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@Burtonboy @Dan39 @Mitch92 I just wanted to start some discussion. I really don't want to see Rielly traded for anyone! But ,would this trade work if Philly added their 1st in 2014?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Practice: Carlyle presser, Smithson in, Gardiner-Franson reunited
Rielly and Liles for Courturier and L. Schenn?
Just throwing this out there, Joe Thornton? Lot of salary and on downside of career but perfect set-up man for Kessel and JVR. He is set to become a UFA so what will it take? We would have to shed salary when the injured players return.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Center Rumours Heat Up
@darthNihilus @Mitch92 Agreed. I think Franson and Rielly are getting more comfortable but they are both offensive dmen and there is only one puck! Franson's strength is playing the point on the PP. He tends to run into trouble if he gets hemmed into his own zone for too long. Rocket surgery I know! A big offensive outburst would build confidence and the team seems to win when he is contributing offensively.
Cody Franson has been quiet lately. I feel he is due for a break-out game offensively. He hasn't scored yet and I think he has not been shooting enough. I would not want to be Cory Schneider on Friday!
I quite like the look of that line-up with JVR between Kessel and Lupul. All the line combos look solid, just no room for another injury! What we really need now is for our D to step up and take some pressure off the goalies and the forwards.
@Mind Bomb @CanuckUKinToronto @DJBrianBurke @Gilbey93 Be positive. Ranger has contributed to our goalies high save percentages!
1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Road Warriors
@.Kong. @NotInsane @Airfreshener @Burtonboy No goals but he leads the team in assists tied with Kessel at 9. Kessel of course also has 9 goals!
@Jordan29 I disagree. Sometimes he is consistent at scoring and sometimes he is consistent at not scoring.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Preview: Leafs pay a visit to past associates at the Saddledome
So how far west does JML make it as a Leaf? I doubt he gets past Edmonton!
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Preview: Leafs Go West
@The_Polish_Cannon 7x7 sounds like a lot but if they front load the first four years he could be offloaded during the last three years as he declines. He will have won us a cup or two by then!
1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #10 with special guest James Mirtle
@Xxxxxnew Bozak. A player who benefits from playing with a better linemate.
@Optimustic I'd rather see Joe Thornton score 4 goals. His celebration would be epic!
1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Tops in the East
@Great Dane Bozak is no Jonas Hoglund!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #10, Leafs 4 vs. Ducks 2
@Mind Bomb @Burtonboy I realize we lost and everything is doom and gloom, but calling Franson 'only a journeyman' is ridiculous. He has been pretty consistent so far after missing most of camp and lead the defense in scoring AGAIN! He had one rough game but still managed to create the opportunity to score the winning goal. His one rough game was the game where he was paired with Rielly for the first time! I agree that Gards and Rielly need some seasoning but they both have great skating and puck skill. Saw some postitives from Gardiner in that he was separating his man from the puck and leaving the puck for his partner or the backchecker rather than playing the puck and losing battles.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #9, Hawks 3 vs. Leafs 1
@Zep2 @-Keon- Yup. I get the same feeling from both Lupul and Roberts but for different reasons. The overarching similarity is that I perceive(d) both of them as the true leaders of the team without the 'C'. Roberts was a meaner more aggressive type of player but when he was on his game his teammates just climbed aboard and enjoyed the ride. Lupul does the same for me. When he is contributing everyone steps it up a little and follows his example. Its one of those little pleasures of watching the game.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #8: Reimer, Leivo, Rielly
@newkb @wiski haha, I was playing goal last night and they played the fox song between whistles so I stalled for a bit by telling the ref I loved the song and wanted to hear more of it! Good times!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Marlies Update: A 3-0 start to the season
@Chris Jay Me!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Post Game Reaction: Game #7, Leafs 4 vs. Wild 1
@MLHS_Luke @LeafsGuru The only bad rebounds are the ones that end up in the back of you r net!
@dlb eh Phaneuf along with all the players on that list have to understand that under the new CBA, which the players are a party of, was designed to lower salary's and end the circumventing deals. Phaneuf may get resigned for 6.5 again but he would be foolish to insist on a raise. He was brought here to lead the Leafs to the promised land and until he does he hasn't earned a raise! Yeah, I said it!!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook (Part 2) – Notes, Quotes & 5 Things I’d Do