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@mcloki Looks like he found his tie rack. Finally.

6 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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They are aware they Reimer tweaked his groin in practice, right? He was scheduled to play tonight.

6 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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Were they chanting lets go Raptors?

6 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Mattmark Scratched for Smith tonight, by the sounds of it.

6 days, 7 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Optimustic And against their backup. :-D

6 days, 7 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@wendelsfist And then it was like a new team in the playoffs. Getzlaf and Perry took over.

6 days, 7 hours ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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@MaxwellHowe @Ian from Etobicoke @Savo43 Finn is a rookie, how can he regress? Biggs isn't a good player and if they are leaning on Broll for production, they are in trouble.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @wendelsfist @Ian from Etobicoke The Marlies weren't supposed to make the playoffs last year, went to the conference finals and weren't dominated every game like the Marlies are this year.

The way that they are playing this year is extremely concerning. 

They were outshot 49 to 12 against Utica the other night.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@wendelsfist @Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke The irony is that the possession king's team is last in possession in the AHL.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke It's called a discussion, I'm in no way trolling. You're moving around wingers on a team that is in dire need of centers. You traded a 1st line winger for a UFA defenceman with serious concussion problems.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke Use your words. Let's talk this out.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke No problem. BTW: It's *insight*

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@MaxwellHowe @Ian from Etobicoke @Savo43 But he's responsible for filling out the roster and the players he used to fill out the roster are bad.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke @wendelsfist Their best players are on the team.
They've lost nothing to the Leafs.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @wendelsfist @Ian from Etobicoke Shot differential over the course of a season shows who is controlling the play and is extremely important. Your eyes are doing a poor job with the amount of observational bias you're exhibiting. The Marlies are a tire fire and Dubas put the team together. With no prospects in the pipeline, Burke and Poulin put together a winning team and culture.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke 

That's a hilarious scapegoat. In the shortened season, the Leafs had 8 Marlie players on their team and still went to the Calder Cup finals.

Dubas loaded the team up with complete junk and they can't compete in the AHL anymore.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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Having a good year on an absolutely awful Marlies squad. Marlies have been in the hunt every year now and the first year that Dubas takes over, they are the worst they've been in quite a few years.

6 days, 10 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Mcost61 @Ian from Etobicoke @Forever17 @wendelsfist @traNsplantEdneWfie He's going to be a high-end 2C and we're lucky to have him on the team.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Mcost61 @Forever17 @Ian from Etobicoke @wendelsfist @traNsplantEdneWfie 

Sure! What not? Kadri, at 24, is going to turn into an elite player and win a Selke! 

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@MaxwellHowe Didn't leave him when he was in Toronto.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Forever17 @Ian from Etobicoke @traNsplantEdneWfie Don't be surprised when you're disappointed.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@traNsplantEdneWfie Doug Gilmour was the best player in the world for a stretch. Kadri is a 2nd line center. I think you need to temper your expectations.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Cameron19 @Ian from Etobicoke @Armchair GM Where is the hint or underlying belief inferred here?

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Cameron19 @Armchair GM 

Mike Babcock's immediate future in the NHL doesn't involve the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Babcock severed ties with his former team on Wednesday night, rejecting a one-year extension offer from new general manager Brian Burke.

"I'm not going back to Anaheim," Babcock said Thursday from his off-season home in Emma Lake, Sask., before leaving for the golf tournament. "Coaching in this league is a fit. They didn't know me good enough obviously to offer me more than one year and I respect that."

There are rumours Babcock, who led the Ducks to the 2003 Stanley Cup finals, is poised to take over the head-coaching job in Detroit.

"Bobby Brett, my advisor, has assured me that I will coach in the league," said Babcock, whose two-year deal with the Ducks expired on June 30.

Burke, who was hired by new Mighty Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli last month, made his offer last week and gave Babcock until Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET to decide.

When Babcock's advisor asked for more money or a deadline extension, Burke refused.

"He came back and gave us two chances to extend the deadline or sweeten the pot and I said flat 'No' both times – with a considerable amount of emphasis and profanity," Burke said.

The Ducks GM said he has already begun the search for a new coach.

Babcock, 42, helped lead the Ducks on a remarkable run to the finals in his first year as head coach, but didn't make the playoffs the next year.

In his two years in Anaheim, he compiled a 69-76-19 record.

He also led Canada to gold in the 2004 world hockey championship in Prague, taking over the head-coaching job the day before the tournament opener when Joel Quenneville became ill.

The Wings haven't officially said anything about Babcock at this point, but Dave Lewis's contract expired on June 30. 

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/babcock-says-goodbye-to-mighty-ducks-1.536134

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Cameron19 @Armchair GM He offered him a 1 year extension and Babcock told him to GFY

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@martyzylstra There's a good deal of merit to it all. Leafs are 1st in shooting% and their save % over the last little while is off the charts. Two things middling teams never want to lead in. 

On top of that, the shots against counts are getting back up to last year's levels, which has proven to be unsustainable. They were playing some good hockey for stretches this year. Just need to get back to that.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@.Kong. @Ian from Etobicoke @dlb, just dlb 

Leafs are the faster team. They were tired and had no legs.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Robbies 

AP: Let’s take a look at a few of the guys who you previously drafted — Frederik Gauthier, his numbers weren’t worse than last year, but he hasn’t necessarily progressed as hoped. I thought he might take a step offensively and not have around the same numbers. What happened with him, do you think?

DM: One of the things I think happens following your draft year — I just don’t think he had the proper time to train. I think he went from his season, to the U18s, to the combine, to the draft, to the development camp, to the world junior camp, to his own junior camp, to the regular season, to the world juniors, and I don’t think he had enough time to really train and work on certain aspects of his game. We’re hopeful this year that he is going to push the envelope a little more offensively and hopefully his numbers will reflect that. You just look at the year after a kid gets drafted and quite often it’s not quite what you wanted it to be. Some of them get hurt because they don’t get the proper time to train. In some ways, he’s obviously gotten a little bigger and a little stronger, and you can see his skating has improved — I was really happy with what I saw from him last week. Hopefully he’s going to start really pushing the envelope, and this is the year he starts to make those strides in the offensive direction that we’d like him to make. I know he’s committed, so we’re anxious to see.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@dlb, just dlb They were late to pucks all night and couldn't get the puck off Detroit. Wasn't a lack of effort, they just couldn't catch them.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@MaxwellHowe @Jmessih Getting rid of a player who's 6'3, 225lbs, can skate and who's most frequent line mates (by a mile) were Orr & McLaren. Why not see what you have with him with NHL players on his line?

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@Jmessih He'll get claimed quickly.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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@dlb, just dlb @Ian from Etobicoke 6'3, 225lbs, skates well, cycles well, really good on the boards, doesn't take shifts off. Hasn't been afforded the same opportunities as Panik and has better offensive tools than him, IMHO. For a team as soft as the Leafs, he adds more muscle into the lineup. I'd keep him and wait for an injury to get him back into the lineup. Leafs have been lucky with injuries so far at forward.

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday

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