Ian from Etobicoke
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@Cloud09 @Burtonboy @wiski OH BUT HE DOES! HE WRITES FOR THE LEAFS NATION!
1 day, 5 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@BrandonCheema @Ian from Etobicoke @dlb Mad
OK - going to take my head out of my ass for a second here.
He had pillow soft minutes on the bottom pairing with Fraser (who was in mid-season form coming in off the Marlies) and it was a shortened season of only 48 games. So I'll stop "judging shit on a small scale" for a second and look at a larger samples size, which would be in real-world minutes on the 2nd pairing with Gardiner/Rielly/Ranger throughout the 82 game season.
He was last in even strength points this year out of the players that aren't named Gleason, JML or Granberg. Last.
He was directly responsible for game winning goals against (lets not forgot his game 7 missed assignment... oh, everyone got a free ride because it's a team sport. Lets stricken that from the record. The 'team' lost) and turned into a liability pairing Dion on PP#1, where he scored the majority of his points being setup diagonally from one of the best players in the league on the half wall. He was regularly lit up for short handed goals because his skating is not at an NHL level.
OK - sorry, man. On a positive note, he had a good Corsi!
4 days, 6 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@BrandonCheema @dlb Mad Franson is awful.
@dlb Mad @Bruffins
6 days, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Jmessih Not a fan of your format
1 week, 4 days ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?
@RandomScrub paranoid schizophrenic
1 week, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
Get Franson off this team, promote Percy (a left shot) to the bottom pairing. Dion's not going to play on his left, we know that already. Penciling him in there is silly.
4 1st round picks in your group of 6 ain't half bad.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@RandyBoBandy Brutal article. Summarily dismissed as junk.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week
@Mind Bomb @Ian from Etobicoke @leafdreamer
As long as this team has Bozak as the #1C, they won't do a fucking thing. That's just the reality of the situation. Bozak is a sneaky player, and that's all I'll say about his skill level. If they ever get into a situation where Bozak is pushed down to 2, or 3C, they're probably good team.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@Mind Bomb @Ian from Etobicoke @leafdreamer He shot at 21%, which was the highest in the entire NHL. Lets see if he can shoot at 21% for an extended period of time. That would make him have one of the highest shooting percentages of all time. Let's see how he makes out with that.
@leafdreamer To speak nothing of his Olympic team contributions.
Bergeron had 30 goals this year. Bozak hasn't hit 20 yet.
Bergeron's a 2 time Selke winner. Bozak finished 43rd in Selke voting in 2012-2013... the only time he's ever received a vote.
Bozak shouldn't be in the same conversation as Bergeron.
@Endblue Don't read the comments section then. The writers haven't said any of that.
1 month ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs
@BigTO @Bobsyouruncle Fucking awful piece of shit. Just click bait articles and "authors" that haven't a clue what they're talking about.
@wiski @Bobsyouruncle Why would you read that site? It is a sloppy piece of junk.
@philthethrill @Mcost61 @Burtonboy All hail punctuation!
1 month, 1 week ago on (Tuesday Mashup) Still Waiting for Leafs News
@philthethrill @Mcost61 @Burtonboy Death to punctuation!
@Savo43 @Cameron19 @Ian from Etobicoke
That's silly. Read the defensive system's post and you'll realize why the leafs were awful.
1 month, 1 week ago on 10 Playoff Lessons for the Toronto Maple Leafs
@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke STUPID LUPUL!
This will help you understand a bit more.
@Savo43 The wingers disagree with you.
@Fish Head @DeclanK You're high.
This is so much easier to follow. Thx
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Powerplay: Room For Improvement
@loomx SBNation does exactly what they are trying to do.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) Too Much Cash for Komarov? Mutual interest with Dan Boyle?
@Fish Head But we know that +/- is a silly stat. Brown had a -72 in his draft year and a +44 this year. He didn't figure out how to play hockey, Erie just got much, much better as a team. Conor McSomethingSomething happened, too.
2 months ago on Maple Leafs Prospects 2013-14 Season Wrap Up
@loomx @Wendy Clarkson @Ian from Etobicoke @Mind Bomb
2 months ago on Defence falls flat, Toronto Marlies drop game #2 6-3
@Wendy Clarkson @Ian from Etobicoke @Mind Bomb
I'll go make some popcorn, you paste the video in here for all to watch.
@Mind Bomb @Ian from Etobicoke @Wendy Clarkson Recently, yes. He's been a healthy scratch a ton, too.
Spott said nothing about him being NHL ready. He's said that 3 players are NHL ready: D'Amigo, Holland and Ashton.
@Wendy Clarkson Are you an idiot? Biggs is a healthy scratch in the AHL (from the 4th line), but you having him playing on the 3rd line in the NHL. Solid.
@~Keon LOL - what a junk team.
2 months, 1 week ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates
@ProfessorRance @Ian from Etobicoke@loomx@vinoa
So you'd like to strike out on your 1st round pick? Richie is said to be closest to NHL ready out of that group. Virtanen close, too.
We have enough midgets on this team, as far as I'm concerned.
2 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies announce Round 3 Schedule vs. Texas Stars
@ProfessorRance @loomx@vinoaEhlers is a stretch to play in the NHL. Far, far too risky.
@TheCanucksnaphook @mike_84If you were a GM, I would hope you were in my conference.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Carlyle Returns
@Bruffins @Ian from Etobicoke@[BBirde]Didn't get to D.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Sticking by the wrong guy
@Belfour20/JB-45 @Ian from EtobicokeIt just happened
@Bruffins @[BBirde]@Ian from Etobicoke
For a team that is tiny and can't play D, it's an upgrade at the center group. Staal=6'4Berglund=6'4Couturier=6'4
Trade Dion for Jordan Staal
Trade Kadri for Sean Couturier
Trade Bozak for Berglund
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mike Babcock on Toronto Rumours
The Detroit Red Wings haven’t lived up to Hockeytown’s Cup-contending standards for the last half-decade, but in Toronto, they’d gladly accept these piddly things called “playoff appearances.”
That’s part of the reason the Maple Leafs could be interested in lame-duck Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. (Babcock winning two Olympic gold medals for Team Canada might have something to do with it, too. He also today was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award.)
Before you stomp your foot and say it’s not possible for Babs to bolt, consider a few things:
■ He has one year left on his Wings contract and doesn’t plan to negotiate an extension this summer. Drew Sharp posited that he’swaiting to see what moves the Wings make and whether they really can be contenders for the Cup before taking a new contract.
■ Brendan Shanahan, Babcock’s former player with the Wings, is the Leafs’ new president.
■ Babcock is a hero in Canada, having won a world championship and world junior championship for the country, in addition to those two Olympics.
Dave Feschuk, a columnist with the Toronto Star, wrote today that the Leafs should try to lure Babcock to Toronto ASAP.
“Luckily for the Leafs, there appears to be enough disharmony in Motown to suggest Babcock would be more than keen to listen to out-of-the-box pitches,” Feschuk wrote. “We all saw Babcock lapping up the spotlight in Sochi earlier this year: He relished his time at the centre of the hubbub created by Canada’s national team. His stellar work at the Olympics, on the bench and on the podium, is only proof he’d be the perfect daily spokesman for the country’s most fussed-over NHL team.
“But this isn’t simply about media savvy. Babcock is a better fit for this Leafs roster than (Randy) Carlyle ever will be. ... What else could the Leafs offer Babcock other than a possibly impossible task? Well, he’s making a reported $2 million in Detroit; the Leafs, who have money above all things, could heap far more on his annual pay stub. Those who know him say he’d also like more say in organizational decisions, which can’t happen in a Detroit hierarchy in which the accomplished Ken Holland runs the show.”
So that’s the view from the Great White North. What are your thoughts?
Note: Red Wings players Danny DeKeyser and Justin Abdelkader didn’t score, but they helped Team USA defeat Germany 3-1 in a pre-tournament game at the IIHF World Championship in Belarus. DeKeyser had a minor penalty in the third period, while Abdelkader registered a -1. Team USA will begin tournament play Friday against Belarus.
3 months ago on Carrick strikes twice, Toronto Marlies down Milwaukee Admirals
@Jmessih @AdamNightingaleThe 3 best players. Gone.
3 months ago on Toronto Marlies vs Milwaukee Admirals – Game 1 preview
@Leafs2 Isles1You guys need to stop talking about tanking. They're a cap team with elite and very good pieces throughout the lineup. It's fantasy land bullshit. Stop it, Stop it, Stop it.
3 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs: Buy Low, Sell High