(Sunday Mashup) Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads

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Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the MLHS Dads.

It’s a little a thin on the news front, but tonight at midnight the news should pick up with buyouts on players being active and some more player movement overall.

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  • PEIleafnation

    happy dads day

  • vinoa

    “As for using the first-round series as evidence the Sharks should stay the course, the http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/teams/toronto-maple-leafs spent last offseason doubling down on every one of their terrible ideas while citing as justification the fact that they were up 4-1 against eventual finalist Boston in Game 7 of the quarterfinals. They missed the playoffs in hilarious fashion this year.”…sigh*

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    vinoa
    You wonder sometimes… San Jose plays LA in the same series, with the same players again, there’s a solid chance we’re talking about San Jose’s 1st Cup win. Now they’re going to retool on the fly.

  • Ydargo

    A lot of ppl are claiming gloom and doom for the leafs, I for one think things are still looking decent…….part of last years collapse was a case of burning out your big dogs and not using your full bench
    Some changes are needed of course, but the we need sweeping changes train of thought might be a bit drastic

  • Faalcon

    DeclanK vinoa After failing and faltering so many times in the Playoffs, that seemingly is their only option. Although I am not sure if that is the best one.

  • darthNihilus

    Happy father’s day dad! Love you and thanks for everything. Hope i can be half as good to my kids as you were to me. oh and GO LEAFS GO! May we have the opportunity to see many playoff games together!

  • vinoa

    Ydargo We just might not have a capable bench.

  • Ydargo

    That’s possible, but I think the kids need to be given a chance……..I know most aren’t fans of the “make your own roster” but here is mine from cap geek with a few vacancies
    To me these young guys are capable of filling specific roles on the bottom 6

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/TorontoMarlies https://twitter.com/TorontoMarlies/status/478177731021406208
    Happy Father’s Day to the dads! (Cake by Chantilly Cake Designs: http://t.co/hVBZPTyqkS) https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarliesLive?src=hash http://t.co/322TsfSjE3

  • hometeem

    How many of you share the love of the leafs thanx to their father, thanx dad luv ya!

  • mike_84

    Michael Stephens and HopeSmoke were talking about how Kane is gonna be on the move this summer and how he’s a great buy low guy. I know we really don’t need anymore wingers but damn would this guy look great on Kadris wing. Even Clarkson couldn’t hold that line down. Would the threats of Kane and Kadri give Clarkson the extra time he needs to make something happen? Kane would want to shoot most of the shots on that line which would give Clarkson lots of chances for rebounds if he goes to the net.

    It would also help Kadris game as Kane plays with and edge as does clarkson. When Kadris line mates hit Kadri will as well. Not sure what the asking price would be but it might be willing to pay it.

  • Yan28

    He’s got baggage but got to agree him on Kadri’s line would be killer.

  • mike_84

    hometeem Mine was a Canucks fan. Mainly because his cuz played for them. He did show me how awesome hockey was though.

  • mike_84

    Yan28 Think of the swagger that line would have. would piss lots of teams off. kinda like that

  • Ydargo

    What kind if a package would be enough to get Kane? Reimer plus Gunnarrson plus Lupul

  • Reether

    I’ve been saying that I like the idea of trading for Kane in a buy low situation. He brings some grit to the top 6 that we don’t have. Sure he isn’t a center but he would still be an upgrade on the 2nd line.

  • mike_84

    Ydargo i have no clue i’m not good with judging trades. I would think our 1sts would be involved as the main part. Lupul would be the first thing people will say is going to go back the other way. Maybe we see something like the trade NJ made at last years draft? I dunno wheres Cam when you need him.

  • Ydargo

    If you get good wingers I’m ok with the Centremen we have…….it’s about adding talent

  • Reether

    Looking at the type of players teams with the 8th pick have gotten in the past, Kane is better than them. He might be worth the gamble especially since we are probably not going to end up with a center of the caliber we want in that range.

  • mike_84

    Reether Maybe something like 1st+Riems+Gleason?

  • Ydargo

    I think we would need to add something a little better than Gleason…….Franson or Gunnarsson would be my guess

  • Reether

    I was thinking something along the lines of 1st + Ashton but Reimer could make sense there and dumping Gleason without a buyout would be a plus.

  • mike_84

    Ydargo 8th overall has a good amount of value. Reims could be their starting goalie. Gleason is to equal out the money a bit.

  • Ydargo

    That’s true………I really think Reims would be a good fit for Winnipeg as I don’t think they are sold in Pavelec and Reims would be somewhat of a local kid

  • Reether

    Ya especially if we get Bolland on a somewhat reasonable contract. The lineup could look decent. I have a hard time seeing Nonis letting bolland walk after trading for him last summer.
    Would be nice if we could trade for a Kesler type. Not sure if he would waive his ntc for Toronto but Nonis did draft him if I remember correctly so who knows.

  • mike_84

    So if we made the trade i put below we would end up with something like this. 

    JVR-Bozie-Kessel
    Lupul/Kane-Kadri-Clarkson
    Lupul/Kane-Holland-???

  • mike_84

    Reether Kesler is a no go. Bolland i’m still unsure about. He would improve our line up but at what cost.

  • Burtonboy

    My Dad who is still around and living with me has been a Leafs fan for roughly 70 yrs . I have over 50 under my belt and my son has been a Leafs fan for close to 30 yrs . 150 yrs total and yes I’m still the eternal optimist

  • mike_84

    Burtonboy or glutton for punishment

  • Ydargo

    I think if you trade for Kane, Kesler would be unlikely
    I would think if the price is reasonable Bolland would be solid…….we could roll Bozie, Kadri, Holland and Bolland

  • Burtonboy

    mike_84 Burtonboy Nope . I prefer to call it true fans who never give up.

  • mike_84

    Ydargo we would have 3 solid scoring lines. Just not sure who our 3rd line RW would be assuming Clarkson is 2nd line RW. I’d be fine with a Ahston-Holland-D’amigo 4th line but D’amigo or Ashton with a good camp could claim that spot.

  • Reether

    Is Kesler a no go because he won’t come here or you don’t want him?
    And I think if you can get bolland at around 4 per , at something like 3 or 4 years you do it. Obviously the leafs have a much better idea of his recovery than I do. I’m assuming he has recovered adequately.

  • mike_84

    Burtonboy mike_84 i’m with ya buddy. I’m turning 30 and still holding the faith. I tip my hat to you old guys who keep the torch burning bright.

  • Ydargo

    Every year is a new year boys, let’s look no further than the blue jays to see things can change in a season
    Having said that, there is also lots of baseball left to play……..all to say that each year brings a different adventure in sports

  • mike_84

    Reether No go cause he won’t waive to come here. 4.5 @ 3 years i’m fine with its the 5×5 i don’t like

  • mike_84

    Ydargo thats why its so interesting. gotta love it

  • Reether

    Ya I hear you, on Kesler I just assume the Mainstream media is talking out of their ass most of the time.

  • mike_84

    Reether they were right about spezza

  • Reether

    About him wanting out? I think that one was pretty obvious considering all the change on that team the past few years. Not saying they’re never right but there are a lot of long term guesses

  • jimmyg65

    My daughter, who is a fourth-generation Leafs fan, and my wife, a converted Sens fan (she grew up in Ottawa), are about to take me out for Mexican food Father’s Day feast. Maybe the Leafs will give all the dads a gift by announcing ANYTHING good….

  • Ydargo

    I think the media has their connections, those connections probably have a mix between gossip and fact……….. Ppl just assume everything the media says is fact
    Of course ppl seem to gravitate towards the negative media gossip/facts

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Happy Father’s Day to you old geezers.

  • Jordan29

    mike_84 we will not get Kane. Its clear we need more centre depth, not more wingers. Also he is a POS

  • Tim Horton

    Hello fellow off topic-ers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EvGn22Mplg&feature=kp

  • Jordan29

    Are we allowed to talk about burritos now?

  • MaxwellHowe

    You fellas read the articles on Jake Gardiner?  PPP thinks he gets $4 million per for 4-5 years.  And this paragraph from the other article on ourhometeam.ca:

    This was a shock. The shock is not the fact that Jake Gardiner is one of the better defencemen on the team, but that he was the best. The seventeenth overall pick of the 2008 draft finished first in seven different categories both offensively and defensively. He had the most goals, best penalty differential and the highest ‘Corsi For Relative’ stat by more than double that of the next best defencemen. On top of having the third best goal differential he also didn’t finish last in a single category. Jake Gardiner statistically put forth an amazing season not just offensively, but on the whole. Toronto would be wise to try and lock up the 23 year old restricted free agent to a rather lengthy extension in the coming months. 

    I like Jake.  I would be fine with a log term deal for as long as 6 years at $4 million.  Which means Nonis will have him traded by Tuesday.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Alec Brownscombe  Golf and a nap.  Might seem pedestrian until you have a little girl (in your life.

  • vinoa

    MaxwellHowe Nonis will play hardball like with Franson, Gards will go on to tear it up with an All-Star/Norris worthy season, and then we won’t be able to afford him.

  • Jordan29

    MaxwellHowe This sounds so fucking stupid. If corsi says hes by far our best defenceman then its clear corsi is as stupid as the coaching staff. He was the sole reason for so many goals against last year its crazy. I love the guy but last year was still a development year for him