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@CanuckUKinToronto Do not get me wrong, I love all those kids in the A´s but Nylander, Leivo, Carrick are not NHL ready. Gauthier absolutely not. Let them rock in the A´s, one more year will not hurt them at all.

2 hours, 24 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@DeclanK who cares, we need the Yanks (Kessel, JvR, Gards) going

2 hours, 27 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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I believe Randy will surprise us all

2 hours, 31 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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Well, the plan I see behind all this isthat most of these newly signed guys are placeholders for kids such as Nylander, Leivo, Carrick who need one more year in the A´s

3 hours, 21 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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this is crazy, so many forwards, so many options...

3 hours, 26 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@MaxwellHowe 
the Leafs have not lost any big name

3 hours, 34 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@Bruffins Possible only in Toronto

3 hours, 42 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@MaxwellHowe shanahan´s magic?

3 hours, 47 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@Glove Dropper 
I believe trade is coming, a forward leaving the town

3 hours, 48 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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did winnik play for randy in Anaheim?

3 hours, 51 minutes ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal

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@The_Polish_Cannon Yet Randy will play Colton Orr and Frazer Maclaren

3 hours, 55 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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Shanny working his ass off, no doubt about that, what a freaking busy summer

3 hours, 57 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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@RandomScrub @sniperstar @drummond i would even agree to retaining 1M, if it helps to unload himto oilers

3 hours, 59 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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i think someone is on his way out, lups? clarkson?

4 hours, 3 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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I believe Gards will thrive under Spott and Horachek and therefore I am inclined to 4 to 5 years deal. I also believe in such a case it would be for reasonable amout, which in worst case (meaning way too many mistakes) makes Gards very tradable as he will always be an intriguing offensive minded defenceman for many teams struggling on PP or generaly offensively challanged.

5 hours, 8 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

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@leafdreamer Well, April Reimer tweets all over the world, while anything on Bozie-Kessel relationship is a pure speculation. I see a clear difference.

2 days, 4 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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I guess one of the one year cheap singnings will be a real bust and one of them will be a huge steal. The remaining will be "just OK".

2 days, 7 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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Not sure what went wrong in the Leafs dressing room but the fact is that the Leafs played horribly in those games Reimer played in the end of the season. Sure he let in several softies, no doubt about that, but so did Berny. The Leafs played simply better for Berny than for Reims. Another quite an unfortunate thing was that Reims played very often the second of the back to back games in which the Leafs were traditionally incredibly flat and left him out there all alone.

2 days, 10 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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glad to see James back  and btw. very movable contract

2 days, 22 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

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People at PPP are wetting their pents as we speak. Although I am not that much of stats geek, I am glad that Shanny is trying every single avenue, the Leafs are extremly rich organization, let´s build that analytical dept., you never know what may come up from there. Use every advantage you may get. This is simply smart management. I am loving it.

5 days, 10 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

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Let the season start, there will be injuries and some unexpected teams may be willing to trade for him.... and you never know, the Leafs may lose 2 D-men as well and we will be happy for having Cody.

6 days, 10 hours ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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I am just glad this is over, the amount is pretty reasonable, Franson at least in his statements seems quite OK with the process and ready to go. He will be ready for the camp, no distraction etc... The Leafs have plenty of time to either resign him (provided he is really good and for example Horachek makes him work) or to trade him. Cody has a real motivation to play well (becoming an UFA), some desperate team may give us some nice piece for him.

1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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Russian tennis star Kirilenko just dumped Alex Ovechkin. They got engaged last year. Would be interesting to see what it does with Alex. He may be a beast out there or it very well may destroy him.

1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Jordan29 @drummond well, late in the season it was obvious that gards and rielly are both more creative on PP, not having that stubburn SOB on the bench they would have already played more

1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Jordan29 give gards or rielly that much PP time and they provide you similar numbers

1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@DeclanK If he is already in Toronto for his arbitration why not to maximize his stay here...

1 week ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@Mitch92 @drummond on the contrary, kind of a bridge contract, show me you can be as advertised and you get your money

1 week, 2 days ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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@Mitch92 @drummond I would not mind him for 2M as the Leafs are suggesting :)

1 week, 2 days ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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The middle ground is 3.1M, not sure I want Franson for that...

1 week, 2 days ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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I guess, the Leafs sign Cody and will actively shop him

1 week, 2 days ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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As far as expansion is concerned, the only location/team I find viable in Canada is another team in GTA. I would love to see Nordiques back, but the city is lacking big money corporate sponsors.

South of the border I believe Seattle could do well, not so sure about Kansas City. Milwaukee or Cleveland could work.

1 week, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview

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@Anthony Petrielli This more or less confirms that he is a bad coach, if we hope he can be a good coach again.... WOW

1 week, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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Kind of surprised to se Gord Dineen to be promoted, I thought if the Leafs go internal way they would opt for Derek King.

1 week, 5 days ago on Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

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I believe if you take cookies and hotdogs from Phil, he will get definately worse. You can´t take his joys of life, he would feel miserable, unhappy and would hardly play with that flair of his.

1 week, 6 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Re: Gunnar - Polak debate. The Leafs badly need to get nastier, tough to play against... and even though we may consider Gunnar a better player his health issues prevented him from playing that kind of game, if he ever was regarded as such type of player. He was positionally very sound but let´s face it, opposing fowards pushed him away easily. I do not expect Polak to score goals, for that the Leafs employ Gards, Rielly and in lesser extent Dion and maybe also Franson. But we need someone who clears the net, who is a mean SOB and that´s not Gunnar. from that perspevtive, it was a good move. The price the Leafs paid is a different thing.

2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@skiingallday back in the office from vacation, tell me about that....

2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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@Bruffins @TheCanucksnaphook only 4th, oh man, aim always for the best!!!

2 weeks ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Let´s wait and see what the arbitrator ruling on Reimeir looks like, but provided it is reasonable amount (slightly less than Bernier) I would prefer Reimer than gamble on Khabibulin or Vokoun.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches

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@Murph2417 Watch Maple Leafs cruise past Blackhawks 7-3 from December 2013, beautiful game, one of the best of the last season

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches

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@skiingallday @Jmessih he is an Yank, everything north of Vancouver is Whistler to them

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches

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@Burtonboy This was also one of the first things Spott mentions in his interview - to improve the communication. I am really curious what was going on in the Leafs dressing room....

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches

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This DJ Smith whose name is being rumoured as new Marlie coach, wasn´t he a Marlie (St. John´s) and Leaf himself? I am too lazy to look it up, but the name sounds familiar to me.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches

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Hopefully Dutch win tomorrow and World would be perfect

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards

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Germany is like an BMW, well oiled machine, which runs perfectly and never stops

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards

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Khabibulin seriously? Why not call Eddie?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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