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@RandomScrub

Ya, there is really absolutely no benefit in him doing that

1 week, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Jmessih

He did say good numbers, didn't he?

1 week, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@CanuckUKinToronto

You actually keep track of that kind of stuff?

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@LN-093

It shouldn't have to be worth "their while", as it as a fan fest.  All that matters is whether it was worthwhile for the fans that showed up and from what I'm hearing, it wasn't!

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Alec Brownscombe

Hmmm, now am curious as to what he wrote, lol

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Rhaegar_

I guess that all depends on how guys like Leivo and Nylander develop 

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Xxxxxnew

He saves his best for the big games

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@LN-093

Sure you can blame them.

They are the ones who planned and ran the event.  If they wanted to make it a better experience, they shouldn't have sold so many tickets.

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Alec Brownscombe

What in the world made you pick Ottawa?

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Gilbey39

Lupul on the left side.  Holland and him were developing a bit of chemistry together last year.

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@LN-093

There should have been a limited number of tickets sold each day

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@T_Ry

Nope, didn't see that part.  But getting Satellite or Cable would be a good place to start if you wanna watch the Leafs

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Rhaegar_

I suppose he might be able to win a third line winger spot in a couple of years and then gradually move up until he replaces Lupul.

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Mcost61

True enough.

TSN has 26 regional games this year and that's a big chunk of the season to miss for them.

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Rhaegar_

How many years until he requires waivers to be sent down?

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@T_Ry

Meh, who needs the Centre Ice package when all the Leafs games will be on either TSN, Sportsnet, CITY or CBC?

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@dlb Mad

In order to breakout, he's gonna need to get a chance on a scoring line and that definitely isn't gonna happen this year, while he'll be fighting with Nylander for a spot next year.


Unless somebody like JVR or Lupul gets moved, he's not getting the opportunity with the Leafs.

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Rhaegar_

Ah, I haven't heard the interview yet, but I thought I read that he said he wanted three balanced scoring lines.


Either way, that's what I'd like to see (if Booth has a decent training camp)

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@dlb Mad

Unfortunately he'll never get the chance in Toronto, so he'll end up breaking out somewhere else.

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@dlb Mad

If Robidas is injured to start the season, I'd go with the following:


Rielly   -   Phaneuf

Gardiner   -   Franson

Percy   -   Polak

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Doorman

Meh, saw lots of that last winter.

It was called the "24 Hour Challenge"


If you have Facebook, check it out.  It's good for a few laughs:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/24hourchallenge/

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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Just wondering what everybody's thoughts are regarding the possibility of Booth playing on the top line with Bozak and Kessel.


Ever since Carlyle said he wants to have 3 balanced scoring lines this season, I've been thinking that bumping JVR down to the second line with Kadri and Lupul down to the third line with Holland, Kontiola or Santorelli would be a great idea.


Somebody posted lines last night with Booth on the top line, but didn't get much response, so what does everybody think of the idea?

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@MaxwellHowe

I've never used snow tires and I'm somehow able to keep my car between the ditches all winter!

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Mcost61

We get a few months of good weather and everybody forgets how to drive in the snow?

1 week, 3 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@BoneChompski

Komarov should wear #87.


That's what he wore with Marlies and in the KHL.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Markov55

I wouldn't mind seeing him in the top six, but I think I'd put him with Bozak and Kessel.

Move JVR down with Kadri and Frattin.

That allows Lupul to play on the third line with one of Holland, Kontiola or Santorelli and Clarkson.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

I know what you mean, a couple years ago my dog got sick and spent the night at the vet.  
Had to sign that it could cost up to $1500, but I think we ended up getting off easy, as it "only" ended up costing us about half that.


Before we get our next pet, I think I might look into Pet Insurance.  Not sure how much the monthly premiums are and what percentage they cover, but it might just be worth it.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Yaknowwhat

Cargo goes by ship and shipments goes by car?

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@barjv01

I've been posting something very similar to this over the past couple of days, although I put Frattin with JVR/Kadri and Clarkson with Lupul/Kontiola.  

It leaves me with a fourth line of Winnik, Holland or Santorelli and Komarov.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Jmessih

The Dr. that prescribed him painkillers was arrested.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@peterbleafs

Sure age has a bearing.

Age usually means experience and most people learn from experience.

Therefore, if you bring in more experienced players, they'll know what to do when turmoil hits.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@twitting_sg

Phaneuf will be past his prime at that point, but will still be a solid contributor, while I would still expect Kessel to put up 30 odd goals in his late-20's/early-30's.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@ingy56

Because the planes were near each other and missed?

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Loric76 @ingy56

Because we're wearing hats?

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@NinetyThree

Am I the only one that realizes Kessel is still only 26?

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@Loric76

Hot water heater?

If the water is already hot, why do you have to heat it?

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Pent_House

Yup and I think he'd do alright at the NHL level too, as long as he was given a chance to play in the top six with some decent players.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@wiski

As would I, but I don't see him making the Leafs and there's gotta be a team out there willing to give him a chance.  Afterall, he was among the scoring leaders in the AHL before he got hurt last season.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@wiski

Gary Suter's brother

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Mind Bomb

Smith will be signed once Savard's cap hit goes on the LTIR, Eriksson is actually underrated and regardless of whether Marchand is a douche or not, the guy can play hockey!

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@Cameron19

I think we can all agree that these are in fact upgrades and we were near the top of the Conference until the final month or so of the season.


If the team has been upgraded and can avoid the disastrous train-wreck at the end of the season, there is no reason to believe the Leafs can't finish Top 3 in the Atlantic.


Now, if that train-wreck was the norm of what we can expect from this team, then even with the upgrades, we're still looking at a Lottery Draft pick! 

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@Mind Bomb

Forget about it man, we're not getting him!

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Mind Bomb

He's already better than Turris, so he won't be the "next Turris".

If I were a GM with cap space, I'd have no problem throwing $5-6 million at him on a long-term deal, which I'm sure Columbus would match without hesitating.  


In order to get him,the number would probably have to be $7-8 million and at that point, do you wanna pay him that?

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@ Keon

I believe the only bubble-player who doesn't have to clear waivers is Kontiola and I don't see him reporting to the Marlies.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@deedrag

If you insist on Nylander, I'd go with the following, but I think another year in the SHL is the best place for him.


Booth   -   Bozak   -   Kessel

JVR   -   Kadri   -   Nylander

Lupul   -   Kontiola   -   Clarkson

Winnik   -   Holland   -   Komarov

(Santorelli   -   Frattin)


1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Mind Bomb

I'm surprised no team has tried to offer sheet him. 

Sure the Blue Jackets would probably match, but you could really mess with their cap situation if you made the offer high enough.


Then again,if you make the offer too high, they could always take their haul of draft picks and you'd be saddled with the long-term albatross of his contract.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Mind Bomb

First off, Brodeur should just retire as a life-long Devil.


As for Tampa Bay, Boyle should help their bottom-six, while Stralman is nothing more than an average 2nd pairing defenceman and Callahan came at the cost of St. Louis.


Our opinions on Boston also differ, as I still see them as the best team in the East.

A top six of Marchand, Bergeron, Smith, Lucic, Krejci, and Eriksson is still very, very good, combined with arguably the best goalie in the league and a solid defence, led by Chara.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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@philthethrill

I guess.  

Who has time for video games anyways, haha?

1 week, 4 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Mind Bomb

I see you're on the Tampa bandwagon too.

Sure they did good last year and were missing Stamkos, but it's possible that some of the supporting cast who overachieved last season will fall back to earth.

Also, they got swept in the first round by the scHabs.  Sure Bishop was injured, but who's to say he's gonna repeat his breakout season?


The way I see it, the Leafs will be battling them, Montreal and Detroit for 2nd place in the division.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

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