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#2311
One trade I'd do: Komisarek to the Islanders for DiPietro and a first.
#2312
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
March 02, 2013, 02:33:04 AM
I wonder if Detroit fans still talk about this one:

#2313
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
March 01, 2013, 03:00:06 AM
Sorry I lost you Nik.
#2314
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
March 01, 2013, 02:02:13 AM
Quote from: Nik Gida on February 28, 2013, 11:26:45 PM
Quote from: dappleganger on February 28, 2013, 11:21:46 PM
Scrutiny is fine but what happens with Phaneuf is more along the lines of carping.

I don't think that's true. I think that if you compared the scrutiny he gets to say, guys like McCabe or Kaberle, it's no more harsh and I think both Kabs and McCabe at their best were better players than Phaneuf has shown himself to be on the Leafs.

Just because two former Leafs were scrutinized doesn't mean it is accurate. If you want to talk about former Leafs, Larry Murphy was booed out of town and all he did was go to Detroit and win back-to-back cups and then enter the hall of fame. Are you suggesting Leaf fans are ignorant about NHL defencemen?

Toronto needs it's whipping boy!
#2315
Quote from: Kessel Run on February 28, 2013, 11:20:29 PM
Just watched the Game In 6. Was Reimer as bad as the highlights showed?

He wasn't good.
#2316
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
February 28, 2013, 11:21:46 PM
Quote from: Nik Gida on February 28, 2013, 10:23:18 PM
Quote from: dappleganger on February 28, 2013, 01:11:30 AM
I feel stupid bringing up the team GA/G. My point was that as a team we're playing well defensively so let's not harp on Phaneuf because it ain't that bad.

I suppose the difference is that I don't see the continuing discussion/evaluation of any player, particularly not an important one, as tantamount to "harping" on anything even if the opinion isn't all roses and sunshine and the team is doing well. Any team, good or bad, is a collection of moving parts that aren't all going to be as good as you'd like.

scrutiny is a good thing. It feeds analysis.

Scrutiny is fine but what happens with Phaneuf is more along the lines of carping.
#2317
Quote from: Nik Gida on February 28, 2013, 08:18:42 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 08:11:57 PM
Quote from: dappleganger on February 28, 2013, 08:09:14 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 08:06:26 PM
Quote from: dappleganger on February 28, 2013, 08:03:53 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 08:00:40 PM
Quote from: Rob on February 28, 2013, 07:56:46 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 07:50:04 PM

Hey, if you wanna spend 2 and a half hours of your life watching garbage float around on a sheet of ice, that's your business.

aaand.... you already know what the next 2 periods have in store?

You're missing the point. I don't care if they win 26-1 in the end. The 1st period was enough to tell me I'm not interested in watching the rest of the game.

I would stick to commenting on the game on internet forums. Way better than watching.

Why would I comment on a game I didn't watch?

Why do you?

Why do I what?

There's an Abbot and Costello routine in here somewhere.

Truly.
#2318
As Joe Bowen said, welcome to Nazem's coming out party.
#2319
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 08:06:26 PM
Quote from: dappleganger on February 28, 2013, 08:03:53 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 08:00:40 PM
Quote from: Rob on February 28, 2013, 07:56:46 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 07:50:04 PM

Hey, if you wanna spend 2 and a half hours of your life watching garbage float around on a sheet of ice, that's your business.

aaand.... you already know what the next 2 periods have in store?

You're missing the point. I don't care if they win 26-1 in the end. The 1st period was enough to tell me I'm not interested in watching the rest of the game.

I would stick to commenting on the game on internet forums. Way better than watching.

Why would I comment on a game I didn't watch?

Why do you?
#2320
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 08:00:40 PM
Quote from: Rob on February 28, 2013, 07:56:46 PM
Quote from: TML fan on February 28, 2013, 07:50:04 PM

Hey, if you wanna spend 2 and a half hours of your life watching garbage float around on a sheet of ice, that's your business.

aaand.... you already know what the next 2 periods have in store?

You're missing the point. I don't care if they win 26-1 in the end. The 1st period was enough to tell me I'm not interested in watching the rest of the game.

I would stick to commenting on the game on internet forums. Way better than watching.
#2321
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
February 28, 2013, 01:11:30 AM
Quote from: Nik Gida on February 27, 2013, 02:11:30 PM
Quote from: Boston Leaf on February 27, 2013, 02:07:34 PM
Until this year the leafs Team D/goaltending has been atrociuos...

Right, so you think the team's GAA has much more to do with team D/goaltending then the play of their #1 defenseman. So it's entirely possible to have a good GAA and a sub-par guy playing a ton of minutes.

So it's entirely possible to have a good GAA and a really good guy playing a ton of minutes.

That means nothing.

I feel stupid bringing up the team GA/G. My point was that as a team we're playing well defensively so let's not harp on Phaneuf because it ain't that bad.

The biggest difference with this team is Carlyle and I don't think he'd be playing Phaneuf so much if he wasn't getting the job done.

Phaneuf is not my favourite Leaf but I have no problem with what he brings to the team. That could change.
#2322
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
February 27, 2013, 01:03:42 PM
The Leafs have a team GA/G of 2.30.

Dion is averaging over 26 minutes a game. He deserves some credit for that doesn't he or at least proves he's not that much of a detriment to the team.
#2323
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Re: Phil Kessel
February 23, 2013, 10:48:13 AM
Quote from: Zee on February 23, 2013, 10:43:16 AM
If the Leafs were ever in game 7 of a Stanley Cup final I'd probably need to be heavily sedated to watch it calmly.

Can you imagine that? I'd be losing it. I'd be praying the Leafs get 4 fluke goals in the first and could coast to the win.

A game 7 overtime loss would be unbearable.
#2324
Just wanted to say that I loved Kadri standing up to Hedman. I love when a smaller player takes on a bigger opponent.

Also, I thought Kadri played a good game and started opening his bag of tricks after the score was 4-1.

I think Kadri has a long future as a Maple Leaf.
#2325
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2012-2013 NHL Thread
February 18, 2013, 04:40:32 PM
Quote from: Nik Gida on February 18, 2013, 04:16:54 PM

If you're a fan of officiating incompetence I'd recommend getting to see Matt Duchene's goal from the Avs game today against the Predators. He was about ten feet offside, so much so that it almost looked like the defenders gave up on the play because they thought they'd hear the whistle.

It strikes me as bizarre that the league thinks it's ok to review the precise placement of a stick or a skate to see if a goal counts but not on a blatant, ridiculous miscall like that.

Wow! What a brutal job by the linesman. How does that count? Did none of the 4 officials on the ice see the play was offside?