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#441 F.Michael

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:52 AM

RFA's - Kadri, and Franson are yet to be re-signed.

 

With roughly $5 million left in cap space GM Nonis is gonna have to be creative...Looks like that Clarkson signing is already biting him in the ass.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

Here's the "important" contract extension; from 25/08/2013:

  

"This extension will allow David the time to build his kind of team to produce steady results, year after year," he said in a statement. "Everyone is excited about his ability and grasp of the NHL landscape and today's new contract agreement will offer the Leafs consistency and a long-term vision."

 - MLSEpresident and CEO Tim Leiweke

 

 

 

Trade the current captain and his bloated contract and have "Jeffrey" Lupul take his spot.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

Someone should tell him the current captain of the Maple Leafs hockeyclub not O Dea *g*


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:54 AM

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:33 AM

From Toronto Sun:

 

Bobby Orr soars by TD Garden, Wayne Gretzky resides at Rexall Place.

Now the Toronto Sun has learned Maple Leafs are erecting a touchstone monument outside the Air Canada Centre, meant to link the near-century old franchise to its ‘nation’ of fan and give visitors the ideal photo op.

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This seems to be an anomaly of the "vision" of the CEO of MLSE; first Tim Leiweke wants to get rid of all the vestiges of former Leafs and now he wants to put a statue outside if the ACC?

I just remembered the meeting he had with Johnny Bower, who was going to knock some sense into him. Maybe that worked.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:27 AM

From Toronto Sun:

 

 

This seems to be an anomaly of the "vision" of the CEO of MLSE; first Tim Leiweke wants to get rid of all the vestiges of former Leafs and now he wants to put a statue outside if the ACC?

I just remembered the meeting he had with Johnny Bower, who was going to knock some sense into him. Maybe that worked.

 

Leiweke is just a big loud mouth thinking he needs to sell the game in Canada, which simple isn't true. All he needs to do is provide Nonis with enough resources and not interfere with his decisions. I really hope Bower knocked some sense and respect for tradition into him. You simply can't run and original 6 franchise like one in LA.

 

If I were Canadian I would have been pissed with this hiring from the getgo, Canada has a population of 30 million people, there should have been someone from their own country, sharing the same passion for hockey. Leiweke seems to be a guy who loves to talk more than let his actions speak...


Edited by frankgrimes, 04 January 2014 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

That statue idea sounds weird. Why not just build a statue for a player from every era? Would be more asthetically pleasing and probably cheaper. Seems like the owner really doesn't "get" tradition and is trying a ham-fisted way of making IL for his mistake last summer. Also, it makes the modern Leafs look like insecure babies. He is obsessing over not leaving them out and making them feel appreciated.
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

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The votes are in: they nominate Harold Ballard.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:11 AM

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

“I’m not making any comments on goaltenders, thanks to you guys,”

 

I'm not really that well versed in "Leafspeak", so I'm not sure if this is

A) an admission of guilt by Carlyle after his comments about Reimer last week or

B) his way of shifting blame onto the media for all of his team's problems.

Drew MacIntyre: the next "great" goaltender in Toronto?

 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

 

I'm not really that well versed in "Leafspeak", so I'm not sure if this is

A) an admission of guilt by Carlyle after his comments about Reimer last week or

B) his way of shifting blame onto the media for all of his team's problems.

Drew MacIntyre: the next "great" goaltender in Toronto?

 

 

I think he got "in trouble" from one of the many egos at MLSE.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:42 AM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

Latest on the possibility that the Leafs' brass are talking about using a regular buy out on Clarkson in the off season:

 

http://www.thehockey...david-clarkson/

 

Still the worst signing of this past off season imo, yes even worse than Weiss for all of you who rail against that one.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:47 PM

To sum up the name of this thread: They don't. They really don't. 


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:53 PM

As Grumpy Cat would say......ah, No.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

LEafs fans deserve every bit of this. Sure there are a few good Leafs fans I feel sorry for. But their general fan base? This looks good on them.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

After reading about how leafs fans are going after their players really members and wifes I am going to say screw them they deserve it. If some couch potatoes think this kind of stuff is OK all i can say is get your priorities straight. And yet these people are wondering why most players don't want to play that fishbowl. By far the biggest but also the most bipolar base in the NHL.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:18 PM

Us smart folk from Toronto just become Wings fans. 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

There are certain teams that I love to see fail: Yankees, cowboys, lakers, and yes the maple leafs. The habs are also on the list. I hope they suck forever!







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