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@Knights2Leafs Ha, he doesn't have any new systems, man. 

3 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@DeclanK @ Keon Can't really believe that anyone would slag Selanne - one of the nicest guys in the sport - for confronting his coach after two years of being lied to and misled about his spot on the team. 

4 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@ Keon Why? The guy was the MVP of the Olympics, but couldn't get ice time with Boudreau. He was totally within his rights.

5 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@Cloud09 @Luke_R This has never worked for Dion. Don't know why it would work now, with a lesser partner. 

9 hours, 9 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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I think there are a lot of assumptions being made about Johansen's ability to carry forward his great season based largely on his size. If he were 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with his numbers, I doubt anyone would think he has a leg to stand on here. 

17 hours, 4 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@LeafErikson @Xxxxxnew RNH will only start making 6M this year, but that will be after putting up 132 points in 182 games.  Johansen has put up 96 points in 189 games. That's almost a 40 point difference in the same time frame. Granted, I think RNH is overpaid, but at least they know what they have there. Johansen went from playing at a 24 point pace, to a 63 point pace, and they don't have much else to go on. AHL number are worse than Kadri and Holland at the same age. Last season could have easily been an anomaly. 

17 hours, 29 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@LeafErikson @dlb Mad @Burtonboy How do you figure? Centers usually pick up more easy points simply by winning the odd draw or starting a breakout.

17 hours, 33 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 Sorry, I should have said "if" someone is available right now. we're talking about hypotheticals here. 

19 hours, 21 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Black_Hawk According to Gary Roberts, that's actually a bad thing. 

20 hours, 16 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 Yea, but someone is available right now. He won't be available next summer. That's why other teams always get the good players and we sit there with our thumbs up our asses wondering why we can't get any players. 

20 hours, 17 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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I must say it's refreshing to have people say a proposed trade is "too much", rather than the usual "Start with Kadri, Gardiner, Rielly and your next six 1st rounders, and MAYBE they pick up the phone". 

20 hours, 22 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Cameron19 @ingy56 Gunnarsson plus a little more. A nice player, but not ideal for top pair. 

20 hours, 23 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @MaxwellHowe @Yan28 @Cameron19 Lupul won't go to Columbus. 

20 hours, 24 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@MaxwellHowe @Yan28 @Cameron19  Though, probably not if you add Johansen. With another big center like that, the pick is probably 20th or so. 

20 hours, 24 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 Yea, but it's just not going to happen. Shanahan is friends with his dad, and they went through the whole process - sounds like they wanted him for a long time. 

20 hours, 27 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Jmessih @Cameron19 It's a big price to pay, but I don't care. We're never going to get a center any other way, and this allows us to keep our core intact. Make the pick the 2016 1st, and by then it should be back half of the draft anyways. 

20 hours, 28 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yan28 He's probably the closest thing we could imagine to ideal without lucking out and getting Eichel or McDavid next year. 

20 hours, 29 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @ingy56 @Mcost61 @ Keon No, for Bettman he wasn't. He was trying to smart with Burke but just had no idea what he was talking about. It was actually a tad embarrassing if you did know what was going on, but of course, it was just a Maple Leafs smear job anyways. 

20 hours, 32 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Yan28 @Cameron19 If he's so special than lets hope someone else thinks so and turn him into a 1st line center. 

20 hours, 33 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Jmessih @Cameron19 They're not getting Kadri, Gardiner, Rielly, J.V.R. or Bernier. Plus, I think it's a little different when the player is as young as he is. I think he may have as many as 5 RFA years remaining.

20 hours, 33 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 We're not going to be trading Nylander

20 hours, 34 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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Franson, Reimer, Holland, Leivo and a 1st for Johansen.

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Sign him for 2 years at 5.5M


20 hours, 36 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@ingy56 @TorontoMapleLeafs And apparently he came down from 7 for that figure. 

20 hours, 45 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan I doubt it. Probably just the opposite. The goal has long been to antagonize Leafs fans in order to draw in the fans of other teams without alienating their biggest audience altogether. 

20 hours, 47 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @ingy56 @Mcost61 @ Keon In the case of Burke, the questions he asked were actually based on incorrect information, which is why Burke was annoyed. 

20 hours, 48 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Huge Habs fan though. Tough to listen to that nonsense. 

20 hours, 54 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Dangle_My_Berries I hate that we're opening at home. 

21 hours, 41 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@deedrag @Cameron19 He's both. I think Brown will need a bit more seasoning. Next year's top call-up if something like this panned out. But, it never will. 

21 hours, 42 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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If we look bad this year, I hope we sell and get ourselves bad enough to pick up Eichel at the very least. Imagine this next year:

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J.V.R. - Kadri - Kessel

Nylander - Eichel - Leivo

Ashton - Holland - Clarkson

Komarov - McKegg - Frattin

(Carrick)

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Rielly - Phaneuf

Gardiner - Robidas

Percy - Polak

(Granberg)

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Bernier - Sparks

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we'd have 15M in cap space plus al the assets from trading Lupul Bozak, Franson, Reimer, Winnik, Santa, Booth, etc...

21 hours, 45 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @dlb Mad I'd be very happy to see either goalie in a system where they don't face more shots than an expansion team. 

22 hours, 1 minute ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 I won't deny my bias for Reimer. I think he is much better than he showed last season, and I think the team did a pretty good job of accidentally on purpose setting him up for a rough year. But I've never really denied that. Like I said above though, that doesn't entitle me to predict greatness for him, or to assume he's just a wonderful character. 

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I don't believe my opinion on Carlyle is based on bias. I believe it is based on experience watching him, and numbers and evaluation. I know you will disagree. 

22 hours, 24 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy Because I have seen the Reimer story arc time and time again with this fan base, and yes, there is a certain arrogance people adopt when they are proven "right" about a player. This Reimer-bashing come from a combination of fondness for Bernier, a distaste for blaming Carlyle, and a desire to be right about something. Of course, it's easiest to be right about negativity. If you predict bad things all the time, you'll be right more often than not. People see a situation where Reimer now has little chance for success here, and they want to get on the "I told you so" band wagon by taking pot-shots at him. It's all nonsense. 

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It's true I have my own bias, but I never said I didn't. Then again, I'm not saying Reimer has the greatest character ever or that he's bound for superstardom. You're the one who questioned his character by cherry-picking story-lines and removing context when it wasn't helpful to your perspective.

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There are very few areas where Carlyle is a good coach. if there were more, we would hear about them. They simply don't exist, which is why his numbers have been rapidly declining for 6 years now. 

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I certainly don't claim to be the Gospel

22 hours, 32 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 So? Cycle a whole line in every other game. It would be a short-lived experiment anyways, as injuries will mount quickly. 

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And every NHL team carries 2 extra forwards, so what's the big deal?

23 hours, 3 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 Personally I don't see Robidas as much of a question mark. He'll probably be just fine. I sense a lot of worrying about nothing on that matter.

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That said, if someone makes it, we can always run 15F, and 6D for a few weeks. 

23 hours, 9 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 Am I missing someone:

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j.v.r. - bozak - kessel

lupul - kadri - santorelli

komarov - kontiola - clarkson

winnik - holland - booth

(frattin, ashton)

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Bodie and Orr waived. 

23 hours, 14 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad Or just be smart and waive the guys who won't get claimed and keep young guys as extras instead of veterans who "earned it" in a training camp. It's simple asset management. 

23 hours, 16 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Dangle_My_Berries @Cameron19 Hmm, must be pretty intense dodgeball. If it helps, my body is only just now recovering from sleeping on the cold ground all weekend in 0 degrees.

23 hours, 18 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy You're trying to rationalize your previous comments by adding balance now. That's fine, but the fact is you tried to denigrate the man's character based on his reaction to a comment. Perhaps that doesn't make you a Reimer-hater, but it certainly taints your perspective, and makes you look like you have a vested interest in his failure. I suspect the same criticism of Bernier would be treated very harshly here.

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I don't know why you keep trying to bring up Carlyle in this conversation. My distaste for him as a coach has absolutely nothing to do with this matter. I don't mind Carlyle as a personality. He's affable and seems to be well-liked by most who have contact with him. Even if I loved him as a coach, I would hate his comment on Reimer at that particular moment, just as I hated several of Burke's comments, even though I really liked him as the GM. After two years in the market, he should have recognized how that comment would have been handled. He admits it was a mistake...why can't you?

23 hours, 21 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @ingy56 Can't even spell. 

23 hours, 31 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Ricky_Vaives_slapshot @Cameron19 @dlb Mad True. But if we really want to get into it, I think we have to remember that the story was a microcosm of a bigger issue - namely that Carlyle/Nonis seemed to have pre-determined Bernier's succession of Reimer, which created controversy from the get-go. 

23 hours, 32 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy Yes, but you'll notice that the team struggled more as the season went on. When they were playing Ron Wilson hockey to start the year, they were great. As Carlyle's tactics set in, so did the losses. 

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Those are fair criticisms of Reimer, even if I don't agree with all of them as completely as Reimer-haters like yourself. You'll notice, they have nothing to do with nonsense like "character" though, right? 

23 hours, 34 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 No doubt, but Carlyle himself admits it was a mistake - so why do we have to keep pretending it wasn't? He shouldn't have said it. He knows it. It annoyed Reimer, but they shook and made-up the next day - but because of the comment, the story lingered for weeks. We couldn't afford that distraction at that particular time.

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In the end, I'm glad, because we didn't deserve the playoffs last year anyways, and we got Nylander out of the deal. 

23 hours, 36 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy I don't believe you can derive those things from certain situations. I believe in order to make that argument about Reimer, you have to cherry pick information, look at him through an incredibly biased and pre-determined lens, while at the same viewing all his challenges without context. 

23 hours, 38 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy Mmm, not really. I've seen Reimer hold a shit team in a series they had no business being in and bring them to OT of game 7. I've seen him be the only goalie in a decade who could bring us to the playoffs. I've seen that with him in the line-up and healthy, we've been a team that is hard to beat. 

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The Reimer detractors have only nonsense to argue with. "He looks shaky", lol. Or, "What about game 7????". Or apparently can conclude he lacks character because he didn't like one of Carlyle's comments. *sigh* Reimer will be a starter for another team soon enough. 

23 hours, 40 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy I am fair to Carlyle about that situation. Carlyle is moronic for a number of reasons. His system that has been failing for 6 years now is one of the big ones. His insistence on using goons instead of young players. His total inability to adapt within a game. His reactionary tactics that cause him to be out-coached 9 times out of 10. He was stuck with a shit situation at the end of that season, but being honest with ourselves, we were a bottom 3 team all year last year. 

23 hours, 48 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy Really? You think that particular two week stretch of hockey was the one to judge Reimer by? Sorry, but I can't even remotely support that kind of logic, and I think one of the most empty things you can do is degrade the conversation to nonsense about what being a "winner" is, or talking about "heart", character, or "make-up". How about some context instead. Every goalie in the NHL will tell you that coming into that situation after sitting for 2 months is basically a worst case scenario that Martin Brodeur in his prime would have struggled with. Hell, even Bernier was starting to struggle. The wear and tear of that awful defensive structure was breaking him down. 

23 hours, 49 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@barjv01 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy Well, let's be fair for a minute and actually look at the situation. He was playing with a concussion, in front of a totally deflated team that was giving up 45 shots a night, with half the defense group nearly immobile from injuries after he himself had been sitting for 2 months. Is it really fair to say he "can't handle it". He handled far more stress the previous season than any Leaf goalie in the cap era, so c'mon, let's get a grip here. 

23 hours, 58 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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