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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Sep 14 @ 11:23 AM ET
Eklund: Is Matthews OK with not being given an "A"?
JLO961
Edmonton Oilers
Location: MTL, QC
Joined: 01.16.2013

Sep 14 @ 11:26 AM ET
It's not a "Babcock mind game", it is Babsy turning a boy into a man, making him search deep within and teaching him to self-motivate himself to the top of the heap. Hopefully Matthews can do it and if/when he does, he will give Make Babcock full credit. Best coach out there! He cares about his players.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Sep 14 @ 11:27 AM ET
The Leafs' dressing room is now hopelessly divided.

It's pretty obvious that Matthews now hates Marleau. Absolutely despises him.

Time to blow it up and start over.

Just like the Senators.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Is there a better, more complete hockey player in the world right now than Grigorenko? I think NYET!
Joined: 06.30.2006

Sep 14 @ 11:32 AM ET
The Leafs' dressing room is now hopelessly divided.

It's pretty obvious that Matthews now hates Marleau. Absolutely despises him.

Time to blow it up and start over.

Just like the Senators.

- Atomic Wedgie


This is sad, but true.

LeafsPain54
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 05.24.2017

Sep 14 @ 11:33 AM ET
I wish I could have the last 5 mins of my life back. What a stupid article.
Fan101
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 07.08.2007

Sep 14 @ 11:33 AM ET
The JT effect is already working in TOR. Fix it by dealing AM to NYI for JT's OHL buddy Clutterbuck.

Marleau was one of Lou's signings to build a vet presence.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Sep 14 @ 11:38 AM ET
Babs has coached great players and made great players even better.

Also, when did hockey become a soap opera? Social Media twisted the manliest of sports into some soap opera.

Every article out of Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto has nothing to do with hockey but so much BS. Its really stupid
JACMAN
Joined: 02.10.2010

Sep 14 @ 11:38 AM ET
Don't start. Non issue.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Is there a better, more complete hockey player in the world right now than Grigorenko? I think NYET!
Joined: 06.30.2006

Sep 14 @ 11:39 AM ET
Wow what a stupid blog.
sskkoo1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: You are all Weirdos, NY
Joined: 06.06.2012

Sep 14 @ 11:42 AM ET
The Leafs' dressing room is now hopelessly divided.

It's pretty obvious that Matthews now hates Marleau. Absolutely despises him.

Time to blow it up and start over.

Just like the Senators.

- Atomic Wedgie



What's the issue between Matthews and Marleau?
Bullot
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 07.14.2010

Sep 14 @ 11:46 AM ET
Yeah non issue unless AM makes it an issue. What’s he suppose to do wine and cry, I want a letter. Who cares!? Everyone knows he’s the best player and when he gets it he gets it. Leafs are on the cusp of having a great run for years to come and as usual the media is stirring things up. Sure this was a discussion the 1st day but is it really news worthy over and over again. Babcock has his methods and without all the info we are only speculating. Far as I’m concerned the only issue we have is trading Nylander for someone who wants to be here.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Is there a better, more complete hockey player in the world right now than Grigorenko? I think NYET!
Joined: 06.30.2006

Sep 14 @ 11:47 AM ET
Yeah non issue unless AM makes it an issue. What’s he suppose to do wine and cry, I want a letter. Who cares!? Everyone knows he’s the best player and when he gets it he gets it. Leafs are on the cusp of having a great run for years to come and as usual the media is stirring things up. Sure this was a discussion the 1st day but is it really news worthy over and over again. Babcock has his methods and without all the info we are only speculating. Far as I’m concerned the only issue we have is trading Nylander for someone who wants to be here.
- Bullot


The media stirring things up?

This is Ek posting the usual clickbait.
PinkSock
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 07.23.2010

Sep 14 @ 11:52 AM ET
What a steaming pile of turtle poop. Grow up Eklund
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Liljegren tanked to get the Leafs
Joined: 07.14.2011

Sep 14 @ 11:53 AM ET
Nope. He'll be off to Arizona after next year.

Matthews is fuming apparently.
HellsBells
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: halifax, NS
Joined: 07.23.2007

Sep 14 @ 11:54 AM ET
is there not enough real drama with other teams that you pretend to know about?
what a stupid blog.
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Liljegren tanked to get the Leafs
Joined: 07.14.2011

Sep 14 @ 11:55 AM ET
What's the issue between Matthews and Marleau?
- sskkoo1

They hate each other. Matthews said he will never go back to Marleau's house.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Is there a better, more complete hockey player in the world right now than Grigorenko? I think NYET!
Joined: 06.30.2006

Sep 14 @ 11:57 AM ET
They hate each other. Matthews said he will never go back to Marleau's house.
- walshyleafsfan


I heard he un-friended Marleau on Facebook. Babcock needs to be fired.
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Liljegren tanked to get the Leafs
Joined: 07.14.2011

Sep 14 @ 11:58 AM ET
I heard he un-friended Marleau on Facebook. Babcock needs to be fired.
- Aetherial

Jesus. I didn't know it was that bad.

Feck it. Irreparable.

Well it was a fun 2 years.
nyislsbossy
Joined: 05.31.2016

Sep 14 @ 11:58 AM ET
i truly believe mattews will play at some point in AZ. maybe 5 yrs down the road.......
islansjet
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 03.13.2017

Sep 14 @ 11:59 AM ET
July 1, 2019 the Arizona Coyotes sign hometown boy and franchise savior Matthews to a $14-$15 mil per year offer sheet. This forces the Leafs to match which will put them in cap hell for the next 7 years.
Leafcup
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Aurora, ON
Joined: 06.16.2016

Sep 14 @ 11:59 AM ET
Matthews is in leadership development....he will directly go Captain soon
spazzbot
Location: Maple Zombie
Joined: 02.14.2013

Sep 14 @ 12:00 PM ET
The real question ... is Matthews mom ok with this
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Liljegren tanked to get the Leafs
Joined: 07.14.2011

Sep 14 @ 12:00 PM ET
July 1, 2019 the Arizona Coyotes sign hometown boy and franchise savior Matthews to a $14-$15 mil per year offer sheet. This forces the Leafs to match which will put them in cap hell for the next 7 years.
- islansjet

Leafs won't be able to match after they sign Nylabder and Marner to similar 15m deals.

It's unfolding right before our eyes.
Liamano
New York Rangers
Location: When I order Chinese, I ask fo, NY
Joined: 08.01.2007

Sep 14 @ 12:00 PM ET
It's not a "Babcock mind game", it is Babsy turning a boy into a man, making him search deep within and teaching him to self-motivate himself to the top of the heap. Hopefully Matthews can do it and if/when he does, he will give Make Babcock full credit. Best coach out there! He cares about his players.
- JLO961


My God that's beautiful, you're like Oprah
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Liljegren tanked to get the Leafs
Joined: 07.14.2011

Sep 14 @ 12:02 PM ET
Matthews is in leadership development....he will directly go Captain soon
- Leafcup

Bullpoop. The Toronto media are the worst. It's a fishbowl and the media are just the worst.

Fine bloggers, from our two great nations, like Eklund, really read between the lines and scoop out the real issues.

Laffs fans think they're gonna get Tavares. Yeah just like all the rest.

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