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This guy totally scored though, so all the off-day articles are about his majesty.

Nylander is on pace for 64 points — a three-point improvement over what was an impressive rookie campaign a year ago.

He has 13 points in his last 10 games — and every single one came at even strength. Nylander is now tied for 12th in the entire NHL in even-strength points, tied with superstars like Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Nylander's strength is that he has many of them: his passing, skating, stickhandling and shooting are all elite.

Never forget Doug McLean and the rest of the media geniuses were calling for a Nylander trade more than a year ago.

Those Nylander rumours are the reason that I have a Matthews Centennial Classic jersey in the closet, and not a Nylander jersey.  I was afraid of paying big bucks for a jersey of a guy who was gone by the big game.  With that said, a Matthews jersey is not a bad consolation prize.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 10, 2018, 03:58:01 PM »
Coming soon to a Leafs lineup:
Johnsson - Willy - Hyman
Ha Ha Ha, reminds me of when the Jays had Dickie, Johnson and Wang in their rotation.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Glenn Healey at All Star Game
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
Glenn Healey was doing colour during the all star game this past weekend.

Does anyone know if that means he's back working for Rogers/HNIC?  Or was this just a one-off?

I was never a fan of Healey as a studio analyst. I always found him too pro-union, and anti-Leafs. I didn't mind him doing Colour.  I found him a little more balanced in that role, but I still hope there are no plans to bring him back permanently.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Kerry Fraser has cancer
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:52:50 PM »
How does Kerry Fraser, a guy who never played a game in his life and who made an error that may have cost us a cup, get a thread, and Eddie Olczyk, a guy who played 4 years for the Leafs, and scored a point a game in those four years, doesn't even get a mention?

Cancer sucks, and as much as I still resent Fraser for his missed call, I wish him well.  I've checked in here a few times, looking for updates on Eddie O, and not seen anything.  Being a PPG player in the late 80s, Ed Olczyk is a part of the reason I am a Leafs fan today.

How many are left in camp?

I'm heading to Buffalo to see the Bills Sunday.  We're catching tomorrow night's Leafs/Sabres game. 

Am I safe in assuming that if a guy is in the lineup tonight (Matthews, Nylander), that I won't see him tomorrow?

Looking into it, I found a cool stat. 

William wasn't the first Nylander to get 60+ points in under 1300 minutes.  Dad Michael did it in 2001-02 (although at a much older 29).

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« on: August 06, 2017, 01:44:48 PM »

Welcome to the 6ix Patrick.

That is awesome!

Very nice.  Those Leaf jerseys sure look good on them.  :)

Way to go, Patrick!

Does anyone know the story behind the different number on the one kid's jersey?

It is, or starts with, 9.  It could be a Gilmour jersey, but he's too young to have seen Dougie play.  I doubt it's a Charlie Conacher jersey.  Glenn Anderson? 

Was it just his jersey number?  That's the likely answer.  I just find it odd that he isn't wearing dad's number like the rest of the family.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Expansion Draft
« on: June 18, 2017, 03:55:14 PM »
I see the Leafs losing Marincin.  When he got in the lineup, he was a valuable, dependable D-man.   At 25, he's still young, and ready to contribute.

So, who gets win number three first, the Leafs (2-1) or the Jays (2-11)?

I feel good about tonight's game.  The team showed they can keep up with the Capitals.  They shut down the threats, and ultimately got beat by their depth.  If they can shut down the scorers again, I think they can take game 2. 

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Brian Boyle to Leafs
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:47:51 PM »
Froese and a 2nd this year.

Is that a guess, or a rumour?

What's the over-under on how many times we hear the phrase "most important game of the season" tonight?  Who says it first?  My money is on Elliotte.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: October 13, 2016, 07:30:10 PM »

You know you've made it when the Iron Sheik takes time out of his busy day to tweet about you.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Predictions Thread
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:48:50 PM »
Will this be the year that the Red Wings finally miss the playoffs?

TSN Senior Hockey Reporter thinks so:
11. The lights will go out in Joe Louis Arena for the final time on April 9 without a 26th straight spring of Stanley Cup playoff action. This is the year the longest postseason streak in pro sports ends. The NHL’s oldest roster will sorely miss possession driver and magic man Pavel Datsyuk, as coach Jeff Blashill hinted this week.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Training Camp Opens
« on: September 27, 2016, 06:28:39 PM »
Lamoriello is the king of loopholes though.  If anyone can find one, Lou is the man.

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