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@docmma @Habskilla That is speculation, Toronto could very well be the only team in the league to spend $26 million dollars on NOTHING.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
I think it is very important that people understand, it was Columbus who approached Toronto with this trade. This is far and away a better trade for Columbus and just solidifies Toronto as a fucking joke.
I am...just, so happy. Nonis with a potential job saving move!
2 days, 1 hour ago on Leafs trade David Clarkson for Nathan Horton
@Luke_R still worried about his defensive game. But clearly he is a totally different player under Horachek
6 days, 3 hours ago on The Bozak-Corsi Dilemma
@GibsonLPStudio @RaycroftButterflies deadline is March 2nd, Monday
6 days, 9 hours ago on GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
I am going to call this a 2nd pick for Franson because Nashville is probably going to win the cup. But man we need to cheer hard against them in the playoffs!! lol, who knows anything can happen!
1 week, 6 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@DeclanK other then giving up 2 goals in the 3rd looked like a good game. The Brown goal was amazing but obviously the Hamilton goalie has had better nights
2 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Radar O'Rielly Honestly, Eberle is the better play only because Rielly's goal is against Edmonton. It is like Rielly getting an amazing goal against the Marlies, yes it is nice but still, it is only the Marlies. While Eberle scored on SJ a much, much, much, much, much better team then Edmonton.
So, IMHO the Eberle goal is more impressive.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bad, but not Oiler-bad
I need to get this off my chest, with regards to Gardiner.
Why would Toronto actively shop Gardiner? They signed him to a long yr deal for a reason and having 1 bad season does not change his progression. If Gardiner were to go a top 10 pick in 2015 will have to come back because anything less is a waste.
The kid is young. The entire team is struggling. He will improve and I am not worried about his development.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Game 54 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Oilers 1
@LyGuy I really think Phaneuf, Franson, Winnik, and Santo can be traded before the deadline easily. As long as Toronto gets a 1st for Phaneuf (at least) and Franson the return will be fair. As for Winnik a 2nd would be AMAZING and 3rd will be good enough for Santo.
@Yaknowwhat I don't understand why Toronto would trade Gardiner. I mean yes he is having a bad season but the Leafs see something in the kid and thats why he is signed long term.
It is incredibly shortsighted to think Gardiner should be shopped.
3 weeks ago on Game 53 Scoring Chances: Devils 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@Radar O'Rielly This is soo much fun this. Phaneuf is not at practice and Granberg has been called up!! C'mon trade!!
1 month ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@Burtonboy Granberg has been called up btw. It was posted, take a look below
@Jmessih Phaneuf is not at practice! Holy shit could this be the start?!?
Heres a trade for you guys/gals,
Which would mean Toronto would get a 1st + Gardiner for Beauchemin + 3rd round pick (Leivo was drafted in the 3rd round). It would probably be a 15-20 rounder pick but IMHO a move that would make Toronto better in the future. Have the cap space to resign Kadri or even Franson and get us a good pick to either use to draft higher or to get a decent player with a higher ceiling.
1 month ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
I think a lot of people are really expecting too much out of Rielly. He will be a good defenceman and probably be #2D but I don't see anything that screams elite. Thinking Rielly is worth ROR+1st is ridiculous.
Avs get a defenceman they need. TO gets a centerman they need. How is this not a good trade?
ROR for Reilly straight up.
@Cameron19 @Habskilla For Bozak to be a top 6 forward as Center he needs to be better then Duchene and MacKinnon. So Bozak will be a #3C for $4m/yr.
I think the most likely trade will be Rielly for ROR straight up.
As I keep on saying Avs are a very budget team. With Bozak you will get a very good #3C for $4m and maybe a top 4 defenceman in Gardiner for $4m. Total $8mil. Not. Going. To. Happen.
And don't forget other teams will be bidding on him as well, why would Bozak and Gardiner get ROR? Honest question.
@Mitch_S2 @Cameron19 @DeclanK The thought of JVR-ROR-Kessel is..sexy but unrealistic. Kessel should be traded as well and Toronto needs to rebuild.
@MLHS_Brown @Habskilla @Cameron19 @DeclanK He will be on the Avs
@Cameron19 @DeclanK So you think trading a #3 Center and a top4 denceman will be enough to land a top 6 center? There is also $9mil in cap space Avs need to consider there so it ain't going to happen.
I just don't know about ROR. But if the Leafs can grab him without giving up draft picks then go for it. I can see maybe a Phaneuf+Winnick/Santo+ as the lowest. The + will be a draft pic. Avs would need to talk to Winnick/Santo before trade about an extension.
I think this is a great opportunity for Toronto. Yes it sucks all of the prelim games are in Montreal but this will show just how much Toronto loves hockey. If we can sell out a few none Canadian games it may show that Toronto loves hockey and not just TML.
2 months, 1 week ago on Saturday Mashup: Flyers tonight
@mikeyboy Detroit has 5 Over Time Losses. Toronto has 3. Not really a huge difference
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – December 8
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
I asked this question even before the season started, is there any situation in which the Leafs resign Franson? By the looks of it Franson is going to get that multi year big contract deal and I really have no idea what the right decision is.
Franson is youngish but constantly gets points and is a Right handed shot. He had a great playoff series 2yrs ago but struggled (with the rest of the team) last year. This year he is looking comfortable on the 1st pairing but 2nd would probably be better for him. We are paying Gardiner $4m/5yrs and Franson is playing better then him.
Should TO finally pull the trigger on him and give him his $5m/5yr contract (my guess that I pulled out of my ass)?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #24, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Dallas Stars 3
@Nylander88 It is a stupid fucking question thats why.
3 months, 1 week ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Buffalo increase their GF by 22% going from 24 to 30 on the season.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
I don't care he scored the Leafs only goal, Franson played a disgusting game and is not a top pairing defenceman. Just a terrible game by him.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Game 17 Scoring Chances: Penguins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@PeterZeroOne @ingy56 @Jordan29 @Habskilla This isn't so much of tank nation. This is sort of like watching an accident that going to happen. No matter how much you don't want to see it part of you cant help it.
It is just one game, but the over reaction last night followed by a game against, arguably, one of the worst teams in the league...at home. I mean, how can you not want to see what happens if TO losses?!?
4 months ago on Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Wow, if people are going to react like this when losing to one of the top teams in the East (even without Chara) how are people going to react to the Buffalo game on Tuesday? Buffalo is also coming off a win against SJ!
Kind of hope it happens just to see the reactions. The game is also in the ACC so it will be a kind of a perfect storm.
Guys, while I agree I want large changes (trading Kessel, Lupul, Phaneuf, etc and start a proper rebuild) the season is still young.
Look at Philly last year and their horrible start and they managed to make the playoffs. I am not saying that is going to happen but there is still lots of hockey to be played.
Edit: and you cannot blame Carlyle at all for this loss. He mixed up the lines, played the 4th line more, did everything he could but the Leafs just didn't want to play tonight.
OMGG. Next game is against Buffalo, who just beat SJ tonight! It's one thing to lose to Boston, but if TO gets out played by Buffalo on Tuesday it's going to be magical.
The game is also at ACC...I mean, holy shit I kind of hope TO loses just to see the reactions!
edit: took me forever to find the edit button. I said the game was on Monday but it is actually on Tuesday.
4 months ago on Game Day: Game #8, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
Toronto has won as many games as Boston and LA and have more wins than Dallas. I think people need to calm the fuck down and just enjoy the start of the season!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Wake me up when it’s hockey season
How many games has Bozak played without Kessel???
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak
@FloorHockeyFlopper @Greg Fenton why would Buff trade their 1st? I don't mind day dreaming but I don't even think they would trade their #1 for Malkin
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
@Tim Horton next year other teams can make an offer to $ubban. Thats the difference
7 months ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Jordan29 @Cameron19 Clarkson has a NMC. He is not going anywhere..ever. However, he will be boutout in 3/4yrs when the cap hit is only like $400k
@Greg Fenton @TheCanucksnaphook @-Keon just trade away Phaneuf that will give us at least a top 10. But if you are going to trade Phaneuf may as well trade Kessel and do a full rebuild. With Kessel and Phaneuf out of the way there is our top 5.
7 months ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
@Uncle Otis @Habskilla wish I could edit but remove Finn and Lupul add Franson.
Gardiner Reimer Franson for Myers
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs
@Ydargo take out Finn..ya or nay?
@Ricky_Vaives_slapshot @Habskilla ok, ok. I always thought Myers as a #1 Defender and lol that this trade would get Weber
@Tim Horton @Habskilla too much or you dont see Myers as a solid #1 Defender?
@mike_84 @rustynail lol, i literally just said that in my previous thread..let me copy what I said,
"Not going to lie but I will not complain if they put Clarkson on the 4th line and forced him to work his way out of there.." - Habskilla
@mike_84 @Bruffins i swear it took me a good min to figure out Gards=Gardiner. I was about to post that TO traded Gunner. I may need to call it a early night..lol.
Anyways, TBH to start the year i would put Frattin with Kadri. He did get a shit ton of goals last time they were together and it wont hurt to try. Not going to lie but I will not complain if they put Clarkson on the 4th line and forced him to work his way out of there.
@The_Polish_Cannon @RandomScrub @ShiftyD @Burtonboy they honestly would except of length..if it was 4-5yrs then they should consider it. Also Clarkson has a NMC.
IMHO I think that is the dagger. Why Nonis gave 7yrs with a NMC I have no fucking idea to a UFA.
8 months ago on Draft Day Two Wrap Up: Gunnarsson for Polak, offensive focus to Leafs’ draftees
@Loric76 @TheCanucksnaphook if only he was a RH shot. If TO were to acquire him he would be taking ice time away from one of our youngsters.