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In regards to the ACC, a couple changes that I think need to be made are
We need a "sprite zone" like the raptors have, a small section in the
purples of cheap tickets for student that can get drunk and loud.
They really need to hire someone who can pump up a crowd, there was not
a single time where an announcer or the jumbotron attempts to start a
go leafs go. Just think of the kings and their gimmicky cartman "go
kings go", it works, people need to be told what to do.
Suggesting they change beer prices seems silly because they never will,
but something as simple as dropping the price of Tallboys to 10$ from
11.50 would make it so you didn't have to break bills, maybe offer
cheaper beer before the game, it's an untapped market mlse!
noticed they changed the centre ice adds along the benches after every
period, they sure know how to manage their advertising revenue but have
no clue on how to make a building get loud.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
2 days ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
I guess Panik would get scooped, w.e put him in the press box and give Ashton a chance to go lay some hits, he doesn't need 10 goals.
1. We need a "sprite zone" like the raptors have, a small section in the purples of cheap tickets for student that can get drunk and loud.
2. They really need to hire someone who can pump up a crowd, there was not a single time where an announcer or the jumbotron attempts to start a go leafs go. Just think of the kings and their gimmicky cartman "go kings go", it works, people need to be told what to do.
3. Suggesting they change beer prices seems silly because they never will, but something as simple as dropping the price of Tallboys to 10$ from 11.50 would make it so you didn't have to break bills, maybe offer cheaper beer before the game, it's an untapped market mlse!
I noticed they changed the centre ice adds along the benches after every period, they sure know how to manage their advertising revenue but have no clue on how to make a building get loud.
Just what the doctor ordered... For a guy who has only seen 3 games at the ACC, I was quite fortunate to watch this live. Here's a few things I noticed
Kadri- played with purpose, was hard on the puck in the D zone and had lots of chances playing on the top line. Hopefully he can have similar efforts vs tough competition.
Frason- looked like a top pairing D man played incredibly calm, cool and collected. Very impressive.
Lupul- has been our best forward all year, he was on fire out of the gate. This guy is leading by example, well done Lupes.
Santorelli- Santo is the perfect 3c for us right now, plays with heart and grit. Winnik and Clarky also had great game.
Polak- his size and strength was obvious against the small sabres, single handedly ended plays in the D zone. Really hope it rubs off on the rest of the d core.
Kessel- Phil is still Phil, but the guy was gassed after the second shift. He was hunched over and gliding a lot, clearly is not playing at the same level that saw him score 39. C'mon Phil.
Gardiner- he had a real shaky start, and it didn't get much better as the game went on. Multiple slip ups and turn overs, he did however seem to gain some confidence later in the game and scored a nice goal with his speed and patience. This kid needs to settle down and start to play a little more straight forward.
Robidas- the old man certainly didn't help Gardiner out very much, noticeable mistakes and some oddly timed hits. It's hard to criticize such an NHL veteran bud Robidas has been our worst D man and needs to get back in form.
Holland- had a shaky start aswell but got more comfortable as the game went on. I don't see the same player that got me excited last season, Carrick should be knocking on the door.
Panik- seriously this guy has done nothing to deserve playing over Frattin and Ashton, another poor showing from him. Hopefully it means a trip to the marlies after he clear waivers, which he will.
But wowza what a game! We did play Buffalo, but I'm glad to see the coaching staff finally changed things up and got a solid effort out of the group. Now if only we could get the ACC to be louder than a Sunday morning mass.... I swear it sounded like the puck was mic'd up for half the game.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
will be @ the game tonight, might stuff my pockets with toast
2 days, 15 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Randy is sneaky
@Jmessih @Mapleswede Panik has been brutal.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat Thanks Nonis
3 days, 22 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
@Great Dane fistpump accept that for the leafs, doubt it would ever happen though. We would have to keep salary or something
@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe @B_Leaf LETS GET WORSE
@phaneufoundlander @Yan28 @ingy56 @B_Leaf gardiner + shultz thooo
@Cameron19 @Mcost61 @MaxwellHowe If you were blind you would think the ACC was empty
@MaxwellHowe @cryptotho Well maybe someday MLSE will look at the win column and not ticket sales.We are the hardest team to play for in the entire league, everyone in the NHL knows this, and no top FAs sign with us. Why would you want to play in front of such a shit audience, and get poked and prodded by media/fans all day.Management needs to look at off ice issues as well as the multiple of on ice cluster fucks going on. From singing 37 yr old d men with 2 broken legs to 3 year deals and giving them letters or playing fucking "SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS" after a goal, its a fucking joke.
Some nights we see a good team though, I really think its hard to players in Toronto to perform under such scrutiny and pressure.. there is a reason why our home record is always so shit.More than just the pressure is the atmosphere in the ACC, even when things are going well we have one of the quietest arenas in the league. Something that has persisted through multiple GM's, coaches and players is the shit atmosphere in the ACC. Something needs to be done about the corporate asshats staring at their cell phones, make a student section, maybe even cheaper beer so people get loud.
The crowd never gives the team any energy, and its quite clearly been detrimental over the years.
@MaxwellHowe @ingy56 gotta get a 1st rounder imo
@phaneufoundlander @B_Leaf Bozak has been our 1c for a millennia it seems
@ingy56 @B_Leaf Nonis has shown to be quite incompetent, with everything from the Bolland deal to Clarkson signing. Terrible contracts and short sighted trades, its looking everyday like this team is doomed to finish 10th in the east for the next 5 years.He's gotta either blow it up or make a deal for a 1c and hopefully another top 4 D. This team is hilarious in its current state.
@ingy56 @mike_84 honestly we might aswell just send percy down, he's the odd man out of our 7 D.
Not saying he's our worst defender, but we cant sit gardiner polak or robidas, franson is playing well and dion is still dion.Playing 7 D fucking infuriates me, goddammit randy
4 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@wendelsfist @Burtonboy analytics isnt a brand of hockey dumbass
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy @loomx let us pray cam
@Cameron19 @Jordan29 and grabo was a casualty of that trade
4 days, 16 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Bring the Cup Home @peterbleafs eberle can play C right?
5 days, 16 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@docmma @ingy56 fucking hate this preferential treatment, reimer has been our best goalie
5 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs-Sens Wednesday Night Game Postponed
@Savo43 @cryptotho @Mitch92 gotta give the sharks GM some brain damage first
1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: Round Two, Hopefully Better than Round One
Thorton > Kadri
Vlasic > Phaneuf
1st > Reimer
@Savo43 That logic is not applicable, he could quite easily have a higher % chance to get hurt if playing more minutes, you are just making an assumption.That being said, obviously Kozun should have had more minutes but this is Randy Fucking Carlyle were talking about here
It would actually be beautiful to see Toronto commit to a rebuild, as I am unaware of any point in history where they did so.The new NHL is about depth, you need to draft and develop good players.That or fucking make a play at a 1c, enough of the middle of the pac bullshit
1 week, 5 days ago on Game 5 Scoring Chances: DET 4 vs. TOR 1
@Cameron19 @Jordan29 inflation of the cap and of $ will break that promise regardless
@sniperstar @gottabe_KD @cryptotho
santo brings that hustle and defence we need to the top line, wake bozak up with a trip down the lineup
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – October 14
After reading http://intelligenthockey.com/blurred-lines-how-minnesota-is-changing-the-lineup-paradigm/
I cant help but think maybe Santorelli and Bozak should be swapped, it would certainly change things up.
@Fish Head @Burtonboy florida has never been a profitable franchise
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Mashup: Colorado Tuesday, Reimer Fine After Concussion Scare
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Day: Game #3, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers (7 p.m., City TV)
@docmma like little things like the Robidas A piss me off, obviously he is a vet and is gonna come in here and be an example for the young kids. But he is gonna do that anyways! Is this 37 yr old man with 2 broken legs gonna be a core building block of our team and deserving of an A? or is he just another quick fix with a letter slapped on him.
You just signed a guy to a 8x8 and hes the best player on your team by a mile, why arnt you putting the responsibility on HIM?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #2, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m., CBC)
@docmma @cryptotho it speaks to incompetence and lack of foresight within the organization, like they are always making tweak plays in the present hoping it will give them a winner.
@docmma @cryptotho its the same story over and over, I point to things the Phaneuf getting the C when new to the team, Robidas now has an A after being here for few weeks. Reimer caries us to the playoffs and we reward him with the bench, our best center is bought out and best center prospect unloaded for nothing because we want to keep face punchers.Everything about the leafs is ass backwards, I'm starting to really think we need to blow it up and make a play for the bottom of the standings, there is no better year to do it.
If we don't see Reimer in our next game i have lost all faith in Carlyle (not that there was much to begin with)absurd the preferential treatment we give to some of these players
Burn The Toasts!
Sure could use a "expendable" Grabo right about now
@theacs1966 @Dogger dealing krejci was the easy choice imoooo
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: More Hockey Tomorrow
Not even your seeing what you want too, he's a hell of a hockey player. And ovechkin just made the most obvious slash ever
3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Season Opener Mashup: The Day Is Here
or randy is just being randy
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Dave Nonis, Randy Carlyle address the latest cuts
@The_Polish_Cannon minus the grabovski part
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs cut Colton Orr, Fraser McLaren, William Nylander; Roster down to 23
@T K O @Jordan29 ^ thats the play, send ashton down and bring d'amigo back
@Yaknowwhat having enforcers on the bench doesnt change that
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly
was also incredibly impressed by Robidas, Phaneuf looked like a different player alongside him.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #9, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Red Wings 1
very interesting lineup decisions for nonis and co, will there be face punchers? who is the 2nd line RW? how many NHL ready players can we cram into the bottom 6?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day
4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?