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View Poll Results: WHich will be our MVP?
Luke Schenn 9 6.38%
The Monster 71 50.35%
Nazem Kadri 8 5.67%
Phil Kessel 53 37.59%
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11-13-2009, 09:11 AM
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Leafs most valuable building block

The Leafs now have 4 building blocks in their organization...which one will go on to become the Leafs MVP?

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The Leafs now have 4 building blocks in their organization...which one will go on to become the Leafs MVP?
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That made me laugh thanks mate...

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I wanted to pick the monster but had to go with Kessel instead.

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11-13-2009, 09:51 AM
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The Monster; He Keeps us in games, Has given us every W this season, Gives the team hope and confidence to comeback, Makes key saves.. I can go on but you get the point.. If the Monster plays bad, we play bad.

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11-13-2009, 09:54 AM
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For listed players I assume "The Monster" is Gustavsson, so I'll pick him. However I still think that the biggest building block is benefiting another team. In other words the 3 draft picks lost to get Kessel

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11-13-2009, 09:58 AM
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1. Kessel (hopefully he is our new version of Sundin)
2. Gustavsson (goaltending, the ever most important position)
3. Schenn (defensive stalwart for many years)
4. Kadri (ideal playmaking centre for the 2nd line)

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11-13-2009, 10:12 AM
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It all begins in goal.

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Kessel is only useful if he has players passing him the puck, right now he really only has Kaberle. Toronto will have no success unless the team learns how to pass the puck

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Monster, Goalis are the most valuable position on a team.

A great team with bad goaltending is a bad team
A bad team with great goaltending is an okay team

Monster simply for his position, fan likability, and explosive energy, determination and focus

He's really a players player, perfect fit for TO.

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Kessel is alot more proven than the rest, so I went with him. Should Gus finish strong on the season, we can talk.

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Kessel is only useful if he has players passing him the puck, right now he really only has Kaberle. Toronto will have no success unless the team learns how to pass the puck
He's scoring a point-per-game at the moment.

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11-13-2009, 11:34 AM
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I'd probably say it was Gustavsson just because I feel a team goes as far as his goalie will allow him.

On the other hand, it can be argued that the amount Burke invested in Kessel makes him the prized building block.

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The Monster.

The most integral building block.

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Monster and Kessel. Probably Schenn, maybe Kadri.

You need many building blocks, not just one.

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Building Blocks, although they have to actually make it. All 25 or younger. Only included players under contract. Some players have no signed the ELS yet.

1. Monster
2. Kessel
3. Bozak
4. Kadri
5. Gunnarsson
6. Tlusty
7. Schenn
8. Stalberg
9. Kulemin
10. DiDomenico

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Gus. The Leafs havent had a real goaltender since Cujo, and Belfour's fisrt couple years...the Monster could be the answer we need.

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Kessel is alot more proven than the rest, so I went with him. Should Gus finish strong on the season, we can talk.
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If this is the true Gustavsson and not just a hot shot start, he's clearly our best asset.

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Build from the net out. Having a good goalie on the ice for 60 minutes makes a bigger difference for the whole team then any other kind of player unless they are of the Lidstrom, Crosby calibre.

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Tough to say, but I went with Kessel. Not fair to have Kadri in there without any NHL games under his belt. My concerns on picking Gustavsson was the number of other good goalies in the league right now. Brodeur, Nabokov, Vokoun, Anderson (currently), Luongo, Lundqvist, Backstrom, Miller (at the moment at least), MAF, etc.. Hopefully Kessel continues to grow and shows he is a truly elite player.

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It all begins in goal.
+1 on that.

Especially with A goalie like Jonus. Man is talented as ****

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Monster and Kessel. Probably Schenn, maybe Kadri.

You need many building blocks, not just one.
Pretty much this.

But I selected Schenn. His leadership and style of play will be what leads us to a cup in the future. Right now and most seasons Gus and Kessel would be selected MVP's, but Schenn will be what leads us. Especially with a Burke built team.

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It all begins in goal.
Begins and, as with Toskala, Pogge, Raycroft, ends there.

Teams can win games solely due to goalie. And can't win, no matter how well they otherwise play, with bad goaltending.

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Kessel is only useful if he has players passing him the puck, right now he really only has Kaberle. Toronto will have no success unless the team learns how to pass the puck
Kessel has 2 goals and 2 assists in his first four games of the year. Pretty useless.

I can't decide between Kessel and Gustavsson so I won't vote.

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