Kadri is a center damn it. a 1C!!!!
Just fucking thrilled. All it takes is the first 2 months of next year for Carlyle to cause a wasted season. Who fucking cares if he got 1 year, 2 years or 10 years. It won't help next year.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Sticking by the wrong guy
RW was the devil incarnate. RC is not unlikable, but that doesn't mean the player have faith in him or his systems so I'm not sure what came out in those interviews.
My mind is so out of hockey right now, but the one guy I'd like to see come here is Iginla if Boston can't sign him. My fear is that after making the playoffs in 2012/13 the Leafs seemed to be a decent destination for UFAs. With last year's collapse and Toaster Man getting an extension, who's going to want to come here this summer?
@Burtonboy @KnightsNot2Leafs @Uncle Otis
I'm really hoping that's the case.
@Uncle Otis @Burtonboy
I'm with BB on this one. We may be middle of the pack but we should be trending upward to contender status with our core surrounded by a more robust bottom 6 playing the same type of minutes the top teams play. That is one fundamental change RC has to make and he may be forced to see the light. I won't hold my breath.
The other however is systems. Many on here complain that the forwards are always too far up the ice. In other words there is too big a gap between our dmen breaking out and our forwards. Few seem to realize that this is exactly the way RC has instructed the forwards to play. Get to the other teams blue line and wait to tip pucks into the other end. And of course there's also the collapse or swarm.
Again, I won't hold my breath that changing personnel will make those systems work. I think it's fair to say Anaheim had/has personnel better than ours and look at how well they played after Pronger and Niedermeyer disappeared.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @mcloki
He isn't stupid? He didn't fire Carlyle. He's beyond stupid and into the moron zone.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Sticking by the wrong guy
Who the fuck is the TSN Commenter and why would you give that any credence at all?
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon, buying time for what? Give Carlyle 20 more games with this team and another season will be lost and our core will be another year older.
But on the bright side, there will be one less year on Clarkson's contract. Thanks Nonis.
Didn't you hear? Randy was just extended.
Like you Cameron, Anaheim has been my next favourite team. Too bad they are so far west or I'd invest more time in watching them. They will only get better.
I seriously could not stand watching.
Might have been able to use Colborne when Bozak and Bolland went down.
Oh wait, we got a 4th from Calgary.
The answer can be both 1 and 2. But mostly 2.
For those of you who thought I was irrational when I went on a rant about Nonis last September, there's still plenty of room on my band wagon. Hop aboard.
How many games did they win in the last month of the season?
Ya, Shanny's fucking brilliant. For a punch drunk village idiot.
except Wilson only got to ruin the one season he was extended in. Carlyle is going for the daily double.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Press Conference: Randy Carlyle staying, extended 2 years
@Cameron19 lol - see my comment above.
My initial comments when Shanahan was hired:
"Brendan Shanahan eh?Fucking great. We hire a punch drunk incoherent village idiot as President. I had my doubts about Leiweke but I can really see the Leafs moving in the right direction - right to the top of the heap for McDavid."
Were those comments ever off.
I gave Shanny way too much credit.
Wow. I knew Shanahan was fucking idiot. The good news is I will have a lot more spare time on my hands.
I'll pop in from time to time to troll this disaster of a team.
@Greg Fenton @Knights2Leafs (Hunter in, RC out)
and Hossa and Versteeg play the same style, right?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies Practice Update Ahead of Round 2
with today's social media that's entirely possible and you can count me in.
Yeah, Bickell's just another smallish forward like Pattycake Kane.
That's what I keep saying. Carlyle comes back and I'm done till the end of the season. If they end up making the playoffs then there's lots of time to jump back on the bandwagon.
The Bruins may have that but I wouldn't say that's true of Chicago. Now, who has had more success in the last 5 years? The one dimensional Bruins or the multi-dimensional Hawks?
And a powerful message to me that the incompetent just get more incompetent.
And that's where we disagree. It's not one or the other. You can have a combination of small rush players and bigger possession players. We have the latter in spades with the Marlies.
Someone forgot to tell Randy.
@Zep2 Ranger > Gleason
@Greg Fenton @loomx @DWCMLHS
Name one forward that can carry a team. Crosby? Yeah, no talent around him. Tavares? Lots of playoff action there. Stamkos? Great trigger man but he needs someone to set him up.
@Greg Fenton @Knights2Leafs (Hunter in, RC out)
Maybe the Flower helped them become Hall of Fame players.
Bullshit. Okay Scotty Bowman - get rid of that Guy Lafleur guy. You'll win 4 Cups if you replace him with 2 way players.
Montreal seemed to do alright with Guy Lafleur as their best player who wasn't exactly tough as nails.
Although his lungs were with all the smoking.
Well said and I believe accurate. We are in a position to make roster changes that count - like building an effective bottom 6 that actually complements a decent top 6 (which pains me to say probably doesn't include Clarkson) and integrating Marlie D prospects as needed.
100% agree. With questionable systems and personnel decisions we were as high as 3rd in the Conference at one point and ahead of the scabs. So let's just blow it up? NOT.
Awesome as usual AP - I just finished reading.
P.S. FIRE CARLYLE NOW!!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs’ Bottom Six Forwards
I'm thinking if the scabs can make the Bruins look this bad, how would the Bruins keep up with Chicago. Or any of the other teams in the West.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Decision on Randy Carlyle coming soon
Just saw Dreger standing beside Marty Biron. He looks like he's at least 7 inches shorter than Marty and Marty's only 6'2". Dreger's a freaking midget.
Wonder if he's ever been used as a bowling ball.
He's had long enough - fire him too.
@CanuckUKinToronto @Komas Taberle
I think we can do the double - get Babcock and McDavid.
lol - or nothing at all.
And his "skill" at handing out suspensions was questionable at best.
Nicely summarized Alec. I understand the back and forth on the extent of personnel changes, but the decision on Carlyle should be a simple one. Firing Carlyle and making significant changes in personnel are not mutually exclusive but the first is a requirement.
And thanks for reminding of us how the season started when Nonis traded Colborne (I'm assuming at the behest of Carlyle) ostensibly because he was too soft and apparently because we had SO much depth at center. Good thing we dumped him or people would be criticizing our team as soft. And yes he scored 28 points playing largely bottom 6 minutes but pffft, that would only have put him 7th amongst Leafs forwards. Who needed thosed 28 points from the bottom 6?
What a thing of beauty; to see the Penguins 4th line buzzing around at least 3 times in the 3rd period controlling the puck in the NYR end. Are you watching Randy?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies announce Round 2 Playoff Schedule vs. Chicago Wolves
Kadri needs a decent winger for a change.
He should be going to the Toaster Academy next year.
@Uncle Otis @Leafs2Last (till RC's exterminated)
I saw her up close at the ACC about 3 years and 20 lbs ago when she was with Leafs TV and she looked hot then for sure.
with a tank top.
Burkie is bringing a storm with him to Calgary.
Yikes, did Andi just arrive from the gym? Wtf is she wearing tonight?