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08-01-2013, 06:01 PM
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Leafs have become even tougher and hard to play against

Adding Clarkson and Bolland and the likely promotion of Colborne with the loss of MacCarthur, Gabo and Frattin has made an already very tough team nastier

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This is the team Hawaiinleaf wanted his whole HF life.

All seriousness, love the way this team is shaping up.

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Adding Clarkson and Bolland and the likely promotion of Colborne with the loss of MacCarthur, Gabo and Frattin has made an already very tough team nastier
Hit totals from last season.

Leo Komarov: 176
Clarkson + Bolland: 127

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Hit totals from last season.

Leo Komarov: 176
Clarkson + Bolland: 127
This goes to show that you can't measure nastiness with hits.

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Hit totals from last season.

Leo Komarov: 176
Clarkson + Bolland: 127
How many fighting majors did Leo have last season?
Clarkson had 6 and Bolland knocked Richards out of their series with a nasty bodycheck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpn7QT4plY

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Adding Clarkson and Bolland and the likely promotion of Colborne with the loss of MacCarthur, Gabo and Frattin has made an already very tough team nastier
Thats the idea i think.

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This goes to show that you can't measure nastiness with hits.
Are you trying to say Komarov wasn't a pain in the ass to play against? He was plenty nasty.

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How many fighting majors did Leo have last season?
Clarkson had 6 and Bolland knocked Richards out of their series with a nasty bodycheck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpn7QT4plY
Fraser had 9 majors last year, and from his latest interview it sounds like he won't be dropping the gloves this year.

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This goes to show that you can't measure nastiness with hits.
When Komarov went to the KHL there was a sigh of relief across the NHL. This guy brought a ton to this team don't go making it sound like he was some 4th line plug who never did anything.

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When Komarov went to the KHL there was a sigh of relief across the NHL.
lol. I liked the guy but trolling in a half dozen different languages only goes so far.

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Losing kamarov does suck, but I think he belonged on the fourth line and guess management felt keeping orr and mclaren added more of a fear element.

With whats on this team now and prospect coming up in the system we should give riemer and bernier good protection and hopefully less shots against in the years to come.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Komarov is back with the Leafs once his season is done in the KHL.

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Are you trying to say Komarov wasn't a pain in the ass to play against? He was plenty nasty.
Only Leaf fans (that part of our fanbase that tend to overrate everything blue and white: i.e. jeff finger was a great fa pick up!) would actually make the claim that Komarov is nastier than Bolland + Clarkson combined. It's just flat out embarassing... stop please. 176 body checks who cares! No one but some Leaf fans. Who is Leo Komarov? No one but Leaf fans will remember. Put him in the category with other forgetables such as Rickard Wallin. Granted...Wallin was much much worse but still...come on lads.

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Thanks Guys and its true!!!! I will never forget that Montreal game last year i think that was a point that the Leafs changed as a team

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When Komarov went to the KHL there was a sigh of relief across the NHL. This guy brought a ton to this team don't go making it sound like he was some 4th line plug who never did anything.
I know some of us haven't really seen a proper penalty kill so the fact that Leo was pretty good at the PK (at times...) and made a lot of body checks made him more valuable then a 4th line plug. He's a 3rd line plug at best. Still don't understand why a part of our fan base embarassingly covets players like this... the rest of us have to answer for your comments/statements...

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Got to like a guy like komarov, hits like crazy with very few penalties. He wasn't bad at the few draws he took, and I think he played centre earlier in his career. A line of McLaren Komarov and Orr would have completed a great team.

I like the team toughness now though. Really looking forward to see what Clarkson and Bolland will bring.

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Are you trying to say Komarov wasn't a pain in the ass to play against? He was plenty nasty.
Pain in the ass? Yes

Nasty? Not really

Wish he stuck around though, he's a perfect 4th liner.

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Nothing says nasty like Joe Colborne. And that Frattin never hit...

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Nothing says nasty like Joe Colborne.
What if Colborne develops into a legit top six player... Does Bozie finally take the 3rd line centre position? Hmmmmmm... I'm curious to see what happens with Joe this year.

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Colborne played very physical in the playoffs and i think/hope its a sign for this year he was a wrecking ball

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OUT: Grabovski, MacArthur, Frattin, Komarov
IN: Clarkson, Bolland, Colborne, McLaren

Notice the huge loss in speed? "We're a skating team. When we don't use our legs, we're not going to win." Carlyle must have used that line in every single post-loss interview.

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Can you say full year of Gardiner skating like the wind from the back end?
Reilly???

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Komo was a plus

tho am sure Clarkson and Boll will be a bigger plus

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Colborne played very physical in the playoffs and i think/hope its a sign for this year he was a wrecking ball
Came to post this. Wasn't a wrecking ball but was certainly a lot more physical than any other centre. Wasn't decking guys but dammit he finished every single hit in both games. If there was an opportunity to make contact with someone he took it. I don't want him to be a checker, he's too skilled for that.

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