Preseason GDT 4: Leafs vs Sabres L2-1

Started by Bleeding Blue & White, September 23, 2011, 10:41:06 AM

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brothert

Quote from: Tigger on September 23, 2011, 09:16:36 PM
Quote from: McPwnage on September 23, 2011, 08:30:46 PM
My projection of our defence right now

Phanuef - Aulie
Schenn - Liles
Franson - Gardiner

sorry gunnar you are good but Gardiner is just better.  Also komi will be there but that is just cause we can't put him on waivers, allready having a shaky training camp when with last year he needed to come into it with everything he had.

Just to revisit, perhaps...

Liles                 Phaneuf
Gardiner            Schenn
Aulie/Gunnar      Franson

Good grief.

Notice how I didn't include Komi, he's been pretty, pretty brutal so far. There really is only so much slack, still, nice problem.
How much are we paying for two guys (komi and finger) who aren't good enough to be our 7th dman this year? 7.5 million? Wow!

Bullfrog

$9.5 million actually. The cap hit would be $8M if they were both on the team.

Tigger

Quote from: Bullfrog on September 23, 2011, 09:23:59 PM
$9.5 million actually. The cap hit would be $8M if they were both on the team.

Factor Lombardi and that's some cheddar, 13 mil?
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brothert

That was the most exciting offensive play from the leafs in a looooong time.  some really sharp 1 touch passes.  Liles really has a knack for bringing down pucks.

WAYNEINIONA

Good game. Came down to a goaltending duel and Miller won.

Kessel Run

Quote from: Tigger on September 23, 2011, 09:29:28 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on September 23, 2011, 09:23:59 PM
$9.5 million actually. The cap hit would be $8M if they were both on the team.

Factor Lombardi and that's some cheddar, 13 mil?

Well if Lombardi were healthy he would more than likely be in the lineup.

Deebo

I don't think 3 strong pre-season games is enough to take Aulie's spot on the team. I think Aulie  earned a chance to start the year with the Leafs last season.

I think Gardiner will start in the AHL and will get a chance with the Leafs sometime during the year.

Sarge

Quote from: Deebo on September 24, 2011, 08:46:04 AM
I don't think 3 strong pre-season games is enough to take Aulie's spot on the team. I think Aulie  earned a chance to start the year with the Leafs last season.

I think Gardiner will start in the AHL and will get a chance with the Leafs sometime during the year.

Yeah... I think I agree with that. I remember two years ago a lot of people (myself included) was gaga over Stalberg. Not that I don't think Gardiner (or Stalberg for that matter) is worth being excited about but my point is I'm not sure what a handful of pre-season games will tell you. Someone is going to absolutely implode on the blue-line (or get dealt) I feel if Gardiner is to secure a roster spot - regardless of how he plays.   

Bender

Just watched the game in 6. Looks like the Leafs had the better chances, but just couldn't stuff them. Looks like the Sabres game plan again is to rely on Miller.

Reims looks very solid, stats looked good. Nice to see Gardiner play well. Looks like it just didn't go our way tonight, because it seemed like both teams stacked up pretty well against each other.
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