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Lucas Neilson
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs Blogger, ON
Joined: 06.26.2015

Tuesday @ 10:03 AM ET
Lucas Neilson: The time is now: Maple Leafs to name a Captain and Marner August ales
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Tuesday @ 10:07 AM ET
fist... me?
lonnyBohonos
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: IL
Joined: 02.02.2017

Tuesday @ 10:11 AM ET
Wasn't a big fan of Dion the player but I don't think he did a bad job as captain. Win or lose (and there was a ton of losing), he was answering questions and taking the load off the rest of the team from the press. I don't recall him ever throwing anyone from the team under the bus.
Lucas Neilson
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs Blogger, ON
Joined: 06.26.2015

Tuesday @ 10:13 AM ET
i agree in some ways - dion was great with the fans and media.

dion would legit sign kids hats, jersey's, take pics with them, etc...

he would be last one on the bus because of it.

so i give credit to big D there. His play/fighting for his teammates wasn't exactly up to my standards
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Tuesday @ 10:15 AM ET
Eh, If Dion had a better team surrounding him people would say he was a great captain.

I think Rielly should be Leafs captain, but have my doubts it'll end up being him.
Popcorn Kid
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 02.21.2008

Tuesday @ 10:16 AM ET
I would go with Reilly
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Tuesday @ 10:19 AM ET
One of the reasons I think Dion got the C was that he came from a rabid Canadian fan base and so he was acclimated to the expectations and scrutiny that comes with playing in a market like that.

I also think he learned a helluva lot from Jerome in Calgary on how to handle things.

Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: add all u want but u will never win. torotno curse is alive. basketbal is king. another 52 years bef
Joined: 04.06.2011

Tuesday @ 10:21 AM ET
Sign Dion and give it back to the caveman.
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Tuesday @ 10:21 AM ET
I would go with Reilly
- Popcorn Kid


I agree. Rielly would be my #1 choice.

But I don't think it'll be him. I think it'll be Matthews and I have no problem with that.
The Law
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.29.2008

Tuesday @ 10:22 AM ET
If now is the time to name a captain I think it has to be JT and/or Rielly. The kids are looking out for themselves right now and that's fine but that doesn't equate to captain type poop (whatever that even is).

It sounds like MM's primary goal is to get a short term prove-he's-the-best deal. I don't think 8 years is an option (for any of the RFA's).
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Tuesday @ 10:34 AM ET
If now is the time to name a captain I think it has to be JT and/or Rielly. The kids are looking out for themselves right now and that's fine but that doesn't equate to captain type poop (whatever that even is).

It sounds like MM's primary goal is to get a short term prove-he's-the-best deal. I don't think 8 years is an option (for any of the RFA's).

- The Law



I think it has to be Matthews. This is his team.
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Tuesday @ 10:39 AM ET
1) Rielly
2) Tavares
3) Matthews

Marner 🖕
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Tuesday @ 10:44 AM ET
https://twitter.com/Sport...tatus/1161270141847556097

Great to see someone in the media finally say that Marner isn't worth insane money.
BoBBeR56
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Leaf Nation, ON
Joined: 06.30.2010

Tuesday @ 10:44 AM ET
Was listening to radio this morning and they were talking about Marner's camp wanting AM money.
So they broke it down to scoring chances created. Top3 in the NHL were McDavid, Crosby, AM.
Tavares was 2nd on Leafs, and 12th or 13th in NHL.
3rd on Leafs was...Nylander, ranked 21st in NHL.
4th on Leafs was Marner, 29th in NHL, and just ahead of Kadri.

Point and Aho were in the teens, and actually Timmo Meier, who just signed a 4yr $24mil contract was also above Marner.

AM for Captain.
BoBBeR56
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Leaf Nation, ON
Joined: 06.30.2010

Tuesday @ 10:46 AM ET
https://twitter.com/Sport...tatus/1161270141847556097

Great to see someone in the media finally say that Marner isn't worth insane money.

- GreatGigInTheSky


That was who was discussing what I just posted.
senstroll
Location: Sens Suck, ON
Joined: 02.22.2008

Tuesday @ 10:47 AM ET
AM is the best player and if i have to care who is captain, give it to Auston

PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Tuesday @ 10:51 AM ET
https://twitter.com/Sport...tatus/1161270141847556097

Great to see someone in the media finally say that Marner isn't worth insane money.

- GreatGigInTheSky



Saw that. Also, I like it.. It gives us fans even more reasons to be pissed off at his camp.
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Other than for the screw up on Laine the Leafs are making great moves. spatso
Joined: 03.14.2014

Tuesday @ 10:52 AM ET
AM is the best player and if i have to care who is captain, give it to Auston
- senstroll


tough.

long-term, no-brainer is matthews. he's not a 2nd fiddle.

short-term, hard not to give it to tavares. he was already captain of the isles.

i do think babs needs to make a move and name a captain before the start of the year.

but babs probably kicks the can down the road.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: add all u want but u will never win. torotno curse is alive. basketbal is king. another 52 years bef
Joined: 04.06.2011

Tuesday @ 10:54 AM ET
https://twitter.com/Sport...tatus/1161270141847556097

Great to see someone in the media finally say that Marner isn't worth insane money.

- GreatGigInTheSky

That's the moron behind the Habs Eyes on the Prize.
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Tuesday @ 10:58 AM ET
That's the moron behind the Habs Eyes on the Prize.
- AdamFrench


Scabby wrote that?
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Disguise Delimit., QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Tuesday @ 11:02 AM ET
Lucas Neilson: The time is now: Maple Leafs to name a Captain and Marner
August ales

- Lucas.Neilson



I think Marner already has a name, it's "Mitchell" (or more affectionately, "Mitch")
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Tuesday @ 11:06 AM ET
That's the moron behind the Habs Eyes on the Prize.
- AdamFrench


I don't know what that is but I guess this guy is just a broken clock, then?
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Tuesday @ 11:09 AM ET
I think Marner already has a name, it's "Mitchell" (or more affectionately, "Mitch")
- Pat1993



'round these parts, we refer to him as "Mariner"
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Disguise Delimit., QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Tuesday @ 11:15 AM ET
'round these parts, we refer to him as "Mariner"
- PatC80



Marinera's bringin' the special sauce this year baby!
Lucas Neilson
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs Blogger, ON
Joined: 06.26.2015

Tuesday @ 11:18 AM ET
its mitch the orchard marner get it right bud!
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