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@ConnorCrisp @Axle_Goalie Not I. There's a 90.5% chance another team will get the first pick. Plan on disappointment and be pleasantly surprised if Lady Luck (or some shenanigans) result in the Leafs winning.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3
The other thing that would be nice to have happen is to have a tonne of cap space for the next few years so the Leafs can do some of those dump a shitty contract plus good prospect(s) to take the contract for those teams tight to the cap.
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: “If it’s not here, it’s not here”
@zoidbergman @Leafs_17 Yeah and the rest towards the draft and UFA day.
Doesn't really matter to me when as long as it gets done.
@mcloki The solution is lose to the Habs but play them hard, bang some of their key players (nothing illegal though) so they don't get far into the playoffs.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: “Scorched Earth” plan a go, blockbuster down the QEW
@phaneufoundlander @HHT I think that's a little cruel. Bernier has been solid to pretty damn good overall compared to Toskala and Raycroft.
Plus I don't think giving up Scrivens, Frattin and the 2nd round pick is the same as trading away Rask.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Reimer to start third consecutive
@HHT Thanks for getting rid of it. While I very much appreciate fine looking ladies, having such pics scroll by at work is not good. I got in some heat for that years ago, strangely enough not because a chick bitched, a guy did. Needless to say he had other issues and was eventually let go a few months later.
@HHT Damn it! NSFW!
@Ze_theLeafsFan @lister Not sure any single player would net that. A package would be required hence the "whoever else added in" part.
For the first time I do hope what that windbag Simmons wrote in the Sun today is correct. He says the Leafs will be blowing things up, strip it to the wood, yadda yadda yadda. Though I would disaggree with one of the untouchables (with an asterisk) of JVR. If JVR can net you the first pick overall with whoever else added in, then you do it.
If this is true then I'm really looking forward as the trade deadline approaches and the draft. Finally.
@Dan39 Late first is probably the best pick they'd get as only serious playoff teams would be bidding. Unless they have an earlier pick traded from some other team.
Sportsnet.ca has posted about the Ashton & Broll trade for a conditional 7th round pick trade and has a poll for who won the trade. Seriously Sportsnet?!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #53, Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., SNO)
@TheLoovTrain @phaneufoundlander @Yaknowwhat If the Leafs will be in tear down mode, a real tear down not a half fast one, then resigning Franson is a waste of time. Everyone is on the trading block other than Reilly. That doesn't mean players get traded for a bag of pucks, particularly the younger players like Kadri, JVR, etc.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks
@Knights2Leafs And how exactly has the current plan for the past ten years been working?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Mashup: In Philly Tonight
Please, please, please Shanahan, blow this thing up and take the long route to building a competitive team. Get the necessary smart people in the front office (they may be mostly there already.) Tell Bell, Rogers and Tanenbaum to fuck off and that this is the plan. Trade whatever you can for high draft picks and young players. I've waited ten fucking years for a proper rebuild coming out of the 04-05 lockout. I can take another three to five before things hopefully show some promise. I held out hope that with free agency falling to age 25 that the Leafs would be able to snag one or two really excellent, if not superstar, players but the history of resigning franchise players over the years and the latest headlines of Stamkos likely resigning in Tampa have officially killed that dream for me. The quick retool IS NOT possible. Do whatever is needed to influence the draft lottery pick. Get pictures of Bettman. Kidnap his loved ones. Bribe, steal, cheat, whatever.
Just do it!
@philthethrill@traNsplantEdneWfie@Mcost61 Nothing to work out. That's the rule, $925K. The rest is simple math.
2 months ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@Omac13 @lister Don't blame Stamkos at all.
2 months ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@wiski @Wilbur @lister I don't know about five years. If you consider Reilly a star then I'd say 1-2 years.
@Wilbur @lister Yeah.
With Stamkos likely signing in Tampa there goes our last hope. Time to do what should have been done coming out of the 2004-2005 work stoppage: tear this sucker completely down and suck for five years. No more of this mediocre mushy middle shit. Yeah it hasn't worked for Edmonton but I'd rather try this approach than continue the past ten years.
@Yaknowwhat Keep Reilly unless someone blows you away. Trade everyone else. Strip it to the wood. Suck for a few years. The fan base can take it. Draft high and hope this is a better path than this current decade long one.
2 months, 1 week ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Top Jimmy Courtnall for Kordic anyone? Ugh.
@B_Leaf The idiots throwing jerseys on the ice during *PLAY* should be charged. That's a safety issue. When the play is stopped or the period or game is over, have at it, chuck away but not during play.
@traNsplantEdneWfie Despite how crappy the Leafs have been playing over the past few years, these teams aren't as bad as some of the '80s teams. Those were brutal plus Ballard on top of that.
@Yaknowwhat A trade isn't necessary. Now that all non-playoff teams have a shot at the number one pick Shanahan just needs to convince Bettman to throw the draft lottery, this time, the Leafs way.
2 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #44, Anaheim Ducks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0
@Archie Vanlanda @Burn_the_Loov_Boats @ProfessorRance Remember all non-playoffs teams have a shot now. Just have to lean on Bettman to throw the secret ballot. He's done it before so... :-p
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Randy Carlyle Fired
@Burtonboy Babcock. No DeBore please. There's no cap on non-players. Throw money at Babcock and fix the players mess, as tough as that may be to do.
@wiski @lister Downtown TO. Condos. Real fibre straight into your unit not that Bell Fibe shit. No caps. No traffic shaping. No bullshit. Symmetrical upload/download. I can get up to 500/500 Mbps if I wanted. 100Mbps will do for now. :-p I've waited a long time for this.
No I don't work for them but I've tried to get hired. No dice so far.
If you're living in a downtown TO condo get your board members to talk to them. Ditch Bell and Rogers!
6 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
After a year with only OTA TV watching HNIC games and listening on radio, I'm back with fibre TV via Beanfield! I intend though to be productive during games making homebrew. That way I'll have some good and cheap beer to cry in should this season follow the last bunch.
Still, all things hopeful! 82-0!
@Loric76 Hottest place I've been is southern Taiwan in July. Temperatures are 30-35C but with humidity it easily feels like 45-50C. From about April through to November it very rarely cools down unless it rains and that's a brief respite or if you go up into the mountains. In the evenings the temperature falls 2-4C but the humidity usually remains. Stepping outside a wave of heat hits you and sweat starts in mere minutes. I don't mind it during the day but when trying to sleep A/C is necessary requirement.
When they put out some warnings about the temperature here in Toronto last week and this week I said "Oh finally!" then "Meh" when I went outside.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Getting closer
@Mind Bomb @lister I see you've started drinking already. That's two words.
I'll be up at Lake Simcoe this weekend with friends. No strip bar unfortunately.
7 months ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@Mind Bomb @lister Got the beers and BBQs covered. No babe until next weekend when she's finally back.
@Mind Bomb And the long weekend!
If you like good beer there are a few places in Peterborough that serve the stuff: http://www.ratebeer.com/places/city/peterborough/59/0/
@MaxwellHowe Yes, that's because Stamkos will be with the Leafs. :-p
8 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@TuckerForPunishment @Joe_17 Unless you have a non-electrical powered source of heat, so will you!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards
@Joe_17 Could be worse... It could be winter. :-p
@dlb Mad @lister Meh, such a stupid exercise for "team building." Even worse when businesses do it.
@vinoa @lister @MaxwellHowe It has certainly shown on the ice hasn't it?
@MaxwellHowe I roll my eyes at stuff like that. What really is the point of that? And do you seriously think whatever that point is, is achieved?
@rickpearce76 I've always thought a structure like that was wise for later on getting a draft pick or two from teams that need to get to the floor but not actually pay the floor.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal
@Uncle Otis @lister Sure, by all means.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Maple Leafs submit an offer to David Legwand
@Uncle Otis Did the tribute have the elbow incident from the playoffs against Jersey that sunk the Leafs?
@Joe_17 @Kouba @maximus_asinus Stamkos.
@TheCanucksnaphook Only if I absolutely have too...
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Free Agent Frenzy: Day 1 Digest
@ShotgunCharlie @lister @B_Leaf @Jordan29 No but the likeness to Nonis is remarkable.
9 months ago on Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out
@B_Leaf @ShotgunCharlie @Jordan29 More like a sack of potatoes.