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@Loric76 @Greg Fenton @Cameron19 STL is a contender and he would have been 1C on STL. 

He's a career point-a-game center. Those barely exist.

4 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics

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In an early meeting between Tim Leiweke and the board of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in spring of 2013, the board asked their future CEO who he would like to hire as the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Brian Burke, Leiweke told them, knowing full well what that meant. He liked Brian Burke.

As Burke had recently been fired by the men in the room, it was a bit of an awkward moment. Leiweke has since talked about planning a Leafs parade, so it wasn’t the last.

3 hours, 10 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics

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@Xxxxxnew HA - he had it on windows tablets before ipads. 

23 hours, 45 minutes ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@Greg Fenton @Alec Brownscombe We're paying Clarkson $5.2m a year for 11pts. Can we not crack open $150-200k for a Harvard grad with a PhD from UCLA?

1 day ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@LeafFan15 @Dangle_My_Berries I think @Burtonboy has an 82" TV which is badass as fuck.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@FloorHockeyFlopper @DeclanK Not in the band any longer. Still all my close buds, tho.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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Anyone into hardcore/punk - my old band just released a new EP today. 

http://thenewenemy.bandcamp.com/album/evolve-to-destroy-ep

Anyone afraid of heavy music need not click. ;-)

1 day, 16 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@loomx @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan That leads the Leafs D in points last year.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@loomx @Murph2417 One of the best modern day Irish poets for sure. How he's alive is a miracle. 

1 day, 17 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@burtonboy12 Picture stuff like this for hockey and I think you could get some great data.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@burtonboy12 

Saw you posting about SportsVu - the technology definitely exists in various forms. 

http://youtu.be/QHdmviq1kyg?t=12m50s

1 day, 17 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@JMAC17 Just won Polaris award for best indy act. Prestigious.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@CanuckUKinToronto HAHA - I could call up Peddie. Wonder if he'd want to get the band back together.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@lukethenuke @Alec Brownscombe @TheCanucksnaphook @Burtonboy

I read a disturbing amount on the game and Gus is the best read for me. Getting to a point where I'm not learning as much anymore and the one person where I continually learn from is from Gus. 

He's basically a triple threat and there aren't many of those out there (Systems, Amateur / Pro Scouting & Analytics/Stats) - he can do it all. He should be working for an NHL team at this stage. 

Congrats to Cam, but there's a long list of people that are more qualified than he is. 

1 day, 20 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@Burtonboy @DeclanK 6'5-6'6, I think. haha

1 day, 23 hours ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@dlb Mad @DeclanK

Kessel hasn't cracked 40. They're potting 60 (Stamkos) and AO (65)? Not sure what to tell you. 


Kessel is awesome and would take him over Ovechkin, but Stamkos can score many more ways than Kessel, is better one-on-one,  and is better able to withstand physical punishment. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@dlb Mad @DeclanK

He won the award for best forward at the Olympics. 

Safe to say they thought he was pretty good. 

Stamkos is on another level from Kessel, tho. You know that, right?

3 days, 1 hour ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@Cameron19 @dlb Mad Remember seeing Keith matched up vs Kessel in the Olympics for the first shift and said "Kessel will embarrass him" before the game ever started. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMqhKMHEaY


Didn't play against him after that.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@Cameron19 @DeclanK

Assuming you're on a PC, which I haven't used in few years - click the Print Screen key and then click paste using Microsoft Paint (haha.. paint). Then save? I think that's how i used to screen cap on a pc.

3 days, 3 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@Cameron19 Could screen cap it, save as a PNG/JPG 

3 days, 3 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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Maple Leafs relying on new faces to spark turnaround

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=728425

3 days, 3 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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Goalie competition tops Maple Leafs' five questions

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=728428

3 days, 3 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@loomx @MaxwellHowe I expect he'll inch closer to it this year. He'll touch 60pts this year, is how I see it and those are fantastic numbers for a 2C–one of the best in the league for one.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@loomx @MaxwellHowe He had a very good look when Bozak went down this year and he wasn't able to make it stick. 

4 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@TheCanucksnaphook @Randy Carlyle Q. Can you talk about the decision to keep Randy Carlyle? It’s been highly polarizing among the fan base – can you give us your reasons why that was the decision and not making a change.

“Well Dave and I talked about all of our options and we felt that was the best option going forward. The feedback I got from last year and maybe the last couple years was that the coaching staff, there needed to be some changes. So we discussed what changes we were going to make and what other options there were.

“At the end of the day, we felt that as a head coach, Randy is still a respected, talented head coach, but for whatever reason, the mix was not working and the message wasn’t necessarily [getting through] – not due to any one person’s fault.

“Sometimes the mix and the freshness of maybe some new people working with Randy and some different personalities, guys with different personalities from Randy, might complement what he is more. Our hope is that the success that he has had as a coach, he’s won a Stanley Cup, you look around at the different people are available, but Dave and I made the decision that Randy deserved [a shot] to give us the best chance to have success.”

Q. Is that a stylistic thing at all? Do you like the way the Leafs played?

“I think there’s some changes [needed]. I think Randy also recognizes there are some changes to the system that need to occur. Specifically in our defensive zone. Whether the Leafs manage to get into the playoffs this year or not, I agree with many of the fans that – and I don’t think I’m saying anything shocking, it’s not a revelation – to be outshot that often, there’s something wrong.

“There are some things about the system that were identified, applications of who was on the bench and like I said the mix, where the message wasn’t getting through. That to me will be an important adjustment that needs to be made.”

Q. Have you talked to any of the players about that? Was that part of what informed you about what was happening with the assistants?

“Yeah. The players supported the coaching staff. I think a lot of them felt confused and not confident with the – there’s a defensive style they played I guess last year called The Swarm that has been successful with certain other teams and wasn’t successful here. That’s something that the players felt – I think with five games to go [the coaches] tried to switch to more traditional defensive zone coverage, but it was probably a little bit too late by then.

“So I think that Randy is a talented coach and I think he – like a lot of our players – has to look in the mirror and figure out how they can all come back and be better. I think that’s part of any winning organization. That has to happen from everyone at the end of the season. Even in successful seasons.”

Q. One of the things that raised a red flag is that Randy continually said he wasn’t sure what the problem was or how to fix it, and publicly there were mixed messages and confusion coming from the coaching staff. It didn’t seem like he was coming to the table with a lot of answers towards the end of the season.

“I think some of the things that are said in internal meetings are said a lot more clearly than some of the messaging to the media. I think there were maybe some unfortunate remarks over the course of the season but, look, to me the focus isn’t on words that were used. I can say that Randy, there are some things that frustrated him, and he and I met, and there were some things that as far as having a plan and wanting to follow through with the plan. I think he’s pretty clear on what he wants to do there.

“Right now we’re at a search for new assistant coaches. He’ll be a part of that. Dave and I will consult and be a part of that. And we’re hoping that we’ve got a mix that can enhance his coaching ability. I think he’s a good coach. I think he can be a good coach again.”

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@theacs1966 @DeclanK @loomx @-Keon LA scratched him a ton and the Blue Jackets scratched him a ton too. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@theacs1966 @DeclanK @loomx @-Keon History is not on his side. He was healthy scratched regularly on both of his last teams. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@theacs1966 @DeclanK @loomx @-Keon

I'm a big Frattin fan. Was saying all year to Ant and Alec that if the Leafs have a shot at getting him back, they have to take it. Didn't anticipate having so many players to contend with, though.

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@theacs1966 @loomx @-Keon He has all the skill to play on the 2nd line with Lupul and Naz. Problem with Frattin is he checks out. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@sniperstar @DeclanK @-Keon Point is on a cup contender, he's closer to a bottom pairing player. Could debate it all day long, but the original point was that Dion hasn't been playing with great partners since he's been here. Polak isn't better than Gunnar, so this is a step backwards.

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@loomx @DeclanK @Cameron19 @Jordan29 @-Keon

Polak is a quick skater, has pretty good acceleration + stops/starts. Not in the same category as Gleason who had slow feet but had a good top speed.

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@loomx @DeclanK @Cameron19 @Jordan29 @-Keon

It was a race for an icing and they were both hauling ass. He's more than quick enough was the point. I wouldn't say he's faster than Kule.

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@sniperstar @DeclanK @-Keon

Was a good segment on TSN with Ferraro, O'Neil, McLennan in the playoffs. They were trying to place where Gunnar fits on Chicago and the general consensus was 6th D or a healthy scratch. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Cameron19 @Jordan29 @-Keon Watched the STL vs TO game a little while ago. Saw him have an even foot race on an icing with Kule from the Red Line to the Goal line and he won. Kule won fastest skater comp. in the Leafs last skills comp. Polak is a pretty quick straight line skater. Pivots are suspect.

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@-Keon Again with playing a bottom pairing defenceman with Dion. Gunnar, Kostka, Holzer, Aulie. When will the insanity stop? 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@-Keon I think he will have a hard time. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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