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@Yan28 Is that 3 in a row for them?

6 hours, 47 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Yaknowwhat I think it may have been Markov

8 hours, 15 minutes ago on GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@HHT @Potcy @TuckerForPunishment In his defense, it is an empty gesture. His job is just to change the tire...since he can't stay in the lineup for the whole season.

11 hours, 52 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@DeclanK @vinoa @StanSmith @TuckerForPunishment @Yan28 I don't get why people need to fabricate things as if we're not all accessing the same information. I think it really highlights the futility of trying to educate them on reality since they've already made their minds up.

12 hours, 3 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@StanSmith @DeclanK @TuckerForPunishment @Yan28 I couldn't find anything linking Nonis to that trade. Found plenty of stuff about Burke wanting him for a while though.

12 hours, 8 minutes ago on Saturday Mashup: #SaluteGate still going strong, Wings in town tonight

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@.Kong. Your boss is another one of those people who gets their knowledge from the MSM. Ph9 had a decent game against Tampa, but I bet your boss didn't point that out. It's tough to be a knowledgeable fan in this market because any differing opinions get lumped with the fair weather fans.

18 hours, 21 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Cameron19 @vinoa @.Kong. Sorry, I didn't realize that it was those people you were referring to. This city can be the best when it comes to its fans. When the Leafs were perennial playoff hopefuls, those guys used to get mobbed on the streets by fans. These days the fan base and media have nothing to be positive about. Also, I thought salute-gate was happening outside of MLHS. I've been hearing about it all week on the radio, but I really don't think it's the fans that are outraged. Seems like the media wants to make this into a much bigger issue than it is.


Having said that, winning 1 game against a team that wasn't on its A game shouldn't get these guys proud enough to act all cocky. I think that's the biggest problem with this core, they win 1 game and it's parade route time, and get 1 goal scored on you and the 18 wheeler's going off the cliff. This team can act as smug as they want, it doesn't change the fact that they're not very good.

18 hours, 32 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@.Kong. Wait are people on this board seriously complaining about the salute? It's a non-issue. The only "salute" this team needs to do is win games.

18 hours, 41 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe @TheLoovTrain @HHT That's a load of crap. This fan base can be the best in the world. People are very passionate in this city. Don't lump the majority of good fans with the few stupid ones who voice their displeasure the loudest. Look at the love the Raptors got during their playoff run last yea and the ACC during games this year. Just because the Leafs as an organization is a joke, that doesn't mean that this fan base that has been waiting 21 years for a championship is the problem. How dare they tune out the fans? If they want to tune out the media and online garbage, it's perfectly acceptable. These men are being paid a small fortune to play a fucking game. If answering some stupid questions is such a problem, get the fuck outta this city. Go play in LA where they don't know the difference between the Sacramento Kings logo and the LA Kings logo. If I seem angry, it's because I'm sick of this team blaming its fans, the same people that turned it into the biggest hockey franchise in the world.

18 hours, 46 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@BoneChompski @Bruffins @Burtonboy You lack the will of a true keyboard warrior young googler.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Mind Bomb @vinoa @Cameron19 @Leafs_17 Not if they can't afford  him. Mackinnon, Eichel, ROR or Mackinnon, Eichel, Duchene. It's one or the other and not for long as we saw with Pittsburgh.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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@Mind Bomb @Cameron19 @Leafs_17 Except the Leafs who'll get Duchene for a steal ;)

1 day, 10 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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Exactly.they know that this is a non-issue, but they need to sell something.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

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Anyone following the Jack Johnson story ? Crazy stuff.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Sky yet to fall, Leafs vs. Lightning tonight

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Really? Have you ever seen him play? He's not Parise, but his defensive deficiency is highly over stated.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Sky yet to fall, Leafs vs. Lightning tonight

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@Dangle_My_Berries @vinoa He talked about how this team played for each other and they all wanted to come back this season to prove that last year wasn't a one off. Also about the sacrifices they had to make individually for the team to win. Just an amazing interview. He showed a lot of emotion and poise. 

http://origin.nba.com/raptors/video/2014/05/05/NBAWEB140505GREIVISP1flv-3260271

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Dangle_My_Berries Vasquez's exit speech is the best way to sum up this team.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@ProfessorRance @vinoa @Dangle_My_Berries This city and its sports fans have been waiting 21 years for a sniff of a championship. Hell we'd probably miss a week of work celebrating if we got to the conference finals.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Jmessih Best 4th quarter team in the league. If they can do this to a healthy Memphis in January, we're taking the East.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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This bench is going to take the Raps far.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@ProfessorRance @Dangle_My_Berries I didn't. They played that series down the last shot of game 7 and built on it. Getting their asses handed by Miami wouldn't have done them any favours. This team came back hungrier after that series and this year they're going to make some noise in the East.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@ProfessorRance @vinoa Went to a game against OKC a few years ago, but I'd love to see this version of the Raps live. The place looks electrifying tonight. 

3 days, 6 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Cameron19 @vinoa Not even close. They've only been around for 20 years and they've made the playoffs more than a handful of times. You do the math. Edit: checked and they've made the playoffs 6 times in their 20 years so a little more than a series every 4 years or so.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@ProfessorRance @Jmessih Raps are a great team to watch live. You can afford to take a family without breaking the bank.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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Basketball fans are so lucky in this city. These guys have gone from Wiggins talk to top of the East in 1 season.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Jmessih @ProfessorRance The NBA is a joke when it comes to officiating. It makes the NHL look decent.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

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@Bruffins @TheLoovTrain @wiski @vinoa @Wilbur The only problem with that is that Roy didn't really do any "move". He didn't outmaneuver Dion or dangle him. He just sort of skated past him. I could understand someone of Ovi's caliber doing that but Roy? This was the same Dion that kept Crosby, Staal, and a few other players to just a few points over his first few games last year.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @vinoa Yeah somehow the Argos winning never really matters to me.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @vinoa The Sox win and then Boston can't stop winning for a few years. Wouldn't it be nice if the Jays won and immediately all of our other teams won within the span of 5 years?

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Bruffins @wiski @vinoa @Wilbur I don't know. A lot of times when I see posters going nuts on Ph9 his numbers say otherwise. Then when I see the replays, he does look like pylon at times. Not sure if it's confirmation bias or what. Maybe I need to see how other defenders defend, but I can definitely say that Dion hasn't been as good as he was this time last season (before the contract).

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@FloorHockeyFlopper @vinoa @Leafs_17 Highest ticket prices in the most populous region of the country where hockey's the primary past time. Not that perplexing at all. What's sad is that people actually put up with this shit for 47 years.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@wiski @vinoa @Wilbur He's actually a fantasy stud. He kind of proves that stats don't paint the whole picture lol. Guys like Doughty and Suter are great for the minutes, but they don't do all that extra stuff.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Wilbur @wiski That's alright. I have Stamkos, Johnson, and Bishop on my fantasy team...but I also have Ph9 and JVR.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @vinoa When I talk about the Leafs with my friends who aren't into hockey, they're always surprised that the Leafs were a force in the early 2000s. How do you keep a kid interested in perennial losers? The only thing we have going for us is that we're the only billion dollar franchise and I doubt kids care about that.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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How do the Leafs expect to attract younger fans if  they're going to be a bad team for over a decade? There's a reason why cigarette companies target kids. Most of us here were probably hooked on to the Leafs as kids and can't fathom following another team or sport. Kids that were born 10-15 years ago wouldn't even have seen a contender, let alone a winner. MLSE may have milked its cash cow for the last season.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Hammertownleaffan @vinoa I'm not very religious, but for this one I might have to start praying.

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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Does anyone think that Nonis gets fired before RC if this keeps up? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

4 days, 4 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@AlbertaMapleLeaf I moved to Toronto in 93. That World Series is all I've seen.

4 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @vinoa Kessel's had a complementary partner since we brought in Lupul so it's not like he hasn't been given help over his more productive time. I can't speculate on how their respective careers could have been on different teams. If players peak between 24-27, Seguin's best is still a couple of years away while Kessel's in his peak right now. Kessel is a PPG player in his peak while Seguin's a PPG player already. The safe bet is that Seguin gets even better as he becomes more experienced and learns the defensive side of the game. 1 for 1 I'd take Kessel over Seguin just because of the attitude. Throw in Hamilton to that mix, and our lack of an elite center, offensive or otherwise, the Kessel trade looks like a disaster.

4 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Anthony Petrielli @loomx @Jmessih That's what sucks the most. All the hope of last summer is gone. I stopped following the NHL after the Leafs fired Pat Quinn and I only started watching again when they hired Burke. I have a lot of faith in Shanny, but I wonder if it's misplaced.

4 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Mcost61 @vinoa @Leafs_17 I figured. Plus I doubt teams will see him as a #1 dman now. Imagine if they had just waited out the season to sign him.

4 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @vinoa Dallas still needs that true #1 D. Lehtonen's a good goalie and they can definitely score goals. Maybe we can give them Ph9 for Spezza.

4 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @vinoa @Coldincowtown @MaxwellHowe Kessel wasn't in the top 10 when he was 22. Phil Kessel is my favourite athlete, but that doesn't change the dynamics of the game. You need a top tier center, defender, and goalie to be a winning team. Kessel is definitely an elite player, but the best forwards all seem to be centermen these days.

4 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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