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@Waiting4LSC weird video - good song.
8 hours, 16 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
@Waiting4LSC Since we like to post songs here, you reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs
8 hours, 18 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
I don't care if it's preseason or not. Blowing a two-minute 5-on-3 is effing embarrassing.
2 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)
@Top Jimmy Was anyone else hoping it was a Montreal player hurt when they said a suspension was coming?
3 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
Apologies if anyone sees this as spam, but I just got an email from Wagjag where you can win free tickets to all Leaf home games in October. If you win, you could always invite your old friend Luke..
Luke (actually me, not a bot).
@DeclanK @Jmessih Sunday, Monday, Friday for the lazy.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
5 days, 7 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
Interesting that Reimer's game wasn't worth mentioning..
6 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #4, Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
@MaxwellHowe @DeclanK That's pretty much the only way the deal makes sense.
1 week, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Cameron19 yea, but "too much" by Leaf fan standards...
2 weeks ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Mcost61 I actually went to this back when it first started - Ron Wilson did it. It was pretty interesting - a few players came out and talked to us as well.
@Burtonboy I must give Carlyle props for admitting his dismissal of Reimer's game as 'just OK' was a mistake. Good for him.
@Alec Brownscombe @MLHS_Luke @Burtonboy Interesting to know - I was being facetious, for the record.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@Burtonboy hmm, Phillsbury is looking a little pudgy there ; p
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Kessel81 ..and I don't think many people are actually complaining about Kessel's lack of fitness resulting in poor output now, but rather 'IF he isn't in peak condition now, it will presumably only get worse with age, and when his natural speed starts to go..' ..but yea, who knows. Maybe he's a gym freak but it just doesn't show.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Kessel81 Of course I don't know - I'm just positing the other side of the argument.
I imagine you guys read these rule changes yesterday, but in case you didn't: http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2014/09/11/nhl_yanks_spinorama_for_shootouts.html
@Kessel81 I think the concern is that Kessel uses natural ability (and not much training) to be as fast and successful as he is. The problem is, that natural speed will fade with age, and if he doesn't start supplementing it with training..
@B_Leaf @Mind Bomb @peterbleafs A big part of it is the team. This is the least excited I've been for a season to start in ages.
3 weeks ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal
@Loric76 Art by Bobby?
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: 28 Days to Preseason
@Luke_R @MLHS_Luke Lucas
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
@Luke_R Yup - 2008 was a long time ago. I used to be just "Luke" prior to the switch to either disqus or this one, couldn't get it this time around.
Sweet goal: http://www.gfycat.com/NaiveBlackBustard
Burke for CEO.
@Alec Brownscombe Just rename this place 'Matt Stajan Hotstove' - he won't be back.
1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@MaxwellHowe What article is this?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
@peterbleafs It's interesting to see how many people have been affected by his passing. Like so many have already said, celebrity deaths usually don't phase me any differently than a random death in the newspaper, but this one hit hard. It shows how much Robin impacted our lives.
As I said yesterday, hopefully his death will have our governments take a really long look at the state of mental health support systems, and perhaps use this to help others that are in trouble.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason
@ingy56 What a shame. Hopefully this really pushes mental illness to the forefront.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
I personally find this stuff so hard to get a definitive answer from. Like you infer, Bozak's WOWY stats indicate he is riding on Kessel's coattails. However, you have to consider the linemates each player has when not playing with each other, the zone starts, the icetime (is pp time included in these stats?), the list goes on.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak
@Burtonboy No, no, Toronto is the only team that has ever had ownership meddle with their team!
@TheCanucksnaphook @MLHS_Luke @Mind Bomb We ended up taking the St. John to Digby ferry (saves 5-6 hours of driving), as well as the Yarmouth to Portland ferry (saves 8ish hours of driving), and still ended up with about 5000 km for the trip. So many day trips..
@TheCanucksnaphook @Mind Bomb I drove to Nova Scotia two weeks ago to attend my wife's family reunion. Could be worse.
@Burtonboy I'm actually impressed with how people on this site have turned a corner regarding stats. I mean, it took the Leafs front staff to make the leap before the majority of MLHS did, but still, most didn't go kicking and screaming into advanced stats.
@mcloki @mike_84 Wasn't it 9 million for 8 years?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Bobsyouruncle @MLHS_Luke You might be too old for the reference, but I now have the Karate Kid music ('you're the best') stuck in my head.
2 months, 1 week ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Bobsyouruncle 7...Did I pass?
@CanuckUKinToronto @MLHS_Luke I look at the team at the start of last year vs the start of this year. The start of last year, we came off an impressive playoff series (albeit a heart breaker). We had two strong candidates for the starter's role in net. We picked up THE free agent of the summer in David Clarkson. We acquired Bolland without losing a roster player. Fraser and McClement had fantastic seasons the year prior and we assumed that would continue.
@CanuckUKinToronto This team is a huge question mark, just like every other team in the East. On paper we are worse off this year than last, but you just have to look at MON and NYR this year to see that bad teams can make it far in the east.
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2 months, 1 week ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 2
This Booth boy is an odd duck.
@Anthony Petrielli Worth it for the Heatley tweets alone.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9
"The future is bright. The present? ehh..".
Anyone know if the Netherlands quarterfinal is being streamed online? I looked at CBC but couldn't tell if they're streaming it live or just showing the replay later on.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs
Well, that was useless.
3 months ago on Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address
@mtommy I have a feeling we all wish it, but we'll probably trade Franson, Reimer plus for Thorburn.
3 months ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets
@Cameron19 I think most of us would accept that. Someone tell Nonis.
Mirtle has Robidas as our #2:
As of right now, the Leafs blueline looks as so:
Phaneuf - Robidas
Gardiner - Franson
Rielly - Polak
@The_Polish_Cannon @MLHS_Luke Though that makes trading D'Amigo away a bit of a head scratcher.