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@Murph2417 This song always reminds me of Layercake. Great tune. Gotta love the lead singer's attire.

3 hours, 24 minutes ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@ingy56 @Bruce Gamble She's lived in Denver and Seattle. Surely she doesn't have to brave the elements like the rest of us. I hope this is just a rumour. You need to have stability at the top level for long-term success.

4 hours, 55 minutes ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@TheCanucksnaphook @lukethenuke @Cameron19 @Leafs_17 You can tell by the map that Saskatchewan was the forgotten piece of land in between Alberta and Manitoba.

5 hours, 1 minute ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy They probably used the quotes directed at their own reporters/\.

5 hours, 7 minutes ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@Cameron19 @vinoa He was able to bring in big names to TFC where there's no salary cap. Plus he managed to turn the Raps into a playoff team. I can't for one second believe that a man who has as much knowledge about the salary cap era would honestly expect to bring in big names to the Leafs. He just might not appreciate Rogers and Bell making ridiculous demands. Or he's jumping ship because he knows we're sinking. Like I said, I'd love to know what's gone down at the board level with MLSE over the past year.

11 hours, 26 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Mind Bomb I actually wouldn't mind that. People forget that despite his antics, he's a Harvard Law School grad. Not sure if his business skills extend beyond hockey, but at least we'd be in for some interesting interviews.

11 hours, 29 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Cameron19 @vinoa I don't think for a second he believed what was coming out of his mouth. He had to tell the fans that there were good pieces in place and that he was confident with the direction that TO teams were taking. Mind you that this issue seems to be more of one with ownership than Timmy's failures. I thought Rogers and Bell would be hands off when they hired Leiweke. I would love to be a fly on the wall during their meetings.

11 hours, 31 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@GreekGod @vinoa I know. I always joke about KD coming here, but deep down I wish he would. Imagine TO having a scoring title winning MVP in his prime.

11 hours, 33 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Cameron19 I'd rather Shanny stuck to hockey ops. Let's leave the high level business stuff to the experienced businessmen.

11 hours, 34 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Cameron19 He did what a successful CEO needs to do. He gave the company a direction and brought in capable leaders. He also expanded their business. Not sure how hands on you expect a CEO to be, but Timmy L. is obviously respected in the sports entertainment industry.

11 hours, 35 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@GreekGod @vinoa Fair enough. Drake even took a fine for the team recently. Plus he had a hand in getting TFC their stars this past year. I don't know if we'll get Durant, only because he's mentioned wanting to go home to Washington. Still, it would be nice if one of our teams had an MVP caliber player.

11 hours, 44 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Greg Fenton Not a fan of alliteration? Timmy L is planning on leaving MLSE. 

11 hours, 53 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@wiski At least he got us that parade route....and Clarkson.

11 hours, 55 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Greg Fenton @ingy56 Leiwicke leaving loser Leafs 

11 hours, 56 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@loomx @ingy56 He finalized the parade route though!!

11 hours, 59 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@GreekGod Masai helped the Raps. Colangelo and Drake would have done fuck all.

11 hours, 59 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@MaxwellHowe He was also 5th in the final ISS ranking. Not sure what this whole thing is about. We stole him at 8.

12 hours, 12 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@ingy56 Cam and Fenton are taking care of the Nylander talk so we're safe.

12 hours, 16 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Greg Fenton He was still the 2nd ranked European player so it's not like he wasn't in the scouts' radars. I wonder if the disparity between European and North American rankings is because of limited exposure or the risk of bringing in players to an unfamiliar style of hockey.

12 hours, 38 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Greg Fenton No you're wondering why he wasn't a top 5 pick and a few different posters have given you logical reasons for it, but you keep pressing different issues. No one's saying that you think Nylander's bad. People were just trying to explain why he dropped from a top 5 pick to 8th if he really was the most skilled player in the draft (as per most scouts). You seem to enjoy deviating from the topic at hand. Tough to have a conversation if it's going in a bunch of different directions all at once.

12 hours, 50 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Leafbites Just confused actually. I never know which articles aren't considered mashups so I just wait to see people acknowledge the issue.

13 hours, 4 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Greg Fenton Scouts aren't perfect. Every year kids are picked in later rounds that go on to have better careers than highly touted prospects. In 08 Bogosian and Pietrangelo were ranked higher than Schenn. Didn't prevent them from developing into better players than Schenn currently. There's some perceived weakness that Nylander has based on how he was ranked. That doesn't mean that he'll never overcome it or that it was actually a significant issue.

13 hours, 5 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Greg Fenton Kessel's "attitude" was questioned around the time of his draft as well. I guess it's a good thing that 18 year old kids aren't done growing at that age. His game should improve as he gets stronger and more experienced and the attitude stuff is just bs. Unless you've spent significant time with these prospects, questioning their attitude is silly.

13 hours, 11 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Cameron19 @BPsotka @Greg Fenton He's just confused about what "NO ONE" means. 

13 hours, 12 minutes ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Murph2417 Lol. I can't stand most of the stations because of the crappy music and even worse commercials. This one's pretty good. Buddy showed it to me last year when he saw me struggling to find a Leafs game and I've been hooked since.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Murph2417 Have you listened to Funny 820 AM? They only play stand up comedy clips and Leafs games.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@mcloki Swedish House Mafia actually.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Jay_Berg Looking at their career PPG numbers, Sharp has the edge...but when you factor in the overall talent levels of both teams, it might not be such a stark contrast. Sharp, just like Bozak, doesn't have to be his team's 1st option offensively. The only difference is that Bozak is our 1st option for a position of weakness. It's all speculation. I don't think these hypothetical scenarios have any merit outside of labs.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@Jay_Berg To be fair guys like Giroux and Seguin were left off because of our depth down the middle. 

1 day, 11 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@ingy56 @Ian from Etobicoke I stopped following this guy after he started posting soccer stuff during the World Cup. Pretty tasteless for him to Tweet about something instead of just directly responding to him.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@Mitch_S2 I thought I was, but it turns out I have to pay them.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season

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@Bobsyouruncle @loomx Seriously. They wonder why people don't sympathize with their issues. Maybe if you didn't destroy your own homes every time shit hits the fan, we would be a bit more receptive to their concerns.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season

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@ingy56 So you both soaked the sheets?

6 days, 4 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season

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@loomx I think Tampa will be taking the Atlantic this year. I'm not sure Boston still rules the East like it has for the last few seasons.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season

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@BigTO The biggest knock on Bozie is that he's been playing over his head. Only problem is that 2 head coaches at the NHL level have deemed him to be good enough to play on that 1st line. Are they seeing something that the stats aren't showing? Or is Bozie proof that you really need to watch the game for the subtleties that numbers can mask? As you said, he does a lot of the little things well. This could be Dubas 1st challenge with real analytics. 

1 week, 1 day ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

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Another great article on MLHS. How does Bozak's extremely low Corsi %age without Kessel compare to other players that play in similar roles (PK, defensive zone faceoffs etc.)? As much as I'd love to say that Bozak sucks, how valid are these numbers?

1 week, 1 day ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

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@MaxwellHowe No, it turns out that hockey's not basketball and it takes more than 1 player to win a Stanley Cup.

1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Greg Fenton So the team's worst stretch didn't coincide with Ph9's worst portion of the season?

1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Walter_White RC will nominate Phil and Bozie for all the times they showed up late to practice. Nono will challenge Clarkson for...well being Clarkson.

1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Walter_White Or a Ph9 injury.

1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@bear19 I looked it up and he didn't play in the ECHL.

1 week, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Bobsyouruncle I was looking for the article from around the time Randy was hired where he explicitly stated it. Not sure if it even existed at all. It would be interesting to see if they bring Lupes back to the RW if Frattin and Clarkson don't work out there.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Bobsyouruncle He can play both wings, but he prefers his offwing. "In my conversation with Randy, he said he didn't think I had the skill to play left in wing in this league being on my off side," Lupul said. "So he wasn't going to give me that opportunity here. And I'm not going to knock Corey Perry or Teemu Selanne off their right wing spot. So pretty much after that conversation, I realized that I probably wasn't in their plans here."" 

"Lupes made a comment when we were in Anaheim that he didn't feel like I used him correctly. And he was right. I made the mistake, and I said it at that time, that we made the mistake of not putting Joffrey Lupul on left wing in our top six group.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@EricHussey2Day Afraid of what? Bro this is an Internet forum. Not like I'm going to take your stupidity and have it affect me in the real world. What is he made out to be? You're just speaking in vague ideas which you clearly got from sources other than watching the team. Which is fine. Just don't be surprised when people (myself included) just ignore you rather than engaging you in conversation.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Greg Fenton I agree with you on the direction. He should have held on to draft picks those years when we were a bottom feeder. His biggest mistake was not lottery protecting those picks. Seguin-Kadri-Bozak-whoever could have been great. Then again, who knows how Seguin's development would have gone with TO.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@4evrblue This guy probably read some MSM hack's bs about Kadri's development or something. I don't think any of the people who follow the team are questioning Kadri's ability to play in the NHL. The only people worse than this guy, are the ones who keep suggesting that we move Kadri to the wing.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@theacs1966 He's a troll. Just ignore his rants. The guy has no clue what he's talking about and is just getting a rise out of people.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Greg Fenton Aulie's 25 and he's barely played 150 games over 4 years. I'll take my chances with Ashton's nose at this point. Schenn just isn't mobile enough to be an impact player in the modern NHL. If those are Burke's 2 biggest mistakes, then I don't know why you even have a problem with him.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Greg Fenton Kadri IS a 2nd line center. The question is how great of a 2nd line C he'll become. Or are you seriously going to sit here and say that Kadri ISN'T a top 6 C on our team that has Bozak-Holland-some castoffs as the other options?

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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