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@Burtonboy @The_Polish_Cannon I sure hope you're right
2 days, 6 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Pent_House @wiski @Ricky_Vaives_slapshot
I dated this pig from Russia and she wanted to breed every night and twice on Sunday. At least she said she was Russian.
I would bet that Holzer will have the best chance for the 7th spot. He played the tough minutes for the Marlies last year and is a free agent at the end of the season. Let the young guys continue to get the minutes and develop in the AHL
2 days, 17 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
Considering his role I thought Smith did an admirable job last season with decent numbers for his minutes
@gottabe_KD @Fish Head @ Keon
I think it has to do with the individual. Take Gary Roberts as an example. He's a total fitness nut and also eats very healthy and that has worked wonderfully for him but if Espo says that it's not what works for him then so be it.
I think it has so much to do with the individual
You mean that's not the real Leo?
Phil Esposito said that he never had a fitness routine and only did what he had to at camps and missed very little time due to injury. He also noted that the guys who missed the most time with injuries were the ones who were the fitness nuts.
Hard to argue with Espo and if it works for Kessel then don't mess with it.
@T K O Can't be much worse. If there is anyone on the team to have a better year Clarkson is top of the list
3 days, 7 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
@Komas Taberle @CanuckUKinToronto Good night John Boy
@Burtonboy Interesting read but with the competitive salaries due to the salary cap you have to spread the wealth a bit or you won't have the required depth. Can't say that I agree with the article even though it's an interesting view
4 days, 15 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Mcost61 @Fish Head @B_Leaf I can't argue with that
4 days, 16 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Mcost61 @Fish Head @B_Leaf I agree but at the end of the day the player can direct his agent so you have to believe Johansen is in agreement to the tactics to some level.
@dlb Mad How'd we get ROR?
@B_Leaf Johansen would be great to have and appears to be the real deal #1C. If it took Kadri, Finn, Gauthier and one of Percy or Granberg to get it done I'd pull the trigger.
Keep in mind if he wants $6.5M now, he'll want $10-12M in a couple more years. Seems like one of those guys that will never be happy with what he is getting paid.
@Xxxxxnew Go Bears!!!
5 days, 8 hours ago on Rookie Tournament Game #3: Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Fish Head @Jmessih Hard to turn down a head coaching gig for an NHL team even if it was the Oilers for an unknown with the Leafs.
I have to say that the Oilers have some great young talent and if Eakins can find a way to teach them and have them gel to the next level he could be riding this wave for a long time.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Jmessih I think Eakins has his hands so full right now that he doesn't have time to think about anything else. This is likely his make or break year.
@Jmessih That's a great story. Would be great to see them together with the Leafs in a couple years
6 days, 7 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
Ray Ferraro was 100% on the money with his comments on Leiweke. I don't get why he's still here. If he wants out then get him out. It would not surprise me if he made that character comment just to get out earlier with pay. If we need to discuss character we need to go no further than Leiweke himself.
@Burtonboy I believe he is now listed at 5'11"
1 week ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 – Maple Leafs vs. Senators
@Jmessih What not to Loov?
@barjv01 Time to move on from Fraser
@Burtonboy I don't see the value with either of them. Too bad we already spent a contract on one of them
@barjv01 @Fish Head She may be a little too old for him
@barjv01 Finn needs to work on his skating. He should be spending some one on one time with Barbara Underhill
@Ydargo Ashton would have looked much better if his 4th line mates were Broll and Biggs rather than Orr and McLaren
1 week ago on Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks
I hope Robidas can be in the line up soon enough as neither of these two gets me excited. I would bet that Holzer would be a better 7th D choice than either of these two. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Looking forward to the rookie games this weekend. I must say that I love seeing the Leafs with some decent prospects finally.
1 week, 3 days ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@vinoa I was expecting some film considering that title
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Dave Nonis on Tim & Sid
@MaxwellHowe Who'd we get for Franson?
3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@Alec Brownscombe @Cameron19 @ShotgunCharlie Have you guys ever had a get together?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Monday Mashup: 28 Days to Preseason
@Bobsyouruncle @Murph2417 I don't like fat women anywhere
4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
@4evrblue @Murph2417 Johnny Cash is solid!!!
@Cameron19 @Fish Head Vanek makes good sense. Tough call between Oshie and ROR. I like them both. Almost a coin toss but I give a very slight edge to ROR.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
@Cameron19 @Fish Head Ahh. OK. Still like the 4 I picked. What are your thoughts for your top 4?
@Cameron19 ROR, Johansen, Oshie, Spezza. First 3 were easy. Why this list?
@Cameron19 I like the idea of getting younger and building a team that way but I think we may be pleasantly surprised by our boys this year. With a bottom 6 as good as anyone and hopefully both keepers healthy and the additions on D I like our chances to be a playoff team and even win a series (maybe two).
I'm not ready to blow it up just yet. I think we'll get something of value for Franson at the right time and I love our up and coming prospects.
1 month ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Friedman and then MacKenzie
@Yaknowwhat Play 4 lines
1 month ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
@ingy56 One of the true greats and tough as nails player. My best buddy's uncle is Fred Stanfield and Uncle Freddie used to say that the last person that he would want to go into the corner with was Mr. Elbows himself, Gordie Howe.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: It’s Going to be a Long Month
@Greg Fenton Making the playoffs. We were there before the tailspin last season so it should be a reasonable goal.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@Bruffins Thanks to JF Jr.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Burtonboy Management of Habs is taking the hard road with Subban with the bridge and now this. My guess is that PK will go through this one more time next year and then take his talents where they are much more appreciated.
@docmma @Bruffins $7M for a third pairing D-Man? Can't see it and playing him in that spot would lower his value in trade.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
@whalz @Fish Head I could see a 2nd pick for either Franson or Reimer but Clitsome for either would be poor for the Leafs.
Hopefully it's bullshit.
I think we'll see both Franson and Reimer starting the season for the Leafs and once the injury bug hits some of the other teams the price should go up and a good deal could be had
@whalz @Fish Head Who was the source of this rumor?
@whalz @docmma @Fish Head Makes sense especially with all the deals with only 1 year term this past month.
@whalz @Fish Head Ouch! If that's for real I think we take a step backwards. How is that a good or even reasonable trade for the Leafs?
@docmma @Fish Head Totally agree on developing from within but what about Franson? Does he stay or go? If he goes, where to and for what?
So with our small amount of cap space we may be done for now but if anyone is in play it could be Franson and possibly Reimer but considering Reimer signed for 2 years I'm guessing Nonis is waiting for a more ideal time to make that move.
So my question would be where does Franson go and what do we get in return. If it's a pick rather than a player, who fills Franson's spot?