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13 hours, 54 minutes ago on GDT: Game 78, Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (7:30 p.m., SN)
@Coldincowtown another 1st round pick is a must
16 hours, 5 minutes ago on Leafs Notebook – April 1
looking at Dubnik numbers for Wild wondering how would Reimer look behind D like that
1 week, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #74, Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
a respectable loss and Kessel with 2 goals would be perfect scenario
@Builder Lego Just imagine if Nono turns Casey Bailey into Connor MacDavid
1 week, 2 days ago on Dylan Strome wins the OHL scoring title
Zacha has tons of talent, no doubt about that. He played against the men in the Czech ExtraLeague at the age of 16 (and actually scored 8 pts in 38 games with very limited icetime) but he may be risky pick for the Leafs. Wherever he played there were dressing room issues, not because of the kid, but because of his father who pushes the kid through the system and constantly clashes with coaches, managers etc. Given Zacha obvious talent he gets his way most of the time. My gut feeling is telling me that Zacha Sr. would not be happy if the Leafs let Zacha jr. develop in Juniors and than in the AHL for 2-3 years. They would push for making the NHL as soon as possible. The father did that all the time in the Czech Republic with regards to making ExtraLeague, U-20 squad atc. Hence Zacha Jr. got troublemaker-label which may explain volatility in his draft rankings.
1 week, 2 days ago on Game 73 Scoring Chances: Senators 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3
it is very encouraging to see the Leafs adding scouting personel from different leagues. I had no idea Yevgeny Namestnikov is employed by the Leafs. Excellent news IMO. The Leafs got this Nikita Soshnikov kid for free and you never know. Anyway by finding these undrafted/unsigned guys the Leafs are widening their pool of players which can never hurt.
can this season be finally over, please ?!?
1 week, 5 days ago on Game 72 – SJS 4, TOR 1 – An even worse start for Toronto
Two must wins ahead for Marlies against Lake Erie and Rochester tomorrow and on Saturday. Both teams are bellow the Marlies in the standings.
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #73, Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks (7:30pm, TSN4)
Leafs should play both Orr and MacLaren. They are done as NHLers, perhaps also as hockey players, why not to give them some games and show appreciation and respect. I think it would be nice gesture. If they help tanking, even better. Players like Kozun should be helping Marlies to make the play-offs.
I am sure this guy would be able to handle Toronto media quite easily
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Leafs Notebook – March 17
@Zep2 or acquire another 1st in a trade on Draft day
@Dougie Wraparound if Willie gets Winnie Prospal career numbers...it would be great
2 weeks, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #70, Toronto Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@Dogger give Willie more time, Kadri came from OHL while Willie from overseas and had to adjust his game. Once completely settled into North American game, he will be even better.
@Jay31 It would be awesome
Huge win by Marlies. Making playoffs still uphill battle, hopefully they pull win streak to finish the season
@mr_hanie @drummond let him do what he is good at, finding those gems in later rounds
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 68 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Sabres 3 (SO)
Unless you get at least one solid NHL regular and one servicable player out of every draft you are seriously screwed. Leafs missed on so many occasions. No wonder they are in such a mess.
@wiski @DeclanK LOL
3 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Greatest Tank Battles
I do not like it.
I agree the leafs must deal with it, but internally. Sit Kadri for whatever number of games, talk to him, but publicly announce lower body injury and that´s it.
As odd as it may sound, the Leafs need to lose against Sabres
@mcloki send him to Solar Bears
3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #67, New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
Brewer looked good on that penalty kill
kypreos can hardly sound more stupid
booth needs to chill out
Looking at past Leafs drafts is pretty frustrating, years like 1999... ughhh
I am afraid that some useless bum such as Booth will pull Boyd Devereaux trick and ruin the Leafs chances to draft as high as possible.
@In it to Winnik I also hope that one of Gibson/Bibeau could be a real deal
@Jay31 What matters is his AHL stats, which give best possible NHL comparison. 12 pts in 19 games for 18 years old Nylander is pretty impressive.
@HHT I actually want Phil to score at least 7 goals in the remaining games, he needs to keep his 30+ goals season streak alive
@MaxwellHowe With this D, Leafs will face 40+ every second game and Reimer who is best when facing that many shots could have a tendency to steal some games, whereas Bernier will let tons of goals behind this crappy D
Do not mess with Marlies call up ECHL guy, that would be real commitment to tanking :)
Leafs should send all eligible players to Marleis to help them in their playoff quest and replace them with Colton orr, Frazer MacLaren etc. First it helps tanking but most importantly getting Marlies into playoffs should be top priority for the Leafs. Brown, Leipsic, Nylander, Gibson/Bibeau, Loov and company making playoffs and having that experience is crutial for the furute of this team.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game 66 Scoring Chances: Blues 6 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Jesus, Kadri came late, was sent home and who the fuck cares? Why is it a story?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Kadri sent home by Horachek
@Great Dane @Stop! In The Name Of Loov yup, with exception of first rounders (Colaicovo, Schenn, Kadri) I am not sure if there was a North American player Leafs drafted in recent years who made the team. Reimer and that´s it. Whereas European scouting produced significantly more.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”
Leafs need strong management group to deflect some of the attention, talkative people - GM and coach, or at least assistant coach to give media hords something so the players are somewhat free of constant media attention.
isnt jagr older than barkov and huberdeau combined
4 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #64, Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
I am glad that the Leafs got some bodies back (Brewer, Lindstrom) so young guns can play all together with Marlies. Their playoff push is far more important than the Leafs. Time to boost the roster, get some chemistry and make the playoffs.
1 month ago on Dave Nonis Post-Deadline Media Address
@Leafs_89 3 is correct
@TuckerForPunishment easy fix - losing games in high scoring fashion 7 to 5, 6 to 5 etc, which gives you losing record to get better draft pick and yet enables Kessel and company score tons of points
taking that contract to get the fifth round pick, I guess
@FRyan I liked Korbi and wish him best. he was excellent for Marlies and decent for the Leafs, whenever roster player went down.
@NinetyThree for Jokinen, still waiting for Holzer return
1 month ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick
@FRyan Lidstrom will only finish the season here and heads back to Sweden
With Holzer gone Polak definately stays
what is the return for Holzer?
@Nylanderthal @zoidbergman playing ping-pong?
the only hope I have is that Nono got a green light to unload UFA´s and the new GM will do the real hockey deals
Kessel throws cookie party, deadline is over, happy Leafs
David Booth anyone, conditional 6th round pick, please
1 month ago on Deadline Thread II: Dion Phaneuf to Detroit Rumours