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Quote"I'm very excited to welcome Shane to the Toronto Maple Leafs," said Treliving. "Through his more than 1,500 NHL games played, his management roles, being an NHL team captain for more than a decade and being just a wonderful human being, Shane has touched all the aspects of the game which make him a terrific fit with the Maple Leafs organization, its staff and players." "I am honoured to join the Toronto Maple Leafs in this role. The Maple Leafs have a such deep history and a passionate fan base, and I'm excited to contribute in any way I can in the organization's pursuit of their ultimate goal," said Doan. "I'm also thrilled to once again work alongside Brad Treliving and continue a working relationship that began during Brad's time with the Coyotes."
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 09, 2023, 11:51:07 AMMaybe we should start a TrelivingTracker® and keep score of all his personnel moves during his tenure.
QuoteKnies only wants to talk about wrestling. He is excitedly recalling how he was desperately trying to pin a man more than twice his age.Knies was grappling with Shane Doan in his backyard in Arizona two summers ago because, well, perhaps spontaneous wrestling matches between two athletes don't require much of an explanation.At this point in 2021, Knies already had a few inches on one of his hockey heroes. The then 19-year-old Knies thought he had Doan beat. That is until experience kicked in and Doan, no stranger to physicality with 1,353 penalty minutes in his NHL career, finally pinned Knies. But as soon as Doan did, he offered an assessment on the wrestling match and Knies himself that still echoes in Knies' ears."You don't understand how strong you are."[...]"I know I might not be the best stick handler or skater, but there's aspects that I think I'm better at than other players," he said."That's why I use my body: It's another tool to get me to win those battles," Knies said. "I just don't want to be a soft player. I'm going to use my body for sure and make other players aware of me on the ice. I think a harder player to play against is when you don't know whether he's gonna steal the puck away from you, or if he's gonna put you through the glass. That's the kind of player I want to be."He's tried to apply the advice he got from Doan as a younger player every time he's stepped on the ice this season: "Don't be the most skilled player. Be the best player. Do the little things right."
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on June 09, 2023, 03:21:29 PMAlright, so now we have melba toast with butter and a little bit of jam.
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