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Interesting quote-  the ability to bring the puck out of the zone, the ability to enter the opponent’s zone, the ability to translate that possession into a shot, and then of course the ability to prevent those three things.


Based on that, Who are the players on the Leafs that excel at that?  all 6?  

Rielly/Gardiner definitely do the first three.. What about Kadri? etc

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Maybe I should get banned so I can get some work done

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Moral of the story... even Nobel prize winners cant start off well and still fuck up

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People talking about hiring smart people...  Two thoughts..


Firstly, like one of the best CEOs in the last century said- " Hire the best/correct people and get out of the way."  (Jack Welch)... dont be afraid ....


or.. like Long Term Capital Mgmt.. - Hiring rocket Scientists.. smarter guys than anyone else.. and that still didnt work


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Term_Capital_Management

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@Walter_White Still would like us to upgrade Franson with another under 28 yr old solid 2 way defender-  Like Robidas a decade ago

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@Mcost61 @CanuckUKinToronto @Komas Taberle @Burtonboy old school only please.. never watched after Darth Maul  and Jar Jar

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@Komas Taberle @Mcost61 @CanuckUKinToronto @Burtonboy Can't be... Vader's voice is way too deep to be Dion's father (and his high pitch voice)

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@B_Leaf @CanuckUKinToronto My guess is outside Gardiner and Rielly-  It looks like Finn can maybe be top 4... Valiev I am not sure of... Granberg and Percy are more likely bottom pairing but possibly 4/5... Not sure of Nilsson either as he is more physical.  So looks like the D prospects are fighting for 4,5 6, 7 roles.. if we keep the same composite.. 


With Rielly, Gardiner, Finn fighting or well established in 1-4 spot  (Rielly only one as 1.. Gards possibly 2 if he improves defensively and physically)

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So with all the D prospects mentioned with that kind of upside.. what does it mean for MacWilliam?    It defn means that Holzer will be dealt or positioned to during the year... doubt he is considered for the team so better to maximise asset mgmt value ...... I think knoedel is atest case that prob wont work

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@B_Leaf @CanuckUKinToronto Well scouted and groomed to fill and develop.. Then churn the big roster like say a Chicago does once complete to upgrade it continually

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@MaxwellHowe Agreed..   So we seem to have 2 under 25s on our roster who project to be top 4 and ceiling as high as - hoping all star.. Rielly in particular...


But we also have the 3 Swedes and Finn and Percy.... an Valiev.. that is 8 solid under 25s

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@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto @darthNihilus not a chance.. like I said.. I like Timmy

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@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto @darthNihilus At least he is TRYING to make the right moves and is decisive.... Hiring people to run with things... better than prior MLSE mgmt

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@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto @darthNihilus Well he was planning a parade so I guess he thought a hatchet and a cup were within 2 yrs... (just kidding.. he was playing to the media).. some on here are critical of him but he has been making progressive decisions and I support what he has done up until now

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@Burtonboy @CanuckUKinToronto I know that.. I agree... I just mean when I look at their list, I do it for my own assessment... My views are above.

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Further on our prospects-  We have Gardiner and Rielly as under 25 top playing min D men with bright futures on the team.


They have Granberg who appears to be 6/7 and by many points by mgmt that he will make the roster or very close...


Then we have two more Swedes on D who all appear to have the potential to be NHL D men 4-7 th type maybe ready by 15/16.


Add Finn and Percy who will also be NHL D men..


In the last 30+ years, the Leafs have NEVER had this many solid D men prospects...  I think if Bernier can be/remain a top 8 NHL Goalie with that D coming up (rounding out any retention/changes/upgrades in trades in our roster- ie. keep Dion and deal Franson etc)... plus integrate our forwards like Nylander, Freddy G, with JVR, Kessel,Kadri etc.. this really has a team on the rise 

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@darthNihilus Who knows what Timmy L' position is.... maybe he gets options or a contract point..but things can change if they do not announce something and some other situation leads him to remain..... however, probably he is leaving in one year as family supposedly already moved back to California

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Reading the hockeyfutures article posted below.....


Always taken with a grain of salt.. We do have some interesting prospects and I have hopes for 

Nylander= Top line forward

Leivo (initial top 9 winger to move to top 6)

Finn-  Think he can become top 4... making the team on bottom pairing in 15/16

Freddy G is still 2 yrs away

Percy (not sure as I rank Granberg ahead of him... and a lot are high on Loov so not sure about depth chart).


Other hopes for Carter V and Connor B and Andreas J...... Funny out we have 6th round and last round picks in our top 10 prospect pool.. That either bodes for how they have developed and lack pick gems.. or our early picks not panning out..

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Electric.. I like Lil Devil and Love Removal Machine

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@Cameron19 @CanuckUKinToronto Hard to play against.,,, like Leo in that regard

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@Cameron19 Leafs need two way players

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@ingy56 @CanuckUKinToronto @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan That was her real nickname from us at school

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @CanuckUKinToronto and the hot girl I knew in school called Lucy

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Komas Taberle @CanuckUKinToronto Fucking Germans are actually pretty good at that....lol

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@Komas Taberle @CanuckUKinToronto I was thinking of maybe going to see April Wine at CNE but dont know if I am traveling... Saw some good bands in the 80s and 90s at CNE....

Saw:


Yes

U2 



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_kiDEGRq6g  


For what the Board did to Timmy..... Knocking up his back door

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@Murph2417 @CanuckUKinToronto April Wine is at CNE on Aug 27th..


even funnier.. Platiunum Blonde is playing here Aug 22nd.. They played at my high school semi formal...lol

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@TheCanucksnaphook @CanuckUKinToronto @MaxwellHowe No...actually worked my ass off... Clydesdale of London City

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @CanuckUKinToronto Funny but you can not play it on Youtube when in China...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdiCJUysIT0



never view the same after being in Tiananmen Square a few times

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@Komas Taberle @mike_84 The Danish original is much better. Same as the Swedish/Danish original version of the Bridge

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@mike_84  The old documentary from 70s/80s-  the 10,000 day war (about Vietnam War).. it use to play on Saturday afternoons on City TV

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@TheCanucksnaphook @CanuckUKinToronto @MaxwellHowe it was.. 2007... before banking crash of 2008

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@TheCanucksnaphook @CanuckUKinToronto @MaxwellHowe With a 23 yr old recent grad student in Merril Lynch... with a shit eating grin flying in a private jet living the hog for 2 weeks.

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@TheCanucksnaphook @MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto I have an interesting story... We were listing our bank on the London Stock Exchange and we were on a roadshow fundraising.. NY, Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, Franfkurt and Middle East... We had a private jet.. and you tell the pilot and flight attendant (who was smoking hot) to go out and get the meal to serve on the next city flight while we do meetings.... We started to make it extreme and difficult for them.. In Geneva we sent them to get Lobster, Fillet Steak and ...... Doner Kebabs... lol

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@ingy56 @CanuckUKinToronto @Murph2417 @MaxwellHowe and an ex mistress hanging around called V

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@MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto oh... and we can have a cell investment structure where some can invest in MLSE and others just in one club/company

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@Murph2417 @CanuckUKinToronto @MaxwellHowe dude.. I am raising $6bn on banks..

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@MaxwellHowe but they don't make a direct investment but buy shares in SPV

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@MaxwellHowe @CanuckUKinToronto Institutional investors...  Like Bell and Rogers.. lol.. but Financial investors ... Like the Newfoundland Pension Fund.. ;-)

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@Murph2417 @CanuckUKinToronto and more effective use of Bon's stuff

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