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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)

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@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.  

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #76, Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@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

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@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. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto

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@ 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)

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@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

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@Builder Lego @Bring the Cup Home Bozak + a 1st (Nashville) for Colorado's 1st

2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Leafs Eliminated from playoffs

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@Bring the Cup Home Drop or not drop, he likely won't last until #26 though. 

2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Leafs Eliminated from playoffs

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@Bruffins Winnik, Rielly (until recently), Leo (until his injury), Franson, Phaneuf on occasions. 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – March 17

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@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)

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@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.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #71, Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers (9:30 p.m., SN)

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@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

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@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.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@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.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@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)

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@Xxxxxnew Hopefully the Leafs don't cave to media or fan pressure and put Nylander in the lineup next year. 2016 at the earliest.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #70, Toronto Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

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@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

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@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.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on The 25 Controversies (And Counting) Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Media This Season

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@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)

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@sam dc Couldn't disagree more. Thought he came off as very professional and calm.

3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #68, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN)

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@Burtonboy Interesting. I wonder if he is a better prospect than Granberg . 

3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #68, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN)

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@In it to Winnik That still won't be enough to beat the Buffalo Panzer Battalion.

3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #68, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., SN)

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@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

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@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

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Really Polak! Haven't heard his name mentioned. I can see teams wanting him, but wonder what kind of price will they pay. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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@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. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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@sniperstar @wyatt956 I confess that I know very little about them. Who would you compare them to?

1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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@Jay31 @Luke_R Given his injury history and his contract a 2nd is all you are likely to get back for him.

1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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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?

1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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@colino17 @ Rythmnkings No hindsight needed. The moment that trade went down most people thought moving up for Biggs was a bad idea.

1 month, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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@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 Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie

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@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.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@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

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@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.

1 month, 1 week ago on The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

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@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.

1 month, 1 week ago on The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

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Go Oilers! We want Eichel.

1 month, 1 week ago on The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

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@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

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@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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@Xxxxxnew Damn. Makes it hard to hate Subban after reading that.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators

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@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)

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@zombie27 @traNsplantEdneWfie The Montreal player turns his back on Clarkson at the last millisecond and Clarkson gets 5 and a game. WTF! 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Mcost61 It is appalling that they these jobs on the major network.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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Ahh the Montreal home advantage

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Cameron19 Exactly- perfectly good hit.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@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

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@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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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@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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

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