Took to wearing his oldest and most dilapidated Leafs gear in public since March so no one would confuse him with a bandwagon fan.
@Mcost61 @leafmealone Sure. But Simmons is chief weasel number one. I can't comprehend how he can justify making that statement in light of his own behaviour.
1 week, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
OK, just saw this and couldn't believe the blatant hypocrisy. Steve Simmons called out Cam Charron as being: "a weasel who can't be trusted." Steve Simmons called someone else a weasel???? Steve Simmons??? WTF!!!
@ingy56 @leafmealone About the only thing that would make me want PK in TO, is Leaf fans going to Montreal and subbing in PK for Ole, and doing the chant when he scores on them in their home rink. Fuck Mastercard, cause that would be priceless.
1 month ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Mcost61 @leafmealone Not a lot of room left on that one. lol
I'm beginning to wonder if the Habs really believe that they're already sure to lose PK in free agency so they're just trying to get what they can out of him as cheap as possible before that happens?
@Tim Horton Dress your dog up in an epi-pen costume. Or a bee one. Your choice.
@Burtonboy @barjv01 Agreed. I imagine that the first preseason game will be filled by all the new faces/lower rung guys so that they can start thinning it out right away. Wouldn't be against the rules re: dressing minimum of NHL regulars as Booth, Santorelli, Winnik, Bodie, Ashton, Holland, etc. all have enough NHL games under their belts.
@Burtonboy @Reether At least they let Gionta know in advance that they weren't bringing him back. But out of all of the players they had to deal with, I find it very telling that the only one they made an absolute priority was Markov. I'm not entirely sure why, as he's far and away the one with the least left in the tank, and I really don't see them as close to contending despite last year's finish.
It reminds me of the year Halak put them on his back and the team/fans suddenly thought that they were right back to perennial Cup contender status only to blow a few tires in the subsequent years.
@Bruffins @leafmealone @Jordan29 That's what he said. (see what I did there?)
1 month ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
@Bruffins @leafmealone @Jordan29 A jokes a joke. I'm not comparing him to a potato like PPP or anything. Especially as the joke has nothing to do with his job performance.
@Bruffins @Jordan29 @leafmealone I believe Nonis gets paid in Pillsbury cookie dough tubes.
@Jordan29 @leafmealone Well, that would make it easier.
@Jordan29 @leafmealone I could slam my dick in a car door. Doesn't mean I'm going to do it though.
@Jordan29 Rather than getting into the "fantasy land" scenario of much of this roster, I'll just ask....Komarov on the first line??????????????
@Gilbey93 @Yaknowwhat Why? It was my guess for sure. Before marrying him she was in full-out party all the time mode. She was pretty much posting daily pics of her and her friends drinking. I could see her getting him into trouble.
Actually, she was so desperate to be famous in a Paris Hilton/Kim Kardashian type of way that I could see her having married him just for the sake of trying to up her celeb quotient. She could be less committed to that relationship than Ceelo is to personal fitness and it wouldn't surprise me.
@Bruffins Have to assume that it's someone on D. Probably one of the new additions. Just a hunch.
@NinetyThree @wiski No doubt, needs another straw at the other end. lol. Now that's a boat race.
@wiski Wow, Wile E. Coyote-level super genius.
@Pent_House @Gilbey93 @Yaknowwhat could be wrong, but I think you mean hoosegow. Never heard of it called a hooskal.
@Sexyhairyman @wiski at that price point I'd be looking at the Chilean options as well.
@Greg Fenton @dlb Mad Translation: "He was referring to me." lolol
@Anthony Petrielli Great article. Been thinking many of the same things, particularly (most of today in fact) was thinking the exact same thing re: Clarkson having players who are more complementary to his style of play. It's tough for one guy to do that by himself, especially if he's used to Jersey where the systems are so uniform and understood/implemented by the entire team.
1 month ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs
@wiski @Mind Bomb Missing in this photo? The dozen kids on the other side of the see-saw like an asian family on a scooter, hung up in the air waiting to drop back to earth like a stone when he gets off.
But by far my favourite part of the pic is the kid in the background in the Argentina jersey. You can see he's thinking, "Hey, I don't come and smoke your crack, so why are you hogging my see-saw?"
1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@TheCanucksnaphook @leafmealone Could be staying. Either way, not any interest I hope. PED guy big time. Also wildly inconsistent.
@TheCanucksnaphook Front of rotation SP.
Also, I think Clarkson should have to play next year with "Albatross" on the back of his jersey. Just sayin'.
I think having a shitty coach who can't properly use his players should get you some kind of extra cap space.
@LeafsGuru Maybe just a little too creepy. Especially as Alec &Co. are now getting some level of acknowledgement.
@LeafsGuru @Cloud09 No doubt, eating 40% of Clarkson for another 6 years would be just plain terrible.
@Ze_theLeafsFan @dlb Mad I don't see him leaving the KHL unless he's guaranteed some time at the NHL level. It's why he left Edmonton. And if that's his stance, he can stay there.
Any way we could be sending Clarkson to the Jets with Reimer if we're taking Pavelec back? More pieces to this deal in theory, but still possible?
Well, with all of these one year contracts at bargain basement prices, if the playoffs aren't in reach we could at least get a good haul of draft picks moving these guys out. Little money and no term makes them very attractive to teams at the deadline.
@Burtonboy Sounds a lot like what Dubas is saying.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next
@Burtonboy Boston sports media is to the MSM what Rob Ford is to municipal politics.
1 month ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
As much as I wish all the best to the two guys walking out the door. The Leafs cap has been horribly mismanaged since Burke took over. And these two were his hires.
1 month, 1 week ago on Poulin, Loiselle Fired as Assistant GMs; Leafs bring in Kyle Dubas
@TheCanucksnaphook @leafmealone @Xxxxxnew OK, how about Pat Burns?
1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
@vinoa @leafmealone @TheCanucksnaphook @Xxxxxnew Yeah, tough to get those "burning bush" invitations through the mail since 9/11.
@Waiting4LSC @Burtonboy ie. he was playing over his head all of last year with the way he was used.
@Waiting4LSC @leafmealone @Burtonboy I just think that his projection when leaving Nashville has played out. Great guy for offense on the PP, shaky in his own end, ceiling of a top-notch third pairing guy who can add value on special teams.
@TheCanucksnaphook @leafmealone @Xxxxxnew Christian Bale don't got much to do these days I guess. Just shows up uninvited now.
@mcloki @leafmealone @Burtonboy Neither of these two was scrutinized, just accepted as horrible, horrible moves.
@DARF24 @leafmealone @mcloki @Burtonboy Ooops. You're right. I'd forgotten him. Glad to see he signed with NYR, should be fun to see him on the other side of the ice for a change.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Xxxxxnew Gary Roberts? Dougie. Wendel. Cujo.
@Waiting4LSC @Burtonboy If he really wants to be a Leaf, he better spend the summer practicing to play the left side.
@mcloki @Burtonboy Berezin? Kaberle towards the end. And don't forget LACK (Lebda, Armstrong, Connolly, Komisarek).
@Burtonboy I hope he went to shake hands with the guy and then pulled back and yelled "PSYCH!"
@MaxwellHowe That might move into my list of top 5 douchiest tweets ever.
@Mcost61 @Loric76 @TheCanucksnaphook @MaxwellHowe Much more this. Much more. Throw in a kiddie pool full of jello/mud, and instant ratings bonanza. TSN should look into this, it might single-handedly cover the loss of the NHL rights. lol
@dlb Mad @MaxwellHowe How do we trade Franson and Bailey to COL, when it's Franson to the Islanders that would net us Bailey???
@DeclanK @leafmealone @Pent_House I would not think that Josh Bailey qualifies as a "good young player" anymore. He's bordering on bust for his initial projections. And with three more years at over 3 mil I think it just throws a monkey wrench into the cap flexibility that the Leafs were smart enough to engineer this offseason.