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@Burtonboy @Mind Bomb I like Ashton, he battles, but that kid has no confidence with the puck at the NHL level.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #4, Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
@LeafsGuru Agreed, Winnick and maybe Frattin of the bodies brought in. Booth, Konti and Santa haven't done anything to earn a spot, imo.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Double GDT: Preseason Game #3&4, Senators vs. Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4&5)
@Cloud09 radar Loov?
6 days, 19 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #2, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7pm, TSN4)
@Cloud09 @Cameron19 If you're Holzer you have to know who you're face washing
1 week ago on GDT: Pre-season Game#1 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers (7pm, LeafsTV)
@Alec Brownscombe Leivo looks ready
@Alec Brownscombe Always makes the right play, not flashy
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Vape On, Bon
Hat tip to Bibeau, but I remain interested in the Gibson kid, who I think will emerge among the Marlies group this season.
1 week, 2 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Covering the points, line possibilities
@clark sittler @Leafbites Let's not beat that rotted carcass.
1 week, 2 days ago on Saturday Mashup: Blue & White Scrimmage, Leafs sign Cody Donaghey
It seems that RC's easing into the idea of overhauling his baby, his fate is basically going to come down to player deployment, unless the tweaked system hasn't a heartbeat.
I like RC the human, loved RC the player, but I'm still not convinced with RC the bench boss–hope he adapts and proves me wrong
@barjv01 @Mattmark I also like the idea of him and Lupul making up 2/3 of a scoring line, maybe with Clarkson, matched against 3rd pairing D's. There's opportunity for balance with this group, depending on injuries.
@Mind Bomb @Leafbites @Komas Taberle @Burtonboy He needs to be waived but I love that goon
1 week, 3 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Komas Taberle @Burtonboy Well, we know it wasn't a backhand saucer for a tap in
@mike_84 Not sure if he's parted in the middle or combed to the side, either way he's gellin'
@Cameron19 @Jmessih A Booth would likely lessen the line's offensive output but would make that unit much more responsible. When I think about Lupul there, I think too bad for that D pairing. With this depth, Lupul can be a guy you get out against weaker comp and he should put up some numbers.
@The_Polish_Cannon Phook, that is
@The_Polish_Cannon Not to mention, he's a pure beaut
@Yaknowwhat Do you guys actually believe that if Phil worked out an extra day a week he would be better? That's, well, laughable.
@Leafs2 Isles1 Good post but as I see it, Phil is the good guy everyone wants to hang with and likely goes a long way toward camaraderie. He's a genuine dude and performs his role (lighting up oppositions) admirably. I think that's all anyone should expect, given Phil's character.
@Burtonboy @Doorman @wiski I totally pegged you as a Pinot guy. Can't beat French red, though.
Sam I am, now scram you hams?
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan He needs an El Kabong with Ingy's turtleneck turd shovel.
1 week, 4 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
Hey Phook–this forum needs our little green buddy back!
Maurice today on Pavelec : "Play a strong enough game in front of him, give him a chance to win every night, and then we'll make an assessment of our goaltending and where it's at."
I like Paul, very bright dude.
@Burtonboy @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan He's bulked a bit, gonna be interesting to see how that affects his game.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Burtonboy Pens coach *JohnsTon*
@Cameron19 @Leafbites @Burtonboy @ingy56 @Jmessih Perhaps respect him, but winning does cure all that ails.
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @Jmessih That said, I doubt very much if Darryl Sutter is flooded with player Christmas cards.
At the end of the day, this was a huge mis-calculation by Spott. And the fact that he ought to have known better, doesn't impress me at all, NHL greenhorn or not.
@MaxwellHowe I believe we're being a little naive if we don't think superstars get preferential treatment and don't have input in things like the power play.
Mario Lemieux: "Practice? We're talking about practice? Sure, maaybe if I don't have to get off the bench and there's a bag of cheeseburgers sitting there."
1 week, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@RandomScrub Clean hit, no?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks
@djamon @Leafbites I agree that this is an over-reaction, but I've never considered Phil too much amongst the leadership ranks on the team anyway, despite his gargantuan on-ice role. I believe I interpreted the 'character' quotes to be of off-ice concern. If he meant on-ice (or even hockey) then yea, Phil may of had a bull's eye on his back.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@djamon @Yaknowwhat Okay, suppose it is Phil, who is Wik comparing him to, say a Dustin Brown–who has character in spades, but wouldn't score on a barn.
If this is the case, then his point must be that you need a mix. Well sure, of course you need a mix. Goal scorers of Phil's ilk aren't as plentiful, though, as the dusty Browns.
@MaxwellHowe @Savo43 @Xxxxxnew Or maybe, like a lot of execs, he can be petty.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Leafbites @MaxwellHowe Exactly. It was an unprofessional maneuver, no matter how you slice it.
Though, I've never pegged him as a dude that would go down with the ship.
@MaxwellHowe @Leafbites It sounds more like a parting shot...if he weren't skipping town, maybe I'd lend some credence to this.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Leafbites I know, the phil is probably thinking, 'right, I'm too lazy right, to put in the effort to being a bad character, right'
Let's be honest, most every dressing room has a couple 'bad characters', but Philly cheese? He my not scream leadership, but how on earth do you create a narrative that paints our bashful, pudgy hockey phenom as a bad apple. Hilarious again, TO media.
Now, let's bring on the season and see what this band of misfits are all about!
Oh and for Phook's sakes, free the Phook! He's a Phooking beaut!
The one time I go directly to a mash-up, folks are all over here. Fickle bunch of fucking sheep, we are.
1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract
Props to the boys with the tunes last night, I was dialled in while working–hadn't listened to Bowie in a long time...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
Steve: How many new suits have you purchased since your promotion?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@TheCanucksnaphook @Leafbites Oh, I think he's a player, but that's a lot of dole tied for a guy that has plenty of holes in his game. And yes, the Gards contract SHOULD be a gem
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
Since I wasn't one of those people fantasizing about PK lacing up for the Leafs, I'm quite happy that it's gonna cost 9mil per for Bergy and Les Hab-itual dumbasses
Great interview, AP. MLHS have a real team of pros!
2 months, 1 week ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3
@Mcost61 @Leafbites Be nice to have the horses
2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
It's so annoying–like 'possession' is some new phenomena in hockey. It was a buzzword before there were dressing rooms.
Leafs went and got enough right D so they could create a market for Cody, by making it seem like they are only offloading him because they now suddenly have a surplus of righties....he may be drawing some interest, but not from anyone wanting to part with any significant asset for his services, and obviously waiting out this arb hearing. He's gonzo before the season starts for a bag of pucks and a half dozen face stitches.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?
@dlb Mad @Tim Horton lol, astute.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9
@Tim Horton Kid is gonna be a real game breaker, dare I say, top line talent.