NHL notes: Scrivens out, more Leaf cuts Monday – Wilson likes Turris

Goalie Ben Scrivens, who was spectacular in two outings in the pre-season, was sent down to the AHL Marlies on Sunday. Scrivens appeared in two pre-season games for the Maple Leafs in 2011 and posted two wins. He allowed one goal in 63 minutes for a 0.95 goals-against average. The Leafs had the day off. More cuts are expected Monday, but the Marlies needed Scrivens to begin their pre-season.

GRABOVSKI PROBABLE: Leaf rookie Matt Frattin filled in for Clarke MacArthur (suspension) on Saturday night and will probably skate with Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski in Thursday’s opener — if Grabovski is healthy. He removed himself from Saturday’s game after taking a shot to the foot. Coach Ron Wilson believes Grabovski will play and is hoping both Tyler Bozak and Tim Connolly will be ready as well.

WILSON LIKES TURRIS: Leaf coach Ron Wilson has joined Twitter. He’s @coachrw63, Leaf spokesman Pat Park confirms. Wilson’s first tweet: “Need hybrid icing rule change! Have seen too many horrific injuries!” He follows only a handful of people, but interestingly Phoenix Coyotes holdout Kyle Turris is one of them.


77 Responses to NHL notes: Scrivens out, more Leaf cuts Monday – Wilson likes Turris

  1. toronto77 says:

    speaking of Turris, i have checked the top 10 picks from 2005-2008 and noticed that Thomas Hickey is like the only player that hasn't even played a game in the NHL yet. He was drafted 4th overall by the kings in 2007. 4th overall pick 4 fours years ago and hasn't played in the NHL, is he even still with the kings or is he like a complete bust?

  2. reinjosh says:

    Hey don't lump me here. I've never liked him, I've merely tolerated him. I'm not as confident as mojo is that he will get his game back. I'm willing to be proven wrong but I'm not expecting much. 

  3. 93killer93 says:

    Look for him to get special teams time. Liles and Phaneuf are the number one, but he will probably quarterback the 2nd unit with either gunnarsson or Franson. 

  4. Leafs_Wallace says:

    I’m just saying wishing won’t make it so.

  5. Leafs_Wallace says:

    And you picked the Leafs to finish 5th in the East, if Komisarek doesn't win the Conn Smyth you might as well just close your account on HTR.

  6. thisgamewelose says:

    Rinne, a billion times, Rinne. 

  7. mojo19 says:

    You guys are not hearing me at all….. I don't think Komisarek will have a good season at all. I never said that. BUT, I'm not gonna decide right now that he will automatically have a bad season, like you guys. I will let Komisarek decide that. And unlike the rest of you, I'm going in with an open mind and allowing him to have a good season. If he does play well, I will at least be able to recognize it because I don't have the blinders on.

    I don't know if I can keep explaining the same thing in many othe different ways.

  8. mojo19 says:

    In the last two seasons – in Nashville, with Rinne, Weber and Barry Trotz, Mike Komisarek is either a plus player, or close to it (maybe -2 or 3). In Toronto the last two seasons Cody Franson is a minus player. Every other d-man in Toronto has been a minus over the course of the last two years is Franson really that special? Dont get me wrong he's a good player but the Leafs finished 29th two years ago, Franson ain't Bourque.

  9. mojo19 says:

    I think he might've even been captain of one of the Canada Junior teams. Ya, huge bust.

  10. Kramer says:

    Chris McAllister and Darby Hendrickson for Paul Kariya.

  11. JoelLeafs says:

    Christ man, he`s not wishing that Komis… oh never mind.

    Just go Google 'objectivity' and you might get an Idea of what he`s try to do here.
  12. Leafs_Wallace says:

    Objectivity would suggest looking at the evidence, I don't think I'm bashing Komisarek's game but looking at it at face value.

    Objectivity is empiricism, duh.

  13. Leafs_Wallace says:

    Ok, I feel dirty bashing Komisarek because it’s a cheap pop, here’s hoping his balls drop again and he has a Hal Gill like second coming.

  14. Leafs_Wallace says:

    I was on the fence but this comment won me over.

  15. reinjosh says:

    I get what your saying man, I do. I'm open to it too, I'm not going in with blinders. Other than the Detroit game, he was actually playing really solidly. I really want him to improve, I'm just not expecting it. I don't see how that is all that much different than you. I'll still be able to recognize his good play. 

  16. reinjosh says:

    Haha, come on. You know I was making a bold prediction. None of this easy stuff. That's no fun. 

  17. reinjosh says:

    You know I love Franson and have since he entered the league. I just don't agree. Your argument is predicated on a weak stat that has way to many factors affecting it, more than just the play of a dman's game. 

    I agree with Blaze and Mojo. Put Komi in Nashville and he's a plus player and put Franson in Toronto, and he's a minus player who would just put up more offense than Komi. 
    And Nashville played Franson to his strengths. He had the second least amount of time played for dman on Nashville, but played the third most powerplay time behind only Weber and Suter (so he was the mainstay on the 2nd PP unit). He was used in an offensive way from the backend and was protected from defensive play because thats been a weak part of his game. 
    Now Toronto has been testing his defensive game out this preseason but up to this point his defensive game has been lacking. 
    Now its been reported that Toronto has big plans for Franson and them playing him on the PK during the preseason shows they see him as more than a depth guy, so I don't really think them placing Komisarek above Franson right now is that big a deal. 
  18. reinjosh says:

    Why not trade those prospects? If we could trade prospects for a guaranteed top 6 guy, we should do it. No sense waiting around for some prospects that may or may not hit their upside. 

    I can understand having a few prospects you don't want to move but come on, not every prospect hits their upside. Better to hedge your bets on one player with proven NHL experience and upside than some prospects that haven't proven anything. 
  19. reinjosh says:

    Classic downgoesbrown quote: Tim Connolly finally solved the team's long-standing need for a first-line center by arriving at training camp, pointing at Mikhail Grabovski, and saying "Um, he's been here for three years".

  20. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    hahaha classic

  21. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    hahaha classic

  22. JoelLeafs says:

    No shit. The point of being objective is to weigh the actual evidence. How can you be objective if you've made up your mind on a player before the season has started. 

    As for your last line there; maybe look up this word: facetious.
  23. mojo19 says:

    thanks guys. I just hate that Toronto has to have a whipping boy. I remember Aki Berg having a really solid playoff series against Philly but no one recognized it. This type of thing goes on and on. So we'll wait and see what happens.

  24. mojo19 says:

    *Edit* Carl Gunnarsson has been a plus Leafs defenseman. Total of +6 over the past two years.

  25. reinjosh says:

    Yeah unfortunately I think its just the reality of being in Toronto. The media is always looking for something wrong even when things are going right and if no one presents themselves right away, its go back to the player that underperformed last.

  26. MystifoLeafs says:

    Lol nice.

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