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@djamon @IveHadPhaneuf 

I dont think anyones happy by our lack of success BUT I do feel there are those in the camp of tweeking and changing our approach and then there are those that want to go full rebuild every two years. I have read Edmonton fans posts on blogs and even they feel they should break it up and go on full rebuild. Really rebuild using picks to get how many 1st overalls, they have 3 and another top 3 pick guy and probably will get a top 3 pick atleast next year.

Total rebuild is a myth and never actually happened.

1 minute ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@djamon @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs 

Thats unfair, professional or not the guy is a HUMAN not a stat following robot. Of course he will get down with results, of course he will ask why am I being crowded out of a game by the opposing top d-pairing because my line mates arent a threat so making life easy for them. 

Imagine if you were at work. You work in an office and two teams have been put together to make a proposal to teh board to do such and such. The top four guys are set up in such a way that 3 are on one team and you are alone on another team with two office juniors. How the F would you feel. The fact hes been so good so far is a level of the mans professionalism. 

I love Kessel and a huge huge huge fan.

8 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@IveHadPhaneuf @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @hometeem 

No worries it will soon be lost in a haze of alcohol. chin chin

14 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@Ian from Etobicoke @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @hometeem @WB_222 @Coldincowtown 

Yeah but your older and wiser. You have to understand the fan base is 80% dumb bastards with sod all to do but paint their room blue and sing go leafs go at their own wedding. A blog isnt a fair representation of the population, 1 because we can write and 2. because we are so passionate we could make informed decisions to not go to a game, not watch or not buy the latest shirt but thats not who the interviews are aimed at. They are aimed at Mungo and Derpetta,

17 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@Hmmm @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @hometeem @WB_222 @Coldincowtown 

I kind of agree with you that Kessel isnt a natural interview guy but he is older now and getting used to it. As a young 23yo or even the guy that was drafted by the bruins absolutely not, he was criminally shy and awkward but I feel hes growing into his role and ready for the next step.

26 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@hometeem 

I think the fact that Kessels line is doing a lot of work just by being Kessels line. The fact that they are taking a lot of minutes against oppositions top D pairings has actually made life easier for the other two lines. This is what happens if you spend your cap money on three lines rather than just the top two. The quality throughout each line is less but the depth puts the opposing teams defense on the back foot and fatigues them. You see that with comeback goals. I have no issue with Kessels line other than we owe it to a guy that has kept his mouth shut all these years fobbing him off with bit part players playing on the top line with him to finally get him a proper center to play with.

28 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@djamon @hometeem 

Ive seen in many sports that some responsible team guys go to pieces under the pressure of captaincy and those that before were quiet skill inconsistent guys blossom and take it to the next level with the responsibility. Id like to take the gamble. If it works, laugh all the way to the bank. If it fails then we have a legitimate reason to get rid WITH the players blessing.

35 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@hometeem @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @WB_222 @Coldincowtown 

This is the way I see it and I certainly respect your view. Those people who need a leader on a playing field/ice WONT make it in professional sports. Those that dont believe they are the best on the team or will become the best (if they are that type of player - expected top lines guy) WONT make it in professional sports. If you see/look at professional athletes you will see that they are indifferent to each other and probably couldnt care less in the dog eat dog world. The ONLY ones that benefit from a captain is the new youngsters that come in and all the guidance they need is this is how we do things round here, who to watch out for, dont get ahead of yourself and keep your nose clean. Most importantly work hard. The senior players dont need that BS. The fan base and sponsors are the others that need a focus and hence the reason I feel Phil along with his seniority should get it.

The fans are fans for one reason. They arent players because they needed OTHERS (captains and leaders) to push them forward, they couldnt do it themselves. They asked too much to be of any real use. 

37 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@hometeem @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @WB_222 @Coldincowtown 

Example by being the focus of team scoring. I find that in some sports if you have the main scorer getting interviews because he is also the captain you find that a lot of the focus is put on a successful guy no matter the result that a lot of the pressure is taken off. Sportsmen in real life dont actually need a captain. I find a captain is really more for the fans, a focus and sign of direction of the team rather than an inspiration in the changing room or on the ice when hes only on the ice a third of the game anyway.

If we lose but Kessel gets a goal then the post match interview is focused on 50% negative (the result) and 50% positive (having scored). If we win the its 100% positive. Its simply a way to bring a feeling of as much positive criticism into the fold rather than the swings and roundabouts ups and downs we have now. Not only is the teams play wildly inconsistent so is the fan base and reporting.

48 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@hometeem @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @WB_222 @Coldincowtown 

yep hes my choice, captain through example rather than loud noises. I can see giving him the captaincy AND a top top guy to play with would boost his confidence way beyond the simple addition of a line mate. I reckon we would see a much more ambitious and consistant Phil Kessel

59 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@Hmmm @WB_222 @Coldincowtown 

Like a Nicklas Backstrom??? maybe maybe, hell shit right now Thornton would do.

Left to me it would be Bozie 3rd line Kadri 2nd, new guy in on 1st and spend big sod the price. Trade Phanny and then make Kessel captain. New No1 center with an A and Robidas with teh other. Trade Riems and get a winger from Edmonton to add to the skill base.

1 hour, 2 minutes ago on Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

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@Radar O'Rielly 

classy guy but way out of his depth.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@AlbertaMapleLeaf 

My choice would be

1. Komarov, but I expected it and called Nonis out a year a go for being a twat for letting him go and not valuing good third line guys just as highly as good 2nd liners. What we ended up seing was, a thrown away year, a 2nd liner in Clarkson bundled to teh 3rd line on three times as much money as Komarov was originally asking for. Nonis is a twat.

2.Santorelli this is a guy on the cheap who has just been solid throughout, bargain price and Nonis if he had a brain or better still Shanahan the NY cabbie if he had any balls rather than just a NY thick set jaw would make the decision for chubby Nonis and sign Santa to a 4 year deal.

3. Bernier, so obviously the future and the stroke of genious that I feel has kept Nonis in emplyment. If Bernier had of sucked like a Toskala Nonis wouldnt be here now. He should thank our Mandela supporter for bailing out the sinking ship somewhat.

honourable mention to Kessel, who has kept his mouth shut and suffered the indignity of being a star on a bar team.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@AlbertaMapleLeaf 

Phaneuf was dogshit the first 10 games, absolute the worst hes played since coming here, short memory or alcohol my friend.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@AlbertaMapleLeaf 

Heatley first game back after tweeking his ass gets a hat trick - take it to the bank.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@Bring the Cup Home @king leary @Xxxxxnew 

Are you guys new here lol. Its a sarcastic piss take how our guys at the top never get a trade done, we watch everyone else rise then fall then rise again whilst we do nothing, quoting value for money and getting nothing for teh fans dollar. Then bring in 20 odd 3rd liners (Kozun Kozan??) and when one plays well for 3 games the fan base on here claims we are hot, Nonis is a genious and we need to give Kadri more time.

Just copy and save this post, and rinse and repeat for years to come.

Just dont believe any time soon that Hall will ever come here. 

4 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@BoneChompski @LN-093 

should do what the swedes do.

20 years ago they decided NO oil purchased from the middle east for fuel. However you have OPEC that is a cartel and if the Arabs drop the price so does everyone in OPEC have to follow suit. However the Swedes just adjust the timing on their traffic lights to compensate and so we wait longer at traffic lights and burn more fuel that way. I know a guy who studied Maths with me at Uppsala who devised algorithms to time traffic lights in such a way to make everyone stop at every set of lights so the state could make more money. This however meant that Sweden risked to not make their emission targets for both Kyuoto and EU targets. So they closed down a nuclear power station in the south of the country quoting a referendum by the people in the 80s to curb Nuclear power stations. BUT they didnt want to close down all nuclear power stations so they devised a 3 layered energy set up which meant those in the warmer south pay twice as much for their heating as those in the colder north to the delight of the socialists here. That meant they could argue the keeping of nuclear power stations open in the north whilst quoting the referendum in the south. Needing more energy in the south it was decided to buy electrical energy from Poland from their coal fire plants. This clouded and raised the threshhold within teh EU meaning the Swedes got away with more petrol emissions based on percentage quotas, more tax revenue comes in, no reliance on arab oil and payoffs to Poland, the gateway (through ferry traffic to Trelleborg and Ystad both in Sweden) which then gets reinvested in Sweden and its ties in Poland, meaning European truck traffic more often than not goes through Poland now instead of over teh bridge through Denmark which is struggling with its emission targets.


Are you jealous North America. I didnt think so lol

4 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@LN-093 

aaaahh poor Nylander, If hes driving his car to and fro practice hes tanking at 1.9 CAD per liter. Should I tell him to keep the receipts.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@Xxxxxnew 

News just in. Nonis has said that the Toronto Maple Leafs will not be making a play for Taylor Hall as he cant to see the value in it. When asked what Edmonton wanted he said Kadri was involved. He then went on and told the interviewer that he was offered Stamkos just prior to him signing his last deal and said We couldnt do the deal as they wanted Kadri.

I for one am so chuffed that we kept hold of our 100 pointer instead of blowwing him on those two chumps.

Go Nonis, hopefully Kozun will blossom into the first line star everyone on here thinks he will be after 10 games.

Yeee haaa! hic.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town

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@Armchair GM 

ha ha ha they even do a drug for parkinsons.

So a dude whos shaking like an Iraqi soldier hiding behind a mud hut wall from half the american army CANT put it to good use instead takes a nasal spray that makes him shoot all over the place like an Australian cafe terrorist.

Too soon, that would be the spray lol

5 days, 20 hours ago on Monday Mashup: We’re Streaking

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@peterbleafs @DARF24 

some teams play one guy in back to backs and the other in teh other game BUT some teams like to play the back up the game before a back to back match up giving the regular starter an extended break but keep the hot hand on the two nights running.

I get this way of doing things because a defence will be tired after game 1 and will be weakened in game two, the last thing you want to do is make them think more by having the non regular behind them. Likewise the non regular in game 1 of a back to back will produce an even greater fatigue entering game 2.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)

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@DARF24 @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs 

I agree in the regards he isnt proven to be the No1 but he is the front runner in the race of the two. You have to go with one and only one and run with it. Bernier is obviously the more consistent guy so we should go with him. To go with both will spell disaster for one could be disaster for both.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)

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Not on here as much as I should but thats because the Leafs get me down. 

Reimer was great against Detroit but he is still a goal tender with flaws and the choice of who is No1 has been made. I do think we should trade him but by no means is this a hate on the guy. Its just like Anaheim saying NOT YET with Gibson and bringing in a vet for Anderson they have decided to NOT go with two guys vying for the same starter role who both have no long term pedigree and we see the same now in StLouis even though that is part brought on by Elliots injury with a vet coming in to aid the young but pretender to the throne. Maybe we should follow suit and not go two guys with little experience as a massive franchise No1 essentially bigging up 1 career whilst killing another and totally demoralizing the lad. We have obviously missed the two birds that were Brodeur and Bryzgalov to no doubt every fan on heres delight despite the fact Brodeur isnt as bad as people let on and later to be proved nor Bryzz. So if we do the right thing and save Reims NHL career like we did Scrivens, Montreal did Elliot and Ottawa did Bishop etc etc who is the vet we should have to push Bernier to another level and add security should Berns get injured. Because you and I know alike, if Bernier gets wrecked and Reims is unopposed No1 he will shit the bed, roll in it then blame everyone but himself.

Whoever the goal tending vet that comes in should be, I hope he brings a set of Encyclopedias with him so Bernier can learn that Winston Churchill wasnt a black pastor who was best friends with Martin Luther King who has nothing to do with a graffiti artist in Germany in the 1400's who didnt like catholics.

1 week, 3 days ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)

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@Xxxxxnew 

that was 11 straight game home and away. I said Eakins should have been sacked a long time ago and nothing has changed my view on that.

1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Burkie Bowl

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Xxxxxnew 

Why would they? If they arent good enough for the Leafs they arent good enough for the Flames. Arguably the Flames in certain areas are far better placed than we are and so wont making any rash decision to take on a Stajan or any other miss fits to appease Leafs fans. Burke owes us nothing.

1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Burkie Bowl

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@mike_84 @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs 

Kozun why not, you could put any of our glut of third liners or hangers on there. Without Kessel we are garbage, with him we are garbage with a superstar.

A bit harsh, and Im not calling our players garbage, Im saying as a team we are not very deep and not at all ready to absorb any meaningful injury. We have a spineless GM, a coach expected to pull a rabbit out of a top hat and a team that is void of any skill and playing for teh chance to get out of here because signing for the once mighty Maple Leafs was the worst career move to date.

Sounds harsh but it is a reality Im afraid.

2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

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@mike_84 

help because the option is to play .......................................

2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

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@wendelsfist @Jmessih 

Well spending X amount of years in prison and not putting on any weight, he is either an accomplished athlete or he has another explanation for his tennis right arm - lol.

There you go Berns, Ill take some of the heat off you - no need to thank.

2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

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@mike_84 

wow

one easy win against NJ after a string of decent results and we have all become the pessimists again. 

2 weeks ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)

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@The Dude @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs 

yes thats what Im saying. The reason Gardiner isnt doing maybe as well as he should be despite being still very young is we have Rielly, Gardiner can also be a puck mover, Phanny is supposed to be a puck mover of sorts and Franson hasnt got a clue what he is. If you then look back at guidance through his development you can add guys like Liles to the list.

I dont think Gardiner isnt all that because of who he is, I think its rather a fact of WHERE he is.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

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@The Dude 

hes still young. Hes one of 2 young puck movers in a team that prior to Robidas and Polak barely 20 games ago had fek all guidance. Hes a great skater and will be something, maybe not here because this team is always in a state of stale-ness but he is decent.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

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@Jmessih @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Marlies Man 

Its the whole Bono thing. What makes an irishman with tinted glasses who plays in a band that dived after their first album and plays with a grown man that calls himself the edge, a world voice. What training for moaning garbage into a microphone makes that pillock a commentator on the work of the lord almighty. Same with sports stars. Guys who get whacked on the head on a daily basis thinks actions, spoken words of wisdom from them will change the world. I just cringe and go about my day. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game in 12: Leafs 6, Capitals 2

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@Marlies Man @Jmessih 

Its the way life is now. I dont pay attention to the players. Couldnt care less, a bunch of mercenary a-holes who would screw your club over for a few more handfuls of sheckles. I am a Leafs fan, the club the entity the history the vibe, the players come and go and often dont try that hard when here. Not much different in any sport. I barely watch a player interview or care of any of their carry ons. Im a man - i dont need heroes.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game in 12: Leafs 6, Capitals 2

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@Bring the Cup Home @mike_84 @Yan28 

why would anyone be happy with that. If there was a decent 4th liner available, would we spend a 1st round pick on him. Say  Lapierre for a 1st. Everyone would shit fire water to get enough momentum to catch Nonis and throttle him, yet a 1st rounder is exactly what was used to get Gauthier. Maybe Im just not getting it??

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game in 12: Leafs 6, Capitals 2

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@mike_84 @Yan28 

In toronto he could even be the 1C, Bozzie will be getting old by then and Kadri will still be waiting for his break out year

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game in 12: Leafs 6, Capitals 2

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@wendelsfist @MikeGartner11 @Cameron19 @Xxxxxnew 

yeah. We trade Bozak but not for a center because Nylander takes Bozzies position. Kadri still hasnt made it and is the vet for Nylander to learn from. I see this happening so very Maple Leafs another talent wasted another 10 years of nothing

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

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@wendelsfist @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Burtonboy 

Robidas was a good guy to bring in but a few veteran forwards are needed as well. Robidas was probably verging on the little too old side and thats why he cant keep up.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

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@Burtonboy 

All of a sudden a new way. How fickle are people on here, win 3 lose 3 win two lose 3 win 2 ........... and so on. This time next week it will be Carlyles head again.

Im not getting my hopes up, I see no success I just see effort. The problem with mediocre motivated hockey players on a team devoid of high end talent they can do a positive run but as soon as the wind doesnt fill their sails a run of negative momentum  takes hold. Other teams win loseable games by a star man bagging a goal from nothing and consistency is egged on by veterans who are winners and seen it all before. We have Kessel in the skill group and no real vets. Wont be long for the next bump to earth.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

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@deedrag 

Um not me because I dont think a flash in the pan is gold.

How many on here thought Kontiola was going to be the next best thing. There were people on here putting him on the second line for christ sake. Kozun has years yet to prove hes anything and no reason to change anything for him. Trade in and make room for a star player yes but yet another also ran and line shake up to ruin any kind of consistency and partnerships being formed NO THANKS.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Ze_theLeafsFan 

Yeah well show respect and dont talk ill of the dead dickhead. Youre the type of guy who would kick their grand mother when they find them lying on the kitchen floor after a fall from a chair just to see if shes dead. Heartless pr!ck.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

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Terrible news regarding Pat Quinn and I wish his family my sincerest condolences. Pat Quinn was a great GM and the last time my favoured GM/coach combo was in force. Terrible loss to hockey and will be sorely missed.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

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@Jmessih 

Martinez

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Yan28 

No we are not. Why are we trying to move big contracts if all weve done is sign themup - none of them are much older than 2 years in.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@sniperstar @Leafs_17 

yeah in LA, here hes a top 2 center OR one of 3 scoring lines (Boston way)

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Leafs_17 

No no not for me either. I mean we have Bozak and on the wing as Richards can play the wing we have Winnik or Kozun. Stanley Cup here we come.


P.S this is sarcasm, anyone on here that has been watching the same team that I have the past f-number of years cant tell me that Richards isnt an upgrade on atleast 4 of our top 6 guys. Sure hes on LAs 3rd line but thats because they are winners and we are losers.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@dlb Mad 

We have a goalie? Im glad theres someone back there to pick the puck out the net, those refs arent getting any younger and its a pain to bend down and to pick up a puck with gloves for the defense (real job title: traffic cones) is a bit of hassle.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@ConnorCrisp 

Oculus rift reporting in

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@docmma @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Savo43 @Burtonboy 

wiggle wiggle lol

He was sharing with Brodeur and well you know it lol.

You cant not tar Bernier or Reimer with the same brush then arent they sharing and playing less than that amount of games??

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@docmma @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Savo43 @Burtonboy 

last year wasnt a shortened season

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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