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From all the talk over the years of building parity in the game and giving teams an equal playing field, we've ended up on the far opposite end. The evolution of the cap system, contracts, waivers, etc has largely stonewalled teams from meaningful player movement in any way. As a diehard of a mediocre team, it's frustrating because it eliminates all those opportunities to change your team in an attempt to improve.
13 hours, 33 minutes ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)
Question: Does anyone else notice how rielly NEVER hits the net when he shoots? I feel like it's ridiculous, but wondering if it's just confirmation bias now.
Not a comment on the kid, great player. But am I wrong on this observation?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #43, Los Angeles Kings 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0
So in hindsight Carlyle actually had a .535 win percentage with this goofy team?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Randy Carlyle Fired
One day in January nonis told the team he was just going out to the corner store for a pack of ice cream. He never came back.
"You mean I don't have to drive this 18-wheeler of a school bus anymore? Awesome." Randy Carlyle
It was time for Randy to go. Kept kicking a dead horse Good coach, wrong team, wrong guys. Now they can start working on the wrong players part.
Randy was definitely part of the problem. Most importantly, him being gone will make it clear just how much the players are at fault too. It's a start.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Golden
Sorry, Rogers. Cbc has no balls anymore
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
Quick, someone should send an outraged complaint to cbc. Might be out chance to get him off air.
Quick poll - jerseys on the ice tonight?
Hear me out on this one.
Let's hire Healy as coach. At least then no one will have to listen to him during the game
Dominic from Woodbridge types will be on fire
Does this mean only Gardiner plays next game?
Would be nice if a rocket puck found its way up into the announcers box
Finally being able to post by phone has its disadvantages
Wow how lucky is Simmonds that he gets to live Sith voracek, the greatest player who ever live (besides Giroux)?
Hes scoring but doing nothing else
This has the leafs annual December swoon written all over it!
Jvr what happened to you this past off-season?
Someone tell me what the hell is going on
Furrowing his brow in a vain attempt to understand the situation.
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)
Side note this Curtis lazar seems like a good kid. And immensely talented
Aaron ward's really giving them hell!
That's the sound of the hot air leaving the leafs' heads.
It's also the sound of the wind blowing between Jake's ears.
So true! This is thé one that would lose, they'll be better against Philly
Every time I hear Jay Harrison mentioned I am amazed
I would bet if you actually asked jvr how his season was going, he'd think it was pretty great. Putting up points, a few demonstrations of slick hands, etc. Totally oblivious that he's been terrible almost everywhere else.
We really should try Jake Gardiner on another team.
If those guys were a four-man team of their own, gold would be probable.
1 month, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Polak returning, Shooting for Seven
Number three, with a bullet.
Wiserhood slow clap.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
@Alec Brownscombe @B_Leaf And I love these stories about his seriousness, the way he goes about his business off the ice. Total pro. Coach's pet is a great way to put it. Hell, Randy probably sees him as son-in-law material.
The deep stats say the leafs need to improve to continue on this tear.. well duh. Too bad we're all too abused as Leafs fans or media to treat this information responsibly sometimes. Of course teams like the Ducks sometimes outplay the Leafs, either by sight or deep stats metrics. They're the friggin Ducks, they're a great team. The leafs still played quite well, they played with speed, they got timely dangerous offence, they mostly played solid defence, and the goalie bailed them out when necessary. And it ended 6-2 with a bang.
It's pretty good times in Leafland, and I won't let anyone shit in my cereal. There's room for improvement, but here's hoping they simply continue to grow as a group over the season, and mostly keep on winning while they do.
This Stephen Burtch guy seems like the least fun individual on the planet.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town
@Xxxxxnew Can't believe I haven't seen that before. Bizarre moment
I will watch the next three games with great interest, all the more so as I will probably be tempted to cover my eyes and avoid the TV while the leafs go on that monster 7-game road trip with some pretty good teams.
Well now, this is certainly a contrarian opinion.
Anyone watching eakins
I said yesterday I was looking forward to reading a sportsnet column by oilers fanboy Spector crying into his cereal. I was not disappointed this morning!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: We’re Streaking
Valid point especially in yaks case. But I stand by what ever one I knew in sarnia said back in junior, that galchenyuk was easily yaks equal or better. I don't believe yak was as much of a consensus as some other draftees are
Yeah it's hindsight for sure, and there's something to be said for Edmonton ruining prospects. I do think it works as example of how poor they've drafted. Not all of the top picks were consensus picks.
My father has season tickets to the sting and when yakuoov and galchenyuk both played for them, all he ever talked about was how galchenyuk was clearly the better player. And he wasn't the only one who said that. My dad's a layman and he was right. What's edmontons excuse? Or katzs excuse I should say?
Right now the oilers could have had a forward centre corps of Seguin, Galchenyuk and Landeskog. Or if that wasn't palatable, they could have drafted Hamilton instead of Landeskog.
I can't wait to read whatever angry half-fanboy diatribe that Mark Spector will unleash over the Edmonton news.
Meanwhile in Leafland, life is good.
Given the promptness with which he was suspended where other players have had more leeway historically, one feared the act would be especially heinous...
@ninepaces @king leary Agreed. In the summer I was posting that there was no way carlyle would be fired this season, during what is a total evaluation year by Shanahan all around. I'm not a huge Carlyle booster, but the smug ragging he was taking was a bit much.
@Radar O'Rielly True -- but there is some poetic justice in that MacT will now have to coach those guys he/his cronies drafted... that's appropriate punishment.
News days like today remind me of the beginning of the season, when every MSM media outlet trumpeted how certain it was that Carlyle would be the first coach to be fired in 2015.
They're two behind -- and there will almost certainly be more.