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@Hammertownleaffan @Jimmie Dorey


It should lead to more takeaways but for the ice time he gets, with JVR and Phil, you would think he could be higher on the list and with a far better per 60 rate.

4 hours, 39 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@DeclanK @Jimmie Dorey


I know it is somewhat biased (might explain why Calgary has three in the top ten) but Holland and Stone being on the list surprised me.

4 hours, 42 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@wiski


Hope that makes the Sens play hard for the two points tonight 

5 hours, 27 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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Top twelve of player takeaways this season


Interesting facts.


Calgary has three guys in the top ten (all young and going to get better)

Dallas with two of the top twelve

Mark Stone is impressive

Peter Holland is the best player on the Leafs for takeaways (tied with Bozak but played a dozen or so less games and with significantly less ice time)

Bozak's takeaways per sixty minutes is only better than the two defenders listed (not so good when considering the opportunities he would have playing on the Leafs first line)


First column is number of takeaways

Second column is takeaways per game

Third column is takeaways per sixty minutes played (Holland and Stone are takeaway monsters)


1 John Tavares NYI       88   1.17  3.41

2 Ryan O'Reilly COL      87   1.18  3.59

3 Mark Stone OTT         85   1.20  4.34

4 Sean Monahan CGY       75   1.00  3.06

5 Jamie Benn DAL         72    .96  2.90

6 Rick Nash NYR          66    .92  3.14

7 T.J. Brodie CGY        66    .88  2.10

8 Johnny Gaudreau CGY    63    .85  2.92

9 Peter Holland TOR      63   1.07  4.44

10 Justin Faulk CAR      63    .86  2.13

11 Tyler Bozak TOR       63    .84  2.65

12 Cody Eakin DAL        61    .86  3.01



http://www.sportingcharts.com/nhl/stats/player-takeaway-statistics/2014/

5 hours, 34 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Tearitdown @Jimmie Dorey


Give me a break,


I read the drivel you wrote disagreed with every single thing you said and made my posts.


If you think he's the defensive conscience of that line then I will leave you with your steaming pile of "hockey knowledge" 


I'm done with answering your nonsense.



7 hours, 42 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Tearitdown @Jimmie Dorey


I get it, you like Bozak. 


I think he is a miscast first liner who is actually an overpaid third liner because he has never been that good on either offense or defense.


You're entitled to what you believe but there is nothing in any stat line which supports him being anything more than an average NHL player.

7 hours, 49 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Tearitdown @Jimmie Dorey


The first line is pretty bad defensively but at least Phil creates offense.


Bozak's never scored twenty goals, never got fifty points and never even looked remotely like a defensively responsible center.

8 hours, 25 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Dogger


I don't think Dion wants to go to a perennial sad sack team as he's had years of it here. 


Anaheim, LA and Detroit  are the places I could see him going to (and who have expressed interest in him)


And maybe Philly but Holmgren's not running the show anymore and they're usually tight against the cap.

8 hours, 37 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Dogger


Googled it and found nothing (but that doesn't mean he doesn't).


Be that as it may, when was the last time Edmonton dealt a top five pick (if ever)

8 hours, 45 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Tearitdown @Jimmie Dorey


To each his own but I don't see what you see.


You say he's underrated but many say overrated because of who is on his line.


If Kessel ever played with a true number one center then you would see what Phil was capable of doing.


Bozak's the Leafs first line center but that does not make him a a real first line center.

8 hours, 49 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Tearitdown


Connor Mac has one wicked sense of humor.


And the writer's closing line is a dick move.

8 hours, 57 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Hollandaise  @Jimmie Dorey @Omac13 @JeffNB


So if you were the Leafs and were offered that deal would you take it?


A mid twenties pick and a middle of the road center does not make up the difference for the thrid or fourth pick in a very good draft.


And if Dion was so interested in Edmonton why doesn't he have property there? 


His parents are from PEI so maybe that's where his soft spot lies.


9 hours, 3 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Omac13 @Hollandaise  @JeffNB


Can you convince Phaneuf to to waive his no trade to go to Edmonton?

9 hours, 13 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@Dogger


The Jackets may not have wanted the consensus number one pick (Yakupov) because they had been previously burned by a Russian taken in the top five (Filatov).


The Oilers win the pick ensuring Yakuflop is first overall and the Jackets choose a non Russian dman.


Works well for both teams(in a manner of speaking), the NHL, the scouting services and all the draft pundits.

21 hours, 37 minutes ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Mitch92 @Dogger


Only if he gets called up to the big club otherwise he languishes in the minors as Ahl.


The worst outcome is to be sent down to the ECHL

21 hours, 58 minutes ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Scooby64 @Jimmie Dorey


Watch Hammond crash and burn now that the league has begun to figure him out (only one game in the last four with a save percentage above 900 and that was against the reeling Sharks)

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@dlbu dlbu E


The only people thinking that Arizona loves Marner and the Knights connection are wishful Leaf fans.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Scooby64


With the Sens fighting for the last wild card spot and the Leafs being terrible on the road the two wins you listed might be losses.


The bottom three teams will get points in the final few games against playoff teams that will rest some of their players for the playoffs (which you seem to note in some of your match ups)

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Mitch_S2 @Jimmie Dorey @Habskilla


Didn't listen to the Hunter interview so wasn't aware of that.


I am fine with wherever the team finishes as I think Hunter is the right man for the job and will take the right player for the team regardless of position.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Mitch_S2 @Habskilla


Where did you get this information about Hunter liking Barzal?


And the Leafs cannot finish sixth if they head into the lottery with the fourth pick

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Builder Lego


I don't think you understand how odds work. 


The probability of the Leafs winning the lottery(a low number) cannot be cancelled out by using the odds of them losing (a much higher number whether you cumulatively use the teams with more points or all other participants).

It doesn't work like that. 


You have to assign the probability of any team winning OR the probability of any team losing the draft lottery, not winning and losing the pick for the same team (the bigger number will always look intimidating but you're only assigning it to one team).


You have to realize that the teams in the 45.5% bracket individually have worse odds than the top four or five teams for actually winning the lottery and also a greater chance of them not winning the pick.


It's not cynicism or realism it's just  using the odds incorrectly to support a negative outcome .


1 day, 11 hours ago on Game 75 Scoring Chances: Panthers 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@sniperstar


http://chlstats.pythonanywhere.com/


Unfortunately it's only the OHL and WHL QMJHL stats are team stats only (and guesstimates at that)

2 days, 7 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set

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@Mind Bomb @Burtonboy


The seven is for Bailey's line, Kegger;s big minutes move him up to almost ten

2 days, 7 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set

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@Buds Mackenzie


I don't think Tallon belongs on that list but I agree that Shanahan is building a management team that will excel at player acquisition and development

2 days, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@Savo43 @Jimmie Dorey @Cloud09 @Buds Mackenzie


Imagine the Hawks with Malkin, Kane and Toews

2 days, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@Cloud09 @Buds Mackenzie


The Penguins master plan was last overall for Ovechkin (they lost but got the consolation of Malkin) and winning the Crosby race


Chicago won the Kane lottery and lost their second overall when they got bumped in the Ovechkin Malkin lottery (they got Cam Barker oops)


LA got Doughty after Stamkos and extremely lucky when Kopitar fell

2 days, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@Yaknowwhat


If it is the difference between a guy who has no experience and a guy who makes bad trades then I would go with experience and not let the bad trader make a deal (and throw in the obligatory second and fourth and retain salary)

3 days, 1 hour ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@MaxwellHowe @Jimmie Dorey @LyGuy @Ze_theLeafsFan


He's two years younger than Naz and only going to get better.so it could have been a great deal for the Leafs had Ottawa said yes to whatever extra the Leafs asked for (pick or player)

4 days, 8 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@LyGuy @Jimmie Dorey @Ze_theLeafsFan


Kadri is more offensively gifted but Zib plays a better all around game so more or less even value.


I would have liked the trade if the Leafs would have gotten the extra they asked for but Ottawa didn't want to do (and no idea what they asked for)

4 days, 8 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Ze_theLeafsFan


The links at the bottom of the page also give some juicy info on a possible Kadri trade to the Senators last summer with Zibanejad coming back (it's the Insider trading link after the first jump). 


The Leafs wanted a bigger return but Ottawa balked. Might have been a good pickup if they got the extras thrown in (but we will never know and the chances of it being revisited are probably gone with Kadri's team imposed suspension and Zib having a good season)

4 days, 8 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@FloorHockeyFlopper



The Penguins could have iced a first line of  Ovechkin, Crosby and Toews/Backstrom if the Capitals hadn't won the lottery in 2004.


And Malkin would be a Blackhawk

4 days, 18 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@djamon @Jimmie Dorey


Sadly, I met the girl I should have married at the Kingston Stages but messed that up. I was invited to her wedding and didn't go though.

4 days, 21 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@mcloki @djamon @Jimmie Dorey


Kirk Muller was the shooter guy on Wednesday nights at Stages in his hometown of Kingston.

I was never in the Kitchener Stages.

4 days, 21 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@djamon @Burtonboy


True story


I met Burke and Shanahan when I was working in a St Hubert in Kingston back in the late eighties.


I recognized Shanahan right away but I didn't know it was Burke. I sat them at a table and had a short conversation with Brendan and asked him who his friend was while Burke went to the bathroom. He told me and I was surprised because while Shanahan is a big guy Burke was much taller. 


Shanahan asked me where I could find Kirk Muller so I told him the only thing I knew was that he served shooters at Stages on Wednesday nights.



Burke would be a great pickup and he does have a long history with Shanahan.

5 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43


Corsi is a measure of even strength events so what does one have to do with the other?

5 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@deedrag


Not a big fan of drafting no offense defensive defense men with high picks


They take forever to develop and usually turn into nothing more than bottom pairing guys.


Luke Schenn and the huge amount paid to get him come to mind

5 days, 1 hour ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@mcloki @Jimmie Dorey @Burtonboy


They were penalized a first rounder which they put off til the final year (2014). They lost the eleventh pick in the draft but Bettman allowed them to draft at the tail end of the first round after the Kings (so yeah it was compensation)

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@sniperstar @Burtonboy


He signed his retirement papers so he shouldn't be allowed back (and if he is then the Devils should have to pay all the previous penalties they avoided with him buggering off back to Russia)

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@sniperstar


I don't think he'll refuse to sign but others have done it and ten to fifteen years after Eric

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@Komas Taberle @wiski @Jimmie Dorey @Burtonboy


Haven't been able to find any solid proof of returning KHL players passing through waivers (but will continue looking) 

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@wiski @Jimmie Dorey @Burtonboy


No idea as I don't know if the Devils still own his rights


And waivers usually involves mid season transactions for European players (but not entirely sure about that)

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@Burtonboy


If he re-signs with Jersey then the Devils get away with their illegal back loaded contract. No cap hit because he retired early and they recouped their penalized first (though they picked last in the first round that year). 

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@Burtonboy @Jimmie Dorey @deedrag @Knights2Leafs @ConnorCrisp


I can only find him listed with his PSC to Pocklington.


They are probably outlawed by the league now.

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@deedrag @Knights2Leafs @ConnorCrisp


Who was the last NHL player to have a personal services contract (not a player contract)

5 days, 8 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@wiski @Burtonboy @Dangle_My_Berries


That was one of his stipulations to sign with any team (and maybe why Buffalo backed out)

5 days, 9 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@ConnorCrisp @LoovTrain


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Definition: Players between the ages of 18 and 21 must sign "entry-level" contracts for their first three NHL seasons. Those aged 22-23 are entry-level players for two years, those aged 24 for a single year.


Entry-level players are subject to maximum salaries and bonuses. The maximum entry-level salary will rise to $925,000 per year by the time the current collective agreement expires in 2011.


If you choose not to sign you would essentially be throwing away seven years (or less) of prime earning power to enter the league at 25 as an UFA. That could be a great deal of money that you may never recover.

5 days, 9 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@ConnorCrisp


Not a top ten pick but Tim Erixon would not sign with the Flames so Calgary made a last minute deal with the Rangers for two second round picks and he immediately signed with NY.


I suppose players could choose not to sign but then they are gambling that their stock won't go down or they won't get injured. 


Recent players who re entered the draft were TIm Brent, dropped from the 37th overall in 2002 to 75th overall in 2004 (selected by the Ducks both times).


Matthew Lombardi a seventh rounder by EDM 215th overall in 2000 improved his draft stock and was chosen 90th overall in 2002 by the Flames (The Oilers front office was none too pleased by that).


It' doesn't happen a lot maybe because these guys want to graduate and become professionals to get paid for what they do.

5 days, 9 hours ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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