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@Hammertownleaffan @Alec Brownscombe @Bruffins Lots of working it low to high and taking big slappers in this league. Scary without a mask or a jock on.

11 hours, 35 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@Hammertownleaffan @Alec Brownscombe @Bruffins It isn't cheap to play, so I'll pretend it's a necessary part of league fees.

11 hours, 36 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@Hammertownleaffan @Alec Brownscombe @Bruffins Haha, intense eh? It seems like unnecessary effort but they have a guy with a laptop tracking shots between benches. Actually had shot attempts available one game but not since.

11 hours, 38 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@Jmessih Do the big-time AS folks like Phaneuf again now?

11 hours, 55 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@Pent_House About 5'7-5'8? Dark hair? Tearing through page after page writing notes about the Leafs down furiously?

11 hours, 56 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@Bruffins @Alec Brownscombe Been trying to model it after Leo Komarov. Drew a penalty tonight after pissing someone off and getting thrown into the back of the net.

12 hours, 3 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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Outshot the other team 50-20 in ball hockey and lost 9-8 tonight.


A good reminder of the Toskala years -- at least we have good goaltending boys.

12 hours, 6 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@dlb Mad @Alec Brownscombe Well this appears to be the difference between us. You try to explain away things Carlyle does whereas I don't have much faith in the decision maker's competency, or at least, that the game hasn't passed him by.

2 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@dlb Mad @Alec Brownscombe Think the point of the comment was that the score of the game lended itself nicely to keeping the minutes from getting out of control when the Leafs play tomorrow night. 4 line hockey becomes important in b2b situations, surely you agree.


You don't like some of our lower roster options, fine, but the point is, we signed a whack of depth forwards with the idea of building a 4th line for reasons like this... and Carlyle hasn't really given it a chance.


I agree to an extent the likes of Panik and Holland haven't really earned it in the icetime they have been given. I do wish we would have seen more rotation (why hasn't Ashton played a game? And yes, would've been nice to see Carrick) in order to stick to the gameplan of building a working 4th line rather than abandoning it so quickly.

2 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@dlb Mad Not bittersweet at all. Very sweet when we win.

The funny part is thinking that one win seven games into the season in which the top line lit it up means we ignore everything that played out last season, when the top line experienced obvious burnout. Process is important.

We're just going by what Shanahan and Nonis have said -- we want to be a four line team. Carlyle doesn't seem to agree.

I also am just fundamentally opposed to 7D. I really don't like the idea of mixing and matching d partners throughout a game, but that's more just a personal opinion. 

2 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@fromtoronto Go to bed Damien Cox.

2 days, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@Fish Head We're too good, don't need one

2 days, 14 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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At least the goal seems to have gone to the legs of the top line

And more good PK'ing from Winnik, Komarov and Holland

2 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @Alec Brownscombe @Cameron19 @DeclanK Really obvious the team's only hope is to roll 4 lines with some speed and skill on each. This is garbage roster management.

2 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@T K O Not Hitler... just bad at his job.

2 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Cameron19 @Alec Brownscombe @DeclanK  Obsessed with line matching without a line that can match up with top lines. Interesting.

2 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@DeclanK Hahaha. Some things never change.

2 days, 15 hours ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@vinoa @Mcost61 @newkb Hahaha, I like it. It's like when someone says "no offense" and then tears a strip off of you and destroys your dignity. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@Bruffins That's the number one thing that chart from MimicoHero tells me.

They have to do a dramatic mix up of the top line and top 6. Time to get creative, we've seen for long enough, dating back to last season, that this isn't going to produce winning hockey.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@mr_hanie @Alec Brownscombe Seems reasonable. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@Mcost61 @vinoa @newkb Not so much "defensive guys" per se, just good two-way possession players.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@mr_hanie Typical in the sense that Leafs fans always do this to their top talent -- team's flawed? start with obsessing over the weaknesses of the best parts of the team! Yes, those are what's holding us back.. definitely.


Kessel hasn't been good enough in the first 6 games, absolutely. But this shit is ridiculous. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@mr_hanie K, this is getting stupid.

Kessel has his flaws, no doubt. 

But he needs to have a better defensive center or a winger on the other side who isn't just as weak defensively as he is.
Only they can't put up 35-40 goals, 80 points year in, year out.

To compare him to Yakupov is a joke and typical of this fan base.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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From @MimicoHero 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@NotSince67 My guide's not telling me it's subject to blackout (it does for regional sportsnet games), but I'm worried too.

3 days, 9 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@ninepaces Just chatting with AP and Declan and these lines came up


Lupul-Bozak-Kessel
JVR-Kadri-Clarkson
Komarov-Santo-Winnik
Ashton-Holland-Frattin


Takes Clarkson out of the only situation he's looked half decent in, but that's nice looking overall.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@wendelsfist At least Santorelli is miles > McClement

3 days, 15 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@Mcost61 @Burtonboy That was Bozak-Kessel / Franson-Rielly

3 days, 19 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

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@Burtonboy Funny you mention that-- it's the subject of today's mashup that got posted 10 seconds ago http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/10/20/monday-mashup-taking-toughs/

3 days, 19 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20

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@Jay_Berg Can't think of a skilled player who addresses our needs less, really, than Yakupov

4 days, 12 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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Convenient place to find your Leafs player advanced stats (menu above) - http://mapleleafshotstove.com/statistics (Updated daily)

and your prospect statistics - http://mapleleafshotstove.com/statistics/leafs-prospect-statistics/ (Updated less frequently)

4 days, 12 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@loomx Yeah, that's the more realistic scenario. I just enjoy the thought of Carrick being on the team because he deserved it out of camp.

4 days, 16 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@ingy56 Carrick time!

4 days, 16 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@NotSince67 @Alec Brownscombe Haha! Shoot me an email - brownscombealec@gmail.com

4 days, 17 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@NotSince67 How much? Gonna be picking up tix either way but might be interested.

4 days, 17 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Whalz Yeah, not sure what your point is here. How a team performs comes out in the wash with these numbers. It's not like the Leafs' corsi or fenwick numbers are good right now even if they're marginally improved. 

It's true there's more than shot attempts that go into winning and losing games, if that's your point.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Game 6 Scoring Chances: DET 1 vs. TOR 0

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@Great Dane @Alec Brownscombe Must be your screen? We're seeing them as autofitted to the article.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Game 6 Scoring Chances: DET 1 vs. TOR 0

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@mtommy  Winnik and Santorelli will be effective possession players, too.

It's both good and kind of sad just how much Santorelli stands out in a good away among our C group right now.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game 6 Scoring Chances: DET 1 vs. TOR 0

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@mtommy There's also a cumulative chart for the season's totals down there at the bottom.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game 6 Scoring Chances: DET 1 vs. TOR 0

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@mike_84 Not to anyone watching the games

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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Individual games when it comes to Corsi mean little but still couldn't help but notice Phaneuf with 20% ZS finished with 67% CF. Looked like he did reasonably well scoring chance wise too.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game 6 Scoring Chances: DET 1 vs. TOR 0

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@Coldincowtown Thanks buddy. Kind of you to say.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

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@Loric76 @Alec Brownscombe Yeah but it's a LOT of shits

5 days, 11 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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It's a one man show with me on the game review tonight, so pardon the delay.. Posting soon

5 days, 11 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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And, of course, Gustavsson gets the shutout.

5 days, 12 hours ago on Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

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