Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Bender

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 287
1
Well, I'm quite surprised that was allowed.

Me too.  Looked like Hyman pushed him.
My view is McAvoy initiated contact. They battled. Not Hyman's fault he happened to fall on his goalie. Are you saying you can't battle a guy who's standing next to his goalie? Because that would basically make that player untouchable.

I also thought Rask had plenty of time to reset.
I have to agree. It's a battle in front and Hyman initially had to battle with 2 Bruins players. He knocked McAvoy on his ass, them the breaks kid

But he knocked McEvoy into Rask.
But that's my question. Should a player who stands next to his goalie be untouchable? Because that's what the rule essentially is if there's a battle in front and one player loses balance into his goalie. McAvoy and Hyman were battling, McAvoy skated his way into that position before getting pushed as the battle in front didn't really stop.

2
Nylander - Marner because of home ice advantage btw. Kadriís line is aiming to zero out Bergeron (as best they can), hence sacrificing any semblance of even strength offense, and get Nylanderís to run over anyone else.

So I didnít get to watch the game. How did it go for them?
Marner on fire! [emoji91]

3
Well, I'm quite surprised that was allowed.

Me too.  Looked like Hyman pushed him.
My view is McAvoy initiated contact. They battled. Not Hyman's fault he happened to fall on his goalie. Are you saying you can't battle a guy who's standing next to his goalie? Because that would basically make that player untouchable.

I also thought Rask had plenty of time to reset.

4
Wasn't a great angle but Kapanen has to shoot that

5
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: Yesterday at 05:30:31 PM »
The trade deadline suspense is killing me

6
NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: February 23, 2018, 03:02:10 PM »

I won't make every trade of a player for a solid return a comment about JVR but....yeah.

I wonder if Pittsburgh (and potentially Tampa with Karlsson and Boston with McDonagh) loading up would make Toronto change their minds about not selling.

See I don't know if they can, because of the Marleau deal.  They probably went in to that negotiation laying out what they were going to do in an attempt to win the cup.

Why should that matter?  Marleau is signed for 3 years, if Leafs take a step back this season to be better for next season then he still has a decent shot at a Cup run with the Leafs. Even if they flat out told him they'd do everything they could to try and win the Cup this season they still don't owe him anything, he got his money.

I just don't see it as likely that this move had much of an effect on the Leafs' game plan though. I mean, maybe if Auston ends up being out for an extended period then we have a problem but I don't see how they don't take a run at a defenseman and go with the group as is.

7
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:55:24 PM »
Hope we don't sell the farm for anyone, trade JVR, Bozak and Komi for the best picks/prospects you can get.  I don't believe in clearing out #1 or 2 picks  and our best prospects for other teams players that are for sale. We always overpay and never get the return. Owen Nolan or that D-Man from the Rangers (can't remember his name, ya my age again), who played for us for what one playoff series. It never seems to work.
Brian Leetch???

8
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:43:24 PM »
So what is everyone ok to give up for McDonagh?

9
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:41:07 PM »
Give guns to teachers...  His buffonery knows no bounds.

'Murica! Pretty soon the answer will be to have everyone armed and ready to shoot at all times. Shoot first, ask questions later, I always say!
For any sane person living in USA that may have to be a unfortunate consideration for protection.
And yet there will be no unsafer time as when everyone is armed and ready to go at a moment's notice. And the funny thing is everyone says they love America. For the people or the ideals? Because they seem to be ok killing each other - the people that make up America - for ideas of America. That just seems so insane to me.

10
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:22:28 AM »
Give guns to teachers...  His buffonery knows no bounds.

'Murica! Pretty soon the answer will be to have everyone armed and ready to shoot at all times. Shoot first, ask questions later, I always say!

11
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:20:49 AM »
If the price to land a top pairing/legit #1 defenseman (and not just a rental) includes Kapanen, then you have to seriously consider it. But if you can get away with trading our first rounder this year and keeping Kapanen, I think you have to do that. It probably means you think the team is capable of competing for the Cup in the next 1-3 years, and Kapanen will be more valuable to the team during that period than the draft pick will be. What if Nylander or Marner goes down with a long term injury...Kapanen could possibly step into one of those spots right away. I'm not sure anyone else in the system, including Johnsson, has the skillset Kapanen possesses.

It depends what the price is. What if they're asking for Kapanen, Johnsson, 1st+?

12
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:17:56 AM »
RE: Johnsson. He's 5th in league scoring. So we're going to give away an AHL asset that will be ready and cost effective literally next year so we can get a rental? I really hope not. Does anyone think we can get over the hump by adding, say, Rick Nash? I don't. We have to replace Komarov, Bozak & JVR next year and pay the kids. Johnsson is a piece in all of that.

Nobody is talking about Rick Nash or a rental though. Ryan McDonagh is exactly what this team needs and still has a year left on his contract and there's really no reason to think he would definitely walk at the end of it.

It's a bit easier to swallow but I really don't know if McDonagh is the answer. How likely are we to win a cup with McDonagh on the roster in the next 2 years? You add McDonagh now and it limits your ability to plug holes elsewhere in the lineup, especially once Bozak & JVR leave for nothing.

13
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:53:56 AM »
Well, they're going to have to give to get.  They're not getting anything valuable for Brooks and Bracco.

RE: Johnsson. He's 5th in league scoring. So we're going to give away an AHL asset that will be ready and cost effective literally next year so we can get a rental? I really hope not. Does anyone think we can get over the hump by adding, say, Rick Nash? I don't. We have to replace Komarov, Bozak & JVR next year and pay the kids. Johnsson is a piece in all of that.

14
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:39:43 PM »
My concern with McDonagh is the cost to acquire.  My hope is JvR goes out for some of the assets to get McDonagh.

Just no Lily, and keep at least 1 first.

As long as Kapanen, Dermott, and Liljagren aren't part of the deal, I'm not super concerned about the Leafs potentially including a 1st - but no more than 1.
I also wouldn't want to move Andreas Johnsson

15
NHL Transactions / Re: Mrazek to Philly
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:05:13 PM »
Man is Mrazek really that bad? Jeez!

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 287