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#401 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:27 AM

“It’s certainly nothing we can discuss publicly,” said Burke, emerging from the league’s general managers’ meeting. “We’re trying to evaluate what we have and what we can get and go from there.”


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

Maybe ESPN does know hockey; from CTV News:

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst team in professional sports, according to a new ranking by ESPN The Magazine.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:41 PM

I bet Burke inks Getzlaf and Perry next summer.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

The only way the Make-Beliefs could be worse if they replaced Brian Burke with the tandem of Garth Snow and Scott Howson, with Pierre McGuire as bench coach.
It's pronounced "Zim" not "Exim". Aw heck with it, just call me Scott.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

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Meet Tom Anselmi. He's just been appointed the new president and chief operating officer of MLSE.
While with MLSE, his duties most notably centred abound Toronto FC, a team that has failed to make the playoffs in any of it's first five seasons.

“We all feel the pressure to win. It’s all about team success. That is our priority,” said Anselmi. “This town, when we start winning, it’s going to be amazing.”


As you can see from the photo, he also controls Brian Burke's future.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

How the Leafs are being managed is a disgrace. This should not happen to ANY Original Six team. I'd much rather hate the Leafs for being a worthy opponent to the Wings, especially in the context of hockey history. Now, we all just look at them with pity.

A second GTA team would solve this quickly.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

If the GTA gets a second franchise, Glendale will want the same sort of deal.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:07 PM

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Goaltending coach Francois Allaire: gone and probably forgotten by now.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:23 PM

I think what the Leafs really need is a way better GM. Brian Burke is using this club since his arrival for his stupid political or loyalist whatever agenda and especially self-promotion. Sometimes I am really wondering if he didn't have a microphone while growing up?

Ron Wilson - his first star....fired
Francois Allaire - according to him the best goalie coach on the planet...fired
next one? hopefully B rian Burke

The fans and especially some of their players (Lupul, Kessel and Phaneuf) deserve a better GM. I am also sure Rogers and Bell won't be too happy paying him 2 m bucks annually without making the playoffs, so this is going to be his put up or shut up year.

Edited by frankgrimes, 18 September 2012 - 11:24 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

From Toronto Star:


If Nazem Kadri is serious about a career in hockey, he’d better get serious about his diet.


So says Dallas Eakins, head coach of the Toronto Marlies, who left the Maple Leafs first-round pick and the rest of his charges gasping for air after a litany of fitness tests on Friday.


“The one thing Kadri has to improve is his eating habits,” said Eakins. “His body fat today is probably in the bottom three to five guys in our whole camp. That’s unacceptable.


“That’s the easiest part coming into camp is eating correctly and training correctly. I think he’s probably improved a little bit on the ice. His diet is not where it should be.”



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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

Apparently he's a pretty cocky kid. Not good for someone with full time NHL aspirations.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:37 AM

It just occurred to me that a lost season is Burkies best way to keep his job - they get another top-5 pick without having the trauma of a regular season :D
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#414 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:25 AM

Apparently he's a pretty cocky porky kid. Not good for someone with full time NHL aspirations.


The longer the lockout, the longer Burke gets to keep his job.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

Wonder if their new ownership is going to clean house? I hope they do Leafs fans deserve it.

An arrogant full of fat hot air is drafting an arrogant cocky player? Seems fitting *gg*

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:23 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Some "fans" will do almost anything: from Toronto Star:

An Ontario lawyer is now the proud owner of a toilet from the Toronto Maple Leafs’ former dressing room.


Jim Vigmond, of Barrie, Ont., bought the unusual item for $5,300 at auction after the piece he really wanted — the 1967 Stanley Cup banner — got too expensive. The toilet was offered up along with more than 100 items from Maple Leaf Gardens, which was home to the NHL team until 1999.



Edited by cusimano_brothers, 20 November 2012 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

^ are the stains extra, or do they come free of charge?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

It appears that it was a WYSIWYG sale.

Edited by cusimano_brothers, 21 November 2012 - 01:08 PM.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

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