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In other words, I want to see Bozie on the defensive side of the puck far more often than he is. I want to see him come back low in his own zone to help the Dmen. I want to see him choose to initiate some contact (doesn't have to smoke people) rather than choose a fly-by or turn away. I don't want to see him blowing the zone early (harder to do when you come back deep in the zone to help the D).

3 days, 3 hours ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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Now, if we could just get Bozie to totally commit to the defensive side of the game. This is where I'd like the coaching staff to do with Bozie what they've chosen to do with Kadri this year. Kadri is getting a lot of time with players that really aren't offensive players (yes..I realize Lups and Booth are out) but it's allowing him to just concentrate on his defensive responsibilities. At some point it will become second nature to Kadri. At that point he becomes a complete player. I think playing with Kess and JVR all the time has Bozie too focused on offence. 

3 days, 3 hours ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

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@DeclanK @ingy56 I'll probably get raked over the coals for this but I kinda like O'Dog…I find him amusing. Doesn't take himself too seriously like some of the others...

3 days, 18 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@mikeyboy For sure. Goal and assist tonight….

3 days, 18 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@ingy56 @DeclanK I've said nothing about PH9 today…;)

3 days, 18 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@Yaknowwhat


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  • 2015-16: $2,805,556
  • 2016-17: $2,305,556
  • 2017-18: $2,805,556
  • 2018-19: $3,305,556
  • 2019-20: $3,305,556
  • 2020-21: $5,805,556
  • 2021-22: $1,805,556
  • 2022-23: $1,805,556
  • 2023-24: $1,805,556
  • 2024-25: $1,805,556
  • 2025-26: $1,805,556
  • 2026-27: $1,805,556

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Yaknowwhat @Wilbur They're always helping the Leafs out like that :)

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Yaknowwhat None. YOu can't pay a guy for 12 years to not be on your roster. That's just gross...

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Yaknowwhat @Burtonboy Put yourself in another GM's shoes. Would you take on Dion for 6 x 7 after this year?

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Mcost61 If I show my wife this she may actually start watching the Leafs with me :)

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@dlb Mad @sniperstar Top 4, bottom 4? Man, are you going to run 8 Dmen? :)

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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RC was a Burke hire back when Burke was still denying the game was changing. Burke has recently, and stubbornly, admitted the game has changed and is still changing. He doesn't like it but can't deny it anymore. Although, I'm sure he's happy with the RC hiring still as it got him Colborne ultimately :)

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@dlb Mad @Wilbur This is one of the reasons I wanted RC gone at the end of last season. We need to determine what part of the core truly needs to go. I'm not putting the entire blame on RC but KnigthstoLeafs said it best below. RC goes if we want to move forward.

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@peterbleafs @B_Leaf I noticed that too. We'll see how it goes when Stammer is lighting the lamp...

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@MaxwellHowe Think about it….TBY, DET, PIT, WSH….what are the chance the Leafs win again in November?

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Burtonboy I, for one, think this article by JM is bang on. I said it in the off season that this was going to get ugly by the end of November. I thought it was just that obvious. I'm no genius and I'm certainly not letting the players off the hook but this coach….Ummm…No.

1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@wiski Wait till Friday morning after Stammer pots a hat-trick...

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Burtonboy @Wilbur And if you are Shanny you must know where you are headed with the team and stand by your convictions and not be controlled by these games. He may do nothing until the off-season.

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Burtonboy I'm guessing Shanny is a little nervous/anxious right now. Remain patient during this trying time vs. lose hope for players, fans etc…You can't make moves for the sake of making moves but you also can't sit around while Rome burns. Tough one….

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@vinoa If Dion and Clarkson continue to shit the bed he might ;)

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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1) I want to see Dion traded to free up cap space. Sadly, I'm not sure it can be pulled off at this point.

2) I want Bozak gone ASAP. He does nothing for me. I don't care about his points. He's soft, on the wrong side of the puck and sucking up cap space.

3) I'm happy to be patient with Kadri and Holland at #2 and #3 centre.

4) I want to see each line with one player that plays a physical defensive game. i.e. leave Winnick on the left wing with Kessel on the right etc...

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Jmessih I'm a positive, glass half full guy but I don't think this team wins another game in November.

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Yaknowwhat I'm sure he is playing with pride. I just don't think he's that good :)

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Bring the Cup Home The only way Dion is stripped of the C is if he's traded. You don't strip a captain of the C in Toronto and then leave him in Toronto. What a shit show that would be.

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Mcost61 Primarily the players but coaching is a part of it.

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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It's so easy to get caught up in emotion after two losses like these. There are some real bright spots on this team and some big changes that need to be made. I'm guessing there are a lot of people out there that would like to light the fuse and blow this to kingdom come but that would be a mistake. 

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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We gave up 9 goals and I'm still not worried about our goaltending...

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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The sun'll come out tomorrow

Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
there'll be sun
Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none


When I'm stuck in the day that's grey and lonely
I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh

The sun'll come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
'til tomorrow, come what may!


Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow
You're only a day away!


When I'm stuck with a day that's grey and lonely
I just stick up my chin and grin and say oh

The sun'll come out tomorrow
So you got to hang on 'til tomorrow, come what may!


Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow
You're always a day away


Tomorrow, tomorrow I love you tomorrow
You're always a day away ...



1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@T_Ry No…players are feeding the chickens...

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@MaxwellHowe Going to get ugly. If they lose tonight and lose the rest of the week RC will be gone by Sunday...

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Jay31 It had nothing to do with being outmucsled but rather out skated...

1 week ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Yaknowwhat I think publicly most GMs will give it until the all-star break because they are always holding out hope. Having said that…as mentioned below…if we are 2 - 3 games out of the playoffs come December then the chance of making the playoffs is almost nil. We are already 9 points and 8 points respectively out of 1st and 2nd in our division. Truth is you could cut bait come mid-December 99 out of 100 times and likely not be wrong. Of course, what does cut bait mean this year? Total re-build? Minor changes? Change of philosophy and move wingers to upgrade at centre? My head hurts...

1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@Burtonboy @Mind Bomb Yes, but can he work a toaster? That is the question...

1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@DeclanK Had a P Stastny jersey when I was in high school in the 80s. Loved the Nordiques...

1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@DeclanK @Wilbur @djamon Oh, I'm with you on this one. To me it's either start selling off all the "older" guys and go really young with another rebuild or get really creative and take some calculated risks to build down the middle. I'm liking Holland and comfortable with him as 3C and eventually Carrick as 4C (we have others including Smith that can handle it for now). Bozak? Gone. Kadri? Have to really think. But if you were willing to trade JVR, Bozak, Gardiner, Kadri I think you could find a way to build some real strength down the middle including the top 2 spots. And Nylander could certainly take up a spot as a top 6 winger even though it sounds like the Leafs may be grooming him for centre. I would for sure be going after ROR and would love Cooter although I doubt the later is available. Nonetheless, I think there's a way to improve significantly down the middle.


Edit: Holland could even play the wing if need be...

1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@DeclanK @djamon You're depressing me Dec...

1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@Burtonboy @DeclanK With Lemaire at centre. Lemaire was a fantastic 2 way centreman. That's what we need to find Kessel...

1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@docmma @Wilbur @Yaknowwhat Yup…and if you are Nonis it's nice to have a boss who gets it…sure beats Peddie as your overlord ;)

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@docmma @Wilbur @Yaknowwhat YOu have to wonder how much of that was Shanahan's doing or support for Nonis. 

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@docmma @Wilbur @Zep2 I see that as well. I think that is part of the maturation process but also playing with Clarkson and Leo/Panik as your wingers doesn't give you a lot of options. Those guys are north/south and not known for going to the open areas :)

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@Yaknowwhat Yup…that's why I'm not crapping on Nonis. I don't know how many other GMs would have done it differently but I'm sure there would have been a handful. 

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@docmma @Wilbur @Zep2 I'm looking at the entire year to date. I'm watching Kadri improve at the dot, improve defensively, improve 5 on 5. I think he's been more of an impact centre than Bozak this year he just isn't getting points on the pp yet.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@Yaknowwhat Dion got the contract he got because he was playing well but just as important were the circumstances…Nobody else on the roster at the time even close to Dion nor in the system. Nonis couldn't play hardball. Having said that…I honestly would have traded him for the best I could get or let him walk and move on just like we did with Bolland. I think it's a mess now but we'll see...

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@NotSince67 @Wilbur @Zep2 Yup…as per usual. No ifs, ands or buts….Holland and Kadri have been our best Cmen...

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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@Zep2 I thought there were a number of bright spots tonight including Holland, Kadri, Santorelli, Smith, Leo etc…but when your so called top Dman shits the bed, your starting goalie shits the bed, your boy wonder (Gards) shits the bed and your top centre who could have had a hat-trick can't bury one then you're pretty much done...

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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