Johnsson or Kapanen your choice

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by saltming, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    When Leo returns who of these 2 would you rather we keep up?
    I would choose johnsson just because he's completely home grown and I've been routing for a while.
    I do think Kapanen has a higher cieling so I'm basically just being selfish.
    What's your choice and reason?
     
  2. MarryMarner

    MarryMarner Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Kapanen without hesitation.
     
  3. Suntouchable13

    Suntouchable13 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    28,317
    Likes Received:
    1,247
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thornhill, ON
    How about keep both and send Leo over to Robidas Island? How about that? So sick of young guys being sat in place of old over the hill veterans. It ****ing nauseates me seeing Koma in the lineup.
     
  4. Walshy7

    Walshy7 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    16,821
    Likes Received:
    2,597
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Toronto
    very easily Kapanen. Nothing against Johnsson, but Kapanen has earned his spot and right now I think is the better player
     
  5. CantLoseWithMatthews

    CantLoseWithMatthews Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    24,647
    Likes Received:
    13,835
    Trophy Points:
    141
    both. Komarov should stay out
     
  6. AnishLoomba

    AnishLoomba Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    4,243
    Trophy Points:
    141
    kapanen but i want leo gone. i hope that game where he got injured was his last as a leaf.
     
    Moonman likes this.
  7. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    It is kinda of a right of passage and Martin did take a seat to Kapanen so who knows?
     
  8. Spirit of 67

    Spirit of 67 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    1,623
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto, On.
    Kapanen.

    Johnsson will have to wait his turn. Kappy had to.
     
    francis246 and saffronleaf like this.
  9. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    I agree but johnsson also looks like he's earned a spot
     
  10. MR4

    MR4 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,263
    Likes Received:
    2,101
    Trophy Points:
    111
    This is the NHL, a play to win league, not appease old players that had good years for you years ago, Komarov or Plekanec should be the one sitting for sure

    But Babs and his real gud pro meter will probably decide differently
     
    Moonman likes this.
  11. SprDaVE

    SprDaVE Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    34,456
    Likes Received:
    2,531
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Both over Komarov but since that's probably not an option, Johnsson to the Marlies for now, or maybe stays with the Leafs for some practice time before going down to help the Marlies in their cup run.

    Johnsson is 100% a permanent player next season though.
     
  12. Walshy7

    Walshy7 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    16,821
    Likes Received:
    2,597
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Toronto
    yeah so did kapanen last year after his late season and playoff form, still started in the A. Kapanen earned his spot he deserves to keep his spot. Especially if babcock wants to keep up the charade of this meritocracy he has tried to preach
     
    Moonman likes this.
  13. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    While I agree it's not like leo hurts the team. Also I don't mind the culture of teaching the kids it's a privilege to play so work hard and keep working hard
     
  14. hotpaws

    hotpaws Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    14,045
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Keep them both , sit turtle neck hab .
     
    TimeZone, WWB, Crispy Crust and 2 others like this.
  15. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    I agree with all this that's why I said I was being selfish.
    I want to see more of AJ and don't want to wait until next season. Nothing else.
    In a perfect world plec and leo rotate
     
  16. djdev

    djdev Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    337
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Occupation:
    dj
    Location:
    costa rica
    sophies choice maple leafs addition. that being said kapenen without question. his speed is gamebreaking and i think his special teams contribution will be greater
     
    saltming likes this.
  17. Walshy7

    Walshy7 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    16,821
    Likes Received:
    2,597
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Toronto
    yes please im in for that. Plek can sit the rest of the season and playoffs for all I care, if komarov HAS to play then Johnsson-Komo-Kap is a sick 4th line
     
    saltming likes this.
  18. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    AJ kills penalties too just not at this level yet
     
  19. frog

    frog Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,232
    Likes Received:
    287
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Occupation:
    Junior Frog Biologist
    Location:
    Canada
    Komarov is the perfect playoff player, Johnsonn and kapanen should be NHL regulars. Komarov has the grit, physical, defensive and veteran experience that championship teams need in the playoffs so I would say Komarov over Johnson even though johnsonn is more skilled and should be in too. Maybe alternate between johnson and kapanen but komarov has to be in.
     
  20. Spirit of 67

    Spirit of 67 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    1,623
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto, On.
    Neither play center.

    And don't say Leo can play it.
     
    iSophagus likes this.
  21. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    I honestly think the one would be even better with Leo instead of plec
     
  22. Spirit of 67

    Spirit of 67 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    1,623
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto, On.
    They don't play the same position.
     
    iSophagus likes this.
  23. wingman75

    wingman75 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    194
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Outaouais
    I'd put Leo in as 4th line C and send Pleks to the pressbox.

    If it has to be one of the two in the op I would keep Kappanen.

    Next year I expect both to have a roster spot on opening night.
     
  24. Spirit of 67

    Spirit of 67 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    1,623
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto, On.
    Leo isn't a center.
     
    iSophagus likes this.
  25. saltming

    saltming Fan Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    14,043
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Agreed Leo has to play especially for the playoffs
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"