Morning Mashup

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NHL Playoff Matchups
NHL Playoff Matchups
796 comments
Luke_R
Luke_R

I think its safe to ad Pitts to the list of potential destinations for Reimer

loomx
loomx

Anaheim could sure use Dustin Penner right now. Gave him away.

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

I'd love to see STL  or COL or even pesky SJ  POUND the Habs in the finals, but Boston won't let em get that far I guess rite?   too bad :(

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

OT again.  Steen and Jackman scored in the first two OT games for the winner.  Who is the hero tonight  

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

The blue use the neutral zone centre line boards to clear the puck from their zone when they recover the puck under pressure.  

Sharky_77
Sharky_77

Might have already been posted...

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

Nice hit from Steen on Versteeg. Love it. Can't stand that hotdog

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

I know I don't watch as much hockey as most of you guys - TBH I ike to play it more than watch it, so I've just been watching Leaf games this year, but WOW Now I can see why St Louis were smirking when the were playing Toronto.   


I picked the Ducks from the start, but I'm cheering on ST Louis and Colorado - they're just so fun to watch

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

If our team was the Sharks, who would our whipping boys(s) be?


Come on you guys know there would be. LOL

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

I am falling in love with the Blues - such a great playing team - how cool is Bernie Federko doing the interviews, a lot smoother, less pressure than in Toronto - that it, I'm moving !!!   

Cloud09
Cloud09

Marlies lineup from Kyle Cicerella


http://kylethereporter.com/2014/04/22/ashton-expected-to-return-for-playoffs-potential-lineup-for-game-1-against-milwaukee/


Potential lineup to start the playoffs

Forwards:

Josh Leivo-Greg McKegg-Carter Ashton

Jerry D’Amigo-Peter Holland-Sam Carrick

David Broll-Trevor Smith-Brandon Kozun

Jamie Devane-Jerred Smithson-Brad Staubitz

Defence:

Andrew MacWilliam-Korbinian Holzer

Stuart Percy-Petter Granberg

T.J. Brennan-Eric Knodel

Goaltenders:

Drew MacIntyre

Garret Sparks

Options:

Forwards includes, Kenny Ryan, Spencer Abbott, Tyler Biggs, Frazer McLaren, Brad Ross, Carter Verhaeghe, Fabrice Herzog and Frederik Gauthier.

Defence includes, Kevin Marshall, Dylan Yeo, Zach Yuen and goaltender Christopher Gibson.



As long as everyone stays healthy, the Marlies are poised for a long playoff run. I'd swap in Biggs or Gauthier for Smithson and when Abbott comes back drop Carrick to L3 and Kozun push out Staubitz. Really excited for the Marlies, hope they put on a damn good show! 


Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

love the marlies playoff slogan "get the job done"......thats a stark contrast from the Leafs "when's tee time"

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

So, Dallas beat Anaheim 4-2 tonight wow

steele123
steele123

Good news guys! Battalion beat Oshawa in 4 games so looks like I'll still be working some radio broadcasts doing colour! My personal drive to the Memorial Cup continues!

Cosmos1973
Cosmos1973

It's a good thing for Dallas that they are not playing the Leafs with Drew MacIntyre in net.....or they would all be....well, who knows, as the Leafs seemed to not care about him either!

mlclearwater
mlclearwater

Wow, our draft history has not only been shotty, but for sucking as much as we'have the past 9 years we havent even had a high volume of picks. Essentially our quality and quantity are both lacking. Hoping Shanny can have an impact on this and if us leafs fans are going to have to watch a shit team during the season, at least give us lots of picks (and potential) at the Draft.

Sure we've drafted some decent players and got some late round steals (Gunner, Reimer) but Holy Fack when can we change the Drafting "Culture"! We have the most money and shout have the most and best scouts too, and be giving them the most bullets in the holster to pick prospects.

view with caution

http://mapleleafshotstove.com/toronto-maple-leafs-draft-history/



Yan28
Yan28

@lukethenuke Let's see how Reimer plays in the Word Cup Champonship in a a month first, that will be his last chance to redeem himself.

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

@lukethenuke  yeah maybe but Reimer lets in the same kind of goals fleury does so wont help them much. 

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@loomx  Were moving him to acquire Kesler, which Gillis fucked them over on. Murray was left with his dick in his hand.

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

@wiski  its an AMAZING series eh?   plus if you're watching the STL feed, you get all those hilarious local commercials,  crazy car salesmen, Brett Hull selling trucks ext ext lol beauty

Cameron19
Cameron19

@wiski  I find the playoffs generally get more boring as the rounds go on. First round is always the best 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@wiski  More impressive is that they quickly exchanged Rundblad for Tarasenko - recognizing a failure and addressing it almost immediately. 

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Sharky_77  At least he stopped the stupid rooster hairdo.   I never realized he had a red hair afro early in his career

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@ShiftyD  Versteeg got us Percy and Leivo.  It might be 2 more years before we finally get a return on that trade.

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

@FloorHockeyFlopper   I've really been enjoying SJ as well. Big, fast, high skill, tough.  Like the Bruins but more offensive skill and faster imo

Savo43
Savo43

@Cloud09  My forward lineup that wouldnt happen but i'd like it:

-

Leivo-McKegg-Abbott

Ashton-Holland-Kozun

D'amigo-Verhaeghe-Herzog

Broll-Carrick-Biggs

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Cloud09  That is some great depth.  But why is Staubitz in there?  Funny how Mclaren gets scratched even in the AHL

whalz
whalz

@Cloud09 I agree, however Biggs or Ross  should be in there over Staubitz.....need to get these kids In there and get some experience....

Cloud09
Cloud09

@Dangle_My_Berries  I love the little monologue on the teams website.


If the plan is to march through the playoffs, it's gonna take a blue-collar, hard-working, no-quit attitude. Because there are no shortcuts to winning a championship. No excuses for coming up short. There is only one way to come out on top. Get the job done.

Cosmos1973
Cosmos1973

I thought the Leafs slogan is 'What? I am supposed to be where?".

Cosmos1973
Cosmos1973

I love the 1999 draft...only one player ever played NHL games...and I have never heard of him....Pierre Hedin?

Cosmos1973
Cosmos1973

Name the last elite player the Leafs drafted? I can't? In my lifetime...let's go with 1980 to present....what impact players have we drafted? Clark, Potvin, Jonnson, Kabrale, Antripov, Poni, Boyes, Steen, Kadri, and Reilly? Maybe Stralman...he's playing regularly for years? 250 picks...and what? I bet you could find an elite or near elite player drafted on every other team in the League, and that list above, I would say Kabrale is the best...over Clark even?

Cloud09
Cloud09

@mlclearwater  Pretty sad list. Last great Leaf pick looks like Damphousse all the way back in 1986!


I have to say though the current crop of prospects (2009 - Present) have just started to crack the roster and I would like to see how these Burke draft picks pan out before claiming them busts. 

steele123
steele123

During the regular season I wasn't a fan but he has been electric especially in this round against the Battalion. He should have had 3 or 4 goals in game 3 and scored gin in game 4. One knock I'd have is his build. Very slight frame that needs some serious time in the gym. I totally understand why he is going to be a top 5 pick.

FrycersGhost
FrycersGhost

It has a lot to do with impatience. Thus the continuing of preaching of culture change. We have to stop eating our young and talk of team building. The average fan is happy just to make the playoffs. I say fack that!!!!

Cosmos1973
Cosmos1973

Oh, right....Damphousse....Kabrale, and Clark?

FrycersGhost
FrycersGhost

True. JFJ did have an eye for talent. 2006 had the most players/nhl games.

loomx
loomx

@wiski @loomx @Cameron19  They did, but I need somebody to cheer against. I wanted the Hawks to win both times. It's probably the upside of having the Habs and Bruins advanced, I'm cheering for whatever team comes out of the Metro division.

loomx
loomx

@wiski @Cameron19  Kings-Devils was the worst for me. Two teams that I could not care about.

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

@wiski @ShiftyDYeah. I was happy to see Columbus pull that out. A little shocked that Dallas put together a win tonight