It’s been awhile. How do these work again?
Seriously. Despite Tweeting up a storm during the playoffs, I haven’t written anything since January. Call it a combination of
hell the lockout sucking the passion out of me and Burke’s firing amounting to a platinum-knuckled gut punch at the time. But new posts are coming, and I need your help!
(Not really. But it will be a lot easier and quicker if I crowd source opinions and call it research!)
Sometime soon, I want to go in-depth on compliance buyouts options for the Leafs. Because, y’know, we haven’t talked about those nearly enough. Or yesterday. If you can (and even though you probably already have, at length), please sound off in the comments below with one (or a combination) of the following options:
Who you would use the Leafs’ compliance buyouts on this summer? This question is stupid. We know who the targets will be.
B) Would you use one, or both?
C) Would you use neither of them? If so, why?
D) What are some intriguing massive contract targets in other organizations that we should try and obtain solely to buy out, if the deal includes the acquisition of a prime asset alongside them?
E) “Screw off, Matt. We’ve talked about this enough.”
F) E + “We literally spent all day talking about this under yesterday’s post. You’re just trying to get us to organize it for you.”
G) E + F + “Ugh, fine.”
I promise, if we get enough of “E” or “F”, I’ll actually not write it. Because that’s democracy, and I respect the process.
-Interesting points in Tuesday’s TSN Insider Trading about Letang’s future in Pittsburgh. I can’t, personally, imagine there not being one.
-Hossa will likely play tonight. That’s good news, for those of us who want to see the Bruins…oh, I don’t know. Fail?
-Ben Scrivens will march in Toronto’s Pride Parade on June 30, because no matter what you think of that weird way he holds his glove, he’s an awesome guy.
-Jonathan Bernier on the Maple Leafs makes no sen…ah, damn. Cam Charron @ TLN beat me to that headline, and even explained why in detail.
-Cam also chimes in with a post on why David Clarkson is probably not worth the money someone will pay him. So I’m not the only one seeing (albeit undeniably better) shades of Colby Armstrong here?
-The Kings extended Slava Voynov for six years and $25 million yesterday. Someone on Twitter suggested that sets a dangerous precedent for Cody Franson’s upcoming negotiations. I think Cody Franson’s play sets a dangerous precedent for Cody Franson’s upcoming negotiations.
Here's one for you...call Shanny and get me a royalty.
Everytime a team ices the puck,it is marked on the scoreclock.
When one team consecutively reaches a certain number(4?),they receive a penalty.
If the other team interrupts the chain,they zero out/start over.
One extra wrinkle..PK's are NOT exempt.
This would mercifully bring to an end the endless icings(there isn't really a deterrent) AND make PP's more effective and perhaps open up the game as teams would be more fearful of being penalized.
I think it would be VERY entertaining to watch...especially when one team's at three.
Who knew icings could be fun?
The absolute only reason I could see in getting Bernier would be to flip him as part of a bigger package for an area we actually need help with.
That'd be a sick future lolllll.
@jonasTSN1050: Questioned on interest in Jonathan Bernier, Nonis said position from end of season hasn't changed. Will look to upgrade wherever possible. I don't know how you read into that one way or the other.
Go Away Goalie Rumours! + Nonis Updates http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/06/19/go-away-goalie-rumours-updates-from-nonis/… Wherein I wonder why ppl (Leafs mgmt included?) hesitate to believe in Reims
http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update >> Microsoft actually backing down a bit
Nonis said Leafs haven't moved along very far with any of their UFAs or RFAs.
That'd be interesting, but how many consecutive icings would it take to get penalized?
How exactly are we getting Monahan and Rychel?
@rustynail cool thxs
I'm guessing #5 is regarding offsides, in which case that would be a retarded rule.
@Loric76 lol yeah they just need to scrap it
Interesting, haven't been following the launches of the Xbox One and PS4, but am just wondeirng what they were trying to prove by requiring a 24 hour internet connection?
Yea, I'd be all for that.
Guy is always a beast for the Flyers in the playoffs.
@rustynail I can't wait until we don't resign MacArthur and he goes somewhere else and has a completely undistinguished season there. Anything that stops the 24/7 "MacA is the best hockey player ever and can't possibly be replaced ever" crap from someone on here.
@rustynail good political answer.
@Burtonboy Colour me surprised BB :)
@Burtonboy been too busy watching the Bruins' playoff games ? :)
Gotta love Luongo on Twitter!
@wiski Thank god. That was move was crap. Every player who did it more or less came to a full stop at some point before actually shooting.
@Xxxxxnew Actually with an over 40% tax bracket it would be more than 3.5.
@.JVR. @rustynail its always been Microsoft's war against piracy....they don't seem to understand the same demographic that enjoys gaming, is also well adept at internet piracy as well.....it was never going to boil over well with the public, Microsoft tried to stiff-arm the new standard and got enough backlash that it changed their minds....Sony played their cards extremely well and ran away with E3..
Good one, but too bad they don't actually sit down with the player.
All the negotiating is done between Leafs Management and the players agent.
I doubt Monahan drops to 7th.
So, they were trying to prevent people from buying a game, downloading it to their console and then giving it to all their friends to do the same thing?
Hell, if we get him on a decent deal, I wouldn't be opposed to giving him a 2 or 3 year deal.