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Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:36 p.m.
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that is what he says


What is? That Yakupov was an ass during the interview? Well, yeah, that's what he says and has said multiple times on multiple outlets and it's never been refuted.

There's video of him on draft day saying that they had Rielly ranked #1 if that's what you're referring to.
Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:59 p.m.
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Quoting: LeafsFanForSomeReason
Random question: Has anybody else read Burke's Law?


Unrelated, but this was awesome

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Dec. 3, 2021 at 11:02 p.m.
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Unrelated, but this was awesome

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I've got that on the shelf as well, lol. Definitely a fascinating read.
Dec. 3, 2021 at 11:26 p.m.
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Nuge just got his 500th career point on Evan Bouchard's 4th goal of the year
Dec. 4, 2021 at 12:29 a.m.
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Evan Bouchard has 2 straight 1g 1a games, now leads Oilers Dmen points with 15
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 12:51 a.m.
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Good night for Hockey.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 8:21 a.m.
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Quoting: justaBoss
Question to everyone in here:

Now that around a quarter of this season has been played, given all we know now who is YOUR favorite for winning the cup?

Is Tampa still on course for the 3-peat or is someone else going to claim that title?


If Toronto keeps playing the way they are, they’re my top three to win the cup. They’ve got absolutely ZERO holes in their game. Right now, my favorite it Carolina, then Toronto and Florida.

So no, I don’t think tampa will 3-peat
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 8:33 a.m.
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Quoting: MitchMarner_16
If Toronto keeps playing the way they are, they’re my top three to win the cup. They’ve got absolutely ZERO holes in their game. Right now, my favorite it Carolina, then Toronto and Florida.

So no, I don’t think tampa will 3-peat


Their Confidence is their biggest hole
Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:13 a.m.
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Quoting: KSIxSKULLS
Their Confidence is their biggest hole


https://www.tsn.ca/new-peak-performance-coach-helps-leafs-sharpen-mental-game-1.1699660

Greg Harden was their biggest offseason addition.

If they can add a more offensive LW for the top six, move Kerfoot down a spot and add a more defensive Dman to pair with Muzzin, look out.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:14 a.m.
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Quoting: MitchMarner_16
If Toronto keeps playing the way they are, they’re my top three to win the cup. They’ve got absolutely ZERO holes in their game. Right now, my favorite it Carolina, then Toronto and Florida.

So no, I don’t think tampa will 3-peat


You poor sweet soul. In the end Tampa always prevails. They are inevitable. No one else will ever experience joy.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.
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3 weeks👀
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:19 a.m.
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Quoting: justaBoss
Question to everyone in here:

Now that around a quarter of this season has been played, given all we know now who is YOUR favorite for winning the cup?

Is Tampa still on course for the 3-peat or is someone else going to claim that title?


I’ve learned that you never ever bet against Tampa Bay. If I don’t expect them to lose, then I’ll only be pleasantly surprised when they eventually lose a playoff series a few years down the line.

Other than them, IMO the only teams with a real shot are Florida, Carolina, Colorado, Vegas, Washington, and maybe Edmonton*.

*Not because their team is well built or anything, but they have the 2 best offensive players of all time.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:20 a.m.
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3 weeks👀


That’s great. Hopefully he can go to the Olympics.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:21 a.m.
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Quoting: MatthewsFan
https://www.tsn.ca/new-peak-performance-coach-helps-leafs-sharpen-mental-game-1.1699660

Greg Harden was their biggest offseason addition.

If they can add a more offensive LW for the top six, move Kerfoot down a spot and add a more defensive Dman to pair with Muzzin, look out.


I know Kerfoot's current scoring pace is well above what is expected in terms of analytics, but he's been awesome on that line so far, as of rn I wouldn't look to add anything up front until Mikheyev get's about 20ish games next to Kampf and Kase. If Kerfoot slows down or Mikheyev doesn't play well then I would look to make a move up front. I think the absolute #1 priority is right shot top 4 dman. Either to play next to Muzzin, or play Brodie with Muzzin and have a guy to play with Reilly.
Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:26 a.m.
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
I’ve learned that you never ever bet against Tampa Bay. If I don’t expect them to lose, then I’ll only be pleasantly surprised when they eventually lose a playoff series a few years down the line.

Other than them, IMO the only teams with a real shot are Florida, Carolina, Colorado, Vegas, Washington, and maybe Edmonton*.

*Not because their team is well built or anything, but they have the 2 best offensive players of all time.


Damn, the Toronto hate frown. I get it though can't call a team with a core that is 0/5 in playoff series a cup contender, if they can get over that mental hurdle they could make a run though.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:33 a.m.
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Quoting: AustonMatthews3443
I know Kerfoot's current scoring pace is well above what is expected in terms of analytics, but he's been awesome on that line so far, as of rn I wouldn't look to add anything up front until Mikheyev get's about 20ish games next to Kampf and Kase. If Kerfoot slows down or Mikheyev doesn't play well then I would look to make a move up front. I think the absolute #1 priority is right shot top 4 dman. Either to play next to Muzzin, or play Brodie with Muzzin and have a guy to play with Reilly.


Right now, absolutely. But at the TDL I really hope they add another offensive weapon for the top 6
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:42 a.m.
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Quoting: MatthewsFan
Right now, absolutely. But at the TDL I really hope they add another offensive weapon for the top 6


If they can make it work absolutely, but with limited cap space I guess what I'm saying is our #1 priority should be a top 4 dman over an offensive weapon.
Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:44 a.m.
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Quoting: AustonMatthews3443
I know Kerfoot's current scoring pace is well above what is expected in terms of analytics, but he's been awesome on that line so far, as of rn I wouldn't look to add anything up front until Mikheyev get's about 20ish games next to Kampf and Kase. If Kerfoot slows down or Mikheyev doesn't play well then I would look to make a move up front. I think the absolute #1 priority is right shot top 4 dman. Either to play next to Muzzin, or play Brodie with Muzzin and have a guy to play with Reilly.


Quoting: MatthewsFan
Right now, absolutely. But at the TDL I really hope they add another offensive weapon for the top 6


Out of curiosity, what do you think will happen when Mrazek and Mikheyev come back? I think Engvall gets traded.
Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:45 a.m.
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
You poor sweet soul. In the end Tampa always prevails. They are inevitable. No one else will ever experience joy.


Lmao, but true

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3 weeks👀


3 weeks, how is Vegas going to afford Eichel? They have 6.3 in cap space with Eichel and Wild Bill on LTIR
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:49 a.m.
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Quoting: AustonMatthews3443
If they can make it work absolutely, but with limited cap space I guess what I'm saying is our #1 priority should be a top 4 dman over an offensive weapon.


If the last two series told us anything, at least for me, defence is not an issue. Could not score against CLB or MTL. It gets really tight come playoff time. Top 6 FWD is the priority at least for me.

Edit:
Not sure why I had to type that twice 🤦‍♂️
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:52 a.m.
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You poor sweet soul. In the end Tampa always prevails. They are inevitable. No one else will ever experience joy.


😭😭😭 I need some sort of hope
Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:52 a.m.
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Dec. 4, 2021 at 9:55 a.m.
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Quoting: Saskleaf
Out of curiosity, what do you think will happen when Mrazek and Mikheyev come back? I think Engvall gets traded.


Engvall getting traded or sent to the Marlies still doesn’t create enough cap space for a 22 man roster. The thing to keep in mind is the holiday roster freeze comes into effect Dec 19. The Leafs would have to send down one of Liljegren/Sandin to get both guys off LTIR.

That makes Dec 19 the deadline to make a trade if they want to keep both guys on the roster for the western road trip and the 2 games after Christmas.

IMO one of Ritchie / Dermott / Holl will be traded
Dec. 4, 2021 at 10:03 a.m.
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Quoting: MatthewsFan
Engvall getting traded or sent to the Marlies still doesn’t create enough cap space for a 22 man roster. The thing to keep in mind is the holiday roster freeze comes into effect Dec 19. The Leafs would have to send down one of Liljegren/Sandin to get both guys off LTIR.

That makes Dec 19 the deadline to make a trade if they want to keep both guys on the roster for the western road trip and the 2 games after Christmas.

IMO one of Ritchie / Dermott / Holl will be traded


I’m all for dumping Ritchie anywhere lol.

Quoting: MatthewsFan
If the last two series told us anything, at least for me, defence is not an issue. Could not score against CLB or MTL. It gets really tight come playoff time. Top 6 FWD is the priority at least for me.

Edit:
Not sure why I had to type that twice 🤦‍♂️


That’s a very good point, I guess I can’t complain too much about the defense this year with our GA. I was basing it more off this year in terms of Holls play vs Kerfoot and Bunting as it is a different team, but you make a very good point about the last 2 playoffs.
Dec. 4, 2021 at 10:12 a.m.
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Okay then good info mates
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