The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@Jmessih Fabulous when Leo is on the ice. :)
1 day, 11 hours ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
I want to shout out to a certain Fireman. You are not forgotten Good Sir! Patiently awaiting your return.
Today is Thanksgiving here in H-town. I want to give Thanks to Alec and the Great Crew, The Gift That Keeps on Giving. I want to give thanks for the posters here that make this a brilliant second home.
I also want to give THANKS to the Finish-er. You wanted to Be-a-Leaf., you proved that while in exile. Now you are proving that on the ice. Leo you are a beaut. You finish every play, may you finish with the Cup.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
@FrankFerrant @Waiting4LSC Here's hoping they show a Special Effort for the rest of the season. :)
2 days, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh
Leafs wear a special patch, I hope they show a SPECIAL effort. RIP PQ.
@ninepaces @Waiting4LSC Nine: RC has to be a motivator, although these athletes are supposedly self-motivators. If he has lost the room, then motivation is dead. Game options, I would suggest, are pairings and ice-time. When things go bad, like against Buffalo, a Coach may dismiss the result as a one-off and work hard with players to restore confidence. A coach can tinker with the system. But when a second debacle hits, like last night, I question what the underlying cause is. Inconsistency is the achilles heal of this team. If the players can't address this, then the "track record" suggests a new coach must. I support your post.
1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@ninepaces @Waiting4LSC Nine: Agreed. But for me RC has the most "direct" impact with the players, style of play, pairings, ice-time, rewarding of commitment etc....
@wendelsfist WF: May I offer you, if they are lazy and spoil t then the Coach is not doing ihis job. These players need a disciplinarian that will reward correctly. No free rides, same treatment for ALL.
The shame is worn by the fans. I truly hope Shanny canny not let this continue. Time for change. Starts at the top. Replace RC. No matter the results I believe Leo and Santa have lead the team in effort, commitment and positive play.
@Mcost61 @Mind Bomb You are not alone good sir. You are not alone.
2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Back to Back On Tap
@DeclanK Same could be said for the Leafs IMO.
3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Winnik “100%”, Gardiner injured
Been a solid week for the Leafs. Going in to this week, biggest question for me is not which Tender starts, but who is on the top 2 lines. I really liked the pairings, but believe the real danger is supplied by JVR-Kessel. Mad suggested JVR was lazy at times last night. Demotion?
Other great point. last 1:15 mins our 5 were all newbies. Gives me real hope that Shanny knows what he is doing. Phil with a 2-way, great 3rd line, better pieces, better results. (Just wish Clarkson would avoid the dumb stuff).
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game 11, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
@Savo43 We should be so lucky!!! :)
1 month ago on Tuesday Mashup: Randy is sneaky
@Great Dane @Waiting4LSC I don't believe so, and particularly not with Phil. Seems to me we need a Babcock type to bring order to the room, the game and the results.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
Leafs play better on the road. Most nights only one "o" line really produces. If the 2nd line doesn't the pressure on the first seems to render it ineffective. Back-checking from the top line is on my Christmas wish list. And finally, RC is looking for answers. Seems to me RC has lost the locker room.
@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.)
1 month, 1 week 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 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
@Hmmm @Black_Hawk Bruins will be the litmus test for him.
1 month, 2 weeks 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?
@T K O Or has the name Kadri under Ron Wilson. :)
1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Season Opener Eve
@Bruffins watching a Bill's game.... reffing is the least of the problems. :)
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
@Mcost61 Anyone know why the Bruins would dump Boychuk?
1 month, 3 weeks 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.