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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023 Training Camp Thread
September 21, 2023, 10:00:22 AM
Thanks for the responses. If anything I'm still seeing this as a long shot. I'm with Frank, I don't think this lasts into the regular season.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023 Training Camp Thread
September 20, 2023, 10:52:07 PM
I'm asking this genuinely. Can anyone give an example of a player, after 7 years in the NHL made the transition to a full time centre after never playing that position with any regularity?
That's a shame.
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2023 Blue Jays thread
September 09, 2023, 07:03:17 PM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on September 09, 2023, 08:53:42 AM
Quote from: Frank E on September 09, 2023, 07:52:03 AMNail biter last night.  Romano had to come in to get the last out of the 8th!

The team seems to let their foot off the gas once they go 3 or 4 runs up.

This team doesn't even have a gas pedal.
Quote from: cabber24 on August 30, 2023, 11:11:04 AM
Quote from: Frank E on August 30, 2023, 11:09:48 AMhttps://www.tsn.ca/nhl/toronto-maple-leafs-sign-sheldon-keefe-to-multi-year-contract-extension-1.2001676

I don't know about this one guys...
I am not super thrilled either. I don't understand trying to win championships in Toronto (Jays and Leafs) with rookie coaches?

How is a coach who's been here for 4 years a rookie?
I've been around this forum since the Quinn days, and have been around every leafs coach since Doug Carpenter. There has never, once, been a coach where I've seen the fanbase happy with. Yes I know someone is going to say Burns, but after the 2 magical runs the call in shows and media were souring in him.

So maybe you don't like this but I guarantee whoever is the next coach, you'll find reason not to like them either.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: What are they worth?
August 13, 2023, 11:11:03 AM
Quote from: azzurri63 on August 11, 2023, 05:13:29 PMOne thing that stands out beween the 2 and I'll take that over talent which is debatable and that's heart and Mackinnon has more of it. Can have all the talent in the world but if you don't have that heart, determination, will to do whatever to win then skill doesn't mean s**t. That's what guys like McDavid and Mackinnon have and for every shift for the most part. Matthews in my opinion doesn't especially when it matters most.

Yea of course. The all important, immeasurable "heart".
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: What are they worth?
July 30, 2023, 11:23:30 AM
Yeah it's so frustrating watching 4 really talented players play on the same team at the same time.

I remember feeling the same way back when the leafs had 4 really talented players.. like back in... hmm when was that again?
Quote from: Dappleganger on July 26, 2023, 11:38:00 AMWaive Reaves or Timmins. Doesn't anyone think both wouldn't clear? If you take Timmins you HAVE to play him (or press box him) and who in their right mind would want to pick up 3 years of Reaves?

If Treliving thought 'we'll give Reaves 3 years so no one will claim him on waivers.' Kudos.

You can't waive a guy you just signed as a UFA before he plays a single minute for the team.

I know there's no rule preventing that, but come on, no team would ever do that.
Right. That's makes sense thx.
Maybe I'm dense because I never seem to quite understand how LTIR works, but isn't that the best option for the leafs? That way they don't have to worry about sweeteners and so on in a trade? And don't have to worry about the cap implications of a buy out?
Quote from: Kaberle15 on July 24, 2023, 09:53:04 AMRobida's Island will have a new permanent guest...

He only has a year left on his contract. So at worst it's 1 season of LTIR.
Do you think samsonov is at the hearing and referring to himself in the third person?
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on July 17, 2023, 09:53:12 AMThat's plausible thinking but I am wondering why Samsonov would feel like he owes the Leafs a favor because Dubas signed Murray to a crappy contract.

Dubas didn't sign Murray to any contract.