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     http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/mapleleafs/article/946752--james-reimer-back-in-net-against-penguins

    So much for the fate of the Leafs resting on Reimer's sore neck.
     
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    I think they've figured Reimer out anyway.  I think he's outright weak with the gloves and doesn't seem to be able to catch it at all.  I think he's fighting the puck some.  We'll see where they end up, but I'm still predicting 4th overall.
     
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    [QUOTE]I think they've figured Reimer out anyway.  I think he's outright weak with the gloves and doesn't seem to be able to catch it at all.  I think he's fighting the puck some.  We'll see where they end up, but I'm still predicting 4th overall.
    Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]

    As you can expect, Reimer's been annointed the "next one" up here.  Admittedly, he's been solid in goal for them.  Its doubtful they'd even get a sniff of the 8th seed if not for him and secondly, Kessel. 

    For Bruin draft purposes only, I hope that tough schedule you noted sinks them.
     
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    Matt Niskonen just gave the Pens a 1-0 lead at just under the 13 minute mark of the first. 

     
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    Kulemin tied the score at 1-1.  End of the first period.
     
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    This is good news!  The Pens have gone ahead 2-1 on the Leafs.
     
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    Why can't Cooke knock Phaneuf out?
    Why can't anyone knock Cooke out? (again) (thank you Evander)

    Where is Kelvana?

    Did he catch Phaneuf chasing after the breakaway for a goal?
     
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    2-2 Pens and Leafs with under 9 mins to go in regulation time.
     
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    3-2 Leafs in OT.
     
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    Bah.  Call them the 3-pt Leafs.
     
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    The Leafs visit Philly tomorrow night so perhaps the Flyers can put a dent in their hunt for a playoff spot.  Full props to them.  They're hanging in.
     
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    Flyers take a 1-0 lead only to have one of our fave cementheads, Scott Hartnell, try to clear it out of his own end by throwing it towards his blueline.  Its picked off by MacArthur who blisters it in the Philly net 21 seconds later. 
    1-1 thanks to the former Tiny Tim look-a-like.
     
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    God I hope Philly puts them in their palce tonight, both physically and on the scoresheet. By the way RHO, do you think it is just coincidence that the Buds have suddenly turned things around after ORR went on the IR....
     
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    [QUOTE]God I hope Philly puts them in their palce tonight, both physically and on the scoresheet. By the way RHO, do you think it is just coincidence that the Buds have suddenly turned things around after ORR went on the IR....
    Posted by jmwalters[/QUOTE]

    Geez, those Leafs will not go away!  They win in Philly 3-2!  Son of a gun. 

    jm - I think its more the play of the rookie Reimer in goal more than anything to do with the absence of Orr.  The talk up here is Reimer has instilled a boatload of confidence in the club with his calm, cool play.  The loss last weekend to the Thrashers seemed to illustrate it. 

    He left the game after taking a knee to his head from Kane.  As soon as Giguerre came in, the Leafs seemed to visibly sag and certainly stopped skating, allowing Atlanta to bring the game to them which they did in waves. 

    Unfortunately, there weren't enough folks in the stand to see it.  We can't overlook Kessel's recent hot streak plus Phaneuf seems to be playing more like the player Burke thought he was obtaining last year when he made the deal for him.
     
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    I guess I just have to say...


    aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


     
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    How could you root for Philly tonight.  Because Toronto was able to win in regulation we sit three points behind Philly.  Philly does have a game in hand, but this is a race and I will take every point I can get, the pick be damned.
     
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    [QUOTE]How could you root for Philly tonight.  Because Toronto was able to win in regulation we sit three points behind Philly.  Philly does have a game in hand, but this is a race and I will take every point I can get, the pick be damned.
    Posted by RickyHussle[/QUOTE]

    I want both.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : Geez, those Leafs will not go away!  They win in Philly 3-2!  Son of a gun.  jm - I think its more the play of the rookie Reimer in goal more than anything to do with the absence of Orr.  The talk up here is Reimer has instilled a boatload of confidence in the club with his calm, cool play.  The loss last weekend to the Thrashers seemed to illustrate it.  He left the game after taking a knee to his head from Kane.  As soon as Giguerre came in, the Leafs seemed to visibly sag and certainly stopped skating, allowing Atlanta to bring the game to them which they did in waves.  Unfortunately, there weren't enough folks in the stand to see it.  We can't overlook Kessel's recent hot streak plus Phaneuf seems to be playing more like the player Burke thought he was obtaining last year when he made the deal for him.
    Posted by RichHillOntario[/QUOTE]

    Good point. I am starting to adhere to the strong witchcraft theory myself. This is getting stupid....
     
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    Where's those people with the laughing at the idea of Toronto winning games?

    [crickets]

    PS, I was rooting for Philly.
     
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    [QUOTE]And a really rough schedule remaining. Last game of the season vs. Habs Bruins, Pitts, Flyers twice each. Chicago TB Detroit NJ Washington. At this moment in time, aside NJ, 5 games against teams lower than them in the standings the rest of the year. That is a tough schedule.
    Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]

    All of a sudden the schedule doesn't look like it is very hard does it BH? .. have to hand it to these guys.. they manhandled Phily who everyone raves about being the beasts of the East..  I see a lot of winnable games remaining this month, I can even see them beating Chicago on Saturday at home... then Islanders, Buffalo (twice ) Carolina,Florida,Minnesota, Colorado..all very winnable indeed..The kid in goal has been the difference...Give this team credit..
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : All of a sudden the schedule doesn't look like it is very hard does it BH? .. have to hand it to these guys.. they manhandled Phily who everyone raves about being the beasts of the East..  I see a lot of winnable games remaining this month, I can even see them beating Chicago on Saturday at home... then Islanders, Buffalo (twice ) Carolina,Florida,Minnesota, Colorado..all very winnable indeed..The kid in goal has been the difference...Give this team credit..
    Posted by cowboys9[/QUOTE]

    Perhaps the positive to be taken out of this is that maybe Philly was exposed as baing not as dominant as everyone thought...

    Either that or the Buds simply did not stimulate the Flyers enough to want to care to try...
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : Perhaps the positive to be taken out of this is that maybe Philly was exposed as baing not as dominant as everyone thought... Either that or the Buds simply did not stimulate the Flyers enough to want to care to try...
    Posted by jmwalters[/QUOTE]

    Hi-lite of the night for me was watching " Muhammad" Aulie beat the tar out of Hartnell soundly... He obviously stimulated his team.. I will never understand Philly wasting years of having decent teams and never going out to get a #1 goalie to put them over the top.. If they think Bobo is taking them to the finals they are delusional.. Last year Leighton was a fluke, won't happen this year..they have had a great year mind you and not hit any bumps so maybe losses to Ottawa and now Toronto are just a blip or could be the start of a slide.. Bruins now in line to challenge for #1 overall in the conference.. I like that a lot...
     
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    [QUOTE]How could you root for Philly tonight.  Because Toronto was able to win in regulation we sit three points behind Philly.  Philly does have a game in hand, but this is a race and I will take every point I can get, the pick be damned.
    Posted by RickyHussle[/QUOTE]

    Ricky - I hear you but its not often that an already contending club has the chance to load up on potentially blue-chip, impact players courtesy of a team that has chosen to part with these elements usually precious to the return to respectability. 

    The situation reminds me of reading how the Habs' Sam Pollock used to trade players to lowly teams like LA for their picks.  It would be great to see the Bruins with a one-two combo perhaps like the Oilers' Hall and Eberle.  Cheers!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : All of a sudden the schedule doesn't look like it is very hard does it BH? .. have to hand it to these guys.. they manhandled Phily who everyone raves about being the beasts of the East..  I see a lot of winnable games remaining this month, I can even see them beating Chicago on Saturday at home... then Islanders, Buffalo (twice ) Carolina,Florida,Minnesota, Colorado..all very winnable indeed..The kid in goal has been the difference...Give this team credit..
    Posted by cowboys9[/QUOTE]

    I am eating crow, no doubt about it.
    They certainly deserve credit over this run, no excuses.
    And after dumping Kaberle and Versteeg?

    And - I've noticed Kessel is doing what he should be doing, he's going into traffic, he's skating both ways.  Funny thing is that when he focused on the defense more, his offensive numbers go up. 

    The question does remain as to whether they can keep it up.
    The playoffs will still be tough for them to make, they have the Devils in the rear view mirror getting bigger every second.

    And they are still fragile, a lot seems to hinge on Riemer.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker : Ricky - I hear you but its not often that an already contending club has the chance to load up on potentially blue-chip, impact players courtesy of a team that has chosen to part with these elements usually precious to the return to respectability.  The situation reminds me of reading how the Habs' Sam Pollock used to trade players to lowly teams like LA for their picks.  It would be great to see the Bruins with a one-two combo perhaps like the Oilers' Hall and Eberle.  Cheers!
    Posted by RichHillOntario[/QUOTE]

    I hear where you are coming from, but by all accounts we are not getting a "Malkin" type man to come in and play Robin from this draft.  Good news though this team has enough Robin's that there carrying there unprepared Batman on what could be a lengthy playoff run.  If we didn't have the Toronto pick at all  we would have a VERY healthy looking future.  Meanwhile there's nothing better for a young player then adding meaningful playoff games to there experience.  A month ago I thought it looked like this team had a fighter's chance against any team in the playoff's but I shied away from the terms "Cup Contender" and "Elite Team".  I think they are showing us that those things are not outside of there reach.  I count 7 teams with a great shot to win it all.  Top 3 in each conference plus Chicago, if Crosby comes back we can discuss them based on his play.  At this point anytime Toronto plays a team in the Eastern conference playoff hunt especially the top teams in that hunt, I'm thinking stanley cup implications and not draft pick implications.

    By the way isn't everybody saing the draft is very bunched this year.  A top 5, a solid 6-15 and then a precipitous dropoff.  I mean it certainly looks like we might fall out of the top 5, but talent like Jeff Skinner and Cam Fowler were available in last year's solid but not elite grouping.
     
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