Took to wearing his oldest and most dilapidated Leafs gear in public since March so no one would confuse him with a bandwagon fan.
@Optimustic All about the Goat!
1 day, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Overhaul in Edmonton, Sharks talking to Carlyle
@WendelGilmour Dude, you had me at Kypreos is an idiot.
@Anthony Petrielli @leafmealone @Savo43 You don't think we could be moving Phil to Florida for a package including their pick? Or Dion to Dallas for a package including theirs?
@Anthony Petrielli @Savo43 I think we have a legit shot at 11 or 12 if not both.
@wiski @Burtonboy Pretty much had to give him the Game 1 start and see what happens.
Goodnight John boy.
@wiski oops, "their"
@Anthony Petrielli @leafmealone @Marlies Man Lead with that next time. ;)
@DeclanK @Sebastian James @Alec Brownscombe trigger pulled please.
@Optimustic Bring out the Goat!
@wiski There failures have dried my tears over being a Leaf in many a year.
@mcloki @leafmealone @ingy56 lol, suddenly thought of Archer "seriously, are we just not doing 'phrasing' anymore?"
@Anthony Petrielli @Marlies Man If you really loved him, you wouldn't tell people that.
@Anthony Petrielli @Marlies Man I'm sure you love him even more since he changed his name from Lamp.
@ingy56 huh, I was picturing Kyle Wellwood at karaoke myself.
@ingy56 @Savo43 Nope. I want one of those "been out all night drinking sketchy draft" shits. Where it looks like your ass is reverse-shotgunning a beer.
@Luke_R @Anthony Petrielli So funny, you're comment edited itself (twice now) while I was reading it. Funnier because I was originally going to comment on Frattin, but then he disappeared right before my eyes.
@Luke_R I'd like this, but I know if I do they'll suddenly go on a tear.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Overhaul in Edmonton, Sharks talking to Carlyle
@Anthony Petrielli 40/30 Grit grinder player of the game for any Leafs Lunch fans out there.
@OTL @leafmealone I hope you took him late rounds because pretty much everyone called them out in 6 or less.
@WendelGilmour @Anthony Petrielli For the rest of my life the term "prevent defence" is going to cause flashbacks of the Leafs losing Game 7 in Boston. And then I'll probably wet myself and pass out.
@Luke_R @Anthony Petrielli They can if you stop forechecking them.
@OTL Why are the Pens down? Malkin doesn't have a point comes to mind.
@Yaknowwhat I'm actually wondering if they might look at Torts.
@NinetyThree @leafmealone @Marlies Man He moved to LA and knocked up an illegal mexican, and some white trash apparently. It was on the cover of one of the celeb mags recently. The hilarious thing was they didn't even use his name. Just put the two girls on the cover with "Knocked Up By The Same Man".
@Leafs_17 I fear it slipped away sometime back in February.
@Yaknowwhat If you had two stars that had NMC's and wouldn't waive to facilitate a wanted rebuild, who would you hire? Anyone think Phil or Dion will be in Toronto next year?
@TheColborneUltimatum @Luke_R The riots will be better!
@hometeem @leafmealone True. And he wants to get a job again in the future-so openly venting your venom at your last employer publicly is likely a bad move.
But I honestly believe he just isn't that guy to talk trash. Leiweke, now him I could see running his mouth the second he's officially gone (as he's more or less started beforehand).
@Dogger especially in TB
@ingy56 @mcloki Better than all the bitching he does about his nails, and getting a proper manicure.
@Dogger I'm seriously hoping that we move Phil to Florida for a package including their first. And then Dion to Dallas for a package including their first. Then you have 11, and 12 between 4 and wherever Nashville ends up. Means that you likely get a variety of positions due to quantity meaning that BPA at each pick is a no brainer. I'm thinking it would net you Strome/Marner/Hanifin and then maybe two of Barzal/Werenski/Meier/Chabot/Zacha and then you can really just sit and see who's there by the time you get to Nashville's pick.
@ingy56 @TheColborneUltimatum So true, they could never find a taker for his contract since he decided to suck. I'm hoping that if the Jays are out of it at the end of this year that they're able to move him at the deadline to a desperate contender.
@Marlies Man I'd rather Rob Ford. Seriously.
@Dogger I have a list of like eight names. It's so dependent on who's there. And who we took at fourth is also very important to me at that point. And do we have any other firsts by then. And, if so, where are they?
Going back and reading what Nonis had to say regarding Kessel, and that whoever wins the Cup this year will have a "Kessel" on their team, I like it. Because it cuts both ways. That one of the team's that failed to win did so because they didn't have one........luckily for them, the Leafs have one for sale.
I expected nothing less than for Nonis to continue to be a good soldier publicly as it relates to the the Leafs and MLSE. He's a classy guy, and a grounded individual. Maybe he wasn't the greatest GM in his time here, but (depending on your age) as a Leaf fan you've certainly seen worse. So much worse. And MLSE will possibly have the stomach to ride out a proper rebuild as they'll understand that it's good business, and in the cap era a necessary move to maximize profit. The Teacher's Pension whatever was never going to sacrifice even the shortest of gains.
Best of luck wherever you go, Dave.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Overhaul in Edmonton, Sharks talking to Carlyle
@Cameron19 @leafmealone @TheColborneUltimatum @Bruffins @MaxwellHowe FWIW, I can't see how Wilson can stay on, so that might affect things.
@Cameron19 @Sebastian James I honestly think they're hiring RC to make life uncomfortable for Thornton/Marleau.
@Cameron19 @leafmealone @TheColborneUltimatum @Bruffins @MaxwellHowe Prior to this season, I was on your side with his trade potential. But his performance this season (including the horrifyingly consistent trend of letting in a bad goal like every other game), hs my mind changed.
Also, his criticism of his teammates in public while never owning his own mistakes looks bad on him. And the quote that "he loves everything about playing in the NHL, EXCEPT for playing the games." seems to be widely considered appropriate.
His age and contract status don't help either. Unless SJ really think he's the answer and will finally figure it all out when he gets there, I don't see it.
I think Bernier's performance/attitude/proximity to UFA status all combine to indicate that the more likely return for him in trade is a less proven commodity. I think the team acquiring him will view him as a potential risk and will be looking to move a similar asset.
IMO I think the Leafs are going to have to be very savvy if they move him in getting the correct gamble coming back.
@Cameron19 @leafmealone @TheColborneUltimatum @Bruffins @MaxwellHowe I really don't think they're giving up Hertl for him though.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Overhaul in Edmonton, Sharks talking to Carlyle
Does anyone see Nonis getting hired somewhere this offseason?
@Cameron19 @leafmealone @TheColborneUltimatum @Bruffins @MaxwellHowe Hertl's younger, shorter, fatter, uglier brother?
@TheColborneUltimatum @leafmealone @Bruffins @MaxwellHowe Yeah. You're getting Herpes before Hertl. Too late?
@Dogger Saad was a Chicago pick. Leafs didn't take him, they traded that pick to Chicago who selected him.
@TheColborneUltimatum @Bruffins @MaxwellHowe Actually, I think we'd owe them a pick if that happens.
@zoidbergman I think if you choose to fire someone, then all bets should be off.
@Cameron19 @leafmealone @Dogger There was certainly a mix of methods that they were forced to employ with the talent drain that being up against the cap right from their first win has caused. But you're being disingenuous if you ignore how many players during this period have come from their own prospects-Saad, Shaw, Bickell, Hjalmarsson, etc. And that's where the Leafs have never been. We've had to rely on the Raymond/Booth/Winnik/Santorelli types more than anyone in the last few years.
@WereRiellyDoingThis @Dogger Get back a lot as well.
@ingy56 pls post hypertext link instead. Hate the half page of blank space that accompanies this method of posting from twitter.