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@peterbleafs The fact that he had great results in the Soo with less than star-studded rosters should make you feel good about his analytic abilities.

1 hour, 12 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@wiski Even though we came back and won I thought Reimer looked awful in relief of Bernier the other night. He literally had no idea where most of the shots on him were. Pucks were bouncing off him and he didn't know where they were going.

1 hour, 15 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@peterbleafs Look at his track record. Look at what he did with the Greyhounds in the OHL. Then contrast that with what the Leafs have done over the last 10 years. You should be happy there's someone saying and doing different things with the Leafs...not bitching because he uses words you don't understand.

1 hour, 17 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@peterbleafs Yeah, you're right. We don't need no smart guys working for the Leafs.

1 hour, 21 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@BPsotka Reimer's been pulled lately too. That's Bernier's point I think...it doesn't matter which guy starts, the team is awful out of the gate. he's right too.

1 hour, 22 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@wiski I hope I'm proven wrong, but I just don't think you can be a purely defensive player in the NHL and be that slow.

1 hour, 24 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@CherryPicking I don't get the love for Gauthier...he's so slow it's embarrassing to me we took him in the 1st round.

1 hour, 28 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@dlbu dlbu E Only idiots had Crouse (like Button) in the top 5. Hanifan was always there by people who knew what they were talking about.

1 hour, 30 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@dlbu dlbu E We're gonna win a game or 2 coming in for sure...and a Saturday home game against Ottawa was a good opportunity to win one. And it still took us scoring with our net empty to take it to OT. We have Buffalo on the road left and then maybe, MAYBE Columbus on the road as the only other possible wins left. Carolina has 2 against Philly and another against Buffalo left. I was upset on Saturday because I thought the Oilers had a legit sot at catching us.

1 hour, 31 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@wiski That's smart. If he blows out his knee, or gets a concussion he'd cost himself millions in his next contract.

1 hour, 35 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@dlbu dlbu E At this point there's almost a 0% chance we finish 5th. We're currently 5 points behind Carolina and they have a game in hand.

1 hour, 37 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@CherryPicking At this point I'd say none of those guys you mentioned has a realistic shot of being productive NHL players. They may get cups of coffee...but unless they take a pretty big jump I just don't see any of them being anything more than periodic callups in the future.

1 hour, 39 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@dlbu dlbu E This draft has tiers...like every draft. McDavid and Eichel are clearly better than everyone else. Then Hanifan, Strome and Marner are the next level. After that it gets dicey...there's more great players (some think as many as another 6), but none of those guys in the 6-12 range is going to move into the top 5.

1 hour, 41 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@CherryPicking Both are thin, but we literally have 2 forward prospects with a legit shot of playing in the NHL. Two.

1 hour, 44 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@CherryPicking Our Defensive cupboards are in far better shape than our forwards cupboards.

1 hour, 46 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@dlbu dlbu E I just don't know why people ignore the draft rankings when it so clearly has Hanifan as the #3 ranked prospect. Franchise d-men don't drop behind guys like Barzal for fucks sake.

1 hour, 50 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@cryptotho We're not trading down. We're going to end up in 4th and have a 90.5% of drafting in the top 5. And in that scenario we will be drafting whoever is left between Marner and Strome.

1 hour, 51 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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Actually nice to see Brewer's face after that goal.

1 day, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #76, Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Jmessih I thought your problem was with the fans cheering against them. And there are several that do that exact thing in here.

3 days, 13 hours ago on GDT: Game 75, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (7:30pm, TSN)

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@Jmessih And you think we're any better?

3 days, 13 hours ago on GDT: Game 75, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (7:30pm, TSN)

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@DGkiller98 Need the Ducks to beat the Bruins too.

3 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game 75, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (7:30pm, TSN)

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What a devastating statistic that was...number of goals scored by someone 23 or under on Toronto - 7, on Florida - 75.

3 days, 17 hours ago on GDT: Game 75, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (7:30pm, TSN)

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@DylanJ I agree. I don't see us passing the Canes, even though it's only 2 points. They have 2 games in hand and a few very winnable games left.

5 days, 12 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@TheColborneUltimatum Not the media...this fanbase. Gillis didn't help either.

5 days, 13 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Pent_House Everybody thought he was done at 33. He would have been a good fit for many teams.

5 days, 13 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@DeclanK I don't see the issue here, unless the fact that his KHL contract wasn't up until May 1st precludes him from signing an NHL contract. They had a connection to his KHL cklub, it's foolish to think this doesn't go on all the time. Are we now forbidden from drafting players from the Knights as well?

5 days, 13 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@zoidbergman Need another besides RNH and Draisatl?

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat If I had a beer every time I was wrong I would be completely pickled by now.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat No, it isn't part of the bet. But just remember it's what started all this, so if I lose because the Oilers were idiots and drafted Marner at 3 we were both completely wrong.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat No, you said you thought Strome was going 3rd. You own that opinion too my friend.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat Wow...I sure hope Hanifan doesn't murder someone before the draft then.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat What's going to happen? You think one of them will fall if he sprains his ankle? 


edit: And remember, you think Strome is going 3rd.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat Take my "like" as a yes.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat The point is I don't care what the draft order is, I know this is going to be the order the players are chosen. If you're so sure I'm wrong, bet me. And draft order at the very top is almost always correctly predicted...especially in these drafts with stud prospects.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat But you don't have any reasons to think that. Just saying it could happen isn't a reason. Why would the Oilers draft Strome? What's a real reason they would go against the ranking AND their own needs to take a redundant player?

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@hometeem He "fell" to #4...correctly so.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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Guys....this is the draft order...regardless of team order. If anyone wants to I'll take any bets.


1) McDavid

2) Eichel

3) Hanifan

4) Strome

5) Marner


All this other crap getting worried about is just noise. No one is trading their pick, no one is going off the board. 

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yaknowwhat No offense...but that's a ridiculous scenario.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@hometeem Lots of reason? No way. They already gave Gagner away because they felt they had filled their top 2 centre spots. They're not going to turn away from a stud d-man (which they still have a need for) just because of someone's suppositions. Hanifan will be ready in a year, or two at the most. He might be better than Ekblad

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@zoidbergman Exactly. What the fans are saying is irrelevant. Hanifan is ranked 3 and fills their biggest need by far. There's no reason on earth for them to draft another centre.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@zoidbergman The Oilers twitter? So that's official then? lol

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Mattmark Even though there's only 2 points between us and Carolina I think they're almost a lock to finish ahead of us. They have an easier schedule, and 2 games in hand. But dropping in the draft is a definite possibility, that's why it's vital to me that we end up 4th, so that we can only drop to 5th.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Mattmark If we end up 6th it's a really disappointing turn of events. To me, there's a definite dropoff after the top 5. Not a huge one...but definite.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Mattmark If they're at #3 I think it's almost a certainty they draft Hanifan. They have their top 2 centres locked in already.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@dlbu dlbu E Their drafts between 83 and 89 were crap.

5 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@dlbu dlbu E But by that logic how far back do you wanna go?


I'm sorry, but it just wasn't the turning point, IMO. They didn't change until after the 89 draft where they got Lidstrom, Federov and Konstantinov (plus others). If they hadn't had THAT draft they would have continued to spin their wheels while Yzerman put up amazing seasons.

5 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@dlbu dlbu E I can guarantee you we would not follow up drafting McDavid with seasons in the 60's. Yzerman was like a lot of scorers back that (Hawerchuk, Dionne) who scored and did nothing else. He was a great player, but he did not turn that team around at all.

5 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@dlbu dlbu E Yzerman was drafted in 83. The Wings followed that with seasons of 69,66,40 and 78 points. Federove and Lidstrom showed up in 90 and 91 respectively and the Wings immediately became great (from 76 to 98 points in 91-92.)

5 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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