I remember Dale Tallon signing a bunch of free agent forwards, a few years back, just to reach the cap floor. They surprised and made the playoffs. Seems Leafs signing a bunch of free agent forwards too.
19 hours, 33 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
Maybe Winnick signing is insurance in case Kontiola becomes Rickard Wallin II
19 hours, 43 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@Burtonboy @mr_hanie D'Amigo played on the 4th line, and looked better than Ashton with the same ice time.
19 hours, 57 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
Carter Ashton has to score points to make it in the NHL. He is not a good defensive forward. He is a great AHL player, but seems to go where the puck has left, not where the puck is going to go, at the NHL level.
Winnik gives Leafs PK depth, something Ashton cannot do.
20 hours, 1 minute ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
Seeing talent live is still important as far as I am concerned. Scouting is important and that will never change. I am still hoping Shanahan steals some Detroit and Boston scouts
6 days, 1 hour ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Jay_Berg Thommie Bergman is based in Europe not here
6 days, 13 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract
It will be interesting to see what AHL players Kyle Dubas can poach, from other teams, to stock the Marlies and join the Leafs after.
@newkb @mike_84 Its seems the people at Pension Puppets are in high heaven, as "one of their own" made the big show.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract
The hiring of Kyle Dubas, has me wanting to watch the movie Moneyball, with Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, once again.
Was talking pro scouts not amateur scouting staff.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference
Next purge is Leafs pro scouts the worst scouts in the NHL. Bottom dwellers the last 20 years.
Leafs have the 26th ranked sports team in worth but maybe the not crack the top 100 in scouting sytems....very sad.
1 week, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal
Only 2 assistant coaches ? I thought Leafs had 3 last year.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Barb Underhill is Blondie ?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Maybe Nonis is Dagwood Bumstead ????
Looks like lots of internal politics going on with the assistant coaching decisions. Carlyle does not want any-one to threaten his job. Hiring Marlies coaches seems safe for Carlyle.But why the dithering ??? Just the pattern for Mr. Dithers ( Shanahan)
@Burtonboy I think people saw Nylander on You Tube, thats why they think he is small LOL
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9
@Burtonboy @wendelsway1 Don't also forget it was Caryle telling Nonis what players to get for him. Now I see Carlyle telling Nonis what assistant coaches he wants......
@Burtonboy Hahahaaha, Carlyle and Nonis working together
@Anthony Petrielli @mr_hanie @wendelsway1 @ingy56 All I am saying is Evander Kane is very high risk and not worth the gamble.....
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9
@Anthony Petrielli @mr_hanie @wendelsway1 @ingy56 I thought Cheechoo scored over 50 goals one year ?
@Anthony Petrielli @mr_hanie @wendelsway1 @ingy56 Cheecho had the 3 great years though, that was my point....
@Dewy Keon Hogturd Doesn't Cameron watch Winnipeg in person, not on TV ?
@Anthony Petrielli @mr_hanie @wendelsway1 @ingy56 Sorry I meant Jonathan Cheechoo not Jodin Tootoo
@wendelsway1 @ingy56 @mr_hanie Sometimes players flame out young...maybe
Evander Kane is like Jordan Tootoo, have a great 3 seasons.....
@ingy56 @mr_hanie How come posters here want to trade both Gardiner AND Kadri for him ?
I have never seen E. Kane live like a lot of posters here, but watching him on TV he looks like a player who will turn out to be another Lee Stepniak.
@ingy56 Ryan Suter plays D so easily, he can play 45 minutes a game , he is so positionaly sound....
@DWCMLHS Phanuef's skating is a big reason of his "collapse" the last 20 games. Whether he was playing hurt, or wear and tear is taking its toll and his skills are declining ????
@ingy56 @mr_hanie I have always wanted Bergman to scout North America too. Imagine the prospects Leafs could pick up ???
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Want to hear about the Thommie Bergman picks. Hahaha
Any reason why there is no news about the prospect camp. Has Shanahan put a muzzle on that too ???
@Ze_theLeafsFan @mr_hanie The movie was called "Moneyball"
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards
Oakland A's use their scouting staff to find players....year after year they have one of the best teams in baseball, without signing big name free agents....I want the Leafs to do the same.....
@Ze_theLeafsFan The rumour was Dale Tallon wanted Carlyle to coach Florida......
@Ze_theLeafsFan @ingy56 Just like Granberg and now Johnson at the prospects camp.....
@Ze_theLeafsFan Gems in late rounds are often found, in the NHL and all sports. It still happens....
@Mind Bomb @mr_hanie @mcloki @dlb Mad Plus they lost Jim Nill to Dallas as GM
@Ze_theLeafsFan @mr_hanie Not too worried about the first round, its those later round gems other teams pick up.....
@ingy56 @mr_hanie @mcloki @Mind Bomb @dlb Mad Boston picked Lucic, Marchand and Bergeron not too shabby for their scouts.
@mcloki @Mind Bomb @dlb Mad The only thing I want is Leafs drafting well like Boston or Detroit. They always find players no matter what position they draft. No stupid talk of tanking from their fans.
@Dewy Keon Hogturd @mr_hanie He would be better scouting in North America to catch up with Boston and Detroit scouts. He would find players in North America, just like Europe.
3 weeks ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards
Its interesting that the Leafs have not hired any more scouts or replaced the current ones. Thommie Bergman should be promoted to head of amateur scouting.
@Zep2 In a Canadian city, you have to overpay declining star players to keep the paying fans happy
3 weeks ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@vinoa @mr_hanie @MaxwellHowe Various hockey polls have Leafs at the bottom 5 in prospects...not a good sign for future Leafs coming up through the minor leagues.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@MaxwellHowe Those "tear down" advocates never saw a good scouting system in action.
They remember the Ballard years of scouts, who were former players down on their luck, being hired just to collect a pay-check
Was visiting Red Wings forums and its so funny that they never talk about tanking by trading their players for high draft picks. Those fans were spoiled by the good scouting staff Detroit has had over the past 25 years. They are confident that the scouts will always find players in the 2 or 3rd rounds.
Looks like people here, still have no faith in Leaf pro scouting. hahaha
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs
I am going to sit on the fence on the recent Leaf signings. I only hope Leaf scouting did a proper job this time.....
@B_Leaf 9th just missing again...unless Kontiola, Santorelli, Komarov & Frattin have good years then 7th making the playoffs.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Troy Bodie re-signed to one-year deal by the Maple Leafs