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10-03-2011, 01:10 PM
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Dreger should stop calling himself a "Hockey Insider" and instead call himself a "Leaf Peeper". All he does is talk about the Leafs.

"Toronto is keenly interested in adding another top forward." - No duh! What team isn't looking to add a top6 if the opportunity comes along Sherlock? That's a pretty short list huh?! This guy has made a living selling BS to the largest hockey market in the world starving for information and calling himself an insider. Bobby Mac should punch him in the face for being a poser.

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10-03-2011, 01:11 PM
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Lupul Connolly Kessel
MacArthur Grabs Kulemin

To me, the top-6 is set.

The thing about bring in a big body is that unless he is a legit top line guy, it won't be worth it to get him into the lineup.

The Kulemin line is fine. It's the Kessel line that could use some size. But size with skill and upside. And those players are generally unavailable.

Ryan Malone comes to mind, definitely. He has a bit of short-term upside. TB will need the cap space eventually. But his salary is a bit much.

Shane Doan might be available, but probably closer to the deadline. He might stay in Phx as he loves living there.

David Clarkson, perhaps?

Glencross or Bourque?

Penner.

And Sean Avery. lol


Anyone 'promoted' puts Lupul back into the bottom-6. So much for an opportunity after being ousted in Anaheim.
In the end, they'll probably end up just playing Colby Armstrong more minutes.
Scott Hartnell is willing to put his face on the line defending Briere, he's a guy I'd like inserted into our lineup. Only problem is he takes dumb penalties a la Komisarek-style.

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yeah, "this just in, hockey teams would rather not suck...more to come"

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10-03-2011, 01:15 PM
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10-03-2011, 01:16 PM
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Subban blows
Yeah that's why he'd already be a first pairing d-man on your stacked leafs D squad bro. But okay

You've officially become the 2nd biggest homer of the leafs. We all know who the #1 is, he's been posting in this thread see if you can guess who that is

I love having a born winner like Subban via the draft while the Leafs traded for an overpaid Phaneuf who can't lead a team for his life #Winning

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10-03-2011, 01:27 PM
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That's exactly what I'm insinuating.

Who's we? I don't represent the fan base, nor do you. We're two individuals and I wouldn't hold you accountable for something someone else said. I'd expect the same courtesy.

Turnover yes, Burke took the team in complete shambles. JFJ and the whole boardroom approach hadn't worked despite repeated efforts and it was time for a change...

Burke made significant upgrades in every area possible and te team is finally in a position to contend for a playoff spot... Realistically its the first time since the lockout... So yes, they were in need of some 'major upgrades' and they've made them....

I'm not suggesting Burke's work is done by any stretch of the imagination... But saying the team is still in need of 'major upgrades' shows your dislike for the Leafs is much stronger then your ability to think logically and objectively.
I assure you, I and many others were making fun of the Leafs long before the Bruins won the cup. The two are not related.

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10-03-2011, 03:50 PM
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Sounds like the ol' bleu, blanc et vert with envy.
Of the Leafs? EL OH EL.

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10-03-2011, 03:56 PM
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What? Are you insinuating I'm only posting critically of the Leafs because Boston won the cup last year? History dictates that's not the case at all. We all talk about this every year, Toronto is always "rumored" to be after the biggest names out there through trade, or the big UFA's are just about ready to sign in TO, etc... It's so cliche now Toronto rumors are rarely taken seriously. That has nothing to do with Boston winning the cup.

Again, Toronto looking for major upgrades isn't a big shocker. They need it, as they have for quite some time now. To be expected when you haven't made the playoffs since the lockout... no?



If you think Benoit Pouliot is an upgrade over Mark Recchi you're wrong. If you think Joe Corvo is an upgrade over Kaberle I'd again disagree. Neither are upgrades, Corvo is simply more cost effective.

The Leafs go through more turnover then a call center.
We obviously need major upgrades if we want to be contenders but the reason the Leafs haven't been able to make the playoffs since the lockout is because of disgustingly bad goaltending.

Belfour--> excusable because of his age
Crapcroft
Toskalol
Giguere/Gustavsson

Yes, the rest of our rosters weren't much to begin with but godawful goaltending destroyed any playoff hopes for seven years now.

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10-03-2011, 04:04 PM
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Bozak and Gunnarsson.
You forgot to add the 2nd.

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Leafs have good players they just dont have any great players.

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10-03-2011, 05:07 PM
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Of the Leafs? EL OH EL.
I am also curious what the Habs envy about the leafs. Is it their great recent 1st round picks? Or maybe their recent deep runs in the playoffs? Oh wait it must be their rich history and tradition of winning!


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10-03-2011, 05:08 PM
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To Vancouer: Komisarek, Bozak, Lupul

To Toronto: D. Sedin, H. Sedin


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Over/under on how long it's going to take for deliberately-stupid trade proposals to finally become passé on HFBoards, anyone?

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10-03-2011, 05:33 PM
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That hasn't already happened ?

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10-03-2011, 05:43 PM
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Their big season off-season acquisition couldn't even stay healthy for the pre-season.

They should claim a guy like Brule for the 3rd line and move Lombardi up to the top line between Kessel and Lupul.

When both are healthy, I'd take Lombardi over Connolly ten times over.
Me too...I can't believe that Burke signed Connolly. It was bad enough he didn't step up and land one of the Richards' or Carter or even try to squeeze Stamkos out of Tampa via offer sheet, but to sign Connolly for two years to boot. IMO this was a real bad offseason for the Leafs. If not for the Franson/Lombardi trade Burkes offseason moves could made the Leafs worse not better. Even Liles for a second round pick is going to come back to haunt them in what is supposed to be a deep draft this year. I just don't understand what direction Burke is trying to take this team. If the Leafs are real bad again I could deal with it if they went with the young guys, but bringing in Liles and Connolly just eats up cap space and wasted a 2nd round draft pick as these two don't make the Leafs any better. With Connolly the Leafs still need a 1st line center but have close 5 million less in cap space should one become available again.

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We obviously need major upgrades if we want to be contenders but the reason the Leafs haven't been able to make the playoffs since the lockout is because of disgustingly bad goaltending.

Belfour--> excusable because of his age
Crapcroft
Toskalol

Giguere/Gustavsson

Yes, the rest of our rosters weren't much to begin with but godawful goaltending destroyed any playoff hopes for seven years now.
I liked to call them Raycrap and Toskacrap

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10-03-2011, 06:04 PM
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Yeah that's why he'd already be a first pairing d-man on your stacked leafs D squad bro. But okay

You've officially become the 2nd biggest homer of the leafs. We all know who the #1 is, he's been posting in this thread see if you can guess who that is

I love having a born winner like Subban via the draft while the Leafs traded for an overpaid Phaneuf who can't lead a team for his life #Winning

Spoil:
For the slow folks out there it's sparxx87


If this thread isn't enough to convince you already just take a stroll into some other leafs threads
lol at how over defensive and ******** you are.

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10-03-2011, 06:10 PM
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Yeah that's why he'd already be a first pairing d-man on your stacked leafs D squad bro. But okay

You've officially become the 2nd biggest homer of the leafs. We all know who the #1 is, he's been posting in this thread see if you can guess who that is

I love having a born winner like Subban via the draft while the Leafs traded for an overpaid Phaneuf who can't lead a team for his life #Winning

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For the slow folks out there it's sparxx87


If this thread isn't enough to convince you already just take a stroll into some other leafs threads
Subban would not be on the leafs first pairing. It would be Gunarsson-Phaneuf.

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Yeah that's why he'd already be a first pairing d-man on your stacked leafs D squad bro. But okay

You've officially become the 2nd biggest homer of the leafs. We all know who the #1 is, he's been posting in this thread see if you can guess who that is

I love having a born winner like Subban via the draft while the Leafs traded for an overpaid Phaneuf who can't lead a team for his life #Winning

Spoil:
For the slow folks out there it's sparxx87


If this thread isn't enough to convince you already just take a stroll into some other leafs threads
Wow

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10-03-2011, 06:41 PM
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Yeah that's why he'd already be a first pairing d-man on your stacked leafs D squad bro. But okay

You've officially become the 2nd biggest homer of the leafs. We all know who the #1 is, he's been posting in this thread see if you can guess who that is

I love having a born winner like Subban via the draft while the Leafs traded for an overpaid Phaneuf who can't lead a team for his life #Winning

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For the slow folks out there it's sparxx87


If this thread isn't enough to convince you already just take a stroll into some other leafs threads
This is the truth.
P.K would easily be on the Leafs 1st line pairing. Actually P.K would be the Leafs #1 d-man period.

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10-03-2011, 06:58 PM
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Leafs have good players they just dont have any great players.
I'd like to think so, even though HF is trying to brainwash me into believing otherwise

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Leafs fans are so lucky. I feel sorry for all those other organizations that aren't looking to upgrade.

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I think PK Subban and Dion Phaneuf are similiar players only one has regressed back to earth and the other has a promising future and put it in beast mode

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