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1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Leafs at Blue Jackets (7 p.m., Leafs TV)
@DWCMLHS what is it?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Predators (8 p.m., LeafsTV)
i'm likely missing something--but why not Leivo instead of Abbott?
2 months ago on Leafs down another winger; lose Kulemin, recall Abbott; Reimer gets the start vs. OTT
strong leaf fan here--but my hunch is mtl wins 4-2 with last goal into empty net vacated by reimer
also suspect we lose to philly with bernier
hope i'm wrong
we beat ottawa on sat with reimer back in net
2 months ago on Kessel, Leafs working on contract extension; could get done tomorrow
bodie or devane-which one is a better fit for our needs as a fill in for McClaren?
forget the nepotism stuff--wanna know which one is a better fit for our current needs-period
fighting--offensive skill etc
2 months ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Opener Eve: September 30th
@Cameron19 @Loric76 but devane is not officially sent dn today--yhought he was still 'up'
2 months ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others
hunch is that all of devane, ashton,reilly,leivo,macw kept provided someone claims liles--and FraserM put on ltir----am assuming all these added guys have bonuses not counting in hard cap
Devane salary less than McClaren due to bonuses?
No comment on Leivo or MacWilliam yet--presume waiting to see if Liles is claimed--if he is then both stay?
if we now put liles on waivers and guess correctly that he is claimed--does the claiming team swallow the entire $3,875cap?--eg CGY
is there a pecking order as to who is next in line to claim--ie CGY wud know that few teams are ahead of them so why trade fpr him instead? or is it a free for all, meaning Burke would risk missing him so trade for him and maybe colborne instead?
2 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #3: Franson, Kessel, team ratings
thought crosses my mind that after trade(s) nxt week, nonis may suddenly revisit this deal and both sides sign a replacement 2-4 yr term contract along the lines of cowen--wouldn't surprise if Franson side already anticipates it and realizes leafs have to trade etc players like liles and that this is just a stop gap to get into october onside
2 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Cody Franson Signs 1 Year Deal
Watters also said that Franson is a top 4 D man who is better than Liles as well as being better than Phaneuf and than next year he could be looking at 4-6....said that Reilly will be sent dn and that he likes Ranger---and that Nonis has done a good job-particularly in 'saying no'---and that while Reimer can obviously stop the puck it is Bernier that is crucial because Bernier has terrific puck moving skills (to help in getting puck out of our own end).
Bill Watters comments today--
"There is absolutely no interest in Liles by anyone' (worst trade that burke ever made)-he's of no use
"Colborne can't skate at NHL level"
"Ashton can't finish--maybe a 4th liner
"McClement VERY underrated-most underrated on the team"
"Leafs have no interest in renewing Phaneuf--has no leadership qualities--lupul should be captain
"Clarkson is NOT a tough fighter-should go back to the way he was in nj
"Kessell renewal $6max--no leadership skills
'leafs 'might' finish 3rd due to bernier's puck moving abilities--detroit and boston getting old-if not, leafs should likely get a wild card spot
@Loric76 @ionsys now 256 replies ---56% and 29% are top choices
2 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout Ep.#2
From Hockey Buzz Calgary Flames Blogger---"Liles wud be very cheap to acquire if CGY takes on his full salary"...etc etc then he asks a question (99 replies) "What wud you advise flames to do?"
56% said "go after Liles he'll be cheap and useful"
30% said "go after Franson, he's worth a mid-level pkg
4% said don't touch Franson, likely too pricy
9% said don't do anything
maybe most of the replies were from Leaf fans-gg
I value Franson highly and he's a highly needed rt handed shot to boot--I think the original plan in trading for Bernier was a short term thing and that the Leafs are already convinced that Reimer is too injury prone to run with for a long time. ie-I think Nonis etc are already wedded to annointing Bernier and had no intention when they signed Bernier that they were actually intending to keep Reimer into March/14
Drew McIntyre is showing that he can be a very good backup--so why keep both starters while Rome is in danger of burning so to speak--Either Liles goes or Kulemin goes or Reimer goes--of those 3, Reimer probably has the most marketability and likely wouldn't hurt our goal situation much---that's one reason why they still have McIntyre in camp for maybe 1 more game
2 months, 1 week ago on Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23
I still think Reimer will very soon be traded to a Cap positive team who badly needs a good Goalie
I seriously doubt that Nonis is going to carry both into the March trade deadline.
To move Liles at say 2.8 -net, Nonis going to have to add a player and/or pick as well---
And Nonis knows that eventually he's gonna have to move either B or Reimer in the next several months---and he now knows that Drew McIntyre would make a very good backup to either B or R.
Highly suspicious that Burkie was at the 2 buffalo games this past weekend (maybe only sun night maybe both).
Cap Space Now +1,996
-F McClaren temp
+Ashton stays up (fill in for Clarkson 10games)
+Raymond at $975
-Liles (swallow $1,000 salary)
+Franson 2yr $3,000 per
Bernier with Drew M backup---Reimer traded earlier than many of us thought
Ending Cap Space +$1,905
My suspicion---Both Reimer and Liles will very soon be traded, possibly together maybe to CGY
Reimer's game in Buffalo was steller-turned heads--but Drew MC would be a steller backup for Bernier and we wud save $1,200 on the cap just there
Maybe Reimer +Liles to CGY for a 2nd ,3rd and a prospect? and we swallow $1,000 of Liles salary?---fill in the details etc etc
2 months, 1 week ago on Fight Night in Toronto: Preseason Post Game #5 – Leafs 5 vs. Sabres 3
$1,996 cap space 13F 7D now
-McClaren +Devane = $1,995 Cap Space
+Raymond @$925 - Smith = $1,620 Cap Space
- Fraser +MacWilliam = $1,808 Cap Space
-Holzer + Percy and +Brennan = $979 Cap Space to start Season
within 2 weeks later, trade Liles +Colborne and take back $775 of Liles Salary---for picks/prospect ticketed for Marlies---Cap Space then $979 +$3,100 +$600 = $4,675
+Franson 2yr at $2,900 per... hour before Liles /Colborne goes public...Cap Space $1,775
+Ashton $1,040 = $735 Cap Space remaining 13F-8D
in effect trick is to open season without Franson to entice other teams to deal instead of waiting for waivers to scoop up cheap---then nergotiate best trade idea for Liles few days after that
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Preseason Game #3 – Maple Leafs at Senators (7:30 p.m., TSN)
Current Cap Space $1 ,996 (13F-7D-2G)
+Raymond at $925
+Devane at $701 same as Frazrer McClaran
=13F and $1620 cap space
+ Bodie or Brennan
Liles waived worst case and no one picks up and we gain only $950 on cap
=6D and $2,757 cap Space to sign Franson to go to 7D (if Raymond rumour of $925 is accurate)
IF Franson won't do $2,757 for 2 yr-Cowen got $4.1 for 4yr)---somehow get Calgary or the Ducks to trade for Franson if we take $1.0 back in salary and even add in a prospect maybe--or do the Minny deal proposed by Cameron
2 months, 2 weeks ago on MLHS Wants To Sponsor A Tyke Team