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

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

GO LEAFS GO.

TML Lineup
Van Riemsdyk – Bozak – Kessel
Lupul – Kadri – Kulemin
Raymond – Holland – Bodie
Ashton – McClement – Orr

Gunnarsson – Phaneuf
Gleason – Franson
Gardiner – Rielly

Bernier

Panthers Lineup
Fleischmann – Bjustad – Upshall
Bergenheim – Gomez – Boyes
Huberdeau – Goc – Winchester
Kopecky – Shore – Barch

Campbell – Gilbert
Olsen – Jovanovski
Kulikov – Weaver

Clemmensen

1064 comments
SofaKingBored
SofaKingBored

Is there a game day blog that you all post in during the game?

deedrag
deedrag

I don't get the Raymond hate on here. So far he's been doing better than Clarkson. Mr. 5.25 mil is not shaping up to be what i expected this yr. Raymond at 1 mil is a far better investment right now.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Lineup I'd like to see when we are healthy:

JVR - Bozak - Kessel

Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin

Holland - Bolland - Clarkson

Raymond - McClement - Bodie

Lineup RC will probably use:

JVR - Bozak - kessel

Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin

Raymond - Bolland - Clarkson

Ashton - McClement - Bodie

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

Randy seems to like to drive everyone crazy with Roster decisions the 1st half of the season, than begin to settle into obvious roster moves in the 2nd half.

Zep2
Zep2

Good nite folks


Nice win


The  Great 8 led his team to another loss. Ovies put down of Kessel was classless. Karmas a bitch ovie

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Okay....victory vape, check.....how 'bout those Fuckin' Leafs !!!!  :)

Hmmm
Hmmm

Reilly makes backhand passes are smooth.  To play against him, you have to check for your wallet now and then.

Cameron19
Cameron19

Scoring by roster position in the forward group:

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22 - 10 - 27

16 - 14 - 08

14 - 11* - 03

02 - 02 - 00

06

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*Bolland + Holland

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Pretty obvious where upgrades are required. Clarkson needs to be better, Kulemin needs to stay in a scoring role, and the 4th line needs to provide more than 4-6 goals per year.

Savo43
Savo43

The ROW's adding up are nice. We were top 3(?) in that respect last year, hopefully the majority of that pile are still on its way, and we keep doing our thing. Great comeback tonight :). 

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

Kessel is a beast, Gleason trade looks awesome

GVR_JVR
GVR_JVR

Where's the game in ten at??? I can't go to bed without my recap from MLHS.

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

We got to take out Ottawa Saturday

Cameron19
Cameron19

San Jose getting Scrivens'd by the Flames tonight thus far. 

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

Man keep it going boys, kadri playing great right now

Zep2
Zep2

Chicago won the Cup last year because of their mobile defence. Randys comments about Gardiner and Rielly  racing up the ice should be considered a compliment in todays NHL

GVR_JVR
GVR_JVR

yay, finally winning games we should win!!


Jay31
Jay31

Bryan Hayes @HayesTSN

We talked a lot about the importance of drafting on today's show. 2 guys that stood out tonight? Kadri and Rielly. Leafs need more of that.

Optimustic
Optimustic

Game over,  Empty netter,   after the Barrons keep the puck alive on what the OKC announcers say should have been an icing call.

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

Most won't know the band, those that do, understand how stoked I am.

Cameron19
Cameron19

But actually, compare this to Chicago:

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17 - 18 - 25

28 - 14 - 23

07 - 05 - 07

06 - 07 - 04

08

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Their second line out-produces ours easily, but even with Clarkson being shit, we've got better scoring depth on line 3 so far. However, their 4th line and extras have combined for 15 more goals than ours - which is significant. 

ProfessorRance
ProfessorRance

@Cameron19  I'd rather upgrade our d right now than anything else to be honest. Here's hoping Clarkson bounces back after his injury. We need him big time. 

Zep2
Zep2

@Jay31  Gord Stellick had a good article on how Burke built this team through trades. Kadri and Rielly will be huge going forward, but Burke really did a masterful job with his wheeling and dealing

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Well, it shows how if you end up in the bottom eight in the league you're rewarded with good players. I don't know if that means 'good drafting.' I think the team trainer could make decent picks in that range.

ProfessorRance
ProfessorRance

@Jay31  Our first rounder we traded for Kessel seems to be working for us as well. I would trade our first rounder this year again if it helps us long and short term.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

RC said he was impressed with Bodie. Orr has been completely useless. I think we may finally see him come out of the lineup.....but then again....

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Xxxxxnew  Wasn't drafting Rielly seen as a surprise to everyone. I don't think he was predicted to go that high because of his injured season

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@wiski @DeclanK  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6r9_sDC0fI


I like Kurt Russel as Captain Ron.
Grace Under Pressure on in almost any circumstance. 
I like dark planetariums.
I like when she wears them low-cut shirts and yoga pants. 
I like unbroken snow on lodgepole pine boughs.
The rusty pump of a jay's forest communiqué. 
And I like a rowdy fuckin' Pride parade. 

I like how Hedges tells it like it is. 
I like the sciences. I like profound mysteries. 
I like The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" 
and the emergence of competing histories. 
And I like the Maple Leafs 
cuz they remind me of me: 
inconsistent, fragile, internationally reviled. 
I like allegories. Cinderella stories. 

Ahow ndinawemaaganiidog, Wabanakwut ndigo 
(Hello my relatives, I am known as Grey Cloud)
Aapijii iinzan mewinzhaa kete-Anishinaabeg gii-soongide’ewag
(Apparently a long, long time ago the ancient Native people were strong hearted)
Kii-gichi-anokiiwag, kii-jiikendamoog
(They worked hard, they were happy)
Aapijii iinzan kii-chikinaagoziwag
(Apparently they really looked good)
Kete-anishinaabeg ogii-wiidookaawiiwaa shaaganaashiiwag
(The ancient ones supported the Europeans)
Gegoo wiin wiikaa oniikesiidaa
(Let’s not forget that)
Pizaaniigo nagamok! Nagamok isina!
(Go ahead and sing you guys! Sing real hard guys!)

I like speculative fiction: dark narratives 
of the future that looms. Of our impending doom.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@deedrag @Cameron19  They can be just like us defensively. Keith can be downright awful in his own zone some nights, and the forwards can get carried away with themselves when they score too easily for too long. However, they have better depth up front and on the back, so they always turn it around quick. 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Central scouting had him at fifth.

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@Jay31 @DeclanK @wiski  

There are lots of them. 


My cousin Mike Sullivan and I did a music podcast (on hiatus) with bands that are fans of the Leafs. Out of the 4, all have references—veiled or otherwise—of the Leafs in their songs.  

Jay31
Jay31

@DeclanK @wiski  Nice, dont think ive seen the Leafs referenced in a non-hockey related song before