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@ninepaces  No. They keep playing until someone scores. Sooner or later tired players will make mistakes and someone will capitalize.


3 days, 14 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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@Jay31 @Fish Head  21st doesn't seem likely so if they lose to Chicago in the first round we're likely looking somewhere between 21st and 26th?

3 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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Does anyone know what the best possible draft position we could have with the Preds 1st round pick?

3 days, 20 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Todd McLellan in play

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@Anthony Petrielli @Fish Head  I'd love to hear about what you find out. Since I sent the note I checked some mock drafts and it looks like some now have him at the bottom of the first round. Although I had a small sample size (1 game) I could not find a weakness. Also, looking at EOY numbers along with playoff numbers he looks really good.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

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Thanks Anthony, another great read as always. It's one of the highlights of my week so hopefully it won't be too long before the next Notebook.


One comment about the upcoming draft. It's great to know we have a second 1st round pick in this talent heavy draft year but it's disappointing that we don't have a 2nd round pick. Hopefully that will change before the draft. There is a defenseman on the Niagara Ice Dogs, Vince Dunn who is projected to be a high 2nd round pick. I had a chance to watch him this past November against the Erie Otters and he was very impressive matching up against McDavid. The Ice Dogs won and if memory serves me I believe McDavid was pointless in that game and it was primarily due to Dunn. He has great speed, moves the puck well, puts up points and has an edge to his game. In any normal year he would likely be a first round pick. Dunn would look great in a Leafs jersey and I'm hoping we can somehow make it happen.


Thanks again.

4 days, 6 hours ago on Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

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If Nashville go out in the 1st round I believe we get the #23 pick.


Who would you take at #23?

6 days, 21 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@TheColborneUltimatum @Fish Head  If he can add a couple inches he may be a steal.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@mcloki @Fish Head  How's that? Can't see Eichel getting past Buffalo

6 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@TheColborneUltimatum @Fish Head  Would you keep him in Jr for another year?

6 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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So highly likely that Arizona takes Strome as they need a C more than a D.

Considering this would you rather take Hanifin or Marner? No bad choice here. Since we need both Centers and Defense I would lean a little more towards Hanifin.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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So I guess now we need to start tanking for next year


6 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@Carrick's Corner  I can't see the Yotes taking another D-man. They need a 1C bad and our second best option is gone

6 days, 22 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

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@BoneChompski  Benn is a class act and true clutch player. Remember he got the only goal to beat USA in the Olympics 1-0. Congrats to him!!!

1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #82, Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Cameron19 @Fish Head @Luke_R  For Ryan's first year he looks good and his brother is supposed to be better. I think he'll be a true 1C which we haven't had in a long time. Now he's not going to turn the Leafs around in one year but he could surely be a big piece of the turn around and like I said, if it ends up being Marner I'll be thrilled as well. I see this as a can't miss either way

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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@Luke_R @Cameron19  If Ryan Strome is any indication I think his younger brother will be a stud. Having said that is Stome if gone I'd be thrilled to have Marner.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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@Cameron19  The real interesting thing here is that we have Marner's ex GM on the Leafs staff now. It will be really interesting to see which way this goes.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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@Cameron19  Won't matter because we're getting McDavid with our #1 lottery pick...

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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I've never been such a huge Carolina fan as I have been this past week. Way to go Canes!!!

I hope the Leafs beat the hell out of the Habs this Saturday night

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

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Great read. Thanks Anthony.


I feel that Dion has played better than anyone on the team during this slide and it's a shame that most of this gets tossed on him as he's the captain. If I ran another team I would definitely want to have Dion on my team. IMHO I think Dion can hold his head high and I hope he either gets a decent cast around him for next season or he finds a team that deserves him.

1 month ago on Leafs Notebook – March 25

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Most of you guys probably already knew but I just learned about the passing of Matthew Wuest, Founder of Capgeek. He gave us many wonderful hours of enjoyment and although I never knew him he touched my life. RIP Matthew.


1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Bailey set to debut, Marlies within a point of playoffs, lottery date set

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Worst sour grapes ever. This guy has sealed his fate to never coach in the NHL again. Who in their right mind would hire him after listening to his rants. No professionalism at all.


1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ron Wilson: “Leafs Rebuild will take 7 or 8 years”

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@Xxxxxnew  In a van

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4

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@Whalz  Where is this place you speak of?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4

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Thanks AP. As always my favorite read.


When I heard the news of Clarkson being traded I felt like I was walking on a cloud. It was a gift from the Gods and the best thing that happened in the last days before the trade deadline.


I'm so sick of the Toronto media and I feel for Kessel. Sure these players need to be able to take criticism but it's gone so far beyond that. There are so few guys in the media that I even listen to anymore. I would say Friedman and MacKenzie and that's about it.


I was disappointed that more was not done by the deadline but looking back I appreciate the patience and waiting for the right deal. The only miss is not getting anything for Booth. Not even a 7th. Oh well. Looking forward to the draft and hopefully few to no Leaf wins for the rest of this season.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Leafs Notebook – March 4

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I'm 100% behind Kessel. I'm so sick of the Toronto media. I truly believe that the mind fucking that the media do to the Leafs takes a toll that most other teams in the league do not experience to the same level and has some effect on performance. I'm not saying it effects them to the level where they would be a playoff team but there is some level of effect.


You could take Lupul, Phaneuf, or Bozak and put them on another team and just the lack of media head games would be an impact on their game. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Phil Kessel, Kyle Dubas speak out on media treatment in Toronto

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Now that we've hit the trade deadline, when can teams resume trading? I'm guessing some number of days after the Stanley Cup is won?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Deadline passes with core largely in tact

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I expected us to do more.


We need some open spots to give our young guys some NHL time and a better chance at a higher pick.


Are we done or still more updates coming?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick

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I sure hope we moved Booth for something, anything.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for Joakim Lindstrom & conditional sixth round pick

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@philthethrill  He still can't get over the Clarkson trade.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Trade Deadline Open Thread

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@Burtonboy  I think Anaheim is the perfect place for Phanuef. They have cap space and he'd be of great value to them.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Trade Deadline Open Thread

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@.Kong. @Fish Head  Coburn for Gudas and a 3rd should have done it.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Trade Deadline Open Thread

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@Dangle_My_Berries  Happy B-Day Bro!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Trade Deadline Open Thread

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I'm shocked at what Hextall was able to get for Coburn. I have been impressed with how Yzerman has managed that club until this trade. Way too one sided.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Trade Deadline Open Thread

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@docmma @Fish Head  I like McCann's game

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs claim defenceman Tim Erixon

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Sault Ste Marie and London playing an OHL game this afternoon. I wonder if Dubas and Hunter have a bet on this game?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs claim defenceman Tim Erixon

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@Dougie Wraparound  26th. We need help for our future.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@Radar O'Rielly  No less than a 1st plus a prospect and late pick

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

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@TheColborneUltimatum @Fish Head @Beleaf67  The closest I can think of currently playing for the Leafs would be Komorov but with more upside

1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #62, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@Beleaf67  I think Leipsic makes the Leafs out of camp

1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #62, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@HHT  Of all the places I've been around the world, I still rank Quebec women #1

1 month, 3 weeks ago on GDT: Game #62, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

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@dlbu dlbu E @Fish Head  One of my best buddies lives in Portland and has season tickets to the Winterhawks. He said that he believes Lipesic will be a great add to the Leafs and should be similar to Komarov. I'd like that.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson

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I'm starting to think that Franson on his own may have pulled in a 1st pick now that the deadline is only a couple days away and seeing what Sekera netted.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson

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@Dogger  He's worth a 1st pick and maybe even more

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson

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