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and this is partly why RW is wrong. The team is much much better than it was when he took over in 08-09'
16 hours, 41 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
You assume winning a cup is his top priority. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. I assume nothing.
17 hours, 9 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
Yeah, is it too much to ask for a modicum of gratitude for the $20m or whatever he made
17 hours, 12 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
haha, that didn't work out too well for BB.
We need a mgt group that isn't distracted by the media. Let the players take the brunt of the media. They're the ones who refuse to play hockey properly.
17 hours, 13 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
The guy is parlaying himself into fame and a probable radio/TV job. Remember when we all tied a can to his ass and kicked him out? Now he's after some revenge (and personal profit).
17 hours, 14 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
He's done that already. I'll wait and see what he chooses.
17 hours, 24 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
Why are people listening to RW? This guy has so many reasons to hate the Leafs its a joke.
17 hours, 25 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
and this time he's insured: win/win
1 day, 11 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
Treason takes many forms
1 day, 16 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
Trading up to #2 is impossible. No one is trading Eichel.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
@TorontoMapleLeafs @dlbu dlbu E
Ray Ferraro said he's been in and around the NHL since 1984 and he'd never seen anything like it
1 day, 20 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
I'm not sure that would make a difference - its the top 5 where the blue-chip prospects are.
@dlbu dlbu E
I've been a proponent of #1 for a while. Tanking is bad for the on-ice product, season-ticket holders and casual fans.
With the price of oil and its affect on the Canadian dollar, I think the cap is going to stay where it is for the next couple years.
I dont' think there's any dignity on this team until Kessel and Phaneuf are gone
2 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #64, Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
I can't stand all the bitches on this team either! haha.
Fair enough :)
Things happen. Its not any different than a rumor coming from a traditional source like a friend or a coworker.
Myself, I stay away from Twitter and Facebook - I have little need of either and they can cause domestic trouble.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Phil Kessel, Kyle Dubas speak out on media treatment in Toronto
He's writing the same stupid shit I hear at the bar every Saturday night. His only mistake was putting in writing and sending it to TSN
I"m a forgiving soul. I'm 36 and seen a lot of the world. But perhaps others are less generous than I so I see your point.
lol - its a civil lawsuit and he won't be successfully sued. But I guess he faces some notoriety ... I think people have facebook photos more damaging than what he's done but you never know what an employer will think.
That's good advice but nothing is going to happen to this kid other than he's getting his 20 minutes of fame.
@mcloki @mr_hanie @.Kong.
Montreal has been winning (except 2012). That cures a lot of ails.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Phil Kessel, Kyle Dubas speak out on media treatment in Toronto
He's saying the coverage of the leafs is less than those others.
Yankees is crazy. I was in NYC in February and Arod and Jeter had a falling out - entire sports section nearly dedicated to it. caption "NO MORE SLEEPOVERS"
2 days, 15 hours ago on Phil Kessel, Kyle Dubas speak out on media treatment in Toronto
Wasn't there even a goalie controversy there at some point? Or is that a lie spread by the MSM?
The media needs stories - and when they have a story they need new material to keep the story going. Its why Rob Ford was such a joke - he just kept creating new material and hence prolonging the story.
Its human nature... male human nature.
I wish Kessel cared as much about winning and playing hockey as about baseless rumours
@Radar O'Rielly @Burn_the_Loov_Boats
hahaha, love the Grange comment above
I cheer for the team not for players that let me and the team down
2 days, 16 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
Yes that is a problem and partly why I blame the players - its their job to do these things.
But I imagine they could find loopholes - like how many press passes they issue.
I don't think we have many that project to be top line. Kadri was always a 2C ceiling that I recall.
We have some deeper picks that are top 6 forwards or bust (Connor Brown, Verghae) but they are low-probability successes and its too soon to tell if they'll make it.
Duchatsek (sp?) made a good point at the G&M - Leafs need a new business model including how they deal with the media. Perhaps media black-outs are the way to go. They need to insulate mgt and players from the idiots - including the idiots on this board.
Because we are not drafting high enough. Kadri is just fine. Schenn isn't any better on Philly - he's too slow.
Although you make a good point - leafs should never have kept him on the team as an 18-19 year old. But they learned from that with Rielly, Kadri, Nylander and everyone else they've drafted since.
There's been changes even since Schenn in 2008-09. But the real problem is not drafting high enough in the draft. You can't make gold from led.
You should offer to hold Kessel's hand for a little while. Maybe let him cry on your shoulder for a bit.
When was the last time we had a highly touted draft pick? The closest is Rielly at #5. We don't get blue-chip prospects in the first place. Development ... is not proven to be deficient in recent years.
Percy, Biggs, Gauthier - they are all late first round picks. Even Nylander isn't a blue chip prospects, imo.
Kadri worked out well (with patience) and Rielly has been very good. What do you expect when we trade our first rounders?
You just made up a story that is not based on any facts whatsoever.
The players are great at defending themselves when the media is mean. They're not so good at hockey.
RW handled the media in the worst possible way: he declared war on them. Listening to his advice is liking taking advice on avoiding icebergs from the captain of the Titantic.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@sniperstar @JR from Halifax
19-0-0 and just miss the playoffs ;)
In his defence, that's the kinda sh9t guys say to their friends for a laugh all the time (not cuz its true or they believe it).
I blame TSN. They must get even more outlandish and crazy messages than that.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
TSN TMZ at it again!! ;)
A fine turn of phrase, indeed. However Marc Bergevin never speaks to the Montreal media and he is successful. Perhaps its the new way?
Its a cap world. Took a year for Bernier to be a Leafs.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@Dan39 @Burn_the_Loov_Boats @mcloki
So you'd waste all our other assets to MAYBE.. MAYBE improve our chances of gettign Strome?
3 days, 13 hours ago on Dave Nonis Post-Deadline Media Address