I for one, would like to see Gardiner play forward on the power play. He creates space and open ice with his skating.
That wrap around goal against Buffalo was like what an allstar center would do.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs face banged-up Blue Jackets tomorrow
@TheLoovTrain @mr_hanie Detroit and New Jersey had good scouting and never tanked to win their Stanley Cups.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
@Great Dane @mr_hanie Not a 100% certainty.
People who talk of Leafs tanking, should look at the Sabres. What an insult to the fans and the brand name, that people have to endure this nonsense. The owner should be banned from the NHL for stealing people's money.
@docmma @mr_hanie @Jmessih Won't get past waivers.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Randy is sneaky
@Jmessih Gardiner should play forward on the power play.
People talking about Leafs 4th line today. But opposing coaches have no fear in playing their 4th line against Kessel-Bozak -JVR line. In fact,its down right embarrassing that a 4th line hems in Leafs top line, on past few games.
@wendelsfist @wiski Nonis will not fire Carlyle. It has to be Shanahan.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
@ProfessorRance @mr_hanie Sheltered minutes meaning playing against other teams 3rd and 4th lines.
I see Gardiner now on the 3rd D-pairing. Hopefully he gets sheltered minutes. Still prone to giving the puck away in front of his goalies, which always make the replays. I still think Gardiner would be awesome as a forward though.
@Cameron19 @mr_hanie Getting top minutes then sitting out that a player, makes no sense.
Gardiner's overall play this season has been poor, that the reason he was sat out.
4 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
@Cameron19 @mr_hanie Carlyle did make Gardiner a healthy scratch this season People seem to forget that "fact"
Probably the most shocked person, on the planet, was Carlyle, when Nonis gave Gardiner that large contract last summer.
@MaxwellHowe @Cameron19 @mr_hanie It could be Nonis is not strong enough to face Carlyle. Carlyle was Burke's hiring and Nonis has Carlyle's back.
As long as Nonis is GM , Carlyle is safe. Nonis gave Carlyle a 2 year extension.. I will be happy if Nonis is canned. His tenure with his riduculous signings remind me of Ferguson Jr.
Time for George Cope to tie the can to Nonis. Its been a disaster.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
It's time for Nonis to be run out town.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@Alec Brownscombe @mr_hanie Kessel has all the tools to be the best player in the league no doubt, but I want him to carry the Leafs on his back like Doug Gilmour did, offensively and defensively.
1 week, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Alec Brownscombe @mr_hanie Kessel seems to play by his own agenda, seeing the same thing over and over, coach over coach. Wish he would change but looks like that will never happen.I would like to see Babcock challenge Kessel to be a better player.
I once thought Leafs should go after Yakupov from Oilers, but having another player like Kessel, floating around like Kessel having 2 Kessels would be unbearable to watch being hemmed in by other teams 4th lines.
1 week, 3 days ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Wilbur @mr_hanie @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Mitch92 Seguin may be the only number 1C available...due to his character flaws. Teams do not trade number 1C's.
@Wilbur @mr_hanie @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Mitch92 Would you trade Kessel for Seguin straight up ?
@Wilbur @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Mitch92 Kessel is a great offensive player, but he pouts when he does not score and does not try hard to get the puck back in his own end. This bugs me the most.
@Wilbur @mr_hanie @Mitch92 Kessel has his own agenda but no coach dares him.
@Mitch92 Lupul plays both ways, does not float like a prima donna like Kessel
@ingy56 @mr_hanie The Habs had their way during during WW2, since none served like the Leaf players
@ingy56 @mr_hanie I think Kennedy lost some time due to serving in WW2. as well
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Clancy said Ted Kennedy was the greatest Leaf...he saw them all.
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Smythe won $35,000 and bought Clancy who was one of the best D-men of his era
@ingy56 @mr_hanie I remember Dick Beddoes saying that it was taken as a joke, but it made good headlines.
@ingy56 @mr_hanie I think Habs traded some money to get Jean Beliveau from the Quebec Aces where Punch Imlach was the coach. Another steal.
The greatest trade in NHL history was signing 17 year old Gordie Howe for a Red Wing jacket.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @In it to Winnik If Cliff Fletcher was able to trade Kaberle and get Jeff Carter that would have helped future GM Brian Burke alot
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Kessel can come back in his own zone if one of our D-men has possession
I would move Kessel to centre. That way he can float around centre ice and make the opposing team back off in case a stretch pass gives Kessel breakaways. Kessel is pathetic in his own zone.
@hometeem @mr_hanie An team of AHL players can hem the Leafs first line in the D-zone because all they do is half assed stick checks, then skate away...
Anybody notice that nobody on the first line touches anybody in our own D-zone. They just stand around and watch...
@Wilbur @mr_hanie I take Bozak and Kadri over Desharnais and Plakanec
1 week, 6 days ago on Game Day: Game #5, Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
@Wilbur Habs are weak at C, but they have Price.
Nobody's mentioned this but Bernier has to be better, hope he shuts out the Wings tomorrow.
I just hope we see a different Leaf effort tomorrow or i see the vultures after Randy's hide....
@Bring the Cup Home @mr_hanie @WendelGilmour Kadri's weakness is still faceoffs.
@Bring the Cup Home @WendelGilmour Maybe play line juggling with the 1st and 4 lines then ???
Cannot understand why Leafs picked up Panik off waivers, totally baffling
I wonder which D-man sits tomorrow...
@Cameron19 @mr_hanie Phaneuf has lost as step and it really shows up against fast skating teams...maybe because he is playing on the left side....
Frattin is now the forgotten Leaf..Holland has been awful
@Cameron19 Ist line off to a slow start, we are losing and looking bad at losing, just ugly hockey to watch...
@Yaknowwhat Babcock will be next Leaf coach...next season so you cannot fire Randy
@Xxxxxnew Thats coaching