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Per Friedman, expectation is that Bob Murray & the Ducks are gonna go all-in; looking to add a top-4 D w Cody Franson mentioned specifically
1 day, 15 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
1 day, 20 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
Any trade talk come out of the All-Star weekend?
1 day, 20 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@mcloki my least two favourite people in hockey, together to troll Leaf fans one more time.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
You guys see this GoPro video? Too much PK for my liking but otherwise pretty slick:
3 days, 8 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@LyGuy I'm probably the only one that feels this way, but man, this is really inappropriate. Not only do I find it personally offensive that hockey talk would stoop to this, but when I load up MLHS at work and a big NSFW picture pops up, it puts me in a very awkward position if anyone walks by.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@Anthony Petrielli @MLHS_Luke @Cameron19 @mcloki @Burtonboy Isn't your description of ROR literally (figuratively) what people were touting Clarkson as prior to his free agency?
4 days, 17 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@Anthony Petrielli @Cameron19 @mcloki @Burtonboy Anyone else worried that he could be our next Clarkson?
@Yaknowwhat @mcloki @Jmessih for the record, he's talking about the other Luke. I have no idea what you're talking about, and would prefer to keep it that way.
@Sebastian James @Mitch92 @Xxxxxnew They won the cup - they won the trade.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
Hooray - Thanks AP!
5 days, 14 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@Mcost61 I guess Frattin was playing too well. Better send him down so he doesn't thwart the tank.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
@bear19 @Bruffins @Xxxxxnew Sigh. I'm embarrassed to admit I'm a Leaf fan these days too..
6 days, 11 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario
@wiski @philthethrill Eff Eric Staal, I don't want him on my team. Classless.
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Dogger make my decision on whether to stay up and watch (or not) easier..
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #44, Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks (10 p.m., SNO)
@Hammertownleaffan I think I'm more upset about Montreal winning than Toronto losing. That ain't right.
To my eyes he has not been great since Carlyle was fired.
Kadri lazy skate to the bench again.
Was really hoping this was going to pop up when the screen went black:
@In it to Winnik It's not just being slow, but how obvious it was he was going to be stripped of the puck, and he just let it happen.
I liked how the US feed had the shot clock with the score on the screen.
@Dogger I've been in meetings all day - what rumour?
@Dogger Flights to Hawaii are cheap right now: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/westjet-vancouver-honolulu-hawaii-423-rt-direct-jan-mar-2015-a-1650805/
@Mitch92 @MLHS_Luke @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe I think it'll be the exact opposite, but to each their own.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Sunday Mashup: On the road again
@Mitch92 @MLHS_Luke @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe If we drop Phaneuf we may as well tank.
@Mitch92 @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe IMO, you either keep both or you trade both. What's the point in trading just one?
@Yaknowwhat Apparently we have different ideas on the interpretation of 'untouchable'. If you will trade someone for a draft pick (and I'm not just talking CMD, I'd do any #1 pick), they aren't untouchable. There are probably about 30 current NHL players most of us would trade him straight up for. How is that untradeable?
As for realistic, none of this is realistic.
@Yaknowwhat I'd trade him in a heartbeat for the #1 pick this year. To me, that means he's not untouchable.
..but yea, he's probably the closest we have.
@traNsplantEdneWfie I don't think we have anyone that's untouchable.
Thursday Mashup: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2015/01/08/thursday-mashup-no-miracle-fix-horacheks-first-game/
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
What's your take, Alec? Blow the thing up or keep retooling?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: No miracle fix in Horachek’s first game
@TheLoovTrain @MLHS_Luke self-loathing is watching this game to the final buzzer.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #41, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
Maybe it was Horachek the boys didn't like..
Is there a Cesar Millan for hockey players? These guys are damaged..
This game can be salvaged if someone drops OV..
Can't remember the last time Phil looked so bad. I guess this week has rattled him.
@Dogger If you saw Polak's face close up, wouldn't you?Damn, that guy should not be playing like that..
Clarkson 2: Dazed and Confused
...the sea was angry that day, my friends..
Sigh..I hate to reference this article, but it appears to be the only Carlyle interview. Some pretty interesting/potentially damning quotes, including:
“Some of them can do it and some of them are just not capable of grasping it. Some have a difficult time dealing with the pressure that comes at the critical times. If there’s one thing you cannot do with this group, it seems you cannot apply more pressure to them. You’ve got to try to pick them up. It’s always about making them feel good.”
Maybe this is just the way of the new NHL (kids these days...), but it is still unpleasant to hear.
Hooray, an actual game to talk about!
Again - he is 3rd in league scoring over the last number of years by playing off the rush. I'm more concerned about his back checking after the rush than what he does in the offensive zone.
As a bit of an aside - I'm always perplexed by Kessel's shootout attempts - he almost always tries to deke. Why does he do that when he knows how well he can score off the rush from the bottom of the faceoff circle?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @MLHS_Luke I know what you're saying, but you're asking for a franchise centre/captain, not an elite sniper. Kessel is what he is, which is top 3 in NHL scoring on a mediocre team.
Like I said, we will likely trade him to a team that already has that franchise player, and Kessel will become a HOF'er with them. I don't doubt that in the least.
The only reason I trade Kessel is if we decide we can't bring in top end talent without using him as a trade piece (or to help tank). The fact that the rest of the team may or may not emulate his playing style to the team's detriment is not Phil's fault.
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @MLHS_Luke He can't do it all himself.
All that matters to me is how he plays in the playoffs, which, albeit in a small sample size, has been amazing.
@Great Dane So...again, he is saying what we've all been saying for years.
@Burtonboy you mean like literally every other player in the game?