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@wiski @loomx @Cameron19 They did, but I need somebody to cheer against. I wanted the Hawks to win both times. It's probably the upside of having the Habs and Bruins advanced, I'm cheering for whatever team comes out of the Metro division.
7 hours, 43 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
Anaheim could sure use Dustin Penner right now. Gave him away.
7 hours, 44 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Ian from Etobicoke @wendelsfist @Cloud09 Smithson has been okay. The AHL is where he belongs now. He's not an NHL player.
7 hours, 46 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Sharky_77 And now we reset:
7 hours, 48 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@wiski @Cameron19 Kings-Devils was the worst for me. Two teams that I could not care about.
7 hours, 49 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@djamon @loomx yep
11 hours, 51 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@djamon @loomx two 1st and a 2nd for Kessel. The 2nd was originally our own that we traded to Montreal I think, made it's way to Chicago, and we re-acquired it for a 2nd(Saad) and a 3rd. It ended up being a useless move because Burke didn't even use an offer sheet.
11 hours, 53 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@The_Polish_Cannon @loomx @Mcost61 @Belfour20/JB-45 yep
11 hours, 55 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Zep2 You could even say Seguin, Hamilton, Saad. Saad was the 2nd rounder the Leafs gave up along with a 3rd to re-acquire the 2nd that they traded to Boston.
11 hours, 56 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Komas Taberle @Belfour20/JB-45 Phaneuf is called overrated so often that he's pretty much underrated at this point.
11 hours, 58 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Belfour20/JB-45 From Leafs fans: Bozak and Lupul. From media: Jay McClement
12 hours ago on Morning Mashup
@TheJFish @Belfour20/JB-45 Not really. He did exceed expectations though.
12 hours, 1 minute ago on Morning Mashup
@Mcost61 @Belfour20/JB-45 pretty much the best options, could make a case for JVR or Gardiner..
12 hours, 2 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@CanuckUKinToronto Most interesting? me. Clueless? everyone else. lol
12 hours, 22 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
It was starting to happen with Burke, but that firing put them in a tailspin of not knowing what to do. MLSE is the worst organization in sports.
12 hours, 56 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@CanuckUKinToronto Ask LA how they feel about this right now.
15 hours, 7 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@NotTheCanucksnaphook @Cloud09 Leafs TV is such a friggin waste. They get the lowest amount of games during the season and hardly show any Marlies games. It's dumb. I'm pretty much through with paying for cable. Gonna stream all my games and pay for Netflix instead.
15 hours, 49 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@CanuckUKinToronto If I say who it is, it no longer becomes unexpected.
17 hours, 36 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@dlb meh @darthNihilus Really?
17 hours, 37 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@dlb meh @loomx http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer/Paging-Dave-Bolland-Four-Line-Must-Be-Solid-to-Beat-Boston-211005121.html
17 hours, 38 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@dlb meh @loomx Hawks fans, Handzus' 6 points in 11 reg.season games, 11 points in 23 playoff games, and Bolland's inferior numbers.
17 hours, 39 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@dlb meh @loomx Nope. Handzus simply outplayed Bolland and stole his job.
17 hours, 42 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Bobsyouruncle @loomx Yeah, I'm sure he got his best PPG season because of a guy who played 35 games and amassed a whopping 14 points.
17 hours, 44 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@MaxwellHowe Yep. I remember Forsberg flipping out about it.
17 hours, 47 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@darthNihilus @MaxwellHowe 3 years is a long time for a guy who we don't know will get back to 100% and a guy who's never hit 50 points and really isn't that great defensively.
17 hours, 48 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Bobsyouruncle by the way, Bolland was a bottom 6 player by the end of that regular season. He lost his job to Michael Handzus. In the playoffs, his most common linemates were Frolik and Kruger.
17 hours, 50 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Bobsyouruncle Which makes his low point totals even more shocking.
17 hours, 53 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@DARF24 So you're thinking the NHL is trying to get the Habs to win, but when the Leafs face a Florida team and lose, it's because the NHL wants the struggling teams to win?
18 hours ago on Morning Mashup
@Komas Taberle @loomx Exactly. This is the problem. Refs can't really be punished.
Your punishment is a bit harsh and Soviet Russia-like. But the NHL should literally be allowed to send refs down to the AHL for repeated glaring errors.
18 hours, 3 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@DARF24 @loomx oh the Habs. Thought you meant french nhl refs lead in PP's given.
Yeah and Kadri is among the best at drawing penalties. Being good at drawing penalties is a thing. Whether a french ref calls it all the time is not clear.
18 hours, 4 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@DARF24 @loomx Source?
18 hours, 7 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
The Ron MacLean comments are overblown. He made a mistake by saying a french ref shouldn't be reffing an important game in Montreal. What he meant was that local refs shouldn't ref game to eliminate perceived bias, which is true. Soccer does it in international competitions. The issue is that this only gets brought up with refs with french names. Any other time and the place where a ref is born is never brought up, as if only french refs cannot call a game without being biased.
18 hours, 12 minutes ago on Morning Mashup
@Cameron19 @loomx LOL okay there. They're wrong, I'm right. The NHL is against me and me only and favours the teams I hate. gotcha
1 day, 8 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@Cameron19 @loomx @Marlies Man and that natural fan bias is pure BS. You assume that all Quebec refs are Habs fans, all Calgary refs are Calgary fans, all Toronto refs are Leafs fans. It's nonsense. A lot of refs have been awful and IMO it's because of the union that protects them and the lack of accountability. Refs should be moved in and out of the NHL based on their performance like every player. Now, I'm not familiar with union rules, but I don't think refs and be fired or switched in-season. Performance only affects playoff assignments. These "game management" and "natural fan bias" excuses are nothing but reasons used to describe an unfavourable result from a fan perspective.
@Komas Taberle @Cameron19 If you can't beat 'em, steal their players.
@Cameron19 @loomx Habs complaining about the very same "pro-Habs", "natural fan bias" refs:
@Marlies Man So now the NHL is favouring a Canadian team and wanting a Florida teams to lose? These conspiracy theories keep changing, I can't keep up.
@djamon @loomx I see it more like:
that's an upgrade IMO. The biggest upgrades on the team D needs to come from forward changes though.
@Cameron19 @loomx natural fan bias? How do you know he was a Habs fan? Maybe he was a Nords fan who hated the Habs more than anyone. You're making an awful lot of assumptions based on where a person was born. St. Laurent has been awful for everybody.
@Komas Taberle @loomx I know. Might be a good change of scenery switch. I mean, Gunnar to another team, then trade for Boychuk
@Komas Taberle Would be a cheap, solid addition. If the Leafs are shipping out Gunnar and Boston needs to shed more salary, Johnny Boychuk might be a good option too.
@Cameron19 Why can't we just say that the refs are awful? Why bring race into this?
@Cameron19 lol, the other ref was Chris Lee. A renowned Habs hater.
@Cameron19 You know there are two referees right? Who called the Paquette penalty?(serious question, I don't know)
@Jmessih @The_Polish_Cannon cast aside like a dirty sock. I wish this organization treated their fan favourites with more respect.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@Jmessih @loomx lol. just making the point that this team is fully capable of being that team that everybody loved to watch. They just keep getting rid of the players that help achieve that goal and don't put those players in a position to succeed.
You want some of that old time animosity? Stop letting go players who hate your rivals more than anybody ever has.(and your hardest worker)
@wendelsfist @loomx @Belfour20/JB-45 It is thus impossible for him to combine his natural ability to crush people with his recently acquired and vastly improved defensive game to know when it's smart to step up on a hit like this?
@Jmessih @loomx That's not the point though. He doesn't do it often because he never gets help. With a better defensive team, he can afford to take more liberties that increases animosity in the game.
@Belfour20/JB-45 @loomx You don't think he stopped stepping up for hits because he knows his forwards aren't back checking for him?
1 day, 11 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition