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Simmons talks Leafs, Quenneville and discusses tough times for ‘hockey royalty’

Amongst the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons' notes:

What Leafs management likes most about Nazem Kadri — his inherent cockiness — is also what they like least. It’s good to have that when you’re producing. Kadri’s assist Friday night in Columbus was his first in 18 Toronto games, dating back to last season. ... Determined to get David Clarkson back on track this season, the Leafs coaching staff watched every game he played in his final two seasons in New Jersey this summer to get a sense of what he did well. So far, the reset, as Randy Carlyle calls it, seems to be working out just fine.


With 712 wins, Joel Quenneville is two seasons away from moving past Al Arbour on the NHL list of all-time coaching victories. He will end up second but nowhere near Scotty Bowman’s 1,244 wins . Quenneville, by the way, began his coaching career as a playing assistant to Marc Crawford with the Leafs farm team in St. John’s.


This is a tough time for hockey royalty: Gordie Howe, Arbour, Pat Quinn are all struggling. Wish all of them, and others we may not know about, the best. And from football, our friend, Dick Thornton, who writes via e-mail: “I’m fighting the best I can.” You can follow Tricky Dicky at http://www.coachthornton.com


Simmons continues at length...

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  Tags: al+arbour, chicago+blackhawks, david+clarkson, gordie+howe, joel+quenneville, nazem+kadri, pat+quinn, randy+carlyle, scotty+bowman, toronto+maple+leafs


Chet's avatar

the sun’s pop up ads on desktop and mobile are so obtrusive and awful that you should stop covering them, GM. when their site relentlessly tries to launch new pages and pop ups to the point of crashing a browser, it is time to cut bait. they’re horseshit.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/02/14 at 03:32 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

I hate them too.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/02/14 at 03:35 AM ET

Chet's avatar

so let’s vote with our feet. no more.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/02/14 at 03:41 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

I’ll vote with my script-blocking and ad-blocking software and tell you that any time you want to read a story in the Sun newspaper chain, shoot me an email at georgemalik at kuklaskorner dot com and I’ll send you the text.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/02/14 at 03:47 AM ET

Chet's avatar

sure. meanwhile you, i, and most of the world are more sophisticated…rewarding this crap breeds more crap.

“he might know stuff about hockey, so do others. meanwhile, we don’t need the app store (btw apple caps all this for us)...

if KK has a deal just tell us.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/02/14 at 06:24 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

We do not have an affiliation agreement with the Sun chain. Shnarped Hockey, yes, Yardbarker, yes, The Sun, no.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/02/14 at 06:32 AM ET

Chet's avatar

then 86 these guys. juice not worth squeeze.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/02/14 at 06:38 AM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

Chet, you really need to install Ad-blocker.

Not so you can read articles in the Sun(nothing wrong with boycotting them), but installing Ad-blocker will increase your overall enjoyment of the internet.


Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/02/14 at 11:26 AM ET

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