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.
We've had a lot of good content in the past few days, so I'll amass it here and feature the comment.
- The Leafs signed prospect Eric Knodel. Here is some info about him with exclusive quotes from his NCAA coach.
- The Leafs were pinned in their own end against St. Louis a lot, here's beating a dead horse on why that is.
- Don Cherry claimed something about the Leafs and college kids, shockingly the research didn't back it up.
- Here is a report on the Marlies with notes on a number of their players.
- The Leafs are a transitional team that struggles to transition. Here's a technical look at why.
- We talked about James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier with a goalie coach, and previewed Leafs/Flyers with the NHL.com Flyers' writer, on the Hangout.
- A look at the "Decline of Dion Phaneuf:" His 5v5 minutes are tough, but why are his PP numbers lower than ever?
I assume people saw the "no goal" in the Pitts game? So that's no goal, but Malkin pushing Bernier off the puck into the net is. NHL likes to confuse me.
@Pent_House @Tim Horton Man of the year is the video of the year. Ive seen it... a few times. Have to give Blessed a listen. I am just starting to get back into new rap. The quality is starting to pick back up again IMO but I'll leave you with my favorite group from the golden age. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxN4nKk2cfk
Just been watching some Gretzky highlights since I only remember the end of his career... They are pretty vanilla for the most part. Most of his goals he just skates up to the hash marks on a one on one and fire a slap shot that hits the top corner, rinse and repeat.
everything is vanilla when you are used to watching Phil the Thrill every game
@Tim Horton Goalies just sucked back then lol Those shots from beyond the circle going five hole on a goalie standing up is hilarious to watch now.
@Pent_House On an offside goal too. Habs getting the help again. Sure it helped us, but it's still crap.
Even though they are going to the playoffs, the Leafs still need to get rid of the coaching and tweak the forwards and defence. Mark my words it will be Bernier playing at another lvl these last games and getting us there. Not the current system. They need to say fuck Randy dandy's system and go all out. One last hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@deedrag Love love...LOVE your optimism!!
I think this next stretch of games will tell us something about this group. Time for talk is long done. No more excuses, no more cliches, just get out there and do something about it. If not, pack your bags and GTFO
@Shift_Disturber1 I love the amount of cliches in this.
Wild now only 5 pts up on Canucks for a playoff spot. They are 3-4-3 in last 10. So add that to spending 100+ million in contracts to only win one single playoff game last year (we won 3), and in 2012 going 14-23-5 to end the season when they were in 1st place, thus having a bigger collapse then the Leafs did, does that make them a laughing stock of the league? Or how many of you just realized this now because I said it? I think so........
@Jordan29 read down a few comments :)
@Jordan29 Well the Canucks game isn't over and even if they win, they'll be 5 points up with a game in hand on Vancouver. They'll more than likely make the playoffs in the more difficult Western conference and have spent just as much money as the Leafs......soooooo no it doesn't make them the laughing stock of the league?
@Alec Brownscombe have to do a refresh every time here. auto isn't working for me.
@Alec Brownscombe awesome as always
@Alec Brownscombe I think we need a better word then Moderator for you tag. Something like Starship war master 708 or something
@Alec Brownscombe very good. Entertaining as usual. Thanks guys
Montreal has done us a MASSIVE favor, now we need to capitalize with two wins this weekend. Oh my how excited I am to watch these games
I await your post after back to back losses