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@Burtonboy Good article on The Score. Makes you think. In one light you can see the Clarkson signing as not so good. Having said that…I'd have a guy like Clarkson on a line with a couple of skill guys that can carry the play over the blue line and Clarkson's job is to drive to the net, backing the D off and opening up more room for the skill guys, and then set up camp at the net. His role isn't to try and spend 10 minutes cycling in the corner. Set up camp in front of the net, drive the goalie nuts, tie up a d-man and get some garbage goals.

1 month ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 2

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If I understand correctly...Leafs will never, ever win another game. Never, ever. Period. End of story. HAPPY CANADA DAY tomorrow you bunch of Negative Nancy's...

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

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@loomx @wiski @Alec Brownscombe @GreekGod I think they were debating who makes the better cheese steak...

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Alec Brownscombe @Mattmark @TuckerForPunishment Oh, and Don Cherry shitting himself over the Leafs top line being 3 Americans….

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@wiski @Alec Brownscombe @GreekGod THey had decided already that if Nylander was available at their pick they were taking him. We'd also heard they wanted either Nylander or Ehlers. I think they were a little caught off guard at Carolina's pick and both Nylander and Ehlers were available. I think they were trying to figure out if they could drop back a couple picks and still get Nylander. In the end they got the guy they wanted.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@wiski Shanny  believes the GMs and the scouts are the ones that should be on the stage.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Mattmark @Bobsyouruncle @Uncle Otis He's actually a free agent in Sweden this coming year so he can go anywhere he wants including AHL. Nonis said he can earn his way on to the Leafs (doubtful, not easy for an 18 year old), play in the AHL or go back to Sweden.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Anthony Petrielli Would not be shocked if those two are gone tomorrow...

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Mattmark @Wilbur @Uncle Otis @Gilbey93 Dude, I'm not in denial mode at all. What's there to deny? THe kid may be no better than Kadri or even worse. TIme will tell. You can have all the reservations you want. Who's to stop you? I'm sure Tallon has some reservations about Ekblad. It's all wait and see. 

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Uncle Otis @Mattmark @Gilbey93 When did he say that? I just listened to his interview after the draft and he seemed to indicate he was open to either Sweden or the AHL. Whatever the Leafs decide...

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Mattmark @Wilbur @Gilbey93 Just listening to Nonis and Bergman now….Sounds like the Leafs drafted him for his elite skill level and not his power game.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Mattmark @Wilbur @Uncle Otis @Gilbey93 I wasn't replying to you :) Uncle Otis was talking about the reach of taller players. That's who I replied to. Thanks for bringing the comments to the smarta$$ level though. Greatly appreciated. Not something I expected from you.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Mattmark @Wilbur @Gilbey93 I read and listened to  the "criticisms". His size WAS an issue a year ago when he was 5'9" and 169 lbs but he shot up over the past year to 5'11" 176 lbs. There's very little talk about his defensive play. No more than the average draftee. There are some that did suggest he might be a bit of a puck hog. Others suggested he just really wants the puck because he's very confident with it. Either way they are "suggestions" as you put it. Nobody compared him to Kessel's board play as far as I recall.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Uncle Otis @Mattmark @Gilbey93 Sakic and Yzerman…Both 5'11". Didn't seem to bother them ;)

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Mattmark @Gilbey93 He's perfectly sized. Nobody has anything bad to say about his defensive play. It's just a "suggestion" (re: puck hog). His board play might not be as non-existent as Kessel's ;)

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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If Nylander makes the team next season Bozak will have to return as Flowzak. Grow them locks young man….

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Gilbey93 Very tall but if he turns sideways you can't see him...

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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Apparently, he's the most skilled player in the draft. Has NHL speed, NHL puck skills and an NHL shot. He's grown significantly over the past year to 5'11" 176 lbs. That's the same height and 5 lbs shy of P Kane at only 18 years of age. Nonis et al were/are very impressed by his compete as well. I think there's a lot less risk here than some think.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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Bye bye MayRay…Helloooooo Slick Willie…. 

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@leafmealone @leafersutherland Aki Berg was/is Finnish and drafted by LA.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@ShiftyD @ingy56 And stop calling me Shirley. What's your vector, Victor?

2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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@ingy56 Surely he means surely and not shirley...

2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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@ingy56 clickity click...

2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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@DWCMLHS doo-dah doo-dah

2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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Can we presume Bergevin will do the funky chicken dance on the stage?

2 months ago on 2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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@hometeem @Wilbur @MaxwellHowe @Loric76 Yes. Nonis said they met with him for an hour this morning. WHen the kid was walking out the door Nonis said you look good in blue and white. Then told him the Leafs were taking him if he was still available come their pick.

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@MaxwellHowe @Loric76 Nonis told the kid this morning that if he was still there when the Leafs turn was up he was taking him. Sound like he wanted him….

2 months ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

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@Cloud09 @Wilbur I would agree and I think that's the easy call. My question then became…do I really want one of Bozak, Kadri or Holland playing the 4th line with limited minutes? But then I just watched LA win the cup with Mike Richards playing 4th line C for much of the playoffs. 

2 months, 1 week ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge

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Here's our current centres (alphabetical order). If we some how miraculously land a 1C which 2 of the current group go? What if we pulled in a 1C and another C. Which 3 go? 


Bolland

Bozak

Holland

Kadri

McClement

2 months, 1 week ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge

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@ProfessorRance @Cloud09 @Bruffins @Pent_House Holland doesn't get enough credit for his cycle game. Looked good to me in the Marlies' playoffs….

2 months, 1 week ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge

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@MaxwellHowe My preference is to keep both. Then again….My preference is the Leafs win the Cup in my lifetime. Heck, in Phil and Dion's career timeline. We aren't winning it without a powerful 1C. Where is that coming from in the next few years?

2 months, 1 week ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge

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Other than the fact I don't like the dollar figure on Dion's contract, after watching the playoffs this year I think I'm still inclined to keep Dion and trade Phil the Thrill if I were to trade either.

2 months, 1 week ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge

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Depth down the middle people…


Goalie 1A

Dman 1A & 1B

Centre 1A & 1B


Aren't winning a thing until we have the real stuff down the middle….

2 months, 1 week ago on (Wednesday Mashup) Leafs hit with a bonus overage charge

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@wiski @ShiftyD Nope…but they could do 15-0 :)

3 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview

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@RandomScrub If we want Bennett we're going to have to trade with FLA because I'd bet Kessel's other nut Buffalo isn't passing up on Bennett.

3 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview

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Bob McGill FFS…Why say it in 7 words when you can use 21 words. Why speak for 6 seconds when you can drag it out for 21 seconds. Holy shite…STFU. It's like listening to a constant run-on sentence...

3 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Wilbur Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick….

3 months, 1 week ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates

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Rangers had more control of the puck in MTL's end with the goalie pulled then the Leafs have in all games combined where they've pulled their goalie over the past 3 years….

3 months, 1 week ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates

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@reenergized @Belfour20/JB-45 I think we can throw Fenton in as well ;)

3 months, 1 week ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates

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Enjoy your Saturday everyone. Time to head out to work...

3 months, 1 week ago on Reforming Randy Carlyle

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@Burtonboy @Wilbur @Jordan29  That's certainly the sense I get. I don't think it'll be NoNo's decision to make. As always…should be interesting times in Leafland this summer and next season.

3 months, 1 week ago on Reforming Randy Carlyle

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