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@ingy56 I like it only because this is the kind of hypothetical math I can get behind lol.
2 hours, 10 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Set To Open 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Friday Night In Milwaukee
@wendelsway1 Thornton and Krug sandwich Gallagher? Or Smith and Krug since they're 2 of the smaller Bruins.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@Cameron19 Outside of Price there's nothing the Habs have to compare to those 2 teams. Unless they want to say that Subban's also the best defender in the league.
@Cameron19 I'm hoping for SJ or St. Louis myself. Mostly because it'd be nice to see a new team take it.
@darthNihilus So if they make a "magical" run at the Cup you think they'll get the support that Vancouver got a few years back?
@MaxwellHowe We don't need our entire 1st line to be elite. They need to move Kessel for picks because his prime will be wasted here as we continue "rebuilding". They fucked up when they gave up a lottery pick to get him in the first place anda lack of those has really hurt this team.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@drummond Then they shouldn't have sent him to the draft lottery as their rep. Instead, it seems as if they've given a pass to Carlyle for this season's collapse.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@Burtonboy Is Shanny a brilliant hockey mind? He gives a great speech and the camera loves him, but will he be a good President or is this another MLSE patch job to mask the bigger issues?
2 days, 3 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@wendelsway1 That's my biggest fear as well WW. That Nonis will keep his trump card until next season. I think Nonis has no clue what he has in this roster. All this spin about this result being expected is just to save face. Fact is he spent to the cap and the team imploded. He's way less genuine than Burke. Burke may have made drafting errors, but he never tied his hands cap wise.
Hope_Smoke @Hope_Smoke 59s
Dreger "it may take two weeks or maybe more before the Leafs announce a decision on Carlyle."
@ingy56 They need some young minds. When a colleague mentioned how shitty it was for young people to work there, I just assumed it meant that they were more business oriented. I see now that with the mentality that MLSE has, there's no way young people could thrive.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@ingy56 What a joke this franchise has become. I didn't know that. In fact outside of GMs and coaches, I've never really paid attention to those details but I know how much they matter. Always assumed that when Burke came in he completely overhauled the staff. I also thought that Carlyle brought in his own team of assistants aside from St. Croix.
@MaxwellHowe Yeah I've noticed that it's really tough to criticize the Leafs in these parts. Can't say they collapsed, can't question management's "vision", and you can't bring up opposing views.
@lukethenuke @vinoa I used to think that not lottery protecting the 2 picks to Boston was Burke's biggest draft mistake, but now I see that it was 2011 where not only did we pass up great players for mediocre ones, but the picks we traded have been used to pick up great players.
@darthNihilus TRUCULENT!?! GET HIM NOW! - signed Brian Burke.
@lukethenuke I think there's only a few posters who kept saying that despite us being ranked so low by everyone, we're actually full of prospects.
@ingy56 They need to either completely overhaul the personnel or just admit that they have no idea what they're aiming for. I didn't realize that our pro scouts were the same ones from under JFJ. Or that some of the coaching staff was still around under Wilson. This organization needs a serious overhaul at this point. If the same guys have been drafting for over 5 years and can't produce a decent line up then they're clearly not doing their jobs too well.
@MaxwellHowe How pissed would Flyers fans be if Bobrovsky won the Conn Smythe?
@ingy56 I've heard that our amateur scouting is good and it's our pro scouting that needs work. Teams are getting 2nd round steals while we're hoping our 1st become decent prospects. Am I missing something here or is our drafting pretty weak?
@reenergized We traded 2 seconds that year: Gibson and Saad were the guys taken with those picks. Holy fuck Burke royally screwed us in the drafts.
@reenergized Biggs and Percy in the 1st.Edit: Was curious so I looked it up and the kid was a 2nd round steal.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook I thought that was the plan last summer. Instead we got a 3rd line C and Clarkson.
@Burtonboy Flower shitting the bed?
@darthNihilus Not with our 1st rounders any ways. Even still a defensively sound C would be huge for this team. If we're lucky, maybe he ends up as a Couturier lite.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@Doorman How's this one?
@NotTheCanucksnaphook @vinoa I keep hearing about the Staals. Are we really getting to that point? Even if we had a legit 1C, is it going to make us a contender?
@ingy56 FML is the key to that line.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook So you're saying Bozak, Franson, Reimer, and our 1st for both Staal brothers?
@ingy56 @vinoa You're right. Kostka and Franson on d of course. Actually I wonder if Kostka wouldn't have been better than Franson this year for us.
Randy's dream line up would be McClement-McClement McClement with McClement and McClement on d and Bernier in net.
@Randy Carlyle Thanks Randy. Now about that toaster...
@WendelGilmour And in a few years, he'll be a Kulemin type grinder and people will bitch that he doesn't score enough. You can't win in this market either way.
@Yan28 It's the language of your keyboard. Look at the start bar and check for a keyboard icon and make sure it's not on Canadian French.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook Only outside of Toronto.
@ingy56 That's why we're keeping him around...so that he can maybe one day have the answers.
More like some bandwagon 'fan' who read about Brown owning the OHL
2 days, 19 hours ago on Toronto Marlies to face Milwaukee Admirals in Round 1
@Tommy Cat But what did he do though? I thought Therrien only benched him because of stupid penalties and not playing defensively to close out tight games?
2 days, 23 hours ago on Toronto Marlies to face Milwaukee Admirals in Round 1
@Murph2417 I keep hearing that but what exactly does he do? He runs his mouth all game and acts like a dick, but isn't that a good thing when he's on your team? He must be a prick to play against.
3 days ago on Toronto Marlies to face Milwaukee Admirals in Round 1
@Gilbey93 If Gards were as prolific offensively as PK, I don't think that even Carlyle could bench him.
@Gilbey93 The fact that Pietrangelo and Doughty saw significant minutes may work in Bergevin's favour. Then again he's negotiating on behalf of the Habs and not Team Canada. If that's the case I could see him jumping to top 5 in salaries for dmen with his next contract.
@Gilbey93 Oh yeah that goes without saying. He'll be in the 7-8 million range. He's got the hardware for it now. If anything, the Olympics maybe helped to lower his value a bit lol.
@Cameron19 Subban still gets burned by 2nd and 3rd lines. Don't think that he could handle the kind of minutes Pietrangelo sees.
@4evrblue Yeah considering I don't watch any sports besides hockey and recent would imply the last 5 years or so. What now I'm supposed to feel worse about the Bruins collapse against the Habs? Or some Flyers collapse? No I only give a shit about the TO teams and I can't remember any of them collapsing the way the Leafs did ever.
@Gilbey93 PK is a great fantasy hockey defenseman. In fact he was the 1st one I drafted. On a night when he put up 3 assists, PK was a -1. I think it was against Detroit. Yeah he'll score amazing goals and his offensive game is among the best in the league, but he can't defend for shit.
@Gilbey93 I'm actually glad that Soupcan won that Norris. Hopefully Gallagher wins some crap award too so that his value goes up more than it should.
@rustynail @Gilbey93 @Bruffins He's led their team in scoring for a couple of years now I think and he's young enough that his game will only get better. Bergevin dropped the ball hard when he didn't give Subban one of those ridiculous deals when he had the chance.
@deedrag Orpik? I'm sure they'll consider keeping Niskanen but with Letang's new contract hopefully it squeezes some talent out.
@4evrblue Spezza may have a couple of good years left in him, but we're not at that point. If you said last summer that they should trade for Spezza or another aging 1C, I would have been ecstatic because we seemed like a couple of pieces away. Right now we need to fix the team, coaching, management, pro scouting, and anyone else who's been a part of the 3 biggest collapsed I've seen in recent memory.
@shwhalen Sad that we're left with such an option after 1 year.@deedrag Lucic has Krejci and Iginla this year. Sure Iginla will drop the gloves, but he's way more skilled than Clarkson could ever be. Krecji's also a very good 2way C. That line can't be replicated and really I don't think Clarkson's the type of player that you build a line around. Kessel/Kadri/Bolland?/Marlies should be the guys we build lines around.
@deedrag @vinoa We don't need young d, we need the opposite. We need a veteran defensive presence to take the load off Dion. Let Gards and Rielly feast on weaker competition.