The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@CanuckUKinToronto @DeclanK @Burtonboy Declan said this was for "off-topic" posts.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links
@ingy56 Major props Ingy.!!!!!
@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy Cold day in hell if Buttman graces MLSE.
1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@deedrag Deedrag: wouldn't the simplest aspect be to bring in the right players (if they want to come to the fishbowl). Then your proposal would add value.
@Yaknowwhat @TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy Guys be grateful the Glazers did'nt buy the Leafs (and then bleed them).
@Xxxxxnew Leo used to be his room-mate. Watch the hits come fast and furious this season. TIIIMMMBBBEERRR!!! :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@Xxxxxnew You must have had that ringing in your ears for many a season. Thx for sharing.
@Xxxxxnew is it going to be a jinxed day to today? First mention of Peddie and then RW? If I throw in Ballard will that be it, the day can turn bright again? :)
@Xxxxxnew Did he have stats on train wrecks too? :)
@Cameron19 Sadly, Sir, you've had more than your fair share.
@Burtonboy @Xxxxxnew Take that back, please, please!!! I'm feeling angry and nauseated at the very mention. :)
@Komas Taberle KT, are you suggesting Leafs continue to take the moral high ground, and leave the grey areas to the other franchisees? For once, I'd like to see us take some initiative, cos the NHL aren't going to do us any favours. :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@ingy56 @Waiting4LSC @wiski @Mcost61 Ingy much appreciated kind Sir. My pro Toronto mindsight was in favour, but truthfully I couldn't see the NFL sanctioning a move across border. Oh well. (I remember how many games I sat in Rich Stadium on a Nov and Dec Sunday, frozen, drinking iced beer, wanting to fire up the barbie ( :) ) for heat.
1 week, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract
@wiski @Mcost61 @Waiting4LSC Hey Wiski, been working too much to post. Have also been tracking Man Utd's lack of progress. Are you saying the Rock Band/MLSE bid will lose out to the Buffalo consortium? Is there any recent articles on this? Thank you good sir.
@Mcost61 @Waiting4LSC Article in TSN suggests he wants to go nowhere. You could be right, Good Sir, but it would be nice to see some real honesty coming from our leaders.. (Clippers could now be a real success, so riding that wave could be exciting).
@ingy56 Maple Leafs can get their man, just not their players. Nuff said, priorities of this group seem evident.
Could it be Lieweke can't handle an Advanced Stat business. Salesmen, full of bluster and promise, can be tripped up, rather easily, quantitatively. Hide in the shadows, Sir, much safer. And oh yes, in these dog days, how I miss Burkie.
@Cloud09 @Waiting4LSC @mike_84 Sounds right. However RC has played D-men on their unfavoured side, so who knows. I'm still hoping Franson is traded, but few want to make the big trades with us. Hope there are some cap-troubled teams that need to deal (Id love another Pha9 type trade.)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@mike_84 Nope, Dumas is still working the stats up. :)
@Alec Brownscombe Great post. Loved the Leaf graveyard, and a Bates Battaglia reference.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy I love him the most in the playoffs. :)
@Yaknowwhat @Waiting4LSC @Alec Brownscombe Yak: You may well be right. Then Id change my question to what changes does Spotty think should be made to the system to give us the best opportunity to win?
@docmma Hit the opponents, hit the net. Make us Proud Leo!!!
@Alec Brownscombe Alec, Id like to know what system changes will be made this coming season over last?
Id like to know whether the PP will have more emphasis on movement with Jake and Morgan being featured more?
Log on, and wait a minute.... is that Phook? There's Naz, wow Phook your MCC attendance is paying dividends. Ping pong with the Thrill next? Is Phook going to be the highest profile MLHS'er?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
Bowen is demoted. On a similar path, Healy and Milbury should be doing KHL games IMO.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@LeafsForLife @Alec Brownscombe JT coming home?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
Time for the Blow Jobs to live up to their name! So sad to see such potential whither on the diamond.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
@MaxwellHowe @Yaknowwhat In February he will receive ALL the credit for the RC firing. :)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million
@B_Leaf I want to believe Loov is going to be the Big Surprise
@mcloki mcl remember good sir, Clarkson has a No Movement Clause so the bench meets that condition very well. :)
1 month ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Bruffins Santorelli, Booth, Frattin, and who.....
Whether there is any chance of ROR or not, easy fix for Shany is to get respect generated for our 2nd & 3 rd lines. Give our #1 line better opportunity and decreased minutes.
@Bruffins @Waiting4LSC @LeafsGuru On paper, what a D!!!!!!!!!! Off the charts excitement and expectation
@Bruffins @LeafsGuru Holzer needs to be traded IMO, we need roster spots for Nilsson & Loov.
AP: Great series, lot of insight, thank you.
1 month ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3
Solid AP, thank you.
1 month ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 2
No chance good sir. Has to be MacL and the Sherriff
1 month ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
Gruff: An advanced grade perhaps? Minutes in the office, minutes on the phone, number of email hits all being tied into an overall grade? :)
AP: did you get my request......a prelim grading from you on Shany's performance so far would be much appreciated!,,
AP: Yet another master piece. Major props to you and Alec. Would appreciate you grading Shany on his performance to-date. Same for Alec, Declan, Michael etc. I started out being anti-Shany, but I'm coming round.
1 month ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1
@MaxwellHowe Let Dubas do the probabilities for you, good sir! :)
@loomx @MaxwellHowe Rule #2 Clarkson contract is really bad. Rule #3, too many NMCs will hurt you. Rule #4 have Shany punish you if you screw up.
@TheCanucksnaphook CORSI - Chicken On Rye Sandwich I think
Starting to appreciate Shanny's vision. The Management shake up makes sense to me. The flexibility and upside of good players on one year contracts. The changing dynamic of coaching, and presumably the statistical oversight of who plays and how they play. I have a lot more optimism. Add a #1 Center (and a #2 D-man if cap allows) would really get me passionate for the season.
Finally seeing some power moves from Shanny. Houston Rockets GM is huge on Stats, and so it will be interesting to watch how MLSE use them. Still take major issue with Shanny on retention of RC, but I will be more optimistic about culture change being mirrored in how the team is managed and how it plays.
1 month, 1 week ago on Poulin, Loiselle Fired as Assistant GMs; Leafs bring in Kyle Dubas
@leafmealone @Waiting4LSC @Burtonboy Based on the quote, he's going to have to prove himself on the ice and with his team-mates. Hope his injury no longer ails him. I'm a big Franson fan, but his performance was bad at times, and RC did not hold him accountable IMO. I do respect Franson in one respect. He's taken a number of short term contracts that exposes him if he gets a career threatening injury. A longer term contract has to be his goal, so I wish him the best,
1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
@Burtonboy Props to Franson, if he really wants to be a Leaf. Give us your best and make us believers!!!
@deedrag So we'd have Flynn, Finn and the 2 Fins. Loving it. A broadcaster's dream (nightmare). :)