Morning Mashup: Leafs + Habs + HNIC

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Does it get any better? The Hockey Mecca and the also-ran do battle on Hockey Night in Canada. Toronto could have a full line up for the first time this year if Bernier and Bolland dress.

As far as big games go, this is a biggy. If you can’t get up for the Montreal Canadiens, in your barn, on a Saturday Night on Hockey Night In Canada, I think you need to find a different team to play for.

The playoff implications also make this an extremely important game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs looked like they were going to be a nice little dog fight for 3rd overall in the Eastern Conference with Tampa Bay, but that has all changed with the Maple Leafs looking to stave off being eliminated from the playoffs rather than pushing for home ice advantage. Their lacklustre play—specifically starts to games—is alarming and disconcerting.

Hopefully, they can turn it around tonight vs Montreal.

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  • Rick_Vaives_slapshot

    Please take those standings down, very depressing..HAHA

  • Rick_Vaives_slapshot

    Any Ukrainian folks here? Things are getting real over there apparently.

  • PEIleafnation

    Gilbey93 very badly

  • wendelsway1

    Nice to hear them tooting Gardiner’s horn…..really like his game of late.

  • Burtonboy

    wendelsway1  Shhhhhhhhhhh big secret

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

    Just love that picture at the top, Bourque checking out the underside of the Bell Center clock.

  • Mind Bomb

    Rick_Vaives_slapshot Funny though, better than most gave us credit for at the start 

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/nhl-2013-14-team-previews-predictions-atlantic-division-leafs-canadiens-sabres-red-wings/

  • FRyan

    http://twitter.com/mirtleKeep in mind that the Leafs need some cap room if Bolland comes off LTIR. Would mean a couple bodies going down.

  • Knights2Leafs

    Hey guys and girls, just heading out from London in 45 minutes or so to go watch the Leafs blow the scabs up tonight.  The only way I can post pictures from my phone is through twitter.  I have about as many followers as Steve Simmons – zero – so if anyone is going to be on here tonight, would you mind following me for a day or two at Knights2Leafs@MLHS_K2L.  
    If I’m lucky I might get some post game restricted access shots.

  • FRyan

    http://twitter.com/reporterchrisJames Reimer looks like the #leafs starter tonight vs. #habs. He’s not taking part in the optional skate