Like the Leafs and Marlies to a career debilitating degree
I prefer e keep Ashton over Kozun. Nothing against the little guy, i'm a fan, but Ashton is a big boy, who can skate and score and is also a couple years younger i believe. Hasn't really been given a huge opportunitiy with the Leafs, despite the games he ahs played as most he only saw a few minutes with guys who shouldn't even be in the ECHL. For some reason I still see him as a legitimate 3rd line guy in the future.
20 hours, 52 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
Great win last night. We have played and beaten some of the best teams in the league over this stretch. Have we been outplayed at times? Yes, but we have also played much more solid than last year.
Sounds funny but the big test imo is how we play against Carolina on Thurs, a team we should beat and outplay. If we get outshot and outpossessed by a large margin, I will be concerned even if we win. We need to find a away to beat the best times and we need to dominate the teams below us, plain as that. GLG
23 hours, 27 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
I hope the leafs start talking more like the raptors - "we haven't won anything yet, haven't achieved anything just because we're off to a good start". It's a long season and we're streakier than my 3 yr old sons underwear
2 days, 14 hours ago on Monday Mashup: We’re Streaking
I thought our top line was awful defensively tonight, and wasn't capitalizing on their chances. But they tied up on the PP which was huge.
I thought Lupul was invisible for the most part, but big game winner.
Reimer let in a babyshit soft 2nd goal, but stand tall the rest of the way and in the SO.
3 days, 13 hours ago on GDT: Game #30, Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m., SNO)
@MaxwellHowe When we first got Panik, I said sure. When we kept playing him after 5 games where he hadn't done much or got much ice I said Why. Now he is just looking like I steal and I'm saying fuck ya.
3 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #30, Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m., SNO)
@toleafs Dion's been playing great this year
@Knights2Leafs I hear ya but Kadri is producing with Winnik and Santa
Anyone else think Lupul needs to go? He's been invisible offensively, I still like him but all things considered, I think he is tradeable and would fetch us a pick and prospect maybe.
Marlies win 4-0. Bibeau, Percy and Brown looking solid
Santo 2.5 x4 & Franson 5.5 x 6. Please Nonis
@Cameron19 He's making room for himself. Playing tough. We're gonna have a logjam on D which is a great thing
@Mcost61 Da bridge is ouuuut
Bronco's, Leafs, Raps and Marlies. My wife is soooooo tolerant
3 days, 16 hours ago on GDT: Game #30, Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m., SNO)
@ingy56 jesus, that's solid. Here's hoping the team plays tough in front of him.
Capgeek = great site
Blows my mind how much $ Fyers pay their shitty d. Also surprising how much $ Col spends. O'Reilly anyone? Although our centre's play this year is starting to make the "we need a big #1 C" conversation obsolete.
@Savo43 @mlclearwater Agree, I'm fine with smith, just see it as an position the leafs could most easily improve
But Freddi is a couple years away. I'm talking tonight. I was hoping Carrick would take the spot, but he needs more time. We need a vet who can grind it out, skate, win draws and kill penalties today
on an unrelated note(s):
Can't wait for McLaren and Orr's contracts to be off this teams list next year.
Antoine Bibeau looks like a great, late goalie draft for us. Kid has been unbelievably solid over the past two years on teams who don't really play good d
I'm satisfied with Smith, but really thing that 4c spot is upgradeable.
I think he gets more also, he has been playing great. If Nonis and Co. don't want him, we gotta trade him for some goods though. Don't let him walk for nothing.
I'd be fine with trading Gardiner and resigning Franson for 5.5 x 6/7. Gardiner shows flashes of brilliance though
3 days, 16 hours ago on Game Review: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1
Hypothetically, we keep Franson. What does it take to sign him?
I say bidding starts at 5mil x 5 years
@ProfessorRance @mlclearwater I agree, but ya never know lol
3 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1
I'd be tempted to trade Clarkson or Lupul whenever we get a chance. Both players I like but their cap hits, out cap situation and our apparent depth of wingers leave me hoping we can move one of them without taking much salary back.
Good game for the leafs last night. We are getting way better contributions from all lines this year, and when we win, we generally deserve it unlike last year.
We also have Brown, Carrick, Bibeau and Rupert playing pretty well down for the Marlies. I'm hoping Carrick can take Smith's spot at some point here.
Tough game today, GLG
Kadri is my boy. Him, Bernie and Franny are gonna get paid if they keep this shit up. Great win, GLG
4 days, 11 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)
Like last year I really wonder what Nonis' plan is with UFA's: Franson, Santorelli, Booth etc. I would be working pretty hard to resign Santo @ 2-2.5 x 3 and Franson @ 4.5-5 x 5. If not than look into trading them while their value is high. Gotta stop losing guys for nothing imo
5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
Holzer almost 20 mins tonight. Very impressed so far this time around with him. Great depth on D
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #27, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
Great when the boys play like this, solid team game.
Holzer has been very impressive. Lupul and Kadri playing very solid. Love this shit
Ive been out of the country for a week. Why in the fuck didn't Ovechkin get suspended for his hit on Komo? That was an awful, cheap and deliberate hit. What was said about this?
1 week, 3 days ago on Game Review: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2
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
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
3 weeks, 1 day 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
Leafs win 5-2 tonight. Just because we're all so pissed off
3 weeks, 6 days 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.
4 weeks 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 month 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
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month, 1 week 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?
1 month, 1 week 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