Does it get any better? The Hockey Mecca and the also-ran do battle on Hockey Night in Canada. Toronto could have a full line up for the first time this year if Bernier and Bolland dress.
As far as big games go, this is a biggy. If you can’t get up for the Montreal Canadiens, in your barn, on a Saturday Night on Hockey Night In Canada, I think you need to find a different team to play for.
The playoff implications also make this an extremely important game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs looked like they were going to be a nice little dog fight for 3rd overall in the Eastern Conference with Tampa Bay, but that has all changed with the Maple Leafs looking to stave off being eliminated from the playoffs rather than pushing for home ice advantage. Their lacklustre play—specifically starts to games—is alarming and disconcerting.
Hopefully, they can turn it around tonight vs Montreal.
- Goalie Insurance (PPP)
- Maple Leafs defenceman Paul Ranger says he’s thankful to avoid serious injury (The Star)
- Battle of the Grinders: Clarkson vs. Komarov (TLN)
- Leafs in between the panic button and the driver’s seat: Episode 16 of “The Vintage Leaf Memories Podcast” (VLM)
- Maple Leafs’ Troy Bodie joins father-in-law in team portrait (Sun)
- Maple Leafs may get Bernier, Bolland back for big game against Canadiens (The Star)
- Randy Carlyle – Friday Practice (MLHS)
- The James Reimer Situation (PPP)
If we do get in the playoffs, we're going get Boston, the hockey gods want it. But for that to happen, we have got to win in regulation tonight. It is a totally must win situation now.
Well Guys I am out of here something came up, I now have to go for an emergency Nap, see yas for game time
Just curious, the people arguing that Bernier has proved himself because he has had an amazing season, do you think that Reimer proved himself last year?
better make a note before I get destroyed, I love Bernier and am more than happy with him going forward
After the LA game I thought a top 3 was attainable. I'm still pissed of about those shit shoes in Wash. And Detroit. The season is on the line tonite, The team has found too many ways to get beat by lesser teams for me to have much confidence in a win
Those losses to Buffalo and Florida Re painful to think about . The only thing that keeps me going is the hope that they have enough pride to beat the fucking Habs in their barn
I dont usually get nervous for the Leafs, but i have a little bit of butterflies for the boys going on right now looking at the standings. I hope they prevail. Montreal looks pretty good, and hit stride, now we gotta
Everyone keeps talking about how huge a game tonight is, but I think we are all overlooking how huge a game it will be for reimer if he goes. This is easily his biggest game of his career. Facing the whole years adversity, team is in do or die basically, and he needs to show he can be a #1 goalie or teams wont likely want him in the summer
@Mind Bomb Viagra kicked in :)
@Bruffins Bernier is the man. He is got the character off a franchise goalie that can get us the Cup. Very confident in him.
@Bruffins No because it was only 48 games and we fans have worse memories than goldfish.
@Zep2 hear hear ,YEaaaaa >that they have enough pride to beat the fucking Habs in their barn " Good point Sir , Go Leafs Go
@Doorman Good Job Wiski !
@Doorman LMGFAO ,ha ha haaa " Nice and Bloody. Just like the fucking habs are going to be! ,YEAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
@Doorman BBQ Burgers Homemade, with Bacon Cheese and Onion
@Burtonboy I don't want to see him back, bring in D'Amigo if anything.
@wiski Huh ? Proof positive ....smurfs are stupid
@lukethenuke How many French refs do we have tonight?
@Jordan29 I don't think anyone is going to be making a decision on his career based on one game. We never do this with a positive association, so I'm not sure why we do it so much with the reverse. Did the relief game in LA prove he was a starter permanently? He was amazing, and we needed that win. But no one said anything about it solidifying his position on the market.
I think there are probably some smart GMs out there who are pretty pleased at how badly Reimer's been mismanaged in Toronto that would love to scoop him up.
@Jordan29 He's already proven he can be a #1 goalie. Has everyone forgotten everything he's done up to this point? What we've see from this season is Bernier has been better than him and looks to be the better #1 option.
@WendelGilmour His cap hit is 840,000 but his AAV is 1,040,000. If you include the bonus in the calculation it might be just enough . I'm not sure that's how they do it .
@WendelGilmour If thay run with practice lines from yesterday the 4th will be MCL - Holland - Bodie
@WendelGilmour well I wont rub it in, but you can imagine :) At least we got our leafs bro, they will win big tonight
@WendelGilmour Hey WG hows things Been ?. What are your Cowboys doing ? LoL
@sniperstar @Jordan29 wtf? bernier has more than proven himself, backing up the worst defence in the league. 40 + shots in 12 games, 30 + in almost every other game. He only got 30 shots twice in LA. I predict he'll be Team Canada's goalie in the next Olympics. Nope. We don't trade Bernier. Or Kessel, or Reilly. Carlyle's a different story. If he can't design a system to keep our shots against down, goodbye.
@Jordan29 Well, I think we keep Reimer to be honest. Bernier has put together a solid season but only one solid season. You don't trade Reimer away on that. You hold onto him in the off chance Bernier comes in next season and Raycrofts on us.