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@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe @LoovTrain @Jmessih Wasn't personal at all. I'm fine with the Dubas stuff. It's interesting, more interesting than talking about Kessel's leadership qualities. I'm just saying I'm not looking to him as a savior, I think that type of narrative is silly. Not to say I don't like him at all. The Leafs obviously needed to have someone on staff who wasn't in the dinosaur ages when it came to analytics.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@LoovTrain @Jmessih I think you're right here, LoovTrain. When he's made public remarks I'm not confident in what Dubas is really doing besides parroting the usual hockey twitter tropes. I'd like to hope it's something more and we're not privy to it, but that's tough to say. I'm not sure this guy is "next level" in any way, but he does seem like a generally bright guy and a decent hire. Just don't let the guys who will pump his tires (won't name names, but I'm sure you can figure it out) mislead you into thinking he's something he's not. He's just a young assistant GM learning his trade.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@peterbleafs @Marlies Man As in he doesn't complicate his narratives with facts, you mean?
1 day, 8 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
GAME DAY THEAD http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2015/03/28/gdt-game-76-ottawa-senators-at-toronto-maple-leafs-7-p-m-cbc/
3 days, 5 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win
Toninato looks good. Should have one already. Looks tenacious.
3 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #76, Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@Tearitdown @Alec Brownscombe Well.... it is you.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win
@Tearitdown I wonder if Tearitdown is honest hockey. Actually, I don't... I know it is.
@MaxwellHowe Doesn't mean anything, just a battle in practice dude.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@hometeem @Alec Brownscombe @DCDC I'm not going down this path man. You're clearly heavily biased towards Kessel and admitted to as much, basically. To think he couldn't succeed next to an elite center is insane.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@hometeem @Alec Brownscombe @DCDC I think Kessel with one of the best Cs in the game (if we can assume McDavid gets there) would find a way to do just fine in the top matchups lol. Come on man.
@hometeem @DCDC You can't see the logic behind keeping Kessel to play with McDavid or see that working out well? That makes one of us, lol.
Think everyone's gone a little crazy with how bad things have gotten in the last couple of months. Understandably so, but logic is few and far between.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@lou19 @Alec Brownscombe @Yaknowwhat It's tough to argue with such a well-supported point here, lou. lol.
Here's the thing with Dion. Every captain and big-salary core player has a clock and Dion's seems to have run out here, not entirely through fault of his own. The team just hasn't been good enough for too long. That's why they've actively looked to move him. I think he's too flawed to be a good #1 D, but he's a capable top pairing D and a decent Captain, and he gets a tonne of undue flak in Toronto. See wiski and Yak's posts for examples.
@Yaknowwhat The leadership core (plural) is awful. Dion can't will a bunch of players who don't care to care. He's not Jesus himself.
@Yaknowwhat That the team should be ashamed of themselves because he's been throwing big hits and fighting people with a banged up hand while they stare at their skate laces.
@wiski @Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe @Ian from Etobicoke @Yaknowwhat You see no connection between the fact that they had a fist fight earlier in the night and the shot he took at Dion? Seriously?
@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat Yeah I don't understand how the issues you're describing fall at Dion's feet alone. I think Ian from Etobicoke's interpretation of it is much closer to the reality of the situation.
@wiski @Alec Brownscombe @Ian from Etobicoke @Yaknowwhat There's no homer element to it at all. Watch the tape. He rocked Jordan with a hit and then beat up Eric. That's a simple retelling of events.
@wiski @Alec Brownscombe @Ian from Etobicoke @Yaknowwhat He hammered Jordan Staal to the ice then kicked the shit out of Eric in a fight. That's why he fired a puck at him. Sorry wiski, I have no clue what you're talking about here.
@wiski @Ian from Etobicoke @Yaknowwhat Oh, you want the other team's best players to like Dion?
@sniperstar @Anthony Petrielli @NotSince67 @In it to Winnik Watched him in the Spengler and he can absolutely fly. Think I jumped on the forums and remarked on it and his pt totals and wondered if he'd get NHL interest. How he'd do on the smaller rink against NHL comp, who knows, it's guesswork.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@FRyan There's no lack of options.
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
McLellan is going to be available this summer
@Luke_R @Alec Brownscombe @Jay31 Such fun continuing to roll out Bozak, Kadri and Holland, lol.
@Jay31 @Luke_R Mika Z has arrived, too.
@Luke_R @Alec Brownscombe Scary. They've got some likeable players but I don't want them going anywhere in the playoffs.
@Luke_R I'd be scared shitless to get them in round 1 at this point
@ProfessorRance @rustynail That might be true of everyone but him, actually.
@wiski At least Dion's been showing up, eh? :)
the rest of you are cowards
Dion's a man beast
@LoovTrain @ProfessorRance Good advertising partner. Watching the Leafs seems like a similar experience.
I am so tired of watching Trevor Smith play hockey. This is an automated repost since early 2014
@Hollandaise @mcloki Who cares?
@Archie Vanlanda @gjdevlin lol, didn't notice that point. That's hilarious.
1 week, 1 day ago on Dylan Strome wins the OHL scoring title
@gjdevlin We're deep at D? News to me.
Deeper than Chicago, where TVR went?
Lazar called us a hard working team and didn't break face
1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators (7 p.m., HNIC)
Where was the high stick? Fuck off
@djamon I love it. Legitimately hope we win.
Here we go boys!
@deedrag @Alec Brownscombe Okay, but asking passionate Leafs fans why they're bent out of shape about the state of the team is a weird question.
@deedrag Yeah everyone, what gives? You don't enjoy watching this team or something?
@Leafs_17 @Yaknowwhat Get your blinders off. No one is giving him a pass. He deserved the pull. Just don't blindly blame a player because you have a prejudice against him going in. Brewer's gap was awful, gave him all the time in the world in the slot. Not an NHL play by an old, awful defenceman.
@Bruce Gamble That's 1,000% on Brewer
@mr_hanie Matchup nightmare for Cameron!
@Beleafer @Alec Brownscombe Yep, that's a good point.
Don't hate that the Sens own the Habs this year either and would likely beat them if they met them in the playoffs.
I've been to about 6-7 Sens games in the last 2 months (get free tickets a lot) and the amount of jerseys their fans dedicate to "Leafs Suck" and the number of fans who just chant it at random games is hilarious. Such an inferiority complex. I really wouldn't mind winning this game for the laughs. That said, losing it helps the pick and hurts the Bruins.
Basically, I don't care. Carry on
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The 25 Controversies (And Counting) Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Media This Season
@peterbleafs Well, thanks for blessing us with your presence nonetheless. :)
@Dan39 @Alec Brownscombe Point was it was an obviously sensationalist cover regardless of the legitimate concerns with Kadri.
@Dan39 Keep reading. We don't.