Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #3: Franson, Kessel, team ratings

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Maple Leafs Hot Stove Hangout
Photo: MLHS

In episode 3 of the Maple Leaf Hangout, the panel discusses Cody Franson’s new contract, rates the team in a bunch of different categories, and postulates on the rumours of Phil Kessel contract negotiations.

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  • Conis

    I haven’t listened to an episode yet, but keep up the good work

  • B_Leaf

    Carlyle gets a 9 here.

  • B_Leaf

    Just consider how far this team has come under Carlyle in about 60-70 games

  • Marlies Man

    BS lol

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    this has to be looked at as a body of work, I don’t agree with lowering the coach’s score based on one solitary event

  • mORRganRielly

    Mike doesn’t like Carlyle, but his reasoning is pretty sound.  But I think we have to judge Carlyle based on how he develops the defense as opposed to how he’s utilizing it at this point.  So as far as Phaneuf has come around, I look at Gardiner, Franson, and potentially Rielly as the key players who will determine how Carlyle develops the defense.

  • B_Leaf

    I think depth will be an issue this year. In net and on the blueline we look good, but the forwards are a concern. After our top nine or ten, there is a real drop. But our top nine or ten is really solid!

  • B_Leaf

    Our top six is really quite good. Four guys with exceptional hands.

  • Marlies Man

    -Keon- I’m dunking left, right and centre as not to get smacked.

  • Marlies Man

    MLHS rocks. Good addition to the site, guys.

  • B_Leaf

    The D gets a 7 from me, but I think it has a chance to be very good.

  • djamon

    B_Leaf LOL.
    You’re right…after our top 9 or 10 forwards we start to get a little thin. I apologize if you were being sarcastic and I didn’t pick up on it.

  • B_Leaf

    djamon B_Leaf 
    LOL…I see your point.

  • TML__fan

    Is this like those Olympic figure skating judges in the past where we throw out the high and low score and use the others? LOL
    We know what happen to those bias judges!

  • B_Leaf

    djamon B_Leaf 
    Last year we were strong through top 11. (Komarov, Frattin)

  • Marlies Man

    I dunno about this nail fungus ad right next to the screen … it’s grossin’ me out lol

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    agree with all you guys…..cut the cheque!

  • Xxxxxnew

    Carlyle’s only been behind the leafs for 60-odd games, 18 of them from the shite show from two years ago. This is his first training camp with the team. And we’re rating him?

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    thanks for hangin out guys, good conversation

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Hope you liked guys.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    DeclanK 
    Just logged in and watching it now.  Great stuff, Declan!!

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Yaknowwhat i hope we get good news about kessel before season kicks off. Would be a good way to start off the season

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Yaknowwhat He’s willing to talk during the season, and has said as much.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Kessel has to sign, we locked up his manslave Bozak and his best friend Franson

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    I agree with the panel here.  Doubtful Rielly makes the team this year and will be sent back to junior.
    Nice to hear that the players all tapped their sticks on the ice when Franson came out to practice for the first time.  Good team cohesiveness there.

  • vacant3

    DeclanK This was great – thanks Declan. A google hangout during a game with some of the gang would be insane.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Gardiner / Franson…….not Fraser / Franson

  • Alec Brownscombe

    MikeGartner11 It’s already up there to rewatch if you want to catch the end

  • Xxxxxnew

    Watching they bruins game and they were talking about how Dougie Hamilton has been outplayed by other young defencemen and is on the bubble.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    -Keon- DeclanK We took your notes to heart… get to points more quickly, and make questions more succinct, etc.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan DeclanK Thx, Bon!

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    vacant3 DeclanK 
    They hold up to 10 people on a call—could be a lot of fun.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    vacant3 DeclanK i would log into that for sure, though I imagine if the team isnt playing well at the time, we probably see the ugly side of some of the boys/girl here lol

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Agreed….7.5 to 8 / 10 for team toughness (much better than previous years).  Important stuff!!!

  • Cameron19

    Yaknowwhat I don’t think there’s any chance he accepts anything less than 8 years.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Cameron19 Yaknowwhat 
    I’d give Kessel 8 years…no question.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Yaknowwhat you really gotta give Burke credit for seeing something in Kessel that no one else cared too. Also, when he said he believes in James Reimer, he was probably the only one at the time that did.

  • whalz

    thats good,, probably means they are working on something as we speak…+ dion also mentioned that he would negotiate during the season,.,

  • Xxxxxnew

    What made me laugh all along was if the trade hadn’t been made other moves would have likely come into play and it would have been unlikely we drafted in those exact spots anyway.

  • whalz

    didnt Loiselle or Poulin mention that negotiations will start on Kessel?

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Dangle_My_Berries vacant3 DeclanK Ventrilo has some awesome software for voice chatting.  I used to run a server when I ran a Wolfenstein Enemy Territory game server.  Would be awesome for chatting it up during games.

  • Jmessih

    Xxxxxnew Best comment I have read since Franson signed

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    TuckerForPunishment Dangle_My_Berries vacant3 DeclanK for sure, there are a bunch of tools available for group chats like that

  • vacant3

    TuckerForPunishment Dangle_My_Berries vacant3 DeclanK Problem is, we won’t be able to hear anything over Bon’s bubbling bong.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Wow…Michael…5/10 for coaching??

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    LOL…non-meatsack-goons.

  • TuckerForPunishment

    vacant3 TuckerForPunishment Dangle_My_Berries DeclanK Bon rolls dubies.  I’m the bonger.

  • vacant3

    TuckerForPunishment vacant3 Dangle_My_Berries DeclanK Ha!

  • Cameron19

    Yaknowwhat Cameron19 What is the difference between 7 and 8?  And remember, everyone has to give their players these deals now, because the market demands it – so we’re not alone. We don’t have to worry we’re doing something stupid that other teams aren’t.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Yaknowwhat Dangle_My_Berries for sure, too many factors to know full well who we would have taken with those picks. I’ve never been happier for kessel then when I got word that Seguin had been traded. It’s like a curse has been lifted…