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@Jay31 @Yaknowwhat Get rid of Carlyle but I'm hoping they ship out some of the "core" to penalize the players. Killing 2 coaches in such a short period of time at the fans' expense.
1 week, 1 day ago on So begins the Brendan Shanahan era
@Why Bother @Yaknowwhat As much as I am against Shanny here, I understand it. Nonis is a square head; he's not a leader. He could barely talk at the presser. Shanny is here to bring some respect/ fear to the management from the players.
@Alec Brownscombe @Yaknowwhat I have to admit I appreciated the fact Shanny didn't wax poetically about the "honour" of being part of the Leafs, yada, yada. At least he has some integrity in that he didn't BS the fans about what "a dream" it is for him to be here. We know it isn't; he'd never get caught dead wearing a Leafs jersey.
@Xxxxxnew We know it's not to win.
1 week, 4 days ago on Friday Leaf Links
@Xxxxxnew Conspiracy to lose?
@CanuckUKinToronto @wiski @BBirde Hitch is an old school arsehole in the tradition of Carlyle and Ron Wilson. And the Leafs would treat him any differently?
@BS4Prez Clarkson's dad.
@Greg Fenton @Burtonboy Apparently his contract is up at the end of the season.
@Mind Bomb @Burtonboy This article got me thinking that the so-called "mystery" of why Clarkson has had such a brutal year isn't a mystery at all. He had Deboer as a coach in junior and with the Devils?? This guy was doomed to have a bad year with any team except the devils. He's only known one coach who coddled him.
@Biltmore @LN-093 Don't forget trying to end one of the three guys' careers. It's part of his intimidation tactics to keep authority in the clubhouse but it's clear a young team like the Leafs aren't going to take it.
@Yaknowwhat @Pent_House @LN-093 What would we get for Dion? We probably couldn't give him away. How much would we get for a package of Kessel-Bozak? A lot methinks.
Personally, I think the players are trying to get rid of Carlyle which doesn't excuse the collapse. I think both the coach and the players should be changed. If people want to change the "core", trade Kessel and Bozak as a combo. Not having a centre who can't win a crucial face-off is not working and it's clear Kessel won't do anything without Bozak. We could probably get an amazing package for those two.
@MaxwellHowe If it's true Nonis is staying as GM, Shanahan's role is purely ceremonial. Maybe Shanahan is supposed to to make up for Nonis' lack of personality and talking to the media/ fans.
@wiski @CanuckUKinToronto @Bobsyouruncle Burkie was the GM of the whalers before joining the nhl front office. He was also a player agent and lawyer. I'm not sure you can compare Shanny to Burke.
1 week, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #81, Panthers 4 vs. Leafs 2
@Greg Fenton @Mind Bomb @LN-093 And who will Shanny hire as his GM? Darren Mccarty? Mccarty will then hire Chris Draper as the new coach.
@Greg Fenton @LN-093 @NotInsane Team Canada didn't have a single NHL player on it. Oh wait.
@Greg Fenton @LN-093 @NotInsane Gretzky has way more experience in a management role than Shanahan.
@NotInsane @LN-093 Apparently Gretzky tried to become a Leaf at least, if the story is true. He's got a couple of rings? Sittler doesn't have any rings but he might command some respect up there.
@Greg Fenton @LN-093 Shanahan can't be called the right man for the job if he has no experience. I understand why Leiweke did it but I still don't like it. Aaron Ward's another one; he plays his whole career in the states and I have to listen to his yap about what he thinks of the Leafs??
@Mind Bomb @LN-093 I get that Leiweke is trying to change the Loser culture here but I'm still sick of seeing these guys get rewarded for turning their backs on us.
Shanahan never played for the Leafs or any Canadian team. Why should he get rewarded with one if its top jobs and honours when he did absolutely nothing for this organisation ?
We have to start boycotting these good ole' Ontario boys who refuse to play for the Leafs instead of rewarding them. How many times have we been passed on by local stars who eventually retire here opening businesses and expecting us to open our arms and wallets to them. These same stars who grew up being trained by Ontario's coaches and using Ontario's hockey infrastructure to become the great players they are and then hightail it out of here to play in the states. Wait and see, when Rick Nash retires, you're going to see his fat face on Ontario tv everywhere selling his crap.
@mr_hanie @loomx He could be traded with retained salary.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – March 31
@ProfessorRance @Anthony Petrielli @Uncle Otis Clarkson set himself for becoming alienated by his team mates. He had more television commercials and tv appearances than anyone on the team before he even played a game. He came in like a conquering hero before he even scored a goal.
@dlb eh @LN-093 Call me cynical but I saw him earn his contract too, his contract this summer that is. I think this year was just about his next pay cheque.
@ProfessorRance @Lescott At 1 million because no one else wanted him. He'll be demanding a lot more this summer. And then go back to scoring 10 goals or less.
@CanuckUKinToronto @LN-093 Besides Reilly and Bernier.
@Shift_Disturber1 @4evrblue I feel like Nonis could've done more. He didn't bring in a centre who could win a crucial defensive zone face-off. He took a gamble at the trade deadline by staying pat, thinking it would boost morale in the room. How well did that work out?
@CanuckUKinToronto Our top line is the only thing good about the Leafs.
@Bruffins @Alec Brownscombe Raymond's a puck hog.
@Bobsyouruncle @Mind Bomb Reimer panicks and scrambles. He's a good goalie but I don't think he has the intestinal fortitude for big games.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Now What?
@Shift_Disturber1 I think it's about 500 which wouldn't be good enough to make the playoffs.
@vinoa @LN-093 @ProfessorRance @MaxwellHowe @rustynail Ugh, I was all for Gards but I've had it with his turnovers. Either turn him into a forward or trade him.
@ProfessorRance @MaxwellHowe @rustynail Anyone not named Kessel, JVR, Reilly, Bernier and maybe Lupul is expendable.
@Shift_Disturber1 @Mcost61 So how are the other teams not losing 8 straight despite the crazy schedule?
@Mcost61 We won't make the playoffs this year but you know we improved from last year, took steps forward...LOL
@4evrblue @rustynail Hit the road Randy. The only career you should be ending is your own.
@rustynail Ya, it's pretty obvious Pat Quinn was still running the show and JFJ was just for appearances. Quinn was the best and worst thing to have happened to the Leafs.
@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy Kuliman couldn't score this year if there was no goalie in the net.
@CanuckUKinToronto I don't want to start Rob Ford jokes but I do appreciate the fact he's never hidden even after all the heat he's taken. Same with Burkie.
@MaxwellHowe @Cameron19 Keep Kuli for 2 million or less. Count me as a fan of trading Kadri.
@Cameron19 You're missing the fact that Detroit can turn water into wine.
@Belfour20/JB-45 @LN-093 The eighth place team in the west is 44 and 30. The raps' record 42 and 31.
@Belfour20/JB-45 @LN-093 I'm not saying the raps aren't a decent team but if they were in the west they wouldn't even make the playoffs.
@Belfour20/JB-45 Because everyone in their division is tanking on purpose.
@vinoa @LN-093 @wendelsway1 Haha, putting dog shit on a habs flag would be like white on rice.
@Claymish Nonis would've/ should've fired Carlyle by now. There's a fine line between patience and stubborness and Nonis is showing his stubborness is hurting the team.
@vinoa @wendelsway1 I think I'm gonna start carrying dog poop in case I see a habs flag on a car.
@Gilbey93 This year really hurts. Beating the Hawks, Kings and Ducks like champs and not making the playoffs is brutal. There is absolutely no excuse why this team couldn't make the playoffs.
@LeafFan15 Carlyle ruins players' careers. Look at Liles, great guy, perfectly decent player. Carlyle almost ended his career for no reason.
@Black_Hawk @vinoa @LN-093 You're probably right but I've always like his swagger on the ice. It's something we're missing.