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Do you guys know what this Hunter addition also provides? An direct access to the prospects on the London Knights. Inside info and viewings. With Dubas & Hunter on board, Leafs should be at least well informed with potential OHL prospects. And Leafs should be able to draft 1 prospect from the Knights system every year without too much worry which isn't bad for the prospect pool since players from the London Knights system seem to be on every team and they tend to develop better than others.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs
Any opinions on Scott Laughton in lieu of Couturier? He was supposed to play this year but couldn't crack the line up.
1 week, 3 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500
@gottabe_KD @Burtonboy Destination for Reimer?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs claim Richard Panik off the waiver wire
@Cameron19 I have agreed with everything you have said on here for the past half hour or so. I couldn't say it any better. For us to watch a mediocre team for another 5 years and not go anywhere, whats the point? Tampa sucked 2 years in a row with Stamkos and have Hedman and Drouin to sore up their line-up, is that bad? I'll gladly watch this line up all year long, especially seeing kids like Leivo, Percy and Carrick developing and with the end result of Mcdavid in mind.
1 month ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #4, Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
@Cameron19 @DIGGLER _69 @Fish Head Is that fact? From the games I watched it didn't seem like that.
3 months ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference
@Cameron19 @Fish Head @DIGGLER _69 Ok, I was referring more to how during his tenure he stocked up the prospect cupboard for them and as we witnessed their Farm team dominated this year and probably next. Jim Neil made these great trades with assets Joe obtained and Joe is a proven winner wherever he has gone. Everyone is allowed a mulligan right? Just IMO.
I wonder if there is any interest by Shanahan to bring in Joe Nieuwendyk as well for one of the vacant managerially jobs? If Nonis is let go, there is no way a 28 year old (even though I'm close to the same age bracket and can only dream to) could manage the Leafs. Joe did a good job with Dallas in his small tenure and now Jim Neil is reaping the benefits.
@MaxwellHowe Lets see how Buffalo looks like in 3 to 4 years. They have enough high picks between the last 2 years and this one to form a descent team.
3 months ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
@Pent_House What do you think of Steven Trojanovic? The few games I watched he was paired with Finn on D. I thought he would be an interesting pick up for the Leafs, along the lines of Muzzin and Giradi. He is an overageer now and could be signed.
3 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal
@Bruffins @Loric76 @TheCanucksnaphook I wouldn't mind Del Zotto as the 6th or 7th D. See if he can get back to form. Sign him to a 1 year 2 mil show me contract type like we did with Franson.
@Bruffins Where is Granberg? Hopefully Holzner does make the team if not he has to go through waivers and will most likely will be picked up. I wouldn't be opposed to trading him for a pick just so we don't lose him for nothing.
@Loric76 @DIGGLER _69 I'm not a fan of his but whatever. So leafs filled up their roster and have 10 mil to spend more or less. Minus the Reimer and Franson contracts after arbitration?
Apparently Ashton has signed a 1 year 850k contract? was that talked about?
@ingy56 Must be nice to be a 4th Liner in the NHL.
3 months, 1 week ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs
@barjv01 @NinetyThree @DIGGLER _69 Andrew Crescenzi; he signed with the Leafs when he was 18, so it must of been his first draft year and he didn't get picked, so Leafs signed him. I wouldn't mind the kid on our 4th line right now. http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=44663
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Prospect Camp Pressers: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Hughes
@NinetyThree @barjv01 @DIGGLER _69 Just like the Creszini kid that was traded for Kozun.
Anyone think Leafs will offer Matt Mancina (goalie invitee at Leafs prospect camp) an ELC? Leafs are so weak in the goalie depth and prospect department.
@Cloud09 I think we could get a better player than Couturier at 8th. I see Couturier as a tall Andrew Ladd. Peter Holland has untapped potential, he hasn't even played a full season. I wouldn't think about trading him until he played a full NHL season. See what he has. If it was Franson and 8th for Couturier plus 17th than that might make sense.
4 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes
My top 3 picks, realistically, is Ritchie, McCann & Fabbri. 2 safe NHL picks (varying potential from top 6 to bottom 6) and 1 wild card. Leafs need to draft a safe pick because their prospects are far from many. Even if their prospect this year becomes a bottom 6 player, its their prospect and they won't have to trade for a player to fill in that position. Like our bottom 6 this year will be mainly Marlies, I hope. If Leafs can get another mid 1st rounder this year it would be crucial for their prospect pool. The very least a 2nd rounder or 2 with trades of Franson and maybe Reimer or Gunnarson.
4 months, 1 week ago on 2014 NHL Entry Draft Q&A with Brock Otten
@DeclanK @Marlies Man @DWCMLHS There is this other D his name is Sean Day, he was just granted it I believe.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Trading Down in the 2014 NHL Draft
@Loric76 So is Nash. A Coworker knows his cousin who told him.
@ingy56 It would be great if the picture had a quote below it saying "You looking at me?!"
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @DIGGLER _69 @TheColborneUltimatum I don't think many people do, but asset management is the name of the game. Until Leafs draft a 1C, they won't ever have one.
@TheColborneUltimatum If they trade Bozak, which I agree, they need to sign Bolland back and Kadri has to stick on the top line, win or lose. I see it as a win win.
@Yaknowwhat Devastate I don't know but they will be worst than this year. Than you minus Kessel, you are in McDavid country.
If leafs trade Dion, they might as well trade Kessel too. Fastest rebuild. Trade Kessel to the Ducks for their 2 - 1st this year and next year's 1st. Kessel becomes the missing piece of the puzzle for the Ducks next Cup run and we only see him twice a year.
@MaxwellHowe I like that. If Leafs trade down with the Ducks or Yotes and get their second and draft Eric Cormel or maybe Alex Peters, I think that would 2 descent prospects in the system.
@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy For the sake of conversation; what would the likes of Franson, Gunnerson, Phaneuf, Kessel, Lupul and Reimer fetch in value of trades, hopefully compared to recent ones of similar ilk. I'll assume Kessel would garner 2-1st and a 2nd again maybe more? Reimer a 3rd? Gunnerson 2- 2nds (I wish); something similar to Douglas Murray.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Ep. #30 with Gus Katsaros and Anthony Petrielli
@ProfessorRance @mike_84 @MaxwellHowe That sounds sooo right when reading it over and over. If only this team just made up their minds and went for it.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies vs Texas Stars: Game 7
@Xxxxxnew I haven't watched him live but I'll catch OHL highlights and stuff on youtube. I'll go as far as to read scouting reports and Sue fan posts about him. You?
@mike_84 @MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy I've been a McCann fan for a while and kind of hoping Leafs pick him. I see him like a Mike Richards lite. If Leafs lose Bolland and trade Bozak, it would make sense to get him.
His favourite player growing up was gilmour. I don't why because he was born in 95 I believe so he missed dougies heorics.
And Connor brown and Ruepert
Holland maybe Leivo
Where's the ban button located?
@deedrag If DiVaio could score goals like a mad men with half a leg in the MLS, I can't even imagine what a David Villa slipping out of his prime will do in this league.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Dave Bolland on TSN 1050
They might try him on the wimg?
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies even the series with a 4-1 win over Texas
@whalz If Sam Bennett turned out to be Spezza, we would be so lucky. Spezza is an elite C. What's the problem with that? Your talking about Stastny like he's the second coming of his father. Stastny is a good C and better than anything we have now, but don' knock on the kid without seeing him play. Anyways its a pipe dream to pick in the top 3.
5 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies announce Round 3 Schedule vs. Texas Stars
@vinoa @wendelsfist@DIGGLER _69@loomxI believe vinoa is correct :)
@loomx @vinoaI agree. He will most likely demand that too.
@Burntheboats @wendelsfist@DIGGLER _69Good one. Another guy who could be a sleeper signing is Kyle Quincy. He's been around a couple of good systems like Tampa and Detroit.
@4evrblue @DIGGLER _69@BurntheboatsPlus if Holzner doesn't make the cut next year, he'll have to go through waivers and most likely be picked up. So we would lose an asset for free.
@ProfessorRance @wendelsfist@DIGGLER _69yeah, probably
Does nobody like the idea of Dan Boyle a right handed veteran D with a Stanely Cup ring who would probably come in for a 2 year deal, paired up with Phaneuf as a top pairing?
@4evrblue @BurntheboatsIs Engelland better than Holzner? Why waste cap space when you have the same player in the system.
@RandomScrub What If Leafs instead offered money to Boyle and Schultz instead of Niskanen and traded Gunnarson for pick?
Boyle - Phaneuf
Gardiner - Schultz
Reilly - Ranger/ Holzner / MacWilliams
If JVR was to be traded the only offer I can see accepting other than a proven player of the same age would be a package like Kessel cost 2x1st plus a 2nd. Trade to a team like Buffalo or NYI for their high picks.
I like Dan Boyle and Quincey for D. Forwards I would leave Downie and try Leivo or Holland as a winger. Plus you know Bolland will be back.
Its not that weak of a draft. Its weak in depth. Anyone in the top 15 can be top 6 forward and top 4 D. Gardiner has flaws to his game that won't help us to be a cup contender. Leafs have Morgan Reiley who in my opinion is better in every category than Gardiner at a younger age. If Leafs can aquire a player to fill a hole of weakness with Gardiner they shouldn't hesitate.
Justin Peters from Carolina.