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@dlb Mad @Archie Vanlanda Being a Gm is tough....
17 hours, 33 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@dlb Mad @wendelsfist Or trying to get both Couturier and RoR. That would change this team dramatically.
17 hours, 34 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@MaxwellHowe @DeclanK If my team as bad as the Leafs are in their own zone I would stop play as much as possible as well. At least then you give your team a free pass to get back into proper position. It would be nice if they could play the puck (JB is quite good at it) but they need options to move the puck to.
20 hours, 35 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@peterbleafs @Cameron19 Tell Leo to hit Bergeron instead.
23 hours, 17 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday
@Cameron19 That's a real shame!
3 days, 11 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)
@Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda @Mitch_S2 My comment was meant more as a funny than as an actual question.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 But will he hack opposing team's top player's hands?
@LN-093 @Archie Vanlanda No way. Nothing wrong with being who he is. Embrace it. He loves cookies and is a great hockey player.
1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt
@LN-093 He is and forever will be the Cookie Monster.
@Cameron19 It would also help for the "Toews" player to be a centre. Its tough to lead defensive play from the wing.
1 week, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – October 14
@hometeem Are goals worth more?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@BPsotka @Bruffins One game interview is not enough to prove you should move a legit NHL d man.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #1, Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
@Yaknowwhat @Mind Bomb Seems to be how a lot of goalies are playing those really wide angle situations these days. It also makes it so you can't get a strong push of the post if you have to go east west. I don't like it at all.
@Burtonboy @Archie Vanlanda Agreed if he keeps playing like that he has to be in the line up. I really liked his game. For his first NHL game he showed lots of confidence and poise. Reminds me of when Olli Maata made the jump. Same kind of calm style.
@Burtonboy He should certainly be given another game to see how it goes. It won't hurt Frason to get a little more healing in. Its great that Percy played so well but it was only one game.
@maximus_asinus Who are they playing against?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Season Opener Mashup: The Day Is Here
@Jmessih @Bring the Cup Home I will know.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup
@Great Dane @Cameron19 What are the chances that things start poorly and Shanahan makes the decision to tank it? Based on all the pessimism (which has warrant) it seems like maybe that is what we need.
The problem is one year and one high pick isn't going to do it. (Gross that sounded to much like Fenton)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
@Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda @Burtonboy True. Just watching this game. Erhoff is meh Scuds is looking even slower. Really like Maatta though.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
@Burtonboy Fluery has looked solid. I think they will have a good season. Defensive depth is their issue.
@Cameron19 @Cosmos1973 I was all excited about this deep draft then I looked at rankings and saw Marner ranked 7th. I have seen him with the Knights a lot and most recently in their home opener. He is not a great talent.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Archie Vanlanda You don't need a doctor referral to get an appointment with an audiologist. Depending on where you are I could recommend one if I know someone in your area. It won't take more than half an hour and it will give you a baseline to go from as you get older. Everyone's hearing get worse. Age sucks and its tough on all parts of the body including your ears and your brains cognitive ability to interpret sounds. Protect it as long as you can.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Dangle_My_Berries @Archie Vanlanda It can be. Have you ever had your hearing tested? Its usually free at your local audiologist clinic and it will set a guideline for your hearing. From there if you notice something and you get tested again they have a baseline to reference from.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Archie Vanlanda Over time concerts can cause serious damage, just like any noise can. It gets exponentially worse the longer you are exposed. Worst comes to worst get some of the cheap foam ear plugs. If they are put in right they do a pretty good job and can save you issues in the end.
@sniperstar @Archie Vanlanda @Dangle_My_Berries It rare that my kind of work comes up on here but I'm happy to help when I can.
@Dangle_My_Berries I manage a group of audiology clinics in SW Ontario. It is unlikely that you did anything permanent. You just have a temporary threshold shift which will go away. Basically during extended periods of loud noise your ears try to protect themselves. The ringing will most likely go away. However if you continue to go to concerts please use hearing protection. There are lots of custom made devices that are designed for musicains that don't mess with the sound they simply lower the volume.
Every one use hearing protection! Once you damage your hearing you can not get it back.
@T K O I think I heard that Bennet was doing well in Calgary.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@DeclanK @.JVR. @Archie Vanlanda I was in section 304 for that game in London and had more effect on the game than he did. We will see if he picks up the pace.
4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: And then there were 39
@Ensign @vinoa @Archie Vanlanda @.JVR. I'm all shook up about them.
@Ensign @Archie Vanlanda @.JVR. That is fair. He might turn it on. I sure hope he does. Just seems like for a guy with a small one year deal trying remake a career there would be something.
@.JVR. Booth has been invisible so far. He has done nothing to warrant being in the top 6 or even on the team.
@ingy56 That centre depth...
1 month ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs/Flyers Part II
@Pent_House It works well with the right players. Last night at times they caused a lot of turn overs with speed and determination to get the puck. Will have to see how the regulars work with it.
Carrick played really well last night as well. I hadn't seen much of play. For a guy who plays down in the line up he makes things happen on the ice and that is the type of bottom six player you want on a team. The forecheck last night actually had some successful moments which was a surprise to see given it was the Leafs playing. The team was fast and at times it was giving Philly issues.
The Archie Report
I was at the game last night and had a great view of the ice and the assessment above is spot on. It was pretty easy to tell that the ice was not in good shape. The puck was bouncing and rolling like crazy. On top of that it was the first preseason game and one could tell that players were rusty. The game started off very tentative as the players were clearly just trying to get by without making a big mistake that might cost them a job. Morgan had a decent game by regular standards but I was disappointed with his showing. I have no doubt that he will be fine. Holzer Nilsson Grandberg and Percy all played well. Holzer is a much smarter player then I realized and showed a knack for holding at the blue line and even jumping into the play in the neutral zone to intercept a pass. These defense are all intriguing as they have two way games except for Granberg who is solely defensive. Frattin was excellent; fast hard on the puck strong on the walls I was very happy to seem him play like that. Kadri was in and out of the game effort wise but that is understandable. He carried the offense when he had to. Winnik was noticeable at winning puck battles he will be a strong 4th line guy for us and he can skate pretty well. Kontiola was awful. Hopefully its just an adjustment but that is not what the problem looked like to me. Booth was invisible until the shootout.
Glad they pulled out a win. Lots of positives from the game and it was great to see Heeter play well in the shootout.
1 month ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #1, Leafs 3 vs. Flyers 2 (SO)
@Yaknowwhat Don't worry everyone I am still here lurking...always lurking.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight
@Cameron19 @ Keon DO you mean last year in this tourney or last year in the O?
1 month, 1 week ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Mind Bomb @wiski At least Solid's is closer to Bud Gardens. Both are low quality lets be honest.
1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Rookie tournament wraps up this aft
Leafs Lunch crew is all impressed with the Beef Baron in London acting like they would never go in. I think we know they have all be in worse joints and that is saying something as the Baron is truly seedy.
@dlb Mad Nilsson says wtf man I played well.
@B_Leaf @Archie Vanlanda The only tough time Loov had was playing right side on the PP. Picking the puck up of the boards on his back hand got his caught a few times. That is a very difficult thing to do under pressure though.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 Recap: Senators 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Knights2Leafs @Burtonboy I think I saw Nilsson listed at 6 feet and 200 lbs.
@Burtonboy @Archie Vanlanda @B_Leaf Agreed. These games didn't show case him as much for whatever reason but having tried to watch Nilsson as much a I could over the internet I really like his game. His hitting is smart and designed to remove players from the puck while leaving himself in good position to collect it.
@B_Leaf His passing is what really impressed me. Yes it was great to see the physical side of his game but some of his zone exit passing was excellent. If he continues to develop that skill it will mesh perfectly with our forwards speed.
Has anyone posted a link to the game yet?
1 month, 1 week ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators
@Knights2Leafs @Optimustic Im hoping to go to the Sunday and Tuesday games as well.
1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@Doorman @mcloki Ill play. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: September!
@TheCanucksnaphook @Archie Vanlanda It is a fun course. 600 yarder on the back is a killer.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@TheCanucksnaphook I played three times this week at Oakwood in Grand Bend. Had some great golf days.
@LeafFan15 @Archie Vanlanda @CanuckUKinToronto Well neither of us have seen a cup win. Someday....someday.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: 28 Days to Preseason