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Mark Hunter is a poor man's Dale Hunter...

1 day, 10 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@ProfessorRance @T K O @Mcost61 I've had that gut feeling for a while... in my gut...

1 day, 10 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@wiski Phaneuf actually skated with speed on Saturday against the Wings... he should try that more often...

2 days, 10 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20

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@MaxwellHowe @Yan28 But we got truculence...

5 days, 10 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt

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@ProfessorRance That's a nice cat... a bit portly perhaps, but nice nevertheless...

5 days, 10 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt

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Thoughts on Babcock... was part of the thinking in drafting Nylander to send a message to Babcock?  Did Burke fire Babcock in Anaheim because he prefered Carlyle?

5 days, 10 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt

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Two thoughts (kinda like Friedman, but with much less content and thought):

1.  Having Reimer get hit by Moore with no response was not acceptable.  If that happened to Rask the Bruins would have addressed it immediately...

2.  Percy needs to keep to simplify his game and cut down on the stickhandling in his own end. He was starting to get too fancy against the Rangers... 

1 week, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – October 14

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@Forever17 @Mcost61 @Armchair GM His time in the AHL served him well... very impressed with his poise with the puck...

1 week, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire

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Percy deserved a star last night...

1 week, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire

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Frattin's girlfriend has his brain so scrambled he doesn't know what the hell is going on... 

1 week, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #1, Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

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Tangradi is Subban's best friend... heard this from Piere Mcguire on Ottawa radio today...

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs cut Colton Orr, Fraser McLaren, William Nylander; Roster down to 23

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@Waiting4LSC @DeclanK Pierre McGuire says Leo is a solid third liner who can move up in a pinch temporarily...

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day

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I asked Pierre McGuire to evaluate Leo Komarov on Ottawa TSN 1200 today.  He said he would have pursued Leo if would have been a GM.  He sees Leo as a very good player and a solid 3rd liner with a ton of grit and underrated skill.  A poor man's Wayne Simmonds.

3 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?

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Went to the Ottawa game on Wednesday... most impressed with Carrick (of course); nice touch on the first Leafs goal and he doesn't shy away from contact; several hits on Neil... two best hits of the night by either side delivered by MacWilliam... Reilly's wrist shot goal was a thing of beauty; overall his game was cautious... Frattin has good speed but you'd like to see more from him... his head didn't appear to be in the game a few times... Winnick was noticeable for his effort... flashes of speed from Booth; one flash from Abbot and not much else... Bibeau looked great...

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Friday Mashup: And then there were 39

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@Savo43 @Armchair GM Thought they were playing in Ottawa?

4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Undefeated Pre-Season Leafs Head To Ottawa

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@king leary Does a guy like Ashton get more kicks at the can in the hope he ca approach his father's level of play?

4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Undefeated Pre-Season Leafs Head To Ottawa

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@wiski I was hoping to see him tonight in Ottawa...

4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Undefeated Pre-Season Leafs Head To Ottawa

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I'm looking forward to seeing Reilly, Carrick and Nilsson tonight... Nilsson has impressed the hell out of me so far...

4 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Undefeated Pre-Season Leafs Head To Ottawa

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@Burtonboy I look at pictures of him and his youthful youth and I can't believe the kid's physically ready for the NHL...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs/Flyers Part II

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Today, I declare my man love for Leo Komarov...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs/Flyers Part II

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Can anyone recommend what browser works best for a Blackberry Playbook?

1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan I always enjoy ordering "Chairman Mao"chicken instead of "General Tsao" and then watching the reaction...

1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight

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Just got tickets to Wednesday night's game in Ottawa... should I wear my white or blue jersey?  Anybody else going?

1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight

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@jimmyg65 @dlb Mad Jimmy, you're wasting your time trying to discuss Rob Ford in a logical manner with anyone who would or did vote for him...

1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@loomx @Armchair GM Maybe that's why he's not a GM...

1 month ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Mcost61 Carlyle looks happy in that picture...

1 month ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@loomx @Armchair GM He did say he would have an analytics budget if he became a GM, but you have to have "boots on the ground" also.  Not really much different than what Dubas says... What he didn't say was how it focusses on the performance of player x to player y... I'm certainly no expert on the subject...

1 month ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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Carlyle has received a lot of criticism for his "just breathe" comment, but a lot of organizations including the US Army use breathing exercises and meditation as a means to reduce stress and improve focus and success...

1 month ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@ Keon I wasn't a big fan of MaclLean but Strombo is a lightweight... he'll apply his "he sees good in everyone" approach to HNIC...

1 month ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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I asked our favourite analyst Pierre McGuire the following questions on Ottawa TSN 1200 this morning as "Joe the Leafs fan": (i) can Carlyle still coach?  (ii) will Babcock re-sign in Detroit or could he move to the Leafs?

He said Carlyle can still coach, but our star players have to play like star players.  New assistants have been brought in to help.  

On Babcock, he said if he doesn't re-sign with the Wings many teams will be in the hunt besides the Leafs.  Detroit has refused other teams' requests to talk to their AHL coach Jeff Blashill whom he sees as one of the brightest young coaches around.  He sees the fact that Detroit is protecting Blashill as an insurance policy in case Babcoack leaves.

The hosts then asked Pierre about analytics - he said he wasn't a huge fan as it didn't measure intangibles such as character and grit.  Players like Mike Richards have poor analytics but are winners.

Joe

1 month ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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This documentary on the Russians is supposed to be good... it was shown at TIFF.


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

1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Henrik Tallinder @Armchair GM I've seen Bernadette Peters, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman on Broadway... last year I saw The Glass Menagerie which was quite good... Carnegie Hall also has cheap shows sometimes... I saw a broadway singer there last year (Patti Lupone) for $10...

1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Henrik Tallinder If you're going to see a play don't buy from TKTS in Times Square... pick the play you want and go to the box office early in a.m. for rush seats...

1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Henrik Tallinder I've been seven times... in no particular order... Walk across Brooklyn Bridge; Central Park; Radio City Music Hall tour - meet a Rockette; Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan; Greenwich Village; Village Vanguard jazz club; Little Italy; Top of the Rock; Museum of Modern Art free Fridays; Long Island City view of Manhattan; Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; Century 21 best place for souvenirs... that's a start...

1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Henrik Tallinder @mcloki When Franson publicly complained about his benching in his first year with the Leafs he said something like... "I thought this was the year I'd be moving up to take on a bigger role in the lineup..."

1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy @Mind Bomb It's tough being a leaf fan in Ottawa... I've endured decades of abuse but my Leaf flag still flies in my work cubicle...

1 month, 1 week ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Yan28 @Alec Brownscombe @sniperstar After Fletcher acquired him in the Gilmour trade didn't he reject the Leafs offer to re-sign or something to that effect?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Getting closer

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@wiski Probably acrylic latex... but I could be wrong...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@phaneufoundlander Moan...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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I recall when the slimy Sens lost out on the Bozak sweepstakes and Murray acknowledged that Bozak was the type of player that could play on a team's top six... 

2 months ago on A look at Tyler Bozak’s improved 2013-14 Season

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The great Jeff Beck... don't overdose on funk...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqUINS7NH44

2 months, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@TuckerForPunishment The hot springs would be a good way to end a long hike...

2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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@Xxxxxnew Need a Fin to win...

2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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@wiski Rupert Murdoch strikes again... 

2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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@mcloki The can KISS my A&%...

2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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@Komas Taberle @ingy56 @Burtonboy Considering they have to broadcast in two languages and in the north they get dick all compared to other western public broadcasters like the BBC... if you want quality you have to pay for it...

2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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@-Keon Careful... Franson likes to sue people...

2 months, 1 week ago on What’s Ailing the Maple Leafs’ Penalty Kill – Part 1

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