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1 week, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract
@Murph2417 @Cameron19 Start doing basic yoga stretches every morning to loosen up the lower back muscles. Your quads if too tight can cause lower back pain and lead to sciatica. lie on your back on a yoga mat. Gently bring your knee up using your hands under your leg not on the knee. Bring the leg back down. Then do the other. Ten times each to start. Then grab a belt and loop around your foot. Keeping the leg straight and using the belt bring your leg up to 90 degrees and bring the leg back over you as far as you can without straining. Do this ten times to each leg. over the span of a week work your way up to doing 3 sets of ten. You can incorporate other stretches as you go along. I play ice hockey and street hockey and if I don't stretch every morning my back will give me problems and I'm 59.
@Murph2417 What a classic! I never noticed before that the bass does not play during the verses.
@T K O @ingy56 Saddled with bad defensive mistakes.
2 months, 1 week ago on (Friday Mashup) The Date before the Date
Maybe they filed for arbitration so Ryan O'Reilly is more tradable.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Keeping an Eye on Colorado
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe I think back to the New York Islanders whom the Leafs beat in the 7th game on the Island. Lanny McDonald scoring. Then what happened. They held onto their core team and the Islanders quickly grew into a dynasty winning all those cups in a row.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on (Tuesday Mashup) One more Kings win until the off season
@4evrblue @darthNihilus There is no reason for this immature banter insulting fellow visitors.
3 months ago on Toronto Marlies vs Texas Stars: Game 5, Western Conference Finals
@theacs1966 @Jmessih I think he has two
3 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies announce Round 3 Schedule vs. Texas Stars
If the writing sfaff feels there isn't enough news out there about the Leafs worthy of coverages, how about allowing fans to submit articles sharing their experiences over the years being fans. We have quite a few seniors on this forum who I'm sure would have some entertaining stories from the Leaf's past. The stories can be short and sweet and six or seven could be posted at once. Just to keep the forum entertaining during the lull in Leafs activity
4 months ago on Maple Leafs’ Free Agents: Who stays and who goes?
@Hammertownleaffan @Belfour20/JB-45 What the defensemen are screaming at our forwards "Get Back"
@Hammertownleaffan @Belfour20/JB-45 As Leaf fans this season after watching them play "Im So Tired"
@Uncle Otis My boss has it and he goes to physio-therapy for it. It's not something that goes away on it's own. You need to see a foot doctor who can recommend a course of therapy.
Good for Tampa Bay. That is a goal.
4 months, 1 week ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
Stamkos had every right to be pissed. That dive once again proves what a bunch of classless players are on the Habs.
@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto @Belfour20/JB-45
Instead of foot in mouth its hoof in mouth for Randy Carlyle
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@Archie Vanlanda @NotTheCanucksnaphook I agree with you. Martin Saint Louis is example. So is Doug Gilmour.
I thought Reimer played really well in net. Made some tremendous saves. Could not fault him on the one goal. I hope the Leafs brass keep him. With a new coach the balance of play between Bernier and Reimer would be more fairly distributed. Carlyle with the help of injuries mismanaged both. Granberg looked really solid in his first outing as a Leaf. He looks ready to be a regular. Hopefully Percy and Finn can soon follow suit. Imagine Reilly, Gardner, Granberg, Finn, Gunnersan who has been pretty solid, and Phaneuf with less playing time. Ranger there to support. I think defensively the Leafs would be better because you would have a youthful defense that can skate the puck out of the zone instead of this chipping the puck off the boards which never seems to work for the Leafs because of their terrible puck retrieval.
Everyone have a great summer! Hope we win the lottery.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on And that’s a wrap
I have to say the Leafs weren't horrible tonight, but the refereeing was. That call for tripping on Brodie was ridiculous. Stamkos rear skate blade made contact with Brodie's skate blade and Stamkos went down like an oak tree. Then all night every time Gardiner rushed up ice he was being slashed and hooked from behind by Tampa players and there were no calls.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #80, Maple Leafs at Lightning
In all fairness I think Nonis should be given the chance to finish his work creating a contender. I look at this Leaf team and there is considerable talent but no consistency. The Leafs have shown they can play and beat some of the best teams in the league on a given night and have done that this season. However, I think the problem lies in leadership both in coaching and in the players. You can have a talented group of actors in a stage production, but if the director is not a visionary and lacks people skills and leadership quality the production is going to be hobbling along with mixed reviews and such is this Leafs team.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #79, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs Winnipeg Jets 4
The reason the Leafs make so many mistakes because all the players are playing like deer in headlights. The defense are continually giving away the puck because they are not passing while in full motion skating up ice. There has to be a defensive framework to the way the team plays that breeds confidence in their own defensive zone. They are skating around like chickens with their heads cut off. I don't understand it. Randy Carlyle was a Norris winning defenseman. He has won a Stanley Cup as a coach. Are the players just not listening? There must be something wrong in the team chemistry. For one thing they don't have a strong Captain with great leadership qualities. Think of Keon, Armstrong, Sittler, Gilmour, Clark, Sundin just to name a few that could pick up a team by the bootstraps.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #79, Jets at Maple Leafs
Can't blame Carlyle for all these defensive giveaways.
@rustynail @felixjvd Forget about Miller. There are several ex-Leafs on the Blues. All stupidly traded by Leafs management.
5 months ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #76, Red Wings at Maple Leafs
If the Leafs don't make the playoffs this year which is most likely the scenario, the team I would like to see win the cup is the St. Louis Blues. They have always been a classy organization since the days of Red Berenson and Barclay Plager and have never won it. I remember the great Dan Kelly doing the Blues play by play.
It's hard to come to grips about this team. However, if you think about it, this team is in this position because of mental errors. If you look back on the past ten or twelve games their losses have come due to unforced errors in their own zone. Bad decision making. And why is this? Because this is a young inexperienced team sprinkled with a few veterans. If 70 percent of your young team is making mistakes it also begins to show in the play of the older players. I think we all need to be patient with this team and not want it blown up. I think a coaching change is definitely in order. Just wait till Gardiner, Kadri, Reilly, JVR come into their own along with some of the developing talent on the Marlies such as Leivo, Abbot, Percy, Holzer, Granberg, Holland, Ashton and others. We have a lot to look forward too, but it takes time.
@LeafsManiac I have to disagree. Kessel is an excellent playmaker and has set up some beautiful goals this season. He has also developed a better backchecking game as well. I admit he looks lethargic out there, but who wouldn't be witnessing all the errors his team mates are making.
I question Franson's mind. He's at the blueline with the puck with Helm closing in on him and instead of shooting it up off the boards into the corner he tries to shoot the puck through Helm. What was he thinking?
@loomx I don't think Raymond is the problem. He has created offense for the Leafs with 19 goals. Why get rid of someone like that.
This team is awful. Secondly, Helm and Jurco are both classless divers! That call on van Reimsdyk was ridiculous. Jurco dove. And Helm diving on the play on what was to be an icing. This is bye bye Carlyle. Morgan Reilly was excellent, but why were the Leafs forwards always up above their own blueline. The defense had no one to pass to. I blame this on coaching. I'm not wasting my life for this team anymore. 47 years I've followed this team and it has hit a saturation point where I particularly don't want to waste my time watching overpaid veterans disappointing me with insipid play. I love the youth on this team but they need better guidance than what Carlyle is offering. I've had it.
Phaneuf shouldn't be making these type of costly decisions.
5 months ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #75, Maple Leafs at Flyers
Both Montreal and Phiiadelphia are filled with divers.
Lupul was pushed from behind, This officiating is mediocre!
Giroux is a fucking diver!
@Burtonboy @felixjvd I hope you are right. But it won't happen with Reimer in goal. His positioning on many of these goals has been deadly.
5 months, 1 week ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #73, Maple Leafs at Devils
@rockydundas @Radar O'Rielly @felixjvd I can't imagine they beat the Blues.
Anyone on this forum think the Leafs can beat St. Louis Tuesday night?
I'm fed up with Carlyle's stubborn decision making. Why did he start Reimer when he could have used Mcintyre who in the end looked so much more solid in net. Is the man that stupid? Leafs could have won this game with the backup.
@DJBrianBurke @felixjvd If you know the nature of NHL officiating you don't put yourself in that position with less than 8 minutes to play when the goalie can play contact like that
to his advantage.
5 months, 1 week ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #72, Canadiens at Maple Leafs
@TheCanucksnaphook @felixjvd you don't have to be insulting! If you watched the replay he made no effort to stop and brought his stick up into Price's head
It's over friends. 3-3 and van Reimsdyk makes that fucking selfish boneheaded hit on Price. What was he thinking. He may have cost his team the playoffs! I'm disgusted.
I thought the Leafs were screwed by bad officiating! And Lupul and Clarkson might as well be pylons out there. Both of them took costly penalties and are providing no offense. Just offensive play. They better turn their games around otherwise the playoffs are a pipe dream. There is trouble when the offensive weapon on the team is a defenseman. (Gardiner) who is showing signs of brilliance.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #71, Lightning at Maple Leafs
If the Leafs can't beat the AHL Red Wings there is no hope in the playoffs, that is if they make the playoffs. And what has happened to Kessel? He is making bad decisions all over the ice. Most unlike him.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #70, Maple Leafs at Red Wings
@TheCanucksnaphook @Cameron19 @Cloud09 Even with the slump he had and injury recovery time he has 18 goals. You don't trade a player of his calibre.
6 months ago on Game Review: Game #61, Islanders 5 vs. Leafs 4 (OT)
That call against Gunnersan was ridiculous! If they were handing out olympic medals tonight the Islander would have won the Gold for best dive of the night. And what were the refs looking at with the Islander's 4th goal? How long does the puck have to be out of sight before the ref blows the whistle? Bernier must be pissed!
6 months ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #61, Maple Leafs at Islanders
the defense for USA looks terrible! Selanne totally uncovered!
6 months, 1 week ago on Team Canada vs. Team USA Open Thread
I feel sorry for JVR and Kessel not getting a medal because of Kane's useless play!
Kane has been useless!
Why use Kane? He missed the first penalty shot. They should have used JVR! or Kessel!
@Gilbey93 Black one looks like a can of beer.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The 2013-14 Maple Leafs after 60 games
@Mitch_S2 Glad you are not working on the Leafs management team.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – February 11
What is it with people wanting to trade Raymond? He just scored his 16th this season. Where would the Leafs be without his 16 goals? So what if he coughs up the puck on occasion. His offense makes up for those errors which rarely lead to opposition goals anyway. At least he's trying to be creative.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #60, Leafs 3 vs. Canucks 1