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@Cameron19 @Armchair GM I expect Shanonis to trade for a 1C with Bozak or Kadri going the other way...

12 hours, 53 minutes ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady

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@Xxxxxnew @Bruffins Minimum wage is about $20 thousand...

13 hours, 1 minute ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady

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@Cameron19 Isn't that a lot to give up for O"Reilly?  That aside your core addresses strength down the middle, but the D is the big question mark...  

13 hours, 10 minutes ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady

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@Xxxxxnew Too many back-to-backs... old man Fletcher was good at whining about the schedule when he first arrived...

3 days, 9 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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I recognize practically everyone here hates RC, but he did do a good job mixing up his lines on the fly against Boston in the playoffs... our new depth may play to this strength...

3 days, 9 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@Bruffins Habs had a lot of expiring deals when Gainey was fiinishing up... 

3 days, 9 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@dlb Mad @Xxxxxnew I recall a HNIC feature on the poor kid about 10 years later... working on the railroad like his dad did before him...

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Enjoyed the article... wouldn't it be great if Valiev could step in quickly like an Emelin on the Habs...

1 week, 1 day ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1

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@TheCanucksnaphook Decor is all wrong... dreadful chandelier; bad rug, ugly bed cover, dumb fuzzy pillow...

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Burtonboy @Cameron19 @wendelsfist Not so sure... it took Burke a while to fire Feaster in Calgary...

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@TheCanucksnaphook Wonder what Gary Roberts thinks of Stamkos and his endorsement of Coke...

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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The answer my friend, is Cody Franson... the answer is Cody Franson...

1 week, 3 days ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@djamon @Burtonboy I like a team in Quebec to piss off Hab fans...

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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Got the following info from a Finnish hockey fan that I worked with on a trip to Finland a few years ago:

Kontiola is our leading center forward of all current Fin-born players. Done really well on Fin national team and been a key figure there.  He is a really good team player, knows defensive duties, not just goal scoring. I would think he is more assistant than leathal finisher but those you have plenty ;-) He did so well in Russia/KHL that I believe he succeeds well in NHL. And he is not a rookie anymore, been in NHL at least a short period, so some things are familiar to him.

Leo Komarov you have seen. Hasn't change much from the days he played in my home town team "Porin Assat". And I liked him a lot at that time and he was young then, just about started his career.

Finnish goalie Jussi Rynnas, played in your organisation 2-3 seasons, you may remember him too?
Came back to Finland last season and did well being best goalie in Finnish hockey league. Now he signed a contract with Dallas Stars and is returning NHL.  Just saw him yesterday in the town :-)  He is born in my home town, Pori and has a summer cottage in Luvia.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches

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@Dewy Keon Hogturd But with a number one goalie...

3 weeks ago on Prospect Camp Pressers: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Hughes

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@wendelsway1 @Mind Bomb @Armchair GM I judge him by his actions more than his comments... in getting a goalie like Bernier and a young exec like Shanahan I feel more confident than with previous executives like Peddie, Dryden, Burke...

3 weeks ago on Prospect Camp Pressers: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Hughes

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@Mind Bomb @Armchair GM With Shanahan's hiring I think he's half-way there... I see his skill as recognizing organizational deficiencies and addressing them quickly...

3 weeks ago on Prospect Camp Pressers: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Hughes

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I like Burke and his blarney and a lot of his moves, but he took too long to get a goalie.  Say what you want about Leiweke, he pushed Nonis to get an effective goalie right away and hired Shanahan when he saw things slipping backwards... I have confidence in Leiweke...

3 weeks ago on Prospect Camp Pressers: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Hughes

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@ingy56 @wiski But he kinda stunk when he came back from the Caps...

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9

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@RandomScrub @MaxwellHowe I recall he also said he had Reilly rated #1 overall, but I'm not sure if that was his blarney...

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9

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@Loric76 LeBad...

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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@Loric76 While I liked Burke's blarney, I don't think he's ever acquired a good goalie in his GM career...

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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Just talking to my Habs contact at work... he says there is no way they were looking for a d-man in return... only a draft pick...

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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@Mcost61 @Armchair GM @Gozo He didn't look very well at his recent press conference... I liked a story about him and the way he would ask young players if they could recommend the best local bars when judging their character...

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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@Mcost61 @Gozo What happened?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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@MaxwellHowe I agree that a 1C is typically drafted... amateur and pro scouting is so important, but you need to have a 1st round pick to begin with... Getzlaf and Mike Richards were late 1st rounders in a year we gave our 1st pick away... Tlusty picked ahead of Giroux...  

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes

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How many Finns is too many Finns? 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Petri Kontiola: Cometh the KHL, cometh the man?

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I think it's important to move Reimer soon... whatever his situation I think it's good management to be decisive and get rid of negativity as soon as possible and not let it linger...

4 weeks ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract

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@vinoa @Armchair GM As long as he get's to play in the WJC as it will help his development... I hate rushing young players...

4 weeks ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract

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Can Nylander play in the AHL next year and still play in the WJC?  I'd prefer to keep him in Sweden for a full year and let him play in the WJC, followed by whatever it takes in the AHL...

4 weeks ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract

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@Cameron19 @king leary Could be a lifestyle issue... who wants to live in Detroit?

4 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal

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@drummond @Armchair GM We should be excluded from Rask when he becomes UFA based on being "too stupid in the first place."

4 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal

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@drummond I posted this yesterday about Leo's signing, but never in my wildest dreams did I expect another Finn to sign...

4 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal

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@JMAC17 I'd prefer greater speed... I'd like the Leafs to eat lightning... and crap thunder...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis on Leafs Lunch on TSN 1050

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@Pazzuzzu I don't think your formula will work in Toronto... Montreal recognizes this and insulates its young players with vets because of the unique pressure of playing in such a market...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis on Leafs Lunch on TSN 1050

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@CanuckUKinToronto @Armchair GM Yes... I have no idea if he's ready though...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Claude Loiselle on Robidas, Komarov, Polak & Frattin

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Getting Leo may help entice the other young Finn prospect to sign... need a Finn to win !!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Claude Loiselle on Robidas, Komarov, Polak & Frattin

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@drummond Need a Fin to win...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Free Agent Frenzy: Day 1 Digest

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@Kouba @Armchair GM Agreed, we should be more respectful of seniors...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Claude Loiselle on Robidas, Komarov, Polak & Frattin

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Likely time the Sens get a new GM... Murray is a cranky old buzzard... between him and Melnyk no wonder they have issues...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Claude Loiselle on Robidas, Komarov, Polak & Frattin

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I don't know what to think of Franson, but the fact that the Habs wanted him is interesting... say what you want about them, they have good scouting...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Claude Loiselle on Robidas, Komarov, Polak & Frattin

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I guess I'm ever the stupid optimist, but I like the subtraction of Gunnarson as he did regress last year for watever reason... I see skating and speed as Shanny's core requirement in a player; this may be the result of his Detroit experience as a player...

1 month ago on Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

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@TheCanucksnaphook @hoolihan @ProfessorRance At least Nonis got us a goalie...

1 month ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@ingy56 @HHT @DeclanK I got in trouble for snapping pictures of Dr. Phil walking around the set of Paramount Studios in Hollywood when I did a tour there...

1 month ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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@Burtonboy @Jay_Berg I saw Al Pacino last night...

1 month ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

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