@SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #75, Maple Leafs at Flyers

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There’s not a tonne to be said. It’s put up or shut up. Do or die. Whatever is your preferred hype-up sports cliche.

The Leafs should be able to find an edge with their speed up front versus the slower Philadelphia defence corps. The Flyers boast a potent offense, on the other hand, and have scored 3.3 goals per game since the end of their 15-game start from hell. The Flyers attack with four lines and, as Craig Berube put it, they “compete along the walls, compete in the offensive zone, use everybody to try to wear teams down.” They’ll know to come right after the Leafs D and seal up the walls.

Their top two lines (Hartnell, Giroux, Voracek /  McGinn, Schenn, Simmonds) have been productive  and Sean Couturier has been a shutdown/two-way force on a line with Matt Read.

This should be a great atmosphere in Philly and a good game, as well. The Flyers have the third most wins on home ice in the East behind only Pittsburgh and Boston.  It’s no easy task, but the Leafs made their own bed. The stakes are so high for the Leafs in this game, as a seventh straight regulation loss  pretty well means they’ll need to run the board starting with a back to back game against Detroit tomorrow.

 

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  • Alec Brownscombe

    Fucking around time’s over, boys. GO LEAFS GO.
    (still doing my best to beleaf)

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    Great Dane  Crazy talk

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    Well that was awkward.

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Go hard or go home!

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    LET GO BOYS, LETS GET THE BIG W

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Belfour20/JB-45 Great Dane2nd comment in the thread? WTH

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Alec Brownscombe  Alec, did you decide to go with goggles cause the shit hit the fan?

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Belfour20/JB-45   this is your preferred hype up sports cliche?

  • Bruffins

    Shift_Disturber1 Belfour20/JB-45 Great Dane  
    it was blaming Dion. Let this be a lesson to everyone! Alec gave me banhammer abilities for the night

  • Mind Bomb

    Evening Folks, I am really wondering who is going to show up tonight, who do we keep next year lol

  • dontcallmeshirley

    need 110% effort tonight with all hands on deck

  • mikeshave

    re post but i made this in class today and was pretty proud of myself..

  • dlb eh

    everyone get your voodoo dolls out, sacrifice your chicken and get focused on an important win tonight
    GO LEAFS GO
    let’s get some good vibes going to the boys in Blue tonight

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb  We’ve seen Hyde for the last 6 games . I wonder if tonight is the night we finally see Jeckell

  • ConnorCrisp

    An education well spent!

  • dlb eh

    mikeshave
    but did you get the girl?

  • ConnorCrisp

    I say “fuck you Jo-boo!”

  • mikeshave

    dlb eh the girl was got

  • dlb eh

    mikeshave
    atta boy.  girls love creative guys…er…who like girls

  • wiski

    dlb eh  Gooooood vibration
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eSN8Cwit_s&feature=kp

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

    dlb eh  Can I just choke my chicken for a while instead?

  • vinoa

    dlb eh

  • rustynail

    not thrilled with 2nd line as it is listed

  • dlb eh

    ingy56
    “to each his own” is how the saying goes
    just be here for puck drop and don’t get too acrobatic so you end up in hospital and miss he game

  • dlb eh

    rustynail
    Bodie-Kadri-Gardiner?

  • WendelGilmour

    Clarkson?

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

    Tim Bozon discharged from the hospital, good news.

  • BBirde

    LET’S GO BLUE JAYS!!!!! I MEAN GO LEAFS GO!!!! I MEAN LET’S GO RAPTORS!!!! Fuck it. GO TORONTO GO!

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

    https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050 https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050/status/449676758254886913
    Projected Lines vs. PHI: van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel. Raymond-Kadri-Lupul. Kulemin-Bolland-Clarkson. Bodie-McClement-(Orr).

  • BBirde

    Murph2417  8-0 or 0-8 nothing in between.

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

    https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050 https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050/status/449676928346501120
    Defence: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf. Gardiner-Franson. Gleason-Rielly. (Ranger). Goaltender: Bernier.

  • wiski

    ingy56  ranger is out 4 lines

  • mikeshave

    PREDICTION: leafs outshoot flyers 87-13 and lose 5-2

  • rustynail

    Murph2417 rustynail  not impressed

  • wiski

    Murph2417 rustynail  yup kuli and the daves for the 3rd line

  • rustynail

    hope Simmons gets crushed

  • vinoa

    Murph2417  You’ve gone back to the future!

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/TravisHeHateMe https://twitter.com/TravisHeHateMe/status/449677525925371905
    This Dreger thing about now having any inside information on the outcome of the not-yet-played Leafs/Flyers game is still tops for me.

  • Leafs rule

    Murph2417 rustynail Him and the rest of this shitty team ,memories of the 70 s hate ,yes Clark you to ,but for some reason I liked players named Shultz 
    Go Leafs GOOOOOOOooooooo

  • rustynail

    ingy56  he got out 2 months faster than I did

  • .JVR.

    rustynail  
    Alright, you’ve gotta explain this one to me

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb
    I am actually Nervous BB, and thats not like me lol

  • rustynail

    .JVR. rustynail  Dreger said that on TSN that he had no inside information but he expected the Leafs to do well tonight

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

    rustynail ingy56  Wow.

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

    rustynail .JVR.  Fun Fact: I have no inside information but I know Dreger is a douche.

  • rustynail

    Murph2417  meningitis

  • WendelGilmour

    Meningitis. They induced a coma. He was in real bas shape.

  • rustynail

    Murph2417 rustynail  thats how it always happens

  • rustynail

    WendelGilmour  meh he was only in for 1 month :)

  • mikeshave

    GO LEAFS GO (and yea, just figured out how to put pictures on here today)