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
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 was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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