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@TheCanucksnaphook @KingKadri @Cameron19 I love the instant jump on Nonis about players that haven't played a game yet for their new teams.
1 week ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here
@Cameron19 Or his hips goes on him and this whole thing is forgotten and everyone hops on the Polak train?
@Jay_Berg Did seem to be more serviceable than Orr and FML. Don't know how much upside he could have though
1 week, 3 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@Dangle_My_Berries I agree that the attention could be on the coaches more than the players, don't know if its a good thing
@Loric76 Any word on actually system changes? Or just more, "We're going to do our best" ?
@TheCanucksnaphook @Gilbey93 @KingKadri Spott going to play the good solider or try to be the up and comer?
@Gilbey93 @KingKadri Agreed! Before Edmonton washes him out. But he was always going to accept an NHL job
What does this say for the kids on the Marlies looking to take a spot? The because Spott with be there it's more likely?
AKA. Interested to see who coaches the marlies now
Welcome back boys! Been finally getting enough time at work to start posting again!
Scrivens! Hooking up with Dallas again!
6 months, 1 week ago on Game Day Notes: Game #49, Sabres @ Leafs
@Jmessih Horse shit refs though. Not calling jack because its probably in Boston and its just not what they do? Stupid.
orr and franny the fuck hit the same guy and are behind the rush
6 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@PEIleafnation A fair question.
Franson should not be allowed on the ice
No doubt in my mind that Leo deserves an offer, at the very least! Otherwise its just poor asset management.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Mr. Nonis, give him an offer: Leo Komarov would love to be a Leaf again
Could prying Johnny T. out of the Isles grasp be worth the boat load of a asking prices? They are down and getting kicked... think they would break it down for the right price?
7 months, 1 week ago on Game in Gifs – Game #33, Blues 6 vs. Leafs 3
Kadri ! What the?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Penguins (7:30 p.m., TSN)
Am I just really behind the ball right now and missed this, but did Gauthier sign an ELC with us?
Just watched the post-game interview of Reimer and I honestly have no idea what is going to happen with the goalie situation (keep both? Trade one? Which one?) Thoughts? Its hurting my brain because I love Reims
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #23, Leafs 2 vs. Capitals 1 (SO)
@The_Polish_Cannon @KingKadri Good point
8 months, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Leafs at Bruins (7 p.m., CBC); Lines + Keys to the Game
Is it just me or has Ranger slowly gotten on my bad side?
@sniperstar You are in touch with the mind, sir! LOL
9 months ago on Wednesday Mashup: Keeping up with the Komarovs
@LeafsForLife @KingKadri Wouldn't that be a sight? Pull a Patrick Roy?
Just got online to see Scott's hit, pretty obvious it was intentional to the head. What I don't get, and probably makes it worse and why Julien was going nuts, was that it was at centre ice! Its not even a battle close to the boards, he was dumping it in... Ugh just makes yea cringe.
@ConnorCrisp He is quite the little shit, isn't he?
@TheCanucksnaphook Reminds me of a drill we used to do in rugby. One on One see who can get past the other guy. Would have laughed to see Broll in that drill
9 months, 1 week ago on Game Preview: Leafs host Dallas Eakins’ Oilers
What is with the Florida rumour ? Any merit or just shooting out ideas?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – October 7
@-Keon- Just wait till one big, dirty hit comes out, it'll happen !
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Senators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@rustynail @KingKadri @Wilbur Maybe thats why I thought he was no where to be found.
@Wilbur He did, agreed. Thought Abbott was pretty invisible
@ingy56 Over reaction. For sure, what else is new
Only occurring to me now that Clarkson has yet to play... I'm in love.
@Leafbites Might be a good thing to be honest. He needs more transition time, and playing in the AHL might not be what he needs at this point?
10 months ago on Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23
Here are my brief thoughts as I am pretty dead from cheering. Wow what a game! It was only preseason but hell the fans ate up every minute of that brawl and continued to cheer and chant every time the big screen showed Kessel or anyone fighting. The brawl aside, which was clear in the video so no need to post about it, here are my notes from the game.
-Colbourne is not ready for a top 9 position in the NHL. No doubt in my mind, but why? He has not picked up the speed at which decisions need to be made. The 'one touch pass', or the pass the puck before the defender engages you for the puck have not yet clicked in all situations. Hes a liability for the Top 9. JVR and even Leivo (more on him in a sec) carried him tonight. If he isn't a Marlie soon, I won't understand what Randy saw.
-I cannot say anything that hasn't already been said for the following: Gardiner, Kessel, JVR, Kadri. All outstanding. The speed they play at is beyond the majority of other players on the ice.
-Lupul, Bozak, Clarkson had pretty good nights. I think its just working their way back.
-Now Leivo. He did not look out of place with JVR, not only speed wise (although a few passes got away from him) but his cycle game was better than I thought. He obviously is a consideration for a call up... eventually.
-Finally, two players I wanna highlight tonight! Ashton and MacWilliam. Ashton showed each and every shift that he wants to compete and hound for the puck. His speed isn't amazing (noticeably slower than kessel) but his positional play on defense makes up for it. He laid down the body a few times and dropped the mits for the brawl. He did well tonight. MacWilliam was in my opinion the most steady d-men of there for most of the night. He is a horse in pursuing the puck and attacking the body. He isn't actually a skate at will d-men but he made me watch him every time Buf was in the offensive zone. My depth chart ? MacWilliam is ahead of Rielly, who didn't show up for me until after the line brawl and the rosters were cut in half basically. Sorry he needs to go to junior.
Shit sorry men. It was an amazing game
10 months ago on Fight Night in Toronto: Preseason Post Game #5 – Leafs 5 vs. Sabres 3
Last post coming up here, but I just got home from the game.
Morning Lads, I'll be heading to the game tonight? Should I post my thoughts/anyone to look for? (I know the lineups aren't posted yet)
10 months ago on Preseason Post Game: Game #4 – Leafs 3 at Sabres 2 (SO)
I find little surprise here. The roster is just too competitive at the moment for D'Amigo and others to get a look. I expect injuries will change this through out the season. AKA everything we already knew.
10 months, 1 week ago on Leafs cut roster to 35: Blacker, Biggs assigned to Marlies
P.s this is Frattking
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs re-sign Nazem Kadri: 2 years, $2.9 million per
Should the usual "Don't listen to the Twitter whores" apply for the Franson situation?
@-Keon- King Kadri seems simple enough
Glad to turn on the labtop to such sweet sweet news! Welcome back Leafs hockey, you sexy devil!
@Irishfanman @Leafs rule @leafscapguru Probably one of the most forgot aspects of this line-up - the end of games do not have the same line-up as the beginning. The shuffle of players for certain roles is the whole point of getting versatile players in the first place!
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Production by Top 6 Wingers: How Do the Leafs Stack Up?
@Cameron19 Not much news to fill the days talking about. Like hell, I'm stuck watching the U.S Open...
@skiingallday @Frattking Just read to it. Well worth the laugh I got. Just the silly season and people running out of things to talk about till camp starts. (Or rookie camp for that matter.
Wow! I leave for a couple hours and MLHS turns into the PPP with all this CORSI talk. Weren't there multiple articles written that explained the use and faults of advanced stats not like a couple weeks ago? Maybe I just thought we were past it.
Any see this too? I really hope Phaneuf makes this team!
Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie
Team Canada D pairs: Doughty-M Staal; Hamhuis-Subban; Phaneuf-Seabrook; Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo-Hamonic. Last one is obviously a trio.
@Cameron19 @Frattking @Radar O'Rielly Totally forgot, your right, he's a FA
@Gilbey93 Dark horse to jump into the top 6? Big Joe. Just saying, even in a wing position he has, IMO, the highest potential to match the role. I agree though, Kuli looks to be the only true one.
@Radar O'Rielly Damien Brunner in Det. Could be interesting how much of a pay cut he takes. Solid third liner, with a potential scoring touch as seen in playoffs.
@mcloki @Frattking Bout time, although I'm going to miss all the cottage time. Took me a few days to catch up on the articles. P.s Great work Anth.
Holy Shit, it is good to be back!
@leafmealone @Frattking @Loric76 Agreed, which is why the signing of Bodie makes a lot of sense to me. No just the face punchers job to play a tough game. In both the Leafs and Marlies you have guys who will play good minutes but still be there if things get physical, ex. Clarkson/Fraser (D) and Broll/Biggs/MacWilliam/Gransberg?
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Joe Colborne re-signs with Leafs, Gunnarsson files for arbitration <!--:-->
@Loric76 Mixing in size to protect the skill players ? Sounds good to me.
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Questions for Dave Morrison<!--:-->
Who the Toronto Maple Leafs ever hold amateur try outs for the general public? What rules are enabling or prohibiting of such a try out?
@HoRr IbLe @Frattking The only thing with saying that is these kids get interviews done in the CHL, obviously its not same level, but there should be some idea. P.s I can't listen to Reilly give an interview, he repeats the same thing over and over. Like talking to a brick.
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Damn it man, I’m a metrician, not a magician! <!--:-->
Anyone else notice how down to earth Biggs was in his interview ? Not like Gauthier, man he just sounds so big and clumsy, granted English is not his first language. Also thought Spott was a classically trained Coach, so used to interviews its seems like nothing to him. (Although him looking directly at the camera is weird).
@Jordan29 @Mind Bomb I can see the optimism in this line up. The young talent and draftees from the early Burke era are beginning to arrive and are meeting the current core that the Leafs hold (via trades, signings etc.) I'm with yea Jordan. This is not a dire situation
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->
@Kouba Depended on term and AAV, not a bad deal
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs re-sign Tyler Bozak for 5 years, $21 million (4.2 AAV); sign Clarkson for 7 years, 36.75 (5.25 AAV)<!--:-->
Over 509 listeners. Proud MLHS'er right here.
@Jantz @Frattking SOMEONE TRADE ME THEIR NAME ASAP! Lol don't worry it'll get done eventually
@DWCMLHS LOL makes my day
@Loric76 @Frattking Waiting till it dies down a bit
Now on to the next heart attack, Signing a top-4 d-man
There is no doubt that bozak signing helps a future Kessel deal!
No word on AAV though..
Does the fact the Bozak is one of the PK'ers help his case over Grabo?
LOL I'm loving all the comments fly by on my screen!
1 year ago on <!--:en-->UFA Day Open Thread<!--:-->
@GeorgeCastanza I think that getting to angry among fellow trolls so the come on over
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs to use second Compliance Buyout on Grabovski<!--:-->
@Pent_House @DWCMLHS Might be less stressful, at least you know they are going to suck
Assuming this means that moves like re-signing bozak or getting a FA centre is just that... and assumption. I personally see this as more faith in centres like Big Joe and Kadri to move up from the AHL
@Jordan29 3 eastern
1 year ago on Pre-Draft Open Thread
MIN talking extension with Clutterbuck but also talking trade involving
him. UFA P-M Bouchard won't be back; Matt Cullen probably not back. - Bob Mackenzie - Please? (Clutterbuck)
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Just Sayin’, Vinny<!--:-->
@canuckintheuk @Frattking You can't tell me an NHL GM makes his decisions based on one game. That!.. would be poor management.
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Weekend at Bernier’s<!--:-->
I really do wonder what No-No thinks of this team though. I guess he didn't feel as high as we did when we took Boston to game 7?
@Xxxxxnew Did we need him though?
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs Acquire Jonathan Bernier from Kings<!--:-->
@Loric76 @Frattking I actually kinda like this. (or) BerningUpFratts?
@DWCMLHS @Frattking @skippysleafs Especially with little to no help from the UFA market, yea its a shit storm waiting to happen.
@DWCMLHS @skippysleafs @Frattking Agree, but value is a tricky thing. Look at what AA did with the Jays? Hes a value whore because he waits until a person is at high value to ship him out, and when one is at low value to acquire.
Idea's for a new handle?
Phaneuf - any deal for him would make sense in a way? His value is high right now?
@Alec Brownscombe @Frattking I'll have to think of something won't I?
I can safely say I will never forgive Nonis for this. Sorry boys I'm biased but I can't stand to think about this one.
I still hold fast that this is just silly season. Until Nonis pulls the trigger, its just a rumour. I don't like the idea of giving up Frattin + for basically the same goalie as Scrivens. Doesn't make sense to me.
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->Could the Leafs be concerned about Reimer’s workload?<!--:-->
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->2012-13 Player Review: Joffrey Lupul<!--:-->
Ok clearly silly season is start on. This is just sport networks and reporters looking for hits on their websites and attention on Twitter. We should be used to this by now people. Hold fast boys.
@Xxxxxnew @Frattking Orr being apart of that I'm assuming? Same with say.. Kuli?
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->Leafs bring back Orr for 2 more years<!--:-->
@TheCanucksnaphook @Frattking Ok, that might be me a little emotional.
Holy Shit, one signing and everyone loses their mind. Ha! Nah, but on a serious and calm note. I actually like Orr and if he is one-half of what the players say about him being a great guy in the locker room, Bonus!
@Burtonboy@Frattkinghttp://www.mynhldraft.com/2010/round2 it might be wrong, or he could have dropped weight ?
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->Scattered Thoughts: Eakins, Marlies, Komarov, Lessons from Boston<!--:-->
@Burtonboy @Frattking I was reading that he is about 6' and around 210 pounds? That is some decent size.
Went looking through the ol' drafts for the Leafs and what is happening to Bradley Ross? I know some have talked about D'Amigo getting a look next year but.... And is it just me or was Kenny Ryan a waste of a 2nd rounder?
I actually don't mind seeing komo leave. The only thing is that he would get under other players skins which would be hard to replace. Still hoping D'Amigo steps up
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->Leafs lose Eakins, Komarov?<!--:-->
The potential Frattin holds for this team, not only in scoring or depth, but also to be a hard forechecking forward is invaluable. Past season - 8
1 year, 1 month ago on 2012-13 Player Review: Matt Frattin
@Zep2 @Biltmore Next year might be a make or break for the mid-20's Frattin, just as Kadri's season has silenced the "Trade him" camp on his part.