Live streaming video of the Brendan Shanahan Press Conference, where he is to be introduced as President of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
@Mcost61 NHL hockey is done....I watch the Marlies now.
@Bobsyouruncle Yeah what a dipshit.
For all you stragglers, new thread is up
@CanuckUKinToronto Over on Both. I think Nonis stays one more year
@CanuckUKinToronto way over on RC, its either now or after play offs
Bold prediction number 1:
Nonis trades for a goalie to compete with Bernier for the number one spot since we don't know if he can stay healthy over a full season yet
Or we change our system so Bernier doesn't have to face 45 shots a night...
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@dlb meh Because he will know how to set the lines better next year. Not buying it
are you ready to trade Holland for a fourth? Do the same with Ashton and D'amigo soon as well?
What you guys think of trading Lupul + Reimer + Franson + To the Jets for Ladd and Buff?
JVR - Bozak - Kessel
Ladd - Kadri - Byfuglien
Leivo - Bolland - Clarkson
Komarov - McClement - Bodie
@GreekGod Not bad, I think Kadri needs big wingers to play with, to give him some spine.
@Burtonboy I hope it raises his value even higher so that we can use him in a package for JT ;)
Reading on Trotz this article http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/04/09/edmonton-oilers-todd-nelson-modeled-his-coaching-style-on-barry-trotz/ seems to suggest he is more likely to give the AHL boys some chances so thats a plus.
"One of the interesting things about Trotz is that when he moved to Nashville he gave opportunities to a number of minor-league players who had spent time with him in Portland."
@4evrblue @Bruffins @Tonystarks90292 Could he handle the media here? Do his tactics work in a big hockey market? Does he design systems to suit his team or does he expect his team to adhere to his system regardless? These would be the questions surrounding Trotz. But he certainly has the reputation of being able to draw blood from a stone. Having said that, since he lost his elite defense, he's without a playoff berth.
I think he's a better coach then Carlyle... And I'm sure his system is better. However, I don't know how good it will be for the Leafs. Trotz has had Suter, Weber, and Rinne all those years that really helped get Nashville into the playoffs. These past couple of years have really shown what he's capable of (with the subtraction of Suter) and I'm not overly impressed. Really like the guy though.
Not when you bring in a sought after UFA. You have to give him the chance to gel with his new team and line mates to create that chemistry. Clarkson was never given that. You have to put players in a position to succeed... Putting Clarkson with McClement and expecting results is one of the dumbest things i've heard. It's like sticking Holland in between Orr and MacClaren and then asking yourself why isn't the guy putting up points or looking good out there...
Shanny is going to chop some coaches, some front office/scouts and some players. I'm real curious which players are let go.
@wendelsfist Curious to see the coaching staff gone. Its a fuckin disaster. System, motivational, originality are all suffering.