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@Belfour20/JB-45 @CanuckUKinToronto actually not true- all mgmt, coaching can change and can trade with any team not in playoffs
3 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@[BBirde] @CanuckUKinToronto@Belfour20/JB-45 wtf.. he said you guys want to talk hockey and I said because it is a hockey site.. what draws people here in the first place so of course they want to ALSO talk hockey
@Belfour20/JB-45 because this is a hockey site
6 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@mike_84 Combination there of.. Look at very good teams their pk guys are like Toews etc not just 4th line McC plugs
1 hour, 18 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@leafersutherland He is a free agent Doubt he will resign with a team that didnt give him 1 min of NHL ice time when he ended up winning defenseman of the year in the AHL
4 hours, 7 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Burtonboy @dlb meh@CanuckUKinToronto When a guy has a 2 yr+ contract with a NMC the only way to get through to him if positive motivation is not working is to take away ice time
4 hours, 9 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Mitch_S2 @Burtonboy He had plenty of chances to change with the team- Roster selection and sytems were not working defensively and he did nothing about it... Adapting is on the fly, during games not season by season
5 hours, 5 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Burtonboy @Mitch_S2 When did he bench a vet for a giveaway? You heard from Gilmour how Burns would bench him or any other Leaf for the remainder of a period if they made a defensive giveaway.. Carlyle allows 2-4 on a single shift and puts them right back out as nothing happened..
@Mitch_S2 @Burtonboy Firing the coach is not letting the players off the hook, it is also ensuring that they are not letting the coaching staff off of the hook as they sucked too.
Also deal with the roster so they know it was their fault too. Dont sign current Leaf UFAs and deal Reimer, Franson, and upgrade one more D- Gunnar and a core roster forward.. That will tell them.. Also, tell the forwards if they dont backcheck and listen to new coach they will not be here by trade deadline
5 hours, 12 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
If you had to predict who on the Leafs will not be on the team next year: What chance they are on the roster-
Under 25% chance:
Raymond, Kulemin, Mcclement, Orr, FML, Bolland, Franson, Reimer
Under 50% chance:
Bodie, Ranger, (the remaining based on skill not trading- Percy, Granberg, Leivo)
Under 75% chance
Lupul, Ashton, D''Amigo, Gunnarson, Gleason, Holland
Bozak, Phaneuf, Gardiner,
Guys who 100% will be on roster- Kessel, JVR, Clarkson (Kesse- as he met with Shanny - Timmy wont want him traded, JVR as up and coming and good contract, Clarkson due to contract), Rielly and Bernier
5 hours, 20 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Dangle_My_Berries it is ok.. they will get false hope then get hammered in the next round
5 hours, 37 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto@Dangle_My_Berries and snooker
5 hours, 42 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Dangle_My_Berries @Burtonboy I am not British... so no disagreement other than they know rubgy too
5 hours, 45 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Burtonboy Patience Grasshopper.
5 hours, 53 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Dangle_My_Berries Wednesday- 4 days from now
6 hours, 3 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Cameron19 @GreekGod@leafersutherland There are some very good assets here and prospects. We need to clean out some = 5-8 players... not tear all down..
5-8 players.. Upgrade, improve attitude..
Improve coaching.. Make winning the only thing.. go from there
18 hours, 35 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Black_Hawk He is not going to be the coach next year.. If he was we (all Leaf fans) could feel it.. as it would be a major f**k in the *** to each and every one of us. You dont bring in a new president and say no direction and timmy being upset and then keep GM and coach in place. Based on how they collapsed and the shots/system etc not going to happen
20 hours, 55 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Bobsyouruncle agreed and this team needs a coach
21 hours, 5 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Savo43 in Col
21 hours, 32 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @~Keon@Alec Brownscombe@Yaknowwhat Me too.. Join the club.. but then that would be social...
22 hours, 3 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Yaknowwhat No chance... new boss didnt meet with him before he did the presser and had already met mgmt AND all roster in dressing room but not coach??? coach is gone. he would have been after Timmy and Nonis/Poulin/Loiselle if he as staying.. BEFORE players
22 hours, 6 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Dangle_My_Berries @CanuckUKinToronto only a few days- like 3 days.. used them a week
1 day, 1 hour ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy The coaching change, the draft and trades
@Dangle_My_Berries yes.. keep them away from your gums.. they work for a few weeks but take enamel off of teeth so dont use frequently.. if on gums they will make them bleed
@Ian from Etobicoke @Zep2 also Markov, Gionta
1 day, 2 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Jordan29 They wont rush anything ... it is a bottom up, top down then bottom up strategy.
Bottom up- key components defined.. (probably done) (Not these guys)... Top down- Mgmt team and Coaches- yet to be done.. then bottom up - periphery guys who to keep or not.. they are last step
@ingy56 @MaxwellHowe@daniel marois Add Reimer to that too
1 day, 3 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@mike_84 @CanuckUKinToronto@Burtonboy I have said before, why buy him out? Just trade and retain salary. His Salary is $4.5m and $3.5m. His buyout would be over 4 yrs - $833k, $1.8, $1.3 and $1.3.
Trade and retain $1.5m So his salary is $3.0m and $2.0 to other teams
1 day, 4 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@mike_84 @Burtonboy I guess it depends on how much change has already happened on the blue line. I am sure they will have 5 players competing for the last 2 spots ( incl Percy and Granberg in that group)
@Burtonboy We need to go down either an up and coming route like that or a Hitch type.. no middle ground please
@ingy56 @mcloki What Canadian goalies still worth picking up though?
Habs- Price; TB- no
Pens- Fleury.. not if Pens go out..
LA/SJ - no canadian
At most Crawford if chicago goes out to StL
@Uncle Otis @CanuckUKinToronto oops ;-) .. DoBoer my bad
@mike_84 @HHT Well one of SJ or LA will be knocked out in first round.. One of their assistant coaches will then prob be avail
@ingy56 @HHT A guy who does that and also cant even work a toaster.....
How much respect does the guy have anymore in the dressing room or throughout the year?
Tuned out- systems and roster selection piss off players too I am sure
@HHT No answers.. for months.. - leadership
@Zep2 @CanuckUKinToronto think of it like a personal trainer in the gym.. you get better focused results opposed to guys working out on their own.. Same for being coached to Breathe and skate.. Need detailed training and techniques..
@Zep2 @CanuckUKinToronto I also think we need to DEVELOP our picks and young talent better. Look at treatment of DAmigo, Holland and Ashton this year as examples.. As there is no cap on coaching and development, we should have the best spending concentrated efforts on our top 20 prospects to groom a greater possibility of them maximising their potential
@ingy56 @Uncle Otis yes. However, NJD have very limited skill outside of to 40 year olds in Jagr and Elias. Henrique is ok but Zajac is Bozak extra light as their 1C. Limited talent outside of that and Schneider in net.. dont get me wrong.. I prefer others to Muller
1 day, 5 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@Zep2 SJ and Blues are in for long series .. Dont underestimate their opponents.
@MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto@NotTheCanucksnaphook Avs have 4 top 2 centres. They have flexibility but will depends on their success as to how much change they will desire.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook too bad last night's results hamper efforts to get:
3) SJ players
@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto@Reversethecurse13 I think so. Sweep of coaching staff other than goalie coach and Underhill. Thinking Poulin is gone.
@WendelGilmour @CanuckUKinToronto Shanny said that Muller was the Captain that he looked up to most.
@Burtonboy @Reversethecurse13 Duthie first interviews shanahan and asked but put words in his mouth- how long it takes to decide on coaching staff and he said one to 2 weeks. Shanahan said yes. 1-2 weeks. This is why I said after Easter holidays and said next Tues-Wed
i posted the quote from a book I was reading yesterday. Dont be surprised if Kirk Muller isnt hired
1 day, 6 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette
@wendelsfist Sharks.. built to win now .. old and lost too many times.. strip mined if they go out
1 day, 14 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
No worries.. STL will lose in the first round and we get Hitchcock.. fuck Muller.. just saying Shanahan might press for him..
1 day, 17 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Loric76 @CanuckUKinToronto my evil strategic plan
@dlb meh @CanuckUKinToronto Cool story about what Brett Hull said about Yzerman. Said he joined Wings and they had like 10 future hall of famers in the the dressing room.. They fell behind 2-0 in playoffs and when they went back to dressing room.. no one took their equp off.. Hull expected a big rah rah speech by Yzerman.. He came in and just said- "look we are better than they are.. we are going to go to their building win these two back and then take the series"... that was it..
and they did. swept it from there.
@Loric76 I hope they lose in 5 games and Hitchcock leaves them for the Leafs