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Nice to see the Marlies clinch a playoff spot tonight. There will be playoff hockey in Toronto after-all

4 hours, 1 minute ago on Friday Mashup: Shanahan in ‘ongoing’ discussions with Sean Burke

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@Mattmark any type of playoff hockey in this city is welcome, plus it would be nice to see some of these key young players possibly go on a run here... Marlies have been to the cup finals twice pretty recently

3 days, 6 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: The Shanaplan

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Great news, it's nice to have actual talk of playoff hockey in Toronto. 

3 days, 6 hours ago on Marlies two points away from clinching playoff spot after win over Iowa

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nice hearing about connor brown amidst this worst of maple leafs seasons. lets go marlies!

1 week, 2 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Brendan Leipsic hat trick has Marlies within striking distance of playoff spot

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@HHT @FrankFerrant So they don't know who Don Eladio is yet?

2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@Mitch_S2 What about Kessel + for Thornton + 

2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@HHT How do you know? They just started on the job.. this is the new managments first off-season together with some sort of plan in mind.

2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@Coldincowtown we can dream.... that NJ trade seems pretty plausible maybe we even get Columbus' 1st with Kessel too!?

2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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Thanks for the write-up, as always.

I know we don't really consider him a prospect anymore, but I really would like to see some big strides taken by Brennan this off-season and make the big club out of camp. He's been around a lot has worked through it and still has that upside. I see him as a solid bottom pairing powerplay specialist and maybe even more maybe a second pairing guy. 

The young guys like Loov, Percy, Granberg still need time in the minors and will earn their call-ups when injury happens. 

Phaneuf, Rielly, Gardiner, Polak, Robidas, Brennan, Erixon, MacWilliam rotating next season (as of how things look right now)

2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@HHT Do you really think so? It was only his second season he made improvements, he's a cheap young controllable asset... maybe old management would have given up on him but I don't think so. 

2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@Leafs2 Isles1 Drafting Biggs when Saad was still available, trading Tlusty and Stralman for nothing... claiming he could make a trade to draft John Tavares... when he said that he ticked me off.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Dogger Just my opinion... I would not want Kessel on NYI and have that team become a powerhouse. Ideally I would aim to trade him to the west. But that's just my opinion. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Mcost61 He was playing inspired by that kid who they signed to a one day contract

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Ze_theLeafsFan Up 1-0 McKegg with the 1st period goal. I haven't been watching, at work checking online.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win

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@hometeem do you mean to say you don't like that he called the Leafs a junior team?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set

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@NinetyThree Agreed. Unless the trade is totally lopsided in our favour I wouldn't trade the guy, Kadri either, there are some bright spots here. Bernier's play has dipped because he doesn't care... there's nothing to play for. Which is actually alarming because that's a very Maple Leafs thing to do.... I dunno. I would rather keep the guy versus trade him and then get back something we don't know about and have to assess... we kind of know what Bernier is already and this team needs some sort of stability.... it starts from the net and out IMO

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set

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Marlies getting closer... at the very least they are keeping pace. AHL playoffs will be incredibly beneficial to the young guys.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@Optimustic Kessel or Lupul. If Kessel is traded I want it out of the conference. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@DeclanK @FrankFerrant @Yaknowwhat Isn't he already getting $6m? 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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@Yaknowwhat I like him but not for the 7mill he and his agent will want

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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lol at all the talk about the ticket prices dropping for one day, still too expensive for my taste. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Xxxxxnew I guess having a single owner would also help this franchise, some stability would be a welcome change

3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@ProfessorRance What if we don't get those young assets this off-season? It may take some more time for the right deal to come along. I wouldn't trade Phaneuf or Kessel just to trade them... the return has to make sense. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Lol Gardiner feeling bad about taking away what could have been Carricks 1st career goal

3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Ze_theLeafsFan well that kinda sucks 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs sign forward Casey Bailey out of college

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I think Horachek should temper his comments and attitude. He's a seatfiller he's taking this thing too seriously.

4 weeks ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto

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@DeclanK Booth

whoever it is they speak the truth 

4 weeks ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto

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@Zep2 It's nice to know that there is still hockey that matters in Toronto

4 weeks ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto

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I don't know who he is but I like it. 

4 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nikita Soshnikov to 3-year Entry-Level Deal

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@peterbleafs JVR is a 30 goal scorer who is just entering his prime.... no matter what way you look at it. He's not soft that's Mason Raymond you are thinking of.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@HHT @FrankFerrant @peterbleafs @MLHS_Luke If we trade JVR we keep Kessel. Can't trade both those guys if you ask me (which you didn't)

4 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@HHT @peterbleafs @MLHS_Luke wait.... so you want to trade a young player who is on a cheap deal for another 3-4 years for a player who will potentially take 3-4 years to develop and is not a guaranteed 60 point player? and if they get to that to point they will command more $$

I would only trade JVR if its an absolute steal. He is one of the best players in the league when you take his cap number into consideration

Tavares, Stamkos, Pacioretty are in there with him as far as value

4 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Pent_House I suspect many of them made extra by working gigs like construction sites, they get like $60-$80 an hour to just stand there.

1 month ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Savo43 @Builder Lego I was thinking that for a while too... seems like we'd need to take salary back so a top prospect and a roster player along with that pick. 

1 month ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@RememberSalming @sniperstar It's not a big deal. I know people who worked for the Marlies and the stories they told me about Kadri when he was there were no different than any other young rich kid in Toronto. I've heard of hockey guys doing worse. Just the maturing process for a young man, glad to see Shanahan come out and talk about it.

1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles

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@mtommy

I 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

1 month, 1 week ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@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 

1 month, 1 week ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@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. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@deedrag Stamkos and Tavares were prime targets but the organization had too much pride.... 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4

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@TuckerForPunishment This man speaks the truth.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact

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@Marleafs They came so close against Norfolk a few years back... I still remember that goal that went in after the puck took a weird bounce off the end-boards, which should have been an icing to begin with. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact

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