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once again Bernier won the shootout without making a single save...
2 months, 1 week ago on Game in 10: 2014 Winter Classic, Game #42, Leafs 3 at Red Wings 2
TO better play well. Not looking for a blow out, just a 60min total effort tonight for by birthday!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Preview: Winter Classic Primer at the ACC
I really didn't think TO played its worst game last night. I would say the effort and skill level tonight was the same as every other game except we played a very good team.
To say last night was the worst played game to date is kind of miss leading. They have been playing like this all year.
4 months, 1 week ago on Game In 10: Game #15, Leafs 0 vs. Canucks 4
Hands down the worst hockey game I have ever seen. Too much diving on Columbus and the Refs called it every time.
I mean I can take a loss, but to lose like this.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Leafs at Blue Jackets (7 p.m., Leafs TV)
It would be amazing if someone created an up-to-date list of twitter accounts for TML. Including players, coaches and some popular editors.
Which MLHS people should i follow on twitter?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Marlies Update: A 3-0 start to the season
@dlb eh @MikePerri I hate to say it but I've missed the Marlies games so far. I do know Brennan has 2 hat tricks and a couple of assists. Scouting report has him like a Franson type of player. Big, gets points, good on the PP but in his own end he takes bad penalties and isn't perfect when he doesn't have the puck. According to
If Brennan isn't a physical defence man then I am not sure where he fits in the lineup.atm.
Come to think of it, to be perfectly honest I want to send down Rielly. We have more then enough puck moving defence men and Rielly has been playing well, just not elite. There is no harm in sending him down and letting a couple of kids in the AHL get a chance.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Post Game Reaction: Game #7, Leafs 4 vs. Wild 1
@DWCMLHS Better at getting points then Fraser? No doubt but that is not what we are asking of Fraser. With Gardiner, Rielly and Franson we have enough scoring potential on our defence. What we lack is a SOB who pisses people off, fights and has a clean tough game and Brennan isn't any of those things.
@Airfreshener @Jantz Didn't the last guy who said that...kind of die?
..so i hope it was less then 'but a scratch.
5 months ago on Game in 10: Game #5, Leafs 4 at Predators 0
@The_Irv I say give Ranger as many games as possible. Ranger is a +1 in 5 games. He is making mistakes but his history says he is a top4 Dman and I want to give him every opportunity to get back there. After ~20-25 games then re-evaluate him.
@Jantz While this is very true my measuring stick for the kid was if he played better then Gardiner he should stay. After playing 3 games and getting ~19min/game he is clearly at the moment a top4 Dman
I've been throwing Gardiner into trade talks but unless we get an GREAT #1C (RNH, ROR, Giroux) we need to keep Gardiner and his $875k contract on the bottom 6 pairing.
GO LEAFS GO!
@Dink @wendelsway1 @MikePerri I'm just having fun. I really havn't seen any distress with Carlyle and Gardiner so I am not sure where all of this is coming from.
Carlyle worked Gardiner like a horse in the playoffs. So I guess Gardiner is starting at a slow pace and will pick up. Just like Ranger and most of the TO defence.
5 months ago on Leafs Notebook – October 7
JVR - ROR - Kessel
Lupal - Kadri - Clarkson
Raymond - Bolland - Kuli
Honestly I feel TO is overpaying and would NEVER trade Bozak but honestly, that is a pretty sweet trade. Then at trade deadline get a 1st rounder for Reimer. TO get the #1 center, lose Bozak move up JML to replace Gardiner and still get at least 1 first round pick in the draft.
COL gets an AMAZING 2 way forward, an AMAZING two way defenceman a decent prospect and a 1st rounder.
@Wendelforever Not anytime soon.
MacW has played 1 AHL regular season game is a -1 +/-. How has he shown he can play in the NHL?
5 months ago on Why I have become more open-minded about hockey analytics — and a blurb on Morgan Rielly
I think we saw TO future in Bernier last night. That is not a knock against Reimer it's just Bernier was so much calmer in net and I believe that gave confidence to the rest of the Leaf team.
Reimer does stop the puck really well but he scrambles way too much and gives off too many rebounds. Also, in all honestly if Reimer was a smaller goalie he wouldn't be in the NHL. He heavily rely's on his size to stop pucks.
Bernier on the other hand is calm, smooth and has a ton of confidence. Pucks seems to stop dead when they hit him and when there is a rebound he is knocking them in the corner, away from trouble. All of that plus his puck handling ability i really do believe Bernier is TO future.
5 months, 1 week ago on Morning Mashup: Titillating Tandem
My hypothetical scenario.
Kulemin walks / traded and is replaced with Carter Ashton giving us $2.8m. That $2.8m is to pay off Phaneuf (prob wont need all of it).
Worst case scenario, buyout Liles. Best case, Liles is traded = $3.8m used to resign Bolland + Raymond
Use the cap increase to sign everyone else it looks like.
This all depends on how well Ashton plays but I really dont see how Kulemin fits in TO future.
5 months, 1 week ago on Leafs extend Phil Kessel: 8 years, $64-million
@TheColborneUltimatum no cap room for him...
5 months, 1 week ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others
Not really sure who the winner is here and I think the best decision is too trade him. His value is SUPER high and if a team can sign him to a 2yr contract then they will have him at an amazing price.
Honestly, I have no idea what the Leafs are going to do with Liles. With Gardiner, Franson and Ranger set for a pay bump + Raymond (lets be honest he is prob going to have an amazing season) + everyone else who contract ends, we cannot have a $3.8m caphit sitting in the press box.
Trade him (Franson) now while we can get a 1st rnd + a decent prospect.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Media Address: Dave Nonis & Tim Leiweke
@JWasted @Thedoor29 @HeatherRickAkin
MacWilliam has played very well but he is not ready for NHL. He just got out of college and he needs at least a season in the AHL.
There is no rush, I dont understand why people are rushing MacW and Reilly..
Phaneuf / Gunner
Guards / Liles
Ranger / Fraser
Then after a few games Ranger can move up with Guards and Liles will be bumped to 3rd string. We have no choice to play Liles because he needs to be traded. I just hope Liles plays well enough to be considered a top4 D man again.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dave Poulin: CapGeek not really accurate, hints Kessel contract could develop soon
@mcloki I have not read anything official but the rumour mill is saying the head coach is getting a fine. There is really nothing Shanny could do with regards to Scott.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Preseason Game #6 – Senators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)
@CanuckUKinToronto I feel it is almost time to call it quits with Colborne. He has been given a ton of opportunity and even with Kadri injury last night Carlyle kept him on the 3rd/4th line.
The boat is sinking with Colborne and if he doesn't prove himself this weekend they may try to trade him.
Colborne + Liles for...anything!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Preseason Post Game: Leafs 3 vs. Senators 2