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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

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@ProfessorRance


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

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@Burtonboy @ingy56


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

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@Burtonboy



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.


1 day ago on Toronto Marlies Open Thread: Marlies score touchdown in Game 1 win; Game 2 goes Sunday

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@totalrebuild


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

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@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.

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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

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@sniperstar @Jimmie Dorey @Savo43


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)

3 days, 9 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@sniperstar @Jimmie Dorey @Savo43


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.

3 days, 9 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@Savo43


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)

3 days, 9 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@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

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@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. .

3 days, 10 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Jets the First to Fall

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@philthethrill


H'e a good Calgary boy if that makes a difference.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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@Savo43 @Cameron19


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

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@Builder Lego


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

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@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

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@Carrick's Corner


You won't get Larsson or Gelinas with the pick. 



1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@Dogger


Oops, misread your post 

1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@Dogger


Hedman has been excellent for two years now and Larsson took a huge leap forward this year after the coaching change.

1 week, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@totalrebuild


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

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@LoovTrain @TorontoMapleLeafs

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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.

1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: Shanahan in ‘ongoing’ discussions with Sean Burke

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@Savo43


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

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@NotSince67 @Jay31 @Mattmark



I liked your off the board pick of Dermott.

1 week, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan

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@zoidbergman


The offers will improve the more other teams get involved. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Shanahan’s Media Address: Notable Passages

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@B_Leaf


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

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@jbman5 @totalrebuild


Nor will he ever get a chance

2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: Sorting Through the Rubble

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@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

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@Dogger


If spelling is an issue then it is Fedor Fedorov not Ferdor.

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@Jmessih @Jimmie Dorey @gilmourhalloffame


Sid's best days are behind him.


Connor's best days are ahead of him.


Screw any guarantee.

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@Jmessih


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)

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@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.

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@zoidbergman @Anthony Petrielli @Cameron19 @TIMERIXON


I think Carlyle was canned because he got too uppity about the team management had given him

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@hometeem @TIMERIXON



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.

2 weeks ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

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@mcloki


The first two episodes of GoT are torrented online (and the first nine DD episodes)

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@Mattmark @Jimmie Dorey @zombie27 @mcloki


And it's Marchment's kid, like father like son

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@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.

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @Mattmark @totalrebuild


I would take Barzal with the fourth pick. 

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @Mattmark @totalrebuild


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

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@Mattmark @Jimmie Dorey @HHT @totalrebuild


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. 

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @Mattmark @totalrebuild


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)


2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@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.

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@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.

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@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.

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@HHT @Jimmie Dorey @lou19


Hyperbole is always a great way to get your point across but one of the worst in sports history??


Give me a break



2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@lou19


It's not even one of the worst teams the Maple Leafs have iced (go back thirty years for those horror shows)

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@Cameron19 @Dogger


THN had him ranked in the second round (37th overall) and the NHL final list had him as the 43rd overall NA skater. 

2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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@Dogger


Jankowski was playing in a private school in Quebec before he was drafted not college


2 weeks ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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