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Jake wanted to stay in Wisconsin because he preferred college, and the development there suited his style. His best friend Justin Schultz also played there. His brother played for the University of Minnesota, Max. College was where he wanted to be. His dad influenced his boys a lot.

Anaheim plays hardball with their draft picks. Gardiner and Schultz are examples. Schultz played long enough at Wisconsin to in essence become a free agent by not going to Anaheim early. Schultz then chose Edmonton. Garth snow likes to do this to his draft picks as well, and almost lost Okposo in the process. Weird deal!

1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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I am from Minnesota, I know Jake and his family. He has never been a player with an "attitude". Confidence? For sure! He really wanted to make the Leafs coming out of college, and he did.

As far as his verbiage to Carlyle, it was a young kid speaking to a old hockey guy, coach or not Gardy took a stand. He was by far our better defenseman the last 15 games of the season, and his skills showed.

Jake wants to stay in TO, he is in the top 4 at a young age. Carlyle has been a professional longer. Carlyle should have spoke his mind to Gardy, and only Gardy. Carlyle speaking out about Jake is more egg on Carlyle then, Gardy!

Good Luck Jake, go get what you having coming, my Minnesota bro!

Go Leafs Go!!!

1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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How can we complain, we got a right handed D-man that comes from a solid team. We have to expect moves after our non playoff track record.

Welcome Mr.Polak and may you have many games of smashing Hab Smûrfs to the ice.

Go Leafs Go!

2 months ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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The thing that gets me fired up is:

Bolland wants more $$$, he played 27 games, no guarantee he comes to camp healthy and we gave up 3 draft picks for him!!

This kinda stuff drives a Leafs fan sleepless!!!

So very unsure on our Management in this organization!

2 months ago on (Thursday Mashup) Maple Leafs considering Tony Granato as potential assistant coach, Dave Nonis meets with media ahead of draft

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Keep DION, Work in ROR and Boyle some how...We will be fine!!

2 months, 1 week ago on Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche’s Club-Elected Arbitration

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Sarcastic!!!!!! If you read it right, curse is alive, sarcastic sorry! In other words not sorry!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dave Bolland on TSN 1050

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Curse of Bieber-Hawks and Curse of St. Patrick are alive and doing well. Sorry Hawks and Habs

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dave Bolland on TSN 1050

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Like how "piece of $hit" Matt Cooke gives a statement on his play on Barrie, saying he is a "changed player based on his stats". The NHL has cleared him as a repeat offender, due to time and the CBA. Of course he doesn't lose any pay. Oh and he will not be taking questions either.

He gets saint status I guess. Cooke should be out as long as Barrie is out. That goes for Seabrooke too.

4 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs: Buy Low, Sell High

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Carlyle should be fired for talking about a comment between himself and a player.  Should have stayed in the coach's office. If Carlyle had control of his team, this never gets brought up in front of the media.

Good for Jake to compare himself to someone who is greater than himself.  Not cocky, confident!  Wanting to play his complete game/skills his hardly a reason to blame a young kid for his attempt to bring more to his team, trying to make a run at the playoffs.  Statistically speaking, Jake played pretty good the last two weeks, which is more than you can say about other vets and "leaders".

Go Leafs Go

4 months, 1 week ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

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Better than Panzy, Ranzy!!!!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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Why notz, let's get trotz?????

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Five Questions on Barry Trotz

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What's his hard on for Gardiner, don't get it! The kid friggen tries. All defenseman make mistakes. I guess every coach needs a whipping boy. Jake played well the last 12 games, everyone else mailed it in.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Randy Carlyle End of Season Presser

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Think ill get see the famous "Chandalier" again before this epic presser???

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Morning Mashup: Brendan Shanahan to be introduced as President today

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and to think a month ago it was smooth sailing…….then "Playoffs right ahead"


Rest is history!!!!!  Love my Leafs, but we hit an iceberg!!!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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I don't care what anyone we are STILL A BIG DEAL!!!! GO Leafs GO!!!!!


6 straight, here we come!!!!  

5 months ago on Joffrey Lupul: Also confounded by Leafs’ defensive system

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We win tonight, and go on to make the playoffs!!!!! I am bringing this chick as my date. We can both grow playoff beards!

Go Leafs Go!!!!!

5 months ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #74, Blues at Maple Leafs

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Loved when we scored the crowd was loud as hell.....many Leaf die hards in attendance. We are so global. We win the Cup, every city will celebrate as they should. Go Leafs Go!!!!!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #66, Leafs 3 at Ducks 1

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One of my biggest issues with Burke, is he made many transactions. Sometimes you just gotta stand put, and let your team gel.

Glad Nonis didn't do something, just to do something. If everyone elevates their game, we can beat anybody

5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Maple Leafs did nothing, and that’s all right

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Keep it rolling boys!!!!  Not pretty last night, but effective!!!! Go Leafs GO!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #64, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Rangers 2 (OT)

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ok boys pot one now, and shut it down, then head home!!!  2 points in the bag!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #64, Maple Leafs at Rangers

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Great that we gave the Rangers all the confidence they needed to get back into it!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #64, Maple Leafs at Rangers

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We all bitched that RW had horrible special teams.  I guess RC's is a shining example of excellence…BOOO!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #64, Maple Leafs at Rangers

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Don't take the power play, tell the ref, forget it, we will play full strength

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #64, Maple Leafs at Rangers

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By Carlyle!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #64, Maple Leafs at Rangers

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Trading season they're all fucking nervous

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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Even Shanahan is puzzled!!!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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OK BOYS here we go…..3 goals in 5 minutes…BOOM!!!  Go Leafs Go

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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17-4-1 when Kessel eats his cookies!!!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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LOOK WHAT WE GOT…Yep this is our problem!!!!!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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Cmon' unleash the Cookie Monster KESSEL!!!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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Carlyle making toast yet???

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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Play like we are pregnant, oh yeah we got fucked by the refs last game!!!!!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #63, Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

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Hey Habs, you might have heard "We're Kind of a Big Deal"  GO LEAFS GO!!!!

6 months ago on Game Preview: To Catch a Hab

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If Punxsutawney Phil Kessel sees his shadow, 8 more weeks of wins!!! Happy Ground Hogs Day

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #57, Leafs 6 vs. Sens 3

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Goligoski ahead to Kessel........he scores!!!!!!! Where " Phil the Thrill" started!!!!!

http://youtu.be/HYMTMqei5AY

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Phil Kessel: Absolutely Killing It

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This is probably the reality of it!!!!!

7 months, 1 week ago on Toronto Marlies Report – January 20

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With Clarkson on IR, who is going to protect Bernier's Bottles???

7 months, 1 week ago on Randy Carlyle Game Day Presser, Dave Bolland speaks to the media

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Not a dumb kid….just dumb parents!!!

7 months, 1 week ago on Randy Carlyle Game Day Presser, Dave Bolland speaks to the media

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I want to make the playoffs SO BAD!!!! I would take this chick as my date, if we could just get in!!!!!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #49, Leafs 4 vs. Sabres 3 (SO)

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Hang in there Leaf Nation…things have not gotten this stupid yet!!!!  Win the next three and build from there.  GO LEAFS GO!!!!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game 46, Capitals 3 vs. Leafs 2

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"Hang on Boys!!!!!"  "Use your sticks like ORR's" - Carlyle

7 months, 2 weeks ago on A formless rant on Carlyle’s Maple Leafs

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Hang on Boys!!!!!!  

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few

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Cmon you guys, now we have something to cheer about, a race for 8th.  You all would be bored off your asses if we were in 3rd in the Conference!!!


Classic Leaf Roller Coaster ride….this time we get fed TOAST!!!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few

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Carlyle said in his post game presser that gardiner "wasn't moving the puck well"……so he inserts Fraser because he "practiced well with the group"!


Wow..I would rather have Gardiner over Fraser any day of the week.  He has speed to make up for his mistakes….Fraser forget it!!!!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few

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Our next coach better be Barry McConnel!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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when the nuke goes off, I will still stand up and dust of my LEAFS jersey. Fan till I die. Go Leafs!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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It wasn't till I told my shrink I was Leafs fan, that I started getting the GOOD meds.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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Carlyle can't seriously think Fraser is worthy of playing on this team!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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