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@LeafsForLife I've been having some problems with the edit function too... I'm a bit of a perfectionist and my spelling mistakes bother me...

1 day, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@DeclanK @Armchair GM @Omac13 Besides the Avalanche he said the Leafs, Oilers and Dallas Stars were close or most likley to make a move...

1 day, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Omac13 I recall when the Flyers moved Mike Richards he said he was hearing things about it about a week or a few days before it hapenned...

1 day, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Omac13 He didn't give an exact timeline, but he's repeated this the last two days and he says he's hearing things...

1 day, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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For what it's worth, Pierre McGuire says the Avalanche willbe making a trade soon... they're on the cusp!

1 day, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Cameron19 Cameron, nice to see you back here.  How much weight do you put on pressure in the Toronto market and the extent to which a player can be worse In Toronto because of it?

3 days, 19 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@peterbleafs @Armchair GM My comment is a little late, but it's been on my mind for a while...

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day in the Mile High City

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I'm trying to figure out which has more drama and personal intrigue, the Toronto Maple Leafs, or Maple Leafs Hot Stove...

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day in the Mile High City

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I had a dream the Leafs traded for Getzlaf... although that scenario is likely impossible, I gotta think Shanny is going to get a big 1C somehow...

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Go West

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I don't post here a lot but I read everyday and I've been a Leafs fan since 1973. I appreciate Cameron's passion and commitment to this site and his insights and I think it would be a big loss if he ended his involvement... Don't leave Cam !!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Go West

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@ingy56 Cereda had heart problems...

1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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

1 month 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 month 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...

1 month ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20

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

1 month 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?

1 month 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 month, 1 week 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 month, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire

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Percy deserved a star last night...

1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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...

1 month, 2 weeks 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...

1 month, 2 weeks 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.

1 month, 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...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: And then there were 39

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

1 month, 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?

1 month, 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...

1 month, 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...

1 month, 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...

2 months ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs/Flyers Part II

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

2 months ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs/Flyers Part II

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

2 months 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...

2 months 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?

2 months 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...

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

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@LeafsForLife Hate to say it but Galchenyuk the scab...

2 months 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...

2 months ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Mcost61 Carlyle looks happy in that picture...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months, 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...

2 months, 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...

2 months, 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...

2 months, 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..."

2 months, 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...

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

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