@SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #77, Flames at Maple Leafs

The crazy timing of Brian Burke’s arrival in Toronto for this game is that it comes amid a collapse similar to the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ in 2011-12 (but worse) and he may hear chants for another coach he hired’s head if this game goes poorly for the home team.

For the Leafs, this is about a salvaging a little bit of pride on home ice and keeping the wolves at bay. An early deficit for the Leafs in this one and it could get ugly inside the ACC.

The Flames have not been an easy out for their opponents, typically. For all they lack in roster talent, Bob Hartley expects a hard-work effort and he gets it most nights. The Flames will be coming in far looser, with nothing to play for (Leafs technically still have a chance at the playoffs), while the Leafs will be gripping their sticks in fear.

Who isn’t predicting goals from Stajan and Colborne in this game?

 

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  • Pent_House

    Went to Shark Club last saturday, had a blast. Great spot.

  • wiski

    Great artwork LOL

  • wiski

    Pent_House  Did you get the MLHS discount?

  • Pent_House

    wiski Pent_House  nah lol I won some free shots though, and a family member got a chance to open the mystery locker.

  • king leary

    It’s a little maddening to hear the media (and some fans) talk about this as thought it’s the greatest collapse ever. Yes, it’s a complete piss-off, but the timing of the slide with the end of the season really distorts a basic fact we always knew — this team is among the streakiest in the game. That’s because the potential for some of their players is sky-high, but they also lack hockey sense and veteran leadership. A roller-coaster, pinball team with potential to fly sky high and crash and burn within weeks of each other . We knew that at the beginning of the year. And that’s what we did ALL YEAR. They probably expected better (or at least hoped for it). But it didn’t happen and everyone knew it was possible. So you analyze the results, make a few choice moves, and get the hell on with it. All this “throw out everything, start all over” is absolutely ridiculous — especially in media circles. End rant

  • wiski

    Who is that on the hood

  • Alec Brownscombe

    wiski  Steve Simmons in a dunce cap, Burkie’s hood ornament

  • wiski

    Alec Brownscombe wiski  thought it was him lol

  • Jordan29

    So will the leafs sink to a new low and lose to Calgary? Almost impossible you would think

  • Black_Hawk

    Jordan29  no more fitting nail in the coffin no? i mean Burke ending our season in all

  • Bruffins

    Killing time before the game…. Here is the cup winning lineup (not correct order) and their average ice-times in the playoffs

    McDonald(18.37)  Getzlaf (21.43) Selanne (19.07)
    Kunitz (17.47) Pahlsson (19.25) Perry (16.29)
    Moen (17.18) Niedermayer (18.34) Penner (14.04)
    May (7.21) Marchant (15.44) Thornton (3.57) 

    Pronger (30.11) Beauchemin (30.33)
    Niedermayer (29.50) Sean O’donnell (20.20)
    Huskins (11.44) Dipenta (8.12)

  • Black_Hawk

    Art work is pretty funny, fucken clarkson there pisses me off for some reason. Must just be b/c it reminds me of him and his play.

  • greenbaxsbbb

    burkie chant 1 time

  • Pent_House

    Murph2417  we did try a lot of wrestling moves though lol

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    LOL….I didn’t even realize there was a Leaf game tonight.  I guess that’s a good thing…..right??

  • Black_Hawk

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Lol yeah thats good thing right now at least

  • BingoDabber

    Fucken hysterical photochop, have to stare at it a while to get all the jokes. well played

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Props to whomever did the artwork above.  Fantastic job.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Haha, thanks.

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

    Murph2417  For the older Folk:

  • dontcallmeshirley

    Time for self-flagellation tonight!

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Murph2417

  • Bruce Gamble

    Or self flatulance

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    dontcallmeshirley  
    Time to vape.
    Reload!!

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Murph2417  
    I always wanted a Big Wheels….or a Green Machine.  All I ever got was a slinki or Evil Knevil.

  • animalres

    Thats stratford right now? Crazy! Its sunny and nice out here in kitchener/cambridge

  • Bruce Gamble

    The Flames won’t be a “gimme” tonight, they’ve been playing good hockey over the last 10 games or so. They’ve knocked off some very good teams along the way too.
    Sean Monahan has been a real gem, and, Mark Giordano has been the anchor on defence.
    Very few teams out work them, Hartley has done a terrific job with the team he has.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    animalres  
    I bought my Mazda in Kitchener.  Nice area.

  • skiingallday

    What are the odds that we hear “Fire Carlyle” tonight?

  • animalres

    Lolhahah makes sense now. I couldnt believe that shit!

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Murph2417 animalres  
    I wouldn’t want to live in Toronto.  The ‘burbs are where it’s at.

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

    skiingallday  Only here, it seem the fans at the ACC are apathetic. Surprised at how calm it seems there unless the stormtrooper SS ushers nip it in the bud.

  • Yaknowwhat

    4-2 Leafs….optimism abounds!

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

    Murph2417 animalres  Awww you are too nice, you could have convinced him it was an isolated storm

  • animalres

    Ya i grew up in cambridge and just moved out to a township just outside of kitchener. I like it here. Traffic is hell some days tho

  • Yaknowwhat

    Giordano vs Phaneuf tonite

  • Bruffins

    Yaknowwhat  
    well Giordano doesn’t have to go up against Colborne so he kind of has an advantage 😉

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

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan ingy56 Murph2417  Bought a Big Wheel for my nephew who proceeded to drive it down the basement stairs. Just a few stitches, merely a flesh wound! Needless to say I was in shit and the Big Wheel was in the next yard sale.

  • Bruce Gamble

    Geese, Jays game and Leafs game on TV…what to watch?

  • Yaknowwhat

    Your right Bruff….I actually forgot about sniper Joe…..although you just know he’s going to score tonite

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

    Bruce Gamble  By 8:30 pm you could very well be asking that same question again.

  • Pent_House

    ingy56 Bruce Gamble  more like 715

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    animalres  
    Well, I’ll say this.  When I was checking out my CX-5 at a few dealerships here in Mississauga…..every place I went was full of Indians….packed in like sardines….and they didn’t offer me much of a discount.  When I drove to Keiswetter Mazda in Kitchener….all white folk….gave me more than 4K off.  I’m not intending any racism here….just saying how it is.

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

    Pent_House ingy56 Bruce Gamble  I didn’t want to dash his hopes !

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

    Murph2417 Pent_House ingy56 Bruce Gamble  That’s what I meant

  • Yaknowwhat

    A early season meaningless Jays game or a late season meaningless Leafs game…watch the Leafs, more drama right now…

  • Jay31

    Murph2417  Whoa. First time we’ve heard anything that definite re: Carlyle.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Murph2417  
    LOL

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    ingy56 Bruce Gamble  might have to resort to Boxing on TSN

  • Bruffins

    Yaknowwhat  
    Colborne hat-trick, all assisted by Stajan