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i mailed a Reset Button into the ACC today to the attention of David Clarkson. Also provided him with some super glue so that he can just glue it to his locker and hit it nightly.
20 hours, 15 minutes ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)
something named leivo!
1 day, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
Go down to the Marlies young Bibeau and continue to show what seems to be amazingly solid play. hope you have a good year down there!!!!
1 day, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@ProfessorRance is he playing tonight? i didnt' think he was.
@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home
i don't believe he will get sent down. you could very well be right but i have a feeling he will stick.
surprised to see carrick go down. so here's what i'm thinking we'll see on night 1:
JVR - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Leivo
Komarov - Holland - Clarkson
Winnik - Santo - Frattin
way too much like last year.
1 day, 16 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@whalz @Bring the Cup Home
1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@king leary @Bring the Cup Home
@B_Leaf @Bring the Cup Home
romanuk's calls and questions and comments are just so fucking lame they irritate me. only guy i hate any more is glen healy.
never heard potvin. that bad eh?
who will we be hearing on Saturday night this season?
is it just me or is paul romanuk the worst announcer going. he should be nowhere near a play by play booth.
this first one you posted. move dion back to the right side.
that's exactly what i'd do too.
@wiski @Bring the Cup Home @Bruffins
if the sabres end up with a top 2 pick to go with their other two first rounders and they will be absolutely stocked with A-level prospects starting next season.
would solve our long standing problem of number 1 center for the next 10 - 15 years!
@Bruffins @Bring the Cup Home
yeah......both of them and we'd be in the McDavid/Eichel sweepstakes. hmmmmmmmm..........
kozun's speed is ridiculous. both he and carrick looked real good tonight. and stuart percy almost never moves the puck the wrong way. his smarts will serve him well and he's gonna need them, cuz if franson is down and unable to start the season percy will make this team.
for all the shit dion takes from so many, i couldn't imagine him going down with a long term injury. just couldn't imagine who would pick up those minutes.
welcome to the nhl stuart percy.
@sniperstar @Bring the Cup Home @Bruffins
Gardiner - Phaneuf
Rielly - Robidas
Percy - Polak
(this could be next year when franson no longer here)
1 day, 23 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Fish Head @Bring the Cup Home @Burtonboy @Yan28
completely agree. best part is they are stacked with young guys leading the charge. and we still expect great things from them. should bode well for injury call ups and overall depth moving forward for the big club.
2 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
Here's hoping the flashes that Bibeau has shown at various levels for the better part of a year now are a sign of things to come. don't want to get any hopes up there, as any young goalie is a longshot to predict their future but man oh man, if it did play out that he became an AWESOME NHL goalie would that ever help our outlook for the next decade.
next step is a solid year with the marlies. let's hope that happens.
@mike_84 @Bring the Cup Home @Luke_R @Bruffins
no news that i've heard.
i'm surprised by how close stuart percy looks. pleasantly surprised. can't see him being more than a year away from starting what i expect will be a lengthy NHL career.
also surprised at kontiola thus far. was certainly expecting more than what he's put on display.
my two favorite things at camp are komarov and leivo. can't say as either are surprises to me though.
he'll be battling for that spot with gauthier soon enough.
@Savo43 @Bring the Cup Home @Yan28
oops. how could i forget leo!
2 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
here's hoping one or both of Verhaeghe and Gauthier develop into good centers. We are awfully thin at center and have been for YEARS.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home @Yan28
then from next year:
Booth - Grabovski - Nylander
Winnick - Holland - Frattin
definitely the biggest difference in moves made/not made would have been keeping grabovski and therefore not signing clarkson. our team would be looking pretty damn good with this lineup if you ask me:
Booth - Grabovski - Santorelli
okay, so here's the other side of the clarkson coin. he went out in his first game back and got a goal, assist and fight. if he didn't get hurt we'd probably all be talking about how it may have looked like he turned the corner. it's only the injury that has us all freaking out. otherwise, he'd probably be getting heaped with praise over the gordie howe hat trick that he got.
okay, i've gotten my anger over clarkson out. i'm gonna take a breath and relax and hope that his year improves from here.
3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
if we had grabs on the 3rd line instead of clarkson (wherever he ends up in the lineup) we'd be WAY better.
@leafmealone @Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home
okay, so they may have to live on $15 million. if you're phil and dion, you'd end up with the $30M, even if you took $6M per year for the duration. and there would be additional endorsements coming your way in this market that could make up most, if not all or more, than the $1M you gave back in your salary.
@Cloud09 @Mitch92 @loomx
no chance in hell we find a trading partner for clarkson unless we packaged a good young player with him and took back a bad, short term contract in return.
@Hmmm @Bring the Cup Home @leafmealone
even if you had a vicious coke and hookers addiction, you'd be dead before you blew through the $30M!!!
@Mitch92 @loomx @Cloud09
we had komarov and let him go so went and got the big 'upgrade' in clarkson. if we had of just signed leo to a 4 year deal at his current money it would have been the move.
@leafmealone @Bring the Cup Home
no, but 30+ million dollars may just be barely enough to get by.
@leafmealone @Bring the Cup Home @loomx
i'd take grabovski for the money over clarkson any day of the week. the others were bad but not nearly as long. i mean....7 f'n years?!?!?
@T K O @Bring the Cup Home @philthethrill
that's why i used the word magically. i know it's not something that presented itself.
@loomx @Bring the Cup Home
that's one thing that burke did well on. when he wouldn't get in a bidding war for brad richards i remember feeling slighted and WANTING us to make that big free agent signing. burke was always good at sticking to his guns and avoiding the silliness of july 1.
he wouldn't get picked up.
how do you figure that?
would be awesome if each team got one compliance buyout per year with no cap implications. man would that ever benefit the leafs.
@philthethrill @Bring the Cup Home
or have it in the bank to pay rielly when he becomes an $8M guy. or JVR when his contract comes up and he needs $7M per year. clarkson's contract will get in the way on both those moves then cuz the thing is so damn long.
@philthethrill @Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home
that's just it. how'd this guy get such a huge contract? it was the one year's playoff run is all i can figure. i mean, it makes no sense when looking at his comparables....
the way the NHL is going in the past 10 years with all the 'bad contract' guys taking so much heat, i honestly think if i were a player that was making over $3M per year, i'd take $1M less per year than 'market value' and have the fans adore me rather than be a Gomez, or Wade Redden, or Clarkson, or .....fill in the blank......
if clarkson had of signed with the leafs for $4.2M per year he wouldn't be feeling a tenth of the heat he has to live with now. and over the 7 years, i'm sure he could have lived just fine on $30M total and would give back that $7M to avoid the angst of taking heat and being an albatross for his team.
sure if you're a fringe guy making $1.5M or less you want to get as much as you can cuz you may have a short career and need it all, but come on.....
imagine if dion and phil each took $6M per year and said 'we spoke to mgmt and they committed to spending to the cap and we want the team to have that space to give us a better chance at winning'? they'd be heroes for the whole 7 years they are here. put on pedestals and probably able to make it up with endorsements as their image would be so good.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
the guy has only cracked 40 points once in his life. gotta figure he's simply not got that in him. hell, i'd take a 15/15 year with good puck control.
that contract is the one thing that, if magically changed to be spent on another player, could put our team in serious contention as a good team. imagine if we could magically trade clarkson's and franson's cap hit into an $8M per year defensemen. how good would we then be?
yep. i think leivo and percy will have long NHL careers. next year's camp we'll be talking about matt finn in the same way. nice to see a bunch of our own draft picks developing into quality players. and forget about nylander. future star probably. and oh yeah rielly.....who's probably the best of the bunch.