Ian from Etobicoke
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5 days, 16 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow
@Mcost61 @kxbarillas @Burtonboy Only ones worth listening to are Bernier and Robidas.
"When is everyone on this site going to realize that this team OUR TEAM is average at best."
They have, on paper, a top 10/8 offense. They play well below their capabilities and that's a concern. They can beat teams like the Rangers (Cup finals in '14), Hawks (Cup x2), Bruins (1 cup, 1 finals), and they lay an egg against one of the worst teams in a decade or more. "I for one am sick and tired of listening to what we have to do or don"t have to do or who"s to blame"
That's the whole point of being an engaged fan. Picking apart the team, players and the moves.
"The team as a whole is to blame, right up to the management." I am sick and tired of listening who's to blame!
"Until these players start playing for the love of the game (heart &
soul ) and remember its about Lord Stanley not " maybe we can get into
the play-offs and see what happens" this team goes NOWHERE."
They got to the NHL because they are ultra competitive athletes. They've been dreaming of winning the Cup since they were kids. They got there because of the love of game they have.
"Bench those players who forget that ( don"t care if its Kessel, JVR,
Phanny or whoever), I would rather lose but watch OUR players give 100%
than watch a team full of players who care more about getting their hair
messed up and their pocket books then Lord Stanley"How are they supposed to know, let alone forget, that you would rather lose and see them give 100% if you don't tell them? You should really tell this to them and be heard, man. Also, how can their hair be messed up if they have their helmets on, silly?
6 days, 11 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@penchantforbeingmuppets @Ian from Etobicoke Save % is going up. Better equipment, more video scouting, better defensive systems, better goaltending techniques.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: Winnik “100%”, Gardiner injured
@penchantforbeingmuppets @Ian from Etobicoke 2 games for Drew Mac.
@penchantforbeingmuppets @deedrag Hi ^
I think Bernier is going to be OK.
@Gille Ruadh ECHL right to the NHL, baby!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Carter Ashton Suspended for 20 Games
@Cameron19 @Luke_R The keyword is hockey talk. The comments are down, but the hockey talk is up and the hundreds of comments about nothing are gone. I feel like it's more focused, too.
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: More Hockey Tomorrow
@Anthony Petrielli @DeclanK The sooner people realize that Pronman "scouts" from his couch, the better.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #9, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Red Wings 1
@Jmessih I think it's just that the morons are gone and aren't posting dumb crap on here that has nothing to do with hockey. That and people incessantly talking about themselves.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@wiski @Dangle_My_Berries He retweets Corporal Komarov stuff.
2 months ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@FakeJake51 @Ian from Etobicoke
I also posted here that they were a bad team along the walls, but succeeded in the open ice.
You are clearly someone that doesn't like to do a lot of reading and has a poor understanding of hockey systems. The Leafs system has the forwards not challenge the points and not challenge the halfwalls 5v5. This is apparent to even basic hockey observers. They apply some pressure, but ultimately back off/slow down at the tops of the circles when challenging the points. This has a knock on effect. D are getting shots through and it is create a goalmouth scramble, or a rebound or second chance for the opposing teams.
This site has posted enough content for you to understand what happened to the team last year. The Marlies coach explained how used they the same system 5v5 and explained the shortcomings of it. The link posted above explains it.
2 months, 1 week ago on Will Randy Carlyle Change?
@hometeem @Ian from Etobicoke @FakeJake51 @sharkbabysitter They're not a good team on the boards--I don't think anyone claimed they were. They're not a team that should be finishing last in possession numbers... not even close.
It's a flawed system. The Leafs gave up the most shots against since the NHL has been keeping track of such stats. You should stick around and read up on the team a bit more.
You should have clicked through to the link provided above.
http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/11/28/toronto-maple-leafs-systems-defensive-zone/ - explained here. Not sure how you can watch the team over the last 2 seasons and see that they weren't giving up shots against from the outside and from the points.
@ingy56 @Jmessih @Burtonboy
2 months, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@Burtonboy We all love Henny, but there was probably a better option for this interview, given the content of it.
@dlb Mad Of course you wouldn't, because he's the best analyst in the game and you oppose logic.
@Cameron19 @Yan28 @dlb Mad @Burtonboy PPP and Leafs Nation's analysis are both awful. They are making it sound like they are subject matter experts when it's well known that they've seen none of these guys play.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Sunday Mashup: ‘Legends Row’ a great gesture, ‘Fan Fest’ goes septic
Corey Pronman the charlatan is on in >5mins talking Leafs prospects.
3 months ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
The ExtraSkater hire is a good one as it blocks other teams from easy access to advanced statistics, plus he understands on how everything fits together and has a huge database of info.
The hiring of Charron is a head scratcher. I've never seen a writer get lit up as bad as Charron did as he was regularly flat-out wrong and stupidly so. He was regularly called out for missing information in his articles that would disprove the entire thing.
Aside from all of that, he carries himself like a complete loser everywhere he's been.
3 months ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
3 months ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
@Komas Taberle Its in the links in the article above. It's a few days old.
3 months, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
@Territory Just not as the most important skater on the team.
3 months, 1 week ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@Burtonboy Cam Charron is awful.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
Great read, Anthony. Thanks for some sanity amidst some ludicrous articles about the Leafs not doing anything or being significantly different.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs
@Cloud09 @Burtonboy @wiski OH BUT HE DOES! HE WRITES FOR THE LEAFS NATION!
3 months, 3 weeks 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 months ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@BrandonCheema @dlb Mad Franson is awful.
@dlb Mad @Bruffins
4 months ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Jmessih Not a fan of your format
4 months, 1 week ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?
@RandomScrub paranoid schizophrenic
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@RandyBoBandy Brutal article. Summarily dismissed as junk.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 3 weeks 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.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs
@philthethrill @Mcost61 @Burtonboy All hail punctuation!
5 months, 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.
5 months, 1 week ago on 10 Playoff Lessons for the Toronto Maple Leafs