Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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Gary Bettman
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  • drummond

    2 teams in Toronto would be huge!!!!

  • Savo43

    drummond It could easily be done. Alot of Leaf fans thats are fed up with MLSE would probably jump ship too -.-

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DgsgWHQfY0 Kouba

    They should relocate the bleeding teams in the first place.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Not that I put too much stock in PPP, but their ranking of Garrett Sparks as the #18 Leaf prospect does bring in focus the lack of high end goaltending prospects in the system.  Bibeau has a long way to go.  Might be something the Leafs target in terms of draft or the possible (likely) March trade deadline fire sale.

  • https://twitter.com/ElliotSaccucci Elliot Saccucci

    MaxwellHowe Partly a function of having two quality goaltenders in the NHL in their mid-20’s. Makes the need for high-end goaltending prospects less pressing.

  • Mind Bomb

    Good morning Folks

  • LeafFan15

    Am I the only one not wanting another team in Toronto? I like Toronto known for Leafs Nation.

  • LeafFan15

    Mind Bomb Morning man

  • MaxwellHowe

    There’s a fair chance that by the summer of 2015, there’ll only be one left.  Not pressing, but I do think the Leafs should have used a 3rd to 5th round draft pick to get a goalkeep.

  • Mind Bomb

    LeafFan15 Nope I dont care for it, going to create many Turncoats :)

  • Mind Bomb

    LeafFan15 Mind Bomb Sup man

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe Really you think they will Trade Bernier instead of Re-signing him ? Riems back in Goal lol

  • LeafFan15

    Mind Bomb LeafFan15 Talking to a friend who just called the Audi R8 shitty.

  • Mind Bomb

    LeafFan15 Mind Bomb Hmm, whats he drive ? I like the Audi, cant afford one, but still like it lol

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Hold onto your hats boys !!!!
    https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/504961247230828544
    Watch: Live-stream of the ice being painted at Air Canada Centre starts at 9am today! :: http://t.co/Ec5lfLJfG6 https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMLTalk?src=hash

  • LeafFan15

    Mind Bomb LeafFan15 Nah we can’t afford that stuff lmao. We were just discussing cars. 

    He drives a fuckin’ Toyota Prius lmao. We’re only 17 but we’re aiming to buy decent cars when we get older.

  • Loric76

    Mind Bomb morning MB

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    LeafFan15 Mind Bomb Your friend is an idiot.

  • LeafFan15

    TheCanucksnaphook LeafFan15 Mind Bomb Hell ya he is.

  • MaxwellHowe

    The shark has been jumped

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    MaxwellHowe a while ago.  But this is a good signal that the Fonz should retire.

  • Loric76

    LeafFan15 C’mon, what’s another basement dwelling team among friends…we don’t have enough laughing stock franchises in this town

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    LeafFan15 TheCanucksnaphook Mind Bomb If I was getting a car in the segment it would be the Porsche Cayman S.  The r8 is solid car and maybe one of the better looking at that price point.

  • Mind Bomb

    LeafFan15 Mind Bomb Nice man, learn to drive on the Beaters ! But, it is hard to look cool in a Prius :) 

    I was never A big Car guy to be honest, I always drove Beater cars for a grand, I would Rather spend 60 K on a House/Cottage.

    People ask what kinda car I would get if I won the Lottery, I tell them a Limo, I have people to drive me, I will be in the back with the strippers :)

  • Mind Bomb

    Loric76 Mind Bomb Sup Lor

  • MaxwellHowe

    Might be good…sort out the weak

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 LeafFan15 I could see expansion in Toronto because the NHL is about making money adn there are no greater suckers than the ones in the GTA.

  • LeafFan15

    TheCanucksnaphook LeafFan15 Mind Bomb Imo the r8 design is a notch higher than the Porsche Cayman S but I do like ur taste in cars.

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook lol I stayed home today for this!?

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    LeafFan15 TheCanucksnaphook Mind Bomb Design is better, but the Cayman is a pure sleeper, and keeps its styling cues consistent with the Porsche brand.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 TheCanucksnaphook Yup called in sick just so I could watch them paint the ice !!

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook Loric76 LeafFan15 says the man that’s about to spend the next 8 hours watching paint dry

  • LeafFan15

    Mind Bomb LeafFan15 The thrill in cars is driving em ;).

    Sucks because I drive a Camry at the moment. You can’t look cool in that either.

  • MaxwellHowe

    and not pressing….until one of those two get injured and Garrett Sparks is your back-up

  • LeafFan15

    TheCanucksnaphook LeafFan15 Mind Bomb

    Another argument design wise which do u prefer, the Ferrari California or the Ferrari F12?

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Drafting goalies is a bigger crap shoot than forwards.  PLUS at this time the market has enough serviceable backups that you could find if Bernier or Reimer go down with injury.

    I like our tandem moving forward, lets keep the shots under 35 (teams like LA, STL see fewer than 20 on a lot of nights) and we should be ok with their durability.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    LeafFan15 TheCanucksnaphook Mind Bomb You didnt ask about the Tesla.  If I had 100k to spend on a car that would be the one.

  • MaxwellHowe

    It is a crapshoot – thats why ya gotta play the odds and take one (or even two) each year (IMHO)

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    @MaxwellHowe BUT the problem with taking too many is the shelf life of most of them.  You get a quality starter and its 5-7 years and there is no chance of promotion within the system.  Its a fine line.

    is it not?

  • Burtonboy

    MaxwellHowe We only have 3 teams for them to play . One of the tough things about goalies is getting them Ice time

  • LeafFan15

    TheCanucksnaphook LeafFan15 Mind Bomb I’m gonna lower the scale a bit, Ford Mustang or a Mazda 6?

    Dad’s got cousins who work at the showrooms. So pretty much stuck with those two. 

    The Ford Mustang has a good classic look but I’m getting bad reviews about Fords.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Sure…but if you have many good ones develop, nice trade bait

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/TMLeafsaholics

    https://twitter.com/TMLeafsaholics/status/504965739967942656

    41 Days Leafsaholics. http://t.co/nGjJqhyhUX

  • LeafFan15

    Loric76 I would have liked those pics if he was still on the team.

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe Hhaha The New name, the Toronto Cull ?

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    MaxwellHowe #tuuka

  • Mind Bomb

    LeafFan15 Mind Bomb You look cooler than the other 17 year olds taking the Bus :)

  • LeafFan15

    I dunno if this has been discussed already but where the hell is Bruffins?

  • LeafFan15

    Mind Bomb LeafFan15 Nah everyone drives now. Only a few take the bus.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    LeafFan15 Yes where the hell indeed.