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So why are some junior players not allowed to play minor pro?  Is that an NHL rule or is it an agreement between the NHL and the CHL?  If it's an agreement is it a contract thing that expires eventually and have to be renewed?  It needs to be fixed to allow those younger players too good for junior but not ready for the NHL to play in minor pro.

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

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@CanuckUKinToronto @Tommy Cat  With MLSE resources they should invest in more euro scouts.  I know sometimes less is said to be more but have a web reporting to Bergman.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?

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@CanuckUKinToronto  From some of these Euro players taken in the mid to late rounds Bergman certainly seems to have a good handle on hockey over there.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?

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Dear Moderators,

I respectfully suggest that you open a separate tab called "Phook's Petition"  so that all followers and posters on this wonderful site can express our desire to have our wayward green friend reinstated.  None of use are perfect.  Maybe not all as political incorrect as Mr. Canuckslaphook but we have one thing in common.  We have all had our hearts broken by the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Our pal Phook has done his part to heal us.  Made our hearts swell to twice ... nay ten times the size of the little blackened prunes that our team has left us.  Enough is enough.  #freephook


Respectfully,

Thomas P. Cat, Esquire

5 days, 22 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@Burtonboy @Leafs_17 What Leaf fan would ever open up or read another of this  fucking clown's articles ever again.  

5 days, 23 hours ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

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@MaxwellHowe @loomx @Bring the Cup Home Good to get more depth bottom six but the top six got to play better defensively too.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Top Jimmy I still remember the day he was drafted.  

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @ingy56 @Bring the Cup Home And Leo brings it with the shoulder and not just the mouth.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @ingy56 @Top Jimmy We were all pining for the old Clark.  He brought pride to the blue and white in some lean years.  Always will be one of my all time favorites.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Top Jimmy Guy deserves to be there even if he don't want to be.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Top Jimmy Same here.  Lots of non playoff years is all I remember.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @DJBrianBurke @Jmessih My old #16 Olczyk with the ironed on decals was way cool.  Whatever happened to that I wonder.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@mike_84 @Jmessih Maybe the pole vault?

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@mike_84 Yeah.  I loved the heavy weights but its like the Elves sailing away from Middle Earth.  Their time is come.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@peterbleafs @Jmessih Hahaha know what you mean.  Every year you hear this sorta stuff.  Do the talking on the ice.  Then again I guess all the Leaf players have mikes stuck in their faces.  They aren't going to say, "I think this year I'm gonna suck"

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Loric76 @Jmessih Yeah.  Team D though.  Forwards gotta be doing their part too.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Jmessih Hope his head is ok.  Well, as good as it gets for him.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@MaxwellHowe @Tommy Cat thanks ... never know

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @ingy56 If they go Swede go Salming.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Tommy Cat You should ask him over for chinky chicken the next HNIC the Leafs are playing.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Jmessih @Loric76 Goalies must really hate the shootout.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan That's pretty cool.  

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@ingy56 @Tommy Cat One the ice and in the pocketbook.  

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Komas Taberle @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Cameron19 @Loric76 Better he gets more time.  The Leafs have ruined enough players by rushing them.  D seems to be their specialty.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@ingy56 They should be already ashamed of themselves.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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Know anyone looking for a building lot Max?  

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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This site has really been missing something the last few days.


#freephook

6 days, 22 hours ago on Spencer Abbott signs one-year deal

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@Mcost61 @Doorman Hahaha classic!!!!

1 week, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Loric76 @Tommy Cat Lets hope he picks the right hands like Ashton did!!

1 week, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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Find myself hoping Kontiola does good after buying out his own KHL contract.  Obviously playing in the NHL means a lot to him.  Hope he does well and sticks.  Competition should be will be fierce in camp this year.  

1 week, 1 day ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Loric76 @Tommy Cat You're probably right on there.

1 week, 2 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Loric76 Yeah.  I guess with a one on one radio interview he had to get into it a bit.

1 week, 2 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @ingy56 @alex callis I always thought it was Warren Beatty.  Heard that on the radio on time I think.

1 week, 2 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@Loric76 @Tommy Cat @wiski You would think "Every one needs to play better" would've got the job done if it was a direct question.  I never heard the interview either.

1 week, 2 days ago on Sunday Mashup: ‘Legends Row’ a great gesture, ‘Fan Fest’ goes septic

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@wiski @Loric76 Yeah, you would think they would just let it be.  Talking about it is like throwing chum into the water.  The media be lapping that stuff up.

1 week, 2 days ago on Sunday Mashup: ‘Legends Row’ a great gesture, ‘Fan Fest’ goes septic

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@NinetyThree @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Burtonboy @Tommy Cat @mike_84 They'll do whatever it takes.  That's the kid of player I want.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Tommy Cat @mike_84 Maybe pouring a bucket of ice water over your head would help?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Tommy Cat @mike_84 That's what I mean.  They won't trade any of those UFA guys they signed to the one year contracts, except maybe at the deadline.  So if someone goes I think it could be Ashton.  He had a great camp last year however and I don't think he got much of an opportunity after that to play.   

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @mike_84 So many forwards and I can't see them trading someone they just picked up.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@maple1967leafs @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Best one I've seen by far!  I thought at first you were going to do it with beer.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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The Leafs biggest deterrents to recent success has always been ownership / management and a massive fan base that will continually fill the seats etc regardless of the on ice product.  This looks to be more of the same.  Our only hope is that the suits leave Shanny alone enough to effectively manage and build the actual team.  

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto

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Really good stuff.  Seriously.  Both the actual interview and the following analysis.  


Didn't B.S. say the swarm was dead?  Maybe that was BS.  But in any event he should be forming the general direction for the club and its up to the coaches to coach.  If you don't like it fire them.  Don't meddle.

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

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Hopefully those one year UFA contracts were done to ensure that our young talent like Gauthier are allowed to slow cook the way they should be.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@sniperstar @Tommy Cat @Bruffins @Jordan29 @dlb Mad Take it for a few weeks and let it build up in your system.  I swear by it.  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million

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@Bruffins @sniperstar @Jordan29 @dlb Mad Try taking Glucosamine Chondroitin complex.  They're like supplements.  Works really well for arthritis.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million

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@lukethenuke @oldrugbyguy He probably scared her with Winnipeg so she's say yes to TO.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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