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23 hours, 41 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@MaxwellHowe @Jay31 No matter what you think of Kessel, when other players around the league see the treatment received by a guy who is an elite goal scorer, their perception of Toronto is much more negative. We should be concerned with TO becoming a less appealing destination as more of this goes on.
You'd think Toronto should easily be one of the top NHL destinations, but I don't think that's the case today.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
When is this market going to learn to stop dreaming of saviours from other markets? Hasn't happened in ages
Holzer on the top pairing? Guess the tank is officially on.
Reading the latest 30 thoughts, it's not great seeing even more confirmation of the negative perception of our media by other NHL players.. "12. Another player opinion happily shared: “You guys in Toronto are ridiculous with Phil Kessel.”
1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@BoneChompski Well said man. It's all about the value. In a cap world you wanna make sure you're extracting as much value as possible from your contracts.
e.g. I'm not a huge fan of JVRs defensive play this year, and think he's a 30 goal scorer only due to playing with Kessel, but I keep him because at the end of the day his contract is still great value for that.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@Savo43 @Jay31 @hometeem Agreed completely. Kids been putting up some insane points. Teams didn't wanna pick Giroux his draft year either due to size. Marner's posting better draft year results than Giroux did too.
But I wouldn't mind if we took any of the other guys. They're all solid C prospects.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@hometeem @Savo43 @Jay31 I think that changes this year. I'm thinking we're gonna walk away with one of Strome/Marner/Zacha/Rantanen
@Dan39 @Yaknowwhat How is it biased? It's rightfully pointing out how atrocious it is for a player in the NHL to not even be able to pass lol
@Savo43 @Jay31 I think we'll be pleasantly surprised at the results from this year eventually, as long as we provide them with enough picks to use
Shanahan has to acquire as many draft picks as he can, I think our new scouting team could do a lot with something like 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders in this draft. One first rounder of our own, one from dealing Franson. One second rounder from Santorelli, 2nd and young roster player for Lupul.
Having 4 picks in the top 60 would be an improvement on what we tend to have most years. In this draft especially. It's a crapshoot, having more picks just ups your chances at lucking out and finding the studs.
@WB_222 @Jay31 You may not even have to keep ROR at C for too long, depending on who you draft this year. If we somehow got a guy like Strome, I see him being a guy who won't need too long to develop for example.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
This year ROR's CF Rel is 3.6. Team is 3.6% better with him on the ice than off (46.5% on vs. 43.1% off)
Of Regulars, Landeskog, Mackinnon, Johnson, Barrie are better in this category. (Landeskog especially, team is 7% better)
Duchene's is 0.6. Basically, ROR has a better net effect than him.
For qualcomp, measured by TOI of the competition %, him and Duchene are tied for the highest on the team, with Landeskog right behind them.
Overall of the 4 players with better CFrel, Landeskog, Mackinnon and Johnson are having better years than him performance wise--Barrie has been sheltered.
If you stretch it back to 2010-2011, ROR is 4th among players with 100+ gp. Behind Landeskog, Winnik, Barrie.
ROR is pretty good. And Landeskog is a beast, wow.
@Luke_R since COL has been a poor team for most of ROR's time there its better to look at CF Rel (relative to team) than CF%. same as when you're analyzing players on our team
Read in one of the rumor articles below that the Leafs are looking to get back in the race? Hope not.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
Hockey Primetime @HockeyPrimetime
"Toews saying that Kessel is coachable tells me that the players hear this stuff and they don't like it." @mckennaconor
4 days, 2 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@LN-093 @Jay31 @Bruffins @Hammertownleaffan I don't think the league allows that. Read about it when people were claiming Mark Spector's access was denied.
4 days, 3 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@Bruffins @Hammertownleaffan isn't there anything the team can do about all the media shittalking? I guess not or they would've already. I know they can't revoke credentials or access etc. But you've gotta wonder when MLSE starts to get concerned about the media affecting TO's status as an NHL destination
@LN-093 @Jay31 Or Giroux, who is listed as 5'11, 172.
@N_Leafs @Jay31 Yeah that's another signing that probably wouldn't have happened because Nonis would have been replaced I think.
@LN-093 His babyface doesn't help how people perceive him, but its ok, he'll start looking more like his dad soon
re Cameron's earlier post about both lockouts screwing us over. Might've been able to walk away with a Nichushkin, Ristolainen etc or maybe even Monahan if we'd had enough time to start the collapse that year lol
@Wilbur @LyGuy ya I think a team like WPG should go for that.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
@Anthony Petrielli @Jay31 Ya my bad, he's better. Lol
Will people finally stop thinking that every Toronto boy is "coming home" now? The best we got was Clarkson.. LOL
Steven Stamkos says similar to Kane and Toews, he envisions potentially signing an extension in July one year out before he becomes UFA.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Nylander set for Marlies debut tonight in Hamilton
Assuming they're both available when the Leafs pick, who would you take: Crouse or Marner?
@hometeem phaneuf in the offseason
5 days, 18 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
Funny/depressing PPP fanpost: http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2015/1/22/7867635/david-clarkson-is-a-balrog-he-cannot-pass
(not advanced stats)
6 days, 2 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
I wonder if Mitch Marner is gonna be the next Giroux. Drafted later than he should have been because of size concerns, but ends up better than a lot of the guys taken before him.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – January 22
@DeclanK would hate for the Bs to get Konecny. They've had enough draft steals
6 days, 22 hours ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
Who's gonna be this years Boyd Devereaux?
Leafs/Sens being a laugher of a non-game by January must make TV execs something something.
6 days, 23 hours ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
@TheColborneUltimatum I'd be happy with 6th place but I think 8th or 9th is more realistic
@peterbleafs 2nds are more valuable than usual in this draft. Seen many scouts say that there will be a lot of guys in the 2nd round this yr that would be first rounders any other year.
1 week ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario
@Forever17 @Xxxxxnew Isles don''t have their 2nd this year.
Strome, Ho-sang and 1st 2016 sounds good to me.
Strome is already a good two-way guy at age 21.
Jones package is nice too, I'd just prefer the center.
Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun
Other teams trying to take advantage of Leafs' situation. I think you'll see moves before March 2 but bigger, more drastic moves off-season
Told that Leafs have spoken to a lot of teams of late but offered absolutely nothing that makes sense at this point. (con't)...
Finally, LeBrun said he believes both Leafs & Oilers will move major pieces in June. Said June will be a very interesting month
@Kessel81 @LN-093 no winger can carry a team single handedly. Even a premiere two-way winger like Hossa never won until he got to a stacked Chicago team.
Kessel is the only elite piece on this team, there's only so much he can do.
James Mirtle @mirtle 2m
The venerable @Real_ESPNLeBrun reports there'd be a ton of interest if Phil Kessel is shopped http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=nhl&id=34057&tag=lebruns-rumblings-01-20-2015&wjb= …
1 week, 1 day ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Yaknowwhat Bozak left practice for personal reasons apparently, got all our hopes up lol
@sniperstar It would be the worst thing for them to turn it around now, so of course they will
@TheColborneUltimatum I believe he's debuting on Friday, as LW on McKegg's line
@MaxwellHowe @Cameron19 @Jay31 @RememberSalming Yep that's right http://www.draftsite.com/nhl/mock-draft/2015/round2/
@Cameron19 @Jay31 @RememberSalming I still don't understand how Carlyle was allowed to do that without any interjection from management.
Coaches need autonomy, but jeez..
@RememberSalming @Jay31 No, but you can give yourself a higher chance of hitting on those picks by accumulating more.
We don't even have a 2nd rounder this year in a deep draft.
5'9 Tyler Johnson is tied for 6th in league scoring. Tampa signed him as an undrafted free agent. He's on a line with Palat, drafted 4TH LAST in 2011. And the other linemate is Kucherov, drafted in the mid 2nd round.
Together these 3 make up the most productive line so far for Tampa, a quality playoff team.
We need luck like that.
We're supposed to take Dreger on the Leafs seriously when the day before Carlyle was fired he said he wouldn't be fired anytime soon? Lol
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
Don't think Leafs fans and Torontonians (hell, some players too) have been this disinterested in the team since the 80s.