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Say "I" if you hope the leafs win another game this year...
2 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
Special K Line to the rescue!
3 days, 22 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
One of the coolest goals I've seen.
1 week, 1 day 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!
1 week, 4 days 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...
1 week, 5 days 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.
1 week, 5 days ago on Corsi, Shooting Percentage & The Carlyle Era
Blah blah blah
2 weeks 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 weeks, 1 day 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).
3 weeks, 2 days 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.
3 weeks, 2 days 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.
3 weeks, 3 days 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.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over
I've just recently experimented with hoping the Leafs lose and it can be fun... As long as it leads to change in the long run.
Seriously, though, if you could, would you axe Phaneuf, Clarkson, and Lupul if you could? I mean just drop them off the roster with no consequence or buy out or return. Not that their horrible, but their contracts....
3 weeks, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #40, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets (7 p.m., HNIC)
To Shanahan, from motivational speaker Tony Robbins: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/tonyrobbin134116.html
4 weeks ago on GDT: Game #40, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets (7 p.m., HNIC)
Poor Nonis... When he signed Clarkson he said "I don't care about what happens in year 5... I care what happens in year 1 and 2." Oops!
My grandpa (who died a few years ago) was a passionate leaf fan and got this prescription from his doctor: "stop watching the Leafs." This was in the 80s, so I picked up the torch from him and carry it on (although it will likely die with me as my kids hate the Leafs... My son literally bawls when they score... he's six).
Anyway, grandpa started watching the habs, and yawned his way through the remaining Saturday nights of his life.
He would not approve of your tone.
Massive pad for the extended period.
I would do the same, but I think Nonis has to go before Phaneuf because he just signed him.
Admitting that your team just doesn't have what it takes is a sign of true devotion. It's the RealGestapoFans out there that keep the coffers full for MLSE while buying Lupul hair gel.
That's the sad realization I've come to. Unless Komarov carries the team on his back. That would be awesome.
4 weeks ago on Game 39 Scoring Chances: Wild 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1
I hope you're right! But were you a fan in the 90s?
I loved Sundin. Imagine him with Kessel.
I don't have a hate on for any of our players, but I have to say I don't really LOVE anyone, either, except for maybe Komarov. I seriously hope their Marlie reserves come up during these injuries and play with heart but lose so we can sell at the deadline for picks. Sucks.
Clarkson and JVR for Pope Francis.
1 month ago on Game Review: Game #37, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Still 26 of 45 games left on the road - ouch! I have a feeling this season will come down to the wire and we'll scrape in then lose promptly at best. Unless there's a magic trade out there.
I'm at the point now that I actually hope they lose. I was driving my kids home from swimming tonight and asked my partner to check the score. When she told me 3-2, I immediately assumed they were up 2-0 and then blew it. Then she told me the shot count, and I was actually happy to hear they got dominated. It sucks but I think it may have to get worse before it gets better.
We need to trade the equivalent of Olczyk, Leeman, Damphousse, etc., and bring in the equivalent of Gilmour, Anderson, Ellet, Andrechuk. Fat chance, though.
But that Christmas sweater photo was hilarious! What a bunch of fun guys!
1 month ago on GDT: Game #37, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m., SNO)
I agree it's no excuse.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Tough Turnaround vs. Tampa Tonight
Meanwhile, Lupul was rubbing lotion onto a Lightning cheerleader while Phil flipped steaks on the yacht.
Trade b and c for as many picks as possible and hope for the best.
Having a Florida road trip right after Christmas is a real death sentence. If I had a week off with my family and then hit the beach for a few days, I would likely not be fully focused on destroying and out working an opponent: "Oh well... Fancy drinks and Christmas cheer for everyone as we let our millions roll in and we walk around in fancy pinstriped suits."
My feeling about Carlyle after last year's 24/7 was that he didn't have the demeanour or character to command respect in a dressing room. He would yell and I thought he just looked self-conscious or a bit out of his league. I know he was probably hyper-conscious of being on camera, but he just didn't fill the role well.
I think a coach has to have passion and stand up for his or her players. Randy sucks and I want Pat Quinn or Burns reincarnated.
1 month ago on GDT: Game #36, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (5 p.m., SNO)
Merry Christmas from Whitehorse, Yukon.
1 month, 1 week ago on Christmas Mashup: Happy Holidays MLHS
The big gamble with the Leafs is the hope that they can grow one of their younger players into an all-star who "plays the right way." If Kadri pulls it off, the team has a chance. If he or no one else does, we'll be just better than mediocre until we luck out with a trade that creates the right spark.
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #35, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars (7 p.m., SNO)
Chicago had worst loss of season in the 5-1 loss to Winnipeg.
I've been waiting for The Special K Line for a while now.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #34, Chicago Blackhawks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0
Lupul Clarkson + Phaneuf really stink up our cap situation.
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #34, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks (7 p.m., CityTV)
Chicago has lost 4-1 twice this year. Every other loss was by one goal. And even they can't guarantee a cup. We need to get better big time. As it is, we're a fringe playoff team spending to the cap with an all star who doesnt have the passion or compete level to lead the team. Kessel is a great cherry on top of a good team (like Hossa was once?) but we need more substance.
And for fun I just looked this up... The guy he was fighting was 27 years old, 4 inches taller, and 20 lbs heavier.
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
Wendel Clark was 19 years old in that fight... and he got 34 goals that year.
Show this to anyone not sure what toughness is.
What this team needs is a crazy Christmas sweater party and to then tweet out pics to us fanboys. Stuff like that really builds character!
Is getting mumps from Sidney Crosby one of those cool things to do? Yeah, I got Crosby mumps biatch.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
I always thought it got shaved down from 60 if the goalie got to the bench for a delayed penalty.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game 29 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1
The biggest test for the Leafs is just around the corner now... Not just the road games and back to backs, but the challenge of following up a great stretch with more and more consistency. I've doubted the leadership on the team as others have, but the team has been awesome since they didn't salute the fans that one night (as silly as it seemed at the time).
Maybe they were onto something. It now almost reminds me of Gretzky's us against the world press conference at the Olympics.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)