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Per Mirtle via Leafs Report podcast, Lemaire and Caron are out, as are a handful of scouts (Ladygin, Namestnikov are the ones I remember off hand).

I'm fairly certain I had about as much of an impact on the team as Lemaire and Caron did.

Literally moreso if Dubas saw your implorations for Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (whose name I refuse to not spell out in full).

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Per Mirtle via Leafs Report podcast, Lemaire and Caron are out, as are a handful of scouts (Ladygin, Namestnikov are the ones I remember off hand).

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: Today at 08:49:19 AM »
This is Dreger trying to get clicks.

That's Dreger's job.

Also, the kerning on my browser might be a bit off, but I totally read that alliteratively.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: Today at 06:07:51 AM »
This is a TED talk by Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of Westboro Baptistís Fred Phelps, who through civil discourse with the real world after being assigned the role of social media coordinator shook her indoctrination and escaped her family and cult with her sister.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVV2Zk88beY

I think you should have long patient conversations with your friends even when your viewpoints differ. Iron sharpens iron and all.

The line here, as Nik and Heroic Shrimp so clearly pointed out, is that these people are being judged for their character and choices, i.e. a character that embraces and supports and administration that has made a hallmark of fascism, racism, sexism, homophobia, corporate greed, outright lying, abusive gaslighting, dehumanizing rhetoric, and generally everything in the list of things you donít want your kids to be, and they choose to live this life (and the loathing it entails) because they believe they are right.

The recent cries about where the civility is because admin staffers are getting accosted at restaurants is deliberate propaganda to undermine the perceived ethical and moral high ground of their opponents and draw attention away from their other insidious practices and policies.


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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: Yesterday at 08:52:09 PM »

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« on: Yesterday at 08:47:20 PM »
Sans Aaltonen now, Iím still not seeing the game breaking scoring talent on the Marlies next year unless Grundstrom and Engvall really click with Timashov and Bracco.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Thread
« on: Yesterday at 08:38:38 PM »
My goodness. It's almost like there's a certain type of personality that NHL teams want players to have and agents coach their players into it so as to do better in draft interviews.

That's great. I really do admire anyone who is on a life journey based on self-awareness and improvement. Not an easy path to follow.

It might be a bit milquetoast for the NHL playoffs. The Washington Capitals weren't exactly choirboys on ther journey to the Stanley Cup. The Leafs picks are all kids, with a lot to learn.

Thereís certainly an element of brand/personality coaching that goes into the preparation for these kids. Still takes a certain type of person to say those things earnestly (either itís true or theyíre very accomplished liars  ;D ). They sounded pretty genuine to me, but Iím a sucker for smooth talkers.

If I recall correctly these three had previous exposure to the Leafs org. Durzi for sure via dev camp last season. Der-Arguchintsev via Zaitsev.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: Yesterday at 08:30:59 PM »
The Ďleftí preaches tolerance and equitable policies for the disenfranchised. I donít think that covers Nazis and Nazi-enablers.

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NHL Transactions / John Carlson re-signs with WAS 8x8
« on: Yesterday at 06:38:33 PM »
Huzzah

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:50:57 PM »
This was a pre-draft piece on CHL defensemen and their entry/shot metrics (manually tracked).

https://theathletic.com/398538/2018/06/20/brown-the-best-draft-eligible-defencemen-in-five-categories-tracked-by-the-chl-data-tracking-project/

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Neutral Zone Defence

We will discuss two statistics in this category: controlled entry prevention percentage, which is the percentage of controlled entries the defender prevents, and controlled entry attempt against percentage, which is the percentage of times the opposition carries the puck into the zone versus that defender.

Think of controlled entry prevention percentage as a measure of how successful a player is at one-on-one situatons around the blue line, and controlled entry attempt against percentage as a measure of gap control through the neutral zone. Of course, neutral zone defence is an all-encompassing measure of defensive acumen, and in many cases may be the product of team structure (particularly true for poor results).


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:27:06 PM »
Sandin, Durzi, and Der-Arguchintsev all sound very well spoken, self-reflective/self-aware, and motivated to become better. Like Carrick-lite.

Dubas on the draft | Dubas the next day
Sandin
Durzi (he showed up last year and didn't get the call; this year he got called by his hometown team.)
Der-Arguchintsev (came over to Canada 4 years ago specifically to grow his game and learn English; buddies with Zaitsev)
Bouthillier (holy crap, he showed up to the draft!)

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NHL Transactions / Re: Kovalchuk to Kings
« on: Yesterday at 01:04:22 PM »
I'm not sure about that. Tavares seems like the kind of guy you make room for and the Kings do have deals they can move.

They'd need to be move $7-$9M to fit Tavares in and fill out their roster. It could be done, sure, but it would really take away their depth.

Take this with whatever grain of salt is required, considering the source, but John Shannon says the Kings have told him that they are not pursuing Tavares.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Thread
« on: Yesterday at 09:37:56 AM »

Check down thread for Vancouverís  :-X

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Thread
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:27:48 PM »
Link party! Shrimp-fest?

Rasmus Sandin:
MLHS
PPP
Canucks Army
Habs Eyes on the Prize
Mile High Hockey

Sean Durzi:
MLHS
PPP
Canucks Army

Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (spelled it right in one shot, no looking, wooo!):
MLHS
PPP
All About the Jersey
Habs Eyes on the Prize
Mile High Hockey

Riley Stotts:
MLHS
PPP

Mac Hollowell:
MLHS
PPP

Filip Kral:
MLHS
PPP

Pontus Holmberg:
MLHS
PPP

Zachary Bouthillier:
MLHS
PPP

Semyon Kizimov:
MLHS
PPP

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Thread
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:00:19 PM »

Jeff always does the work for me. Click through to see the analytical emphasis the Leafs were angling for. Iíd be curious to see some of the picks we bypassed (but thatís not a data table I can snag easily).

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