The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@Doit4Dougie Doit: RC can't control the play on the ice, but he can control minutes and pairings. We have all played sports and know there are key players. Starts with confidence in your netminder and then it goes to the elites (Phil soon to be JVR and Morgan and hopefully Jake). Then it goes for the tough players, the Leos of this world. When these players click, the team clicks. In my view RC has'nt optimized the pairings, nor tried to play the lines to there most producrtive The fourth line has to play meaningful minutes, so he has to find the right combo there. I place a lot of the blame on RC. Yes the players have to produce, but if you don't reward the hot hand and motivate the rest, hello there's another loss. (Doit: this post is not directed at you.)
2 days, 3 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: Round Two, Hopefully Better than Round One
Two bad games, then a solid road game. After the Pitt loss I really questioned whether RC had lost the room. Too many of the squad having last season flashbacks. New lines take some time to come together, but if a team does not have PRIDE when playing at home, the mental game is weak. Hit the road, and hit the net for 6. Yes its on the players, but if the home games resemble a shambles. how soon will it be before Shanny takes measures. Home is where the heart is, home is where we should gain the points for playoff possibilities.
1 week ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
@Hmmm @Black_Hawk Bruins will be the litmus test for him.
1 week ago on Game Day: Game #3, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers (7 p.m., City TV)
@Jay_Berg Me thinks this is a problem with our forwards.
@Anthony Petrielli @Jay_Berg Needs some time to come together. Jake and Morgan pairing was assinine
@Savo43 @Waiting4LSC Savo; leafs give them something to cheer about, they will, unless Management has ordered the Security and Srewards to keep everyone quiet. Weekday crowds I found lame. Saturday night was always hot at the Gardens.
Gotta be able to do this at the ACC. Maybe we need a hypnotist instead of a head coach. Santa came early this year. Leo came back. Loving these guys.
@MaxwellHowe Can we just blow up RC please?
1 week, 1 day ago on Game Day: Game #3, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers (7 p.m., City TV)
@T K O Or has the name Kadri under Ron Wilson. :)
1 week, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@LN-093 @Waiting4LSC LN: You could be right.
I am so blown away with all the big signings MLSE make.
But hey, SANTA came early this year, and I'm loving it And as for LEO.. asmile a shift.
@Biltmore May you be on the money, or even in the money!! :)
1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@Jmessih Enough MLSE history to have learnt What Not To Do IMO.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Best FAB reference I've seen in a long time.
@Doorman Text Polak, good sir!! :)
@skiingallday skiing....you haven't been a die-hard long enough. :)
@Jmessih Way to jinx us. Thank you much.
@Jmessih Jm, I'm expecting that from every one in the squad!!!!!
On paper, good looking line up. Really like the look of the 3rd line. Not sure I like Morgan and Jake together. This is Do or Die against the Habs. Bring it Blue and White, Make Us Proud no matter what!!!!!
What irks me big time is all the loving Columbus is getting. How come MLSE has allowed other franchises to jump ahead of us drafting and trading. We are a disgrace IMO (Management that is.... and thank you Peddie for your years of meddling failure.
1 week, 5 days ago on MLHS Bloggers Predict the Maple Leafs’ 2014-15 Finish
AP reflected my view. Could put forward an arguement for top 5 and bottom 5. My biggest concern was lack of depth of scoring this season. Too many missed chances, too few chances on many shifts. Hate the dump and chase. I have to believe the forward lines will find the chemistry to be productive. Can't expect the top line to carry us again this season.
If I had to place the house as a bet, we miss the playoffs. I do believe we have the talent to make the playoffs, but sadly we still have RC.
Just wondering how the Blue Jackets are rated so much higher than us. Says much about Management.
Gotta trust in the players to start proving we are back.
1 week, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Season Opener Eve
@Bruffins watching a Bill's game.... reffing is the least of the problems. :)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly
@Bring the Cup Home @The_Polish_Cannon BTCH: I wanted to give you a dislike for trading Jake. Your post is good, I just believe Morgan and Jake are the cornerstones of a great D. I really want the Leafs to benefit from them, not another team, no matter who they be traded for.
@Xxxxxnew Credit to him. He has worked rielly hard on his game, physically and tactically. Loving this pick.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly
@Mcost61 Anyone know why the Bruins would dump Boychuk?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #9, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Red Wings 1
@mike_84 How about Ashton, looks like we will lose him?
@DeclanK @Waiting4LSC @mike_84 I could live with that.
@DeclanK @mike_84 We've got plenty of nothing to offer. What about the leafs?
@LeafsGuru Percy a leaf next year? The competiton will be fierce. Ignoring right and left, offensive or defensive, Grangerg, Loov, Percy and Finn will be at, or opening, the door. Couple of others will be there or there abouts. If only our Center position was blessed the same way.
@LeafsGuru Holzer has done nothing. I respect the waiver situation, but personally, do not believe he deserves to be with the big club. Otherwise it certainly has a strong air of optimism about it.
@Anthony Petrielli @Cameron19 @DeclanK And if he can develop as a Center, Phil and JVR will light the lamp like its an Emergency vehicle.
@Bruffins @TorontoMapleLeafs Bruff: Keep the beer flowing until we lose, please! :)
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Waiting4LSC TML: Yes, you nailed it. :)
Just finishing watching an encore of the game. Lot to like about the performance. Robidas looked like a real step forward. Jake & Morgan...gonna be magic in a few years. Big question for me though was "Were the leafs that good, or was it The Wing's sloppiness"? I want to believe we may be turning the corner. I like the Newbies, incl Kozun, and Declan got it right with the no shows. If last night was a base line for us, I'm hopeful.
@DeclanK @Jay_Berg @Waiting4LSC Im good with Leo -- Santa -- Clarkson
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day
@DeclanK Gonna Bang my drum for the rest of the season. Leo on the fourth is a waste. Leo on the fourth is a waste. Leo on the fourth is a waste.Would bring Power to the third line with Fratts.
@Anthony Petrielli @Waiting4LSC @Mattmark Hope we have a President that can use them, and make sound Management decisions based on them. Bye Bye RC.
Final pre-season game. Please RC can we try skating the puck in rather than dump and chase. We have the skill, lets use it with speed to enter. Better chance of retaining possession and doing something than being hemmed up on the boards. Well that is what I would like to see.
@Anthony Petrielli @Mattmark AP: Yes, but the big unknown is how RC utilizes them. IMO he's killed some players chances with his favoritism and restricted minutes.
@Burtonboy Only carry 1 Goon.
@Burtonboy Please post on Leafs locker room wall!!!!
@Burtonboy Wonder how the Goons faired?. Do they have to stop and punch the bags? Good for Robido, lead by example.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Thursday Mashup
The Lightning Rod. Happy Birthday Phil, and may there be many more in the Blue and White.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
@ingy56 @Waiting4LSC Leo on the Left, Fratts on the right, would be a troubling line. Juggling the Newbies and finding the combinations is probably causing issues for Fratts. Just hope he gets the breaks.
My biggest disappointment so far, has been the play of Fratts. Really wanted him to make a statement.
@wiski @Waiting4LSC Bon talks about rolling too. Thinks I'll stick with Bon. :)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
@Scottish Leaf @Waiting4LSC Sounds like a Phil's wrister. :)
@Scottish Leaf @Waiting4LSC Best way to drink Scotch?
@Scottish Leaf Have a bottle to hand good sir. there are no guarantees with this Group. :)