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Bad move letting D'Amigo go. The next Kesler right there.
3 months ago on Maple Leafs re-acquire Matt Frattin for Jerry D’Amigo and a 7th round draft pick
Don't forget about the post-deadline acquisition the Leafs are going to pickup. Bolland. He should help get the PK back to what it was in October, and that will greatly improve where they finish in the standings.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on The Maple Leafs did nothing, and that’s all right
My solution to overtime: After an extended 4-on-4 OT, let say 7 minutes, both teams pull the goalies and continue 4-on-4.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs interested in Fiddler, still looking to offload Liles
I'd pass on Fiddler if it was my choice. But then we'd still have Grabovski and no Liles, too.
Also, lose Ranger, not Gunner.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Leafs Sign Jerred Smithson
@Burtonboy @B_Leaf More suited then Ranger.
@B_Leaf I'd like to see Fraser paired with Phaneuf on the PK. And Gardiner-Rielly together on the PP. Have Franzon take second shift on both.
Big thanks to Jeff Mintz for your advise about Google Chrome and Stealthy. Works great. Although I find it works best to turn Stealthy on before going to nhl.com and go straight to the game you want to watch, then turn stealthy off once the video starts, like you said. Thanks!
11 months ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@Jeff_Mintz @TroyTech I'll try it. Thanks!
11 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Oilers (9 p.m., Sportsnet/CCTV China)
@ingy56 @TroyTech Thanks!
@ingy56 @TroyTech Any idea where I can watch tonight's game? Online that is?
Okay. I'm pissed. To save money I cancelled my Bell TV and signed up for NHL Gamecenter. Turns out that they don't air Coaches Corner. That sucks. Even worse, I tried to watch the Habs game earlier (to cheer against them) and it wasn't available online. Okay, I try Tampa (again to cheer against them). Same deal, not available. Now I go to tune in the Leafs game and guess what! NOT AVAILABLE IN MY AREA!!! I live in Hamilton!
Stay away from NHL Gamecenter! Bull shit. Now I'll have to sign up for Rogers.
I see Kessel-Bolland-JVR, Lupul-Kadri-Raymond, if Kulemin is still out.
Remember the haters saying Kessel can't play without Mark Savard?
11 months, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Tops in the East
Gonna have to go to Reimer again on Thursday. He's earned it.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Preview: Leafs look to break down the Wild
@Pent_House Terrible PP? You missed the 3rd period then.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Avalanche at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., TSN)
@Pent_House Game winner was kicked in and allowed. Then the Leafs have an unreal power play and Hedjuk is permitted to push the net off without a call, although a well practiced dive seconds later give the Avs some PP time. What was pathetic about it?
@DWCMLHS Sarich made a lucky shot. there is always the chance a puck finds a hole. His shot happened to find one the size of a business card.
Kadri won't be with the Leafs for long. He's getting the 'Grabovski' treatment.
I'd like to request a twin comparison from a 'numbers' guy and a 'character' guy, of Kadri's caerer this far to that of Gilmour at the same point of his career. In my opinion, Kadri is a similar player, and i believe his numbers are better so far.
1 year ago on Morning Mashup: Kadri, Hodgson on opposite sides of RFA spectrum
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @-Keon- If Franson holds out, Rielly will be in T.O.'s top 4.
1 year ago on Franson wants 1 year, but the Leafs aren’t having it
Just looked it up. The first version of the current flag was created in 1964. I wonder if the Leaf was just a Canadian symbol before that?
1 year ago on Leafs Rookie Tournament: Game 1 Wrap up – Leafs 3 vs. Blackhawks 2
@theacs1966 @TroyTech Conn Smythe said "If the maple Leaf is good enough for my country then it's good enough for my team." That's whe he bought the team and chose blue and white as it's colours so he Leaf must have been used since the 20s I would think.
@theacs1966 @TroyTech It was green and white at one time. Less than a century ago. It's blue because that was Conn Smythe's college colours. For me using the countries colours is more meaningful. I don't care at all about politics.
A couple things I'd like to comment on. I disagree with anyone that takes exception with Biggs' skating based on last nights peformance. I saw a quick Biggs with impressive lateral movement. This is in comparison to the talent on the ice around him. I'm sure surrounded by NHLers it would look different.
Morgan surprised me with how he so easily creates space. Guys seem to melt away from him. A fake pass here and a head fake there and the opposition is skating in the wrong direction. That's fun to watch.
A guy I'd like some info on because I've never heard of him and I thought, after Morgan, he was the best guy on the ice, is "Raine". He didn't do anything super spectacular, but he did a lot of little things really well. Things that tend to go un-noticed. An example is a race to the puck in the offensive zone. He got there a fraction of a second before the nearest opponent and chipped the puck ahead about 5-6 feet to the open corner while jumping back to avoid the hit against the boards putting himself in great position to be the first to the puck un-challenged. All while keeping his head up and looking around.
If anyone has some info to share about Raine I'd be interested to hear it. My lunch is over so I won't be able to reply.
Go Leafs Go!
A few of you have asked me in the past why my profile pic is red and I didn't reply because I rarely login since it changed to "livefyre". Since I'm logged in at the moment, my profile pic is red because the Leafs were once (and in some places still is) known as "Canada's Team". I'd like to potition that the Leafs, although I bleed blua and white now, should change their colours to red and white. (Screw the Wings)
@wendelsway1 @TroyTech I read the blogs here everyday, but rarely comment. The "Grr" was frustration on the login sistem in place. Used to be much easier. I was originally "Troy" since this site started, but now I've had to get a "Livewire" login.
Had great seats to the game. Had to walk through a group of the Blackhawks players in the hall to get to my seat. Said "Good luck" to Nordstrom as I slapped his shoulder and he reply "Thank you sir". Man that made me feel old. Haha
@Cloud09 @TroyTech @-Keon- Habs call themself "Canadien", but wear red, white, and blue. What's up with that?
1 year, 2 months ago on <!--:en-->Best All Time Maple Leafs – By Nationality<!--:-->
@Uncle Otis @TroyTech I believe one should always route for the home team. Since I'm from Brantford, and now living in Hamilton, the Ti-Cats are my home team. But CFL holds no excitement for me.
@-Keon- Haha Let's start a petition!
@-Keon- Says "Canada's Team". Canada's colours are red and white and I've always thought the Leafs colours would be better red and white. Although with the Wings in the same division it could never happen now.
@Uncle Otis @TroyTech Is that a movie? lol
Guess what! There is no jinx on the Leafs. Bad news is that there's a jinx on the city of Toronto. If you need proof look at the Jays. So disappointing.The Leafs should break the curse within 3-4 years.
@Mitch_S2 @TroyTech "Liverles"?
1 year, 2 months ago on <!--:en-->Thursday Morning Leafs Roundtable: I Came, I Saw, I Awakened Leafs Nation<!--:-->
@Mitch_S2 @TroyTech @wiski Wow, good list. I stand corrected. I'd say you can get two teams out of Canada.
@dlb eh @wiski @TroyTech Yes, it was about 4 months ago. I was surprised and thought they might have been trying to get people's intention, but in years past Canada has always claimed we could put two teams together and both would be competitive. I don't think we can say that this year.
@Mitch_S2 @TroyTech Good points. Lupul will need to stay healthy too. Not easy for him! Haha
@wiski @TroyTech I haven't read a lot about it, but last I heard on TSN is that Team Canada isn't deep this year and there are a lot of spots up for grab. Hard to believe.
Off topic: Anyone else feel Lupul has a good chance of making Team Canada?
Winnipeg, Carolina, Los Angeles, and Toronto were tie 5 months ago as the youngest teams in the league. I wonder how this will change now.
1 year, 2 months ago on <!--:en-->Are the Leafs any better after two weeks of mayhem?<!--:-->
@mike_84 I'm sure they'll have diner together and make peace before training camp starts. That's team spirit.
@rustynail Jays are fun to watch this season, but i don't understand how they can struggle so often as a team. And for long stretches.