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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #330 on: April 16, 2017, 11:49:08 AM »
I gave him my MotM nod but Rielly was as good if not better last night.

I think that Rielly looked great on the PP, which isn't all that surprising since I think he should have been there all season long. But on even-strength Gardiner was quite easily the better player in my eyes. Possession stats support that too (53% vs. 43%). All while playing against Washington's big gun's slightly more.

edit: That's not to say that I didn't think Rielly also looked very good last night. The two carried our defence on their shoulders last night, especially after Polak's injury.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #331 on: April 16, 2017, 11:53:57 AM »
Everybody is more than welcome to jump aboard the "Jake Gardiner is our best defenceman" train. There's still plenty of room but you better act fast.

A good long read:

'YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO'

Yup. I've always loved this quote:

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In Game 1 of Toronto’s first-round series against Boston, Carlyle opted to sit Gardiner, and the Leafs lost 4-1. Three nights later, in Game 2, Gardiner made his NHL playoffs debut. “Once I got in, I said, ‘Screw it. I’m just gonna play my game and go for it,’” Gardiner says. He had an assist, and logged 17:45 of ice time in a 4-2 Leafs win. Two nights later, he scored in a 5-2 victory. By the end of the series — which Leafs fans needn’t be reminded of, because it finished with an epic collapse — Gardiner had five points in six games, good for fourth on the team, and he was fourth in ice time, despite the fact he played just six of seven games. “When you get the opportunity, you gotta take it and run,” Gardiner says. “That’s what I did.”

Quite easily one of the best Leafs in that series, if not the best one period.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #332 on: April 16, 2017, 12:10:13 PM »
i have watched the highlights a few more times today just to see Marner absolutely fly down the ice to catch Ovechkin on the breakaway...

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #333 on: April 16, 2017, 02:07:13 PM »
Gardiner and Reilly will drive from the point, a great asset to have and a dangerous combination with these forwards. Babs makes sure their spot is temporarily filled by a forward circling back, limiting our two-on-ones and three-on-twos going the other way. I believe this is one of their greatest strengths.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #334 on: April 16, 2017, 02:25:01 PM »
"I'm here for (6) more years. Then I'm gonna stay for two more because we'll be really good." - Coach Mike Babcock

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #335 on: April 16, 2017, 02:30:27 PM »

i feel so bad for that kid ..there's no way that goes over well at school

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #336 on: April 16, 2017, 02:57:16 PM »
I'm feeling pretty smug about this overtime prediction:

Going all-in on Kapanen for the winner.

... except that I made it in Game 1.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #337 on: April 16, 2017, 04:50:04 PM »
Capitals hand out 19,000 cowbells in worst giveaway ever

The cowbells were irritating enough by themselves, but even as a Leaf fan, it was even more irritating that it was just white noise that barely varied with anything happening on the ice.  They'd ring 'em for Capitals goals, Leaf goals, anything.  Leafs score in overtime and they're still ringing the cowbells.  They're probably still ringing them at home right now.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #338 on: April 16, 2017, 09:44:49 PM »
Capitals hand out 19,000 cowbells in worst giveaway ever

The cowbells were irritating enough by themselves, but even as a Leaf fan, it was even more irritating that it was just white noise that barely varied with anything happening on the ice.  They'd ring 'em for Capitals goals, Leaf goals, anything.  Leafs score in overtime and they're still ringing the cowbells.  They're probably still ringing them at home right now.

Well, you gotta have more cowbell.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #339 on: April 16, 2017, 10:05:38 PM »

i feel so bad for that kid ..there's no way that goes over well at school

Stamkos is still in school?
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #340 on: April 16, 2017, 10:31:18 PM »
Capitals hand out 19,000 cowbells in worst giveaway ever

The cowbells were irritating enough by themselves, but even as a Leaf fan, it was even more irritating that it was just white noise that barely varied with anything happening on the ice.  They'd ring 'em for Capitals goals, Leaf goals, anything.  Leafs score in overtime and they're still ringing the cowbells.  They're probably still ringing them at home right now.

haha legend has it if you go to the Lincoln memorial, wait and quiet your soul... you can hear the sound... of mini-cowbells.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #341 on: April 17, 2017, 04:04:24 AM »
In anticipation of Game 3:

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“It’s going to be fantastic. Toronto, Leaf Nation will be cheering,” Trotz said.

“You’ll get chills down your spine when you’re on the bench for both teams. It’ll be an exciting environment. As the game goes on, the fans will probably be no different than the players. They’re playing every step with you.”


Source:  Sportsnet


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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #341 on: April 17, 2017, 04:04:24 AM »