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Why the fuck is your name Belief if you have a pic of one of those douchebags with the douchebag on his head? Isn't that blatantly hypocritical?
5 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight
Lebron plays for Cleveland again? Did he hold a press conference beforehand? Who cares about basketball?
Who gives a shit? Fan salute was on the scoreboard. Enough of the nonsense.
Typical media hatchet-job on the Leafs looking for a negative narrative after a big win. Watch the player interviews on the Leafs site; everyone is looking for a pound of flesh. Complete hogwash.
Bet ya 200 people drove by and didn't help. Goddamned, spoiled, rich athletes on social media.
Can't ask for a trade if you're single and screw someone, now can you? #I'mbringingeveryteamIplayfortothefinals
6 days ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
They haven't really tried to make the team better except by drafting, and they haven't given any of those kids a reasonable attempt to mature through the minors. What a shit organization. If I was Eberle or RNH, I'd get married and fuck a reporter.
This might get deleted...
Should be a lesson to all those who advocate tanking as well.
Lupul back tonight? We could use his sort of hardnosed play in the top six. And a couple goals too.
Wasn't Kessel the guy who went out of his way at the end if last season to bring all the reporters to him and apologize for the team's collapse?
Yeah sorry he doesn't want to shoot the shit every fucking day but, how many other guys would do that?
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – November 17
Missed the game. It looked from the highlights that we were all over them in the first and couldn't score, then a couple goals, the first one a real stinker, changed the tide. Second game of a back to back as well.
Wouldn't read too much into it, same as I wouldn't read too much into us scoring 11 goals combined, or whatever, against Chicago and Boston.
Certainly wasn't instinctive for him to jump in front of the net. I don't like his attitude, in general. There's so many plays where he decides he's not going to skate to the puck but coast or wait for it to come to him, and he's lazy in making himself available for his D partner.
I understand what he's done for the team in the past, and it's still early in the season, however, I wouldn't be opposed to moving him.
"I'll take 'swords' for 200 Alex."
2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)
Boys are putting it on the line a lot more lately than they have in a while. And they're sorting out some of the coaching problems from the past couple years.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday
Kid's got something to prove on all fronts. I like it. Good kid, if he didn't fight that'd be fine but, the fact that he does means he doesn't think of himself as being untouchabl, or too special to sit in the box or risk injury.
Bahaha. This is great.
The only good thing about not being able to post from my phone is that you can't either.
@T K O @toleafs @Mcost61 Prust is a nobody. A year ago we needed Phaneuf to play at least two minutes of the five he would have been off for. This year we can play five without him, no problem.
I don't know that I really want him around anymore though. He doesn't look as committed as a lot of other guys on the team.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4
@Dogger It looks like he's not skating, he coasts way too often -- which is fine when he's getting to where he needs to be, but he's not getting to his mark, he's not turning with them, he's not trying to get to pucks first, he doesn't always move to open up for his d-partner.
I don't know what the deal is, but it isn't physical, it's an attitude problem.
@Knights2Leafs Bozak's first goal against Phi was his best shift, I think.
3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #13, Toronto Maple Leafs at Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m., TSN4)
@Hmmm @OzLeafer Panik needs to fuck off forever.
Bozak's a much better player when he's not deferring to Kessel all the time (and when he's in Colorado).
@ConnorCrisp @ingy56 @Lescott Looks like corn with dinner yesterday and peanuts at some point within the past few days.
3 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Season 2 Episode 2 with Gus Katsaros
@ConnorCrisp @ingy56 If we could somehow get a hold of the dump we ould find out all sorts of information there too...
@ConnorCrisp @Lescott @ingy56 Nothing against the kid, but he made some pretty glaring mistakes that game. I'd personally sit Robidas, but whatever it's one game.
@ingy56 to be fair Reilly did have a pretty bad game against Phx. Penalties, caught up ice a few times, etc.
@deedrag @Dogger Winnik, Komorov, Polak, Santerelli all help.
@Anthony Petrielli @Lescott @Burtonboy @deedrag I'm making your argument.
@Anthony Petrielli @Lescott @Burtonboy @deedrag We don't want to throw a 18 year old undersized kid into the NHL to get crushed like RNH -- higly skilled as he may be.
@vinoa @Anthony Petrielli @Burtonboy @Lescott I think it's more a maturation process (maybe some coaching) but I still think it's a matter of a few pieces other than ones we already have. A few years away - is what I'm trying to say.
@Anthony Petrielli @Burtonboy @deedrag RNH...
@Burtonboy @Anthony Petrielli @Lescott the team has gotten better remarkably since before Burke got here, and there's no reason to believe we're going to get anything but better from here...
@Anthony Petrielli @Lescott We're more trouble-makers than contenders at this point. I just meant in relation to some of the criticizisms that Gus made and the general feel of the whole conversation.
I think I'm a lot more optimistic than these guys.
It seems like the team is adapting some neutral zone tactics, which they've never really focused on prior. They are working harder on puck retrieval in our zone and they are getting better at cycling -- especilly with Kessel split up from Bozak and JVR.
There's still a learning curve though, and we'll see if it really works out. The Kessel on the half-boards PP has to die though. Put him in the slot and work the puck off the other wall with Kadri.
I think as far as our weaknesses go, the criticizisms are fair. However, the prospects and some of the better young guys on our team are creating a bit of redundancy that we can hopefully exploit to help address some of the team weaknesses.
I think the problem people have with our top centres is largely how well they win battles and their coverage in our own zone.
The defensive system and the forecheck doesn't make them lose one on one batles...
@Mitch_S2 Just give them a few minutes, I'm sure the Pepto will do its work.
@Alec Brownscombe @Lescott Cool. I only caught the occasional one last year so I wasn't sure.
Are hangouts live?
@Jmessih @Ze_theLeafsFan Lot's of weird thngs happen statistically over a short span of a dozen games.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #12, Toronto Maple Leafs at Arizona Coyotes (9 p.m., SNO)
Though, in terms of rules and not ethics, one could argue that Stalin was within them and Gandhi outside of them...
It's an indeterminite subjective mixture, and we don't know exaclty how far the black goes one way, or how far the white goes the other. I guess his act of knocking the net off is some shade between Stalin and Gandhi. But you're arguing that there are no shades, only Stalin and only Gandhi - within the rules or outside of them.
In this circumstance, as with pretty much all human relations, there is no stand-alone logic. It's all relative and dependant, nuanced and subjective.
Mathematics, is something entirely separate in my eyes.
Besides, there's nothing wrong with my logical consistency.
The logic is dependant upon all of the other supporting factors. Logic doesn't exist on it's own, it's a construct. Everything is on a sliding scale ethically speaking. There are different levels of breaking and bending rules, and understood punishments.
@Mortagleus @Mattmark punching a man in the face and shooting somebody are both illegal, does that make them equal?
@Mortagleus @Mattmark It's not as simple as black and white - breaking or not breaking rules. You studied philosophy, you know that nearly everything ethically is a matter of scale.
@Mortagleus @Mattmark It's so outrageously far outside the scope of the game. If you hook a guy or trip him you still are in effect trying to take the man and you're slightly outside the lines in which the game is allowed to be played, whereas, if you flip the net off you are stopping the game entirely by breaking the playing field. It's the sportsmanship equivalent of picking up your ball and going home.
@docmma @Lescott @Yan28 Reilly is a big guy, maybe some of our other Dmen, JVR's not built like Mr. Hockey, maybe some of our bottom six guys.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0