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Columbus is an interesting team to watch. Not immensely talented by any means, but everyone seems to be in sync, they skate hard, excellent puck support and all seem to be very strong on the puck. Its no coincidence they kicked the Leafs around all season.
1 minute ago on Morning Mashup
@Cameron19 @Belfour20/JB-45@Loric76 Pittsburgh seems to have won big on the Jordan Staal trade
15 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Cameron19 @Loric76 Its not a matter of deciding to spend. Its a matter of deciding not to fritter away money (ie cap space)on mediocrity
20 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Loric76 traded Gaborik as well.
22 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
So Quennville is fined $25 000 for grabbing his own balls, and that POS Lucic gets $5000 for trying to detach Dekeyser's? Nice going NHL
53 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
Probably the most pansy ass part of that Lucic spear is the fact it was preceded by an excellent and clean hit on him by Dekeyser. Should be at least 2 games, but who really believes the NHL will do anything?
8 hours, 38 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
The Habs are looking formidable and its going t snow today. This spring really sucks
12 hours, 48 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
I hate them so much
23 hours, 53 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe I suppose I mean would they act upon it without a call on the ice - if they were alerted to it
23 hours, 57 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@mcloki I fear that they are looking to be a force
23 hours, 58 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Burtonboy is there precedent for sending this kind of video to the NHL for action?
23 hours, 59 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Belfour20/JB-45 @Jmessih I wonder - if the Leafs had kept the status quo, would Ben Scrivens had ended the season as #1 goalie?
1 day ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Jmessih Rielly is in some very good company there.
@loomx A good example is a guy like Plekanec, who we might deride but has a defined role and does an excellent job
@WendelGilmour @MaxwellHowe Keep thinking today is Saturday. Long weekends rule.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Kadri make his guest appearance yet? If so, anyone have anything to say about I?
@~Keon Knodel is a kid to watch. Right out of college, and didn't Spott award him player of the game last nite. 6 foot 6, 225 pounds. Definitiely a keeper
1 day, 8 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Burtonboy A NHL record for shots against. No. No one's job should be safe
@Burtonboy The Bolland and Reimer situation may break livefyre
1 day, 9 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@~Keon He can't really say much until Shanahan has had look and provides direction. In 2 weeks Shanny might tell him to fire the coach, gut the team and rebuild. Or tell him to tinker, who knows?
@Ian from Etobicoke @Zep2 I think Gorges is pretty good. Markov. Plekanec. I mean, I hate them all, but they're good players
@vinoa @Jordan29 he would have been crucified tho
@Burtonboy desperate for the Leafs' viewership
1 day, 10 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@ingy56 @MaxwellHowe@daniel marois Yup. People suggesting Bernier is injury prone. Cheese and crackers....
1 day, 11 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@~Keon absolutely right on.
You don't seem to know a lot of things :)
@ingy56 @daniel marois Over and over again, bears repeating, the Leafs may not have the best dman corps in the league, but the Leafs forwards made them look much worse than they are. Gunnar hurt, Phanuef hurt, Gleason tired, Franson probably hurtin'. Why is that? Because they 're always under pressure, Leafs forwards never keep the puck in the opposition end and there is very little backcheck support.
Gary Suter would NEVER be able to play 30 mins a game on this team.
Usually dmen can coast, take it easy. Not a dman for the TML
@daniel marois well Roy ain't gonna be made available, so who would you think the Leafs should wait for? Hitchcock maybe?
@mcloki in the Swedish second league perhaps
1 day, 12 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@mcloki hmmmm...all interesting points
@ingy56 @Uncle Otis eyes of the hurricane?
@ingy56 @MaxwellHowe@Jordan29 ahhh, that does make a huge difference - and they can't offer less than his current salary, isn't that correct? Well, then maybe he is the odd man out. Sorry @Jordan29
@CanuckUKinToronto @MaxwellHowe I think they're a move or two from being a powerhouse. But the defence needs an upgrade
@Jordan29 But isn't ROR a UFA as well? Can't get much for rights to a guy who can jump to the open market. If I were Patrick Roy - well first I would get therapy, and then I would get a #1 Defenceman by way of trade for Duchene, who is locked up long term.
@Burtonboy desperate for the Leafs' fan viewership I see
@CanuckUKinToronto @NotTheCanucksnaphook Stasney's future is in his own hands. Tho I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the Avs signed him to a biggie and tried to flip Duchene for a top level Dman.
@wendelsfist Yup, lotta "great" coaches were simply fortunate to have guys like Pronger and Chara on the back end.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Give my left or right nut to have Nate MacKinnon on the Leafs.
As it is, there should be a full court press to land Stasney.
Rangers look great
2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@BrandonCheema IMO a top 3 costs Kessel or Gardiner or Rielly
@Gozo @ingy56 The Blues are America`s Leafs.
@Gozo If the Leafs had went into the year with Reimer and Scrivens, Scrivens might very well have taken the 1 position.
@Belfour20/JB-45 If just 1, obviously Clarkson (then Raymond, Franson, Lupul, Bolland, McClement, Gleason - screw you Belfour, you`re not the boss of me)
@Belfour20/JB-45 must we limit it to 1?
@Belfour20/JB-45 Can't take too long. May end up watching some good candidates slip away
2 days, 1 hour ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
Plenty of blame to go around. No need to settle on one target.
2 days, 8 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
Anyone can sneer. Scott Stevens is scary when he smiles, assuming he is capable of such a thing
Fair enough. No one wants a Scott Stevens stare down.
2 days, 9 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
I don't necessarily advocate that trade, but I think it would make sense for the Oilers. I suppose you could top it up with a prospect like D'Amigo or Ashton or Holland
2 days, 10 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
He has proven he can play at a high level in the NHL. Now gone off to play for the US at the worlds. He is the proverbial bird in the hand for an organization (Oilers) that needs to show results now. Not one of the prospects in the draft, obviously, have shown they can play in the NHl yet
You suggested paying Bodie and McClement top bucks for a year. And my suggestion is problematic? take on overpaid guys, get picks and prospects for doing so, get to the cap floor. Hell, then put them in the press box for the year if necessary.