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The nice thing about this is its all plausible. I think you need a contingency plan for scoring if you make that brown deal, but that looks like a balanced swap and something that might be attractive to LA other than the stigma of trading the C

1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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@MaxwellHowe @Belfour20/JB-45 @Bruffins  Totally agree -- if I have to listen to Dominic the bricklayer from Woodbridge one more time on the sportsnet call in shows spouting about Phaneuf, I might actually have to go listen to CBC 3 or something.

1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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Must be an emergency call up for Granberg and someone else sitting, if I understand it right...

1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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Smart ex-players (I don’t know how many there are) can bring amazing value to a hockey dept, I imagine, and I liked all of Gretz, Shanny, Blake, Nieuwendyk as players. Not sure they necessarily have any more to offer than Nonis though, except to be able to go to the dressing room and say “What the hell are you doing? I never played like this. You’re embarrassing us” and have it mean something – more than if it came out out of a journeyman player’s mouth (i.e. Loiselle).

1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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The nice thing about having shanny in the front office is all the videos we'll get to see trying to explain their baffling decisions.

1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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This shanny business is a little bit like we saw what was happening in Vancouver and said, hey, hey, we can get an ex player too.... Uh... Hey shanny get over here.

1 week ago on NHL Draft Lottery Odds (updated: April 11)

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If that line up ever became a reality I might actually have to get the maple leaf logo tattooed on my face. What a team

1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #80, Lightning 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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Leafs need a snarly guy to be 2c, even at the expense of scoring . Bollands damaged goods now and even in the first ten games I didn't see much of that. Callahan would actually be a good fit so would Kesler but neither will happen.

1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #80, Lightning 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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Watching Bodie I get the weird feeling like I'm watching some guy from my beer league team, the way he moves out there so much less smoothly than the other guys

1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #80, Lightning 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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Also its pretty awesome that the bug that meant I could never post via my Samsung and chrome has been fixed. Although livefyre is still hella slow on it.

1 week, 2 days ago on Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

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Zwolinski is all over Shea webber at the star chat today

1 week, 2 days ago on Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

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@loomx @king leary  ok for sure. Which I guess goes to the owners. So if a good man like Burke goes down with that approach but Tim Leiweke can live it and tell the owners to f-off, all the better 

1 week, 6 days ago on Tim Leiweke on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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@loomx @king leary  Anyway I don't really 'like' him either. Not too keen to have him over for dinner and a drink. I'd get tired of that attitude at my house... but I'm cool with him running my favourite hockey team, for sure

1 week, 6 days ago on Tim Leiweke on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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@loomx @king leary  What they said about Brian Burke was absolutely true. There were no guarantees with him either. But he had the goods more than anyone else had before, that's for sure. You'd rather JFJ?

1 week, 6 days ago on Tim Leiweke on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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Leiweke is the real deal. Anyone who thinks he's spewing corporate bs -- he's not Peddie. This guy really believes what he says about winning. And he's done it before. Doesn't guarantee he'll do it again, but he's got the goods and attitude to be able to. Anyone whining about him has nothing to say about it other than that they don't like his personality. Which happens to be the type of personality that could make us winners.

1 week, 6 days ago on Tim Leiweke on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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It's a little maddening to hear the media (and some fans) talk about this as thought it's the greatest collapse ever. Yes, it's a complete piss-off, but the timing of the slide with the end of the season really distorts a basic fact we always knew -- this team is among the streakiest in the game. That's because the potential for some of their players is sky-high, but they also lack hockey sense and veteran leadership. A roller-coaster, pinball team with potential to fly sky high and crash and burn within weeks of each other . We knew that at the beginning of the year. And that's what we did ALL YEAR. They probably expected better (or at least hoped for it). But it didn't happen and everyone knew it was possible. So you analyze the results, make a few choice moves, and get the hell on with it. All this "throw out everything, start all over" is absolutely ridiculous -- especially in media circles. End rant

2 weeks, 2 days ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #77, Flames at Maple Leafs

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