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@Cloud09 @Dangle_My_Berries I also think the player models look disturbing. Faces look like rubber masks, it is quite jarring. Have you seen facial expressions? I wonder if the artist responsible has seen emotion before. 

1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links

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@Cloud09 @Dangle_My_Berries the commentators always feel like they're 2 steps behind the play. Once the games reaches a level where they are acting and not reacting to the play is when I buy the game.

1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links

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@vinoa @Greg Fenton @Murph2417 a lot of people shit on the Wii U, but if you include it's back catelog, it is far and away better than the Xbox One and PS4.

1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links

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@alex callis click your user name, navigate accounts > settings at the top of the page, click notications and disable all.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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what is the news on Gauthier? Has he played after his injury?

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week

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@mike_84 @jafa muckbar you must not have seen Kessel swing his stick at Scott. He is a padawan at least.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@TheCanucksnaphook I agree with you, it does break up the conversation. Mashup chat should be visible from every article. If the writers are looking for focused feedback then there should be a method to either filter comments, or a way to attach comments directly to the article. Having multiple pages with different conversations is disjointed, and to a new or casual reader a little confusing.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Thursday Mashup: It’s Going to be a Long Month

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@Bring the Cup Home @Cameron19 Clarkson is going to retire to be Phil's body guard full time

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@mcloki @Burtonboy Pronger and Timonen both go on LTIR, so they have a decent cushion

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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is there a limit on how many players you can put on LTIR for cap relief? I want to say there is with the limit being 2.

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@Xxxxxnew you have to imagine Del Zotto camp is salivating at the news. He'll get another pay day if he plays his cards right.

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@Cameron19 @Pent_House @maximus_asinus @ingy56 this is my thinking as well. Leafs would be smart to move Franson now before losing him next summer. We could get a good piece coming back.

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@Xxxxxnew Vokoun went down for the season last year with clots in legs, doubt the prognosis is any better

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@ingy56 @maximus_asinus okay how about a forward, apparently Timmonen is done for the season. Who would you take? I imagine they're desperate.

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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I'm not sure how it would work cap wise, but would anyone trade Franson to Philly for L. Schenn + 3rd? I think he'd be a decent 3 pairing guy who could move up the lineup.

4 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@MaxwellHowe but what does that mean? I interpret that as Kadri is more likely to pass off to Lupul when they're together, and when they're not together Lupul is "looked off" because there is a better shooter (Kessel) on the ice.

4 weeks ago on Introduction to Advanced Statistics

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@LeafErikson from what was said earlier Dubas was on the radio talking about being involved in this signing. Did not listen to the interview myself so this could be wrong.

1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@dlb Mad you have to pencil Kontiola into the opening night roster. He did not buy out his contract to ride the bench in the NHL

1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@philthethrill he and Kessel have been practicing together all summer. He is our new Snipeforcer.

1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@Hifi75 hate to bring up the Russian factor, but I bet my left nut Yak leaves for the KHL if he isn't lighting it up this upcoming season. Scary prospect to land him if he walks away for free later on.

1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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has Winnik played with any of our guys before? You know Carlyle likes to pair fowards, maybe we can get an idea of where he might play based on existing chemistry.

1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@MaxwellHowe @maximus_asinus @Bruffins with his work ethic he could play until he is 50 easy.

1 month, 1 week ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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@Bruffins Jagr, it will be a sad day when he retires

1 month, 1 week ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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@Jordan29 i think I saw Phook say it, but he might have been trying to say dumbass

1 month, 1 week ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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great read, I'm glad someone else picked up on the Moneyball similarities. Only time will tell if Dubas is as successful.

1 month, 1 week ago on Kyle Dubas: 5 Takeaways on the Leafs most recent hire

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@MaxwellHowe @maximus_asinus also the dog from Air Bud comes out of retirement to play Bozak, Kessel's loyal companion.

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@MaxwellHowe @maximus_asinus I thought a life sized pillsbury doughboy for Kessel, maybe Rosie O'Donnell plays Carlyle.

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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I can't help but compare the hiring of Dubas to the plot to Moneyball. We hired an advanced stat guy to find good players flying under the radar.

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@4evrblue @maximus_asinus bums! Give me Tim Connolly!

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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A lot of negativity on this site regarding Booth (most of it unfounded). It seems as if we're not trading for Crosby, Stamkos, or Tavares then it is a bad move?

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@DARF24 100% agree with the lineup. I expect that this is the lineup the Leaf brass want to go into the season with

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@lukethenuke I like the team more with Booth. He basically completes the 3rd line cycle I was arguing for last week. I feel we are now a playoff team.

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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are we happier with Booth on the 2nd line or the 3rd. Personally I like the idea of him playing beside Santorelli on the 3rd, and Frattin on the 2nd with Kadri. There is chemistry there.

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My only question now is Komarov, he was signed to not be "another 4th liner" but he is basically at the bottom of the LW depth charts.

1 month, 1 week ago on Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

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@TheCanucksnaphook @maximus_asinus simply meant  that the Leafs might have drafted him under the notion that he was going to be a project player, and then find out he isn't lazy just sick.

1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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I then wonder if Johnson's asthma was common knowledge, or if Bergman went the extra mile and found out on his own. Or if we drafted him and we simply lucked out.

1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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A lot of news on Andreas Johnson as of late. His asthma was treated (what does that even mean?) and now he is turning out to be quite a steal being picked in the 7th round. Do we have a scouting report on him? Was his asthma something that really held him back?

1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@DeclanK @Burtonboy it is actually a photo he snuck of another person's phone. He wasn't allowed on course.

1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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can someone make sense of the arbitration awarded to Sobotka? He apparently owes the Blues one more year of service at 2.725 mil if he chooses to return to the NHL. That is a pretty lowball deal if the rumors are to be believed. Have the Blues effectively closed the door on his return?

1 month, 1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@MaxwellHowe do you think it is because Reimer's contract is an unknown? Maybe a deal is pending on his arbitration award.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@Fish Head move O'Reilly to 1C, Bozak to 3C, Frattin to 2RW, and Kontiola to 4RW

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Peter Horachek on Sportsnet 590

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@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy that is bad asset management. Are we supposed to let a good piece go for nothing? Or do you take a small risk and turn his trade value into more than a conditional pick?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Peter Horachek on Sportsnet 590

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@Burtonboy there is literally no risk in keeping him. If he gets a huge dollar amount awarded to him in arbitration you sign him to a year contract and deal him at the TD. If he wants out he will play better to attract suiters. He is a good 1B goalie so if Bernier goes down or turns out to be less than stellar the Leafs are still in good shape.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Peter Horachek on Sportsnet 590

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@Burtonboy @NinetyThree then you google Doug Weight's legs and get a sense of how a hockey player should be built.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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@Bruffins @maximus_asinus he was at least 2 inches shorter, and if I were to hazard a guess at his weight, I'd put him at 150 - 160 lbs.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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@Bruffins @maximus_asinus more like 6' and 190 lbs. Sorry Bruffins...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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I ran into Nylander (more accurately passed by him). What is this kid listed at? He is TINY.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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@Bruffins Bodie, Clarkson, Santorelli, Rielly, Frattin but I'm basing my opinion on their potential, proven results, and placement in the lineup.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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does anyone else think we're carrying a lot of spare parts into the season? A lot of square pegs for round holes. Holland for example is a more finesse player, he does not fit between Clarkson and Komarov who play a more physical dump and chisel, cycle type game. Our 4th line is looking like it will end up being a bunch of plugs. Do we have any defensive minded forwards besides Santorelli dressed at all?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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I'd like to push Holland off the starting roster, What are the chances that we could swing a deal for Jordan Staal, switch Santorelli back to C and run with something like:

JVR - Staal / Bozak - Kessel

? - Kadri - Frattin

Komarov - Staal / Bozak - Clarkson

? - Santorelli - ?

Lupul, Holland, and whatever else go to make the deal work. The question marks are replaced by Marlie depth. If we could pick up Eric instead with a slightly sweetened package I'd accept that as well.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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