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@mtommyI don't think Gustavsson was that bad, he was just injured more than half the time and for some reason he was expected to be the starting goalie having never played in NA before. Good backup as patience has proven in Detroit. Komarov was a draft pick not UFA
8 hours, 28 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
@mcloki on the positive, the leafs did get two picks for Winnik, plus getting Leipsic in the Nashville deal, a 6th for Jokinen a 5th for Holzer... at least it is a start... I think they will go hard for more picks come draft/off-season
8 hours, 31 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
@Great Dane Toronto isn't getting in the top 2. 5-8 ... again. But I'd like to see them squeeze one more first rounder out of someone for a Phaneuf, Kessel, Lupul, Bozak, Gardiner? type trade.But yes European scouting with the Leafs has been much better than NA. Hunter could change that, especially if they acquire more picks for the draft.... I wouldn't even mind if they trade for future picks as well.
8 hours, 39 minutes ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
@deedrag Stamkos and Tavares were prime targets but the organization had too much pride....
1 day, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
@TuckerForPunishment This man speaks the truth.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact
@monkeyman You would think so... I think MLSE should invest into a program for prospects coming up through the system on how to deal with the intense media in this city.
@Marleafs I really want some of these guys to stay down in the A and never see a Leafs locker room until they are 100% ready aka the Detroit method
@MaxwellHowe GOD YES!!!
@monkeyman how do you suggest they "turn it off"? they live IN it, not WITH it.
@phaneufoundlander Thank you. They are on a 5 game winning streak right back in the play-off hunt now.
So how about them Marlies?
@Airfreshener @FrankFerrant Same. That's what I love about Blue Jays games. As long as I don't swear or yell anything racist or homophobic it's all good. One time I called Phaneuf "newfie" and little did I know there was a Newfoundlander Sens fan sitting behind me... he didn't appreciate it and I was confused, Leafs ended up winning on a Kessel hat-trick
@cryptotho Yeah I got that once too... and I was sitting in the 200s. Bunch of fuckin tools running that place if you ask me. Execs MUST create a new in-arena experience for the fans and for the team. I think the crowd players a major factor in setting the tone for home games. Look at Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Philly, Winnipeg!None of this being able to hear someone's cell phone drop on air bullshit.
@MaxwellHowe @Jay31 So would you trade Kessel over Phaneuf? I suppose Kessel does bring back a better return.
@hometeem not like he was terrible. I guess it doesn't matter.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Dave Nonis Post-Deadline Media Address
@DARF24 but he was in the league at least... that 5th rounder is a crapshoot
@ConnorCrisp at the ripe old age of 27
Not a bad deadline in all... got some picks and some plugs to play out the stretch. 3rd overall here we come.... and then 1st overall once we rig the lottery. Buck Fettman
@Great Dane I think Polak is most likely. Phaneuf it depends on the return, I still think that is a draft day deal.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Markovv55 Lupul to Chicago? Vermette is a centre they need a scoring winger to replace Kane
@Markovv55 I'm pretty sure Nonis pushed for a pick and Detroit said no you have to take Weiss and Nonis (rightfully) said no to that
Rumours about Phaneuf to Detroit for Kindl + Weiss with us retaining salary...With this Erixon pick-up it seems as if they are prepared to trade one of the current D
@Habskilla Works out for both teams, we get cap space and they get a player.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@docmma Thank You.
@Yaknowwhat @Hammertownleaffan True, they could have asked and Nonis could just say something like.... "No" CBJ really wasn't in a position of power in this deal, they needed a favour.
1 week ago on GDT: Game #61, Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN)
I don't think guys like Phaneuf Bozak Kessel Lupul ever had their value diminished in most hockey people's eyes, they just weren't showing it consistently enough. Well, nice display tonight. Now let the 7 game slide return.
@Xxxxxnew Carlyle not calling a time-out ....
@Zep2 Yup. Get into the playoffs this year, get that experience and do the same next year, don't come anywhere near the big club for another season or two. Brennan prob should get a look though.
Best news we could have possibly gotten other than Buffalo Edmonton Carolina Arizona all going on 10 game winning streaks...I still think we finish with the 5th overall.
1 week ago on Leafs trade David Clarkson for Nathan Horton
@Anthony Petrielli see: Philadelphia Flyers - Ilya Bryzgalov
I like this guy. He can centre the 4th line next season as far as I'm concerned. League minimum contract.
1 week, 1 day ago on New Leaf Zach Sill has a big mouth
@Dan39 Agreed. Marlies are in a push for the playoffs they need all the help they can get. I disagree with the notion of calling up our top prospects... let them play big minutes in important games not the meaningless games they would be playing with the big club.
1 week, 1 day ago on Daniel Winnik Traded to Pittsburgh
Nice trade.Sounds like this Sill character will be a depth centre if he even sticks around beyond this season.
@GibsonLPStudio Lame. He is a good vet to keep around.
1 week, 4 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie
@High Flyer I think he would be worth taking a shot on.... I don't think he's amazing or anything but still worth giving a shot given our lack of depth at centre. Winnipeg owns his rights but he isn't under contract so the pick would be insurance.
Winnik for a 2nd + Burmistrov
@Top_Jimmy a 1st and top prospect sure... the thing is JVR is still young! What is he 25?? He's got (potentially) a good 7 - 10 years left.
2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Friedman on Polak, Kessel to Florida, and NTCs
@Ze_theLeafsFan @FrankFerrant If he comes back and thrives in a different role perhaps he will get that second shot as head coach elsewhere.
@.Kong. @FrankFerrant link?
@vinoa and it looks like we won't for a while... lol
anyone else think Dallas Eakins returns to the Leafs in some capacity?
@Leafs_17 @Top_Jimmy Perhaps MLSE needs to do something about a ban on certain media in the locker rooms. Fuck it.
@Ze_theLeafsFan Well he is making 4.2 till what 2018? May as well hang on to him and have him play to his potential. Worst case scenario - if in the final years of his contract if the team is still not going anywhere he can be traded for a good haul. He's on one of the best contracts in the NHL.Imagine JVR in St. Louis or NYI or Columbus or Pittsburgh?? Dude would kill it.
@Top_Jimmy Patience. He is young and cheap, has size and upside that's all this team really needs right now. If he becomes a seviceable NHL'er as a 3C than I am happy.He also has the right attitude as far as I can tell from his interviews and how he handles himself.
@Yan28 One of Lupul or Phaneuf will be gone before next season, the other will have to play their value up and be traded during the season.
I have to be honest and disagree about calling up any of the young talent. I believe they are better served playing together as a team pushing for a play-off spot and playing a lot of minutes, next season at training camp is a different story. I also think Nylander should be kept down next season so he can play a lot of games at centre.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – February 17
@TheColborneUltimatum @FrankFerrant I can see that happening after a few games actually if he plays well. They are familiar with him and he with them... prob a late draft pick with a condition if they win a playoff round
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Friedman on Polak, Kessel to Florida, and NTCs
@DCDC Hopefully JVR or Rielly