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@Chichikov I agree. I think MHLS is far and away the best source of Maple Leafs content, but there are some posters here (and I'm thinking of one in particular) who show up in every thread and bully/dismiss anyone with different views. The tone around here is often mean spirited, and its a shame because the blog deserves better than this. But I'm sure nobody really cares.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Poulin, Loiselle Fired as Assistant GMs; Leafs bring in Kyle Dubas
@Jmessih That's the combined price of those outfits.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal
@Dangle_My_Berries Which pub?
1 week, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here
@Gilbey93 I hope so, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. Remember how happy everyone was with Ranger last summer? Hopefully the new guys will do good, but a lot of the players are risks that could be duds a la Ranger.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract
@BPsotka @skiingallday I would hope he would be a depth option, but knowing Randy he will play Bodie over Ashton.
Remember last year for the chandelier presser where he was 40 minutes late and gave a through the motions presser?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address
@Reether It's nice not to have to wade through corny jokes, cheesy music videos, and random thoughts to find some relevant talk though.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out
@TheCanucksnaphook Don't we have a 1A 1B tandem, and the reason for getting rid of Reimer is that 1A 1B tandems seldom work out?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Draft Day Two Wrap Up: Gunnarsson for Polak, offensive focus to Leafs’ draftees
@CanuckUKinToronto Where did he say that? I got the impression from Morrison that he is primarily a winger who can play centre, an option they might explore in a few years depending on his development.
@wiski @Yaknowwhat If not maybe a bit piece like Percy or Abbot in addition.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes
@TheCanucksnaphook All so that you can tell newcomers to go away :)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup
@TheCanucksnaphook @The Toronto Maple Leaf @Burtonboy Fine, but your hostility is uncalled for.
@TheCanucksnaphook @The Toronto Maple Leaf @Burtonboy Good argument.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy ...unlike this one built with a contempt for stats?
@dlb Mad You're not getting Ekblad with the third.
1 month ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released
@Greg Fenton @The Toronto Maple Leaf Unless you have a link, it doesn't seem to be on youtube.
1 month ago on (Friday Mashup) The Date before the Date
Is there anywhere to find the 2013 edition of behind the draft? It aired in October but I haven't been able to find any trace of it other than a one minute teaser.
@Anthony Petrielli @The Toronto Maple Leaf Haha, thanks for clearing that up. Boy do I feel stupid!
1 month ago on 2014 NHL Entry Draft Q&A with Brock Otten
Excellent interview, based on his comments I would be happy with either Ritchie or Fabbri. I wonder what his take on Ehlers is?
@TheCanucksnaphook @The Toronto Maple Leaf @mcloki @Elliot Saccucci What lies ahead.
1 month ago on Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche’s Club-Elected Arbitration
@TheCanucksnaphook @The Toronto Maple Leaf @mcloki @Elliot Saccucci You won't be laughing when he uses his super power of shooting sap at his opponents.
@mcloki @Elliot Saccucci @TheCanucksnaphook I'm quite surprised that last season didn't turn the tide towards Corsi. Certainly did for me.
@Murph2417 WUD ABOUT A DAD WHO'D TEACH YA TO GET INTA THE PLAYOFFS?
1 month, 1 week ago on (Sunday Mashup) Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads
@Pent_House @Doorman Very surprising the guy who opened his campaign with a pledge to cut 100,000 jobs lost.
1 month, 1 week ago on (Friday Mashup) Two Weeks to Draft Day
Any reason why Leafs fans keep talking about Bennett but are ignoring Reinhart as someone to move up towards?
1 month, 1 week ago on (Tuesday Mashup) One more Kings win until the off season
I was away in Ireland for the last 11 days, how have the Leafs players been doing for Team Canada?
2 months ago on What do the Toronto Marlies’ successes mean for the Maple Leafs?
Just an idea for tomorrow - maybe the site could collect links to streams of all the TL, Shanny and Nonis interviews going on today for a post. Quite a high volume to keep track of.
3 months, 1 week ago on So begins the Brendan Shanahan era
Thank you MLHS for the stream, you guys are truly the best out there.
3 months, 1 week ago on Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream
@TheCanucksnaphook To anyone who watches the Marlies regularly, is Broll ready for a spot yet? He is quite young, isn't he?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – April 7
@TheCanucksnaphook What about D'Amigo?
@Jmessih @Burtonboy @The Toronto Maple Leaf Didn't he play in their play offs last year? If we send him down before the season ends can he still not play?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: Now What?
Can Reilly play for the Marlies in the playoffs?
@Shift_Disturber1 @The Toronto Maple Leaf Whoops you're right. #tanknation
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #75, Flyers 4 vs. Leafs 2
@Shift_Disturber1 @The Toronto Maple Leaf New Jersey lost their pick, so right now we are at 10 not 11.
If Vancouver passes us we get 9th overall. I know there is a very small chance of winning the lottery, but is there a chance we could move up a few spots? I forget how this works.
If Phoenix (79 points, 2 games in hand), Columbus, Washington and Dallas (77 points, 3 games in hand) can all jump over us, we will be in position for 10th overall since Jersey lost their pick.
4 months ago on Leafs Notebook – March 24
@GeorgeCastanza they already did
4 months ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #72, Canadiens at Maple Leafs
@Xxxxxnew Even with the Canadian dollar tanking?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Dave Bolland Contract Extension is No Easy Call
Anyone have a site that is streaming the CBC olympics coverage? I'm in Scotland and have one of the IP blockers or whatever you call them, but the CBC site itself is too slow for me to watch anything.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #60, Leafs 3 vs. Canucks 1
@WendelGilmour Dislike the "final time this season" part, however.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks Preview
@Komas Taberle Heard that one in Scotland where England was the foil.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Game Day Notes: Game #54, Leafs at Jets
@Shift_Disturber1 overlooking that he got pulled in his last start there, isn't he?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Systems – Neutral Zone & Offensive Zone Forechecking
@reenergized I may be incorrect, but wasn't the first Ottawa game a comeback win?
@NotSince67 @The Toronto Maple Leaf I have Bernier, Fleury and Niemi - I can play 2 of the three, do you think I should do Fleury and Niemi for that reason? Worry is that they are both teams who can score.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: Stars In Town Tonight
Fantasy question: I have both fleury and niemi who are playing each other tonight. Who do I play?
@Yaknowwhat @TheCanucksnaphook Don't be silly, its all Clarkson's and Ranger's and Carlyle's fault.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – December 2
@Leafs rule @The Toronto Maple Leaf Fair enough, but lets say hypothetically that they play roughly the same way they have in the last month throughout December. Would you rather push for the playoffs or push for a better draft pick?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #27, Habs 4 vs. Leafs 2
Two non-loaded questions, purely to see hat people on this board think:1) Could the PPPers have been right? True we are missing some KEY players (Bolland), but our luck with shot quality and our goaltending have dropped back to earth (as they suggested they would) and the result has been what they have predicted. Once again not saying they are right, but am curious what people think. I for one, at least, am feeling humbled.2) If we continue this way through December would you rather get to the first round of the playoffs or a top 10 draft pick?
@Pent_House @The Toronto Maple Leaf So we're looking at earliest post-Olympics?
Any update on the Bolland timeline?
@TheCanucksnaphook @The Toronto Maple Leaf You have to give up assets to gain assets. You think you're going to get Tavares for just McLaren? Dream on bubs.
Here is how I would solve the leafs problems:Trade Bozak + Ranger for Sidney Crosby
McLaren + Smith for Tavares= STRENGTH DOWN THE MIDDLE
@PepTalk @Jay31 google his twitter account (hope_smoke)https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Hangout
@whalz @The Toronto Maple Leaf No, I would rather have Reilly and Gardiner in. Just defending RC a bit and giving food for thought, given that he did try that experiment and it didn't work.
@whalz didn't we do this with colombus? Look how that turned out...
I hate how sportsnet fits in an advertisement during any 2 second gap in play...
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Lupul to miss road trip with a groin strain
@Alec Brownscombe Where you you find the 1.5 or so million in the team salary though?
8 months ago on Game Preview: Grabo the Corsi Monster returns to face [expletive] idiot coach
@CanuckUKinToronto Didn't Rielly score in either Edmonton or Calgary during the roadtrip?
8 months ago on Friday Mashup: A Tale of Two Teams
@DeclanK @Xxxxxnew What was it that made you take such a disliking to him?
8 months ago on Game Preview: Kadri returns as Leafs host Preds
@Mcost61 Burke is going to destroy us with one of his signature lopsided trades.
Anybody have a link to the 2013 behind the draft?
8 months, 1 week ago on Game in 10: Game #19, Sabres 3 vs. Leafs 1
@dlb eh @The Toronto Maple Leaf Because the money would have been better spent on LTR.
8 months, 1 week ago on Should Kadri have been suspended?
@Yaknowwhat Ford is wasting 900,000,000 in tax payers money with the subway. http://torontoist.com/2013/10/subway-vs-lrt-you-do-the-math-on-scarborough-transit/
@Dan39 @The Toronto Maple Leaf This is why we can't have nice things.
@dlb eh @The Toronto Maple Leaf ? Rob Ford did both, and both were very stupid.
@Dan39 *Is going to cost
@Dan39 Except for hurting the city with his idiotic and short cited policies. Guess how much cancelling transit city and building a subway to Scarborough cost.
Do you see Dalton McGuinty in office?
@GeorgeCastanza @Dan39 Why would the NHL fix matches to make successful (both economically and on ice) teams like Vancouver and Boston win games (if it is the bad officiating in those games we are talking about)?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #17, Bruins 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@clark sittler I'm hoping Ashton will replace bodie and Rielly will be 7D. I think Rielly had a very good game last night.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Preview: Leafs look to continue their winning streak against the Bruins
@Loric76 @Dangle_My_Berries @CanuckUKinToronto I was excited for the game as well, but without Bozak and Bolland I don't think we have much of a chance. Hopefully they will prove me wrong, but without dependable strength down the middle I think we will be playing more like we did on Game 1.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #16, Leafs 2 vs. Devils 1 (SO)
It will be interesting to see tonight whether Gardiner can recapture his game against the Bruins. I know its not at a playoff level of compete yet, but what has happened to him? He was elite during the playoffs, and has been sub-par at best this year.
@Burtonboy @The Toronto Maple Leaf Thanks!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Sign Jerred Smithson
@Burtonboy Stupid question - what is the difference between a 2 and 1 way deal?
@4evrblue @Greg Fenton @The Toronto Maple Leaf Its not like we have any space for him ourselves next season cap wise however.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: Center Rumours Heat Up
@4evrblue Why would Colorado mess up what they have going for them?
@djamon @The Toronto Maple Leaf Because 4-5 months is what everyone with medical knowledge seems to be suggesting. Karlsson had a miracle recovery, and he clearly wasn't fully ready when he rejoined.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – November 4
@djamon @The Toronto Maple Leaf I would say February-March is more likely.
@dlb eh *Role
@dlb eh Bozak, Bolland won't be back until Spring. I was mostly joking about tanking, but I'm scared for December when we start facing elite teams on a regular basis with a potentially dismal situation at centre. I'm just pointing out the obvious that we are REALLY going to notice Bolland's absence. This will be a depressing HBO 24/7 series.However, I am genuinely curious to see what JVR can do in a center roll.
@Cloud09 @The Toronto Maple Leaf Get Tanking, First Overall?
@Burtonboy @Cameron19 Yeah, I think it is quite a nice jersey - just have to switch the cream to white.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Preview: Leafs host Dallas Eakins’ Oilers
Anyone have any idea when they are going to bust out the alternate jersey? I would love to see that beauty again.
@Great Dane @Xxxxxnew Great to see the Leafs use their financial muscle to make sure that Kessel may be tradable despite his cap hit later on - he will only cost a team $1 mil to take on in 20-21, 21-22.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on MLHS Bloggers Predict the Leafs’ finish
@ingy56 @LeafsForLife @B_Leaf Arg, Colborne was supposed to be the prospect we threw in to Calgary...
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Opener Eve: September 30th
Fantasy pool advise: I have Gardiner and am considering proposing a trade for Franson. Should I propose it?
@2minutes How do you know that? I thought 24/7 just follows for December?
10 months ago on Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23
@wendelsway1 @TheCanucksnaphook What would he be suspended for? I know its part of the code not to fight the star player, but is there any rule that could lead to a suspension?
10 months ago on Fight Night in Toronto: Preseason Post Game #5 – Leafs 5 vs. Sabres 3
Sorry to bother you guys about this - in a fantasy league and a Sens fan wants to trade me his PK Subban for my Karlsonn. Who should I want?
@Leafs rule @Mind Bomb @Jmessih Good ol' casual misogyny.
10 months, 1 week ago on Morning Mashup: Kadri, Hodgson on opposite sides of RFA spectrum
@Jmessih Randy did it with the Ducks apparently.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Training Camp 2013 – Day #1, Live from the MasterCard Center of Excellence (and journalistic mediocrity)
@wiski Good one Cox, except it was 4-2 at that point.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on 2013-14 Season Preview: Forwards
@DWCMLHS I can see a team offer 3.95 to circumvent giving the leafs 2 first round picks.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Franson wants 1 year, but the Leafs aren’t having it
@Komas Taberle @-Keon- Don't see how you can do an 82 game season + playoffs and then this.
@-Keon- Haha, I've thought that myself.
@.JVR. @Burtonboy Maybe because the term is too low for those two years. He would 28 coming out of a 2 year deal. He probably wants to take advantage of these prime years.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Live Video: Leafs Media Day
@dlb eh @Dangle_My_Berries @wiski Yeah, but I can see him getting squeezed again next summer with all the important RFAs/UFAs we have. Unless we can move someone like Liles out (if we could ,we would have) I don't think things are looking too good for him. Even if he signs, it will be well below his market value of 4-4.5. Wish we had the space for the 4x4 he offered.
@.JVR. @The Toronto Maple Leaf Yeah, I was just replying to DeclanK - new at this thing.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: Coach Stats vs. GM Stats
@DeclanK @.JVR. If you let Bozak walk, and don't use a buyout on Grabo then you still have two buyouts. 1 for Komi, 1 for Liles.Not that I'm saying that's what they should have done either way.
@wendelsway1 Can average leafs fan go to the camp? If so I might go there Thursday afternoon. What time does it normally run from?
@GeorgeCastanza Especially since his main chunk of scoring occurred when he was in mid-season form from playing with the Marlies (sadly same with Kadri, but Kadri has a much much higher ceiling).
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Two Days Until Camp Opens…
@Dangle_My_Berries If that is true, Kadri was right. 7 for 2 is completely fair. Hope they can meet down the middle, 5.7 for 2 is still lowballing. Maybe meet for 3.25? The gap doesn't seem so great any more (as long as it is two years not three years, in which case Nonis is being a dick)(.
@Tommy Cat I was hoping to hear things more concretely by now with both Franson and Kadri, only three nights and two days until training camp.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Rookie Tournament: Game 3 Live Blog – Leafs vs. Senators
@Doorman @The_Polish_Cannon @Burtonboy Same camp! Just bought hockeystreams so I could watch those two specifically. Looking forward to seeing Finn, Biggs, Gauthier and Granberg though,
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Rookie Tournament: Game 2 Live Blog – Leafs vs. Penguins
@B_Leaf @The Toronto Maple Leaf I think its because of their track record of success.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Rookie Tournament: Game 1 Wrap up – Leafs 3 vs. Blackhawks 2
@Mind Bomb @The Toronto Maple Leaf @B_Leaf As much as I hate to rank them above Ottawa, they played well last season without most of their best players. If they did that well last season, I don't see how they won't improve by gaining Karlsson, Andersson, Spezza, and Ryan. MacArthur is a good depth addition as well.It would be almost like if the leafs made it that far last season without Reimer, Kadri, and Phaneuf, and then got them all back.
@B_Leaf I would guess that the locks from both divisions would be Boston, Detroit, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Washington, New York, with Toronto, Montreal, NYI, and Philly challenging for the two remaining bubble spots.
@Bruce Gamble Tomorrow against Pittsburgh
@Black_Hawk @The Toronto Maple Leaf @Mind Bomb 4 mil for 6 years.
@Black_Hawk @Mind Bomb If Kadri is trying to get Henrique money/term, I think most of us would be thrilled - I would imagine Nonis would as well, leading me to think that's not the case.
If we can't re-sign Franson (though it seems like he is willing to take another one for the team), how much of a downgrade at the moment would Rielly be?
@Archie Vanlanda @wiski @The Toronto Maple Leaf Yeah, Olympics are a big deal for me this year. NHL gamecentre really doesn't include playoffs!? That would be the deal breaker right there.
And the ondemand is good?
I'm still debating between Hockeystreams and NHL game center live, i'm wondering if you guys can give me some advice?I'll be moving from Toronto to Glasgow, so blackouts won't be a problem and full game replays the next game will also be important if I can't stay up late enough to watch the game. My main questions are:- Are hockeystreams streams as reliable and of the same quality as game centre?- Does it offer whole game replays?- Is there a big risk of NHL shutting it down?I'm willing to pay the extra bit if NHL game centre is worth it. Also, I'm only going to be watching NHL games, and maybe a few international tournaments.
@Cameron19 Just checked his twitter feed and your post is slightly misleading, here is the full conversation: BTW, no one asked, but "Bobo's" personal take on where Kadri negotiations with TOR are likely headed: As long as TOR holds firm on wanting 2 yr bridge deal, Kadri has no leverage other than witholding services and hoping his absence impacts. Failing that, Kadri makes case for closer to Matt Duchene $ ($3.5M per) than P.K. Subban $ ($2.875M per). We'll see if TOR moves off that #.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Updates in the Kadri and Franson Watch
@Komas Taberle @Cameron19 Sounds like maybe the Kadri camp corrected him? If the difference is between 2.8 and 3.5 we shouldn't be too worried. Maybe the sticking point is that he only wants to do 1 year, whereas the leafs know they can't have another huge contract to deal with next summer?
@Burtonboy I think they'll start the season with a 21, and hopefully make room throughout the season. It will probably be easier to get rid of Liles in the autumn when other teams don't have the leverage of the Leafs needing cap space for Franson/Kadri, and when a few teams realize they need a veteran defence man.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Cheers to 5 Years
@Spayde_D That would be great, but I don't see us signing both of them for 6 million. I think it would take 7 (the lowest possible ) to 8 million (more likely) to sign both.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Team Draft Rankings by Total GP (2005-2009)
@Xxxxxnew Nug Hopkins is 3 years younger though, right?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on No more talky
@DeclanK @MaxwellHowe Who is Steve Burtch and why does his involvement mean we don't have to worry?
@Burtonboy @-Keon- Yeah, and he mentioned that conversations are back up, so hopefully we can get him signed before camp.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Midweek Leafs News and Notes
@Xxxxxnew Same here. Only time I will watch a sport that is not hockey is during the Olympics.
@Jay_Berg The problem there is then we would have to sift through other Toronto sports. I think quite a few of us here can't stand baseball, and I would imagine most of us don't care about the Raptors or TFC.
Not content with quantifying and measuring luck, looks like the stat community might start measuring grit.http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2013/8/26/4653154/advanced-stats-take-on-grit-rgi
11 months ago on Production by Top 6 Wingers: How Do the Leafs Stack Up?
@Alec Brownscombe I agree, it would be similar to a JVR deal which is fantastic for us.
@mcloki I would be very happy if Kadri signed to 4 million a year for 6 years.
I can't stress enough, its probably nothing, so don't think I'm a crazy person haha.
I was flipping through my family's season ticket book which just arrived. I noticed something curious, which hopefully means nothing. On each pair of tickets a single player is featured. Franson is featured twice, Kadri is not featured at all. Odd not to feature your second highest scorer, especially when good but unflashy players like Gunnarsson and McClement are featured twice. Once again most likely nothing, but perhaps they know something we don't?Players featured:KesselPhaneufLupulBozak (featured once)Clarkson (Once)Bolland (Once)McClementGunnarssonGardinerFransonReimerBernier (Once)No Orr, McLaren, Fraser (except for Orr so far not too surprising), Kulemin, or Kadri.
@skiingallday @wiski Really, Columbus Blue Jackets at #41?
11 months ago on An interview with Toronto Marlies head coach Steve Spott
@Dink @dlb eh @Yaknowwhat He is taking a dig at Seguin saying if they traded for him he would be playing for the Marlies along with D'amigo/Ashton.
@Komas Taberle Is it just me or does he kind of look like Seth McFalane (sp?) when he smiles?
11 months ago on MLHS Season Preview – Goaltending: Analysis of Like-Age Goalie Tandems From 2001-2012
@wiski Surely he is worth 5 million? Have the Capitals not seen his Corsi?!
@Burtonboy I'm not so sure the 'advance stats' this article is using is the same that is currently in vogue. The article is about watching video, looking at scoring chances (not overall shots), which this site's interviews show the Leafs do keep track of.
@skiingallday @The Toronto Maple Leaf @4evrblue You hit the nail on the head, they are like a Canadian team but without the rivalry that comes along with it.
11 months ago on Kadri feeling distracted, Nonis confident Phaneuf is here to stay
@skiingallday @4evrblue The Wild would be second on my list as well. I know nothing about them, but I like their jerseys, their being from Minnesota, and their underdog status.
@skiingallday Great show, season 2 is the best IMO.
@4evrblue @The Toronto Maple Leaf Haha thanks, gotta love any super hero who can shoot sap/syrup out of his hands.My name "The Toronto Maple Leaf" is the guardian's name. What a ridiculous project, it needs to be brought back for humour's sake.
@The_Polish_Cannon @Burtonboy @Zep2 While I have been solidly on the Kessel wagon for years, I think Fenton is one of the most reasonable people here. Definitely not a dumbass, maybe from your perspective the term "worthy adversary" would be more fitting?
@ShotgunCharlie I think 8 is doable.
@4evrblue If my favourite team doesn't win the Stanley Cup this season, I hope the Winnipeg Jets win it. Any team but the Habs.It was close between Montreal/Ottawa/Boston
@MaxwellHowe @Bring the Cup Home Out of those three Gunnarsson is the one I wouldn't do.
@Bring the Cup Home I agree, if we can get Kadri for JVR numbers it will be a risk worth taking. Only problem is it will make signing Franson harder.
(Obviously I would like to see Franson and Kadri signing for less, and I'm sure many of you will lowball their worth, but realistically it doesn't seem likely).
11 months, 1 week ago on Clarkson on THN Cover; Bernier’s new mask
I think it would be worth the risk to lock up Kadri for 4 mil or under for the next 4-6 years. I definately do not want to see a 1 year bridge considering the ammount of free agents we will have next year. A 2 year bridge would also be acceptable, but if he lives up to his potential we will be getting him at a steal (which is what I think Kadri has in mind when he says he will be a steal).I'm not too optimistic aboutre-signing Franson, I'm not sure I see Liles being traded before the season begins. Furthermore, even if we sign Kadri to a 3 mil bridge deal (I don't see it going much lower than that), we don't have the 3.5-4 mil it will take to sign Franson. I can't see Franson taking a bridge deal as he just came off of one.Obviously, getting rid of Liles to ammend the situtation would be ideal (I would like to see both signed to 4-6 years somewhere around 3.5-4), if that did not work trading Kulemin might be worth it. True we would be much thinner on the bottom 6, but I think Franson is more important to our future, and we are lacking spaces for prospects to play in. Still, this is a shitty position Nonis has gotten himself into. I know many people will say its still early, but I imagine there will be minimal movement since teams aren't willing to take on salary due to the cap.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Not to be too big of a buzz kill, but that was a real sleazy move on your part.
@dlb eh @The Toronto Maple Leaf Haha thanks. I have betrayed the seriousness of The Toronto Maple Leaf with that post, however. Long may he be the guardian of the ACC.
11 months, 1 week ago on Anatomy of a Game Day Banner
First post. I will be devestated if these two, which have been mentioned, do not make it:
Anaheim: Emilio EstevezLA Kings: the Burger King King or whatever he is called.