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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 days, 4 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
@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 days, 5 hours ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)
@Mcost61 He was playing inspired by that kid who they signed to a one day contract
@Ze_theLeafsFan Up 1-0 McKegg with the 1st period goal. I haven't been watching, at work checking online.
3 days ago on Saturday Mashup: 3rd overall within reach, Cameranesi with 2-pt game in UMD regional semifinal win
@Pent_House hopefully he gets like 15+ mins of ice time
4 days, 22 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@North Kariya Great Name
@hometeem do you mean to say you don't like that he called the Leafs a junior team?
5 days, 4 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set
@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
@HHT Not if TML gives him that contract?
@Hollandaise I'd let Leivo season for a bit more.
@Burtonboy Nashville keep on slipping.... :)
Marlies getting closer... at the very least they are keeping pace. AHL playoffs will be incredibly beneficial to the young guys.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@Optimustic Kessel or Lupul. If Kessel is traded I want it out of the conference.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@DeclanK @FrankFerrant @Yaknowwhat Isn't he already getting $6m?
5 days, 18 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
@Yaknowwhat I like him but not for the 7mill he and his agent will want
5 days, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25
lol at all the talk about the ticket prices dropping for one day, still too expensive for my taste.
6 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Xxxxxnew I guess having a single owner would also help this franchise, some stability would be a welcome change
1 week ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@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.
Lol Gardiner feeling bad about taking away what could have been Carricks 1st career goal
@Ze_theLeafsFan well that kinda sucks
1 week, 2 days ago on Maple Leafs sign forward Casey Bailey out of college
@sniperstar @Savo43 @Marlies Man @Yaknowwhat Kulemin - Grabovski - Hagman
1 week, 3 days ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto
I think Horachek should temper his comments and attitude. He's a seatfiller he's taking this thing too seriously.
@DeclanK Boothwhoever it is they speak the truth
@Zep2 It's nice to know that there is still hockey that matters in Toronto
I don't know who he is but I like it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nikita Soshnikov to 3-year Entry-Level Deal
@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.
1 week, 5 days ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)
@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)
@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 considerationTavares, Stamkos, Pacioretty are in there with him as far as value
1 week, 6 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Leafs Eliminated from playoffs
@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.
2 weeks ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@OTL 3-9 ?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #70, Toronto Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@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.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game 70 Scoring Chances: Canucks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@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.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles
@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
3 weeks, 4 days 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
@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.
@deedrag Stamkos and Tavares were prime targets but the organization had too much pride....
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4
@TuckerForPunishment This man speaks the truth.
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago on Dave Nonis Post-Deadline Media Address