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@GibsonLPStudio @Reether @Joe89 It makes sense on too many levels. A proper rebuild needs a fall guy.
Eakins will take the job and try to prove he can win in the NHL. I don't
see any top level coach coming near the Leafs for atleast 3 seasons
once this team has stockpiled as much as possible
1 week, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #58, Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
@Hammertownleaffan @Reether @Joe89 thank you for posting this lol busted a gut laughing.. I used to live in Hammertown!
@Reether @Joe89 Eakins flows with the scorched earth plan pretty well
The next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs is... http://youcallthathockey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-next-coach-of-toronto-maple-leafs-is.html
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1 week, 6 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@TheLoovTrain Craig Button suggests he's a Brad Marchand type... lets hope. I hate Marchand
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@Nylanderthal @MaxwellHowe agree with Nylanderthal... He's nearly a ppg guy when healthy... real tough year health wise but that also means he'll be fresh come playoffs and teams will gamble for sure... I could see the Islanders taking a swing with Okposo out
@Nylanderthal @Joe89 @Reether They've won 2 games in there last 25? How can you judge the guys +- based on this season after a stretch like that? He blocks shots hits hard he's a leader he's everything you can want in a shut down Dman he's not ever going to put up points most Dmen don't
2 weeks ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@MaxwellHowe @Joe89 @Yaknowwhat when the games mean nothing... remember this is Toronto.. you should know everyone shows up once the pressures off here
@Reether @Joe89 @Nylanderthal I don't see that happening. Leafs management are in love with his speed and he's apparently good for corsi so I wouldn't get my hopes up about Gards being shipped out
@Yaknowwhat For tanking purposes yes... but the kid is awful. He showed promise in the lockout shortened season but beyond that I don't see any value
@Reether @Joe89 @Nylanderthal I don't see too many guys like Polak out there. He came in right away and was calling guys out. He leads by example he's such a beast of a guy you want Morgan Reilly and Jake Gardiner to be watching this guy as often as possible. Not saying they will play like him but they will learn to better professionals with him around to lead... As for Robidas he was suppose to fill this role but his skills have declined to the point he can't back it up
@Reether @Nylanderthal disagree. Really like Polak. Good guy to have around the team he's like sandpaper and he speaks his mind. A leader...
@zoidbergman he'll report and mail it in like the rest of the boys in blue :D
@zoidbergman @Joe89 I think they could send him down for a termination but I highly doubt Jokinen passes on the remainder of the 2.5 million owed
@zoidbergman we celebrate.... but really suspension then trade for peanuts...
@PepTalk @Joe89 You risk someone grabbing Sekera and Methot then having to settle for a 2nd maybe?
@Luke_R @Joe89 no ads so I don't make any money. just wish i could get some commenters :D when I did have ads I tallied a stunning $11 over 2 years lol
@Luke_R @Joe89 the struggle is real
@PepTalk I like it. basically a bottom 20 1st which is what you would expect for Franson going to UFA. Santorelli for Leipsic is a good gamble. Jokinen is a bum though doubt he gets us anything
hi all looking for a few people to comment and get a little traffic I enjoy writing hockey from time to time big Leaf fan. cheers
@Anthony Petrielli @Joe89I see an issue. Raymond is in line for a nice pay raise. probably 3-3.5 mil range (or he walks which is most likely and probably for the best for caps sake). Clarkson is at 5x6 more after this season. Ashton is waste of a spot. Aside from that. I think Holland is underused but where can he go but down with Bolland hovering around... I like J Mc. and Bodie is underrated
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – March 13
@Bruffins @Joe89@Alec Brownscombe I'm not saying Ashton needs to be a goal scorer. What I'm trying to suggest is that nothing stands out about Ashton. You want your prospects to come in and take jobs and make hard decisions. Ashton is just a plug. He's not pushing anyone for playing time he's not blowing anyone away he's stagnant he's unimpressive. He doesn't have Gardiner speed or faceoff skill or even fighting skill. I don't understand how this guy earns his keep I don't see it.
@Anthony Petrielli @Joe89 Clarksons contract is pushing other guys off the roster. The flak that management would receive(Already plenty) would be unreal if they decided to sit Clarkson.
@Bruffins @Joe89@Alec Brownscombecomparing Kadri and Ashton is a joke right?
@Bruffins @Joe89@Alec Brownscombe 45 games 3 assists -9
@wendelsway1 my guess is Leafs are asking him to take 1 year for same money and he's not having it
@Alec Brownscombe @Joe89 Everyones top 6/top 4 or bust. Same thing said about Holland and Kadri and every prospect the last 10 years. At some point you have to give guys a shot. Ashton isn't earning his spot at all and guys like Abbott will never take a spot from Lupul, Kadri, etc etc unless given a chance. Hell D'amigo, Leivo, McKegg on and on.. guys who deserve a look but wont get it because Ashton and the enforcers are wasting spots... though i just remembered only 4 call ups from here on out... what a waste of a roster spot imo
I feel like Ashton just isn't going to make it. Dominant AHLer. Game doesn't translate to NHL and breaking Frazer Mclaren's finger shouldn't mean anything as far as a roster spot. Being physical isn't enough to keep him around we're already playing Clarkson big to bring that element. Personally I'd rather see Spencer Abbott brought up to take his spot and see if he can run with it. He's small but he's earned it and if we've learned anything over the years those smaller guys can be diamond in the rough
@dlb eh @Joe89 @TheCanucksnaphook Might I add I had the last pick of the round which was 12th
1 year, 5 months ago on GDT: Preseason Game #1 – Flyers at Maple Leafs (6 p.m., Leafs TV)
@TheCanucksnaphook @Joe89 So if you were to view my team...How good is it realistically?
What do you think of my yahoo fantasy team? First of many this year
@Jmessih Schenn pulled a sweet dangle off in the first and still couldn't get past Rielly. Very impressed. I thought Raymond played well but aside from the breakaway didn't stand out. Kadri is Kadri :D
@rustynail @Joe89 Yahoo Fantasy.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Joe89 Thanks guys. Took Ranger. I had three in my queve. Mcdonaugh which is obvious as I need a starting D and one bench spot so I took Ranger. Cheers. Both looked great tonight!
Quickly Reilly or Ranger for fantasy?
@dnksdad I'm in love with that gal in your pic... holy hell shes hot
1 year, 5 months ago on Training Camp 2013 – Day #3, Live from the MasterCard Center of Excellence
Wouldn't mind seeing Reilly - Fraser third pairing in the preseason.
@Optimustic @Joe89 agreed. It's one thing to be gritty and nasty and it's another to injure a future teammate
I like Ashton's fire but is it really wise to be taking hacks at roster players? Drop the gloves sure but slashing? He'll get destroyed quick in an NHL game for that
ps. great job. loved that you zeroed in on specific players more