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

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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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wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Just opened the fridge in the basement.....four bottles of Jager....seems both my boys have big plans for the night...lol  Hubby and I are gonna bbq and stream the game.......Gotta get grillin'....Later  :)

newkb
newkb

Off to the trailer....it is close up weekend...better know as "let's drink all that booze so we don't have to haul it back" weekend.  Cheers all!

wiski
wiski

Off topic but interesting fact

Wow! RT @NFL_Stats: In the last 25 years, 16 QBs have won the Heisman. Only 1 has won an NFL Playoff game: Tim Tebow

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

Sportsnet clip previewing tonight's game talked to Reims, Fraser and Liles ... anyone else feeling guilty. It's almost a given Liles is gone and yet who do they choose to interview.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

Who here feels that Dion has played his last season as a maple leaf unless he takes a big pay cut? No way in hell the team could afford him kessel and franson next summer. something has to give. someone has to be trade. 

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@dlb eh thanks for the feedback (and everyone else). 

If that were ripped into a podcast, would you be into listening to that or is it just too long generally? 

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@newkb If I had leftover booze Id pour it down the neighbors throats and then sip my coffee and watch them.  I love reality live TV.

Zep2
Zep2

@wiski Jim Plunkett - Joe Theisman. 1-2 in Heisman voting, BOTH WON

Roger Staubach? Going back a long ways

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@Marlies Man Liles is NHL quality shame we are doing that to him.  But $3.5million for playing in the AHL isnt all that bad either.   If I were him Id not be blocking tough shots down there, get out healthy.

JWaterdrager
JWaterdrager

@Belfour20 we will gain 2 million because the Tucker and Armstrong buy outs get out the books. We gain another 0,5 million from Frattin and Scrivens. Don't know if everyone is aware of that.

If we give Dion 6.5 million, he gets a 1 million dollar raise from this year, what I heard from him I think that would be reasonable for him. Could we sign him to a 5 year deal, 7 million first 3 year, 4 million + 2 million S.bonus last 2 years? 33 million 5 year deal?

whalz
whalz

If PITT can pay Sid and Malkin 8.7mil each and still have Fleury and Letang, Neal making good coin wtf can't the leafs sign Kessel, Franson, Dion?? Lots of money avail next year.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

So that Reims and Bernier don't have to suit up and sit in the bench on exhibition games, I'd say. Better off training on game days.

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@DeclanK @dlb eh You could use MLSE's study and go with 6 min segments

I guess more accurately LeafsTV.

I enjoy it the way it is but have seen the "too long" comments as well.

heatdreamer
heatdreamer

@whalz salary cap exceeds 71 MM next year 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Xxxxxnew That, and they're looking for an opportune time to put him through waivers. 

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@Shift_Disturber1 @DeclanK @dlb eh 

Last one was nearly an hour, that was 45mins, the one previous was 30mins or so. 

6mins is good for a game review, but for show, I don't think you could ever get anything worthwhile done in 6mins.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@DeclanK @Shift_Disturber1 @dlb eh 45 minutes ish.  If I could offer some critique, you should ask the question, and leave the caveats to your guests.  If they feel like it, they will do the contradiction for you. ie, is Kadri good?  Not, is Kadri a good player, given that he is a young player and only has 48 good games under his belt?  It's a small thing, but IMO, its why you have guests, to give the conversation it's nuance.

JMAC17
JMAC17

@Belfour20 @DeclanK @Shift_Disturber1 @dlb eh Agreed....it has to be north of 25 mins to get to the depth we have come to appreciate from the MLHS crew.  Guests will spice it up and if the get to an hour and you dont have time, come back and listen to it in pieces!

Great stuff Declan, thanks for pushing to take it to the next level.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@DeclanK @Shift_Disturber1 @dlb eh I think an hour is good, people who complain its too long arent the true listeners. real listeners will be happy about the hour show and will look forward to the next segment. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@DeclanK @Shift_Disturber1 @dlb eh Now that I would find interesting . Other then Micheal L most of us are very familiar with the positions and thought process about the game that the regulars have . While its interesting to see a actually listen to you guys in many cases you can almost predict what you ,Aaron and Mike are gonna say. Look forward to some fresh meat :))))))))