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Royals young pitcher Danny Duffy looks real good.  Aside from Sheilds, this game has two guys throwing some great innings!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Here's a stat....Viktor Loov and Stuart Percy are the leading scorers for defencemen for all Leaf professional players.

(Phanuef is actually tied with them!).

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@TheLoovTrain @Cosmos1973 I am sure those words have been uttered by Randy a few times under his breath!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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The Bumgardner is dealing tonight!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Komas Taberle @Cosmos1973 @docmma I think, since the 2008 economic meltdown, it just that there are so many out of work Wall Street analysts, they have taken up sports stats.  Analytics, is just a fancy word for more stats!  Smart people coming up with new cuts of existing data or tracking something not tracked.  That is supposed to happen!  That is innovation.  Baseball started this in the '70s.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@docmma haven't 'analytics' like this been used for much longer than the word 'analytics' has been used?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@skiingallday @Cosmos1973 Royals fan I gather.  Wasn't sure there was any?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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For those Rogers internet customers, NHL gamecentre Live is free....i am running it on PS3, and it has been great watching games, and choosing which broadcast to watch.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Big Game James Sheilds didn't make it out of the 4th.  Kung-Fu Panda having a game.  5-0 Giants.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@docmma @skiingallday I think you have 74 more meetings this year.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Mcost61 @Cosmos1973 ..full of dirty French and Americans too!
 (Kidding of course!)

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Watching Montreal vs. Detroit is tough on the eyes.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@MaxwellHowe How many times do we play the Islanders and Avs...we might be ok?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Hmmm @Cosmos1973 Well, then I guess it's Frattin, he's a Sens killer!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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I am going to play Randy.  We saw something from Panik-Holland-Clarkson.  Ok, so can we keep this line for tomorrow, and try it out again.  So, lets bring Ashton in from the shed, and put him with Komo and Santo.  Maybe that might work, maybe we might have two bottom lines, maybe we can try it out?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@mike_84 @Cosmos1973 Ok, so I didn't miss anything.  So, can we try this line again, and maybe, just maybe try Aston with Komo and Santo?  That might work?  Is that too out there for Randy?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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So I might have missed something, but with Panik-Holland-Clarkson line, what happened to komo and Santo?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 @Cosmos1973 @Bigfoot_for_1C Ha, ha...throwing knives is the funniest!  When you can make up your own game, your own rules (like GTA), you know its a winner!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 @Bigfoot_for_1C Oh, and if you can play a game pissed drunk, or stoned...and play it well...it's a huge bonus in my books!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 @Cosmos1973 @Bigfoot_for_1C Good co-op or online games with friends are hard to find, MW2 has been played to death at my house...by everyone.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Bigfoot_for_1C Oh, I don't know about that, COD has been a great franchise for what it is.  MW2 is one of my favourite games of recent memory.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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I'll add Franz to the list as well!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Oh man, the new COD looks good!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Panik's first shot on goal as a Leaf!!!!!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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I may be wrong about a lot of things, but I know I am right when I say I am glad the Leafs don't have a Clutterbuck or a Brock on the team!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 I feel better, I can say my slapshot is about as good as Kessels.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Cameron19 @Cosmos1973 I feel like they push it to the boards as the only option, as neither seem to be able to skate it out (Franson especially).  Why Phaneuf as seemly lost his mobility, who knows.  The 1st line is no help, but two cement footed D'men is not the right pairing for them regardless.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Can we stop the Phaneuf-Franson experiment, especially with the 1st line.  I have seen enough!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@In it to Winnik They were funeral home quiet...with confused looks on their faces, and they faded to commercial.  Love it! 

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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The TSN panel do not know how to react to this game....haha!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 @Cosmos1973 You might be right...well, I've changed my mind.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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...as I noted earlier, the Leafs have not lost on the island since 2010.  They've got this one.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@djamon @Cosmos1973 Booth is not an upgrade on Raymond.  Have a look at their career stats.  Raymond has the benefit of playing for better teams, but that is a positive.  Booth might be slightly more of a physical player, but he hasn't been a healthy player in years.  Raymond has been very consistent throughout his years.  In either case, neither are the keys to success for the Leafs - just parts.


Santo was a good pick-up, as is Winnick - but they were not picked up to replace Raymond.  Just Booth and Frattin.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@In it to Winnik @Cosmos1973 Well then, he's going to crush his career high I guess!  Sorry TSN.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Hahahahaha, Clarkson scores his first, and then TSN shows the 'Career High 30 Goals' stat!

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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Halak sucks!  Maybe they could use Reimer?

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Leafs_17 @Cosmos1973 Nonis can't get credit for Komorov either, that was Burke originally, and the Clarkson signing had an impact on him not being here last year.


I'll give him Santo, Robidas, and Polak, but those are complimentary pieces only.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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We (I) complain a lot about Carlyle, but Nonis et al decided to:

- Hope Frattin or Booth could replace Raymond (who was pure luck)

- Not take a chance on Leivo starting in the top 6 (nothing to lose really)

- Because of the above, we have to use Winnik, signed for the 4th line, on our 2nd

- Because of the above, we have no 4th line that makes Randy happy


The more I think about it, the more I am not impressed by Nonis (still not a Carlyle fan either).



1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 @Cosmos1973 Right!  So why pick up that player without putting him in a role that fits.  Again, a decision (that is coaching) that does not make any real sense that i can see.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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@Savo43 @Cosmos1973 I don't give a shit what age he is, if you pick up a guy, have a plan.  This ain't on him, it's on mgmt and the coaches.

1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #7, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)

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