Home 2014 Winter Classic HBO 24/7: Leafs / Red Wings Episode #3 Best Clips

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

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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JamesHensler
JamesHensler

what was the song at the start of the episode?

Conski
Conski

Hey guys, I know i'm not the oldest member here, but i'm a die hard leafs fan and have no access to my hbo here (mexico). Anyone have a hook up? Much appreciated - Connor

PPquarterback
PPquarterback

Does anyone have a link to the full episode?

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

IMO.....if youngsters want to be on the Leafs roster, they can show up to camp in shape and earn it.  People bitch about needing veteran leadership and yet are so quick to dismiss vets, when a youngster comes up and plays a few good games.  A few good games does not a full NHL season make.  Depth allows us to develop rookies and play them in a position to succeed......when they've earned it.

PuckisLife
PuckisLife

anyone got a link for us canadians to watch episode 3? 

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

Really I like Kulemin and defend him all the time but you can't break into the league and score 15, 16 and 30 goals and then the next 146 games score 18

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

a 500000 dollar raise is pretty good for the leafs. Dion is a better then he was when he signed that deal.

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

Out of our top players who do you think is most likely to get dealt?

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

Conan's reaction is great

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

In his defence he has gone from top 6 to bottom six because of upgrades (JVR), and he is dependable, but my advocacy for trading him is about asset management and the cap, not so much a criticism.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Gilbey93 Kuli's offensive stats are not different from Clarkson and both have that one 30 goal outlier.   Clarkson has the reputation of apparently being hard to play against.  Kulemin I don't think is a slouch as he hits hard but not as much a pest as Clarkson.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Gilbey93 And I think the cap ceiling was 48 million when he signed it.  So at the start of the last deal, he was occupying  13.5% of the cap.  At the start of this deal, he'll be occupying about 9.8% of the cap. 

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Gilbey93 None of our top players are likely to get dealt......we're in the mix for playoffs.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Gilbey93 He is not a top player but I think Raymond will be dealt or walk.     

Cameron19
Cameron19

@MaxwellHowe Yea, it's kind of baffling how people can continually overlook roles. Grabovski in a scoring role playing at a 70 point pace, but Leaf fans told me he was unable to score points last year - what gives?  Oh yea...roles...

Gilbey93
Gilbey93


@MaxwellHowe David Clarkson most common line mates are trevor smith and Mason Raymond. Then Kadri and Raymond. thenn JMC and Kulie. He's actually played with Kulie and JMC as much as Raymond and Kadri

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

@wendelsfist @Gilbey93 true enough. Clarkson played with some good players like Elias, Parise and Kovalchuk. Probably all borderline hall of famers. Now he plays with JMC and Kulie, probably why his numbers are down

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

 I got a link for 24/7 if you want it

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Is hanging onto a final playoff spot worth letting assets go for nothing? Burke said no (but acted otherwise). It's a point of debate

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@MaxwellHowe Of that list, I wonder about how they see Kulimen's future on the team.  I can see they want someone with more edge for that role but it will be hard to replace his level of skill

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Gilbey93

It seems to me that his time with JMC and Kulie is more recent and not where he started. Because of injuries and suspensions no line has been consistent though.

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

@Knights2Leafs @Gilbey93 @wendelsfist David Clarkson most common line mates are trevor smith and Mason Raymond. Then Kadri and Raymond. thenn JMC and Kulie. He's actually played with Kulie and JMC as much as Raymond and Kadri

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Gilbey93 @wendelsfist 

I'd say because his numbers were down early, that's why he's now playing with JMC and Kulie.  The natural 2nd line we all looked forward to was Lupul - Kadri - Clarkson but Raymond has been way better offensively regardless of what line he has played on.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Gilbey93 @wendelsfist @MaxwellHowe Then in retrospect he should have been dealt during the Wilson era collapse as an expiring UFA (Hawks/Wings were interested).    Wilson didn't think Kadri was ready to play #2C but Randy preferred Kadri as the #2C

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

@wendelsfist @MaxwellHowe Grabo wouldn't have got anything. Other teams wanted him for less dollars then the 5.3 he was getting. hence washington signing him to a 3 mil deal

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@MaxwellHowe In retrospect trading Mac last year would have been manageable.   I have no clue if Grabbo could be traded.   I suppose for less return then Pominville to the Wild.  

Gilbey93
Gilbey93

@wendelsfist @MaxwellHowe D'amgio is doing just as good as Kulie. I don't know whats up with Ashton, when he plays with the leafs he seems to have no offence.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@MaxwellHowe If Ashton fits that role, I'd trade Kuli for something (maybe in a package to fill another hole) and call up Ashton now.   No need to let him walk for nothing

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Kulimen will probably want too much $. Ashton can fill his role on the cheap.