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@happy_gilmour


Dreger's spitballing, if his cousin Nonis doesn't tell him something he just speculates like almost all NHL media types do.


Lebrun and Brooks have made a living off of it but when you read their articles the language shows they are just guessing at what might happen.


Exactly the same as posters here.

4 hours, 10 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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@Great Dane


You're assuming that the Leafs get the full value of Horton's deal but they don't. 


The Leafs are only getting a little over a million this year from the deal (1,282,000 from NHL numbers). 


The team has about one point six in cap space right now.

4 hours, 19 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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@Eye of the Tiger


Don't think Cheveldayoff will pay the price.


He settled for Tlusty over Winnik because the price tag was lower (Winnik will help far more in the playoffs than Tlusty ever would).

1 day, 16 hours ago on Daniel Winnik Traded to Pittsburgh

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@Jmessih


He's so good the Kings gave up on him and his backsliding offense. 


B prospect is wishful thinking

1 day, 17 hours ago on Daniel Winnik Traded to Pittsburgh

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@udlbu @Jimmie Dorey


There's always players left unsigned (better than those three). 


This year it was Winnik and Santorelli and last year it was Raymond. 

1 day, 17 hours ago on Daniel Winnik Traded to Pittsburgh

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@udlbu


Booth, Sill and Holzer are all UFAs and I doubt any of them get re signed.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Daniel Winnik Traded to Pittsburgh

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@Dan39 @Jimmie Dorey @peterbleafs @Yaknowwhat


He's a penalty machine and doesn't do anything other than play physical. 


And Clarkson played awesome against the Leafs throughout his career so not the best of points.

2 days, 1 hour ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours

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@peterbleafs @Yaknowwhat


Gudbranson's from Ottawa and not very good at all

2 days, 1 hour ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours

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@colino17 @Burtonboy


Other recent eighteen nineteen year old seasons


O'Reilly 26 and 26

Johansen 21 


More than a good enough return for a soon to be UFA the Leafs got for free 

2 days, 2 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours

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@phaneufoundlander @Burtonboy


That's kind of misleading, seconds were dealt but they were also acquired 08 Jimmy Hayes, 09 Kenny Ryan, Jesse Blacker, 10 Brad Ross. 


Perhaps a bigger reasons why the pipeline is dry is that all of these picks sucked.

1 week ago on McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates

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@HHT


Don't let the points fool you, he's a teenager playing in a man's  league. He would be an outstanding pickup who could be productive for fifteen years as a top six centre. 


Let Hunter and Dubas decide if he could be the player that the team wants.


Think of O'Reilly or Johansen before their point totals shot up. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @Cameron19 @zoidbergman @Omac13


Great at Russian the puck and has good Finnish but needs to Polish his Czechs (groan)

1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@Cameron19 @zoidbergman @Omac13


He's of Russian descent born in Finland but close enough

1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@Nylanderthal @Jimmie Dorey @TheLoovTrain @HHT


A site written by unpaid volunteers (last I knew about it). 


Anything they print should be taken with a grain of salt.

1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@Nylanderthal @DylanJ


He's younger than  Kadri by four months

1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@DylanJ


It's difficult to understand whether you want players to develop (final paragraph) or avoid the MANY YEARS of development of Kadri (four years after being drafted) or Steen (regular in the league when he was 21)



Both Steen and Kadri were the recipients of Ron WIlson's ideas of player development. 


Steen was fine under Maurice but suddenly became toxic after Wilson took over while Kadri was always being sent down to the AHL.


The Leafs and their constant front office changes, have never developed a previous regime's talent so it becomes an endless cycle of trading away youthful assets for experience thereby cheating the team out of years of a young player's career.


1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@whalz @TheLoovTrain


The moves before and after Dubas was hired


Before Dubas


Carlyle extended  

Gleason bought out 

Gunnarson, a fourth and 200 thousand salary retention for Polak

D'Amigo and a seventh for Frattin

Signed Robidas

Komarov re-signed

Signed Petri Kontiola

Signed Santorellli

Re-signed Trevor Smith and Troy Bodie


After Dubas


Re-signed Franson

Signed David Booth

Re-signed Reimer

Signed Daniel Winnik

Re-signed Gardiner


One good move before (Santo) and one bad move after (Booth)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game 55 Scoring Chances: Rangers 5 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@Reimocerous @TorontoMapleLeafs -Leaf


No one would be mentioning Domi if his father wasn't an ex-Leaf and Kypreos didn't shoot his mouth off. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bad, but not Oiler-bad

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@Savo43


I was commenting on your assessment of Horvat as not being as proven as Franson. 


Teams tend not to deal away prospects who could contribute over a long career (although it has happened).


Franson will most likely be dealt but not for as good a return as Horvat and a 2nd.


I have no quip to bring my point home.





3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks

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@Savo43


If Horvat won't have a good career, then why bother trading for him?

3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: On the Hunt for Picks

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@DeclanK @Jimmie Dorey


If he can skate and move the puck, then he's already better than Holzer

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em

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@LessThan12Parsecs


The Islanders don't trade anybody off their roster other than a salary dump for a top five goal scorer?


I would hope for Strome instead of Ho Sang.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em

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@DeclanK


Another big defender to look into is Jarred Tinrodi. 


Buried in Hamilton but might be worth a bottom pairing role.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em

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@hometeem @Jimmie Dorey @Mind Bomb @Burn_the_Loov_Boats @peterbleafs


Colorado hasn't been able to maintain their performance with all their top three picks and there are more.



3 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em

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@Mind Bomb @Jimmie Dorey @Burn_the_Loov_Boats @peterbleafs


Why not just ice the whole Marlies team then?


Why all the assets getting moved out  and nothing coming back in the form of roster players.


I could care less about getting a good draft pick or tanking as it hardly guarantees a good roster or team (see Oilers Edmonton)

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @peterbleafs @Mind Bomb


I'll never understand why people keep putting Broll in an NHL lineup. He's in the ECHL and playing poorly (never a sign of big league material)


Kozun on the second line (or even in the NHL) is a bad idea.


Polak isn't a top pairing defender and Holzer is is a seventh dman tops.


Top five lottery pick with this team.



3 weeks, 2 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em

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@peterbleafs @Jimmie Dorey


I think those types of players can also be had in deals for the bloated contracts the team needs to deal.


For example, if Dallas wants Cody Franson, it will cost them a high pick (first and second) and Bret Ritchie or Detroit can cough up Mantha or Larkin. If they insist on Jurco then a first rounder has to be included.



I am just throwing out names but if the new look scouting staff  and player development departments are any good, they will target the prospects they want on any and all teams.


I also think this is a big reason why no knee jerk reactionary deals have been made. Shanahan, and to a certain extent , Dubas and Hunter  (not Nonis) are waiting for the market to heat up to drive up the returns on some of the players that have to be moved. 


Kessel is a summer trade (and maybe Phanuef) but most of the others are deadline deals, the more teams that want a player, the better return for the team (something Nonis had no concept of the last few years)

4 weeks ago on Game 50 Scoring Chances: Coyotes 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@peterbleafs


Most of your list after Finn have done nothing to be considered untouchable. All are eminently replaceable. 

(Dylan Olsen is another replacement level player as well)


Would trade everyone on the first line but only for a good return (that can exclude Bozak and whatever they get for him).


Richards would be a pickup of Clarksonian proportions, effectively abusing cap space as a miscast first liner.


One of the goalies can go (not sure who)


Franson might get some good players or picks but whatever the front office decides I am ok with (he can stay or he can go)


Would keep Gardiner.


Would trade Lupul if only to free up cap space and get a pick and or prospect in return.


Don't expect Clarkson and his poisonous contract to be dealt but would be happy if he did get dealt (or waived)


Leafs have to free up cap space and there are many trade options for the team to pursue (but not everyone the fans want gone will be dealt) 

4 weeks ago on Game 50 Scoring Chances: Coyotes 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Xxxxxnew


He doesn't do anything well, not physical, doesn't score much, can't win a draw and is poor defensively.


He's one of the first guys the Sabres will deal to get better.

4 weeks ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@Xxxxxnew


Hodgson's not really that good and he has proven he cannot be a centre so there's little to worry about with him

4 weeks ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@Top Jimmy


He just turned 27 so he's not really young.


No idea when he became a "shut down" guy. 


He's a cheap alternative that has a little physicality.


He's the Leafs best option to play top pairing D if they want to improve their draft position (but it won't help Franson's numbers or his trade value)

1 month ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@MaxwellHowe @In it to Winnik


Oilers appear to have close to five and a half million in space this year.


http://stats.nhlnumbers.com/teams/EDM?year=2015

1 month ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@Jay31


Posted this back when Prospectus let you read their stuff for free. (two years ago).


http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/puck/article.php?articleid=1423



1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@peterbleafs @Dogger


Don't think much of Hodgson as a player and wouldn't be surprised if he is dealt as the Sabres improve.


He doesn't play centre well, he doesn't score much.


He might make  a good third winger but not much more.


Almost like he's a perfect candidate for a Leaf trade.

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@Dogger


Negativity is the better sell, 


For lots of TO fans it is their only source of information so they eat it up and regurgitate it when it suits their argument.

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@Dan39 @Sebastian James


One less goal, other nine goal scorers on the Avs,  Landeskog and MacKinnon 

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@Bring the Cup Home


What if Marner is available when the Leafs pick and Hunter passes on his former player for someone else?

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@LN-093


It's a touch under six one 

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@Xxxxxnew


He hosted a pretty good game show on a cable channel (can't remember the name) and he is something of a right wing nut.

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@Chris Jay @Luke_R


Seguin was a higher scorer than Kessel in his last year in Boston (67-60 but Phil had more goals 36-29)

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@sniperstar @Cameron19 @mike_84


Don't get the fascination with Zacha. He's big but he is under a point a game in the OHL. Drafting size for the sake of size does nothing.

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@WB_222 @Jimmie Dorey @Mitch_S2


Lots of good information in the article (too bad the the scouting department and front office didn't know about it and if they did they should have been fired)

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@Mitch_S2


I think you can forget about Larsson. He's been getting over twenty minutes of ice time since the coaching change. 


Unless he is being showcased for a deal (doubt it), the time to deal for him has passed.


Reading the article someone posted the other day, I also doubt that Jersey would want Clarkson back even if he was free (Elias hated him)

1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend

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@WesternDP @Jimmie Dorey @Xxxxxnew


Seen more of the US midwest than I have of Canada. Never been west of Ontario (or east with the exception of Quebec City for two days in grade eight)

1 month ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton

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@TheGroobster @LyGuy



But they czech well and their russian with the puck is good.

1 month ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton

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@WesternDP @Xxxxxnew


Got relatives in Alton Illinois just across the rivers from St Louis. Chicago to St Louis is a four or five hour drive (no idea about KC).

1 month ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton

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