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@Murph2417 @wiski Use the french CBC stream, it seems to be working
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Team Canada vs. Team Latvia, Quarterfinal Games Thread
@Murph2417 mines doing the same. damn cbc
@TheCanucksnaphook @rustynail @king leary Not at all, and I'm partly just being a smartass. Objective criticism is great. I just thought it was ridiculous when the whole world slagged on him when the guys on the ice weren't performing, it's more or less scapegoating. Like his players, he has not always been at his best this year, but I think phook's and alec's more measured criticism is great and what people should be saying
1 month ago on Game Review: Game #58, Panthers 4 vs. Leafs 1
The Leafs lost a game, does that mean it's time to fire Carlyle again?
@Dink @Belfour20 @king leary @vinoa Scary in both good and bad ways, but to me he's a keeper, I prefer my hockey players to be talented AND smart, but if they're only one or the other, I'll take the former, even if I don't trust the guy to calculate a 15% tip at a restaurant.
1 month ago on Leafs Notebook – February 3
@vinoa @Belfour20 I liked someone's quote on here from the other day that Gardiner is all tools, no toolbox. That's bang on and a really polite way of saying he ain't the coldest beer in the fridge.
@Dink @Belfour20 MInus his dumb defensive mistakes, I like a lot about Franson. Like it or not, even with Reilly and Gardiner we'd miss him on the PP. But I would trade him for a player of similar age with a slightly more defensive pedigree
I think the points about continually having an eye to the future by transitioning your younger developing players into the big club is well-made. About Carlyle not giving the kids a shot, not sure I agree fully. The time each year for a young kid to show he's ready is to excel at camp and make the team out of camp. If players leave it to mid-season call-ups to get their shot, they're replacing guys who are hurt, etc. they're just statistically less likely to stay. That said, I'm one of many who'd rather see Ashton and D'Amigo on the fourth line over Frazer and Orr.
@ingy56 This is because when he plays as of late, the leafs are usually losing with a few minutes to go.
1 month, 1 week ago on Mark Fraser traded for Cam Abney, Teemu Hartikainen
@Dangle_My_Berries I posted on here when he was hired and everyone said he was a loony/jerk/egomaniac that he would be the real deal, pure visionary CEO who makes things happen. He's an A1 personality, with ego, but that is what it takes to steer the biggest ships in sports entertainment. The kind of CEO that makes guys like Peddie look like mere mid-level bean counters. Make no mistake, beans were all Peddie ever cared about.
1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Nazmania
He alone has doubled our team toughness. So he's either a Spartan warrior from 300 or we had a very weak team before. If only we had a forward *cough, Komarov* that had the same stones.
@dlb eh @Reversethecurse13
They're a good example of a group that is a lot like ours. the closest thing to a stud is hedman, they've a few useful veteran guys like Carle, a few younger guys. They're rickety like us, the wheels occasionally falling off the jalopy, but maybe keep it together a little better than we do overall
@Reversethecurse13 @king leary @MaxwellHowei
The part about lupul maybe trying the right wing because he can't make plays off the left boards -- but then realizing he can't make plays off the right boards either.
Love lups, great player, but not an area of strength
@MaxwellHowe @Reversethecurse13 Know how sobbing emotional teenagers become so attached to a book or movie or album because it speaks to them -- OMG THAT'S EXACTLY HOW I FEEL?
That's the feeling I got when I read your comment.
I think Cameron is bang on with a defence that includes Edler/Girardi as being optimal. Frankly, I think Girardi alone would be a major factor -- if Gleason is a stabilizing influence, how much better would this guy be? 5x5 is very palatable. even if it was overpayment, I'd be prepared to give this guy 6x4 or 6x5. You know a team like edmonton will over 6x5,
I'd give him that even if it means you have to keep a guy like Gunnarsson for his cap-friendly deal.
I'm going to get slayed for that last point.
Cox just posted that it might only be a burner, not too serious
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Tampa Bay Lightning at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., TSN)
So, watching Leafs TV post-game -- it's clear that Tessa Bonhomme, who has been a broadcaster for all of ten minutes, is already vastly superior to Cassie Campbell over on CBC -- watching her is like watching my ironing board provide its commentary on the game.
Leafs getting spanked last night will be good for them. They'll still have confidence, but a little bitch-slap ought to smarten up.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #53, Stars 7 vs. Leafs 1
@B_Leaf @juliesucks There were a few times when Franson had to chase Duchesne where he looked silly, but minus the occasional giveaway he's looked much more comfortable
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Avalanche (9 p.m., Sportsnet)
I also got a major Team Canada hard-on watching Duchene that game. what a player. Mackinnon was very good for a little more than half the game, but I don't know why the panel guys weren't talking about Duchene. I was terrified every time the puck was on his stick.