Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #30 with Gus Katsaros and Anthony Petrielli

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Anthony Petrielli and Gus Katsaros join Michael Langlois to discuss the Marlies‘ playoff run, the upcoming draft, and the Leafs‘ off-season plans.

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  • rlpeppler

    LeafsNews KatsHockey APetrielli VintageLeaf Holy smokes you were hard up for guests eh Michael :)))))

  • djamon

    Langlois is an idiot. I’m sorry…he’s killing these things for me.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    djamon Who is this Langlois?

  • djamon

    leafersutherland He has a web-site. Never been to it.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    djamon leafersutherland How is he tied into this site?

  • RandomScrub

    leafersutherland djamon He’s not. Him and a few of the MLHSers team up to do these occasionally.

  • Bruffins

    Anthony better be careful here!!!

  • RandomScrub

    Bruffins Everyone right now is just making some statements. Not sure I agree with quite a few of them.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    RandomScrub Bruffins Not too many AHL teams would have 1st year go-to guys like Percy and Granberg.

  • Ydargo

    Gleason is a 3rd line pairing to me………….Did I miss any talk on Finn

  • Bruffins

    “do the Leafs have to pick a good player?” LOL

  • Ydargo

    Am I missing something, they are talking as if the 8th pick isn’t anything special………..unless I completely misunderstood, the players available at 8 should be a pretty decent player.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    Ydargo Decent, yes. But maybe not an instant saviour.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    Move down for McCann.

  • Simmsation

    Pronman’s top 3 prospects in the system with a shot at top 6 are Johnson, Leivo, Brown.

  • Ydargo

    That’s what I thought as well………glad I’m not totally misinterpreting what we should expect this year at the draft

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    Simmsation Might not have included Holland.

  • Simmsation

    leafersutherland Simmsation

  • RandomScrub

    I’m with Gus. 1st + Franson makes sense.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    Again with the Center talk?! Biggest bandwagon theory I’ve heard in a long time.

  • DARF24

    RandomScrub to EDM not so much FLA

  • Simmsation

    leafersutherland NACS has McCann at 8

  • loomx

    leafersutherland What’s that?

  • Ydargo

    Anything top 3 for the Franson plus our 1st is perfect in my mind……..realistic? No idea?

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    loomx leafersutherland That the biggest hole on our club is a top line center. It’s as if nobody watched a single game last season.

  • loomx

    RandomScrub Makes zero sense if I’m any other team ahead of the Leafs other than maybe Carolina.

  • RandomScrub

    leafersutherland loomx You can’t tell me that Bozak = a Kopitar/Carter type

  • loomx

    leafersutherland loomx It is. Bozak isn’t a top line center and he’s not good defensively.

  • RandomScrub

    loomx RandomScrub Cause you are the great hockey mind of this century.

  • http://www.hockeyanalysis.com/ David Johnson

    It isn’t really fair to expect much from the #8 pick overall. It just isn’t. The expectation should be medicore NHLer. Here are the #8 picks from 2000 to 2010.

    Nikita Alexeev
    Pascal Leclaire
    Pierre-Marc Bouchard
    Brayden Coburn
    Alexandre Picard
    Devin Setogutchi
    Peter Mueller
    Zach Hamill
    Mikkel Boedker
    Scott Glennie
    Alexander Burmistrov

    Some decent players there, but no ‘stars’ and several ‘busts’. In reality, the realistic hope should be a second line type player in 3-4 years but in reality there is probably a 50/50 chance of getting nothing.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    RandomScrub leafersutherland loomx I’m telling you that if you think our top line is what failed us, you’re on crack.

  • DARF24

    Trade up for Bennet/Reinhart for fair price, otherwise trade down to Mccann (picks 8-15 is a wash to me)

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    loomx leafersutherland All of our short comings come from the high percentage of fly-by players we have… none of which would be Tyler Bozak.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    RandomScrub Franson ain’t worth have as much without a contract signed sealed and delivered.

  • loomx

    leafersutherland loomx Bozak isn’t really anything. He’s not good defensively, and he’s not good offensively. He’s a decent placeholder, but the point of a placeholder is to find someone better.
    The top line allows one goal against for every goal for. That IS is a problem.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    loomx leafersutherland The Leafs absolutely collapsed when Bozak was out of the line up.

  • loomx

    RandomScrub loomx lol. I’m just saying the opposite of what you’re saying.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    @David Johnson Nice to see you, Dave.

  • djamon

    Gus making a ton of sense. The next person to mention either of those idiotic rumours for the 1st overall should be banned. It’s so stupid.

  • loomx

    leafersutherland loomx Yeah because Carlyle played Jay McClement more minutes than any other centre in Bozak’s absence. Take out a top 6 centre on most teams and the team won’t be as good.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    djamon That rant was epic.

  • Simmsation

    Richie would be a very Leafy pick
    Overvalue size in the assessment. Shanahan has asked for more risk, more upside. This is not Richie imo.

  • loomx

    Simmsation William Nylander please.

  • KurtWhite

    8th seems like such a high pick to me but u look at the recent years and they are not overly exciting

  • KatsHockey

    rlpeppler LeafsNews APetrielli VintageLeaf Anthony was the star, I was bringing up the rear 😉

  • Ydargo

    I didn’t really agree with the “Kessel and JVR” the window is closing bit…….to me if they peak now then that is a little off as I’m more inclined to to say 27-30 is the window for guys hitting their peak.
    Just my opinion on that

  • Simmsation

    @loomx A total shot at real upside and a very non Leafy pick would be Fiala

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    loomx leafersutherland Anyone with half a brain would know that the Leafs biggest problem this past year, like many years before it, is a lack of depth, a lack of veteran calmness and a real lack of two-way commitment from it’s forwards.

    Tyler Bozak gets shit on by every armchair analyst that thinks he knows the sport by judging it on paper. Desharnais beat Bergeron in these playoffs and a month ago, I didn’t hear many Leaf fans consider Brad Richards a top center at this stage of his career, and look where he is.

    Is Kopitar better than Tyler Bozak? Sure he is. But if you think we need a Kopitar on out team in order to have any hope at winning anything, you might as well put the barrel of a shotgun in your mouth right now. It’s not like you’ll shoot anything of importance anyway.

  • Anthony Petrielli

    @David Johnson Yep. As we said- project. But should be a reasonably nice prospect.

  • rlpeppler

    KatsHockey APetrielli Heheh. Wish it could have been longer. Enjoyed it. Bit of downer talking Leafs after watching Hawks/Kings though. :)