes to Lescott: “Doesn’t matter anyway, forechecking the Hawks is like a cat chasing a laser pointer.”

Here we go.

Jonathan Bernier starts for the Leafs. Morgan Rielly is expected to play.

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  • wendelsway1

    GO LEAFS GO!!!!!

  • Jeff_Mintz

    Would be nice to see Damigo move up to clarksons spot, but sadly bodie will prob get that opportunity

  • wiski

    I feel a win coming on tonight

  • Dreamsof67

    7-0 Hawks

  • Jmessih

    Our D today should be
    Gunner – Dion
    Gards – Franson
    Rielly – Liles
    That would be interesting, some serious puck movers vs the puck possession style of the Hawks, Go Leafs Go
    BTW – Fuck you NHL, Clarkson touches a guys face 2 games, while Denis Seidenberg gets to keep playing….

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Jmessih Yeah, it should be.

  • BigM27

    Dougie Gilmour should be hired to replace Carlyle, Killer will get more out of the players than any crazy “receiving the puck system”……do it now Nonnis

  • Kessel81

    Alec Brownscombe Jmessih Clarkson did deserve a suspension.

    If the ref calls illegal contact to the head should be a 5 and a game, not 2 minutes.

  • wendelsway1

    wiski I’m with ya, wiski……we’re due for a win….no time like the present…..GLG!!

  • Jmessih

    Kessel81 Alec Brownscombe Jmessih So does Seidenberg, I ask for consistency.

  • Jmessih

    Alec Brownscombe Jmessih RC had a long chat with Fraser and Ranger, Reilly and Liles say the regular rushes with Reilly getting 2nd unit PP time, hopefully it all works out.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/TalkLeafshttps://twitter.com/TalkLeafs/status/411993009341743104
    Maybe it’s the weather, or maybe it’d the cocaine I just had, but I feel a win tonight! GO LEAFS GO https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JustJoking&src=hash

  • Zep2

    I think were going to have a good game. Rielly 1g 1a .

  • NotSince67

    Neutral zone trap, no forecheck, Tampa Style.

  • NotSince67

    Hawks are starting an Unknown in net…. glimmer of hope!

  • Kessel81

    NotSince67 Might get Riemer’d again

  • NotSince67

    Yaknowwhat NotSince67 Crawford and Bulin are both hurt per TSN

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Bruffins NotSince67 but that kid was on crack

  • B_Leaf

    Troy Bodie??? Really.

  • NotSince67

    Bruffins NotSince67 We knew about him…. cause he’s got the hot hand.

  • Jay31

    NotSince67  5-0-1, .926sv%. Not bad

  • BigM27

    Why not Levio?

  • MLHS_Luke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq344ks1ieg

  • NotSince67

    BigM27 I’m just glad no one is suggesting Biggs. That would’ve happened a year ago.

  • WendelGilmour

    BigM27Another fine RC line-up decision.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    B_Leaf Why no Tyler Biggs?

    😀

  • NotSince67

    Jay31 NotSince67 Well, here comes the bearer of bad news… -_-

  • BigM27

    My earlier post stands…..Dougie Gilmour should be hired to replace Carlyle, Killer will get more out of the players than any crazy “receiving the puck system”……do it now Nonnis

  • Jay31

    https://twitter.com/KyleTheReporterhttps://twitter.com/KyleTheReporter/status/411995116673302528
    Spott had rookies on the Marlies watch video of Bodie and how he plays. “If there’s a situation for a call up hopefully he’ll get the nod”

  • NotSince67

    Jay31 Keep Leivo and Abbott out of the meeting, turn them into grinders who are good without the puck and  it.

  • B_Leaf

    BigM27 

    Wow, I have no idea. Nonis must have got a call from Lewy

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Jay31 I can’t say for certain, but a lot of the time the head coach of the NHL club goes to the head coach of the AHL club and says, “Who has been your best winger (or center, or D)?” And then calls that guy up.

  • NotSince67

    Alec Brownscombe Jay31 They probably ask Polin for his .02 as well. But that’s how it seemed when Eakins was there.

  • B_Leaf

    Jay31 

    Please don’t blame this on Spott, he has actually been doing wonders with that team.

  • NotSince67

    B_Leaf Jay31 AHL depth on this team isn’t great. Not a lot of NHL experience down there.

  • B_Leaf

    NotSince67 B_Leaf Jay31 

    True, Nonis left the depth at forward pretty bare.

  • Jay31

    B_Leaf Jay31 not blaming Spott, just found the tweet interesting

  • B_Leaf

    Jay31 B_Leaf 

    I know, I was just being a jerk

  • Jmessih

    For all those asking, why not call up Leivo, he has been injured for almost 2 weeks now so it is not an option. And Alec Brownscombe from what I have heard here in TO management asks the Marlies staff who their best blank is and they call up that player.

  • The Truth Hurts

    We had a better NHL lineup with JFJ at the helm.

  • MaxwellHowe

    The Truth Hurts Hey, that’s low, don’t say things you can’t take back

  • MaxwellHowe

    Jmessih Alec Brownscombe we already have a lot of blanks in the lineup

  • The Truth Hurts

    Oh I didn’t like much about what Burke did here but in this case it’s true.

  • BigM27

    Thanks, makes sense

  • MaxwellHowe

    Alec Brownscombe B_Leaf enthusiasm and magic of a first NHL game might be a nice shot in the arm for the whole team

  • The Truth Hurts

    What? Fuck you ruined the game for me.

  • wiski

    Yaknowwhat Lewicki wanted him to make some big bucks before Christmas

  • wendelsfist

    Yaknowwhat Gotta complain about something

  • BPsotka

    Yaknowwhat McLaren has had significant impacts a few times this season when he’s the only weak 4th liner.

  • NotSince67

    The Truth Hurts He kinda inheirited Sundin which was a big part of it. JFJ handcuffed the team in the cap era, and his only claim to fame was the 2006(?) draft. MAkes sens, he was supposed to be a good evaluator of talent, just not bold enough to make the big decisions as criticized by Cliff Fletcher.