@Jmessih All accept Rielly, were in Carlyle's doghouse during the season, now chosen WTF ???
19 hours, 10 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@ingy56 The term is "swarm defense" NOT "collapse :)
1 day, 10 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@WendelGilmour Maybe Franson had pictures of Carlyle, Thats why Franson never missed a shift.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@rustynail @GreekGod@wendelsfistI still find it incredible Leafs giving up 40 plus shots a game, since November, and Carlyle didn't give a shit.
@wendelsfist The Leafs must be worst collection of players, ever, since even expansion teams gave up less shots in a season. Something doesn't jive.....
If Brennan is named AHL defenseman of the year and was not deemed to help Leafs defense you wonder about Leafs pro scouting, once again.
@Cosmos1973 @wendelsfistBurns coached the Habs...he was not new, when leafs hired him.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@MaxwellHowe Reimer was left alone, due to "swarm defense" as per hockey commentators. Reimer chosen for Team Canada, which still means something.
I see Maurice signed with Jets. They better get a number 1 goalie because Pavelec isn't one. The hound dogs will be nipping at Maurice's heels soon if Pavelec opens the season as their number 1
@Zep2 @CanuckUKinTorontoFor some reason I see Boston being beaten by the Wings. Babcock will out coach Julian.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@CanuckUKinToronto It may not be so cut and dried. If so, Carlyle would have been shown the door like Trotz was. It may be Nonis hanging on to Carlyle and Shanahan sitting on the fence.
I am sure Nonis wants to keep Carlyle. Last night on Sportsnet can't remember who, said Nonis rarely fires coaches.
So Carlyle's future is in Shanahan's hands.
@Wolfman Viola @mr_hanie@mclokiI think "Herman Munster" is a better prospect.
@mcloki @Wolfman ViolaI am surprised you mentioned" Eddie Munster" People do not know who he is.
@MaxwellHowe Adam Proteau states that the Leafs have the second worst prospect pool. This according to the Hockey News Future Watch series based on opinions of NHL scouts and GM's
Apparently Leafs have the second last ranked minor league, prospects. Maybe Shanahan should review amateur scouting ie. Morrison ???!!!
1 day, 20 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
Leafs are in a better position than the other Canadian teams, just look at the mess in those other cities.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
For people asking TSN and Sportnet websites both posting Reimer and Rielly have agreed to join Team Canada
2 days, 8 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
Reimer and Rielly chosen for Team Canada. I like to see Reimer play without breakaways, 2 on 1, and open shots from the slot.
@[BBirde] @NotTheCanucksnaphook@mr_hanieI am hyped up for the Raptors hahaha Rob Babcock !!!?????
2 days, 14 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz
Carlyle is still the coach of the Leafs, so write about about Rob Babcock too. :)
I think players tuned out his swarm system. Its was so foreign to them, and no other team in the league was doing it so players tuned out.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser
Don't understand why Carlyle is holding a special press conference.Is there going to be a surprise announcement ???
2 days, 18 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14
If Leafs win the draft lottery, its a sign from the hockey gods that Shanahan will lead the Leafs to the Cup soon.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14
@dlb meh Your correct about finding another center,because Leafs need secondary scoring, if the top line doesn't score. UFA's available are Bolland and Stastny. Leafs have to target one of these and have to make the right decision. That may be Shanahan's biggest decision.
The term "coach killer" has been applied to various players who do not perform under any coach. How about a term called "player killer" where a coach does not give a player a chance to perform to his strengths, only his weaknesses.
Certain players on the Leafs had their worst careers ever under Carlyle. Carlyle as a "player killer" seems apt.
So whatever happen to Colin Campbell. He was last year's hot commodity ?
3 days, 14 hours ago on So begins the Brendan Shanahan era
@Bobsyouruncle Leiweke's job is the get the best possible executives for positions within the organization. Thats what he is trying to do, with the Raptors and TFC, and now the Leafs, what more can you ask for ?
3 days, 15 hours ago on Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream
Leafs pro scouts may be worst in the whole league, from Jeff Finger, onwards, some bad free agent signings
3 days, 16 hours ago on Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream
Probably more coaches, not making the playoffs, going to be fired in the next few days
3 days, 18 hours ago on Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream
@mlclearwater I remember Alan Stanley who was called "snowshoes" never chased the puck in the corners. He just planted himself in front of goalie Bower. He said the they can never score from the corners.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Brendan Shanahan to be introduced as President today
It could be a total purge with only Spott & amateur scouting remain.Every other names connected with the Leafs is gone.
4 days, 20 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
Granberg r not playing so more breakaways and open shots on Reimer. Thank you Carlyle.
5 days, 9 hours ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #82, Maple Leafs at Senators
2 breakaways and 4 on 1 typical game.
@Xxxxxnew You mean no forecheck and 5 men at centre clogging ?
6 days, 13 hours ago on Friday Leaf Links
Its a good thing Leafs play in Ottawa, I can imagine the booing at the Leafs, the last game at the ACC.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Friday Leaf Links
Hiring DeBoer may save face with the Clarkson signing. Clarkson played well under DeBoer.
@Mind Bomb @mr_hanieHe is still employed last i heard...
6 days, 15 hours ago on Friday Leaf Links
Why is DeBoer's picture here, with no explanation ?? Anybody know.
The poor play and decline of Phaneuf into a 5 or 6 d-man is the most amazing thing I've have seen. Phaneuf is the lightning rod of hate now, and its better for his career if he is moved to a US city. The problem is no US city can afford a salary for a 4th depth D-man. Maybe Edmonton or Winnipeg can take Phaneuf if they send a bad contract back.
1 week ago on Game Review: Game #81, Panthers 4 vs. Leafs 2
Nonis should fire Carlyle now, to show he is not a coward, before Shanahan is officially hired.
1 week ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #81, Maple Leafs at Panthers
Phaneuf looks like a AHL defenseman now, what the hell happened ????
Leafs goalie plays good so much different than the Ron Wilson teams.
I lost my stream but watching Phaneuf and Gleason as pair was unbearable.
@Murph2417 Is this from the same guy who said last year, Kadri, Gardiner and 1st for Luongo ?
@CanuckUKinToronto People think Kulemin is one of the greatest defensive forwards in the league
JVR and Kessel should never be on the same line next season
@Yaknowwhat @mr_hanieNonis an "experience" guy, may have given the worst 7 year deals in Leafs history. This is hindsight of course now.
1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)
If Shanahan is hired by Leafs, Nonis days are numbered. He will have a very short leash. Thats what Burke did to Feaster. Feaster was gone mid season.
@ingy56 @mr_hanie@YaknowwhatBaseball scouts knew Gillick, the general public did not.