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APs points on the 3rd line and CLarkson are bang on. The team has been quietly restructured.

1 day, 16 hours ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs

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No idea, I can't keep up with all the additions to the roster

2 days, 20 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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Winnik was Kulie like production at a fraction of the price

2 days, 20 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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Nice win by Jays

Team goes from contenders to bums back to contenders MAYBE

Leafs need to learn thar 3rd step

3 days, 16 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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Got it on chicken as we speak

5 days, 17 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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Santorelli seems to be the favorites in most lineups. Holland gas the pedigree though IMO and should get a shot

5 days, 17 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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I'm torn

Reimer gave us the 1st sniff of quality goaltending since the pre lockout Belfour.

On the flip side , for whatever reason, he stunk the joint out going down the stretch

Consolation: quality person and April is a knockout

5 days, 17 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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6 weeks ago, there was talk of Jays moving Stroman and or Sanchez to get an established starter

Stroman should be ROY, Sanchez has to help the BP

5 days, 19 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Holzer was put on the top pairing , playing against the leagues best.

Hardly put into a situation to succeed as a 25 year old rookie

5 days, 23 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Freddy Gauthier , bigger, less talented version of Sean Coutourier. 3rd line shut down centre. In a perfect world , pushes for 2nd line minutes


6'2" Verdaghe could be a comer

6 days, 4 hours ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3

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Thanks AP

On Freddy Goats: his offence picked up late in the season and into the playoffs. Nearly a PPG . He wasn't drafted to be big point producer. Huge centre with defensive awareness and the ability to control and protect the puck . If he can keep pace in the NHL , he will hopefully make life miserable for guys like Crosby, Toews, kOPITAR

6 days, 4 hours ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3

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The conversation was about tanking. Mtl didn't tank to get Lafleur

Islanders didn't tank to get Potvin, they were an expansion team. They were what they were

Buffalo got Perreault , all time great, no cup

Vancouver got Dale Tallon, enough said

After Yzerman Detroit took Sean Burr, before that Dale McCourt ,not exactly HOF,ers

6 days, 17 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Greg Fenton @Zep2 So Fuhr and Coffey count , but Kessel and Rielly (5) , JVR (2) and Nylander (8) dont count

6 days, 17 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Greg Fenton @Zep2 The draft started in 67, or 68. 


Jerseys 3 Cups, no, 


Oilers  5 Cups , no


Habs, 86, 93 , no


Bruins, no


Calgary ,no


Rockies, maybe


Oilers


Wings 3 Cups no


Just of the top of my head

6 days, 18 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Mcost61 @Zep2 Sather caught lightning in a bottle getting Messier, Kurri, Anderson. 

Fuhr and Coffey were highly regarded at their draft but I don't recall any hype surrounding the others


As much good luck as good management, muCH like the Wings

6 days, 18 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Since 1967 Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux and Sid Crosby, have combined for 5 SC , the idea of tanking to win the Cup is overrated, some skinny undrafted kid named Gretzky won 4 by himself

6 days, 18 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Stroman pitches 1 hit ball through 7 innings.


Jays aren't dead YET


6 days, 19 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Dangle_My_Berries @Zep2 Yeah that would be a big help. Having forwards that can play in the other teams zone would help too

6 days, 19 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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God, another 700+ days of Stamkos speculation. The Leafs have no control over this process. Getting Stamkos hopefully is plan Z, Tavares plan Y.


The team has gotten incrementally  better since Draft day. Nothing spectacular, but the bottom 6 and D look improved.

6 days, 19 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Off course you are right. But right from the get go, the MSM is comparing him to BB. you can see Shanny cringing during the interview.

I think this guy is smart as hell, but talk about high expectatios

1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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The same people who are comparing him to Beane and Epstein will

Throw him under the bus like JFJ

There is no middle ground for many

1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Since the latest collapse I've become a Kansan when it comes to the Leafs

It's Show me time

The skeptic in me looks at Dubas resume, analytic hype aside , and can't help but be impressed

But Dubas will quickly morph into Dumbass if the Leafs fail to make the playoffs

1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@lukethenuke Broll has good wheels and decent hands . 

1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@Ricky_Vaives_slapshot @Zep2 Beane is one of the great builders in sports . Comparing this kid to him is a joke


You could see Shanahan gritting his teeth 

1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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So the MSM is comparing this guy to Billy Beane already  Fucking ridiculous

1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@Cloud09 @Zep2 Ashton must be going WTF and Bodie speed dialling Liewecke 

1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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Ill ask again


Is this decision based on advanced stats or is Nonis tossing Phils cousin a bone

1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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Is signing Booth advanced stats or tossing a bone to Phils cousin

1 week, 1 day ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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Out with the old , in with the new.


There is no doubt who is steering the ship now. 


But some of the Moneyball comparisons are laughable. Baseball is tailor made for advanced stats , but the more spontaneous and reactive the sport, the less effect it will have

Baseball

Football

Basketball

Soccer

Hockey




1 week, 1 day ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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Hiring Shanahan in the midst of a colossal collPse was the equivalent of fiddling while the team burned

However, there's no doubt who is in charge. Nothing much to complain about so fae

1 week, 2 days ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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Ovies best days are in the rear view mirror. His career will be defined by his great ability to score goals and his terrible ability to play a team game.

1 week, 2 days ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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So Ovies engagement to Tennis player is over.

He now has better chance of hoisting the Claret Jug than the Stanley Cup

1 week, 2 days ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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Nonis has had a decent summer.

Franson is a valuable asset . Worse case scenario is that the LEafs are out of it at the deadline and he gets traded for futures

1 week, 2 days ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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Rangers lose Poulliot, Boyle, Stralman, buy out Richards

Add Boyle and Mathew Lombardi

They gave taken a step or 2 backwards

2 weeks ago on Matt Frattin on TSN 1050

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Nice to see keep his career on track

2 weeks, 2 days ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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Great stuff as usual AP

Point # 10 can be reworded as :Who are these guys, playoff cinches or doormats

2 weeks, 2 days ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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Rick Nash

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Euro?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Bring it on

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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The Fucking HAbs made it to the semis for one reason .EFFORT. Not size, skill , or toughness, just effort

Down the stretch they played every shift like it Was their last. By that time the Leafs lack of depth or Carlyles lack of faith had worn out our core players

We can second guess the GUnner trade all we want, but that trade is just one in a series of moves to recast the team

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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On Leafs Lunch or Out to Lunch

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Everybody and their dog wanted Gunner off the top pair and a D that was harder to play against . What happened, everyone get amnesia all off a sudden?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Lisbon

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards

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It's a Natinal Post article. No mention of rift

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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