Ian from Etobicoke
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@Mitch_S2 @ProfessorRance No salary retained on Phaneuf. No need and you'll fuck the team's cap for 6 years.
7 hours, 39 minutes ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Xxxxxnew PK Subban has had 4 or 5 practice fights in the last 2 seasons, IIRC
7 hours, 40 minutes ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Savo43 @DylanJ @BoneChompski It's cute how you have Schenn on the top pairing ahead of Phaneuf. You realize how bad he's been in Philly, right? Regular healthy scratch and they were considering buying him out.
17 hours, 36 minutes ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@LoovTrain @Jay31 Piles it on and wonders why he gets attacked on twitter.
20 hours, 51 minutes ago on GDT: Game 75, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (7:30pm, TSN)
@Hollandaise Why do you have a TLN avatar?
20 hours, 56 minutes ago on GDT: Game 75, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (7:30pm, TSN)
@Buds Mackenzie Except all 3 have 0 combined experience running an NHL team. I guess it's more fun believing the unknown and presuming there are geniuses in waiting as President/AGMs/Director of Player personnel. Nonis sucks, these guys haven't shown anything yet
1 day, 23 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@Hollandaise @Jordan29 They still have't had a top pairing defeceman play with Dion (much like Kessel playing with junk centers . He's been playing with: Aulie (junk), Kostka (not in the NHL), Gunnarsson (2nd pairing D.. bottom pairing D on a few teams), Beauchemin (good d, but run out of town/admittedly couldn't handle the pressure) Frason (playing on the bottom pairing for Nashville) and now, finally, he's getting a shot with a 2nd year player that will be top pairing guy, but has big defensive holes in his games right now.
He's played with borderline NHL players/middling 2nd tier players through the prime of his career and that's on management. Nonis was never able to built on the pieces here and is incapable of running the team.
3-0 EDM in the 1st and a goaltending change coming up. 3rd place getting very close.
2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
I think there is a lesson here for teams, fans and media that are thinking about trading a star offensive player in the prime of their career. Even if it's not in the short-term, it almost always turns out to be a losing proposition long-term.
Even if it's not immediate, trading star players in the prime of their career is almost always a losing proposition in the long run.
One superstar is worth more than two or three good players.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@steele123 @Cameron19 The old guard were worse.
@Yaknowwhat LOL!!! HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH
@Alec Brownscombe @lou19 @Yaknowwhat Secondly, they still have't had a top pairing defeceman play with Dion. He's been playing with: Aulie (junk), Kostka (not in the NHL), Gunnarsson (2nd pairing D.. bottom pairing D on a few teams), Beauchemin (good d, but run out of town/admittedly couldn't handle the pressure) Frason (playing on the bottom pairing for Nashville) and now, finally, he's getting a shot with a 2nd year player that will be top pairing guy, but has big defensive holes in his games right now.
He's played with complete junk through the prime of his career and that's on management. Nonis was never able to built on the pieces here and is incapable of running the team.
@DCDC Gardiner will never, ever be a top pairing defence man.
@Yaknowwhat The entire team gets run all night and no one stands up for any of those teammates. What don't you get about that?
It's an indictment of the team as a whole. Every player gets shoved around after whistles and bullied and no one does anything about it. It's the softest Leaf team I've ever seen and them not standing up isn't telling about Dion, it's just that they are an incredibly soft team and can't defend themselves, let alone their teammates.
As far as "not listening to the captain", the Captain doesn't coach the team. They are on Head Coach #3 (soon to be #4) and 9 assistants. They haven't listened to any of them, which is a better example that the team doesn't listen and can't/won't take direction.
@Yaknowwhat What examples of them not respecting Dion can you show?
@Mo29 Own worst enemy. Talks a huge game, doesn't have he talent or practice habits to back it up.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@TheColborneUltimatum @Ian from Etobicoke @Luke_R Seems like he's calling out the team for not trying. Have no problem with him calling the out because he gets the short end of the stick.
Stripping a captain of his C is a bush league move and stupid. He's leading the team the best he can, but it takes many players in your room... usually the top 5 players on the team.. to lead the team. Dion, Phil, Lupul, JVR and Naz.
Phil is a malcontent, JVR has fucked off the whole season and is playing disgracefully, Lupul is out the door/getting benched, and Kadri just got suspended by the team for 3 games because he can't get his shit together off the ice and is immature.
Wonder why the team has leadership issues? Oh, and the President and GM haven't shown their face all season in the face of controversy after controversy; their team being dragged through the mud by media, fans and other teams. Leiweke quit because the board is dysfunctional and it's so bad, that they can't even get people to interview for his job, let alone hire someone, so they had to beg him to stay around.
Dion's rushing the puck, getting shots off, blowing guys up with huge hits and is in the top 30 in fights in the league this year (even after breaking his hand). He's doing all anyone wants or asks of him right now and he gets a slow clap. He's busting his balls by playing committed on a season that's worthless, being a good leader and showing a good example on the ice. Everything you want in a Captain.
2 days, 3 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@FRyan It's too busy a job for a coach to do. Those days are over.
@FRyan @Hammertownleaffan Large beers are $14. $14.00
4 days, 5 hours ago on Dylan Strome wins the OHL scoring title
@HHT @DeclanK @Ian from Etobicoke HAHA - that double chin would make Ford blush
Talking Strome vs Marner
@golieguy19 @traNsplantEdneWfie Johansen is 6'3
4 days, 6 hours ago on Dylan Strome wins the OHL scoring title
@deedrag @Cameron19 Just keep surrounding your good players with better players vs getting rid of your good and great players for pennies on the dollar.
5 days, 5 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3
@Builder Lego Sideways? lol
@deedrag Not smart
Kessel finished a hit!
5 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators (7 p.m., HNIC)
6 days, 1 hour ago on Maple Leafs sign forward Casey Bailey out of college
@Jay31 Ya, because that's unreasonable considering how many small, soft forwards and D they have.
@sniperstar @Jay31 LOL - Kadri fast?
1 week, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 17
@Yaknowwhat @Ian from Etobicoke you're
@Yaknowwhat @Ian from Etobicoke The fact you don't get the joke is so cute.
DLB and Yak bringing the heat today. Impressive ignorance.
@Yaknowwhat @Ian from Etobicoke @hometeem @Cameron19 Shanny will save us!
@dlbu dlbu E @Ian from Etobicoke The Leafs haven't dominated 1 game in 4 seasons. Happy St. Pats, you're day drinking, I see.
@Cameron19 @hometeem @Yaknowwhat
Saviour Carlyle's record when taking over from Wilson: 18 games 6W -12L
@Cameron19 @hometeem @Yaknowwhat Just takes a bit of light reading in the actual article above to realize the team was in a tailspin before Carlyle was fired.
@Yaknowwhat @hometeem @Cameron19 So you are of the opinion that what's happening right now is the actual potential of the team?
@Yaknowwhat @Ian from Etobicoke @Marleafs
"The team, that wasn't very good, had a bad coach that was making them even worse."
Where did the players get defended there?
@Yaknowwhat @Marleafs How you can defend Carlyle is absolutely mind boggling.
@Beleafer If that makes you feel better.
@Yaknowwhat @Ian from Etobicoke @Anthony Petrielli @Beleafer Let me speak more slowly for you:
The team, that wasn't very good, had a bad coach that was making them even worse.
@Yaknowwhat @Anthony Petrielli @Beleafer Only idiots said the team was flawless. Everyone was aware that the "core was rotten" or, more appropriately, the rebuild flatlined when Nonis took over and didn't continue adding players of worth/got rid of good players.
@Yaknowwhat @Beleafer Everyone realizes you are an obtuse Carlyle apologist, but here's a good post Anthony did the week after Carlyle was fired. BTW: these are simple breakouts you see in House League Atom. The coach was stupid.
Dude says he's not a Leaf fan. My ass...