If you don't go to cheer, don't go at all!
Thanks for the series Anthony. It's obvious that the organization has developed a better group of players ( judging by what we see on the Marlies), and it's good to hear that they're continuing to focus on drafting and developing the kids.
1 day, 2 hours ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3
Let's hope Franson is going to play for his UFA contract and earn a good one. He hasn't looked like anything special defensively, but TO hasn't had any D=man that has looked special defensively in the recent past. Maybe, just maybe it's the system( or lack of a system) that is our problem.
4 days, 2 hours ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson
@.JVR. @Jmessih http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/07/18/the-cody-franson-arbitration-what-is-he-worth/ In the last paragraph, Elliot Saccucci explains that Franny can be traded after the arbitration hearing. Though he seems to suggest that the Leafs will likely have him manning the point on the PP for another year anyway.
6 days ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
@.JVR. Yes, if he was to get an offer sheet, then he couldn't be traded for one year.
6 days, 16 hours ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?
@Xxxxxnew @Optimustic @dlb Mad Sure seems like it sometimes, maybe they feel that onece they make it to the big league that they can take it easier. Most of us could never reach their level of ability no matter how hard we tried. Not saying that they don't work to become better, but a lot of players have to put in a lot more effort and still don't make the NHL.
1 week, 1 day ago on Steve Spott on TSN 1050
@dlb Mad @Optimustic No, I haven't. Seems to me that when someone is brought in to be a buffer, that there is a problem though. Even if it isn't RC's fault, they aren't going to continually replace the roster, eventually the coach will have to go.
@Cloud09 @Optimustic Yup, and that the players aren't getting along with him. That's what I'm hoping was the reason for the poor results at the end of last season. Either fix the problem between RC and the players or replace RC and we'll have a better season this year.
Steve Spott the " buffer between RC and the roster". What does that say?
@Ze_theLeafsFan @Yaknowwhat That's how I read it too, he could have had more per year, but opted for less for two years. Looks like he's not afraid of the market anyway. (like some lesser quality persons)
1 week, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal
@DeclanK @lukethenuke http://www.marlies.ca/news/news.asp?story_id=3166
1 week, 3 days ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs
@Dewy Keon Hogturd @Murph2417 I've been looking at the Frontier too, it may be my next vehicle. 4 X4 for sure with the towing package.
1 week, 4 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here
@CanuckUKinToronto I haven't seen a lot of Devane, but I do like Broll, More than I like Biggs. You realize this means that Biggs will likely be much better than the the other two. :-)
Game over Germany wins.
1 week, 5 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@Mind Bomb @The_Polish_Cannon Or in WW's case, you could tow it bihind your riding lawn mower. :-)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week
@CanuckUKinToronto You may have had better reception if you lived in TO, but those of us from outside the city (I'm from Niagara South) watched on a TV that was so snowy that it was hard to tell which team was in the home or away jerseys.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Prospect Camp Pressers: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Hughes
@barjv01 @Optimustic Could be, but I thought he was possibly born overseas as well. I could be wrong.
@barjv01 Turk Broda was born in Europe I think, but I've always considered him Canadian. Maybe I'm wrong.
@barjv01 Wade Bekak?
@RandomScrub @Optimustic It was actually Ctrl and Shift, but it's fixed anyway.
@RandomScrub @Optimustic Thanks much!
Somehow my keyboard got switched to another language. When I try to type a question mark I get this symbol, É. Does anyone know how to switch it back againÉ
Dan Bylsma - Head coach and Ron Rolston - Asst. coach.
@Loric76 @Optimustic Yup. an in your face trade.
@Loric76 I hope he outlasts Randy too, but if I'm a betting man ...
@Dangle_My_Berries @Jmessih The four Leaf skaters in the video of the Ott goal were Gunnarson, Kulemin Ranger and McClemment. Not one of them with the team now. .lol
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards
@Bruffins @Optimustic Thanks, I knew we drafted a big guy late, but thought he'd be bigger than that. He doesn't look that much taller than Nylander.
@Bruffins Connor Brown?
@Bruffins 1 - I didn't think we'd get a good coach like RC. 2 - I thought he'd lead us to the playoffs last season.
3 - I thought he'd be fired by now. Lol
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
I'm way late to the party here, but when I started reading this I thought,that I'd like to get Mislav's opinion of Kontiola. The only one of us that would have any chance to know of the player first hand.
Thanks for the article Mislav, good to here from you.
3 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola: Cometh the KHL, cometh the man?
@Dewy Keon Hogturd I knew we should have held onto Gleason, we could have traded him to Pitts for their 2nd line centre. With the money they saved they would have likely retained salary to go along with the 4th round pick we'd get. lol
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Toronto Maple Leafs Updated Depth Chart
@RandomScrub @Optimustic NP
@RandomScrub @Optimustic It means they'll likely be just going in circles again.
"We were not sure what direction the Maple Leafs would be heading entering into today’s free agency period. To some degree, we still don’t."
It's clear to me that the Leafs are headed NE going into free agency. At training camp they'll be headed pretty much due North, then turning NE in Oct. Come mid Dec, the team will veer straight to the East until the New Year when a right turn takes them on a SE course. Mid March sees a direction change straight to the South until they head SE late in March. April has them going pretty much due East again.
@Yaknowwhat Didn't he nearly tune up Frazer McLaren a while ago? McLaren nearly fell down laughing as I recall. :-)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address
@Bruffins I've seen it all now. lol
@Pent_House Biggs and Broll? Sorry, I see Broll now.
Glad to see Leo and Fratts back again. I'm OK with our D changes, but not excited about it. Still looking for our 1C, but it'll have to come through a trade by the looks of things now.
@Ydargo Good morning for y'all, but I'm off to work very shortly. Hope that those of you that are off enjoy your day, and that you enjoy any moves that the Leafs may make. Go Leafs Go!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets
Komarov and Stastny are the only two names that I'm really interested in. Stastny will likely cost a lot, but will be the best centre we've had in a long while. Not sure he'll be worth the cost, though, as I haven't seen him play a lot. Like every year, the best deals are the ones that you don't make.
@Cameron19 @barjv01 Perhaps if all Canadian fans quit supporting the NHL,and quit allowing tax breaks for corporations who buy tickets for their employees and customers to sit and watch the games without interest, the players would have to come back or take paycuts.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on James Reimer Requests a Trade
@steele123 Kuliman to Pitts. ( not sure he counts as a big name, but I think it'll be announced quickly.)
@Loric76 @MaxwellHowe @Cameron19 @Burtonboy Maybe they could use a tough winger too. Any ideas? lol
@Cloud09 Kuliman, cause of the way Grabbo was treated.
@Murph2417 " unless Nonis completely screws up" That's a challange to him. lol
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Draft Day Two Wrap Up: Gunnarsson for Polak, offensive focus to Leafs’ draftees
@mcloki @Murph2417 @TheCanucksnaphook http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2113353-world-cup-2014-knockout-stage-updated-bracket-predictions-2nd-round-schedule
Yes Netherlands! 2 - 1
@MaxwellHowe I liked Gunnar for a 5 - 6 D, but he was put in a situation that wasn't where he belonged. I agree with you're assessment that his hip was hampering his mobility. All the best to Carl Gunnarson, but it was likely a good time to move on for the club.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs Trade Carl Gunnarsson, 4th round pick for Roman Polak
Pierre Engval. OK Nonis start talking.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie
@Cameron19 They don't work here partly because of our systems. It'd be nice to have the ability to hold a lead more often. Not all the fault of the D, but a good team should be able to shut down other teams late in games.