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Mike Augello
Commissioner
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 06.25.2006

Oct 17 @ 5:59 PM ET
Mike Augello: What the Thornton signing means for Leafs lineup
Canada Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Trump? He was just a coffee boy. None of us knew him., ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:14 PM ET
Mike Augello: What the Thornton signing means for Leafs lineup
- mikeinbuffalo


When do we get McDavid?
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 6:21 PM ET
That you have a washed up can’t skate over the hill 4th line centre...

I’m pretty sure that’s what it means for your lineup.

Oh yeah...it also means that dufus and shanny have less than a year before they get fired and it’s time to hire a new set of president/GM/coach losers to lead you nowhere.
Dave21Brown
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NJ
Joined: 12.09.2018

Oct 17 @ 6:25 PM ET
When do we get McDavid?
- Canada Cup

2037
Canada Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Trump? He was just a coffee boy. None of us knew him., ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:29 PM ET
2037
- Dave21Brown


Are you Bruce’s slightly smarter brother?
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Oct 17 @ 6:29 PM ET
There is no denying Leafs got bigger and nastier... but they also got a hell'uva lot slower... Enough on adding pylons..

And skating NR on the wing with Jumbo slow is not smart. Have Kerfoot between NR and Wayne.
dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.30.2006

Oct 17 @ 6:32 PM ET
That you have a washed up can’t skate over the hill 4th line centre...

I’m pretty sure that’s what it means for your lineup.

Oh yeah...it also means that dufus and shanny have less than a year before they get fired and it’s time to hire a new set of president/GM/coach losers to lead you nowhere.

- bruceflyers


spicoli !! want some pizza!!!

systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:38 PM ET
There is no denying Leafs got bigger and nastier... but they also got a hell'uva lot slower... Enough on adding pylons..

And skating NR on the wing with Jumbo slow is not smart. Have Kerfoot between NR and Wayne.

- dozerD10



They still have speed all-over the line up. They got rid of speedy guys this offseason. Which means the Leafs team thats failed the last 3 seasons had so much speed it got them nowhere. Time to add different elements and maybe, just maybe, we get different results. Of the 24 play in teams this summer the Leafs were the 3rd youngest. Speed and youth and has failed us. Let's try something different this time. Or are you going to constantly insist it doesn't matter if you insert a battery on the plus side where the minus is supposed to be and it will work anyways?
BrainSap
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 05.19.2016

Oct 17 @ 6:38 PM ET
Jumbo playing on the top line

From time to time. The man made so many careers with his incredible passing ability. Why not try him in offensive zone starts with Matthews and Nylander. Playing left wing Thornton would have 3 left handed one timers(assuming Brodie is paired with Rielly) and sneaky Willy on the back door. He can stand in front of the net when the cycle goes high and box out rebounds and shuttle the puck to the kids on their off wings. Set up the line up In order to minimize disruption with this move and have soup be the flip for Thornton on the 4th line leaving the 2nd and 3rd to grind out the rest of the game.

Thornton-Matthews-Nylander
Hyman-Tavares-marner
Vesey-Kerfoot-Simmonds
Micky-Engvall-Spezza

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-holl
Lehtonen-Bogosian
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:41 PM ET
Jumbo playing on the top line

From time to time. The man made so many careers with his incredible passing ability. Why not try him in offensive zone starts with Matthews and Nylander. Playing left wing Thornton would have 3 left handed one timers(assuming Brodie is paired with Rielly) and sneaky Willy on the back door. He can stand in front of the net when the cycle goes high and box out rebounds and shuttle the puck to the kids on their off wings. Set up the line up In order to minimize disruption with this move and have soup be the flip for Thornton on the 4th line leaving the 2nd and 3rd to grind out the rest of the game.

Thornton-Matthews-Nylander
Hyman-Tavares-marner
Vesey-Kerfoot-Simmonds
Micky-Engvall-Spezza

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-holl
Lehtonen-Bogosian

- BrainSap


People often say to me, "you really are a tool" or "no wonder your name is tool"


In this case I apply the same comments to your name. The (frank) is this brainsap nonsense?
sliprock65
Joined: 08.20.2010

Oct 17 @ 6:42 PM ET
what it means is that the Leafs are going to be the same but most likely worse than before
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:43 PM ET
what it means is that the Leafs are going to be the same but most likely worse than before
- sliprock65


Because Sliprock said so. Thanks for all the reasons why mate. You daft div.
Heywood Jablome
Joined: 06.26.2020

Oct 17 @ 6:44 PM ET

Hey Bruce, thanks for coming, really.

via GIPHY

Geddy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 11.17.2019

Oct 17 @ 6:46 PM ET
Jumbo playing on the top line

From time to time. The man made so many careers with his incredible passing ability. Why not try him in offensive zone starts with Matthews and Nylander. Playing left wing Thornton would have 3 left handed one timers(assuming Brodie is paired with Rielly) and sneaky Willy on the back door. He can stand in front of the net when the cycle goes high and box out rebounds and shuttle the puck to the kids on their off wings. Set up the line up In order to minimize disruption with this move and have soup be the flip for Thornton on the 4th line leaving the 2nd and 3rd to grind out the rest of the game.

Thornton-Matthews-Nylander
Hyman-Tavares-marner
Vesey-Kerfoot-Simmonds
Micky-Engvall-Spezza

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-holl
Lehtonen-Bogosian

- BrainSap

I think barbanov makes 3rd or 4th line before vesey.
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:47 PM ET
I think barbanov makes 3rd or 4th line before vesey.
- Geddy



Why
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Oct 17 @ 6:50 PM ET
Mikheyev Matthews Marner
Hyman Tavares Nylander
Vesey Kerfoot Simmonds
Robertson Thornton Spezza
Barabanov Engvall Korshkov
Hallander Boyd Anderson
Petan Brooks Malgin
dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.30.2006

Oct 17 @ 6:53 PM ET
Why
- systemtool

cause of his name

can you say it fast 3 time right NOW!!!



I can't
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 17 @ 6:53 PM ET
That you have a washed up can’t skate over the hill 4th line centre...

I’m pretty sure that’s what it means for your lineup.

Oh yeah...it also means that dufus and shanny have less than a year before they get fired and it’s time to hire a new set of president/GM/coach losers to lead you nowhere.

- bruceflyers

PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Oct 17 @ 6:53 PM ET
When do we get McDavid?
- Canada Cup

After his 41st birthday?
Geddy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 11.17.2019

Oct 17 @ 6:53 PM ET
Vesey will be in the marlies lineup more than leafs. Vesey is only injury replacement
dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.30.2006

Oct 17 @ 6:55 PM ET
hey

systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:55 PM ET
cause of his name

can you say it fast 3 time right NOW!!!



I can't

- dmnted



poop mate. Im on beer i dont even know what number and have been bottling my harvest of weed from plant 1 into jars. I just would like to know why people say what they do. Besides their over inflated self worth that their opinion actually (frank)ing matters.
DrunkenCanuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: A Bunch of Yahoos in front of Queens Park, ON
Joined: 07.14.2009

Oct 17 @ 6:56 PM ET
That you have a washed up can’t skate over the hill 4th line centre...

I’m pretty sure that’s what it means for your lineup.

Oh yeah...it also means that dufus and shanny have less than a year before they get fired and it’s time to hire a new set of president/GM/coach losers to lead you nowhere.

- bruceflyers


Fuct in the head
And oh so lame
You give trolls a bad name
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Oct 17 @ 6:57 PM ET
Mikheyev Matthews Marner
Hyman Tavares Nylander
Vesey Kerfoot Simmonds
Robertson Thornton Spezza
Barabanov Engvall Korshkov
Hallander Boyd Anderson
Petan Brooks Malgin

- mr.sir


My guess;

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Robertson-Tavares-Marner
Vesey-Kerfoot-Simmonds
Mikheyev-Thornton-Spezza
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:57 PM ET
Sick of hearing we got worse cause we're.older and slower when for 3 seasons we have been younger and faster than almost every team in the league and haven't won a playoff round.
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