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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.

16 hours, 31 minutes 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.

5 days, 22 hours 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:

6 days, 19 hours 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. 

6 days, 19 hours 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

6 days, 19 hours 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 3 days 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 week, 4 days 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.

2 weeks, 1 day 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

2 weeks, 1 day 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

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles

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@wiski Shanahan is tanking hard

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 10

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Oilers draft second overall. Two Scenarios:


Phaneuf + our 1st (fourth overall pick) for 2nd overall + Yakopov


Bernier or Reimer + our 1st (fourth overall pick) for 2nd overall +Scrivens.

What would you do?

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 10

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@peterbleafs never understood why Leafs players have no value in the market

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 10

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Leafs defense tonight: a top 2-3 D-man; 2 talents; a cast-off; a reclamation project and a recalled AHL'er.

That is what I call serious tanking

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 66 Scoring Chances: Blues 6 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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Cap ceiling next season will probably be around 70-71 million, while the floor will be around 51-52 million.

I guess most will agree that after this season at least Lupul, Phaneuf and Bozak will be traded. That clears 16,5 million in cap hit.


Now that brings Leafs from 52 million for 13 players under contract to 30 million in cap hit next season way under the floor. Now Horton is included in that number


There are hardly any UFA that are worth signing this summer so I doubt Leafs will sign big contracts, it will mainly be 1 or 2 year contracts that are cheap and very trad-able.


Moving Kessel will only increase the cap floor problem, so my guess would be that Kessel stays with the Leafs, so that we can get to the cap floor. 

Only 10 players signed for next season excluding L-P-B, so Kadri, Bernier would be to re-signed. But that would still leave the Leafs about 12 million under the cap floor.


Leafs will next season be able to take on big contract for picks and prospects.


There might be light at the end of the tunnel.


3 weeks, 1 day ago on Game 65 Scoring Chances: Lightning 4 vs. Maple Leafs 2

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@Stop! In The Name Of Loov @Great Dane Exactly my point. PPP, I believe, made an analysis of expected return on the draft for the Leafs. Result average to under average.


If you take away the Bergman picks then it looks really really ugly.  Gunnar, Kulemin, Holzer, Stralman, Rask and the list goes on.


3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@Stop! In The Name Of Loov @Great Dane European players usually drops a bit in the draft and I must admit that I trust Bergman a lot more than the North American scouts. 


So Strome,Eichel, Marner, McD with our own pick and then Two European players more in the first round.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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Shanahan and Nonis need to get another first round pick this year: Leafs will get one in the top 5, but we need two more picks in the first round:

Rantanen, Kyllington and Joel Ek will probably be drafted somewhere between 10 and 25. So a pick around 15 would help a lot. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@Jay_Berg @phaneufoundlander Just imagine that the 1st round pick had been top 5 protected.  Seguin next to Kessel.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@Burtonboy @Jay_Berg 5-7 years from now Rielly, Nylander, Brown, Johnson and McD will be in their prime.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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Scenario analysis for Draft:


Buffalo win - they draft McD; Oilers might trade 2nd overall pick could we Leaf chance to get Eichel

Oilers win - they draft McD; Buffalo draft Eichel

Coyotes win - They draft McD; Buffalo draft Eichel

Leafs win - we draft McD


3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@mcloki @Great Dane If Shanahan and Nonis keep a player of the core it will be Kessel.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@mcloki @Great Dane We will have another 1st round pick before the draft.


Lupul, Bozak and Phaneuf will be gone by then.  Doubt Kessel will be moved before next season.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@mcloki @Great Dane Bergman will be all over Kyllington, Ek and Rantanen. Very likely that one of them wil be available in the twenties

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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here is a guy that could fall to around the Nashville pick:


http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=139633

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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In the last 19 games we are only playing Buffalo (twice) Oilers and CBJ that are not in the playoff or close to a playoff spot. Sens borderline case, but they have 3 games in hand.


Keeping the core group together should make sure that nothing changes, so I can't imagine much more than 6-10 points in the last 19 games. It will be awful to watch, but there is hope.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Dave Nonis Post-Deadline Media Address

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In the last 19 games we are only playing Buffalo (twice) Oilers and CBJ that are not in the playoff or close to a playoff spot. Sens borderline case, but they have 3 games in hand.


Keeping the core group together should make sure that nothing changes, so I can't imagine much more than 6-10 points in the last 19 games. It will be awful to watch, but there is hope.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick

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It is going to painful to watch this team for another 19 games. It ain't easy to be a Leafs fan.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick

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With Erixon and TJ in the organization I would put my money Phaneuf, Holzer and maybe Polak getting moved before the deadline. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@zoidbergman That best value of bozak for the Leafs is traded

4 weeks ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Zep2 Trade Dion ASAP

4 weeks ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Burtonboy @Great Dane  Michael Grosso @RumorBreak  ·  2h 2 hours ago

I can confirm that the Ducks & Leafs have been in deep talks regarding Phaneuf. Leafs want one of Theodore/Ritchie along with picks.

Don't know how good it is. However, to me this makes sense. Ducks have cap space and now can take back a lot of salary.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Burtonboy @mtommy Still believe that he is going to be better than Wennberg

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Burtonboy  or Anaheim

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@DCDC Don't think anything as bad as Horton

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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@Scooby64 Well, back hurts all the time. Can't sleep, can't stand up, can't play with the kids.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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With moving out Clarkson and putting Horton on LTIR Leafs have created around 6 million in cap space before the deadline.


I will estimate that Leafs now can take on about 10 million in annual cap hit from teams that needs to create cap space. That should result in another couple of picks for the draft

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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The impossible happend - now Nonis and Pridham need to trade Bozak for young 1C.


If they can trade Clarkson nothing is impossible anymore.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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Brennan is coming back due to the another trade in progress. Someone on the Leafs defense is probably going to be moved.

1 month ago on Leafs re-acquire TJ Brennan in exchange for Spencer Abbott

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