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Wow. 6'2" 195 and 16 yrs old. Has NHL in the blood thru his dad and uncle (Luke Richardson!)
20 hours, 6 minutes ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
That is funny... I missed that. It made me sad to see this live, though. It sucks wanting them to lose, especially when you see Horachek's reaction. The man wears his heart on his sleeve and I love that. It's too bad he's not leading them into the playoffs... we would have loved him for it.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
Gotta love Horachek!
Yeah, the heroes in men's league just don't get it.
In the game I mentioned above, I only played one or two shifts because everyone wanted their time in the sun and the hotshots ran the team. It was an NHL and European All Star team against us, the Abu Dhabi Scorpions, in a tsunami benefit game in 2005. We were up something like 6-1 after two periods and then they just decided to score some goals and ended up winning 7-6. We were just a hodge-podge team of ex-pats for the most part, but we had several guys who were still trying to live the dream, only to have it crushed on a whim!
4 days, 22 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
I'm a B Division oldtimer but played against Jari Kurri and Vladislav Tretiak in a charity tournament. Tretiak played right wing and I got to line up against him on a face off. He wasn't playing goal anymore because, I guess, he didn't want hacks like me being able to say "I scored on Tretiak" even if it was off my ass in a game for kicks. The best part was shaking his hand... like grabbing a roast beef.
I know it's been written about how it wouldn't be prudent to blow this team to bits, but the poison is running pretty deep in this team.
1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)
If you haven't seen The Wire, you should give it a shot. Many rate it as the best of all time.
1 week, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Leafs Eliminated from playoffs
It seems Nylander is 9th and could reach the top 5 all-time 18 yr old AHL point getters, which doesn't actually put him in elite company: http://www.quanthockey.com/ahl/en/player-age/18-year-old-ahl-players.html
2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #70, Toronto Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
I disagree with the comment below (from niewendyk?). You can turn off Twitter in a snap... Just don't go in it. Nobody forces these players to have a Twitter account. Lupul favourites all of the negative tweets he gets and I think it's stupid. Turn that shit off and it disappears. Ask my 70 year old ex farmer/butcher/labourer dad about Twitter and he says what the fuck is that. There's no extra pressure here unless a player puts it on himself.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #65, Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m., SNO)
Don't know if any of you heard Doug Gilmour on prime time the other day, but regarding Kessel and dealing with the media criticism, he said "you've got to just absorb it and say 'let's go!'... And don't float around out there."
With Nashville losing 5 straight and the Blues just 4 points behind them with games in hand our 1st from them could be pretty decent as long as they lose in the first round.
If you could choose between finishing 26th and winning 20 straight and making the the playoffs on the backs of Reilly and Kadri, which would you choose?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
I hope not. We just have been hearing so much that discredits the leadership on the team that I wonder how much support someone like Rielly is getting. Hopefully someone has taken him under his wing. If Jokinen says it's a very negative atmosphere in the locker room, what good are these vets anyway?
1 month, 1 week ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates
Regarding Lupul's comments, is he saying that, if you're a young player on a losing team, it's better for you to have some veterans around to show you how to take it in stride like a professional? Is that what's happening on this team?
Watch the Preds lose 20 straight.
1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
Getting another top 5 pick would be awesome. We'd have as good a chance of getting McDavid as Buffalo or Edmonton AND we'd still have another top 5.
I don't care about the Habs. I'd rather see Ottawa suffer.
Seriously, every Hab fan I know doesn't give a shit about the Leafs and consider the Bruins to be their archrivals. I'd rather see them win the cup than, say, any team in the US. A cup in Canada would be good... Better in Mon than Van or Cal IMHO
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
It would be a lot easier to stomach trading him if we didn't win the lottery.
If we won the lottery, would we want to keep Kessel?
Where's Leiweke through all of this? Wasn't he supposed to be the ultimate CEO? What a shitshow.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: “If it’s not here, it’s not here”
One danger is if either Bell or Rogers sells out to the other during the rebuild, whoever is left with full power will want to make a statement which may compromise Shanny's plan.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #56, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)
If the board of MLSE prevented Shanny from tearing it down earlier, they really wasted a year of the re-build. They basically hired a guy to be president only to not let him make the big decisions? And now that he's been proven right, they give him the green light?
The board of MLSE is the real problem here, I think, and until that is fixed, there can't be a meaningful rebuild.
Even with first rounders there's no guarantee, I know, but has any team ever picked four?
With our luck we'll pick Dave Chizowski reincarnated with our lottery pick.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4
Anybody know how many is the most first rounders ever selected by one team in a draft?
The way I see it is even the worst team has an 80% chance of not getting McDavid so the goal is just to lose a lot, hope for more growth from players like Rielly and Kadri, and cross your fingers when the ball drops.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #55, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers (7 p.m., TSN4)
Leafs could win 8-0 tonight and we'd all be royally pissed, unless Rielly got a hat trick, in which case we'd commence a massive circle jerk and chuckle about how he's untouchable.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game 53 Scoring Chances: Devils 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Back in the good old days when we had our shit together...
Not sure if it's fixed, but a cup in toronto would be the best thing for the NHL. People would love it and people would hate it.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #53, Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., SNO)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks
No kidding. Imagine your employer decided to relocate you to California?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game 51 Scoring Chances: Flyers 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0
It's such a great distraction to focus on a sport... epecially a team you've always loved. But what happens when another season ends too early? The wind blows through the dark valley and you just have to keep moving on.
Greetings also from Whitehorse. Here with no concrete plans to leave. Was -25C or colder all day but it felt like -36 LOL. Here for I don't know how long with family, might not see a duck for another 2 months... they live on the other side.
We're in the wilderness, hope all the silence and darkness doesn't scare you.
Say "I" if you hope the leafs win another game this year...
1 month, 4 weeks ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
Special K Line to the rescue!
2 months ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
One of the coolest goals I've seen.
2 months ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
What we should do is trade Kessel for two first rounders and a second and then hope he drags his new team to the bottom so we can draft high... but that just never happens!
2 months, 1 week ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
If we win 10 in a row, we'll be right back in the hunt. Heads high!
I know... I had so much hope. I wanted to think he was going to be outstanding. It's just not happening...
2 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
How much you wanna bet Kessel hits the bong hard? And JVR looks like he's spent the winter playing xbox... just pastey. At least Phaneuf has that chiselled look... too bad he's got the demeanour of an angry cave man. Could it be roids? Lol.
Where have all my heros gone?
I don't think so. Even after that 10-1-1 run there wasn't full-on faith from many fans. If anything, winning now will just piss everyone off.
If they made a trade and it sparked a crazy run that led to the playoffs, it would take regaining a playoff spot before anyone REALLY cared IMO.
2 months, 1 week ago on Corsi, Shooting Percentage & The Carlyle Era
Blah blah blah
2 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #46, Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues (7 p.m., CBC)
this team is like an addict that has been off the needle for 4 games... no chance the whole team gets through rehab
2 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)
I get the feeling this team might have been better off to have had a coach from the start of the year that preached offence offence offence. We'd have had no chance of winning, but at least the team wouldn't have been so schizophrenic.
I have to admit I may be total sucker because I think I saw a glimmer of passion in Horachek's eyes last night. Just watch him rally the team and leave us dumbfounded again (ie. 10 straight wins... Playoff spot... Talk of being buyers at the deadline).
I have a weak spot for people who swear bitterly and passionately behind he bench like he did after the sh goal (which I blame on Clarkson more than Rielly).
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: No miracle fix in Horachek’s first game
You should move to the Yukon. School hasn't been cancelled for the 8 years I've been here and it's outdoor recess unless it's -30 or colder.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
It can't happen all at once I guess but hands down Phaneuf needs to be relieved of his captaincy ASAP. I don't mind him but he just can't be the leader, obviously. Burke made him captain just because he played his music loud when he first showed up... big deal. The captain needs to get the team on the same page and this team is isn't even in the same book. He's done.
Staios's idea to replace Phil's Gatorade with an alternative thirst quencher turned out to be a bust tonight I guess.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #41, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
I would love to play for leafs. :)
With the Carlyle firing, the Kessel interview, salute-gate, and the multiple jerseys thrown, this season is such a debacle already. It hasn't been this bad for a long time. The team may be better than it was 3 years ago, but the shitshow that is the story of this franchise lately has really been peaking.
Can it get worse?
The good news is, if we don't make the playoffs, Shanahan will absolutely dismantle the core.
If I had to guess, I'd say the whole top line and Lupul will be gone... And maybe Phaneuf.
Kadri will be the #1 centre as soon as he's back.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over