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1 day, 5 hours ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million
@Dangle_My_Berries His casual and goofy body language as he rips the hole apart is just hilarious
1 day, 6 hours ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million
@Murph2417 @Alec Brownscombe I won 1 and a lost 1 to a brutal player after Quick let in a couple of howlers off unscreened wrist shots from the point. Ruined a big win streak. Decided I couldn't take that game tonight.
@Cloud09 Carlyle has always liked Gardiner. End of story.
@Jordan29 @Cloud09 who cares about Clarkson making $5.25 mill and scoring 11 points in 60 games? Lots of people
I'd accept a 15-15 year out of him next year
@dlb Mad @Alec Brownscombe As far as I know
1 day, 8 hours ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million
@ShiftyD @Alec Brownscombe @Dangle_My_Berries I'm embarrassed I missed that reference
@Pent_House @Alec Brownscombe @Bruffins Don't be silly, my twin's name is Alex Greenbrush.
@Bruffins I told my twin bro 4 million for 6 yesterday. I guess you win.
@ShiftyD @Alec Brownscombe @Dangle_My_Berries Just fucking around.
I like our capacity to surprise. That's all I'll say for now. I said we were gonna get the final divisional playoff spot last year, was strong in my conviction on Twitter, and got burned for it.
@newkb @Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe @leafslunch So I should've trusted my gut? On phone and I can't check for sure.
@Dangle_My_Berries We'll be ok... Just ok.
@dlb Mad @Alec Brownscombe that's cool, I'm speaking generally
people often don't vote in their best interests, but in terms of who he really "represents.."
@Pent_House @Mattmark @Dangle_My_Berries If people = white, older straight males
@Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe @leafslunch Ah, checked again, bad math.
@Cameron19 @leafslunch I thought it was 2?
@Yaknowwhat Yeah. They're throwing 1-year flyers at the wall and seeing what sticks. But I like the players they've signed in doing so.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs
@Yaknowwhat Well, certainly the injuries are concerning and I bet he frustrates us at points this season, but the comment "Booth from 10 years ago" suggest he's over the hill. The guy is 29
@Yaknowwhat The one playing in his second year at Michigan University? Hope not.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs
@wiski Well, that's untrue and shows blatant lack of knowledge on the roster limit.
They may have to move someone ultimately if there's a "trade him or lose him to waivers" scenario, though.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@Ze_theLeafsFan Or Clarksons for 5.25?
Too soon, too soon
They should be able to find him two more suitable linemates this season and then we'll judge.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@silvermaple @Alec Brownscombe @LeafErikson Thanks mate
@LeafErikson Narratives, mate. It's a black and white world on Leafs Twitter sometimes.
Henceforth, smart moves that line up with adv stats = Dubas moves
Bad moves = Nonis/Carlyle/Ghost of Poulin and Loiselle
@leafdreamer @Bobsyouruncle @Alec Brownscombe Listen to what you're saying. You want to speculate about two members of the team being in a romantic relationship and are calling me homophobic because I won't allow it.
4 days, 11 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
You're being generous. I can't believe he asked that question. The answer to "are we able to wildly speculate on the intimate details of the players' personal lives?" on this forum is a definitive No.
4 days, 13 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
"I hope Dubas is a stats guru, and I hope he helps make the Leafs front office more progressive, but it must be noted that Dave Nonis is not ignorant of advanced stats."
4 days, 15 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@TheCanucksnaphook Well, that's the opposite of true.
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe I bet both of these things are true
5 days, 10 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@Burtonboy Cynical take on this is he's more desirable in a trade with a cost-controlled 2 year deal.
5 days, 11 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@Loric76 He was bad.
But so was the team for large swaths of the year.
Best thing that happened long term for this team might be the collapse to miss the playoffs.
5 days, 12 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@skiingallday Off topic Converesation is in the mashup. http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/07/24/thursday-mashup-booth-adds-another-option/
This is something we still have to get used to around here apparently. If a thread seems quiet, check the mashup.
5 days, 13 hours ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3
@wiski RIP Terrence. Hope a young 20-something like me isn't saying the same thing when I kick the bucket
5 days, 13 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Burtonboy @Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe From what I can tell Loiselle, Nonis and Poulin are all pretty tight with Dreger. Shanahan rocked his boat.
Just seems weird for Dreger to make something up like "this wasn't Nonis' idea"
6 days, 11 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe That's exactly my thinking. That Dreger interview was fascinating. He's full of shit a lot of the time, but this was different, because you can tell him and his cousin had the rug pulled out from under them a bit.
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe I think that's a generous benefit of the doubt for Nonis re: being on board with all of it. Leiweke's extension was some weird statement/show of faith based on the modest success in the short year. Then Nonis had a poor year; apparently not enough to get fired but certainly enough to lose total autonomy. Leiweke promised some big changes and installed Shanahan above his head.
Tough to tell what the exact dynamics of the front office are from the outside though. We'll see.
@Walter_White @Alec Brownscombe It'll be a ways before that's an issue yet if it ever gets there. His impact won't be felt in Toronto for quite a while, let alone will other teams be knocking looking to hand him the keys to their organization.
Stan Bowman was hired at 28 and became a GM at 36.
@loomx @Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe Could be right. Time will tell.
And results this season could change a lot.
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe Loiselle and Poulin were guys Nonis would've liked to have kept around which kind of hammers it home from me. That's an erosion of his support base.
Dubas and Shanny both sound like they'll be trying to work with him and generally think he's receptive enough, but the leash is short here.
Carlyle's even more so
Carlyle and Nonis are in such awkward spots. Shanahan is slowly but surely revamping mgmt and coaching staffs with his type of people and is basically biding his time on his two biggest hires - his GM and his head coach -- while they twist in limbo.
6 days, 12 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe What's most impressive about what Shanahan did is not just what he knows - which is a lot - but that he's still eager to learn/admit he doesn't know everything there is to know about the game and where it's headed. Compare Shanny's accomplishments in the sport next to Dubas' and it's pretty impressive he was willing to sit down with an open mind and be challenged by the youngster with some new ideas for 7 hours during their meeting.
@Burtonboy They'll be retired soon enough anyway and can join Strachan on the sidelines taking stupid pot shots on Twitter. They're rattled though, for sure.
We all knew it was the case from watching game in game out but interesting to see some numbers on it.
6 days, 14 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
"They didn’t outshoot them at 5v5 but Toronto seemed more effective at actually producing goals.
This is particularly true in the first eleven seconds after a puck
was carried in. The Leafs outscored LA 79-61 in that period. From
twelve seconds on, LA outscored the Leafs 20-12"
@Xxxxxnew Shanahan fired Poulin and Loiselle against his wishes. Nonis said in the presser "Shanny's the boss," and so did Leiweke
1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Cameron19 @Greg Fenton @Bernier_The_Boats You can't have a good possession team without that mix, period.
Dreger's antics on the radio today were hilarious
Shanahan obviously went above his cousin's head to fire guys Nonis didn't want fired and Dreger is doing his bidding/trying to get them jobs.
@Greg Fenton @Alec Brownscombe @TheCanucksnaphook @Cameron19 @dlb Mad We talked about it last summer, Greg.
1 week ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1
@TheCanucksnaphook @Cameron19 @dlb Mad Recent study - 34% of Leaf picks second round or later have played in the NHL, highest in the NHL.
FOR NON MORRISON INTERVIEW RELATED DISCUSSION, HERE'S THE MASHUP http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/07/23/wednesday-mashup-dubas-mania/
@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe Shanny saved us big time I think, BB.
1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract