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Quote from: crazyperfectdevil on May 03, 2013, 09:51:26 PM
if the islanders can do it...

I was thinking the same thing.

Actually I dont think the Buds played too badly. They just got unlucky. If Kostka doesn't screen Reimer on the first goal and the JVR shot hits the post and goes in the Leafs are up 2-0 going in to the 2nd and BOS and the TD centre are quiet and in panic mode. 
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: General Leafs Talk
April 03, 2013, 03:18:48 PM
Quote from: cabber24 on April 03, 2013, 03:15:30 PM
Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger 43s

Ryan O'Byrne to Toronto for a 4th rounder. #tradecentre

thats exactly the type of trade i was hoping we'd make. solid stay at home type to clear the front of the net. now kostka sits hopefully. Final pairing should be Liles and O'Byrne
Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Trade Deadline
April 02, 2013, 04:02:19 PM
Quote from: nutman on April 02, 2013, 03:56:37 PM
So far so good. I'm liking the fact Nunis has not made a deal. we are only just testing the playoff waters, so we dont need to spend the farm on any players to try and do a push. I say we go in and let the guys get some experince, then go for it next year. also I like what we have other then we need  stay at home dman.

I agree. I'd be happy with a stay at home 6th D man that can clear the front of the net. if we were to trade Liles i'd be okay with that as well just to make room for Gardiner.
Quote from: Boston Leaf on April 02, 2013, 03:26:19 PM
I could be way off but does everyone think there is a huge difference in talent/play of Reimer and Scrivens? I see them almost as the same type of goalie with similar issues?

yeah I agree for the most part. As of right now, they're pretty equal. Reimer is a year and a half younger and plays the puck much better (even though Reimer still needs a lot of work on the subject). I prefer Reimer but I can see a case being made for either goalie going forward.
NHL Transactions / Re: 2012-2013 Waivers thread
March 31, 2013, 01:48:13 PM
Quote from: Jay-Mar on March 31, 2013, 01:29:13 PM
If your planning on moving Liles out at the deadline, if the price is good, having Kab's there isnt a bad idea. If we were to run into injury problems who are you going to turn to?

you turn to Gardiner. i think Liles and Jake play similar styles so its hard to have them both out on the ice at the same time or in the lineup at the same time. I would try and move Liles out for a stay at home D man to play with Gardiner on the bottom pairing.
Jonas Siegel ‏@jonasTSN1050

Scrivens does indeed start tonight versus Lightning.
Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Luongo
July 18, 2012, 09:42:27 AM
Quote from: Guru Tugginmypuddah on July 18, 2012, 09:19:30 AM
Quote from: Zee on July 18, 2012, 09:16:28 AM
Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 18, 2012, 09:08:47 AM
Quote from: Zee on July 18, 2012, 08:40:46 AM
Quote from: Gilmour the Great on July 18, 2012, 01:49:16 AM
A friend of mine, who has never shown any interest in rumours before, told me today that 1) his squash buddy works with Gillis, 2) an agreement has been reached to trade Luongo to the Leafs, and 3) they're waiting for Gillis to get back from Panama before they announce it.

Take it for what it's worth. My friend is a no-nonsense guy who has never mentioned anything like this previously.

Jump back, what's that sound?
Here she comes, full blast and top down
Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue
Model citizen, zero discipline

Don't ya know she's coming home with me
You'll lose her in that turn
I'll get her!

Panama! Panama!
Panama! Panama!

Awesome song..

First thing I thought of when they said Gillis was in Panama.  ;D

Air guitar was in full solo mode over here too.

Im not a big VH fan so ill leave it to you guys but, dont you guys think they should change it to Ca-na-da when they play it North of the 49th ?? and yes i know the song is about a car and not the country.
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2012-2013 NHL Thread
July 12, 2012, 07:20:22 PM
Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 12, 2012, 05:59:18 PM
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on July 12, 2012, 05:45:51 PM
Cam Janssen, what a class act, he gave a radio interview where he openly admits to trying to injure guys and participates in gay bashing, if a guy is gay Cam says he will kick his a$$.

What a loser. It's one thing to do those things, but to boast about them on public radio is disgraceful.

Look on the bright side, at least the world isnt losing an incredible intelect to all the punches he's taken.

This bit of news instantly catapults him to one of my most hated players in the league, but i feel that I'm stooping to his level if I hate him for his hate. ill just feel sorry for him and his children if he passes on his hatred generationally. 
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Brian Burke Thread
July 08, 2012, 10:02:55 AM
Quote from: nutman on July 08, 2012, 09:27:45 AM
I am wondering why burke wont make an offer to Semen. this guy would be a great addition to our top six. 

Nutman wants Semen? Maybe its the psych in me but i think theres an underlying message here......
Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 05, 2012, 08:51:16 PM
Quote from: Sgt on July 05, 2012, 08:45:07 PM
I'd be willing to throw that up against the wall... But what of Grabo?

I think he means JVR/ Grabo/ McArthur

EDIT: I think that was suggested by Mirtle today also.

id much rather kulemin on the wing than MacArthur
Quote from: NikĀ³ on July 04, 2012, 02:26:18 PM
Quote from: puckhog78 on July 04, 2012, 02:23:15 PM
Of course not. Overall Roy is the best player, but he's not a clear level above, they are comparable.

They're really not. Roy has averaged 66 points per 82 games in the NHL. That's legit #1 centre stuff. Bozak is at 45 per 82.

As you know, usually a player's best years are 26-30, specifically 27-29, where his physical skills are still intact and not deteriorating, yet he's learnt enough about the game to play smarter and more efficient. Bozak is 26 and Roy is 29, Bozak has yet to reach his peak and Roy is just about on the downside of his career. DAL isnt paying for what Roy HAS done, but what he WILL do as a Star. Therefore the argument can be made that Bozak will provide more to a team than Roy will in seasons to come.

Either way, I dont see where a Bozak type player is readily available in FA, let alone 3-4 of them, as "en Masse" would seem to indicate.
Quote from: NikĀ³ on July 04, 2012, 02:05:16 PM
Quote from: puckhog78 on July 04, 2012, 02:01:41 PM
I dont know what UFA's Madferret is looking at but Bozak put up more points than Roy last year, and is also younger and bigger.

Come on. Do you think any trade is made for Derek Roy where the only thing they're looking at is last year?

Of course not. Overall Roy is the best player, but he's not a clear level above, they are comparable. I'm just countering the argument that Madferret made when he stated that these type of players [Bozak, MacA & Blacker] are numerous and widely available for free in the UFA market.
Quote from: sneakyray on July 04, 2012, 01:26:17 PM
players probably available - lombardi, connelly, macarthur, kulemin, franson, bozak.

players possibly available in the right trade - kadri, colborne, blacker, gunnarson.

theres some pretty decent names on that list...and we have draft picks to sweeten the pot in the right trade.

Yeah I agree for the most part. I do think that the need that Gunnarsson serves makes him more valuable to the leafs than he would be to a team trying to obtain him. Lombardi and Connolly have minimal value right now. they would not land anything substantial.

I dont know what UFA's Madferret is looking at but Bozak put up more points than Roy last year, and is also younger and bigger. So if there are these types of players around "en masse" why would DAL give up a good, desireable player [Ott] to acquire one when he couldve signed one for nothing? I think someone is over-estimating the value in the free agent market. I'll side with former Leaf, Sens Killer and Professional GM Joe Nieuwendyk on that one.

Jesse Blacker is also 21 with good skill & potential. 21 year old UFA's arent around "en masse" either.

MacArthur has the skill to play a top 6 role and the grit to play a top 9 role. He is the least desireable of the three, but still has value an is a solid NHL player.
NHL Transactions / Re: Parise to Minnesota
July 04, 2012, 01:10:27 PM
Quote from: Strangelove on July 04, 2012, 01:04:26 PM
Quote from: Rebel_1812 on July 04, 2012, 01:01:00 PM
why did they want minnesota?  I would have understood it it was like Detroit or another contending team.  What does minnesota have to offer?

Guaranteed money until age 40?

Well thats not the reason as both players had multiple multi year offers. Parise is from MIN & Suter is from WIS so being close to home must've been a factor.
NHL Transactions / Re: Parise to Minnesota
July 04, 2012, 12:31:48 PM
Minnesota is a hockey state. They care about the game. This will elevate the team into the elite in the west, and that crowd will show fans of other teams and players on other teams how passionate they are about the game. Im happy for fans of the wild.