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@RandomScrub @loomx @Jay31 chill. I'm kidding. "if it wasn't us"
6 days, 17 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust
@RandomScrub @Jay31 Neither does ours.
Domi, Duclair, Dvorak, Perlini, Samuelsson. The Yotes have a lot of good forward prospects. It's no sure thing that they pass on Hanifin.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust
@Mattmark Pretty good. They just traded Yandle.
@MaxwellHowe @loomx @djamon And what better way to get people's attention than by giving them McDavid?? Makes even more sense to send him there if the plan is to relocate them to Seattle.
Pretty much confirms that it's not rigged though. Why would they stack a canadian team with talent when a team like Arizona is gasping for air?
@djamon I'd be in deep depression if I was a Yotes fan right now. The Sabres get as good a consolation prize as you could ever want.
Oh well. At least we didn't drop.
@Neon Dion @loomx lol I've seen wayyyyyyyyyy worse that only got 2 mins.
1 week, 2 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 1 – Opening Night
@Mcost61 You mean fans are biased for their team? no....
5 minute for a slash on the arm? dumb
@Burtonboy My guess is a lot of OHL staff are going to be coming in thanks to Dubas and Hunter.
1 week, 6 days ago on Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix
@zoidbergman Great stuff, Terry.
It's not scorched earth if Morrison doesn't go too.
@Cameron19 @loomx @WereRiellyDoingThis Makes sense.
1 week, 6 days ago on Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
@Bruffins I liked Horachek. Couldn't do much with what he was given. Hope he gets a chance elsewhere.
@Cameron19 @WereRiellyDoingThis @loomx Is it a half measure though? He just came on as a Marlies coach and had a lot of success. Seems like a good guy to have for a young team.
Not a huge deal, but I hiring him as an assistant in a broken situation was the mistake in the first place.
I would've kept Spott.
@Savo43 Fair. I just think his offensive game is getting way underrated. If he was in the CHL, I don't think this would even be a debate as to who's ranked 3rd.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot
@B_Leaf I think people are getting too attached to that comparison though. His ceiling is way higher than Jbo's.
@Luke_R @loomx @ShotgunCharlie @Burn_the_Loov_Boats Percy, Nilsson, Loov, Finn, and Valiev all have that potential. Granberg could be a Polak-type complimentary top 4 player. But out of those, maybe 2 will pan out.
@ShotgunCharlie @Burn_the_Loov_Boats We have way too many 2nd-pairing-at-best Dmen. Adding Hanifin makes trading Phaneuf look a whole lot better.
@totalrebuild Ritchie would've made the Ducks if he didn't get injured. He's been good.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1
@Luke_R @loomx Hanifin, Strome, Marner.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
That said, please stop winning. Dropping to 6th because of the lottery and missing out on all three of those guys would be devastating.
No love for Hanifin.
I think people are taking the comparison to J-Bo too seriously. The guy is seriously good. Put up crazy good numbers in college as a freshman. If he'd have been playing in the CHL, he'd be getting a lot more hype right now. Draft him, Strome, or Marner and I'm a happy camper.
@Cameron19 @loomx Yeah there'd definitely be more in the deal going Edmonton's way though. I'd be looking everywhere for a long-term solution in net(even though defense is the main issue). I could see them robbing the Leafs of Bernier if he's made available.
That said, Noah Hanifin really is the player they should be aiming for if they end up outside of the top 2. Having Nurse, Klefbom, and Hanifin would be a great start and cover up for the mistake of taking Yakupov over Murray.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Cameron19 @loomx Sorry, Malcolm Subban.
@Cameron19 If they can complete that rumoured trade involving Eberle and (Malcolm) Subban, they'd be well on their way.
@Yaknowwhat Marner has been playing great at centre in the playoffs too. And he's better defensively. So it's really a tough decision to make.
The Leafs need all 3 so I'll be happy with whoever.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Connor Brown has 4pt game, Nylander adds goal+assist in Marlies win over Rochester
@CherryPicking Most NHL teams have those types of prospects and then some. Having Nylander, Brown, and maybe Johnson is good, but at this point, the rest of our prospects project to be bottom 6 energy guys at best.
I keep expecting a small winning streak, but right now the Leafs are guaranteed a top 8 pick in the draft even if they win 8 straight. 2 more regulation losses and they're guaranteed a top 5 pick(pre-lottery).
1 month ago on Game 74 Scoring Chances: Wild 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Was at the game. Can confirm: The Leafs suck.
1 month ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Burtonboy That 2014 draft is gonna look like the most underrated draft in history. A really deep 1st round.
1 month ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3
@Luke_R And then Boston wins the lottery
@mcloki @loomx Yeah...and they're most desperate for exposure in Arizona.(an even bigger plus if that team moves to Seattle)
This is pretty much the ideal scenario for every team in the draft. Arizona wins the lottery and gets a true face of the franchise. Buffalo gets an American superstar. Edmonton gets another top pairing guy in Hanifin. Leafs get a great centre in Strome. Carolina gets Marner so they can trade Skinner. Columbus gets a much needed D prospect.The only downside if the Leafs end up with Hanifin is that he's a lefty like Rielly. The right side is pretty barren without Phaneuf.
@Cameron19 @loomx @DeclanK yup. which is why they have to clean house whether they get McDavid or Strome.
@Cameron19 @loomx @DeclanK And I'll still believe it until the end. There's gotta be at least a Boyd Devereaux moment before the end of the season to make us drop one spot.
@Cameron19 @loomx @DeclanK There's no way the Leafs don't at least go on a mini run. It's tradition.
@Cameron19 @DeclanK Yeah, when we win the lottery,
@DeclanK Honestly, I won't be disappointed with any of Strome, Hanifin, or Marner. This team needs help everywhere.
@Luke_R I just want a centre honestly. I'm so sick of having the weakest set of centers in the league. The game is evolving to the point where defensemen are becoming less important than having a good group of forwards that can transition well which means that centres are still going to be vital.
1 month ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto
@MaxwellHowe @loomx Evidently I do not remember last year's lottery. Thought it was later.
1 month, 1 week ago on GDT: Game #69, Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames (8 p.m., SN)
So apparently the draft lottery will take place before the playoffs start? Good. Don't have to wait two months to find out where we'll draft.
@Markovv55 @loomx @mtommy Well it wouldn't be the first time that NHL scouts/management overvalue size.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game 65 Scoring Chances: Lightning 4 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Markovv55 @loomx @mtommy I'm not doubting the fact that he has skills. But at some point you have to judge him on his performance, and that has not been good at all. You can't deny that's a red flag. Smaller guys who don't perform in their draft year drop at the draft.
@mtommy @loomx @Markovv55 Definitely not a gamble to make in the top 6 of the draft IMO.
@mtommy @loomx @Markovv55 I know, but at this point he's only rated highly because of his size. It's always bad to pick a guy solely based on size. It's puzzling that he hasn't dropped like a stone. So many players are better than him at this point.
@Markovv55 No thanks. His numbers are dreadful. If he didn't have the size, he probably wouldn't be drafted.