Moved to Alberta in 1992
Media, the ones looking foolish now.
1 day, 9 hours ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
I think they salute and then stick to media. Rob them of it.
Please do not try to sit on this.
OK, just not into B ball.
What a bunch of dicks. They are not funny.
This is embarrassing for CBC.
1 day, 10 hours ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Yeah, he didn't like Elliot's comment about Montreal needing to stop the diving.
Stromboli really liking the Leafs salute-gate.
Sounds like he should be laying on fish.
What's with the Raps comments?
Got a bad feeling on this one.
3 days, 9 hours ago on GDT: Game #20, Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
Thought Stralman would never amount to much after seeing him with the Leafs. Played scared.
Hurt his shoulder late last year and looked incredibly unorthodox doing so.
Panik, not bad for free.
I wonder if 2 years from now we think of Gardiner as Doughty without the physical component?
franson's been our best D if you look at his all round contributions this year.
Bishop out start of the third?
Seriously, how can this happen one game to the next?
Like the Jekyll Leafs as opposed to the Hyde Leafs.
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf Thank you. Good night all.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf Better yet, want to pass? wear a Maple Leaf hat or sweater to class Haha.
Wouldn't it be great to have W's against TB and Detroit. Can wear the sweater with pride again. I teach a course for young shift workers called Fatigue Counter Measures and the guys really like to get on me about the Leafs.
@dlb Mad @Knights2Leafs Kadri and Holland together would be interesting. Only thing is pulling Holland off C.
@DeclanK @MaxwellHowe Brown 10 points in 15 games on a very low scoring team. Not bad.
@peterbleafs @Fish Head So twisted and masochistic.
@dlb Mad 3 Komrade Komarov's would be great.
Oh my and of course maybe the best of all Reilly.
@dlb Mad I always like some skill over punchers.
@MaxwellHowe @DeclanK Frattin, Smith and Leivo would make a huge difference.
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf They have to know that the performances of the last two games puts huge spotlight on RC
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf OK, but if you love your coach it should be evident in how you care and play.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@dlb Mad @mr_hanie Perhaps, but that 6-1-1 stretch seems to say otherwise.
@mr_hanie Strange except one having a bad game (Phaneuf) could inexplicably affect them all.
Oh and 2 young goalies as well
I cannot remember a Leafs team with as much promise of players 25 yrs old and under including prospects so I must remain positive even in the face of disappointment. Gardiner, Kadri, JVR, Nylander, Gauthier, Brown, Johnson, Holland plus a few D men.
@Xxxxxnew @AlbertaMapleLeaf @dlb Mad The problem is, I am not a fan of Carlyle. Can you imagine what Burns could do with this team?
@mike_84 They are? Here in Alberta it says only available in the Leafs region.
@Xxxxxnew @AlbertaMapleLeaf @dlb Mad I like Kadri but you have to know if your actions will do harm rather than react harshly with a young person. I do not think he(Carlyle) handled that well.
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf Yes. Scared the life out of him. Does anyone remember this? It was caught on camera and the announcer said something like there is Carlyle with a coaching moment for Kadri. He grabbed Kadri after Kadri shook his head after the Leafs barely hung onto a win surviving a flurry in their own end.
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf Gardiner just needs to get his thinking up to speed with his skating and puck handling, I think. You can see it when he enters the offence and then just doesn't finish often. Shoot more and pass when it is obvious only.
@Xxxxxnew @AlbertaMapleLeaf @dlb Mad You cannot ignore the talent upside but you do need to cultivate it. I am not sure this is happening. Does management tell Carlyle he must be played?
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf I think Kadri has not been the same since near the end of the shortened season when Carlyle grabbed him by the sweater neck and had something terse to say to him following a game. Check it out. His game has not been the same. Do you remember this?
@Mitch92 @AlbertaMapleLeaf @Luke_R @In it to Winnik Sure, but I want Phaneuf on the ice as well. Phaneuf gets hammered cause he is the captain and his pivots are not great at times. We have to remember he has had so many different partners, the switch to the left and leadership he is asked to supply.
@dlb Mad @AlbertaMapleLeaf OK fair enough. But confidence instilled is more important than just sending someone back out repeatedly. I just get bothered by how some players are inert to Carlyle's correction and others (mentioned) are not, it seems.
@Luke_R @In it to Winnik Or maybe Phaneuf shuts him down like he has at times with Crosby.
@mike_84 @AlbertaMapleLeaf Is the key to have a coach who is positive and builds your confidence.
I guess that goes for the fan base as well.
I am intrigued with what Gardiner, Kadri and Reimer would look like under a different coach.
You know what the reciprocal of disappointment is? I think over excitement. That is why people freak out on here when the Leafs lose. It is all about expectation and passion.