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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Timothy Liljegren
« on: November 09, 2019, 06:32:32 PM »
I just had a look and he looks like he's playing decently well this year for the Marlies.  Any chance we see this guy come up this season?  He seems to be taking kind of long to develop and he kind of seems like a bit of a bust thus far.  He's certainly not what I was expecting.  Mind you the Leafs do get quite a bit of media hype and attention.  Thoughts?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Petan and Marincin are on waivers
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:02:02 PM »

Losing Petan in particular for sweet nothing seems like a real shame to me.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / The goaltending situation
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:34:15 PM »
Hutchinson hasn’t won a game since January. This is becoming problematic. Discuss.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Trade deadline moves
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:52:10 AM »
I know it's early but I'm wondering what the Leafs are going to do this season.  I have a feeling they might go all in, depending on their injury situation and also how well they are playing down the stretch.  Any ideas?  There has been speculation of trading Nylander or someone of his ilk for some improved defense.  I keep hearing Wayne Simmonds' name mentioned in the media.  He's a winger though.  It doesn't make sense to me.  I've also heard Kapanen's name mentioned in trade rumors.  I would personally much rather have Johnsson and Kapanen both instead of Nylander.  If Kapanen goes in particular I'm not going to be happy about it.  He has been the biggest success story on the Leafs this season IMO.

Thoughts?  Rumors?  Some of you guys read that paywall Athletic site, right?

Non-Hockey Chatter / Aliens
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:03:03 PM »

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested.

This may be related to this:

I'm a believer, personally.  I think this is the real deal.  The acceleration as it left the solar system was the real red flag for me.  The lack of a comet tail or comet features also.

Leafs Media Rumours / Is a trade brewing with the New York Rangers?
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:03:59 PM »
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So Dubas was in New York to scout the Rangers versus the Calgary Flames.  And the Rangers had scouts in Toronto when we played Pittsburgh.  Hmm.

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:

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)

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.

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.

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. :)

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Peter Holland may be done as a Leaf
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:18:59 PM »

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.

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.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Nylander is (possibly) getting called up
« on: February 28, 2016, 12:29:41 PM »

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.

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:

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Reimer is hurt! (again)
« on: December 30, 2015, 05:03:47 PM »

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

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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