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Looks like the team is doing well without me. I think it's a sign...

4 days, 5 hours ago on Game 30 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Kings 3 (SO)

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@Anthony Petrielli @loomx @Jmessih  I have great respect for the work you do here. Can't imagine not writing "fuck it" every night after a while.


The fact is that this is still Burke's frankenstein experiment. He's doing in Calgary what he should've done here. He should never have traded for Kessel, he should never have traded for Phaneuf or Lupul or Gardiner or any of those guys. There was a reason those guys were available in the first place. He should've recognized what he had, and started fresh maybe with Duchene and Seguin and you can add from there.

1 month ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Anthony Petrielli @loomx @Jmessih I spent a lot of time here man. I liked the passion that other people showed. That passion for me is 100% gone. It's sad really.

1 month ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Had to log back in for this debacle. Didn't watch tonight and I'm not going to watch another game this season and probably beyond. The Leafs are never going to win a Stanley Cup under the reign of MLSE and since the two will never split, well.....


I chose not to see that for a long time but the day has finally come. I'm insanely disinterested in this team. They'll never do what it takes to build a winner. We've seen that in the last 9 years, make that 47. So much wasted time putting faith in guys that other teams couldn't wait to get rid of. Time to move on.

1 month ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Jmessih Man fuck that shit. Life's too short to waste time blindly following something that will never give back what you put in. Win first, then we'll see.

1 month ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Well MLHS, it's been a hoot. Sometimes you just gotta know when to step back. I care too much and it hurts my brain. Keep the good articles coming guys. Go on without me, I'll catch up later.



Signed: Jonny.

1 month ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@phaneufoundlander @loomx Skating can only take you so far. He just doesn't think the game very well.

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

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Getting pretty sick of Gardiner.

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

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Fantasy hockey question: I need to play one goalie and that goalie needs to not shit the bed. I don't need a win, I just need a high SV%. Emery vs. Montreal or Justin Peters vs. St.Louis?

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

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@Luke_R @loomx I think last year's intro was a Fall out Boy song leading into Knights of Cydonia which was pretty good.

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

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Like the goal song this year. Much better than last years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UjCzrdzR48

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

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@ingy56 On emergency basis. Someone hurt?

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

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@vinoa @Jmessih I'd trade him while he's decent to be honest. Zero faith that he can ever be anything more than below-average defensively.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Bruffins @loomx Well everything I'd read suggested he'd be a top 4 pick. Highly skilled two-way player. In the end it worked out for some teams who maybe gambled on lesser known/injured guys like Anaheim with Lindholm and us with Rielly but man...Dumba and Koekkoek over him?


Not to mention the Caps traded him for Martin Erat...

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Jmessih Winnik's back. Like Chumbawamba, he gets knocked down, but he gets up again. Playing with Kadri and Clarkson because ya know, we got sick of a possession driven 1st line...

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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The kid is on fire. He was my choice at #5 after the Islanders picked. Although that was a great draft and most teams got a good player, I bet some teams from 6-10 are feeling pretty silly.


https://twitter.com/coreypronman/status/532386348557434881

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@newkb Yes, but Panik-Kadri-Kessel looked just as good together. Why go back to a line that allows as many goals against as goals for instead of just trying something new?

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@newkb Really? Are we going back to the "look at the standings/result" argument over what's best for the long term?

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@T K O @loomx @wendelsfist Obviously you can switch it up at certain key parts of the game. Overall, the switched up top 6 performed better than what we have now. It's not always about the amount of pretty goals a line can produce.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@wendelsfist @loomx The goal should be to limit the amount of time the top 6, especially the top line, spends in the Dzone. From what I saw, switching it up helped immensely. The first game they went back to JVR-Bozak-Kessel, they were hemmed in 5-6 times which led to goals against.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Burtonboy @loomx But even Winnik-Kadri-Kessel worked and Panik-Kadri-Kessel looked good too. I'm sensing a theme here...

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@T K O @loomx Probably about the same. I like the idea of calling up a bunch of guys up to play a few games rather than calling up the same guys a lot. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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Unreal that we're going back to what wasn't working with JVR-Bozak-Kessel. Makes no sense.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@T K O I'd keep Carrick down. He needs more time.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Jmessih Not quite sure about the quality of the entire roster but it seems like US will have Eichel, Hanifin, Larkin, Milano, and Tuch. That's good.


McDavid and Reinhart ain't bad either.

1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: Two-game winning streak!

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@Jmessih Hope we get to see a battle between Eichel and McDavid.

1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Mashup: Two-game winning streak!

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@dlb Mad @loomx He was playing like crap to start the year and was then given a bigger role and he's turned it on since. Didn't really "earn" it this year either.

Last year was dumb. Didn't play him enough and it cost us a draft pick.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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@dlb Mad Playing him more makes him better. gee, who knew?

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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@TheLoovTrain Can't really blame the first two on Reimer.

Lehner looking like Patrick Lalime. Lehlime.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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@Alec Brownscombe @loomx JVR has been pretty bad overall this season.


But man, they had something that worked defensively for the top 6 and they took it apart. Just doesn't make any sense.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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@Bruffins @loomx That's what I was looking for!

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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Somebody remind me why JVR-Bozak-Kessel is still a line?

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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@Bruffins The little juke move made me think it was RIelly at first.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #15, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (6 p.m, SNO)

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@ingy56 @loomx Can't find any of the Brian Burke ones.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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Looks like nearly all of the OttawaGh0st videos have been deleted. what a tragedy.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@Zep2 @loomx @Burtonboy Oh yeah I agree. I'm saying they should've signed him as a player in '96. Gretzky, Sundin, and Gilmour on the same team.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@TheLoovTrain @loomx @Burtonboy Yeah Bill Watters says many things. Leafs chose moving to the ACC instead of signing Gretzky.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@Burtonboy Don't really care about this. I care more about the fact that he almost signed here in '96. Probably would've won the cup. And the Leafs said no.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@Hmmm @loomx The problem is not offensive. It's a defensive problem. Can't have the top line hemmed in the D-zone 5 or 6 times a game. I'd sacrifice a handful of goals for from the top line if it meant reducing the goals against on the top line.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@docmma @Mitch92 @loomx @Bruffins

James Mirtle @mirtle · 2h2 hours ago

Kadri now tied for second on Leafs in even strength points. Top 90 in league. Think we can kill the "struggling" narrative.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@docmma @loomx @Bruffins You mean the scoreboard the last few seasons when we missed the playoffs? great.


That line allowed almost more goals than it scored last season, which is shocking because they scored soooo many goals. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@docmma @loomx @Bruffins What has transpired is that whenever Bozak and Kessel are on a line, they get hemmed in and outshot more often than not. Whether it was Lupul-Kadri-Kessel, Winnik-Kadri-Kessel, Panik-Kadri Kessel, those new lines haven't been hemmed in regularly, if at all. That should be the goal here.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@docmma @Bruffins Bozak and Kessel do not have synergy. Kessel and JVR do. Either way, none of those three should be playing on a line.

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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JVR-Bozak-Kessel should never be a line ever again. I can't even remember Winnik-Kadri-Kessel getting pinned in their own zone for any significant period of time. Happened at least 5 times last night alone.

Panik-Kadri-Kessel
JVR-Bozak-Clarkson

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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Gee, I haven't heard anybody talk about Phil's summer training or his weight in a while...

1 month, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #13, Avalanche 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

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Speak of the devil. Cody Franson spaced out on that play.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #13, Toronto Maple Leafs at Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m., TSN4)

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Young players get scratched for no reason and Cody Franson has still never been a healthy scratch under Randy Carlyle. ho hum.

1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #13, Toronto Maple Leafs at Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m., TSN4)

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