There is talk Jonathan Bernier will start tonight, which doesn’t make any sense.
It would be five starts out of six for Bernier and in a back to back to boot – note: Bernier was also officially credited with the St. Louis loss – meaning Bernier would be the first of the two to get an extended run of starts for no reason related to actual performance.
Bernier has been below .900 in 7 of his last 10 games. Reimer won his last full game in a shootout after facing 50 shots against Ottawa. SItting him out in a back to back would be a slap in the face. Not sure if it’s related to the St. Louis loss, but the Leafs getting ran over in the first period and leaving players wide open in the slot all period would seem to excuse the goalie from any fault.
We’ll see who is in the net come game time before jumping to further conclusions.
The Panthers are not a push over as they were earlier in the season. They’re rested and have been waiting in Toronto. They’re winners of 5 of their last 6. Starter Scott Clemmensen has been solid in his last two games – wins over Montreal and Washington. Brad Boyes and Jimmy Hayes will each be good for a goal.
Jerry D’Amigo is unlikely to play, but we won’t know who will play in his place until game time. Same deal for any changes on the blueline (even though there shouldn’t be).
The Leafs need this one.
@Shift_Disturber1 Ain't that the truth, Reims.
@Shift_Disturber1 One thing I will give Phaneuf credit for........when he acknowledges that he made a mistake or had a bad game...... he makes up for it next game.......cant say the same for a lot of these guys.
@BluenwhitediehardTrade anyone with the jersey number between 1-99
This LEafs room sounds as frustrated as the Jets have been the last few weeks.
IT's unreal though, I mean don;t they notice the lack of urgency and compete when they do video?
I only saw the 1st few minutes thankfully. But why was Fraser back in ? And why was he paired with Rielly
@Bluenwhitediehard They're both sucking right now. The 1A and 1B thing should have run its course by now I hope.
@TheCanucksnaphook please clarify the problem because I am perplexed
Euphoria to despair in 72 hours. The plight go Leafs fans continues.
Cough up an early lead, play with no intensity, turn the puck over with authority . This is Ron Wilson hockey .
Morgan Riellys agent should demand that he be sent to the WJC lest his career is ruined carrying Mark Fraser
@Zep2 Ron Wilson hockey? They played harder and smarter under Wilson than this. He had very little talent to work with, especially between the pipes.
perhaps we talk with Jets and present them their hometown boy james reimer, give him a chance to shine in his hometown and simply ask for Mark Scheifele in return? we'll even add John M. Liles and take back Montoya in the deal.
@David Lau they actually think pavelec is good so that aint happening
@David Lau Then perhaps they laugh in our faces?
@Gilbey93Least of the Leafs worries.
@JmessihImagine how we, the fans, feel. At least I didn't pay to see this live.
@Jmessih running short on terminology soon,. brain dead, embarrassed, out-worked. Nonis may need to hand everyone a thesaurus. Look up suck, find all synonyms
Again, the big guns are firing blanks, simple as that. Maybe they're tired, and that's a whole other problem
Howard Stern played a clip of Dallas Eakins on his show today because he used Baba Booey in his post game interview.
@Jmessih Way overdue
@Jmessih is this a prerequisite for Prostitution 101?
@Jmessih minor is nut licking
@Jmessih there should be a men's class...on how to trick em to giving us one!
@Jmessih Dildos don't complain about teeth ladies...
@JmessihWhat the hell is the exam like?!? Can't be practical, can it? lol
@Loric76 giveaways aren't really a good stat though. Seabrook and Keith were 2nd and 3rd in giveaways on the Hawks and they're one of the best D pairings in the league. Hjalmarsson was first and he's one of the best shutdown D
@Loric76 He's also got a bum hip that is chewing up his pivots. And his strength.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @NotSince67 @Loric76 He's injured for the rest of career apparently though. Not a free pass, more throwing it out there as another reason why not to put your eggs in that basket. Gunna is probably good for max 18-19 mins. Maybe 20. But he's loggin the most crucial minutes 5 on 5 and he's essentially (I hate using this phrase... but...) Damaged Goods.
@Loric76 Anyone who puts any credence in stats like these are fools. Hits, giveaways, takeaways, time of possession. They're all suspect.
Bruins have Behind the B, Habs have 24 CH, oilers, Oil Change, why can't Leafs tv have something commensurate?
@Bluenwhitediehard that would cut into the profit margin.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Oh yeah. That wasn't a concussed dance.
@Shift_Disturber1 They should start susnpeding the idiots who turn their backs. That'll put a stop to it.
@Jmessih only allowed 3 strides though