The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@Bring the Cup Home Would be real nice. Along with many others, I'm hoping Leo has a real banner year
1 hour, 43 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Jmessih Did JVR not get the Spott-Phil lowdown?
1 hour, 45 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@BoneChompski @Waiting4LSC @Jmessih Good point.
1 hour, 46 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Jmessih Some might argue that is less than hard. I, myself, will trust your regimen will get you 40 goals this year, Mr. Thrill.
1 hour, 47 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@dlb Mad @Waiting4LSC I want to find him on MLHS, good sir! Phook is an integral part of this site and its well-being IMO.
10 hours, 22 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
Phook: Be well Sir! Missing your posts!
10 hours, 25 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@sniperstar @Waiting4LSC No Sir! Only way Phil can punish me is not to score or hit the highlight reel. Ultimate Fan from Day 1.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@sniperstar No soup for you Sir! Defending Phil is terribly wrong. Why so? The Media tells us so. Dubas will argue statistically, later. :)
@Burtonboy That's why the fan base is compared to the Yankees and top Euro soccer teams. Poor old ESPN, another nail in the coffin for objectiveness.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
The World will learn of Phil's selfishness and the drum will be beaten for a long while! Very sad. How many other teams have a similar problem? What is the counterbalance to Phil's position? Journalism resides with AP & others posting on this site. MSM is agenda driven and weak.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Dangle_My_Berries @Burtonboy David Alter? :)
1 day, 8 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
Phook: Haven't been around much. Keep looking out for you, but just see your likes. Don't have a clue what has happened, just wanted to say you are MISSED. Be well, Sir!!!
2 days, 10 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Great Dane Going to be an interesting dynamic. NoNo & Shany will be expecting. I feel there is enough pressure that RC will HAVE to change his game plan.
1 week, 1 day ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @Mcost61 Wonder if Leo will be a catalyst for finishing?
1 week, 2 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal
@CanuckUKinToronto Management seemed very high on Loov. Am wondering if he will get a shot along with Granberg?
1 week, 3 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team
@WesternDP @Pent_House @Waiting4LSC WDP: strong points. I am hoping Loov is also in the mix with Granberg.
1 week, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Getting closer
@Pent_House @Waiting4LSC McK, Carrick or Leivo? Im really hoping all 3 cam make it, but if I had to put money on one, would likely be Leivo. Thx.
@Pent_House @Waiting4LSC PH, thanks. I truly respect your views on the Marlies, hence the question. I share your views on the defensive side, but was questioning whether any of the forwards have a shot given the recent pick ups, all of whom I see as having a stronger claim (but this judgement is based on not seeing any Marlies games). Can I rephrase my question to "Who do you think has the best chance to beat any of these newbies out and stick with the Big Club?". Always appreciate your posts.
@Pent_House PH: Interested in which current Marlies you think have a strong chance of sticking with the Big Club this year.
@TheGhostofPhook Ghost.... need some love for Leo the Leaf-Heart
@mcloki Are you suggesting this is Lieweke's fault? :)
@wiski Pilot training was the cause. Such a terrible tragedy that could so easily have been prevented. The Hockey community should not forget.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @TheGhostofPhook You, Keon and others did a great job!
@TheGhostofPhook @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Ghost: I had problems this morning signing in. Used the iPad couldn't get on. Tried the Computer and all was well. Confused, yes, but happy I could connect. (Really wanted to find out what your status was.)
@ShiftyD Loving the solidarity here. Maybe Wiski can set up a site Solidarity movement (Lech W style :) )
@TheGhostofPhook @Waiting4LSC @Reether Then Good Sir, this site will have my full attention.
@TheGhostofPhook @Reether I truly hope the Ghost will lurk the corridors and rinks of the MCC to bring us the diet of observation and good news.
@TheGhostofPhook @Cameron19 Ghostof, it is one's duty in a democratic society to voice support or angst at the establishment. Means more when one is part of the establishment. We shall bad mouth, good sir for this fair country values self expression, unless of course it is ....
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Amen brother!!!
Haven't trolled for a while. Now I see the Brave New season is missing Phook, the roving MCC reporter. Bad enough RC is still in the city, but now Capt Phook is taken from us. The World is upside down. Brother Phook, sad days.
@Mattmark Good points. As long as our President can motivate RC to run 4 lines, and to apply an effective defensive system, I think I am willing to accept RC's retention. I believe we have tougher (physically and mentally) players this season, so excuses are being eliminated. I wanted a new Coach, and truth be told it will take a lot of convincing for me, but the players have to execute. Benching and restricted minutes (i.e. a merit system) must enforce accountability and responsibility. Not on a selective basis. Oh Mr. Babcock why can't you be our saviour (unless you would hold Nylander back for 2-3 years).
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Breaking Down the Maple Leafs ‘Moneypuck’ Additions
As with every year I get excited for the Leafs. No lofty expectations, but definitely hope for strong individual performances. Everything starts with my boy, the one and only Phil. Then I look to JVR for a great supporting effort. Next I look to Mr. MR for wow moments. Then I want Jake to silence his detractors. I want Reims to redeem, and Bernier to Cujo the net. Then I look to Naz to be a presence this year. Leo the Leaf-Heart always make me smile. No matter what, he's going to be banging, chirping, and hopefully scoring. Next, I look to Luups to stay injury free and produce what he is very capable of doing. Fratts of old will have me cheering. Of the new guys I want to see Santa scoring and bringing cheer to the ACC. Then there is always Nylander to watch. Not all is lost.
@Mattmark But Mattmark, lavishing this kind of analysis embodies passion for the MLHS fans and the Leafs themselves. You points are well taken, but AP is making good lemonade here. Seeing these guys perform in Blue and White will be very encouraging. Won't address why we haven't acquired talent, but for me, I really appreciate underdogs proving themselves, so there is an added bonus for me this year. (Posted with respect)
@CanuckUKinToronto @DeclanK @Burtonboy Declan said this was for "off-topic" posts.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links
@ingy56 Major props Ingy.!!!!!
@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy Cold day in hell if Buttman graces MLSE.
4 weeks, 1 day 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 month 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. :)
@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 month 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.