Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #22: Leafs at the Half-Way Point

Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #22: Leafs at the Half-Way Point

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Gus Katsaros joins Michael Langlois and Declan Kerin to discuss the state of the Maple Leafs as the calendar turns to 2014.

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Snots
Snots

4th place team at best


JWaterdrager
JWaterdrager

Maybe the players they selected over the players they didnt select, they felt they would do better on the big ice.  Plus it's about building a team, not a selection of theb est players. Relax, Canada is still better than the Netherlands.

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

I am not an expert by far. There are 5 guys that shouldnt be on the team. 

DARF24
DARF24

FREAKING BARBAGE

Great Dane
Great Dane

With that selection - Canada is not going far. 


Defense is not good and the forward selection is well interesting.

JWaterdrager
JWaterdrager

No Bozak? That's weird I had him locked as 1C

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

Speak some French Babs

#tabernac sum beech

DARF24
DARF24

HAMHUIS ARE U KIDDING ME?

DARF24
DARF24

HOW DOES MARLAUE MAKE THIS TEAM OVER Stl Louis, THorton etc.

Denied
Denied

How do you not pick Giroux over Carter

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

Nash , Carter, Vlasic, Hamhuis are fucking awful picks, it's political like it always is.

Bruffins
Bruffins

so who is cheering for USA? Come on... 

vinoa
vinoa

Accidentally went a channel down : sexy chicks playing dodgeball

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Snots 

Alright smartass, name the three teams that are gonna finish ahead of Canada.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Sundin_13 

I'm guessing that Hamhuis made it over Phaneuf, because although Dion is a left handed shot, he plays the right side.

ingy56
ingy56

@Murph2417 Lowe: "If this doesn't work out we'll get the first pick again...what? Oh...never mind..."

ingy56
ingy56

@Jmessih I'd take Giroux over Kunitz. Obviously Cindy had some input here. 

vinoa
vinoa

@JWaterdrager Bozak's defecting to the States. Kessel got him a spot on his line: the Leaf killers.

DARF24
DARF24

THIS GUY WAS A BUYOUT CANDIDATE NOT TOO LONG AGO!

vinoa
vinoa

@Komas Taberle Nash has been shit for a bit. If we're taking guys based on the past why not Brodeur?

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Jmessih 

Saw that on TSN just before they announced the team.

Mcost61
Mcost61

@Bruffins Red and White or Blue and White, no Red, White and Blue for me

Bruffins
Bruffins

@.JVR. @Sundin_13 

they didn't even consider Phaneuf probably. Would cause too many problems with fans haha

.JVR.
.JVR.

@ingy56

I would have taken Giroux over Carter and kept Kunitz on the team.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@vinoa

ya,and Ken Dryden ;)

Politics in play..Cherry should have fun with this

.JVR.
.JVR.

@djamon

How the fuck they took Carter over Neal and St. Louis, I'll never know!

.JVR.
.JVR.

@ingy56

I really don't think they'd take that into consideration. 

ingy56
ingy56

@.JVR. @ingy56 That works too, more a reference to Crosby's dislike for Giroux.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Great Dane


Hmmm, I dunno about that.


I'd take Keith over Kronwall, Weber over Edler, Pietrangelo over Ericsson and Doughty over Hjalmarsson.

I'd take Ekman-Larsson over Bouwmeester, but would say Karlsson and Subban are a wash.

Great Dane
Great Dane

@Murph2417@.JVR.Defense will be 


Kronwall - Edler

OEL - Ericsson

Karlson- Hjalmsson



I believe that is a better defense than Canada

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Murph2417

I'm thinking Sweden wins gold


Sedin   -   Sedin   -   Eriksson

Landeskog  -   Backstrom   -   Steen

Franzen   -   Zetterberg   -   Alfredsson

Hagelin   -   Berglund   -   Silfverberg 

Kruger   -   Ericsson

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Airfreshener

Should probably still win Gold, but definitely not the best team.