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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / The Athletic
« on: March 06, 2018, 07:12:26 PM »
Just wanted to make a comment on how much I am enjoying The Athletic and the quality of writing. Truly excellent, and has become a part of my morning coffee time.

More than this, the writing has challenged me to become a better writer and to try and clarify my thoughts on what I am saying much more than a few weeks ago. It's also helping me in business and my presentations, even better.   

Never did I think a tight bast__d like me would shell out to read a sports site, but this is some of the best money I spend on a monthly basis.

Its also a great foil for this site and provides a wider concept of hockey than what seems to be our myopic version of the Leaf's than the overall NHL.

All Sports But Hockey / Halifax Explosions
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:01:51 AM »
Did you see the logo and helmets for the proposed Halifax CFL team:  "The Explosions", yes in reference to the tragedy during WW1 but not really appropriate for this day and age one would think.  Who were the creative on this disaster of a name choice?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / X-Mas wish list
« on: December 22, 2017, 11:16:48 AM »
Wanted to wish all of you on the board a very Merry Christmas and all the Best for the New Year.
My personal wish list: the return of Auston Matthews for the Yotes Game, a prospect D man that can play like Salming and a Stanley Cup.
Not asking for much am I?

General NHL News & Views / Toronto newspaper websites
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:30:26 AM »
Anyone notice the change in the Toronto Sun and Star websites. Not a fan of changes for either site now.  The Stars changes are terrible, pop up ads and shifting texts. I am spending a lot more time at PPP and thank god for the Athletic.
If it ain't broke don't fix it guys.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Komarov: Sell or Keep?
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:32:45 PM »
It's not outside the realm of possibility that either Komarov, Bozak and JVR are all traded before seasons end (or some combination of above).  Sosh, Kapanen, Leivo are in the mix for these positions. Obviously we need to have or make some openings as our younguns start to mature. And for a lot less a year than the 10.95 million we are paying the vets this year and the fairly large increase we are going to have to pay JVR to keep him.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Kerry Fraser has cancer
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:48:05 AM »
Although not a Leaf, his decision affected Leaf Nation for a long time. I am sad to hear he has cancer and hopeful his prognosis is good. Best wishes Kerry.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Hurricane Irma
« on: September 06, 2017, 09:36:52 AM »
Dear TML associates, just wanted to make you aware of the massive amount of damage being inflicted on the N.E Caribbean at this hour,  I lived through Hurricane Luis back in 95 which was a Cat 5 storm and Irma is making that look like childs play.  Irma is shaking buildings, roofs and cars are being tossed like matchbox's and one huge hotel the Beach Plaza in Marigot is simply gone.  Please join me in prayer for all the people in harms way in St.Barths, St.Martin, Anguilla, the BVI's and USVI, Puerto Rico and Cuba.  Also it looks like it will hit the Florida Keys and then head up central Florida.  A lot of people are suffering and a lot will perish.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Bob McGill
« on: June 03, 2017, 08:01:21 AM »
Hey Bob,
Get well soon Bob, need you back at Leafs TV.

I would say Dermott?

Well how about Casper the Kapanen, guy has the touch, perhaps to much of a touch for the 4th line. As much as Hyman slugs his guts out and as much as I love his work ethic and overall hustle the more I think he should be slotted back with Boyle and Martin/Leivo (perhaps).
I think with Kapanen on the line with Matthews it would spark Auston and Willie into production.  Just an idea (and waiting to be shot down ;))

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Practice cancelled today
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:19:02 AM »
Just read at PPP that Leafs cancelled practice this morning...wonder what is going they seem to need to work on there defensive coverage a wee bit

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Soshnikov
« on: January 25, 2017, 11:05:40 AM »
What are your thoughts about this:

I havent watched enought games or noticed a drop in his play. I really liked him last year

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Gord Dineen's father Bill has passed away
« on: December 26, 2016, 12:45:48 PM »
Gord Dineen's father Bill has died

Sorry for your loss Gord

Non-Hockey Chatter / Tim Leiweke
« on: December 02, 2016, 05:40:36 PM »
Just wanted to say a few words about Tim Leiweke. When we hired him I mentioned this to a fellow I know, but didn't know he used to work under Leiweke in LA.  He said, if you have Tim he will turn your town around.

The success of the Raptors, Leafs and yes the MLS Toronto FC is all attributed to Mr. Leiweke.  Just wanted to thank him and that he did have enought time to institute the changes before he was run out of town.
Thank God the placements he made with Shanahan, Ujiri and Bezbatchenko all seem to be anchored in their positions so the suites can't ruin what he did.

And will he ever truly be given the credit that is due?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Unleash the Frattin
« on: July 04, 2016, 05:49:24 PM »
Probably not worth a thread and may be in the wrong place or perhaps no one cares, what happens with Matty, does he still play for the Marlies even though he is Ottawa property or has he been cut loose without any interest?
I keep getting images of Forest Gump sitting on a lawn more and cutting grass for free.

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