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@wiski @The_Polish_Cannon And Carlyle was told to play him 40 minutes.....lol
18 hours, 55 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@ProfessorRance @ingy56 @newkb @Loric76 @deedrag Sponsored by Acer, Dell, Asus, Gateway, and Toshiba.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Loric76 @ProfessorRance @ingy56 Clarkson wanted to - it's just that they don't allow chairs on the ice for support beyond Mickey Mouse....
@ingy56 @Loric76 @deedrag Jordan vs laptop?
@sniperstar @Burtonboy Blame the Leafs!
2 days, 18 hours ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Definitely not the worst possible outcome....might be able to snag a future #1 centre from the draft. It's a win-win this season I think....
@WesternDP @Loric76 Yep, scour the garbage behind a KFC....
2 days, 18 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@RandomScrub I want to see the Loov machine out in full force...
@Yaknowwhat They don't have much experience, but sometimes that can be an advantage. Bright guys with fresh perspectives and ideas. I just don't see a lot of these moves as being at the impetus of Nonis. And they still have Cliffy F around....he knows how to squander assets with the best of them....lol.
@vinoa @newkb I found last summer's moves somewhat bizarre as well. Trading youth and depth for upgrades at a position that wasn't a glaring need, and gutting the depth to do it. I truly feel that Nonis has about the same amount of say as an Assistant GM in another organization might. He is the figurehead with the title, but it appears more symbolic than actual right now.
@Burtonboy I'm watching the Jays get pounded by a real team too.....fml.
The underlying thing that very few have mentioned recently is that almost every single front office move made to date shows how little confidence the organization has in Nonis as well....in fact I would wager that he had almost no say in any of it. He may be more on the hot seat than Carlyle....marginalized out of the processes, or so it appears.
2 days, 19 hours ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
@Yaknowwhat This is a great year for nothing to go right....draft-wise.
@CanuckUKinToronto Fenton just died a little reading this post.....lol
2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@Yaknowwhat I believe you have the right two numbers....in the wrong order...
@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy I believe the combo of 2, 3, and 4 are correct. and the last 4 words of point 1.
@Yaknowwhat 93 points maximum? lol
@Burtonboy It's how the Leafs roll. 1 step backwards, 3 steps backwards.
@Cameron19 That could mean one of two things. Maybe he let his assistants have too much say in the past and he will make all the calls (note that Farrish has been his right hand man at every stop up until now), or the unthinkable....
@Burtonboy @newkb Could very well be that he did listen too much. As you say, it is confusing as to why he was kept on as he was the one who had the final say in any event.
@Burtonboy I wonder if he listened to Cronin/Gordon/Farrish? We will soon find out.....
@Alec Brownscombe @newkb I stand corrected....forgot about Komarov. I don't see Ashton making the club in the top-12. Santorelli is more of an "engine" forechecking type energy guy than a cycle guy, and Clarkson should get new skates if he wants to remain standing for more than a couple of seconds at a time - might help him sustain a cycle. Holland can cycle, but didn't do all that much of it last year. Bodie is the 15th forward. Having said all that, it will come down to what the players are and are not allowed to do system-wise. Nik hit that nail on the head.
@Alec Brownscombe @newkb This is all true, however I am not seeing any real board play cyclers in the off-season signings. Booth, Winnik maybe....if they can remain healthy. I see a lot of rush type guys. I would settle for improved tenacity from the bottom 6 - where they are on the opponents and take away time and space. That alone would be an improvement. Having said that, the system as executed last year took away from the tenacity - it was a structure that committed the players to an area as opposed to another player. Basically the NHL's equivalent of a zone defense.
I can't wait for Randy to bench the first new guy who engages the opposition's D-men at the blueline or along the boards....."You will sit and watch until you get my system down pat".
2 days, 20 hours ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
Yeah.....I'm not expecting anything resembling an improvement in shots against/GAA. Hoping that the Leafs can outscore their opponent's 40+ shots against per night.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@Burtonboy @dlb Mad It was better for the world at large to ignore anything Fenton said....
@peterbleafs @Jmessih It indicates that he played with 5 pylons. That is all.
@ingy56 @Jmessih @Burtonboy And all I remember is hearing over and over that it would take Kadri+ to get Gagner...
@MaxwellHowe As long as he isn't Ashton-ing his own mates....
3 days, 19 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators
@peterbleafs @newkb Nope.....nor would I. Well, I wouldn't pay normal Leafs prices.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators
@peterbleafs @newkb The 3 on the left are the ones to keep an eye on.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators
@peterbleafs see Mattmark's post below.....this is looking like a test of the D and the goalie.
@Optimustic A fair amount of hurt in today's Leaf lineup....
@ Keon @Jmessih Gomez was the gift that kept on giving.....
@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy @Mind Bomb You're going to like the Leaf fans here....lots of us. But the rest of this place sucks.
1 week ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal
@Yaknowwhat Yeah.....I was going to watch, but.....
1 week, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio
So is BYU is on the banned list now too?
Off to the trailer for one of the final weekends this year....already reserved my place on the liver transplant list. Enjoy gents!
1 week, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Getting closer
@wiski @ingy56 Syringes? :)
@wiski @ingy56 The Phil one looks like an angry, furry wiski... :)
@Bobsyouruncle This is yet another reason why you are one of my favourite posters.
@Yaknowwhat @ingy56 My guys are never upright on their skates again.....lol. No joke.lol
@ingy56 @wiski @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Got about 3000 albums....staying here forever.
1 week, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Getting closer
@MaxwellHowe @newkb I agree mostly with that rant, FWIW. Not a fan.
4 weeks ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@MaxwellHowe Mmmmmmm......salsa. Sorry, wrong thread.
@ingy56 @newkb @TheCanucksnaphook @ShiftyD @Loric76 We have several pots with them. Not a lot, but enough for a few batches of salsa. Wildlife doesn't like the dog in a tiny fenced yard.
@ingy56 @newkb @TheCanucksnaphook @ShiftyD @Loric76 Oh man this is good stuff.....