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@Mapleswede @Great Dane @DeclanK @vinoa @TorontoMapleLeafs the big difference is that Lindström was 29; Nylander is 18
12 hours, 24 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@DeclanK @Great Dane @vinoa @Mapleswede @TorontoMapleLeafs Absolutely not and if he can do that as 18 year old. Well something to look forward to, just matching Backstrom would be great
12 hours, 40 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@vinoa @Mapleswede @TorontoMapleLeafs You should compare Nylander to someone like Backstrom and what he did at the same age in the SHL.
Backstrom had 10 g 16a at 18 in 46 games.
If Nylander can do better we could be very lucky
12 hours, 52 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
Niclas Backstrom as 18 years old playing for Brynäs made 10 goals and 16 assists in 46 games. So if Nylander can keep around a ppg it would be fantastic.
12 hours, 59 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@MikeGartner11 Just that little of balance tip to the stick of his team mate. great
13 hours, 27 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@weekendwars Granberg is also there. Thommie Bergman should get a big fat bonus.
13 hours, 28 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@MikeGartner11 Which one is the best - they are unbelievable.
13 hours, 29 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@Mattmark I don't think so. Now he has a season to get a lot stronger.
13 hours, 31 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
Nylander has now 6 points in 4 games. He is 2 points from being the top scorer on Modo. The top point getter has 8 but in 14 games.
13 hours, 32 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@drummond Absolutely amazing. On the first ass. he makes a pass in the opposite direct to what he is skating.
13 hours, 35 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@weekendwars Johnson 1 goal and Nylander 3 primary ass. Not bad at all.
13 hours, 36 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
Nylander had 3 primary assists tonight - one more beautiful than the other. Check out the high lights, Nylanders on ice-vision is amazing.
13 hours, 39 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday
@mcloki @Burtonboy Franson and Holland for Eberle.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday
@B_Leaf @MaxwellHowe The would complete the first line. JVR and Kessel would not be allowed to not play a 200 feet game.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2
@Mcost61 @Bruffins better yesterday than today
Did the hiring of Hunter increase the chances of getting Tavares?
@Mind Bomb @Mcost61 Guys can you imagine to get 4 million per year for sitting in the best seat in the house LOL
@Komas Taberle @Great Dane @peterbleafs @ingy56 right you are Sir. Best think to do long term
@sniperstar @peterbleafs @ingy56 @Great Dane Kessel would defensively be so much better with a real top center.
Neither Kadri or Bozak will ever be able to do that.
@peterbleafs @ingy56 @Great Dane So true. I'm getting more and more convinced that we need to move Lupul, Bozak and Kadri. Kadri has tons of skill - but I'm missing something.
@ingy56 @Great Dane @peterbleafs That clear change in culture in core is very much required. Is that the answer you are looking for.
@ingy56 @Great Dane @peterbleafs Unfortunately it is. we need to look beyond the fact that Kessel and Bernier can safe our bacon from time to time.
What I do like is Komo, Santo, Clarkson and Winnik.
@peterbleafs Exactly right - we are winning for the wrong reasons.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2
Very interesting from Mirtle:
3 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2
So back to 50%, is that good news??????
Not in my book. The Leafs are still giving up way too many shoots. Doesn't matter that they lead a game, they have to be able to close the door on the other team.
Three victories have come from: 2 wins where the goalies Lundquist and Halak have had horrible games and 1 win against a team that is worse than Leafs in holding on to the puck.
We are back to last season where everything is dependent on Kessel and Bernier playing at an all-star level.
However, the third line is really good and a new management team is taking form.
Now is the time to clean the roster and let us finally move on, on to a sustainable path.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2
@Mcost61 Well done. Now clean the roster the same way.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Burtonboy @ProfessorRance First things first. Clean the roster of the older unengaged players.
Trade them for young prospects with talent and high work ethics.
@ProfessorRance @Burtonboy May I add: Win like the Knights
Well - it seems to me like Shanahan is getting ready to sweep the deck.
100% in on that idea.
@Yaknowwhat have you seen any improvement except for the third line since last season??? I haven't.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe @B_Leaf Now Cam, that would be the return and include Franson as well. Furthermore I get more and more the feeling they will move Kadri as well.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Burtonboy We should keep the third line to show the kids how to play hockey as a pro. Sell the rest and go all in at the draft.
NHL Draft 2016:
@Burtonboy @Cameron19 He blew it because he was never able to get the pieces that Leafs needed to make the Kessel deal a success.
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy It is the only way forward. We know that this years draft is fully stocked, but what about next year how is that looking.
@Burtonboy @Great Dane One that hope they still will make, but realistically only our own pick. So we need to sell in a hurry.
Then bring up as many Marlies as possible: Carrick, Loov, Granberg, Holzer ,Nilsson, Leivo.
@Burtonboy @Great Dane I hear you and agree in general. We simply need to take one or two in basement of league to get two center of high quality.
Moving Phaneuf and Co. (not Kessel) will achieve this.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@phaneufoundlander @Great Dane Can't disagree
@Burtonboy Probably not a lot
Cam had an excellent post below on the state of the Leafs. As much as it hurts me to say so, it is time so make a rebuild.
Right now we have a third line that delivers and is working well. Winnik as a great addition, but he should play on the fourth line.
Beyond that is it far from pretty.
The strategic plan would be to sell Lupul, Phaneuf, Franson, Robidas, Polak, Bozak and Reimer as soon as possible. Sell all on one year contracts at the trade deadline, take back expiring contracts for picks or prospects.
Strongly consider moving Kessel at the draft or in summer.
Hopefully draft very high and at least 2 times in the first round.
4 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Anthony Petrielli @ProfessorRance @Burtonboy Franson + Ashton would probably do the trick.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@ProfessorRance @B_Leaf @Leafbites @Mcost61 @theacs1966 Is 35 games not enough evidence LOL
4 days, 14 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
@Burtonboy Welcome back Sherlock. Carlyle is too much to handle.
With all the discussion here regarding the current state of our beloved Leafs and the minimal improvements made, we hope Shanahan and Nonis do not trade for any player older than 26.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20
@MaxwellHowe @B_Leaf You need to move assets to get picks and prospects.
@B_Leaf Is it actually that bad
4 days, 15 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20
@Anthony Petrielli @Great Dane @ingy56 @gottabe_KD @Yaknowwhat AP that is baby steps, and not the same as a consistent game plan that the players buy into. We are nowhere near that.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20
@ingy56 @gottabe_KD @Yaknowwhat Or rather nothings has changed. That is quite worrying.
@Yaknowwhat Until that happens we are going to see the same s... as we have seen since the end of last season.
Or rather they played like that for most of last season except that Bernier bailed them out time and time again.
Try to swap Holland for Larsson. We already have a huge collection of Swedish d-men. One of them will be great.
5 days, 12 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad