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@Leafer

I'd replace 'character' with 'playing physical and all around being difficult to play against'.  The Leafs lack it for sure and the problem is at the top of the lineup not the bottom.

1 hour, 11 minutes ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@Kessel81 @Sebastian James

Ottawa traded him to keep Havlat (salary cap issue).  Then Atlanta sucked horribly so they traded him.  Then he became a free agent I believe and chose his own destiny.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@Great Dane

I find it hard to believe Watters when he says Nonis signed Phaneuf for 7 years then 3 months later tried to trade him.  Maybe they did at the draft but certainly not when the Leafs were in a playoff spot.

2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@udlbu

by far the worst player on that line?

2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@Radar O'Rielly @Burn_the_Loov_Boats

My question is why can't Percy develop in the AHL.  Is playing in the NHL superior to his development? If you think so, then tell me why.   I"m not prognosticating lines or putting Percy down.

2 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@Jay_Berg

I'm not defending anyone.  

Detroit doesn't call up players until they are ready.  That seems wise.

2 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@Jay_Berg

can't he develop in the AHL?

2 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion

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@jimmyg65

At my favourite bar in Kingston, the Habs fans are having a lot more fun these days.  No one seems to care how good they really are so long as they keep winning.

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@mcloki

I think the smart money is not to pick-up Richards.  The morning after he clears waivers, LA will pay you to take him.  

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Radar O'Rielly

Are you referring to re-entry waivers?  Those were eliminated.

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@phaneufoundlander @jimmyg65

they're winning this year and they went to the SCF last year and three years before that.  What have the Leafs done?

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Yaknowwhat

Schenn reminds me of Luke Richardson. He was alright but never what he was projected to be.

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@djamon @Jay_Berg

I think this is step 1 in moving Richards.

MR clears waivers.

No team takes him.

This confirms that he has negative value on his contract.  Teams need to be compensated to take him off LA's hands. 

Haggling begins.

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Jay_Berg

I don't see him being claimed.  

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@MaxwellHowe @Ze_theLeafsFan

I suspect one of the above will be gone by end of the day March 2nd

3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@TorontoMapleLeafs

I purposefully missed the NHL Allstar weekend ... gonna keep it that way ;)

3 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Omac13

they eliminated re-entry waivers, dude

3 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@ProfessorRance

not straight up... I hope.

3 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Conis @Mcost61 @armchairgm

Let the bodies hit the floor

3 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Mind Bomb @Top Jimmy

It's easy to get full value for Franson.  There aren't many top 4 defenders available at the trade deadline.  I can smell those successful playoff team's desperation from here! :)

3 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star

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@Yaknowwhat

That scares me more than anything.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@Yaknowwhat

Possibly.  Phaneuf scares me most.  But the draft is the most likely time to trade a big-salary player like those two.  So let's wait and see.  

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@Yaknowwhat

Leafs can lose with these guys.  Why does sending them out of town for nothing improve us?

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@Yaknowwhat

It could take two years to move Phaneuf and Kessel for maximum value.  There's no need to make rash decisions.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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The Leafs have many on-ice problems.  One of which is lack of elite talent.  Acquiring elite talent is going to take years so sit back and enjoy the ride!  As long as Shanahan doesn't ruin it by trading young players and picks for older players then the Leafs are on the right track.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@RememberSalming

Because he's smart.  It wasn't clear what the problem was in the Summer.  And he just started the job without any prior experience.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@Tim44

Why?  He's been here eight months.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@RememberSalming

Yes that's probably true.  Its taken a long time to identify the problem in Leafs Land.  

I think the Leafs have some good (not great) players and a better farm system today than in 2009.  Its not all doom n gloom... unless you had your heart set on making the playoffs this year.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@MaxwellHowe

Its never as bad or as good as the MSM tells us.  They are entertainers first and foremost.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@peterbleafs

The probability of a second round pick becoming an NHL hockey player is somewhere around 10% (less?).  It might be frustrating not having a second round pick but its hardly the problem.

1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario

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@Xxxxxnew @Cameron19

Too serious

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@deedrag

If MLSE just handed out waffles at games then maybe Leafs fans would keep their shirts on.  Until then... you sowed the wind. ... now reap the whirlwind!

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@peterbleafs

Not a chance Calgary makes that trade.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Pent_House

Very true but drafting for position is a mug's game.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@HHT

He's much stronger than Kaberle and a better skater. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@DylanJ

wooww wooowww wooooww Doughty was already Doughty at 19.  Rielly is no Doughty.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@HHT

I see many more losses in the Leafs future.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@DARF24

Its a good draft year.  Better to pick 5 than 11.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Conis @Mcost61 @Airfreshener

The article says two jersey tossers were charged.  It doesn't imply they were charged for throwing the jerseys.  Could be for other reasons.  

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@mcloki

Great post - that's the "can-do" spirit that made this country great.

1 week, 2 days ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@hometeem @mcloki @B_Leaf

Wingers are the easiest to replace AND least important position in the NHL today.  You build around centers and defence: not wingers.  

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@Xxxxxnew

Burke thought FA would be more useful than it was.  He's no longer using the same strategy he applied here.

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@mcloki

that is a very flattering interpretation

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@RememberSalming

Nonis is an idiot.  But saying Burke should be here because Nonis is dumb.... is no argument at all. Burke brought in Nonis and all the assistants people despised so much.  What does that tell us about Burke's judgment?

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@hometeem

He made serious strategic errors.  Some of his tactical moves were smart, others not so much (FA signings).

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@mcloki

The mess where Phaneuf and Kessel are our best players.  Where we traded for a 22-year-old Kessel instead of drafting an 18 year old.  

Its getting more and more obvious by the day we have to rebuild.  Burke tried to rush the job.  Now he's in Calgary doing it right.  He learned from his mistakes... although that is no solace for the Leafs.

His draft picks were not great either.

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@mcloki

He got us into this mess in the first place!

1 week, 3 days ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@Bring the Cup Home

" sad to say i think we are in the middle of the darkest ages of leafs history."

Don't say that to those that remember the Ballard years.

1 week, 4 days ago on GDT: Game #46, Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues (7 p.m., CBC)

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