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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Expansion Draft
« on: June 18, 2017, 11:08:49 AM »
Hey guys the NHL Expansion Draft for Vegas is on Wednesday.  Here is a list of the Leafs' protected and exposed players:

Available
Brian Boyle (F)
Eric Fehr (F)
Colin Greening (F)
Seth Griffith (F)
Teemu Hartikainen (F)
Brooks Laich (F)
Brendan Leipsic (F)
Joffrey Lupul (F)
Milan Michalek (F)
Kerby Rychel (F)
Ben Smith (F)
Andrew Campbell (D)
Matt Hunwick (D)
Alexey Marchenko (D)
Martin Marincin (D)
Steve Oleksy (D)
Roman Polak (D)
Antoine Bibeau (G)
Curtis McElhinney (G)
Garret Sparks (G)

Protected
Tyler Bozak (F)
Connor Brown (F)
Nazem Kadri (F)
Leo Komarov (F)
Josh Leivo (F)
Matt Martin (F)
James van Riemsdyk (F)
Connor Carrick (D)
Jake Gardiner (D)
Morgan Rielly (D)
Frederik Andersen (G)

Who do you guys think Vegas will take?  I'm a bit concerned because the Leafs have a lot of highly skilled young players.  I have a feeling Vegas is going to be very interested in some of our players.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Trade deadline
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:15:30 PM »
So guys the NHL trade deadline is coming up on Wednesday at 3pm.  What do you guys think the Leafs are going to do?  They have $15 million in cap space apparently.  That would give them room for multiple high priced rentals, plus they do have the prospect capital to get some deals done.  I'm on the fence on this one.  I actually think they have a legitimate shot of doing some damage in the playoffs.  I wouldn't be surprised to see them win round one and there is always a chance that they could even go further than that.  I look at what happened in Edmonton when they traded for some defense and I really see an opportunity here for the Leafs at the right price.

The rumor right now is that they are talking to Detroit about a couple of guys who are under-performing, but played well under Babcock.  We will see what happens.  I have complete faith in the management team at this point.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Bad contracts
« on: December 30, 2016, 06:25:01 PM »
Hey guys I'm wondering if you know when all of the bad contracts the Leafs have come off the books?  By that I mean:

- Phil Kessel - the Leafs are paying Pittsburgh a portion of his salarly, $1-2 million per season, IIRC

- Stephane Robidas - I seem to remember this guy getting paid to do nothing

- Nathan Horton - see above

- Joffrey Lupul - see above

- Jared Cowen - see above

There could be more.  Those are just the ones I remember.  Are any of them coming off the books soon?  Next season maybe?  Some cap space to sign some good defensemen and a backup goalie would be nice.  And then hopefully they won't make any more boneheaded moves going forward. :)

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Peter Holland may be done as a Leaf
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:18:59 PM »
http://www.tsn.ca/holland-leafs-appear-headed-for-split-1.619464

Too bad. I always liked him and I think he would do well as a third or fourth liner. He always has had decent point production. Hopefully the Leafs can trade him and at least get something for him. I'm guessing Babcock doesn't like him for some reason. Perhaps he is a defensive liability.

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Reimer
« on: March 08, 2016, 08:16:33 PM »
I'm just creating this thread to keep an eye on James Reimer.  He looks like he didn't have a great début against Vancouver over the weekend.  It will be interesting to see how he does and where he winds up signing.  There was an article about him this week where he flat out denied the $6 million contract rumour and he said he would be open to signing anywhere.  The article speculated that Calgary would be a good fit.

I wish nothing but the best for the guy!  I always really liked him as a Leaf.  He was inconsistent but when he was on he was a really great goalie.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Nylander is (possibly) getting called up
« on: February 28, 2016, 12:29:41 PM »
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/leafs-expected-to-recall-willaim-nylander-soon-after-trade-deadline/

This is a really stupid move IMO.  It burns a year off his entry level contract plus it works against the tank.  Not only that but he is a small player and he's likely to get hurt or concussed again.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Shapiro
« on: January 19, 2016, 07:08:32 PM »
This is what Rogers needs to do with Shapiro, it will solve all their problems:

https://youtu.be/4pONFIqYxdU

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Reimer is hurt! (again)
« on: December 30, 2015, 05:03:47 PM »
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/leafs-call-up-bibeau-on-emergency-basis-reimer-hurt/

This is good for the tank. This is looking like a lost season for the Leafs.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / New GM
« on: June 04, 2015, 10:46:53 PM »
I see other threads involving Nonis and Babcock but I think we need a thread dedicated to the Leafs search for a new GM.  It's becoming quite urgent because the draft is fast approaching and the Leafs are reportedly going to do a "scorched earth" rebuild this summer, hopefully trading anyone somewhat useful like Kessel and Phaeuf away for draft picks.

I have really heard next to nothing about who they might get.  What do you guys think?  Is anyone good even available?

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Leafs Media Rumours / Steve Stamkos?
« on: June 03, 2015, 09:39:38 PM »
Please take this with a grain of salt, I heard this from my father...

He was saying that the Leafs may be about to sign Steve Stamkos.

I assume he heard this somewhere in the media.

Anyhow I just thought I would throw that one out there.  Enjoy. :)

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All Sports But Hockey / 2015 Toronto Blue Jays thread
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:10:20 PM »
I'm making this thread out of frustration due to the current shape of the Leafs. My family has season's tickets to the Jays and I have to admit that I'm somewhat intrigued by the moves they have made this off season.

There is talk that they might be getting Shields which would be very exciting if they can land him.

It's a shame about the Leafs but at least we have the Jays to talk about now.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:29:27 PM »
The current leafs team SUCKS! I have joined the tank nation. I encourage all of you to join me. I can no longer support this team until they make major changes and hopefully get a top 5 pick in the draft.

Some of you are saying that the current stretch has been due to bad luck but I day bollocks to all of that nonsense.

TANK NATION UNITE!!!

I miss Bill Watters. :(

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General Rumours & Speculation / James Reimer is getting traded?
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:18:44 PM »
FanSided: NHL Trade Rumors: James Reimer Could Be Moved Because Of Cap Reasons. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw7dn6yCA

I could see us getting a nice return from Edmonton. I think his salary is very reasonable though.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Dave Nonis is a bust
« on: March 22, 2014, 03:23:43 PM »
He has done great damage to the franchise even though he has done very little. Signing Clarkson and buying out grabovski is bad enough on its own. Then you can add in letting MacArthur go and the bernier trade. The only deal I like is the trade for Peter Holland. The bernier deal is ok, but scrivens may be better.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Bernier's injury
« on: March 14, 2014, 12:50:38 PM »
Do any of you guys know how serious it is and when he may be back?

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