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I was thinking, they might actually promote Shanny to CEO. He must've rubbed elbows with a lot of people as head of the disciplinary committee. Don't know if he can handle the job but wouldn't surprise me if they made some move like that.
14 hours, 50 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @deedrag @vinoa Sorry Bon, it was on some program my kid was watching. Think it was TVO.
23 hours, 5 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @vinoa @deedrag Hey, I saw a video today on how they make cinnabons. I think I wet myself watching it.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@vinoa @deedrag I understand his importance but we have to move on or this will distract the teams and players. I don't blame him for not wanting to cook for too many chefs though.
Some of you people are depressing. Tim is leaving, "BIG DEAL". Most of you cried foul when he was hired anyways. Shanny is here with new blood he's bringing in. They'll turn it around inspite of the ownership and board. The ship hasn't even gone on it's maiden voyage and you're all ready to sink it. Sad.
@Greg Fenton @deedrag @Cameron19 But when the leadership they thought was there says he doesn't have any answers Greg they can't use that loss to overcome. Only a few players showed courage to do so but the one who should've shown them the way didn't. He just basically said "I give up" with the" I don't have any answers".
1 day, 9 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@Greg Fenton @deedrag @LN-093 There is a problem with that too though, If you bought a company I'm willing to bet you wouldn't be hands off. You'd want to know as much as possible about what you've bought, how it operates and what direction it is going in. We haven't seen that in a long time from past and present ownerships.
@Cameron19 @deedrag @Greg Fenton Not worried about 1 period, worried about the effects of that melt down on the players psyche. But Shanny has the right idea hiring an ex teacher. He has for sure dealt with students having mental blocks so I am glad he is on the team coaching.
@Greg Fenton @deedrag @LN-093 Bottom line for me, I'll take making it to the playoffs any day over what we've gotten accustomed to.
@Greg Fenton @deedrag @LN-093 Just like I'm sure you like results like me, and yes I know it's just stats but there were 2 peaks if you graph these results. None for 9 seasons except for a mini peak in 2012-2013 season.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@Greg Fenton @LN-093 @deedrag After.
@Greg Fenton @LN-093 @deedrag Results speak for themselves.
@Greg Fenton @deedrag @LN-093 Didn't they approve of the people beneath them to run the company? Wouldn't that make them responsible?
@Greg Fenton @LN-093 @deedrag yes Greg but they did rise up again out of the ashes and not go on a long drought like with the Teachers.
@Cameron19 @deedrag @Greg Fenton Who was expecting them to be crushed? Not me. I knew they had more talent then they were given credit for. But when you come close to beating a record for the worst melt down, you pay more attention to the team afterwards. You don't forget about it and let it carry over to the next season and effect the players psyche again when they were already battling last years demons.
@Cameron19 @deedrag @Greg Fenton Last game they choked in the final period. It wasn't pretty but it is what it is. Tim should have been all over that and Nonis.
@LN-093 @deedrag You know I'm kidding right?
@LN-093 That's some major ball washing there LN. I nominate Declan for V.P. and Anthony for GM. There beat that.
@Greg Fenton @deedrag Yeah but they choked. That would be a Major concern if you were running the leafs would it not?
@LN-093 @mcloki @deedrag Agreed.
@ingy56 @LN-093 @mcloki @deedrag I don't like Gretzky after the 93 playoffs. he showed his true colors.
@mcloki @deedrag None of these owners bought the team because they want to be the guy that won the cup as an owner. It's all about profit.
@mcloki @deedrag BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All I know is under Stavros ownership we made good runs at the cup from 1992-1993 to 2003-2004 seasons. It's weird to say the least.
@ingy56 @LN-093 @Xxxxxnew Hydra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@Greg Fenton @deedrag That just proves even more what he kept saying about not knowing much about hockey. If he did he would've seen the Leafs needed more help then anything else first. And also speaks volumes about the dummies at MLSE that hired him.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@LN-093 @deedrag That was probably one of the better moves. But as a devil's advocate a business wants results fast so Tim was up against the wall from day 1. This speaks more to the owners that run the Leafs than his ability to get it done. I don't question his ability to get it done or keeping him. But just look at the fans the way they reacted when, he wanted to take old stuff down so the organization had something new to shoot for, the fans and ownership didn't get it.
In all fairness, Tim was really hired to help the Leafs first, not Bball or Futbol. He himself has admitted he doesn't know much about hockey so as a business that makes it's money from hockey, you'd be concerned with your head guy saying that. Then you see results like last season and you go and invest billions for tv rights, yep I think there is room for concern on their part. They only see dollar signs and when they get a negative cash flow shit hits the fan.
@Mcost61 @deedrag You might have if they had one a couple cups when you were young. I remember tons of kids jumping ship from the Leafs when Edmonton was the fad.
@Cameron19 @deedrag I've been waiting for 47 years to see them win a cup again I'm not to optimistic about them beating an Expansion team or more likely an existing franchise given to a Toronto group.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
The scary thought is how many young people would drop the Leafs as fans if we got another team in T.O. The youth hasn't had much to cheer about since the Blue Jays won back in the early 90's. Silver lining? With this distraction and more probably to come that Connor Brown draft pick just might be ours.
@loomx My kids love playmobil !!!!!!!!!!!! Well the youngest ones LOL!!!!
@Waiting4LSC @deedrag This type of program can also show that they might need player changes too, so your point has lots of merit.
The Leafs need more intel and should set up a grid of motion capture cameras at the ACC so they can finally analyse what the team is doing and what the other teams are doing. Send the video to a program that can virtually show the players what they are doing wrong in real time to help them fix it. They can also find weaknesses in other teams with this type of info. Like a defensemen that is always out of position or is slower. They can totally exploit that to the benefit of the team.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@TheCanucksnaphook @-Keon They need one owner with a clear goal and a desire to win the cup. The Leafs have become a slave to too many masters.
@Mcost61 Kadri needs PK Subban's trainer. He'll bulk him up with solid muscle, keep him agile and teach him to eat right. Plus his trainer is all about discipline. Whoops wrong place. this is in response to the comment below
2 days, 9 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
Almost forgot some of them had like a PG option where if you didn't want to read Profanity or Hate type comments they wouldn't appear on your screen. It would just post the PG stuff. It's handy when you've got kids that look at the screen and you don't want them to read some of the stuff that we put on here.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
Declan I'm wondering if you guys can put an ignore icon for comments so we can not see comments from certain MSM trolls. In the gaming world they had it for a long time and it's a nice feature at times.
@DeclanK Thks De. I wonder if Remier's concussion woes stay away, if he can maintain a number one GAA and Save percentage. Will be interesting?
@Cameron19 @deedrag Would be an art to tank just right for that pick. I just think teams need something to shoot for, an added incentive.
@loomx @deedrag Got a new one, last 2 and first 2 get first first crack at first draft pick?
@Mind Bomb @deedrag That can work too just a big lottery. I like. I'm trying to think of a way to keep a team winning to make a legacy like teams of yesterday. Isles, Leafs, Etc.
I think the NHL needs to revise the Lottery. There's no incentive to win with a lot of teams lately. First round draft pick goes to the team that finishes first overall or wins the cup. Reward effort not mediocracy. That would sure make teams not even think of tanking. Today's set up is like giving awards for participation.
@MaxwellHowe He's good, but Lupul is the real shoot out monster on this team.
4 days, 11 hours ago on A look at Tyler Bozak’s improved 2013-14 Season
Once again great piece. I'm interested in knowing when you'll do a piece or comparison thru stats on Bernier and Remier. Would love to know where they stand when compared to the league overall?
4 days, 14 hours ago on A look at Tyler Bozak’s improved 2013-14 Season
I don't know if it's part of the criteria for selecting but they should only select players that have helped build hockey in this city IMHO. A true hockey hero does more than just pad their stats or win cups, that's why we remember them more. They lift us up when we're feeling down. They give inspiration to others around them. But most importantly they can unite a city's spirit, which in this day and age is hard to do.
1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
Morning ladies and gents. Reading some of the comments this morning and thought it's funny how Franson, has become the de facto pylon. Ahhhhhh, I can remember the time when Dion was in the MSM and Leafs fans dog house. Seems times are changing.
1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season
Absolutely liked this David. I wonder how all this data collected thru stats actually impacts performance on the ice? A lot of it doesn't seem to matter. Shouldn't player interaction and player intelligence in these interactions be more important? Stats that can show good judgement or poor judgement would be way more useful to a team. If for example, you can actually prove thru stats that say Franson, makes worse judgements on the ice repeatedly compared to say Gardiner and Reilly, Wouldn't these types of stats be ideal for judgement on players? Do these exists yet? I'd like to know your perspective on these or any stats available that can help with this.
1 week, 4 days ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak
this is what we need the Leafs to get.
1 week, 5 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
I don't know if anyone has seen this but it seems this might be why the Leafs behave they way they do while using the swarm. The future is here.
1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties