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@deedrag @SatsMundin that would be a great deal for us, although I'm not sure COL would take it, maybe if they lost Stastny, didn't want to pay ROR and wanted to trade him for a replacement centre. It would be smart to sell high on Bozak right now, he lucked his way to a high shooting percentage this year, and will not have a PPG near as good as he had this year. Getting anything of value for him is a win.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on (Monday Mashup) Keeping an Eye on Colorado
@deedrag Man, ROR is 5x the hockey player Bozak will ever be.. He had a bit of an off year from a possession standpoint, but is still 1000x better than Blowzak.
@Bruffins @SatsMundin Corsi has been shown to correlate more to future victories than victories themselves. They certainly aren't the be all end all but as you said, it's absurd that the Leafs didn't spend a dime of their analytics budget. In a cap league, the richesty teams have to use their resources outside of player salaries to give themselves a competitive advantage and the fact that hte leafs didnt even look into it is absolutely unbelievable.
5 months, 1 week ago on Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition
@Bruffins @SatsMundin LOL, I'm aware. I said it during the last summer, to defend Grabo and Mac A, and noone had any of it. I was laughed out of the forum. Look how that worked out.
I came back in January, predicting our demise and was again laughed out of the forum. I think people will start to see the light soon. Many I'm sure deny adv stats because they know the Leafs don't use them and don't want to think that what the Leafs are doing is stupid. But with Shanahan embracing them, and (hopefully) a new coach who does too, I think people will turn around on the issue.
@Bruffins @SatsMundin Tom Renney is certainly up there.. Rangers had great possession numbers under him, and he's been working under the very best in Babcock the last couple of years.
@Bruffins @SatsMundin yeah, the man is clearly an idiot. I'm really hoping McKenzie's right and he's fired in the next few days. That is one of the 15,000 reasons he should be fired.
@lukethenuke @Bruffins @SatsMundin this is exactly what I wanted to do. It's looking more and more like the Biggs pick was just a wash, doesn't seem like there are gonna be too many really good players in the 5 or so picks directly behind him. I liked our strategy of taking late-birthday guys and hope we continue that this year, and maybe bring it in to the first round. Really hoping we go high risk/reward with this pick.
@Bruffins @SatsMundin exactly. I was really hoping we'd take someone with 1st/2nd line potential. This year, I really hope we take a home run swing in the first round and avoid going after yet another lower ceiling player. Thanks to Randy, we've got another high pick and I hope we can use it well.. Ehlers would be really nice.
@Komas Taberle @SatsMundin Biggs looks horrible in the AHL, but you're right, Gauthier likely will be in the NHL.. However, we already have plenty of 3rd/4th line prospects, and I would have much preferred to take a higher ceiling prospect, even if it required a riskier player like Petan or Shinkaruk.
@Bruffins @SatsMundin To be honest, I wanted to take a higher risk/reward type player.. Shinkaruk or Petan was my hope.
Wow. Great to see. Looks like Johnson can make up for the dud Gauthier pick much like Leivo hopefully will make up for the dud Biggs pick. Also good to see Nilsson was in the running, our scouting in Sweden seems to be doing well, although the jury is still out on these guys.
All aboard the Hire DeBoer and Don't Draft Haydn Fleury Trains.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on And that’s a wrap
@theacs1966 I love that 2 of the games we got shut out so there's literally no chance you can blame either game on him.
People complaining about Reilly-Gardiner - LOL @ YOU
8 months, 2 weeks ago on GDT: Devils at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)
Let's get the inevitable "We would've won with Bolland" comments ready for later tonight...
@wendelsfist @SatsMundin @Bobsyouruncle @DWCMLHS our goaltending is (and should stay) above average, which will allow us to be slightly better than our differential would suggest. However, our goalies have regressed lately and are more likely to play like they have in the last 30 games than th first 15, and our shootin% is likely to continue regressing and bringing us further down.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game 46, Capitals 3 vs. Leafs 2
@wendelsfist @SatsMundin @Bobsyouruncle @DWCMLHS OK, I;m done trying to help you understand. Just don't say I didn't tell you so when Bolland comes back and we still miss the playoffs (as long as Dirty Randy is here)
@wendelsfist @SatsMundin @Bobsyouruncle @DWCMLHS hilarious. You clearly don't understand the concept of regression. A bad corsi last year may have allowed luck to fuel us to victory, but the underlying corsi is more indicitive of FUTURE success than wins. This means it predicted (rightly) that we would suck this year. We got off to a lucky start again and are currently REGRESSING to where we should be. You're right, 45 games is too small a sample, and this current sample OVERESTIMATES how good the Leafs are. Our luck will continue to regress and we will continue to slide in the future.
@Burtonboy tell me this: What is your excuse gonna be if (when) Bolland comes back and we still suck? Are you going to finally admit it then, or is it gonna be "because someone stole on of Clarkson's waterbottles'?
@Burtonboy If Bozak has such a big impact why have we lost 4 in a row with that god in our lineup? Wake up man.
@Bobsyouruncle @DWCMLHS when Bolland and Bozak were injured it was "we'll be good once Bozak is back." now that Bozak's back and we STILL suck, it 's "once both are back we'll miraculously resurrect our season' .. keep drinking the kool aid boys, you're just setting yourself for classic Leaf disapppointment
@Burtonboy @loomx @Gozo @DWCMLHS LOL YOUR DEFENSE OF 'WE'RE NOT AS DEEP' JUST PROVES WE ARE WORSE. Losing Bozak and Bolland shouldn't have 25% of the effect losing ONE of Crosby or Malkin would had. Both players combined are worth 10% as much as one of those players
@Burtonboy @DWCMLHS LOL Crosby and Malkin out for one week is 1000x worse than losing Bolland for the year.. BOLLAND IS A SERVICEABLE 3RD LINER WHO HAD 15 GOOD GAMES FOR US, HE IS NOT THE SAVIOUR... yeesh, injuries are NOT at ALL a valid reason for this collapse. it is 100% on our luck running out, and our horrid possession numbers catching up tous.
We have had fewer injuries than the AVERAGE team, we've been LUCKY.. JVR, Kessel, Dion, Reimer and Bernier have been healthy ALL YEAR. THERE IS NO EXCUSE.
@darthNihilus @SatsMundin @Burtonboy @Wilbur yeah, the greatest Leaf ever was a goof alright. He wasn't on a bad contract, but he WAS untradeable like Bozak. Difference is that Sundin was untradeable by choice.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few
@Gozo @darthNihilus @SatsMundin @Burtonboy @Wilbur yeah, their next surprise will be when Bolland returns and is not in fact the second coming of Mark Messier
@darthNihilus @SatsMundin @Burtonboy @Wilbur he's got the second worst contract on the team, which fits the muskoka 5 mold
@Burtonboy @Wilbur Carlye, Carlyle, Clarkson, Bozak, Carlyle
@darthNihilus @SatsMundin @mr_hanie Can't I post at both?
@mr_hanie lol they should be because they're RIGHT
Seriously hoping for a 5-0 loss to the caps tomorrow and having a Grabbo hat trick be the final straw in Carlyle's tenure, as Guillet said on twitter
I love the reaction of all the fans in that picture
@Murph2417 @Wilbur @SatsMundin lol not what I was going for my friend.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – January 8
@darthNihilus @SatsMundin someone was arguing JVR doesn't have the "heart" of Lupul and is weaker defensively which is HILARIOUS. Anyone who likes CarLYLE is an idiot in my books. And I have nothing wrong with Bernier, just with the people who said that he deserved to start more than Reimer last game, and that Reimer played himself out of the start. Bernier was clearly getting starter's treatment.
@hoolihan @ProfessorRance good possession play for a fourth liner while here, not to mention 15 pts in14 AHL games
some Carlyle/Lupul and Bernier lovers on here have the IQ of a bag of hammers.
if only Bozak could be out for 7-10 years...
11 months, 1 week ago on Game in 10: Game #12, Maple Leafs 4 vs. Penguins 1
1 year, 1 month ago on <!--:en-->Thursday Morning Mashup: Gauthier Shows Well<!--:-->
@daveybolland @SatsMundin @Uncle Otis @Biltmore if you read you'll notice is that I said it would be the ONE PART that'll be nice
1 year, 2 months ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->
@Uncle Otis @Biltmore the one part that will be nice once we tank next season will be seeing all the leafs fans who drank the kool aid and made fun of the "nerds" cry and make excuses or come to the dark side.
@Belfour20 @SatsMundin @Xxxxxnew if 5.25 is a discount for clarkson, im done
1 year, 2 months ago on Dave Morrison Interview: Maple Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting
dont know if this was posted yet but it's a great article about franson
Nonis really screwed the pooch on this one
@Xxxxxnew I realize fully that points aren't everything, but it's pretty sad that the leafs are balking at giving him 4M after giving Clarkson (who had 5 less points as a forward and with more pp time) 5.25M and Bozak (ditto, albeit with more pts than clarkson, but while playing with Phil fucking Kessel) 4.2M
@Xxxxxnew not saying he's worth that much at all, I was saying it was easily enough to sign him
@MattmarkThis is Nonis paying for his awful signings. Had he kept Grabo, and let Bozak walk, he would have saved himself $2.55M altogether by buying out Liles instead. If he had done that, and then not given away Frattin + a 2nd for a minor upgrade at backup goalie, he could have also saved himself another $2M having Scrivens over Bernier. That would be $4.55M in extra savings to sign Franson, with IMO a better roster, but nope, Nonis had to make this his team. This doesn't even consider the savings he could have had by not spending a bajillion dollars on Clarkson. Dark days ahead friends.
@playoff nut @SatsMundin too slow, and unskilled.. We have Clarkson to bring toughness now (if not than there is no reason we should be paying him 2M more than Mac) so I don't think his enforcement is really needed
1 year, 2 months ago on <!--:en-->Paul Ranger Signs with the Leafs<!--:-->
hopefully we get Franson long term soon and let Fraser walk, our D to start next year would then be:-
Granburg, Rielly, Blacker
Hopefully by the deadline, Liles can play his way into being traded at the deadline to a team desperate for a veteran d-man, and then one of blacker, granburg or rielly can step up
@-Keon- yeah, just by my count im saying
@-Keon- Bozak, Clarkson, Grabo, Mac, Bernier.. he seems to go on streaks with me haha, hopefully this is a long one on the good side lol
@Jmessih first was resigning Gunnar
@-Keon- not in a row though