Jesus Christ I read only 30 mins worth of bitching below and theres still more... All I gotta say is that I wasnt happy with the change of the commenting system at first, I did research on the information they told me however, and I understand now why they do it. If you take a step back and analyse the situation, its totally fair. If they completely abolished the chit chat from the site at all, then I think thats a bad decision. My opinion is that there should still be a chat room set up for people who want to chat off topic, and then comment section for the on topic stuff, so people can skip and not even bother with the chit chat (so they get the hits and new posters and perspectives, all the while the community feel is very much alive. I however dont have stats to back up this is a better approach, but I believe it is based on gut instinct and just thinking.
I used to and still do, but less so, get caught up in debate and let emotion take over me. I mentioned such to Cam and he agreed and even noted that I have been doing so less and just posting more based and informed stuff. Well, I think that some of you should take this approach and look at what was done here. Alec made a site about the LEAFS. He has now the best site on the web, and has embraced the community feel, while growing. However, because it is so big now, and they get alot of hits from new people and those who were not here from the start, they want them to feel included and bring their insight without feeling like they shouldnt comment on what the article was about because others are talking about going for a rip, or seeing others inside jokes and other off topic chat dominating the site. This is what I would say.
I just think some of you are either jealous of whats been done here, or feel entitlement, something that none of us should. We should thank Alec for his creation, all the content from the writers and take whatever small changes he wants in stride. This might sound funny coming from me who was pissed a bit for a short while about the change in commenting, but I as mentioned, have learnt its really not worth getting pissed about, and theres NO reason you should.
FYI for the bans, I think Phook at least should be given one shot, on a Carlyle tight like leash, but thats not my call. He did say stupid things over and over again, for whatever reason, to the point where it wasnt just fucking around and joking, but he did not stop after warning.
Regardless, bless this site and I hope to see you all around and in good spirits.... This is a Leafs site, and guess what, preseason starts tomorrow, the season is basically here!! Lets all turn the page and support our troops!
3 hours, 55 minutes ago on Sunday Mashup: Covering the points, line possibilities
lol watched the scond scrimmage... Phaneuf took a clapper on the rush against Polak and he didnt like it called him out and put his hands in the air
1 day, 10 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: Blue & White Scrimmage, Leafs sign Cody Donaghey
@N_Leafs @Luke_R @Alec Brownscombe lol
1 day, 12 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: Blue & White Scrimmage, Leafs sign Cody Donaghey
@barjv01 @BoneChompski @Luke_R @Loric76 Im all for McDavid if they go that route!
@N_Leafs @Alec Brownscombe @Luke_R yup, richards on LA's fourth line is nuts! They cant possibly be a cup winning team! He makes 5M, so they must force him up the lineup!
@BoneChompski @Loric76 the best is Im sorta laughing at it all
@ShiFty_D @Loric76 lol
@Alec Brownscombe @Luke_R okay im done. I thought i was being at least sort of logical lol Have a good evening!
So guys, I have learnt today that Clarkson will NOT go near that 4th line regardless of what Carlyle said of players playing where they fit regardless of salary because some hack at mapleleafs.com that predicted the lineups (who also conveniently had JVR and Kessel together to start still lol) said he will play 2nd line, and not lower than line 3. Even if there are better fits and line combos! Someone correct me if I am wrong? This is what is happening this year?
@Pent_House @Luke_R post some simmonds shit! I bet you tink he should run the team! you and Healy should meet sometime and discuss how poorly you two would run this team. I think youd click
@Pent_House @Luke_R the same lineup with JVR and Kessel together after they said theyre split.... fuck man keep posting bullshit because its getting better and better the more shit you spew
@Pent_House @Luke_R ANd I told you, Carlyle has said Richards makes 5M on LA's 4th line and that doesnt matter. Basically saying he will put Clarkson there if he belongs! So obviously youre behind what is being said by you know, who coaches the team.. SMH man youre off your meds. Cant believe we have stupid people like you here
1 day, 13 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: Blue & White Scrimmage, Leafs sign Cody Donaghey
@BoneChompski @Alec Brownscombe @Luke_R @Yan28 all his fights from like 3 years ago lol
@Pent_House @Luke_R Do i care what the media thinks/ They dont base shit off anything besides what they think and they are stupid. I have already distinguished lines are not labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 but as combos available to the coach. If the put him in a spot where another player will achieve greater success than if he is there, that is entitlement and a problem. He will go where he belongs. EVen if he ends on "line three" which is probably as skilled as line "four" in the end which I just dont get how its stuck in your head, then good. Youre arguing that his contract entitles him better than beuing labeled as a 4th liner. Well you think he is more than that, or that we have worse options than him/. Now THAT is stupidity on you half.
@Yan28 @Alec Brownscombe man you havent even rebuttled anything he said besides letting it be known that you SUPPORT and are biased towards the lesser hockey player
@Pent_House @Luke_R The ONLY chance Clarkson starts on line 2 is he has a better camp than Santa, Frattin. You think that will happen? Fratts has already impressed, and Clarkson is picking his nose hurt from the press box. You really think he's handed line 2 duties? Lord as my witness
@Yan28 @Luke_R @Alec Brownscombe No you sounded pretty unintelligent. Youd rather Orr than Ashton? Orr cant skate, handle the puck, shoot, or pass as well as Ashton. He is better at getting hemmed in his zone and tripping over his feet than Ashton if that counts.
@Yan28 @Alec Brownscombe how does Ashton get no shot but they give the lesser talent another shot?
Stupidity is alive and well at MLHS. Theres a reason this team cant move forward and is stuck as a piece of shit of an organization. Thank god they have people who are forward thinkers in front office now.
@Pent_House @wiski @Luke_R @Burtonboy lol what a stupid comment this is. Backwards thinking
@Pent_House @Luke_R @wiski @Burtonboy no because its not worth my time. If entitlement is alive with the Leafs, Id believe it. But WHAT I HEARD, is they dont want it this year. You havent watched Carlyle's presser have you?
@Alec Brownscombe @Yan28 i think both will be gone by this year. Ashton has some decent point A to B speed, but has NO lateral agility nor hands. He is good along the wall though. I think Leivo's Browns, Nylanders will pass him
@wiski @Pent_House @Luke_R @Burtonboy I dont care how much you make, you play where and with whom you belong. This is blue and white disease all over again. Forcing a player into a role he shouldnt be in based on salary. They have even said they dont care about this in Randy's presser. I dont get how PH thinks this is crazy talk. He's either the crazy one to deny this is a possibility or just stupid.
@Pent_House @Luke_R @Burtonboy that doesnt help why he wouldnt be there. Or where he should be. I have yet to hear that by the way. They said Frattin gets a look, as well as Santa
@Pent_House @Luke_R @Burtonboy and stop looking at it as line 1, 2, 3, 4. Think of them as combonations that the coach will use in the game.
@Pent_House @Luke_R @Burtonboy why? I give zero fucks how much he makes. What would change my mind otherwise?
@Alec Brownscombe @Yan28 yeah man some people want Mcdavid
@Burtonboy @Luke_R @Pent_House im certain barring injuries that this will be seen on opening night. This is how it SHOULD be at least. Everyone where they belong, or have had success in the past.
@Pent_House @Burtonboy I posted this below but Im sure we will see this
Lupul Bozak Kessel
JVR Kadri Frattin
Booth Holland Santa
Komorov Winnik Clarkson
“We’re going to try something a little different,” winger Joffrey Lupul said. “I think it’s going to take a little bit of the second-guessing out of it. .. It’s nothing that no one’s never seen before.
“I think maybe last year was something we’ve never seen before. This is more back to kind of how you grew up playing.”
RIP Swarm 2012-2014
This proves Randy is changing and knows his ass is on the line. He's going to take input from Shanny, Nonis, Horachuk and Spott more this year
Im betting we will see this is everyones healthy:
Im just a huge Frattin fan... love his game, especially if he can step up which i believe he will if given the chance.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: Blue & White Scrimmage, Leafs sign Cody Donaghey
@ShiFty_D @Cameron19 take into account Robidas might not be ready, so automatically, Granberg, or Holzer most likely, or another kid, gets to play. A forward or two might be hurt too so carrying 14, 7 wont be bad...
1 day, 17 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Cameron19 @Luke_R @Bring the Cup Home what im saying is this year will be more balanced pairings, and whoever is hot will get the nod in situations. That's the best thing I think, because Gardiner last year when on his game, was better I think that Dion when on his.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Cameron19 @Luke_R @Bring the Cup Home yup, but because someone plays a certain role doesnt mean he does it well... ie Bozak. Sure he does it, but him as our 1 guy will mean we wont win the cup barring great strength and overachieving elsewhere. I think one of Rielly or Gardiner, maybe both will emerge this year and both for sure by next year as our best dmen. Robi is a great compliment. Dion for how good he is, is overmatched in general and would be much better suited with one of them on on the second pair 5v5 plus playing PP and PK
i@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home dont think we have first pair second third this year. We will see though. Because TBH, I see Rielly/ Gards and Robidas as better than Phaneuf Franny/Polak.
im watching some video on mapleleafs.com and does anyone else notice Santorelli is balding??
2 days, 12 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Jmessih ahh the optimism... it must be the beginning of the year
@Cameron19 @Cloud09 @Luke_R with roman hamrlik in calgary... he just hasnt had anyone like that since gunner, but he was never a top pair guy so
4 days, 5 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Nikhil Daljeet @Luke_R yup who knows, itll be interesting to see how it unfolds
Im really interested to see if Dion goes left or right side this year 5v5. On PP he should return to right and be a trigger man/ shooter on one pairing, but where does he have more success 5v5/ This could mean best offensive results, or the side he shuts people down the easiest from. Also, will he be with a more defensive guy and be the offensive guy (like he used to) or go with a Rielly or Gards and be a 7M shutdown guy (I dont think he can do both at a high rate anymore)
@Alec Brownscombe @Luke_R @Cloud09 feschuk just trying to stir shit up and get a popular hit. He doesnt lie in his article im sure, but his writing style just emphasises shit.
@Cloud09 @Alec Brownscombe i think that statement means they want to be more conservative... especially after a season where there were SO many stupid pinches leading to 2 and 3 on ones. I get that sometimes the forwards didnt cover when they should have, but smart d would have realized this and not pinched,
@Cloud09 @Alec Brownscombe it doesnt sound unrealistic exactly. If you read it, Kessel compromised to middle of the ice. He probably didnt go straight up fuck this and refuse the way the article makes it seem, but said something along the lines of i cant do that because x, y, z. And said it wouldnt be the best for the team, maybe middle max".
@ingy56 @Luke_R @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan nothing, people saying they hate strombo cause he shows he's a habs fan.
These guys are hockey fans, its why they do what they do. Yes they should be professional, but they can show their support as long as it isnt overboard and they dont demean another team (Stombo saying Habs rule, leafs suck). He can just say i have habs winning this one. No harm no foul.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan yup, don cherry goes on before leafs game 6 wearing crazy blue and white hair, and says "we (as in Leafs) are gonna win 3-2".
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan hes a good interviewer, greek and a solid host.
@barjv01 @Dangle_My_Berries @Mcost61 Some one legged stiff as in Clarkson?
@Mcost61 eichel/ mcdavid, lazar, zinabad, turris, ryan, karlsson, Lehner
@ Keon is this a joke? He absolutely dominated and had more skill than anyone else on the ice at times.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Bring the Cup Home @Luke_R last year he was solid against men in AHL, seemed to be missing an extra punch.... obviously we have to see what he looks like against NHL players but it seems he has worked hard and found a step and strength in the summer.... seperating himself
5 days, 15 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins