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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 26, 2018, 12:45:44 PM »
What are the chances Sparks is our backup next season? I just can't figure out whether he's for real, or whether he's a AHL lifer sort of guy. My heart tells me AHL lifer, but he's certainly been tearing up the AHL.

Sparks will no longer be exempt from waivers next season, and with the season he's had I'd be pretty surprised if some team didn't take a chance on him if the Leafs tried to send him back to the AHL.

Sparks will be our back up next year, count on it. Part of the Don Dubas plan, promote the worthy from within. The chances of McBackup having that kind of season again are very slim. Gotta let the farm boys know there is a real chance to be a city slicker

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:45:34 PM »
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
That first line would kill

I would put Grundstrom in there somewhere. I do think we need an upgrade somewhere on the forwards though.... Come on Dubas with some out of the box thinking!
I heard Don Dubas is cloning the skeletal remains of Rocket Richard, should be flying down the ice in about 18 years.  How outside the box can you get?

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:14:12 PM »
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
That first line would kill

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 24, 2018, 12:59:34 PM »
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom 

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Yeah, that whole draft screamed of a number of questionable picks like Middleton.  Guys with size who lack skill.
There will be no more Middle men or Middle tons on this team, it all runs through Don Dubas.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: May 23, 2018, 10:59:13 AM »

Right, so, without needing to talk anymore about someone who isn't a public figure I think I can amend that part of my comment to "He may have non-hockey reasons for wanting to stay with NYI that are unchanged by this development".

Sunday night dinners at Garth's house?
Come on now that would be a Snow job!

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:43:53 PM »
https://theathletic.com/361760/2018/05/20/miro-aaltonen-might-not-be-the-brightest-star-on-the-marlies-roster-but-he-is-still-a-playoff-hero/

If you wanted to learn more about Miro Aaltonen, the centre that Andreas Johnsson has developed an excellent chemistry with, here you go.

Grundstrom to Rosen to Johnsson to Aaltonen for the finish.

I'm very open to seeing him on the Leafs in a scoring 4th line role (because that's who we should roll).
Twas a thing of beauty Herman, tic tac dough, yes our new fourth line in all its glory and I could add Rosen has looked pretty damn good as well.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:37:46 PM »
Dear Sickbeast,
I usually don't get involved in this sort of thing outside of the odd joust with Nik (and its been a long while since the last joust), however it seems that "Thou do protest to much" and to be honest it is getting stale real quick.
If the heat is to much in this kitchen then leave the room.
A friend of mine had a restaurant and on the menu, it had to no do's: no smoking cigars and no crybabies.
That seems to be the general attitude on this forum and it's why you guys keep driving multiple people away from this place. I'm not even a major or regular poster here. Look at my post count.

Yes, the general attitude on this forum is that you are a crybaby. And how many posts will it take for you to prove to us that you aren't a regular poster here?
Highlander must be part of the clique too.
I would never belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member. Time for Sickbeast to grow a sense of humour or does his moniker have something to do with his inner workings?
Whatever joke just happened went completely over my head.
That doesn't surprise me as you seem to be devoid of what humour is, that is why you cry to us all. WAW WAW. Again this all should stop now and I am not a member of any group or religious organization.  Ok I like Buddha a little bit.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:58:15 PM »
Dear Sickbeast,
I usually don't get involved in this sort of thing outside of the odd joust with Nik (and its been a long while since the last joust), however it seems that "Thou do protest to much" and to be honest it is getting stale real quick.
If the heat is to much in this kitchen then leave the room.
A friend of mine had a restaurant and on the menu, it had to no do's: no smoking cigars and no crybabies.
That seems to be the general attitude on this forum and it's why you guys keep driving multiple people away from this place. I'm not even a major or regular poster here. Look at my post count.

Yes, the general attitude on this forum is that you are a crybaby. And how many posts will it take for you to prove to us that you aren't a regular poster here?
Highlander must be part of the clique too.
I would never belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member. Time for Sickbeast to grow a sense of humour or does his moniker have something to do with his inner workings?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:05:28 PM »
Dear Sickbeast,
I usually don't get involved in this sort of thing outside of the odd joust with Nik (and its been a long while since the last joust), however it seems that "Thou do protest to much" and to be honest it is getting stale real quick.
If the heat is to much in this kitchen then leave the room.
A friend of mine had a restaurant and on the menu, it had to no do's: no smoking cigars and no crybabies.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:07:00 PM »
my gut feeling is Ron Francis may make an appearance.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:04:09 PM »
While I think Mark Hunter is top notch, I also believe that the team behind him is still in place and the plan for this years picks and options are completely laid out.  I also have faith that Shanahan and Dubas will bring in an excellent replacement or advance from within that existing team. I do not know Hunters motivations but seemed to be more interested hunting talent at rinks around the world than sitting at a desk.
In any case "thank you" Mark and all the best

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: May 21, 2018, 05:23:23 PM »
Lou is leaving

source ?
My sources come from above. Above what I don't know but above!

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 20, 2018, 12:39:29 PM »
was on one of the TSN channels, they seem to be picking up the series

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:21:56 PM »
what a game,  was impressed with Timashov, Johnsson, Engvall and a lot of others, Holl was brutal in the first half of the game but settled down nicely. Sparks is great, he should be our new McBackup, perhaps the old one can be packaged with some others for some picks or a prospect.  Started out 2 up, went to 3-2 for the Evil Doers and won 4-2
We almost shot ourselves in the foot a few times but prevailed. 

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