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NHL Transactions / Re: Antoine Vermette traded to Chicago
« on: Today at 09:51:25 PM »

Guys, can we skip the tweet feature till they figure it out on Tapatalk?

It's making a lot of the forum unreadable at this time of year.

I'll speak for everyone when I say...no. It's new and exciting and cutting edge. 

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Price's SV% is absurd.

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Nobody laughed at the Leafs two years ago!

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« on: Today at 06:46:09 PM »
The Leafs need to study some game video of the Arizona Coyotes in order to perfect the tank. This team is heading for the top pick....

On their way to loss 9 in a row.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: 2015 Toronto Blue Jays thread
« on: Today at 12:02:04 PM »
So the damage ended up being severe enough that Saunders had his meniscus removed entirely instead of repaired.  Changes his recovery time significantly - he's hoping to be ready by Opening Day now.

Maybe LK could chime in here...I don't understand how removing the meniscus is preferable to repairing it (which wasn't an option due to the severity of the injury)?  Wouldn't there be further long-term ramifications to removing it?

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But during Friday’s operation, team surgeon Steven Mirabello discovered that the knee cartilage was so damaged that it could not be repaired, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Mirabello had to remove 60% of the cartilage. Recovery time is estimated at five to six weeks, the GM said.

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Long-term, however, Saunders faces the possibility of knee problems, including arthritis, because of the missing cartilage, Anthopoulos said, basing his comments on discussions with Mirabello. There is no way to predict whether such problems will arise, nor how serious they might be.

“The doctor told me everything else looked great in his knee. Forty per cent cartilage is still a good chunk. Down the road, years from now, maybe this is something he’s going to need to be on top of,” Anthopoulos said.

But the GM stressed that Saunders “didn’t really have a choice in this … It wasn’t even an option to get it repaired.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/27/toronto-blue-jays-michael-saunders-gets-bad-news-about-knee-good-news-about-recovery-timeline/

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: 2015 Toronto Blue Jays thread
« on: Today at 11:36:27 AM »
So the damage ended up being severe enough that Saunders had his meniscus removed entirely instead of repaired.  Changes his recovery time significantly - he's hoping to be ready by Opening Day now.

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I don't think the Leafs will trade Kessel. No reason really. Just a feeling.
Do we really want to keep Kessel around to show all these new young prospects how to take summers off and skip out on optional skates when you can?

I don't think prospects are 5 year old children, They are grown adults who can make their own decisions.  I think work ethic either is or isn't is a part of a persons personal attributes by the time they are 20 years old

I think it's valuable knowledge that you apparently don't have to work out or practice yet can be one of the top point getters in the NHL.


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I don't think the Leafs will trade Kessel. No reason really. Just a feeling.
Do we really want to keep Kessel around to show all these new young prospects how to take summers off and skip out on optional skates when you can?

Mr. Feschuk, welcome to the forums.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2014-15 Prospects Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:35:54 PM »

Over the past 10 seasons, only 4 players aged 21 or younger have scored 20 or more goals in the SHL - Jakob Silfverberg, Patric Hornqvist, Johan Harju and Andreas Johnson.

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Yep if he is that or half a Darcy in his prime then good for us. Hey dont get me wrong I like Cody and Mike but we need new young guys with piss and vinegar whom want to win and and have the time to develop. I like the moves the Leafs are making. Now just get rid of Bozak, please

they need to get rid of kessel Bozak Dion and Lupul. Get on it Nonnis

The last thing the Leafs need to do is "get rid" of Phil Kessel. And that isn't to say that I'm entirely against trading him. The thing is, Kessel has scored at an elite rate for the previous 3 years despite playing with zero top-line or elite players. This is a guy who plays 82 games just about every year. He's only 27. If he is traded, you trade him for a huge return, nothing less. You don't "get rid" of him, that is just an absolutely asinine comment.

YES he can score pts. He can not play a full team game. A true rebuild will not have the team built around him. IMO

I suppose they need to get rid of Polak then too, can't win with guys like him who don't play a team game.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Clarkson for horton
« on: Yesterday at 01:54:53 PM »
There is only one problem for me with the trade. What happens if Horton gets cleared to play? That is a 6 mil contract which is just as bad as Clarksons.

It's no unlikely to happen that it's not worth worrying about, but, even a hobbled Horton will produce more for the Leafs than Clarkson ever did.

Horton was a consistent 50-point player. If he somehow miraculously came back from this injury and again somehow got back into game shape he'd actually be a pretty good player to have, cap hit and all.

Just saw it in passing on Twitter but apparently Horton's recent even-strength point production per 60 minutes rivaled Kessel's.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Clarkson for horton
« on: Yesterday at 01:54:12 PM »
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Toronto’s capologist Brandon Pridham was apparently a significant help in getting this deal done in the sense he knows the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement and the LTIR ramifications better than almost anyone. He will also now be able get the Leafs to maximize their cap space with Horton on the books the next five years, as he has an intimate understanding how Boston and Philadelphia have navigated those waters with other players who have had career-ending injuries (Marc Savard and Chris Pronger).

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/mirtle-clarkson-trade-a-tale-of-nhls-haves-and-have-nots/article23226962/

I know basically everyone suspected as much, but good to read all the same.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Clarkson for horton
« on: Yesterday at 11:41:45 AM »
Good character guy.

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Sometimes accounts do get lost in translation. It is interesting how Pro Hockey in Europe got the scoop on this to a point but normally European players feel a bit more open. Thanks to Hockeysverige for the article confirming my suspicions from April. Please be advised that this is translated. This is the comments of Elias on David Clarkson signing his long term high money deal in July with the Toronto Maple Leafs:

“Clarkson wasn’t worth the money. Sure he could put the puck in the net but that was about it. I do not understand the Leafs. They are crazy. Just to pay a guy 35 million + for seven years is incredible”.

That was just from Thursday and the reality is there were rumblings of further discontent as far back as the 2011-12 season. People have to realize that winning just masks a lot of discord sometimes. There also was an alleged incident the night before Patrik Elias’s birthday where Clarkson and Elias had to be separated. Clearly the frustration of playing with someone not on the same talent level had boiled over especially considering Clarkson only found the back of the net five times in his last 32 games. He wasn’t injured and had a ton of prime scoring chances but kept finding ways not to convert. It grew on Elias and it stewed and stewed until it boiled over. That night, things were tossed and words were said that could not be taken back.

This locker room fracas as he later apologized for was the beginning of the end for Clarkson in New Jersey

http://hockeythisweek.com/devils-this-week-elias-and-clarkson-the-burning-questions/

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Clarkson for horton
« on: Yesterday at 09:13:43 AM »
Also from that above article is a quote from Clarkson:

"I'm so excited to get back to playing the role I played in New Jersey

haha bite me buddy

And that role was?  I keep reading references to Clarkson getting back to his "role" but never defining what that was.

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Feel bad for Zepp getting pulled in his first game in Toronto with family there to see him.

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