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12-25-2012, 02:12 PM
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awesome tomorrow's game is on sportsnet. It will be at the ACC. Hoping kadri is playing

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12-26-2012, 02:21 AM
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Sucks to see Gardiner still out with that 'mystery' injury.

Also, with regards to that Liles discussion earlier- I just hope he can bounce back from the concussion. He was playing fantastic before that game against the Sabres, on pace for 50 points and role in mentoring Gardiner.

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12-26-2012, 09:29 PM
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pt per game for kotska (kostka whatever)
could he make the leafs?


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Wow I was at the game and did Kadri ever get rocked right to the head, he didn't play the 3rd.

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We definitely need Devane or at least another enforcer on the team. I have had it with these cheapshots. First Kenny Ryan, then Gardiner and now Kadri.

Truculence my ass, this team needs more toughness.

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12-27-2012, 01:43 AM
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We definitely need Devane or at least another enforcer on the team. I have had it with these cheapshots. First Kenny Ryan, then Gardiner and now Kadri.

Truculence my ass, this team needs more toughness.
Nice logic.



Look at these soft Bruins. If only they had a monster like Lucic looking out for them...oh wait.

Cheapshots happen regardless of whether a team is tough or soft.

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12-27-2012, 01:56 AM
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Nice logic.



Look at these soft Bruins. If only they had a monster like Lucic looking out for them...oh wait.

Cheapshots happen regardless of whether a team is tough or soft.
So, by your logic, when the other team continuously throws cheap hits on your star players, you would just watch them. Nice logic

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12-27-2012, 06:11 AM
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So, by your logic, when the other team continuously throws cheap hits on your star players, you would just watch them. Nice logic
Eakins explained it best in the post game interview, we keep in mind who did that. Use the powerplay to our advantage and score, and if things get worse later on and the time is right we go for it. I am ofc paraphrasing it but that's it.

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http://www.tsn.ca/ahl/story/?id=412297

Article on Kostka.


Is he a late bloomer and legit NHL quality defenseman? Or AHL ceiling.

Will he be given a chance over Leaf picks? Will he fall victim to numbers of offensive defensemen in the system?

Nice to see him producing but I think it would take a perfect storm for him to make the NHL squad.

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12-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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http://www.tsn.ca/ahl/story/?id=412297

Article on Kostka.


Is he a late bloomer and legit NHL quality defenseman? Or AHL ceiling.

Will he be given a chance over Leaf picks? Will he fall victim to numbers of offensive defensemen in the system?

Nice to see him producing but I think it would take a perfect storm for him to make the NHL squad.
When is the last time a 27 year defenseman old broke out in the NHL?

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=76396

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When is the last time a 27 year defenseman old broke out in the NHL?

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=76396
Jason Garrison.

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"He has been impressive," Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke said via e-mail. "High hockey IQ, great patience with the puck, can really thread passes on the power play."

A poised, intelligent decision-maker on the back-end, his game is little flash and mostly substance, a do-it-all type for the Marlies who has steadied the top pairing, killed penalties, run the powerplay, piled up points (11 in the last nine games) and played in every game this season.

"He's not a flashy guy," said Gord Dineen, the Marlies assistant coach, charged with spearheading the defence, "but he's just effective the way he gets things done, the way he moves the puck, the way he shoots the puck, the different ways that he garners offence."
"He's not the most physical guy, but he makes people go through him,"
"When he goes to the NHL, yeah, he's going to have to make adjustments," said Dineen, "but I think he's smart enough to make those adjustments, just maybe do things a little bit quicker sometimes with the puck."

"For me it's always been a matter of proving people wrong and basically having the mindset of not giving anyone an opportunity to not give me a chance," said Kostka. "I haven't been given my opportunity at the next level yet and I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that I do." mike kostka

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The odds are still stacked steeply against him, and I doubt he ever turns out at the NHL level, but there's plenty of examples of late breaking dmen like Garrison, Streit, Campbell, Corvo, etc.

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The odds are still stacked steeply against him, and I doubt he ever turns out at the NHL level, but there's plenty of examples of late breaking dmen like Garrison, Streit, Campbell, Corvo, etc.
Who is he going to knock off?

Rielly may be staying in junior so there is one less obstacle.

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12-27-2012, 12:48 PM
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All the talk about Kostka and his 15 power-play points, but Paul Ranger equals his scoring ES and is +13 (best in the team). Could he be the first callup in the NHL if the season ever starts?

Ranger has been there before and his come-back looks pretty impressive.

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12-27-2012, 02:09 PM
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All the talk about Kostka and his 15 power-play points, but Paul Ranger equals his scoring ES and is +13 (best in the team). Could he be the first callup in the NHL if the season ever starts?

Ranger has been there before and his come-back looks pretty impressive.
If I was the coach, Ranger would be on the opening day roster.

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If I was the coach, Ranger would be on the opening day roster.
He'd have to sign a contract with the Leafs first. Having an AHL contract with the lockout put him in a good spot, desperate team may be willing to give him some $$ if the season ever does start.

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He'd have to sign a contract with the Leafs first. Having an AHL contract with the lockout put him in a good spot, desperate team may be willing to give him some $$ if the season ever does start.
I would sign him to a 2 year, 2 way contract near the league minimum.

If all the issues that he's had in the past are gone, then I think he's a huge bargain. The guy just knows how to play and having a guy like that come up to play in an injury situation at the very least is huge. In comparison to last year where the team just ends up in a huge tailspin once one guy is out for a considerable amount.

The Leafs would be stupid to let him walk. Burke has always talked about the "free wallets". Well this wallet has hundred dollar bills in it and will pay dividends for a couple years.

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Who is he going to knock off?
nobody at the moment.

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doubt it.

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All the talk about Kostka and his 15 power-play points, but Paul Ranger equals his scoring ES and is +13 (best in the team). Could he be the first callup in the NHL if the season ever starts?

Ranger has been there before and his come-back looks pretty impressive.
No question IMO that ranger is well ahead of Kostka, and is going to be competing for a top-4 spot next time there's NHL hockey, not just an NHL roster sport.

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12-27-2012, 02:59 PM
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I would guess that any new deal will have room for amnesty buyouts, so Komi is most likely gonzo no matter what.

If NHL hockey was starting tommorrow, I'd guess that our defense would look something like this:

Gardiner - Phaneuf
Liles - Gunnarsson
Rielly - Ranger

with Kostka and Holzer as first callups, depending on whether they need an offensive or defensive dman.

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I would guess that any new deal will have room for amnesty buyouts...
What are you basing this on? AFAIK, the league has firmly declined any such proposals.

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I would guess that any new deal will have room for amnesty buyouts, so Komi is most likely gonzo no matter what.

If NHL hockey was starting tommorrow, I'd guess that our defense would look something like this:

Gardiner - Phaneuf
Liles - Gunnarsson
Rielly - Ranger

with Kostka and Holzer as first callups, depending on whether they need an offensive or defensive dman.
I highly doubt Rielly is on the roster and anyways, that defense looks extremely weak defensively. We don't even have a shutdown pair.

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What are you basing this on? AFAIK, the league has firmly declined any such proposals.
would be kinda impossible to lower the cap without buyout provisions.

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