Nice guy, tries hard, loves the game.
@Omac13 @Jon5200 @FRyan @Burtonboy Follow them a lot as they are my hometown team. I feel like the Kings are a good analogy. Stan Butler has a team who's top pick is Nick Paul (2nd rounder) beating teams with 4+ 1st round picks. They play a good style and fairly disciplined hockey. Jake Smith is a monster for them when he's under pressure. Surprised he wasn't drafted.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall
@mcloki @golieguy19 @Burtonboy The connection to Gretzky is huge for Edmonton though. Even Gretzky himself is pumping the kids tires.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall
@mcloki @Burtonboy At least he's not expected to be Gretzky like some other prospect I know of.
How many #1s must a team be handed, before you can call them a team.
1 week, 2 days ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust
What a joke
Anyone got a stream for CBC?
@dlbu dlbu E @golieguy19 Well that's why I said the pieces coming back would be younger. Throw in Weiss as a dump. I would think either draft picks or maybe one younger bigger piece.
1 week, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan
@Omac13 I could see the Red Wings trade being revisited. Although I think the pieces in that trade would have to be younger. Though I don't mind taking back Steven Weise during this rebuild.
@Mcost61 @WereRiellyDoingThis @totalrebuild Which one? The poutey one or the punch a cabbie over a dime one?
@LoovTrain @wiski All aboard the Shanatram.
@Mattmark @golieguy19 @Jon5200 @totalrebuild I don't disagree, but we wouldn't not move him just because we need a centre.
@Mattmark @golieguy19 @Jon5200 @totalrebuild Yes, however there are 1 year contract guys like Winnik and Santorelli for that. If your intention is to move Kadri you do it when his value is highest regardless of whether we need him for this year or not.
@Leafs_17 @LoovTrain @Jmessih @Mcost61 @totalrebuild Yep
@Mattmark @Jon5200 @golieguy19 @totalrebuild Doesn't really matter honestly. Next year isn't important from a winning point of view.
@totalrebuild I don't think they would have torn down his value with public shamings/suspensions this year if the plan was to move him. He's a talented player, I think he flourishes if he's expected to lead the team.
@hometeem @golieguy19 @traNsplantEdneWfie @Jmessih The fact that Seguin's name is not trending on Twitter, there is no TSN article questioning whether or not he is coachable and no mention in any Dallas news outlets. When this was Kadri you'd think Kadri killed a guy.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2015 NHL Draft Rankings: Maple Leafs to draft fourth overall, pending lottery
@traNsplantEdneWfie @Jmessih Imagine if this was Kessel. Holy media storm.
@dlbu dlbu E @golieguy19 I still think we can pass Edmonton in the futility race.
1 month ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@traNsplantEdneWfie No way #2 passes on Eichel
@traNsplantEdneWfie Ryan Johansen is 6'0 and 220 pounds put up 92 points in the WHL his last year. Strome is 6'3 and 187 and will probably fill out quite a bit. Put up 123 points in what might be his last year. When that boy fills out his frame he will be a truck. No way you pass on him if you're Toronto.
1 month ago on Dylan Strome wins the OHL scoring title
@Jon5200 I think the biggest mistake is people thinking that a rebuild revolves around a few players. Teams like Chicago don't win because of Toews and Kane exclusively. They win because of ridiculous depth. When you think about the dismantling of the team that happened after they won the cup. Losing Versteeg, Big Buff, Ladd ect. and they were basically right back to the top comes from years of good drafting and building depth.
Having Kessel and Dion is great and everything but without that depth of players coming in around them they will only go so far.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Jay31 I don't want 1st round picks traded for Brian Leetch. That's how we got into this situation to begin with.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick
@ConnorCrisp @HHT A bold strategy Cotton.
@Nylanderthal Its pretty much always boring.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Trade Deadline Open Thread
@Beleafer29 Rex Ryan should run now.
@philthethrill Its mutual big cat.
@MaxwellHowe @Jay_Berg no
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks
So Brodeur to retire as a Blue and join their front office instead of New Jersey's. Some kind of behind the scenes drama there that we're not privy to
3 months ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
Lupul: "Mr. Glass" from Unbreakable,voodoo curse, or living out the Karma from a past life in which he was an evil dictator?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Game 38 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Bruins 3 (SO)
@wendelsfist Ashton playing in his PP slot. Probably just a maintenance day.
4 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
Phil on pace for a 45-45 90 point season.
@DeclanK @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe Would Jersey veto it just to be dicks?
4 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town
I feel like having the Kessel/Bozak/???? line struggling yet still being 9-1-1 is very telling. For far too long the Leafs have been a "As Kessel goes so do the Leafs" kind of story. The top line is struggling but the TEAM is pulling together. Imagine when they start rolling.
Realistically the top line can't struggle forever and the bottom 9 probably won't put up points like this forever. Hopefully when the rest struggle, Kessel and Bozie can get rolling again.
@sniperstar @golieguy19 @DylanJ Some just fit in better. Look at TJ Brennan, literally a PPG defensemen didn't even get a sniff of the NHL this year.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
@sniperstar @DylanJ Its been said he doesn't play well in the AHL. Thinks the game too well and everyone else does stupid things in the AHL.
@Burtonboy @twitting_sg Word is he got a fruit basket from the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devil's players though.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #24, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Dallas Stars 3
@FrankFerrant @wendelsfist But if they can get on track we should be a pretty strong force.
5 months ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
@kxbarillas 3 way trade with Boston/Dallas for Seguin, Hamilton and Knight?
5 months ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?
@Xxxxxnew Our market is fickle. People really get hung out to dry and crucified by our media. We also haven't had much success save for Pat Burns and Pat Quinn. We really should hire a Pat as a new coach.
@Cameron19 @Dogger I trust my mom just fine. I'd never put her in charge of the finance I have right now, let alone a multi million dollar portfolio.
5 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Sky yet to fall, Leafs vs. Lightning tonight
@phaneufoundlander Literally just got my passport. its much faster than my old Z10 was. Its a bit big, but handles well. Its well made, browser is nice and the integration with Android is almost flawless.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1
The amazing thing about Komarov is with the grit and edge he plays with he's taken 1 minor penalty in 16 games. Knows exactly where that line is.
@KingTon @golieguy19 @Burtonboy @Jmessih Which beg's the question if this was in place since the last CBA why was "Cap expert" Claude Loiselle not doing it.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #15, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Senators 3
@KingTon @Burtonboy @Jmessih This is going to get killed at the end of this year or at the next CBA. Leafs have an advantage.
@BPsotka We've been there before to. Lets keep winning.
@Mcost61 My guess is if things fall apart you might see a Kessel Bozak Lupul line circa 2013 or Kessel Bozak JVR reunited. I wouldn't count on it as long as the lines keep producing.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Go West
@Cameron19 @dlb Mad @Mcost61 I'm not even sure how Toews is in the conversation to be honest. His numbers are not elite. The only time he's been even PPG is in the lockout shortened year. He may be solid defensively, but to me if you are not putting up comparable offensive numbers to the best (Crosby, Ovie, Stamkos, Malkin) You are a tier below them.
@sniperstar @LyGuy @golieguy19 I forgot that bum was even on the team.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs face banged-up Blue Jackets tomorrow
@LyGuy @golieguy19 Pffft facts. You can use facts to prove anything.