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Fakepartofme
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Right behind you, ON
Joined: 09.20.2010

Oct 18 @ 9:34 AM 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.
- systemtool

We did get older and slower
But we also got wiser and grittier.
Which was needed.
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 18 @ 9:35 AM ET
Who’s Cody Ceci?
- Geddy

Give me CC for $200, Alex...
Fakepartofme
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Right behind you, ON
Joined: 09.20.2010

Oct 18 @ 9:38 AM ET
No 0 Cups like forever...
Pretty sure that’s the absolute definition of being a loser.

Some people are born into it...just one giant family of losers...

- bruceflyers

Maybe hes hungry?
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 18 @ 9:38 AM ET
Wtf....you're that old and trolling HB? Education didn't equal success I guess. What a loser haha
- TincupCanuck

Lots of bad things can happen in a lab...
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Oct 18 @ 9:42 AM ET
FFS, quit feeding the trolls.
gravyface
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: When it comes to spatsDopps there is no wrong hole. -systemtool
Joined: 02.19.2009

Oct 18 @ 9:42 AM ET
We did get older and slower
But we also got wiser and grittier.
Which was needed.

- Fakepartofme


Somewhat. Slow: Thornton, Simmonds, Bogosian. Fast: Anderson, Vesey, Lehtonen, Barabanov. Not sure: Boyd.

Our top 6 will be as quick as it was, even without Kapanen there (who I never really considered a full-time top-6er).

Our bottom 6 should have enough speed to negate some of the slower older players, who likely won't play a ton of minutes 5v5, but should see regular appearances on the PP (Simmonds, Thornton).
winsix
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Manny's Musical Instruments and Accessories, Inc. NYC, circa summer of 70
Joined: 04.03.2016

Oct 18 @ 9:51 AM ET
that was good
- Canada Cup


This week's guitar solo.


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

Oct 18 @ 10:02 AM ET
Give me CC for $200, Alex...
- 21peter


I’ll DM my bank info so you can transfer the cash. Thanks by the way.
gravyface
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: When it comes to spatsDopps there is no wrong hole. -systemtool
Joined: 02.19.2009

Oct 18 @ 10:03 AM ET
FFS, quit feeding the trolls.
- Atomic Wedgie


The Flyers threads don't want him back either.

HockeyBuzz should implement "banishment" threads, so instead of a site-wide ban, all the rejects can only post in a single thread, rejects on rejects, everyone has read-only access, so we can watch the car crash unfold.
buddzy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 03.03.2017

Oct 18 @ 10:08 AM ET
No 0 Cups like forever...
Pretty sure that’s the absolute definition of being a loser.

Some people are born into it...just one giant family of losers...

- bruceflyers


Just ignore this guy 😂 who cares what he has to say, so irrelevant
Geddy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 11.17.2019

Oct 18 @ 10:09 AM ET
Zing!

But ya still got one helluva shtty hockey team to follow next year.

Fck you guys are d-u-m.

Outta here!!!

- bruceflyers

It’s football season. Shouldn’t you be talking about the eagles 🦅?? Oh no guess not. My bad.
Canada Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Trump? He was just a coffee boy. None of us knew him., ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

Oct 18 @ 10:13 AM ET
I’ve got a new hero

https://twitter.com/djrot.../1317830236302725122?s=12
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 18 @ 10:13 AM ET
I’ll DM my bank info so you can transfer the cash. Thanks by the way.
- Canada Cup

have a feeling Bruce might need it more...
Canada Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Trump? He was just a coffee boy. None of us knew him., ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

Oct 18 @ 10:27 AM ET
have a feeling Bruce might need it more...
- 21peter


Don’t go all socialist on me.
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 18 @ 10:34 AM ET
Don’t go all socialist on me.
- Canada Cup

Don't worry. Always was a 'fine line' 50/50 capitalist-socialist
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Oct 18 @ 10:54 AM ET
Somewhat. Slow: Thornton, Simmonds, Bogosian. Fast: Anderson, Vesey, Lehtonen, Barabanov. Not sure: Boyd.

Our top 6 will be as quick as it was, even without Kapanen there (who I never really considered a full-time top-6er).

Our bottom 6 should have enough speed to negate some of the slower older players, who likely won't play a ton of minutes 5v5, but should see regular appearances on the PP (Simmonds, Thornton).

- gravyface


Some of my comment on getting a little slowed also was directed at D ... Barrie for all his faults... and he has a few .. had damn good wheels.

Brodie & Muzz ain’t the swiftest guys and speed & quickness doesn’t increase north of 30.... Add in Holl & occasionally Bogo and the D is more plodding ... now if Keefe can get the forwards to backcheck better it may not be that big issue. But it could be a factor.

The changes were needed and the team at least to me got more difficult to play against...
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Oct 18 @ 11:03 AM ET
Some of my comment on getting a little slowed also was directed at D ... Barrie for all his faults... and he has a few .. had damn good wheels.

Brodie & Muzz ain’t the swiftest guys and speed & quickness doesn’t increase north of 30.... Add in Holl & occasionally Bogo and the D is more plodding ... now if Keefe can get the forwards to backcheck better it may not be that big issue. But it could be a factor.

The changes were needed and the team at least to me got more difficult to play against...

- dozerD10



Kinda glad the D is a bit slower. They can stay in their end and actually defend maybe.
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Oct 18 @ 11:10 AM ET
Kinda glad the D is a bit slower. They can stay in their end and actually defend maybe.
- systemtool



That’s actually pretty funny ...
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Oct 18 @ 11:12 AM ET
Kinda glad the D is a bit slower. They can stay in their end and actually defend maybe.
- systemtool

*finally someone detecting the real problem*
joel878
Location: Here's my bet. Gardiner is in
Joined: 06.13.2009

Oct 18 @ 11:41 AM ET
Nicely put PSA.

I doubt that there will be an AHL season as well. I can’t see scenarios that would allow fans and many of the NHL teams that sponsor them are in no position to do so in the coming year.

You could see the Leafs loan some players to European teams while still picking up their salaries (another advantage their financial poverty gives them). In that scenario, if it becomes a toss up, guys like Barabanov, Kershov could stay in the K. Lehtonen is there now but since he is only on a one year contract I doubt he stays there. Robertson has to play somewhere and unless he is sound,y beat out, l think he’s on the team and he sure looked like he fits earlier.

- Canada Cup


Im a WHL season ticket holder, was just notified their season is starting January 8th.🤔
rSole
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I disagree with Dozzer, ON
Joined: 12.16.2013

Oct 18 @ 11:43 AM ET
Even a bigger loser than a leafs fan...

The canucks fan!!!

50 years and 0 Cups!!!

They are definitely the Cadillac of ALL-TIME LOSERS!!!

- bruceflyers


Ya you tell him Mr Flyers fan. I mean the flyers are just loaded with cups hanging from the rafters. Lol

Scram poop Richard.
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Oct 18 @ 11:44 AM ET
Kristen Shilton
@kristen_shilton
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32m
Joe Thornton on why he believes #Leafs can win: "I love their goalie. I like Freddie a lot. I think that was a big part of my decision, I think he's a great goalie."

__________________________

Oh no, what will Roger think?
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Oct 18 @ 11:46 AM ET
Ya you tell him Mr Flyers fan. I mean the flyers are just loaded with cups hanging from the rafters. Lol

Scram poop Richard.

- rSole

Why would he scram when you keep giving him exactly what he wants?
Monkeypunk
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Whenever, wherever, ON
Joined: 06.27.2013

Oct 18 @ 11:48 AM ET
Kristen Shilton
@kristen_shilton
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32m
Joe Thornton on why he believes #Leafs can win: "I love their goalie. I like Freddie a lot. I think that was a big part of my decision, I think he's a great goalie."

__________________________

Oh no, what will Roger think?

- GreatGigInTheSky


Well. The eyes are the first thing to go.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Oct 18 @ 11:49 AM ET
Im a WHL season ticket holder, was just notified their season is starting January 8th.🤔
- joel878

Won't be much fun for the US division.
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