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david999 02-01-2013 07:23 AM

Praise McClement Thread
 
I have been very impressed with McClement's play thus far. He is exactly the type of player Carlyle likes, defensively responsible and very hard on the puck. He is working well with Grabo and Kuli. Very good signing by the Leafs:handclap:

Anthrax442 02-01-2013 07:25 AM

Go Prais!

leafspring* 02-01-2013 07:31 AM

Great addition,when he gets comfortable with his mates he can bring alot of leadership in defensive forward terms. Thats my anticipation of how his value is going to best seen. Without the puck he is savvy,and works smart.

He's a winner.

Jerkini 02-01-2013 07:39 AM

Is it a coincidence that every player on Grabovski/Kulemin's line ends up playing well?

BonMorrison 02-01-2013 07:59 AM

For a bottom six forward, he's looked very good on the 2nd line. Protects the puck well and generates scoring chances.

Leo Trollmarov 02-01-2013 08:06 AM

He is one of my favorite Leafs so far. Just seems to do everything well.

Yosho 02-01-2013 08:07 AM

Out of all of the Kadri/Frattin/JVR/Kostka hype, McClement has been the biggest surprise for me.

Very, very underrated. He is smart, responsible, and works his butt off every shift. Love this addition A LOT.

ULF_55 02-01-2013 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yosho (Post 58817877)
Out of all of the Kadri/Frattin/JVR/Kostka hype, McClement has been the biggest surprise for me.

Very, very underrated. He is smart, responsible, and works his butt off every shift. Love this addition A LOT.

IIRC he chose Toronto because he thought there was an opportunity for him to show what he was capable of doing.

Injuries have proven him correct.

RedRenegade 02-01-2013 08:32 AM

I'm with Yosho. He's been an excellent addition for sure. McClement has been a great heart guy for the team, plays hard and gives everything on the ice. Similar to Kulemin but maybe even better defensively. He made a great play picking up a guy in front of our net just as he was about to shoot (and good chance probably score) last night against the Caps.

Koolboss 02-01-2013 08:36 AM

Thread closed
He has been ok but not worth a thread

ULF_55 02-01-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Koolboss (Post 58818775)
Thread closed
He has been ok but not worth a thread

:laugh:

Is Kadri worth 28 a week?

He'll get some love, the thread will die out and we'll move on.

Darylman 02-01-2013 08:40 AM

What? He is surely worth a thread at this point for his PK alone, nevermind his newfound offensive prowess. Whatever we want to discuss and make a thread about MEANS it's worthy. Don't step in to direct conversations WE want to have.

Jerkini 02-01-2013 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Koolboss (Post 58818775)
Thread closed
He has been ok but not worth a thread

He reminds me of the Joey Crabbs and Tim Brents of the past. Just useful grinders who fans become unreasonably infatuated with.

BonMorrison 02-01-2013 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerkini (Post 58818903)
He reminds me of the Joey Crabbs and Tim Brents of the past. Just useful grinders who fans become unreasonably infatuated with.

People missing Tim Brent is a legitimate thing:


Dark Knight 02-01-2013 08:59 AM

I've loved his combination of skating and defensive awareness.

There was a play last night where Reimer had lost sight of the puck eerily close to the net and McClement found it and ever so calmly stick handled it to the back of the net and before you know it, it was out of the zone.

Stephen 02-01-2013 09:05 AM

McClement, proving that bottom sixer isn't just a euphemism for "can't do anything".

Hero 02-01-2013 09:28 AM

He's pretty much a richman's version of Brent.

bobbyflex 02-01-2013 09:29 AM

good hockey iq

Donmega 02-01-2013 09:31 AM

Really liking McClement's play. He does all the right things and plays hard. Also really like what he brings in the offensive zone. He's great with board play / cycling the puck

bunjay 02-01-2013 09:32 AM

Pretty solid PK'er. Good board-work but uncreative offensively.

Urban Explorer* 02-01-2013 09:35 AM

Zigo clone except we give him a chance

NaiveLeafsFan 02-01-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urban Explorer (Post 58821143)
Zigo clone except we give him a chance

You mean except McClement can skate. Not like Brent or Crabb, this guy is a stud defensively.

GordieHoweHatTrick 02-01-2013 09:43 AM

The day that Toronto's offense is good enough to push Kulie and Grabo down to the third line is the day that we'll be a solid contender. These guys would either command opposing team's best defensemen playing against them from the third line (which opens up space for Kessel and Co.) or they play against inferior defensemen and create tonnes of opportunities. 3rd line not because they're not that good but because serious contenders have that sort of depth

Deebo 02-01-2013 09:57 AM

He does what Philippe Dupuis was supposed to do for us last season.

Hurt 02-01-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Koolboss (Post 58818775)
Thread closed
He has been ok but not worth a thread

Let the moderators do their job and decide what deserves a thread and what doesn't. Thanks pal ;).

Back on topic, McClement has been great and you can see why Colorado fans were upset about losing him. He's not a liability, strong defensively and if we could put out 4 McClements on the PK, it'd be a pretty damn good PK.


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