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@Jmessih Id have sent Trevor Smith down for that purpose, he is an effective AHLer...and let Carrick keep adding up NHL experience.

2 hours, 47 minutes ago on GDT: Game 78, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7:30 p.m., SN)

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Love the tank picture lol

2 hours, 50 minutes ago on GDT: Game 78, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7:30 p.m., SN)

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@Mind Bomb @phaneufoundlander @Cameron19 @BPsotka So, its all about you now is it? lol

2 hours, 51 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@Cameron19 @Yan28 Id sooner live in Buffalo than Toronto...suburbs are great...access to Finger Lakes, Great Lakes, cheaper housing, can take runs to watch games in Pittsburgh easily, lots of skiing nearby....And if you have a high school diploma or higher you just feel really smart in Buffalo

2 hours, 53 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@Radar O'Rielly @NiagaraFallsThunder @Coldincowtown @Jmessih You are so correct in that

2 hours, 55 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@Xxxxxnew But they have Ollie Jokinen I believe, he will rip it up!!!

2 hours, 56 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@Anthony Petrielli @MaxwellHowe Good for Marlies, shame though because Carrick was really benefiting from NHL experience....Id categorize this as another stupid Leafs move.  Send down a tool like Smith because he is expendable, Carrick is improving game by game noticably

5 hours, 21 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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Just saw the Byfugilen hit....man that guy deserves 10 games.  That was so dangerous...disgusted me that a guy that big and strong would do something like that to a defenseless player.

7 hours, 49 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@theselfishsloth @mr_hanie Oilers have found their groove, I think they will be tough to beat for anyone. 

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@DeclanK @mr_hanie WE need a loss tonight...Buffalo next and the Leafs will not lose that game. 

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Jon5200 That applies to drafted young players in Detroit.  But college players are often much older, such as Dekeyser, they didnt leave him down in the minors.  I could care less if they play this Bailey kid, but they went out and used a roster spot for this guy when it would have been a lot smarter to keep spots open to help facilitate deals later on.  Therefore they see something in the kid, so play him.  As far as Ians opinion of him, you could argue several of the Leafs do not belong in the NHL. 

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Ian from Etobicoke @peterbleafs @sniperstar HE did not just walk on the team...he worked through the system and was recruited by your Leafs top management who agreed to give him a shot and burn off a year of entry level.  If you think the Leafs signed a dud then say that....then feel free to criticize Shanahan and Dubas. 

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe So then do that.  Its all on HOrachek.  Leafs continue to piss me off

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Ian from Etobicoke Thats not the damn point.  The point is they sign a young guy to give him some games, have a good look then evaluate. And there is no downside in him failing on the ice.  Who cares if we lose?  I wanted to have a better look at the kid....and your opinion on him is unfounded.

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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Stupid Leafs why scratch Bailey and Kozun? Horachek just pisses me right off....I hope he never gets hired again.

1 day, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@vinoa @CherryPicking @peterbleafs Its not so much that Kessel doesnt back check...its that the entire line does not back check consistently which is why their plus minus leads the league....all three players are 1,2, 3 in worst plus minus. 

1 day, 9 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@vinoa @peterbleafs Wish we knew all the facts but we dont.  But it sure seems like the picking at Kadri continues lol.  But to put it in perspective, Kadri is the one who likened himself to Tavares and he certainly has not stepped up to that in many ways.  So its both ways I am sure.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@vinoa Well yeah but he must have shown disdain for coaching and shown up late often, or not followed drills, or whatever.  I think he was just pissed that the first line got all these exceptions and he basically said fuck it to the coaches.  Until eventually Horachek showed up and Shanahan had to take him to task.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@BoneChompski @TorontoMapleLeafs Make that three teams..you have to include the Leafs with those two loser teams. 

1 day, 12 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Kessel81 @peterbleafs @Jmessih Agreed just doing my part in messaging to keep it in check...because it is a small to moderate part of the equation.  Probably better used as a diagnostic to help players get better

2 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Jmessih @peterbleafs @LoovTrain I think analytics is pretty useless at the youth stage because change is so rapid in every player..  It has merit when you are evaluating some 3rd year OHLers and AHLers and definitely NHLers...but not kids at the draft age. 

2 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@LoovTrain @Jmessih Just like at every conference, the speakers NEVER discuss what went wrong, or the real life learnings...because they are there trying to look good themselves and protect their own images.  90% of presenters at conferences are full of vague bullshit.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Jmessih The argument will be made that Analytics has as much ability to cause poor personnel decisions  as it does good ones.  For example...what do the numbers say about Connor Brown?  Is he a keeper or isnt he?  What are all the analytical stats on him and how do they benchmark to a keeper versus someone you move on from?  Now what if his coaches slotted him as a checker because he wasnt big enough, or strong enough to play forward.....would his numbers be different?  Would any of us notice him for something other than checking?  Would we all of a sudden criticize him for being small in a checking role? 


Until you can conjure up data that leads you to validate the players mental approaches to the game along with talent, you have a poor set of tools.  The mind is always vastly more important when looking for winners.



2 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Zep2 Does it even matter?  Who performs with the intent of winning the most? 

2 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@BoneChompski @traNsplantEdneWfie @armchairgm Not sure what Ken Holland is like, but my sense is Shanahan and Babcock are both control freaks in many ways.  I just want the team meshed together well without the garbage that ruins performance.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Ze_theLeafsFan @CherryPicking @Xxxxxnew Meaning Nylander is achieving at an excellent level...almost at a draft year level and he is doing it in the AHL.  This is good!!!

2 days, 5 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Ze_theLeafsFan When my kids played soccer, it was so competitive, especially at the rec mens level.  I would just sit on the sidelines and just chuckle the whole game at how silly, and dumb the players were when they got emotional...over a sport that meant nothing, a league that meant nothing...but to them, it was the meaning to their day...but it was also a huge source of laughter for me...so loved it!!!

2 days, 5 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Ze_theLeafsFan @wiski Thanks too Booth dusting up Kessel and McD inflating Bozak, the Leafs will now go on a run....damn!!!!

2 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@djamon @peterbleafs  He had David Broll as captain there....David Broll is now gone from the Leafs...total flop.  I am just reminded of the move.." Trouble with the Curve"  If Dubas and Hunter disagreed on any player, then I am fully on Hunters side.

2 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@djamon @peterbleafs There is no proof on the ice that he is smart as yet nor is there any proof on the ice that Nonis or Shanahan are smart either. 

2 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Burtonboy He could rephrase the name of his presentation too:  How I can use numbers to keep me from assuming shit.

2 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Burtonboy Kind of wish this Dubas would just leave.  Nauseating little twirp.  And its even worse when twirps use MBA words to communicate.

2 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Marlies Man @peterbleafs Yes sure but so what.  He is basically just saying...do not draft an American or a Swede or a Fin with your 4th overall...take the Canadian.  And for the most part he is right.  This Bailey thing is just about getting Bailey to sign and thats it  Cherry doesnt complicate his own life with such details.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Marlies Man He is approximately right.  It would be a mistake to draft Hannifan in this draft...over Marner or Strome.  Never trust the college system.  But lets see what Hunter does, I like his track record.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@CherryPicking It really doesnt matter who coaches this core, it will not win ever.  3 straight coaches maligned by just about everyone.  Its always been the teams management that made the vulgar mistakes.  Yes you are right last offseason should have been about gather picks...but instead they added hte bottom 6 players they believeed would get them to the playoffs.  It worked for a while, until it was clear the work ethic was entirely in the bottom 6.


This offseason is another chance at redemption...unload as much of the core as possible...Lets see if they can do it, and set up our draft next season better than this one.  I think they hvae done a lousy job at setting up for this draft.. abysmal in fact.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@MaxwellHowe @LoovTrain This is why we need a good prospect update, I have forgotten this guy too as well as this Donaghey you guys spoke of, never heard of him.

2 days, 8 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester

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@Yan28 Exactly, that was a big point for us

2 days, 22 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Burtonboy Man I should have gone to that game, I live only 45 minutes from Sarnia.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@ProfessorRance @In it to Winnik Yup too little to late, they took Jagr when they should have gunned for Kessel. 

2 days, 23 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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Now what would you do if Zacha and the Sting actualy knocked Erie out of the playoffs? lol

2 days, 23 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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Go Carolina, get a point from Boston if you can.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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Marner means business today...2G 1A after 2 periods

3 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@HHT We have to hold the 4 spot.  So glad Columbus and Carolina won last night.

3 days, 9 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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There are other restructuring scenarios...one could be trade away Kessel and Kadri and have Strome, Bozak, Gauthier, Carrick as an example down the middle. 

3 days, 9 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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Fun game for a change, loved it.  And just loved the look on Brewers face when he got the winner.  Winning does feel good.

3 days, 9 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@sniperstar Seriously?  Edmonton would give us nothing, nor would we give them anything to swap spots...who gives a shit who they pick...at 3rd or 4th...we just take the best of whats left..and so will they. 

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

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