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@HHT @Dangle_My_Berries It is possible for to both look forward to playoffs and be happy about this move.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@Mattmark @Archie Vanlanda Agreed its a two fold process.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
@Mattmark Drafting is half the other half is correctly developing our draft picks. Don't undervalue that part of the process.
@Cameron19 What did he do in response?
1 week, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #59, Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., SNO)
@Wilbur @Jay31 A dirt cheap extension...which won't happen.
1 week, 3 days ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates
@phaneufoundlander @Burtonboy Wow I didn't realize it was that often.
@Cameron19 You can check my roster. I'll try to watch for proposals while at work. I'm looking to gain picks for next year.
1 week, 4 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Friedman on Polak, Kessel to Florida, and NTCs
@Mitch_S2 @Archie Vanlanda @MaxwellHowe I go to and watch Knight's games regularly.
@Mitch_S2 @MaxwellHowe The problem with that is Marner's style of play is a winger. He rarely plays centre even in JR. He does chase down the puck which might help him translate to centre but that is just so rare.
@LN-093 @In it to Winnik What's more scary is that they could have had Toews as well.
1 week, 6 days ago on Dave Nonis on Hockey Central at Noon
1050 actually putting on a good show today.
@Dan39 That is an interesting idea.
2 weeks ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@Dan39 @mcloki @Burtonboy If Phaneuf is a top two defenseman than he isn't over paid by 2 million. Top two defenseman command major salaries these days. Look as the Orpik and Niskanen deals. They are not top two.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)
@Dogger I'm not saying he is a bust. But 20 points is a large margin.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Savo43 @leafmealone If LA wins the cup the 1st pick loses a lot of value compared to Provorov
@Dan39 @Archie Vanlanda @DWCMLHS I have only seen him play once so that's not really enough to make a great assessment. But in the top prospects game I thought he looked great. Smooth skating all around defenseman. Not the kind you don't notice and thats a good thing, the kind that controls the pace of the game. Marner is a winger most of the time. Ive seen him the most out of anyone. He has a ton of skill. I just think it is a really hard choice to make because he have that player in Nylander. We can always use more skill but there are different skillsets and we need diversity. If we get him its still a great pick.
@Dan39 @Archie Vanlanda @DWCMLHS McDavid Eichel Hanifin Strome Provorov Marner... after that I have't seen enough to have any idea.
@DWCMLHS @Archie Vanlanda I get the best player available thing if the scouts think there is a large difference in skill. But if not positional need should be looked at.
@DWCMLHS @Archie Vanlanda Pretty close to what I would have. My list is different for who I think they should draft though.
@DWCMLHS Is that an order for who the Leafs should draft or of the best player?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Yan28 Should be...Will they be able to pull that off?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: “If it’s not here, it’s not here”
@mr_hanie Robidas contract doesn't matter. We shouldn't be a cap team for the next few years and then he will be off the books when it matter. Clarkson is another story.
@HHT @Archie Vanlanda @.Kong. I see him ending up as a winger.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Report: Brendan Shanahan set to go nuclear on Leafs roster
@.Kong. The 4th spot will yield either Hanifin or Strome.
Hayes doesn't understand that Phil is going too. Too busy kissing Franson's ass for willing to talk to the media.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4
@DylanJ @Komas Taberle @philthethrill They didn't bring these players in to build around. They were brought in to supplement the young core which they have been drafting.
@TheLoovTrain All day baby.
@Anthony Petrielli @Archie Vanlanda @NinetyThree I'm just messing with you.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Leafs Notebook – February 10
@Anthony Petrielli @NinetyThree Taking all the credit again...
@Cameron19 Do you have to retain the same percentage for the length of the contract?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Reimer to start third consecutive
@Dan39 @happy_gilmour Hopefully from 3rd to 1st you mean.
@Cameron19 There is absolute truth to certain goalies needing actions to stay in the game. Its a very difficult mental game. The thing that surprises me is that goalies who are calm and smooth in the crease like Bern are usually that are good at handling low shot totals.
@Dan39 @Archie Vanlanda @Cameron19 @TheLoovTrain I'm not particularly worried. I am hoping both Phil and Dion will be moved, Cody won't be signed, bozak will be moved. Those moves will greatly alter the pay structure for this team.
@Cameron19 @TheLoovTrain It would be nice to go into a season without being on the cap. Allows flexibility to make moves and take advantage of that space. Also a rebuilding team shouldn't be anywhere near the cap.
@Mitch_S2 @Archie Vanlanda @LyGuy Hockey DB has him at 171 lbs and 5 11.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks
@Mitch_S2 @Archie Vanlanda @LyGuy Then I was lied to by TSN.
@LyGuy @Mitch_S2 Barzal gets compared to RNH in body shape and play style.
@Yaknowwhat @Archie Vanlanda @TheLoovTrain No I think you look to sign some veteran FA. Even if you have to overpay you get them on short term deals. Target guys who play well in their own end and known for their off the ice work ethic. This will provide a good environment to bring our own drafted talent into.
This team will not be good next year. Even if we get McDavid. So i'm not concerned about the defense being made up of all stars.
@Yaknowwhat @Archie Vanlanda @TheLoovTrain I am not concerned about with the one or the other debate. Move them both for what you can. GMs can do more than one thing at once. ....One would think.
@Yaknowwhat @TheLoovTrain @Archie Vanlanda No one expecting the world for Franson. I take what I can get from him and move on being happy that his long term contract is not on my books.
@Yaknowwhat I just don't understand signing him to a long term deal right now. By the time we can compete he will be at least 30. Foot speed is already his biggest issue. If you need veteran defensemen there are some in FA that you can sign to short term deal. Even if you have to pay higher dollars to get them to sign short term its worth it. Because as they come off the books we can slowly bring in our own drafted talent.
Cody can gain the team some assets that will be developing with the new core. Ill take that all day.
@Burtonboy Trade them all. Gain back specific pieces and UFAs to make this place a good environment to introduce young players into. Build through the draft.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Small Victories
@Yaknowwhat I would much rather Strome the ROR. What it will take to get him I can't say.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Small Victories
@Yaknowwhat @Archie Vanlanda It probably isn't very fun for players who are used to free wheeling and not back checking to be asked to start doing those things. He will be gone in the off season. If he had any chance of staying its getting blown up right now.
@Yaknowwhat At this point I view it as he will get the rest of the season. Over the summer they will look for a longer term head coach. If Hoarcheck can teach some fundamental defensive theory and skills along the way good. These players need it.
@MaxwellHowe @Archie Vanlanda I think it would be important to bring in other players that would develop at the same time with McDavid. Its a big mistake to think that tanking for one year and getting one player will turn this team around. That is not how it works.
@MaxwellHowe It wouldn't change my mind about a rebuild. It would still mean moving out players who don't fit the mold that we want to play. It would mean bringing young players onto the team slowly in protected positions and surrounding them with Vets on short contracts.
@peterbleafs What did Nilsson do to you?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em
@Burtonboy He has no idea how to value players for trades or contracts. I do like what he says about length of contracts to RFAs though. There is no need to be giving long term contracts out.
@Cameron19 I think it would be a good move too. Adding to our centre depth. Last night there was discussion about our centre depth for next season. If we added Berglund to that it would help a lot. I also like the idea of adding Courtier to that group. All of the sudden we have to good match up centres to run with Naz. Still not a contending group but they can cycle. Its the type of group that we can bring our new young high end draft pick into and help them develop not hang them out to dry from the start.
4 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em