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Florida gets 1st overall. Super, I can see their attendance skyrocket to 8100
8 hours, 23 minutes ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
47 and counting. What's the rush
Have a good day everyone
22 hours, 44 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14
Good nite folks
1 day, 8 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14
@ShiftyD 99% with you 1% says Go Sharks Go
Last year during the finals, I was pinning away for Brandon Saad instead of Biggs
But at the end of the day, this team isn't short off skill and speed, its short on sandpaper. Was Biggs a wasted pick. maybe, but if he ever manages to play a regular 3rd line shift and make life miserable for the opposing D , maybe not
@Anthony Petrielli @Zep2 Actually, I think Vanek has been irrelevant to Mtl. The difference is the Habs and leafs is this
On a 4 game losing streak , and down 4-1 to Ottawa, they took advantage of a Ottawa collapsing to turn their season around
TO had that opportunity again MTL when they has lost 4 in a row, but lost to them though they outplayed them . Not Reimers finest hour.
Vanek may have rejuvenated the leafs PP
In all the discussion about centres, the fucking Habs are going into the playoffs with a centre group that is no better than ours talent and size wise
As much as hate the Habs, and I detest them viscerally , the difference between the Leafs position and the Habs can be described in 2 words,
1 day, 9 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14
@Pent_House Bolland and Clarkson were supposed to help that. Didnt happen
The illusion that this team was a playoff team and close to being a contender has been exposed
There are some guys on the Marlies that will be able to play that fore checking aggressive game in the future, Ashton, Broll maybe Carrick, then there is Gauthier in the Q who maybe , hopefully could be a Coutourier like player
Last fall we all thought that we were in the process of being a playoff mainstay and a few pieces away from contending
Ways to go yet. Keep those #1 picks
@Greg Fenton Bergeron, krejci, Lucic , 2nd rounders , Lindstrom 5th ROUNDER, Datsyuk 7th rounder, Zetterberg 4th rounder?
Sharks are one of the most successful organizations in the NHL but their leadership is constantly questioned because they haven't won the Cup.
The Canucks were rolling over the Bruins until Rome hit and the refs put away their whistles. Now Bergeron is a stud and the Sedins are duds
Who leads on the Caps, Flyers , Ottowa or Habs who haven't win in recent memory either
@MaxwellHowe Reimer is a workhorse. He needs to start, and its not going to be in TO
1 day, 10 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14
Ive been on the road today so I wasn't able to see presser and just got bits and pieces on the radio
Thanks for the read AP, great stuff as usual
From comments on the radio, I think Dion gives up the C or is stripped of it. Not pointing fingers, but Leiewicke questioning leadership of the team isn't a vote of confidence. Bolland gets it of he resigns. My dark horse candidate-JVR
At least 3 Marlies will move up. Holland , Ashton and Granberg are in .
I was willing to throw Kulie away with the bathwater. But I suggested the other nite that we keep him due to his versatility at the right price.
Nonis was hero for getting Bolland and Clarkson in July and is a ZERO in April . The truth is somewhere in between
Carlyle was unable to fix the problems he identified. Its not all on him, but his holding only the Kadri, Gardiners and mar lies accountable didn't help
One bright spot is that the Leafs will pick in the 1st round for the 3rd straight year, that is an organizational baby step that is to be appreciated.
Can't help but like the guy
2 days, 11 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
Big Bubba, no trouble
Do we need another 2nd or 3rd line centre
2 days, 13 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
It's over, there are no more MIcjkelsons and Duvalls to roll over for him
Tiger was great, but a whole generation of golfers decided they wer playing for 2nd, that's no longer the case.
Tiger doesn't scare these guys , hasn't for awhile
2 days, 14 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
The question on wether TIger would catch up with NIcklaus for wins in Majors
Is being settled to day and it's no
Too many great young players to compete against even he comes back healthy
Nice to see Lawrie start getting a few hits
2 days, 15 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
@leafersutherland thats 11 million dollars for 3rd line wingers
2 days, 17 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
Hockey fished yesterday , I don't golf, time for a run
2 days, 18 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
That 4th line could have played last nite , WTF was Orr out there for .
@Cameron19 @Zep2 Like my suggestion, about Scrivens ,in hindsight your right
But if we were contending for home ice advantage with that group at the time
2 days, 19 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
@Cameron19 @Zep2 One year of a happy Scrivens instead of an unhappy Riemer may off made for a better atmosphere in the room
Reimer for all his smiling was pretty pissed of at his treatment
As much as Ive written of Kulie, do we sign him to play 4th line centre, and let Bolland and McClement walk.
Being in the dance next year is hopeless, keep players who want to be leafs , can play a # of roles
In hindsight, which is 20-20, Bernier/ Scrivens combo would have been the way to go. Would a Riemer / Bernier trade been possible.
Scrivens was comfortable and thrived as a back up. Riemer just couldn't seem to be able to cope with that role once he lost the starters job
Yeah, I know. Let's try plan B,
The Leafs need to find a player to play with Kadri who will allow him to be the little prick he can be. A big bruising winger who can work the boards and corners , pop a few and have Kadris back
@leafersutherland There will be a lot of different faces on nextt years owning day roster.
2 days, 20 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
@Keeon @maple1967leafs The glimpse of hope is that when Dion arrived there was no in the system who could eventually challenge him for that spot
Rielly could take that mantle and with some luck, a guy like Percy slot in beside him
@barjv01 Since 1967 this team has been cursed with worse the ownership in professional sports. The only glimpse of sanity was Stavros the grocer. Ballard, Teachers/Peddie Tannenbum and now this Cope led bunch of suits always has their eye fixed on the bottom line instead of the standings
I hate the sleight of hand, change the channel, ass covering that the Shanny hiring was, but if he can finally put in a lasting management team /structure focused on winning then thats a move forward
Its taken less than 12 hours to turn on Kessel.
Hes outta here
So am I
2 days, 21 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
@MaxwellHowe They were a team who played on a tight rope all year and rode their top line to death .
That stretch of games after the LA up to the Habs, was the worse stretch of games Riemer played , and the dart to heart was the MTL game. The 2nd best team won. They are going to the playoffs, the Leafs golfing.
@Burtonboy @Uncle Otis @Zep2 LIKE THE REST OF US LIFERS. HE CANT STAY AWAY
Fucking Leafs were so bad even Keon came out last nite for the funeral
Re Shanny detractors- I get the fact that over the long term, the team is hopefully better organized at the top and that the revolving door of coaches and GMs will come to and end
But when a team sitting in 3 rd goes into a tailspin that sees it get ZERO points out of 16 and 4 out of 28, maybe something should of been done during that skid to try to stop the slide
Announcing Shanny 3 weeks ago in combo with the firing of the coaching staff, or stripping Dion of the C would of had been a lot less cynical than hiring Shanny when all is lost
4 out of a possible 28, that says everything you need to know
Its time too clean house. Coaching staff gone
Kulie, Raymond, Orr gone
Franson/ Riemer gone through trades
Try to get a decent return on Lupul and Dion, giveaway Gleason and Clarkson if you can
Integrate some of the Marlies and play next season for the biggest prize in hockey, Connor mCDAVID
2 days, 22 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
Minus player on a non playoff team. We already have 7 or 8 of those on our team
3 days, 7 hours ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #82, Maple Leafs at Senators
@Belfour20/JB-45 So do the Leafs.
The only person who showed any interest in physical play tonite was Granberg
Hes no star in the making, but at least he showed some grit and determination. Rielly as usual was good
I hate Healy and Dr Spock, but they are right. This team quit. Around the end of the last game against the Habs by my watch
3 days, 9 hours ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #82, Maple Leafs at Senators
Bautista gets thrown out at 2nd AGAIN.
He has to be the dumbest, poutiest fuck in baseball
Granberg is looking ok. The most physical leaf D tonite.
Interesting to see how zGranberg plays
3 days, 11 hours ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
Hard to cheer against the Leafs even if a loss is best in the long run
Great plAy Fleury
Another reason why it sucks not be in the dance
The East is wide open
Rangers are my pick to go to the finals
3 days, 12 hours ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
Good read AB
The one hope I have with the Shanahan signing is that we finally get some long term stability in the organization
Too many coaches, GMs, Presidents and meddlesome owners in too few years
Peddie and Tannenbaum, Ballard were a disaster , Cope cost us BB who has now been replaced by Nonis /Shanahan
Succesful organizations have stability at the top. You need only look at Det, Boston, Sharks
3 days, 18 hours ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
@Jordan29 @leafersutherland @Jay_Berg We gave up the 3rd spot with that win didn't we. Matt Duchene is better than either.
Thankk Burke and Martin Gerber for fuck up
3 days, 19 hours ago on The Leafs sit in the 9th overall draft slot going into final game
@dlb meh @Zep2 @leafersutherland Long hand for" ass stapled to bench"
@leafersutherland My objection to Shanahan was based purely on timing
-loses 8 in a row
-has no accountability throughout the losing streak
-coach tuned out
-core overplayed worn out
-base untrusted, under utilized
-embarasses themselves and their fan base
Somewhere in that 2 or 3 week clusterf**k something more productive could have been down , if only to send a message
Shanahan hiring was optics and ass covering
@Jordan29 , Ive been trying to console myself with that exact logic.
There is merit to the argument, but will still suck on Wed when the playoffs start and the B&W are golfing
3 days, 20 hours ago on The Leafs sit in the 9th overall draft slot going into final game
@WendelGilmour Im ready to cut the strings on Kulie. I never expected him to be overtly physical, but I did expect him to seperare player from puck on a regular basis and to occasionally go into beast mode (Kaleta). That guy is gone
On Lupul- if you can get fair value, pull the trigger. He seemed to get less intense in the offensive zone with the puck, trying o be too cute, turning pucks over in the middle of the ice . NOT SHOOTING
3 days, 21 hours ago on The Leafs sit in the 9th overall draft slot going into final game