Like the Leafs and Marlies to a career debilitating degree
Our top lines carries us more often than not, but last night they were invisible. Really unfortunate especially given all the Power Play time. Bernier hasn't looked himself. I fucking love leo. Good for Holzer. If Crosby didint help win us multiple gold medals I would fucking hate on him none stop, he is a whiny bitch. Phanuefs shots missing the net by 10 feet have to stop. All in all I was pretty proud of most of the teams effort last night. GLG
8 hours, 21 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
1 day, 23 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Quinn tributes, Lupul and Booth set to return, Holzer recalled
@mike_84 @mlclearwater moving forward though? You trade Gards and resign Franson? Try and keep both? trade Franny before the deadline?
I hope to fuck we don't trade kadri for anything less than another really good young centre. He has been playing his ass off to become a strong two way centre and he has some great skill
@mike_84 lupul or
2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Quinn tributes, Lupul and Booth set to return, Holzer recalled
Leafs win 5-2 tonight. Just because we're all so pissed off
1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Sky yet to fall, Leafs vs. Lightning tonight
Don't know if it's been posted. Some nice insights by RW here though:
Sky isn't falling yet everyone. It's frustrating cause we've seen this before. BUT we have to assume that it's a new year, different team and that the process may lead to a better result. One game above 500., some good youth and some nice pieces on the team.
1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Ok, that was an awful game last night. I do not condone ppl personally attacking Reimer and his wife on twitter but that was one of the worst games I've seen James play. Plain and simple he was awful, but leave the personal attacks out of it. The rest of the team wasn't much better.
One minute we're a great young team whose heading to the playoffs, next we are a bunch of bums who need trading. Tough to say what to do, but it seems like consistency continues to be an issue as Alec said.
1 week, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@mike_84 @mlclearwater @BrandonCheema Yeah, they are all players I like but if we want to keep growing as a team, we need cap space and room for young prospects
2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1
@BrandonCheema @mlclearwater Kadri, Bernier, Franson to resign this summer not to mention other role players like Santorelli. If we can trim some fat ala Lupul, Clarkson or Phaneuf I'd be al over it
@NotSince67 @mlclearwater prolly around two years, not checking lol
Unrelated, unnecessary and some strongly disagree but...
I hope we can get rid of Phaneufs contract at some point this year. Especially if we're resigning Franson.
Will be interesting to see Nonis manage assets and the cap
@NotSince67 Strange but in terms of ability to skate the puck but also make bonehead plays, Tyler Myers (minus the size piously)
@Radar O'Rielly Kessel never shoots for the hattie. If he has a chance at the open net, he'll pass. One of the things to admire about him is his selflessness.
2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)
Favorite play so far, Komarov running that little kunt marchand. Oh and the 5 goals
@docmma @mlclearwater Even our 4th has looked dangerous. Leivo seems like the type of guy that the puck follows. Kadri's line hasn't put up points but they are cycling very well and winning draws. I am probably going to rewatch this fucker as soon as it's over lol
Impressed with all 4 lines, excellent stuff. Great game!
@TheLoovTrain I like watching when we win/compete/get points. But it is tough to watch the bonehead plays we make every game. Tough to think this teams takes the next step without seriously tightening up in our own end. JVR was killing me last night for example and I'm a fan of him. Just so stupid on many plays.
We fore check ourselves for our opposition almost every game and that has to stop.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Game Review: Game #15, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Senators 3
If Kadri plays with Kessel, Kadri gets more points. If Kadri gets more points, Kadri demands more money and or term this summer for essentially getting to play with one of the best offensive players in the league.
I like Kadri and Kessel together but it is highly likely that Kadri's ego and demands will increase exponentially. guess we'll see
Leafs are in a playoff position at the trade deadline. However we have some opportunities to shed some contracts that will be\are hard to move. We get an offer for Phaneuf, with little coming back and an offer for Lupul with a first or 2nd rounder coming back.
Do you trade these guys, let younger bodies have a shot and shed the salary OR hold onto to both of them thinking we don't want to jeopardize our playoff chances?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)
@wiski dion was plus 3, I think he looked awful in almost every zone however. his offense is brutal and when he get the puck in our end I just pray hell chip it off the glass
@Ze_theLeafsFan I don't miss gunner that's for sure
great game, love watching when they win. I hate the fucking sens, great to beat them with all our fans in their building. Panik has been more impressive, Reims was solid and Holland has been playing great in all situations. GLG
@wiski @mlclearwater pretty much. I'm not a huge phaneuf hater but his play is not very good. If this team wants to go places and be competitive, he can't be on the team for both ability and financial reasons imo. I'd take LA's 7th round pic and retain 1 mil in salary.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4
Oh and just for fun, Phanuef is playing like shit. Awful offensively despite all the opportunities. and suspect defensively although he doesn't get much help from the forwards. He can be tough to watch especially at 7 mil.
I love that pic above. Leo reminds me of Sam Rockwell a bit. What a fuckin gem!
We need to beat the sens tonight, big game, as always.
That was the best game I've ever seen bozak play. I've watched 99.9% of the NHL games he has played. I have never seen him be so tenacious on the puck.
I like getting him away from Kessel and onto a more puck possession, cycling line. Not always the biggest Bozie supported, but really noticed his game vs. the Avs. like him as a #2 or 3 if he can play like that.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Friday Mashup: Winnik “100%”, Gardiner injured
3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #11, Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@docmma @mlclearwater obviously lol. You think he was great all night, I don't. But I give him lots of love for battling. His rebound control is hilarious sometimes, but I'm sure we disagree on that too. Hell of a game by him regardless
@deedrag @mlclearwater Hope so. I like him without Kessel, think he needs to make more plays to the opponents net now.
@docmma @mlclearwater meh, good goalies find away to look around screens. I agree they were good chances on the pp but he didn't make a big save until the 3rd...than he made 20 of them. Great result for Reimer, we would've lost without him
Bozak needs to shoot the puck, he's better offensively than he gives himself credit for. And when you look to pass ALL THE TIME, it makes it easy for the d to read.
Reimer played like shit until the 3rd, than he played like a fucking god. Unreal performance by him. Great effort by the leafs against one of the best teams in the league.
Hollands game is growing more and more, Gardiner is looking great, and congrats on Carrick for his first of many games for the leafs
Played hard. Winnik was great on that line. I really like Ashton's game, want to see him play more. Holland will be a good twoway centre i we allow him to develop.
I like the effort, the pk,the good zone exits and the forecheck/cycle.
I've been critical of this team but the last two games have been solid and actually fun to watch.
Good effort fella's, now to beat the Hawks.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)
@Komas Taberle @ingy56 @mlclearwater and pretty much every other game
4 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)
@Optimustic @mlclearwater Yep they are playing better. Just want to see the effort consistently
@Mcost61 @mlclearwater Fuck, I hear ya. Just refuse to get too excited when this team only looks great against the Sabres. But there are lots of positives for TONIGHT
Fun to watch but lets remember this is Buffalo ppl. Looks like they are mailing this one in to beat us to the bottom of the league.
I want our leafs to play like this 8/9 times out of every 10 before I start to see any hope.
my point exactly
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
We smoke Buffalo Tues, frustration subsides, for now...by the end of the year we have some nice win streaks to show for, some players have great individual years, others don't. We miss the playoffs regardless, have fewer picks in the draft cause our GM makes questionable moves. Carlyle signed for one more year.
I am a die hard leaf fan but i fucking hate this team. I blame the players more than the coaches and MNGT right now but everyone can share in this fucking mess. Time to ship out some big pieces imo cause our 'leaders' ain't leading us anywhere but 23 overall
@Dogger when kessel actually plays defense and fore checks (and puts up points) I think we have to keep him. When he avoids playing defense, fore checking and gets shut down offensively, I think we'd be better served to trade him. He is a great offensive player, don't know if I'd have him being my best and highest aid forward ideally though
1 month ago on Leafs-Sens Wednesday Night Game Postponed
lol, I respect him for that. And don't dislike him on our team. just saying he is not a natural defensive defenceman and that his how we try to utilize him. He gets beat wide, makes pretty bad choices with the puck in his own end and hasnt put up points (a is making 7ml for the next 7 years). Still like him and rememeber how pumped I was when we got him.
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
You think out top line is good defensively? And that we can build a strong D around Phanuef? I don't but that is just my opinion. As always, I hope i'm wrong
Huge leaf fan and have been on this site for years now. Didn't know you were the Sheriff. It's called criticism of the team I cheer for. Forgot we weren't allowed to vent. Apologies
I have seen him glide plenty, he is soft and gets eaten up by other teams 4th lines
Have to disagree. He fumbles and bumbles the puck soo much it is hard to watch. He is not the worst dman obviously but he makes a ton of money and is average on a bad defense
Our top line A) needs to be broken up and B) Play some fucking Defense! Bozak especially. We are soft as baby shit up the middle and our best (highest paid) dman is suspect defensively.
Good hire of Hunter but we gotta a long way to go sportsfans
Scary to think Panic is a more attractive option on the 4th line than Ashton or Frattin! How brutal have those two been to not grab the sot back from Panic who has done absolutely nothing so far
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Day: Game #5, Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
What to do with Cody Franson?
I like him, puts up points, is physical, right hand, wants to be here.
However, he has trouble getting beat out wide, isn't the smartest, is a UFA, we have lots of good young d coming up, we have lots of d signed, and we aren't going to have a ton of cap space.
So, barring a trade of another dman, or Franson agreeing to sign a very reasonable deal (3-4m) I think we trade him this season regardless of where we are at in the standings.
Nonis needs to start handling assets much better than he has. No more trading picks for bums (bolland), no more trading young assets cause were dumb (colborne) and no more losing assets for nothing (Kulemin, bolland, Raymond, etc) even if we are just getting low picks back.
That is all
1 month, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt