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Roger Neilson was going to that but remembered he was on TV so he took a towel and waved the white flag on the ends of a stick instead.
58 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
I think they might be OK for the next couple of years with the new revenue streams before costs catch up, that's the problem I see. If the league balances the league with a couple of new teams they might be OK for a while. Pure profit on franchise fees, no sharing with the players.
1 hour, 11 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Would have been interesting to see where we would be right now. I remember Roy talking about how sitting down with Duchene and Stastny were among the first things on his list when he got to Denver.
1 hour, 18 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
For sure. I'm wondering how attached he is to,living in Colorado. He might give up cash to stay for a longer deal.
1 hour, 25 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Capgeek has them with 17 players signed next year with $25 million in cap space. Depends on ownership if they decide this is a point where the group is worth a spending spree.
1 hour, 35 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Many were surprised to learn he even had a heart.
Yes, I'd have to say the start of the dumbest Leaf era. Management publicly attacking Sittler as a "cancer". Bringing back Carl Brewer in his 40s. The team went on to 11 years where they never won more games in any season than they lost. Fans have it easy these days.
2 hours, 18 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
That's when he had the heart attack.
2 hours, 25 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Leaf fan relive so many past atrocities. I'm still pissed at the way management crapped on Mahovlich, Keon and Sittler. I think the bad karma from those days still infects the organization.
2 hours, 27 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
You said "record" which I took to mean wins/losses. They certainly weren't the team they were last season.
2 hours, 35 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Carlyle's record was great last year and until March this year. In fact last season was one of the best team efforts I've seen from a Leaf club in a decade.
2 hours, 38 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
He quit while he was ahead after 17 games.
2 hours, 44 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Quenneville, Hitch, Boudreau, Sutter, Julien are all geezers between 55-65 who have their teams at the top of their game.
Sorry. Spacing got stripped out when I pasted it.
3 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Leafs coaches since the befinning of 1970. Wins losses ties. Winning %.
John McLellan 117 136 42 .462
King Clancy* 9 3 3 .750
Red Kelly* 133 123 62 .516
Roger Neilson. 75 62 23 .541
Floyd Smith 30 33 5 .477
Dick Duff. 0 2 0 .000
Punch Imlach. 5 5 0 .500
Joe Crozier 13 22 5 .388
Mike Nykoluk. 89 144 47 .402
Dan Maloney. 45 100 15 .328
John Brophy. 64 111 18 .378
George Armstrong. 17 26 4 .404
Doug Carpenter 39 47 5 .456
Tom Watt 52 80 17 .406
Pat Burns 133 107 41 .546
Nick Beverley. 9 6 2 .588
Mike Murphy 60 87 17 .418
Pat Quinn 300 196 78 .591
Paul Maurice 76 66 22 .530
Ron Wilson 130 135 45 .492
Randy Carlyle 70 62 16 .527
3 hours, 2 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Lefties are deadly in hockey fights. Chris Simon could throw both equally well.
3 hours, 59 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Just heard that Gunnarson has had a hip problem for weeks. Recurrence form injury that sidelined him last year. Stuff is still coming out.
4 hours, 1 minute ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Small AHLer knocked out John Scott last week with a left hook.
4 hours, 5 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Loved brownie but he was injured so much. Missed more than 60 games in just two seasons.
4 hours, 33 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Winnipeg Jets fan chatter
1 day, 22 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
Reminds me a lot of brett Hull. Rink tilted slightly.
1 day, 23 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
I've been seeing players from lots of teams back off since they started the hit to the head suspensions.
2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
Yeah, he was at the young end of that draft, turned 18 close to draft day.
What's Gauthier up to now that his junior team has been eliminated? Marlies? Or no?
Tumbleweeds. People aren't even watching the Raptors on TV.
Not sure if I want Bozie going over after losing almost 1/3 of the season to injury.
Don't disagree. I could see some upsets though. Curious to see how Tampa does without Bishop.
8th overall draft picks.
2 days, 18 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
Is he. Fred Perlini's kid? Former fringe leaf.
Gauthier' s team got beat out tonight. Eligible for Marlies?
2 days, 19 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
It was in all the papers last week. Gunnerson said the same thing.
2 days, 20 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
So how many players in that group have veto power on that move.
Corsi's system is actually different to the one everyone talks about.
“In a 24-shot game, (a goaltender) may see 60 actions, but it never results in a shot,” Corsi says. “You can't just say 'that's not going to be on goal.' He'll have to react.”
It was that line of thinking that led Corsi to begin tracking shot attempts, rather than just shots on goal. Shots that miss the net, and even shots that are blocked, all require a goalie to react.
“I was trying to measure the amount of work that a goalie does,” Corsi says.
“What happened along the way, this fella, an engineer in California … tied it into the work that players do, and he sorted it out in a way that reflects the work that players do. He was kind enough to say it was based on my work originally. Hence, we have this Corsi number.”
If he goes in a room with Wilie an Shanny we'll end up losing our next few first round draft picks with nothing to show for it.
You beat me!
2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz
No, I saw some games in Ireland and t was fun for the experience, but it was a one time thing, on a vacation. Get huge crowds there because it's been around for a century. Aussie rules football is another big sport, but only in Australia obviously.
I played lacrosse so I watch more than the average sports fan.
I like Irish games
Chris Zelkovich of Yahoo sports tracks Canadian sports viewing through the week using the company that tracks viewership for advertisers. One of his comments this week was
"Viewers apparently are also not very interested in Major League Soccer. Despite spending millions, Toronto FC hasn't been able to attract viewers after a good opening day. They attracted a paltry 101,000 to TSN on Saturday, while the Vancouver Whitecaps game in L.A. was watched by only 122,000.
So far, not a great return on the investment.
It wouldn't matter. They've never drawn much higher. Basketball doesn't have a canada wide following.
Must drive Lieweke crazy.
Raptors drew 176,000 TV viewers Sunday. TFC had 105,000. Leafs were 1.5 million.
Toronto is the place coaches come to hurt their careers.
3 days ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz
Second season coaching pros. Only head coaching experience before that was three years of college.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz
More Blues fan rage.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser
St. Louis Blues fans are in a nasty mood these days.
Mike Babcock throws 21 year old Tomas Jurko under the bus.
“He’s got to be physical on the forecheck and he’s got to be physical at their net. When he isn’t he’s just another player in the league."
Here's what fans have been saying in NJ with all the DeBoer speculation. Sounds familiar
"Yes, but we are (or should be) transitioning into a phase where we start bringing in our young prospects. We've done so somewhat this season, but we really need to in the upcoming years. Our young defensemen are one of our best assets right moving forward and they can't be sat every time they make one ****ing mistake. I don't mind Deboer as a coach, I just don't think he's the right coach for us, at least he won't be in the future. He did great with the team during the cup run, yes we weren't given much of a chance but I don't know why it was a complete shock that team made it so far, they had 100+ points in the season.
Larsson, Gelinas, and Merrill (although I felt he should have stayed in the AHL this season he has shown he is able to play at an NHL level) all should be in the NHL next year and I simply don't trust Deboer to do so for the entire season.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser
I saw a lot of players all season who didn't seem to want to make the extra effort in that regard.