Ian from Etobicoke
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@Ron Tugnut Saw it got sold the other day. Hopefully they can fire Ken Campbell and the gang.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
@Ron Tugnut LOL - isn't that cute. The Hockey News. Do people still read that piece of shit?
@Ze_theLeafsFan Says the new guy running the site that is doing all the muscle flexing. Get used to it, son.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Phil Kessel, Kyle Dubas speak out on media treatment in Toronto
@Yaknowwhat @Ian from Etobicoke @TheLoovTrain IF you are passing over better players because they aren't from Ontario or Toronto, THEN YOU ARE HINDERING YOUR ABILITY TO ICE THE BEST TEAM AVAILABLE.
Would be nice that if the team you are building had some local kids on it, because they also happened to be the best player available.
1 week, 2 days ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
@Yaknowwhat @TheLoovTrain sounds like you are just parroting what Don Cherry drones on about. Next....
@.Kong. @DylanJ 1 career AHL goal. Slow. Not much to get excited about.
2 weeks ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates
@.Kong. *He ascends from the basement where he's been locked up for 1mth eating only bread and drinking only water; no light--single sheet of paper clutched tightly in his hand--and proclaims: "I have the magic formula for the Leafs success!"**fart noise*
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Nylanderthal @MaxwellHowe I'd give Horachek a shot at the head coaching gig next year. He's got them playing structured hockey that winners use, for the first time in 7-8 years.
@Zep2 @Dogger The guy whose OHL team that was put together with Ontario boys was one of the worst in league history, including 4 1st overall picks he couldn't convert on.
@Top_Jimmy No, they had nothing to do with it. They are shit players, I'd like good players on the team.
The team needs to get bigger and tougher, though. They're easily the softest team in the East and dead easy to play against. Dion is the only one that does anything and that's not really his thing,
@sniperstar @Top_Jimmy effort
@ProfessorRance @Cameron19 Don't forget your gloves? Wear a scarf?
@Cameron19 pizza and beer probably wont cut it as pay
@ingy56 @Ian from Etobicoke @Burtonboy Of course. And that's a mess because he didn't hire Nonis, who didn't hire Dubas or Hunter.
@ingy56 @Ian from Etobicoke @Burtonboy Could be the case, but Shanahan has complete autonomy on hockey matters. If the ownership forced him to start making trades, I think he's just check out. $60m in career earnings, he doesn't need the money.
@Top_Jimmy Borrowed Ashton's puffer
@ingy56 @Ian from Etobicoke @Burtonboy
Well written, good turns of phrase, but he's irreverent and tries to hard with analogies and lame attempts at humour.
@Cameron19 @Ian from Etobicoke @Top_Jimmy I expect Satorelli will get traded, but if Winnik can't be moved for a 2nd, I'd keep him. Chances of you drafting a player in the 3rd round that is as useful as he is are not great. If Dion is getting moved, Franson has to say. Can't see the Rielly-Polak top pairing as being a thing.
@ingy56 @Burtonboy I have my doubts they are "scorched earth" with this club. That's a pretty bad writer getting a scoop and running with it. That would be his first one.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Ian from Etobicoke @Cameron19 @Top_Jimmy Kessel is elite, Bozak is a good player at the most important position, Dion is still a very useful player, Lupul, if he could stay healthy, would be a perfect fit on a contender, IMO. A healthy Lupul would make STL a much better team and closer to a cup.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Ian from Etobicoke @Cameron19 @Top_Jimmy Everyone is furious, but it would set the franchise back a decade "blowing it up", which is stupid. Rebuild is what Burkie did, which was trading off every player on the roster. Naz is right, this is a quick 2-3 year retool.
@Cameron19 @Top_Jimmy People want excitement and blood. They'd love to see a 23 man roster blown up and every single player traded except for Rielly. Doesn't work like that. You'll probably see Bozak, Phil and Dion traded. That will be our "blow up"
@phaneufoundlander hey guys
3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: “If it’s not here, it’s not here”
@Cameron19 That's in the West, though. The East is pretty well locked up.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – February 10
@peterbleafs The Leafs told him to put on more weight last year, so he was better able to withstand punishment down low and in front of the net. He is what he is size wise right now. He's 30, under 6ft and under 200lbs.
@NotSince67 Said nobody ever
1 month ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Small Victories
@Yaknowwhat I can point out mountains of empirical and anecdotal evidence to disprove everything you've said here, but I can't make you understand hockey/sport. *shrugs*
1 month ago on Leafs Notebook – February 3
@Yaknowwhat You're using your own conclusions because you're a Carlyle apologist, Yak. If you look at the scoring chances (a lot from the home plate area vs Philly), it's actually showing you the exact opposite of what you've dusted your hands and proclaimed as fact (lower chances for). There aren't more outside shots. There's more shots, which includes outside and inside shots.
The Leafs were absolutely dominated most games under Carlyle and were extremely hard to watch. They're in most the games with Horachek and he's put in a winning system. The problem is what Anthony noted, not what you say. It's clearly a mental issue with the team that they collapse the way they do. And you are right about the mix being wrong. It's a small, soft team with no determination and that doesn't lend itself to playoff type hockey. That's hockey that wins and the Leafs have few players that can do that.
@Dan39 @Ian from Etobicoke @sniperstar Button is in media for a reason. Those that can do, and those that can't write about it.
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em
@Dan39 @sniperstar McDavid and Eichel are not neck and neck. McKenzie's rankings had every scout with McDavid as 1st overall. That's not even close.
@WesternDP @udlbu But they are small and soft, so this is stupid to talk about.
@Kessel81 @GibsonLPStudio All good teams are strong through the neutral zone.
@sniperstar @Ian from Etobicoke @udlbu
'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog' was the quote you're looking for.
If you pass over a 6'3 PPG skilled center for a small winger, you deserve tarred, feathered and shot. Wingers have the lowest value in the league and are the least useful player on the ice. Pick them up in free agency once you've build your team down the middle and on the back end.
@udlbu Gee, we sure could use another small, skilled winger.
@sniperstar Of course not.
@Burtonboy I am going to answer C) everybody. He's a 1st class prick and everyone was aware that he was.
1 month ago on Dallas Eakins – TSN Hockey Analytics
@philthethrill Have you been drinking?
1 month ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #49, New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SN)
@Wilbur You're so silly. He can't hold one hand out while yelling at the ref if he's got it on the stick. Pfftt
@Beleafer29 You should follow along with the grownups and listen before speaking.
@Mind Bomb @WB_222 @leafmealone ANOTHER AMERICAN? THEY'RE RUINING THE LEAFS WITH ALL THESE AMERICAN COLLEGE BOYS. LETS GO!
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@Burtonboy Must be broken.
@Luke_R If there is anyone on hockey twitter I hate more than Burtch, I haven't met him yet. This guy is a fucking idiot.
@TMLfan_15 @Ian from Etobicoke @darthNihilus
You're an idiot.
1 month, 1 week ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@StanSmith He was an excellent skater at one point. What are you talking about?
@Bruffins @Ian from Etobicoke @darthNihilus it's reality. He's getting the McCabe treatment and that doesn't get better, it gets worse.