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  1. 8 points
    The hammer was dropped on this organization fully less than two years ago. We've attained some high-end talent and a generational player through the draft. We're lucky enough that a good chunk of that talent has been/ is NHL ready and pretty damn good too. We've got one of the top coaches in the league developing not just the players themselves but the organizational attitude throughout including how to handle the media, fans, approach the game, learn the system it takes to win. We acquired a stable goalie so the young players can just play the game and not become distracted by bad goaltending. After a surprisingly good season, we've augmented the team with short-term contracts for good veteran players that are also leaders but it's still nowhere near complete due to both inexperience in the core group and unfinished on-the-ice product though some of the pieces potentially, even likely, exist in the system. This year, they are learning a defensive system after the fun the first handful of games. Someone please tell me how this isn't part of the rebuild? Just because we are losing games and are on a shitty run right now does not change that this is still a process we are smack in the middle of, organizationally, both on and off the ice.
  2. 6 points
  3. 5 points
    Calico

    Yet another school shooting.

    Thoughts and prayers, there, I've done my bit.
  4. 5 points
    Humper

    GDT: Leafs vs Tampon Bay

    Shit, I even survived it. YOU would have been just fine.
  5. 5 points
    Calico

    NFL Thread

    Please, please somebody take a knee during the national ditty at the Super Bowl, just to see Trump lose his shit on twitter.
  6. 5 points
    How many picks and signings do you make hoping that a guy develops the way dermott has? He's gotta be right behind liljegren in terms of untradable prospects
  7. 5 points
    Danny

    Look what I bought!

    So, I was looking at some powered speakers from Long and McQuade to go with this 16 channel board I scooped, but for one (1500 watt speaker, it would of cost me $799. I decided to give kijiji a boo and wow...this sunday this will be in my living room! Best grand I ever spent. A band from Saskatoon who use to use this system for rehearsals and he said that he used the subs for only about ten hours and they did not need to use them for practise. Dude even said he was throwing me an extra monitor....holy dealio of the year award. Check this out...too excited. Selling out bands old PA system. Works great. 2 passive yorkvilke YX18s subs. These were literally only used for maybe 10 hours tops. 2 made in Germany DAS passive monitors. One is 10" the other is 12". The one powered mixer is an 1100 watt 9 channel sound tech PMX10SD and the other is a 1000 watt 2 channel Yamaha P2700. Includes all cables to hook up. A steal at $1000. Price firm. He shoots, He scores!!
  8. 5 points
    or while feeding birds together at the park, you old fucks
  9. 4 points
    The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to extend their winning streak to a season-long six games when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. The Maple Leafs are 9-1-0 in their past 10 games and have scored four goals or more in in seven of their past nine. Toronto is in third place in the Atlantic Division, six points behind the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning and three behind the Boston Bruins. The Penguins will attempt to win their 11th consecutive home game; their 10-game streak is their longest since they won a Pittsburgh-record 13 straight at home from Nov. 15, 2013, to Jan. 15, 2014. Pittsburgh, 8-1-1 in its past 10 games, is three points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals. The Maple Leafs won 4-3 against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Dec. 9. Players to watch Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games. He had five points (three goals, two assists) in a 6-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has 17 points (11 goals, six assists) in his past nine games and 28 points (18 goals, 10 assists) in his past 17. They said it "All three [Penguins] lines have a guy on the top … 10 of points in the League. So we're going to have to play a good team game." -- Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner "If we're on the same page and we play the game the right way, we're a good enough team where we can beat anybody." -- Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Leo Komarov -- Dominic Moore -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Penguins projected lineup Zach Aston-Reese -- Sidney Crosby -- Conor Sheary Carl Hagelin -- Evgeni Malkin -- Bryan Rust Jake Guentzel -- Riley Sheahan -- Phil Kessel Dominik Simon -- Carter Rowney -- Ryan Reaves Brian Dumoulin -- Kris Letang Olli Maatta -- Justin Schultz Ian Cole -- Jamie Oleksiak Matt Murray Tristan Jarry Status report Gardiner is expected to play after sustaining a lower-body spasm against Columbus on Wednesday. He participated in an optional morning skate Saturday after missing practice Friday. … Hornqvist, who had skated on his own the previous three days, did not skate prior to the morning skate Saturday. He has missed six games. Stat pack Marner has eight points (three goals, five assists) in a three-game point streak. … Kadri needs two points to reach 300 in the NHL. … Crosby has six points (two goals, four assists) in a three-game point streak and 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in his past 17 games.
  10. 4 points
    Love that Babcock continually throws the Matthews line against the best players on the opposition.
  11. 4 points
    Doc J

    GDT: Leafs Vs Blueball Jackoffs

    Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - Bill Nylander Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Mitch Marner James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Connor Brown Leo Komarov - Dominic Moore - Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly - Ron HainseyJake Gardiner - Nikita ZaitsevTravis Dermott - Roman Polak Frederik AndersenCurtis McElhinney Nick Foligno - Alexander Wennberg - Oliver BjorkstrandArtemi Panarin - Pierre-Luc Dubois - Cam AtkinsonBoone Jenner- Brandon Dubinsky - Josh AndersonJussi Jokinen - Lukas Sedlak - Matt Calvert Zach Werenski - Seth JonesJack Johnson - Markus NutivaaraDean Kukan - David Savard Sergei Bobrovsky Joonas Korpisalo Leafs are rollin', but there are some impressive pieces on the blue jackets side. Like: and: also: ....And since they don't bring any of that talent on the road (sadly), this should be a leaf beatdown. Fuck you Jaggoffs! GLG!!!!
  12. 4 points
    Doc J

    GDT: Leafs vs Tampon Bay

    Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William NylanderPatrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Mitch Marner James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Connor BrownLeo Komarov - Dominic Moore - Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly - Ron HainseyJake Gardiner - Nikita ZaitsevTravis Dermott - Roman Polak Frederik AndersenCurtis McElhinney Yanni Gourde - Steven Stamkos - Tyler JohnsonAlex Killorn - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov Adam Erne - Vladislav Namestnikov - Cory ConacherChris Kunitz - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan Victor Hedman — Anton Stralman Mikhail Sergachev — Dan GirardiBraydon Coburn — Andrej Sustr Andrei VasilevskiyLouis Domingue Sorry cunt plugs, but you're taking an ass beating. The kind your ol' man used to give you. Which is convenient as they'll be there to see you receive it. GLG!!!
  13. 4 points
    Mantis Toboggan

    GDT: Leafs vs Tampon Bay

    Or, and this is a crazy idea, just don't trade for old wingers who are shells of their former selves.
  14. 4 points
    Sypher_04

    Dmen Targets? And Johnny T?

    I must have missed the part where it was nice the first time.
  15. 4 points
    Marner is the first Leaf to have a 5 point game since Kaberle (1-4) in late October of the 2008-09 season.
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    Morrison7

    "in all of us command"

    Oh boy... EDIT: Oh person...
  18. 4 points
    Withnail

    Your 2017/18 Toronto Maple Leafs

    Stats taken out of context are meaningless and frankly they undermine your overall point, which I believe is fundamentally sound. Most of those 'w/o Polak' games were played before he signed while we were riding an unreasonably high and unsustainable shooting % and scoring seven goals a game. At no point was a 129pt season a feasible outcome or a reasonable expectation this year, or probably ever, and Roman Polak has nothing at all to do with that.
  19. 4 points
    Armster

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    The music career I mean. Not the hookers and blow. I know how that goes.
  20. 4 points
    §andman

    4th line centre

    I'd rather not see us waste more picks on a guy like Boyle, truthfully. I think Dom Moore is ok enough for the role.
  21. 4 points
    Mantis Toboggan

    Patrick Brown

    Well she is a Cunt
  22. 4 points
    tbnl

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Middle of nowhere is exactly where I want to be. People suck and cities are shitholes. I mean, Vancouver can be fun and all, but I want to stay the fuck away from people if I can. I was only on the island last year for a few days, but I did love it. Shame I didn't have the chance to explore it more. Tofino was as far as I got. But being the rock head that I am, Squamish is my go to and hopefully within the next few years, will be my new home (or close to), because fuck Ontario. Fuck Ontario harder than fucking the Habs and Sens combined. Close to Whistler, close to the Chief, that's all I want in life... and maybe a vineyard/ farm filled with puppies and a smoking hot sugar mama... So safe to say I need to work my ass off for the next little while so I can move out West and be established, instead of starting over at minimum bumfucking wage. Why does adulting suck sooooooo much shitty dickpeen smegma? Wish me luck folks. I need to get the fuck out of here and soon before I off myself and hundreds of innocent bystanders.
  23. 4 points
    Off to winnipeg tonight. I am sad. This place is the most amazing and fun I have ever had. I highly recommend it. It's fucking baller over here.
  24. 4 points
    Fuck me, it really is this bad, people talking about the shittiest apology for entertainment, 'pro rassling', on a Leafs GDT. That's as pathetic as the Leafs.
  25. 4 points
    Japan, all you can drink from 730 to 10 for 20 bucks. I am Absolutely smashed. Japan is the best. Bar none.
  26. 4 points
    Al Nadir

    Look what I bought!

    Updated my room/studio since the last time I posted. Most notable purchase is a Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV 2 (8 voice) on the bottom left corner.
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    Armster

    GDT: Leafs Vs Blueball Jackoffs

    Polak is stunningly retarded.
  29. 3 points
    Sypher_04

    Franchise Records

    Also, Andersen is making a run at the single season win record. Currently held by Raycroft, which has to be fixed.
  30. 3 points
    Danny

    GDT: Leafs Vs Blueball Jackoffs

    In the midnight hour, she cried,...MOORE MOORE MOORE! great work from him that shift and rewarded for that great backhand.
  31. 3 points
    §andman

    GDT: Leafs vs Tampon Bay

    How pathetic is our home crowd? Where were the Go Leafs Go chants with 5 minutes to go in the game? We're suppose to be the mecca of hockey and all you get from the crowd is boo's when the refs don't call shit. Pull out some chants and some chirps.
  32. 3 points
    brocto

    Another Canadian wanting to come home

    ISIS; Italian Salami Inspection Service?
  33. 3 points
    Calico

    "in all of us command"

    The original official lyrics, 1908 were gender neutral 'Thou dost in us command', altered in 1914 to 'all thy sons command', wonder what women were up to at that time to piss the law makers off?
  34. 3 points
    HBCYG

    GDT: Leafs Ducks

    I bet Bieska smells like a half wiped Asshole. But Perry is the king of goat blowers.
  35. 3 points
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  37. 3 points
    One of the most straight line developed prospects I remember that wasn't a blue chipper coming in. It's amazing to me that they made some moves at the draft to specifically get this player. No telling how high he'll end up on the depth chart but it will be fun to watch. Are we allowed to say Hunter knows what he's doing now @hobarth
  38. 3 points
    Withnail

    GDT Leafs- Rags

    Glenn Healy got sucked off? On air?
  39. 3 points
    HBCYG

    Your 2017/18 Toronto Maple Leafs

    Gardiner is high Risk/Reward who is in the "on the wagon" part of his season where he is reaping the benefits of playing in the highly productive offensive part of the game. Sometimes the decisions he makes create a goal from nothing, the other times he doesn't know where his own end responsibility is or he makes a bad decision with the puck. Rielly is much more steady, and for the first time in his career isn't propping up a partner (the Marincin's or the world) who has no business playing in the same situations as him. Having said that, I'd be fine with Rielly-Zaitsev Gardiner-Hainsey Dermott-Borgman Rielly is our best D man regardless of who he plays with. If anyone needs to get a bump from his play, why not Zaitsev? Getting that dude up an running gives us a legit top pair for once in our lives. We're assuming Zaitsev is just having a sophmore year afterall. When he gets back into top form he should arguably be in our top pairing anyway. Then if Hainsey gives Gardiner a safety net that's another pair settled. The only reason Zaitsev was with Gardiner in the first place was because Zaitsev was able to give Gardiner someone with a little more balance to partner up with. Dermott deserves to stay here, and Borgman and Carrick can decide the rest for now. All of the sudden we don't have to worry so much about trading Marner or Nylander or JVR for a top d d-man in quite such a hurry. It'd still be nice...but we can be a little more pick and choosey about it all.
  40. 3 points
    Withnail

    Senators claim Paajarvi

    Remember when Sam Gagner was a hot prospect?
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    Good to see that Jake gaveth more then the Jake tooketh away....solid game minus the few gaffes Nylander back to back games looking like an all-star, hopefully he can keep it going, a highly effective 200 foot game I really like the Marleau Kadri Marner line lot's of chemistry Dermott has to stay as the 6/7 when Zaitsev and Rielly are back, damn that kid has some wheels
  43. 3 points
    Jhator

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Sounds like you could use some hookers and blow
  44. 3 points
    I don't need chemical stimulation to be loud, obnoxious and arrogant.
  45. 3 points
    I stand by my earlier post and believe that at least one of the other two players should have covered the net. Do all of Jakes teammates believe that he wins battles along the boards? One of them should of tried to stay or skate towards our crease to ensure a safety barrier for the open opponent coming in that scored. Bozak was the last trailer of the three headed in the corner. Yes we know Jake shy's away from being hit and I do not like it either. There are times where he will push the puck out towards one of our players out of desperation to avoid a hit himself putting the teammate in the exact same position of being hit instead. I don't like it, but we all know that Jake is not the type of D whos forte is board work. I just feel that three players going towards the same area in that instance is a no no and pond like, so you cannot just blame Jake for that one although it would be great to see him battle and take a hit or give one or play the man like I said earlier. Lets call it three brain farts.
  46. 3 points
    Who the fuck cares. Fuck Karlsson, fuck Ottawa and fuck their fans.
  47. 3 points
    Matthews doesn't fuck around. When he rallied behind and showed support for Andersen, he damn well meant it. That's what I admire most about him: Not only does he possess the skillset to be an excellent player, but when the team needs support, he's there to back them up all the way.
  48. 3 points
    i refuse to get excited yet. i've seen this bullshit before
  49. 3 points
    tbnl

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Exactly why I've stuck with the same setup for years. If I did change, you'd all think I was a mean cunt, and not just a sarcastic one.
  50. 3 points
    To quote Theon Greyjoy somewhat "I don't care how many arrows they feather us with....how many spears they run through us, we will fight those cunts to the very end before we fall." Please win this game ffs.
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