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Roger Neilson was going to that but remembered he was on TV so he took a towel and waved the white flag on the ends of a stick instead.

http://youtu.be/a8oBzKfP2jc

58 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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I think they might be OK for the next couple of years with the new revenue streams before costs catch up, that's the problem I see. If the league balances the league with a couple of new teams they might be OK for a while. Pure profit on franchise fees, no sharing with the players.

1 hour, 11 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Would have been interesting to see where we would be right now. I remember Roy talking about how sitting down with Duchene and Stastny were among the first things on his list when he got to Denver.

1 hour, 18 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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For sure. I'm wondering how attached he is to,living in Colorado. He might give up cash to stay for a longer deal.

1 hour, 25 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Capgeek has them with 17 players signed next year with $25 million in cap space. Depends on ownership if they decide this is a point where the group is worth a spending spree.

1 hour, 35 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Many were surprised to learn he even had a heart.

Yes, I'd have to say the start of the dumbest Leaf era. Management publicly attacking Sittler as a "cancer". Bringing back Carl Brewer in his 40s. The team went on to 11 years where they never won more games in any season than they lost. Fans have it easy these days.

2 hours, 18 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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That's when he had the heart attack.

2 hours, 25 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Leaf fan relive so many past atrocities. I'm still pissed at the way management crapped on Mahovlich, Keon and Sittler. I think the bad karma from those days still infects the organization.

2 hours, 27 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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You said "record" which I took to mean wins/losses. They certainly weren't the team they were last season.

2 hours, 35 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Carlyle's record was great last year and until March this year. In fact last season was one of the best team efforts I've seen from a Leaf club in a decade.

2 hours, 38 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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He quit while he was ahead after 17 games.

2 hours, 44 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Quenneville, Hitch, Boudreau, Sutter, Julien are all geezers between 55-65 who have their teams at the top of their game.

2 hours, 44 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Sorry. Spacing got stripped out when I pasted it.

3 hours ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Leafs coaches since the befinning of 1970. Wins losses ties. Winning %.

John McLellan 117 136 42 .462

King Clancy* 9 3 3 .750

Red Kelly* 133 123 62 .516

Roger Neilson. 75 62 23 .541

Floyd Smith 30 33 5 .477

Dick Duff. 0 2 0 .000

Punch Imlach. 5 5 0 .500

Joe Crozier 13 22 5 .388

Mike Nykoluk. 89 144 47 .402

Dan Maloney. 45 100 15 .328

John Brophy. 64 111 18 .378

George Armstrong. 17 26 4 .404

Doug Carpenter 39 47 5 .456

Tom Watt 52 80 17 .406

Pat Burns 133 107 41 .546

Nick Beverley. 9 6 2 .588

Mike Murphy 60 87 17 .418

Pat Quinn 300 196 78 .591

Paul Maurice 76 66 22 .530

Ron Wilson 130 135 45 .492

Randy Carlyle 70 62 16 .527

3 hours, 2 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Lefties are deadly in hockey fights. Chris Simon could throw both equally well.

3 hours, 59 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Just heard that Gunnarson has had a hip problem for weeks. Recurrence form injury that sidelined him last year. Stuff is still coming out.

4 hours, 1 minute ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Small AHLer knocked out John Scott last week with a left hook.

http://youtu.be/ao8qZ3huAdk

4 hours, 5 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Loved brownie but he was injured so much. Missed more than 60 games in just two seasons.

4 hours, 33 minutes ago on Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

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Winnipeg Jets fan chatter

1 day, 22 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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Reminds me a lot of brett Hull. Rink tilted slightly.

1 day, 22 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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I've been seeing players from lots of teams back off since they started the hit to the head suspensions.

1 day, 23 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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Yeah, he was at the young end of that draft, turned 18 close to draft day.

2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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What's Gauthier up to now that his junior team has been eliminated? Marlies? Or no?

2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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Tumbleweeds. People aren't even watching the Raptors on TV.

2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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Not sure if I want Bozie going over after losing almost 1/3 of the season to injury.

2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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Don't disagree. I could see some upsets though. Curious to see how Tampa does without Bishop.

2 days ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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8th overall draft picks.

2 days, 18 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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Is he. Fred Perlini's kid? Former fringe leaf.

2 days, 18 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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Gauthier' s team got beat out tonight. Eligible for Marlies?

2 days, 19 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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It was in all the papers last week. Gunnerson said the same thing.

2 days, 20 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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So how many players in that group have veto power on that move.

2 days, 20 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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Corsi's system is actually different to the one everyone talks about.

“In a 24-shot game, (a goaltender) may see 60 actions, but it never results in a shot,” Corsi says. “You can't just say 'that's not going to be on goal.' He'll have to react.”

It was that line of thinking that led Corsi to begin tracking shot attempts, rather than just shots on goal. Shots that miss the net, and even shots that are blocked, all require a goalie to react.

“I was trying to measure the amount of work that a goalie does,” Corsi says.

“What happened along the way, this fella, an engineer in California … tied it into the work that players do, and he sorted it out in a way that reflects the work that players do. He was kind enough to say it was based on my work originally. Hence, we have this Corsi number.”

2 days, 20 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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If he goes in a room with Wilie an Shanny we'll end up losing our next few first round draft picks with nothing to show for it.

2 days, 20 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%

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Burkie!!

2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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No, I saw some games in Ireland and t was fun for the experience, but it was a one time thing, on a vacation. Get huge crowds there because it's been around for a century. Aussie rules football is another big sport, but only in Australia obviously.

I played lacrosse so I watch more than the average sports fan.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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I like Irish games

http://youtu.be/wSW45kqvan8

2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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Chris Zelkovich of Yahoo sports tracks Canadian sports viewing through the week using the company that tracks viewership for advertisers. One of his comments this week was

"Viewers apparently are also not very interested in Major League Soccer. Despite spending millions, Toronto FC hasn't been able to attract viewers after a good opening day. They attracted a paltry 101,000 to TSN on Saturday, while the Vancouver Whitecaps game in L.A. was watched by only 122,000.

So far, not a great return on the investment.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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It wouldn't matter. They've never drawn much higher. Basketball doesn't have a canada wide following.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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Must drive Lieweke crazy.

Raptors drew 176,000 TV viewers Sunday. TFC had 105,000. Leafs were 1.5 million.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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Toronto is the place coaches come to hurt their careers.

3 days ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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Second season coaching pros. Only head coaching experience before that was three years of college.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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More Blues fan rage.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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St. Louis Blues fans are in a nasty mood these days.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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Mike Babcock throws 21 year old Tomas Jurko under the bus.

“He’s got to be physical on the forecheck and he’s got to be physical at their net. When he isn’t he’s just another player in the league."

3 days, 4 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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Here's what fans have been saying in NJ with all the DeBoer speculation. Sounds familiar

"Yes, but we are (or should be) transitioning into a phase where we start bringing in our young prospects. We've done so somewhat this season, but we really need to in the upcoming years. Our young defensemen are one of our best assets right moving forward and they can't be sat every time they make one ****ing mistake. I don't mind Deboer as a coach, I just don't think he's the right coach for us, at least he won't be in the future. He did great with the team during the cup run, yes we weren't given much of a chance but I don't know why it was a complete shock that team made it so far, they had 100+ points in the season.

Larsson, Gelinas, and Merrill (although I felt he should have stayed in the AHL this season he has shown he is able to play at an NHL level) all should be in the NHL next year and I simply don't trust Deboer to do so for the entire season.

3 days, 5 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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I saw a lot of players all season who didn't seem to want to make the extra effort in that regard.

3 days, 5 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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Toller Cranston

3 days, 5 hours ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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