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  1. 2012 Mapleleaf Off Season

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    The issue isn't so much 4th line toughness, but the entire top 9 was easy to play against. Bozak, Connolly, Grabovski, Connolly are all similar players. Same with Kessel, Lupul, MacArthur, even Kulemin. Now the exceptions are kind of Kulemin and Lupul. But Kulemin had a terrible year, and the...
  2. 10 reasons to fire Burke

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    The point is that I don't care if players are probably going elsewhere. Burke hitched his wagon to free agency, and then wasn't around when it mattered most. Even if there wasn't any great shot, I want the best shot there is. He needs to do his job.
  3. 10 reasons to fire Burke

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    So we have a GM that is making good PR moves, instead of doing his job. It may have cost this team. When it comes time to go after some of the very few players available who would help this team... (Suter, Harding, Parise) you better hope Burke feels like doing his job...
  4. 10 reasons to fire Burke

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    We know for a fact that Burke was in Afghanistan on July 1 and it was Nonis and Fletcher that met face to face with Richards. Burke is a great talker, and a helluva salesman. When he says that his plan is to build through trades and free agency, and the best salesman in the organization is not...
  5. 10 reasons to fire Burke

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    I'm going to play devil's advocate and counter the points. Then I will tell you why he should be fired. 1- He failed to build a team that "wouldn't be pushed around anymore". - His coach (Wilson) wanted to play a run and gun style. Didn't match his vision, he built the team to Wilson's vision...
  6. Beauchemin For Lupul + Gardiner + 4th... TSN boards!

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    I'm happy for Lupul to have comeback. Its all the people who would say that Lupul was a 4th liner at best, and Gardiner had no shot of making the NHL. Burke knew both guys well, and apparently had some idea what he was doing. Was it a risk, yes but he obviously had some idea that there was more...
  7. Beauchemin For Lupul + Gardiner + 4th... TSN boards!

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Some of these are priceless looking back: plan the parade toronto. you got lupul, who will be placed on waivers, then you got gardiner-who will never make it in the nhl, and then you got a fourth round draft pick, that will traded(cause he trades your future away-always) for a fourth line hiden...
  8. Philly's 9 Year $60 Million Dollar Goalie

    Trash Talk
    Bryzgalov: “I Have Zero Confidence In Myself” “We didn’t have problems playing the puck on the ice. Not [Wednesday], not [Thursday],” said Bryzgalov. “I just can’t stop the puck. That’s it. It’s very simple. You can’t ask more from the forwards, they scored eight goals and we’re still losing...
  9. Prospects

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    I wouldn't call Crabb a prospect, but it is nice to see Colbourne playing well.
  10. Connolly = Sirotka

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    You can put him on waivers, and give him his outright release. Lets face it, his injury history is not bad luck, but simply no pain tolerance/toughness. Cut him loose.
  11. Connolly = Sirotka

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    As per Jonas Siegel: Tim Connolly says injury is no longer day to day. Could be week to week. Injury is worse than they initially feared. He will never play again.
  12. Connolly = Sirotka

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Figured he needed a fresh start, but after he tripped over himself and has now missed the better part of a month, there is something really wrong with this guy. Seems like the calls of Tiny Tim were right and he is just an effing wimp. Either way, if he...
  13. A.Kostitsyn to Calgary???

    Hockey Trades, Rumors & Signings
    But Montreal trades 1 European for 2 French Canadians.
  14. Leafs acquire David Steckel for 4th round pick from New Jersey

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Great on faceoffs... Does little else. Seems like he could work on the 4th line, although potentially a little slow.
  15. Burke Could Do More to Help Leafs

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    I think the fear is... The team has 4 very good players at current (in no order): Phaneuf Kessel Grabovski Kulemin The first 2 are already expensive. (6.5 and 5.4 respectively). The latter two are free agents after this year. Kulemin is still an RFA and more than likely is not going...
  16. Opening night roster

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Kevin McGran (TheStar) is reporting that Gunnar is playing with Phaneuf to showcase him for a potential trade. Edmonton is apparently interested with Whitney and Smid out. I sure hope they are offering up Hall, RNH and a few future 1st round picks. That would be fair value right?
  17. Opening night roster

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Appears set. Aulie (doesn't need waivers) and Zigo (already cleared) to the Marlies. Lashoff, Boyce, Crabb on waivers. (Will probably clear) That leaves: MacArthur** Grabovski* Kulemin Lupul Connolly* Kessel Frattin Bozak* Armstrong Brown Dupuis Orr Rosehill Lombardi Kadri*** Gunnarsson or...
  18. Doughty Proposal

    Hockey Trades, Rumors & Signings
    I honestly don't think it makes sense for either team. The Leafs have a need for top tier talent. And the closest they have are Phaneuf and Kessel, to give up both for a better player, creates a hole. For the Kings, they are tight on salary (both cap and budget). Without Doughty they have...
  19. Training Camp Roster

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    The top 6 looks thin, well actually the first line looks thin with Lupul and Connolly in there, but I feel a lot better with the center situation looking like: Connolly Grabovski Bozak Dupuis Boyce **Lombardi Compared to last year: Bozak Grabovsky Brent Hanson
  20. Training Camp Roster

    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Apparently this slot is up for grabs: Lupul Connolly Kessel Kulemin Grabovski MacArthur Kadri Bozak Armstrong Brown Dupuis Rosehill **Lombardi **Orr Zigomanis Frattin Boyce Crabb Colourne...
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