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@loomx @Burtonboy Just creating more competition at camp for the 7th D spot I would guess. Nothing wrong with a little competition.

1 week ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@JMAC17 A long term deal would be ideal I agree, but that is why we probably won't see any deal announced for Jake until after Franson and Reimer are settled and Nonis has a better idea of the CAP situation.

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

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@Mattmark Franson can not sign an offer sheet as he elected for arbitration.

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

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@Dewy Keon Hogturd I don't think so. I just think it's a negotiating tactic to try and settle for over 3 or have the arbitrator award in that area.

To me Nonis did low ball at 2 mil and that is a negotiating tactic as well.


Look at Frason's history defensively speaking.


He couldn't earn the trust of Wilson and was quite often a healthy scratch.

He played fairly well on the third pairing with Mark Fraser being sheltered during the shortened season.

He was then given a more prominent role last year playing against tougher competition and did not do so well.


So would you pay him as a top 4 D? IMO No.

Would you pay him as a 3rd pairing D? IMO No.

Because he has the offensive ability especially on the power play IMO he should be paid somewhere in between the 2.

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

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@.JVR. @TOHockeyNut I don't think that there is any date deadline for offer sheets on RFA that are unsigned and where arbitration was not chosen. Didn't Calgary Offer sheet ROR in September?

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

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@mtommy @Optimustic @.JVR. I believe that since Franson filed for arbitration offer sheets are no longer in question.      

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

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@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Nonis coming in at 2 is about as rude as Franson coming in at 4.2.

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

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Leafs only team in the East to NOT make a single move.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on NHL Trade Deadline Day: Is there anything doing in Leafland?

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@Jon5200  But at least making the playoffs would be nice. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on NHL Trade Deadline Day: Is there anything doing in Leafland?

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The top teams in the league find ways to win. This team goes on these streaks finding ways to lose proving that they are not there yet. They beat themselves the other night against the Islanders and they did the same tonight.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #62, Maple Leafs at Canadiens

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@TheCanucksnaphook  I'd rather be in Florida too.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Maple Leafs at Lightning (7:30 p.m., Leafs TV)

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@mr_hanie @TOHockeyNut  After the most recent four game losing skid Nonis had a behind closed doors meeting with the players. The compete level has been great the last number of games and look at the results. This team overall did not compete last night at all.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #58, Panthers 4 vs. Leafs 1

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After watching last nights game it looks like Nonis will have to have another long talk with the players. The performance, or lack there of, last night was an embarrassment for what are supposed to be professionals and very high payed ones at that. There are no excuses. The players, or most of them anyway, just basically took the night off and did not compete. 


If this team misses the playoffs we can only look back at this and other games like it that cost them the berth.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #58, Panthers 4 vs. Leafs 1

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This team seems to get some success and then a couple days off and just comes up empty. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Day: Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., SNet)

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36 holes on the gold coarse can do this to you. Just ask a few of the members here.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Day: Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., SNet)

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Leafs taking their annual Florida vacation I see.


7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Day: Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., SNet)

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@Black_Hawk  Ranger has a NTC.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Mark Fraser traded for Cam Abney, Teemu Hartikainen

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Good luck to you Mark Fraser. All the best in Edmonton. Say hello to Scrivens for us!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Mark Fraser traded for Cam Abney, Teemu Hartikainen

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Good opportunity for Srivens.  Eakins knows him and must have had a say in his going to 
Edmonton.

8 months ago on Game Day Notes: Game #49, Sabres @ Leafs

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Should have been i win in regulation.

8 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Devils at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

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5 Regulation/OT wins now in 32 games. Are we the worst team in the league? Our record over that span would indicate that we are. Bottom line is RC can not seem to get this team in the win column and that is all that counts. Good effort accolades are for teams in full rebuild mode like Buffalo.

8 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Capitals (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

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How many ways can this team find to lose?

8 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Capitals (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

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It is official. changes are required and fast!

8 months, 1 week ago on Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few

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@wiski @-Keon- @Yaknowwhat I think we have had easier competition this year compared to last year over the first 9 games.

11 months ago on Sunday Mashup: Has the word “rivalry” lost all meaning?

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Flyers lose three straight. Time to fire the coach again.

11 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Wild at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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We lost the Corsi battle again. When will it ever end! 

11 months, 1 week ago on GDT: Wild at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@CanuckUKinToronto That is a crazy tough stretch between Dec 7th and Dec 17th. We play 7 games in 11 days. 

7 - at Ottawa
8 - vs Boston
11 -vs LA
12 - at St Louis
14 - vs Chicago
16 - at Pittsburgh
17 - vs Florida 
 

A lot of tough opponents in there too, so we better rack up the points before this stretch.

11 months, 1 week ago on Leafs Prospect Update – October 11

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@GreekGod @CanuckUKinToronto @TheCanucksnaphook The Cap numbers work so why not!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – October 7

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It's really nice that we now have a team that finds ways to win rather than the teams we had for so long that found ways to loose.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #3, Leafs 5 vs. Senators 4 (SO)

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@theacs1966 @Burtonboy Fraser has not been put on LTIR as far as  I know.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: A Contender’s Core?

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@ingy56 @rustynail @theacs1966 Liles does not cost much more that anyone else to call up. We are only saving 925K having him in the minors.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: A Contender’s Core?

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@Jantz Lupul must have been on the ice for Kessel's goal in the first. Bolland's second goal was PP.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Game in 10: Game #2, Leafs 3 at Flyers 1

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@Dangle_My_Berries @TOHockeyNut I thought he had a few good chances created by his speed.. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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Bodie played a great game tonight in his limited roll.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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I was a little bored so I looked at the actual salary payroll (Not CAP Payroll) of the Leafs opening day roster as it looks now. With Liles demoted the Leafs will actually have one of the lowest "Actual salary payrolls for their active roster" in the league and that includes Clarkson who will be out the first 10 games. For the 22 man roster the total is only 54,835,000 plus potential bonuses. This number is pretty much in the same ball park as Colorado, Phoenix, Buffalo and Florida. Only Ottawa, Calgary and the New York Islanders will be paying significantly less for the actual on ice product in salary payroll.

This was quite shocking to see.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – Season Opener Eve: September 30th

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@thelongroad No if you claim a player you fully assume the remainder of the existing contract.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others

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@mike_84 @TOHockeyNut @Burtonboy @-Keon- More expensive as the Leafs gave him a one way deal. They could have qualified him for about the same, but on a two way deal. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others

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@mike_84 @Burtonboy @-Keon- Didn't Florida decide not to qualify Brennan which made him UFA?

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs waive John Michael Liles, 5 others

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Looks like Liles played so well for the Marlies last night that he played himself onto the team.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Joe Colborne Traded to Calgary Flames for 4th round pick

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@Jay_Berg It was only 2 games he got into in the playoffs. some make it sound as if he played all seven games in the series. It was 2 games.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Joe Colborne Traded to Calgary Flames for 4th round pick

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@CanuckUKinToronto @TOHockeyNut @Burtonboy Ashton is exempt from waivers. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Joe Colborne Traded to Calgary Flames for 4th round pick

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@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto @TOHockeyNut A Player can not be put on LTIR until Tuesday and teams have to be cap compliant on Monday. Maybe Ashton doesn't make the team either as a way to pick up additional depth or as I said a trade does happen first. There are still options available to Nonis.  

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Joe Colborne Traded to Calgary Flames for 4th round pick

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Nonis may not be done yet. He will be watching the waiver wire closely to maybe pick up some depth at center. Other teams are in the same boat as the Leafs being so close to the CAP. Trades could still happen as well. This could be an interesting next 24 hours.  

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Joe Colborne Traded to Calgary Flames for 4th round pick

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@CanuckUKinToronto There might be no more cuts until the last minute to keep other teams guessing on who might be available on waivers.  

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #3: Franson, Kessel, team ratings

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@hoolihan @Jantz @dlb eh He would not have to clear waivers as long as he is RFA or listed on the reserve list.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Chance of a Kessel extension, sooner rather than later?

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@Loric76 @TOHockeyNut Nope, just speculating on what options are available and if Liles is no longer in the plans for Nonis then he may need to go this route to kind of force Liles hand.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Chance of a Kessel extension, sooner rather than later?

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@Loric76 @TOHockeyNut Just makes sense now with Franson signed and Liles having the Modified NTC. As I said there could be a deal in place, I did not say that there was one.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Chance of a Kessel extension, sooner rather than later?

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