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@mcloki @Claymish Sorry, I didn't feel I needed to bring up the obvious about how much he is loved by the coach, and his mostly sub-par inconsistent play all season. I'm simple pointing out that his play of late is simply gasoline on the fire. Quite the opposite as to the performance of Kadri once the trade rumors began.
1 week, 1 day ago on Alex Edler – 2014 Trade Deadline Targets
If your name is Jake Gardiner, your a RFA this summer, and the Leafs two best defensive d-men Gunner and Gleason have more points each over the past 10 games, you might want to pack your bags.....just saying
Gunnarsson for MacDonald? Does that make sense for us? He is a complete upgrade and would give us a very good #1 pairing with Phanuef. Not to mention free up over $2.5 million so we can add some help for the playoffs. Sure we may lose him as a UFA, but i think he would want to stay, and we would have a very good combination for the next 5 years. Islanders get a very close replacement under an inexpensive contract for 3 years.
1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening
Kulemin is certainly to be traded or in the least not resigned. Komarov will be back next year, and we will resign Bolland. Raymond will be back if he is reasonable and signs under $3 on a 2 yr deal. Pretty expensive third line though.....$3 Raymond, $3.85 Bolland, $2.5 Komarov, but one of the best in the league.
1 month ago on Maple Leafs recall Greg McKegg
@wendelsway1 @DARF24 @Claymish lol So Suter and Parise sign with their crappy home team that wasn't even around when they were kids, but Stamkos won't be signing with the Leafs? It's all but certain.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies Report – January 20
Stamkos will be signing with the Leafs 16/17 season, the Lighting know this, so let's just pull the trigger now and make it happen.....what will it take guys? ......26 yr old Thornton was traded for Sturm, Primeau, Stuart. 29 yr old Jagr traded for Beech, Lupaschuk, Sivek...... Realistically Kadri, Franson, and a 1st would be a better return than those other teams got for their stars.
Is it just me or does Jim Hughes look like a washed up 80's star?.......About Kadri, leave him the F#*@$ alone. What? he isn't allowed to have a sophomore slump? Duchene's points per game his first 3 years was 0.68,0.84, then dropped to 0.48 before having back to back almost a point a game seasons. Kadri's first full season (sorta) 0.92, and this year 0.60. He could even tank it all of next year and still be putting up the points Duchene did his first 3 full seasons.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Catching up with Maple Leafs Director of Player Development Jim Hughes
Peter Laviolette is a great coach, and is a perfect fit for many reasons. Nonis is clearly intimidated by Carlyle who is much older, where as Laviolette is only a couple years older. Make it happen ASAP. Not to mention he has an equally impressive coaching record as Carlyle but with much weaker teams.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few
Red rover red rover, we call Laviolette over!
Gleason at his first Leaf practice.." So what your saying is forget how i have been playing defense since peewee, and just back away from them as they come in?" Carlyle..."That's @#&*%&! right."
@CanuckUKinToronto @Claymish It's ludicrous, who wouldn't want 50 chances at a 6% to score.....we are a joke to the entire league.
Our defensive system does not work..."hey lets all stand in front of the net and screen our goalie while the other team takes 50 shots from the perimeter." 50 Low quality shots on a screened goalie is going to result in goals mostly from hitting bodies and deflecting even if the goalie can even see it. Stop the insanity, play man on man and have active sticks knocking the puck away from attackers. Let Reilly, Gardiner, Phaneuf skate the puck out, if they lead the rush then that wing falls back to cover them.
@TuckerForPunishment @hoolihan @Claymish @Flirting_With_Disaster lmfao that would be awesome.
@Flirting_With_Disaster @hoolihan haha, that works, or we could have two coaches a coach 1A and 1B, rotate them, see how Randy likes it.
@hoolihan @Claymish So there we go, we get some motivated hockey for 4 games without any drastic changes just yet.
They can't play worse, if they play better, then if they play like shit when he returns we say bye bye to Carlyle...simple.
Ideas.....How about Carlyle take a temporary leave of absence. It can be made out to be for health/ personal reasons but either way take him away from the team for a week. That way we can see if he is really part of the problem and let the assistant coaches take over for the next 4 games.
@phaneufoundlander @Claymish I don't like that, it means Bernier gets shelled and pulled....not good :p
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf suspended for two games
Oh dilemma....Play Bernier against his old team L.A., or Reimer against his old teammate Scrivens.
Ranger isn't going anywhere, and give Fraser a break. The guy is playing with at least two injuries, and lets not forget last year among defensemen he was 1st in PIM, 2nd in Hits, 15th in Blocked Shots, and had the 2nd best +/-. So ya not bad considering there are 200 defensemen in the league.
3 months ago on Leafs and the World Juniors: First Thoughts