Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #24: Leafs vs. Capitals

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Peter Hassett of Russian Machine Never Breaks joins Michael and Michael to tee up the Sunday matinee between the Capitals and Maple Leafs.

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  • Burtonboy

    Booya . A hangout . Been a while

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    That’s a beautiful dog on the background on the bed.

  • lieffan

    Loved Grabo here but 5 million is when you start getting frustrated with him. 4 million is a decent deal.

  • lieffan

    Far side of 30 now, too. 5 would be insane.

  • Jay31

    That was pretty good, Hassett seemed experienced with this kinda thing

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    I’d rather play the Rags or Boston than to face Columbus (but that’s just me).

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    thanks for the hangout boys!

  • Burtonboy

    Philly is steam rolling Pitt today eh .

  • FRyan

    http://twitter.com/kevin_mcgranPhaneuf has flu. Gametime decision. #leafs

  • FRyan

    http://twitter.com/kevin_mcgranFrom Rosie: Bernier might have MRI, undecided still. Drs checking him out again today. might play in Det #leafs

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Gilbey93  ‘course. But McIntyre is an emergency recall.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Two teams that scare me in the East in how they match up vs. the Leafs are Boston and Columbus.
    Boston is scoring far more than they did when the Leafs met them in the playoffs, and their D is a little more mobile.

  • FRyan

    https://twitter.com/LeafsPR https://twitter.com/LeafsPR/status/444871479486713856
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash have recalled on emergency goaltender Drew MacIntyre from the https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Marlies&src=hash on Saturday https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hash

    I called it yesterday that he wouldn’t be called up till after his game yesterday

  • FRyan

    https://twitter.com/HennyTweets https://twitter.com/HennyTweets/status/444882207057117184
    https://twitter.com/MikeMatthews9 drew macintyre will wear number 35. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hash

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    FRyan  making the rounds

  • FRyan

    Dangle_My_Berries FRyan  
    Here comes the ppl crying about their own water bottles. Put tape and your number on the bottle lol

  • Pent_House

    Burtonboy  don’t they always?

  • Pent_House

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  It’s almost impossible for us to face the BJ’s. Conference would be only way.

  • Burtonboy

    Pent_House Burtonboy  Most of the time . Pitt is banged up pretty bad again

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    FRyan Dangle_My_Berries  i think they do that already….or at least they should be lol

  • Jmessih

    RETWEETED 2H AGOhttps://twitter.com/JayScar13 · https://twitter.com/JayScar13/status/444891035366207489
    I can’t stop watching this https://twitter.com/PKessel81 https://twitter.com/Bozie42 https://twitter.com/JVReemer21 http://t.co/4OOwt0voVAhttps://twitter.com/YouTubePlay

  • Jmessih

    Alec Brownscombe Bon Scott was a Leaf fan D is without Seidenberg, and he is a mini Chara. Often plays more than he does.

  • Burtonboy

    Gilbey93  8 in a row for them now

  • Burtonboy

    Gilbey93  He’s no slouch . Dam good infact

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Pent_House Not the only way. If we finish wild card 1 or 2 and beat Pitts., we could play Columbus in the second round provided they finish 2nd or 3rd in the Metro and win their first round series. But I don’t expect us to finish out of the top 3.

  • Pent_House

    CanuckUKinToronto  Even with those guys they were candidates to lose in the 1st round. They’ve been terrible in the play-offs for several years now

  • Jmessih

    CanuckUKinToronto tough to say if they go out in round 1, but in the plays it seems as though they will struggle in the playoffs, especially defensively. Also Malkin has not been lighting it up this year, as well as Neal out with a concussion now. Definitely a lot of questions around their team. 
    Their biggest issue is probably still having Dan Dylsma as coach, horrible coach if you ask me. They often look completely lost defensively, better teams often exploit them and make a joke of their D coverage.

  • Pent_House

    CanuckUKinToronto Pent_House  Yea seems like everyone is worried about CBJ in the play-offs but it’s highly unlikely we would meet them in the play-offs. Only way would be if we met in the conference final.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Boston’s looking like a playoff team right now.

  • Cameron19

    Xxxxxnew  Good. Maybe they’ll cool down by the time we have to face them.

  • Pent_House

    CanuckUKinToronto Pent_House  I don’t think we’ll drop back into the wild-card, though it is possible. I feel pretty confident we’ll finish 2nd or 3rd in the division barring some kind of collapse. I feel good about our chances against both TB and MTL.

  • Pent_House

    Cam you were talking about TVR earlier, do you know how many contracts we have? If we’d even be able to sign him

  • Xxxxxnew

    Hopefully it’s a peak with a valley on the horizon.

  • Cameron19

    Pent_House  We could sign him to an NHL deal for next year, and an AHL deal for the conclusion of this season.

  • Pent_House

    Cameron19 Pent_House  Yea good point, might be able to even get him this year on an ATO. I do hope we add him, Marlies need some depth on the back-end. Do you have any scouting reports on him any where?

  • Jmessih

    Pent_House Cameron19 He would prob turn that down, I’m sure an NHL team will offer him a 2 year NHL deal.

  • mcloki

    That’s absolutely mental.

  • mcloki

    Ok the Russian women’s Curling team is hot as hell.

  • Xxxxxnew

    @markhmasters: Joffrey Lupul: “Honestly, I was looking today, 2nd place [in Atlantic] is realistically our goal … that’s where our mindset’s gotta be”
    Lupul: “If you start worrying about team’s behind you … that’s not a great mentality to have.”

  • Jmessih

    Xxxxxnew Totally agree, we wont catch Boston, and I don’t like think about those who could pass you and worrying about that. Win your games and keep the position you are in now. Would absolutely LOVE to finish 2nd and get home ice.

  • Xxxxxnew

    For those who didn’t see it, flu is stalking the leafs dressing room.
    @markhmasters: Carlyle calls Phaneuf “probable” for tomorrow v Caps; expects Dion to get an IV for fluids; he hasn’t eaten in a couple of days

  • Yan28

    Xxxxxnew Damn.

  • Xxxxxnew

    @markhmasters: Lupul told that Kadri had jokingly offered to play net on Thurs after Reimer hurt; “He can do it all!” Joffrey cracks to laughs

  • Yaknowwhat

    83 degrees and sunny here in Orlando …view from my pool lounger…

  • Cloud09

    Yaknowwhat  It’s sunny and above zero right now. Take your pool and stuff it 😛

  • ionsys

    as i understand it–pitt and boston play the 2 wildcards and then 2 of Tor/Tampa/Mtl play the 2 best out of NYR/Philly and CBJ—so if Tor finishes 2nd in A, they will play the lower of the 2 non wild cards out of NYR/Philly/CBJ

    so if CBJ finishes above the wild card but below NYR or Philly–then we would play CBJ in the 1st round–if cbj finishes above both nyr and philly then we play nyr or philly——making our last game in mtl  a crucial game–we either want to win that or lose, depending on where cbj is?

  • Jmessih

    ionsys The team that wins their division and has the highest point total gets the team that finished in the second wild card spot. The other division winning team (with the lower of the two point totals) get the first place wild card team. Then second and third place in the division get each other (no cross over).

  • wiski

    Yaknowwhat  Bet some wet fuckin snow would go good about now eh? 😉 have a bahama mama for me man.

  • ionsys

    Jmessih ionsys  –thanks–i had thought there was cross over in the middle 4

  • T K O

    Jmessih ionsysare you sure………….yesterday on TSN they had a segment “if the playoffs started today” and they had us playing Tampa