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so let me understand this if you try to take a player's head off u get 2 gms ( repeat offender to boot ), u take player's knee out 7 gms by the worst perpetrator in the game. if you dare touch a ref or linesman, automatic 10 gms.. not condoning what that stooge carcillo did but why in the world would u held on to the stick and sweater of a player who is clearly agitated and is sent to go after Prust
2 months ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview
Great Win last night..expecting another grt performance on sunday. Reimer made some great saves last night. I thought Kuli-Mac-Bodie line gave leafs some solid minutes. Lupul and Kadri seems to be coming on again which great news. highlight of the night for me came in early second period where Jake Gardiner and Rielly went cycling and hemmed kings in their zone for close to minute and half. at one point both D men were behidn LA net, RC must be tearing his hair but it was a great sequence and i do not want a 22-23 yrs old offensive dman who is learning to play d traded unless a stud is coming other way. anyways love the way this team is playing right now.
4 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #68, Maple Leafs 3 vs. LA Kings 2
@Alec Brownscombe 5-1 leafs..see some goals from defense tonight
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #66, Maple Leafs at Ducks
Feel for Kessel, thought he along side P Kane were the best US forwards. Canadian D actually backed off of both players. Phil had his speed going as well, well hopefully JVR and Kessel can return with bronze. No shame in losing to the best Canadian Team i have seen playing in international competition.
5 months ago on Team Canada vs. Team USA Open Thread
GM MLHSer..gotta question, i know there is a really love hate relationship when it comes to RC in leaf-land. I look at Kessel's game and wondered, under which coach he has improved the most ? Under Julien in Bos he was a goal scorer, under Wilson with Leafs he started to become a bit of a play maker. Now under RC, it seems his compete level has gone so much higher as well as his defensive game has improved significantly. Phil Kessel has become the one of the best passer in the league, i loved the way he back checked on one of the play against Slovenia. USA was already leading i think 3-0. I will give Kessel most of the credit for really working on hi overall game but having RC tutelage hasn't hurt him either. Sorry this turned into a long post..:):) still early in the morning and i can hardly keep my eyes open at work
5 months, 1 week ago on Phil Kessel’s hat trick vs. Slovenia
@Burtonboy @Uncle OtisBest article on Kessel i have read..Mirtle is not my fav MSM but for this he deserves all the credit..grt piece by him
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – February 3
i would not mind having a Ashton-McC-Bodie as the 4th line once Bolland and Clarkson are back. 3rd and 4th line would provide some scoring and toughness, PK while your top two line can play wheel.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Decisions facing Carlyle in the Leafs bottom six
@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy not sure there is a comparison in talent not even close but sure do hope that Clarkson get his game together after the olympic break. Return of Bolland and Clarkson hopefully will an add to Orr and Mclaren. I hv been fan of Orr but i think players of his specific skill set r not for today's NHL
I want to say thank you to Phil Kessel for his skills,entertainment, determination and willing to fight adversity and disease such as cancer and come out on top. His down to earth attitude towards his own success makes him such a rare specimen in today's world. he gets excited more for JVR and Bozak goals than his fucking hatricks. What Fucking Gem. Phil " The Thrill " Kessel, best player in blue and white i have seen.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #57, Leafs 6 vs. Sens 3
@unclejakescards @leafsince93 yea..big kid..22 yrs 6'5 219lb RW
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Phil Kessel: Absolutely Killing It
Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger
Oilers acquire Mark Fraser from Leafs for Cam Abner and Hartikainen.
Just woke up little dumber today after listening to Dave Fatchuk on TSN Radio last night. listening him saying that Our Goalies have put up more L than W in Jan was i thought very weird and unprofessional from a reporter of a major new paper and Radio. i thought we had gained 10 out of 12 points before the 4 gm L skid and than went on to win 6 in a raw. i m not great at match but thats not that bad. well will hv to remember to switch radio station next time he is announced.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #54, Jets 5 vs. Leafs 4 (OT)
@ingy56 @leafsince93 @Loric76 Carlyle just said that he was ok after the hit
6 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Bruins (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@ingy56 @Loric76 @leafsince93 ya i think he was favoring his hand after the hit by Boychuk
@DJBrianBurke @leafsince93 @Loric76 his hand may be after the last hit by Boychuk
Rob Longley @longleysunsport
JVR going in with #Bruins medical staff.
Absolute Gong Show by the Refs.compare all the trips and hooking in last 2 mins to the penalty that Dion got vs Sabres with min to to. Disgrace
@wendelsfist@GreekGod@leafsince93to me the most alarming thing have been how unprepared they are so many nights right out of gate. this team is better than that, i understand injuries have been a part of not able to play particular system because u have to adapt to the personnel you have. Carlyle and his coaching staff have been unable to infuse the confidence and motivate this group to go play as hard as they can all season. as i said again, i liked what he did last season, i really hope this team turns around for his sake
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – January 8
i m a big Jay McC Fan but i believe he plays too much..i really believed in what carlyle brought to this organization last season. i have been his fan but moving forward, if this team does not turn around in next 10 games he has to go. I would want a new coach for this team, who can adapt to the personnel we have. i can not believe why we went away from the style we played last season. it worked, teams were affraid to come and play in ACC, not so this season. is it mandated by someone up in organization that they do not want leafs to be known as goons. i just can not understand the reason of not playing that way.
@TheCanucksnaphook Finns r playing perfect north american style.dump and chase, go after the puck hard, win battles along the board. get in the shooting lanes, it seems CAN is not able to come out of the zone smoothly and D is not up to the mark.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers at Leafs Game Preview: A return to normalcy
this WJC game is hard to watch. getting outplayed, out-hustled, passing has been horrible. Dumb penalties ( refs been atrocious as well ), CAN is getting completely outplayed. i think all tourney they have been very undisciplined
happy with this deal. there r lot of detractors out there of Phaneuf but you have to give him credit that he has rounded his game. his points total is down but that comes with being paired with Gunnar and playing against best of opponents. Cap is going to keep rising so would have his value, i like the signing very much. he seems to have thick skin and criticism does not seem to bother him too much. i just wish sometimes RC would play him little less.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf Re-Signs for 7 years, $49milllion
My observation watching last night. Leafs shoot themselves in foot more often than opposition. They r terrible at clearing their zone. Franson and gunners on were terrible. So many unforced error. Really liked Holland's go, Jerry Do could b a good 4th liner along with Ashton. When u can't clear yr zone time and time again, it's not coaching fault..issues r with the personnel on the ice..I strongly believe, it's time to trade gunner or Cody franson. I thought hits on both D'Amigo and Liles were high hit to head
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf facing possible suspension for Miller hit
@BrandonCheema two totally different players, thats why work well together i guess
7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Sharks at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
may b bit harsh but worst game played by Morgan Rielly. Game winner direct result of him not able to get the puck out. he did score his first goal, in his own net.
So Leafs r 6-4-1 vs West so far this season. what gives tonight. Sharks r a tough match up, golies will be between W and L again. Go Leafs Go
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 24/7 – Road to the Winter Classic: Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings
gotta say Franson has been awful the whole season..defensively he has looked clueless.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Sabres (7:30 p.m., Leafs TV)
@Jay_Berg @Cameron19 don' mind let the boys play mentality but the shove on clarkson could hv broken his legs or ankles. chops to lupul and ashton were dangerous as well.Leaf can not afford to lose more top 6 guys
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #17, Bruins 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@mike_84 @Cameron19 @peterbleafs @Gilbey93 i though 2nd goal was on fraser and raymond, both were puck watching instead of taking Bruins player.
the most disappointing last night for me was the non calls. this league is trying to get rid of headshots, dangerous checks from behind..there were atleast 4 plays where a major could hv been called but only 1 minor came out of it. love the effor in the 2nd but need to sustain it for longer period of time. u can not play 60 mins the way Leafs came out in 2nd but atleast 50 would be grt to start with.
@.JVR. @4evrblue not sure u can call up Smithson, he is on AHL contract..They would hv to put him on NHL two way deal before he can b called up..
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Game In 10: Game #15, Leafs 0 vs. Canucks 4
best 1st period i have seen Buds play this season.
9 months ago on Preview and GDT: Penguins at Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
how the hell being too strong in front of your own net is a penalty ?
@Alec Brownscombe he takes lot of crap for his place on this team so i love it when his contribution is recognized
9 months ago on Game in 10: Game #10, Leafs 4 vs. Ducks 2
@Komas Taberle yea..had a grt chance, pass from JMac
is it me or this was colton orr 's best gm ? he was responsible defensively, physical and drew a penatly.
Off topic but being a big Brian Burke fan and seen someone suffer through depression.this is a must read..http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/exclusive-patrick-burkes-battle-with-depression/
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Preview: Leafs host Dallas Eakins’ Oilers
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout with special guest Down Goes Brown
Lets just hope Joe Thornton never scores 4 goals in a gm..http://blogs.theprovince.com/2013/10/10/canucks-vs-hertl-gameday-what-we-learned/
fucking Captain of Leafs is so overrated. only plays 25mins a gm in all situations and has to answer the worst MSM in NHL everyday. all of those 30 players in that survey would not last a season in Toronto.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #3, Leafs 5 vs. Senators 4 (SO)
@-Keon- that entire sequence of play was unreal. Kessel is really growing as a player.
@Zep2 @Dan39 @Murph2417 he seems to be very physical in his own end. he is just sticks to playing simple gm, let Jake do all the pinching.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Senators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Paul Ranger played almost 22 mins. i really hope this guy gets his confidence and timing bk.hopefully cuts down on some of his turnovers. Morgan Rielly is here to stay.
Bernier will fucking own this city if he continues playing like this. Reims had a bad night but i have full confidence that he will bounce back. Two pretty good golies, its been while since Leafs had this luxury..GO LEAFS GOOOOOO.
fucking Bernier is awesome !! suck it senturds
what the fuck gunnar was doing there ?
franson has been the worst player on the ice so far,,
we need a new blog up..Big Joe is gone, caput. lets talk about what we have on NHL and AHL roster, also in Junior..let me get bk to my day job before my manager starts bitching
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Parting thoughts on Joe Colborne
@peterbleafs agreed..this trade also shows that doesn't matter how highly regarded u may be, u don't put the work that coaching staff asked of u..u will not be in this organization
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others
not happy with Big Joe getting traded but hv to admit that he was outplayed by Devane, Ashton, Leivo and even Brodie..its actually very disappointing that this organization could not give this guy one more year to show what he can still do..
Confirming Cody Franson has
agreed to a 1 yr, $2 mil dollar deal with the Leafs. Took far less, but
got the 1 yr term he fought for.
10 months ago on Chance of a Kessel extension, sooner rather than later?
@Burtonboy of all people Andrew Walker who just started to Morning Show with Brady broke the story if it turns out to be true
@theacs1966 @CanuckUKinToronto @leafsince93 abt couple of hrs ago. i m impressed with Devane. he needs some time in AHL to round up his game but he won't b just a face puncher..could he fill a role like Travis Moen did for Ducks ? or someone like Prust
@Burtonboy ya thats him. haven't seen this news from anyone else yes
@CanuckUKinToronto @Burtonboy i m very excited to see a healthy Jake Gardiner, signed Franson and Morgan Reilyy in the line up if he stays with Leafs. thats 3 very dynamic offensive dman out of your top six..should b fun to watch
@Burtonboy ya me too..i still think that we r missing that stud defensive dman. plenty of puck movers but that big tough physical guy in front of the net is still missing
ya hope its true. Leafs need this guy in the line up to be successful. also gives both Nonis and Franson full year to negotiate an extension. franson can also file for arbitration if extension talks don't work out.
if this is true..what a steal by Nonis..he will have to pony up next season but for this grt deal for leafs
#Leafs will sign Cody Franson. One year, 2 mil dollar deal set to be announced. Big paycut gets him to UFA. Wants to play, clearly.
10 months ago on Media Address: Dave Nonis & Tim Leiweke
morning all..its a beauty of a day..gotta get something off my chest today..i hv never seen a more dynamic young player like Phil Kessel in leafs uniform since i started watching hockey in early 90s. this guy can do all, i don't give a flying fuck if he does not play physical.i don't want him to, i want him to scare the crap out of opposite goalies and dman with his shot, creativity and speed. this guy gets lot of crap from MSM and some leafs fans, i really do believe that if this guy was canadian , the appriciation for his skills would hv been on much greater level. that is just my opinion.i do not want him to fight or have take a swing at neanderthal like Scott. i want him to play hockey in Leafs Sweater until he retires.
10 months ago on The most dangerous act in the Sabres/Leafs brawl
@Savo43 thats Jack Edwards for you..total homer but does call a gm with grt passion for bruins
10 months ago on Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23
@-Keon- @4evrblue Jack Edwards is the biggest homer in NHL.he made it sound like rechlicz only took shot after shot.
@-Keon- u don't see many stand up to Lucic like that
not sure if this was posted but what a tilt..fight night in boston
good morning folks, Big Joe goes no where. i hope he really gets a chance to prove himself..we need to keep these young guys and not trade them away..hope nonis and co find a way to bring Franson back.
10 months, 1 week ago on 2013-14 Season Preview: The Defence
@wiski now just watch PPP and MSM to go beserk..i think he is a perfect coach for this market..i actually enjoy listening him talk..he is a no nonsense coach
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: Kadri, Hodgson on opposite sides of RFA spectrum
@MollySweats @rustynail i think Carlyle likes to fuck with psyche of leafs fan and toronto media by throwing out something like this once in a while..
i really hope that Franson gets signed soon..as for Kadri, love the way he plays but if he is asking for Tavares money than he can sit..i think any where between 3-3.5 for 2 yrs would be fair for him.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Updates in the Kadri and Franson Watch
i would like join as well...email@example.com
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Team Draft Rankings by Total GP (2005-2009)
grt job Alec..Poulin always a good interview..only on MLHS..thnx Alec
11 months, 4 weeks ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->
i just don't get all the hate for Nonis..i like the stability in the management. vancouver is still reaping rewards of the work Nonis and Burke did. why can't that happen here. i like the move..
12 months ago on <!--:en-->Dave Nonis Signs 5 Year Extension<!--:-->
@Burtonboy i think Karl Alzner's contract is a good comparable to Franson.
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Wednesday Morning Mashup: Squeeze<!--:-->
would love to see this kid develop and b a strong Leaf for a long time.
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Damn it man, I’m a metrician, not a magician! <!--:-->
@canucksnaphook tyler biggs spent all last summer working with barb underhill and his skating is much improved. #tmltalk
@Gilbey93 @Cameron19 @Had Phaneuf of you agree with cameron, this trade is not about Reimer..this trade is about strengthening Leafs goaltending. i actually like this trade and see it as a healthy competition for Reimer and if either gets injured.u still hv potential starter to turn to.
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->Leafs Acquire Jonathan Bernier from Kings<!--:-->
bummer to loose Frattin but i like the trade..wing position is easier to fill than quality goaltending . good healthy competition will not hurt Reimer, if he gets injured we have a guy who will run with the ball..i think exciting times ahead in Leafland
Derek Van Diest
OKC Barons, GR Griffins and fans in underground garage riding out tornado going through the city
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->2012-13 Player Review: Nazem Kadri<!--:-->