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Good write up.  Holland' stagnation in his development is making the trade last year looks worse and worse after his decent start to last season.  


Compared to last year the first two lines are pretty much the same. 

The third line replaces the Bolland line.  Time will tell if they produce at Bolland's/Raymonds rate

The fourth line is still getting just a few minutes a night.  But if Holland is a 4th liner then it might as well be Colbourne.  


That said, our blue line appears better then last years version.  

23 hours, 22 minutes ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Bring the Cup Home Who cares if we have a good hockey team when we have  good analytics team.   

23 hours, 28 minutes ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Yaknowwhat They are trying to fix the wrong thing.  The talent on team is not enough and all their chagnes are short cut bandaids.  

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@B_Leaf He has a good skill set but makes too many brain farts to be dependable enough on a cup winning team

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yaknowwhat I'm pissed.  Every year it is the same thing.  Some promise about parades and how things will change with analytics or pugnacity or ron wilson rush offence and every year they fail to amount to much.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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So the leafs spend all this money on analytics and hire a bunch of analytical saavy folks and they and their spreadsheets can't even match what the inept dinosaur did by getting this team into the playoffs.  

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Cloud09 @wendelsfist @Yaknowwhat Well sort of.  The leafs are worse this season even with a big expensive analytics team then last year with the dinosaur at the helm.  The dinosaur at least got this team to the playoff once and the only time in the last decade

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yaknowwhat I blame the analytics group.  They are not doing their job and are extending the trend from the end of last season.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Zep2 The leafs were out played, out coached, out analyticaled.  The whole group needs to be blown up

1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Lonsmos2 with the leafs losing, HNIC ratings will fall and hopefully they will blame strombololpulous

1 day, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Lonsmos2  My dad sad he talks too fast and should wear a tie.  

1 day, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Savo43  For Babcock because apparently everyone thinks he will fix all the leafs problems

1 day, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Lonsmos2  Carlyle and the leafs analytics team needs to go.  They made this team somehow worse in the standings

1 day, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@mtommy Babcock can't motivate the lazy leaf top 6.  Datysuk and zetterburg are beasts and lead the team.   There is not enough character on this this team and not enough 2 way skilled players

1 day, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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How long do we have to wait before the benefits of analytics kick in?    At this point, last year the leafs were near the top of the standings.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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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, 2 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@Great Dane @wendelsfist A cup of tea would be great

2 months, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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

2 months, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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

2 months, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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

3 months 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.   

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

3 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@Cameron19 What's O'reilly Qualifying offer?

3 months 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. 

3 months 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?

3 months 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

3 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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