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Liger4
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 05.12.2014

Oct 16 @ 7:12 PM ET
Good depth signing... good locker room guy, can help with the immaturity of some of the youth.
For 700k Dubas knows they're not getting Jumbo of yesteryear... low risk.
Also, make the Leafs 5x's more interesting...
forbetterorWORSE
Ottawa Senators
Location: Riverview, NB
Joined: 06.12.2009

Oct 16 @ 7:13 PM ET
Can’t blame Joe for going cup-hunting

Low risk move that could really help the Leafs. His presence in the locker room alone is worth the $700K

They already have the most skilled forward corps in the league. Gritty character guys who play with passion are exactly what they need

- AxlRose91

bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Oct 16 @ 7:15 PM ET
You guys actually think they are signing him just for his performance....it certainly isn't there not near like it used to be but he will still have something to contribute on the ice but the main reason he was picked is for the dressing room and contribution off the ice....he will be good for the youngsters guiding them along on the way to THE STANLEY CUP...they will definately be there.....JUMBO JOE-good signing
- Leafcup

Isn't it a good idea to actually "find" the Cup at least once before guiding someone else to it?
Garfield512
Montreal Canadiens
Location: In the NumNum factory.
Joined: 11.09.2006

Oct 16 @ 7:16 PM ET
And THE LEAFS are winning the cup
- Leafcup

Not even close ... poorly built team.
Start by winning one series first ...
Levit8
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Joined: 07.24.2015

Oct 16 @ 7:17 PM ET
You guys actually think they are signing him just for his performance....it certainly isn't there not near like it used to be but he will still have something to contribute on the ice but the main reason he was picked is for the dressing room and contribution off the ice....he will be good for the youngsters guiding them along on the way to THE STANLEY CUP...they will definately be there.....JUMBO JOE-good signing
- Leafcup


Why not just bring back Sittler? He has as many cups.
Roadrunner75
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 03.01.2013

Oct 16 @ 7:21 PM ET
Damn I said sign spezza, thornton, and simmonds and trade the soft floaters out and got told I was on drugs. Guess the leafs management was on the same stuff. 🤣🤣🤣
CupOnBroadSt.
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 07.23.2012

Oct 16 @ 7:34 PM ET
Why not just bring back Sittler? He has as many cups.
- Levit8



I'll put the rumor out there. E4.
Nomad2112
Calgary Flames
Joined: 07.08.2019

Oct 16 @ 7:37 PM ET
He meant to say Joe Thornton SINGS We are the leafs!...
Liger4
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 05.12.2014

Oct 16 @ 7:40 PM ET
Not even close ... poorly built team.
Start by winning one series first ...

- Garfield512


Oh please impart your wisdom on how to properly build a team...
Nomad2112
Calgary Flames
Joined: 07.08.2019

Oct 16 @ 7:44 PM ET
That 4th line of Spezza, Jumbo, and Simmonds is going to be Awesome! Maybe add Chara Alzner to the third pair while you're at it...
Garfield512
Montreal Canadiens
Location: In the NumNum factory.
Joined: 11.09.2006

Oct 16 @ 7:44 PM ET
Oh please impart your wisdom on how to properly build a team...
- Liger4

Tampa is one example to look at.

Having over the hill Jumbo Joe, Simmonds and Spezza would have been great in 2012, the game is now way too fast for them and other teams will expose their weaknesses by putting speedy players against them.
monkman1967
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: AB
Joined: 01.12.2011

Oct 16 @ 7:46 PM ET
good room guy who demands the room. also 31 points last year -
that is more than
Oilers: Neal, Yamamoto. BOS: grelcyk,heinen, kuraly
Mtl: drouin, cousins,armia. TBL: Gourde and Johnson

Liger4
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 05.12.2014

Oct 16 @ 7:51 PM ET
Tampa is one example to look at.

Having over the hill Jumbo Joe, Simmonds and Spezza would have been great in 2012, the game is now way too fast for them and other teams will expose their weaknesses by putting speedy players against them.

- Garfield512


Tampa is a force for sure, but had slower tougher guys as well- that's what they added after getting bounced in 4 games against CBJ the year before...
St. Louis, also not the fasted team in the world, and they one the cup the year before.
Not suggesting the Leafs win the cup, but they're better today then they were a week ago.

Weber not winning any awards for speed BTW....
turbo044
Joined: 02.18.2009

Oct 16 @ 7:51 PM ET
I'll put the rumor out there. E4.
- CupOnBroadSt.


My source says still A LOT of work to be done but the the framework is:

Laine, ehlers and a mid 2021 pick (3rd or 4th?)

For

Reinhart, middlestadt, a RHD (sabres want it to be Miller, WIN wants Risto; they may settle on Montour) and a higher mid 2021 pick (2nd?).

Both teams can’t really take on cap and this is pretty cap neutral based on what Reinhart will sign for.

Stayed tuned as Reinhart has to sign first
Snots33_77
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.25.2014

Oct 16 @ 8:14 PM ET
And THE LEAFS are winning the cup
- Leafcup


Wow!!

WOW!!!

Enjoy rehab buddy.
Mr_Smokey
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.02.2008

Oct 16 @ 8:17 PM ET
Dave Andreychuk won a cup at age 42.
Snots33_77
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.25.2014

Oct 16 @ 8:17 PM ET
Dave Andreychuk won a cup at age 42.
- Mr_Smokey


My grandpa got laid at 72. What’s your point?
Snots33_77
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.25.2014

Oct 16 @ 8:19 PM ET
Tampa is a force for sure, but had slower tougher guys as well- that's what they added after getting bounced in 4 games against CBJ the year before...
St. Louis, also not the fasted team in the world, and they one the cup the year before.
Not suggesting the Leafs win the cup, but they're better today then they were a week ago.

Weber not winning any awards for speed BTW....

- Liger4


Tell that to his slap shot .......
Bojangle
Los Angeles Kings
Location: WI
Joined: 03.12.2013

Oct 16 @ 8:19 PM ET
You guys actually think they are signing him just for his performance....it certainly isn't there not near like it used to be but he will still have something to contribute on the ice but the main reason he was picked is for the dressing room and contribution off the ice....he will be good for the youngsters guiding them along on the way to THE STANLEY CUP...they will definately be there.....JUMBO JOE-good signing
- Leafcup

LMAO love LEafs fans coming in defending the trade. $98346346879 says this Leaf fan would be ripping on another team had they signed him.
Mr_Smokey
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.02.2008

Oct 16 @ 8:20 PM ET
My grandpa got laid at 72. What’s your point?
- Snots33_77


Does your therapist know you spend all day on hockeybuzz?
Snots33_77
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.25.2014

Oct 16 @ 8:23 PM ET
Does your therapist know you spend all day on hockeybuzz?
- Mr_Smokey


Just logged there Peter Puck. Nice come back. Shouldn’t have expected much more from you.

Good luck with your justifications if it makes you sleep better at night there sparky.

Aaaaaaand we're done here.

Good night. Logging off .
aries1976
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The Frustration that unites us all. , AB
Joined: 02.26.2007

Oct 16 @ 8:23 PM ET
My grandpa got laid at 72. What’s your point?
- Snots33_77


Sex with you dont count.
Snots33_77
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.25.2014

Oct 16 @ 8:23 PM ET
LMAO love LEafs fans coming in defending the trade. $98346346879 says this Leaf fan would be ripping on another team had they signed him.
- Bojangle


THIS!!! All day
Snots33_77
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.25.2014

Oct 16 @ 8:24 PM ET
Good depth signing... good locker room guy, can help with the immaturity of some of the youth.
For 700k Dubas knows they're not getting Jumbo of yesteryear... low risk.
Also, make the Leafs 5x's more interesting...

- Liger4


This isn’t possible. Nothing could make them interesting unless the franchise folded.
Mr_Smokey
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.02.2008

Oct 16 @ 8:24 PM ET
Just logged there Peter Puck. Nice come back. Shouldn’t have expected much more from you.

Good luck with your justifications if it makes you sleep better at night there sparky.

Aaaaaaand we're done here.

Good night. Logging off .

- Snots33_77


Why do you need four sentences to articulate a response?
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