Since we are talking about potential assistant coaches in Toronto, add the name Ted Dent...Hawks' AHL Coach in Rockford...to the list.
2014-06-06, 11:40 PM
Hearing the names Craig Ramsay and Rick Tocchet as possible assistant coaches in Toronto with the Maple Leafs.
2014-06-06, 11:02 PM
If you were setting up a sport event and needed to play the national anthem before the game what would you go with? Words or just the music?
Well, I was pretty happy with my progress on deciding whom I would like the Leafs to draft, then I noticed it was the same guy Button picked. Not so sure anymore.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Watch GOT yet?
@mcloki I'll go over the glass and take a swing at Tocchet if he ends up here. Just saying.
@Bruffins Just music
@rustynail LOL. Those Kings are pretty clever
@wiski If I remember correctly 20-4 in their last 24 games, and swept 4 out of their last 5 series. Something like that anyway.
get these guys some skates! Couldn't hurt to try
Blue Jays are the real deal*
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Agreed hahaha except im behind 3 seasons
trust me, I wish they didn't
@Gilbey93 Ritchie, so far, still waffling though.
@WendelGilmour @Gilbey93 I would bet that Reinhart, Ekblad, Bennet, Dal Colle and Draisaitl will be gone before we pick at 8th. My next choices in order would be Nylander, Ehlers then Vertanen. One of those 3 would have to be there and I'd be thrilled with that. You might actually be able to drop a few spots and get another pick and still get Vertanen
@Fish Head @WendelGilmour @Gilbey93 Yeah, I agree those guys will be gone, so I'm trying to focus on who might be available. Most have Nylander gone also, so really I've got it down to Ritchie, Virtanen, and Ehlers. Very limited looks at these guys, but Virtanen's report says he is a non-factor when he doesn't have the puck, and does not really get involved along the boards, so I scratched him. Ehlers, I'm not sure, I watched his hilites on Youtube and was not blown away, although his point totals were good. Still 3 weeks to decide.
In fairness I should add some say Ritchie is pretty inconsistent. I was really impressed with his hilites though.
@WendelGilmour @Fish Head @Gilbey93 Ritchie has the feel of boom or bust. If he's the next Lucic then great. Apparently Vertanen was the fastest skater both forward and backwards at the CHL skills. We all know you can't teach speed. He's a true power forward and we also know that power forwards can take longer to develop. I think you can coach/teach the away from the puck game so I think he could be a possible top 6 guy in 3-4 years. I know that sounds long but we need to grow our talent