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I watched my first game last night in a while and was left with a "WTF?" feeling. Those first 2 goals Bernier let in, reek of tanking. It's smarter to have a goalie let easy goals in, than rely on other positions to tank. There's no way you play lights out in the first 2 periods and then go from dumb to dumber. Hmm? If we see Bernier signed to a big contract you know he earned it.;) AHHHH, the taste of a top 3 pick is glorious. :)
1 day, 6 hours ago on Game 50 Scoring Chances: Coyotes 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Mcost61 @Omac13 @Luke_R @Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda We can always get an exorcist! :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@Cameron19 @Luke_R @deedrag @Archie Vanlanda If he wasn't injured so much I'd keep him but it's a big concern if we are going to rebuild. Prefer a younger prospect if possible.
@Luke_R @deedrag @Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda He's the only one that can actually speak infront of the camera and doesn't have problems with it.
@ingy56 @Cameron19 Bettman must love the whole suits atmosphere in Toronto.
@Luke_R @deedrag @Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda Sadly that's the biggest problem. This team is no longer for the little guy. That can change if we get a second franchise here. They need a real reason to not sit on their Laurels.
@Luke_R @Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda We need more Lupul personality types?
@Cameron19 @Archie Vanlanda Ultimately Cam the fans are the ones that keep your business booming. It's good to listen to them. The problem we have is there are many types of fans that follow the Leafs. It boils down to tastes. Some fans would be happy with guys bashing their brains out, like it was the MMA, others like watching skill and great moves. Others just want a reason to lose themselves or be a part of something they can do with friends. The question that needs an answer also is which set of fans is the highest majority and supports your product so you can cater to them. This is a business now after all. The days of playing the game for peanuts (because you loved it) are gone.
@Cameron19 Fans just want the team to win, period. So build it thus.
Thx for the Notebook AP. If Robidas is seriously hurt maybe he can retire? This would help our cap situation somewhat. Still don`t understand why Nonis didn`t make moves for better D 2 seasons ago. 5-6 mill could've shored up our D
1 week, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@hometeem @Xxxxxnew Do these no trade clauses apply if a player requests the trade?
1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
@mcloki @deedrag Sorry forgot JVR. Add him to line 2 beside Kadri. Lupul also needs to go he might get the team inspired to win. Not good if you want the rebuild done right.
@LeafsForLife @deedrag Whoops! second line.
If we are in full rebuild mode then Nylander and Brown are part of the future for this club. If we trade Kessel or Dion we will probably get close enough to get Strome in the standings. Then you use the other one to get Eichel. I'd trade Dion first before the deadline. This will insure our D does poorly for the remaining games. Then you use a combination of players or Kessel to get 2 overall. There's no way any teams wouldn't give up the 2nd draft choice for Kessel or a package deal.
? - Eichel - Nylander
? - Kadri - Santorelli
Komarov- Strome - Brown
? - Holland - ?
@Cameron19 Some of the executives also need to go from the old guard or a unified ownership. One owner, one direction.
One of the biggest problems this organization has is short cuts. They've been trying for years to take short cuts, to the cup and you can't do that. They gotten accustomed to getting big returns (MONEY!) with little effort. "Culture change" keeps getting thrown out there as a catch phrase. Not until they feel it ("NO MONEY"), will there ever be a culture change. It starting to look like one half (ROBBERS) will start feeling it very soon. With the Canadian dollar dipping and the deal they made with the NHL it looks grim. Their team is losing viewership which means advertisers are not going to use hockey to promote their products
@mcloki I think we pick 9th right now?
I'm hoping we aren't good enough for the rest of this season, just to get 4th overall. Sad I know but it'll make this season's results worth it. Give back "HOPE" to the fans you have stolen it from. At least with hope you can keep stringing us along while we keep supporting this franchise.
@LN-093 @deedrag I'd would just our luck too.
1 week, 4 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
I figure without Lupul in the line up who else do we need out of the line up to ensure we don't put together a miraculous run? Trading Bozak would demoralize Kessel but it might make him more open to a trade anywhere. Any ideas who would ne more strategic to ensure the path towards a top 5 pick?
This jersey tossing is not the right way to tell the players and organization they are disrespecting the franchise. Everybody should wear jerseys supporting players that have embodied the winning spirit of past leafs players. This also shames them by having a constant reminder of who they are actually disrespecting or honouring when they win. Too bad they can't have past legends lined up for them to pass every time the go to the locker room just for them to reflect upon the legacy that they built. Don't buy Kessel or Dion or Rielly unless they show the true spirit of being a Leaf. When the merchandise stops selling they'll get the hint, "That player is not being supported" Time for change and that starts with the fans.
@HHT @deedrag Even if they don't get McDavid they could still pitch for Eichel and suck enough to get Strome. Eichel, Stome, Bozak, and Holland is not bad down the middle. 6'1"+ average down the middle.
@hometeem @deedrag It's called dreaming. Does the body good.
@LN-093 @deedrag HE,HE.
If we could pull off getting Eichel for JVR and Bozak and Kessel, Kadri and Gardiner for McDavid we'd be set down the middle. Nylander and Brown would be the natural RWers for them. Then we just suck enough to get Strome and we are looking good down the middle.
? - McDavid - Brown
? - Eichel- Nylander
komarov - Strome - Santorelli
? - Holland - Winnk
Morning. I caught the first period of the game yesterday and didn't like Bernier's play in net. He's been playing awful lately. It seems this organization has finally fucked another goalie and gotten in his head. After watching this you can be sure it's the managements fault. Nonis created a controversy where there shouldn't have been one. So, he has a goalie that gets him to the playoffs but fucks him over and instead wastes cap on another goalie because that was the big issue, goaltending? While still needing help on d at that time and a first line centre? But these are the moves a GM makes? It's puzzling to say the least. I don't see Nonis here to long but if they decide to keep him here it will be a bad move in my opinion. you can be almost 99% sure if we let him go he'll be working for Burke in no time. Burkie=Master Nonis=Apprentice
"Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it." ―Darth Bane: AKA Burkie!
Thought I'd lighten the mood. :)
I'm so glad now that the doc said, I shouldn't watch or do things that will stress me.The last 4 games have been terrible from what I hear. I probably would've ended up in the hospital again. If it's really as bad as people are saying they need a tear down. If they continue to play this style of hockey then they need some big moves. At this point in time I don't know who I'd keep on D aside from Reilly, Franson (if doable by the management that fucked him over I think, 3 times?) and Polak for his toughness. Of the forward group, I only see Santo, Kamorov, Winnik Booth and Holland (he's got size and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team) that can play in this system. With Kadri I'm not as convinced. He still shows signs of laziness and I wonder, if he gets that typical gravy train contract, if he'll regress to his old habits? . Goalies I don't know about either? Do you keep the devil we know "Remier" or the devil we don't "Bernier"? I saw some weak goal tending by Bernier from some clips. I wonder if this situation is getting to him and he doesn't give a shit anymore? This is making it hard for me to commit long term to any of these players actually. They are inconsistent. Can't invest your future in "Inconsistency". Well tough times again for Leaf's fans (oddly this time it doesn't faze me, been there, done that syndrome). MLHS staff keep setting the standard by which all others are measured against. :)
1 week, 6 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
Hi guys, doing better. Just keeping up on the Leafs. See they have progressed in Possession but are having a hard time scoring lately. Does anybody think Horachek will do a hybrid type of system to allow for moments of run and gun to get those badly needed goals? Or do we feel they will continue this trend of possession play exclusively, for the rest of the season? I'm trying to keep the fact of RC not being able to adapt as also a reason behind these questions.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #44, Anaheim Ducks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0
@Marlies Man @deedrag I'm already going thru withdrawl for tonight's game. That's why they said to cut out anything that get's me anxious. Leafs are my number one.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on William Nylander is coming to Toronto
@Marlies Man @deedrag Yep. said one of the reasons was the grief they give me. Still love them especially since they are starting to look better but I have to stay away for awhile until I get it straighten out.
Afternoon all. Won't be posting much or watching games. Doc's orders. I'll have to rely on MLHS for my info and the comments section from time to time. This is what being a Leafs fan does to you, raises your blood pressure, I mean really raises your blood pressure. Oh well keep the great work coming MLHS (and MLHS community) GO LEAFS GO!
I miss the old days where teams could tell the media to beat it and were more or less civil. This American style of journalism isn't for me. This is not the media, this is the PAPARAZZI! What a joke!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: No miracle fix in Horachek’s first game
@Mcost61 @deedrag He just showed that he's the boss and to ask questions about him, when talking to him. He's showing he's an Alpha. Me like. It's like he peed on the media guys leg and marked his territory. Love it.
@Airfreshener @Burtonboy @deedrag The link Alec put up. Doh! you beat me to it.
I'm liking Horachek. He speaks well and is quick to react to trolls. Everyone that was one Phil about his weight might get their wish if Horachek gets them all to work hard all the time. :)
@Mind Bomb @deedrag @Burtonboy Return Fire!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Mind Bomb @Burtonboy Not a problem if we want to improve our draft pick. :)
I liked the fact that they showed Shanny with Dubas last night. it looks like they were gathering intell again. I didn't see Nonis with them though, was he in the same box?
@Kessel81 @deedrag Sadly they have to be determined to tank to get into the top 4 of picks. All of our scenarios require a top 3-4 pick. without a top 3-4 pick we'll be stuck in limbo again.
@B_Leaf @deedrag @Kessel81 Because they get Kessel a top scoring RW to go with there top scoring LW.
@Kessel81 @deedrag Ok we'll revise it Kessel for Giordano and their first.
@Kessel81 @deedrag You still do some more trades but Kessel might waive his NTC to go to work for Burkie and of course we keep tanking so we get a top 4 pick. Remember the ducks won a cup with RC because they had awesome D.
Dion,Franson, Rielly, with Giordano that's how you help the D first. Then you use your picks for centers and more D.
How many would trade Giordano and Calgary's first for Kessel and Gardiner? I'd even throw in Bozak for another player too just so Phil wouldn't be lonely. :)
Ironic that we are now tied with Calgary, with the exact same record: 41GP, 21 W,17 L, 3 OTL, and 45 points. Burkie/Nonis connection. :)
@T K O @deedrag They should have kept him so we could get to the top 5 pick zone.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #41, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals (7 p.m., Sportsnet)
@T K O They should have done it in the summer and ran with Hora and Spott. They've would've been ahead in their assessment by now and moving on to trades for picks. I'm sure once the lottery is settled, the teams that didn't get the number one pick, will be more willing to trade their pick.
@MaxwellHowe FUCK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But i see your point and this happening.
@Komas Taberle @deedrag Strome would be nice. 6'3" centre, drool!!!! :)
On a plus note "POLAK IS A MONSTER!!!!!!!"