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In Topic: Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Yesterday, 06:36 PM

Hasn't Chris Ilitch slowly been taken over for his old man? Wouldn't you think that the ownership of the Wings, Tigers and Little Caesars would be handed down to him and the rest of their children? I doubt Mike or Marian want any of it to leave the family name.

 

It seems that way in some ways, but I don't really know that for certain. It's hard to imagine Mike letting them go as long as he has a say in things though.


In Topic: Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Yesterday, 05:54 PM

The part about the Illitches selling the teams and Little Caesars wouldn't shock me in some ways, but considering the source and the idea of Babcock magically swooping in to be Toronto's GM, all I can do is laugh. I've wondered as of late what would happen with the teams as Illitch is getting up there. Is his family going to stick with it and run the show? Would he sell them off to the right buyer? These are just questions that I've had in light of Mike's age and health problems though; I'm not going to go on the radio and pretend I know something that I don't. Pathetic, though it's typical for those jokers. And what about Olympia Entertainment, Bob? Seems like that would make it into the mix if there were any truth to this.


In Topic: Weiss

18 October 2014 - 10:03 PM

 

you mean the Leafs.

 

thank god they exist or we would surely be them. we're not the yankees, we are the red sox. We had our drought and now we're decently good.

 

I'll post my GDT question to you here where it's a bit more relevant...

 

As someone not as familiar with his past, do you think he could be struggling from the pressure of playing in a market like Detroit? Historically, how tough has he been mentally? Florida's a very different market with very different expectations than Detroit. I'm wondering this mostly in light of the way he handled the injury last year. He clearly wasn't smart about dealing with it, and he spoke of the pressure of wanting to prove himself on the new team and all. If it's impacting his judgement that much, maybe it's a bigger issue for him in general. Or so I've wondered...


In Topic: 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

18 October 2014 - 10:01 PM

This is coming from a Weiss fan. (I followed him as a Plymouth Whalers fan). He's the type of player who should be elevating his wingers. Not the other way around. It was understood that he elevated Booth and Sammy when they were with Florida. He was their Zetterberg when he was in Florida, and was very much the leader in Juniors. I think he should have better wingers than Nest and Helm, but he should also be playing better when saddled with Nest and Helm.

 

Disappointed Weiss fan.

 

As someone not as familiar with his past, do you think he could be struggling from the pressure of playing in a market like Detroit? Historically, how tough has he been mentally? Florida's a very different market with very different expectations than Detroit. I'm wondering this mostly in light of the way he handled the injury last year. He clearly wasn't smart about dealing with it, and he spoke of the pressure of wanting to prove himself on the new team and all. If it's impacting his judgement that much, maybe it's a bigger issue for him in general. Or so I've wondered...


In Topic: 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

18 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

Would have to be 2013/14 western conference version of the wings. I would take just a late pick at this point.
 

 

This just makes no sense to me. I get that it's frustrating, but if he comes around, we're better off with him, and there's still a good chance he'll come around. If it's really gotten to the point where he's truly bad enough to warrant conversation of dumping him for a late pick, then we did something fundamentally wrong in signing him. And as much as I'd love to thrown Holland under the bus for it in some ways, it's tough for me to get all in on that idea at this point.

 

As I've said in the past, it may be worthy of questioning the decision to sign Weiss in light of how it's gone in addition to how so many of our free agent signings have gone the last few years, but I don't think it's of much value to do. But to be certain, something isn't quite adding up. Maybe the injuries have just taken their toll on him, or maybe it's just what happens when you play so few games over the last couple of seasons. I don't know what the real story is, and none of us do, but there's something clearly out of balance in the equation considering that a guy who is very well paid and who should be one of our top offensive players is riding the bench a lot, even when he finally cracks the lineup due to other players getting injured.

 

Maybe I just don't want to admit that it's a signing that's more f***ed up than Samuelsson's deal yet, but I also don't think it's fair to at this point. I get that it's frustrating and that he needs to show more, but I still think there's a chance that that could happen in the coming months. If he's truly as worthless as some seem to think, we are royally screwed, because no one is going to take on that contract for a guy who can't crack a lineup.

 

And just to be clear, no one should be hoping for that...