Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #29 with Down Goes Brown

Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #29 with Down Goes Brown

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Sean McIndoe joins Michael and Michael to discuss the Randy Carlyle extension and state of the Maple Leafs headed into the offseason.

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TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

For the record, I am not saying DON'T trade Dion.


I am just saying lets give some respect to what he does for this team on a nightly basis.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

Good morning Folks, whats new ? who we trading lol, I took a night off BBQ'd and watched Sherlock. Woke up to the Local Radio station saying we are trading Dion, its trickled down to small town Radio, Dam you TSN !

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

Then again we were the 8th WORST team in the NHL with Dion, Kessel, Bernier, Rielly, Kadri, Lupul, JVR.


So maybe it is ok to blow it up.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Good Morning Guys.....so it's back to trading our core.....careful what you wish for.

Wilbur
Wilbur

@Burtonboy  My guess is that many of those teams that want to "slot him properly" don't see him as a $7million player either.

Loric76
Loric76

@Belfour20/JB-45  if a Seguin or a ROR or a Couture are available to come back, then absolutely you trade Dion.  But that doesn't happen everyday.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Belfour20/JB-45  Morning Belf, just imagine Franson getting a Promotion to the Toughest minutes in Hockey, or Gardiner, or Both.  Grass aint always greener :))


Thats what scares me  

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@~Keon   It shows Leafs management are scared and dont know what direction to go. 

Loric76
Loric76

@~Keon  that really should be the case everywhere

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Have not talked to anyone about Phaneuf since the deadline . Would he trade him? Sure for the right offer just like any other player on the team 

Loric76
Loric76

@TheCanucksnaphook  Maybe we had too much core, not enough fringe players.  Move those guys out and bring back Crabb, Brent, Finger, Frogren,...

Loric76
Loric76

@wendelsway1 morning.  I'm going to be laughing at the folks around here when camp starts and we still have Dion.  So much drama and speculation over nothing.

Airfreshener
Airfreshener

@wendelsway1  Morning WW. My concern with tanking shifts to goal tending.. we finally have it and we're going to suck?

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Wilbur @Burtonboy  I don't get all this hellabalou about his salary . He only got a $ 500,000 raise and we carried his 6.5 for yrs . That's peanuts on a 70 million dollar cap. If his salary was such an issue they would have traded him long before they re-signed him 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@~Keon  Of course . Get the right deal and anyone can be traded . Question is what does Nonis consider the right deal . I suspect its a lot different then what this board thinks 

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Loric76 @~Keon  I agree to a point. However, in order to be successful I believe the core group of players must WANT to succeed for the organization as much as they want to win for themselves.


You cannot do that with a revolving door.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@~Keon  Normal conversation when GM talk. Doesn't mean there will be a trade made .  

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@~Keon  I am sure that he had one of his underlings sent out an email to other gms.  Then he can say "i never contacted anybody about trading dion" (if they cannot get a deal done)

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Loric76 @wendelsway1  Well in all fairness the people here didnt make up the tweet from Kypreos.  Normally I would blame ourselves but this is an outside source.  And one with credibility.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Komas Taberle @Burtonboy  Everyone outside the room says this . I want to actually hear this from someone with the Leafs to give questions about his leadership even the slightest bit of credence . Till then its just a fans opinion ,nothing more .

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Burtonboy @Komas Taberle  

You are right BB, but why do we have to settle for someone who doesn't lead, leadership is badly needed on this team and if you are giving a guy 7M a year I expect it from him.

Wilbur
Wilbur

@Burtonboy @Wilbur  Oh, I don't really have a problem with his salary but if there are teams (per Kypper's suggestion) that see value in him if "slotted properly" then I wonder if they are willing to pay a Dman 7 million to be a number 2 or 3 dman? I think there will be more than enough teams willing to take on his salary. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@~Keon  Nonis and RC scare me Keon , RC seriously has no clue, and it apears Nonis is the same


Loric76
Loric76

@TheCanucksnaphook @Loric76 @~Keon  I'm not suggesting trading everyone every 3 games, but all players should have that bit of fear in the back of their minds.  Nobody is above it.

Loric76
Loric76

@~Keon  Well, at least the moron part is true...oxyclarkson