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Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings - THU Oct 9 7PM EST- 08/09 Season Opener HNIC (part 2)

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10-09-2008, 08:56 PM
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For now I wouldn't give up on that line. Give them another game together and go from there.
RW will. RW only goes to weirdo lotto mode when the team ain't doing it right. The Blake line stays.

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I already mentioned three specific chances, one of which included a post.

Cherry just highlighted the line and their defensive play.

I didn't see anything you describe from any of the three.
Tell Cherry to rewind the tape.

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Now that was fun to watch.

So great to see Kulimen score on the breakway. Welcome to the NHL!

Tlusty, Hagman and Grabovski are a really nice looking line.

Schenn look so seasoned out there tonight.

Nice to see Antropov remember his defensive responsibilities tonight. He looked much better. A few bounces going differently and that line may have put one in tonight as well. I think their style will likely be more effective against other teams that play a more trap-like game where Antropov in particular, and Ponikarovsky to a lesser extend can utilitze their size and down-low cycle game.

Toskala, once he faces a few pucks, looked really focussed.

Kubina looked very involved tonight, which was nice to see and Frogren looked much improved over the pre-season. Maybe he's just getting more comfortable with the size of the rinks and with his new teammates.

Anyways, can't ask for more than that game. It was a beauty.

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They played the game like its meant to be played.

Fletcher assembled a team the is tough to play against and hard working and competitive just like he promised..

When you don't have a lot of offensive players you need to play sound defensively and out work your opponent.
agreed

Now we just need to scrath Stajan put Mitchell at centre and White on his wing! even more entertaining and grit

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10-09-2008, 08:57 PM
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I thought him and Frogren were pretty solid tonight.
Frogren 17:34 ice time +2 on the night and set up Dominic Moore's goal to record an assist in his first NHL game.

Played physical and a smart game.

Nothing wrong with that ..

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Leaf fans, Sens fans, Flyers fans, Wings fans, Habs fans, and even Sharks fans(Scarface) all on this board checking out and complimenting a team that is supposed to be dead last in the league...weird.

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watch any or his highlight vids on youtube where he goes in on a breakaway.... kid's money
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Absolutely nothing wrong with how Van Ryn played tonight.

If he continues to play that way I would take him over McCabe any day of the week.
I might be expecting too much from Van Ryn. We'll see how he plays against montreal.

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we won

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I will say this now..

I know it's one game. But after the pre-season and thinking about it...

I think the absolute worst thing the Leafs could do is to re-sign Mats Sundin.

He was, is, and will be one of my favorite Maple Leafs ever.

I just think it's now time to give the responsibilities to the youth. If he comes in, everyone will feel like their role is not as important.

I love you, Mats.. But I think our marriage is over.

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10-09-2008, 08:59 PM
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Great game. I'm impressed by the Leafs

Luke Schenn looks great out there.


Toskala is going to the all-star game. Write it down.
I already called it

You know, I single handedly discovered Toskala.

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I didn't get to see the game cause i'm at work. But I love the score!!

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Leaf fans, Sens fans, Flyers fans, Wings fans, Habs fans, and even Sharks fans(Scarface) all on this board checking out and complimenting a team that is supposed to be dead last in the league...weird.
LC, this has been one of the strangest GDT's in recorded HF history.

Great game. Great fun. Hooray for hockey.

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It was only one game but it was fun to watch. Moore looked good(leadership potential?).

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I didn't get to see the game cause i'm at work. But I love the score!!
Glad to see you are still posting.

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I will say this now..

I know it's one game. But after the pre-season and thinking about it...

I think the absolute worst thing the Leafs could do is to re-sign Mats Sundin.

He was, is, and will be one of my favorite Maple Leafs ever.

I just think it's now time to give the responsibilities to the youth. If he comes in, everyone will feel like their role is not as important.

I love you, Mats.. But I think our marriage is over.
Agreed.

I love the way certain players are grabbing the bull by the horns.

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LC, this has been one of the strangest GDT's in recorded HF history.

Great game. Great fun. Hooray for hockey.
It's the early GDT, man.

I ****in told ya.

I am the key to the Leafs' destiny.

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Nice game Kulemin.

Some of us never gave up on him before the season even started.

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I thought Blake-Antropov-Pony were solid. They did have some great scoring chances, of course Poni hit the post and Blake flubbed a few.

They were the best line defensively tonight IMO. They were overshadowed offensively by the 2nd and 3rd lines, however.

MVR was OK. I'm not a huge fan of his but he made a solid play at the very end there to dive and block the pass/shot.

Cola has to play better.

In the end, it is one game, so I'm not going to be so quick to label heroes and zeroes just yet.

I like Wilson as a coach (always stated that hiring Maurice was JFJ's worst move) but I'm not sure how much I buy Mayers as a first unit PK/last minute of the game kind of guy.
everything he just said

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Great game out of the Leafs tonight and a solid team effort. Few players had stand out games in my mind and some need to step it up.

Schenn had a solid first NHL season game and it does look like its going to be hard to send him back. He played well in his own zone and had a few nice breakout passes/rushes.

Frogen's grittiness impressed me and his physicality in the corners were something that really stood out. I'm liking his style of play so far.

Kulemin started off kind of running around but settled down and put out a great performance and generated some good scoring chances. He also started the play that led to Moores goal.

I'm not too sold on Colaiacavo.

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Mayers started to hit, then became invisible again. He needs to pick that **** up before next game.

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we won
Think that is funny, think about the fact that we have a better record then the Wings this season

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Kulemin is the man. That is all.

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I say that Moore will have a bit of a break out year offensively. Maybe 15 goals this year?

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The team did play great but does mean everyone on the team played well. Relax cob.
actually, I think it's you that need to relax.

I'm just elated that we walked out of the Joe with the W.

I'm not really interested in over analyzing every moment on the ice.

It's so ****ing negative around here. Even when the team does play well.

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