GDT: Hurricanes at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

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The Leafs hit the half way mark of the season tonight vs. Carolina, seeking their 20th win of 2013-14.

Game preview here.

Lineups:

CAROLINA HURRICANES:

Jeff Skinner – Eric Staal – Tuomo Ruutu
Nathan Gerbe – Jordan Staal – Alex Semin
Drayson Bowman – Riley Nash – Pat Dwyer
Radek Dvorak – Manny Malhotra – Zach Boychuk

Justin Faulk – Andrej Sekera
Ryan Murphy – Ron Hainsey
Tim Gleason – Mike Komisarek

Cam Ward
Justin Peters

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:

James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Mason Raymond – Nazem Kadri – Joffrey Lupul
Nikolai Kulemin – Jay McClement – David Clarkson
Jerry D’Amigo – Peter Holland – Colton Orr

Carl Gunnarsson – Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner – Cody Franson
Morgan Rielly – Paul Ranger

Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

 

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  • Optimustic

    Half way through the schedule tonight Go Leafs Go.  4 – 1 Leafs.

  • lukethenuke

    Optimustic its not a complete prediction until you predict shots for and against

  • Optimustic

    Panthers score to retake the lead.   Did Habs Die.

  • Cameron19

    Predicting they’re overconfident tonight with Bozak’s return, and lose badly.

  • mr_hanie

    Rope a Dope against Carolina over 40 shots against, or will Leafs out-shoot Carolina

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Cameron19 3 zip Carolina

  • lukethenuke

    Cameron19 sounds oh too common

  • Optimustic

    lukethenuke Optimustic In that case, Shots are 42 28 Canes.  Don’t ask me for Corsi, lol.

  • lukethenuke

    Leafs play a solid 25 minutes, coast and look disinterested for the remaining 35 minutes… fans and coach questions when players will come out to play hard

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 The idea of being overconfident because Bozak is back is humorous to me.

  • lukethenuke

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 would it surprise you with this team? no will to win

  • Burtonboy

    The Panther are going to be a really good team in a couple of yrs . They have some big fuckers up the middle

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 Not really because of him, but just the notion that “everything is back to normal”.

  • lukethenuke

    Burtonboy good prospects, solid two way… nee a goalie (marktrom)
    Future looks bright

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Burtonboy I love that Barkov pick.

  • newkb

    Optimustic They did.  lol

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy They have some pretty good pieces to build around for sure .

  • wendelsfist

    This is the Carlyle collapse down low strategy at it’s worst from a game last year    Please let’s not repeat this tonight team.

  • newkb

    wendelsfist Missing one player down low behind the net….

  • Alec Brownscombe

    wendelsfist Reimer should’ve tied him up really

  • lukethenuke

    wendelsfist followed by a rim around the boards by the winger to where he should be

  • Cameron19

    wendelsfist lol Reimer clearly pointing and shouting “Guys, fuck off, Staal is all alone in the slot!!”

  • newkb

    Alec Brownscombe wendelsfist Obvious blown assignment…

  • Alec Brownscombe

    newkb Alec Brownscombe wendelsfist Bernier would’ve

  • newkb

    Cameron19 wendelsfist Reimer’s man….

  • newkb

    Alec Brownscombe newkb wendelsfist Pummelled him?

  • lukethenuke

    Komisarek on Kessel:
    “play him hard and physical, YOU KNOW HE WOUNT GRIND IT OUT” 
    ouch

  • mr_hanie

    I predict Komisarek will score tonight, since Leafs play a collapse system, leaving the points wide open .The defensemen can shoot the puck off the tee, just like on the golf course…..the Boston game 7 still haunts me.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    lukethenuke Komisarek can play Kessel’s shadow as hard as he wants, because it’s all he’d be chasing.

  • Jmessih

    mr_hanie It is way too deep of a collapse system and I hate it. Cherry is right cover the points, force them to put it in the corner.

  • Jmessih

    Anyone have anything for 24/7 episode 3? 
    Thanks

  • Cameron19

    Yaknowwhat Grabo is the only forward who should be back there.

  • newkb

    Yaknowwhat So 4-0 Leafs with less than 5 minutes left?

  • leafdreamer

    Jmessih i’m looking too – no luck so far

  • Cloud09

    Jmessih Nothing, no torrents yet

  • newkb

    Cameron19 Alec Brownscombe Only if they blow a huge third period lead….

  • lukethenuke

    Alec Brownscombe lukethenuke oh he wont be doing the work, he was commenting on his teams strategy against a butter soft offensive player

  • Jmessih

    Alec Brownscombe lukethenuke It is the comment not the intention that hurts

  • newkb

    lukethenuke Kessel on Komisarek:

    Whooooooooooooosh.

  • Cameron19

    lukethenuke Where was this said?

  • Optimustic

    Jmessih I was looking, but couldn’t find a link that worked.

  • djamon

    Alec Brownscombe That’s his advice to the guys who will actually be playing against Kessel? Komi should shut his mouth…this organization put up with his garbage for 3 years.

  • leafdreamer

    mr_hanie or hurt kessel or beat up phaneuf.  I always liked him.  I’m curious to see his game – I always had a feeling he could be that shut-down defenseman we are looking for.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Jmessih It’s tough sledding out there. I have a copy (which I compiled those clips from) and could post it but it would just get deleted.

  • Jmessih

    Alec Brownscombe Jmessih Wouldn’t mind a post if you keep it up for a few hours then take it down again (so you don’t get any copy right strikes). Could you potentially do that tomorrow?

  • lukethenuke

    Cameron19 lukethenuke  On Leafs TV, they interviewed a bunch of Canes

  • Alec Brownscombe

    lukethenuke Alec Brownscombe blah

  • Xxxxxnew

    Teams started using the collapse a few seasons after the bluelines were moved back. Lemaire started the system to counteract the new gap that opened up between the forwards and the D.

  • djamon

    Jmessih Tomorrow it’ll be available on YouTube.

  • Loric76

    Alec Brownscombe Jmessih post it and then delete it immediately  just tell us when you’re about to post it lol