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2 hours, 43 minutes ago on Morning Mashup

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@CanuckUKinToronto @Cameron19 @deedrag  Replace Franson with Granberg, fix the forwards, and then see what you still need to do. I don't like the mini-repairs all over the roster. Focus on one issue at a time and see how that impacts the rest of your decisions. 

6 hours, 42 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@deedrag  Fix the forwards, and you fix the team. 

6 hours, 46 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@dlb meh @Cameron19  Yep, plus it was just a level-headed response. He wasn't blaming Lindback. Acknowledged he's a good goalie who can play better than he showed. So many guys in the media feel the need to blame someone and treat any kind of counter argument as an 'excuse'. Can there not be reasons anymore?

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That attitude has seeped into the fan bases of the NHL as a result. Sad when Cherry is more reasonable than everyone else. 

6 hours, 47 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@dlb meh @Cameron19  No, it could be coming. I just remember hearing that the labor board was getting involved. 

7 hours, 1 minute ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@phaneufoundlander @darthNihilus  I thought Cherry was right on the money with Lindback, too. Said he wasn't awful in the series and was basically what you would expect from a goalie who had been looking in all year and then suddenly thrust into the limelight with the season on the line (kinda like Reimer - "oh by the way, we need you now"). But said he would have gone with Gudlevskis earlier because he WANTED to play and didn't feel the pressure that Lindback felt. 

7 hours, 1 minute ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@dlb meh @Cameron19  Yea, but there would have to be guidelines put in place for all that kind of stuff first. Because you can't be having what are legally children working for you, and be pocketing most of that profit.

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Having said that, it's funny how sports is always the exception to the rule in that it draws attention to such an obvious social disparity. All the kids who go get jobs at McDonald's and earn minimum wage while the owners rake in a 7 figure living - that's not worth addressing, lol. 

7 hours, 4 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@phaneufoundlander @Cameron19 @dlb meh  Is Seguin going to be a regular 100 point player who is 6'4", 230 and can match-up against anyone in the league? 

7 hours, 7 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@ingy56 @Cameron19  Ron said it at the 2nd intermission though, too. 

7 hours, 9 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@dlb meh @Burtonboy  It complicates the relationship between the league and the players if they televise it and make money off of players who don't earn a reciprocal wage. 

7 hours, 10 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@dlb meh @Cameron19  Nope. They just got incredibly lucky. Sadly, players like Thornton don't become available by trade anymore.

7 hours, 12 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@ingy56  Apparently you can't say that though, because you can't prove the French ref is a Habs fan. 

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Even with that particular incident aside though, Ron and Don hit the whole issue on the head. Immediately after the conclusion of the game Don said it was a bit disgusting that the refs let murder go the whole night and then call that garbage with 2 minutes left. Ron said he would have liked to see two refs from outside Quebec in the game - which is huge, because Ron is the biggest supporter of referee nonsense. 

7 hours, 13 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@wendelsway1 @Cameron19 @~Keon  lol, He actually lives in Toronto. Came in for a visit on the weekend. Friend from high school, but his hockey taste is severely lacking. 

7 hours, 16 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@~Keon  I have a friend who happens to be  a Habs fan (I know, poor company), who told me he would rather have Montreal's centers than San Jose's or Colorado's. I cannot support that fan base. 

7 hours, 18 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@MaxwellHowe  Hope not. I'd like them to win. Them or Anaheim. 

7 hours, 19 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@loomx @Cameron19 @Marlies Man  ....in your opinion....which is wrong.  lol

15 hours, 53 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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That would be quite a farce if they called that a penalty, in my opinion. 

15 hours, 55 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@loomx @Cameron19  I don't give a shit what Habs fans think. They're wrong. 

15 hours, 58 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@loomx @Marlies Man  It's never been about conspiracy theories. The only conspiracy that's out there is plain to see, and it's called game management - the goal being to keep everyone close in the standings with an artificial parity. Beyond that, there is only natural bias of the referees. 

16 hours, 11 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Komas Taberle @Cameron19  Yea, I could see McQuaid on the block, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get him. If he comes cheap, sure. Nice add. I wouldn't be surprised to see them move Kelly. Soderberg is stepping up, they have Khochlachev in the minors. Moving Kelly and McQuaid might let them keep Iginla. 

16 hours, 13 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Komas Taberle  I think your numbers are a little off. They will have bonuses to deal with in the 4M territory, but that won't put them 4M over the cap.  They will have some choices to make. Here is what their cap space situation looks like:

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Lucic (6.00) - Krejci (5.25) - _______

Eriksson (4.25) - Bergeron (6.50) - Marchand (4.50)

_________ - Kelly (3.00) - Soderberg (1.008)

Paille (1.30) - Campbell (1.60) - _______

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Chara (6.9175) - Boychuk (3.3675)

Seidenberg (4.00) - Hamilton (0.894)

Miller (0.80) - McQuaid (1.5675)

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Rask (7.00) - ___________

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Bonus Penatly (4.00)

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CAP HIT: 61.9545M

CAP SPACE: 9.1455M

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Once they put Savard on LTIR, they have 9M to resign Smith, Krug, Bartkowski, Caron and a back-up goalie.  After doing all that, they'll be hard pressed to keep Iginla, even if they move out a McQuaid type. But their cap situation is still pretty nice. 

16 hours, 17 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@loomx @Cameron19  It's not race. It's natural fan bias. Like McLean said, why even invite the conversation? 

16 hours, 26 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Savo43 @Cameron19  Not saying they didn't deserve the series. It looked like they would have won regardless, but I would bet we're playing at least 5 games, and probably 6 or 7 with half-decent officiating. 

16 hours, 41 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@djamon @Cameron19  It's easy to find Leaf hating fans everywhere. Even people that know dick all about hockey know one thing - the Leafs suck. 

16 hours, 42 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@djamon @Cameron19  Exactly. It's pretty hard for anyone not to have a natural bias. We all start off as fans. Even Ron thought there shouldn't have been a French ref in the game, and he's the biggest defender of referee nonsense there is. 

16 hours, 45 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@PEIleafnation @Cameron19  Even on the game winning call, the guy who drew it had just been punching the Bolt in the face and holding him onto the ice with a cross-check. Ridiculous. 

16 hours, 46 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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What a brutal call in that Habs game earlier tonight. A joke after the way the rest of the game was called. French ref to the rescue!!

16 hours, 49 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Savo43  They roll their lines though. Zucarello is on the third line and was their leading scorer.

16 hours, 50 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Great Dane  Johnson's production also slowed temporarily after an injury. His pace was notably higher before the injury. Picked it up again at the end of the season, by the looks of things. 

21 hours, 33 minutes ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@peterbleafs @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe  Ha, it's not about one player. top 5 in that draft we're walking away with a top C, whether it's McDavid or someone else. It's worth thinking about considering the group as we have it is disfunctional. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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Well, I'm off to work. If you guys see Gilbey on here today, can someone try and remember to tell him that I'm ready to make the Howard trade.  Thanks!

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@bob sacamano @Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe  The top 5 of that draft is very strong regardless. I believe it does factor in, to the point that you likely won't see anyone trading their 1st round pick in that year. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@ingy56 @Cameron19  Well, Carlyle was his first hire, and he may bee worried about the inmates starting to run the asylum - which is a legitimate concern. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@ingy56 @Cameron19  I think that excuse made a lot more sense with Wilson, who was hired to oversee a total tear down - and yet people just said "what has he done here?" when the team imploded in 2012. Well, I always argued, what was he supposed to do?  Taking a team with Matt Stajan as the #1C to the playoffs would have been an amazing coaching feat. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@ingy56 @Cameron19  Yea, but you tell your coach you expect to win regardless of what you actually think the roster can achieve. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@MaxwellHowe  With McDavid as the prize for failure, this is the year to experiment. This is the year to do a mini-retool if you want to cash in on some of your secondary assets. 

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Of course, the flip side to that is that other teams may be thinking the same thing, which is why you might see some decent names available by way of trade: Evander Kane, Eric Staal, Ryan Kesler, etc...

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Burtonboy @Cameron19  I tend to agree with both of you, but could see some of that Burke stubbornness in Nonis. Like I said, I just hope Simmons isn't right. I don't think he is, but I hope he isn't, lol. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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I do hope Simmons isn't right about Nonis wanting Carlyle. Even if you think we need to overturn the entire roster, it does not excuse the awful coaching job Carlyle has done not just here, but the last 5 years of decline. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@docyqx  Pretty hard to defend Cooke on that one. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Burtonboy @Cameron19 @wendelsfist  Most likely. Or it could be that they're just aware of the fact that this would overshadow the playoffs for a day or two and are simply waiting for between rounds. 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@wendelsfist  Pretty sure Dreger actually hit the nail on the head with this one a couple weeks ago when he said that if they fire Carlyle, they want to have the replacement ready to go. They don't want a media circus bashing Carlyle and questioning every coach that becomes available because we've started another "search". 

1 day, 7 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@Uncle Otis @vinoa  Certainly personnel changes are required - as they are on almost every team. But it won't matter if we don't fire Carlyle. 

1 day, 7 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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I can't even believe how bad the CBC broadcast is...So boring....

1 day, 16 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@[BBirde]  Getting Stastny for free would be so sweet. 

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Gunnar + Reimer + 8th overall for Kane

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Lupul + Bozak + Franson for J.Staal

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Sign Stastny, 5 years, 35 million

Sign Niskanen, 5 years, 26 million

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Gleason for Brodziak

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Kane - Staal - Kessel

J.v.R. - Stastny - Kadri

Komarov - Brodziak - Clarkson

D'Amigo  Holland - Ashton

(Bodie)

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Gardiner - Phaneuf

Rielly - Niskanen

Brennan - Granberg

(Ranger)

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Bernier - _______

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Ah to dream. 

1 day, 17 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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@darthNihilus @Leafs_17 @Yaknowwhat  Franson tossed guys around pretty good this year. Lets not go applying our negative feelings towards him to every aspect of his game. He was very physical this year. 

1 day, 19 hours ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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