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@Bigfoot_for_1C Change "any Canadian team" to Calgary and I will agree.
4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #76, Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@Sebastian James Kessel also reminded the League how great he can be. He is one of a handful of elite scorers/playmakers in the game.
@Savo43 @BoneChompski Top 2 D coming through the pipe? No maybe Top 4 (Loov or Percy possibly).
Hanifin would be great (except that he and Rielly are both lefties).
Really I would be happy with anyone in the top-5. I suppose Marner makes a little more anxious in that he is a C/RW which to me means that he is a winger primarily.
1 week, 6 days ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto
@GibsonLPStudio No because if Carolina finishes 4th and a team behind us wins the lottery we drop to 6th. Need Carolina to pick up a few points.
@ Top Jimmy Yeah Bernier comes across as a prick buy the team deserves to be called out for their BS play..
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Builder Lego @wyatt956 @Bring the Cup Home It is a good draft to move up into that position if possible. To come away from the draft with Strome plus Werenski or Hanifin plus Barzal would quite a feat.
2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Leafs Eliminated from playoffs
@Builder Lego @Bring the Cup Home Bozak + a 1st (Nashville) for Colorado's 1st
@Bring the Cup Home Drop or not drop, he likely won't last until #26 though.
@Bruffins Winnik, Rielly (until recently), Leo (until his injury), Franson, Phaneuf on occasions.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – March 17
@FloorHockeyFlopper Edmonton isn't tanking, so there is your long-shot. Arizona is done for the season just like the Leafs and Buffalo.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #71, Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers (9:30 p.m., SN)
@FloorHockeyFlopper @bear19 I think there are probably three tiers here:
1-2 (McDavid, Eichel)
3-6 (Hanafin, Marner, Strome, Provorov)
7- 12 or so?
In other words if the Leafs finish 4 or 5th, they will get an excellent player -depending on what they want and what is available.
@rustynail @wyatt956 @philthethrill Yeah Quebec might be fine. I just loathe these southern teams (Phoenix, Carolina, Florida, TB, Dallas) where no one really cares about hockey, but Bettman insists on putting an NHL team there and then the rest of the league -or the small part of it that is profitable- has to subsidize this bullshit.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@philthethrill Great- two more franchises that will need subsidies to break even five years after they start up and the novelty has worn off. What a bloated entity the NHL has become under Bettman.
@Ze_theLeafsFan It's possible they let him go. Maybe the pressure has gotten to him or maybe he was somewhat overrated by Burke and Co. This from Kyle the Reporter:
Of the 30 players taken in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft, 21 have some form of NHL game experience while Biggs is the only one to be demoted to the ECHL.
@mcloki Condescending? I thought they fellated Bo Horvat earnestly all night.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #70, Toronto Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@Xxxxxnew Hopefully the Leafs don't cave to media or fan pressure and put Nylander in the lineup next year. 2016 at the earliest.
@Bruffins @Jay31 The average is probably not particularly bright. How else to explain the continued presence of Glen Healy on national TV?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The 25 Controversies (And Counting) Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Media This Season
@MaxwellHowe @alex callis I agree with that. If the media -or elements of it- are going to behave like brats, then don't make it easy for them. Don't give them easy quotes that they can use out of context. Train the players to give boring nothing remarks and limit the occasions that the press has access to the players.
@Zep2 He is having an average year, but seems reluctant to shoulder any of the blame himself. I think that is why the Leafs are reluctant.
3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #68, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN)
@sam dc Couldn't disagree more. Thought he came off as very professional and calm.
@Burtonboy Interesting. I wonder if he is a better prospect than Granberg .
@In it to Winnik That still won't be enough to beat the Buffalo Panzer Battalion.
@Hifi75 @Omac13 @gjdevlin @Beleaf67 That's 2 million for six years though. I don't think Shanny will accept that.
1 month ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@zombie27 @wyatt956 Actually so do I. I also want Lupul to stay. I also want to draft top-5. But we can't have it all.
Trading Lupul and Polak would pretty much guarantee a top 5 pick I think.
1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie
Really Polak! Haven't heard his name mentioned. I can see teams wanting him, but wonder what kind of price will they pay.
@Jay_Berg Aside from Winnik and maybe Lupul who do you see them moving? I have the opposite concern. I think that we'll trade just Winnik and that Phaneuf will come back, the Leafs go on a run and finish 7th.
@sniperstar @wyatt956 I confess that I know very little about them. Who would you compare them to?
@Jay31 @Luke_R Given his injury history and his contract a 2nd is all you are likely to get back for him.
If the Leafs do go on a run and draft 6th or 7th and Strome, Marner and Hanifin are already gone. Who do the Leafs take then? Rantanen? Provorov? Someone else?
@colino17 @ Rythmnkings No hindsight needed. The moment that trade went down most people thought moving up for Biggs was a bad idea.
@traNsplantEdneWfie Pens don't have a 1st and I don't like their prospects outside of Pouliot. And they are not going to give him up for a 3C.
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@normb And if he stays healthy by some miracle he and his linemates (Kadri, Winnik) will move the Leafs out of a top 5 pick. They were dangerous and feisty tonight.
@Cameron19 I wonder if Anaheim and St. Louis are each holding their breath hoping that the other doesn't add Kessel. That would be a remarkable team.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract
@Cameron19 @wyatt956 Interesting. Wonder where they got the money from. Barbeshev looks like an interesting prospect. IDK if he has the elite potential to trade Kessel for though.
@Cameron19 Persuasive argument about St. Louis, but aren't they a budget team? Don't know if they would take on that contract. And then as you mention, where are the young high-end assets that the Leafs would demand.
Go Oilers! We want Eichel.
@mikeyboy It's a stupid system
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #58, Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
@Handlebar @Cameron19 He's in the AHL for gods sake. What kind of proof do you need that he is at best a 4th line player with a 1st liner's contract.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@mtommy I hope and expect that they will send Kessel to a good team. he has played on enough bad teams. Isles would be a good option for him.
@MaxwellHowe Maybe need to mix some of those lines up. Put Leipsic on a line with Leivo or Biggs or someone with a bit of size.
@Xxxxxnew Damn. Makes it hard to hate Subban after reading that.
@Nylanderthal When Clarkson went to hit they were side by side. Montreal player then turns his back to Clarkson at the last second. Should not have been a penalty as it is basically an accidental boarding.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)
@zombie27 @traNsplantEdneWfie The Montreal player turns his back on Clarkson at the last millisecond and Clarkson gets 5 and a game. WTF!
@Mcost61 It is appalling that they these jobs on the major network.
Ahh the Montreal home advantage
@Cameron19 Exactly- perfectly good hit.
@AlbertaMapleLeaf @Cameron19 @Dogger Exactly. We can wait if LA or whoever insists on trading us garbage in return. I wouldn't even be upset if Phaneuf sticks around and helps younger players with the rebuild.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Bring the Cup Home @wyatt956 @Knights2Leafs They won't give us multiple first round picks however. And five years is a long time to remain constrained by two of the worst contracts in the league.
@Knights2Leafs If the Leafs did that they would be saddled with two of the worst contracts in the league. I say no Richards unless Clarkson goes the other way.