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@LyGuy Matching Salmon Bathing suits...umm no comment.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@Xxxxxnew Yes, however neither are core players. Our core needs to be home grown talent. Hell even Europeans would be better since Toronto is the center of the NHL universe to them.
There are a lot of NHL players who grew up as Leaf fans, why wouldn't we make these players our core? They would play with pride and determination. Our core:
Kessel, Gardiner and JVR- American
Phaneuf, Lupul, Reimer, Bozak- Prairie Boys
Rielly, Franson- BC Boys (Although Franson was a Leaf fan, so he is a home town guy in my eyes)
Kadri- Hometown Boy....however grew up a HABS FAN!
@WB_222 @Omac13 @Claymish I will predict that the Leafs will be getting Baertschi by the deadline, so long as the Flames stay in a playoff spot.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@Mcost61 @Claymish I think Patrik Berglund can be had, it would be interesting to see what he could do with more ice time and in an offensive role.
Would love to see the Leafs pull off a Erat for Forsberg type deal with a team looking to add for the playoffs. Like a Jaskin from STL, Max Reinhart or Baertschi from CAL, Jurco from DET, Namestnikov from TB, JT Miller from NYR.....none shiny new prospects nor major contributors right now.
How often has a UFA been traded at the deadline and resigned with the team that traded him? I'd think Winnik would resign if traded.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@Yaknowwhat @TheColborneUltimatum It's not counterproductuve to our longterm goals if we play Holland, Panik, Frattin, Carrick, Percy, etc more and win.
@TheColborneUltimatum Trade him...that will really shake up the country club atmosphere.
The funniest thing is we traded Phaneuf, Bozak, Franson, Clarkson (maybe if we package with a prospect and beg, the Devils will take him back), Gardiner, Robidas, Booth and Lupul, just for prospects and picks we sure as hell couldn't be worse!
8 players gone and assuming no players returning to play, we can play with our Marlies and still be a better team:
Winnik Kadri Kessel.....JVR Holland Santorelli....Komarov Carrick Panik.....Ashton/Leivo Smith/McKegg Frattin/Kozun/Abbott
Rielly Polak...Percy Holzer...audition Loov Granberg (next years 3rd pairing) MacWilliam/Finn Nilsson
However of course we wouldn't be able to trade all 8 and we would still get prospects who could be plugged into the lineup right away. My point being is I would rather see what we have for next year, if we do well great, if we don't then we get a better pick.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Great Dane @Cameron19 Ritchie and Oleksiak for Lupul + prospect
6 days, 23 hours ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Axle_Goalie @DeclanK I would even throw a prospect or late pick to see that happen.
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Claymish They still feel they can make a push, it's what I've read. I'm talking Gardiner, yes.
1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: Slip Sliding Away
Dallas wants an offensive D-man, and scoring on the right side..... take your pick, we will take the Ontario Boys- Brett Ritchie 6'3 209lbs, and Jamie Oleksiak 6'7 250lbs
@Whalz I Like them all!! Plus if we really want, we can revisit signing Franson again in the off season.
Observations: Reimer is responsible for 5-10 extra shots per game,by rebounds, it's not the team playing crappy with him in nets. Phaneuf, Clarkson and Gardiner are simply dumb. I'm not trying to be mean however they have zero hockey sense and make amateurish mistakes constantly. At least there is still a slim hope for Gardiner, but there is no excuse for Phaneuf and Clarkson. Bozak shows the least desire and compete of any player on this team most nights, hell if your in over your head and gifted the 1C spot you better give it your all ALL the time, but he doesn't. Observed the coaching staff's inability to gauge who was in the game and who wasn't. Frattin started hot, should have got more ice to keep it going, Carrick was excellent and needed more ice. Winnik needs to be signed nice and cheapish long term ASAP.
My Keeper List: JVR, Kessel, Kadri, Komarov, Winnik, Panik, Rielly, Franson, Bernier.
1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: Slip Sliding Away
My thinking is that if the Leafs continue to consistently play like this win or lose the rest of the way than we can be happy. Management can then decide come trade deadline and off season what pieces we need and don't need moving forward. We will have a strong foundation moving forward.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #43, Los Angeles Kings 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0
@wendelsfist @traNsplantEdneWfie Kadri is clearly hurt, he isn't flying out there like he was. Factoring in that all the other players have increased their compete, while Kadri has regressed tells me he's not healthy.
We need to replace Bozak with O'Rielly, and we have to pieces to do it. If a package of players gets us Yandle then we have to pull that trigger as well. I can't see Colorado not taking Bozak+ Gauthier+ Phanuef for O'Rielly + a salary dump. Arizona needs a more stable goalie, how about Reimer? A potential Yandle replacement in Gardiner? and some offense take your pick (Lupul, Clarkson, Holland, Santorelli, Booth whatever take what you want)
Our Core will be very strong with JVR, O'Reilly, Kessel, Kadri, Rielly, Bernier
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Randy Carlyle Firing: What Changes Moving Forward?
O'Reilly and Yandle PLEASE!!.....trade any combo of Phanuef, Bozak, Franson, Lupul and B level prospects to make it happen....O'Rielly may not be a true #1 center but would make our first line very accountable. Not to mention a great player for Kadri to emulate. Yandle taking Phanuef's minutes, and again a great mentor to Gardiner and Reilly with similar styles.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 40 Scoring Chances: Jets 5 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Cameron19 @Claymish I'm talking about their first 150 games...Kessel broke out after and we had to pay for that.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 39 Scoring Chances: Wild 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Hmm...Kessel's stats in Boston 152 games 30 goals 36 assists. Great sniping ability and speed, but doesn't play a team game. Yakupov's stats in Edmonton 150 games 32 goals 32 assists. Great sniping ability and speed, but doesn't play a team game.
We gave 2 1st picks and a 2nd for Kessel.....it would cost just a prospect and a 2nd to get Yakupov. I think he would be a great investment, give him Kessel's stick and tell him to do as Phil does :)
Big shake up.....trade Bozak! Right now he is a tradable asset with good stats, and it will send the message this isn't a frat house. Does a package with Bozak and Gardiner get us something great from Colorado?
2 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Yes.....accountability.....Your not playing up to our standards you sit. Carlyle doesn't do that enough, he rewards veterans and makes the youth pay for mistakes.
A blow out is a coaches fault. It's his job to refocus the team after a mistake and get them back playing the system, whatever F-ed up system that maybe. Two blow outs in a row Carlyle must go!
Leo reminds me so much of the Swedish actor Peter Stormare, maybe he is Leo's real father,lol. Even plays the bad guy role as either a German, Italian, Frenchman or Russian.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day in the Mile High City
Clarkson's "Turning over a new Leaf" doesn't appear to be working just yet...How about dumping that stupid reverse Clark number 71? Mike Foligno didn't fair so well with it playing only 33, and 55 games in his only two full seasons with the Leafs.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup
I love the Robidas signing, he's an excellent mentor and the risk of him getting hurt isn't a concern of mine. By signing a quality proven D-man who is likely to miss some games, you are ensuring rookies get an opportunity to impress. If Robidas only plays 60 games then Granberg/ Holzer/ etc get a combined 40 games to show us what they got!
On that point, I hope Robidas is paired with Phanuef on his natural left side. That way a rookie won't be paired up with Gardiner or Rielly. I predict Phanuef/ Robidas Gardiner/ Polak Reilly/ Franson.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Breaking Down the Maple Leafs ‘Moneypuck’ Additions
Ron Ellis deserves Legends Row http://mapleleafslegends.blogspot.ca/2007/02/ron-ellis.html
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season
Are we missing the obvious? The Finnish shut down line, that would be feared in the league... Hartikainen, Kontiola, Komarov....Not to mention they all put up 30+ pts in under 50 KHL games last year.
Jvr. Bozak Kessell
Lupul Kadri. Clarkson/Frattin
Ashton Holland Santorelli
Hartikainen. Kontiola Komarov
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards
Lmfao 27mil for If they are lucky an average of 45 games 30pts per over the next 5 years.....best deal for nonis today is this no deal!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets
Wow the Canadiens must hate Gorges...now traded to Sabres for a 2nd pick.
Great pick leafs!....Before last season he was talked about going as high as 3rd. I trust our Swedish scouting with all the late round steals, Nylander may just be a steal as well at 8th.
7 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs
Gaborik 5mil per over 7 years....and Bolland thinks he's worth more? Let him walk, then come back to us a month from now signed to his same money (14.6 mil over 4 years)
7 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes
@Mind Bomb @Claymish Surprisingly though Franson at 2 mil was in contention. If you take the average for the D-men it was $3.46 mil, 7 goals, 36 points, 164 hits, and 142 blocked shots. Franson is $2 mil, 5 goals, 33 points, 282 hits, 111 blocked shots, he deserves more respect than we give him.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on (Friday Mashup) Two Weeks to Draft Day
Challenge...Most Dominate $71 million Team (all under contract)
Benn Backes Kunitz
Landeskog Hanzal Simmonds
Palat Dubinsky Brouwer
N.Foligno Shaw Jenner
327 Goals scored (3.98 per game) 3219 Hits (39 per game) 1352 Blocked Shots (16 per game)
@FrycersGhost @Claymish Umm, two players not yet in their prime, one being a goalie who can be a starter, the other being a right handed 30pt D-man, plus a shot at a very good player with the 8th pick. Bennett, and Draisaitl are only a slight less risk than most of the players who will be there at 8th.
I so do not want to pick at 8th....look at those players, we have only a 10% chance of getting the one that turns into the best of the group. I can't see why the Oilers or Flames wouldn't take our 8th + Reimer + Franson for their 3rd or 4th pick.
@leafersutherland Komarov is a player who always finnished his checks which made Kadri more engaged physically thus played much better. That line will either score or draw a penalty every few shifts.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) Too Much Cash for Komarov? Mutual interest with Dan Boyle?
@phaneufoundlander I second that...haha
@DCDC @JMAC17 @TheCanucksnaphook @Claymish Compare it to other other veteran stars....Briere 4 mil, Lecavalier 4.5 mil, Jagr 3.5 mil...granted the first two were still making buyout money.
@JMAC17 @TheCanucksnaphook @Claymish If it is true that he wants to come to the Leafs then he knows what our payroll is like and will sign for $7 million over 2 years.
@DWCMLHS @Pent_House @Claymish Didn't say he did, i said when he was on his wing. I would love for someone to look into the stats on when those two played together...it might be interesting.
Yes sign Boyle for 2 years, it gives us more time to develop Granberg, Percy, etc. Should he get injuries....well these Marlies can get some time with the big club while developing. Also sign Komarov for $2 million, Kadri had almost a point a game when Komarov was on his wing. He put up solid numbers in the KHL so let him and Clarkson compete for that spot.
If Sam Bennett has truly dropped to 4th then we need to do everything in our power to get the Oilers 3rd pick for our 8th pick.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach Candidates: Ted Dent and Mark Morris
Imagine the excitement in Toronto if we managed to pull off Florida's 1st pick and Edmonton's 3rd?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on [Thursday Mashup] Crazy Rumour Season
I would love if Reimer could swallow his pride and just be happy in his situation. However even if he could, I can't see it working out well....it's like dating in the work place. When you break up with one and start dating another you work with everyone feels that tension.
8 months ago on Trading James Reimer: Not So Fast
@daniel marois @Yan28 then we might get one of Reinhart or Bennett....i could live with being the GM who didn't have to choose.
8 months, 1 week ago on Former Asst’ Coach, Scott Gordon on TSN
@Yan28 Dal Colle is the best pick....I'd hate to have to choose between Reinhart and Bennett then be the GM who picked the wrong one. Also with our 8th pick I would hate to take Ritchie over more skill like Nylander then regret it down the road.
I would like to see the Leafs trade their 8th pick + Franson and/or a prospect to Calgary for their 4th pick. Then the Flames can draft Ritchie who can play this year with Monahan....and we get DAL COLLE....win win for both teams.