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Wow - lots of fun to watch Kessel skating around likes he's gasping for breath.
9 hours, 4 minutes ago on GDT: Game #49, New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SN)
@Kessel81 @gjdevlin @Anthony Petrielli Yes - he understands the nuances of the business etc but hoo boy he he butchered the Clarkson deal.
18 hours, 23 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
@philthethrill @gjdevlin Oh I agree..too much money for him...:-(
18 hours, 29 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
@WB_222 @Anthony Petrielli @gjdevlin Sorry - Gardiner has to go.
18 hours, 31 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
@mcloki @Anthony Petrielli @gjdevlin Not the puck girls!! Susan, Mary, Annie, Wendy, Sally, Jane and Laurie? No!
@Anthony Petrielli @gjdevlin This was all Nonis and Burke. I'm glad we have Shahanan onboard because he's a former player and knows what it takes to win from an ice perspective. hes the guy who understands the locker room.
Nonis...I don't understand at all why he's around. He's just not a hockey guy and I never viewed him as one.
18 hours, 32 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
@Anthony Petrielli @Edward_Flannery Booth is on a one year contract. He walks. The Leafs won't be re-signing him.
I prefer to try and get Franson to take a hometown discount if he can.
18 hours, 36 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
@philthethrill well I wanna defend him a bit..this guy isn't great but he is not a slacker either. He works hard and hustles and gets in front of the net. His skating is better this year than last year. I would not be complaining about him so much if it wasn't for his bad contract. He plays with more heart than Bozak who is a floater.
18 hours, 38 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
According to MyNHLRumors:
The statement caught my eye - move out some pieces and "clean up the room" which is in accordance with Franson saying the Leafs need to "grow up". Sounds like we have some locker room poison that is festering as opposed to a new rebuild - a committed bunch of players can make something happen.
I know the Leafs are pretty much "out of it" but if they can win the next 7 out of 10 games (14 points) they can impact the standings again. Maybe the three goals in Ottawa could be an indicator that the scoring slump is over.
But that's all said with a grain of salt. I love my Leafs and plan to continue to watch them - it's like a drama - Gold Rush or Bering Sea gold - you don't know what is going to happen next - who is going to get traded etc. Win or lose, I still love it.
Let's play hockey!
18 hours, 40 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
Part of me says - Trade Kesell! Trade Phanuef! The other part of me says keep them! They have their flaws but Phil can score and Phanuef can hit.
I wonder if Phanuef can be traded to a team that hasn't exercised their buy out clauses yet.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
Do Kessell and Phaneuf have the right to veto a trade if a deal is made with one of the teams they submitted or it's just basically pack your shit and get out?
5 days, 18 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@Mind Bomb @Kessel81 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat My last ball hockey game was back in college about 20 years ago. I suffer from RP (tunnel vision) - I'm what you call 'deaf/blind' had it all my life so I knew my vision was declining so I just put my best and we played a man short and managed to annihilate the other team 9 to 4 - scored 5 goals and 4 assists then proceeded to start a fight after the last whistle when the other teams forward questioned by eye sight. Nice little floor brawl. Today I don't think I can play anymore but I can see around me and all pretty good - still can watch the Leafs lose unfortunately. Cheers!
5 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@JMAC17 @Omac13 I noticed that college prospects when they join the NHL end up stupid and soft. Such is the case of Gardiner and Bozak whereas players that come up through OHL etc are tougher.
@FloorHockeyFlopper He's a failed ballerina
1 week ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
@ingy56 @gjdevlin Healey just alienates his audience - he just doesn't know how to balance his commenting.
@ingy56 @gjdevlin That's why he failed the job interview
Reimer's lucky! The net stopped the puck! Thank god!
Healey is a wanna be GM who is sour on not becoming a GM in Toronto. He didn't get the job because of a hearing problem. They told him, the buck stops here! He thought they said puck.
@ConnorCrisp @gjdevlin Fuck off and die Healy!
@ConnorCrisp What did he say?
@traNsplantEdneWfie The Leafs tabled an a basic offer so back and forth it will go.
A few thoughts here - I'm hearing that there are contract negotiations to sign Kadri to an extension at 4 mill per year for 4 to 5 years - 21 22 mill or something?
It's probably best we lock him up because we nurtured and developed him and he is growing as a center. I know that next year we are dumping a lot of contracts and moving people out - Booth will not be back next year and possible of unloading of major contracts - maybe Kessel and so on.
The caveat is that we are pretty much stuck with Clarkson and so we will have to sign folks around Clarkson and try to utilize Clarkson on 3rd and 4th lines. I know he's not the greatest player but he has 10 goals this year and from what I've seen of him this year he is not a slacker and he's not afraid to get in front of the net.
The slump is over!
Clean hit on the first one....
@Handlebar Everything is awesome!
It's the louch ness monster! no wait a leaf goal! (photographs widly) it's blurry fuck!
A team can't just go from highest scoring to lowest scoring in 10 games flat - they are capable. Something is going ON! I know they changed their defensive game but this does not make sense.
I think the Leafs are playing like this on purpose - passing around avoiding shooting the net as a big f you to management begging daring them to trade them. something is off
wow did kessel miss on purpose?
I mean the Hurricanes were really beatable tonight yet the Leafs just decided not to show up or even bother putting any oomph in their offense. It's ridiculous. I just wonder if some players just quit on the team.
Time will tell over the all star break. Pity there is no clause in their contract that allows us to jettison them for poor performance.
1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@ingy56 @gjdevlin It will be like: "Did you get your paycheck yet?" "I just got a new car." "Again?" "One for my 2nd girlfriend. My current GF doesn't know and my 2nd GF threatened to tell her."
1 week, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Sexyhairyman @Jay_Berg Why doesn't security drag the Leafs out of the building?
Ah to be a fly on the wall in the locker room tonight.
@Hammertownleaffan If we're luck..a corpse but we have those already. Watching the Leafs makes me happy the Walking Dead will be back soon.
@Top Jimmy Yup - that was my observation - like some players are going on strike. I'll play my way or else.
@OzLeafer @gjdevlin @Cameron19 He's always out of position and he doesn't battle hard enough on the boards and he doesn't hit.
@Cameron19 @OzLeafer I never liked him. I don't understand why we still have him over these years.
@OzLeafer Prefer to keep JVR over that namby pamby Bozak.
@In it to Winnik someone has to pay for the turkey, right?
@In it to Winnik It sounds like your thanksgiving dinner?
@Hammertownleaffan @gjdevlin dude he's beyond awful. Come up with a better adjective. :-)
@Hammertownleaffan @gjdevlin hes frustrated for sure. I would have ripped the crossbar as well. I hate losing. As for signing Franson says he loves it here but he has no say at the moment and can be traded.
We do have weak wingers - for the longest time I've waited to trade Bozak and I don't know why he's still around. He's just weak.
@Hammertownleaffan Why was he out?
Bettman to Nonis over the phone: You have to start winning. There's no way I can have McDavid on your team next year. We prefer him in other American cities!
@DJBrianBurke @gjdevlin The have a cash flow from concessions jerseys tickets but once that dries up it they will feel the pinch.
@mr_hanie It's safe to lose.
The building is half empty now..that should send a message to management - this core doesn't want to play.
The comeback has BEGUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The bags are back!
@LyGuy @gjdevlin One just now another in the 2nd period..when was the third?