Peter Hassett of Russian Machine Never Breaks joins Michael and Michael to tee up the Sunday matinee between the Capitals and Maple Leafs.
@jonasTSN1050: Asked if he'd been concussed in the past, Joffrey Lupul paused, grinned and said "I can't remember."
Brodeur on the Vancouver goalie disaster:
"“To have two of the top 10 goalies in the league, and you turn around 12 months later and you don’t have one of them?” Martin Brodeur asked aloud, in conversation with the Vancouver Province on Friday. “That is a little strange.”
The stats guys at the ACC really are generous. According to nhl.com we have 8 players with over 100 hits including Joffrey Lupul and Nazem Kadri. I know Kadri hits, but there's no way he and Lupul have that many. Gardiner with 86 hits? Rielly with 82? I know it's not that important but it shows the unreliability of a stat like hits.
of all the great young d-men in the league would you trade morgan R for any? For me , the only one i would take would be seth jones
think i could get used to sunday afternoon games. shinny at the local rink followed by caesars and a the leafs with a confident win over the caps sounds great! any meaningful updates on bernier and bolland?
The refs have called this first period just terribly. Fleury was playing well, but had to get the yank.
Pitt also is really hurt right now it looks like...
@Murph2417 sundays eh! lazy pei sundays
@Burtonboy Would love to get Couturier. Broke that PP up several times.
@Burtonboy I wonder who will sign Niskanen this summer, and what that contract will look like.
@loomx Well, they are definitely generous on hits, but I think we're also a more physical team than most fans are willing to acknowledge. Maybe not punishing teams with hits, but we're pretty consistently physical, outside of Raymond and Kessel. They're also super "generous" about giveaways, so it balances out.
@wiski Sparks and Gibson will share the net.
@BrandonCheema There are a few guys potentially in the same category as him. Jones, Trouba, Maatta, Murray, Lindholm. He is a Leaf through and through though - wouldn't trade him for any of the above for that reason. Wish we could pair him with someone like Trouba for the next decade though.
@CanuckUKinToronto Well I hope all hell breaks loose! The insurance of having Reimer still here has paid off IMO. I would hope the guys know that if Reimer goes down too then this team is fucked. They may hold on for a playoff spot but come playoff time... Eep!
@Gilbey93 And Timonen and Streit are getting pretty old, so they're kind of like Markov in that they have great and terrible nights. Mason having a fantastic year, but he's done that before and then not followed through. MacDonald is looking like a great pickup for them though.
@CanuckUKinToronto and the goalies given transit passes to the Richo.
@CanuckUKinToronto Ben saying we are winning the east for a while now, Its how beat up will St lou, or SJS be after a few brutal 7 game series :))) wether we win this year or next
@mcloki Will be fun Beating Philly to advanced to the finals, Philly upsets Pit, only to lose to the Leafs, Sweet Fucking revenge that would be
One thing that would be easy enough to do would be to separate defensive zone hits (bad) with offensive zone hits (good). I don't think there are a ton of neutral zone hits in todays game, as that's not an area where you'd ever like to get burned making an open ice hit, or, like Subban, backing into guys, missing, and creating an odd man rush for no reason.
That would be a good exercise. I bet 70% of the Leafs hits are Dzone hits from trying to get the puck back.
Yes Bro, but it would be funny :)