I wonder why LA put Richards on waivers, unless there is a potential trade that brings a large salary in, to clear some cap space.....
18 hours, 40 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
Granberg and Percy are the Marlies best defensemen....Would they soon replace Franson and Phanuef ????
21 hours, 36 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
Its too bad Leafs traded away 2nd and 3rd round picks a few years ago, it would have helped their depth with the Leafs now.... Also, drafting Biggs may turn out to be like Jeff Ware and Luca Cereda all over again.
3 days, 23 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
I see Blue Jays may give up their 1st draft pick to get Duquette from Baltimore. Will Leafs do the same to get Ken Holland out of Detroit ?? Just putting this out there. When is an executive worth the same as a 1st round draft pick ?
4 days, 17 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@ProfessorRance @mr_hanie It will very hard to fire Nonis...the Board has to say yes...and that ain't happening.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
I do not think there will be a white knight GM to come in before the trade deadline. Its going to be status quo.
No big trades...so everything is going to happen during the off season. You have to get the Board's approval to fire Nonis...and very doubtful with George Cope there....
@MaxwellHowe @mr_hanie Shanahan would not know anything about trading, now is the time we need Brian Burke to do the trading.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
Just wondering if Nonis is man enough to do any trades....wondering if Leafs looking now for some-one to do the asset selling ?
@Cameron19 @mr_hanie I prefer to wait for Stamkos.....
4 days, 22 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
@Cameron19 Isn't O'Reilly a winger ?
@TMLfan_15 @mr_hanie Seguin was a winger with Boston. Giroux and Bergeron other example of number 1C picked up in late 1st round ( Bergeron may been 2nd round)
4 days, 23 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
The only way a team gets a number 1 C is through the draft. A team may pick up a Getzlaf in the mid 1st round, but thats how you have to do it in today's NHL. No team will ever trade a number 1 C.
@Mcost61 @TMLfan_15 Easier said than done. No team gives a number 1 C for a winger...not 1 team
@Top Jimmy Cope is higher than Liweike
@Komas Taberle @mr_hanie Cope is chaiman of Bell. He loves the Habs and Leafs, more so the Habs. He lives in Montreal. His fingerprints are all over Nonis.
@Top Jimmy My theory is that Shanahan's hands are tied. Nonis is the hand picked boy of George Cope. Shanahan needs Cope's approval to can Nonis. That will never happen.
@Komas Taberle Tell that to George Cope.
@jimmyg65 @mr_hanie Or Ryan 'O'Reilly where everybody thinks makes us playoff, contenders instantly.
Teams draft very good depth players in the second round. Not all-stars, but players that can score 15-20 goals a season. Too bad Nonis doesn't feel 2nd picks are worth keeping.
@mcloki @mr_hanie That was during his last years....not in his prime
5 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
I have noticed since Horachek took over the goalies have given up brutal 1st goals. Bernier and Reimer weak goals early in the 1st periods......brings back memories of Vesa Toskala.
@dlb, just dlb @mr_hanie Franson could not play top 4 on any playoff team , brutal on pressure from fore-checkers....
The big question is what to do with Franson. Trade him at the deadline ( Nonis will not ) or sign him to a 6 year deal.
Positives are he has a good shot. Negatives out weigh positives. Cannot be trusted on the PK, cannot play very well 5X5, slowest skater on the team and cannot make a decent outlet pass.Conclusion: Sign 6 years 6 million, as with the normal Nonis signings......
@Cameron19 @weekendwars Komorov, Lupul and Holland is the third line. Forget Booth and Smith
5 days, 10 hours ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
@Cameron19 @mr_hanie Nonis signs Franson for 6 years...its just how Nonis operates
Franson and Phanuef were again the worst tandem...Horachek still sticking with them.
Ottawa looks so bad.....
5 days, 12 hours ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
Horachek is looking like ..dead man walking
If Stamkos comes to Leafs as a free agent....that would be realistic than choosing McDavid
@WB_222 @Marlies Man yes, stopped a great black player from joining the Leafs
5 days, 13 hours ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
If Shanahan does not get off his ass and fire Nonis, and hire a GM to do a sell off, this franchise will the laughing stock just like the Ballard years....
Still say Nonis has fucked this franchise for a long time, much like Floyd Smith and Gord Stellick did under Ballard.
Time to seal Nonis legacy by signing Franson for 6 years at 6 million.
Nonis is the GM who has now made the Leafs into a hopeless cause. The only other GM's to accomplsh this feat are Floyd Smith and Gord Stellick.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario
@Yaknowwhat Nonis lobbied hard for Carlyle which put Horachek behind 3 months, which makes this team hopeless for any success now....
@RememberSalming @TorontoMapleLeafs @mr_hanie I can add former coaches who got fired loved coaching in Toronto. Roger Neilson, Pat Burns and Pat Quinn, all sadly deceased now.....
6 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario
Whats all this talk of players hating to play in Toronto. Former players who played on the Leafs, who got traded to other teams, loved playing in Toronto. Wendel Clark, Lanny McDonald, Tiger Williams and Tie Domi loved it here. The list goes on and on......
@Mcost61 I doubt those 2 will see ice...just like Carrick.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@RememberSalming @mr_hanie @mcloki The problem is Leafs are the jewel franchise of the league, and having them lose 60 games a year would be a disgace.
@RememberSalming @mcloki @mr_hanie You are correct...with the salary cap, you have to draft your way into contention, like Detroit and New Jersey ( no high draft picks, but solid picks late in the draft)
I still remember the Ballard days, where Leafs tanked on purpose. Ballard did not want to pay high salaries so a lot of Leafs bolted to the upstart World Hockey League. It was painful to watch 18 kids and minor leaguers play on the Leafs. I do not want that to happen again....
6 days, 23 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
The sad part is that if Leafs tank to get a player, they pick the wrong player...whole organization is screwed.
The sad part is the poor play of the Leafs, is tainting the Marlies as well. People pissed at Leafs, may take on their frustration on the Marlie players as well. That's the bad thing of having your farm team in the same city.
Makes the whole organization a laughing stock.....
@Hmmm @mr_hanie He does not reward hard work with more ice time, thats my beef with Horachek
1 week ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
I thought Horachek would have a shot to be a good head coach. Not ANYMORE.
@TorontoMapleLeafs Kadri and Carrick were the best centers on the west coast trip, and Carrick is stapled to the bench
@TorontoMapleLeafs And Carrick 3 minutes of ice time.
@peterbleafs Ottawa may shut the Leafs out... hope the score is 0-0
Horachek trying to put new system in place, mid-season. The problem is using the same players, same lines, same power play same, same , same......same
Do not understand why Carrick saw no ice, in favour of Smith.