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@king leary Sportsnet (and all) had a clean slate to get it right. Instead they went with the tired, boring (can't stress this word enough) and sad old way which includes Hughson (yaaaaawn). I guess they thought those were the only guys able to to do the job? I'm not saying any old hockey player off the street could do it... wait, Stock, Simpson and Healy... I take that back. Yes any old hockey player off the street could do it. I would like to see Weekes get a more prominent role, but I'm not holding my breath.
3 days, 14 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@loomx @LN-093 Some people didn't like him, for what ever the reason (and that's fine), but I totally agree. It makes no difference outside of the fact that it gives everyone something to talk about, then bitch (again) when the wrong person is hired lol
4 days, 11 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@LN-093 @DJBrianBurke @Mcost61 @Dangle_My_Berries @Luke_R I never made the connection at all. Who knows, but if anything comes to fruition you'll be the person with the inside track ;)
4 days, 12 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@Mcost61 @DJBrianBurke @Dangle_My_Berries @Luke_R @LN-093 He did say he knew nothing of hockey when he came in. Then the reports about his disagreements with the hockey brass in LA, which I didn't give much thought to as no company need a bunch of "yes men." He got Shanny and that was good enough for me. I with Leiw all the best after June, I hope we can celebrate a Cup win together of course.I curious as to who will be the new guy coming in. There will be months of speculations for that of course. On here and all the media outlets.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@Mcost61 About time, the previous policy was too ridiculous to even be a joke.
@mcloki US Open and talk of the NHL 'XX game does it for me every year. They mean preseason is just around the corner!
@Mcost61 @Dangle_My_Berries @Luke_R @LN-093 How about the "off the record" real answer ;)I could care less how or why he's going. Would you rather Leiw in charge of hockey/Leafs or Shanny? I know what my answer is.
@ingy56 I liked Kabs back in the day. He was a good Leaf. A late pick that worked out well which was very rare at the time for the Leafs (and still is, but hopefully getting better).
Like @Reether, I wish him all the best. Would like to hear his "Oh yeah for sure..." once again in a post game ;)
5 days, 4 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links
@FloorHockeyFlopper @Bobsyouruncle Video of Stevie warming up supposedly right after a nap. lol I can only imagine what he could have played in his sleep.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grBmQwLSlDw
@Bobsyouruncle @FloorHockeyFlopper Hendrix slept with his guitar. You don't become a master by fluke.
@Armchair GM Love the classic Colorsound pedal. Great vid, thanks for posting!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan That's one of the saddest things I read today.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season
@Burtonboy Holy crap!Edit: That's really sad. Most comedies have demons to deal with.
3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
@Xxxxxnew Awesome, the "black out" idea/effect is ridiculous.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
Very nice interview. One of the many reasons this the premiere Leafs and hockey sites.I like that you busted his balls a tiny bit about the "not Toronto" comment. Would have been funny to also see some ribbing about not playing Rielly more during the WJHC ;)
3 weeks, 4 days ago on An interview with Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott
@Burtonboy "How did you get this job?" Um... that's an easy one to answer. She likes the Leafs ;)
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@wiski Is the "#jays" because they lost and now the sky is falling?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy He's located out of Philly and I think that is his team. I could be wrong. It's been years since I've visited that site.
@ingy56 @DJBrianBurke @vinoa But nothing that auction house. Couldn't imagine Don having anything like that. That is nuts.
@-Keon I see LeafsTV's cameras have gotten a little better.
@vinoa @ingy56 But it too has a four car garage with a second floor no? lol
@loomx Good on the NBA.
@mcloki @DJBrianBurke @ingy56 @loomx Probably just trying to be professional, nothing wrong with that ;)
@wiski @DJBrianBurke @ingy56 @loomx Heh, not much of a drinker I must say.
@ingy56 @loomx Leafs have should hired him just for that.
@mcloki @dlb Mad @Mattmark That's for the superstars. The "important" people will always get paid no matter what the industry.
@-Keon @RandomScrub x2
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@wiski Phil: Yes Roger, it feels a little uncomfortable to hold the stick like this, but it's how you do it... Trust me.
4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Pent_House Great... Every team (U.S. and most Canadian) have a home voice except for the Leafs. Just fantastic. I'm really curious to see who takes over. Right now the main players/voices aren't the best options in my opinion.
@Cameron19 @vinoa I noticed only now that very few of the media are now changing the way they view and report the amount of money spent on signing a player. Not enough of course, but it's starting. They're finally taking into consideration what all GMs and cap analysts do, how much that player is worth TODAY. Can't compare a salary of a player that was signed two years ago. It makes no sense what so ever as they are not the same or comparable. Only when they change their tune, that the rest of the sheep will follow (sadly). Until then, people will only see the amount as being "too much." Of course some of that is rooted in jealously on the amount a pro athlete makes in general.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Burtonboy @DJBrianBurke Puck would be much harder to track and a big orange ball lol It's tricky. Unless the NHL puts a small chip in to help with tracking.
I wait to see what news come from this.
1 month ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Burtonboy Very cool and interesting read. Thanks for sharing. Would be great to see if they can incorporate it for hockey. Might require a lot of code writing and reworking, but it could be worth it. MLSE have the cash to hire the code monkeys, they should do it.
@The_Polish_Cannon @DJBrianBurke @RandomScrub @Xxxxxnew You're right, it was more of a statement of the treatment or rather the optics of the situation. A get the <bleep> out! lol Always interesting to watch when it's not your superstar.
@The_Polish_Cannon @RandomScrub @Xxxxxnew I have to agree with both your comments. It's too bad the Habs have compounded their negotiations problems twice now (/sarcasm). He should take a one year deal and run... straight down the Trans-Canada highway to back home. He and Rielly and tear it up. Sure the "d" in defense will be a little light, but winning 6-3 every night will be fun to watch lol
@TheCanucksnaphook @Xxxxxnew We dodged that bullet when we avoided arbitration with Franson ;P
@Tim Horton @Bruffins @wiski lmao He'll fit right in with the Toronto media.
1 month ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
@DeclanK @Pent_House Looks 12 years old in that photo. He also has a large stain on the front of his sweater.
1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@mcloki @Jmessih It's easy when you're the top guy and the people you're hiring are no threat to you or your position.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next
@lukethenuke @leafdreamer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7hjdC8-jbw
1 month, 1 week ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@Cloud09 @DeclanK So you say you want to play for the Leafs?Welcome to the show kid.
@DeclanK @DJBrianBurke Heh, I guess, I prefer the classic version myself. I will give him props for not buying a supercar.
1 month, 1 week ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@DeclanK lol Torts isn't that "normal" himself
@DeclanK Time to upgrade his ride :)
@Alec Brownscombe I don't see it as much for Nonis, I think Shanny likes how the front office is shaping up and the hiring of Dubas probably bought Nonis some time.
@loomx @Greg Fenton @DJBrianBurke Basically he would have to go down for a long period of time or be traded and Reimer would have to be brutal. I just think there are teams that are going to be just awful from beginning to end and it will be too hard for the Leafs to drop that far. Of course I have seen a couple of rigs going off the cliff before ;)
@Greg Fenton @DJBrianBurke For sure, of course who doesn't want to get Stammer without giving up any assets just money. I'm not going to hold my breath, a lot can happen in two years.
@Greg Fenton @DJBrianBurke This team seems to always start strong. If McDavid was the goal, they should have stripped the team already.
@Greg Fenton Leafs will not be bad enough to draft McDavid. That's pie in the sky. I just don't see it.
Nice article Michael. The "old boys club" definitely took a hit today. It's going to be interesting in seeing someone as young as Kyle develop and being groomed in the next few years. Shanny seems (obviously) excited by this hire and what Kyle can bring to the table. Just like Nylander, Reilly etc. are the future on the ice, Dubas seems the heir apparent in the front office. Besides Shanahan's endorsement, I can't help but feel a tad excited and hopeful. As a hiring is not the norm for the Leafs or most teams for that matter (Stellick doesn't count). Good on Shanahan and MLSE, for looking outside for talent and not limiting their search. For grabbing a person they feel is a bright, knowledgable yet still hungry to learn more (only mentioned it about six times in the interview), before anyone else. It gives a sense of a long term plan.At the very least the embattled and staunch Corsi supporters should calm down, they may even buy a jersey with his name on it ;)
1 month, 1 week ago on Kyle Dubas: 5 Takeaways on the Leafs most recent hire