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@docmma Terrible deal for the Leafs... if it was Staal of years ago maybe, not now adays... still a good player, but too expensive

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)

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@Jmessih Have to take care of the kids, but if you are serious so am I (hence the email me)... gotta run

3 months ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@Jmessih I am... email me: adrianlok76@gmail.com  

3 months ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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Guys, not sure if you've seen this, but a quick note on the Ice Bucket challenge... great job to all those who participated...:


The outpouring of support Canadians have shown for the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, has now surpassed $10 million in donations for ALS Canada and  ALS Provincial Societies across the country.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@loomx I certainly hope our scouts see him working well in our system... he's a Leaf now, so go Polak go!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@TheCanucksnaphook Hate to admit it, but he has a good point


5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@Cameron19 @happy_gilmour @TheCanucksnaphook Perhaps I am stuck in the mode of 20 years ago, but you can dish out the black and blue without getting penalties if you build up a core and learn better positioning... talk to rugby players about how much bruising happens in scrums if you don't know how to do it properly

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Trade Carl Gunnarsson, 4th round pick for Roman Polak

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@Loric76 We prefer the term cougar...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@loomx Can someone check to see if NoNo is still employed by the Leafs? lol

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@loomx we give a 4th and retain salary?  man

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@TheCanucksnaphook they ain't got nothing on Barb ;)  hope this guy makes playing against Toronto tougher a bit... maybe he and Gleason (if he is more like the first month Gleason) can start bringing some black and blue in front of the net and punish mouthy smurfs...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Trade Carl Gunnarsson, 4th round pick for Roman Polak

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@The_Polish_Cannon Where is the JVR rumour coming from?  just returned from some work stuff...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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I hate how work gets in the way some times... argh... don't they know the draft is today?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@DeclanK We have a general idea of why he's a good prospect, what would you have him focus on to be a great one?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@ProfessorRance @JMAC17 Depends on if you are taking short medium or long term view I suppose?  I would say no for the short term for sure

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@JMAC17 @Burtonboy Or if you have to give up PH9 (which I would not for that), I'd do something like Dion + Gleason + 8th for 5th + Strome... doubt NYI would do that, but doubt we'd do PH9 for 5th... ok, so both bad trades... let's get on with it already!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@JMAC17 We battle them for a play-off spot, so it's hard... I think we'd get a damn good prospect, but our defense would be a mess... I guess it depends on what they'd do with the extra cash?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@Dewy Keon Hogturd Just a lot of different tweeters out there... I actually don't follow them, i rely on all you guys :)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@KingTon @happy_gilmour Ah, cool, thanks

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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Mods - can't remember if this was discussed before, but any way to do a tweet box so that people don't take down Livefyre with all the embeds (I know it's being cleaned up over the last few days)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@Dewy Keon Hogturd Kadri also draws a ton of penalties...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@colino17 @happy_gilmour @Greg Fenton I like your Richards comment, but I think Richards plays (or at least played) a lot harder... also, with wingers like Phil and JVR, I don't think you'd get as much as a drop off... and the LA offence is different... Statsny would most def be the #1C for now

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Greg Fenton @colino17 @happy_gilmour Out of curiosity, why are you so against a 28 year old who has put up decent numbers without elite wingers like Phil (and now JVR)?  what does waiting do for you?  if he flops after a few years trade him, he'd still be only 30.


And I'm more worried about losing out on Phil and JVR's talent than a bit of an over payment for Statsny.. I think with his skill set, he's only being over paid by a Colton Orr away or a Gleason regulation buy out offset (to be replaced by a Marlie)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Greg Fenton @happy_gilmour @colino17 What are other OBTAINABLE options?  Who else could we get and make more use of The Thrill (and soon to be JVR's) potential?  Wait and keep waiting?  need to roll the dice at some point.  And the reason why we have a GM is to make decisions and get into good situations / out of bad situations... kind of like Masai with the Raptors.... even Colangeo with the Raptors had the balls to admit mistake and try and fix them... indecision is the worst thing.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Greg Fenton @colino17 I partially agree... The Sams won't be ready, someone like Statsny buys time and turns into a trading chip or mentor / vet to take pressure off.  I'm in the camp of signing him, but won't get into that debate here again!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@NinetyThree yeah, you hear the latest rumour?  Salmons + 2nd rounder for 22nd + Prince

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@leafmealone @happy_gilmour What do you think it would take?  I think Nashville is in an interesting space since Trotz is gone... they will probably want more free flowing (and less defensive), hence Reimer who had the polar opposite defensive scheme in front of him ;)  


Truthfully, I just think Forsberg is a good prospect who has been developing and may be ripe soon...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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I hope we somehow can trade up for #3 or #5 as I think they are more obtainable than #1... having said that, I don't expect either to happen... I actually hope we can work something out like #8 + Reimer for #11 + Forsberg from Nashville... although, deep down inside I think we need to keep Reims around and think he would get flipped at the deadline

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Greg Fenton @Xxxxxnew Chicago has a team with talent and talent that plays well ina good team system... Johnny T had... Moulson and Vanek... he probably took a bit of a cut on that deal with the promise of Snow turning the Isles into something like Chicago with the right moves... if the Isles continue on the path, Johnny T will either break the bank or move on... but kudos to Snow at the time, originally would've thought Johnny T would've taken a shorter contract, but good on Snow's negotiation skills on that one.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Xxxxxnew He will have sooo much leverage during the next negotiation

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Mcost61 @Xxxxxnew Snow job

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@MaxwellHowe Thanks for bringing a smile... fantastic comment!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@AussieLeaf @happy_gilmour You are in for a treat, Munich rocks... although, I know a lot has changed since I left... Kunstpark Ost is no longer the same I hear (big club/lounge area)... enjoy your time there, will be jealous of you!


Noch einmal... remember that phrase (basically ordering another beer)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@AussieLeaf Ned Kelley's bar still there?  I remember when they opened that place up... man, I miss Munich!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

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@Greg Fenton @happy_gilmour @LeafsGuru I agree he's not your prototypical #1C, but the reality is, how many of those are really out there and will really ever become available (in today's world)?  you either have to draft them or they get old and people try to ditch them... that's the issue... if we stayed on our readmill, I don't know if we'd get anyone better than Stastny... but that is just the cynic in me


5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup

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@LeafsGuru He's 28... 5 years wouldn't be that bad, would it?  To me it's more about optimizing the Thrill and JVR in their prime years... in this case, the sum is bigger than its parts?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup

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@TheCanucksnaphook That's why we're all here posting...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup

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@RandomScrub @happy_gilmour Well, wouldn't say that, but if people are saying yes at 
$6.5M but no at $7M, I'm just curious at what the breaking point it... they are the most lethal Winger pair in the league IMO 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup

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Ok, with all the Stastny talk, here is a question... if we take the "prototypical #1C" off the table (e.g. big do it all guy) since it doesn't seem like any is available that is within a reasonable age (to give up the assets we all know it'll take), then how much would we over pay someone like Stastny to get more out of The Thrill and JVR?  I think the premium on that is what we're really talking about when we talk about Stastny?


With this in mind, I think Stasny at $7M is worth it (e.g. an extra $500k over payment)... and to make it work I'd cut Orr to free up a contract slot and bring up a young Marlie.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie’s 2014 NHL Draft Rankings + Mashup

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@Mattmark @happy_gilmour @Jordan29 slogans are like assholes, we all have 'em... and yes they stink some times, but that's why we give a shit

5 months, 4 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

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@jimmyg65 @Jordan29 Ha!  We over complicate things sooo much, somethings you need to keep to the KISS principle... it's like the business world... all the up and comers come up with all these complex ideas and intricacies and what happens in the end?  the old boys club goes for a round a golf, gets a framework in place, tells their errand boys to work out the details, go back on the links, and sign the deal at the bar.  

5 months, 4 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

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@Jordan29 Yup... you have to give to get!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

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@Jordan29 @happy_gilmour I'm not sure I agree with that... I think Great captains do mean a lot... I remember when Yzerman was out and Federov was "acting Captain" and even he said that when Stevie Y came back, everyone - including vets - tightened their skates more and wrapped up their sticks better... I think the problem is that now adays there aren't those types of captains and people put young guys (Crosby, Landeskog, etc...) in that driver's seat who aren't ready for it, and it dilutes how captains should be... so I somewhat agree with you... but yeah, seems token these days with the vets doing what needs to be done anyway

5 months, 4 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

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Or for Cancer because it'll eventually eat away at you

5 months, 4 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

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