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@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat Apparently since Hitchcock uses a similar one in STL it must be the next best thing since sliced bread. How far has STL ever made it in the playoffs....

22 hours, 26 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight

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Here I go replying to my own post but I just think it's funny that they are calling this a new system. From what I have heard it is the same system with some tweaks...

22 hours, 34 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Horachek working on the neutral zone, preseason starts tonight

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@Cameron19 I think people should stop putting so much stock in things management says before the season. They also said JVR might play center. Of course I am referring to Carlyle saying Polak might play with Phaneuf on the top pair. This is what training camp is for.

1 day, 13 hours ago on 10 Questions: Part 2 — Will Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak improve the defence?

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@Yan28 @gottabe_KD How do you know the Wild didn't try to acquire him? Maybe Nonis' asking price was too high.

3 days, 19 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@jimmyg65 @TheGroobster @ShotgunCharlie @Jay_Berg When did I ever say he was a great guy or make any comment on his character at all? I said the Star goes too far with their articles. I never said he was a model citizen...

3 days, 21 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@Jay_Berg All it does is make me NOT want to read the star even more. Nevermind all that Rob Ford BS they write about. The Star is becoming a tabloid.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@Dangle_My_Berries @Burtonboy Have you seen those videos of cyclists being attacked when they have a go-pro cam on?

3 days, 21 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day

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@B_Leaf Because they want them to be ready for main camp. 

6 days, 18 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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Will this be on the radio?

6 days, 18 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

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Hmm I believe you can catch this on http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/videocenter/console . Starts at 11pm?

1 week, 1 day ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators

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If anyone is down for some NHL 15 tonight hit me up. My psn is leafs_4_ever. Ps4 version. I'll also be streaming on twitch.tv/thegroobster if you want to talk leafs or somethin

1 week, 6 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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@dlb Mad @philthethrill Yes it is missing EASHL. You can no longer simulate to the next shift in Be A Pro and the draft is automated in Be A GM(meaning that you cannot manually select your own draft picks). That being said I will be picking up my copy after work today. I'm will be streaming it on www.twtich.tv/thegroobster if anyone is interested

1 week, 6 days ago on Dave Nonis on TSN Radio

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Nice interview! September is finally here!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on David Nonis on Leafs Lunch

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@Burtonboy So it's $200 to watch Leafs games on my PC?

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: September!

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@Mcost61 @ingy56 That shit is wack!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: September!

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OMG How did I miss the hiring of an analytics department which included Cam Charron from The Leafs Nation and then Simmons tweeting that he is a weasel!!! https://twitter.com/simmonssteve/status/501803187989663744

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: September!

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@ingy56 You would think he'd destroy the bench press part

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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I think the star article is linking to the sun article.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links

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@wendelsway1 Breaks my heart

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: 41 Days to Preseason

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It's very difficult to judge Bozak when he is away from Kessel. As the article stated, when he is not playing with Kessel he is probably on the PK or some kind of defensive role. Probably because of his faceoff ability. And even that sample size is probably not as large as we would like it to be. Has he ever gotten a look with the likes of Lupul, Raymond, Clarkson, Kulemin etc? If so the sample size must be miniscule.


I have heard that his play style suits Kessel's game more. Grabo would hang on the the puck for long stretches in the offensive zone which kind of mirrors Kessel's game. Carlyle has also said Kadri needs to play a North/South game instead of East/West. I'm afraid to quote Carlyle on this website but what the hell. I'm not an expert but maybe Bozak's style of play is actually the best fit for his linemates out of the current crop of centers the Leafs have. Wouldn't mind seeing Holland get a look at the 1C spot if he can improve. His style of play may fit. I think he also brings a bit of grit and sandpaper. He's not a superstar 1C but neither is Bozak. Just food for thought.

1 month, 1 week ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

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@TheCanucksnaphook I love video games

1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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That NHL 15 demo needs to come soon. I hate August....

1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@B_Leaf Who's to say the same thing wouldn't have happened if the shortened season was a full season? I'm not going to quibble over the good and bad things Nonis has done. But to say the man doesn't know what he is doing is not very accurate.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs

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@B_Leaf "Nonis doesn't know what he is doing." That is a foolish statement.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs

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@B_Leaf Which team is going to trade us their #1 center?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs

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@RandomScrub Actually I don't think the signature even looks remotely like his name.

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

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Stamkos signed a photoshopped card of him in a Leafs jersey http://i.imgur.com/0Etk4Rv.jpg

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

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@whalz lol how can it get worse?

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

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Daniel Winnik #34 W | 6'2", 207 lbs. |

Birth Date:March 6, 1985 (29 years old) 

Place of Birth:Toronto, Ont. 

Shoots:R Experience:7 years

Drafted:Drafted by Phoenix in 2004 (9/265)


Assets:Can play any forward position and displays plenty of defensive acumen. Has excellent size for the NHL game, as well as plenty of determination.

Flaws:Doesn't always use his large frame (6-2, 210 pounds) to the best of his capability, especially offensively. Is prone to prolonged scoring droughts.

Career Potential:Versatile veteran forward.


http://forecaster.thehockeynews.com/hockeynews/hockey/player.php?4856

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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Any news on the Reimer/Gardiner side of things?

1 month, 4 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Xxxxxnew Sweet article!

1 month, 4 weeks ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3

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@Greg Fenton How much do you think the turnovers have to do with the system that they were playing?

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

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Josh Bailey #12RW | 6'1", 194 lbs. | NY Islanders Birth Date:October 2, 1989 (24 years old) 

Place of Birth:Bowmanville, Ont. Shoots:L Experience:6 years

SCOUTING REPORT

Assets:Is a supremely intelligent player with good offensive skills. Can play both center and wing. Can also play sound defense and score some big goals. Owns a projectable frame.

Flaws:Needs to crank up the intensity, as well as his game-to-game consistency. Tends to pass off in prime scoring areas on occasion. Needs to continue adding more bulk to his 6-1 frame in order to maximize potential.

Career Potential:Inconsistent but talented forward with upside.

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

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FORWARDS

James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Phil Kessel ($8.000m) 

Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($2.900m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m) 

Leo Komarov ($2.950m) / Mike Santorelli ($1.500m) / Matt Frattin ($0.800m) 

Troy Bodie ($0.600m) / Peter Holland ($0.775m) / Carter Ashton ($0.851m) 

Trevor Smith ($0.550m) / Petri Kontiola ($1.100m) 

DEFENSEMEN

Dion Phaneuf ($7.000m) / Stephane Robidas ($3.000m) 

Jake Gardiner ($3.500m) / Cody Franson ($3.300m) 

Morgan Rielly ($0.894m) / Roman Polak ($2.750m) 

Petter Granberg ($0.800m) / 

GOALTENDERS

Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m) 

James Reimer ($2.500m) 

BUYOUTS

Tim Gleason ($0.833m) 

RETAINED SALARIES (0.29% of upper limit)

Carl Gunnarsson ($0.200m—6.35%) 

BONUS OVERAGE

$450,000

SALARY CAP: $69,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,103,000; BONUSES: $950,000

CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,897,000

2 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@Alec Brownscombe can we start calling him bobo?

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

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@Dewy Keon Hogturd No I think it will have a note at the bottom of the article saying whether it is or not

2 months, 1 week ago on Matt Frattin on TSN 1050

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@Anthony Petrielli I think it comes down to saying to our young players "Show me what you got". Exactly what you said about it being a development year. I think management wants to see what these guys can do.

2 months, 1 week ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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"But we also have to ask ourselves if it is reasonable to expect a team to make the playoffs after a year in which they gave up the most shots against in an 82 game season, ever. With no major moves (yet), we are asking for a big leap forward from the same core." 

Assuming that we are ditching the swarm, the gap shouldn't be as big. We are essentially taking off the stone shoes.

2 months, 1 week ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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@TheCanucksnaphook Your profile image is an accurate representation ;-)

2 months, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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