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i mailed a Reset Button into the ACC today to the attention of David Clarkson.  Also provided him with some super glue so that he can just glue it to his locker and hit it nightly. 

20 hours, 15 minutes ago on GDT: Preseason Game #8, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., LeafsTV)

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Go down to the Marlies young Bibeau and continue to show what seems to be amazingly solid play.  hope you have a good year down there!!!!

1 day, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)

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@ProfessorRance is he playing tonight?  i didnt' think he was.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)

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@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home 

i don't believe he will get sent down.  you could very well be right but i have a feeling he will stick.  

1 day, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)

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surprised to see carrick go down.  so here's what i'm thinking we'll see on night 1:

JVR - Bozak - Kessel

Lupul - Kadri - Leivo

Komarov - Holland - Clarkson

Winnik - Santo - Frattin

1 day, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)

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@B_Leaf @Bring the Cup Home 

romanuk's calls and questions and comments are just so fucking lame they irritate me.  only guy i hate any more is glen healy.  

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@whalz @Bring the Cup Home 

never heard potvin. that bad eh?

who will we be hearing on Saturday night this season?

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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is it just me or is paul romanuk the worst announcer going.  he should be nowhere near a play by play booth.

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@loomx 

this first one you posted.  move dion back to the right side.

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@wiski @Bring the Cup Home @Bruffins 

if the sabres end up with a top 2 pick to go with their other two first rounders and they will be absolutely stocked with A-level prospects starting next season.

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@Top Jimmy 

would solve our long standing problem of number 1 center for the next 10 - 15 years!

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@Bruffins @Bring the Cup Home 

yeah......both of them and we'd be in the McDavid/Eichel sweepstakes.  hmmmmmmmm..........

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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kozun's speed is ridiculous.  both he and carrick looked real good tonight.  and stuart percy almost never moves the puck the wrong way.  his smarts will serve him well and he's gonna need them, cuz if franson is down and unable to start the season percy will make this team. 

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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for all the shit dion takes from so many, i couldn't imagine him going down with a long term injury.  just couldn't imagine who would pick up those minutes. 

1 day, 17 hours ago on GDT: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@sniperstar @Bring the Cup Home @Bruffins 

Gardiner - Phaneuf

Rielly - Robidas

Percy - Polak 

(this could be next year when franson no longer here)

1 day, 23 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Fish Head @Bring the Cup Home @Burtonboy @Yan28 

completely agree.  best part is they are stacked with young guys leading the charge.  and we still expect great things from them.  should bode well for injury call ups and overall depth moving forward for the big club.  

2 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Burtonboy @Yan28 

Here's hoping the flashes that Bibeau has shown at various levels for the better part of a year now are a sign of things to come.  don't want to get any hopes up there, as any young goalie is a longshot to predict their future but man oh man, if it did play out that he became an AWESOME NHL goalie would that ever help our outlook for the next decade.  

next step is a solid year with the marlies.  let's hope that happens.

2 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Bruffins 

i'm surprised by how close stuart percy looks.  pleasantly surprised.  can't see him being more than a year away from starting what i expect will be a lengthy NHL career.  

also surprised at kontiola thus far.  was certainly expecting more than what he's put on display.  

my two favorite things at camp are komarov and leivo.  can't say as either are surprises to me though. 

2 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Luke_R @Bruffins 

he'll be battling for that spot with gauthier soon enough.

2 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Savo43 @Bring the Cup Home @Yan28 

oops.  how could i forget leo!

2 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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here's hoping one or both of Verhaeghe and Gauthier develop into good centers. We are awfully thin at center and have been for YEARS.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home @Yan28 

then from next year:

JVR - Bozak - Kessel

Lupul - Kadri - Leivo

Booth - Grabovski - Nylander

Winnick - Holland -  Frattin

Orr/Bodie

2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Yan28 

definitely the biggest difference in moves made/not made would have been keeping grabovski and therefore not signing clarkson.  our team would be looking pretty damn good with this lineup if you ask me:

JVR - Bozak - Kessel

Lupul - Kadri - Leivo

Booth - Grabovski - Santorelli

Winnick - Holland -  Frattin

Orr/Bodie

2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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okay, so here's the other side of the clarkson coin.  he went out in his first game back and got a goal, assist and fight.  if he didn't get hurt we'd probably all be talking about how it may have looked like he turned the corner.  it's only the injury that has us all freaking out.  otherwise, he'd probably be getting heaped with praise over the gordie howe hat trick that he got.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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okay, i've gotten my anger over clarkson out.  i'm gonna take a breath and relax and hope that his year improves from here. 

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Cameron19 @philthethrill 

if we had grabs on the 3rd line instead of clarkson (wherever he ends up in the lineup) we'd be WAY better.

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@leafmealone @Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home 

okay, so they may have to live on $15 million.   if you're phil and dion, you'd end up with the $30M, even if you took $6M per year for the duration.  and there would be additional endorsements coming your way in this market that could make up most, if not all or more, than the $1M you gave back in your salary.

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Cloud09 @Mitch92 @loomx 

no chance in hell we find a trading partner for clarkson unless we packaged a good young player with him and took back a bad, short term contract in return.  

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Hmmm @Bring the Cup Home @leafmealone 

even if you had a vicious coke and hookers addiction, you'd be dead before you blew through the $30M!!!

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Mitch92 @loomx @Cloud09 

we had komarov and let him go so went and got the big 'upgrade' in clarkson.  if we had of just signed leo to a 4 year deal at his current money it would have been the move.  

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@leafmealone @Bring the Cup Home 

no, but 30+ million dollars may just be barely enough to get by.

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@leafmealone @Bring the Cup Home @loomx 

i'd take grabovski for the money over clarkson any day of the week.  the others were bad but not nearly as long.  i mean....7 f'n years?!?!?

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@T K O @Bring the Cup Home @philthethrill 

that's why i used the word magically.  i know it's not something that presented itself.

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@loomx @Bring the Cup Home 

that's one thing that burke did well on.  when he wouldn't get in a bidding war for brad richards i remember feeling slighted and WANTING us to make that big free agent signing.  burke was always good at sticking to his guns and avoiding the silliness of july 1.

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Mitch92 

he wouldn't get picked up.  

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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would be awesome if each team got one compliance buyout per year with no cap implications.  man would that ever benefit the leafs. 

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@philthethrill @Bring the Cup Home 

or have it in the bank to pay rielly when he becomes an $8M guy.  or JVR when his contract comes up and he needs $7M per year.  clarkson's contract will get in the way on both those moves then cuz the thing is so damn long.  

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@philthethrill @Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home 

that's just it.  how'd this guy get such a huge contract?  it was the one year's playoff run is all i can figure.  i mean, it makes no sense when looking at his comparables....

3 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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the way the NHL is going in the past 10 years with all the 'bad contract' guys taking so much heat, i honestly think if i were a player that was making over $3M per year, i'd take $1M less per year than 'market value' and have the fans adore me rather than be a Gomez, or Wade Redden, or Clarkson, or .....fill in the blank......


if clarkson had of signed with the leafs for $4.2M per year he wouldn't be feeling a tenth of the heat he has to live with now.  and over the 7 years, i'm sure he could have lived just fine on $30M total and would give back that $7M to avoid the angst of taking heat and being an albatross for his team.  

sure if you're a fringe guy making $1.5M or less you want to get as much as you can cuz you may have a short career and need it all, but come on.....

imagine if dion and phil each took $6M per year and said 'we spoke to mgmt and they committed to spending to the cap and we want the team to have that space to give us a better chance at winning'?  they'd be heroes for the whole 7 years they are here.  put on pedestals and probably able to make it up with endorsements as their image would be so good. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@Cameron19 @philthethrill 

the guy has only cracked 40 points once in his life.  gotta figure he's simply not got that in him.  hell, i'd take a 15/15 year with good puck control.  

3 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@philthethrill 

that contract is the one thing that, if magically changed to be spent on another player, could put our team in serious contention as a good team.  imagine if we could magically trade clarkson's and franson's cap hit into an $8M per year defensemen.  how good would we then be? 

3 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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@HeatherRickAkin 

yep.  i think leivo and percy will have long NHL careers.  next year's camp we'll be talking about matt finn in the same way.  nice to see a bunch of our own draft picks developing into quality players.  and forget about nylander.  future star probably.  and oh yeah rielly.....who's probably the best of the bunch.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4

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