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He wasn't with Toronto that long. Under four years, and part of that was the first half of the lockout.

4 hours, 30 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Burke came to Toronto 5 years, 10 months ago.

4 hours, 33 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Buffalo 6 - Washington 1 #dynasty

4 hours, 36 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Two years ago we led the league in battles, so last year we had bulls-eyes on our backs for the refs.

7 hours, 29 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Came from Tampa for Aulie. Aulie's struggling to make is as a 7th D with the Oilers right now.

8 hours, 6 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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You get to many games in QC? I try to make some in Victoria, especially if a Leafs prospect is in the game.

8 hours, 8 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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@JSportsnet: CHL Top 10 Rankings are out. # 1 team in the country? Rimouski of the QMJHL.

Go Freddy.

8 hours, 24 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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If they'd had blogs in the 80s I'd probably be over on a Blackhawks forum right now.

8 hours, 46 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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I think a team would probably go with Eichel, who some have said is neck and neck with McDavid.

8 hours, 47 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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I don't think many teams will be giving up their No. 1 if McDavid is within reach.

8 hours, 51 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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No guarantees with the lottery.

8 hours, 57 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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If we tried to tank we'd probably end up with sixth pick in the lottery.

8 hours, 58 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Who coaches the Leafs next season? I'm assuming Babcock gets his deal in Detroit.

9 hours, 3 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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I have

9 hours, 25 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Got it.

11 hours, 29 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Where's this rumour coming from?

11 hours, 32 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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I just can't get worked up about fringe players.

11 hours, 54 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Kontiola was talking about the KHL last week in the Star:

He wanted out of Russia so badly he paid to get out of his contract with Chelyabinsk Traktor and declare himself a free agent. Kontiola said he didn’t have a problem with the KHL, but rather the political climate in Russia, especially with escalations in nationalism and its conflict with Ukraine.

“I was a little scared over there,” said Kontiola, a friend of fellow Finn and Leaf Leo Komarov. “You never know what’s going to happen when you wake up. I was sick and tired of where I was. I didn’t like it. I wanted to get out of there.”

12 hours, 17 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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I watched him live in junior out west after he was drafted and he was far more accurate, probably because of the slower speed of the game in junior and the closer coverage in the NHL.

1 day, 1 hour ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Dubas is the guy you need between the real analytics guys and they guys who need to put them to use.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Yeah, I was just being a wiseass. I actually like what analytics is turning up, but I tend to skim through the PowerPoint presentation to the conclusions. Like most stuff it will all shake out into a user-friendly system.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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The oilers contract thing makes me wonder how much the brass really absorbs when the look at team analytics charts.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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MacTavish on Tkachev's Inelligible Contract (with Reid Wilkins, 630 CHED)

"There's a subsection in the CBA that defines prior season. When we looked at it, it looked like Vlad fulfilled all the criteria to sign a Standard Player's Contract," MacTavish began. "He went through the draft -- 30 teams had a chance to draft him -- and he played the prior season in North America, which he did in Moncton.

"But when you go down two paragraphs further, in another subsection of article 8, it defines 'prior season' as a complete season. Vlad had played some games in the KHL and that went unnoticed."

MacTavish added that he felt bad for Tkachev, who had three points in his three NHL games, handling himself well against some tough competition.

"I feel bad for the player because he played so well and he was so excited to be offered an NHL contract," MacTavish remarked.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Apparently his family loves Dallas already.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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He's with his fourth NHL organization since 2007. Only played 40 NHL games. Maybe he's not an NHLer.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Didn't really demand. Stories I read made it sound almost mutual, but with Spezza making the first move.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Teams' spinning its wheels, internal cap only a few mil higher than the floor, Ryan playing coy on his next contract, getting older, playing second line with Hemsky in Dallas. I think he just looked ahead a few years and didn't think the team would get better while he was there sucking up a big contract.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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$600,000

1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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@JSportsnet: One simple reason why Tkachev contract was rejected...he wasn't eligible to sign one... still draft eligible next June.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Oilers continue to a amaze.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Just add bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the burgers. Boom! Netflix pick of the week.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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That could be a screenplay!

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Lots of lingering "euro" angst in those days.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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I remember a lot of Leafs fans complaining about it.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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A lot more fair to the player.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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And if his new team puts him on waivers again, I believe anyone who put a claim in on him the first time around gets first crack at him.

I'm just glad they got rid of re-entry waivers completely in the last contract. Hurts my head.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Well, I can't think of why a team would pick a guy on waivers in the first place if they weren't positive he could play on the main roster.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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I believe I read that if he's claimed back again, he can actually be sent down by his original team without doing waivers all over again. But don't quote me.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Four hours ago. I'm on the west coast. It's 15 screens down on my iPad.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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So Bodie cleared waivers.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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NHL thinking about taking part in the Champions League Hockey tourney in Europe.

http://www.tsn.ca/talent/westhead-nhl-union-discuss-champions-league-games-in-europe-1.95367

1 day, 11 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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I have a feeling owners have put their teams' first round picks up on a high shelf where GMs can't find them for this summer's draft. Until the later part of the season, anyway.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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From the Denver Post:

"The maxim "it's only preseason" still applies, but it's getting a little irritating by now, even for the most seasoned Avalanche players. The games continue not to count, but the players would just as soon win one, thank you very much.

The Avs fell to 0-4-1 in the preseason with a 2-1 loss Sunday night to the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center, despite playing most of their regulars against a Flames squad that included many roster longshots.

Offense continued to be an issue for the preseason Avs. The Avs outshot Calgary 36-24.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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@reporterchris: The NHL's board of governors will be updated on #NYI sale to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin today, but approval vote isn't expected until Dec.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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So, Devils say no to Kaberle.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off

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Good sum-up. 


The Phaneuf wrist shot from the point seems to be a plan this season. Wish more D men would use it once in a while. When I went to some of Riley's games in junior he had a wrist shot bomb frominside the blueline



2 days, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@DeclanK @Xxxxxnew There was also the same talk about how his game wanes when he doesn't get involved physically, 


"His inconsistency is something that is a glaring area in need of addressing. You have to wonder if that’s something that will ever correct itself, or if he is going to be a player who will always leave you wanting more."



2 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)

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@DeclanK Sounds similar to some of the things you pointed out in your Frattin review two seasons ago, Declan.

2 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)

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@Burtonboy @Xxxxxnew @Jmessih Probably, but I remember Wilson talking once about how they went on a three day road trip and the way the timing worked for getting to and from the cities, getting in and out, the team went a week without a proper pracitce. He said it happens more that most coaches like.

2 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)

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