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@Burtonboy Sorry was thinking of Pulkojarvi for next years draft. My bad

6 hours, 53 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday

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@ingy56 Minny to win means a high pick for the Leafs - Blues are division winners

8 hours, 23 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday

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@Burtonboy Probably at the level of production of Barkov, but a winger. Need to get Barkov out of Florida

8 hours, 27 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday

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@Cameron19 Draft Kyllington in the 20'ties. Next season add 3 more pieces in the first round.

8 hours, 56 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday

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@Burtonboy I'm not that worrried about Gauthier he will be an excellent defensive center in the NHL when he matures.


He is the type of player that you need to win Cups. As they always claim: Defense wins Cup. 

However, that been said we need more high quality prospect because we have traded our pick, mishandled the draft or traded the players before we knew what we had (see Hayes).

3 days, 13 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@Carrick's Corner @totalrebuild Johnson is 7th round pick (not signed yet) , Valiev 3rd round (#68).


But as mentioned earlier between #10 and #100 and we got very thin picking

3 days, 13 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@totalrebuild Our real problem is that over the last 10 years we found good players in the late rounds; our top 10 picks have been good but not spectacular; but the drafting from around 10 to 100 have returned close to nothing.

3 days, 14 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@Savo43 Still need to trade Bozak and you have Nashvilles pick as well (Kyllington)

4 days, 11 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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So Preds 1st round pick is starting to look really good.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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@Mitch_S2 @Great Dane A link further down. Eichel might take another year in college

1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@Dogger That was probably the best outcome we could have hoped for.

1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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This story about Eichel is very interesting and gives lot new possibilities for the Leafs if they don't win the lottery tonight.


As Cam said it would be almost ideal for Leafs and Shanahan. 

EIchel:

“There are positives to it any way you look at it. At the end of the day, when a decision has to be made, I will make it with my family and with my heart. I don’t want to be somewhere that I don’t want to be.”

So if that place he wants to be is in with the Leafs.


Sell Kessel, Phaneuf, Bozak, Lupul and take Pulkkinen in 2016. 


Then 2016/17 Nylander, Eichel, Puklkinen, Kyllington, Reilly, Brown, Johnson plus the young assets you get from the trades.

 

1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@Jon5200 that could very well be but make a year.  80 USD production cost 5 USD 75 USD in profit most will go to the league.

It would be on hell of a smart move to let McD go to Toronto. Shirt sale alone would cover the cost of one new franchise.

1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: Shanahan in ‘ongoing’ discussions with Sean Burke

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@Burtonboy @kxbarillas That is a skill that has been sorely missed on the Leafs for some time now

1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan

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With the blood bath in the front office of the Leafs I am quite sure that Shanahan already has made the list of players that will leave the Leafs.

Justing by the what happened over the weekend I think the list is long.

1 week, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan

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Let us face the fact and acknowledge that 10 years have been wasted but this could be the first step in the right direction.

I'm cautiously optimistic about the future of the Leafs. A McDavid in Blue and White would help quite significantly.    

1 week, 5 days ago on Brendan Shanahan well aware of past managerial downfalls

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With the cleaning of the front office done, maybe something will still happen with the scouting department, but only after the draft, I'm now certain that all of the core will be gone very soon.

So a top 5 pick this year and probably 2-3 more first round picks and a top 2 pick next season as well. There I hope Leafs select Puljujarvi. At same age he was PPG stats than Barkov.

Next season will not be pretty to look at, but with the team starting to be loaded with young talent it will acceptable to follow.

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@Zep2 I believe that is the only smart move from the Leafs this season

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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In three periods this painful season is finally over.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #82, Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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Preds are playing the Hwaks in the first round. That should be ok for the Leafs since Hawks probably are the favorites.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Dave Nonis long for Toronto? No one knows, not even his cousin

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Monday is going to be a very important day for the Leafs Nation, that will be the first indication on what Shanahan direction is going to move the franchise.


Regarding players I'm convinced that Kessel, Phaneuf, Bozak, Lupul, Kadri and mayby Polak will be moved.

Coaches are all gone except Spott who was asked to move up to the Leafs.

 

Scounting department is being reorganized as well. Only one there with a passing note would be Thommie Bergman. And I do hope that TB will be allowed to pick a couple of players in the mid to late first round.

Nonis - anyones guess.

 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Dave Nonis long for Toronto? No one knows, not even his cousin

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@In it to Winnik  Three to four picks in the first round would make my day. Leafs should stock up at center and defense to complement Rielly and Nylander.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Game 81 Scoring Chances: Blue Jackets 5 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Great Dane Just believe that this is best draft year the next 10-15 years. JVR and Kessel well they will not both be here come October 1st

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Great Dane I just don't want to see another Sundin era. McDavid will be able, like Sundin, to keep the Leafs out of the bottom 10 by himself in one or two years time.


Therefore we need to get quality players to support him. We can't continue to waste picks from round 2 to 5 and then let Bergman pick a player or two in round 6 to 7

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot

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@Burtonboy @ShotgunCharlie @Luke_R I believe that the combination of Hunter and Dubas together with Bergman can turn a corner for the Leafs.


We can only hope that Leafs finally hits a several home runs in this draft.

I would really really hate that we win the lottery, draft McDavid and then waste the other picks in this draft.

Leafs need 3-4 picks in the first round that turns into top players.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot

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@Komas Taberle @Great Dane @Burtonboy About time to be serious. Kessel to Panther for 1st round pick 2015 and Huberdeau + some salary.

Dion to Wings for 1st round + Manta + Weiss (salary dump)

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot

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@Burtonboy We need some more mid to late first round picks. Larson, Kylington, Ek they will all go around that level.


Kessel, Kadri, Bozak, Phaneuf and Lupul should be able to get us some of those picks 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot

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@DeclanK @traNsplantEdneWfie @sniperstar @Great Dane  Kyllington at 12 and Larsson at 33 would do wonders for our defense

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bernier – “I’d love to stay here and for a long time obviously”

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@DeclanK @sniperstar @Great Dane Still believe that a pick around 10-12 would be great and solve quite a number of Leafs problems.


2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bernier – “I’d love to stay here and for a long time obviously”

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@DeclanK Hanafin at 12 and Kyllington at 29. We need another pick around 10-12 to get Hanafin, then take Kyllington with Preds pick.

Defense solved.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bernier – “I’d love to stay here and for a long time obviously”

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What would be best for the NHL over the 2015 and 2016 draft:


2015: 

Leafs win the lottery and pick McDavid,

Sabres gets Eichel,

Yotes takes Strome and

Oilers get Hanafin.

Leafs trade most of the core and pick two out of Barzal, Kyllington and Larson.  Kyllington or Larson with Preds pick.


2016:

Yotes are last and win the lottery taking local boy Matthews

Leafs are still taking and will take Puljujärvi.



2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bernier – “I’d love to stay here and for a long time obviously”

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@Jmessih @traNsplantEdneWfie Question is could Kessel give for instance Huberdeau plus 1st round pick from Florida!!!!!


The window on Luongo is closing, so they might do something like that

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bernier – “I’d love to stay here and for a long time obviously”

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After looking that the new logo I believe that we should change name to:


THE TORONTO TANKERS


At least until this rebuild is moving in the right direction.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Burtonboy @drummond Hugely important that Leafs are able to find a freebie from time to time.

Instead of opnly giving Bergman picks in the later rounds he should have a large say in who is selected in the first rounds as well.

1 month ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@ingy56 @mcloki @Great Dane This is not good for the revenue of the NHL. The best reason to the Leafs have McDavid is that he will help keep the Leafs as a cash cow. Just to conitnue Rogers are not dumb: They will not move this shit to cable - who would subscribe to this.


Rogers, Bettman and Co are now considering their options because can very quickly turnout to be a major headache for the NHL:

1 month ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@Jay_Berg Rogers takes off their own team from the prime outlet on hockey. That tells a lot about the state of the Leafs Nation. 

1 month ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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Longley:

"According to a tweet from Sportsnet stats, Saturday’s game was the first time the Leafs did not appear on a regular-season HNIC telecast since 1972."

The Leafs are really really bad

1 month ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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Rarely have I been so disinterested in the Leafs. Only waiting for another loss and may that continue next season as well.


Leafs better get McDavid or the cap is going to fall next season. No team can compensate the loss of revenue if the Leafs Nation start tanking with the team. I.e. loose interest

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@FRyan @sniperstar @philthethrill He will be the Leafs best center since well Sundin

1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Leafs Eliminated from playoffs

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Letting 4 solid nhl'ers leave for nothing is a huge swing.

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs Notebook – March 17

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@RememberSalming He sure knows how to get the Leafs in the media.


Problem is that he never gets positive story in the media.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The 25 Controversies (And Counting) Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Media This Season

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I think that the list simply highlights the fundamentale flaws of the current Leafs.

You don't know where to start to clean up this mess. 

What I find amazing almost comical is the fact that the Leafs are owned by the two biggest media groups in Canada and not even have a media advisor for management, coaching staff and players on how to handle the media.

Truly baffling

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The 25 Controversies (And Counting) Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Media This Season

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Keep calm and tank on

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #68, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN)

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@Jay31 @mtommy Just not playing as good in the last month or so.  That shouldn't change anything regarding his talent.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles

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@mtommy Hanafin, Rantanen around 10-12 you trade at the draft to pick one of them. Then get Kyllington, Ek or Zacha with Nashville's pick.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles

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Shanahan has a cunning plan. Next week Lupul and Bernier will be suspended 3 games each for violating the teams official hair policy.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles

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@wiski Shanahan is tanking hard

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles

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@dlbu dlbu E Real problem here is that Bergman has not been allowed to pick players until the 6th or 7th rounds.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – March 10

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