Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #28: Leafs goalies w. Eli Rassi

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Bill Meltzer, Philadelphia Flyers correspondent for NHL.com, joins Michael and Michael to tee up Friday’s Leafs-Flyers game, before In-Goal Magazine’s Eli Rassi joins the show to talk Leaf goaltending.

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  • DJGLENN22

    GO LEAFS GO

  • vinoa

    Toronto, we have a problem.

  • Zep2

    I wish Nonis would have tried yo get Coutourier in the fall when Flyers were on the ropes
    Hopefully Gauthier turns out to be a reasonable facsimile

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    I love you guys!!  What a shitty day at work.  Coming home to an MLHS Hangout….it’s the bees knees!!

  • Gozo

    Lets cheer for the Habs tonight. Just for tonight.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    No to Laviolette!!

  • rustynail

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Nolan after the Sabers let him go

  • rustynail

    Gozo  nope against the Red Wings

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    rustynail Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    I thought Nolan was extending in Buffalo…no?? If they let him go….I’d take him in a heartbeat.  Never understood why he was blackballed from the NHL.  I’ve love to have Nolan in Toronto.

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan rustynail  that contract talks have been dragging on forever, it doesn’t make sense that Buffalo would let him go.

  • Gozo

    rustynail Gozo  We need the Habs win tonite.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Lavy would have a very short shelf life (imo).  No liking to hear that he clashed with JVR.  We don’t need Lavy…we need better.

  • BingoDabber

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  on paper it’s not a terrible idea. likes fast, offensive, aggressive teams. Leafs can do that with some tweaks. Won’t shore up the defensive zone though. He might get some more out of our personnel

  • Mcost61

    Gozo rustynail This is going to take lots of beer to forget

  • rustynail

    @BingoDabber Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Lavi sucks many better choices available

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Luke didn’t have the speed….period.

  • Mcost61

    I just want our guys to show passion for 60 minutes, demand the puck.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    rustynail Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Gotta go with someone who has a better track record in terms of defensive systems and buy in

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Flyers did well with Read (and Simmonds).  I’d love to have both as Leafs.

  • LeafsGuru

    Like I said yesterday I want dion to play with the same intensity as he plays ping pong! If he does it’s in the bag.

  • JR from Halifax

    Hey fellas, anyone see that sound bite of Kadri saying its time they started to act like their playoff hopes are on the line? Could be just me seeing what I want to but he seemed to have more intensity about him……didn’t seem your usual cliche. Hoping he decides to play with more snarl and emerge as an on ice leader……I think he has been playing well lately anyway and seems physically more involved

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    I don’t buy into the hype on Mason either…to be quite honest.

  • JR from Halifax

    Honesty IS the best policy

  • Jordan29

    This is just a dream, but going on what they said about Tavares wanting out of NYI sometime soon and the leafs maybe gettng him, imagine this.Obviously swap these packages around to fit the value/needs of the other teams


    Kadri+Reimer+Gardiner
    FOR
    Tavares

    Franson+Holland+ 2 1st round picks
    FOR
    Weber

    Kulemin-Tavares-Kessel
    JVR-Bozak-Lupul
    Clarkson-Bolland-Komarov
    Bodie-Mcclement-Ashton

    Phaneuf-Gunnarsson
    Rielly-Weber
    Gleason-Percy

    Bernier

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    JR from Halifax  I try to avoid the sound bites, just a bunch of talk. They keep saying they know what they have to do and they need to be better etc. yet we get the same old. Show me, don’t tell me.

  • Mcost61

    Boston drafted big and strong, Vancouver drafted small and fast. One of these teams has longevity.

  • LeafsGuru

    You had me at hello, but Kuli first line?

  • JR from Halifax

    Agreed……he seems genuinely pissed and I like him that way

  • Jordan29

    LeafsGuru  i think i coiuld play 1st line with kessel and tavares, swap him and clarkson i guess but who knows, who cares

  • Gozo

    Jordan29  I thought Clakson gone?

  • Bruffins

    LeafsGuru  
    would balance it out nicely while JVR gives us a much better second line

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Jordan29  That’s an expensive team, how much you paying Bolland and Kulemin?

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Alec Brownscombe rustynail Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  It’s a hard decision to make with what’s out there and I’m not informed enough to make suggestions. I don’t like any of the “big” name guys that are available. I would like to see them find a younger progressive thinking coach, off the board if you will. That’s very hard to do in this market though

  • Komas Taberle

    I know Bill, he is a very good writer.

  • Jordan29

    Gozo Jordan29  put him on the top line. He doesnt have to score, just needs to make sure Kessel and Tavares are not murdered

  • Black_Hawk

    Jordan29  i wish

  • Jordan29

    ingy56 Jordan29  Bolland 4.5 and kulemin like 3 or so. Probably doesnt work cap wise but shut up!

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Jordan29 ingy56  Sorry, a man can dream I guess. :)

  • LeafsGuru

    I would do those trades in a heart beat, and spread the word around the world of how we dominated the nhl for many moons

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Jordan29 ingy56  
    I’m hoping we can snag Bolland for less than 4.5.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    When did Reimer get dinged in the head??  What game was that??  Did his downfall start around that time??

  • rustynail

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  when he went in for Bernier

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Against LA I think

  • IronsideBob

    Reimer has bailed this team out on many occasions. He ran into a bit of a rough spot and I don’t don’t believe he got what he needed in terms of positive reinforcement with the press in earshot. Pat Burns during the playoffs would give Felix private pep talks between periods telling him he was the greatest goaltender in the world and so on. It may seem silly but it WORKED.
    Just saying….

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    Could be something to that theory.  That said, he’s got a history in that regard and it takes him awhile to get back on track afterwards.  I know both you guys like Reimer (I like him as a person…don’t get me wrong).  However, I think it’s time to part ways.  I really do think he’s done in Toronto.  Nothing against him personally.  Stand up classy guy (with a hot wife)….but it’s time to go in another direction for a backup.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    CanuckUKinToronto  Missed the action today, pissed at Fenton I’m assuming?

  • Jordan29

    ingy56 CanuckUKinToronto  what haoppened?

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    CanuckUKinToronto Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    Really??

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    CanuckUKinToronto  
    WTF??  Do we need to gather at someone’s doorstep??

  • Jordan29

    FORWARDSDavid Clarkson ($5.250m) / John Tavares ($5.500m) / Phil Kessel ($8.000m) 
    James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) 
    leo komarov ($1.800m) / Dave Bolland ($4.500m) / Josh Leivo ($0.793m) 
    Troy Bodie ($0.600m) / Jay McClement ($1.600m) / Carter Ashton ($0.600m) 
    Jamie Devane ($0.660m) / 
    DEFENSEMEN
    Dion Phaneuf ($7.000m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.150m) 
    Shea Weber ($7.857m) / Morgan Rielly ($0.894m) 
    Tim Gleason ($4.000m) / Stuart Percy ($0.863m) 
    Petter Granberg ($0.800m) / 
    GOALTENDERS
    Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m) 
    Drew MacIntyre ($0.600m) 
    BUYOUTS
    Mike Komisarek ($0.000m) 
    Mikhail Grabovski ($0.000m) 
    ——
    CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
    (estimations for 2014-15)
    SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $71,067,143; BONUSES: $1,295,000
    CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $32,857