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I love the comments from the stats folks in the PPP article about having Gardiner/Franson or Gardiner/Robidas (a bit better) as the first pair.  And then shelter Phaneuf in secondary position.    Ok maybe I under rate Franson and don't understand fancy stats but seriously who would put him on the first pair?

2 months ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage

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Gardiner and Lupul for PK Subban.  

Make it happen Nonis.

2 months ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million

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@Zep2 Who on the bottom 6 plays defensive role and PK?   Komarov?  

2 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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Last year the bottom 6 was: 

Ashton Mclemment Orr

Kulemin Holland Clarkson (or Raymond)


The upgrades appear to be with Orr as well as more depth (frattin/ashton as extras).  

Komarov/Kontiola/Clarkson

Booth/Holland/Winnick


2 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@Great Dane Trade Carlyle, Clarkson and the corpse of Orr for chinese tea

2 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@RandomScrub @wendelsfist No marlies or youth will make the team on the forwards.  Maybe a defender could join.

2 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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Nylander and Leivo  and any other young players are going to have a tough time making the team

2 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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With Winnick, who is getting traded or waived?

2 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@DeclanK @Bobsyouruncle Doh....Trade kessel now.  They guy will never be better

2 months ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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@Jordan29 @Savo43 Clarkson needs to go to WPG if we get Pavalec

2 months, 1 week ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Regarding the draft day discussion between shanny and morrison, then there was talk about trading the 5th pick instead of drafting Nylander?

2 months, 1 week ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1

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@loomx Dregers knows they are going to get hired by another nhl team.  So keeping them on good terms and calling them as future source makes sense.

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@TheCanucksnaphook @wendelsfist I'm more after the kind of player Dubas doesn't like versus who is going to get traded.

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@king leary He seems methodical and not in a rush to make changes.  But when he has to (dubas hiring) he will

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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From what little we know of Dubas, what current leaf player least fits his ideal type of player (based on the greyhounds team)?

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Burtonboy @wendelsfist So if I want carlyle gone, then I need to cheer for no playoffs?  That's never going to happen.

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Cameron19 @wendelsfist Wasn't Shanny given an alternate GM title so he can attend the NHL Board of Governers meetings 

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Who gets replaced first - Carlyle or Nonis?   maybe both next summer.  

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Burtonboy @Cameron19 Nonis is completely neutered.  As soon as Shanny figures out what a GM does, Nonis is gone

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins I'm usually in my underwear and have a bigger belly

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Sic_Transit_Gloria @Cameron19 @wendelsfist These are pro athletes here - just what do you think of the teams' character that they won't try to win regardless of who is coaching?  And coach extensions don't happen on many other NHL teams and they don't have problems with lame ducks.


Whether Carlyle is gone or not next season - let me repeat that I enjoy their sparkling positivity and will poke fun at their waffling/flip flopping Simmons ways.  

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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No one remind the PPP boys that the Leafs not only retained but also extended Carlyle.  I'm enjoying their new found optimisim and lack of negativity with this signing of guy that reports directly to Nonis.  These fancy stat guys flip flop as much as Simmons.  

2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Kessel looks like he is in great shape with a lot in the tank.  He won't get run down and will have plenty of reserves for playing 20 minutes a night and deep into the playoffs

2 months, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@maximus_asinus Yep he makes more in KHL.  I like that players have option to play in the KHL since no teams are willing to offer sheet.   

2 months, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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So is Franson the dman that Carlyle was talking about in the post season presser?  He seems to be at odds with the team and moreso then Gardiner

2 months, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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Franson can be traded for a RW in the 3M to 4M range I suppose

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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3.3M/1yr was lower then I expected.   I give a slight edge to Nonis in the negotiations.

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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I suppose we can finally trade Franson now that he is signed according to Simmons

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@Cameron19 What's O'reilly Qualifying offer?

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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Does Sobotka still have arbitration case today?  He went to the KHL for money but the team elected arbitration. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs I was going to ask as well - what time does the meeting start?

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@DeclanK Komarov and Konitola >>>> Kulemin.   Ouch that is going to be hard to accept for some folks

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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Nice link and double entendre about Clkarson Leafs’ underachieving Clarkson focused for the fall


I know I shouldn't pick on Clarkson's inability to skate and pile on him like the MSM does but that was gimme

2 months, 1 week ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@DeclanK And this is why people make fun of advanced statistics.   

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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@Mcost61 @peterbleafs @Burtonboy Didn't another malaysia plane disappearnear austrailia

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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@Cameron19 @4evrblue Plus Geneva is so close to Toronto

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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@RandomScrub Reimer should have showed this chart to the Bruins in Game 7.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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@Burtonboy I'm going to hop over to the analytics site just to hear them wine about this too

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@Walter_White @Bruffins They can't measure it so for them it doesn't exist just like character, love, courage, principle etc.   

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@Walter_White They give statistics and hockey fans a bad name

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@Joe_17 If you look at the date that was published and when the leafs started implode, they occurred on the same day.  That video therefore was the reason for the leafs downfall

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@DWCMLHS @wendelsfist @drummond Gardiner or Rielly is moving up.  And Gardiner's fancy stats kill Gunnar.   This trade is more about making space so our young players can develop instead of burying them down the depth chart.  

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@drummond Robidas> =Gunnar.  Polak > Gleason.   Also Gardiner and Rielly get to devlop and move up the pairing.   I'm not sure what disappointement.  The leafs are making room for young players and improving talent in other areas. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Ansar Khan of MLive: The Wings are still hoping to trade for a top-four right-handed defenseman.  GM Ken Holland will still be working the phones for a defenseman.  Trade candidates include Mike Green, Tyler Myers, Jeff Petry and Cody Franson.  They could be less inclined to tradeTomas Jurco than Tatar.They could be willing to trade their second round pick. They might be willing to trade Brendan SmithJakub Kindl and Joakim Andersson would need to have other assets included if they wanted to get a good return.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@Loric76 Obviously the hawks got the better coach because MSM says so

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Look at Kessel and kadri's beer bellies.  They enjoyed the off season lol!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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