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« Reply #180 on: December 18, 2016, 11:21:10 AM »
Aboat the time he stood out in the cold trying to complete his Esso Powerplay stacks!

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« Reply #181 on: December 19, 2016, 12:51:54 AM »
Aboat the time he stood out in the cold trying to complete his Esso Powerplay stacks!

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It seems the Tall-Poppy Syndrome is getting as strong in Canada as it is in Australia...

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« Reply #182 on: December 24, 2016, 12:36:28 AM »

It's really a shame how it went from the 24/7 kind of neat fly on the wall documentary to this current All-Access creepy propaganda.

Still, the bit about Connor Brown was heartwarming I suppose.
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« Reply #183 on: December 24, 2016, 01:40:19 AM »
I think under Lou we've been so starved of this type of content that it's good to just have something.

I've watched both episodes so far that were edited down to just the Leafs segments and they've been decent.

I have even more love for Downtown Connor Brown after watching that, I hope they continue using him on the PP.

Also, if anyone missed it, the following link is a short film titled "Christmas Essay" by Ron McLean and Tim Thompson for Hometown Hockey, it's outstanding.

http://www.hometownhockey.com/news/christmas-essay/

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« Reply #184 on: December 24, 2016, 01:58:05 AM »

I'm just going to have a slightly harder time rooting for the Leafs now that I know Brendan Shanahan uses phrases like "sweat equity".
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« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2016, 04:49:16 PM »
Listening to the FAN a bit today. Tier 3 hosts during the Christmas holidays... just chatting about who you could move to get a defenseman. As the Taylor Hall for Ekman-Larsson trade indicated, the market for top-four defenseman is very difficult. Guys like JVR and TyBo are nice pieces but the most they could garner is perhaps a defensive prospect that MAY turn into a top-four defenseman in a few years. Not a bad move but they may as well just draft D and hang on to the vets in the meantime.

A few callers were a bit 'frustrated' with multiple blown leads and I thought, dude, chill out. It's year two of a serious, to the bone rebuild and they're arguably ahead of schedule. Scoring goals with a legion of guys in their early-twenties. There are prospects being developed right now and the Leafs have plenty of picks in the next two years. I'm guessing they'll pick more than their share of defensemen in the hopes of hitting pay dirt with a top-four or even top-two prospect.

So again, draft and develop. Draft and develop. What we're probably looking at for the next few years and that's great. I haven't had this much hope and/or fun in years.
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« Reply #186 on: December 27, 2016, 05:18:14 PM »
Listening to the FAN a bit today. Tier 3 hosts during the Christmas holidays... just chatting about who you could move to get a defenseman. As the Taylor Hall for Ekman-Larsson trade indicated, the market for top-four defenseman is very difficult. Guys like JVR and TyBo are nice pieces but the most they could garner is perhaps a defensive prospect that MAY turn into a top-four defenseman in a few years. Not a bad move but they may as well just draft D and hang on to the vets in the meantime.

A few callers were a bit 'frustrated' with multiple blown leads and I thought, dude, chill out. It's year two of a serious, to the bone rebuild and they're arguably ahead of schedule. Scoring goals with a legion of guys in their early-twenties. There are prospects being developed right now and the Leafs have plenty of picks in the next two years. I'm guessing they'll pick more than their share of defensemen in the hopes of hitting pay dirt with a top-four or even top-two prospect.

So again, draft and develop. Draft and develop. What we're probably looking at for the next few years and that's great. I haven't had this much hope and/or fun in years.

Oilers fans wish.  ;) ;D

I think when you draft players of the calibre the Leafs have over the past 4/5 years then you have to consider that your best chance to win is when those high impact rookies are on their ELC's.

I'm not saying trade the farm, but they do need to plug the holes in the lineup if they can without compromising the overall rebuild.

Honestly, I think the Leafs are going to have a top 5-10 second half, which would be helped even by strengthening the 4-6 spots on D.
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« Reply #187 on: January 02, 2017, 11:46:00 PM »
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« Reply #188 on: January 03, 2017, 08:33:00 AM »
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« Reply #189 on: January 13, 2017, 04:44:11 PM »
www.twitter.com/mirtle/status/819923853115801601

Compelling! He's staying on PPP as well as interning at G&M, so it sounds like he'll be a periodic contributor (likely on the prospects side of the coverage) alongside the more hidden editing.
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« Reply #190 on: January 13, 2017, 06:31:10 PM »
I'm getting really tempted to subscribe. The majority of the articles I'm reading now are from the athletic

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« Reply #191 on: January 13, 2017, 06:41:37 PM »
I'm getting really tempted to subscribe. The majority of the articles I'm reading now are from the athletic

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« Reply #192 on: January 19, 2017, 12:12:03 PM »
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« Reply #194 on: January 23, 2017, 01:53:41 PM »
I haven't been following mainstream sports media too closely the past couple of years, but someone somewhere has started a push to elevate the conversation.

http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nhl/i-adapted-and-now-i-love-it-nazem-kadri-forays-into-the-dirty-areas-and-emerges-as-a-goal-scorer

This is a PostMedia article referencing Corsica shot distance metrics and HockeyViz heat maps. WHAT IS HAPPENING?
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