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"Cam Charron is a blogger who relied on math and simple logic to explain why it would be a mistake to sign David Clarkson."

http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nhl/maple-leafs-embrace-change-by-putting-extraskaters-in-front-office

3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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@Dogger Cam Charron wrote the absolute worst analytics, or articles in general, in the hockey blogosphere. He was simply peerless in his bullshit. He's a fucking moron of the highest order.

3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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New thread up

4 days, 7 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas on Brady & Walker

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@LN-093 @Ian from Etobicoke @totalrebuild LOL - what the fuck are you talking about? I was being sarcastic. Of course the entire team is banged up. 

I'm saying you suggesting there were no injuries because they weren't reported is nonsensical garbage, "buddy".

4 days, 13 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas on Brady & Walker

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@LN-093 @Ian from Etobicoke @totalrebuild Funny how there were no reports of injuries out of 23 man roster in a contact sport over 82 games at locker cleanout day.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas on Brady & Walker

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@LN-093 @Ian from Etobicoke @totalrebuild Keep making streams of uninformed posts, sir. 

4 days, 13 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas on Brady & Walker

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@LN-093 @totalrebuild No players are allowed to complain or report about injuries. 

Organizational motto: "No complaints, no excuses" 

You'll notice that when JVR was playing with a broken wrist last year, they asked him in the exit interviews if he was injured and he said he's not talking about it. 

4 days, 14 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas on Brady & Walker

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@Ghost of Toskala Fuck the jets, fuck the whiteout. 

4 days, 23 hours ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas on Brady & Walker

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@gda Kadri is exactly the player he is right now. He was drafted 7 years ago and he's slow with a weak release, great hands and is always going to be inconsistent and unable to play D very well.

5 days, 13 hours ago on Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Xxxxxnew HE'LL JUST GO AND OFFER SHEET SHEA WEB... eer

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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@Jay31 1 Cup, 1 Cup Final Appearance, 1 Presidents Trophy while he's been there.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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@nrandreycharles Completely 100% agree. Just like the Mats Sundin tribute night. Really enjoyed that game. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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@LoovTrain When I hear people ask about "who will our wingers be?" if we trade Phil Kessel, I think of William Nylander, Connor Brown and Andreas Johnson and I think: "all of these non-NHL players with high chances of busting out will definitely make the team one day and replace an elite sniper who has been outscored by about 4-5 players in the world over the past 4 seasons"

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bernier – “I’d love to stay here and for a long time obviously”

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@Cameron19 @WereRiellyDoingThis

Also would like to point out that the best player on the team sets the tone and the best player on this team is notorious for poor practice (and game) habits. He sets the tone and is defacto Captain whether he likes it or not.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@Cameron19 @WereRiellyDoingThis @Coldincowtown

Everyone forgets that Mark Messier, "The Best Captain of All Time" was run out of Vancouver for being shit and was called a poor leader. 

The Captain in hockey is the biggest farce ever.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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  • Players cut December 16/04, following Canada's Selection Camp:

  • Devan Dubnyk, Calgary, AB.
    Kamloops (WHL)/Edmonton Oilers
  • Kevin Nastiuk, Edmonton, AB.
    Medecine Hat (WHL)/Carolina Hurricanes
  • Mike Green, Calgary, AB
    Saskatoon (WHL)/Washington Capitals
  • Alexandre Picard, Gatineau, QC
    Halifax (QMJHL)/Philadelphia Flyers
  • Kyle Quincey, Kleinberg, ON
    Mississauga (OHL)/Detroit Red Wings
  • David Bolland, Mimico, ON
    London (OHL)/Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dustin Boyd, Winnipeg, MB
    Moose Jaw (WHL)/Calgary Flames
  • Eric Fehr, Winkler, MB
    Brandon (WHL)/Washington Capitals
  • Stefan Meyer, Fox Valley, SK
    Medecine Hat (WHL)/Florida Panthers
  • Ryan Stone, Calgary, AB
    Brandon (WHL)/Pittsburgh Penguins

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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Stumbled upon this yesterday. Best WJC Team ever.

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

2005 Team Roster

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Jeremy Colliton, Sidney Crosby, Nigel Dawes, Stephen Dixon, Colin Fraser, Ryan Getzlaf, Andrew Ladd, Clarke MacArthur, Corey Perry, Mike Richards, Anthony Stewart
Defensemen: Cam Barker, Shawn Belle, Braydon Cobourn, Dion Phaneuf, Brent Seabrook, Danny Syvret, Shea Weber
Goalies: Jeff Glass, Réjean Beauchemin
Head Coach: Brent Sutter


2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@Mitch92 @Ian from Etobicoke @peterbleafs

Yup. It's a one man show. The entire team has checked out, save for he, maybe Booth (who is playing for his career), Rielly and Kadri (to a lesser degree).

Kessel, Bozak, JVR, Lupul - every last one of them folded up shop in January and that's your leadership group.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@Dogger FLA was given the green light to spend whatever they needed last year from new ownership. Not a cap floor team any longer.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@peterbleafs @Ian from Etobicoke I love the "make the guy that never plays Captain 'cause he talks good" slant. A classic.

Lupul has fucked off and got benched +played 4th line mins because he wasn't trying.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@peterbleafs @Ian from Etobicoke Are you aware that Lupul was nearly traded to LA & MTL last year and STL & MTL this year?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@dlbu dlbu E She works with all the players and prospects. It's up to them to keep coming back to her.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@peterbleafs


Repost: 

Stripping a captain of his C is a bush league move and stupid. He's leading the team the best he can, but it takes many players in your room... usually the top 5 players on the team.. to lead the team. Dion, Phil, Lupul, JVR and Naz. 

Phil is a malcontent, JVR has fucked off the whole season and is playing disgracefully, Lupul is out the door/getting benched, and Kadri just got suspended by the team for 3 games because he can't get his shit together off the ice and is immature. 

Wonder why the team has leadership issues? Oh, and the President and GM haven't shown their face all season in the face of controversy after controversy; their team being dragged through the mud by media, fans and other teams. Leiweke quit because the board is dysfunctional and it's so bad, that they can't even get people to interview for his job, let alone hire someone, so they had to beg him to stay around.

Dion's rushing the puck, getting shots off, blowing guys up with huge hits and is in the top 30 in fights in the league this year (even after breaking his hand). He's doing all anyone wants or asks of him right now and he gets a slow clap. He's busting his balls by playing committed on a season that's worthless, being a good leader and showing a good example on the ice. Everything you want in a Captain.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

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@WereRiellyDoingThis @Cameron19 @Knights2Leafs They're good players on a poorly constructed team and are taking the brunt of the team's shortcomings. Nonis didn't a shit job surrounding them with good players. Dion still hasn't played with a top pairing defenceman (maybe a little bit now with Rielly) and Kessel is playing with a 3rd line centre that can't drive or carry play. Kadri has had a lot of supporters in the organization and continues to exhibit good but not great play. 

Bad team so ship the good players out and pray and hope to draft players of same or better ilk. *shrugs*

3 weeks ago on GDT: Game 79, Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (7pm, HNIC)

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@HHT @deedrag had a really big WJC. 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@deedrag Rantanen is a center converted to winger. Hasn't played C in a while. 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs Prospect Update: 2014-15 Season Wrap

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@Jmessih he was having a nice year up until the team suspended him and then he got suspended by the league. Even since coming back, he's looks really engaged and has some jump in his step.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 78 Scoring Chances: Sabres 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@Coldincowtown @sniperstar @Jmessih It's just that the league is inundated with it right now and it will calm down and settle into the overall mix of analysis. Right now, there's a lot of "possession is the only thing that matters" which is wrong and shortsighted. Agree that it is taking some of the romance out of the game, but it happens in every single sport.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 78 Scoring Chances: Sabres 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@sniperstar @Jmessih

He's 100% dead serious. He thinks that Gardiner is elite defensively. He also thinks that Kadri is a top 10 1st line centre in the league and comparable to Giroux, Johansen, Sequin, Duchene, etc. 

https://twitter.com/SteveBurtch/status/565970560489099264 

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While I completely applaud him at trying to create metrics for defensive play (no one else has done this or attempted), dCorsi has some serious flaws in it. Corsi is plus/minus, but removed one step (shots are just precursors to goals). The advanced stats community turns their nose up to +/-, but Corsi is +/-, just with shots. WOWYs seem to be a good way to sort through some of the noise, but measuring defensive ability with shots for/against is assuming that shot quality and scoring chances don't exist, which we know they do. 

It's a good try, but it's a only a portion of the overall pie that makes up defensive play and has huge blind spots in it as an exclusively used metric of analysis. 

I'll also add that few know what they are taking about with good and bad defensive play. Last night, Greg Millen incorrectly assessing blame to Dion (who admittedly had a rough game) only goes to show how people that are paid good money to analyze hockey have a hard time figuring out what's right and what's wrong.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 78 Scoring Chances: Sabres 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3

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@Jmessih Sounds like I'm kidding, but it's actually a promotion to the Marlies. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game 78, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7:30 p.m., SN)

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Looks like Strome is ranked 3rd on ISS' rankings. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@Leafs2 Isles1 For a guy that etches "hard work" into the handle of his hockey sticks, I think Phaneuf would be the last person one would deride for a lack of effort. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1

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@sniperstar @Ian from Etobicoke I get why he's on the team, but he's not here based on merit and shouldn't be playing because of it. Just because the fans want to have a look at the new mystery box, doesn't mean he should be playing at all costs. 

The coaching staff sees him in practice every day and can make that determination.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@peterbleafs @Ian from Etobicoke

How much do you need to see from a guy? There's only so many evaluation criteria you need from a player. 

Can he skate? No. 

Can he shoot? yes.

Does he have hands? No

Does he have vision? No

Is he physical? No. 



3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@peterbleafs @Ian from Etobicoke @sniperstar You just start watching hockey this year? These guys have worked their whole life to play in the NHL and a guy who isn't as good as them just walked onto the team with no stripes on his shoulder. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@sniperstar @Ian from Etobicoke Don't agree with Cherry on the Leafs going after College Free Agents. I think that's just a good gamble to take on a player and the Leafs can flex their muscle a bit. 

I don't agree that Brown should be up because the Marlies are in a dog fight and he's their best player right now. 

There are other players on the Marlies that are probably grinding their teeth seeing a non-NHL player skating there with no track record. Should be on the Marlies.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Cameron19 @Ian from Etobicoke Saw I needed to see. Can't skate, no hands.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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Can't believe people are wringing their hands over Bailey getting scratched. He's junk. He wouldn't even be a standout on the Marlies.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on GDT: Game 77, Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)

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@Optimustic @Ian from Etobicoke @Buds Mackenzie It's nonsense. American top athletic talent plays football, basketball, baseball and now golf. Hockey is not on their radar.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Marlies Man @DeclanK Lowry: "You found her in bed with who?"

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Buds Mackenzie That's regurgitated Don Cherry bullshit, sir. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 76 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

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@Buds Mackenzie Ya, and these guys haven't done one trade combined between them, let alone pulling off a hero trade and trading into the top 2. Nonis has no balls, these guys don't have the experience. 

4 weeks ago on GDT: Game #76, Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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