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So all the friggin stiffs are still in, eh?
1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: More Hockey Tomorrow
I don't know Matt. Not sure what I may or may not know here. lol
But not looking for the story tonight thx.
@Cameron19 Thanks... but that's alright. I'm just kidding
Seems to be a few people absent here lately.
Did I miss out on a special offer to upgrade to MLHS Platinum or something like that?
@Bruffins Grabovski with the hat trick? ; )
Obviously it's about asset management and when management should/shouldn't quit on players, especially big centres, as much as the actual players involved. Learning from mistakes and not repeating history is the real topic here and that's a legitimate concern.
@Mind Bomb lol
@Loric76 Who are you kiding. You never read past the 3rd paragraph. ; )
"The Dallas Stars traded Alex Chiasson and a 2nd round pick for Jason Spezza - a 70 point center with size.
The Anaheim Ducks traded Nick Bonino and a 2nd round pick for Ryan Kesler - a 70 point two-way center with size."
But those deals are both player plus 2nd round pick. We don't have a 2nd.
We gave Blacker plus a 3rd to get Holland, but Super Dave continued to let Carlyle mismanage the roster, somehow giving up a 2nd when a mere mortal would have only given up a 3rd.
This after pissing away centre depth in Colborne for a 4th round pick in preseason.
It's not like a smart GM might have considered that Bolland could get injured, or anything. I mean WHO could have possibly seen THAT coming? (Find your own answer here... "Everyone in the hockey world." is already taken.)
But hey, we got to keep Troy Bodie and keep Wickie and family happy. (That worked out well)
Super Dave Nonis, the man considered by some here, to be the best hockey mind in the universe, gave up Jesse Blacker and a 2nd round pick minus a 4th rounder while substituting Holland for Colborne.
So even if you consider Colborne for Holland a wash, would you trade a prospect and a 2nd round pick for a 4th round pick?
That's called Asset Management - Nonis Style, folks. lol
EDIT: Sure would be nice to have a 2nd rounder this year for trade purposes. : )
That was when Nonis listened to Carlyle. Someone with a clue has since showed him the obvious.... It's not a good idea let Carlyle build your team.
Nonis should go back to playing The Boy Wonder to Burke's Batman.
1 week, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
Sour grapes from a Canucks writer. No surprise in that and not particularly true in respect to Raymond's history with the Vancouver.
@wiski @TorontoMapleLeafs The curse of Carlyle. imo
Yeah, I find he gets more of a rap than he deserves.
1 week, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Intermittent for me. Have sometimes refreshed to find more comments.
Trying to cater to mobile, but now it's junk.
@hometeem Ryan, Filppula, Stastny.
Bennett injured. Out 4-6 months
Don't know if anyone else noticed but that TSN hockey site is just garbage this year. How could you possibly fuck something up that bad? lol
Might not be the worst move to start Reimer against Pitts and come back with Bernier the next night in New York.
"If we're just mediocre we might as well be shitty."
Frattin with 9 points in his last 59 games. (Career 35/127)
Top linemates in LA: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards.
Top linemates in TO: Kadri, Grabovski, MacArthur.
Time to move on from this guy.
Not to jump on Dion but there was a very similar play (don't recall who) later in the game. Robidas switched to take the man and had time to squeeze him out while Dion moved to cover the middle. Don't like Dion on the left side.
Can't have a guy just leaving his socks laying around everywhere. ; )
Shots from the home plate area Bernier eats up. Small sample, but he seems to have a problem with shots coming from the side of the net when it's a weak goal.
1 week, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #1, Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Liked the Percy pick right away but 1st pair potential was never my impression, Good 3-4/5 imo.
@wiski Are you sure. I've never noticed. Maybe you need to speak up more. ; )
Don't like to get too high on one game, but I recall when everyone was putting Percy as a throw in for trades and ol' Bob said, "not so fast".
@Doorman Playoff bound!! Go back to work.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #1, Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Colborne with takeaway and assist for 1st Calgary goal. Now on 82 point pace.
The next Toews? : )
New Game Review blog
1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
Don't hold your breathe. Frattin's 11 game hot streak hasn't worn off after 2 years for some. : )
@Loric76 Noticed Dion walking behind the bench in the 2nd period. Not sure if he was coming from or going to the room.
@LyGuy @Alec Brownscombe
@ingy56 Polak with 9 and Bernier blasts one from centre ice..
1 week, 5 days ago on MLHS Bloggers Predict the Maple Leafs’ 2014-15 Finish
10 - 0 LEAFS!!!! (A Double Doorman)
Just got in. Anyone know if there's a game tonight?
: ) : ) : ) : ) : )
On the team not everyone will display his confidence and youthful exuberance. Everyone brings something different. You need all kinds. imo
1 week, 6 days ago on Viktor Loov staying in Toronto; Pridham’s cap manoeuvring
Management have come to their senses. ; )
1 week, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Season Opener Eve
@Potcy The season is on the line. : )
@MaxwellHowe Waivers is good for 30 days.
They're probably going to lose some locations to the AHL.
@ingy56 lol true.
Just found out that including the name of a former bumbling past U.S. president to the quote qualifies as malformed content with the site or livefyre. lol
"If you're not in, you're in the way"
Sounds uncomfortably like:
I knew there was a reason I planned on ignoring everything until puck drop Oct. 08. Should have listened. lol
@ingy56 That's what I'm thinking could be union requirement to fix the rosters at 23, not 22.
Capgeek says their numbers don't include perf bonuses. Percy has 212k per year. Without bonus the saving seems to be 51k.
Can't they just leave him with the Marlies and save it all? Are they required to have a 23 man roster instrad of 22?
@Burtonboy Why even bring Bodie up now?
Heard he is returning to Modo. Leafs would have liked to put him in the AHL, but he's under contract.
Hard to understand why they brought Bodie up unless they intend to dress him for the Montreal game.