TMLfans.ca

Maple Leafs News and Views => Main Leafs Hockey Talk => Marlies & Prospect Talk => Topic started by: CarltonTheBear on August 31, 2011, 10:00:28 PM

Title: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: CarltonTheBear on August 31, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
According to Mapleleafs.com, this years version of Behind the Draft airs at 6:00pm tomorrow on Leafs TV. Hopefully it gets put onto Youtube or something shortly after so those of us without the channel can watch it. For those who haven't heard of it, the show follows around the team during the draft and provides a fair amount of behind the scenes information.

Here's the links for the previous years shows:

2010 - Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duLM2fL4P5s
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAYvSKVjlsA
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZovkowjD8mM

2009 - Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST9bLG_Aqa4
Part 1.5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8b26o6H5bs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=686PCZMvPfQ
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZleeOo-f8Q
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpjU6nZiJDU
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNQuLkYxaU0
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5r892KxH-c
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvDdTdMpe0
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Kessel Run on September 06, 2011, 10:21:26 PM
Anyone catch this after?
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: The Empire on September 08, 2011, 10:27:28 PM
Anyone catch this after?

I found it boring.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: RedLeaf on September 08, 2011, 11:44:36 PM
Anyone catch this after?

A good precursor to the rookie tournament. (not for the casual fan) I'll be watching Biggs and Percy a little more closely. I love Burke's reply to Percy when he asked if there was a hat with his sweater. "No, we don't do hats. We want the picture and we want your face. We'll give you a hat, but not here" :)
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 09, 2011, 12:32:08 AM
Anyone catch this after?

I found it boring.

I haven't watched it yet, but I did hear it wasn't as good as the previous two. Burke got in a bit of trouble last year when the cameras caught him talking about a potential Canucks trade, so maybe they had to be a bit more conservative with what they showed.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Deebo on September 09, 2011, 01:33:43 AM
Anyone catch this after?

A good precursor to the rookie tournament. (not for the casual fan) I'll be watching Biggs and Percy a little more closely. I love Burke's reply to Percy when he asked if there was a hat with his sweater. "No, we don't do hats. We want the picture and we want your face. We'll give you a hat, but not here" :)

Biggs isn't on the roster here: http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=585936&navid=DL|TOR|home
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 09, 2011, 05:30:32 PM
Anyone catch this after?

A good precursor to the rookie tournament. (not for the casual fan) I'll be watching Biggs and Percy a little more closely. I love Burke's reply to Percy when he asked if there was a hat with his sweater. "No, we don't do hats. We want the picture and we want your face. We'll give you a hat, but not here" :)

Biggs isn't on the roster here: http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=585936&navid=DL|TOR|home

Correct. He's taking part of the University of Miami's training camp right now.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Tigger on September 10, 2011, 08:07:29 AM
Yeah, that last one wasn't as interesting as previous years but I ended up watching the whole thing on youtube.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Bender on September 10, 2011, 12:51:00 PM
Does anyone know which player Nonis, Fletch and Burke were talking about when they mentioned an 80pt player at around 7:00mins in? I think its the 2010 Draft one.

Also, not digging the 2011 one as much. There's not enough talk amongst themselves and thought into what they're going to do and want to do.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 10, 2011, 01:17:08 PM
Here are the links to this years show:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDz__LSK5g
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62mUpVAIf_s
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWggEFrRjjE
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhKjAW9hFyE
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT2Nb1cC-c0
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYHtElen-yY
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuGXHpfSg40
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 10, 2011, 01:35:24 PM
Does anyone know which player Nonis, Fletch and Burke were talking about when they mentioned an 80pt player at around 7:00mins in? I think its the 2010 Draft one.

There was some speculation that it was Marc Savard, but they also spoke about the players character issues and while there may have been some problems in Atlanta I think he's matured quite a bit in Boston. Ribeiro could be another guess.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Tigger on September 10, 2011, 01:39:52 PM
Does anyone know which player Nonis, Fletch and Burke were talking about when they mentioned an 80pt player at around 7:00mins in? I think its the 2010 Draft one.

Also, not digging the 2011 one as much. There's not enough talk amongst themselves and thought into what they're going to do and want to do.

I wondered about that too. During the conversation Fletcher brings up the notion of whether acquiring the player goes against the policy of bringing in character players and Burke said it did.

He also said they played against his team in the playoffs which, if that's Anaheim, leaves me guessing either Heatley or Ribeiro.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Tigger on September 10, 2011, 01:43:28 PM
Does anyone know which player Nonis, Fletch and Burke were talking about when they mentioned an 80pt player at around 7:00mins in? I think its the 2010 Draft one.

There was some speculation that it was Marc Savard, but they also spoke about the players character issues and while there may have been some problems in Atlanta I think he's matured quite a bit in Boston. Ribeiro could be another guess.

From what Burke said about the playoffs I doubt it was Savard.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Jalili on September 10, 2011, 03:04:00 PM
Does anyone know which player Nonis, Fletch and Burke were talking about when they mentioned an 80pt player at around 7:00mins in? I think its the 2010 Draft one.

Also, not digging the 2011 one as much. There's not enough talk amongst themselves and thought into what they're going to do and want to do.

I wondered about that too. During the conversation Fletcher brings up the notion of whether acquiring the player goes against the policy of bringing in character players and Burke said it did.

He also said they played against his team in the playoffs which, if that's Anaheim, leaves me guessing either Heatley or Ribeiro.

It was definitely Ribeiro. On the draft day of that year Darren Dreger said an unnamed GM told him the Stars were shopping Ribeiro to anyone who would listen.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Bender on September 10, 2011, 03:34:38 PM
Glad they didnt go after him. Depends on the price but I despise him as a player.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Jalili on September 10, 2011, 04:36:32 PM
Glad they didnt go after him. Depends on the price but I despise him as a player.

I despise him as a person but would gladly accept him as a player.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Tigger on September 13, 2011, 07:53:26 PM
Glad they didnt go after him. Depends on the price but I despise him as a player.

I despise him as a person but would gladly accept him as a player.

How do you defend him though? After everything I said about how the 'Nyucks behaved during the playoffs... loathe is the word, can't help it. Personally I think that was one of the best pieces of internal dialogue I've seen from their level ( assuming of course it wasn't 'written' for camera ;) ) well it jives with my bent so, biased who, me? ...but whatever, it was interesting.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Jalili on September 13, 2011, 10:19:11 PM
Glad they didnt go after him. Depends on the price but I despise him as a player.

I despise him as a person but would gladly accept him as a player.

How do you defend him though? After everything I said about how the 'Nyucks behaved during the playoffs... loathe is the word, can't help it. Personally I think that was one of the best pieces of internal dialogue I've seen from their level ( assuming of course it wasn't 'written' for camera ;) ) well it jives with my bent so, biased who, me? ...but whatever, it was interesting.

He's cleaned up his game a lot in Dallas. His image is still tarnished, obviously, from behaving like a dirtbag when he was younger, but at this point he's really not much different than any other player.

I would also have loved to have a 1-2 punch of Ribeiro-Grabovski down the middle, to rub in the faces of Habs fans.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Tigger on September 16, 2011, 07:44:29 PM
Glad they didnt go after him. Depends on the price but I despise him as a player.

I despise him as a person but would gladly accept him as a player.

How do you defend him though? After everything I said about how the 'Nyucks behaved during the playoffs... loathe is the word, can't help it. Personally I think that was one of the best pieces of internal dialogue I've seen from their level ( assuming of course it wasn't 'written' for camera ;) ) well it jives with my bent so, biased who, me? ...but whatever, it was interesting.

He's cleaned up his game a lot in Dallas. His image is still tarnished, obviously, from behaving like a dirtbag when he was younger, but at this point he's really not much different than any other player.

I would also have loved to have a 1-2 punch of Ribeiro-Grabovski down the middle, to rub in the faces of Habs fans.

I guess all I can say is that the book wasn't closed on him when that video was taken, not sure it ever should be.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Green Leaf on September 16, 2011, 10:13:35 PM
Is it just me.. or does anyone else experience minor internal siesures while listening to LTV broadcaster John Abbott speak? :o
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Sudafederov on September 17, 2011, 04:13:14 PM
Burke:

"We don't do hats."

Love it, couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: darcy tucker16 on September 23, 2011, 09:22:13 AM
You know what really impressed me?  Burke, and for all the bravado and truculence he presents, is a very polite and old fashioned gentleman.

Case in point: The just draft Biggs and he walks over to the table. Burke stands up, puts out his hand and says "Brian Burke, pleasure to meet you."  Look.  This is the Leafs' GM who everyone in hockey knows but he's polite and unassuming enough to do a proper introduction to the kid.  I keep being more and more impressed with how classy BB is.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Sarge on October 20, 2011, 12:02:12 PM
Stebro, while you're with us, any report on Nilsson?
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Stebro on November 03, 2011, 04:47:12 PM
Stebro, while you're with us, any report on Nilsson?
To be honest, I don't know much about him, but I can see those games on TV, so I'll try to watch a game or so with Mora. But so far he has 1 goal and 2 assists in 15 games.
Title: Re: Leafs Behind the Draft: 2011
Post by: Sarge on November 03, 2011, 10:35:36 PM
Stebro, while you're with us, any report on Nilsson?
To be honest, I don't know much about him, but I can see those games on TV, so I'll try to watch a game or so with Mora. But so far he has 1 goal and 2 assists in 15 games.

Ah, okay.. thanks.