@SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #81, Maple Leafs at Panthers

@SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #81, Maple Leafs at Panthers

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Just two more of these to go.

Tonight’s game at least has the nice storyline of Drew MacIntyre’s first ever NHL start. MacIntyre has always seemed like a great example for the young Marlies and has been patiently awaiting this opportunity for a long, long time. Good for him. Let’s hope he plays well.

Come to think of it, the Leafs will probably need a backup next season….

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wendelsfist
wendelsfist

The crazy thing about Shanahan as President is why fire Burke in the first place?   Bring in Leweike to run the entire MLSE and then Burke runs hockey.    

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

Just think of all the video these guys are going to have endure with Shanny at the helm.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

These guys on TSN radio want to get rid of Phaneuf. 

DJGLENN22
DJGLENN22

if Canucks win tonight they will be 1 point behind us.they are tied 1-1 with Avs in 2nd period and they still have 2 more games left against Edmonton and Calgary could be 2 wins right there

Bruffins
Bruffins

Is there a worse guy to be in the NHL than Dave Nonis right now?

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Gozo  Nonis has been good with trades.   I hope shanny forces nonis to better negotiate the ufa contracts

djamon
djamon

@wendelsfist  You'll see why during Shanahan's first press conference...when his tie is done up and his hair is combed.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@wendelsfist  Shanahan isn't going to be a Burke a clone. Just because he himself was a "tough" player doesn't mean he's going to be all about truculence and so forth.  He came of age int he Detroit system of high skill throughout the line-up and has been opposed to the needless violence in the game. 

djamon
djamon

@Gozo  Nah. They're just mailing it in...like half the teams out there right now. It's been terrible hockey for a week now. From most teams. 

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@ShiftyD  Well too bad for those that wanted Nonis gone.  Let's see what happens to Carlyle.  But if Carlyle is not gone then some leafs are.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@loomx  

and lost another second when Holland played in his spot but for only 5 minutes a night

djamon
djamon

@Cameron19 Not a scapegoat for me necessarily...but representative of the problems. It's worth the step back to change the culture on this team, IMO.

djamon
djamon

@wendelsfist I didn't realize this was a comparison between the two. I loved Shanahan as a player. He's smart as hell. He's also recent enough to maybe have some real insight into why the leadership of this team keeps failing.

djamon
djamon

@Cameron19 I'd be in 100% agreement if we didn't have a huge leadership void. He represents it, so...

Cameron19
Cameron19

@djamon @Cameron19  No, but I also don't view the extra games as being an incredible weight on Phaneuf. We should be working to lighten his load by building a forward group that forechecks and creating a second pair that can handle high quality of competition - not turfing our only D who can handle those minutes. 

djamon
djamon

@Cameron19 Lol...you think Dion's 700 games is the same as Bozak's 300?

djamon
djamon

@Cameron19 Lupul for sure...he's 30. Bozak and Kessel are young enough still to be around long enough for the bounce back.