Submit Questions for Anthony Petrielli

Submit Questions for Anthony Petrielli

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In lieu of a Notebook on the Leafs games that didn’t take place last week, Anthony is going to be doing a Question and Answer session.

He’s such a big deal he needed someone else to post this notice for him. Take your opportunity to ask AP a question in the comments below.

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Great Dane
Great Dane

It seems like Sather is shopping Dan Girardi - he wants 5 year at 5.75 million per year

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Later, Guys.....gonna take the dog out for a run and cool off  ;)    Enjoy your day!

ingy56
ingy56

Ten days until the trade deadline, will there be more action before the deadline or does the whole thing just fizzle. Sure sounds like some big name potential UFA's will be on the move. 

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Good Morning Fellas.....I too am still beaming.....what a spectacle on ice, from both our men and women.  Women gave us a miracle on ice performance and our men just dominated......So proud to be Canadian!


Having said that, so looking forward to having our Leafs back and injury free......we'll finally be able to ice our full line up, going down the stretch, and I can't wait!.......GO LEAFS GO!!!  :)

mcloki
mcloki

Happy Golden Mornign Gents. Still happy and proud of Team Canada and all the Olympic Athletes. We came, we saw, We kicked ass.


CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

Althought team Canada clearly had the skill, they also had the ability to run 4 lines.  What if we were to resign Leo and also played Holland with Bodie on the 4th line.  If we rolled JVR Bozak Kessel, Lupul Kadri Clarkson, Raymond Bolland Kule and Leo, Holland Bodie, Could we not emulate a bit more of a system like Team Canada?  

Don't get me wrong, I don not mean skill wise... I mean say roll 3 lines with the 4th line every 3 shifts or so.. Keep all shifts short - ie. 40 seconds like Team Canada did.. so guys coming off the boards are already flying and have energy?  

Same for D?


Any thoughts?

Great Dane
Great Dane

Just watched the high-light from the Marlies - Barons game. 


Good to see that Brennan, Percy and Granberg have taken some big steps forward this season.


They will soon be ready for the Leafs, so I might be time for Nonis to see what the return on a player like Franson would be. Franson or another d-man.


Nonis simply has to convert this great surplus of d-men into top quality players


dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Great Dane

is that a good contract for him?  if so, do it.

Rielly might be best suited with a partner currently not on our NHL roster.

sorry Jake, sorry Cody.

MacWilliam-Gleason

(Holzer) can be the bottom 5,6,7

mcloki
mcloki

@ingy56  You know it will fizzle. No one has cap space and with the cap going up in the summer most of these guys will wait to see how much money is on the table.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@wendelsway1 The Olympic team is sure to spoil us.  especially the play of the defence.  Our 6 men will not look the same to us now.  We'll be all like "Doughty would've made that play", etc, etc

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@Yaknowwhat LOL My son had hockey(tyke) at 8:45 he got half ready at home and we shot to the arena as soon as the 2nd period was over. The coaches are volunteer and it was a great sight as the coaches had the kids do a few extra warmup laps around the rink while they hung out around the glass to the canteen area with the only visible tv screen around. then in the games started. in the last minute one of coaches wives let him know it was the last minute and the game was stopped and all the kids skated over to the glass to watch the final minute. Then the kids all started counting down the last 10 seconds of the game. they all celebrated the win with their sticks raised and giving high fives and then turned and it was back to work and the game they were playing.


THAT IS CANADIAN

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@CanuckUKinToronto Doubt the Lefs have Kulimen, Raymond and Komorov next year.  Raymond likey the odd man out.  Ashton or D'Migo could take Raymond's place tho.

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

@Yaknowwhat  The whole "steroids in sports" has gone overboard. The pseudoephedrine is found in almost all cold and allergy medications (my wife takes it). I have studied steroids for 24 years and have yet to see a study by anyone in the medical community that can prove that having a clear nose boosts your performance. The IOC should be ashamed. Coffee has more performance enhancing effects than pseudoephedrine LOL

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@Yaknowwhat the allergy medicine has pseudoephedrine which can boost ability for things more like cross country skiing and rowing etc so hence it is on a banned list.  So not an issue for NHL but still is for Olympics

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Great Dane I think I like Granberg most of all.  Franson presents a tough decsion.  Soemtimes make egregious mistakes defensively, but a rare commodity offensively.  Hitting more this year.  I'd see what he might be willing to accept on the next contract, go from there.  But i would expect Gra nberg to be ready next year, if that factors into it.

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@Great Dane From my understanding (although I have not seen enough Marlie games), I thought Brennan was really bad defensively.  If that is the case, he either is not ready and needs to improve that aspect of his game, or maybe if mgmt believe he can not, that he is one of the surplus d men who get converted in a package.  I still think Franson may be an odd man out due to contract situation and prior hold out as well as his defensive regression/inability to fit into top 4 as an all round player (including defensive aspects of his game as well).   - See why PK Subban sat on team Canada as an example over Vlasic

mcloki
mcloki

@Yaknowwhat @mcloki  And always will be.  That shot of the 401 being deserted while the game was on is priceless.

Greg Fenton
Greg Fenton

@MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto  Why would you assume Raymond is out over Komarov when Raymond is better offensively, has more experience, has more playoff experience, hasn't played in against lesser competition for the last year......

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

@MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto  I watched the Marlies yesterday Max, and boy are some of these guys ready to graduate or what? Love the tenacity and will of that group..Damigao should of had 3 breakaways yesterday.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@darthNihilus @Yaknowwhat  Nevermind the fact that if you're taking it to combat an actual ailment, whatever stimulant the drug is providing is still leaving you below your normal output. I've never seen anyone with a cold or allergy that felt better on medication than they did healthy or free of allergens. 

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

@Yaknowwhat  " the allergy medicine has pseudoephedrine which can boost ability for things more like cross country skiing and rowing etc" - bullshit, confused with ephedrine which when taken with caffeine and aspirin can make a decent stimulant. 

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Greg Fenton

Raymond's good when he's scoring.  Komarov's scoring is a bonus because everything else he does is exactly what we've been lacking this year form our role players.

if Raymond plays the rest of the year like he did when he was trying to earn a contract, including having a good playoff, then he might be a candidate to bring back next year.  if he continues to coast, it's a Komarov-type player the Leafs will look to bring in.

Komarvo might want more money than what Nonis is willing to pay, who knows.  same for Raymond, same for Kulemin.

i'm comfortable looking at Ashton and Ryan as replacements for Kulemin and Raymond.  it's the other moves that will be the key in regards to whether or not we improve.  i also want the remainder of the year to see how things shape out.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe @phaneufoundlander  Got to agree with you here Cam . Some of the rookies are coming along real nice but by no stretch are they ready to replace the likes of Kulemin or Raymond right now. I can see moving guys like that if we were out of the playoffs but frankly I think its important for this team to make the playoffs again this yr. Not sure our chances of that would be very good if we move Kulie and Raymond at this point 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@MaxwellHowe @phaneufoundlander  Except that they likely can't make that jump. They are going to start as 4th liners and move up from there. Ashton has 0 points in his career thus far, and you think he can just replace Kulemin with NO drop off?  C'mon man. 

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@phaneufoundlander Yeah, personally I don't see why the Leafs would contemplate paying Kulimen some $3 million plus when D'Amigo or Ashton could jump without much, if any, real drop off in terms of quality

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Mind Bomb @Yaknowwhat  Good Morning Folks . NHL is back on the front page and thats good enough for me . Lots of hockey starting tomorrow 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Yaknowwhat @darthNihilus  Strange they wouldn't ban smelling salts because it probably works better at clearing the nose then a lot of these other substances 

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@Great Dane @CanuckUKinToronto Esp as Carlyle barely plays a 4th line anyway.  One possibility is to carry 7 D and have a 4th line with a double shifting of 3 other players to fill 4 extra shifts/specialty teams