James Reimer starts his third consecutive tonight for the first time this season.
GO LEAFS GO.
I was hoping that if we got to Xmas and be above .500 wed be ok
Worse we can do now is 1 game over .500. Not sure well be ok now. 1st line is 00-forever and showing no sign of being interested.
Lupul/Holland /Kessel might send a message
Here's a point of pride for the Oilers to hang on to...they've been successful 3 times this year preventing a 6 game losing streak.
Makes me very happy everyone after tonight has remember Liles is a riverboat gambler. I can't stand that shit, lost it with Kubina too over that.
We need a complete defense overhaul, only Ottawa, Florida and NYI have allowed more goals than us, that is not good enough and time to do something drastic.
The leash extends to Edmonton.
@DeclanK Reims, I know goaltending and dropping into the butterfly and giving them far side along the ice and short side high is USELESS. He's not even going into paddle down.
I think he has the same issue I had which is the ineffective use of your "windows" and he also need to just use the paddle down and trust that pushing and being aggressive with your blocker hand will eliminate the far side slide-in play.
@djamon They still % wise draw way better than the Sens.
Attendance wise. Wondering when the Sens will fold and shitt Sens fans can go back to pretending to follow hockey and align themselves with the Habs so they do what they really want a hockey team for: to hate on the LEafs. (Yes, they're jealous they're a forgotten city.)
@Komas Taberle "We accept responsibility and we know we have to be better" Is that OK?
@-Keon- No and no.
@-Keon- Yes, and no.
@Belfour20Hard to believe Liles is best Marlies D-man, which means no Marlie is ready yet
@Belfour20 Yep. Fraser or Ranger gonna slot in next game. Orr too. That might be it.
@Xxxxxnew Liles is what? 3.75? It's like, do you want to be kicked in the nuts or have them placed in a vice?
@NotSince67 Agreed. It makes up for Bernier maybe being more technically proficient.
@NotSince67 I don't view him as mentally focused as Reimer either. Maybe that has to do with being a backup his whole acreer, but his mind wanders and he's more prone to cheating.
@Komas Taberle Bernier would already won the starting job if he had played better. The simple fact is that he hasn't played well enough to earn the #1 job.
@NotSince67 Nor has Bernier been pulled yet, when it could have happened 3 times. It's obvious to me that the organization has always viewed Bernier as the future #1, even though he and Reimer have played the same.
@Komas Taberle @Belfour20 @NotSince67 @DeclanK I sympathize with Reimer because in October to mid November he went shot for shot with Bernier an still never got the nod. In his head he KNOWS his margin for error is zero and its tough to operate not only under the pressure of the scoreboard (as a goalie, that's all that matters, if its tied, hold the fort, if you;re behind make sure you keep it where it is, and you HAVE to hold a lead.) but now you literally have to be flawless or the coach holds it against you.
You can mentally just eat yourself alive with undue expectations.
@DeclanK @NotSince67 @-Keon- Like I said earlier I want a true classic power forward like Chris Stewart. I want a RW (preferably) because I think Clarkson was supposed to be that, but at the same time they don't expect production. We need a guy who can be physical and produce. Nathan Horton, JArome Iginla, Chris Stewart (RWs) not JvRs and Blake Wheelers and the like.
@mr_hanie @NotSince67 @-Keon- @Belfour20 I agree, but my bone to pick, if a guy like Holzer, shove shove hack, whistle and they disappear. You give em a shot, you fight back, and suddenly they don't battle as hard, they give up. You need a guy who really is willing to take on all comer, accept every battle, and cannot be intimidated.
@mr_hanie @NotSince67 @-Keon- @Belfour20 Holzer is so soft. You can intimidate him, PK Subban got him to back down.
IMO, that's why Fraser has a job in the NHL, because he's gonna be physically dominant, not hit you, get challenged and have his balls shrink up for the balance of the game afterwards redering him 100% ineffective. If you play physical, you need physical swagger. Can't just dip your toe and back off when push comes to shove.