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It just takes so much time and I can't commit to much more.
2 months, 1 week ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates
I'd kill three chickens to have the leafs where the habs are now.
I'm sure it was nothing intentional, but still, it's a pretty clueless headline.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on All Of Phil Kessel’s 37 Goals – 2013/2014
Did anyone see the tsn headline after the habs/bruins game? It showed a picture of Subban getting hit by Chara with another bruin in the background with "Back in Black" as the headline. What the hell was that supposed to mean? They changed it a few minutes later.
Crosby had a lot of pressure put on him to save the league... I don't know if that hurt him at all, but you could say the concussions did at least. If MacKinnon stays healthy, he could turn out to be better.
3 months, 1 week ago on Morning Mashup
If Kadri is special for getting 20 goals and 50 points at 23 yrs of age, what is MacKinnon for getting over 60 points and being a playoff force at 18?
Hilarious... I was just thinking
Say goodnight... Corsi is right
4 months ago on Poll: Now What?
I may have missed this in an earlier thread, but is it possible that Komarov could return to the Leafs this season?
5 months, 1 week ago on Team Canada vs. Team USA Open Thread
As long as you ask the right questions... I'll tell the truth for sure. If I remember.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #16, Leafs 2 vs. Devils 1 (SO)
Wake and crack.
@JMAC17 @17Forever @vinoa He looks like a warrior now, but it also looks like he took the trade to the leafs pretty hard in his first picture in the blue and white. He looks pretty pale, don't you think? Strung out. Definitely his latest photo is the most menacing and least crack-heady of the bunch.
9 months ago on Game Preview: Leafs pay a visit to past associates at the Saddledome
@rustynail @Dougie Wraparound I'd say. There's a way different feel this year. I'm happy with 82 pts for Phil, but it would be so great to see him get to 40 goals, or better yet, 100 pts.
9 months ago on What’s Dion Phaneuf Worth?
Two years ago, Kessel had 21 pts. (10 g, 11 a) in his first 13 games. He ended the year with 82 pts. (37 + 45). Let's hope he keeps this going a while longer, then, and gets to 40 this year.
It looks like McQuaid intentionally pulled Scott down in order to make him hit his head on the ice a la Parros... And after Scott gets up, he sure does look groggy. This type of play has no place in the game, except in this case, of course.
9 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Keeping up with the Komarovs
This is a funny link I saw years ago and now I always sing the Kessel rap when he kicks ass. "Kessel... Phil Kessel WHAT? Hat tricks... Got hat tricks WHAT?" was in full force tonight.
9 months, 1 week ago on Game in 10: Game #10, Leafs 4 vs. Ducks 2
Welcome back buddy.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #8, Canes 3 at Leafs 2
I like how you're positive and people respond to you with positive remarks. If you have a personal conflict with traditional watching vs analytics, it's probably best to sit back. What do you expect will happen at the end of this life quest? Return to MLHS with the post to end all posts: "folks, I've figured it out...(x + y)b/99 - 66(2x) = Stanley cup?"
9 months, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Edmonton Oilers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Wow. Just amazing. To think of the mind behind it all.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Prospect Update – October 11
I for one have never been able to finish reading any article posted on this site that is focused on corsi or any other advanced stat. It has a weird cult-like following and some people may get enjoyment out of it, but it makes me want to scratch my eyes out.
It's ironic that I'm even posting here but I just felt like making it known that I think the stat sucks ass.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #5, Leafs 4 at Predators 0
Lunches would be way easier if peanut butter was allowed. Skippy must be choked.
I really just wanted to compliment Rielly, not criticize Kadri. Rielly has maturity beyond his years. Kadri acts his age.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: A Contender’s Core?
I was exaggerating a bit, but he was asked what kind of car he'd want to buy a year or two ago and he actually answered the question. Rielly just doesn't ooze cockiness. What, you think Kadri is a picture of humility?
I love Kadri and his confidence, but Rielly makes me so comfortable when he's interviewed just because he has such a level head. When he was asked about Fraser's injury presenting him an opportunity, he just said "I'm not taking anything for granted, there could be a trade..." If that was Kadri, he would have talked about how awesome he is and how much he deserves a chance and how he is looking forward to buying a fast car once he inevitably dominates in the nhl. Don't get me wrong, I love Kadri and we need a guy like that on our team if only because his confidence leads to feistiness on the ice. But Rielly already has the attitude of a veteran and he's never even played a game in the nhl.
Anyway, I'm glad we have both of them!
It depends on hrr or "hockey related revenue." Non hrr doesn't get split with players. It's probably safe to say that some of that 180 million isn't hrr. I don't know exactly what defines hrr because, to me, all nhl revenue is hockey related.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: A Contender’s Core?
That could happen but I think Phaneuf is just too entrenched as captain and minute muncher.
10 months ago on Game in 10: Game #2, Leafs 3 at Flyers 1
I've heard Nonis say a few times "we're not done yet" when referring to roster moves. It makes me wonder what else he thinks we need. I can see a D upgrade but I don't really know who I'd want off the team. The players that screw up most are still young and we know they'll get better. And what forward out of our top 12 could you possibly want to trade?
We have a near perfect team.
Now... onto winning our third home opener of the season.
He's pretty low key which is good. You need a guy like that to lock things down in the dressing room. Mind you, behind closed doors he may be an animal. Seems like a good guy.
I can't stand the analysts on tsn projecting the leafs to be 4th in the Atlantic or a borderline playoff team. I think they're really wrong. They can be first in the Atlantic.
10 months ago on Post Game: Leafs 4 at Canadiens 3
Well said. I live in the Yukon now, but we're thinking of moving to Halifax, where my wife is from. I have to admit it would be nice to have the games come on after the kids are in bed... Mostly because I could actually watch them!
That's what I said to my wife when she sent it to me :)
You're right. But the league also intentionally targets to youngsters and I think they also have a responsibility. Check out this quotation:
In July, 2012, former Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker, who had been a teammate of Moore's the season prior to the Bertuzzi incident in 2004, made some controversial comments. In an interview with milehighhockey.com, Parker defended Bertuzzi and spoke disparagingly of Moore, being quoted as saying "he (Moore) always thought he was better than everybody else. He went to Harvard, you know what, blow me. College grad. I never went to college, but I can kick your ass. I'll bring you right down to my IQ level if you want. I'll hit you about four times in the skull, that'll bring you right down."
I'm not against fighting. Remember when Clark nailed McSorely after he went after Gilmour? That was the best ever.
I used to always watch hockey fights with excitement, but now that I have kids, I'm embarrassed when they happen. Between them and the Grand Theft Auto commercials my 5 year old asked about while if tried to make dinner streaming the CBC feed, I feel like this game was for someone else - not me and my family.
I don't think the NHL rule book should deal with fighting and bench clearing brawls the way Baseball does, but if it did the fallout from the big brawl against Buffalo would have been more like this:
- Devane and Tropp both get a couple game suspensions
- Scott gets several games
- Kessel gets a game
- Clarkson gets zero games
Again, I'm not saying the league should ban fighting outright, but I think a league that did would have punished the culprits of last week's brawl in a way that makes more sense overall.
That's hilarious. And they have to poke each other in their bellies for each year Kessel is old.
10 months ago on Kessel, Leafs working on contract extension; could get done tomorrow
8 x 8 and a Dairy Queen ice cream cake delivered to his door every day of the off season.
If only Liles got concussed last night... Problem solved!
10 months ago on Joe Colborne Traded to Calgary Flames for 4th round pick
It's scary, isn't it? You never want to be at the other end of a Burke deal. He was so high on Reimer it makes me worried he'll work on a trade for him later in the year if Bernier pans out. Now that's when you'll have to watch out for the rapemeister.
So would Fraser sit for nine games so Rielly can get his experience, then play regularly as Rielly goes down and Brennan comes in to be the seventh d? I want Brennan up just cause he was the first to attack Scott after he went after Kessel.
10 months ago on Preseason Post Game: Game #8 – Red Wings 1 at Leafs 3
Thanks for taking the time and effort, Cam. Very thorough job.
If sending Liles to the Marlies gets us under the cap, what's wrong with that? Ideally you don't want to be spending cap dollars in the ahl, but if someone gets injured he'd be a nice experienced backup.
10 months ago on Preseason Post Game: Leafs 2 at Red Wings 5
Anything good for an ipad?
10 months ago on Preview and GDT: Preseason Game #7 – Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 pm., Leafs TV)
I haven't seen much focus put on Gardiner's performance this preseason. Has he been just ok?
Thanks WW. I will try to stream but I'm in the pacific time zone so the kids will be up. It's all good!
10 months ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #3: Franson, Kessel, team ratings
Got a sore throat, have to go to work to do interviews, coming home early to take care o f my three sick kids while my partner goes to work, put the kids to bed, then check the highlights online cause I don't have tv... Should be sweet!
That would be awesome. Haven't heard much from clarkson... Maybe hbo will deliver.
10 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout Ep.#2
Hey Cameron, you seem to have a good sense of a player's value. What is Liles worth? I'd honestly rather keep him if there was no cap, but if he doesn't go, who? What would Franson be worth?
10 months, 1 week ago on Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23
You think Reilly won't stay for his 9 games.
What do you think Nonis was doing in this post's photo:
C) staring at Phaneuf's then bride-to-be?
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Questions for Poulin<!--:-->
If the leafs were going to win a cup and I could choose the GM, I'd rather do it with Brian Burke. If they don't, I'm glad Nonis will be to blame.
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Dave Nonis Signs 5 Year Extension<!--:-->