The sky is Burkie and White on my planet with a Thrill every game.
@Mitch92 @Waiting4LSC OK. Im probably jaundiced by Holzer's first spell up. I want the kids to get every opportunity. Strong points. Thx
3 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Mitch92 Mitch, why Holzer at 7. Everyone is posting him at #7. IMO Granberg and Percy are ahead of him. What do you see that makes him #7, please?
@NinetyThree Sir, I'm a big NO to Holzer. IMO Percy, Granberg are ahead of him. With some adjustment, Loov will be too.
@wiski Here's hoping. :)
3 days, 23 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@thakilla93 Don't want Holzer.
@Bruffins @wendelsway1 @JWaterdrager @Burtonboy Go where good sir?
@Bruffins @JWaterdrager @Burtonboy For balance, add 3/4 toaster references too please. :)
@Bruffins Bruff: Interesting. AP posted last night that he is very high on Winnik, and on Santorelli. No mention of Leo though?
4 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Bruffins Great to see leo on the second. I believe he has the skill and the smarts, just hope the EggHeads coaching, see it too.
@Cameron19 @Waiting4LSC Cam, appreciate the post. Was not aware of the complaining or anything. Life moves on.
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Waiting4LSC TML, thank you Sir. I am unaware of the complaining you refer to. I have been absent quite a bit this summer. My other passion is Manchester United and they have been embroiled in issues all summer. I have been away from Toronto for a long time (in Houston). I miss my hockey, I miss Canadian people. That may explain part of my sensitivity. Anyways, I hope you are right. Appreciate your post.
@Cameron19 @Waiting4LSC That's how strongly I feel.
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Waiting4LSC TML: Maybe not. I am referring to the Grinch.
@Cameron19 @Waiting4LSC Cam, maybe its time for me to move on.
I wanted to post about last night. But, the Fireman is no longer with us. I have been with Alec since the beginning. I have watched this community grow, and believe in it. I am deeply saddened that one of us is SILENT. For me, (one of the biggest supporters of Alec), this is messed up, no matter what. This is off-topic for most of you, but it is important to me. On topic, the return of Leo is HUGE, but now I don't care. I appreciate each and every poster on this site. I ache for hockey, but their is this hole I want to be filled.
@wiski @Cloud09 @Waiting4LSC A poster (Bboy?) was suggesting he needs to stay to get accustomed to the smaller ice and the speed of the game. For me that is a pretty convincing point.
4 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
AP: any thoughts on the newbies and the Rookies. I really like the look of Santa. Thought Loov looked solid. Nylander is going to be a problem for management.
@Anthony Petrielli @Waiting4LSC @wiski AP, i have trolled a lot this off-season, given all the happenings with Man Utd. I truly have appreciated your posts. Strong to brilliant. Thank you Good Sir, and all the contributors. Been a long summer, and you have magnificently filled the void.
@wiski Any reference I make to a Fireman stays pending. Guess I'll be outed shortly.
@Pent_House Bon home yet?
The views about players and lines is interesting. Based on the last few years I want to see lines with mental fortitude. I believe, no want to believe, the newbies will give us that. The Leafs need the mental toughness down the stretch. We have the personnel for a tough 4th line now. I don't want to see the fighters out there unless its really needed (Montreal - Boston). Fighting through poor periods, fighting through back-to-backs, fighting through a losing stretch. We are better this year. Still to be tested is our team defensive system. But if RC rewards effort and results, and allows the lines to develop, we have so much more upside.
1 week, 2 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Covering the points, line possibilities
Phook: Good morning to you Sir. Good to see you are in the house.
@B_Leaf @wiski BLeaf I truly hope this is the season that you can free the bag!!!!
1 week, 3 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@wiski This is Rielly's sophomore year, so really hoping he bucks the trend. Also really interested in where jake's head is at now that he has the bigger contract.
@Hifi75 @Waiting4LSC @barjv01 @Loric76 No Phil or Nylander. Leo is Protection. Didn't say it would work, but in my mind its GLORIOUS.
@barjv01 @Loric76 barjv1: uncalled for good sir. I almost heaved. :)
@Hifi75 @barjv01 @Loric76 Me thinks this would work: Leo - Phil - Nylander with JVR taking Leo's place every second or third shift. Leo will affordNylander the space through distraction or checking. LEO RULES!!!!!!!
@Loric76 @Bruffins @sniperstar LoooooV, yum :)
@Komas Taberle @Waiting4LSC Back at you KT.
Phook: Good day to you. Hope all is well and that Snap Hook is improving. :)
@Bring the Cup Home Would be real nice. Along with many others, I'm hoping Leo has a real banner year
1 week, 4 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Jmessih Did JVR not get the Spott-Phil lowdown?
@BoneChompski @Waiting4LSC @Jmessih Good point.
@Jmessih Some might argue that is less than hard. I, myself, will trust your regimen will get you 40 goals this year, Mr. Thrill.
@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.
1 week, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
Phook: Be well Sir! Missing your posts!
@sniperstar @Waiting4LSC No Sir! Only way Phil can punish me is not to score or hit the highlight reel. Ultimate Fan from Day 1.
@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.
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.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Burtonboy David Alter? :)
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 weeks 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.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @Mcost61 Wonder if Leo will be a catalyst for finishing?
2 weeks, 6 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?
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks, 2 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