Morning Mashup: Brendan Shanahan to be introduced as President today

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Brendan Shanahan

The Maple Leafs are walking out another mouthpiece for their organization today. Between Leiweke, Nonis, Poulin, Loiselle and now Brendan Shanahan, will there will be some difficulty “staying on message”?

Color us pessimistic, but it doesn’t seem like a move that will affect the on-ice product in the immediate future. The Maple Leafs need to make the same moves they did last year, but failed to do: Phaneuf needs a LD partner, along with a RD for the 2nd pairing. Bozak needs to be replaced with a proper 1C, Bolland needs replacing if he is asking for anything more than $3.5 and anything longer than 4-5 years.

This on top of replacing the Head Coach, and probably the entire coaching staff.

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  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    mashup eh?   Lets fuckin go Shanny…entertain my ass.

  • maple1967leafs

    It took me almost two years to understand what the SWARM system was,,Stand,Watch,And,Remain,Motionless

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/MarkUkLeaf https://twitter.com/MarkUkLeaf/status/455645650332291072
    So the AHL finally credited https://twitter.com/JerryD91 with the game winner last night. Congratulations on hitting the 20 goal mark Jerry.

  • Cameron19

    How much change can we reasonably expect in one off-season? How many of the following:

    Released UFAs?
    Trades?
    Signings?

  • Archie Vanlanda

    Cameron19  We can expect some coaching changes, some non resignings, maybe one low end FA signing and trading of our RFAs that will not be resigned. I would not expect the makeover that some of us want.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Cameron19  If MLSE gives a shit, there should be significant changes.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/curtiszupke https://twitter.com/curtiszupke/status/455553922199851008
    Boudreau on the Selanne/Jiggy victory lap: “I’m glad there were no cameras on me because I was crying …

  • MaxwellHowe

    Cameron19 I hope there aren’t many signings.  McIntyre, Bodie, Holland, Ashton, D’Amigo, Gardiner.  That is all.

  • Yaknowwhat

    “The http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ are walking out another mouthpiece for their organization today”

    Sums up exacty how I am feeling about this…no problem with Shanny…great player..good guy…but no experience in this role concerns me…and I really want to know who has the final say on team decisions…is it Nonis? is it Shanny? or is it Liewike?

  • MaxwellHowe

    NotTheCanucksnaphook Cameron19 I think its mostly going to be by way of subtraction.  I like your idea of adding Brian Boyle, maybe a vet D like Robidas for 2 years, thats about it

  • Cameron19

    NotTheCanucksnaphook Cameron19  Well, I think they do care. Whatever your opinion of Lieweke, he does care, and Shanahan will care.

  • Komas Taberle

    Cameron19  
    Release Kulemin, McClement, Raymond
    Trade Phaneuf and Franson for Weber
    Trade Reimer and Lupul for Blake Wheeler and pick
    Sign Robidas and Stastny

  • Yaknowwhat

    Cameron19 We can expect 6-8 new players on our roster and a new coaching staff.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    I understand that many people believe these saviours will deliver us to the promised land, but I have been down this road so many tmes before….its getting a bit tedious.

  • Cameron19

    Komas Taberle Cameron19  Those trades are no where near realistic.  Phaneuf isn’t going to waive for NSH, and Lupul isn’t going to waive for WPG.

  • Cameron19

    CanuckUKinToronto Cameron19  Ugh. So basically, we’re going to suck big time again next year?

  • http://twitter.com/jmckelvie RielledUp

    first thing they should do is figure out a way to shoot clarkson to the sun

  • Cameron19

    NotTheCanucksnaphook  Oh, not saying they are saviors, just pointing out, I think these two do care, and I hope they will want to make a splash.

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 CanuckUKinToronto  We will play well to game 87

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook  I hope they are more worried bout improving the team than making a big splasj

  • KenBreadner

    Komas Taberle Cameron19  Phaneuf and Franson is not going to get you Weber. Weber could and should win the Norris. It would take half this team plus a couple of firsts before they’d do anything other than giggle helplessly at you.

  • Cameron19

    rustynail Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook  Can’t they do both?

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook  I’m hoping to hear what Shanahan’s vision is for the club. What type of club does he believe is needed to become competitive. Hopefully its moving on from the archaic days of a living in the past that Carlyle seems to cling to

  • rustynail

    Cameron19 rustynail NotTheCanucksnaphook  its the Leafs so no

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe Cameron19  I know we all want the kids in the line-up, but we’ll need to insulate them and pad the system with signings. If we do nothing we’ll be playing AHL rookies once the injuries mount.

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook  Yea, I think Shanahan’s vision is going to be more in line with the Red Wings than the Bruins.

  • rustynail

    Burtonboy Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook  We won;t hear Shanny’s vision for quite sometime IMO if he is smart. People tend to cling to whatever statements are made early

  • Rthiffault

    Cameron19  why not pimp out our 4th line. its realistic and attainable. might even be internal too via the Marlies. I think we finally have to bring in some veteran presence too. We haven’t had any solid vets for years now.

  • rustynail

    CanuckUKinToronto Cameron19  the coach need to be 2 teams minimum, fair and consistent

  • Komas Taberle

    Cameron19  
    You know that Phaneuf’s NTC doesn’t kick in until September, so we can ship any where we like.
    Lupul I’ll admit could be difficult.

  • Cameron19

    CanuckUKinToronto Cameron19  Man, new defenders are just going to be instant shit once they get here – like everyone else that arrives, looks good for 5 games, and then falls apart.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook I tend to hope Shanahan will look longer term; he will have a grace period to put his stamp on the team

  • lister

    NotTheCanucksnaphook Cameron19   There should be but it takes two to tango…

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    CanuckUKinToronto NotTheCanucksnaphook  This is part of my concern.  He is so hell bent on making a splash that you can do so and really fuck up this team moving forward.

  • Cameron19

    Komas Taberle Cameron19  Actually no, it kicked in this season.

  • Cameron19

    rustynail Burtonboy Cameron19 NotTheCanucksnaphook  Yes, he should just say he’s going to be taking the next little while to evaluate the organization. He should tell us his vision AFTER he’s made a couple trades or signings that are headed in that direction.

  • rustynail

    RielledUp  I predict Clarkson will be just fine nest season, grossly overpaid but fine

  • lister

    rustynail RielledUp  I suspect as much as well.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Once the “balls” are known for lottery picks….the Leafs need to trade up for a splash at the Draft.  That is the kinda shit a good team would do.

    Reasonable cost of course.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/wyshynski https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/455686455302426624
    Hockey fans litter the ice with underwear after goal (Video) http://t.co/roLn0rFraE via https://twitter.com/YahooSports

  • rustynail

    NotTheCanucksnaphook  how do we trade up from #1? :)

  • lister

    NotTheCanucksnaphook   Well what do the Islanders need? Beyond a new owner with cash.

  • rustynail

    CanuckUKinToronto rustynail RielledUp  all I ever hoped for him and why knew he was grossly overpaid to begin with, didn;t expect this disaster though

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    lister NotTheCanucksnaphook  I tihnk Edmonton might listen.  Clearly drafting isnt working out for them.  Fuckin idiots.

  • lister

    NotTheCanucksnaphook lister  Yes clearly, however the Oilers aren’t going to win the lottery.

  • vinoa

    “The http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ need to make the same moves they did last year, but failed to do”..that’s probably the most damning evidence of Nonis’ ineptitude. Although I don’t think that Bozak was as much of a problem as the lack of a capable partner for Ph9.

  • lister

    vinoa   Bozak has been better than I thought however he still isn’t a bonafide #1 center. If one can be acquired it’ll make the team stronger if Bozak is moved down in the lineup. Assuming of course he isn’t part of any trade.

  • rustynail

    vinoa  hey they did br a bunch of cap space last year and use up all the compliance buy outs :)

  • vinoa

    CanuckUKinToronto  Some people still say that Franson’s young and developing. How come it’s only on our teams where a 23 year old is considered young and growing? Look at Couturier in Philly. The kid’s 21 but can match up against any top line in the league.

  • Cameron19

    CanuckUKinToronto  The Kings had lots of kids on their D when they won the Cup. Games of experience prior to Cup season:

    Voynov: 0
    Martinez: 64
    Doughty: 239 (but just 22)