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dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.30.2006

Oct 17 @ 7:16 PM ET
Just don't think they need to add say, someone like Pears going forward.
- dozerD10

Haaa I'd like to have my hand some and go motorboating
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Oct 17 @ 7:17 PM ET
You didnt say nastier..to be honest
- systemtool



I think I did good sir.
dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.30.2006

Oct 17 @ 7:18 PM ET
Disagree. I think Dubas expects Vesey to score 20 goals. For the Leafs. Or the prorated version of it in a shortened season.
- gergeswillems

or close to that
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Oct 17 @ 7:22 PM ET
or close to that
- dmnted


Did anyone watch the Rangers enough a few years ago to see how he got to sniffing distance of 20 those seasons? Was it luck, or going to the dirty areas?

Everyone except Eichel was bad for Buffalo last year. Could be an anomaly.
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 @ 7:23 PM ET
This guy gets it.
- systemtool

People complain when Dubas does too much or too little. Some people are just not going to like Kyle Dubas. I think this was all part of his plan. 1st year: let's see what we have
2nd year: get rid of players that don't fit into the plan
3rd year: Get a very well balanced, deep team and contend.
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 @ 7:24 PM ET
Marinate
- Canada Cup

Stir fry?
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 @ 7:26 PM ET
In my Elliotte Friedman voice...

I'm wondering if Corey Perry is waiting for the Leafs to clear cap space so he can sign the same contract Wayne Simmonds did.

- gergeswillems


That would be awesome. Picture a 3rd line of Perry-Thornton-Simmonds
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 @ 7:26 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


Thornton has been slow his whole career and he’s done ok. He’s played with all kinds of players. I think he’ll be fine. He can still pass and he can still teach the kids and unlike Marleau he’s here on a one year, league minimum contract. We’re not freaking out.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Oct 17 @ 7:27 PM ET
People complain when Dubas does too much or too little. Some people are just not going to like Kyle Dubas. I think this was all part of his plan. 1st year: let's see what we have
2nd year: get rid of players that don't fit into the plan
3rd year: Get a very well balanced, deep team and contend.

- PatC80

4th year: Open a hockey buzz account after Shanny fires him and seek medical advice from Max.

Kidding.
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 @ 7:28 PM ET
Thornton has been slow his whole career and he’s done ok. He’s played with all kinds of players. I think he’ll be fine. He can still pass and he can still teach the kids and unlike Marleau he’s here on a one year, league minimum contract. We’re not freaking out.
- Canada Cup

The question is, will Thornton play 3C or 4C?
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 @ 7:29 PM ET
4th year: Open a hockey buzz account after Shanny fires him and seek medical advice from Max.

Kidding.

- gergeswillems

It's possible.. I haven't heard anything from Jake Muzzin since. Are we even sure he's still alive?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Oct 17 @ 7:29 PM ET
The question is, will Thornton play 3C or 4C?
- PatC80

3C 2nd PP unit.
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 @ 7:31 PM ET
3C 2nd PP unit.
- gergeswillems

So then we'd have to move Kerfoot?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Oct 17 @ 7:31 PM ET
It's possible.. I haven't heard anything from Jake Muzzin since. Are we even sure he's still alive?
- PatC80

I certainly hope so. Muzzin REALLY wants to play hockey next season. But he's waiting for Dr. Max to declare him alive to play.
DrunkenCanuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: A Bunch of Yahoos in front of Queens Park, ON
Joined: 07.14.2009

Oct 17 @ 7:31 PM ET
That would be awesome. Picture a 3rd line of Perry-Thornton-Simmonds
- PatC80


Looks like that little circle buffering?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Oct 17 @ 7:31 PM ET
So then we'd have to move Kerfoot?
- PatC80

To wing. His speed can offset Joe's lack of speed.
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 @ 7:31 PM ET
The question is, will Thornton play 3C or 4C?
- PatC80


Who knows what the line up looks like. Is Kerfoot on the team?
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 @ 7:33 PM ET
Who knows what the line up looks like. Is Kerfoot on the team?
- Canada Cup

I would keep him...
For me, I'd put Robertson with Tavares and Marner on the 2nd line.. Maybe put Kerfoot on Joe's wing?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Oct 17 @ 7:36 PM ET
I would keep him...
For me, I'd put Robertson with Tavares and Marner on the 2nd line.. Maybe put Kerfoot on Joe's wing?

- PatC80

Perfect. Add Simmonds. Then you have the tortoise (Joe), the hare (Kerfoot) and the sledge hammer (Simmonds). All good elements for a successful line. 👍
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 @ 7:38 PM ET
Perfect. Add Simmonds. Then you have the tortoise (Joe), the hare (Kerfoot) and the sledge hammer (Simmonds). All good elements for a successful line. 👍
- gergeswillems

That's not a bad idea. 👍
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Oct 17 @ 7:41 PM ET
My guess;

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Robertson-Tavares-Marner
Vesey-Kerfoot-Simmonds
Mikheyev-Thornton-Spezza

- PatC80

That 2nd line might get pushed around
Maybe switch Mikheyev and Robertson
Otherwise...... solid effort
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Nylander Lover, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Oct 17 @ 7:42 PM ET

- 21peter


Very good system.
Geddy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 11.17.2019

Oct 17 @ 7:43 PM ET
So then we'd have to move Kerfoot?
- PatC80

Playing wing
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 17 @ 7:45 PM ET
Very good system.
- Zezel

who would've guessed
TheMussel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.24.2013

Oct 17 @ 7:46 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


Not surprised that being the centre of the hockey universe means that our gravitic force draws in tiny pieces of garbage like you into our orbit. Hope you enjoy your stay, doesn't seem you're capable of escaping.
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