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    HNIC can't I have to root for the Blue Shirts but I gotta need a little help Avery!
     
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    From what I've seen the Leafs wins have been squeakers, they have gone on streaks before.

    re: Carolina has the tougher schedule
    OK, but Carolina is more capable of winning.

    4 points is a LOT to gain.

    Just do me a favor and look at the standings.  And other than the 1st and 2nd place teams, add 4 points to any other team and note where that takes them.

    And remember that they were 3 points back not that long ago, and now it's 4.

    Finally, they have to actually get those 4 points and that has not happened.
     
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    Those Leafs are loving the role of spoiler.  For those who may want to look at potential losses regarding whom they face these last few games, better you don't 'cause I'd imagine few thought they'd be 8-2 over their last 10 beating such playoff-bound teams as the Sens, Montreal and our Bruins. 

    The Rangers played with a lot of intensity last night, jumping to a first period 2-0 lead but those Leafs...

    Now, if the Pens can put a halt to their gathering of points tonight re our draft position, I'll breathe a little easier, at least until the Leafs play again, anyway. 
     
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    I watched about half the Leafs game and even tho I want them to lose, they are their own worst enemy.

    I saw one of the worst too many men calls ever, usually the guy is pretty close to the bench, but the extra guy got inside the blue line.  Actually bad the refs didn't catch it earlier.

    Kessel drives me totally nuts even tho I want them to lose.  AGAIN tonight he gets the puck behind his own net, looks around, rushes the puck up the ice, crosses center ice, runs out of gas and falls down.  Everybody's open all over the place up ice and he's rushing the puck.

    The Leafs score the tying goal with a total fluke bad goal, Kaberle shoots it from the corner and Lundquvist is asleep at the switch.  OT goal was a decent one...

    What a circus act the Leafs are.  I can't believe they can win many more like this, making enormous mistakes and winning games.

    One postive note, Avery dents Phaneuf's head, Avery goes out with knee injury.  2 total jerks get hurt.

    The Islanders win, so there is still the 3 pt cushion with the Canes next in line.
     
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    Okay, so: Leafs have 7 games left.  Here they are, and here's my guess on how they play out, followed by the same for Carolina and Florida.

    Pitt (L), Atl (L), Buf (L) Bos (L) Phi (W) NYR (W) Mtl (W).  6 more points.

    Carolina:
    Atl (L) Mtl (L) Ott (W) NJD (OTW) TB (W) Mtl (L) Bos (L...unless Boston is locked into a playoff spot and resting players, then W). 6-8 points.

    Florida:
    Nas(L)  Buf (L) Bos(L)  NYR(W)  Ott(OTL)  NJD(L)  TB(OTW)  TB (OTL) - 6pts.

    I may not have the predictions precisely right, but Atlanta should be motivated, especially after dropping the last game to the Laffs.  Buffalo is a much better team.  The Bruins have two reasons to win.  The other games could go either way, so I've given them to the Laffs assuming that I may underestimating their chances against ATL etc.  But Carolina or Tampa will take two points out of their game, and Florida and Tampa will split four points - or six ideally.  It's still a tough row to hoe for the Laffs.
     
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       kESSEL may be guilty of being "selfish",but he is playing with a bunch of minor leagures. If he does make a pass, odds are he will never get it back.
     
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    The Leafs play has been making me nervous about the picks but as bad as Carolina has been playing it is allot of points to make up. Gotta give it to TO there fighting hard that was a nice comeback against the Blue Shirts last night.

    Just gotta hope Staal, Whitney and Co. can hold the Fort!
     
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    Wonder if that clown badhabitude is watching this game? Leafs totally dominating Pittsburgh in their own rink. Kessel #30
    Posted by VicRattlehead


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    Why are my posts getting deleted???

    That was the best period I've seen the Leafs play.  If they were playing someone other than the Penguins, they might be winning, but the Penguins are winning right now 3-2.
     
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    Leaft at Penguins. Wouldn't grudge Toronto winning this one on condition that someone driills Cooke!
    Posted by Kurako

    Kurako - Amen to that!  BTW, PK just got his 30th to give the Leafs a 2-1 lead early in the second period.  That quick snapshot of his fooled Fleury.
     
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    Anyone just see Cooke's partial shorthanded breakaway?  The commentary should have been "Its Cooke! Going in alone on Giguere!  He shoots it...and there's another souvenier for the fans."  Guess his forte is blindsiding people then hiding behind the instigator rule.
     
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    Crosby just tied it up 2-2.  Good thing because the Leafs, especially the rough and tumble line of Orr, Primeau and Hanson have been outworking the Pens, particularly in their own end. 

     
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    Why are my posts getting deleted???
    Posted by BadHabitude


    Probably because they are too dumb to leave up.
     
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    In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : I'll take 'the jerk' Phaneuf at age 24 and 6 million over Chara and his poor pinkie finger at $7.5 Million. Jerk?  I'm beginning to wonder if your Bruin bias clouds your hockey knowledge. The guy has been rock solid since he's come to Toronto.  Creates a lot of offensive challenges and, unlike our buddy Chara, finishes every check.  Calgary has sunk since this trade and the Leafs have played very well. What are you smoking these days Badhab? I hate the Habs probably more then you hate the Leafs, but I don't go making stuff up about them....
    Posted by LoveRealHockey


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    Why are my posts being deleted?

    I had responded saying that I was calling Phaneuf a jerk because of hits like the one against Kopecky, seems like he's trying to hurt people.
     
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    RHO. Got it on CenterIce. The Kessel goal was a bit soft I think but Leafs have troubles at the other end. That's two from Cosby going to the net. May get a bit testy if Leafs decide to goon it up. I'd like to see Kessel and Crosby hitting each other with their handbags
    Posted by Kurako

    Kurako - True enough on PK's goal.  It seemed to handcuff Fleury.  Giguere made a couple of big stops towards the end of the period.  Those Leafs are playing with a lot of confidence, though.
     
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    @BadHab. Some troll is probably using the report button. Sounds like you have drawn the ire of someone with nothing better to do than taunt real fans. Oh and that's 'real' not 'realist'.
     
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    Leaft at Penguins. Wouldn't grudge Toronto winning this one on condition that someone driills Cooke!
     
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    Wow!  Shortly after the Pens go ahead, those Leafs come back and tie things up 3-3. 

     
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    RHO. Got it on CenterIce. The Kessel goal was a bit soft I think but Leafs have troubles at the other end. That's two from Cosby going to the net.

    May get a bit testy if Leafs decide to goon it up. I'd like to see Kessel and Crosby hitting each other with their handbags Wink
     
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    Man! These Penguins have no class. Phaneuf and Orr should start knocking some heads together!

    EDIT: 4-3 from the penalty on Fleury. Nice!
     
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    OK. For me it is now official worry time.  Not because of the points that they have, but because of today's performance.  It wasn't that the Pens were down.  I didn't see the Leafs do anything ridiculous like they have been.  Kessel appears to be tamed and doing what he should do, I hadn't considered that when he finally would get with the program, that that would be as big a boost to a team as it was a downer when he was on his own agenda. Also, Booth is out for the season for the Panthers.  Uh oh.
    Posted by BadHabitude

    Leafs remaining games are all against teams in the thick of the playoff race.I expect them to lose 4 or more out of the 6.
     
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    The Leafs are starting to annoy me! Let's hope the Pens can cash in on the PP!!
    Posted by lucaooo

    The leafs are on a roll, like I said this is the leafs playoffs and they will be damed to give Boston any of the top 5 picks.
     
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    In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : Yeah....I was wondering what happened there with the deleted posts. Still enjoy your posts and nothing wrong with 'not seeing eye-to-eye' all the time. If we all did, there wouldn't be much to discuss or debate. Bruins are on a roll and I think they can be dangerous in the playoffs.  I'm really growing a hate on for the Pens so I'm kind of hoping the Bruins play them and knock them off.  Top 4 teams are going to be tough, but if you're going to go out in the 1st round, go out with a bang and lay a hurt on those Pens... Don't let the game yesterday get you too worried.  Pens were without Gonchar and Malkin....2 key players, especially on the power-play. Like I said, it comes down to the last weekend I think.  Carolina is the team to worry about.  Their schedule is brutal......
    Posted by LoveRealHockey


    Yah, re: Gonchar and Malkin, it wasn't about the win/loss, but that the Leafs showed me something that I didn't see all year from them, that's what worries me.

    If Carolina and Florida can win tonight, that will give some breathing room.

    Ward is back for Carolina, but Booth is gone for the season from Florida.  Florida is now the weak link.
     
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    OK. For me it is now official worry time.  Not because of the points that they have, but because of today's performance.  It wasn't that the Pens were down.  I didn't see the Leafs do anything ridiculous like they have been.  Kessel appears to be tamed and doing what he should do, I hadn't considered that when he finally would get with the program, that that would be as big a boost to a team as it was a downer when he was on his own agenda. Also, Booth is out for the season for the Panthers.  Uh oh.
    Posted by BadHabitude

    We still friends BadHab after my last posts to you?......LOL

    Actually to be honest, I think time has almost run out.  Good run by the Leafs but Columbus beat Chicago twice so there's no chance to catch them.

    I think the only teams that the Leafs have a chance against catching are the Islanders and Carolina (not because they are worse but because they have a very tough schedule to finish the season).

    It will come down to the last weekend where Toronto plays in New York and Montreal.  If New York is out (which I'm expecting) and Montreal can't move anywhere else, then the Leafs have an outside chance to get points.   Otherwise they stay where they are p.s. I think Boston plays Carolina at the end so that will be an interesting game.

    All in all I can't see Boston getting a pick worse then 3rd, however it's all moot until the balls bounce.  Boston still will get a decent chance at #1 even if the Leafs pass 1 or 2 teams before the end of the season.

    P.S.  BadHab; I think I understand your comments around Kessel.  They come across as sour grapes at times, but I think I understand what you're saying and probably agree more with your assessment than you might think...

    Kessel is a talent but he can be frustrating at times.  He is NOT a physical player at all and doesn't really do much near the boards.  He may look like he floats around, but I think that's where he's most effective.  Not a good back-checker (can get better but will never be very good).  I think you're looking at a 40+ goal scorer with some obvious warts.  I think it will go down as a good trade for both teams.

    It's playoff time soon.....Go Bruins!

     
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    In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : We sure are still friends!  And if the freakin globe didn't delete my posts from yesterday, you wouldn't be asking that today!  This is ridiculous.  I think once someone hits the 'report' button your post is gone no matter what it says.  And if you respond to someone calling you a jerk - your post gets deleted and not theirs. Anyway, the reason I called Phaneuf a jerk was because of the hits like the Kopecky one.  He's not a cheap shot artist, but he plays on that edge where I think he's trying to hurt someone. re: Kessel, with you and marco its the same thing, we all agree a lot more than it seems.  Yes, he's not physical, but my complaint is that he doesn't sacrifice the body - that is, he's unwilling to stickhandle into traffic.  He can do it, he can do it well, but he doesn't.  As far as floating goes, dead on - he is best floating, but that's the problem, he doesn't.  He carries the puck too much, instead he should be floating looking for a pass.  Instead of trying to carry it the length of the ice, just give it to somebody and get open.  He should be collecting passes in and around the neutral zone, not trying to rush it end to end. His speed is in short bursts and 200 feet is too long, 75 feet max is what he should do. I was really shaken by yesterdays games vs. the Pens.  Maybe its just luck for when I tune it, but every game I've seen the Leafs play, the coach, team or someone does something really really stupid.  I didn't see that against the Pens, not once, a lot less running around, a lot more confident.  It looked like a break out game for them.  Same as I believe the Tampa game was a break out game for the Bruins, even tho they lost that one, but from what I saw that trend continued against Calgary. I just hope that the Leafs team I saw play the Pens doesn't show up anymore. And I hope this Bruins team that finally seems to have jelled keeps showing up. After next year when we don't have any Leafs picks anymore, they will return to one of my favorite other NHL teams.
    Posted by BadHabitude

    Yeah....I was wondering what happened there with the deleted posts.

    Still enjoy your posts and nothing wrong with 'not seeing eye-to-eye' all the time.
    If we all did, there wouldn't be much to discuss or debate.

    Bruins are on a roll and I think they can be dangerous in the playoffs.  I'm really growing a hate on for the Pens so I'm kind of hoping the Bruins play them and knock them off.  Top 4 teams are going to be tough, but if you're going to go out in the 1st round, go out with a bang and lay a hurt on those Pens...

    Don't let the game yesterday get you too worried.  Pens were without Gonchar and Malkin....2 key players, especially on the power-play.

    Like I said, it comes down to the last weekend I think.  Carolina is the team to worry about.  Their schedule is brutal......
     
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    In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : We still friends BadHab after my last posts to you?......LOL Actually to be honest, I think time has almost run out.  Good run by the Leafs but Columbus beat Chicago twice so there's no chance to catch them. I think the only teams that the Leafs have a chance against catching are the Islanders and Carolina (not because they are worse but because they have a very tough schedule to finish the season). It will come down to the last weekend where Toronto plays in New York and Montreal.  If New York is out (which I'm expecting) and Montreal can't move anywhere else, then the Leafs have an outside chance to get points.   Otherwise they stay where they are p.s. I think Boston plays Carolina at the end so that will be an interesting game. All in all I can't see Boston getting a pick worse then 3rd, however it's all moot until the balls bounce.  Boston still will get a decent chance at #1 even if the Leafs pass 1 or 2 teams before the end of the season. P.S.  BadHab; I think I understand your comments around Kessel.  They come across as sour grapes at times, but I think I understand what you're saying and probably agree more with your assessment than you might think... Kessel is a talent but he can be frustrating at times.  He is NOT a physical player at all and doesn't really do much near the boards.  He may look like he floats around, but I think that's where he's most effective.  Not a good back-checker (can get better but will never be very good).  I think you're looking at a 40+ goal scorer with some obvious warts.  I think it will go down as a good trade for both teams. It's playoff time soon.....Go Bruins!
    Posted by LoveRealHockey



    We sure are still friends!  And if the freakin globe didn't delete my posts from yesterday, you wouldn't be asking that today!  This is ridiculous.  I think once someone hits the 'report' button your post is gone no matter what it says.  And if you respond to someone calling you a jerk - your post gets deleted and not theirs.

    Anyway, the reason I called Phaneuf a jerk was because of the hits like the Kopecky one.  He's not a cheap shot artist, but he plays on that edge where I think he's trying to hurt someone.

    re: Kessel, with you and marco its the same thing, we all agree a lot more than it seems.  Yes, he's not physical, but my complaint is that he doesn't sacrifice the body - that is, he's unwilling to stickhandle into traffic.  He can do it, he can do it well, but he doesn't. 
    As far as floating goes, dead on - he is best floating, but that's the problem, he doesn't.  He carries the puck too much, instead he should be floating looking for a pass.  Instead of trying to carry it the length of the ice, just give it to somebody and get open.  He should be collecting passes in and around the neutral zone, not trying to rush it end to end.
    His speed is in short bursts and 200 feet is too long, 75 feet max is what he should do.

    I was really shaken by yesterdays games vs. the Pens.  Maybe its just luck for when I tune it, but every game I've seen the Leafs play, the coach, team or someone does something really really stupid.  I didn't see that against the Pens, not once, a lot less running around, a lot more confident.  It looked like a break out game for them.  Same as I believe the Tampa game was a break out game for the Bruins, even tho they lost that one, but from what I saw that trend continued against Calgary.

    I just hope that the Leafs team I saw play the Pens doesn't show up anymore.

    And I hope this Bruins team that finally seems to have jelled keeps showing up.

    After next year when we don't have any Leafs picks anymore, they will return to one of my favorite other NHL teams.
     
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