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@DylanJ

That might work, but you've gotta remember that Kessel is still a young man, so having him as part of the rebuild definitely wouldn't hurt.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Anthony Petrielli & Steve Dangle on Global News Talking Leafs Rebuild

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@BoneChompski

Alright, scratch that and just put McDavid as the Top Line Centre.


Also, it's nice to know you can predict the future and I think you're severely underestimating the talent this team already has.

Just because they're in a slump and basically tanking for the highest pick possible this season, doesn't mean guys like JVR, Kessel, Lupul, Kadri, Gardiner, Rielly, etc. aren't extremely talented!


Hell, I'd even hold onto Phaneuf and tell LA to keep Richards, but the Salary Cap is holding this team back and Phaneuf $7 million + Bozak $4.2 million isn't nearly as valuable as Richards at $5.whatever it is.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Anthony Petrielli & Steve Dangle on Global News Talking Leafs Rebuild

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@DCDC

Whats with you guys and labeling lines as 1, 2, 3, 4?

Get that shit outta your head!


If Nonis had continued what Burke had started and built Carlyle a Top Line, a Scoring Line, a Shutdown Line and an Energy Line, along with a solid defence and Bernier/Reimer between the pipes, we'd have ourselves a contender right now!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Anthony Petrielli & Steve Dangle on Global News Talking Leafs Rebuild

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Oh, and I somehow left Kozun and Nilsson off by accident and I'm not sure when guys like Toninato, Herzog, Valiev and Johnson are eligible/going to join the Marlies.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Anthony Petrielli & Steve Dangle on Global News Talking Leafs Rebuild

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When is management gonna realize that you don't have to burn it to the ground and wait 5 years for a rebuild?

There's lots of good pieces in place and I know it's alot easier said than done, but here's my plan:


1: Immediately place Kessel on the I/R.  He's clearly injured and it's effecting his play and if he isn't, he's gonna come out of his slump sooner or later and cost us valuable losses.

2: Trade Phaneuf to L.A. for M. Richards and a prospect and/or pick.  

3. Trade Bozak

4. Trade Reimer to a team looking for a  goalie (Anaheim with Andersen injured)

5. Sign/trade for a veteran backup

6. Bottom out and hope for some luck at the draft lottery (Select one of McDavid or Eichel)

7. Sign Chris Stewart and Mike Green in the offseason (once again easier said than done)


I haven't done the math if the following will fit under the cap.  If it won't, a guy like Lupul could be traded at the deadline (if he's healthy) to make space and Clarkson could always be sent to the Marlies to save $925K.


JVR   -   McDavid/Eichel   -   C. Stewart

Lupul   -   M. Richards   -   Kessel

Komarov   -   Kadri   -   Frattin

Panik  -   Carrick   -    Clarkson


Rielly   -   Polak

Percy   -   Green

Gardiner    -   Robidas


Bernier 

???



Bodie   -  Nylander   -   Brown   (Resign Bodie to provide some protection for Nylander and Brown)

Leipsic   -   McKegg   -   Leivo  

Verhaeghe   -   Rupert   -   Abbott

Devane    -   Gauthier   -   Biggs


Finn   -   Holzer

MacWilliam   -   Granberg

Loov   -   Knodel


Gibson

Bibeau


2 weeks, 2 days ago on Anthony Petrielli & Steve Dangle on Global News Talking Leafs Rebuild

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Lineup for next year???


Leivo   -   McDavid/Eichel   -   Kessel

JVR   -   Kadri   -   Nylander

Komarov   -   Holland   -   Brown/Abbott

Panik  -   Carrick   -   Clarkson


Rielly   -   Phaneuf

Gardiner   -   Polak

Percy   -   Robidas

(Holzer)


Bernier

Enroth



Even though the media seems to think Kessel and Phaneuf are available, I just can't see any team willing to take on their contracts, while also giving up something of value in order to convince Nonis to trade them, so I kept them on the roster.


I could definitely see them trading guys like Bozak and Lupul, along with Reimer finally getting his wish to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

I assume those free agent bargain bin additions of Winnik, Booth and Santorelli won't be back next season and I can't see Franson returning either.


So, here's a somewhat realistic look at what our roster could look like next season.

P.S.  I know I'm probably dreaming when it comes the getting one of McDavid or Eichel, but if Franson, Bozak, Lupul, Winnik and Santorelli are all moved by the deadline, I could see this team falling right out of it.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Luke_R

Depends what pick we'd be getting back.

Would hate to see Lupul go, as he's seems like a stand up guy and would make a good leader, once Phaneuf is gone.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@GibsonLPStudio

Are the Kings already pushed up against the cap?

How the hell are they supposed to fit another $7 million under it?

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Nylanderthal

Your enforcer should never be a defenceman, as it leaves you with only 5 capable defenders!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Jay31

Looks like a solid hip-check to me!


P.S.  Welcome to the MLHS Keeper League on ESPN. 

Feel free to change your team name and picture, as Zeus will be removed soon enough.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Mattmark

Clarkson would still be at his own blueline, while McDavid or Eichel are putting the puck in the net at the other end!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@djamon

I agree, if it was Chris Neil of 5-10 years ago, I'd be all for it, but he's played a rough game and there's no way he has much left in the tank!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Dogger

No worries man, just replacing my "right-hand man" who can't seem to decide whether he wants to play in the league or not.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Jay31

Check your inbox or maybe junkbox.


Also, if it goes to your junk mail, make sure you mark it as "not junk" or else all correspondence from the pool will end up going to your junk folder. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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If anybody is interested, I've got an opening in the MLHS Keeper League on ESPN.


In case you're worried, you're not getting some crappy team that has been mismanaged and is sitting at the bottom of the standings.

You'll be getting the top team in the league right now!


First one to post their email address will get the league invite and can start managing as soon as tonight!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@Dougie Wraparound 

50 goal scorer with a number 1 centre like Eichel or McDavid!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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Dos anybody know who's first round pick Buffalo traded to Winnipeg?

3 weeks ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@DylanJ

That was the start of the most recent demise of the Leafs.


I realize they made the playoffs the year he was fired, but that was the team he built and it was still young.  To this day, I don't undrestand why Nonis blew the team up so much in the offseason.  

The fire was burning inside of them from losing Game 7 the way they did and then he shakes things up.  Rookie move by a not so rookie GM!!


Even if he wanted to make additions, he could have waited till the trade deadline to do so, at which time they wouldn't have costed him 82 games worth of Salary Cap.

3 weeks ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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Quick question:


Why the fuck did MLSE choose Tim Lieweke over Brian Burke??

Just another mistake to throw on the burning tire pile of mistakes over the past few decades!!

3 weeks ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@Optimustic 

We'd probably get a goalie interference penalty if we did that

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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PP1:


JVR -   Bozak   -   Kessel

Rielly  -   Phaneuf


PP2


Winnik   -   Kadri   -   Santorelli

Gardiner   -   Franson


1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Wilbur 

I've honestly heard enough of this Cori bullshit!!


If you get out shot attempted, but have more quality shots(scoring chances), is it a bad thing?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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So, does anybody wanna take over Zeus's team in the MLHS Keeper League on ESPN?


http://games.espn.go.com/fhl/clubhouse?leagueId=7209&teamId=13&seasonId=2015

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@MLHS_Brown 

If I were in Phaneuf's skates, I'd be dropping the gloves with Thornton tonight!


1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafer 

Nah, only Thornton takes slap shots at people.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Mitch92 

If he did it on purpose, yes it's a good call.

If he hits the net by accident and it goes off - no penaty

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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That's an odd call, haha

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Cameron19 

Back-to-back games in California (2 outta 3 nights) will do that.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@skiingallday 

For sure.

Dubnyk will be a huge acquisition for you.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@skiingallday 

You've gotten off to an amazing start so far.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@skiingallday 

True enough


If he really pussying out, it won't be him in first place though, it'll be his replacement.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@skiingallday 

Doubt that, as the standings won't change at all after this week

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Anybody interested in taking over Zeus' team in the MLHS Keeper League on ESPN?


He's currently tied with me for 1st place with a 12-4 record.



http://games.espn.go.com/fhl/clubhouse?leagueId=7209&teamId=13&seasonId=2015

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Jmessih 

When Gunnarsson was healthy, he was a solid defender.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@DeclanK 

The play will be reviewed by the War Rom regardless of whether the players whine to the refs.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@mcloki 

Ya, we might as well start up tank nation again.


Atleast our GM didn't trade our 1st rounder away this time.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Well, I think it might be time to hit the sack, lol

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Been awhile, but figured I'd check in to see what's up.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #45, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Dogger

Well, he is 6'5 and defencemen usually use longer sticks than forwards, so that makes sense.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@In it to Winnik


The Leafs are definitely the more talented team, so as long as we match their work ethic, we should come out with the W.

If we don't, it could be a long night!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Burkie Bowl

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@ConnorCrisp

Definitely could have used Komarov and his energy tonight

3 months ago on GDT: Game #25, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@wendelsfist

That's exactly what happened tonight.

The Leafs are far more skilled than the Devils (especially with all their injuries), but the Devils just plain and simply wanted it more tonight.

3 months ago on GDT: Game #25, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@MaxwellHowe

Do you work for TSN?

3 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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@Burtonboy

Marty should just retire.

I know it's tough, but he's had an unbelievable career, all with one team, so why mess that up?


I don't wanna remember the Brodeur who got lit up as a member of the Blues, I wanna remember the goalie who won Cups in Jersey and brought Olympic Gold back to Canada.

3 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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@BoneChompski

Oh, I've been watching and just can't believe how inconsistent this team is!


If they could just consistently play the way they do when they win, we'd have a team that could challenge for the Prince of Wales Trophy, as I don't see much that impresses me in the East.

They wouldn't stand a chance against the giants of the West, but I'd be happy with a Stanley Cup Finals appearance.

3 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Been awhile since I've had to time check in here and was wondering what the general consensus of the Leafs has been for the Leafs so far this season?

3 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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