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Wow you honestly blame this season on goaltending?
33 minutes ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@.Kong. @wendelsfist I think management likes the leadership and veteran qualities Polak offers. Need those kind of guys around even during a rebuild, otherwise you end up like edmonton
16 hours, 3 minutes ago on Dave Nonis Post-Deadline Media Address
@TuckerForPunishment Have to also think that Hall, Yak, and RNH could have been the impact players they were touted as if they were properly developed and insulated with a better team. Rather than just throwing all their young drafted players into the NHL when they're not ready
1 day, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #63, Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals (7 p.m., CityTV)
A bag of pucks would be an overpayment for clarkson
1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Game #63, Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals (7 p.m., CityTV)
I'm all for getting Babs he's a great coach. I'm just saying it's not all doom and gloom if they can't land him. There are plenty of options out there that we wouldn't even be aware of. Take Willie Desjardins for example and what he has managed to accomplish in Vancouver. I didn't see anyone on here predicting him as a viable coaching candidate
1 day, 22 hours ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
And yet Your ignorance has already formulated an opinion of the man after 4 months. What Shanny has his management team accomplishing cannot be judged by individual moves, it's a long term plan that can only be assessed after a few years of work
Hmm call me crazy but I'm pretty sure other GMs have been successful at building teams without having Babcock as the team's coach.
He's been involved in the game since other kids his age were focused on where the party was Saturday night and which girl thy want to hook up with. Everything Dubas said above is true, and is stuff even a knowledgeable fan of the game can grasp without even ever being a GM of an OHL team or assistant GM of an NHL team
Picks that late can be anyone's guess. Outside of the top 10 there's just not enough resources on these later pick prospects for any of us to make an educated opinion.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
If Nonis trades Bernier it's not because he's a mistake or isn't a good goalie. If he has a chance to get a significant return that will put the club in a better position long term then there is no problem
It'll be an offseason blockbuster involving Phaneuf and Bernier
2 days, 1 hour ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
Hard to believe this team was ever in a rebuild mode looking at that
Play a season without a captain, just don't rush to hand it to the first guy that turns the volume up on the locker room radio
Understandable. deals involving contracts like Phaneufs are highly unlikely to be done this time of year. TDL is for playoff teams looking to shore up weaknesses. It's away expiring contracts to those teams as rentals or take advantage of a desperate team willing to take on a risky contract (ie Lupul). The more valuable pieces can wait until the offseason when their are more suitors
I never mentioned anything about doing that before the deadline.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
If the leafs are listening to offers on Bernier than Edmonton is a logical target. Edmonton needs Dmen and a goalie, that's a perfect fit for a deal with the Leafs. Phaneuf + Bernier going to Edmonton for a deal centers around their 1st and whatever else to make it work
@TheColborneUltimatum @Beleaf67 it still doesn't matter. If they have 5.3 or more in cap space Horton's cap hit will be added. But if the leafs sign another player than it just pushes Horton's out
4 days, 17 hours ago on GDT: Game #61, Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN)
you have to think Nonis' time with as GM will be coming to a close after this. The board would of had to agree to spend 26 million to fix Nonis' mistake
@mcloki @Savo43 @HHT the asset management we've witnessed unfold does not line up with any of Nonis's past actions or philosophy. This is the same guy that said after signing clarkson that he's not worried about years 5-7 he's only focused on year 1. Now suddenly there's a massive emphasis on asset management and not letting people go for nothing (grabo, kulemin, macarthur) and also to draft and develope. Now they have to re-acquire draft picks that nonis traded away
Which proves he's dependant on kessel
4 days, 22 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
I haven't watched a full leafs game yet in 2015. Not wasting my saturday nights on this team
1 week ago on Leafs Notebook – February 23rd
I have never seen anything like this team. Unbelievable
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #58, Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
This situation is exactly what we hoped for when they were signed on cheap 1 ur deals. Gain assets from nothing but money
2 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)
thinking I'll put some tape over Kessel's name on my jersey and write McDavid for the game in MTL
2 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #56, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)
god I have to go watch this team play in MTL on saturday.. embarrassed to even wear my Kessel jersey at this point
@ingy56 @DeclanK i tried downloading the doc off bit torrent website, and the file only comes up with a trailer?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Game 54 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Oilers 1
@Yaknowwhat funny how when Bernier lets in a softy its because the team infront him sucks, Reimer let's in a softy it's all his fault
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 54 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Oilers 1
I had bought tickets to that game a long time ago. I don't even have the energy or desire to wear my leafs jersey to the game, that's how bad it's gotten
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 53 Scoring Chances: Devils 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Jmessih @The_Polish_Cannon either way trade deadline is looming, all teams are talking amongst each other. We don't need darren dreger to tell us that
3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #53, Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., SNO)
@Jmessih they've been talking all week about the leafs talking to other teams.
@djamon @DeclanK they're all mouthpieces. There's nobody in the MSM who obtains secret intel and leaks it without someone's knowledge, they wouldn't last very long in the business if they did. They're all spooned information to put out in the public for PR purposes and to gain leverage in negotiations.
4 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em
It was bad timing with the salary cap coming down, teams couldn't take on salary without sending any back and leafs couldn't take any back. Bad time to be dealing anybody
1 month ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
I could see COL being more interested in a player like phaneuf. However, Ill admit I don't catch many Arizona games so I'm not too familiar with Yandle aside from highlights
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
Phaneuf for ROR ?
Yaknowwhat, Mattmark, Otis, Zeus. I remember them all losing their shit about the Nylander pick
1 month, 1 week ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Where are all idiots that freaked out about taking Nylander over Ritchie ??
@Bring the Cup Home @Dangle_My_Berries its only a few games in and they've drastically changed their play. Give them time, they'll figure out how to bring out the offence. Right now they're probably concentrating too much on the defensive side. It's like Kadri how he sacrificed his offence to play better D. and after a while he started to incorporate his offence again
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #44, Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks (10 p.m., SNO)
@Cameron19 @The_Polish_Cannon A team like Edmonton, Florida, Colorado were teams that thought they were better than they actually are. I think Edmonton would have been extremely interested in Phaneuf, they showed in the offseason they were desperate to add on D
And i'm not saying i have anything against Kessel or Phaneuf, I like them both as players. Just the organization has failed massively to build a team around them while they're in the prime years
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over
it's funny coming back on to read all the comments now that we're at this point. I remember early in the offseason suggesting that since we have not surrounded Kessel and Phaneuf with the right pieces, that the organization should trade its core and shift its focus to building around the next wave of young players in the system. Everyone lost it on me in here.
I suggested that they try to make trades and get draft picks included in deals from teams that might be under illusions of how well they will play this season, and hopefully get some good picks in this deep draft coming up. It'll be a lot harder to pry picks away from a team with a good draft position now.
@Jimmie Dorey @djamon its' hard to evaluate D men on a team whose forwards don't play D and continually leave the zone before the team has possession of the puck
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game 40 Scoring Chances: Jets 5 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@wendelsfist @TheGroobster the top line hasn't changed and they sink the team's overall possession numbers
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday
@Dougie Wraparound Reimer's there but no Bernier eh?
Dec was referring to an idiotic comment Carlyle made a while ago about how he thinks concussions occur now cuz the head swells and gets to tight in the helmet
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Mashup: Rangers Tonight
That's probably the least likely trade scenario.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #12, Arizona Coyotes 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Now there's analytics I can follow
4 months ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)
I thought Carlyle said Reiner should've been 1st star
Or a bigot
4 months ago on GDT: Game #11, Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Lol to everyone who used to say kadri wouldn't work with Kessel. Now we need a 2C !
@daniel marois @The_Polish_Cannon @Great Dane so you reiterated what I just said. In the offseason Edmonton would have been a perfect team to trade with, might have gotten their 1st and then some for say Phaneuf. Now that all their optimism is gone and they realize they will be drafting high again they won't give up that pick so easily
4 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@daniel marois @The_Polish_Cannon @Great Dane this is an exceptionally deep draft though. Teams won't be trading top 10 picks as easily as other years