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Look at NFL shows. For the most part they have hall of fame coaches and players. Rogers has 4th line players, backup goalies and self appointed "insiders" doing their shows
5 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
2nd could be a real possibility. Think Buffalo would entertain a eichel for mcdavid trade if that were to happen?
6 days, 6 hours ago on GDT: Game #59, Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., SNO)
So if Dion gets traded who gets the "C" or do they pull a Montreal and not give it to anybody
1 week, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #58, Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
Habs have 5 including Bergevin at game tonight. Wonder who they are eyeing?
1 week, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – February 17
I hope Bettman calls his buddies at the NBA and gets the details on how to properly fix a draft lottery. Thinking on the business side of things, does the NHL really want McDavid in Buffalo, Edmonton or Arizona? Where better to put him than Toronto. Young phenom comes home to save his childhood team. Cant write a better story then that haha. Our luck he will go to Ottawa...
1 week, 2 days ago on Dave Nonis on Hockey Central at Noon
Nice to have two of the top 4 rookie scorers in the AHL in our system now
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@MaxwellHowe @In it to Winnik Reminding me how much I hate Kerry Fraser....
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Mashup: Goals? Never heard of ‘em
@In it to Winnik Gilmour against the Blues in 93
Anybody else watch these old playoff clips regularly ? Man I miss playoff hockey,....and Bob Colehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZVEYrIgp6c
@Burtonboy Trade him for some assets. If he really wants to be a Leaf he can resign here in July
Anybody know what the strength of the draft is projected to be next year? I thought I had read it is going to be very American player heavy in the top 5 picks.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Game 51 Scoring Chances: Flyers 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0
Trade for ROR, draft Dylan Strome, trade for Ryan Strome in the off season then build around the 3 centres. See, so simple haha.
@BCLeafFan I think the Leafs would stay at 7th as long as a team 1-6 won the lottery. If any team behind the Leafs win then the Leafs would drop to 8th. So I think the Leafs could pick at either 1st, 7th or 8th depending on the lottery. I could be wrong though, thats just how I understood it
I hate wishing time away but it's gonna be a long wait for the draft. I don't think we will see any big contracts moved until then. If Phil gets moved I wonder if the Islanders may be the place to send him. Could get a nice return centered around Nelson or Strome
Hey everyone, couple of things I wonder about1. With the big centennial year approaching do you really thing Leafs will blow it up now and have a non competitive team for that year and winter classic? Have to think the Leafs management will want that to be a special year2. I think Leafs have to be careful with cleaning house, I think you need a few guys like Winnik and Polak in the room or you end up like Edmonton. Have to have some guys around to help the you players through a rebuild, especially in the place like Toronto
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back At It vs. Devils
Of all the talk of change, the only thing I see different is a competitive 3rd line. RC still wont play the 4th line, first line is hit or miss, 2nd line is brutal. Things wont change in Toronto until they have the balls to make changes in the top 6
4 months, 1 week ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)
Would love Philly to be stuck with Vinny...maybe they would be forced to trade someone like Simmonds or Voracek. Simmonds would look awesome alongside Lupul and Kadri.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Troy Bodie re-signed to one-year deal by the Maple Leafs
Pretty solid moves so far. Would like to see Franson and Reimer packaged for a top 6 winger though. If Nonis can make that happen he will have pulled off one of the more successful off seasons the Leafs have had in years.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract
@J_hardt @DeclanK @Bryan93 I agree. It would be nice if they could put a package together for Eberle and the 3rd
8 months ago on (Thursday Mashup) Maple Leafs considering Tony Granato as potential assistant coach, Dave Nonis meets with media ahead of draft
@DeclanK Would you do Phaneuf and 8th for Gagner and 3rd?
Just rejoining the site, been a lurker for too long! Have a real bad feeling we wont be seeing much of a culture change this summer
I am pretty happy with the moves so far this offseason. Leafs were a hard team to play against last season and I think they will be even more difficult this year. Need to find a good 3rd line winger that can replace what Komarov did and a top 4 dman but things are coming together. I have read some articles with people suggesting that the Leafs are not as skilled as last year however if I had a choice to take this team or last years team going into game 7 against the Bruins I would definitely pick this one.
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign Jonathan Bernier to 2-year, $5.8 million deal (2.9m AAV)<!--:-->
I think Kadri and Franson are both going to be at least 3.5 a season. Somebody must be on their way out
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->
Jonathan Bernier sign with Maple Leafs. 2 years / $5.8M #RDS
George Parros to Mtl
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Clarkson and Bozak Spill Over Thread<!--:-->
Can TSN not find a better group for The Reporters....man they are brutal
How do the new conferences work for playoffs? Top 4 from each conference make it?
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs re-sign Tyler Bozak for 5 years, $21 million (4.2 AAV); sign Clarkson for 7 years, 36.75 (5.25 AAV)<!--:-->
@vji67 Leafs would definitely be able to put together a better package
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->UFA Day: It’s time for Nonis to deliver<!--:-->
Dreger now saying Scuderi going back to Pittsburgh.....
@Ensign if you can package him for a number 1C it might save us from having to deal Reilly or Gardiner
I would rather try to to sign/trade for Stewart then pay Clarkson anything over 4.5 million
@Cameron19 Adding another player that knows how to win. Can't have enough of those guys
So maybe the best news that could happen today is Nonis not signing a Center. Could mean a trade is in the works. If Weiss, Bozak or Riberio are signed that pretty much solidifys our top 3
Realistically if the Leafs want a true number 1C they are going to have to give up one of Reilly or Gardiner. Who would everyone rather keep?
If the Leafs throw 6 mil at Clarkson what does that do to Kadri's negotiations? Kadri had 20 more pts then Clarkson last year with 44 pts. Clarksons highest point total ever was 46..... You would think Kadris camp would want at least 5 million.
@Cameron19 I think it is, Bobby Ryan could easily fit into that top line. Sign Clarkson for 2nd line
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Goodbye Grabovski<!--:-->
Not sure if Howard Berger has inside sources or anything but he just tweeted that he has reason to believe Leaf fans will be rather pleased within 48 hours
Season doesn't start tomorrow....I think we need to back off the ledge and see what the summer brings before we start throwing Nonis under the bus. Things are gonna happen, just not all at once
@Black_Hawk @1DERYRS I am sure it wont be long before some idiots start posting what the Kessel deal has turned into for Boston after today.....
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Leafs to use second Compliance Buyout on Grabovski<!--:-->
Giroux and Flyers close to 8 year 8 mil deal per Pierre LeBrun
@Pent_House Yep! Thats why I think there must be a trade to bring a number 1 guy in. Neither Bozak or Weiss is a true number 1. Both would work as a number 2 guy but if the Leafs really want to take the next step they have to get that number 1 guy to play with Kessel
@JUICEYP @Bryan93 and thats being generous
Eklund is throwing out Evander Kane possibly to a Eastern Canada team......
Don Cherry is gonna be happy...only two Europeans left on the team....and probably more Ontario players coming
Besides Stastny , who else could be available as a #1C in a trade??
Besides Stastny , who else could be available as a #1C in a trade??
1 year, 7 months ago on <!--:en-->Mikhail Grabovski to be bought out<!--:-->
Cant forget they also have RFA's to sign with Kadri and Franson looking to get big raises. Kadris performance last year probably signaled the end of Grabovski
@Mind Bomb I liked him too, but give me 20,000 and I'll skate around out there like a lunatic and get my bell rung every shift. Just too much money for what he brings. I like this move if it is to bring in a true #1 guy. If it is just to sign Bozak or Weiss I dont know if the leafs are much better then they were
@JUICEYP exactly, has to be something bigger....I hope anyways.
So as of now, the top UFA centers are Bozak, Weiss, Filpulla, Riberio......if we have to take one who do we want?