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@Geoff Hamer Thanks for the feedback.

We're reasonably technically proficient, but we're beholden to the Hangout technology... It's finicky at the best of times, but in this case someone's (or multiple) bad connections, or the Hangout itself, was causing major glitches last night which we've never experienced before. Kind of hard to salvage, because we're just ripping the audio from the Hangout replay to make it into a podcast format.

And true, it'd be nice if everyone had a top quality mic, but we're not in a studio. Michael bought one on his own accord but it's a lot to ask of guests.

Hope you listen in again next time when it should be better.

10 hours, 7 minutes ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Season 2 Episode 1 with Rob Vollman

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@Yaknowwhat @Alec Brownscombe It was fine in latest version of Chrome on a Mac, so I didn't notice until you said something... flipped on my Windows virtual machine, loaded up Internet Explorer and woah... permanent loading + crashing. If it's loading fine in IE now (lol) we must be alright.

10 hours, 57 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus

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@Yaknowwhat load speed/crashes should be fixed.

The blog post pages will always be a tad slower to load because of the huge livefyre threads.

11 hours, 12 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus

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@Yaknowwhat Refresh and let me know if that's better. We were sent new ad codes and they seem to have hung up the page.

11 hours, 23 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus

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@T K O @Anthony Petrielli Analytics aren't concerned with just goal production over shorter samples as someone just watching might be (thus the point on MacKinnon). Think you're looking at this backwards.

23 hours, 20 minutes ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Season 2 Episode 1 with Rob Vollman

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Hangout coming up at 6.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs face banged-up Blue Jackets tomorrow

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@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Burtonboy Now now, assumptions aren't cool. And I don't think anything untoward went down.

2 days ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0

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Do not understand how Lupul still has 3 points. Could easily be PPG.

2 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)

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@gjdevlin It's not an orgy if no one scores

2 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)

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What the hell was that 5 on 3

2 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)

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How many posts has Lupul hit... 

2 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)

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3/4 lines looking pretty good.. Wonder who's centering that 2nd line? lol

3 days ago on GDT: Game #9, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN 4)

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@Jay_Berg His parody of the McConaughey Lincoln commercials was amazing

3 days, 6 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Randy is sneaky

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@MaxwellHowe @Alec Brownscombe Carlyle's awful though. Before committing to another 5+ years of terrible, it's a worth a shot. Why not?

3 days, 23 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@JWaterdrager @Alec Brownscombe @FloorHockeyFlopper Ah. Didn't hear the original quote. 

3 days, 23 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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Agree the issues are beyond just Carlyle but you kind of have to fire him and see how the team looks for a bit before shipping out major pieces. Probably doesn't change the team dramatically for the better, but you have to see.

4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@FloorHockeyFlopper @Alec Brownscombe Yes, it's generally meant to refer to how your players are playing without the puck or ball when a teammate has the puck or ball.

4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@FloorHockeyFlopper @Alec Brownscombe Often hear it in soccer, the phrase "moving off the ball" to provide options and play at pace.

Leafs forwards can't stand flat footed at the blueline and stare at their D. Either leads to easy turnovers or that terrible play they make way too often where a forward stands still and redirects a puck in deep when they have no pace and little chance of retrieving it.
Top line is really guilty of it in particular, and all 3 of them can skate when they play the right way

4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@Burtonboy @Alec Brownscombe @FloorHockeyFlopper Sometimes they play slow, but they're very capable of being a fast team. 

4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@FloorHockeyFlopper Probably referring to the breakout. Leafs get flat footed and stand and wait an awful lot, with bad spacing, especially last game.

Leafs have a bunch of good skaters but aren't playing a good speed game right now.

4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@mike_84 Keep Lupul imo, unless we're doing a scorched earth rebuild. Even then, depends on what we're getting back. 

4 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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An evening Monday notebook from AP coming up in a little bit.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@peterbleafs @T K O Yeah, waiving Phaneuf. That's a constructive solution.

4 days, 5 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

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@Cameron19 @deedrag Gardiner just needed a good spankin' as a kid and everything would've been OK!

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@deedrag Players like Gardiner and Kadri are of the same generation of the Toews and Kanes. Unless something changed drastically between 1989 and 1990...

4 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@wendelsfist I don't think there's anything to it

4 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@whalz @Alec Brownscombe They should leave him down with the Marlies for a solid chunk of time rather than bring him up into this shit show.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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Tweeted out the pic of McLaren and Loov on the Leafs.com roster... People seem to be saying they've been on there a little while now.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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24 hrs later, I'd like to reiterate re: this team


http://i.imgur.com/Ad8kl3F.jpg

4 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats @Alec Brownscombe You have no clue if Kessel is more overweight than when he started last season blazing hot. You have no clue if he skated more or less than he did that offseason, or more or less than the average NHLer does in the offseason, or what his workout habits were like. This is just spouting off out of anger.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@wiski Not sure the point here from Howard. Professional athletes make crazy money and not all of them play on winning teams.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Burn_the_Loov_Boats Leiweke was talking about Defoe, so we can drop that stuff.

5 days, 2 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Yan28 @Alec Brownscombe @Jerkball He is what he is, with a little room to grow still. I don't mind him making the comments he made, I thought his effort was fine.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Jerkball Kadri's effort wasn't in question tonight. He's just not at, probably never will be, Bergeron's level.

And that's a massive overreaction and overpayment. 

5 days, 19 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@loomx @Alec Brownscombe @MaxwellHowe I take some pride in being loyal to the hometown team through thick and thin. I love Leafs Nation, best fan base in the world.

When this team figures it out, and they will at some point eventually, it'll be way sweeter for people who stuck by it than those who start hopping bandwagons. Don't have much respect for the latter type of fandom.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@docmma Losing going into the 3rd, he's gonna play more in hopes of creating something.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@leaffaninSK Again... management brings in the best players, too. You act like these players took the ACC dressing room over by force.

If you want to keep a management team that makes poor decisions in place you'll consistently been disappointed in the players for the rest of your life.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yan28 @Alec Brownscombe @wendelsfist Just pick games when he actually plays awful so there's more credibility.

That's my theory on any player btw.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@loomx @MaxwellHowe I am. There's a proud tradition of suffering for them to inherit, as I did from my father.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yan28 @Alec Brownscombe @wendelsfist Not saying I'm not concerned about the contract or his play in the last 6 months. I am.

True, looked bad on the goal after Gardiner's initial screw up, but he's not been the problem the past few games, and I take offense to him being the default fallback scapegoat after every loss.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yan28 @wendelsfist No, he's not, obviously. And in fact, he's played a good last 3 games overall.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@leaffaninSK That's fair to an extent. Just don't get the logic to separating it into management vs players. All in this together, all share blame, but the buck ultimately stops at the management level.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Bruffins @loomx You think you'll live to 92 while watching 70 more years of this?

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@docmma @Alec Brownscombe I'm just saying that we often fall back onto "heart" and "character" as the primary faults of the roster when the team likely just isn't talented or deep enough, at least not in the most crucial areas of the roster. And the baby often gets thrown out with the bathwater. 

5 days, 20 hours ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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