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@MaxwellHowe @zakimak when you manage your asset and allow development well, you can afford to "lose" the likes of Bobby Ryan and get Silverberg and Ricthie to add to the system. You can afford to l "lose" gardiner and lupul and still be competitive. No doubt some luck was involved at the draft but you can't denied it is run correctly. Imagine in a couple years what they'd get for Perry once Ricthie comes into his own. Another set of high draft picks and players to re up the system again. Makes me sick being a Leafs fan looking at our system
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@MaxwellHowe Manager of the year for a reason
@Jordan29 we missed many opportunities but hindsight is 20/20. At one point I thought there was a market for him for a 2nd rounder. Then the concussion and foolish extension. Once he came back, he wasn't getting the ice time needed and relegated to Carlyle's dog house. His stock then turned to shit.. Kulimen and Raymond would have gotten us something at the trade deadline but we were still in it. Now Reimer and Franson...Selling low all the time. It seems we have been at the wrong end of various decisions for the past years no matter the management....
@Cameron19 @leafmealone @Jordan29 @Xxxxxnew ROR likely will be one...There likely be some fireworks there
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs
What a stupid logic about Kamo. He wanted $2 million and you's rather
spend almost as much last year on Orr and McClaren and looks to repeat
the same thing this year. This is justification to the fans - "he's
greedy" rather than poor asset and cap management. Starting to rethink
about this guy
3 months, 1 week ago on (Thursday Mashup) Too Much Cash for Komarov? Mutual interest with Dan Boyle?
@DWCMLHS Welcome to Vancouver....
4 months, 1 week ago on Leo Komarov set to return to the NHL
@Darkside Beleafer @Burtonboyfor a guy that ran the Player's Safety Committee that makes nonsensical decision and justifies it with shitty youtube worthy meme, I don't think you should be surprise
@djamon @BurtonboyTrying to see it from his point of view.....Nope, I have 20/20 like Stevie Wonder
@Burtonboy that's just a stupid statement...it's like saying "I know our thingamagig is shit but if other people wants it, then it must be good...I am keeping it"
@BurtonboyNice and catchy headline but....reading it doesn't seem to say absolutely that..."DION is our guy" either:
“I don’t know if it
(stripping the captaincy) is a solution,” said Shanahan. “I think it’s a
cop-out, to a certain degree an easy way out.
“Has it happened on
some teams? Yes. Is it something I’m thinking about since I’ve been
here? Ultimately this will be a group decision. But I can tell you it’s
not something I’ve contemplated. Just the opposite. I want to help
enhance the player and leader that Dion is.”
Shanahan said he —
like many around the league — was transfixed by the the team’s collapse
this season, losing 12 of 14 to end the season. He said he admired
Phaneuf’s desire if not his execution.
“I look at a guy like
Dion before I had any thoughts of coming to Toronto, I’ll say that I
felt that he . . . there are certain times when less is more,” said
Shanahan. “(I) really felt that he was trying to be all things at once. I
admire the fact he was trying, even though it wasn’t successful, it
probably worked in the opposite manner.
“I don’t think anyone
here just rolled over. I know there were times they were accused of
that. I’ve heard too many times in my life, talking about leadership,
this team can’t succeed with this leadership group until they do. That’s
something that can be developed.”
@DWCMLHS Toughness is not punching the other guy's teeth in although that can be part of it if necessary. It is however about willingness to sacrifice, standing up for your teammates and go to area where it will hurt while not backing down. All of which the Leafs lack last year.
How much a return will we even get if we have to retain salary in any deal as suggested?...sheesh
4 months, 1 week ago on Carlyle Returns
@Reversethecurse13 I guess we expected way too much common sense or just they are just smarter than everyone else
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Sticking by the wrong guy
Just like the players discipline committee handing out suspension that Shanny once ran. This extension makes no sense
@rustynail paid ones work but then if he's not the one and you're playing out the season till babcock's availability than it doesn't matter anyway.
@Black_Hawk @zakimak@rustynailthat is essentially what happens if your point being Babcock becomes available. All this smoke and mirror sends the wrong message. Players have the power especially the locked-in highly paid ones so that doesn't matter. As for money, it's not that it matters. its the message. The message that your failure is fine.
If the coach is not the problem then the players are. If that's the case, you trade them away anyway/ Signing him to extension makes no sense.
@rustynail If that premise is true why would you need to give him the extension? Staying with him might be tolerable but extension really means rewarding for worst than mediocrity
@Jordan29 It's the 2 years extension that's the insult. Pretty much saying all negative stuff can be rewarded.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Press Conference: Randy Carlyle staying, extended 2 years
I guest Carlyle threw 3 other bodies overboard aside Gardiner at the exit meeting.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Randy Carlyle staying on as Maple Leafs Head Coach
2 years extension?...who runs this boat?
bye Reimer, Kadri and Gardiner
If this is confirmed, MLSE must think that everyone who has witnessed the continual mistakes after mistakes with the Leafs must be wrong. Sorry Tim but Dean Lambardi and Darryl Sutter did not make poor choices after poor choices for you to stay the course
@The_Polish_Cannon @BPsotka@CanuckUKinTorontoThe problem with signing Bolland is he is purportedly asking 5 Million a year. You simply can do that for a 3rd C When you're tied to significant money elsewhere with the addition of needed improvement at the backend. The Leafs are a cap team and that really hurts when injury happens or when you need to move personnel. This cannot happen. you need flexibility and this team needs significant assets elsewhere. 3C is not there problem. Again Holland can fill that role with minimal roll-off while allowing improvement elsewhere.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on All Of Phil Kessel’s 37 Goals – 2013/2014
@BPsotka @zakimak@BobsyouruncleMy spidey sense says Carlyle won't be around next year to matter
@BPsotka @Bobsyourunclethis not even remotely the same argument. We're talking about guys who score when it matters.
@Bobsyouruncle @zakimakThis was a Carlyle/Clarkson move. hindsight...
@BPsotka @zakimak@MaxwellHowe@BobsyouruncleI am not sure he was a "better" the latter half of the season considering the injury. And at this point and stats do support it is that he had per game more points. That said, the leafs do not need his points but the defensive side. Holland I think can fill that roll and at a much lower price point. His upside is only going up. IMO he just needed more opportunity. He has hands and can easily fill the 3 C roll. Considering everything, cap injury and roster moves, I'd stick with Holland
@hometeem @zakimakI don't mean he's a hard guy to play against but this guy is there when you need him. Fair enough on the Clutch moniker
@BPsotka @MaxwellHowe@zakimak@Bobsyouruncle Bolland is not there to score...the points that he got in the beginning of the campaign does not warrant an extension. Significant injury, expensive and roles for him to score is not needed. You need defensive play and Holland is hell of a lot cheaper than Bolland.
@MaxwellHowe @zakimak@Bobsyouruncleyes Holland. Is he that much worst than Bolland defensively?...He did not get the opportunity IMO. He's better than people gave him credit for..
@Bobsyouruncle it was a logical signing at the time. It's just not a good one for resign now when you have Holland and Bolland asking 5 plus. The cap has an effect for mid tier guys. 3-3.5 makes sense but not above that
Go ahead goals - 18
Game tying goals - 7
Insurance goals - 3
Insurance plus 1 - 1
First goal for team - 2
Dagger goals - Leafs leading by 2 or more - 4
"combeback goals - get within 1 - 1
Meanlingless goals 2
Look at last years goals and the breakdown will be similar. It's not the amount you score but what those goals means. This guys competes. He just doesn't care when it's over.
@vinoa @rustynailSeriously....There's no justification for it. Not even defensible with whatever reasons for it. You are estimated to be speeding, you killed someone. You don't sue them. Your damage is not even remotely the same of what they've lost.
This is not about rights and freedom or what ever. It's common decency and moral aptitude
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs: Buy Low, Sell High
@CanuckUKinToronto @Mind Bombno decent man/woman is a cunt....she's a cunt
@vinoa @Mind BombJust because you can doesn't mean you should...I can go into a room full of kindergarden kids and tell them that santa doesn't exist the easter bunny is a hoax and swear up a storm doesn't mean I should. common decency were talking here. What kind of message is she setting up for her 3 children...that's more fucked up...another generation of fuckers learning from fuckers
@rustynail @zakimak@Mind BombThe thing is that by suing and the eventual public outcry if there's enough support, they might actually review this and things might not go as plan for her and her hubby....this needs to be on reddit and all social media
@Mind Bomb She needs public shaming... Don't like the coincidences of her Police Husband behind her and they both gets to leave just like that without due dilligence
@4evrblue All deserved. Watching the Boston game last night hurts. Two goalies that performed way better than when with the leafs. The other guy never had a chance. The Rask trade...oh my....especially when Raycroft was going to be let go for free.
@Waiting4LSC Many if not all wants Carlyle gone but what's the difference firing him now and the end of the playoff when some coaches might be available, the draft, the beginning of training camp, etc? What we all expect is a new voice come starting day and if there isn't one there better be a damn good reason for it. To just fire him for the sake of firing is knee jerk (even though I think he should be gone) which Shanahan must not do even if he's already made up his mind. There needs to be a process or a PERCEIVED process. I doubt Shanahan is the type to just ride it out without making changes. This market cannot go through another 5 year rebuild. Changes will be made but more strategic ones rather than just coming in and tearing everything down and that means slow steps including the expected and eventual firing.
@Darkside Beleafer @zakimak
Sabres - was Ott
CBJ - was Nash
Ranger - Was Callahan
5 months, 1 week ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
Of all the teams in the league, is there one team who's captain is as controversial as Phaneuf to their fan base?
@Greg Fenton @animalresPhaneuf is getting the most blame because much is expected of him. Everything about being the captain requires it and his pay warrants it. No one would really put him on the block if he was NOT the captain or was making much less than his current 6.5 soon to be 7. People expects a lot from their captain.
I don't recall any captain is this controversial.
@Keeon Accountability is what this team lacks. No one is accountable with the exception of a couple of whipping boys. You deal with the issues not the person when it is accountability. Real leadership is ageless and recognizes and demand accountability.
@Belfour20/JB-45 @Jmessihhe was all over the ice...not sure that is an indication of greatness... or more of no one gives a shit at any system anyway and I might as well roam.... Definitely show skills but great? not sure there
5 months, 1 week ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser
@Jmessih @zakimakno one will....every reporter talks shit then cave when the opportunity arises....Yesterday on Leafs lunch was a prime example....Nonis was primed and they loft softballs and did not confront him...only after he was off air...They bitch again about the answer...typical
Randy...why did you insist on dressing the fourth line that a) can't play or b) won't play?
@Jmessih It gave the majority of the fan base false confidence
he knows about leadership...oh oh
5 months, 1 week ago on Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream
@Xxxxxnew If he signs an extension with NJ, it really goes to show how attractive our market is when no doubt MLSE would have over paid whatever he asked. Sad
5 months, 1 week ago on And that’s a wrap
@Gilbey93 @BS4PrezCan't see Kadri on the third line but with Bozak on the third line would be a real strength.
5 months, 1 week ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach