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It will be interesting to see who will replace Lieweke.
I like the hiring of the Darryl Metcalf, Cam Charron and Rob Pettapiece. The stats are never going away its time we embraced and used them to our advantage (the Leafs').
I can see Nonis and Carlyle getting canned before Tim L. leaves.
1 week, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@Yaknowwhat I want him for his political views alone, lol he'd be awesome
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs
Aside from the Komarov addition (too much money though), the Leaf's off-season moves have been completely pathetic. The team is worse than last year and worse than it was 2 and 3 years ago. We did not add secondary scoring, we added no forwards with capability for a 2-way game, we added no workhorse to help Dion's game, we added no center help (I wont talk about the Finn cause I've heard this story before - most recently about Gustavson who "was the most coveted goalie not playing in the NHL").
The Toronto Maple Leafs management including Tim Lieweke have absolutely no clue. They are still talking grit and heart but not about skill. Heart and grit need to be coupled with ability. The signings and moves thus far show they have never consulted a stat sheet to see who they were acquiring. The Leafs are the richest, highest ticket price and most glorious NHL team in the league but make moves like an expansion franchise (even those were better). The inability to make a decent trade and the condescending tone in interviews make teh organization even more pathetic. They sell us a bill of goods and expect us to cheer but we can see with our eyes and are capable of simple maths that show us who a player is. The pathetic roster filling for next season is a disaster in making - which most fans would have been OK with had they come out and said "look, we are going to try this rebuild thing, we are not going to add any expensive free agents, we will try and improve our drafting so bear with us while we go through the growing pains". Instead they are telling us that this team is built for playoff contention. Really Nonis? Do you think we are that dumb? Being Leafs fans we hope that we are really that stupid and that you and the rest of management are really that smart but I just don't believe it. We'll see if 20-25 games into the season we are cheering or booing. But all your jobs will be on the line if you were wrong.
@The_Polish_Cannon @Jordan29 said in his last interview that he would not
2 months ago on Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address
@CanuckUKinToronto @darthNihilus Did Frattin score 20 goals for the kings/jackets last year? Holland is ok by me I like him, but I have seen him play 8 good NHL games - have the leafs declared him as the replacement? (dont get me wrong I wanted Bolland gone)
@Bruffins @darthNihilus I dont know man, I only understand the laws of the universe and physics which say teh leafs are currently short of a legit 3rd line C and a 20 goal scorer. (Komarov replaces Kulemin so thats a wash). Which improvements were you speaking of?
who did we replace bolland with and who did we replace raymond with?
@NotSince67 well we are far worse than the kings and blue jackets so he'll fit in nicely in our lineup. Those other good teams were just too hard for him to make.
@DWCMLHS @darthNihilus long as its not here I am all for it
grabbo is still available
@ Don Cherry wasnt that always the plan? They are just filling out a roster.
C'mon announce that Stamkos trade to the Leafs and all will be forgiven! I won't even care who plays on the 4th line, I promise.
@dlb Mad @darthNihilus Possessed by possession possibly. Though I think it no mere coincidence that the last 5 cup winning teams were top 3 in possession and driving play. The only improvement in that area so far although it is very minor is Komarov.
Nonis to announce official rebuild? Cause we are not making a run for teh playoffs with this team. Robidas is now leafs leader in possession-lol (at 37)
cmon nonis announce a Clarkson trade - i'll change my opinion of you ;-)
@ Don Cherry don't understand why people here are cheering the moves thus far.
2 months ago on Leo’s Back: Maple Leafs sign Komarov to 4-year, $11.8 million contract
@RandomScrub @darthNihilus I know I am in the minority. I do not see neither Polak nor Robidas as much an improvement. Komarov I wanted back but not at that price. We remain deceptively weak at forward especially with 2 way play and stupidly weak at center.
All is going according to plan to draft mcdavid next summer. The Leafs brass continue to do nothing to improve the team. I love Komarov but 3 mil for a 9 point forward? Ugh we have a clarkson already. Glad Bolland took off to florida. Don't like the deal to replace D'amigo with Frattin either.
Nylander will make a fine 2nd line center one day. I look forward to seeing him in teh blue and white
2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes
oh no we drafted joffrey lanister!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I guess we needed to be safe.
@Bruffins @Ricky_Vaives_slapshot mayray is awesome!
2 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes
Glad to see the Leafs showing restraint and not bringing back any of their free agents (still too early to speak). I hope Bolland gets his ridiculous demands elsewhere (can he still even skate) and the other's on the list are an addition by subtraction.
@Anthony Petrielli @darthNihilus @Mcost61 No. If the marlies played like they did in the playoffs the leafs would be hemmed in their own zone the entire game. Has nothing to do with Kessel being a star. (although Bernie might make 60 saves for a tie-LOL)
2 months, 1 week ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup
@Mcost61 If the marlies played the Leafs the marlies would win. sad really
@Murph2417 Is this the avalanche roster or the Leafs? Cause Stastny is not leaving Colorado and even if by some miracle he did he is not signing as a UFA for 6.6 per when he's making 6.5 now.
2 months, 1 week ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released
@BrandonCheema @Yaknowwhat Nonsense. Bozak was shooting around 15% (still higher than the average-so unsustainable) but that is roughly what he has done his entire career. He may drop back to 12% or drop to 10. The problem is not with Bozak's number's its paying someone else an additional 3 mil to do not much more. (with no guarantee that he gels with Kess/JVR). Bozak will be upgraded when a true #1 C is somehow drafted, acquired or kidnapped.
@Anthony Petrielli @darthNihilus Who knows? It would not surprise me one bit. Until proven otherwise I expect Carnonoshan to do sweet f*() all.
@Mcost61 @darthNihilus This is the reality I expect from Carnonoshan. I see these comments every summer. You can go on pretending that we're signing Crosby, Malkin, Weber or whoever you want and constructing silly trades where our shit pieces yield a winner or where we give all our best players up for a 2nd line Center.
@Jordan29 He is re-signing with the Avs along w/ ROR. Forget Stastny. You don't pay a second line center 7 mil bucks.
People here are fucked. The Leafs are drafting 8th and it will be Perlini or Fiala. There will be no trades and the only off season move will be D'amigo to the 4th line. Joe and Bob will be hired as assistant coaches. Bolland, Kulemin, McC and Raymond to get big raises to stay with the team. Start jumping from the bridge now!
@loomx @mr_hanie Bozak is the best out of a shitty bunch. His 2 way game is only really bad when compared to the leaders in the league. This is a systematic issue with the way the team as a whole plays. Bozak is defensively capable enough to make a decent 2-3 line center.
@loomx @mr_hanie Lupul is better defensively than JVR (not saying much). People expecting the Leafs to become the Hawks or Kings are in for a surprise. If you want a solid possession team that forechecks, backchecks and battles for pucks you need to gut this team and replace almost everybody.
@mr_hanie @Yaknowwhat Kadri still has some maturing to do. Lets see what he does this season. If he disappears again like last season then we won't feel bad trading him.
@Yaknowwhat @darthNihilus You and I watching the same team? Its not about the "should, or should not". They don't make decisions based on what or who we like.
@Yaknowwhat @darthNihilus Thats how its gonna be. They will need to trade Nazem to get a quality player back (especially if its C 4 C). I don't think RC thinks as highly of Kadri as we do.
@Yaknowwhat I bet Kadri is traded first and Bozzer becomes the 2nd line C.
@Uncle Otis @Yaknowwhat Maybe Shanny's plan for this season is tank to the max - not allowed to win more than 10 games this season. Then its clean house and start fresh with McD. (not mcdonalds!)
What, no news? Fack, that means I gotta do work at work! That is totally uncalled for!
@traNsplantEdneWfie @TheCanucksnaphook @Biltmore Kess and Bozie getting married?
@DWCMLHS @darthNihilus @Tim Horton i hope he never gets that opportunity, i don't want old slow hasbeens on this team
2 months, 1 week ago on (Friday Mashup) The Date before the Date
@Tim Horton @DWCMLHS 50 point players=the new 100 point players
@wiski Isn't that why Kessel came to the leafs-to play with Bozak? (or vice versa) LOL
@LN-093 @darthNihilus I wouldn't be so sure but you never know.
@LN-093 Good don't want stastny for that price.
@Darkside Beleafer @Mcost61 You fucking Kadri hater!!!!!!!!!! (completely agree)
@Greg Fenton @Mcost61 I would trade his and any other player on the leafs if the return was worth it. I guess I just hate my team.
@traNsplantEdneWfie @LN-093 For sure. Sather will pay him whatever he wants. And if he sucks balls in 2-3 years Sather will buy him out.
@LN-093 @darthNihilus The cap is the same for every team. How many times have the Rags made the playoffs in the last 10 years and how many the leafs? Give me Sather over Nono any day.
@LN-093 People always make fun of Sather but the guy has balls!