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@Burtonboy Good article on The Score. Makes you think. In one light you can see the Clarkson signing as not so good. Having said that…I'd have a guy like Clarkson on a line with a couple of skill guys that can carry the play over the blue line and Clarkson's job is to drive to the net, backing the D off and opening up more room for the skill guys, and then set up camp at the net. His role isn't to try and spend 10 minutes cycling in the corner. Set up camp in front of the net, drive the goalie nuts, tie up a d-man and get some garbage goals.
1 month, 1 week ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 2
If I understand correctly...Leafs will never, ever win another game. Never, ever. Period. End of story. HAPPY CANADA DAY tomorrow you bunch of Negative Nancy's...
2 months ago on Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out
@loomx @wiski @Alec Brownscombe @GreekGod I think they were debating who makes the better cheese steak...
2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs
@Alec Brownscombe @Mattmark @TuckerForPunishment Oh, and Don Cherry shitting himself over the Leafs top line being 3 Americans….
@Alec Brownscombe @Mattmark @TuckerForPunishment And Granberg ;)
@Mattmark Agree 100% but how?
@wiski @Alec Brownscombe @GreekGod THey had decided already that if Nylander was available at their pick they were taking him. We'd also heard they wanted either Nylander or Ehlers. I think they were a little caught off guard at Carolina's pick and both Nylander and Ehlers were available. I think they were trying to figure out if they could drop back a couple picks and still get Nylander. In the end they got the guy they wanted.
@wiski Shanny believes the GMs and the scouts are the ones that should be on the stage.
@Mattmark @Bobsyouruncle @Uncle Otis He's actually a free agent in Sweden this coming year so he can go anywhere he wants including AHL. Nonis said he can earn his way on to the Leafs (doubtful, not easy for an 18 year old), play in the AHL or go back to Sweden.
@Anthony Petrielli Would not be shocked if those two are gone tomorrow...
@Uncle Otis @Wilbur @Mattmark @Gilbey93 Damn spinners :)
@Mattmark @Wilbur @Uncle Otis @Gilbey93 Dude, I'm not in denial mode at all. What's there to deny? THe kid may be no better than Kadri or even worse. TIme will tell. You can have all the reservations you want. Who's to stop you? I'm sure Tallon has some reservations about Ekblad. It's all wait and see.
@Uncle Otis @Mattmark @Gilbey93 When did he say that? I just listened to his interview after the draft and he seemed to indicate he was open to either Sweden or the AHL. Whatever the Leafs decide...
@Mattmark @Wilbur @Gilbey93 Just listening to Nonis and Bergman now….Sounds like the Leafs drafted him for his elite skill level and not his power game.
@Mattmark @Wilbur @Uncle Otis @Gilbey93 I wasn't replying to you :) Uncle Otis was talking about the reach of taller players. That's who I replied to. Thanks for bringing the comments to the smarta$$ level though. Greatly appreciated. Not something I expected from you.
@Xxxxxnew @Wilbur Yup...
@Mattmark @Wilbur @Gilbey93 I read and listened to the "criticisms". His size WAS an issue a year ago when he was 5'9" and 169 lbs but he shot up over the past year to 5'11" 176 lbs. There's very little talk about his defensive play. No more than the average draftee. There are some that did suggest he might be a bit of a puck hog. Others suggested he just really wants the puck because he's very confident with it. Either way they are "suggestions" as you put it. Nobody compared him to Kessel's board play as far as I recall.
@Uncle Otis @Mattmark @Gilbey93 Sakic and Yzerman…Both 5'11". Didn't seem to bother them ;)
@Mattmark @Gilbey93 He's perfectly sized. Nobody has anything bad to say about his defensive play. It's just a "suggestion" (re: puck hog). His board play might not be as non-existent as Kessel's ;)
If Nylander makes the team next season Bozak will have to return as Flowzak. Grow them locks young man….
@Gilbey93 Very tall but if he turns sideways you can't see him...
Apparently, he's the most skilled player in the draft. Has NHL speed, NHL puck skills and an NHL shot. He's grown significantly over the past year to 5'11" 176 lbs. That's the same height and 5 lbs shy of P Kane at only 18 years of age. Nonis et al were/are very impressed by his compete as well. I think there's a lot less risk here than some think.
Bye bye MayRay…Helloooooo Slick Willie….
@leafmealone @leafersutherland Aki Berg was/is Finnish and drafted by LA.
@ShiftyD @ingy56 And stop calling me Shirley. What's your vector, Victor?
2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes
@ingy56 Surely he means surely and not shirley...
@ingy56 clickity click...
@DWCMLHS doo-dah doo-dah
Can we presume Bergevin will do the funky chicken dance on the stage?
@hometeem @Wilbur @MaxwellHowe @Loric76 Yes. Nonis said they met with him for an hour this morning. WHen the kid was walking out the door Nonis said you look good in blue and white. Then told him the Leafs were taking him if he was still available come their pick.
@MaxwellHowe @Loric76 Nonis told the kid this morning that if he was still there when the Leafs turn was up he was taking him. Sound like he wanted him….
@Cloud09 @Wilbur I would agree and I think that's the easy call. My question then became…do I really want one of Bozak, Kadri or Holland playing the 4th line with limited minutes? But then I just watched LA win the cup with Mike Richards playing 4th line C for much of the playoffs.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge
Here's our current centres (alphabetical order). If we some how miraculously land a 1C which 2 of the current group go? What if we pulled in a 1C and another C. Which 3 go?
@ProfessorRance @Cloud09 @Bruffins @Pent_House Holland doesn't get enough credit for his cycle game. Looked good to me in the Marlies' playoffs….
@MaxwellHowe My preference is to keep both. Then again….My preference is the Leafs win the Cup in my lifetime. Heck, in Phil and Dion's career timeline. We aren't winning it without a powerful 1C. Where is that coming from in the next few years?
Other than the fact I don't like the dollar figure on Dion's contract, after watching the playoffs this year I think I'm still inclined to keep Dion and trade Phil the Thrill if I were to trade either.
Depth down the middle people…
Dman 1A & 1B
Centre 1A & 1B
Aren't winning a thing until we have the real stuff down the middle….
@Yaknowwhat Franson ;)
3 months ago on Toronto Marlies even the series with a 4-1 win over Texas
@wiski @ShiftyD Nope…but they could do 15-0 :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview
@RandomScrub If we want Bennett we're going to have to trade with FLA because I'd bet Kessel's other nut Buffalo isn't passing up on Bennett.
Bob McGill FFS…Why say it in 7 words when you can use 21 words. Why speak for 6 seconds when you can drag it out for 21 seconds. Holy shite…STFU. It's like listening to a constant run-on sentence...
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Wilbur Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick….
3 months, 1 week ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Kosher dills?
Rangers had more control of the puck in MTL's end with the goalie pulled then the Leafs have in all games combined where they've pulled their goalie over the past 3 years….
@reenergized @Belfour20/JB-45 I think we can throw Fenton in as well ;)
@BrandonCheema @Wilbur Ummm….well…yeah.
@BrandonCheema He's no Mason Raymond...
Enjoy your Saturday everyone. Time to head out to work...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Reforming Randy Carlyle
@Burtonboy @Wilbur @Jordan29 That's certainly the sense I get. I don't think it'll be NoNo's decision to make. As always…should be interesting times in Leafland this summer and next season.