The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@TuckerForPunishment Tucker: you need this on NoNo's big screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 hours, 10 minutes 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.
5 hours, 57 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
@mcloki @LyGuy Mcloki: I wanted Santo & Winnick to stay. Some of these rentals could be repolished diamonds with us. Now that would be strong!
8 hours, 14 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
@Komas Taberle @Burtonboy @Jay31 So Scotland is in the light then? :)
1 day, 4 hours 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.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@DeclanK Sorry, but I find it very distasteful!!!!
1 day, 8 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@HHT They will if it can be directed at the Leafs. :)
1 day, 11 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@HHT Long term IR?
2 days, 6 hours 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!
2 days, 6 hours ago on Deadline Thread II: Dion Phaneuf to Detroit Rumours
That sense of hopelessness is a constant companion for me on these special days
2 days, 7 hours ago on Deadline Thread II: Dion Phaneuf to Detroit Rumours
@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 days, 6 hours ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@The_Polish_Cannon Hey TPC, please come back. Interested in your response.
@The_Polish_Cannon Hey crazy, we'll have a lot of youth on this team. Needs discipline. We'll have some of the old-timers who have been with the old culture. Need a tough nut as a coach, who has credibility. IMO the need for a Babs type is huge. But you have a strong point too. :) Peace!!!!
@FrycersGhost @Waiting4LSC FG: My initial answer would be NO! He works for a phenomenal owner. BUT, Babs is Canadian, andthere may be a lure for him with Shanny here, and he would become a living legend if he could bring Stanley home.
IMO, the only way this major overhaul by Shanny is going to work, is with Babcock leading.
@sharkbabysitter For me, I wish Clarkson all the best. He came to the Blue and White, and gave his heart and soul, just not the performance we, or he, was expecting. Clarkie was pumped to be a Leaf. I wish him every success, just sad it wasn't with us.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Savo43 @Dan39 @Alec Brownscombe Only going to get worse IMO. Blogosphere and text/tweet will fuel the spiral.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson
@docmma @Waiting4LSC @Jmessih Docmma, I agree. My comment was more about the vision of bringing them in, and thenpursuing tades. I don't see NoNo being that in tune. Shanny has made some shrewd moves. I was a doubter at first regarding Shanny. I am coming around to giving him a lot of kudos. may evaporate if the retool/rebuild goes wrong, but so far his player evaluation and trading has me encouraged.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson
@Anthony Petrielli @MaxwellHowe @Jay31 I may be the only one, but I'm for keeping Phil no matter what,
@docmma @Jmessih Shanny influenced Winnick, Santo etc IMO. I want to believe Shanny is like Burkie, the Architect. NoNo is just the implementer.
@MLHS_Luke Luke: I share the sentiment. What disturbs me was this was a continuation of bad moves by Management, probably coupled with some poor line up/pairing/systems/coaching issues. We've seen this time and time again over the decades. If we ever got a passionate hockey owner, we might have a chance at bringing Stanley home.
What I find gratifying is Phil, Luups, Leo and others profess their love for the City. They want to be here. Performance aside, I thank them.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@Dangle_My_Berries Hopefully Shanny does. :)
5 days, 12 hours ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@rustynail Its all about Leo!!!!
5 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #61, Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN)
@ConnorCrisp Companion for the Lebda jersey? :)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@Dangle_My_Berries probably been said below, but Thank You Cody]!!!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
Not for me. He is a cornerstone. No point having a turbo charger in a wrecked car. Get the right car and max the turbo.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
Wholesale clear out....... better make sure NoNo is gONe too.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Report: Brendan Shanahan set to go nuclear on Leafs roster
@DeclanK @Waiting4LSC Declan: really appreciate your re-post.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #43, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 2
@Mitch92 Mitch: My preference would be to wind up #47 and then let him lead.
Burkie had been impressed with Phil's character - particularly when he had apologized for a (USA?) performance. Aggressive style is where Phil excels. I want to believe the commitment last night reflected an endorsement of what the Notso-Hora system is about. A sample size of 1 yes, but its a bench-mark of success. Its in the squad's mind. A committed Phil is a very dangerous player. (While I am a huge Phil homer, can never give enough Props to Leo.)
@Mcost61 Just a comment: Would be a telling quote if elite players were knocking down the doors to the ACC. Instead they all seem to avoid the 401 (is it the Highway to Hell for them ?)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: No miracle fix in Horachek’s first game
@wiski Sounds like RC-Phil relationship! :0
@Yan28 @KingTon @Loric76 And if I may say that's Shanny's influence IMO
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@wendelsfist @Waiting4LSC WF: Sounds to me like Phil and Shanny need a "come to Jesus" meeting.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over
@peterbleafs @Waiting4LSC PB: I'm not ready to fire Shanny. I believe Shanny has inherited a whole lotta trouble. I believe NoNo has badly managed the cap situation, and the team reflects a poor management structure over the last 5 years. I like what moves Shanny has made, and I am optimistic for him. But he has to change how this team is Managed. That will require a change in GM and a hard-nosed, defensive guru of a coach..
RC is fired, and a high percentage of comments are about Phil. I have been one of the biggest Phil fans since the trade. I recognize his shortcomings. But when "As Phil goes, so go the Leafs" seems so apropos, then the shame is on a piss-poor Management group.
@MaxwellHowe @peterbleafs MH: We know this, we believe this. I am saddened at the level of trade Phil comments. I respect all those who hold this view, but I believe you hold on to the jewels and put them into the best setting possible.
As Phil goes, so go the Leafs. Shame on Management is my view.
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @LeafsForLife Even more than the beloved Prime Minister? :)
@Anthony Petrielli @Potcy Please not DeBoer.
@newkb Love the post. But in all honesty, would Babcock rather work for Ilitch than our "esteemed" ownership? I would.
@Mcost61 @Anthony Petrielli I would rather listen to your toilet flush that guy. :)
Alec, really strong post..
@Anthony Petrielli @Waiting4LSC @philthethrill AP: Phil with the right line and system is key. No need to trade IMO.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Randy Carlyle Fired
@Anthony Petrielli @philthethrill He's yelling at the Blue and White, just like the die-hards have been for years. :)
@wendelsfist Not sure I agree. NoNo extended him.
Simple words come to mind. "Finally" and "Amen". Phil, time for you to find your motivation.
@rustynail There should be two Winter Classic games. One for US teams and one for Canadian teams. At least we would get a look in more than once a decade.
2 months ago on GDT: Game #38, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins (7 p.m., SN)
@rustynail Rusty: Long time. Hope you are doing well Good Sir!!