Shanahan: More spin than a MAYTAG dryer
Yeah and Kadri can't play with Kessel. lol
20 hours, 46 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
The idea that someone would enjoy getting a paycheque for doing nothing instead of working at a job they love is absurd and a notion mostly held by schmucks who hate their jobs.
You're the "silly" one.
21 hours, 40 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Tim Horton "We're Fucked!"
(I actually said this 47 years ago. Honest) ;)
1 day, 7 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Sorry. Making some bacon and Firefly didn't update. Those guys are two of the best for me.
On the Rockola:
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Felt like a temporary change. Bower and Howe at the Winter Classic. Might not have these guys around for much longer. They were summertime fishing buddies in their playing days.
If it looks like Stamkos is going to test the market, we wouldn't give Yzerman the time of day nevermind that package
1 day, 9 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
This guy is connected? I saw that tweet here yesterday and disregarded it as this guy doesn't seem to be "anyone". Who is he?
Don't recall Burke's exact words. He did say we need 8 NHL capable defencemen for the season but I don't think his intention was to have them all on the 23 man roster at the same time. For most of his time here we were a classic 14 F/ 7 D team with potential call-ups on the Marlies. Management appears to have decided to move on from Franson and use right side callups as injury replacements and try to get one more left side D.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
This team has been targeting "character" since the day Burke got here. That's not new.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract
Yeah, the old are always the naive ones. lol
It's all "show me", now.
His best chance will be with Kadri. After the stuff that happened in college leading to his suspension I don't think he really got the message I hoped he would.
No offence but I recall similar comments about Carlyle. I shall wait for the product on the ice.
Got a hunch Frattin will be looking for a deal in Europe by the time his 2 year contract is finished.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract
Think you're wasting your time. Not the first time you've asked, is it?
Alec and whoever will probably just ignore your question again and leave you wondering what's going on with this.
If Bozak is here all season, hopefully next summer we won't be thinking 48.7% is great. lol
2 days, 21 hours ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson
For all the hits that Franson is credited with he doesn't do much damage. I don't think of him as a feared hitter that makes other players pay. That's what I take from my visual, beyond the numbers.
2 days, 22 hours ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson
People generally do not write off 2nd rounders as a waste of time. Most do acknowledge that only 25 to 30% will play 200 or more games in the NHL. And a player can have a 200 game career and not make much of a mark.
But if this is in reference to trading Franson, it seems this team, as structured, would benefit more from adding working pieces, somewhat developed players where possible, than 2nd or 3rd round picks that probably won't contribute for another 4, 5, 6 years.
2 days, 23 hours ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
I agree, Niedermayer was the obvious guess but not necessarily the one.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
I don't think Carlyle said who he compared himself to either.
@Jordan29 Nothing new. Same old comment from Carlyle at exit interviews.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
@TheCanucksnaphook No doubt it was when Carlyle said young and referred to a rover.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
From earlier today.
Who was Carlyle talking about? Franson?
"No. It was Gardiner." was the original comment not just "No" as it appears now.
Earlier today someone suggested showing video at the arbitration hearing.
Items not allowed as evidence at arbitration include:
(F) Testimonials, videotapes, newspaper columns, press game reports
or similar materials.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
3 days, 15 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
Haven't heard anything but it always seemed to me it would come down to the Leafs or Sweden even though the Marlies were the obvious popular choice for us. There is still a challenge for him to develop without riding the buses on an ahl salary.
EDIT: He's only played 22 games with MODO.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
I could swear when I was a kid, Ron Stewart had to put on the pads for the Leafs during a game. But I haven't seen any statistical proof of it.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
@mike_84 I don't have a Mazda myself, but I'm sure Bon will let you know.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
These guys don't like facts or proof.
I think I can answer that for him.
Your list doesn't seem to be holding up. Faulty memory?
I wouldn't have compared forwards to Dmen but...
Benn 10 fights in his first 5 seasons.
Dion's first 5 years in the league... 3, 4, 10, 6, 6.
Some of you guys have select or faulty memories.
Toews the Masher has had 3 major penalties in 7 seasons.
Dion went with Colin White and Scott Hartnell in his first 26 game partial season with Toronto.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
Apart from contract demands, MDZ has rapidly earned a reputation as being "uncoachable".
4 days, 14 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
Rest in Peace Rockfish.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
Yeah, I looked to see where you might have seen the 190 and found that, so checked other sights.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
@Xxxxxnew Also 235 at NHL.com.
@Xxxxxnew I see McSorley listed as 235 lbs. at Hockey Reference and always believed there was a considerable difference in weight. I'm thinking the 190 is wrong.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
I don't disagree with the McSorley interpretation . With Wendel the first 45 seconds were devastating and that was enough to take out most in his weight class, but as good as he was the heavyweights could absorb that and continue. In those heavyweight battles his stamina was limited and it appeared Wendel sometimes got injured wrestling in the latter part of a fight.
Probably wouldn't take us long to start tearing down Armstrong.
Maybe getting Stastny will mitigate concerns, but if I was a Blues supporter I wouldn't be happy about management electing to take Sobotka, 61.9% faceoffs ( a fan favourite), to arbitration and seeing him announce a deal in the KHL 3 days later. That's a bungled move and the loss of an asset imo.
Blues fans have got to be disappointed going from a high flying team with a strong playoff outlook during last year to finishing off the season on a 6 game losing streak and going out in the 1st round, after trading Halak for Miller. (too much tinkering with a good thing, one move too many?)
The rest of that trade amounts to Ott for Stewart, Carrier (good prospect #57 - 2013), 2015 - 1st, 2016 - 3rd. Not good asset management.
Again Stastny should help there or Armstrong may have weakened his team in other areas that could show up this season.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
Guess it depends on if you want one of the Leafs in your lineup. : )
1 week ago on Peter Horachek on Sportsnet 590
Hope Rielly doesn't turn out like Coffey. Couldn't play defence worth shit.
1 week ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal
Your previous comment said Kadri is a comparable.
No, Gardiner is the worst defensive forward on the Leafs.
Going the other way? : )
Kadri makes $2.9M per
Yep full marks to Loiselle for get these contracts done at a nice price. : )
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Bobsyouruncle @Murph2417
1 week, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal
Arbitrator will hand down ruling within 48 hours.
Team can walkaway from a one year award of $3.5M or over within 48 hours.
If it's player elected arbitration and the team chose 2 years (sounds like the team has to choose 1 or 2 years at the start of the hearing before the award is made), team can walk away from the first year but must sign the player at the arbitration award amount for the second year, then becomes UFA at the end of the season.
Team with only the one player in arbitration must make walkaway decision within 48 hours.
Teams with 2 or more players in arbitration can make that decision within 48 hours of their final arb. case.
Player can be traded after the award.
1 week, 2 days ago on Matt Frattin on TSN 1050