Morning Mashup: Brendan Shanahan to be introduced as President today

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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dlb Mad
dlb Mad

People been asking about Gunnar's sister?

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

hes not foolin me with the vodka in the water bottle, learned that from trailer park boys !!

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

sure would be funny if leafs were able swing a trade with winnipeg with reimer franson lupul ....

then winnipeg hire carlyle after hes canned ...lolol

ingy56
ingy56

I think they were in awe of the Florida Panthers last week too:


James Mirtle ‏@mirtle  23s

Shanahan addressed the Leafs players today. "A lot of guys are a bit in awe of him," Lupul said.

NotTheCanucksnaphook
NotTheCanucksnaphook

Brendan Shannahan:  Simply put we need MORE pre-game ceremonies.  Cannot celebrate the past often enough.

lister
lister

@ingy56   Just keep the rope and chairs away from him!

goodonerandy
goodonerandy

@rustynail  What a leader. This is the exact mentality that led to the collapse. Anoint him now.

Loric76
Loric76

@rustynail  I still think there's a chance he stays if RC is removed.  Not saying it makes sense, cause he's a good starter and an awful backup, but if RC's gone he'd probably be ok staying

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Loric76

if Franson wasn't playing with a broken hip then i'm shocked

ConnorCrisp
ConnorCrisp

@ingy56  thats cause shanny punched Lupul in the face AND THEN gave him a 10 game suspension

lister
lister

@ingy56   And Philly and Detroit and St Louis and Winnipeg and Tampa and...

RandomScrub
RandomScrub

@ingy56  So that's what a semi competent coach runs his lines like.....huh....

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Burtonboy

oddly, he was at one time my favourite player.  but he's low on the list of former players i'd be in awe of

ingy56
ingy56

@lister @ingy56  I don't get that he's into S&M but you never know I guess. It's always the quiet ones :)

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

I would rather have the cap space then resign him

lister
lister

@ingy56 @lister   I was thinking more along the lines of preventing him hanging himself with how the team has performed over the past three years.