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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@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
@wiski ya fake....this has been on the interwebs for many moons now
You know what they say, "what goes around, comes around"
Would have been quite the explosion if it had detonated.
@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
@Dink @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan I grew up on the Miramichi.
@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.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Speggetti and its already cooked lol all that is needed is beer ,yea Its spicy ,manley hawt lol
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 2 McDonald's McDouble's ......3 if im feeling adventurous..
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Miramichi Steak
@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 :)
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan going to a 60th bday party and i made bacon wrapped jalapenos and the wife made cupcakes
End of camping season potluck.....going to be a huge spread. Bringing a pan of cheese and bacon potatoes....
I know James and Scrivy had a pretty tight relationship. Their wives too. I wonder how he and Bernier have been co-existing?
@Gilbey93 Kadri must be fuming!
@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.
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
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.
Yipper - that pesky little cap problem that apparently Nonis and crew aren't aware of.
@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 :)
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
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) /
Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.150m)
Jake Gardiner ($1.117m) / Cody Franson ($3.150m)
Mark Fraser ($1.275m) / Paul Ranger ($1.000m)
Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
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%)
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
You are sleeping with carter Ashton sister , she does get around , keeping 14 forwards and 6 defenseman does not make sense
@heatdreamer yes ..........did you even read what I posted?
@Jordan29 Depends on how the trade looks like. What you had in mind for that?
@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?