We’re forty minutes into a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game and the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team aren’t Toronto Maple Leafs hockey losing. This is pretty astonishing, and quite frankly, offensive to the tank. While we wait for the period, however, lets answer some questions. If you want your question to be in the next mailbag, either leave a comment, or tweet @tlndc or myself.
@Hsing14 asked: Do you agree with the leafs calling up Granberg today, instead of giving T.J Brennan a shot?
It makes sense. People forget that TJ Brennan isn’t waiver eligible, and that the Leafs really want him to be a key component of the Marlies playoff run. I think they’ve learned from their past mistakes with him and will both re-sign him and give him an opportunity to crack the roster in training camp, but in the meantime, his job is to be their best AHL defenceman.
@AndrewHugsDogs asked: Is there anyone in the front office other than Nonis and Fletcher you’d like to see get axed?
Why would anybody want Cliff Fletcher to get axed? I doubt he has much say in 2015, so the Leafs are basically paying him a glorified pension while adding another person to bounce ideas off of.
I selfishly want noted girlfriend haver Cam Charron fired, so I can talk to him about things other than the weather and working out. I don’t think that’s happening anytime soon, though.
@captainboxmaker asked: Why do I cry when I sleep?
Because you know that this gets worse before it gets better, and that the latter isn’t guaranteed to even happen.
@BlueJaysNinja asked: Any plans on bringing back the leaf jersey logos pre 1970?
Don’t expect anything next year, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a big vintage push in the upcoming centennial season. You just know that MLSE wants to out-do what the Montreal Canadiens did in 2009, and branding is going to play a huge part in that.
@DawsonMac asked: How has Matt Finn faired with the Marlies? How is his development coming along? Future projection?
At this point, Finn has been injured so frequently and healthy scratched too many times to even count this season as a thing to talk about. His stock has definitely dropped, which is a shame, but I’m not prepared to have a long-lasting opinion on him until the end of next season’s training camp.