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@Burtonboy @B_Leaf I bet he makes the team.
13 hours, 5 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
Not sure if it's been posted but apparently the leafs are shopping Ashton for a pick.
13 hours, 7 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
Everyone needs to settle down, it's preseason.
13 hours, 57 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Cameron19 @Xxxxxnew O'Rielly will fill that role no problem. Stil think they over achieved. Need something on the point.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@TheLoovTrain Loaded with high end centers, watch bob Mckenzie's pre season draft rankings.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@Jmessih @Mitch_S2 Komarov drives the play on any line he's been on, I wouldn't have an issue with him being a complimentary player onthe top line.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Jmessih I like that line.
MY only issue with it is that it likely pushes Komarov out of the top 9.
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy I liked Roberts' comments about Phil, He was talking about how guys need to do certain things to increase speed or explosiveness.
He said clearly this guy has fast twitch muscles, diet and exercise is not affecting his ability to play, what it comes down to is how long he will be able to do.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
Was there even a punch thrown in that fight? I gues its the last one before thy went down?
4 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Cameron19 @loomx Agreed I think Loov gets another shot with Tallinder out.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Alec Brownscombe @wendelsway1 @Mitch_S2 Yeah I guess makes sense.
4 days, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
Is Gauthier going to play at all? Why not just send him back to junior?
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 @Alec Brownscombe Shocking though , he was for awhile considered the best player outside the NHL. Still only 24
@Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe Markstrom cleared? wow
Curious to see if the Markstrom situation could get the goalie market moving, maybe someone gets desperate for Reimer.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 I agree Nylander's upside makes that trade just too risky. Although I would argue Couturier does have the upside for a top six center.
I do see this year as a potential break out year for him so I'd rather make that deal before the draft.
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 I would have no problem moving Nylander for a young centerman more suited for our style. Not sure it makes sense but I would like to see a guy like Couturier
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 Elite hockey prospects has him as a center. For most parts every kid whos the most talented on his team plays center.
Just watched the Bob McKenize Pre-season draft rankings....
with a glutton of high end centers available I believe it's a sure thing we will make the playoffs this year
4 days, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Cameron19 @Scooby64 Markstrom was placed on waivers?
Leivo - Bozak - Kessel
JVR- Kadri - Frattin
Lupul - Holland - Clarkson
Komarov- Santorelli- Winnik
@Cameron19 @Yan28 More than reasonable.
@TheLoovTrain @Yan28 Booth should make the team, there's a lot of talent there that shouldn't be totally ignored. I don't think Carrick has bumped either Holland or Santorelli. He's been tenacious but I think they would prefer Holland take that spot.
Ideally we are in playoff contention by the trade deadline, and Santorelli and Booth have become obsolete, we move them for futures and Carrick moves up.
@TheLoovTrain @Mitch_S2 Not to mention Finn who seems to get lost in it all. I'm a big Nilsson fan I think that kid could be a suprising boom in the Nicklas Kronnwall type.
@Shafty Didn't he let in a Bobby Ryan goal?
Reimer didn't look so hot, also wasn't to impressed with Granberg. Just so tough to take him over a guy like Loov with that skating ability.
Leivo totally deserves to make this team.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Jmessih @Mitch_S2 Link wouldnt work for me.
5 days, 1 hour ago on GDT: Preseason Game #5, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN1)
Wheres the gme playing cant find it?
@ProfessorRance @Mitch_S2 He kinda seems like a whiney cunt?
1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Undefeated Pre-Season Leafs Head To Ottawa
A quick would you rather with some RFA's
Johansen or Schwartz
Personally I think Schwartz is more talented, Johansen fits a need. Tough call
@Pent_House Or useless and flaky??
@MaxwellHowe Tallinder looked great actually. No reason not to sign him unless contract spots are an issue which at this time of the year i doubt they are.
@Pent_House @philthethrill Even if he doesn't get his 9 games at the start, can't he be loaned to us from Sweden? Or at the very least called up from the marlies.
Give him a couple games there first, no harm?
@Cameron19 @dlb Mad Switch Polak with Nilsson or Loov!
1 week ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #2, Maple Leafs 4 vs. Flyers 0
@TheLoovTrain @Mitch_S2 Personally I see Nilsson as a potential Kronwall type player. Either way there aren't many defensive prospects I would move those guys for.
Lupul - Kadri - JVR
Komarov - Holland - Frattin
Booth - Santorelli- Clarkson
Pretty balanced across the board.
@king leary @traNsplantEdneWfie Komarov "Opps sorry comrade I accident hit you in your big nose" and then he sticks him again going by
@TheLoovTrain It comes down to Tallinder and Holzer, Granberg will play big minutes with the marlies and I sadly think for Loov is the big club or sweden.
Personally I'd like to see Loov there can't beat that skating ability. And Nilsson there next year.
@traNsplantEdneWfie Last night he told Ferraro that he was gassed and had nothing left to give in like the second haha
@TheLoovTrain @Mitch_S2 @Burtonboy Kontiola will get every chance to make the team but I do agree that could be a likely scenario.
Personally I'd rather switch Lupul and JVR, primarily based on chemistry issues.
Lupul and Kadri were productive together, most teams don't get 50 points from their "2nd" line center. When we talk about a lack of balance it never had anything to do with the top 2 lines.
@TheLoovTrain @Mitch_S2 @Burtonboy Don't say that
Also don't want to see Nylander play with Kessel, I don't believe that is a line they envisioned.
Too simlar to Kessel. I'd rather see him play with JVR.
@Burtonboy @TheLoovTrain Orr knows he won't make this team, a tough spot to be for a vet.
Leo was unbelievable. He was strong on the cycle, and even contributed to some good offense.
Hell why not give him a chance with Bozak and Kessel. Creates balance?
Santorelli was ok, but really does make you appreciate Bozak's game that much more. He has chemistry with Kessel and that definitely counts for something.
With these young dmen (Loov, Nilsson and Percy) I don't see Polak staying too long. This mobility on the backend is awesome.
@Dangle_My_Berries @Mitch_S2 Santorelli said in an interview that Nylander is centering?
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Preseason Game #2, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7pm, TSN4)
Excited to see Nylander center the first line!
@B_Leaf @Mitch_S2 @MaxwellHowe Wasn't totally into Winnik, thought he played decent obviously doesn't have the drive of a rookie in this situation.
He may show his worth further down the line.
1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #1, Leafs 3 vs. Flyers 2 (SO)
@B_Leaf @Mitch_S2 I should have mentioned that in the initial post, just wondering who was moved up so far.
@MaxwellHowe @Mitch_S2 At the same I'm not sure Carrick will see a ton of growth. He's pretty polished as is, he's not going to be an offensive star at any point. I really wouldn't mind seeing him contribute now.
Komarov- Carrick - Clarkson
Based on last night's game who would you say has moved up on the depth chart?
Frattin - looks like the front runner for that 2nd RW spot.
Holzer- Moved well very involved, 7th spot.
Carrick- Heart and Soul, tough to leave a player like that off the roster.
I certainly believe that management knew when they signed them that they could potentially loose one of Booth, Santorelli, Kontiola, and Winnik during training camp.