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I agree Burke has more to work with in Calgary.  But I doubt he trades two firsts and a second any time soon.

It wasnt trading for Kessel that hurt so much as what Burke gave up.  And he had other options.  Whatever the leafs are, Burke deserves some credit for.  

12 hours, 25 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@TuckerForPunishment @DeclanK @Yan28

Burke rushed the rebuild here.  Now he's changed his strategy and is doing it right in Calgary.

12 hours, 41 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@Zep2

its easier to get a direct flight to T-Bay from Toronto.  I doubt there are any direct flights from Charleston to T-Bay :)

13 hours, 8 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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The ACC was the loudest building Lupul ever played in during the 2013 playoffs.

If the players play well in meaningful games, the cheering follows.  

NYR fans are loud and intense and they also boo their team off the ice when they play poorly.  That didn't stop them from going to the SCF last year.

13 hours, 33 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@peterbleafs

My guess is Phaneuf and/or Kessel.   They seemed to be organizing the players during the "non-salute".

15 hours, 4 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@Burtonboy

I think Jonas' point was he has been cutting Kessel slack and so has the entire T.O. media... but he's fed up with continuing to do so.  Now he'll be more candid.

5 days, 12 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@Great Dane

or you give me 22 players that do their jobs.  Kessel failed to do his job and got called on it. 

5 days, 14 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Predators tomorrow

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@vinoa

Why?

5 days, 16 hours ago on Jonas Siegel on Phil Kessel

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@MikeGartner11 @Burtonboy @wendelsfist

Reporters protect their own, too.  Do you guys remember what happened to Ron Wilson?  

Kessel should have been polite.  Why fight the media if you don't have to?

5 days, 16 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – November 17

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@MikeGartner11

mmmm he's in his formative years and learning the pro game.  As for great, I never said he's going to be great.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@MikeGartner11

Pittsburg can grind out a win without Malking and Crosby.  

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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"mediocre teams are inconsistent"

Great point.  I'm trying not to get down on Leafs for one loss but.... they need to develop a system and bring in players that can provide more consistency night-to-night. I know last night was the third game in four nights but... if they played a smarter more patient game it was an easy win.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Yaknowwhat

Toronto has a reputation for overvaluing its own players... a well-deserved reputation

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@McDickey 

I worry about Reilly for that reason.  Phaneuf and Kessel aren't ideal role models to say the least.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@MikeGartner11

I think we lack reliable and consistent hockey players.  You're right, a center would be help a lot, but there's more.  We lack depth and skill at all positions.

If Kessel isn't scoring, we lose.

If Phaneuf isn't playing his best, we lose.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@MikeGartner11

I think you overrate our players.  I also happen to think those three are particularly dumb with low hockey IQ.  Phaneuf is inconsistent and we rely on him too much.  Reilly is learning as is Percy.  Polak is being relied on too much.  

No, I think honestly, the Leafs D is mediocre.  We do not have even one "goto" d-pairing.  Its always in flux.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@docmma

Bernier was 25 years and is now 26.  The training wheels are off.  

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@MikeGartner11

We still have Phaneuf, Franson and Gardiner on D

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@docmma 

"RC over-used Bernier and it led to his injury."

We can never prove that.  

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@T K O

I fell out of love with Reimer last year.  He didn't look sharp in relief and then he got all whiny about "being a #1".  Fuck off and earn it, dude.  There's not one team in this league that would make him the unchallenged #1.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Savo43

lol.  I'll blame/credit Reimer for his own play ... whether it's good or bad

6 days, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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The MSM (Kevin McGran) is cautioning the Leafs fans about past November success but this is false.  Last year the Leafs were 4-6-3 in November and 6-6-2 in December.   So the strain was already beginning to show.  Leafs were riding the October start which was 10-4-0.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1

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@Potcy

I do think he holds on too much.  He still makes too many high o-zone turnovers after he gains the zone.  But he's improved from last year, for sure.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1

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@MaxwellHowe

internal competition is sweet

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@BoneChompski

Pittsburg game will be interesting

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@Mind Bomb

this is not the result they were expecting :)

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@mcloki

Its fun - they talk about the Leafs like the audience has never heard of them.  Did a thing on MLG and how tourists should visit it when they are in Toronto.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@mcloki

I'm watching NBC.  It's pretty good.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@Bruffins

Leafs are benefiting from no Krejci

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@NinetyThree

Polak gave him a stern talking to

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #16, Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (8 p.m, SN)

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@Burtonboy

Bit of a head-scratcher. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@ProfessorRance

That Sens fan has a deathwish. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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Has everyone seen this already?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPWMfphLAUI

1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Bruins Wednesday

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@Hmmm @T K O

Ottawa just has to be different

1 week, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #14, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Rangers 4

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@docmma @Burtonboy @Burn_the_Loov_Boats

Leafs possession is improved this year

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day in the Mile High City

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@Armchair GM @peterbleafs

Dissenting opinions have been quashed.  

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day in the Mile High City

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@docmma @Burtonboy

the Leafs are 14th in shots for and 25th in shots against.

How can they be the worst possession team other than Buffalo?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Game Day in the Mile High City

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@ingy56 @Burn_the_Loov_Boats

Yeah I just wanted to post something positive :)

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game 11, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2

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“I challenged him [Carter Verhaeghe] to be the best player on the ice, and I thought he was. I thought he was a leader for us, I thought he played the game the proper way.  He wasn’t trying to do too much, but he tried to be the best player.  I think Carter did a really good job,” Williamson said of his young forward.http://bulletnewsniagara.ca/index.php?p=Sections&id=2830

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game 11, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2

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@cali_canuck

Burke was a wheeler and dealer

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game 11, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2

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@Yaknowwhat

Injuries happen.  Only at MLHS are they considered shocking.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)

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@Sexyhairyman

lol!  I meant I don't think those will actually be the lines.  Or not for long anyway.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)

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@Leafbites @Burtonboy

Lupul played 66, 16 (plus playoffs) and 69 games.  Players get hurt.  Other teams deal with inuries all the time.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)

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@Yan28

Why trade him and for what?  Unless we are blowing up the whole team how would this make us better?  When he's healthy he contributes.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)

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@DeclanK

That's not a tonne of skill, is it?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #10, Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., SNO)

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