GDT: Maple Leafs at Rangers (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

GDT: Maple Leafs at Rangers (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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Troy Bodie has been sent down to the Marlies. Colton Orr returns. Jonathan Bernier starts.

Paul Ranger is expected to step in for John Michael Liles (not confirmed).

Will it be two points in our stockings or a lump of coal? GO LEAFS GO.

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315 comments
wendelsfist
wendelsfist

Anyone have a link to Randy's Press meeting?  

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Goodnight all.  I hope all our brethren in T.O. are powered up and ready to lament this latest fuckery on Christmas eve.  Or maybe we should all put the Leafs out of our minds for a few days and try to enjoy the holidays

Bruffins
Bruffins

I will never say I regret watching Leafs games because it might be my favourite thing to do after having sex and playing sports but this game made me close

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

Ron Wilson never had Leafs playing so weak on the puck and constantly out shot.

loomx
loomx

Must be the all those Red Bulls.

rustynail
rustynail

st least 1 Shooter didn't score against Bernier in the shoot out this game

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

With the exception of Miller, their goal scorer, every single Ranger had double digit TOI minutes.  No need to really comment on which line didn't get double digit minutes for the Leafs.

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

this team is horrible in every sense of the word (except goaltending)

Bruffins
Bruffins

Orr with 3 minutes of ice time. Definitely need that to protect our guys though

Zep2
Zep2

Fortunate to get a point. 

Bernier was great. 3rd line was very good but have collective hands of stone.

Clarkson starting to pay dividends

Team still hasn't figured out that the game has 3 periods

New and interesting ways to shoot yourself in  the foot- Too many men on the ice while short handed WOW



Bruffins
Bruffins

Positives:

Bernier back to back solid performances

McClement's faceoff percentage

Dion's overtime performance

Clarkson got a point

Lupul's shootout move


that is the best I can do. Brutal game

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Outshot again, this time 43 - 26.  Plus I'm pretty sure the Rangers had the better quality shots..

Randy Carlyle has done the near impossible.  He’s taken a high flying high scoring but weak defensive team and turned them into an offensively impotent and extraordinarily weak defensive team.  

gjdevlin
gjdevlin

Doesn't matter - we are almost winning games we have no business winning in the first place. If the players are trying to follow Carlye's "defensive system" fine - okay - then the system is allowing us too many shots on  goal and robbing us of offensive opportunity.


The first and second periods were just sloppy efforts.


The blame lies on both sides of the coin but I'm just not a fan of Carlye's system that's all.

.JVR.
.JVR.

Let me get this straight.

The Leafs have one of the top snipers in the league (Kessel) and don't even use him in the shootout.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Well.  At least they didn't blow a lead....

rockydundas
rockydundas

I will take Reimer ANYDAY in the shootout. for fucks sakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

It's too early to say the 18 wheeler has fallen over the cliff but the Leafs are definitely stuck under a bridge.

Optimustic
Optimustic

Should have put Reimer in for the shootout.   As good as Bernier is in the game, he doesn't do well in the shoot out.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Could we change goalies for shootouts??

sniperstar
sniperstar

Did Bernier just guess where he was going to shoot?

Cloud09
Cloud09

Hahaahahahah WTF was that!!!

Cloud09
Cloud09

Raymond, Raymond & Raymond are my guesses

sniperstar
sniperstar

If Raymond takes a shot I may just find RC and drop kick him.

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

shooters will be Raymond, McClement and Clarkson… possibly Orr

Bruffins
Bruffins

@wendelsfist 

he should just walk up and take a shit on the table. Ask for any more questions and walk off

Bruffins
Bruffins

@wiski 

bet he wishes he was still the LA backup on times like this


loomx
loomx

@Bruffins Haven't watched in two and a half weeks. The Boston game was enough for me. I am a happier person for it.

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Bruffins Well I like to have sex after watching the Leafs.

Pretty sure I'm not up to it tonight..

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

@rustynail if it wasnt for bernier this game would have been about 6-0 rags, the guy stood on his head and was the only guy who showed up to play 

Jay31
Jay31

@Knights2Leafs Agreed, a team like the Kings, Blues or Bruins would be more suited for him.. I wish we had a guy like Boudreau

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@gjdevlin The Leafs played their best hockey of the game in the first.  That's not saying a whole lot, but it was their best period I thought

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@.JVR. he's not good in shootouts though, never has been. For once i'm not upset with Carlyle's choice of shooters