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@Burtonboy Don't make me bust out the admiral again..
2 days, 9 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)
Especially considering I have had a debilitating knee injury. Dawell.
2 days, 10 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)
I feel like a giant dick being disappointed that Phaneuf is back on the ice.
My reaction on the Leaf's play through 40:
Well that'll make tanking easier.
2 days, 11 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)
@BoneChompski Breathe..just breathe..
4 days, 10 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@docmma @WendelGilmour @Bruffins The only thing that makes this dreadful Leaf team worse is how well Montreal is doing. Salt in the wounds.
@Yaknowwhat It's none of our damned business, unless he did something illegal.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Cameron19 @JWaterdrager @MLHS_Luke And a touch fishy. I don't understand why the NHL can't just do the draft lottery publicly.
@Cameron19 @docmma @MLHS_Luke @Dogger This comment is actually my concern with the firing Carlyle. I could see us going on a bit of a run, and Nonis trying to stand pat (ala last year). Nonis probably thinks this team is good enough and just needs a few tweaks.
@Dogger Yea, it was discussed at length below.
@docmma @Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Dogger I think Wilson would be a lot better with this team than Carlyle.
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Dogger This I like.
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Dogger Again - why do we want this team to play 'a hell of a lot better'? To finish just outside of the playoffs? To get in - and to use another Burkie-ism - get our asses kicked in the first round?
I don't know if we'd be any better with him at the helm, but damn do I miss his style:
@Cameron19 @Dogger Problem is, if you take a hard, objective look at this team, it probably doesn't have a cup winning core, and it seems like it would take a Boston or Pittsburgh ("they won a goddamn lottery!") miracle to make it so. As someone mentioned above, turfing Carlyle is only a short term solution to a much bigger problem.
@docmma @MaxwellHowe @mtommy I think Steven Tyler has some words for you:
@wiski I'm not sure how much we should be talking about this on a hockey forum but it is very interesting. If his side of the story is true, he will become a very rich man.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke Sigh. I actually thought the helmet cams might help shame some refs into better officiating, but I haven't seen the cameras being used in the last couple games. Don't know if they've scrapped the idea or if I just didn't notice them.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Cameron19 It's a shame they can't make refs more accountable. I guess the coaches challenge would be a start, but I think some teams are destined to have biased officiating.
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Zep2 Just be careful what you post...remember the Burke lawsuit fiasco.
@Cameron19 What happened?
@Dogger I found information on twitter/google/reddit fairly easily. Just not at all appropriate to discuss rumours of this nature on this board, both for ethical and legal reasons.
@Dogger Yes but they shouldn't be repeated here. Just google it.
@TheColborneUltimatum @MLHS_Luke He did. He's just been fired by CBC, which he responded to by suing them for $50 million. Then a tweet like this:
What I have learned about @jianghomeshi after months of investigation will be reported responsibly as soon as possible. Patience please.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Any of you guys following this Jian Ghomeshi story? Sounds like some big news will come out of it..
@wendelsfist @Jordan29 @MLHS_Luke I think we can all agree that Carlyle is not long for this team, and that Shanny had no real alternative with him.
The other moves have generally been well received throughout the NHL.
I think it's way too early to pass much judgement on his time here.
@Jordan29 @MLHS_Luke Who would you rather have?
@loomx @MLHS_Luke Well, you don't want him to blow it up without properly evaluating the team, but..
You've gotta wonder why Shanahan didn't pull the plug on this team in the summer. I suppose he wanted to get more time to evaluate the team, but in a draft year like this, there is no better time to tank.
Though if the rumours of the Leafs shopping Phaneuf all summer are true, maybe he tried to blow it up but couldn't get a good return.
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Yaknowwhat In my opinion the earth is round and Rayleigh scattering makes the sky blue, but try telling that to the bible belt.
OK, moving on.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Yaknowwhat Pushing a popular agenda? Have you watched his game since last March? He was dominant to start last year, the whole "no goals against when facing top line players". He has not been that guy since last March. That's not pushing popular opinion/an agenda. That's plain as day.
@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat The fact that Dion is our best D, given the way he is playing, is a big concern.
@Cameron19 @Yan28 Lupul has been decent, but like loomx says, sell high. But both you and I were pushing for a rebuild this summer..
4 days, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Hmmm @MLHS_Luke My concerns aren't based on last night's game (I went out after the second period), but rather they've built over the course of his stay with the Leafs. I have been a Phaneuf apologist for the last few years, but I just can't lie to myself about his play anymore. Something has changed - teammates, coaching, age, I don't know.
Is it time to take a long, hard look at Phaneuf's game yet?
Obviously he is far from the only problem, but what happened to the guy who was the best defenceman in the league 'by a country mile'? Obviously that comment was disputed at the time, but the Phaneuf I have seen since last March is a shadow of what he once was. I had sure hoped it was an injury last year, but the season thus far is more of the same.
Told I'm an idiot in 3, 2, ....
@dlb Mad @MaxwellHowe It is also out of respect for the victim(s).
1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs-Sens Wednesday Night Game Postponed
Hockeystreams just crap out for anyone?
1 week, 6 days ago on Game Day: Game #5, Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
@Ensign Highly recommend the Harry Potter audiobooks as read by Stephen Fry. Listened to a few of those on a 5000 km road trip this summer.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500
@Mind Bomb @MLHS_Luke @Anthony Petrielli I just thought he really liked Ryan Gosling..I mean, who doesn't, right?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – October 14
@Anthony Petrielli Wow, it only took me a year to get your avatar joke. I am not a smart man.
How many times will our goalies be run before one is put out for the season? Rage inducing.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
Domonic Moore with a headshot on Reimer and Kessel tonight..
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Day: Game #3, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers (7 p.m., City TV)
@ingy56 @Doit4Dougie @Bruce Gamble That was a bit overblown. iirc he was hot and took it off.
@Cameron19 They didn't have a banner ceremony per announcers.
Carlyle: "Just breathe.."
Carlyle: "System integration...check."
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: More Hockey Tomorrow
@LeafsGuru @MLHS_Luke I don't think so - it might be more expensive because you're getting the 'good stuff' though. I think there are a number of levels of jerseys that you can get, and Real Sports generally has the better ones.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@LeafsGuru Don't know about Mississauga, but you're only a short train ride away from Real Sports by the ACC. That's where I get most of my stuff.