HBO 24/7: Leafs / Red Wings Episode #3 Best Clips

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The third of four episodes spans from the shootout win over Phoenix to the shootout loss at the hands of the Rangers before the Christmas break (after which Joffrey Lupul is followed while Christmas shopping and James van Riemsdyk and his family are featured in their annual Christmas shinny game). The centerpiece of the episode is, naturally, the first meeting of the season between the Wings and Leafs.

The full episode will air tonight on Sportsnet. For American-based viewers, it’s available on the HBO website.

Lots to see in this episode, but here are a few quick Leafs clips of interest:

Randy Carlyle wants the Leafs’ centers to be tougher in the faceoff circle:

This scrum was at the practice following the win over Phoenix:

A good point: If you’re going to lose ’em, at least make the opponent pay a price.

Cronin’s speech before the Detroit matchup:

– Cronin emphasizes the “first three strides” and the “last three strides” in getting back to the hashmarks so that the Leafs’ “swarm” (their performed nomenclature for what many have called the ‘collapse’ system) can be effective.
– Cronin continues, “You can question whether you demonstrate that commitment night to night.”
– The coaching staff likes to pick on Naz.

David Clarkson defends the honour of Jonathan Bernier’s water bottle:

#Intangibles #EarningthePaycheque

David Clarkson Rides the Subway:

Kind of a cool ritual.

Claude Loiselle debriefs Dave Nonis on Phaneuf negotiations:

Term, money, structure agreed to; details of the no move/no trade were the sticking point at this time. Complete with the creative nicknames we’ve come to expect of hockey people.

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  • peterbleafs

    NHL players dont know the importance of the first 3 strides?  They don’t know to be tough in the faceoff circle?  Man those are such good pieces of advice. No wonder we are in an extended losing streak….and yes that Buffalo game was a  loss we avoided because Moulson missed an easy tapin.

  • maple1967leafs

    TheCanucksnaphook Hey claudy its Nony Tell phook to call Henny

  • Burtonboy

    Don’t know how many of you watched Friedman on NHIC last night but he sure put a few things into perspective about the Leafs. Like everyone I’ve been disgusted with a lot of their play so far this yr but we have to remember this is still a very young team and very much a work in progress. Friedman said he talked with many hockey people outside Toronto and they all say the owners, media and the fans in Toronto need to have a little bit more patience to allow this very young team to develop . The Gardiners,the Rielly’s and the Kadri’s . If they do then then the Leafs will be a very competitive team in a yr or two. He did say he’s not sure they will get that chance as the pressure to win in this market can be overwhelming .  

    Much as I want  winner I believe Friedman is correct and I for one want to see Nonis stay the course with the plan they have in place . Lets not cave to fan and media pressure like we have so many times in the past and wind up with noting to show for it.

  • Wilbur

    Burtonboy Couldn’t agree more. And it’s not just Kadri, Rielly and Gardiner. Relatively speaking think about how young Franson, Gunnar, JVR, Phil, Bozak, Kule are and their lack of playoff experience. P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E……..

  • Wilbur

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy That’s a good point UK. I think a lot of the patience is about not trading them and also being patient as they develop into a contending team not just for individual development.

  • maple1967leafs

    Although he hasn’t been getting points,It looks like Clarkson is fitting in  better,

  • Burtonboy

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy For most of these guys they are only just learning what it takes to win at the NHL level. That’s the process we are seeing right now . They got a taste of it in the playoffs last yr but its not going to be straight line upwards . There are going to be plenty of hiccups along the way . They are just learning that competing in the NHL is a far cry from Jr. or college . This isn’t easy for a fan base that has gone without success for so many yrs. but I’m convinced if we don’t stick with what they are doing then we only wind up repeating the same fuckin mistakes we always have in the past. We are so close yet it seems so far away.

  • maple1967leafs

    TheCanucksnaphook maple1967leafs Im sure a guy with his reputation coming to a new team takes a while to fit in,After all he was a hated guy by most players

  • Knights2Leafs

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy 
    Ya, well I have more faith in the collective group of players we have than the coaching.  When the full team effort sucks, that’s usually a good sign of lack of confidence in the systems by the group.

  • Mind Bomb

    Good MorningFolks

  • maple1967leafs

    Mind Bomb morn MB

  • Burtonboy

    Knights2Leafs CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy It’s not time to point fingers at any one part of the organization just yet. Allow them the time to execute the plans they have in place. Assess after the yr is over and then make the changes needed . Ifs that a coaching change then so be it .

  • Mind Bomb

    Man I hope the NHL replays the St Lou vrs Chicago game from last night, 6-5 St lou in a Shoot out

  • Mind Bomb

    BurtonboyCanuckUKinTorontoMorning BB, it begs the question then, is RC the right coach to develop a young modern team, or is he more suited to coach a Vet Laden team

  • Zep2

    http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=439940 

    Good Morning Folks. Nice piece on Rielly. i interesting comments re:Dion

  • Mind Bomb

    Zep2Morning Zep

  • Lescott

    CanuckUKinToronto You know it’s not necessarily a whole team thing either, if one guy takes the lazy route, or two guys, it makes everyone on the ice look bad.  You don’t get teh puck deep, you change at the wrong time, no one gets open… and then it snowballs.

  • Zep2

    I the 3rd period of Boston/ Ott game last night.

    What struck me about Boston is they don’t dipsey doodle at the blue line. They get the puck into a spot where they have a very good chance of retrieving the puck

    Carlyle isn’t going to change this group into the Bruins but turn overs and drop passes at the blue line must be driving him crazy.

  • Zep2

    Mind Bomb Zep2 Morning MB

  • Lescott

    Zep2 Yeah our team really doesn’t chip and chase well.  They’ve got to learn that aspect of the game.  That’s part of why our zone time and shot counts have been so bad.  A lot of teams have been taught that skill better than our guys have.  We have gotten better at it lately though.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    TheCanucksnaphook Is it just me, or is it a bit sad that executives like them use those lame nicknames. I hated it when RW used the players nicknames too. Maybe I’m just grouchy this morning after reading that Hughson and Simpson are going to be the #1 team on Sportsnet.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Mind Bomb I watched that game, it was a beauty…no doubt Hitch wasn’t pleased with the defensive play but his team came back from down 2 goals twice.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Shift_Disturber1 ingy56 TheCanucksnaphook Yep, read it on a certain despised Sun columnist’s article this morning…I won’t link it but consider the source too I guess. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit though.

  • Mind Bomb

    ingy56Mind Bomb Oh cool I have not seen the highlights yet, I was assuming it would have been a good game, will look for it although I have football and a leaf game today, I get the Big screen, I told the ladies its my Birthday, its mine from 4 on today lol

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Mind Bomb ingy56 Happy Birthday MB … hope your team wins. Yes, its a good game and it was refreshing not watching CBC, the Hawks announcers can be a bit hokey but still miles ahead of the unholy trio.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Shift_Disturber1 ingy56 TheCanucksnaphook Incompetence and Sportsnet…a marriage made in heaven.

  • leafsinsix

    TheCanucksnaphookCanuckUKinTorontopeterbleafs Agree, the players need to play with a certain amount of anger every game, it keeps the end goal in focus. When coaching hockey and soccer, in particular soccer, I would tell my players after a hard tackle(but fair), and they would offer a hand to help the player up, they would be pulled off and sat. The only friends during a game are the ones wearing the same jersey as you. I want to see the Leafs play with more venom and controlled hostility.

  • Burtonboy

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy Well is that not what they are in the process of finding out ? Problem is fans don’t want to give it the time to find out just what we have . As soon as a player has one bad game or a slump  there are out crys to trade the bum. If anyone thinks that’s a sensible way to build a team them prepare yourself to never have a winner

  • Burtonboy

    Game day skate.

    http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/v2/ext/live/

  • 4evrblue

    is last nights episode up on youtube yet?

  • Burtonboy

    4evrblue I doubt it will be Blue . They have the lid clamped down pretty tight on the illegal copies it seems

  • 4evrblue

    Burtonboy4evrbluefuckers. I can’t even find a torrent right now

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    4evrblue Burtonboy Last week the torrents didn’t appear until Monday.

  • 4evrblue

    ingy564evrblueBurtonboy hopefully that happens again. was getting used to waking up sunday and watching while having my breakfast though lol

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    4evrblue ingy56 Burtonboy Damn inconvenient when you can’t pirate programming in a timely fashion :)

  • 4evrblue

    ingy564evrblueBurtonboy whats the point of technology anyway if this is the shit thats gonna happen!?!? lol

  • Zep2

    Shift_Disturber1 CanuckUKinToronto Lescott Zep2 On either side, drop passes  or trying to force passes through a forest of legs and sticks.

    Bozak should help the 1st line a bit in that aspect. He either looks for Kessel or puts its in deep

    Having Holland or Kadri centre Kulie/ Clarkson would add some offence to the 3rd lines ability to cycle.

  • Mind Bomb

    Shift_Disturber1Mind Bombingy56 Thanks Shifty, I am getting a Leaf Win tonight :)

  • 4evrblue

    Mind BombShift_Disturber1ingy56 Happy Bday MB!!!

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/417317130364022784
    Jonathan Bernier will indeed get the start tonight. Occupying home goal at morning skate.

  • Burtonboy

    ingy56 Not surprised . Looking like Carlyle is inching closer to picking his #1

  • 4evrblue

    Burtonboyingy56 or at least he’s getting his opportunities to make it look like it was a competition in the first place lol

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/417317898848571392
    Leafs lines at morning skate: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Raymond-Kadri-Lupul, Kulemin-McClement-Clarkson, D’Amigo-Holland-Orr.

  • Burtonboy

    Shift_Disturber1 Burtonboy Meh what ?

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Burtonboy ingy56 Appears that way.

  • ProfessorRance

    Burtonboy Stupid Stupid Stupid. Holland deserves to be on the second line.

  • Burtonboy

    ProfessorRance Burtonboy So Kadri doesn’t ?

  • 4evrblue

    Zep2 big props to Dion in there.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    One thing about Carlyle that bothered me, in the last 24/7 episode he told Ranger and Fraser that they were sitting because they weren’t giving them what he wanted. But he didn’t tell them what he wanted…I’m sure there were other discussions behind closed doors, but those two sure looked confused after Randy skated away.

    https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/417318145473667072
    Leafs D-pairs at skate: Gunnarsson-Phanuef, Gardiner-Franson, Rielly-Ranger, Fraser-Liles.

  • 4evrblue

    ProfessorRanceBurtonboy in place of who though? I’d switch him and McClement