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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #180 on: January 27, 2015, 07:43:20 AM »
I guess with all the Dion hater's here, we will see how much the team needs/does need him in the next little bit.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #181 on: January 27, 2015, 09:15:33 AM »
I guess with all the Dion hater's here, we will see how much the team needs/does need him in the next little bit.

What I'm looking most to seeing is how Gardiner and/or Rielly respond to being given the opportunity on the 1st PP.  A move I have been hoping would have been done sooner.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #182 on: January 27, 2015, 09:16:29 AM »
I guess with all the Dion hater's here, we will see how much the team needs/does need him in the next little bit.

What I'm looking most to seeing is how Gardiner and/or Rielly respond to being given the opportunity on the 1st PP.  A move I have been hoping would have been done sooner.

Same here.  Gives an opportunity for maybe someone like Gardiner to take top pairing ES minutes too.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #183 on: January 27, 2015, 09:20:30 AM »
I guess with all the Dion hater's here, we will see how much the team needs/does need him in the next little bit.

What I'm looking most to seeing is how Gardiner and/or Rielly respond to being given the opportunity on the 1st PP.  A move I have been hoping would have been done sooner.

Same here.  Gives an opportunity for maybe someone like Gardiner to take top pairing ES minutes too.

Or Holzer.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #184 on: January 27, 2015, 09:22:05 AM »
I guess with all the Dion hater's here, we will see how much the team needs/does need him in the next little bit.

What I'm looking most to seeing is how Gardiner and/or Rielly respond to being given the opportunity on the 1st PP.  A move I have been hoping would have been done sooner.

Same here.  Gives an opportunity for maybe someone like Gardiner to take top pairing ES minutes too.

Or Holzer.

He does have the experience.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #185 on: January 27, 2015, 09:31:42 AM »
If they start winning games without Phaneuf in the line-up, I guess he's pretty much trade bait?
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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #186 on: January 27, 2015, 10:24:52 AM »
If they start winning games without Phaneuf in the line-up, I guess he's pretty much trade bait?

If they started winning, I would imagine the Leaf brass would view Phaneuf's return to the lineup as the equivalent to making a big trade to help for the playoff run and Nonis would then trade Gauthier and a 1st to acquire Dustin Brown.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #187 on: January 27, 2015, 01:17:59 PM »
Any news on Lupul?

Would expect him back any day now.

Siegel answers my question for tomorrow night anyway:


Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050
Based on practice today does not appear as though Joffrey Lupul will return from injury tomorrow in NJ.

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Leafs new-look top power-play (minus Phaneuf): Gardiner/Kadri on points, van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel up front.

Nice to see Gardiner and Kadri with prime opportunities.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #188 on: January 27, 2015, 01:37:35 PM »
Freer, I am not a Dion or Pylon hater, it is obvious we ask to much or him. He should be the 4 D Man on any team, he plays far to many minutes in his current placement. Can't comment on him as a C as I dont sit in the room.  Perhaps someone else would be more suited to that role.

The real fact of the matter is hockey has morphed with the new rules into a complete speed game, players are getting smaller and faster, enforcers are becoming extinct and guys who made sense in the old paradigm are not able to handle the speed and hence players speed around the P on a regular basis.  Can the P hit, you bet he can but the thing that made McCabe extinct, Schenn almost so and other flat footed D Men is the fact that they can't keep up.
The new D-Man is modeled after Rielly, Gardiner etc  If you can't keep up you won't be around long.
So if the P was to be traded for someone like RoR so be it. I won't cry in my pillow or lose any sleep. I would wish him well and thank him for his service.
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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #189 on: January 27, 2015, 01:45:38 PM »
Me (reading the news out loud): Wow, Leafs will be playing without their captain for at least a week. He's injured.

Hubby(without missing a beat): Leafs have been playing without a captain since Phaneuf got here.........

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« Reply #190 on: January 27, 2015, 02:03:57 PM »
Me (reading the news out loud): Wow, Leafs will be playing without their captain for at least a week. He's injured.

Hubby(without missing a beat): Leafs have been playing without a captain since Phaneuf got here.........

Yes all of TML wows have been because of Dion.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #191 on: January 27, 2015, 02:07:41 PM »
Me (reading the news out loud): Wow, Leafs will be playing without their captain for at least a week. He's injured.

Hubby(without missing a beat): Leafs have been playing without a captain since Phaneuf got here.........

Yes all of TML wows have been because of Dion.

Oh misery. Wow is me.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #192 on: January 27, 2015, 02:15:46 PM »
Me (reading the news out loud): Wow, Leafs will be playing without their captain for at least a week. He's injured.

Hubby(without missing a beat): Leafs have been playing without a captain since Phaneuf got here.........

Yes all of TML wows have been because of Dion.

Oh misery. Wow is me.

Thanks Andy007, I have missed our english lessons.

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #193 on: January 27, 2015, 02:34:32 PM »
Me (reading the news out loud): Wow, Leafs will be playing without their captain for at least a week. He's injured.

Hubby(without missing a beat): Leafs have been playing without a captain since Phaneuf got here.........

Yes all of TML wows have been because of Dion.

Oh misery. Wow is me.

Thanks Andy007, I have missed our english lessons.

Indeed you have.   ;)

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Re: 2014/15 Leafs Injuries Thread
« Reply #194 on: January 27, 2015, 05:24:49 PM »
Good one Little Hockey Fan, reminds me of the joke of the fellow when asked how long he had worked for the company said; "Ever since they threatend to fire me".
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