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@Anthony Petrielli @Favell66 Agreed, I can remember when Yanic Perreault was our #1 prospect, and I believe they picked him in the 3rd round that year, because they had traded away their top picks. If some of our young prospects can "push thru" this year, maybe it will enable us to trade some older players for more picks, increasing the chances of draft success. I can't remember the last time the Leafs have done that though....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – November 3
I enjoy reading your articles, very informative. I think if you use a baseball draft analogy, where usually its 4-5 years after being drafted before they hit the big leagues, it requires patience. There are exceptions, no question, but there really isn't any other choice but to go the slow and steady route to developing players. The Kessel trade obviously affected the 2010 /2011 drafts. Again , great read
Another thoughtful article, thank you. I agree with your thoughts regarding Carlyle, I believe there is a disconnect with him and younger players( Frattin, Holland ) . Maybe there isn't anything wrong with our fourth line, maybe he's just too stubborn to play them...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – October 28
Caught Verhaeghe in Belleville, and he seemed disinterested, could definetely see the skill level though....
2 months ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: October 20th, 2014
@docmma @VCSteel_Wind I believe the other guy was Gary Galley , was with CBC last year...
2 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
@The Toronto Maple Leaf Well said
3 months, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: ‘Legends Row’ a great gesture, ‘Fan Fest’ goes septic
@Anthony Petrielli @Favell66 Agreed, you do have to draft safe picks as well, at least its exciting to have prospects. I remember when Yanic Perreault was the lone prospect on the farm, its turning around....
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Notebook
Another excellent article, thanks. I prefer , "swinging for the fences" as opposed to taking a safe player, with a low ceiling. Shanahan's influence??
@lou19 @Favell66 Or you took mine...
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Nick Ritchie Q&A with Peterborough Petes head coach Jody Hull
Thanks for the interview , very insightful
@loomx @Favell66 @Anthony Petrielli My bad, I had erased any memory of Pierre from my memory banks....knowledgeable , but not a fan...lol
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes
@Anthony Petrielli @loomx I agree with what your saying, but he did have the Leafs picking Rielly last year...
@Anthony Petrielli @loomx I agree, although he did have us taking Rielly in last year's draft...
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes
@Xxxxxnew @Favell66 Cool, he was my favorite goalie when I was a kid, not really sure why.....
7 months ago on Brendan Perlini Draft Profile
@Xxxxxnew Thats his Dad
Thanks for the awesome read. Love to hear the inside scoop about our prospects
11 months ago on Catching up with Maple Leafs Director of Player Development Jim Hughes
Very insightful as always, Anthony, thank you.
1 year ago on Leafs Notebook – December 16
@Alec Brownscombe and they get the broadcast rights for the Draft as well, what a joke. I guess we'll here Kypreos giving his "valued" opinion on every prospect........3rd rate broadcaster.......
1 year ago on Leafs Notebook – November 26
Another excellent article Anthony. I love your insight. When I hear about teams outshooting the Leafs like they are, I can't help but remember a team by the name of The Central Red Army , that used to get outshot regularly when they toured over here, but made their chances count when they got them. Now, I'm not saying the Leafs are in the same ballpark as that team, but it makes me think that being outshot isn't the big deal that the media seems to be making of it....just sayin'
1 year, 1 month ago on Leafs Notebook – October 28
@Burtonboy @Pent_House Kinda sounds like the way he played , when he was a Leaf...
1 year, 2 months ago on Leafs extend Phil Kessel: 8 years, $64-million
@TheCanucksnaphook I could definetly see him doing the striptease
1 year, 2 months ago on Fight Night in Toronto: Preseason Post Game #5 – Leafs 5 vs. Sabres 3
Thanks for the awesome post. Its great to get the inside scoop on things that the everyday fan, just doesn't see or hear. Pretty cool. Keep up the good work
1 year, 3 months ago on Training Camp 2013 – Day #3, Live from the MasterCard Center of Excellence
@-Keon- I thought he stood out as well. Seems to play a cerebral type game, very impressive
1 year, 3 months ago on Leafs Rookie Tournament: Game 2 Wrap Up – Leafs 4 vs. Pens 3
Congratulations MLHS, first place I go when I come home from work, really respect the hard work you put into it, much appreciated. Nice to find like minded fanatics like myself...Thanks again Alec
1 year, 3 months ago on Cheers to 5 Years
Another interesting interview, Anthony, great job !!
1 year, 4 months ago on An interview with Leafs amateur scout Garth Malarchuk
Another great interview, thanks for your hard work, much appreciated.
1 year, 4 months ago on <!--:en-->A quick interview with Maple Leafs Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper<!--:-->
Thanks, very interesting....
1 year, 4 months ago on <!--:en-->mORRganrielly meets the 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs<!--:-->
Another excellent interview, very nice job!! I love all the material you guys are putting up here, helps to get through the "dog days" of summer...
1 year, 4 months ago on An interview with Scott Gordon
Great interview, Alec. Well thought out questions. Nice job!!
1 year, 4 months ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->
Very good interview . Thanks very much. You just don't get information like this anywhere else but here !!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Dave Morrison Interview: Maple Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting
Thanks for the nice job on the interview , Alec, very informative.
1 year, 5 months ago on An Interview with Greg Cronin
@Mattmark @Dan39 I thought the same thing about a player I watched a few times in Belleville, his name was Clarkson....you never know
1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Questions for Cronin<!--:-->
@KingTon Blackout again??? lol
1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Wednesday Morning Mashup: Squeeze<!--:-->
@Pent_House @TheCanucksnaphook Totally agree, channel could be so much better
@Pent_House @Black_Hawk @Favell66 @Alex Tran Cool, looks like we could have a diamond in the rough
@Alex Tran Does Toninato have a NHL player that he compares to?