Game Review: Game #67, Sharks: Many vs. Leafs: Few

Game Review: Game #67, Sharks: Many vs. Leafs: Few

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 11: Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at SAP Center on March 11, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Dashed line indicates non-even strength play.
Dashed line indicates non-even strength play.

Fenwick chart for 2014-03-11 Maple Leafs 2 at Sharks 6
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422 comments
Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Lucic just crushes someone into the boards at one end and buries a goal at the other.

ProfessorRance
ProfessorRance

The Avs Hawks game is going to be a fun one to watch in twenty minutes. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

Just looked it up and Karlsson only skated for 18 days before returning from his severed Achilles Tendon last season, whereas Bolland has now been skating for almost 2 months and who knows when he's gonna return.

Jordan29
Jordan29

People highly under estimate the amount of effort I will put into pissing them off in NHL14 online. Im sitting here picking the leafs and so is he. He wont budge off the leafs and I wont either. Its now been 45 mins........

ProfessorRance
ProfessorRance

To all those complaining about Clarkson, Alex Burrows still has 0 goals on the year.

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Kaberle in his best year and playing first line PP had 11 goals.

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Jake is the 7th highest goal scorer on the Leafs.  First amongst dmen.

Time to trade him before he develops a defensive conscience.

.JVR.
.JVR.

So, any idea when Bolland's gonna be back?

I know Carlyle keeps saying he'll be back whenever he gives the team the greenlight, but he's been saying that for 2 weeks now.


Bolland has been skating for well over a month now, so how much longer could he possibly need? 

Does anybody know how long Karlsson was skating before he returned? 

Jordan29
Jordan29

@.JVR.  Bolland completely severed it though, Karlsson was like 70% and still intact  

.JVR.
.JVR.

@ProfessorRance  

He must have heard you smack talking him, cause he just scored goal #1 of the season, lol!

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Okay, okay.  He did have 58 assists one year.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@.JVR. Is this a de facto hold out?  Is Bolland refusing to play without a contract extension?  Are we alone in the universe?

PepTalk
PepTalk

@wiski  WOW, what a great year. Miracle Mets as well!

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@wiski @CanuckUKinToronto And Montreal are oh so upset that Price was injured at the Olympics.  FFS, your team can't score.  Dominic Hasek in net wouldn't make a difference.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Bruffins

Would you really move him to his off-wing and play him on the right side?

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Jordan29

I could be wrong, but didn't they completely severe Karlsson's Tendon before repairing it?

Jordan29
Jordan29

@Bruffins @Jordan29  Whenever someone picks the Hawks I just choose SJ and smoke them. Last game I did this, he was up 3-0 5 mins in and watched a whole replay on that little piece of shit Kanes goal. I came back and scored with 14 seconds left to win 6-5 and you better believe I watched Havlats top shelf goal lololol 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@MaxwellHowe

I'm starting to wonder whats going on with him, cause he has been skating for a long time.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Cloud09
Especially since he was back on the ice in early January 

Cloud09
Cloud09

@.JVR. @Cloud09  Yea that sounds right. Definitely didn't expect him to take this long to return.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Cloud09

It wasn't his Achilles Tendon. 

I believe it was an Ankle Tendon.

Cloud09
Cloud09

@.JVR. @Jordan29  Did Bolland even cut his achilles tendon? I always thought he got cut on the top of his foot. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

@Bruffins @Jordan29  you should get it, I like the new stuff they added, and when your really pissed off the huge hits make you feel better lol

Jordan29
Jordan29

@Bruffins @Jordan29  I do too but it just amps me up to win the game and watch all mine. Usually back fires on them 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@MaxwellHowe

That could be.

I don't mean to sound like I'm shitting on Bolland, but he's been skating for almost as long as Karlsson took to return after his tendon get severed.


Karlsson took exactly 10 weeks to return after the date of his injury, while Bolland has been skating for around 8 weeks now.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@.JVR. @MaxwellHowe I joke, but I agree, it is very mysterious.  I think Bolland is being very careful not to come back at less than 100% - he has a contract to earn.  That's why I suggest its a de facto hold out.  Bolland is saying "OK Nonis, you don't want to give me that contract, I ain't going to risk my value, not to mention my career"