Tuesday Mashup: September!

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MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 1: Joffrey Lupul #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs moves the puck past Brendan Gallagher #11 and Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 1, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Your important dates to remember for the month ahead:

DateEvent
September 5-7Leafs Nation Fan Fest
September 13Rookie Tourney Game #1 - Toronto vs. Chicago - 7 p.m. EST
September 14Rookie Tourney Game #2 - Toronto vs. Ottawa - 7 p.m. EST
September 16Rookie Tourney Game #2 - Toronto vs. Ottawa - 2 p.m. EST
September 22 Preseason Game #1 vs. Philadelphia - 7 p.m.
September 23Preseason Game #2 vs. Philadelphia - 7:30 p.m.
September 24Preseason Game #3/4 (Split Squad) vs. Ottawa - 7:30 p.m.
September 26Preseason Game #5 vs. Buffalo - 7 p.m.
September 28Preseason Game #6 vs. Buffalo - 7 p.m.
September 29Preseason Game #7 vs. Detroit - 7:30 p.m.
October 3Preseason Game #8 vs. Detroit - 7:30 p.m.
October 8REGULAR SEASON OPENER VS. MONTREAL

 

Tuesday Links:

  • drummond

    3 weeks to go and hockey is back!!!!!!!!

  • Black_Hawk

    Cant  get here fast enough

  • .JVR.

    11 days!!
    The start of the rookie tournament is the start of hockey for me :-)

  • Optimustic

    .JVR. Yup it’s hockey and it’s going to be good to get a chance to see some of the prospects that we don’t see often.  It may be better than the regular pre season games to me.

  • Optimustic

    CanuckUKinToronto Optimustic .JVR. Yeah, but preseason games are often a disappointment to me.  too many of the regulars play llke the games just don’t matter. They know they’ll make the team so why put in any effort, it’s just an exercise to get into game shape.

  • Optimustic

    CanuckUKinToronto Optimustic .JVR. Yeah,  Ashton is a good example. He’s played in the NHL, but hasn’t really been playing with the line mates that give him a chance to see what he has offensively.  It’d be nice to see him with Kadri, JVR, Kessel, or some of the other offensive prospects.

  • B_Leaf

    I will never understand why hockey starts in October and ends in June. Should start in early September and end in May.

  • Loric76

    B_Leaf Something I just thought of – including camp it follows the elementary school schedule.  Could have something to do with it?  Might be a PA negotiated thing – keep the schedule the way it is to maximize the time the players have with their families, especially the ones that don’t live in the cities they play in.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    Its the most wonderful time of the year!

  • Mind Bomb

    Good Morning Folks !

  • LeafFan15

    Mind Bomb Good Morning man

  • Loric76

    -Keon and no tourons

  • Mind Bomb

    -Keon Little one already at Grandma’s getting ready :)))) 

    Good times lol

  • Loric76

    -Keon mine both just left with mama.  #freedom

  • Burtonboy

    Peter Holland expects competitive training camp with Maple Leafs
    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2014/09/02/peter_holland_expects_competitive_training_camp_with_maple_leafs.html

  • Mind Bomb

    -Keon And u say I need Help :))))) lol

  • Loric76

    -Keon Wife and I planned to take this week off as a DIY week while the kids were at school, then she got a new job that she starts at next week and had to cancel her week off.  So I get the week to myself.  Like i said, #freedom 😀

  • Mind Bomb

    Loric76 -Keon Nice Man, enjoy the Peace :)

  • Bernier_The_Boats

    Optimustic CanuckUKinToronto .JVR. I hate to say it, but Ashton is a plug.

  • Bernier_The_Boats

    Optimustic CanuckUKinToronto .JVR. Ashton and Bodie should try careers in getting face-punched…they are very sucessful in that respect.

  • MaxwellHowe

    From the article:
    “In the AHL playoffs, he had seven goals and eight assists in 11 games.”
    Thats impressive production for the playoffs, even in the AHL.  I think Holland is going to have a breakout season with the Leafs

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe I dont think RC gives him much of a shot really, I bet he plays the Vets. I know Shanny will have imput, it just I dont trust RC

  • Mind Bomb

    CanuckUKinToronto Mind Bomb MaxwellHowe Lets hope so bro

  • dlb Mad

    Bernier_The_Boats
    how is Ashton a plug?  he’s a year a half younger than Nyquist…you know, that guy who played in the minors up until having a break out season last year for the Wings?
    Ashton is a dominant player in the AHL.  we need to see what the kid can do in the NHL now.  you never know which way a 23 year old goes until you see it.

  • dlb Mad

    Optimustic 
    Ashton looked solid in the very few opportunities he got with Kessel and Kadri last year.  once was during tryouts, of course, so that’s got to be taken in stride.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/Retee27 https://twitter.com/Retee27/status/506790033203134464
    Ja sitte mennään! https://twitter.com/hashtag/herewego?src=hash https://twitter.com/hashtag/leksa?src=hash https://twitter.com/hashtag/komarov?src=hash https://twitter.com/hashtag/matkais%C3%A4nt%C3%A4?src=hash https://twitter.com/hashtag/yhdess%C3%A4menn%C3%A4%C3%A4n?src=hash lkomarov http://t.co/DUnyiPshe8

  • Burtonboy

    The Finnish invasion ?

  • dlb Mad

    Burtonboy 
    i have a good feeling about those two this year.  lots of new things and question marks on the team, but i think these two are going to become pillars for the next couple of years.

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

    Burtonboy Is that a purse???

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

    CanuckUKinToronto B_Leaf It used to end in May. Hell it used to end in April. I’m fine with a long season but I agree about an earlier start.

  • Loric76

    ingy56 Burtonboy murse

  • dlb Mad

    ingy56
    it’s gotta be a disguised whoopie cushion

  • Burtonboy

    dlb Mad Burtonboy Still think they play together on the 3rd line . Most likely with Clarkson.

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

    Loric76 ingy56 Burtonboy A “male organizer”

  • Walter_White

    -Keon So true. On my way up to the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota tomorrow for a 4 day canoe trip with a bunch of buddies. Perfect time of year to go.

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

    I sure hope the Leafs give us some reasons to smile this season, the rest of Toronto’s sports teams are a nightmare.

  • Mind Bomb

    ingy56 Fixed

    #liewiki :)

  • dlb Mad

    Burtonboy
    i think they’ll end up in that sort of checking role.  watching Kontiola in the Olympics, he looks like a good player to try on Kadri’s wing.  you never know until you get him to the NHL, of course.
    i think they’ll just be steady guys the coach trusts.  hopefully they’re capable of doing more than simply playing defensive hockey.

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

    Mind Bomb ingy56 Hah!

  • Yaknowwhat

    Good Morning Gents and Gent-ettes!!

  • dlb Mad

    ingy56
    a Morganizer, aka a PP specialist ?

  • Burtonboy

    dlb Mad Burtonboy I think he’s too good a center to be playing the wing personally . 1st line center on the Finnish National team is pretty dam good

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

    Yaknowwhat Morning Yak

  • Yaknowwhat

    ingy56 Yaknowwhat  Its September my friend….hockey is just around the corner….can’t wait….Leafs are making the playoffs his year ya know…

  • dlb Mad

    Burtonboy
    possibly.  but it’s tough for me to judge there to here.  seeing him read the play and seeing his good skills with with puck just made me think he was a player who could compliment Kadri.  Naz needs a player who can be skilled and creative at top speed.
    some guys slow it down.  maybe Kontiola does that and is better in a defensive centre spot.  i dunno.

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

    Yaknowwhat ingy56 I wish I was as optimistic, but part of me is till quite concerned about the team. Very much a wait and see relationship for now. The feeling is mostly centered around Carlyle still being at the helm. I like the new depth additions so we will see if the core group was just gassed at the end of last season or had tuned out. Lots of questions remain.

  • Burtonboy

    dlb Mad Burtonboy He’s bit of a mystry man no doubt but I keep hearing from different people he might be the best center man not playing in the NHL. This wasn’t some out of the blue signing by the Leafs . There were apparently as many as 6 teams after Kontiola . I gotta believe Leo may have influenced his decision to come to Toronto

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    good morning MLHS….even though I’ve been done school for several years now, this time of year always gets to me lol

  • Yaknowwhat

    ingy56 Yaknowwhat  I have my fears about Carlyle as well….but when I look back at last year….I realized a few things….first injuries were huge….especially at center….and Bernier getting hurt at the most critical part of the season likely cost us our playoff spot…..our 3rd and 4th line options weren’t great last year….Carlyle had few players in the bottom 6 he could really count on to hold leads, eat minutes and grind down the opposition…and so he over played and wore down the top two lines…that’s changed this year with alot of the additions….he has real options now…and if he doesn’t use them I think he will be canned early on…If Bernier stays healthy….and our young players take the next step…I think we are a playoff team….we’re not cup contenders by any means…but 93pts and 7th place is attainable for this group…..(gulps down kool-aid)

  • toleafs

    Dangle_My_Berries  Unless you live in Bc where the teachers strike is on-going!!