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#1
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Permanent jersey swap.
April 01, 2023, 02:11:40 PM
The Leafs plan to go full-time time starting next season with the black Beber jersey. This I think is a bad move. I have been a leaf fan since the 1960s and as far as I am concerned we are blue and white and white and blue. NOT BLACK!!!!.

Some changes are not ment to be.
#2
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Playoff push trade pickups...
February 25, 2022, 02:33:01 PM
I would like to see the leafs add Larsson, and Miller for our playoff run. I feel this would push us over the top in terms of talent. I would be just crazy happy as I couldn't see many teams having much of a chance winning a series against us.

Thoughts,  and if not them who would you like to have, that we could afford and are available.
#3
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Backup battle brewing???
January 06, 2019, 12:20:23 PM
Looks like we may have found a better backup goalie then Sparks.  Imo Sparks was not very confident when in the net for us, and so far Hutch Looks like he has all kinds of it.  I am liking his style, he stands up much better in the net.  Sparks tends to drop to his knees and backs into the net way to quick and often.
#4
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leaf defense.....
December 31, 2017, 06:14:31 PM
We need upgrades real bad.  They can't keep the puck in the other team's end when pressure is on, as well no one can make a pass to free up the forwards.  in our end, they are just the worst.
#5
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leivo...
October 18, 2017, 10:42:41 AM
Whats up with this guy. It seems like all he is here for is to sit and watch. They protect him, they keep him up with the big team yet no game time, I am ready to see him in a few games. Any thoughts?.
#6
I think we will give the caps a good run for there money. This team is to good to go down fast. i can't wait for thur night, am all hyped up. whoooo... go Leafs go.
#7
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Ads on jerseys..
September 17, 2016, 09:44:18 AM
I am just wondering what the thoughts  of the gang on here are on putting ads on our beloved Leaf jersey.

My thoughts are that it would push me away as a fan. I believe the jerseys belong to there fans and we do not want them tarnished by some greedy people looking to make a buck. All I can say is if this happens it will be a sad dark day in sports, and for me a life time fan of the game, it just would never be right with my teams logo fighting for space with ads.

whats next ads on your suit... Reading the morning sports news sucks when things like this pop up. if they try for this I hope the fans step up and crush this stupid idea.
#8
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / The climb........
May 04, 2016, 12:45:17 PM
So I for one think the tank is over, and its now time for the climb up the latter.

On that point I would say the leafs system is very impressive, but we need that Goalie that has been avoiding us for a long time, we need a true #1 goalie. as for the D, I think we are better off then most seem to think. And up front if we add SS and make him capt, I see a much faster jump up the latter. (but not for crazy money).

Over all I am just as happy as can be that we are finally doing it right. I think this will be the best season in a while to watch the Leafs, I can't wait.
#9
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / play by play guys.
December 31, 2014, 09:04:50 AM
I tend to watch as many games as I can, but the more I see on sports net the more I hate watching. These guys do nothing but cut up the Leafs, talk up the other teams top players.
in the Tamps game I had to turn down the volume just to keep watching the game. I'll bet he spoke of the shots against the leafs 200 times, it was insane. and this is just one example of the play by play. Stamkos was spoke of more times then all the players on both teams, during the game, another thing is all the time its the bad Toronto does not the good that is spoke of, they need to get rid of these guys. Even when the Buds win they find fault during the game.
#10
Feel free too Add to it.

This is the kind of crap we as Leaf fans just don't get. here is my list of crap moves for this up coming season so far.
-Kulemin. A keeper for the bottom six, tough and a filler for the top six during injuries. Now why is he not signed?
-So lets trade a top two D(Gunnerson) for a 5-6 D, and also toss in a pick. Also pay some of his wage. This one gets a WTF.
-Komorov, another no brainer for our bottom six, why is he not signed?
-Why are the minds in charge, not fixing the Riemer thing. As far as I am concerned we have two solid goalies and they should be a non issue.
- The coach. I wont even go there, what a stupid move that was.
- Are they having problems finding assistant coaches for poor Randy?
- Lets hope it don't get to bad before they are done.
#11
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / The fans.
March 29, 2014, 07:35:46 AM
As far as fans go I would be on the top line, so maybe as a top player its time to have my say. A slide like this at the most important part of the season is a sign of a major issue. Now the big question is what is that issue?.

In my opinion there are a few issues that need fixed. One is the system, its not working. Then there is motivation, its just not there, nor has it been all season. Can you believe we let go of guys like Mccarther, and Kamarov, and everyone wonders where the drive is. Bringing in Clarkson was a let down, and he is not as bad as he is playing. look at all the players we let go, they seem to play much better then when they are here. Again could this be the System.

Coaching should get the best out of players (example see Montreal) yet we don't. Deon is not captain material yet he is. He is making way too many errors , and so are all the leafs. Is it coaching?
The bottom line is, this team is lacking that drive needed to win. weather it be the players, Coach or management it needs to be fixed once and for all.

My head as a leaf fan is ready to explode, this team is better than this. Any one else  feeling a bit lost with this Leaf team that keeps looping year after year, with the same issues.
#12
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Reality check.....
January 12, 2014, 11:58:57 AM
Are the Leafs Bad talent wise, is it coaching, or are they a bunch of lazy, and without drive.

I think they are lazy, and at the same time I also think RC needs to change his system, or at least alter it. as for Holland I think RC misused him, and since we have fallen so far why waist the 2nd round pick, Good move  Nonis. I as a long time leaf fan think we have a good team but at the same time, a lazy one that has quit on the coaches system.

A die hard I am, but I am tired of this team letting me as a fan down. You know its bad when game night comes and I am not excited.
#13
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leaf fans???
October 30, 2013, 06:47:10 AM
What is with some leaf fans, and even worse the press that print this stuff. every time I look at a post or newspaper, I see someone picking apart the #1 team in the east.
why do they cut up the players ?. If all they do is look for fault how can they be enjoying the game. Ten years of crap, and now were one of the best, yet them fans and we all know one or two, keep chopping Leaf players down.

Bozak was doing a great job, now he is hurt and these people are almost kicking him off the team. He is on the top line and Kadri is second line. This keeps it so we can throw more then one line at teams.
But I guess some so called fans need to have a player to cut up I guess.
Well I for one think the leafs are a better Team then we have been looking at thus far. I will be glad to See Bozak back.
#14



OK Leaf fans..... its time to start the
bandwagon on its roll to the Holy Grail. Who's on board.

GO LEAFS GO.

A question, who thinks we can get home ice still?.
#15
Non-Hockey Chatter / NHL.com
April 10, 2013, 04:08:53 PM
Anyone know what happened to there site, it is a mess.
#16
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / The waggon......
April 09, 2013, 08:53:57 AM
Ok... its time for me to fire up the waggon, lets get on board and go for the ride. whos comming.

#17
Leafs Rumours & Speculation / A Goalie...
March 22, 2013, 06:06:10 AM
why dont the leafs go after Miller?. any ideas on his cost?. I think buf may be ready to deal him for the right price, and I'll bet he has min five solid yrs left in him. just think what he could do for us, playing the way he could with a new lease on his career.
#18
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Stompin Tom Conners. RIP
March 07, 2013, 08:32:10 AM
 :'(   its a sad day to be a true Canadian, we will miss ya Tom.  I remember his songs growing up, it was part of my whole life. RIP Tom.
#19
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Is this the turning point???
January 16, 2013, 05:49:43 AM
I am starting to think the Leafs are turning a corner that we have been waiting for a long time to see.
Last season before the big fall we were one of the better teams in The NHL, and I believe it was the injury to Reimer that cost us a playoff spot. we added JVR to the forward ranks that was allready 10th in goals for.

we now have a healthy Reimer, and we in my opinion have a very good defence, it just needs to learn the system Carlyle is putting in place. we have  a good farm system and players we can call on will be better then in past years. if Reimer brings it, imo we will be in the hunt all season.

I believe the Leafs have turned the corner and will be a playoff team. as well we will continue to grow and improve, the dark days are all but gone. my call is a good start 7-3,  and no big loosing streaks.
One more thing. I see Scrivens and Kadri being a big part this season.
#20
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Media...
September 16, 2012, 08:34:33 AM
I know it would never ever happen ,but....  if all media just stoped reporting on the lockout, do you think it would have an efect. I think the NHL to some point feeds on media hype.
#21
Is Burke going to make an offer to Semin, I for one hope so .I think he would be a big addition to our top sx.
#22
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Off season shopping list.
June 16, 2012, 07:08:32 AM
Well since its shopping season I thought it would be a good idea to put out some shopping lists for the Leafs. here is mine.

-first I would go after Roberto Luango. this fixes the back end for years to come, and the price should not be that high due to his crazy contract.

-second I would go after a top center (note Nash is a winger so no to him). I am In Favor of Staal if Pitt will deal him. this guy will make all kinds of room for kessel. and Thorton  would be my second choice.

- Suter would be a great signing, but to be a bit more realistic, I will say we shoot for Schultz.

I think this shopping list could happen for the right prices.
#23
two wins  against nyi, for a stay.
#24
vs.



Projected line-ups:



Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
MacArthur - Connolly - Kadri
Frattin- Grabovski - Kulemin
Boyce - Steckel - Crabb

Aulie - Phaneuf
Gunnarsson - Schenn
Gardiner - Franson

Reimer
          Bowman-Staal-Dalpe
Ponikarovsky-Jokinen-Ruutu
Tlusty-Sutter-LaRose
Nodl-Brent-Stewart

Gleason-McBain
Harrison-Faulk
Spacek-Allen

Ward

Injuries:



Mike Brown - Back
Matthew Lombardi - Shoulder
Mike Komisarek - Arm
Colby Armstrong - Concussion
Pascal Dupuis - Upper body
JM Liles - Concussion
          Joni Pitkanen - Concussion
Brian Boucher - Lower body
Jeff Skinner - Concussion
Patrick Dwyer - Upper body

Statistical Breakdown:

CAR is 1-0-1 vs TOR this season, 1-0-0 at home
CAR has gone 3-1-0 over their past 4 home games vs TOR
CAR has the leagues worst PP (12.4%) TOR has the leagues worst PK (72.7%)

CAR:
CAR has gone 2-1-0 over their past 3 games, going 0/9 on the PP
CAR has won 2 straight at home, and 3 of past 4, going 1/16 on the PP
CAR's opponents have had 1PP in each of CAR's past 5 home games (CAR 4/5, PK)
Ruutu has 5G, 2A during a 6 game PT streak


TOR:
TOR has gone 1-1-0 thus far on their road trip, their PK going 2/5
TOR has gone 1-3-0 over their past 4 road games, allowing 17G
Connolly and Kessel both have 2G vs CAR this season
MacArthur has 1G, 3A during a 3 game PT streak


CanesNow was able to take a peek in the Leafs lockerroom and found a list of strengths and weaknesses of the Hurricanes that Toronto put together:

The listed strengths of the Canes:

-- Good on the rush, get pucks to the net with middle lane drives.
-- Fast to get to the forecheck. Lots of quick ups in the neutral zone for tip-ins to speed. Coming back hard with all five stopping in home plate.
-- Have second-most power-play time in the league and most five-on-three time.

The listed weaknesses

-- Their D struggle when pressed. Will turn pucks over. Move our feet on the forecheck and cycles.
-- Loose coverage in their D zone, especially with cycles behind the net.
-- Have given up third-most goals in the league this year, most against even-strength.




All I have to say is that this has to be the 1st win of a big win streak.


GO LEAFS GO.... get er done.
#25
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Your christmas wish....
December 22, 2011, 01:14:33 PM
Whats your christmas wish?  mine would be to feed all the starving leaf fans, and give us a spot in the playoffs. ;D