Morning Mashup: Leafs + Habs + HNIC

Morning Mashup: Leafs + Habs + HNIC

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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.

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160 comments
gjdevlin
gjdevlin

It's going to be a dog fight all the way. 3-1 Leafs tonight.

alex callis
alex callis

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.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

Well Guys I am out of here something came up, I now have to go for an emergency Nap, see yas for game time

Bruffins
Bruffins

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

Zep2
Zep2

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

Doorman
Doorman

Hey Wiski:  Looks like your going to make the playoffs for next week!!!   Nice job!!!

Doorman
Doorman

Im having Prime Rib tonight!!!  Nice and Bloody.  Just like the fucking habs are going to be!!!  Dead Meat!!!

lukethenuke
lukethenuke

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 

Jordan29
Jordan29

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

Bobsyouruncle
Bobsyouruncle

@Bruffins  Reimer's numbers last year were very similar to Bernier's this year (with a slightiy better win % I think), but I don't recall anyone suggesting last year that Reimer was our MVP.

Yan28
Yan28

@Bruffins Bernier is the man. He is got the character off a franchise goalie that can get us the Cup. Very confident in him.

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Bruffins

Bernier's been better than Reimer this year

Reimer was as good last year as Bernier's been this year, in terms of getting the job done

comparing them both at their best, Bernier appears to manage the game better but Reimer has the better smile

I'm pulling for them both to coexist long enough to see us win some playoff rounds

vinoa
vinoa

@Bruffins  No because it was only 48 games and we fans have worse memories than goldfish.

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Zep2 hear hear ,YEaaaaa >that they have enough pride to beat the fucking Habs in their barn " Good point Sir , Go Leafs Go

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Doorman LMGFAO ,ha ha haaa "  Nice and Bloody.  Just like the fucking habs are going to be! ,YEAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Yan28
Yan28

@Burtonboy I don't want to see him back, bring in D'Amigo if anything.

4evrblue
4evrblue

@Jordan29 I think last years game 7 was the biggest game of his career

Cameron19
Cameron19

@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. 

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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. 

sniperstar
sniperstar

@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.

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Bobsyouruncle @Bruffins   re anyone suggesting last year that Reimer was our MVP.

I did and u missed it ,yes I did , and others here to ,then his name was changed to  OPtimus Reimer 

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

No good sir, we have memories and many are of the worse kind. :)

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@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 .

ingy56
ingy56

@Burtonboy @wiski  He's right though, goalie has the puck...time to crash the net and jar it loose.

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Cameron19 @lukethenuke pfft  How many French refs    Good question ,the f in traitors to real hockey need a tune up or a firing ....squad ,just one to set a example  :)

Jordan29
Jordan29

@Cameron19 @Jordan29  Your using logic though, and with this being a saturday night game vs habs and everything, its bigger in the media. I think this game will go a long way for Reimer

Jordan29
Jordan29

@sniperstar @Jordan29  exactly, so who is going to look for a "good enough" solution in Reimer when there is like 5-10 other better options probably out there this summer. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@WendelGilmour  If thay run with practice lines from yesterday the 4th will be MCL - Holland  - Bodie 

WendelGilmour
WendelGilmour

Thanks. I gotta believe Orr plays, I wonder whether Holland does.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jordan29 @Cameron19  Well, not argument that media will blow it out of proportion, but you also know they'll pretend it was a worthless game that proves nothing if he wins it. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@WendelGilmour   well I wont rub it in, but you can imagine :) At least we got our leafs bro, they will win big tonight

WendelGilmour
WendelGilmour

Morning MB. They suck. You must be loving this. Just giving away their best player.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@wiski @Cameron19 @Jordan29  Yea, for sure. Just saying, I think he has enough positive games banked to say that he'll be a desirable addition for someone even if he keeps struggling the rest of the season. I fully expect to see Reimer playing very well elsewhere next season. 

ingy56
ingy56

@reenergized @ingy56  It wasn't Dubnyk , but something like that. The horror was the Leafs shouldn't have even been in that position. 

sharkbabysitter
sharkbabysitter

@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
Jordan29

@sniperstar @Jordan29  I thought that all year, but now seeing how bad reimer has been lately, I dont trust Carlyle another year

sniperstar
sniperstar

@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.