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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 12:35:07 PM »
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.

That would be fine if you were the Leafs coach, but you're not.  Babcock gets what he wants.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2017, 12:40:45 PM »


His lack of skating might be an issue for such a speedy team

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2017, 01:05:33 PM »
This whole Franson thing seems a bit strange.  I mean he's a former Leaf and that's fine, but I don't recall a player under contract for another team openly talking about potentially going back to his old team when he becomes a UFA.  Usually they give a safe, non-committal answer like "we'll decide in the summer what my options are, I'm not closing any doors" blah blah.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2017, 01:09:12 PM »


His lack of skating might be an issue for such a speedy team

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2017, 01:10:30 PM »
This whole Franson thing seems a bit strange.  I mean he's a former Leaf and that's fine, but I don't recall a player under contract for another team openly talking about potentially going back to his old team when he becomes a UFA.  Usually they give a safe, non-committal answer like "we'll decide in the summer what my options are, I'm not closing any doors" blah blah.

To be fair, I think he did give a non-committal answer.  I would assume that he's open to joining any team in the NHL (or most teams at least). 


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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2017, 01:12:08 PM »
That would be fine if you were the Leafs coach, but you're not.  Babcock gets what he wants.

Well, maybe I'll just have to use my connections to inform Babcock that he's wrong!
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2017, 01:44:55 PM »
This whole Franson thing seems a bit strange.  I mean he's a former Leaf and that's fine, but I don't recall a player under contract for another team openly talking about potentially going back to his old team when he becomes a UFA.  Usually they give a safe, non-committal answer like "we'll decide in the summer what my options are, I'm not closing any doors" blah blah.

Lindros made it pretty clear he wanted to come to Toronto at the end in Philly and with the NYR

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2017, 02:34:14 PM »
That would be fine if you were the Leafs coach, but you're not.  Babcock gets what he wants.

Well, maybe I'll just have to use my connections to inform Babcock that he's wrong!

Just put a call into his mom... I hear that works sometimes.  :P

Please, please, please let the Leafs win tonight! My heart can't take a long, drawn-out battle to secure a playoff spot against a team other than Washington.

My predictions:

5-2 Leafs - Matthews with another 2 goals to hit 40 and thumb his nose at Eichel.
A 3-point night for Nylander (the good one)
Marner does various dangly things and scores a goal
Connor Brown hits 20!
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2017, 02:37:04 PM »
I really hope Leafs win tonight.  A loss would be very bad considering they have to play Washington tomorrow and then Tampa for the 3rd game in 4 nights.  Leafs will be tired for that Tampa game, can't lose that one either.   Win tonight and win on Thursday and they're in.

Man....looking at the standings..if Leafs lose tonight and tomorrow, and let's say Tampa beats Boston tomorrow (in OT just for fun), the standings are:

Boston: 93
Toronto 91
Tampa 90

with the Leafs next game against Tampa....
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2017, 02:39:59 PM »
I really hope Leafs win tonight.  A loss would be very bad considering they have to play Washington tomorrow and then Tampa for the 3rd game in 4 nights.  Leafs will be tired for that Tampa game, can't lose that one either.   Win tonight and win on Thursday and they're in.

I'm glad they finish the season at home. I would hope the atmosphere would be playoff-like, and that that will get the boys playing harder. It should be fun either way.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
Five games in seven nights to close out the season, the finish line is in sight.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2017, 03:01:43 PM »
I really hope Leafs win tonight.  A loss would be very bad considering they have to play Washington tomorrow and then Tampa for the 3rd game in 4 nights.  Leafs will be tired for that Tampa game, can't lose that one either.   Win tonight and win on Thursday and they're in.

I'm glad they finish the season at home. I would hope the atmosphere would be playoff-like, and that that will get the boys playing harder. It should be fun either way.

Either way?  No way...I know this season is over-achieving and nobody expected the Leafs to make the playoffs, but when you're THIS CLOSE and don't make it, it'll feel like a huge failure.  Only way Leafs won't get in is if they go like 0-5 or 1-4 in the last 5 games.  I think 2 wins is enough at this point.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2017, 03:12:34 PM »
That Stamkos less Tampa just refuses to die, eh ?

We need a win tonight, period.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2017, 03:35:07 PM »


His lack of skating might be an issue for such a speedy team

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Name one player that can skate faster than a pass.

Kasperi Kapanen?  :)

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Apr. 3rd, 7:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2017, 03:41:15 PM »
Name one player that can skate faster than a pass.

Kasperi Kapanen?  :)

Kapanen vs. a Ben Smith pass? I know where I'm putting my money.

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