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@ProfessorRance @Jimmie Dorey
It's just a fan site posing as more but I agree it's nice to see something different and the ensuing uproar it causes.
I got interested in Barzal after listening to Mark Hunter's podcast somewhere on this site.
Hunter talked about the standard top prospects but brought up Barzal without being asked, Mentioning how good he was but his draft stock took a hit because of his injury.
23 hours, 6 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday
Not a fan of the site at all but I do love the Barzal pick (and yes over Marner and Strome)
23 hours, 25 minutes ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday
Last week, Draftsite had the Leaf choosing three goalies with their later picks.
They just slot a player according to their ranking.
1 day ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday
Notsince67 (I think that's his handle) posted Dermott as a Leafs off the board pick late in the first round. He has seen lots of him.
So using that logic, Sundin was a bad trade for Toronto, Gretzky did nothing in LA .
I could make this list go on for pages.
No idea who Robinson is..
1 day, 9 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: Marlies Playoff Game Day
@sniperstar @Jimmie Dorey @Savo43
Anaheim liked Blacker so much that he isn't in their system anymore. He got a game with them, was terrible, got farmed out then dealt to Florida.
The Leafs had to get rid of a contract to pick up Holland's, Blacker wasn't getting any better but he could still be considered a prospect so it was him that got dealt.
I put more of the blame on Nonis for the pick becoming a second. If Carlyle was only going to give Holland a few minutes a game then send him to the Marlies for good once 24 games has been reached and keep the second rounder.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall
The Leafs were desperate for a center and Anaheim took advantage of it when Nonis came a calling.
Misreading things happens to everyone (I still owe Savo an apology about the AHL standings a few weeks ago, he was right about games in hand and I was wrong but he won't reply to anything i post)
There was no long term planning to pick up Holland.
You're confusing scouting a player and engaging in actual trade talks.
Nonis said that they liked him as a player and watched him progress in the AHL. If a deal was "in the works" for a long period of time then Nonis got hosed when he finally pulled the trigger.
To me, the twenty five game limit making the third a second is a telling sign that the Leafs didn't think he would actually play that much.
The Holland acquisition was a direct result of giving up on Colborne
Holland has to be a lot better than Colborne and the second round pick/prospect for Holland for the deal to make any sense (that sounds confusing)
@Hammertownleaffan @Jimmie Dorey @In it to Winnik
Happy to help show how Burke and Nonis could squander three assets into a bad return.
Burke had to have Biggs and Liles (bye ye second rounders), Carlyle didnt want to play Colborne or Liles so Nonis gave them away for peanuts.
The Leafs front office was good for a laugh most of them time..
3 days, 10 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall
@Hammertownleaffan @In it to Winnik
The conditional pick was a second if the Bruins won the cup with Kaberle on the roster.
They did and Burke promptly used that pick in a deal for John Michael Liles.
Boston's pick went through four teams before finally being used by the Stars on Mike Winther. .
H'e a good Calgary boy if that makes a difference.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play
In four years of NHL play Gudbranson has given no indication of ever being a stud.
He has regularly had below four goals or less a season in the NHL and OHL with the lone exception being his draft plus one year total of twelve goals.
The Panthers then foolishly pushed him into an NHL job the next year.
It appears he is a classic case of scouts being infatuated with size and the hopes he would develop the other parts of his game.
He hasn't developed any part of his game and it doesn't appear he ever will.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play
You can remove Johnson (signed to play in Sweden next season) and Herzog (doubt he gets signed).
Matt Rupert has yet to sign anything other than an ATO deal.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20
@Leafs2 Isles1 @MrLeafs
2, 7, 8, 13 were the numbers that would have won it for the Leafs.
Four chances in at least thirteen numbered balls (maybe more)
The odds weren't one in ten no matter how you look at it.
1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust
@Carrick's Corner @Jimmie Dorey
You won't get Larsson or Gelinas with the pick.
Oops, misread your post
Hedman has been excellent for two years now and Larsson took a huge leap forward this year after the coaching change.
Cameron with "hope for the best, expect the worst" or something like that.
1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: Shanahan in ‘ongoing’ discussions with Sean Burke
Gets even better if you factor in other players chosen with picks the Leafs owned. Roman Josi (to get Yanic Perreault back), Colin Wilson (Schenn deal) Brandon Saad (Kessel deal pick) Lars Eller, Craig Smith (Toskalol trade) to name a few.
C'est la vie.
Although not the glaring mistake of the traded Niedermayer and Luongo picks, this is very much like what the Leafs used to do.
Setting the team up for massive disappointment if the pick turns out to be anything like the two I just mentioned.
No idea who the top ten are for next year but there is no chance i would want to lose the opportunity to draft a better play next year than Strome or Marner in this year's draft.
Leafs can get one of Strome or Marner this year (or neither) and then make the best pick in the 2016 draft..
1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan
@NotSince67 @Jay31 @Mattmark
I liked your off the board pick of Dermott.
1 week, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan
The offers will improve the more other teams get involved.
1 week, 6 days ago on Shanahan’s Media Address: Notable Passages
Two and four are the same thing but three was the reason for the mismanagement of them
2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: Sorting Through the Rubble
Nor will he ever get a chance
@In it to Winnik @Cameron19
Stupid leading questions are pretty much the norm for the media regardless of how the team has played.
2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix
If spelling is an issue then it is Fedor Fedorov not Ferdor.
@Jmessih @Jimmie Dorey @gilmourhalloffame
Sid's best days are behind him.
Connor's best days are ahead of him.
Screw any guarantee.
Why trade for a ten year older version of Sid when you can have Sid jr for those ten years now?
(not even sure if that makes sense)
@Mitch92 @king leary
Nonis was the lamest of ducks when Shanahan agreed to run the team. Dave had no chance of ever building the Leafs into a contender with or without MacDavid.
@zoidbergman @Anthony Petrielli @Cameron19 @TIMERIXON
I think Carlyle was canned because he got too uppity about the team management had given him
There was no Bolland deal, that was all lip service because they knew how much he was seeking.
We'll sign him if the price is right, translation enjoy your new team Dave.
ECHO echo echo..........
2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
The first two episodes of GoT are torrented online (and the first nine DD episodes)
@Mattmark @Jimmie Dorey @zombie27 @mcloki
And it's Marchment's kid, like father like son
@Mattmark @zombie27 @mcloki
Most i could find about it.
@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @Mattmark @totalrebuild
I was at the 98 draft in Buffalo for the first two rounds when Mike Smith traded down two spots with Chicago to get big Nik.
My friends and I met him outside after the draft and got him to sign those little plastic replica sticks. He was tall and skinny and spoke no English. He told us through his translator that he was surprised at the amount of people who came to the draft.
Got an even better Rico Fata story for that draft.
@Mattmark @Jimmie Dorey @HHT @totalrebuild
Yes depending on what Hunter sees in him.
I would take Barzal with the fourth pick.
Was checking out the Leafs draft history and noticed that they hardly ever draft canters and have only drafted two that would be considered true top six material.
Sittler was definitely a top line guy and Damphousse was a top six (but spent a lot of time at left wing). Kadri for all his warts might be a top six if he concentrates on playing hockey
If the 26th ranked prospect has a high floor to play in the NHL but a low ceiling of a third liner, then I would rather look elsewhere.
Third line centers can be gotten as throw ins on any deal.
I was addressing the point about that one of the first rounders HAS to be a center.
I would be fine with two defenders like Hanifan at five and Meloche twenty picks later.
I have no problem with Hanifan at five (or Barzal or Provorov)
@Mattmark @HHT @Jimmie Dorey @totalrebuild
If he was the best prospect available. If the best was another position then take that position.
People here got too hung up on the Leafs center depth but drafting inferior prospects to fill that void is going to do more harm than good.
@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @lou19
The sad part to me is the guy who assembled the team and actually thought the defense was NHL caliber.
Willful ignorance and bad judgement never work out well and make it infinitely worse for the major league franchise you're running into the ground.
@totalrebuild @HHT @Mattmark
I wouldn't hesitate to pick Barzal or Provorov at five if all the good ones are gone and I would run to get the pick in before someone changed it to Crouse or Zacha.
Hyperbole is always a great way to get your point across but one of the worst in sports history??
Give me a break
It's not even one of the worst teams the Maple Leafs have iced (go back thirty years for those horror shows)
THN had him ranked in the second round (37th overall) and the NHL final list had him as the 43rd overall NA skater.
Jankowski was playing in a private school in Quebec before he was drafted not college