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01-17-2013, 10:15 AM
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Love what Nonis is doing in his first week on the job.

Making Brian look even more incompetent than he already did.

Don't forget the Franson signing!

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01-17-2013, 10:16 AM
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It's great to see that entitlement seems to be disappearing.

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@DarrenDreger: Tim Connolly not on the ice at Leafs practice. It's expected Connolly will be placed on waivers. More opportunity for players in system.
waivers...what's our GM doing. Now we have no D and less offence with Lombardi and Connelly gone.

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Great News

kadri to center the 3rd line now IMO
McLement is going to center the 3rd line to start...i think thats pretty set.

Would prefer to see Kadri on the wing anyway, so maybe:

Lupul Bozak Kessel
JVR Grabo Kulemin
Kadri Mclement Macarthur
Komarov Steckel Brown

I know Kulemin is a LW so we have two LWs on the 2nd line but i don't think thats impossible.

(we had kulemin grabo macarthur in the past...)

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I wouldn't be surprised if Vancouver tries to take him.

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McLement is going to center the 3rd line to start...i think thats pretty set.

Would prefer to see Kadri on the wing anyway, so maybe:

Lupul Bozak Kessel
JVR Grabo Kulemin
Kadri Mclement Macarthur
Komarov Steckel Brown

I know Kulemin is a LW so we have two LWs on the 2nd line but i don't think thats impossible.

(we had kulemin grabo macarthur in the past...)
Kulemin has played RW for the last two seasons so it should be fine.

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McLement is going to center the 3rd line to start...i think thats pretty set.

Would prefer to see Kadri on the wing anyway, so maybe:

Lupul Bozak Kessel
JVR Grabo Kulemin
Kadri Mclement Macarthur
Komarov Steckel Brown

I know Kulemin is a LW so we have two LWs on the 2nd line but i don't think thats impossible.

(we had kulemin grabo macarthur in the past...)
thas how i wish to see the top 6 set, but i dont see steckel being in randys plans.. i see mclement as the 4th liner due to skating ability.. but who knows..

kulie/mac-kadri-frattin??
komarov-mclement-brown
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01-17-2013, 10:18 AM
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waivers...what's our GM doing. Now we have no D and less offence with Lombardi and Connelly gone.
I believe he is playing the kids.

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For the purpose of using this years buyout no doubt.

Komisarek and Kadri have made the team.

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waivers...what's our GM doing. Now we have no D and less offence with Lombardi and Connelly gone.
He's cleaning up dead weight. We have a ton of forwards, and this is a great chance for the young guys to be given a shot. It's about time. Connolly and his disappearing act can move down the street to the Ricoh. if he doesn't get picked up

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McLement is going to center the 3rd line to start...i think thats pretty set.

Would prefer to see Kadri on the wing anyway, so maybe:

Lupul Bozak Kessel
JVR Grabo Kulemin
Kadri Mclement Macarthur
Komarov Steckel Brown

I know Kulemin is a LW so we have two LWs on the 2nd line but i don't think thats impossible.

(we had kulemin grabo macarthur in the past...)
I think McClement will slide down to 4, Kadri #3 and then Frattin on his wing. Who knows though.

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I believe he is playing the kids.
Tank, tank, tank....

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Tim Connolly not on the ice at Leafs practice. It's expected Connolly will be placed on waivers. More opportunity for players in system.

Wow. Colour me impressed.
Atta boy Nonis , keep clearing out Burkes trash .

While i'm not crazy about using one of our 2 buyouts on an expiring contract when we don't need the cap space , i'm also not crazy about trash like TC chewing up rosters spots that can be better served by playing guys like Kadri .

Best case senerio once he clears is to just send him to the minors that way we keep our 2 non cap buyouts .

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01-17-2013, 10:20 AM
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For all you know Burke would have done the same thing.
Right what was Brian doing? Buying his time? LOL No way he would have waived Connolly in his last year after just signing him ... Brian was incapable of accepting failure - we'd be riding BOTH Lombo/Connolly into the season - and Franson would not have re-signed.

Thank god for Nonis/Cope saving this franchise.

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Tank, tank, tank....
If Nonis wanted to tank he would have kept Lambo/TC .

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McLement is going to center the 3rd line to start...i think thats pretty set.

Would prefer to see Kadri on the wing anyway, so maybe:

Lupul Bozak Kessel
JVR Grabo Kulemin
Kadri Mclement Macarthur
Komarov Steckel Brown

I know Kulemin is a LW so we have two LWs on the 2nd line but i don't think thats impossible.

(we had kulemin grabo macarthur in the past...)
We'll get murdered with this lineup.

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01-17-2013, 10:21 AM
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i think Kadri is going to be put in a position to succeed. They wouldn't use him in a shutdown capacity alongside McClement. It doesnt make sense. I have a feeling he will be paired with two capable scorers like Grabovski, Kulemin, Macarthur or JVR. Perhaps Frattin whom he has had alot of success playing with at the AHL level.

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I don't understand why we are doing this, unless it's only to free up another spot on the roster, Connolly is a free agent at the end of this year and we have plenty of cap room after trading Lombardi yesterday, I have to believe something else is in the wind.

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waivers...what's our GM doing. Now we have no D and less offence with Lombardi and Connelly gone.
Not sure which team you were watching last year, but neither of those guys played particularily well defensively and very little offensive production relative to what they were being paid to do.

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For the purpose of using this years buyout no doubt.

Komisarek and Kadri have made the team.
Why the hell would we waste a buyout on him when he's a pending UFA?

Is there any indication that we are buying him out, as opposed to simply demoting him?

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love these moves. ship out the deadweight, make room for kids.

re: how you actually rebuild, not the halfassery Burke was attempting

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Nonis is a ****ing Hero. Where are all the Burke supporters now?
Next up has got to be to Trade MacA
Probably still pleased with the foundation he's left, saddened that he was let go as he was, but optimistic his protege can continue in the direction both have been working so hard to steer this franchise in.

Admiration and support for Nonis doesn't necessarily equate to disdain for Burke. And stirring the pot to produce that effect does no Leaf fan any real good.

A number of moves have been made in rapid succession, and it could very well be that management had a plan when and if the lockout were to end. At any rate, I'm pleased with the acquisition of a pick (Lombardi) and another spot opened up for our youth.

L.A.C.K is almost dismantled.

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Atta boy Nonis , keep clearing out Burkes trash .

While i'm not crazy about using one of our 2 buyouts on an expiring contract when we don't need the cap space , i'm also not crazy about trash like TC chewing up rosters spots that can be better served by playing guys like Kadri .

Best case senerio once he clears is to just send him to the minors that way we keep our 2 non cap buyouts .
I don't think you can hide nhl contracts in AHL anymore, so even if he clears waivers, we still on the hook for the cap hit. Thats how i understood the new CBA.

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We'll get murdered with this lineup.
did you watch the prospects game last night?

play young guys, lose, high draft pick would be a great year

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