Introducing the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout

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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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  • Dink

    nice but I recommend watching it on youtube, it plays 100% better…

  • mcloki

    Well done gentlemen. Well done.

  • Burtonboy

    Good stuff guys . It should be interesting to see how this evolves. One would think the possibilities are endless. How about a debate between Cam and Fenton hehehehehe.

  • Cameron19

    So far, love the comment on Bernier: “If you’re fan of Bernier and you want him to be the starter, you can construct a story in your mind whereby Reimer is now terrible, and Bernier is the new guy who will obviously take it” (paraphrase).  Exactly.  And initial point was even better – aside from his high draft selection what has he actually done to deserve this level of support.

  • Uncle Otis

    Good job boys…felt unscripted, like a water cooler discussion
    Micheal..please tell me you were playing devil’s advocate on the picture issue…
    Next one?
    Cage match with Colin @ PPP…I volunteer

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/DarrenDregerhttps://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/381027774648967168
    Neither Bernier’s nor Kadri’s injury are serious and both are expected to be fine.https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/381027774648967168

  • Burtonboy

    -Keon- Oh shit …. look out now :))))

  • Mind Bomb

    A Victorious Good morning to All.

  • MLHS_Luke

    Cool.  coolcoolcool.

  • Cameron19

    Agree with Michael again, Eakins is doing the picture thing properly.  You want to make the dressing room the place of the current players, I think that’s a good idea.  But removing pictures from the building makes no sense.

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Does anyone know exactly what pictures he intended removing.? I certainly had the impression he was doing the same thing Eakins is now doing and being praised to the high heaven for it but yet Lieweke is getting roasted for the same thing

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Cameron19 Well, I always defended it saying that to me it sounded like he only wanted to clean up the dressing room.  If that’s still his plan – than I don’t see the issue 

    And to counter Michael Stephens’ point that he wants to forget 1967, well first of all I agree with Langois that this disenfranchises the older fans to a certain extent, but even worse, in my opinion, is that it’s kind of cowardly.  It’s like we don’t want to hear about how long it’s been since we’ve won, and the new generation of fans just wants to wipe their hands of years of losing.  I think all those feelings would dissipate if we won the Cup again, and suddenly history would matter.  Do you think the Hawks want to burn their pictures from the 50’s? No, but now they no longer symbolize 50 years of futility.

  • mcloki

    Cameron19 Burtonboy The Hall of fame is down the street. I want to see pictures of Kadri and current leafs. What you’re going to walk into the ACC and see monsterous posters of Grabovski and MacA hanging in the dressing room. Ask CBC why they don’t run promos with Dave Hodge? It’s history isn’t it.

  • Wilbur

    I have it on good authority that Clarkson’s slow start in the pre-season is the direct result of the pictures taken down at ACC. Apparently, he is depressed about it…

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Burtonboy Whoa there Tiger. I’m certainly not advocating just dumping all the historical memorabilia in and around the ACC at all. Thing is I don’t think Lieweke was either. His mistake was actually telling people what he was going to do and as always its turned into a massive controversy.  My bet was if he had said nothing  no one including the MSM would have even noticed what he did only the players .

  • mcloki

    Mind Bomb Mornign MB. The LEafs shouldn;t have won that game last night. The Sens skated a superior team. I think we got lucky and were saved by a typical Dirty Bolland goal.

  • mcloki

    MLHS_Luke Thanks Abed.

  • mcloki

    Burtonboy -Keon- Damn i thought we fixed that so he couldn’t. lol

  • Wilbur

    -Keon- Exactly. Gotta be tweetin’ Bobo :)

  • burtonboy12

    MLHS_Mike Good stuff Mike . Stick to your guns man lol

  • mcloki

    -Keon- April and Elisha might be a nice change.

  • Dudgee

    GUYS WHAT DOES REIMER’S MOM THINK?!?!?

  • MLHS_Mike

    -Keon- not to give away our hand too quickly, but that’s something we’re working towards.  I want there to be a lot of opportunity for fan engagement.  And to CanuckUKinToronto’s point, no… none of us have the voices to compete with Andy Frost.

  • Mind Bomb

    mcloki Mind Bomb  Aye bro, but I will take it lol. Its only preseason, but was pretty entertaining

  • Burtonboy

    @burtonboy12 MLHS_Mike Why in fuck are my tweets now being posted here

  • mcloki

    Gilbey93 Not from the way he played last night. Once the regulars see him and the way he plays in the lineup, all of them will grow an inch. He’s a great addition so far.

  • mcloki

    Burtonboy MLHS_Mike Did you add your twitter in the settings. Cause your little blue twitter icon is showing up

  • Burtonboy

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy MLHS_Mike Something in the settings is screwed up

  • Wilbur

    Watching Ranger’s shot off the post again…That was a half slapper, not even a full wind up….

  • Burtonboy

    mcloki Burtonboy MLHS_Mike I never changed anything and its never done that before

  • Wilbur

    Oh, and…mid first period when Bernier slid out of his net and the Sens player had a wide open 6×4 from 3 feet away — that was Carter Ashton down at the crease saving a goal. Nice play kid….

  • MLHS_Mike

    burtonboy12 Is this about some of the disagreements I had with VintageLeaf on the hangout?

  • Burtonboy

    @MLHS_Mike burtonboy12 VintageLeaf Yep lol

  • Burtonboy

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy mcloki MLHS_Mike I just fixed it it in the settings . For some reason the Twitter connection was turned on

  • Wilbur

    I’m going to presume Raymond is making this team. That being said, at the forward position I think we’re really down to the point already where we’re only debating the 4th line. I think our top 9 (wherever you want to place them on the 3 lines) is pretty much set…
    JVR/Bozak/Kessel
    Lupul/Kadri/Clarkson
    Raymond/Bolland/Kulemin
    While Big Joe C has the more important position and has tougher waiver issues I think Ashton so far is earning a spot. It’ll be interesting coming out of camp who the 10th through 13th/14th forwards are.

  • LeafsGuru

    I think JML might get packaged with joe now after his sub pair play

  • mcloki

    The Goalie situation in Toronto is not a POPULARITY CONTEST.
    Stop voting and petitioning for your GUY like this is American Idol. Let them win the games first. 
    There is no controversy just American idol like teenage girl cheerleading.

  • Uncle Otis

    Wilbur 
    Been impressed with Ashton too..very quietly and simply doing all the right things out there…and crashing the net and boards with authority
    Played a better game than Joe last night
    With McLaren hurt,do these two start the fourth with Orr now?

  • mcloki

    LeafsGuru I could live with that.

  • Dink

    Langlois is a pretty good host

  • Uncle Otis

    LeafsGuru 
    Calgary’s first would be nice :)

  • Hope_Smoke

    MLHS_Mike burtonboy12 VintageLeaf MLHS_Aaron about three minutes in. This is pretty awesome.

  • Wilbur

    Uncle Otis Wilbur Ashton looks faster this year and I think his speed is making him seem bigger as well. He’s played a strong bottom 6 game.

  • mcloki

    @Dink The entire video was good. I would suggest, humbly that next time they do only one topic and keep it to 5 minutes or so. That way they could react to a hot topic and keep the focus of the hangout very focused.

  • Uncle Otis

    Wilbur
    Indeed
    I didn’t hold out much hope for the kid,but he’s shown a new determination,and yes,mostly better skating
    Broll was in the mix but needed a big game last night

  • LeafsGuru

    Don’t really care about the return as much as the cap savings if we got rid of JML as we could then sign Franson for a longer term. But ya I would love a first just don’t think that is practical. 2nd round would be just as good

  • Wilbur

    Uncle Otis Wilbur I really like Broll and think he’s just going to need time in the AHL (like Ashton’s been doing).

  • MaxwellHowe

    Hockey is a mysterious sport.  For 10 yrs of my life I watched a 6 foot 170 pound centre  – a guy with good mobility but an average shot – break every scoring record ever.  And now I watch Colborne, a 6 foot 6 kid with all the gifts required to excel simply fail to make an impact.  I know its preseason, and he does deserve some time in the regular season, but he needs to get his head in the game.

  • Uncle Otis

    Devane got his big league wake up call last night
    Kassian pretty muched jumped him and fired away…good on Devane to weather the storm and eventually set and fire back
    The size advantage he’s held in the past is often negated in the bigs

  • Marlies Man

    Any one having trouble firing up the Game in 6 … can’t get it to work
    here or from the Leafs site. Wondering if its me or something else.