Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: John Piccinich meets his team after being drafted #103 by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The future is the theme of the week as the Maple Leafs hold their annual summer prospect camp.

Here’s the latest episode of The Leaf, entitled ‘The Future is Bright,” released yesterday.

Some video should be available of Wednesday’s prospect camp sessions as it is the first day open to the media.

 

Wednesday Links:

  • MLHS_Luke

    “The future is bright.  The present?  ehh..”.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Great articles linked above.  The one from The Leafs Nation should be required reading for Gardiner bashers.

    and Loov is pronounced “Love”?  I can dig it.

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    MaxwellHowe 
    Actually Loov isnt said “love”
    Lööv is how it is spelt in Swedish using the correct letters is just another spelling of löv, which means leaf. How appropriate – lol.
    Love is said “luv”, Lööv is said “lurv” where the v is half pronounced the same as the german, like an “f”.
    As in Folks Vagen = VolksWagen. VW.

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    MaxwellHowe 
    To add
    said lurv not lurf. bite your lower lip like you are forming a V but give it a ffff finish. so almost “lurvf”

  • Loric76

    Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs MaxwellHowe So…”Vic” it is then

  • Loric76

    From the first link above:

    ““Loov is very talented,” said Jim Hughes, the team’s director of player development who is running the prospect camp this week. “He’s graceful on his skates. A big body that plays physical. He’s looking for open-ice hits. He moves the puck, but what separates him is his skating ability.
    “He skates on top of the ice. He doesn’t lose any traction. He gains speed. He’s got great power, great explosion, great acceleration. It makes everything in his game easier because his skating is so strong.”
    Loov is the latest in what’s becoming a long line of late-round long shots who are paying off for the Leafs. The credit goes to the team’s European scout, Thommie Bergman, who always seems to uncover a gem at the NHL draft.”

    Really like the sound of that

  • MaxwellHowe

    I’m going to stay with “love”. Just that kinda guy.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Gardiner – $4.5 million x 8.  Suck it naysayers.

  • hoolihan

    MaxwellHowe I’m thinking more like half that amount for a quarter of the years.

  • Yaknowwhat

    MaxwellHowe  8 years?? really?

  • MaxwellHowe

    well that is the maximum.  I’m convinced the deal would be seen as genius in 2 years.

  • Loric76

    MaxwellHowe This would work nicely.  6.0, 5.0, 5.0, 5.0, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75.  36m over 8 years, 4.5 AAV.

    You’re nuts lol

  • hoolihan

    MaxwellHowe As a (long-suffering) Maple Leafs fan, nothing would make me happier than seeing Gardiner grow into the role of a top-pairing Dman. Unfortunately, I am not yet sold on that prospect becoming reality.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Nice to see some news from Camp.   Exciting times !!

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook even nicer that there’s no soccer talk (yet) this morning

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 Great, you opened that bag…

  • MaxwellHowe

    The numbers I see, the articles I read, all coincide with my gut feeling.  There is  no sure thing – but if Philly hadn’t taken a chance on JVR, the Leafs wouldn’t have the benefit of his sweet contract.  In 3 years $4.5 million will seem like $3 million.  I know there is inherent risk, but at some point the Leafs have to commit to something.

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook Loric76 How about that Bouchard?

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 Soccer player?

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook Loric76 sure, but with boobs.  and a racket, and a small green soccer ball

  • MaxwellHowe

    Nice little article on Victor Love up there – our new Swedish porn star  / elite defenceman

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 Whoa…..lets keep this on topic.

    How about that Victor Looooov?

  • Loric76

    MaxwellHowe it’s pronounced Lurvfenfloppen

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    MaxwellHowe But I was told the other day all we do is draft Goons.

    How can this be possible?

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook Loric76 sounds promising.  Can’t wait to see more from camp on him and what he does in with the Marlies this year

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook MaxwellHowe only in the first round

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 TheCanucksnaphook MaxwellHowe Yeah, I hate that Stu Percy, Gauthier, Kadri, Rielly, Nylander….all thugs.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Here is my favorite quote from the Loov article.

    “I am a team-first guy,” said Loov. “If the coach wants me to skate with the puck, I will skate with the puck. If he wants me to hit, I will hit. Whatever the coach wants.”

  • Yaknowwhat

    So is that article really saying that stats wise Gardiner is as good or better than Phaneuf ?

    If so, that’s scary in a number of ways…..

  • MaxwellHowe

    The Bay Street Bullies!

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Hopefully this is a Mashup worthy article.

    http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/why-ive-given-up-eating-beef

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook Loric76 MaxwellHowe that’s ok, we picked up superstar elite talent with the Rupert twins so it’s all good

  • MaxwellHowe

    virgin.com eh?  Shocked

  • Yaknowwhat

    TheCanucksnaphook  Believe it or not….as I get older….I find beef less and less enjoyable..

  • Mind Bomb

    Good morning Folks !

  • Loric76

    Yaknowwhat TheCanucksnaphook something something that’s what she said

  • Loric76

    Mind Bomb morning MB

  • MaxwellHowe

    If you’re appealing to people who dislike Dion AND Jake, you’re probably appealing to a very small constituency

  • Yaknowwhat

    Mind Bomb  Goooooooood Morning Boooooooombbbber!!!!

  • Mind Bomb

    Loric76 Mind Bomb Sup Lor,

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    This place is so much nicer when kids arent up this early to disrupt conversation.

  • jbman5

    Is there any interest in E Kane from leafs’ brass?

  • Yaknowwhat

    TheCanucksnaphook  Your right, just us intelligent and reasonable adults….

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook I’ll see myself out…all I’m doing is disrupting

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Yaknowwhat  We barely function on our own….

  • Loric76

    jbman5 probably, but hope not

  • Mind Bomb

    Yaknowwhat Mind Bomb Morning Bro,

  • MaxwellHowe

    It does get tougher on the tummy

  • LeafsGuru

    TheCanucksnaphook  I just watched that movie “watermark” a couple of days ago it’s amazing how much water we waste just to supply our food demand.  Kinda makes me question if I want kids.  Feels like they will live like Max Max in the future

  • jbman5

    Loric76 jbman5 how come?