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JVR looks like he has a mustard stain on his jersey just above the leaf crest.  Intermission hot dog eating contest?

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #13, Toronto Maple Leafs at Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m., TSN4)

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With this signing, and presumably Gardiner's soon to come, has anyone been keeping track of how close were are to the contract limit? 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@dlb Mad @Darkside Beleafer It's possible the scouting report iswrong.  It's just The Hockey News, so who knows.  @drummond, I wouldn't consider JVR great in his own zone.  Much of our top 6 seemed to lack commitment to team D.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal

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@Darkside Beleafer @Glove Dropper Good question. Big part of the D problem last year was lazy forwards not doing their part in their own zone.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal

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SCOUTING REPORT

Assets:Creativity is the name of his game. Is shifty and a very capable playmaker. Can line up at all three forward positions, though center is clearly his best position.Flaws:Is lacking in defensive acumen, which limits his overall effectiveness at the NHL level. Also lacks the size to win puck battles in the corners.Career Potential:Skilled but undersized depth playmaker.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola Signs with Maple Leafs on a 1-year, $1.1 million deal

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By my count we need a #2 winger, a big #3/4 C, and a #4 winger (Broll? Bodie?)  On D it sure does look like Franny is gone, perhaps for a LH D?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs sign Stephane Robidas to 3-year, $9-million deal

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It's interesting to me where the line is between mismanaging an asset (not getting enough/anything for gunnarsson, kulemin, etc) vs giving up on youth/potential too soon (steen, alex).  I'm sure the time to trade gunner was probably a couple years ago, but at that time you're still seeing potential growth, so how do you know when to give up on it?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Trade Carl Gunnarsson, 4th round pick for Roman Polak

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@lukethenuke I think most scouting reports I read thought he'd be a winger at the next level.  I think maybe he played mostly wing this year??

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Trade Carl Gunnarsson, 4th round pick for Roman Polak

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@Loric76 Wonder if Gunner's hip issues were gonna be chronic...maybe worth rushing him out the door while he still has SOME value...


5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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c'mon leafs.  Watson...or a swede...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@DJGLENN22 @Glove Dropper Wouldn't mind a 7th rounder on one of those guys....need to grow, but big offensive upside.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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or Vladimir Tkachyov?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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Has Spencer Watson been taken yet?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on (Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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@wiski But what'll Andrew Ladd have for dinner?


Also, is Buff wearing a bruins hat?

6 months ago on (Tuesday Mashup) Still Waiting for Leafs News

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@Mind Bomb @Glove Dropper Fair.  I like Holland a lot.

6 months ago on (Tuesday Mashup) Still Waiting for Leafs News

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@Mind Bomb @Glove Dropper I was thinking more of a 3rd liner for 3-3.5M.  Am I way off base?

6 months ago on (Tuesday Mashup) Still Waiting for Leafs News

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Curious what you guys think of a guy like David Legwand if Bolland doesn't back off contract demands.

6 months ago on (Tuesday Mashup) Still Waiting for Leafs News

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Anybody else find that when the announcers keep saying Bibeau Bibeau Bibeau it sounds like a 6 year old making robot sounds?  Just me?

7 months ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview

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Not buying Uncle Drew as a backup in the bigs.  Watching the marlies game now and with all the saves he's making there have been several huge scrambles where he's either not been able to control rebounds or not been able to control where he's sliding.  In the NHL opposing teams make you pay for sliding way out of your net.

7 months ago on Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: Western Conference Final Preview

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It's interesting to me that the OHL Prospects site linked to in the article has top OHL prospects as 1. Ekblad 2. Bennett 3. Fabbri 4. Ritchie 5. Dal Colle.


Wonder if Dal Colle will drop and how high Fabbri will rise.

7 months ago on Nick Ritchie Draft Profile

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@RandomScrub @Glove Dropper  Sweet, thanks.  Just wondering if any goalie experts on here have a breakdown on how he's been playing.

7 months ago on Toronto Marlies announce Round 3 Schedule vs. Texas Stars

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Hey all, anyone watching Mem Cup games?  How's Bibeau doing?  Scouting report?

7 months ago on Toronto Marlies announce Round 3 Schedule vs. Texas Stars

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@loomx  how does the tie breaker work between us and the Jets?  same number of ROWs I think...

8 months, 1 week ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #82, Maple Leafs at Senators

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@Mitch_S2  I think the top 5 will likely go in the top 5 or 6 (Reinhart, Ekblad, Bennett, Draisaitl (sp?, Dal Colle)...from the sounds of scouting reports, I'd like to see Jared McCann

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

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@Murph2417 @Glove Dropper @Airfreshener @Optimustic Ugh....I guess beggers can't be choosers.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf Re-Signs for 7 years, $49milllion

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@Airfreshener @Glove Dropper @Optimustic Yeah, still no love.  also tried vipbox...

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf Re-Signs for 7 years, $49milllion

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@Optimustic @Glove Dropper I did, all I get is coloured bars...

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf Re-Signs for 7 years, $49milllion

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Anybody have a link for Canada v US? None of my go-tos are working....

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Dion Phaneuf Re-Signs for 7 years, $49milllion

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So, the Erie Otters signed Andre Burakovsky.  Will he join Connor Brown on McDavid's wing?  Or bump Brown to another line?

1 year, 3 months ago on An interview with Toronto Marlies head coach Steve Spott

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@NotInsane @Greg Fenton @mlclearwater I'll be curious to see how the Chris Gibson signing turns out.  Wasn't he a fairly highly touted guy in his draft year?  Maybe a 3rd round pick?  He's still young, so I wonder what his story is....

1 year, 4 months ago on <!--:en-->Toninato makes the cut<!--:-->

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I enjoy the photo choice for this article.  As if Toninato himself is saying "I made the team?  What the shit just happened?!"

1 year, 4 months ago on <!--:en-->Toninato makes the cut<!--:-->

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@Alec Brownscombe Will NO ONE do something about this new found crack epidemic in Toronto?!

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Weekend Links<!--:-->

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@Alec Brownscombe Holzer will be with the marlies which puts us closer to 11M

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign Jonathan Bernier to 2-year, $5.8 million deal (2.9m AAV)<!--:-->

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@dlb eh @lukethenuke @Glove Dropper Yeah, but Komorov was a few years older and was coming over after consistent success in the KHL.

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->

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@ShotgunCharlie @Glove Dropper Cool.  Pretty impressive for a young late round guy if he is....

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->

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Also, side note, why are people putting Granberg in their lineups?  Did I miss something where Leafs brass said he was ready to make the jump?

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->

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@Cameron19 @Glove Dropper Yeah, but they're tough to button down and will both get bridge contracts based on a very short window of productivity....I think they'll both be under 3.5.  Not by much though.

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->

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The roster will still work.  Just puts the squeeze on Kadri Franny and Gunns.

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->

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@Cameron19 Man, I don't see why we seem so intent on pissing off James Reimer.  How does Bernier earn more for less experience and success?  I call shenanigans.

1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->

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