Thursday Mashup: Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening

Thursday Mashup: Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening

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The Maple Leafs are looking for a bounce back performance in Tampa tonight. After all, these good men deserve better:

 

Said Joffrey Lupul: “We’ve had too many things going in the right direction to let one  night impact the way we’re doing things. Hopefully we bounce back. I suspect we will. As long as you don’t let it turn into a snowball effect, I guess you can accept it once in a while — not accept it, but deal with it once in a while.”

Randy Carlyle will almost certainly give Jonathan Bernier his fifth consecutive start after he did his best to hold the Leafs in it, waiting and waiting for the team in front of him to wake up only  to ultimately get let down on Tuesday.  “We look at it as a wasted effort [from Bernier]. That’s one where if we play a little better he could’ve stolen us one… He’s been phenomenal all year and we feel bad for wasting efforts like that. But he’s a good guy, he’s ready to do it again next game.”

Lupul also alluded to the added challenge Tim Thomas’ puckhandling ability posed in stopping dump ins and diffusing the Leafs forecheck which struggled to establish itself in any shape or form on Tuesday. For the Leafs‘ part, though, they have to place pucks into areas that can actually lead to a retrieval, which  apparently was a focus in practice yesterday. The Leafs weren’t getting powerplays, weren’t able to gain controlled entries, and need to be able to fall back on a  forecheck & cycle game in those type of situations. Said Loops: “When you’re having a bad game in you’re own end, the easiest way to fix that is to get the puck down in their end and spend some time there. We weren’t able to do that.”

The Lightning also lost on Tuesday, meaning the Leafs remain three points back, although the Lightning have two games in hand. Seems we have us one of those “four point games” on tap tonight.

Some Leafs links to fill the day leading up to game time:

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Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Actual games played by recent less-than-loved Leafs

Connolly: 70. Armstrong: 79. Lombardi: 61. Lebda: 41. Pogge: 7

Bruffins
Bruffins

Ben Scrivens

LA stats: 7 wins, 5 losses, 4 OT losses, .931 sp, 1.97 gaa

EDM stats: 2 wins, 3 losses, .944 sp, 2.21 gaa


makes Edmonton look pretty bad haha

17Forever
17Forever

Ya had to like Carlyle today in his pre game interview, Telling Henny that he wasn't going to let that game on Tuesday get swept under the rug. Big game tonight. To important. Need a quick start.

Bounce back baby !!

Ze_theLeafsFan
Ze_theLeafsFan

Congrats on the recognition. Alec, Delcan, Anthony et all

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

Cued up CBC Toronto from 5pm-6:30

If someone wants to get CBC news channel for the same slot,we should have it covered

Off for snowshoe logging :(   ...See you all tonight

Leafbites
Leafbites

Just read that MLHS is getting some CBC recognition for its hard work, congrats boys. That program may finally get something that's actually worthy of air time.  

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

After 39 games and after starting off in the top six Frattin has 2 goals and four assistant, two points less than Jordan Nolan.

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

Didnt see the post but wanted to say congratz to Declan and Alec. You guys are very deserving and look forward to watching.

Claymish
Claymish

Gunnarsson for MacDonald? Does that make sense for us? He is a complete upgrade and would give us a very good #1 pairing with Phanuef. Not to mention free up over $2.5 million so we can add some help for the playoffs. Sure we may lose him as a UFA, but i think he would want to stay, and we would have a very good combination for the next 5 years. Islanders get a very close replacement under an inexpensive contract for 3 years.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

Loading up the PVR...did anybody catch what CBC affiliate this will be on?

Last spring Dec was on Newsworld...wonder if Stephens will be sporting dirt on his lip? haha

For those that missed the charming devil....

http://vimeo.com/65256779

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Very little can make Edmonton look good. Looks to,me like their rebuild will total about 12-13 years.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Leafbites  

I saw it as CBC getting some MLHS time, lucky bastards to be blessed by this sites' appearance

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Xxxxxnew  

still think he would be doing better on our team. Didn't like the trade but Bernier has more than worked out for us so I'm not too upset

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Belfour20 Well, Frattin lacked in terms of consistent effort.  Ashton does not lack in effort but in polish.  I would suffer the latter much more than the former.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Belfour20  Well LA cant score, with what they got lol, they should not be blaming Frattin 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

And thank god LA did as well.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Belfour20  

while he hasn't worked out for LA I love the sounds of a Frattin-Bolland-Clarkson third line

GiuseppeM
GiuseppeM

Jmessih But your heart goes to Ovie??? is it that big of a deal. Its Russia, its corrupt, its leadership is corrupt, it still terrorizes its neighbours. What happening in Ukraine is Russia’s fault,  


For what Russia did in the 20th century alone they should be looked at sideways for the next millenium

GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

@Jmessih   I'll never forgive ovie for his mockery of Kessel.  Fuck ovie . He's an asshole.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

They've had seven years to put toilets in since Sochi was picked.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Claymish Probably take more than Gunnar to make the deal happen.  The Isles aren't taking the extra salary unless the Leafs either pay a portion of Gunnar's salary or take back someone with salary or throw in a rpospect / pick.  But I think MacDonald is worth pursuing.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Xxxxxnew What percentage of Leafs' goals are made in the USA?  I'm thinking more than 14%

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Amazing though for how much they were talked about how little time they put in as Leafs. Nobody put in a full season of games.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Xxxxxnew  

but Lowe has won 6 cups so he knows what he is doing! haha

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Starting goalie for a two goal player ... yep.

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@GiuseppeM Would that be playing a major role, arguably more so than the United States, in stopping Hitler and Germany?

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Jmessih @Bruffins @Xxxxxnew  

I didn't like the trade at the time, I'm not gonna lie and say I did now that Bernier is looking good. He has been great but I wouldn't have done the trade

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Xxxxxnew  

and a goalie that has outperformed him if we want to judge it like that

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I was joking. I'm a joker!

GiuseppeM
GiuseppeM

@Marlies Man @GiuseppeM   Well of course they had to, A) the Germans invaded Russia and B) the Commies and Nazis were fighting for the hearts and minds of the same audience pool.


And of course Vietnam, Korea, Cuba, the takeover of all of the USSR countries, East Germany, the Berlin Wall, yea lets sweep that under the rug.   

JWaterdrager
JWaterdrager

@Cloud09 @JWaterdrager  Thanks for the video, sure a nice and different look. Makes it more frustrating to see the media almost only reporting about unfinished buildings and stray dogs and such. 
But let's be honest, it is not like people care about Russians. 

JWaterdrager
JWaterdrager

Another scandal is the exploitation of 70,000 migrant workers -- "slave labor," according to Nemtsov and Martynyuk -- who have been subjected to such abuse their cause has been taken up by Human Rights Watch. They've been cheated of wages, forced to work 12-hour shifts with virtually no time off, had their passports confiscated, and housed in filthy, overcrowded quarters. Those who protest have been arrested and deported

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

It's the stray dogs in the buildings that could throw off your concentration.

JWaterdrager
JWaterdrager

@Jmessih @JWaterdrager @Xxxxxnew If they did report about real problems I would be ok with it, but about not everything being ready? I hear that before every olympics, but yea because it is Russia they blow it out of proportion.