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I have a feeling we're gonna get Gerbered - the Leafs will find their game and go on a tear, and wind up with the #11 pick. The good news is, they'll finally draft their Anze Kopitar.
6 hours, 44 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
@WesternDP Watching Couterier pound the boards in the playoffs last year, I couldn't help but think he'd have been a nice fit on that top line - size, energy, and boardwork - just what they need. Freddy Goats might be the same.
8 hours, 55 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
@hometeem @TuckerForPunishment @Darkside Beleafer @Burtonboy I know what you mean. I find the trio of Hughson, Simpson, and Healy especially bad. It's like they consider themselves journalists, instead announcers, and every week they have to find a story. One week they're blowing Subban, the next Karlsson, the next Big Buff. Stop trying to find an angle and just call the effin game.
6 days, 3 hours ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates
@Burtonboy Haha, great article. Esp. liked his comment about the media being a little afraid of Pat Quinn. Him flattening that reporter off an elevator was awesome, Horachek needs to channel some of that.
@vinoa @udlbu Well, girls use it, too. I used to coach girls' high school field hockey, and there was a day when the girls all scattered, screaming, because they saw a spider. The team captain came over, killed it, and said "You guys are such girls!" Maybe she should replace Phaneuf. #howtocaptain
6 days, 4 hours ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates
@udlbu @Darkside Beleafer That was an awesome story. Funny thing was, JT seemed kind of chapped that the story got out.
6 days, 5 hours ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates
@udlbu @vinoa Would have been cooler if he'd said chick instead of girl, he would have sounded like a young Jack Nicholson.
@vinoa @Burtonboy Yep, posted that Facebook-style complaint about Kessel was mean to him, and he wasn't going to take it anymore.
@Burtonboy Was really hoping, reading the comments here, that Reilly called Seigel a bitch. "Cos, y'know, it's true. Anyway, no big deal, just another media-induced firestorm in that fairy-tale land called Leaf Nation.
@Dogger Read that as "keeping pricks" and thought it was appropriate for Mirtle.
1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: “If it’s not here, it’s not here”
@udlbu @Dan39 Is he slower than Phaneuf? With DP you can almost see the wheels turning slowly in his head as he tries to sort out his options.
@Jmessih @zoidbergman Let's just be happy that he's gone. Let the healing begin!
@Cameron19 @Anthony Petrielli @FrankFerrant I don't mind Polak pinching, I think he does it to show the girly-men on his team how a man competes for the puck. Helps to be built like a combine-harvester, though.
@Dan39 I did, he was a turnover machine.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4
@GibsonLPStudio @sadleaf Oh, do it, send to the Habs... but expose him to Ebola first.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks
@Xxxxxnew I'd like to see him in a media centre like LA or NY. He'd be a terrific ambassor for the league, and it'd set him nicely for his kajillion-dollar-a-year gig as a hockey commentor with Fox or ESPN.
@Cameron19 @wendelsfist Exactly. I swear, Feschuk is like that nerdy guy in high school that nobody liked, and is now trying to stick it to people he sees as the cool kids. F'n joke, tbh.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Mitch92 Would like to see Shanny pull a Pat Quinn and flatten Feschuk coming off an elevator.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over
@BoneChompski @Forever17 @wendelsway1 Or let Riddick Bowe handle the questions. It'd improve the tone of the interviews immediately.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Randy Carlyle era is over
@Burtonboy If anyone ever deserved a twitter blow-up like April Reimer got, it's Feschuk. He's the dictionary definition of a troll - all bile, no accountability.
@Mcost61 @Xxxxxnew Too much effort. He'll wait for Kessel to raise his hand for him, and then miss the net.
@Reimocerous @dlb, just dlb I don't know, if Chris Penn can be a tae kwon do champion in Best of the Best, anything's possible.
@LeafsForLife I agree. Did the Canadiens trade Lafleur because he was kind of a floater? They got Lemaire to cover for him.
@KingTon @Anthony Petrielli @Potcy If Ted Nolan's available, for whatever weird Buffalo reason, I think he'd absolutely kill it here, even with the spiteful, neckbeard Toronto media.
@Mcost61 @philthethrill Couts would be fine with Kessel and JvR. He'd do the board work and defense that they avoid.
@Mcost61 @philthethrill Antoine Vermette outta Phx?
@wiski Ask Darcy Tucker.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Randy Carlyle Fired
@dlb, just dlb @Darkside Beleafer
2 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Polak returning, Shooting for Seven
@LN-093 I'm going to the same game. Since I bought the tickets I've spent all my time thinking of ways to scream at Bozak to stop coasting, without me getting kicked out of the game.
@Yaknowwhat Do you think Jake might have been injured a bit? He seemed like it's been an effort skating, whereas last night he seemed back to his usual fluid self.
2 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
@Alec Brownscombe @B_Leaf @wendelsfist That's why people raving about Bozak's shooting percentage bother me - that stat doesn't track how many times he fumbles glorious opportunities, or shoots high or wide.
@wendelsfist Here's a link to Randy complaining about Rogers: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/10/04/leafs-carlyle-gripes-about-playing-rested-teams-on-back-to-backs
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
@wendelsfist Randy was bitching about it in the pre-season. It had something to do with Rogers wanting the Leafs to play a lot during the mid-week, I think. He was pissed because Rogers was creating a shitty schedule in order to boost ratings.
@wendelsfist @peterbleafs A whole season, just like Franson got last year.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
@Cameron19 Too bad you can't give Robidas Gardiner's legs. He'd be a sure #1.
3 months ago on Friday Mashup: Not Enough Games This Week
@Jmessih @Burtonboy More like a trip to the woodshed, instead of a stern talking-to.
@Yaknowwhat I think the D-men are worried about getting Murphied - losing the puck at the blueline and then having the opposing player blow by them and score.
@DeclanK @Forever17 @Jmessih i kinda feel sorry for Clarkson, it seems like he get burnt with reputation calls that just every other player gets away with. *cough Detroit *cough
3 months ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
@sniperstar @Savo43 @Nylander88 Yeah, but the other similarity to Grabo is how much he's shooting from bad angles, those 40 foot wristers aren't accomplishing much. Where's the guy who turned everyone he played with into a goalscorer?
3 months ago on Tuesday Mashup: Quinn tributes, Lupul and Booth set to return, Holzer recalled
@mcloki @Burtonboy Yeah, I hate seeing that, I reckon if they wanna go, they should let 'em go. Makes me think the league is trying to eliminate fighting without coming out and saying that's what they're doing.
@DeclanK Ha ha, that's an awesome story! Old-time hockey!
3 months ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?
@In it to Winnik @Burtonboy Had the exact same thought.
3 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
@Burtonboy I'd rather see their work ethic v. the Lightning as something they're going to stick with.
@Cameron19 @Jay_Berg Wow. I'll take unintentional irony for $1000, Alex.
3 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Sky yet to fall, Leafs vs. Lightning tonight
@Komas Taberle @Cameron19 @Mcost61 @Yaknowwhat Or get brushed off the puck by David Legwand. And on the 5th goal against NSH, Dion went into the boards behind the net to get a puck, and I knew he wouldn't get it and the puck was coming straight out to the slot - unfolded exactly like that. Why does he lose so many puck battles, when he's a pretty big guy?
@mcloki Can't wait. Really happy with my decision to spring for the centre ice package this year.
@dlb Mad @sniperstar Well, it's a problem that seems to infect most of the team - any chance to relax and stop skating, they take it - so frustrating to watch. If Phaneuf stopped being beat to pucks by guys half his size, the Derek Roy goal for example, fans would be much more supportive. It just seems like he's coasting, and that's what drives fans frustration.
Bozak is another one who falls in this category. For one period, he was Hulking it against the Avalanche, and the rest of his career he's back to that spot-picking floater we all know and love. If he gave that Incredible Hulk effort night in, night out, people would have no problem with him as the No. 1 centre. Instead he seems more like a resentful younger brother who's jealous of his older brother's all-world talent, and is passive-aggressively fucking up everything that comes his way out of spite.
@MaxwellHowe @lou19 It'd be interesting if the Leafs went out and got someone the size of the Mountain from Game of Thrones - literally bigger than the net - and said "There, try and score now".
It might be the only way keep pucks out of the net.
@Great Dane Being asked to skate hard every shift is being asked to do too much?
@Gille Ruadh @wendelsfist Or win the first overall in the lottery, and then have to forfeit it because of shady negotiations with a free agent who never wound up playing in Toronto.
3 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2