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2 months, 2 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal
Anybody have a rough estimate of how much cap space we have if you factor in our RFAs signing?
@Anthony Petrielli @vji67 Haha true. It'll be a shame if we're getting severely outplayed but winning and mgmt sees nothing wrong...again :-/
@Anthony Petrielli @vji67 Is he on a short leash then? If the Leafs come out slow and lose 6-7 of their first 10, does he get fired?
@Anthony Petrielli In your mind is Carlyle still the "x-factor" here? If his systems don't change do we actually improve with these (or any) roster changes?
@djamon who did he throw under a bus?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address
@Bruffins @vji67 yea, i'm with you. i like Orr, but i can't think of a single top team that employs someone with highly limited skill set.
5 months, 1 week ago on Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream
@Bruffins who was he talking about?
http://deadspin.com/the-maple-leafs-collapse-is-a-victory-for-rationality-1559848856?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow - 60K views on the article and counting. Really hope Leiweke & Nonis account for some of those views...
5 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies Report: Games 58-60
@Pent_House @vji67 Sounds awesome! That's a vote of confidence that'll have me actually watching their playoff games :)
@Pent_House - thanks for the write-up! Based on the rest of the AHL landscape, do you think the Marlies have pose a serious threat to win the Calder Cup this year? Or are there some other AHL teams in a better position for w/e reason (goaltending, defense, offense, etc)?
@loomx The Kadri trade talk is especially crazy considering he's 23 and this is only his 2nd full season in the NHL. The kid is already pacing for 55 points and hasn't even hit his prime as a player yet. Trading him only makes sense if another team is willing to part with someone as young, talented and promising...which won't happen.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Decline of Dion Phaneuf
@Pent_House @vji67 Agreed, 4+ is way too much. But 3-3.5 for 3-4 years? I'd be down...
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #28: Leafs goalies w. Eli Rassi
@Pent_House The Kulie bit blows my mind. One of the most consistent dudes we have as far as work ethic goes and they would let him walk? Crazy.
@Jmessih I was with you until the shitty use of the word "gay". *smh
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Maple Leafs did nothing, and that’s all right
@sniperstar @CanuckUKinToronto @ingy56 @Mind Bomb Idk about your sources, but this makes the most sense. There's no way we offered a better deal given our cap situation. We were likely sending cash back which they probably didn't want.
If there was no salary cap, would the Leafs be a consistent Cup contender year in and year out?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #64, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Rangers 2 (OT)
@ingy56 @vji67 Hahah yea...I mean, all kidding aside, I genuinely feel bad for them. They traded Mouslon, a 1st & 2nd for Colberg and a 2nd. That's just brutal.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Deadline Day Recap: Nope, nothing was doing in Leafland
Just a heads up that if you think you're pissed about what Nonis did today, check out some Islander fan boards to see how they're feeling right now...
@wiski it's almost like Anthony's looking at the team...objectively. Can't say the same about all the other panicked Leaf fans.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on NHL Trade Deadline Day: Is there anything doing in Leafland?
@drummond @hoolihan Didn't they trade Pirri for some picks?
@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Yaknowwhat Wtf did I just read...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Primary Bozak
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy "it's in the rulebook."
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #62, Maple Leafs at Canadiens
@TheCanucksnaphook @vji67 @Cameron19 what a fuckin joke.
@Cameron19 is there a gif of this? or vid?
@Alec Brownscombe @traNsplantEdneWfie I'm not opposed to moving Gardiner if it fills a pressing need, but what scares me is that he has that tantalizing potential to become something way better than the return we might get at his current value (which I bet is not as high as the Leafs like since he hasn't looked that great this season).
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #61, Islanders 5 vs. Leafs 4 (OT)
@CanuckUKinToronto @vji67 @Bruffins Yea, I'm honestly not crazy about Malkin but the guy has been a 1.23 PPG player over his whole career so far (506 games) which is definitely...something. At the same time, I get the impression that he's injury prone (could be wrong) while Kessel has been as steady as they come health wise (knock on wood, really hope I didn't just jinx that). And I agree about Getzlaf too. But he (like Malkin) is a huge #1 Center. Unfortunately, those don't grow on trees. If you pick him up, can you deal Kadri/Bozak for another #1 winger to replace Kessel? Idk...
@MaxwellHowe @vji67 @Bruffins I might take Tavares (although I'm not sure how serious his injury is) only because he's 23 and already a PPG player. Who knows what he'll be like in his "prime" in 2-3 years.
@Bruffins Sidney Crosby. Jk. It would have to be for a forward, b/c even a d-man like Karlsson can't replace Kessel's production. Sooo...Giroux - I think Philly would have to sweeten the dealStamkosMalkinToews - we might have to sweeten the deal, but not by muchGetzlaf
W/e it is, it's a really short list.
@Pent_House @Loric76 it's referring to a ridiculous article saying that Kessel looked "sluggish" at practice yesterday and was the first off the ice. Total bullshit and amazing they're trying to attack the Olympic's Top Forward.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day At Last
@TheCanucksnaphook he plays like he doesn't give a shit. frustrating to watch.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Team Canada vs. Team USA Open Thread
@TheCanucksnaphook @vji67 - good to hear, thank you :)
@Phook -- how has the USA looked? Wasn't able to watch the first :(
7 months ago on Team Canada vs. Team USA Open Thread
@MikeGartner11 Kessel and JVR have one goal each. No assists.
7 months ago on Team Canada vs. Team Latvia, Quarterfinal Games Thread
how about that US team, eh?
shame Kessel's not a franchise player.../s
7 months ago on Team Canada vs Team Austria Recap
@juliesucks @vji67 @4evrblue Not trying to offend anyone, but with all of the insane hype behind the Canadian team and weird pointless stats (like "Canadian born players have scored more goals since Feb 4th than Norweigan born players have in their entire lives (?)"), is it that wrong to be curious why Canada hasn't destroyed Norway in 20 mins?
7 months, 1 week ago on Sochi 2014: Team Canada vs. Team Norway – Open Thread
@4evrblue @vji67 ...i mean the US was dominating play in the first before the blowout. Here it looks kinda even? I did miss the first 10 mins so I could be totally wrong...
i thought Canada was supposed to mop the floor with Norway?
@Tommy Cat @Mind Bomb @vji67 @Alec Brownscombe @Bobsyouruncle @Greg Fenton It was a while ago and I don't want to be accused of putting words in people's mouths, but....the message at the time sounded like these boards were being taken over on a daily basis by the same tired argument. Since it was happening consistently no matter how much people tried to move away from it or rationally argue against it, there was a ban threatened. Again, big "if i recall correctly" disclaimer to that. I can be totally wrong and not be remembering things correctly (or misinterpreting them). All of that said, I'm not saying anyone should be banned for their contrarian opinion. Just thought this topic was over and done with it.
7 months, 1 week ago on Leafs Notebook – February 11
@Alec Brownscombe @Bobsyouruncle @Greg Fenton Didn't you threaten to ban him a while ago if this idiotic topic came up again?
@TheCanucksnaphook @vji67 I figured :) no offense taken.
@TheCanucksnaphook @vji67 @mirtle signed an infrequent poster but avid reader of this site. Not all of us Leaf fans need to think we'll win the Cup every year in order to call ourselves true fans.
@mirtle Since i'm not on twitter, just want to say that I really like your work. I can see you get a lot of flak from Leaf fans, but I think you take a really objective and realistic stance on the team which is really engaging and interesting to read. Please keep it up :)
@CanuckUKinToronto @vji67 I see. I was more looking at when the majority of our wins have happened. And it seems like it's been through 2 really good hot streaks. That's not bad and I'm not complaining, but it'd be nice to see them consistently win 3 out of every 5 (give or take a win/loss) throughout the 82 game season. I think that's what separates elite teams in the league from the rest and ideally we'll get there soon :)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Decisions facing Carlyle in the Leafs bottom six
@CanuckUKinToronto I thought things are a little more alarming actually (as far as consistency goes). We exploded with a hot start and went 11-5-0 (if i remember correctly). Add our recent 9-1-1 streak and our record through two really hot stretches of play is 20-6-1. In the 30 games in between we went 10-15-5. So....idk if the Leafs have been consistent at all this year :-/
@Pent_House @Burtonboy Is Abbott worth getting excited about? Can he make the Top 6 on an NHL team?
8 months ago on Leafs Notebook – January 21
@loomx Wilson was fired after a loss to Chicago in Chicago, so maybe there's some hope...
8 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)