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@MaxwellHowe @DeclanK That's pretty much the only way the deal makes sense.

3 days, 23 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@Cameron19 yea, but "too much" by Leaf fan standards...

5 days ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Mcost61 I actually went to this back when it first started - Ron Wilson did it.  It was pretty interesting - a few players came out and talked to us as well.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Burtonboy I must give Carlyle props for admitting his dismissal of Reimer's game as 'just OK' was a mistake.  Good for him.

5 days, 5 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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@Alec Brownscombe @MLHS_Luke @Burtonboy Interesting to know - I was being facetious, for the record.

1 week, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Burtonboy hmm, Phillsbury is looking a little pudgy there ; p

1 week, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Kessel81 ..and I don't think many people are actually complaining about Kessel's lack of fitness resulting in poor output now, but rather 'IF he isn't in peak condition now, it will presumably only get worse with age, and when his natural speed starts to go..' 

..but yea, who knows.  Maybe he's a gym freak but it just doesn't show.

1 week, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke @Kessel81 Of course I don't know - I'm just positing the other side of the argument.

1 week, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Kessel81 I think the concern is that Kessel uses natural ability (and not much training) to be as fast and successful as he is.  The problem is, that natural speed will fade with age, and if he doesn't start supplementing it with training..

1 week, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@B_Leaf @Mind Bomb @peterbleafs A big part of it is the team.  This is the least excited I've been for a season to start in ages.

1 week, 5 days ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Loric76 Art by Bobby?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Monday Mashup: 28 Days to Preseason

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@Luke_R Yup - 2008 was a long time ago.  I used to be just "Luke" prior to the switch to either disqus or this one, couldn't get it this time around.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto

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Burke for CEO.

1 month ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto

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@Alec Brownscombe Just rename this place 'Matt Stajan Hotstove' - he won't be back.

1 month ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@peterbleafs  It's interesting to see how many people have been affected by his passing.  Like so many have already said, celebrity deaths usually don't phase me any differently than a random death in the newspaper, but this one hit hard.  It shows how much Robin impacted our lives.


As I said yesterday, hopefully his death will have our governments take a really long look at the state of mental health support systems, and perhaps use this to help others that are in trouble.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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@ingy56 What a shame.  Hopefully this really pushes mental illness to the forefront.

1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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I personally find this stuff so hard to get a definitive answer from.  Like you infer, Bozak's WOWY stats indicate he is riding on Kessel's coattails.  However, you have to consider the linemates each player has when not playing with each other, the zone starts, the icetime (is pp time included in these stats?), the list goes on.


Interesting, nonetheless.

1 month, 1 week ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

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Wowy-we-woow!

Thanks David!

1 month, 1 week ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

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@Burtonboy No, no, Toronto is the only team that has ever had ownership meddle with their team!

1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@TheCanucksnaphook @MLHS_Luke @Mind Bomb We ended up taking the St. John to Digby ferry (saves 5-6 hours of driving), as well as the Yarmouth to Portland ferry (saves 8ish hours of driving), and still ended up with about 5000 km for the trip.  So many day trips..

1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@TheCanucksnaphook @Mind Bomb I drove to Nova Scotia two weeks ago to attend my wife's family reunion.  Could be worse.

1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@Burtonboy I'm actually impressed with how people on this site have turned a corner regarding stats.  I mean, it took the Leafs front staff to make the leap before the majority of MLHS did, but still, most didn't go kicking and screaming into advanced stats.


1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@mcloki @mike_84 Wasn't it 9 million for 8 years?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage

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@Bobsyouruncle @MLHS_Luke You might be too old for the reference, but I now have the Karate Kid music ('you're the best') stuck in my head.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@CanuckUKinToronto @MLHS_Luke I look at the team at the start of last year vs the start of this year.  The start of last year, we came off an impressive playoff series (albeit a heart breaker).  We had two strong candidates for the starter's role in net.  We picked up THE free agent of the summer in David Clarkson.  We acquired Bolland without losing a roster player.  Fraser and McClement had fantastic seasons the year prior and we assumed that would continue.


This year....??

1 month, 4 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@CanuckUKinToronto This team is a huge question mark, just like every other team in the East.  On paper we are worse off this year than last, but you just have to look at MON and NYR this year to see that bad teams can make it far in the east.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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PLEASE GO TO THE MORNING MASHUP: 


http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/07/24/thursday-mashup-booth-adds-another-option/


FOR GENERAL CHAT AND

OFF-TOPIC CONVERSATION.

2 months ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 2

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@Anthony Petrielli Worth it for the Heatley tweets alone.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9

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"The future is bright.  The present?  ehh..".

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9

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Anyone know if the Netherlands quarterfinal is being streamed online?  I looked at CBC but couldn't tell if they're streaming it live or just showing the replay later on.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Well, that was useless.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address

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@mtommy I have a feeling we all wish it, but we'll probably trade Franson, Reimer plus for Thorburn.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@Cameron19 I think most of us would accept that.  Someone tell Nonis.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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Mirtle has Robidas as our #2:


James Mirtle ‏@mirtle  1m

As of right now, the Leafs blueline looks as so: Phaneuf - Robidas Gardiner - Franson Rielly - Polak

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@The_Polish_Cannon @MLHS_Luke Though that makes trading D'Amigo away a bit of a head scratcher.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@The_Polish_Cannon They'd better move Kessel too then.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@Loric76 I wish I could believe that a member of the MSM could spell.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@lukethenuke I respect the crap out of that.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@Loric76 this is fake, right? ....right?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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Today would be a great day for a fire sale.  Collect as many first round picks as we can.  No one over 25 is safe.  Dare to dream.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@Cameron19 @MLHS_Luke He could well go 4-4.5 on the market.  I think 3.5 would be reasonable in Toronto.  But sounds like there's no chance of that, so he's out.  Cap hit aside, at the end of the day we're worse without him.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@Cameron19 Shame.  Great fit for this team, but his demands (or at least what we've heard) make it clear he is not for us.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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@lukethenuke @Cameron19 @Jordan29 The first step is admitting, friend.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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