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21 hours, 31 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: Quinn tributes, Lupul and Booth set to return, Holzer recalled
@Potcy One thing I like about Burke is that he seems to have a little bit of Pat Quinn in him. Too bad he couldn't coach.
22 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Quinn tributes, Lupul and Booth set to return, Holzer recalled
Damn, reading this article and seeing all the tributes on sports media... makes me feel very grateful to have watched those teams. I was just a kid in those days but that was when I loved the Leafs and Quinn was the last coach who seemed to not only embody but to exude greatness in this franchise. I will never forget the two conference finals seasons and I will always hate Dominik Hasek and Arturs Irbe. Domi, Tucker, Roberts, that was my shit! Cujo.. Sundin riding with Mogilny just so many great memories. Was Yushkevich on those teams too? I remember that guy being a tough SOB
22 hours, 59 minutes ago on The Mighty Quinn
@Potcy @FrankFerrant @MaxwellHowe Lol ok then
1 day, 22 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?
@Potcy @MaxwellHowe If they are giving up more goals than they are scoring I think it's relevant wouldn't you?
@Potcy @MaxwellHowe Wait until they get trapped in their own zone a few times. They are fragile when it comes to the defensive zone. Bozak will cause the odd turnover here and there but they look lost most of the time.
@Potcy the great thing is those guys who you labelled reserves can fit in on any of 4 lines if needed
@Yan28 @kxbarillas @wendelsfist Does it really matter how he got into the league? I think the more important point is that he's managed to stay in the league for 5 years.
If RC insists on keeping the top line together (which I think he does) I'd like to see this:JVR - Bozak - Kessel Lupul - Kadri - KomarovWinnik - Holland - ClarksonBooth - Santo - PanikThis should give him more trust in the 4th line and therefore more minutes (10 per game would be ideal)On D:Phaneuf - Franson (omg so slow but whatever)Gardiner - HolzerRielly - Robidas
I think the problem is which D pairing do you throw with the top line? We know they can't exactly be counted on for their defensive abilities. The idea of JVR, Bozak, Kessel, Dion and Franson hemmed in their own zone kind of scares me.
I hope Holzer gets the call to take Polak's place while he's out. Seems to me like that would make the most sense, both being right-handed shots and rugged stay at home type guys, let's see what he's got he's plied his trade in the A for long enough.Polak will be missed though.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow
I have no problem with Kessel not talking to the media. He does his job, he's here to score goals and he has done that every single season since he's been here. He's not good with the media, accept it. Athletes are human too, just because they are getting paid millions of dollars doesn't mean that it should be MANDATORY for them to be subjected to the pool of scum that is the Toronto media.
@Black_Hawk @MaxwellHowe Lupul - Holland - Komarov ?
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)
It's good to know that this team does have balls after all
@Black_Hawk I'd argue that behind Phil he is our most important forward, maybe even second most important player period.
@philthethrill 4th line could still use some more minutes though.
I agree that Reimer should start on Wednesday
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #15, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Senators 3
Leivo - Kadri - KesselI wanna see that line
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: Winnik “100%”, Gardiner injured
@mike_84 @DeclanK cmon guys lets be real here theres only one option in the event of a D recall other than Percy its Blake Kessel
I think it would be interesting if they try Panik on the 3rd line and Santorelli running a 4th line at increased minutes. Bam
3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #12, Toronto Maple Leafs at Arizona Coyotes (9 p.m., SNO)
@Luke_R @Anthony Petrielli @Knights2Leafs stop dwelling on it
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – November 3
So I still don't get why the Leafs send guys down just to recall them. They say it's for cap reasons. But the Leafs are the richest team in the league, why does it matter?
I don't get the practice of sending players up and down depending on their cap hit? Why would that matter to a team like the leafs who aren't strapped for cash.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus
@Luke_R Staal would easily turn this team from medicore to good. Not contender, but good.
1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500
@Doorman When they said they were going to see him again around Christmas they meant because he'll be here for the WJC playing for Sweden
@NotSince67 @Luke_R Sounds like something Dubas may be up to.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Colorado Avalanche 2 (OT)
@Black_Hawk @mtommy @Alec Brownscombe @TheLoovTrain @Leafs_17 Ahhh the dreams we come up with being Leaf fans :)
@nuttley4t3 hmmm I think I may agree with that. Couturier potentially has more years left than Staal and hasn't hit his ceiling yet. I like Staal but think he is going to cost too much in a trade with the Leafs in particular.
I would like to see them try Frattin - Ashton - Kozun as 4th line in one of the Detroit games coming up. It basically is an audition line so why not switch it up? Don't get me wrong I'm all for consistency, and I think that Kozun should be the mainstay on line 4 until they find the right duo to play with him.Also, maybe Robidas sit out for Gardiner ? I feel like Jake definitely needs to get into a game soon.
@Top Jimmy LOL c'mon man it isn't that inconceivable that these million dollar athletes are spending some of that money on that stuff. These are guys who were the golden boys all their lives and had access to things that some didn't.
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: Colorado Tuesday, Reimer Fine After Concussion Scare
@Bring the Cup Home @Jmessih I wouldn't be surprised. I've heard many stories about current and past Leafs players from reliable sources.
Fans need to stop showing up to games. Seriously, stop paying these outrageous prices. End of story.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #2, Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@DeclanK Good news, Percy definitely didn't deserve to be scratched
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #2, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m., CBC)
@FRyan Because the coaches were expecting Dion to overcome this on his own, rather than put him in a better position to not have to do so.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #9, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Red Wings 1
@Jay_Berg probably going to check that no one is eating his cookies
@Top Jimmy is that Dave Mustaine in your display? or is it whats his face from Van Halen? I can't tell
@Top Jimmy Frattin can be waived, he's just open to poachers, which I really doubt anyone is going to do given his track record over the past year. He will report to the Marlies and rediscover his game. BUT I can also see him staying up and being a healthy scratch while one of Orr/McLaren get sent down.
@Burtonboy I guess Randy has a soft spot for Frattin. Will be an interesting convo between the coaching staff and management about who goes where to start the season. I like Frattin too, I want him to succeed but maybe he needs some time with the Marlies again to gain some confidence.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Preseason Game #9 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7:53 p.m., SNET1)
@MaxwellHowe @ingy56 not to mention Blake "The Snake" Kessel
@loomx @dlb Mad Kinda like playing Phaneuf 25+ mins a night in mostly key defensive situations?
@Hmmm Is that in reference to Franson? I'm not trying to hate on the guy I just think that he is expendable.
@loomx @FrankFerrant I agree with the trade Franson sentiment. Let him build his value and see what he can be moved for.I guess they just wanted to see more of what Percy could do and let the big German rest. I'm glad for Holzer and Kozun if they indeed make the cut and stick.... they paid their dues.
Percy took Holzers spot for the time being?
@DeclanK @FrankFerrant @loomx @Bruce Gamble Well Ashton isn't gonna make the cut. Does he start then with Komarov and Leivo?
@rustynail @Knights2Leafs @Cameron19 Signing Clarkson instead of MacArthur, Leo was coming back either way.
@loomx @FrankFerrant @Jmessih Yeah it really doesn't matter they still get their NHL salary anyways. Who else do we keep up? Ashton hasn't earned anything. I guess Leivo and Frattin?
@loomx @Bruce Gamble Plus we gotta see who his linemates are actually going to be. Pre-season isn't conducive to chemistry in that way.
@Jmessih Those guys can be healthy scratches every night until we need one of them. Which will be once every like 20 games. I do think that goons are a necessary evil, to be used sparingly once every 3 months.
@Alec Brownscombe Booth looked pretty bad when he was playing too.
@vinoa @ParadePlanner True. Booth was pretty average as well. Certainly no Brandon Kozun.