@Luke_R I think Leiweke is talking about the Toronto FC soccer club, which is a joke in Toronto, filled with me first players
4 days, 10 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
Elliotte Freidman seems out of place in the Toronto sports scene....he is a very good journalist, which means another city with better sports writers, will court him....
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Also very involved in trying to buy Buffalo Bills...
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Tannenbaum seems to be the common factor since Richard Peddie's days...of all the front office turmoil.....
It would not surprise me if George Cope, from Bell took over as Leiweke's replacement, to screw Rogers.
@ingy56 Still do not the full facts, whether Leiweke jumped ship or if was pushed over-board....
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
Maybe George Cope of Bell forced Leiweke's hand.? Doubtful it was Rogers, or else that poor Blue Jays GM would be gone years ago.
My guess is that Balmer wants Leiweke to run LA Clippers as those rumours hit a few days ago. Can't blame him, LA is is home for him. I think a Canadian should be president of MLSE.
I remember King Clancy saying if there was a Leaf player on all the Leaf Stanley Cup teams, which player he would choose....King Clancy said Teeder Kennedy.... the best Leaf center and player of all time.
1 month ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season
With the "swarm" defense coming back next season, along with Carlyle, its going to be very ugly again watching Leafs goalies getting 45 plus shots a game...very disappointing to read....
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
@BlueSmoke @mr_hanie I think Frattin gets a shot at right wing.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@BlueSmoke I would like to see Nylander play against NHL players before I crown him the second best right-winger after Kessel
@Burtonboy Jim Nill is one of the best talent evaluators in hockey....does he really need adv. stats ?
He was pretty successful without adv. stats while picking those late picks for Detroit.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
Its funny how people here have appointed Leivo as Leafs second line RW. The country club still exists. Very doubtful he can even make the team . I saw Leivo with the Marlies, a few times, and he looked ordinary to me.
Ashton really impressed with the Marlies.
Its going to interesting how Carlyle handles Gardiner now that Gardiner has a large 5 year deal. Remember how Carlyle dissed Gardiner at the end of season interviews.....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million
I am surprised that Leafs are paying $4 million to Gardiner. This means Leafs consider Gardiner to be the number 2 D-man on the team. Its going to be Phaneuf & Gardiner as the shutdown and PK pair. Gardiner is an upgrade on Gunnersson on the offensive side, not too sure about Gardiner facing Crosby, Stamkos etc on the PK.
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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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
@Burtonboy @mr_hanie D'Amigo played on the 4th line, and looked better than Ashton with the same ice time.
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.
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
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Jay_Berg Thommie Bergman is based in Europe not here
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
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.
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
2 months 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 months, 1 week ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@ingy56 @mr_hanie Barb Underhill is Blondie ?
2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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.....
@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 months, 1 week 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.....