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If Loiselle and Poulin learn from their mistakes as they move forward, good on them. I hope they do. One should learn from his/her own experiences.
But if they double down, and keep doing what they're doing, well, I hope it's with a team within the division. Preferably, say, Boston or Montreal.
2 months, 1 week ago on Poulin, Loiselle Fired as Assistant GMs; Leafs bring in Kyle Dubas
Here's a good start. I know not everyone here likes the Puppets boys, but this is worth a look
6 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Ep.#27 with Hope Smoke
@Shift_Disturber1 Heh. I'm parsing my words carefully in case someone from the Star takes a read through these comments and tries to retaliate against the site somehow.
But there's a serious need of "performance criticism" for Toronto's sports MSM (to use Mr.Langlois's words). To say the least.
I regret dropping the ball on my journalism career many years ago for many reasons.
Missing out on the chance to work with the likes of reporters such as this? Not one of them.
@mcloki @Loric76 @rustynail I'm convinced he was on a shorter bus back in high school, than Harry and Lloyd were back in Dumb and Dumber 2.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #65, Flyers at Maple Leafs
@17Forever @Cameron19 The dirt caught my eye more. Smith and Kassian are making sure my level of Sens hate is where it should be. Through the roof.
@Burtonboy Challenge to the board: break the record for likes on this post. Healy deserves nothing but the best. And it's best he shuts the fuck up and kindly goes fuck himself.
@rustynail @AsburyJukes75 @Knights2Leafs Take care is code for "feed him his teeth" right?!?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Vancouver Canucks at Maple Leafs (6 p.m., CBC)
@Knights2Leafs Burrows sucks. Burrows is dumb. Dum-Dum Burrows.
PS: Burrows sucks.
@rustynail I get the impression Carlyle has liked Kuli all along. Now with this, maybe the brass will work to keep him.
Anthony, great piece. You've laid out the pitfalls going forward perfectly.
I'm holding my breath that Bolland can actually be signed to a sensible deal, and that we'll start seeing more of Bolland/Ashton/Bodie/D'mago/Broll cycling in and out on the third and fourth lines, and less Smithson, McClement (useful, but with limited ice time) FML (I don't think he lasts the year) and Orr.
Not expecting to exhale though. I suspect Nonis and Carlyle are going in the opposite direction. Prove me wrong, front office.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Dave Bolland, The Leafs Rebuild & Succession Plans
@TheCanucksnaphook Healy's giving me indigestion too. Makes me feel horrible.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Leafs at Bruins (7 p.m., CBC); Lines + Keys to the Game
@Loric76 Jennifer Hedger. I like it. Nice....smile. :)
12 months ago on Preview and GDT: Senators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@-Keon- @Shift_Disturber1 What did poor Lawrence Welk do to deserve that?
Ah ha ha, Cassie is still taller than Gionta!
(Don't care if she's on the bench and wearing heels, Gionta's still a bloody Smurf)
@TheCanucksnaphook Only other guy on team close to him is Eller at 6'2. Rest look up to Kadri.
12 months ago on Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)
@Shift_Disturber1 Man that makes me miss Komorov.
@MaxwellHowe Yes. Healy confirmed to still be a moron. Grass is also green and sky is blue.
@daniel marois @Tim Horton I caught it. She did more than mention him, said she wanted to bonk him.
Robin's a Canuck's fan on the show. Dead to me. DEAD.
(The one who plays her now....she can pretend I'm Raymond Mason anytime ;) )
1 year ago on Preview and GDT: Preseason Game #5 – Sabres at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)
@Shift_Disturber1 Another Sabre being a shit stain? The hell you say!
Y'know, I long for the day when our fighters could also play. Clark, Probert, every member of the 70s Flyers and Bruins, Howe, Lindsey....
John Scott is a shit stain that shouldn't even be in the ECHL never mind the NHL.
At least the B's thugs have a bit of skill. To take one from The Iron Shiek - "John Scott? HAWK PTOO! I put you in camel clutch make you humble!"
@Wilbur @Waiting4LSC You may have it right on the pissed part. Likely reason.
@Wilbur Fair enough, but just to clarify I'm also more concerned about the extra stick hack he took at the end once Ashton and MacWilliams had jumped in.
We don't need him suspended either.
@Wilbur @AsburyJukes75 @Waiting4LSC No one in their right mind will call him a "Claude" for turtling in that situation.
Or, he asks Orr for fighting lessons. Either way is better than getting a rep as a stickman.
@Reversethecurse67 @Burtonboy Never mind 10 game suspensions to players, how about the coaches?
I think back to Bertuzzi - Moore. Crawford should've been suspended just as long as Bertuzzi was for that crap.
@Wilbur @Waiting4LSC No, Kessel just has to defend himself in a better way than inviting suspension with stickwork.
Look at it this way: he'll invite more attention to himself if he keeps swinging every time someone pulls this shit on him - attention from other goons, rats, refs, and the league.
@Shift_Disturber1 @AsburyJukes75 @Jordan29 @Xxxxxnew
Well this is it, eh? Hope Kessel just minds the stick in the future - we don't need him suspended too.
@Shift_Disturber1 @Dangle_My_Berries @TuckerForPunishment
Nope, Joe Bowen would have gone full J.R. "BAH GAWD THAT'S COLTON ORR'S MUSIC!"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1t1UGkUANw
@Jordan29 @Xxxxxnew @Shift_Disturber1 I know Mirtle's not popular 'round these parts but he brought up the point that if Kessel had not fought back, Scott would be the one getting a hefty suspension.
But who knows - Clarkson may still have come runnin' regardless.
Each guy in the league you mean. Pretty sure Clarkson's getting free drinks from more than just his fellow Leafs over the next little while
@Pent_House @The_Polish_Cannon @KurtWhite Adviser my ass. Jay Feaster better shine up the CV.
@Jordan29 @AsburyJukes75 The kid's earned a roster spot.
Depending on cap issues, maybe they keep Devane over Orr/FML too? Gonna be an interesting lead up into opening night.
@Jordan29 Carter Ashton too if it were my call.
@-Keon- @Burtonboy Sadly Scott will probably get nothing.
I get why Clarkson did it. I'm pissed he lost his head and will be sitting 10.
But he's got a year's worth of free steak dinners coming from his teammates now, for sure.
@-Keon- @wiski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaLO1m-08SI
@-Keon- @wiski Just ask Ronnie Hextall all about Felix, @wiski :D
@mike_84 That's crazy talk. Never feel bad for Miller.
@Burtonboy @The_Polish_Cannon Bye-bye Flowzak.
1 year, 3 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs Acquire Dave Bolland for Three Draft Picks<!--:-->
@Loric76 @AsburyJukes75 @Alec Brownscombe @MaxwellHowe @rustynail So Dougie's making a comeback? AWESOME! ;)
1 year, 3 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs bring back Orr for 2 more years<!--:-->
@Alec Brownscombe @MaxwellHowe @rustynail Agreed. I dislike the signing myself but it won't keep me from cheering the team.
@rustynail @Burtonboy I see what you did there ;)
@rustynail @AsburyJukes75 @wendelsfist @Burtonboy Yeah, pretty much. Not that I expect a fourth line full of superstars, but all 3 players on that line have to play more or it wears out the other players higher on the depth chart.
1 year, 3 months ago on <!--:en-->Thursday Morning Mashup: Canadian Protectionism<!--:-->
@wendelsfist @Burtonboy @rustynail This is the heart of the matter. I ok with an enforcer that's not a total liability on the ice. Orr and McLaren are liabilities.
Fraser can fill the enforcer role just fine. All Orr does is take a roster spot and cap space away. And for the record....this is what the majority of "pussies" over at PPP feel. If Orr was the second coming of Wendel Clark he'd be great. But he's not - and that's what they're pissed about (same with some people here).