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@Yaknowwhat 

we got more than our share of those types....

7 hours, 23 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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nylander with potential concussion and head injury.  man i hope he can play at the WJC next month.....

7 hours, 30 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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here's a glass-is-half-full comment:

this team has shown flashes of playing VERY good hockey, and for extended periods of time.  they've suffered only from inconsistency.  that inconsistency is usually caused by youth.  could this team, with only minor tweaks....be GOOD all year by finishing to grow into a mature, CONSISTENT squad?  perhaps when:

- kadri is 26

- holland is 25

- rielly is 22

- gardiner is 26

- nylander is 21

- JVR is 27

- kessel is 29

- percy is 23

- bernier is 29

Maybe this team will work out if they could only get over that inconsistency in their game.  

Wishful thinking probably.....

8 hours, 17 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@mikeyboy 

wow.  interesting.  would be a big two points.  i just can't seem to get my mindset where it normally is when hearing news like that.  normally i'd be stoked and dying for the two points, but with the wild inconsistency this group has shown over the past few years, i just can't seem to get genuinely excited right now.  a big win tonight and i'll still be expecting a collapse later.  sucks but i can't help it.  ah well......i'm sure i'd snap out of it if they're still hanging around 8th place come march. 

8 hours, 25 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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and man do they know how to play as a team.

8 hours, 37 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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gotta love those raps.  HUGE game tonight.  man if they win that'll be nuts.  i LOVE where that team is headed over the next few years.  i think we will be top 4 in the East for the next 4 straight years with one championship in there perhaps.  If JV can develop over the next two years into a 14 point, 10 rebound average type guy, they will be a force to be reckoned with. 

8 hours, 38 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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if the media can strut into the fucking dressing room and condemn every little damn thing they want to.....who is out there to condemn the media??

1 day, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Cameron19 @Komas Taberle @Bring the Cup Home 

that's exactly what should happen.  hundreds of signs to the players telling them 'we're with you, and we know our media are human garbage.'

1 day, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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holy shit.  i'm watching the leafs interviews after practice and i am ashamed of every piece of shit media puke in there that are putting our players in this position.  fuck them.  how the hell do we get word out that these pieces of shit are ruining toronto hockey.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Luke_R 

gardiner seems to be just.....dumb.  he doesn't seem to have the ability to learn and he has a vacant look about him all the time.  i honestly think he may be gifted physically but shortchanged in the IQ department and that is leaving him with no ability to learn and improve at the rate he should.  

1 day, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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anyone got a link to shanny's interview?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Cameron19 @Bring the Cup Home @Burtonboy 

probably why we get these 1-year deal guys with regularity now.  

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Cameron19 @Burtonboy 

yep.  we are indeed doomed. 

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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anyone know when nylander's next few games are gonna take place?  i can't find the shl schedule anywhere....

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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how can we organize a revolt against our media?  there's gotta be a way to let these douchebags know that they are not asking what we want to hear about.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@DeclanK 

exactly.  every player in the league would feel the same way.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@The Dude 

post of the decade.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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i live in LA.  been here two years.  die hard leafs fan.  in my office there are a lot of die hard hockey fans.  canucks fans.  blackhawks fans.  kings fans.  rangers fans.  it is funny to see how those outside Toronto view the leafs circus.  we really are the laughing stock of the league.  not because we lose the odd game 9-2 but because of the circus that surrounds the whole thing.

it's getting just plain embarrassing with all this bullshit.  the media, the fans, the team, the coaches, all of it.  but i think most of all....the media.  they are a bunch of assclowns who corner our players and repeatedly ask them the same bullshit questions about the most insane stuff.  i'm really feeling like the age of twitter (and the million other media outlets that need filling) is putting the leafs into a black hole that will be real tough to climb out of.  

sure we can say 'good players with character can ignore it' but come on.....if you were a player would you want to play here and have to answer 20 questions....20......about why you didn't raise your sticks to the crowd?  and when you've answered it 19 times and the 20th question comes and it's the same thing....???? 

as a leaf fan who lives outside the fishbowl, and interacts with the rest of hockey fans every day....it's just downright embarrassing.  overall, we're a joke. 

1 day, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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i think the fans should hang the media.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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this media bullshit just adds to making toronto a VERY undesirable location for good players to sign.  goddamn they must just hate it. 

1 day, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@DeclanK 

i fucking hate toronto hockey writers.  they are all indeed pukes.  

1 day, 12 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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or....

Lupul - Stamkos - Kessel

JVR - Kadri - Nylander

as your top 6.  


2 days ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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JVR - Stamkos - Kessel (all in their prime = unstoppable)

Lupul - Kadri - Nylander

Leivo - Holland - Clarkson

Komarov - Gauthier - someone like Winnik

Rielly - Free Agent

Percy - Phaneuf

Loov - Polak

Bernier

Bibeau


2 days ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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here's how to win the cup:

- trade gardiner, reimer and bozak for eric staal and a 3rd round pick.

- probably improve immediately and for the next 1.5 years.  save cap money as well.

- go all in on stamkos in summer 2016.

- don't re-sign eric staal.

- have percy and rielly and one of the tre kroner be awesome by now.

- nylander just finished his second year and is a budding star.

- kadri and holland are now 25+ years old and looking real solid.

- bernier is in his prime and world class.

- phil and JVR are.....phil and JVR.  

- stamkos wins MVP.

- leafs win cup in spring 2017. 

2 days ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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if there's one move the leafs should make it is to trade dion phaneuf.  we have no future with him here so might as well end it asap. 

3 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Yaknowwhat @wendelsfist 

yeah i remember laughing and laughing at how we fleeced them.  it's not like we gave up a lot of good stuff, but hell, we all thought phaneuf was damn fine and aulie was the 'real score' in that trade.  what horseshit.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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hey guys......great news.  all they need to do is hit the reset button that they fucking love so much and all will be good.  they can beat tampa 5-0 on thursday.  who gives a shit.  we know exactly what this team is made of.  a couple wins means shit.  we should be blowing it up and starting over right fucking now.

4 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Coldincowtown @Bring the Cup Home @Wilbur 

well hell man, where do we sign?  i'm not so sure there are any teams (and i'm pretty sure not a lot) that would take on dion and his ridiculous contract.

4 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Wilbur @Bring the Cup Home 

if he was in any way tradeable, you'd be onto something.  

4 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @Bring the Cup Home 

yeah.  it's also why we deserve more.  hell, we are happy with a decade like the 90's.  a good run for two years early in the decade.  some shitty years.  a good run for a few years at the end of the decade.  no cup finals.  but some good hockey teams.  that's all we ask.  it isn't that much.  

4 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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one of two things NEEDS to happen tomorrow:

1.  carlyle gets fired.

2.  dion gets stripped of the C.

if neither of those happens after an effort like tonight, i'm done with this team.

until thursday at least.  ugh.

4 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @Bring the Cup Home 

just a strong message that we are done supporting a lineup of losers that honestly only seem to care half the time.  unless talking about shoes or fashion, then the likes of dion, lupul and bernier are near the top of the damn league.  they're just so passionate about......clothes.  fuck them all.  

4 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Jmessih 

i'd be surprised is carlyle has a job tomorrow.  honestly.

4 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Yaknowwhat 

you said it man.  i feel the EXACT same way.  i think for the first time in this team's history they are starting to wear their fans down beyond the point of them wanting to invest a nickel, or an ounce of caring, into what they do.  i watch because i love hockey and i want more than anything to have a team i can get behind in any way, shape or form.  with dion as captain i simply cannot do it.  i'll probably still watch, but even the big wins leave me feeling emptier than i ever have, as i know there is no hope.  we're in the middle of the worst run in a long line of really bad runs.  and with dion, gardiner, clarkson, etc. all signed for so long i really can't see that it'll get any better for another 10 years.  literally.  10 years.  how sad is that?

4 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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well a buddy of mine just said it best......leaf fans need to stage an organized protest of this bullshit.  next time they play a game like this all at the same time each and every fan should get up and file quietly out of the ACC and leave them with ZERO people in the stands.  it is absolute horseshit.


'i got a great idea' nonis says.  let's sign all these guys like dion to 7 fucking year contracts and gardiner to 5 year contracts.  this is the team that is gonna take me to the promised land.  

shit man.....i can't say enough about how painful it is to be a leaf fan.  i am so sick and tired of the teams we ice, the nonchalant attitudes about losing, the bullshit lines about how you just put 9-2 losses behind you and move on. 

 i just hate the soul of this team.

4 days, 3 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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i fully expect to see the lineup that had kadri play with kessel and bozak/JVR play on another line tomorrow night.  we looked at our best when that was happening.

5 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@deedrag @Bring the Cup Home @docmma 

agree.  which really is a sad state of affairs.  dion should be on that list without question....and without question.....he's not.  

6 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@deedrag @docmma 

1. kessel

2. komarov

3. JVR

4. bozak

5. kadri

no D on my list so far this year.  

6 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@docmma @deedrag 

we better hope BOTH rielly and nylander become elite.  both have potential to do just that, but nylander in particular would be a few years away.  

6 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@DeclanK @TheLoovTrain 

marlies are definitely not looking like this year will amount to much.  a little disappointing for sure.  bibeau back down to earth.  chalk it all up as a developmental year for the tre kroner and also for bibeau and finn and brown and others.   hopefully next year they are super competitive as that group takes it's final step to proving NHL calibre or not.  

1 week ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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i have absolutely no problem with kadri's dry spell, because he's been playing better in my eyes than i've seen him play since the shortened season.  the points will come....once lupul gets back.  he's taken a BIG step forward in my opinion in his defensive play and faceoff abilities, so i'm 100% fine with the kadri that's been playing lately. 

1 week ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)

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i gotta admit it is so damn hard to follow through on some ideas.  i've been one preaching how i want reimer and franson to have a great couple of months leading up to xmas then trade them both in a package when their stock is at an all time high. but man, the hard part is following through!  i've liked both of them lately and fear what our team would look like without them.  i guess it all comes down to who we get in return.  as long as it's not for picks or for an old guy i guess i'd want to investigate still. 

1 week ago on Game 17 Scoring Chances: Penguins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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we need two points against buffalo tonight.  if we get that, we'll be in a nice spot with lupul's return right around the corner.

if we lose tonight, this place will light up like a christmas tree with who should be traded.

1 week ago on Game 17 Scoring Chances: Penguins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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i'd take 2 points this weekend.  no less.  3 would be nice.  4 and i might just have to file myself under 'believer' again.....but i fear where that leads and i've been good about keeping my promise to myself to not 'believe' this year until late march at the earliest. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1

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@NotSince67 @mike_84 

screw any talk of hodgson.  he can't make top 6 on the f'n sabres.  no way in hell i want him.  

1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1

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some thoughts:

- i love kadri's game.  playing a far more complete game.  the points will come.  i'll take this nazem anyday, and i'm sure carlyle is letting him know the same thing.

- bozak.  if he actually gets 70+ points is he the best contract in hockey?

- kessel.  elite......plain and simple.  one of the VERY best.

- rielly.  future elite.

- holland.  breakout year fully underway. 

- overall, the best game i've seem them play in a long while.  makes one optimistic about the potential of this team. 

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@Jmessih @vinoa 

totally agree the raps are everything the leafs SHOULD be.  team tough is something the leafs SAY and the raps DO.  they also feel VERY accountable to one another.  rather than make excuses for each they're the type of team who can yell at someone who's not putting in effort and have it be a positive as that person responds by stepping it up a notch.  they are indeed EVERYTHING the leafs should be.  a really likeable team that wins!

1 week, 3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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