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19 May 2019 03:49:57
If Bruins win the cup, at least Leafs can say they lost to the best team. But looking at the teams Bruins have faced after Leafs, they had it pretty easy. If Leafs has won that Game 7, it could easily be them going to finals right now. Columbus has a decent team, sure, but are not considered contenders for good reason. And Hurricanes were playing above their heads most of the off season when reality finally sunk in and they crashed against the Bruins in four games.

If only Leafs has won that game, they almost certainly would have overcome lacklustre Columbus and Carolina teams. The road to the cup was easy for Boston this year, with the best team they faced being the first team they faced.

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20 May 2019 16:46:34
What happens if Bruins lose to STL.

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21 May 2019 06:43:32
Playoffs! Anything can happen. If they started again, it could be completely different. If Rask wasn't on fire, Bruins might not be there.

Dynasties are over in the NHL, I just hope Leafs management is good enough to allow them to have a chance every year.

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15 May 2019 04:23:18
With rumours around Calgary interested in a right winger ( and William Nylander being born in Calgary when his father played there ) would a deal revolving around Rasmus Andersen who looked very good , still very cheap , great size and a right handed Defenseman with a solid grinder and penalty killer plus potential pics do the trick ? Would allow us to also move kadri for another defence man to round out our top four moving forward .

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14 May 2019 02:54:10
Continue on Sundin talk (I was like 5 inches from the send button, but sent anyway, lol)

Last Season: 32g, 46a, 78pts. Does anyone else feel like he retired too early?

But what really stood out was that it hasn’t been 10 years since he retired. I was in shock. Seems like it was just last week Sundin was skating down the wall, hammering defensemen in the boards, and slamming the puck into the net behind some of the best goaltenders in the history of the game.

To me, the Phaneuf years aren’t even a memory. The only thing I remember Phaneuf doing is missing his check in game 7 against the Bruins and costing us the game. Hard to believe he was a Leaf longer than he was a Flame.

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14 May 2019 02:48:09
I can’t remember why, but I looked up Mats Sundin stats today for some reason. A few things stood out that I knew already, but forgot. First was his size. At 6.5” and 231 pounds, Sundin was a monster. Second was his last full season stats: 32g, 4.

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13 May 2019 23:22:20
just so all of you know i'm a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
So know let's get everything started :

Number 1. switch Hyman's position to LW and change his potential to medium top 6 FWD if it's not already.

Number 2. trade Marleau to San Jose for later picks.

Number 3. trade Gardiner and Bracco with a few picks to St Louis for Parayko.

Number 4. call up Trevor Moore and Hutchinson then scratch Sparks.

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14 May 2019 02:45:36
Hey Pacioretty. Glad to have you on board. I think most members of this site are huge Leafs fans. Welcome to the forum.

1. Hyman is already LW and has been for as long as I can remember.

2. SAN Jose cannot afford Marleau, even with Leafs retaining 50% (which is max allowed)

3. Gardiner is no longer a member of the team.

4. Moore has already been called up and is virtually guaranteed a spot on the team next year. Hutchinson over Sparks is a good idea.

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17 May 2019 09:38:38
Lol number 3 is just bad really bad.

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11 May 2019 18:55:31
I hope this Russian kid works out all right. There’s a few videos of him scoring some highlight reel goals. I wonder where they plan on slotting him? I believe he is a natural lefty, but can play RW just fine too. His stats for KHL aren’t bad. He led his team last year in goals and points, but is middling compared to other teams best players.

If you haven’t already, check out his highlights. He looks good. I can see him playing 4th line next year and eventually displacing Marleau if he is still here after. Or he ends up like Lindholm. Lol.

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12 May 2019 17:24:23
He could be a guy who fits alongside Naz sorta like Komarov, except with more skill. Could see something like Mik/ Naz/ Bracco if Kap gets traded away, or so. Otherwise, our fourth line looks like Mik/ Petan/ Moore with Kap/ Kadri/ Bracco which is nice too.

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12 May 2019 21:41:03
Apparently Babcock was influential in convincing him to come over from the KHL, so I assume he has been assured ice time. I expect to see him in Leafs uniform next year, and not on the Marlies. With Marleau, Hyman, and Johnsson ahead of him, I have a hard time seeing him play anything other than 4LW, which is a weak spot for us. Moore is ok, but small, and not as much experience as Mikheyev.

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12 May 2019 22:09:48
The kid should have convinced the idiot Babcock to stay to the khl.

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14 May 2019 03:13:28

Babcock is still widely regarded as the best coach in hockey. He’s brought a team of kids, literally kids, with no AHL development, from a basement dwelling, worst team in the league, to a perennial favourite cup contender with the best regular season ever in franchise history, all in less than four years.

Maybe you disagree with a few of his choices, as do I, and so should anyone who follows the Leafs religiously. But the fact remains, we are WAY ahead of schedule for our turnaround, and Babcock has been instrumental in attracting new talent to the team, including this new Russian fellow we should be seeing next year. Calling him an idiot is a little much don’t you think? Why do you call him an idiot anyway? What part of his coaching do you disagree with?

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11 May 2019 02:03:40
Lets talk money:
According to Capfriendly Leafs will spend around $68m next season on 9 fwds, 5 D, and 2 goalies ( not counting Horton and adding Kessel). Leafs need to sign 3 fwds, 1 D for around $15m which could happen only 1 of those is Marner.

I propose:
Marner 1 year at 9m, Kappy at $3m, Johnsson at $3m, and a D for $1m. that's over the cap so even at these modest prices something has to give and our D is weaker than before. We have to trade players out who make a lot of money and replace them with cheaper options to hold the core together. Our core consists of Matthews, Marner, Tavarese, Nylander, Reilly and Anderssen.

Best trade candidates of course are Marleau, Kadri, and Zaitsev who combined will make $16m. We have yound forwards who can fit in the forward slots so everthing points to 1 thing:
Trade any combination of these 3 for young RD with term, even if you have to dip into the minors to sweeten the deal. Enough talk on this just make it happen.

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09 May 2019 19:20:38
Welp first it was Hyman, then Tavares, and now Dermott too?!!!!

Who else will the injury bug bite? Matthews?

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11 May 2019 07:12:49
Marner but qe won't find out until aftwr he signs his 11 million 3 year deal.

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13 May 2019 01:43:56
Why 3 years Randy? If I was Dubas, I would be locking Marner up for as long as possible. Heck, if it was still allowed I’d give him 16 years. Lol. He’s just such a fabulous player. And even the things he does off the ice, like talking to media, make him an even more valuable asset. Of all the players on the team right now, Marner is probably the most valuable, followed very close second Rielly. These two guys should be Leafs absolute biggest concern going forward. We should be doing everything possible to ensure they stay Leafs for a very long time.

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14 May 2019 16:39:43
Keep Marner as long as possible, he is one hell of a creative playmaker as well as a decent finisher. If anyone on that wing needs changing, trade Kappy and Brown, Or Nyllie. Nylander has been a beast for team Sweeden.

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09 May 2019 10:16:42
What if we went with a bit of a different lineup.

Hyman Tavares Marner
Kapanen Mathews bracco
Moore kadri brouwer
Marleau marchment brown

Reilly Myers
Muzzin zaitsev
Dermot rosen


With this line up we sign brouwer and Myers out of free agency.

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13 May 2019 01:47:07
It’s a surprising line up for sure. I would have though Johnsson and Nylander would have made the team. Lol.

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06 May 2019 02:02:41
I’m starting to think the 2015 draft will go down as one of the best ever. Led by Connor McDavid, I think Leafs got the second best player that year with Marner. Looking at the top 10, it looks like an all-star ballad. Much talk about who is better, Marner or Matthews. Very hard to say at this point.

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