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Connor Brown has off the charts offensive instinct.  Can we graft his head onto Gauthier's shoulders?

54 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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@mlclearwater He looks effective, but isn't he a bit older than most of the kids playing here?

3 hours, 40 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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Sweet dive.  Credit SENATOR player development

3 hours, 56 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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Loov seems to be one of those guys that doesn't do "exhibition".  Like Pete Rose mowing down that catcher at home plate during the 1970 all star game.

4 hours, 14 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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@Burtonboy Cannot be true.

5 hours, 11 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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@Burtonboy That pick already seems to be a mistake IMO.  Seth Jones was the way to go.

5 hours, 12 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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@Burtonboy Weren't some Leaf players complaining there were too many voices already?

13 hours, 25 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe The arguments the author offered were weak in my opinion.  I agree one minute left is too late, but a better argument (comparison) would have compared the success of late game come backs with the goalie in, out with less than 1 min, and out earlier 

13 hours, 25 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@RandomScrub @deedrag He is very impressive, but he can't play in the NHL yet IMHO

13 hours, 29 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Burtonboy The one concerning pulling the goaltender I found perplexing because of this quote:


"According to the Denver Post, the Avalanche scored in four regular-season games after Roy pulled his goalie with more than two minutes left in regulation. The Avalanche went 2-1-1."


The author makes a point, but the above stat is meaningless because we can't know how many games the Avs might have tied if the goalie were left in.





13 hours, 38 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Burtonboy Great to hear he was on-board with it.  He seems to be a kid without the chip on his shoulder, willing to adapt.

15 hours, 8 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Burtonboy I liked Knodel too. He is significantly older than everyone else tho, but his game is very simple, very steady

15 hours, 19 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@dlb Mad @barjv01 Not a guy you pay to bowl people over

15 hours, 20 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Loric76 Like he's yelling at the party goers from the parking lot.  

15 hours, 20 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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Nilsson   - Loov looked really steady.  And Sparks seems to be progressing nicely.  Leivo was a step above.

17 hours, 19 minutes ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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Strange, I was also noticing the similarities between some prospers and Leafs.  Kessel and Nylander, Leivo and Lupul.  But also Gauthier and Colborne ( tho Gauthier is bigger, neither showed much offensively despite their gifts)


Whats the line from True Detective ?  Something about time being a flat circle?

1 day, 1 hour ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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Can we now book for 2017 Stanley Cup tickets at the ACC?

1 day, 2 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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Leivo is a ringer

1 day, 3 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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KNodel is probably one of the oldest there, but seems like the rawest talent there.  He has a crazy reach tho.  Simple game.  Not all that strong on his skates IMO

1 day, 3 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Loric76 @drummond maybe its the uniforms....there's something mystical about this team.  

1 day, 3 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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I was talking up Broll earlier, so naturally he is sucking

1 day, 3 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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Is Sparks still in net?

1 day, 3 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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I think these kids are dealing with a lot of nerves.  Nylander over handling the puck, Verhaeghe seems hesitant, Brown as well.  Wouldn't read too much into this game.


Tho I do still think Nylander looks too slight to be playing in the NHL this year.  

1 day, 4 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@RandomScrub @MaxwellHowe @Murph2417 @tmlacc Christ, I had to submit a request for an invitation.  To spend $100 bucks.  Rogers is ruining my life

1 day, 5 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Murph2417 @tmlacc How much is that Murph?

1 day, 5 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Xxxxxnew Grew a foot in two years?  

1 day, 6 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

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@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe I think Broll has good hockey sense and more upside then he's given credit for

1 day, 11 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Burtonboy I like the mix there.  Leafs top line in 2018?

1 day, 12 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Dangle_My_Berries @MaxwellHowe @JMAC17 @Yaknowwhat My Bell provider advised me that even with my sports packages, including the Sportsnet channels, I will get to see 26 Leaf games this season.  26.  Not sure if games are being blacked out, but thats what I was told.  So F them

1 day, 12 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe @FRyan practically speaking, with the Leafs strong on the wings, I think he would have to be absolutely sensational to make it

1 day, 12 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@FRyan No one is saying he's too small; just that there is risk involved.  Is there a need to take a risk with a number 8 pick elite skilled player at the age of 18?  Will he push this Leafs team into the Cup final?  

1 day, 12 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Dangle_My_Berries @JMAC17 @Yaknowwhat Thos of us with Bell are going to be screwed over this season

1 day, 12 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@FRyan I'd be concerned he's just too slight at this point.  I suppose the AHL presents the same problem, tho the Marlies have plenty of muscle available to discourage nonsense.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe @Yaknowwhat But the discussion about analytical stats was about hockey, was it not?  Are analytics big in soccer or basketball?

2 days, 2 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Yaknowwhat Earlier that Lebrun dude says he got an email from Leiweke saying he wasn't talking about a specific Leaf - if he wasn't talking about any Leaf that might have been the opportunity to say so.  And the media reports, to the extent you trust them, seem fairly certain.


From the Canadian Press:


TORONTO - Tim Leiweke says a comment he made about players within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization having "terrible" character was not aimed at a specific player.

Speaking to students at Ryerson University, the outgoing president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said when addressing analytics in hockey that "there are players we have in our organization today whose numbers are off the chart good and whose character is just terrible."

In an email response to The Canadian Press, Leiweke attempted to clarify what he meant.

"It was a general response that was intended to say that analytics are only as good as also making sure a player has character," Leiweke wrote. "I find it amusing anyone can assume I was talking about a specific Leaf player."



Read more: http://www.cp24.com/sports/toronto-maple-leafs-news/leiweke-remark-about-leafs-with-terrible-character-was-general-response-1.2004930#ixzz3D9Z23PQV

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Yaknowwhat My take...if a guy has "terrible character" you trade him.  Regardless who he is and without particular concern about the equity in the return

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Yaknowwhat The things that put a Leafs fan mind at ease......

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@T K O @djamon it would be a sign of utter incompetence

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@djamon Assuming he meant it and he was referring to one or more Leafs....it is disheartening that an organization is preaching one thing (culture change) yet actually paying players with "terrible character".  


Like finding out the iPhone 6 is actually the same as the iPhone 3, just repackaged.  


well actually 100 times worse than that.  

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Savo43 @Xxxxxnew Maybe its just me, but if he pulled this outta his ass he should be canned.  If he meant what he said, then I am a little  bothered that a guy who droned on about culture change is paying a guy or guys who have "terrible character".  

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Xxxxxnew Sorry. Leiweke says he wasn't talking about the Leafs or a specific Leaf.  In fact it wasn't him even talking, it was his evil twin brother Tom Leiweke.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Leafbites I find it hard to blame the media when Leiweke tosses out that sort of red meat.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @MaxwellHowe Probably.  Not many people choose to have jury trials anymore.  Usually just murder trials and cases of sexual assault where the guy hopes to convince the jury the victim was a floozy who deserved it

2 days, 3 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan are you actually summons or is this just a form to see if you ever qualify?  Do you have a relative that is a police officer or prosecutor?

2 days, 4 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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