Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links

Phil Kessel Fighting
VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 2: Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks and Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs drop their gloves to fight during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on November 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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  • peterbleafs

    No comments and only 9 people listening…wow everyone is away. crickets…..

  • conis

    peterbleafs Yea, not much to see here these days.  I’m not sure what to do on the internet anymore..this site is where I start and end while at work.  Need some hockey!!

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/504272731215765504
    Dubas “in hockey there is a mad rush to get the sport where baseball, basketball and soccer is. That takes time. Can’t rush the approach”

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/504272861327286272
    Dubas “in Toronto we want to investigate and analyze all parts of the game”

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/504273286281560064
    Dubas “the analytics part is what everyone clings to and writes about. That’s just a small portion of my job with the Leafs”

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/504273565932617729
    Dubas “through the first month people have been receptive to change”

    I wonder how receptive crazy old Cliff Fletcher has been

  • Mattmark

    @conis peterbleafs Time to pull out the old tape cassettes of Gretzky dismantling Swedish, Czech and Russian defenses in international matches.

  • Komas Taberle

    The only time Fletcher accepts change is when some one changes his diapers.

  • MaxwellHowe

    From the Puck daddy article on 10 most fascinating players to watch:
    9. http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/3342/, http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/teams/car/
    He’s already been http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/07/26/4031698/canes-new-coach-low-key-but-ready.html after coming off his worst offensive season.
    Watching how Staal reacts to that will be fascinating enough, but so is seeing how the franchise reacts to Staal. Talk continues that he’s been shopped, with two more years at $8.25 million against the cap. Thing is, this season and next see Staal due $18.75 million in base salary. That’s a lot of scratch for most teams.
    If only there was some franchise, perhaps co-owned by two major media companies, that needed a No. 1 center and had a seemingly bottomless pit of revenue from which to draw …
    Its an interesting thought… is Eric Staal in decline OR is this a unique opportunity for the Leafs to get a legit #1 C, who had an off year,  while his stock is currently low.  Be tough to make it work under the cap though.  Not to mention a NTC.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke https://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/504275790977310720
    Dubas “we haven’t necessarily brought anyone in yet [RE Charron, Metcalf, Pettapiece]”