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What an interesting correlation between the Jonah Keri book and Dubas's/MGMT's possible course of action


Thanks Anthony

4 days, 4 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 28

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Haha! That picture of the 2008 worst jersey in franchise history is hilarious

4 days, 4 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 28

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JVR       Komarov   Kessel


Winnik     Kadri         Lupul  


Clarkson   Bozak      Santo  


Panik        Carrick     Orr/McClaren

4 days, 23 hours ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@docyqx @Mcost61 @deedrag That's why Id be down for E Stall at this point. It would just spike the dynamic of our team so much better


JVR            E. Stall         Lupul


Winnik       Bozak          Kessel


Nylander     Kadri          Komarov


Clarkson    Santorelli     Ashton

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

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@Yan28 Burke turned not out to be lawyer, not a prophet. Then again we didn't really let him finish the job, he was cut loose early

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

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Who knows, maybe players like Gardiner and Kessel do subconsciously require some enforcers in the lineup to play with less fear



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

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@Cameron19 @deedrag Was born in 1989 and actually do think my generation (in general) is more entitled and less capable lol

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

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@ingy56 @Mitch92 He gets asked different regurgitations of the same question night after night, year after year. So its natural for him to start a lot of sentences with "again..."


I honestly don't blame Carlyle for this team's dark shitty side. I hold the majority of the players available. Guys like Kessel, Phaneuf and Gardiner.... 


And guess what - its their COMPETE that is worrysome. So much beautiful skill, but they lose battles just as consistently!


It's not like Randy has secretly been a Scotty Bowman, but he's not as horrible as people have been demonizing him to be. The burden lays more heavily on the better players, or lackthereof.


So you can blame Nonis for how the team is currently assembled, or the players themselves.... but I wouldn't fire Randy before making a few trades


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

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@MaxwellHowe Still probably a LITTLE early to say this... but at this point I feel like cheering for us to lose this year. That would be awesome for our future if we can accept it for a year.



Could help our chances at the deadline, or sooner, to trade Phaneuf (relieve ourselves of the least effective Captain on this team in a long time, especially in leadership capability.....) and Lupul because of his age..... Bozak....guys like Gardiner and Kadri can go too, again, if the return is delicious 


EXAMPLE:


Gardiner for Couturier.....

Lupul and Bozak for O'Reilly.

Phaneuf and FInn for E. Kane



** We obviously don't finish well and get a 1st rd pick (Hanifin)



QUICK REBUILD (2 years)


JVR          O'Reilly    Kessel    --adds some defensive smart IQ to the offensive talent of first line

E. Kane     Kadri   Nylander   -- Lots of skill, speed, and some nastiness. Young with promise.

Winnik    Couturier    Komarov  -- Great defensive energy line.

Clarkson    Gauthier   Carrick/Broll  -- Give Clarkson PP time and rotate him into line 3.



Robidas   Reilly

Hanifin      Percy

Polak       Franson



This way we are STRONG up the middle, young, fast, with some bite. Would probably have to wait even a little longer to let Hanifin/Reilly develop as leaders from the back end.



*Drops mic*   :)








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

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JVR             Nylander      Kessel


Winnik           Kadri              Lupul


Komarov    Santorelli      Clarkson

Ashton          Carrick          Broll


(**Bozak would be used in a trade for someone to better the forwards group, or boost the D)

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday

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@Sexyhairyman @docmma @DWCMLHS @ProfessorRance All I've seen from Kadri so far is that he has proven himself in stages, every team of his career, consistently hits peaks and plateaus, and every plateau so far he has risen above. I see no reason to give up on him yet

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday

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@docmma @Ze_theLeafsFan I think Leafs brass was betting on him being a shutdown king with faceoff skills, not a huge amount of offense there. But very smart tactical and large

1 week ago on Friday Mashup: Chara out 4-6 weeks, Leafs play Boston Saturday

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@mike_84 @wendelsfist Its circled five times by Phil

1 week, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday

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@Great Dane Cool article - makes me hopeful bringing in the London Knights braintrust with the power of our monay

1 week, 3 days ago on Game Review: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New York Islanders 2

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@Savo43 @Luke_R I was thinking about that actually, Komarov on the first line could be effective... give them some physical presence and defensive awareness, distraction too. Lets JVR and Phil do their thing. They don't need Bozak to create offense.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Yaknowwhat My vote goes to Ashton.

1 week, 5 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@loomx Yupp Id look at Yakupov -- buy low option

1 week, 5 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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@Hmmm @DylanJ I dont think its the word Declan meant to use lol

1 week, 5 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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Holland suffered a "niggling" injury.... ? 

1 week, 5 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Not All Bad

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1st period Matt Frattin actually through a pretty huge hit in Detroit offensive zone. 


Hopefully he can crack the fourth line

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

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I cant believe how often the first line goes offside lol

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

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If the Leafs carry on this play, I think the personnel needs to be held somewhat accountable. 


Keep Reilly, Percy, Kessel, JVR , Nylander, Bernier.....then look for a package or two with any other players. 


Be willing to accept life without Kadri, Gardiner, Phaneuf, Bozak, maybe even Nylander....see what players pop up in the market. These guys combined with some of our upper-mid tier prospects like Gauthier, Leivo, Kozun, Biggs easily make for some packages we can use to shake things up 

2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #5, Red Wings 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@MaxwellHowe lol pretty much. I'd take a look at Taylor Hall / Eberle / Draisitl / Nurse though

2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #5, Red Wings 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Bring the Cup Home I'd rather them lose if they let the goalies get pillaged like last year.... no point winning games because of goaltending only, it rewards the team when they should be learning that defense wins you games, not good goaltending

2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #5, Red Wings 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@Anthony Petrielli @Jay31 @Cloud09 Bozak is Pavelski lite. I think he'd get a fair return

2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #5, Red Wings 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

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@HHT @Bring the Cup Home Difference is Stall was #2 OVERALL in a draft with like 25 awesome players in the first round alone. He's not a Clarkson. And he's about a year and a half older than Bozak.


Rick Nash about the same age, and he's having a great start to the season after a lot of questions here. These high pedigree guys around age 30 always silence the critics

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Leafs Analytics Tools On Display, Lupul hurt

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@Cameron19 @Xxxxxnew I have a good feeling about Goats becoming a super solid 3C - like best third line C in the league type of guy. Monster defensive acumen with lots of shutdown ability

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500

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Man, I have a feeling E. Staal would be dope in TO. Big 6''4 Canadian PPG Centre is just what this team needs and considering the situation in Carolina he might be available this year!



JVR         E. Staal      Kessel


Lupul         Kadri       Winnik


Komarov   Bozak    Clarkson


Kozun     Santorelli   Ashton



(Gauthier, Nylander, Broll)



Looks like a pretty big, skilled, hard working forward corps all of a sudden :)





2 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Mashup: Back to .500

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@wiski @docmma @DylanJ Yup couldnt ask for a better game from him. If he keeps it up our blue line is looking pretty damn solid

Considering the whole 'build from the net out' philosophy we're actually pretty close. If we could add 1 or 2 impact forwards over the next little while, maybe another top 2 Dman, this team is legit

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@Dangle_My_Berries A little better, at least for the first half of the game. Lots of kinks to be worked out Im sure

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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Considering how bad the 2nd and 3rd periods were Im kinda glad Leafs lost. Give them a shake to start the year off 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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@docmma @DylanJ Yeah didnt put that into consideration at all. Just sayin he had an awesome first then blended back into the crowd after, which is fine

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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Seeing Bozak hate, I thought he was the best of the top line tonight. He also got a goal

Thought Komarov, Polak, Reilly, Winnik, Kadri and Clarkson all played pretty well

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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Wasnt very impressed with Phil and JVR tonight, looked pretty lazy -- hopefully they 180 for next game

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

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Knew it -- both Orr and McLaren waived. Be patient next time to all those complaining before cuts are even made !!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs cut Colton Orr, Fraser McLaren, William Nylander; Roster down to 23

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@The_Polish_Cannon HAHAH what the hell was going on in the 90s?? 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@wiski HAHA best line of the article: "Keep doing you, P.K." ...

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@Savo43 @leaffan4life @WendelGilmour @Bruffins Bozak is pretty damn good now. I think he'll be a lot closer to 2013 Bozak than previous years... more than people think. He's developed nicely up there

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@Bruffins @Savo43 We're one great top 6 player away from having a sick setup up front



3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@mike_84 @Bruffins @Savo43 Yeah - unless E. Kane really does have serious character issues (which I have no idea from my perspective) he would have been / could be a great addition to our top 6 in that respect:



JVR            Bozak               Kessel 

Lupul        Kadri                E. Kane


(**Nylander, Leivo)




3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@Bring the Cup Home @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Mitch92 @Walter_White Remember back in the day when every year people would project Kessel hitting 40. I think this will finally be the year!


3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@Luke_R @LN-093 Yup. And makes sense really -- big players like JVR tend to take a few more years to bloom

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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Looks like Randy is changing his ways.... talking about having the puck way more.... utilizing our speed to apply pressure...and we've seen good evidence of this already in pre-season. 


Way more defensive pressure.... employing our D to be offensive (which is probably our biggest strength as a team considering the roster)..... 


Im just going to go ahead and say the Leafs will make the playoffs this year

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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So.... how big of an upgrade on Gunnar has Polak been! 


Loving this guy

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly

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@Alec Brownscombe @DylanJ @gottabe_KD @B_Leaf Well Phaneuf has been a lightning rod for a lot of things but breakouts / getting the puck out of his end, has been a big reason. He's looked pretty good on the Left side this preseason too

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup

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