The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@Xxxxxnew True. NoNo has a lot of "rebuild" experience, and I'd rather a different approach be brought in this time though. :)
21 hours, 30 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@Xxxxxnew Xxx neither can I, but the Shanny connection, and our need, intrigues me.
21 hours, 31 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@Burtonboy @Waiting4LSC @MaxwellHowe @traNsplantEdneWfie I agree. But I want to believe that a hybrid of Shanny-Babcock could work. Bacock will not want a GM like NoNo. But in an enlarged role, and the money, and the prestige of becoming a real icon....... please let me dream.
21 hours, 33 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy @traNsplantEdneWfie MH: I still like the idea of NoNo goes and Babcock assumes the Coach/GM role. Shanny then benefits from the multi-skill set, solid experienced Management team.
21 hours, 37 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@traNsplantEdneWfie Maybe the Leafs could bring in a policy of two players defending the crease at all times. :)
21 hours, 42 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@Burtonboy Can they have NoNo as the GM and the Leafs acquire a new one that can bring in skilled players please?
2 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@MLHS_Luke Sacre Bleu, mon ami, you cannot give up. Remember, good Sir, tis the darkest before the dawn. :)
3 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@LoovTrain @traNsplantEdneWfie AS goes Phil, so goes the team. Phil can't carry the team the whole season. For me keeps coming back to Mgmt never getting the right 1C.
Solid piece AP. One word that seems to sums up the club, the play and the Management Group: "Dis-functional" It's going to be a long off-season. Hope there are some bright spots in it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 17
@Potcy @North Kariya @Dogger Potcy: Possession in Soccer is irrelevant. Man Utd are living proof. Its the number of quality chances created that is the most meaningful. Possession can be so misleading.
1 week, 6 days ago on The 25 Controversies (And Counting) Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Media This Season
@MaxwellHowe MH: True. For me though, the saddest episode was the Burkie "firing"!!!!
Wednesday, Thursady, Friday.!!!!! I have lived in London, Toronto, Atlanta, North Philadelphia, Chapel Hill North Carolina, and Houston Texas. I have been a MUFC fan since childhood. Nowhere I have lived have I ever experienced the anti-sports team MSM-bullcrap as spewed out on Leaf players. Everywhere I have lived have major sports franchises, where the radio,TV and press coverage is primarily "Homerville". This kind of perennial attack mode would not be tolerated. Owners, GMs or Coaches are out in front. Dumb players do some damage, but that is usually set aside by fans and press alike, as coming from an idiot. Not in Leaf land.. Without the Fans and the Players, there would be NO team in Toronto. So I watch the daily parade of garbage and just think, winning ways and passionate ownership could right this ship real fast. So sad. Me, you can tell where my loyalties reside.
@BringBackYushki @Waiting4LSC Take a guess. Leafs & Utd in the toilet. Always next year. :(
2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #68, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN)
@BringBackYushki Yushki: Hope you are doing well good sir!!!
@DeclanK @Nylanderthal @Mattmark Randy's pressers may be remedial, but No-No's are just No-No's.
@Xxxxxnew Now Burkie's pressers were something else. :)
@17Forever The Leafs' own Dick Vitale? :)
Interesting line up. Phil is second line. Second line are the worst at defending, getting fewer minutes, so this would be a bad move for Tankers. Phil's line is best at scoring on fast breaks, so fewer minutes would be a good thing. Guess it comes down to whatever Hora-show does will get an adverse result. (Naz, bad news son, gonna have to watch the sh-t show, just like us). But hey, this is my beloved Blue and White, so whatever you guys do on the ice, just get the biggest head-shakes form Shanny and No-No.
@Xxxxxnew Keep it away from No-No. Let Shanny be the Banker and the Shaker. Please!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 10
@Burtonboy They wanted to be Leafs.
@Mind Bomb @Waiting4LSC @Burn_the_Loov_Boats Let's ask Shanny!! :)
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats Burn: I think there is always a possible departure when an elite player becomes available. Happens so infrequently, (like catching lightning in a bottle) that it is a necessary risk IMO.
Much appreciated AP.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 10
Oh the Horror of Horror-cheks decision. Many played Horror-ibly last night. Wished they'd just stayed home too.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Kadri sent home by Horachek
Best part of last night was Friedman basically defending Kessel's outburst with the media, and Dion's hit. I liked the shot of Shanny in his box, shaking his head. Like the players' though his head-shaking was pretty weak. Also liked the broadcasters comments about the fan base supporting the leafs in spite of the performance. This season too, shall pass. Hope will be renewed at the draft, and then probably dashed. .The never-ending speculation will bubble through to September, and the cycle will start over again. I want to believe this time it will be different. I still bleed Blue and White, and it won't change. I take heart from the good that resides in the Marlies. I believe we have a good nucleus. While I have many questions, I have to put all my hopes and beliefs in an untested President. Scary..very. Alternatives...none. Situation...normal.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #66, St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@Savo43 @Dogger We are original 6. We are top dog in fan support. We have one of the deepest-pocket owners. Nashville have all this talent, and for all our history and prestige we have very little. Sad to see how poorly MLSE performs IMO.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 65 Scoring Chances: Lightning 4 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Marleafs These athletes are uber-competitive in everything they do. If they fail on the ice, there are a possible number of reasons. As with any sports, players do not play for the fans, they play to the Coach's game plan, and they play for each other. Their desire determines intensity. So, for myself, when I read about Media and fans, I'm like irrelevant. However, those players that tweet and glorify themselves with the number of followers, just open themselves up to abuse. Management needs to run shot-gun, players need to play. When the y know their roles then we will see progress.
@Zep2 @TuckerForCompassion Big supporter of you on your last comment.
@mtommy NBA and drafting of Patrick Ewing. NHL drafting of Sydney. Conspiracies abound. I'll take a conspiracy, not like it would be the first. Just wonder if the Canadian government would order an investigation into it, as it is the Leafs.
3 weeks ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
@TuckerForCompassion @Waiting4LSC @Markovv55 TFC: I support you on selling the our guys out. On the positive side, I have much pride when I see our fans take over Ottawa, Florida, Tampa. Despite our performance, they turn out every visit. I want to believe it is only the minority that play the media game. I wear my Leafs shirts with Pride. Team may suck, Management may suck, but there is a Nation/Spirit that will not die.
@Xxxxxnew Very true Sir! I will say though, games in the Gardens were a fans' delight up in the greens and greys. Ballard couldn't kill our spirit. And come playoff times when we had the RedWings number, brilliant. Wasn't a morgue. Allowed the fans to be themselves, mostly.
@TuckerForCompassion @Waiting4LSC @Markovv55 I agree - We don't deserve crap, but that is what MLSE are giving us. :) (Respectfully, you are correct, but I do believe the amount of money earned off this fan base should have provided something better).
@TuckerForCompassion @Markovv55 Mr. TuckerForCompassion are you giving your MLSE compatriots a disservice? Do we loyal to the bone, diehards, not deserve? Might you reconsider, ever so slightly?
@Burtonboy Shanny identified solid pick-ups with Winnick, Santo etc.. I think Shanny can be a good architect and be successful. NoNo running this - No chance. Ownership meddling will be a killer. I believe we can be competitve in 1-2 seasons and really see the benefits in 3-4.
@DeclanK So The Toilet Seats should have NO players available for the rest of the season? (ok slight exaggeration, but only slight)
@wiski @Waiting4LSC I think your assessment is bang on.
A rebuild doen't need to take 8 years. Depends on how good the Predident/GM is at bringing in talent. Depends on abilities of Scouting Dept. But for me, the key variable is Ownership. Based on History, we have no shot at a successful rebuild.
@mcloki @mr_hanie Since when has the Commish ever allowed anything good to occur for the Blue and White? My money is on NEVER going to happen. OK to dream, but I see a huge road-block and I so want to be wrong.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Season 2 Episode 3
@TuckerForPunishment Tucker: you need this on NoNo's big screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
Logged on and saw the picture up top. Shanny thinking "Did you really do the Clarkson deal?" NoNo thinking "Don't you start". Then I upped the thinking bubbles to the point Alec would not allow me to post.
@mcloki @LyGuy Mcloki: I wanted Santo & Winnick to stay. Some of these rentals could be repolished diamonds with us. Now that would be strong!
@Komas Taberle @Burtonboy @Jay31 So Scotland is in the light then? :)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Phil Kessel, Kyle Dubas speak out on media treatment in Toronto
@TuckerForPunishment @Yaknowwhat @Hammertownleaffan We can still be proud of Leaf nation though.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@DeclanK Sorry, but I find it very distasteful!!!!
@HHT They will if it can be directed at the Leafs. :)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@HHT Long term IR?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick
Guess No-No ran out of lipstick.
@HHT No-NO worries there good Sir!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Deadline Thread II: Dion Phaneuf to Detroit Rumours
That sense of hopelessness is a constant companion for me on these special days
@The_Polish_Cannon TPC: Strong. I hadn't thought of Desjardins. I was focused on a proven, no-nonsense coach. This is why posting here is so good. You make me think. Love it, man. Thank you much.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0