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Offline CarltonTheBear

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Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« on: April 03, 2017, 07:57:41 AM »
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38-24-15, 91 points | 32-34-12, 76 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Komarov-Kadri-Brown
JVR-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Boyle-Kapanen

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Rielly-Carrick
Hunwick-Polak

Andersen

             
Kane-O'Reilly-Ennis
Foligno-Eichel-Reinhart
Smith-Rodrigues-Gionta
Carrier-Girgensons-Moulson

McCabe-Ristolainen
Gorges-Kulikov
Falk-Bogosian

Nilsson

Scratches

Ben Smith
Martin Marincin
Alexey Marchenko
Nikita Soshnikov
Josh Leivo

      
Nicolas Deslauriers
C.J. smith


Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (32-15-14, 2.66 GAA, .919 Sv%) will start for the Leafs
•According to MoneyPuck.com, the Leafs' chance to make the playoffs rises to 99% if they beat the Sabres tonight

BUF
•Anders Nilsson (10-10-4, 2.73 GAA, .920 Sv%) will likely start for the Sabres
•Buffalo lost 4-2 to the Islanders last night
•Per a Sabres beat reporter, Buffalo may be calling up Alexander Nylander from their AHL team and he might make his NHL debut tonight. Nylander has 27 points in 62 games in the AHL this season. He just turned 19 years old last month

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - ¯\_(?)_/¯ - Out indefinitely
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•Eric Fehr - Hand - Out indefinitely
•Nikita Soshnikov - Undisclosed - Day to day
•Josh Leivo - Undisclosed - Day to day
      
•Kyle Okposo - Illness - Questionable Monday
•Cody Franson - Face - Injured Reserve
•Taylor Fedun - Foot - Injured Reserve
•Johan Larsson - Wrist - Injured Reserve
•Cody McCormick - Blood clots - Injured Reserve

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 08:53:09 AM »
A Leaf win tonight will officially take Carolina off the list of teams that can pass the Leafs, and will all but officially do the same for the Islanders.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 08:54:21 AM »
As Tampa Bay refuses to quit, this is a huge must win in the house of pain.

Go Leafs Go!!!
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 09:32:23 AM »
Win boys!!

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 11:19:14 AM »
Sounds like Franson will play tonight. Also made some interesting comments in his morning scrum:

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If opportunity came to re-join #Leafs this summer as UFA, Franson: "Oh yeah, for sure." Said time in Toronto was most fun he's had in #NHL.

Elliotte Friedman also reported last month that the Leafs were sniffing around Franson at the deadline.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 11:20:31 AM »
I was in mid-post to mention this Franson news!
I really wouldn't mind!

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 11:25:58 AM »
As a cheap 3rd pairing Polak/Hunwick replacement, maybe . . . but, he wouldn't be high on my list. That might be a position I'd keep open to see what some of the guys on the Marlies can do.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 11:27:21 AM »
As a cheap 3rd pairing Polak/Hunwick replacement, maybe . . . but, he wouldn't be high on my list. That might be a position I'd keep open to see what some of the guys on the Marlies can do.

On the right side? Justin Holl is the only Marlie option at the moment, and that's pretty meh.

We don't have any Marlie defensemen of promise up against waiver eligibility either.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 11:31:13 AM by herman »

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 11:47:43 AM »
On the right side? Justin Holl is the only Marlie option at the moment, and that's pretty meh.

We don't have any Marlie defensemen of promise up against waiver eligibility either.

Maybe I'm much less concerned about the RHD/LHD thing than Babcock is.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 11:48:30 AM »
That might be a position I'd keep open to see what some of the guys on the Marlies can do.

We really don't have the luxury of doing that though, not unless we pick up a Shattenkirk or Trouba or somebody of that level. If we're going into next year with the same top-4 defencemen (Rielly/Gardiner/Zaitsev/Carrick) then the bottom pairing HAS to see a significant improvement.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 11:56:57 AM »
I'm betting they'll score another pickup from the K.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 12:00:53 PM »
Maybe I'm much less concerned about the RHD/LHD thing than Babcock is.

Fair enough.

I like Franson as an option as he can play good first pass on limited minutes, adds a relatively effective shot from the backend, and can flex into 2nd pairing for a spell, especially with our much more mobile left side.

His lack of skating might be an issue for such a speedy team, but he's a guy that can actually make a play or pass with the puck out of the zone.

Barring help coming to the first pairing, a la Carlton's point, I think Franson would be a nice add on the cheap.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 12:16:02 PM »
I'm to excited about this game to try to pretend that I'm working...

So good to be like this, can't wait for the Playoffs, expending half a day reading all I can find about the game, checking the board 100 time per game day (and 50 times on non game days)...

I'm pumped, Go Leafs Go!
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 12:28:27 PM »
I can think of better players than Franson but yeah, the Leafs could do worse if we are replacing Hunlak.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 12:35:01 PM »
Hopefully Alex Nylander plays tonight for Buffalo, it would be fun to see.

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