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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Diehard1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:03 pm

Tiger wrote:If the Leafs get more points than the Canucks they will have proven they are the better team.. They play a lot tougher schedule in a much tougher division.. Do I think either team is a contender ? NO.. The Canucks just don't have the " fire in the belly" and the Leafs don't have the talent.. The last nucks game was a display of "the Union game - show up but do as little as possible"? UK Canuck must be proud of them :).. Maybe the Leafs are a bit hungrier? The last player in a Canucks uniform who displayed that "fire" was Kesler and thats a few years ago now..Yeah I am a Canucks fan but just cancelled my ticket back from Thailand.. This years edition of the Canucks isn't going to the SC finals . If they get shithouse luck and great goaltending they may win the first round .


Hard to disagree more. Aside from Lupul, the Leafs have been a healthy all year. The Nucks have not, to put it mildly. If these two teams faced each other in a 10 game series the Nucks are massive favourites. Not to say the Leafs aren't a solid team, but they are not all that close to the Nucks.

I still love everyone overlooking the Nucks this year - dont really care what everyone says, I'll just watch the games.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:18 pm

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RoyalDude wrote:Dave Nonis - Executive of the Year? The Leafs are playoff bound for the first time since when? They have 51 points, Canucks have 52 points. Leafs are 7-2-1 in last 10, Canucks are 7-3 in last 10. It will be interesting to see which club ends up with more points? It's down to the wire.

Can you imagine the wave of depression that will succumb this city if the Leafs end up with more points than the Canucks this season?


:lol: The real kicker is they woke up here today planning the Stanley Cup parade route and yelling WE ARE A CONTENDER AND WILL CRUSH MONTREAL BOSTON AND PITTSBURGH ON THE WAY TO VICTORY.

Vancouver fans? Oh my Gawd, the sky is falling , we suck, we are not a contender, our goaltenders suck (for various reasons), we can't score, our defence rests (literally)

It's not interesting if the Laughs finish with more points, that's just silly, it's who wins more playoff series...


Wow. What part of Toronto are you from. LOL.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Arachnid » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:21 pm

BigTuna wrote:
Arachnid wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Dave Nonis - Executive of the Year? The Leafs are playoff bound for the first time since when? They have 51 points, Canucks have 52 points. Leafs are 7-2-1 in last 10, Canucks are 7-3 in last 10. It will be interesting to see which club ends up with more points? It's down to the wire.

Can you imagine the wave of depression that will succumb this city if the Leafs end up with more points than the Canucks this season?


:lol: The real kicker is they woke up here today planning the Stanley Cup parade route and yelling WE ARE A CONTENDER AND WILL CRUSH MONTREAL BOSTON AND PITTSBURGH ON THE WAY TO VICTORY.

Vancouver fans? Oh my Gawd, the sky is falling , we suck, we are not a contender, our goaltenders suck (for various reasons), we can't score, our defence rests (literally)

It's not interesting if the Laughs finish with more points, that's just silly, it's who wins more playoff series...


Wow. What part of Toronto are you from. LOL.


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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Tiger » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:40 pm

Diehard1 wrote:
Tiger wrote:If the Leafs get more points than the Canucks they will have proven they are the better team.. They play a lot tougher schedule in a much tougher division.. Do I think either team is a contender ? NO.. The Canucks just don't have the " fire in the belly" and the Leafs don't have the talent.. The last nucks game was a display of "the Union game - show up but do as little as possible"? UK Canuck must be proud of them :).. Maybe the Leafs are a bit hungrier? The last player in a Canucks uniform who displayed that "fire" was Kesler and thats a few years ago now..Yeah I am a Canucks fan but just cancelled my ticket back from Thailand.. This years edition of the Canucks isn't going to the SC finals . If they get shithouse luck and great goaltending they may win the first round .


Hard to disagree more. Aside from Lupul, the Leafs have been a healthy all year. The Nucks have not, to put it mildly. If these two teams faced each other in a 10 game series the Nucks are massive favourites. Not to say the Leafs aren't a solid team, but they are not all that close to the Nucks.

I still love everyone overlooking the Nucks this year - dont really care what everyone says, I'll just watch the games.

hmm so did you watch the AV's game ?.. and what part of my post do you disagree with? I agree we got more talent.. ( stated that ) I Hate TO.. but they are doing well in a lot tougher division than the Nucks... Injuries .. yep you get more injuries if your team isn't hitting or backchecking .. Maybe its the "sleep doctor" ? A chance to wrap up a playoff spot and the whole damm team (exception Hansen) went to sleep..
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:59 pm

The Leafs are...wait for it...a good team this year. :shock:

They are built for a physical, grinding style of series and I don't think I'd want to meet them 1st round if I was MTL or OTT. Goaltending has been remarkably good and all indications point towards it continuing. Yes, they have some question marks but name a team in the NHL that doesn't. Their 3 goons(Orr, Fraser, McLaren) actually seem to be playing disciplined hockey and not hurting the team too bad which bodes well for them once the playoffs begin. They are getting scoring from quite a few different sources and what also bodes well for them is that they're scoring the "dirty" goals that seem to be the only ones you get when the games matter the most.

Now, listening to Tuna-crotch troll his little weenie around here makes me as sick as the next Canucks fan but lets call it as we see it. The Leafs are a decent team that could actually win a round or even 2.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby rats19 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:50 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:The Leafs are...wait for it...a good team this year. :shock:

They are built for a physical, grinding style of series and I don't think I'd want to meet them 1st round if I was MTL or OTT. Goaltending has been remarkably good and all indications point towards it continuing. Yes, they have some question marks but name a team in the NHL that doesn't. Their 3 goons(Orr, Fraser, McLaren) actually seem to be playing disciplined hockey and not hurting the team too bad which bodes well for them once the playoffs begin. They are getting scoring from quite a few different sources and what also bodes well for them is that they're scoring the "dirty" goals that seem to be the only ones you get when the games matter the most.

Now, listening to Tuna-crotch troll his little weenie around here makes me as sick as the next Canucks fan but lets call it as we see it. The Leafs are a decent team that could actually win a round or even 2.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ukcanuck » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:59 pm

Tiger wrote:If the Leafs get more points than the Canucks they will have proven they are the better team.. They play a lot tougher schedule in a much tougher division.. Do I think either team is a contender ? NO.. The Canucks just don't have the " fire in the belly" and the Leafs don't have the talent.. The last nucks game was a display of "the Union game - show up but do as little as possible"? UK Canuck must be proud of them :).. Maybe the Leafs are a bit hungrier? The last player in a Canucks uniform who displayed that "fire" was Kesler and thats a few years ago now..Yeah I am a Canucks fan but just cancelled my ticket back from Thailand.. This years edition of the Canucks isn't going to the SC finals . If they get shithouse luck and great goaltending they may win the first round .

Saving this post for the second round when it will be inserted rectally....
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:16 pm

rats19 wrote:^^drivel :wink:

Like it or not Ratski...they are pretty good. I hate to say it
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby rats19 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:42 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
rats19 wrote:^^drivel :wink:

Like it or not Ratski...they are pretty good. I hate to say it

Driveler... :wink:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ukcanuck » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:56 pm

On what would anyone base the claim that the leafs are any good?
A half season of fair to middling play?
A star studded line up?
An Allstar goalie?
What?

What if the season were 82 games long and it was early January would you be confident in proclaiming them a good team then?

The reality is they are first round fodder until the prove otherwise.

Even if they win a round by some fluke theyre toast in round two...

And I don't mind saying it at all....
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Arachnid » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:14 pm

ukcanuck wrote:On what would anyone base the claim that the leafs are any good?
A half season of fair to middling play?
A star studded line up?
An Allstar goalie?
What?

What if the season were 82 games long and it was early January would you be confident in proclaiming them a good team then?

The reality is they are first round fodder until the prove otherwise.

Even if they win a round by some fluke theyre toast in round two...

And I don't mind saying it at all....


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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:58 pm

ukcanuck wrote:On what would anyone base the claim that the leafs are any good?
A half season of fair to middling play?
A star studded line up?
An Allstar goalie?
What?

What if the season were 82 games long and it was early January would you be confident in proclaiming them a good team then?

The reality is they are first round fodder until the prove otherwise.

Even if they win a round by some fluke theyre toast in round two...

And I don't mind saying it at all....

I'm not some closet Leaf Blower Fan Boy believe me...I just see a team that's winning its share of games and is doing so in convincing fashion. They finish all their checks with authority, they get timely goals from different players every game, they are playing the Carlisle system quite well and we can all attest to the effectiveness of this game plan.
The playoffs will be an increase in intensity and undoubtedly they will be exposed sooner or later, all I'm saying is they could be successful playing this grinding style especially against smaller, skilled type teams like MTL and OTT.

Pittsburgh, Boston, NYR, even Washington would likely expose them but admit it...they aren`t the bottom feeder we've all come to know and love over the past 10 years.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby rats19 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:10 pm

Sunkist... :eh:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Zamboni Driver » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:16 pm

ukcanuck wrote:
The reality is they are first round fodder until the prove otherwise.

Even if they win a round by some fluke theyre toast in round two...

And I don't mind saying it at all....


Looks like they will face Boston or maybe MTL, it'll be interesting to see how well they play against the Bruins. (or not.. :sly: )
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:56 pm

rats19 wrote:Sunkist... :eh:

Orange you green with envy? :mrgreen:
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