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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
2 months 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.
5 months, 3 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.
5 months, 3 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
5 months, 3 weeks 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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?
@Reimocerous Agreed, if they knew they wanted to keep Bozak they could have done this earlier. I am guessing they have come to terms with Weiss or a trade is about to go down
@Cameron19 Wow! I didnt think they would buy him out. I would have liked to see him get 1 more year
1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Thursday Morning Leafs Round Table – Free Agency Edition<!--:-->
@wiski @Cameron19 @Mind Bomb Would we be willing to give up two 1sts, a 2nd and 3rd to offer sheet him though?? A trade would have to include either Gardiner or Reilly
@Cameron19 @Bryan93 no me neither, he just never seems all to comfortable with the media. Thats just me though, he could love it for all I know
@Cameron19 Such BS, as if there hasnt been friends on teams before that were split up. Never heard people saying Crosby was leaving Pittsburgh when Armstrong was traded. If Kessel leaves I could see it being because he wants to be away from the spotlight of toronto
Could be a interesting weekend in St. Louis. Have to sign both Stewart and Pietrangelo. Pietrangelo is looking for at least 7 million. Wonder if any team will throw a offer sheet his way
Chris Stewart might be somebody to keep an eye on. He seems to really have turned around his game the last 2 seasons. 18 goals last year. A Toronto boy too
I really thought we would start hearing where players were going to
sign today. The TSN boys must have bribed them to hold off until Friday
so their show doesnt bomb.....
1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Steve Spott is the new Marlies coach<!--:-->
@Area49th Thought I read somewhere that they are going to put O'Reilly on wing
@Pent_House yeah might start hearing teams coming to terms with players as soon as tomorrow. Won't be able to sign until friday though, much like Vinny to Philly
1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Dave Morrison on Leafs 2013 draftees<!--:-->
@TheCanucksnaphook haha oh I agree, never been a fan
Could ya imagine if the Leafs signed Riberio...Riberio and Kadri as our two top guys. Talk about drawing penalties
A lot of former 1st round picks not signed today. Amazing to look back at previous years to see how many 1st rounders don't live up to expectations
@lukethenuke cheap for the flyers will be 5 years at 5 million....I cant see Thomas taking a pay cut
1 year, 5 months ago on <!--:en-->Bozak wants 8 years, 4.5+ million?; Agent Don Meehan believes MacArthur will test UFA<!--:-->
@Cameron19 @Bryan93 for sure, especially with Coutourier, Schenn and Giroux all RFAs nect year