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@TML67 @rockydundas I agree...been thinking of this for a while.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Gardiner is a good hockey player. He has the talent. Why can't we get that talent out of him? What is wrong with our team that this happens so often. It baffles me.
@Xxxxxnew hahaha...good point!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #2, Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@Cameron19 Not terribly sold on Couturier's potential. And I'm not sure I want to see Phil in...well...Philly. It sure is a gamble. Couturier could end up capping out at 45 points a year and the pick could be a dud. I do like the O'Reilly one though.
@Cameron19 @rockydundas @Luke_R I somewhat disagree but whatever....good debate bud! :)
@Cameron19 @rockydundas @Luke_R I kinda disagree. If that were the case, you wouldn't see bus loads of pro scouts at every game. You're right...it doesn't fluctuate THAT much but teams are going to look for ANY angle for bargain positioning. Slumps, conditioning, whatever the case...and especially nagging injuries.
@Cameron19 @rockydundas @Luke_R So the key is we have to wait for a player to fall out of favour somewhere in the league. And of course we have to wait for Phil to get on an extended hot streak.
@Cameron19 @rockydundas @Luke_R Like you, I've done that endlessly. Kane...attitude issues....O'Reilly....hasn't put it all together yet...Stall brothers...health now? Schenn...I still have questions. Obviously kessel would be a big question for whoever would trade for him but has the proof of top ten finishes in scoring.
@Luke_R @rockydundas It's Garth Snow...not Sam Pollock
@Luke_R @rockydundas Makes who worse?
@Cameron19 @rockydundas Fair enough. too bad because how many good young centers are out there that have the pedigree? Slim pickings in my opinion...
@Luke_R @rockydundas Your point?
@Cameron19 @rockydundas Why?
Cameron...do you think that, if Kessel gets his game together as the year goes on...and I think he will...that we could package him and Bozak to the Islanders for Tavaras? The Isles could sell it as American boy coming home' and could create excitement in the new arena. It probably would take more than those two...maybe ..
Kessel, Bozak Gardiner
Tavaras, Bailey and Hamonic
I just threw that together...we could debate endlessly the parts thrown into the deal to make it work but the principals would remain the same. What do you think?
@Cameron19 Carlyle for...?
@Luke_R @rockydundas 50?!?!? Shit, buddy...I'm not that old! LOL!
Got thinking about this last night...I know it's from another era, but Guy Lafleur wasn't your typical athlete either. His training was suspect, he was a heavy smoker and wasn't entirely popular with his teammates at times. One of the best players of his era. I could mention Babe Ruth too but apples to oranges comparison there. Point is, Phil will be fine when we, and the team accept he is not the leader. Doesn't have to be but the problem is, we don't have anyone else to take that 'leaders' spot.
@Nate @rockydundas But we've totally changed the team since about 2009 and we've had the same results. and many of the players we had that 'sucked' have done well since they left town. Why? I don't know, but we have to find a way to make what we have, work.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #2, Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@Nate No it isn't. We've got about 40 years of knee jerk reactions to learn from. We have to properly read what we have and what we need and be PATIENT to get what we want. Look what happened when Montreal rushed on Patrick Roy. They got shit rather then wait for the right buyer at the right time. Maybe the coach they wanted wasn't available yet (Babcock) or the right trade wasn't there for Kessel (Tavares?) You walk in and blow it up every three years you may as well put Mickey Mouse on the front of the sweater.
@wiski I firmly believe the coach they wanted....be it Babcock or whoever, wasn't available. they brought in Horacheck as a stop gap to the end of the season. Carlyle buys them time in the sacrificial lamb kinda way. I think it makes sense actually
2 weeks, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #2, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m., CBC)
Think about it guys...we have to run with this core and find a way to win. You can't trade these pieces right now...What would we get for Kessel right now? Not nearly as much as when he's hot and the team is winning. Through stretches like this we can determine who we want to keep, but to trade them now, at low tide is stupidity...and suicide.
@Zep2 Yeah...not digging it. I really miss the Hotstove lounge....
I love Kessel...don't get me wrong. But he has disappointed me too. This is an important season...where is the passion? In fact the whole first line looks horrible. Not sure that's reason to get rid of them, but are THEY going to lead us deep into the playoffs? Jeez...I don't know.
@Loric76 @rockydundas Ugh...missed the sarcasm...
@Loric76 How? that's ridiculous!
look at it this way guys....We've made a lot of changes and it's going to take time. We're either going to get it together or Carlyle will be selling used Fords by Christmas. Or we get McDavid. It's win-win-win!
@Savo43 I KNEW they were gonna come back! ;)
@Yaknowwhat I have to remember that....Still laughing
@Savo43 Yeah...that looked like a 1970's move...
@Optimustic @Yaknowwhat Now THAT...is very true!
@Yaknowwhat CBC must know Leaf fans hate them...so why are they sticking with them?
Anyway, my point from earlier is that I was hoping that Scott Oak was doing the play by play...Hughson makes my ears bleed...Healy makes me homicidal...
@Yaknowwhat Was wondering that too...
Doesn't Scott Oak do play by play in the west?
So Kipper says Subban rubs guys off eh? Good Lord....
3 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
Percy was born on May 18th 1993..... right while the Leafs were on their famous 93 run with Dougie and friends.. Yup. I'm old.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs cut Colton Orr, Fraser McLaren, William Nylander; Roster down to 23
I spent some time going through the last thread and didn't see it...anyone got a link for the game? Please and thanks!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on GDT: Preseason Game #9 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7:53 p.m., SNET1)
@Mitch92 Bibeau looks like he might be the real deal but you can't throw a 20 year old goalie to the wolves in Toronto. If you think you can, you're nuts. See Wregget, Ken and Bester, Allan. You want to ruin Bibeau? Cause that's what would happen.
1 month ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
Hey guys...I kind of took the summer off from the site...not much going on here plus summer activities. I apologize for asking while I suppose it's been talked about to death, but why did Phook and others get banned? It sounds like something major happened. It can't be as bad as Welder24 can it?
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Pre-season Game#1 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers (7pm, LeafsTV)
@Burtonboy @rockydundas It's like a game of who would you rather..with the two ugliest teachers in your high school...
1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Covering the points, line possibilities
@Burtonboy @rockydundas Grumble grumble grumble grumble...OK....I guess...grumble grumble grumble....
@Doorman @rockydundas @Burtonboy I'm still around! I can't change my av...Bon will kill me!
@RandomScrub @rockydundas @Burtonboy I'm very scared to find out what they're going to call Bibeau...don't say it...we all know what it will be...and you can't un-hear that shit!
@Burtonboy Agreed...but listening to him is like shaving with a VERY dull blade.
@RandomScrub @rockydundas @Burtonboy Glad Bob feels the need to create nicknames.
@Loric76 @TheLoovTrain @Burtonboy It would be in black and white then. And maybe some grey
@ingy56 @TheLoovTrain @MaxwellHowe @Loric76 Bob McGill will be this years Howard McBurger
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan God dammit Bon...now I'm hungry...and I just ate!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks