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Wish all the players that sucked last year were benched as well then. I actually might of agreed with this benching now and see that there was some sort of accountability. Better yet, how many players played like shit against Pittsburgh... and how many of them got put up in the pressbox?
1 week, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt
@Rhaegar_ @GreekGod @deedrag
Oh I agree. I think that's what Gardiner meant by it if it was in fact him who said it.
1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500
I believe it was Scott Niedermayer that he compared himself to...
@sniperstar @GreekGod @Dangle_My_Berries @deedrag @Mcost61
Yup and Gardiner was lights out down the stretch last season when this team was fighting for the playoffs. Doesn't that count for anything?
You guys talk about seniority like choosing Robidas over Gardiner... fair enough, but shouldn't that logic apply to choosing Gardiner over Percy?
@dlb Mad @GreekGod
How is it not? How many players played like crap against Pittsburgh on this roster... how many of them got put up in the pressbox?
I understand but when your team gets blown out in one of those game because the team was playing like shit and the other was the first game of the year, well that's not really giving a player time to get his feet wet and get his game going. It just feels like the second Gardiner does something bad he's out to me
@Mind Bomb @GreekGod @deedrag @Mcost61
I agree dude. But shouldn't that logic apply to all players? How many times have we seen Dion and Franson fuck up and play terrible D and make terrible passes? How about the top line and there fly by and not playing hard which was pointed out by SN.
@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @GreekGod @deedrag @Mcost61
I don't disagree with that... it's the fact that other players are given time to find there game. While the second Gardiner fucks up or Kadri and it's press box time or benching...
@Dangle_My_Berries @GreekGod @deedrag @Mcost61
JVR, Bozak and Kessel played like crap at times and cost us goals early on this season. Nothing happened to them. Dion along with most of the roster was terrible down the stretch last year and nothing was done to them while Gardiner and Riley were manly the only ones carrying this team.
Frattin wasn't going to be anything more then a fill in this year. Gardiner is a top 4 defence man and should be given time to get his game going. How many times has Dion and Franson fucked up and yet nothing has been done to them?
Sorry boys but I'm done with Carlyle and his bullshit. He should of been let go after last season.
This is so fucking stupid. So many other players on this roster that sucked or made huge mistakes both this season and last and Carlyle doesn't make them sit in the press box. Can't wait for a new head coach to take over.
It's not just Dreger though. There's been multiple sports broadcasters stating the same thing.
IMO if this was to happen, and Staal agrees to the trade, it will happen later on in the season where we'll know if the Leafs are battling for the playoffs...
1 week, 2 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500
Yup but Calgary is playing on back to back nights and had to kill 3 penalties that period
Meh they'll just push McDavid once they draft him first overall. Fans will buy it as it's new blood and a new direction for the team.
1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Colorado Avalanche 2 (OT)
american broadcasters always praise the Leafs from every game I've seen that they were calling
1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game 4, Colorado Avalanche at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
Well I go by what I saw from Gardiner down the stretch last season... when it mattered most and the team was playing like shit but Gardiner was playing hard every night along with Rielly and those two were a big reason why Leafs were in games back then. Gardiner stays... Franson can go :)
1 week, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
Really? I'm sure his dad has made millions and money isn't his main concern here
Calgary was playing on back to back nights and the Oilers looked like shit for the most part... again. I'd be pissed too.
2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
lol he's that good
2 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@gottabe_KD @Bring the Cup Home @Jmessih
Booth hasn't done a thing to earn a spot in the lineup. Leivo IMO is locked in. Kid can play and will only get better
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs cut Colton Orr, Fraser McLaren, William Nylander; Roster down to 23
Booth hasn't done anything to earn a spot in the lineup. Personally I'd prefer Frattin or Leivo over him
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly
Yup Babcock stated last year that he wants his team to stay away from that stuff
3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)
Get rid of Ashton. Move Booth to the fourth line. Move Fratts to the box seats... and put Leivo in to play with Lupul and Kadri
Carrick is a beast. Can't wait to see him play with the big club
1 month ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #1, Leafs 3 vs. Flyers 2 (SO)
Polak isn't a top paring guy and will get burned. Same reason why Franson can't play top 4 minutes... He's too slow. IMO Gardiner should be given a good look with Phaneuf
1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home
Thought we were trying to win... not tank
I've seen what type of game Booth can bring as well. I'm just trying to be realistic in that his best days are behind him. Like I said above, signing him to 1 Mill is a steal but IMO he is a third liner that can chip in here and there... and perhaps see 2nd line time if injuries occur.
@sniperstar @GreekGod @Jmessih
Vancouver was hoping for the same thing. They didn't get it. For what we're paying him, it's a steal... But I don't expect him to put up crazy numbers and be a consistent force like some on here are suggesting.
Sorry man, but if David Booth was as good as you say then teams would of been lining up to sign him. Not saying he won't have a positive influence on our team. I just think we should tamper expectations with certain players... and IMO david booth is one of those players.
I'm actually pretty stoked to see the Rupert twins. Those guys play the game hard every night.
1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
Lebrun stated above that Lieweke said "Leaf" players and talked about analytics which we all know hated the Leafs last year...
Except for the fact that Clarkson had a bad year. Bolland didn't really play. Bozak was injured for quite some time forcing players like JVR and Kulemin into different roles and bringing in players like Smitheson. Franson is not a top 4D yet was given top 4 minutes... more of a PP specialist. Lupul and Kadri were very inconsistent with their play. 4th line didn't play much. Coaching sucked. SO with all that being said, the Leafs were still somehow in a playoff spot until they collapsed after the Olympic break... So, yes, I expect a much better team this year.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team
Guess that means we won't be resigning Cabrera...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
Talking to LA fans and Frattin played even worse then what Clarkson did last year... yet ppl put him on the second line. Why? Frattin has more to prove then Clarkson who has proven he can be a big contributor on a team and IMO will bounce back and have a great year.
Best one was the text convo with Getzlaf... so good
2 months ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
@Greg Fenton @MaxwellHowe
If Hamilton can replace Chara you say? You are very quick to put down some of our players... like Kessel but you're okay in stating that Hamilton can replace Chara? lol
@DeclanK @GreekGod @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe
It was sarcasm... in response to the number of Leaf fans that seem to think we need to pay more or that our prospects are never as good as other teams.
yes but we're the Leafs... we have to overpay to get players in trades
Exactly. There were so many on here blaming only Carlyle and his stupid system for our team's terrible play last season and especially down the stretch. Giving the players a pass. Which to me was crazy... Even though I do blame Carlyle and his system I also blamed 90% of the players for clearly showing no compete.
So does that mean he'll be our new number 1 C...?
JVR - Tanenbaum - Kessel
2 months ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
Don't give up the faith just yet... they still have Snow as GM
I agree. But the team is also pissed at how Thorton handles himself when the team needs him the most. But then again, he's been playing in SJ long enough that they knew who they were signing an extension to and what he brought. He can put up points but when the going gets tough, Thorton tends to not rise up to the occasion.
@deedrag @Greg Fenton
Nope... TFC and the Raps needed more help then the Leafs. Lie was correct in saying this.
@Jordan29 @GreekGod @ProfessorRance @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy
That's right let's bring in a player that when his team needs him the most he sits on the fucking bench and stares blankly onto the ice. Don't believe me? Ask any SJ fan that has had to put up with it every playoff appearance.
2 months ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@ProfessorRance @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy
No thanks to Thorton
@Greg Fenton @Walter_White @Xxxxxnew
ummm pretty sure the core of what Burke brought in is still here and they are our future moving forward. Talking about Kessel, JVR, Kadri, Gardiner, Rielly, Phaneuf and that doesn't include some solid prospects who are starting to move up on the depth chart.
JVR - O'Rielly - Kessel
Kane - Kadri - Nylander
I hear ya man... Thing is, Durant was quoted as saying that his favourite team growing up was the Raptors because of Vince Carter and the uniforms. His dream was to play for the Raptors. He even said he loves this city. Hopefully Masai can continue to push this team forward and Drake continues to work on Durant :)
2 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract
No question on Masai... Drake's job is helping in pumping out the Raptor brand. The guy brings Kevin Durant to Toronto and gets the crowd at his concert to cheer his name in hopes that he will become a Rap when he hits UFA in a couple of years. Whether it works or not is irrelevant because it got quite a few sports radio stations talking about the Raps and could they bring in Durant. Musai is doing his job with the team on the court and Drake is doing his job on the market