Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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Brendan Shanahan Leafs

Brendan Shanahan told reporters yesterday that the Leafs‘ next front office hire  (perhaps a cap guy to fill Claude Loiselle’s position?) will be announced sometime next week.

In other Leafs news, pictured below is what the new Legends Row monument outside the ACC will look like once completed, courtesy of James Mirtle. Teeder Kennedy was the first name unveiled for the monument yesterday.

 

courtesy @mirtle

courtesy @mirtle

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2051 comments
mike_84
mike_84

seems tsn4 will show 26 games this year. wtf channel is tsn4??

ingy56
ingy56

Lots of Mike Johnson love on Twitter right now, I don't get it myself. 

Mcost61
Mcost61

David Pagnotta@TheFourthPeriod 1m

For Leafs: 28 games on Sportsnet & Sportsnet Ontario; 24 games on HNIC; 4 games in CITY; 26 games on TSN4.

ingy56
ingy56

@mike_84 Probably the one that will cost you an extra $4 a month

Mcost61
Mcost61

@Burtonboy  Great 1st pass and smooth skater, but like our other D men, afraid to shoot

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@ingy56 Torts is right . The guy is weird but he has a sense of humor at least.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

If 1% of the population likes the sweater that's 13,000,000 new Leaf fans!

Mcost61
Mcost61

@ingy56 @mike_84  My pet peeve, they give us channels we don't want to watch. Why can't we pick and choose?

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy He was a terrific pick, however every team in the top 10 got a terrific pick, meaning we didnt gain any ground on anyone else by drafting Nylander.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I don't know why but I'm thinking Sweden after nine games with the Leafs after having a good camp. He only got in 22 games in the elite league last year, so a lot will depend on how he stacks up against bigger, faster guys in camp.

ingy56
ingy56

@TheCanucksnaphook @ingy56 MLSE will be looking for new revenue streams as their investment maxes out. I think the teachers realized this and that's why they opted to sell out. My guess is it will be "premium" games such as against Montreal and other teams with superstars or rivalries. I have no doubt this will happen, their abilities to suck their fanbase dry knows no bounds. 

Reversethecurse13
Reversethecurse13

@Burtonboy I think it was in interview of an AGM from here, but he basically said "we don't make the decision really, the player makes it for us".

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@TheCanucksnaphook @peterbleafs @Burtonboy No you dont.  Nylander is a probability only at this point just like everyone else.  But we had no 2nd rounder which nets out we have a lower probability than most other teams to get quality NHL players. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Reversethecurse13 @Burtonboy As it should be . Other things tend to interfere though . I have a feeling he will play for the Marlies if he doesn't make the Leafs out right . Be great to have him close for a call up when needed 

Reversethecurse13
Reversethecurse13

@Burtonboy There's not exactly stiff competition for the second-line winger position. He may have more skill than any of the competitors, but, as it should, being defensively responsible and having a complete game will be considered.

Most teams who are trying to win don't like to play through rookie mistakes. So my guess would be starts the season with the Marlies or Sweden. If Marlies (my hope), he can get call-ups for injuries.