Introducing the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout

Introducing the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout

Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout
Photo: MLHS

We are proud to present the first episode of the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout series. Each week, Michael Langlois from Vintage Leaf Memories, along with Aaron Chan and Michael Stephens, will cover the major stories and infinitesimal minutia that surround the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Be sure to check back weekly for more episodes, analysis and insight. What follows is the basic concept of our weekly show, with lots more in store in terms of different guests and segments. Don’t be afraid to provide some feedback in the comments.

Enjoy our short-ish preseason teaser/pilot below, including discussion on Bernier, Rielly, and Tim Leiweke’s nefarious plot to destroy the past.

Note: This was shot on Wednesday.

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wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Gotta get to peeling potatoes.....Later Guys.....GO LEAFS GO!!!  :)

Newfie Dave
Newfie Dave

Woo Hoo.  hockey back on Saturday night....

theacs1966
theacs1966

Whose showing the game tonight, CBC?

TuckerForPunishment
TuckerForPunishment

I know James and Scrivy had a pretty tight relationship.  Their wives too.  I wonder how he and Bernier have been co-existing? 

Jordan29
Jordan29

Anyone know tonights lineup yet?

Jordan29
Jordan29

Heres what Im hoping Nonis will do. 

Trade Liles and retain 1 mil of his salary and add a pick if had to.

then run this lineup with 1.2+ mil left to call up a 7th defence whoever makes the team. This is proof that the Cap has nothing to do with the Franson deal. In this situation I signed him to the same 3 year deal as Gunnarsson which IMO is by FAR the most he should expect right now

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James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Phil Kessel ($5.400m) 
Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($2.900m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m) 
Mason Raymond ($1.000m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m) 
Joe Colborne ($0.600m) / Jay McClement ($1.500m) / Colton Orr ($0.925m) 
Frazer McLaren ($0.700m) / Carter Ashton ($1.040m) / 
DEFENSEMEN
Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.150m) 
Jake Gardiner ($1.117m) / Cody Franson ($3.150m) 
Mark Fraser ($1.275m) / Paul Ranger ($1.000m) 
GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m) 
James Reimer ($1.800m) 
OTHER
Buyout: Darcy Tucker ($1.000m) 
Buyout: Colby Armstrong ($1.000m) 
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (2.284% of upper limit)
Matt Frattin ($0.437m—0.5%) Ben Scrivens ($0.062m—0.1%) John-Michael Liles ($0.969m—25.0%) 
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,550,417; BONUSES: $500,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $1,249,583

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@theacs1966 Regular Rogers cable for one ,I just checked ,still thinkin I should call them for all the friggin trouble here over the past week

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Burtonboy 

You know what they say, "what goes around, comes around"

Would have been quite the explosion if it had detonated.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Atta boy, Bon.....blasting some Master of Puppets here....just got told to turn it down, as some of the boys were trying to nap......I turned it up a notch...Obey your Master....lol  :)          My neighbours don't like me....lol  

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Ham, scalloped potatoes and Greek salad.......seems I have a bunch of my son's friends in the basement that were partying it up last night and seem intent to do it all over again......cooking for a crowd....seems like I just finished cooking breakfast for them....joys of being the only female in the house..lol :)

newkb
newkb

End of camping season potluck.....going to be a huge spread. Bringing a pan of cheese and bacon potatoes....

TuckerForPunishment
TuckerForPunishment

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan The wife is at work so my daughter is cooking.  She is making breaded chicken breast stuffed with bacon and swiss, served with rice and fresh asparagus.   Betty crocker cake with scratch icing and mixed 10 cent candies on top for desert.  This was her idea.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Oh sure.....Hubby just saw your post and I am now expected to roll and bake a cake...lol     Maybe some "secret ingredient" brownies are in order...lol  :)

djamon
djamon

@Jordan29 Very nice lineup. I actually think Raymond will be a little cheaper, and I'd be surprised if we ran with 2 extra forwards...is that normal?

heatdreamer
heatdreamer

You are sleeping with carter Ashton sister , she does get around , keeping 14 forwards and 6 defenseman does not make sense

heatdreamer
heatdreamer

Learn to. Compare apples to oranges franson is a RFA and Read is a pending Ufa

heatdreamer
heatdreamer

Why he loses 1.2 million dollars in total in first two years and if he is worth his salt his worth for 3rd year will be worth of 5 million per annum the first two years recapture his loss in the third year and in the fourth year surpass the total of monies earned by Matt Read

djamon
djamon

@JMAC17 Read was a pending UFA...not RFA. And even if the Leafs had offered that to Kadri he likely would have turned it down. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

@CanuckUKinToronto @Jordan29 Rielly needs more junior time I would say. He wasnt lights out good like he would have had to be. Percy looked pretty good though I thought along with Blacker

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Apple - Matt Read is a nice bottom 6 player/3rd line player. Nice contract for him.

Orange - Cody Franson is a blossoming top 4 dman.

I'd rather have the orange than the apple.