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Tommy Torini 04-05-2013 10:12 AM

Toronto at New Jersey | Saturday 7pm CBC
 
How has there not been a pre-game thread yet?

Anyways...

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Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters 11m
Leafs practice has begun: No Joffrey Lupul
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Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters 13m
Appears MacArthur replaces Lupul on line with Kadri & Kulemin at today's Leafs practice
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Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters 12m
Komarov is with Grabovski & McClement ... Frattin, goalless in 11, is on the 4th line at Leafs practice
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@MapleLeafs: MT @HennyTweets: Jake Gardiner is expected to slot back in tonight. Joe Colborne is expected to centre the 4th line. #TMLtalk

JMcLeaf 04-05-2013 10:16 AM

I wonder when the last time was that we played a saturday night game in new jersey

darrylsittler27 04-05-2013 10:21 AM

Actually..
 
Could be good for us to quietly steal a point or two away from the glare of To. right now.

BonMorrison 04-05-2013 10:22 AM

Need a win here - people behind us are starting to rack up points.

shaner89 04-05-2013 10:25 AM

**** no Lupul. Very concerning, throw in the towel if he isn't back soon

Lupul is the lifeline of this team

Warden of the North 04-05-2013 10:27 AM

Key game considering Jersey is in ninth

Kyle Doobas* 04-05-2013 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre (Post 63356727)
Key game considering Jersey is in ninth

Four of our next five games are against either NYR or NJ, both of whom are within 5 points of us, as well as a game vs. the Habs. This next week is gonna be huge if we don't want to find ourselves in 8th place and facing the Penguins in the first round (or worse yet, in 9th).

CanadianLov3 04-05-2013 10:35 AM

O'Byrne and Gardiner are paired at todays practice. As per Bob McGill twitter... on my phone can't copy stuff from twitter app.

LeafOfBread 04-05-2013 10:38 AM

I have no ill will towards New Jersey but I really hope we crush them, this team needs to come out pissed after last night's game

CanadianLov3 04-05-2013 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by LeafOfBread (Post 63357299)
I have no ill will towards New Jersey but I really hope we crush them, this team needs to come out pissed after last night's game

Same. Although I see the Leafs losing this one, unfortunately :( A lot of juggling with the lines, hopefully they click right away.

Penalty Kill Icing* 04-05-2013 10:41 AM

This is not a national game (Ontario only). So am hoping we dont' get Hughson, Simpson for a change.

Good chance of it going our way, imo.

LeafOfBread 04-05-2013 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by CanadianLov3 (Post 63357127)
O'Byrne and Gardiner are paired at todays practice. As per Bob McGill twitter... on my phone can't copy stuff from twitter app.

Looks like Kostka is still playing then....

93gilmour93 04-05-2013 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shaner89 (Post 63356629)
**** no Lupul. Very concerning, throw in the towel if he isn't back soon

Lupul is the lifeline of this team

He's played 10 games and we're tied for fifth. This team has found ways to win without him. He makes us that much better when he's in the line up obviously but I know this team can find ways to win without him till he gets back. They've proven that already this year. Go Leafs Go. Leafs 4 Devils 2 :yo:

TmlHockeyFan 04-05-2013 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shaner89 (Post 63356629)
**** no Lupul. Very concerning, throw in the towel if he isn't back soon

Lupul is the lifeline of this team

We were doing fine without him when he was injured earlier this season. But now there's more of a struggle.

EDIT: Guy above me beat me to the same statement pretty much.

93gilmour93 04-05-2013 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by TmlHockeyFan (Post 63357977)
We were doing fine without him when he was injured earlier this season. But now there's more of a struggle.

EDIT: Guy above me beat me to the same statement pretty much.

Great minds think alike. :)

TmlHockeyFan 04-05-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 93gilmour93 (Post 63358087)
Great minds think alike. :)

Yes :laugh: But we had to bring it out there. Lupul has only played 10 games this season. He does increase the Leafs chances of victory but we did not make the playoffs because of him. Kadri has been carrying this team most games and Reimer has been solid.

CanadasTeam 04-05-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by shaner89 (Post 63356629)
**** no Lupul. Very concerning, throw in the towel if he isn't back soon

Lupul is the lifeline of this team

You forgot to add one of these :cry:

Seriously, no need to be so melodramatic. 2012-13 - Lupul out for 27 games with a broken forearm.

Not having Lupul in the lineup is a huge loss but they still have 22 other players who can step in and compete.


edit: holy **** same comments within minutes apart lol

HappyGilmourr 04-05-2013 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by CanadasTeam (Post 63358199)
You forgot to add one of these :cry:

Seriously, no need to be so melodramatic. 2012-13 - Lupul out for 27 games with a broken forearm.

Not having Lupul in the lineup is a huge loss but they still have 22 other players who can step in and compete.


edit: holy **** same comments within minutes apart lol

best depth in the league in my opinion... not many teams can just slot in a Macarthur on your top lines when an injury occurs, and he will play like a legit top 6 forward with Kadri.

DD03 04-05-2013 11:01 AM

Why are we not putting Frattin back with Kadri? There was chemistry there. :help:

TmlHockeyFan 04-05-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by DirtyDion03 (Post 63358519)
Why are we not putting Frattin back with Kadri? There was chemistry there. :help:

He was slotted with Kadri yesterday after the Lupul injury. I guess Carlyle didn't like what he saw.

showtime8 04-05-2013 11:04 AM

If O'Byrne isn't in the lineup on saturday, then what was the point in trading away a draft pick?

I know it was only a 4th round pick in next years draft, but if he's going to just sit in the press box, then there was no need to bring him up. You could have easily called up someone from the Marlies. Hopefully he gets into the lineup on saturday.

TmlHockeyFan 04-05-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by showtime8 (Post 63358687)
If O'Byrne isn't in the lineup on saturday, then what was the point in trading away a draft pick?

I know it was only a 4th round pick in next years draft, but if he's going to just sit in the press box, then there was no need to bring him up. You could have easily called up someone from the Marlies. Hopefully he gets into the lineup on saturday.

Maybe Carlyle is trying to implement his system into him during practise first. Who knows.

onebighockeyfan 04-05-2013 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by showtime8 (Post 63358687)
If O'Byrne isn't in the lineup on saturday, then what was the point in trading away a draft pick?

I know it was only a 4th round pick in next years draft, but if he's going to just sit in the press box, then there was no need to bring him up. You could have easily called up someone from the Marlies. Hopefully he gets into the lineup on saturday.

Are you sure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWjCiG-O3nw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blYqftFEhAQ

CanadasTeam 04-05-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Bozak (Post 63358331)
best depth in the league in my opinion... not many teams can just slot in a Macarthur on your top lines when an injury occurs, and he will play like a legit top 6 forward with Kadri.

A huge loss as I mentioned, but the team needs to find a way to overcome difficult situations when missing key players. Let me put this another way:

Sens: Spezza, Michalek, Anderson, Cowen, Karlsson
Leafs: Lupul

p.l.f. 04-05-2013 11:13 AM

orr frattin mclaren

now there's a line


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