Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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Brendan Shanahan Leafs
Photo: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

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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  • MaxwellHowe

    The 50 Mission cap piece is brilliant.  Two great lines:
    “Probably a favourite to win the Stanley Cup (Blackhawks), which inevitably means Andrew Shaw will be a Toronto Maple Leaf by this time next season.”
    “Danny Briere. Why pay a 36-year old $4M to put up awful (and rapidly declining) third line numbers when you could just pester Old Man Hejduk to unretire for half the price? Worst of all, the Avs actually traded a living, breathing NHL hockey player to acquire Briere. This is a guy that was too pricey for the Flyers! That’s like being the dumbest Kardashian, or the drunkest Ford brother.”

  • MLHS_Luke

    MaxwellHowe What article is this?

  • Yaknowwhat

    Good Morning Gents and Gent-ettes….3 more hours at the desk and then I am outta here!! Golf weekend here I come!!!

  • MaxwellHowe

    linked above – 50 Mission Cap

  • Mind Bomb

    Good morning Folks

  • Mind Bomb

    Yaknowwhat U Suck :)

  • Yaknowwhat

    So I wonder what Shanny and Dion are going to talk about?

  • MaxwellHowe

    The list of teams Dion will present in March when the Leafs are tanking?

  • MaxwellHowe

    Their D corps is awful – so awful, i think Dallas is a perfect destination for Cody.  Yeah, the Stars D is that bad.

  • B_Leaf

    CanuckUKinToronto

    Actually Spezza is way over rated.

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe The Winnipeg Jets are bringing a broken plastic spork to a knife fight.

  • MaxwellHowe

    This quote about the Winnipeg Jets from the 50 Mission Cap article also (IMHO) hit the nail on the head:
    This fanbase boos every opposing star player because they have none, while actively trying to run its most skilled player out of town because of vague “character issues” that they promise have nothing to do with him being black. Meanwhile, their aforementioned terrible white goalie gets convicted of a DUI, and no one cares, presumably because: (a) he’s white; and, (b) he would need some actual hockey skill to have character issues to detract from.

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe Your starting goalie: Jonathan Bernier. You have to assume he’s the definite starter since the Leafs are currently in the process of running the primary reason for their only playoff appearance in a decade out of town. That said, he’s fresh off injury, so it will be the first time every grown man in the GTA will be collectively praying for one man’s groin to stay strong.

    Hahhahha

  • golieguy19

    MaxwellHowe I’d take Shaw.

  • Cloud09

    Wonder if the Leafs have any interest in this Kevin Hayes kid. 6’3″/205 lbs LW and scored 27 goals/ 65 points in 40 games for Boston College. Would be a nice addition to the Marlies top 6.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24643265/blackhawks-pick-kevin-hayes-expected-to-test-free-agency

  • Yaknowwhat

    CanuckUKinToronto  I actually think you do need strength down the middle to be successful….when I coached minor hockey I always built my lines that way…and it paid off….solid skating centermen on each line can have a huge affect on a teams success….not just offensively….but more importantly.. defensively….that said..not sure Spezza or Seguin are defensively responsible..

  • Yaknowwhat

    MaxwellHowe  Sounds like a huge exaggeration to me ….

  • MaxwellHowe

    comedy is always exaggeration – with a kernal of truth

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/dshoalts · https://twitter.com/dshoalts/status/499945886794149888
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHL?src=hash laid some extra money on its teams thanks to Rogers TV deal but Rogers bosses already worried about losing $$$. http://t.co/BFG96QGjP3

  • MaxwellHowe

    TSN called; they would like Rogers’ bosses to go F themselves

  • Mind Bomb

    CanuckUKinToronto Mind Bomb Yaknowwhat hhhaa

  • Yaknowwhat

    Mind Bomb Yaknowwhat  Ho hum…ice cold beer…golf….bbq….somebody has to do it….haaaaa

  • Yaknowwhat

    Burtonboy  Somehow I don’t ever see Rogers losing money….

  • peterbleafs

    Yaknowwhat Captaincy and what it means…either live it or relinquish it.  I think he keeps it and Shanahan lays out his expectations of captaincy that Phaneuf has NOT fulfilled.  Now off to Toronto ugh…hate going there.

  • Burtonboy

    Yaknowwhat Burtonboy Nope but you know who will pay don’t ya.:)

  • Yaknowwhat

    peterbleafs Yaknowwhat  Hmmmm……so your saying at this point…Dion doesn’t know what it means…..yikes…

  • Yaknowwhat

    Burtonboy Yaknowwhat  yep….my rogers cellphone data plan is a joke…thankfully work pays for it….I never would..

  • Burtonboy

    Yaknowwhat Burtonboy I just went to do an upgrade with Bell . When they told me the deal I said stick it . I’ll wait till the fuckin phone packs it in

  • peterbleafs

    Yaknowwhat peterbleafs No I think he has his idea as developed with past coaching/management, but it was NOT at a standard I think shanahan will expect.

  • Yaknowwhat

    Looking at the legends row monument picture above….I’ll save MLSE a lawsuit right  now….better re think the guy jumping over the boards at the end…his skates are at the perfect level for some unsuspecting kid to walk into and smack his headfaceteeth…

  • jbman5

    Clitsome trade, just a bunch of bs?! Or is this thing happening. I feel like it would be a terrible trade anyways…

  • Yaknowwhat

    Burtonboy Yaknowwhat  Those companies and their rules make me sick…every time I go in there…I just shake my head in disgust….fee for this..fee for that….you can only get this phone if you get this plan….nickel and dime you to death….

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe Kane is not the most skilled player on the Jets, and the issues with him have nothing to do with race. How absurd.

  • Yaknowwhat

    jbman5  I heard Clitsome plays like a pussy (yikes ..was that over the line?)

  • jbman5

    Yaknowwhat jbman5 Reimer+Franson for Clitsom and a 2nd was the rumor

  • jbman5

    Yaknowwhat jbman5 Franson can up his value this season, if he can put up decent stats again. Would expect a second round pick for him (at least). Reimer will be a steal for whoever ends up with him. Fresh start would do him well.

  • MaxwellHowe

    First….its a joke.  Second, Kane is a very skilled player.  Third, I don’t think its absurd at all. It happens too frequenty in the NHL.  Subban, Kadri, Byfuglien, Simmonds have all been subject to the nonsense.

  • Burtonboy

    Yaknowwhat Burtonboy They were forced to give people 2 yrs plans . It would have wound up I would pay more monthly and a reduction in my data plan. Eff that . They have to honor the old plan on a monthly basis so fuck em .

  • peterbleafs

    jbman5 Yaknowwhat I hope not, I am secretly hoping Franson returns to form this year and at worst ups his value at trade deadline time.  Reimer I hope stays here.

  • Cameron19

    Off topic, but man, this Mike Brown stuff coming out of the States is seriously messed up.  I cannot believe we’re still dealing with brutally oppressive, white, racist police forces well into the 21st century. And most of the news outlets down there should be absolutely embarrassed at their coverage.

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 The put the lid on that last night did they not ? FBI and State police took over from the Local cops .

  • jbman5

    Cameron19 come on off topic!

  • peterbleafs

    Cameron19 The Governor of the state booted the police out yesterday and they had a quiet night last night.  Violence never calms a populace. And racisms always run deep in every culture and in every country in the world.  But the Governor did an awesome job taking control.

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe I don’t care if it’s a joke, it’s hilariously inaccurate. Kane is not a very skilled player, lol. He has one very strong skill – his shot. He doesn’t have fancy hands, he can’t pass worth a shit, he doesn’t see the play well. He’s very fast, and he has a great shot. That’s it. 

    Byfuglien is beloved here. Showing up to camp 70 pounds over weight isn’t about being black. Simmonds has been admired by most fan bases – who wouldn’t want him. Don’t let one jackass with a banana make you think otherwise; Simmonds has enjoyed a strong reputation in the NHL and little to no criticism.  And Subban would attract that kind of attention if his skin were snow white

  • Burtonboy

    jbman5 Cameron19 Mash up . Anything goes

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Cameron19 More talking about the media coverage at this point. I mean the violence and racism from the police was obviously insane. They kill a kid then respond to a peaceful and righteous protest with rubber bullets and attack dogs. Fox news runs the entire evening’s coverage around a Wal-Mart getting looted. Disgraceful.

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Burtonboy What else would expect from Fox news .

  • peterbleafs

    Cameron19 Burtonboy You didnt think that represented something?  Look at how fine the line is between chaos and peace….a significant part of their population in Ferguson was quite willing to forgo their concern over police racism and go loot a walmart for TVs and whatever.  Pretty low class population if you ask me.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/CorporalKomarov https://twitter.com/CorporalKomarov/status/500265578154958848
    hey https://twitter.com/Sportsnet smart NHL teams are hire up bloggers probably you are should hires me for do bad mouth to those fuckers at https://twitter.com/TSN_Sports

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Cameron19 I know, I know. Just gets me riled is all. They weren’t the only ones. I’m reading about lots of outlets and how they worked very hard to shift the focus away from the murdered kid. It’s so purposeful it makes me sick. 

    “How can we detract from the racism of his event”

    ‘We can focus on the difficulties of being a police officer”
    “We can talk about gang clothing and threatening gestures!”
    “Stop calling the protesters peaceful – say they’re just rioters!”