Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout Ep.#2

Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout Ep.#2

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Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout

Episode #2 of the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout features an in-depth discussion about the Leafs/Sabres preseason punch up; the consequences of David Clarkson’s 10-game suspension; Mason Raymond’s signing and the battle for the remaining roster spots.

Featuring guest: Gus Katsaros, McKeen’s Hockey Pro Scouting Coordinator.

Hosted by: Michael Langlois, Vintage Leaf Memories. http://vintageleafmemories.com/
Co-hosts: Michael Stephens, Aaron Chan. http://mapleleafshotstove.com

546 comments
likesthelinks
likesthelinks

Is the Leafs VS Ottawa on a radio station tonight????

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

@dlb eh Kaleta part - totally agree 100%.    

Showboating part, hard to collectively change the thought patterns of a crowd.

Pride back part, I agree too. But easier said than done no?  And sometimes in the heat of the moment , "everyone" reverts back to an inner child mentality.  You try to be and act like a role model, but it's the nature of the game.  

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@dlb eh Speaking of Gus, he is injured again in Detroit, this guy needs a MASH unit !


Loric76
Loric76

@dlb eh @Gilbey93 no different than any previous generations...cept now they can be caught on video.

Robbies
Robbies

Hey Greg....you really are a blithering provocating arsehole.

Seriously fuck off

newkb
newkb

It is obvious that you are not a Leaf fan, but a troll. What colour is the sky in your world, because you only see what you want to see...which has zero correlation to reality.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@Greg Fenton @dlb eh I commend your willingness to take the most unpopular postion possible.  That said, when at least part of your opinion is based on speculation about what Kessel said, its weakened.  I don't think Scott made reference to Kessel chirping.  And it doesn't seem likely that Kessel would say something to provoke him.  Your opinion about the stick work - c'mon.  Was it really all that? 

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

@dlb eh @FloorHockeyFlopper Kinda makes me so proud of the way Orr played for Boston, put his head down afterwards.  Even now with his young kids hockey for fun programs .. God bless him.  That guy is such a role model threw and threw.


Wish he played for the Leafs.  Ballard wouldve traded him though!!

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@wendelsway1 @Greg Fenton @dlb eh @Thedoor29  LOL WW a women that doesn't always need to be right, a leafs fan and all the logical comments you make on here. no wonder many of the guys here have asked if you are single or to marry them.  

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@dlb eh @Thedoor29 See, that's how I see things...if not for Scott being an absolute Tool, none of this would have happened.  Fair went out the window when he went after Kessel.  If Kessel was looking to injure, rather then protecting himself and/or team mates, he would have been trying to knock his head off rather than taking a couple swings at ankle level.  

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@dlb eh @Thedoor29 Have you seen the Kassian hit on Gagner? what is your take? I see it as a complete accident in my books. I have seen many guys miss a check and land that way in a hockey game and the other guys does not get hurt at all

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@dlb eh @Thedoor29 silly question?? really never seen a NHL player on skates lose his balance while backing up

Oh and agreed scotts instigating a fight with kessel was just plain horse shit. There were other guys on the ice Ashton was just on the other side go get him

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@dlb eh @Thedoor29 really dlb now you are just doing this for shits and giggles. We would all be here trying to defend him and hoping he only gets what bertuzi got

vacant3
vacant3

@Thedoor29 @vacant3 @Greg Fenton @newkb Sorry, but take that situation off the ice and put it on the street. Small guy carrying a stick gets threatened by a Goliath wanting to fight. You're damn right it's reasonable for him to swing his stick. And so would you. The letter of the law and the spirit of the law don't always mesh. That's why you have judges. Not everything is clear cut.

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@dlb eh @Greg Fenton and if kessel lost an edge and while backing up fell and his stick hit a lot higher what would we be debating then?

Thedoor29
Thedoor29

@vacant3 @Thedoor29 @Greg Fenton @newkb oh come on vacant don't try to avoid the question. was it justified and understandable YES the guy is a top 5 fighter in the league and the other is a top 5 scorer in the league. is it reasonable and legal to allow players to use their sticks on other players NEVER. Sorry leafers I think Kessel gets the rest of preseason and maybe game 1

vacant3
vacant3

@Thedoor29 @vacant3 @Greg Fenton @newkb Reasonable? There's very little that's rational or reasonable when blood boils on the ice. Kessel's actions are understandable in the heat of the moment. His actions were reactions to a premeditated and provoking incident by a giant.

vacant3
vacant3

@Greg Fenton @vacant3 @newkb Yes, both parties can be wrong. But the ridiculousness of Scott actually wanting to fight Kessel (which is mind-blowingly ridiculous) means a few "can you fuckin' believe this???" jabs with a stick are acceptable in my opinion. If Kessel caused an injury, I'd agree with you. But he didn't, and so I don't.


vacant3
vacant3

@Greg Fenton @newkb Give me a break. If Colton Orr faced off against Nathan Gerbe, dropped his gloves and went after him, we'd all be saying what a low class move by Orr. And would completely understand Gerbe trying to defend himself by hacking at Orr's ankles. 

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

@Greg Fenton @dlb eh If your being beaten to death in an alley would you grab a stick to defend yourself or not want the burden of facing an assault charge?

Ratzshite
Ratzshite

@Greg Fenton @dlb eh You threaten a skunk you get sprayed, you threaten a porcupine you get the quills, and when you thread a goal scoring forward who don't fight you get the stick. I don't know why this is so hard for you to understand.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@dlb eh @Greg Fenton @Doorman Meathead....if part of his job is to target and start fights with a player that is significantly out of his height and weight class, a nonfighter and a star player  at that.....he shouldn't be playing in the NHL.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

www.imgur.com

Tim Horton clued me into this site 2 days ago where you can upload images from your computer to the site and then post the link here so that Firefly posts the image.  Works great.