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@Mind Bomb @Bruffins @mike_84 Did we not add Robidas and Polak?  Replaced an ineffective McC and Kule with Komarov, Kontiola,?

9 hours, 8 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto @Alec Brownscombe Latter maybe if the former is close.. as your opponent has the puck less and therefore less ability to score against you.. Like NFL - run the ball so don't give Brady, Manning etc as many chances to score vs you

15 hours, 37 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Alec Brownscombe We have more speed, more accurate shooting.. inability to retain the puck for more continued pressure/opportunities

15 hours, 39 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Above- I don't think you can take averages by total players in and out but by position.  Winger, C, Defense..

And I would take lower point production on D if better defensive players. ie. Robidas/Polak swapped for say Franson/Gunnar as an example... with Gards and Rielly more offensive ice time (PP) etc.. plus players coming in were on different systems.

20 hours, 24 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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Off to bed guys.. 6am conference call.. have a good one.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto I see QB as equivalent to Top goalie.. can't win without one.. you can without a 1C... a few teams have in the past... I have been a Chargers fan since the early 70s.. so I feel pain in a few sports too

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto Leafs are past due.. Raptors you never know, Jays need a miracle, .. TFC-  hard to say.. but Buffalo..  that is where it all falls apart.. lol

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto yes.. youngest is 14 in a month and eldest is 18 in 5 months...  I want them to be Leaf fans .. funny.. I told my eldest Leafs are like 3-5 years away from winning a cup (I said that mid season)..  She told her friends in the car back from the Jays game,  "My dad says the Toronto hockey team will win the cup in 3 years and I will be in Uni so it will be the biggest party ever"...  like just because as a fan and an avid Leaf follower that I said they are 3-5 yrs away she thinks it is guaranteed they win in 3 yrs .lol

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto My eldest likes going to games with me.. my youngest she only knows the word "Kessel" from school .lol

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @CanuckUKinToronto @Bruffins lol.. first time I want to the first home game ever and sat behind Spike Lee... then paid huge money from scalpers when Jack Morris blew it.. but was on Yonge St for the party when they won. Next year was in Antwerp Belgium and we partied on Langeleemstraat ..lol  I had my Jays jacket on and we ran down the street with Canadian Flags-  3 Canadians, a New Yorker and 2 South Africans in Beglium.. We listened to the game on Armed forces radio (no internet streaming then)... When Joe Carter hit the homer, only 2 of us knew what the fuck was happening until we told them

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto Well my daughter has been to a few.. When we use to come on holidays to US, we went to games-  yankees, Red Sox, Padres, Dodgers etc..  so she had been to maybe 10 Jays games in her life.  The other 2 never before.. they really liked it.. funny thing- they said "the other team's pitcher threw so fast and Jays didnt".. I explained that the "other pitcher" actually threw average to below but what a Knuckle ball was.. lol for the Jays guy - then explained humidity etc.. lost them at that point... 

They liked the atmosphere and the food.. I told them about being here for 92 Jays world series. Said if Leafs won cup biggest party.. Her two friends said- "We are coming if the Leafs are going to win just for the party on Yonge Street".


It seemed like an entertaining game to watch- what I checked out on TV- did you enjoy it?

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bobsyouruncle @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Thanks Bob.. just listened to it..

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto As Bon would say... "FACK"

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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All is safe.. Picked the girls up from the station-  coming back from the Jays game.. they never ran into Bruffins.. whew.. that was a close one.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@NinetyThree @CanuckUKinToronto sorry.. went to get the post.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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knock knock...

1 day, 9 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Further to comments below-  the only roster movement changes I see from what we have now until the start of the season could be (not will be)-  maybe moving our Franson, Reimer maybe Ashton and incoming would be backup goalie LD and maybe winger

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Cameron19 @CanuckUKinToronto @BrandonCheema yes.. sorry... which is why I see Franson being moved with maybe Ashton or Reimer (pending mgmt thoughts) for either a winger or a LD

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@BrandonCheema @CanuckUKinToronto I still see Franson being dealt as I really think mgmt likes Granberg and he is currently the 4th righty so room to move Franson now and use to upgrade somewhere else.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@JMAC17 @Mcost61 both

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@JMAC17 @CanuckUKinToronto yep.. they will listen for girls with British accents.. .. trouble.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Starting to worry if Bruffins doesn't post here soon that he really is at the Jays game and going to hit on my daughter and her friends for London.  yikes.. 

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@DeclanK I don't see Rielly's points here?  Am I missing something?

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@BrandonCheema Change = Good....   Really the only disappointment is keeping Carlyle and depends what happens with the rest of our summer (Franson/Reimer etc)

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@wiski yes

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Zep2 all it takes is "m" and an "s"

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Mcost61 @Greg Fenton @CanuckUKinToronto @Xxxxxnew Nonis and Carlyle are BOTH placeholders

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Greg Fenton @Xxxxxnew Many aspects to learning-  contract negotiations, draft process, free agency, trading deadline (he hasnt done one of those yet)... etc .. and he has to learn all the other "president" stuff.. - pr, media, events, business side etc.

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Alec Brownscombe @Xxxxxnew Maybe that is why the timing happened when Nonis was "unavailable" as he felt too uncomfortable taking questions on removing Loiselle and Poulin

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Xxxxxnew and that can take a year or two.. or one full cycle-  draft to draft.. or months if you have another competent AGM who use to be a GM or ready to be GM... ie. Shanny's next new hire

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Mcost61 @CanuckUKinToronto hope he can bulk a bit and get a bit stronger- maybe to to the gym with Rielly as they are Roomies

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Mcost61 @Xxxxxnew Some pro scouts next

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Anyone know if Gardiner is bulking up at all?  Our current size of our D is as follows (per last year):


Polak               6ft 0  236lbs 

Phaneuf            6ft 3 214lbs

Rielly                6ft 1 205lbs (I expect he will be 210 due to age/fitness)

Jake                 6ft 2 184 lbs.. (hope he bulks to 195lbs)


We swapped Robida at 5ft 10 190 for Gunnar-  lost 6 lbs.. but if Polak is in for Franson (weight wise), that means Cody at 213lbs 


Gunnar at 196 was second smallest to Gardiner...


I expect Rielly and Gards to gain some muscle due to their age.. if not.. our net change would still be gain of 17 lbs with Cody and Gunnar gone for Polak and Robidas.. and Robidas plays more physical than Gunnar (1st /2nd pairing) while Polak plays more physical than Franson (2nd/3rd pairing D)

I expect Gards or Rielly to be paired with Dion by mid season

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@TheCanucksnaphook Lady Panthers = Cougars ;-)

1 day, 15 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Hifi75 They didn't and Shanny said he is still hiring.. just said Dub was going to be involved in all things.. so prob not the GM but AGM of Marlies too

1 day, 15 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@TheCanucksnaphook How do you allocate/bring on some of us posters-  who goes to which team? ;-)

1 day, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@TheCanucksnaphook it is true

1 day, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs He wasn't available and it took time to go through the list of possible hires-  discuss with market and interview many.  Also, rumour was another team was about to pounce.... so they moved quickly now..

1 day, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe which is why they would trade him if he is not making the team.... if they already assessed Booth, Kontiola, Komarov, Frattin, Holland and Santorelli making the team ahead of him  (plus Bodie etc) then can see him being dealt as no point keeping him up as extra forward with no ice time for another year.

1 day, 21 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@LeafsGuru Ironically the rumours about dealing for Gorges and Habs initially said Ashton then later said Franson so maybe there was a package going on there... 

1 day, 21 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@LeafsGuru I think so.. I think that bottom 6 guy is Ashton. 

1 day, 21 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@MaxwellHowe Maxwell, I see movement in your 3rd and fourth lines and the RW on the 2nd line.

Also I think we see Bodie rather than Devane as the extra/4th line forward.  Ashton may not make the big club and like last with Joe C, they may package him with Franson.  


If there is any demand for Reimer, he will get dealt as mgmt has questioned his role as number 1, brought in Bernier, and Reimer struggled down the stretch in first periods last year as back up shaking confidence of the team.  They may not see a fit for him if they have a deal possibility and a backup plan.

1 day, 21 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@MaxwellHowe Of course.  Dubas will have to run multiple work streams.  Build up the infrastructure for assessing talent (analytics, tools for scourts, mgmt information etc) as well as contribute for individual assessement/immediate tools for assessing current issues/opportunities on the fly

1 day, 22 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Jmessih My daughter has two girlfriends from London England visiting tonight for 2 weeks.. they are going to the Jays game tomorrow for the experience.. hope Jays give them a win and and a good show

2 days, 7 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@TheCanucksnaphook @CanuckUKinToronto @lukethenuke SURE...  just like if I have my 900 lb Sumo wrestler goalie in net my plus minus might be a little distorted too

2 days, 8 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@lukethenuke @CanuckUKinToronto yes.. hence vice versa.. but if one AVERAGE player plays with 2 GREAT players on the same line.. then the AVERAGE player looks better than GOOD and just BELOW GREAT.. but he is still AVERAGE

2 days, 8 hours ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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