Media Address: Dave Nonis & Tim Leiweke

Media Address: Dave Nonis & Tim Leiweke

310
Dave Nonis

Dave Nonis and Tim Leiweke addressed the season seat holders and fans at the ACC in their “Leafs Nation Season Preview” event.

295 comments
leafsince93
leafsince93

if this is true..what a steal by Nonis..he will have to pony up next season but for this grt deal for leafs

Andrew Walker @FAN590Walker 1h

#Leafs will sign Cody Franson. One year, 2 mil dollar deal set to be announced. Big paycut gets him to UFA. Wants to play, clearly.

LeafsFan81
LeafsFan81

Does anyone know when Voracek and Callahan will be back? I have them in my fantasy league and wondering if I should trade them?

GreekGod
GreekGod

I think Liles will be sent to the Marlies. As much as I like the guy, I can't see him staying with the big club. He's barely played in the pre-season to try and earn a spot and when he has he's meh at best.

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

So....nothing on TSN.CA regarding the Leafs town hall. 

MLHS....you are the bees knees!!

.JVR.
.JVR.

Just got done drafting my work keeper league and was wondering what you guys think:

LW: Neal (K) and Ladd

C: Tavares (K), Backstrom and Kesler

RW: Kessel (K), Voracek and Callahan

D: Phaneuf (K), Byfuglien (K), Enstrom, Gardiner and Muzzin

G: Rinne (K), Bernier, Reimer and Halak

TuckerForPunishment
TuckerForPunishment

Bozie over Grabo was plain stupid.  Grabo was a keeper.  Watch him shine in an offensive role.

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

Fuck you guys!!  I'd put Bernier / Reimer at the top of my list.  Without goaltending, we are absolutely no where.

TheGroobster
TheGroobster

Did anyone else hear someone yell "Then why are you paying him like that?" when Nonis said he didn't bring Clarkson in as a 30 goal scorer. lol

likesthelinks
likesthelinks

@leafsince93  

Great deal for leafs for this year.   He' could be worth triple next year and getting himself to an UFA was a smart play on his behalf.    Of course....the flip side is is the young D on the Marlies are developing fast and Rielly and Garndner are still looking like the future I'd say look for the leafs to trade either Phanuf or Franson near the deadline this season.   JMHO but I'm saying it's Dion.   

likesthelinks
likesthelinks

@GreekGod    I'd wager Liles to be partnered with a prospect and traded for a draft pick that way we dump salary and get none in return.    Liles still has plenty to offer its just who's needs at this moment.

JMAC17
JMAC17

@.JVR. Looks solid, like the taveras Kessel combo.

I am drafting 1st overall..who you take Crosby or Stamkos?

Savo43
Savo43

@TuckerForPunishment Relax TFP, lets let the season happen ;) . Grabovski at 5.5 was just retarded theres really not much more that can be said. 

MikePerri
MikePerri

@likesthelinks @leafsince93 

Not really sure who the winner is here and I think the best decision is too trade him. His value is SUPER high and if a team can sign him to a 2yr contract then they will have him at an amazing price.

Honestly, I have no idea what the Leafs are going to do with Liles. With Gardiner, Franson and Ranger set for a pay bump + Raymond (lets be honest he is prob going to have an amazing season) + everyone else who contract ends, we cannot have a $3.8m caphit sitting in the press box.

Trade him (Franson) now while we can get a 1st rnd + a decent prospect. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@JMAC17

Depends what style of pool it is.

If it's H2H, I'd probably take Crosby, as he's likely to get more assists and points than Stamkos, with a better +/-.

If it's a Points Pool and Goals are worth more than Assists, take Stamkos.

Loric76
Loric76

@Savo43 @TuckerForPunishment agreed, but Bozak at 4.whatever wasn't much smarter lol.

End of the day I prefer Bozak over Grabo, but only after I saw Grabo's true colours when he aired the dirty laundry to TSN

JMAC17
JMAC17

@.JVR. @JMAC17 points are even for goals and assist...FW get 2 points per and dman get 3 points per...+1 bonus point for a PP or SH point

Savo43
Savo43

@Jimmy Keating @Savo43 @Loric76 @TuckerForPunishment agreed. hes not a completely useless player, but rewatching our series with a close eeye on him throughout the games, he was nowhere near as good as i originally thought. One of our worst fwds. For the Bozie haters, Bozie was muchhhh better.

Ian from Etobicoke
Ian from Etobicoke

@Savo43 @Loric76 @TuckerForPunishment 

Grabo topped out with 57 pts on a season that had his linemates shooting at unreasonably high shooting percentages (AKA: Lucky). He's a selfish player with poor playing making ability and bad shot/pass selection. 

He was completely useless in the playoffs when the intensity/physicality ramped up. He was physically dominated and was lying on the ice yelling at the ref more than he was contributing to the team anything worthwhile.

He worked hard and gets a lot of respect from me for that, but he's not as good as people are making him out to be. The Grabo fanboys on twitter are upset because he's a fancystat wet dream; it doesn't make him a good player because he has a high Corsi rating.

Also, he's 30 years old and won't be turning into a 60 pts center anytime soon.

Loric76
Loric76

@.JVR. @Loric76 yup, and some of us think that's a good thing.

Anyways, not interested in arguing over this.  I'll drop out of the convo.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Loric76

Meh, we'd still have Bozak over Grabovski then

Loric76
Loric76

@.JVR. @Loric76 or, use the compliance buyouts on Grabo and Liles, and a regular buyout on the 1 year of Komi left.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Loric76

I would have rather have let Bozak walk and use the 2nd compiance buyout on Liles instead of Grabovski.

Grabovski ($5.4 million) + Franson ($3.0 million) = $8.4 million

Bozak ($4.2 million) + Liles ($3.875 million) = $8.075 million


I know what two I'd rather have

GreekGod
GreekGod

@.JVR. @Savo43 

Yup and Bozak looked pretty good in the playoffs while playing injured to boot. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Savo43

It might only be preseason, but Grabovski's 3 assists look pretty good tonight.

Savo43
Savo43

@Loric76 @Savo43 @TuckerForPunishment Yeah i'm curious as to which team out there would've offered Bozak 4+? But eh, lets see if he can show us something during the season. Preseason doesnt mean much for a guy like him, fresh off a deal, already on the team, im sure he's just working on timing, and rhythm and so fourth. He'll get better with reps.