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@Greg Fenton You're saying that Kessel and JVR, when really it's Kessel. Put him with a player of equal skill level and we might see the very best out of him. Kessel's carried this team offensively for the last 3-4 years. Maybe if he had the same level of talent on the blueline or goal we might see results. It obviously takes 3-4 high level core players to be an elite team. You do everything to diminish Kessel's accomplishments because the team's results haven't been great.

12 hours, 30 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@Greg Fenton @Zep2 You mean their line didn't lead the offense(edit: not sure why that threw me off so much) for the US team during the Olympics?

12 hours, 37 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@reenergized Yeah but it's more or less the same thing. You need dead animals for food and he needs dead animals for entertainment. Who's to say which is the more morally superior action?

16 hours, 6 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@-Keon I hear ya. That Rielly kid's getting compared to so many greats and you know he's just going to be a decent player.

16 hours, 14 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@wiski Louis Litt is the best character on that show.

16 hours, 16 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@steele123 @vinoa Agreed. Love the posters on this site. No one gets too butt hurt.

16 hours, 17 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@docmma @colino17 @Bruffins Better bring Hazel some sherry to drink out of the cup.

16 hours, 21 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@steele123 @vinoa Nah just being dicks for the fun of it.

16 hours, 22 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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@reenergized @Dangle_My_Berries You don't eat animals unless they threaten your family?

16 hours, 28 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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"Pictured above is the time David Booth killed Falkor the Luckdragon from The Neverending Story" lmao

21 hours, 59 minutes ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

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This is a very interesting interview. It's great to hear the actual philosophy of our scouting team. Great writeup as always AP.

Is there a plan on interviewing any of the other guys on the management team? 

22 hours, 2 minutes ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 2

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@Xxxxxnew The greats let their play do the talking.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@dlb Mad I'm actually liking the way Shanny's handling this team. He's been methodical and calculated with his moves so far. The Marlies have really been one of the best pieces of this franchise for the last few yeas. I'm sure it'll start paying off sooner than later.

1 day, 17 hours ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1

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@dlb Mad @Cameron19 If anything they need to get Morrison and his team more picks instead of trading 2nd and 3rd rounders away like candy the way Nonis did last season.

1 day, 17 hours ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1

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@TheCanucksnaphook He's on an all vegan gluten and carb free Atkins diet.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Burtonboy @vinoa @hoolihan That's what I'm excited to see. I think we'll see a lot more of the top line with the kids on d. Kessel with Gards and Rielly will be a deadly combo.

1 day, 21 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@hoolihan Kessel isn't prone to turn the puck over in offensive zone. More often than not, he outskates everyone and is stuck in the ozone on his own leading to a missed shot or at worst a turnover. I think with faster linemates, Kessel might be able to reduce on those rush turnovers.

1 day, 22 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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@Zep2 Big Corsi strikes again.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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@Murph2417 @Cloud09 Thought you wrote doggy.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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@mr_hanie Maybe they should just fire Kasper and co. and just give all scouting to Morrison's team.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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@Groundhogday He hasn't made any promises. Let the guy do his job and ignore articles specifically related to him until such time.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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@DeclanK How early was this dinner to have lasted 7 hours? Or is Shanny a party animal?

2 days, 16 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference

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@Kulieftw If you're going to call her out on it...why not do it when she's around? "Monster on the PP"...*sigh*

3 days, 12 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Mcost61 He passed away on the 19th.

3 days, 14 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Jordan29 @drummond Our PP is pretty solid. I don't think Franson's being relied on so much as he is going along for the ride. Are you seriously going to say that a PP unit of JVR-whateverC-Kessel and Ph9-whoever is dependent on Cody Franson?

3 days, 14 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@N_Leafs @wendelsway1 @DeclanK And good players always give it their best so I'm sure it's a symbiotic relationship.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@sharkbabysitter He gave Nazem a shot at being an NHL center, trusted Rielly as a 19 year old, and he's gotten Gards more involved defensively. I'm sure those 3 don't hate Carlyle for giving them a shot.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@leafmealone @TheCanucksnaphook @Xxxxxnew He's Moses now...he needs no invitations.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Burtonboy @vinoa I had a feeling when he said "Big Corsi" but then the Simmons link had me skeptical.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Burtonboy "Man, this take is a real scorcher, but Blair has a point. The Leafs were pretty darn bad last year, and it’s fairly evident that Kadri should bear the lion’s share of offseason criticism." What in the fuck does that even mean?

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Waiting4LSC I'd do it just for that. "Rielly to O'Reilly, and back to Rielly"

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@mcloki @loomx Yeah and Franny's not exactly a guy skilled enough to be calling the shots from his 1st contract onward. I'm sure if Rielly wanted a certain salary the Leafs wouldn't have a problem giving him what he's entitled to. Franson on the other hand, needed to be handled a certain way and I'm glad Nonis didn't cave into his demands.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Loric76 Make up or make out?

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@leafmealone @wiski Reims will probably get the same contract as Bernier...maybe even a bit less. Can't see either side trying to argue that Reimer's contract should be greater than the de facto starting goalie.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@the sturgen @ProfessorRance Unless it's for a 1C, top pairing dman and a prospect or something similar to that, moving Ph9 would hurt this team more than anything else.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@lukethenuke @Alec Brownscombe To be fair most of your points are opinions and not facts. The fact is that fighting doesn't really win you Stanley Cups. That's backed up statistically. I'd rather Ph9 be available to play for those 5 minutes, not to mention not getting injured.

4 days, 6 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@Jay_Berg He's not alone.

4 days, 15 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@CanuckUKinToronto @leafdreamer Reims I don't really blame. His overall numbers were still better than average. If anything, Reims proved that he needs consistent play to be at the top of his game. Franson on the other hand, proved that he's not ready for the top 4, and may never be. His point totals will get scrutinized because of his PP time and his +/- shows that he's not a great 5 on 5 player either.

4 days, 20 hours ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@LeafsForLife He could get 2nd unit minutes. Gards/Ph9 and Rielly/Franson and swap Gards and Rielly depending on production. I want to see the kids get some heavy PP time this season.

6 days, 6 hours ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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@Mattmark @LeafsGuru @ingy56 He also played with an Olympian who took on a lot of the defensive responsibility on his line.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@Cameron19 Not being able to attract free agents isn't an issue that's unique to Winnipeg. We haven't been able to get any quality FAs and we're supposed to be the wealthiest NHL team.

6 days, 18 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@Burtonboy @wiski They'd have to be numb to do that kind of shit to em!!

6 days, 18 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@djamon It is...but at least our franchise can back up the intensity of the fans. We could buy the Sens, Isles, and still have enough money left to ice a roster under the cap.

6 days, 18 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@mcloki @LeafsGuru I dunno about that...I'm sure a low IQ is a prerequisite for being a Sens fan.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@MaxwellHowe Caught a playoff game and Holland/Ashton line was dominant.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@Murph2417 @vinoa @Bruffins He's been on a 65 point per full season over the last 2. Even if he has a couple of mediocre years and calls it quits in the 3rd year, it still doesn't look as bad as Clarkson.

1 week, 1 day ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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@Bruffins @Cloud09 JVR-Granberg-Kessel?

1 week, 2 days ago on 10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

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