The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
TH. can you please post what the main reason is?
1 hour, 49 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
Anyone read the WOWYS link above. I'm not into these stats but the implications are "between the eyes". I hope Shana-can CAN can RC.
2 hours, 36 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
WF. Anyone saying coaching was not a critical issue has to be in acute denial IMO
23 hours, 53 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
WFist: sounds like you are in the fraternity of "damaged psyche" Leafers, based on hard years. Proof will be on the ice. We beLeaf but with a degree of anxiety and doubt. I do believe the years of failure will be rewarded, our owners paid a very rich price. When we, as fans are convinced we have a strong front office, coaching and scouting staffs, a la Detroit, beLeaf will come easier.
1 day ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
Luke, just irrational passionate fanatics. Addicted.
Bboy: Id like to give you major props for your positive attitude towards coming change, and the inference that it might be quicker than we think. I'm intrigued as to the research you are doing.
Personally, I have no feel for Shanahan's management abilities. I feel Lieweke is about change, and moves fast (the hare) whereas NoNo is "careful" (the tortoise). Maybe this is a necessary balance for this period of evaluation. Based on history, I have little confidence. The most telling optic for MLSE desire to correct a bad season would have been to fire RC the day after. Not saying it would be a smart move, just a telling move. Appointment of an unknown (and someone who seemed, to the fans, to flip flop on his punishment awards) probably did not send out a strong clear signal.
I'm sensing death by a thousand cuts, but with few actual cuts. Maybe My subconscious is dreading an off season of Chinese water torture, where the drips are even few and far between. I will happily live with little change on the players side if they bring in a trusted team defensive system, which facilitates our trade mark fast break.
Please continue with your positivity, your perceptions, and your refutations. To all posters here, keep the posts going and come strong on where change should be and how. Alec, Declan, AP, the Michaels, and the MIA Mislav (really miss you brother) please find the intriguing links (dont consider PPP in this or any other category). OUT!!!!
The biggest overhaul needed by the Leafs is the Defensive system (D-men & Forwards). Goes without saying. Roles within then are defined and weaknesss identified, and with much luck, appropriate new players (or marlies) are brought in.
2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
AP: if you are cruising, great Notebook. Great tease about carrying on writing. Should be a lot of subject matter over the next months, so please kep on delivering.
As to a new Coach, no retreads please.
3 days, 15 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
Bon, we have some great pieces, so I would agree with you. Biggest issue for me is the Coach. Without the right one, our jewels will be just gems. Gotta believe the Brain Trust, but history says......
6 days, 14 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
The House that Alec built, Home to many. Sincerest thanks. Now more than ever we will need the Hot Stove. Alec, Declan, AP, michael(s), Mislav, and those I've missed, you have made being a Leafer a great shared experience. You have brought together serious hockey talent, and daily charged up posters with the opportunity for expression and venting. MLSE is in chaos, MLHS is a Leader.
Partic to all out stars with NTCs
6 days, 15 hours ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #82, Maple Leafs at Senators
Dangle We have A Norse God in Granberg, descendent of Thor.
Cam: I look at the number of NTCs and Go Train's contract and wonder whether there is any sarcasm in your comment, with respect good sir!
Burkie left us with a ton of cap space)
6 days, 20 hours ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
Home, can't argue with that, but our first line can't trap a puck on the boards, so we'd still be screwed. :)
6 days, 22 hours ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
Please, I hate a trap game.
Now there will only be air!!!! Cheers Bro.
Shifty: much appreciated. NotPhook, you need to get inside with Henny and let the suits know just how we feel. :). Like that's going to happen, so may I ask you to orchestrate a false fire alarm and see if that gets someone's attention.
Been off site for a while. May I ask if you are Phook, and if so, what happened?
Shifty: I know. Just wanted to take another opportunity to express my man love for Vinny D.
Bon, can I ask who Notthe CanucksNaphook is.. Phook's alter ego, Phook in a new incarnation? Thanks brother!
Shifty: if we had the time, I could tell you a lot. Truly great I got invested in, and then watched him traded was Vinny D. Still angry about the trade. I could have a wardrobe full of named Leaf shirts. For me, our owners and managers have been a great training ground. Many of those traded have gone on to good-to-great careers. Meanwhile LeafNation collects wrecked memories.
Leafs final season game....Optimus stands on his head, and leaves on a huge high. But I want the best draft position. I am a huge fan, I don't wantnReims to be remembered for the goals allowed in his final game. I am torn. I was a fan of the Monster, I am a fan of Reims, I must carry a curse. For the good of the team I hate Bernier!!!! Burkie, Reims, Leo. I was invested in you. No matter where you are, I will follow you willing your success. Thank you for the memories.
RC, I bet fou F Up tonight's result as well.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
Mike: I don't know anything about the coaches of which you speak, so can't comment. Appreciate the post.
1 week ago on Friday Leaf Links
I hope you are right. We are constricted by the number of NTCs so there has to be some motivational pick-up leading to a leap in mental maturity.
Wiski: can I ask you to elaborate?
TH I'm thinking Babcock, Quenenville. I never viewed little Willie as being proven, and RC has proven wanting with his system.
I'm late to the party, but interested in posters views. The Panther game suggests to me RC has lost the room. Players should be caring about next year and showing Mgmt something. MLSE needs a good broom. The key to success is going to be the coach. No re-treads please. We need a proven commodity. There is unlimited funds to drive this, but is there the appetite? I am a doubter, but in hope that the desire to succeed is there.
To All Good Night.. Because for me it was a good night. I can take solace in the fact that the real truth was out there for all to see. And we have gained some good draft position. Not having to make the most out of a Gauthier, but a chance for some talent.
I still bleed blue and white, and I am extremely proud to be associated with all you great MLHS posters. Look for the silver lining because eventually it will bE Stanley coming home.
Good night all, and in all, a good night!
1 week, 3 days ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #80, Maple Leafs at Lightning
Should be simple and quick. We are crap. :)
Waffles everyone. There is a big ice space we can use too.
Dennis Green said it, but I wonder how many of Management might take heed.... Remember. " We are what we thought we are". Then there was "Playoffs, don't talk to me about playoffs". NoNo will be polite and evasive. I want colour, I want profound, "I want the truth, because I can handle the truth".
PH; Absolutely, Just Calgary has a man we shunned, well Dope did!!!
The depression will really hit if Calgary prove legitimacy first.
Has to be some reward for being a toilet seat!!!!
Shift, you are to young to be in the déjà vu club. :)
That's a good thing. We worsen their draft position. brilliant!!!!!!K
In blood please'!!!!!!!'!!M!
AP: solid but a little on the sympathetic side if I may suggest. History makes it hard to speculate just how conservative vs new broom MLSE will be post season. I have been a strong advocate for FRanson, but this season has left me concerned. Emotionally I request his cap be used for Leo the Leaf-Heart. If I had a wish, Couturier please. And would trade Naz, Luups to make it happen. I believe Kulie and Reims have to be trade pieces, not sure our speedy Knuclehead can get us anything.
Last year our third line was MIA, this year again with competition from the Second. I am in absolute agreement about the fourth. We have talent, let's develop it. We need a coach that knows how to motivate Gards. When he is on, Amen. Rielly is the crown jewel, but needs a smart mentor. Pha9 worries me.
Off-season will be like most IMO. We will be rejected by the best, and will struggle to sign what we need. Gut reaction..... Anticipate a big disappointment. BUT for me the biggest need, and the one that will have the biggest impact of any, the right new head coach.
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – April 7
None of the suggestions. Guys please they are all a recipe for disaster.
1 week, 4 days ago on Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?
When do you start as Consultant to NoNo?
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Prospect Update – April 6
From memory July has always been disappointing. No reason to expect anything different. We will be shunned by the big names, and have to be content with a few poor (not sloppy) seconds. If RC stays its going to be even harder to attract anyone. Resign Bolland and we have no money. I'm hoping Lieweke brings an inspired off season, but rinse repeat is running through my ears.
1 week, 5 days ago on Leafs Prospect Update – April 6
PH: I respect your knowledge and views, but find your suggested top line strange. I understand the rationale, but Clarkson on the top line? Personally I would keep Kessel given he is so über competititve and find the best complementary players (thinking JVR probably is one). I would not reward the Go Station. I would also do my damnedest to land Couturier!!!!!
I can hear Jack saying this. Be great if he added his "you can't handle the truth" to Management.
Don't forget Percy. Solid and with the stay at home game we are missing. With Gards and Rielly, Finn could have a longer wait in the AHL
Murph: for a young player with huge potential and a low cap hit, something has to go back the other way. While I like your deal price, it would seem too lite. I think someone like Naz or Kulie or Luups would have to be in the mix.
1 week, 5 days ago on Morning Mashup: Leafs All But Out Of Playoff Picture
But the price would be high which is why I include Naz.
Canuck: I had suggested Naz for Couturier earlier today but no responders . Could add Franson too.
Can you have a Clarkson jersey for sale please? :)
Can we trade Naz for Courturier? Phili is great trading partner for us!
Strong points. I wonder if a major difference for us could be the Toronto market place as described by Leiweke. I also question some of our players mental maturity. Your post gives me hope, with the right Coach.