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23 Dec 2016 06:23:38
Bob Stauffer (Oilers insider radio personality) recently commented about the Oilers looking at adding a scoring RW, preferably with term, either after the Xmas break or before the deadline (which I realize is essentially the same thing) . He didn't name any names but Stauffer has a dendancy to hint at things that end up actually happening so I'm wondering if something is already in the works. Many fans pondered bringing Iginla back to his hometown (ish) to finish his career, others reco'd players like Bobby Ryan. My thought was Gustav Nyquist. He's having an off year after a stellar one last season, but has proven he can score. Detroit may finally miss the playoffs for the first time in forever, and he has 2yrs left on a contract whereby a NMC kicks in at the end of the season. With Datsyuk gone and Zetterberg on the down slide of his career, maybe they are finally ready to restock.

Curious if folks see it as a plausible move, what it might take to get him, or if there are more viable options to consider instead.

I had a couple ponders, tho not at great length, re: proposals. They were:

To EDM: Gustav Nyquist
To DET: 2nd 2017, 3rd 2018, Griffin Reinhart


To EDM: Gustav Nyquist
To DET: Anton Slepyshev, Caleb Jones, 2017 4th

In mockery of Pinball: Thoughts?


1.) 23 Dec 2016 08:01:26
Idk just seems like bits and pieces for a proven scorer in Gus. Need to give something the wings would actually want, i don't see them being great trading partners.

2.) 23 Dec 2016 13:22:31
You're probably right, BJ. My proposals are likely full of hesitation since I'm not going to be convinced that the Oilers make the playoffs this season until they actually MAKE the playoffs. A 1st might be necessary to get Nyquist, along with additional add-ons. That said, if the deadline is near and the Oilers are still in the position they're in now, what about 2017 1st, 2018 3rd, Anton Slepyshev for Nyquist?

3.) 23 Dec 2016 13:22:31
You're probably right, BJ. My proposals are likely full of hesitation since I'm not going to be convinced that the Oilers make the playoffs this season until they actually MAKE the playoffs. A 1st might be necessary to get Nyquist, along with additional add-ons. That said, if the deadline is near and the Oilers are still in the position they're in now, what about 2017 1st, 2018 3rd, Anton Slepyshev for Nyquist?

4.) 23 Dec 2016 21:20:07
DET would either want a top 4 D or picks and in the first trade they get picks and possibly a future NHL D. I don't think Slepyshev is someone they need or want. With the expansion draft coming it'll probably be a buyers market. If they plan a rebuild then I don't think it's too bad.

5.) 23 Dec 2016 22:52:17
Yeah I think OIlers would need to add the first for him and I think they'll sneak into the playoffs. Still seems a bit early for them to trade t away tho.

6.) 24 Dec 2016 19:56:23
As a Wings fan I'm surprised you guys think that highly of Nyquist, he's not very good 😅.



26 May 2016 02:12:46
To Van:
5th round pick

To Fla:
2nd round pick
4th round pick

Surprising trade given the time of year. I personally think FLA wins it, but a decent trade for both.


1.) 26 May 2016 02:15:27
Yes Florida wins it.

2.) 26 May 2016 02:16:14
it is a okay trade fla wins it but we need d depth and mccann the odd man out it is good.

3.) 26 May 2016 02:33:54
I absolutely hate it.

4.) 26 May 2016 02:34:41
Florida needed picks. Great trade by them.

5.) 26 May 2016 02:35:20
McCann and a 2nd. Seems awful for the Nucks, especially since they should be in rebuild mode. Almost as if the GM refuses that they need to rebuild.

6.) 26 May 2016 02:35:47
I mean we do need RHD but I think we could have gotten more. Not to mention we add a 2nd (hopefully the torts compensation not our 35th OA) but I just feel it's underwhelming.

7.) 26 May 2016 02:37:43
Who's going to play D for Florida with Mitchel, Cambell and now Gudbranson likely gone.

8.) 26 May 2016 02:57:31
Think Yak woulda been an option for them? I thought Petrovic woulda been the one to trade Yak for. What's McCann's ceiling?

9.) 26 May 2016 03:06:39
The more I think about it, it might be a pretty even trade. Van adds a big dude on D (decent, tho never lived to true expectations), FLA adds forward help but also a 2nd which could be used to add a prospect of Gudbranson's type. Plus I guess this is supposedly suggesting that Matheson is stepping into the NHL next season for the Panthers. And in reading twitter, it's sounding like this was an analytics-based trade, which is interesting.

10.) 26 May 2016 03:16:58
Canucks got destroyed.
Gubdrandson is a good defenceman, but certainly a dissapointment when was selected in the top 3 i believe. Becomes 3rd defenceman for Vancouver (their roster rn)

McCann is a great prospect, personally i thought McCann>Gub

Guess you never know.

11.) 26 May 2016 04:51:31
Sorry I meant 33rd*. I need to see more of Gudbrandon first. I wouldn't be to upset with a McCann for Gudbranson swap but add a 3rd instead and keep the 2nd,4th and 5ths off the deal. Why does Benning just love trading his 2nd round picks despite the fact that he's from a "scouting background"?

Every single year Benning has traded away a 2nd.
2014- a 2nd (Roland Mckeown) for Linden Vey
2015- a 2nd (Rassmus Andersson) for Sven Bärtschi
2016- a 2nd in the trade for Gudbranson
2016- a 2nd in the trade for Sutter
Dunno about that last one, but I think I'd like to have those other two back, 2 pretty good D prospects. Could be why our defensive prospects are lacking in quality.

12.) 26 May 2016 05:00:59
I wanted the Oilers to take Petrovic in his draft year. That's looking like a bummer nowadays, he's looking like a great shutdown guy. I doubt FLA would be interested in Yak. Could see a decent D prospect trade for Yak out of CAR perhaps.

13.) 26 May 2016 06:49:55
@Chirp, really you don't think Panthers could use another winger? And yeah I think I'd be happy with that. I wanna believe Juulsen could happen but I'm not sure Yak would do well under Therien.

14.) 26 May 2016 07:01:33
Honestly, I was surprised to see the Preds trade for a forward in this trade. But after thinking about it a bit I suppose they do have a few older players that could use replacing so I suppose I kinda get it. But to trade for Yak as well on top of it? I just don't know what they'd trade away for him that Edm would be ok with, unless it's a dump and a pick or prospect. Jokinen and a 3rd? I dunno. I see Yak going elsewhere.

15.) 26 May 2016 20:03:29
@Chirp after this trade yeah it probably wouldn't work.
@Bud they still have Ekblad, Kulikov, Petrovic, Matheson.



26 Feb 2016 00:47:31
Ladd traded to Chicago.
That should get things rolling.




25 Feb 2016 00:12:27
If Drouin is traded by the deadline, I'm going to make a low-percentage rando guess at the return:

To STL: Drouin
To TB: Schmaltz, Edmunson, 2nd

Better return if he is traded in the off-season. Rip away, though.


1.) 25 Feb 2016 00:50:49
Remove edmundson.
You have a deal

Schmaltz is 1st pairing in ahl wolves will make top 4 jump next year and 2nd pick.

2.) 25 Feb 2016 04:08:35
@Colt55 (RussianTank) : Chris Wideman was the best defenceman in the AHL last year, and just signed a 2 year 1.6 million a year deal. AHL performance can be a good metric but means nothing.

3.) 25 Feb 2016 04:48:33
Schmaltz will probably be Parayko v2.0 so he is worth $15mil/ yr immediately. And 8 Calders.

4.) 25 Feb 2016 05:58:28
Look at tj Brennan the numbers he puts up in the ahl but never gets to the show hard to judge people in the ahl.

5.) 25 Feb 2016 06:57:14
Congrats Chirp, you lost your virginity. Did it feel good? I see you had to come back and defend your performance though. It's okay, you can't please everyone. I know you've been waiting a long time for this, keep it up!

6.) 25 Feb 2016 13:43:56
Leafs17 funny ha ha ha ha ha

No you're not funny.

7.) 25 Feb 2016 13:50:44
Chirp @sens if you can't gauge a player by ahl performance or college performance or juniors poo erformance the how the he'll do we Guage a player. Guess we don't. Here let ne gauge by oilers standards. He was a first round pick so he holds infinite more value then his performance lol. Schmaltz 2nd for a cry baby player seems fair.

8.) 25 Feb 2016 16:12:01
You're just a rookie JF, put chirps pants back on for him and let him defend himself.



15 Jan 2016 19:31:06
To ARZ: Tinordi
To MTL: Stefan Elliott (just cleared waivers) and John Scott (all-star)

Not quite the return some of the duller Habs fans here had been saying he was worth.


1.) 15 Jan 2016 19:35:49
Habs got the All Star forward they were looking for with that. LOL.

2.) 15 Jan 2016 19:38:09
Crap. Now Habs fans will say told ya so, Told ya Tinordi was worth an all star.

3.) 15 Jan 2016 19:44:50
Domi joining Team Pacific? Or is there an exception where someone at the caliber of Scott can play for another division since he's so good.

4.) 15 Jan 2016 19:56:59
I guess I have to bite my tongue on this one. Montreal did wind up getting an all star in return for Tinordi.

Sike. can't believe you short bus riders believed he would even come close to getting a decent return. What a joke.

The Montreal Canadiens, ladies and gentlemen. 5 wins since November without Price. Tell me again how they're a stanley cup contender even without him.

5.) 15 Jan 2016 20:09:20
Now how will MTL aquire Yakupov or Hopkins? Tinordi was always the key piece.

6.) 15 Jan 2016 21:19:47
The Coyotes Just Traded Scott and victor bartley to the tabs for Stefan Fournier and jarred tinordi.

7.) 15 Jan 2016 22:16:56
I hope this is just a deal that was done to open something up for another trade but probably not.

8.) 15 Jan 2016 23:35:09
This thing keeps trying to correct me. It was supposed to say Habs.




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03 Mar 2020 05:42:09
Leon Draisaitl deserves the Hart trophy. Mackinnon and Panarin would be my other two candidates but this is Drai all the way, without hesitation or question.
Don't even try to convince me otherwise.


1.) 03 Mar 2020 16:29:19
Apparently some are using the new advanced stats to argue against Draisaitl for Hart since Panarin beats him in every category for advanced stats such as WAR, GAR, RAPM and many more.

2.) 03 Mar 2020 16:36:36
You’re ridiculous the blatantly obvious choice for the Hart Trophy is PK Subban.

3.) 03 Mar 2020 20:41:29
So Drai doesn’t deserve the Hart because of math? Please 🙄
Advanced stats shouldn’t even enter the conversation.

4.) 03 Mar 2020 21:50:36
Only argument I’d have against him is that he gives the puck away 3 times a shift. I think he should get it though.

5.) 04 Mar 2020 04:32:31
I agree Chirp, the Hart is currently Draisaitl's but Panarin isn't far back at all.

The peculiar thing (to me at least) about Draisaitl is that there's nothing really that stands out to me about him. I think he just has the best hockey IQ in the NHL. He isn't really fast, doesn't possess an elite shot or accuracy, his hands are average and he is below average on defence and yet can lead his own line, in the race for the Rocket Richard and look like he'll get the Hart. I might be totally wrong, but I've never really seen something like that before.

6.) 04 Mar 2020 04:38:05
Draisaitl all the way. he's just been so dominant this season.

7.) 04 Mar 2020 16:43:30
why are there two barries
one is enough.



26 Sep 2019 03:23:33
Thoughts on the Austin Matthews situation?
I read that people are tossing him through wringer online but kids are dumb. That said, it's not a nothing issue either. Similar sorta thing that happened with Patrick Kane early in his career. And I just read like 10min ago that he didn't even report it to the team way back in May when it happened.
Read a piece about it by an Oilers writer who said it could be a good learning opportunity in the way that if found guilty the judge should forego any sort of fine and post Matthews to work some community service hours at a women's shelter or something similar. Speaking to women there, hearing their stories, and being around them to help out could certainly give him a better understanding of why a group of young men trying to get into a woman's car at 2am is more than just something to be shrugged off.


1.) 26 Sep 2019 11:52:28
Ryan orielly
Patrick kane
Evander kane
Ed belfour
Patrick roy

The sens in the uber


All much much worse in the publics opinion than matthews.

2.) 26 Sep 2019 12:24:38
I agree with Chirp. We’re past boys will be boys as an acceptable excuse. Is it a huge issue? No. Kid just did something stupid. Don’t see a suspension coming, but it absolutely should stop him from becoming captain now and for maybe a few years. I never did anything like that in my youth, I understand I’m a boring person but especially when you’re in the public eye got to be careful and until he proves he’s grown up I’d be cautious about giving him a leadership role.

3.) 26 Sep 2019 15:58:30
Wasn’t gilmour up on rape charges too at one point? He was a captain after that so at the end of the day it probably doesn’t matter with regards to the captaincy I don’t think he was going to be anyway. Tavares or Reilly we’re going to be I think. But it was a very strange choice on his behalf not to inform the team I guess he was hoping it would blow over before the end of summer.

4.) 26 Sep 2019 16:37:46
But, He "just wanted to see how she would respond".
Smart move captain underpants, smart move.

5.) 26 Sep 2019 16:44:34
Yeah Habby he probably thought he could weasel out of it without anybody finding out. Nope!

6.) 26 Sep 2019 20:34:53
I don’t see the big deal at all not even a little I’ve did worse last weekend lol I think it’s hilarious don’t think any of those players did anything wrong even Slava Voynovs case is blown way out of proportion.

7.) 26 Sep 2019 21:17:42
Nice to see chirpy showing an interest in leaf media all of a sudden. 😉.

8.) 27 Sep 2019 06:40:05
And as always: VB has the by far most stupid and infantile opinion on whatever topic is discussed

It's absolute inappropriate behaviour and if you're doing things like that or even worse, you should be ashamed of yourself and I hope you get arrested for it real soon.
3 intoxicated young men trying to get in a woman's car at 2am? You cannot imagine how that woman must have felt, can you?
"Hilarious" is about the worst adjective to describe this. I want to see you lil child get threatened by 3 intoxicated men when it's dark that are trying to get into your car. You'd prolly wet your sweet diapers.

And Voynov was charged with domestic violence, how can this be "blown out of proportion". What human being would beat up his wife?

9.) 27 Sep 2019 08:09:30
The Matthews situation isn't even bad imo, like it's actually hilarious

10.) 27 Sep 2019 12:57:48
@leafs17, I read what you said about it on the rumours page, essentially blaming the security guard and saying she’s probably trying to get money out of this. That sorta disgusting statement pretty much takes you out of the running to have any legitimate opinion on this so how about you take your winking emoji and shove it up your a**, hmm?

11.) 27 Sep 2019 15:47:23
Vb believes it should be ok for a man to beat a women to maintain equal rights so.

12.) 28 Sep 2019 21:13:48
The people that say its hilarious are digenerants and need to be 'taken care of'. Its not as bad as rape or womans beatings, it still a morons act. Patrick kane punches a cab driver for not giving him change? Not right but a reason. Mathews just being a drunk idiot.

13.) 29 Sep 2019 02:07:45
You need to “take care” of someone for finding it funny Matthews mooned someone, Shoots? Just a real hero eh.

14.) 29 Sep 2019 20:49:40
Shoots sounds pretty tough, lol. Looks like the internet is divided. There’s non leaf fans that find it funny so I don’t know what to think of it.



14 Apr 2019 05:24:48
Ridiculous cross check to the head by Kadri. Repeat offender, should be 3 games at least. Maybe more considering it was obviously intentional.


1.) 14 Apr 2019 16:10:38
I felt like I could actually see it in Kadris eyes in game 1 that he was going to do something stupid again. The only thing saved him in that game was everything was going the leafs way. In his defence the Bruins got away with a bit of dirt too but that's really still no excuse for what he did. If it was me with him being a repeat guy and the fact this kind of thing is a yearly trend for him at this time I'd give him at least 5.

2.) 14 Apr 2019 16:15:30
I'd say a lot more than 3 games . Kadri is one of the guys I like on the Leafs. but that was out of line. I personally think his playoff should be over. That was total intent to injure.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 16:38:21
Yeah he’s got to be better composed. I get that the Bruins were taking liberties out there and if the refs were doing there job he wouldn’t have to take the law into his own hands but he just totally fell into the bruins plan (again) . Him being out probably for the rest of the series throws away the depth advantage the leafs have down the middle which was there greatest asset. With Krug potentially out for a while they were still in really good shape heading back to toronto 1-1. Dumb play. why not just drop the mitts instead? Serves the same purpose but you don’t risk getting banished from the league 😂.

4.) 14 Apr 2019 17:14:23
Kadri should get a minimum of 6 games for his cheap shot on DeBrusk coupled with his history of suspensions for head shots. The Leaf fans and media monster got what they wanted from him as he's one of the only players to stand up to the physical Bruins its only he doesn't have the intelligence to know when not to cross the line.

5.) 15 Apr 2019 01:42:27
Krug is a bigger loss compared to Kadri and that is undebatable. Kadri is a very good 3 C And is a tough loss but is manageable. Krug controls the offence through the backend he is the only puck mover on the Boston defence And is absolutely vital to the success of the Bruins PP. McAvoy will be expected to fill that void and I do not believe he will be an effective replacement.

6.) 15 Apr 2019 03:46:32
In all honesty I don't think the leafs will miss him.

7.) 15 Apr 2019 15:02:55
He was offered an in-person hearing, so the League can suspend him for 5+ games. Hopefully they will.

8.) 15 Apr 2019 15:23:46
To say that Kadri stepped up to protect anyone is an overstatement. If he dropped his gloves i would have commended that. He blindside crosschecked someone to the side of the head. Garbage move, did the same thing last year and got 3 games. I say 7 game suspension.

9.) 15 Apr 2019 18:06:03
Krug and Debrusk are scheduled to play tonight.



04 Apr 2019 19:58:25
Toronto media is pathetic. Leafs didn't win the Mcdavid lottery! Deal with it and move on! Justin Bourne is a moron. Who does he think he is? Steve Simmons? Media there has been crying about not getting Mcdavid since day one. Drop it already!!


1.) 04 Apr 2019 20:57:33
lol wat.

2.) 05 Apr 2019 00:28:33
Justin Bourne saying that mcdavid might ask to be traded.

3.) 05 Apr 2019 01:22:30
Bourne was on the radio saying McDavid wants out of Edmonton. Doesn’t know McDavid personally, doesn’t have any facts to support that claim, just more BS from bitter Toronto media wah wah wahing that McDavid isn’t a leaf. He voices frustration once and they start putting words in his mouth. That’s shoddy journalism to put it kindly, Bourne lost any credibility he had.

4.) 05 Apr 2019 03:09:16
Bahaha! You still have the Bruins to cheer for chirpy. Thanks for the monthly update on Toronto media though. Even Leaf fans know the media is ridiculous. Maybe you should stop crying and just enjoy watching the game.

5.) 05 Apr 2019 07:13:42
Says the leafs fan with the most worn knee pads on here.

6.) 05 Apr 2019 14:58:50
Sounds like some nobody trying to make a name for himself by spewing some inflammatory, sensationalist BS (maybe I’m in the minority here but I’ve never heard of this guy before) .

And guess what chirp — you fell for his ploy hook, line and sinker because here we are talking about him!

That said — Edmonton does need to right the ship in a hurry because sooner or later McDavid’s frustratration will otherwise boil over and he will want out (to be clear — I’m not saying to Toronto — just an organization that is not a complete dog and pony show and has a chance of making the playoffs consistently) . Edmonton is wasting years of the career of the best player in the world and a truly generational talent, and frankly, I don’t see a solution coming in the near term. The Oilers are the real joke here — not some idiot in Toronto.

7.) 05 Apr 2019 15:36:12
It’s the same thing over and over chirp. Nobody cares about the media other than yourself. I rarely post and when I do it’s usually to defend something I think is absurd. I also bash my own team quite often, something I’ve never heard from you regarding the mighty oilers. I commented on how Nylander turns the puck over every time he touches the puck. I was also was the first to say that getting Tavares would not put them over the edge because they didn’t address the defense or physical play. Sadly, I think the Bruins will man handle them once again. I hope I’m wrong but at least they’re in the playoffs so I guess anything can happen. No need to be so angry all the time big guy. It’s a fun game to watch, tune out the media.

8.) 07 Apr 2019 13:21:08
No the Toronto media has some serious issues same as Montreal. Just to use blues as a point of reference.

The toronto media created so many BS trade rumors about petro and parayko going to leafs that it got annoying. It was awefu l
Montrea l isn't much worse the whole we are trading patches to blues for Thomas kyrou +++ crap was awefu l as well. Never ending pre Madonna sheet.

9.) 07 Apr 2019 14:31:23
Not rumours it was speculation there’s a huge difference @Redwing.

10.) 07 Apr 2019 17:11:44
And the Toronto media ie dreger o Neil kypreos etc is what that starts most of these rumours.



12 Mar 2019 04:34:28
So Morgan Reilly shouted a homophobic slur at a ref, eh? Real nice.
No place for that s**t.


1.) 12 Mar 2019 05:33:19
So what do you think the punishment should be.
Unfortunately, I can see this being a way bigger story than it should be.

2.) 12 Mar 2019 05:58:41
Never a dull moment in leaf land.

3.) 12 Mar 2019 07:57:36
2 games minimum.
At the very least.

4.) 12 Mar 2019 12:03:52
If he did that's awful and certainty reprehensible. Not sure he did though, so I will wait and see what the investigation determines before I throw him under the bus.

I watched the clip this morning and whatever he says he directed towards the ref and he was not far from the official when he said it. If he did use a slur, I don't see why the ref would not have blown it dead and called a penalty right then and there (there's no way he would not have heard what he said if he was not hearing impaired) .

5.) 12 Mar 2019 12:25:42
I see the “no penalty he didn’t do it” excuse a lot and to me that’s bull. Refs don’t call everything, and I’ll take flack for saying it but they call less non-obvious stuff against O6 teams and trailing teams. Leafs were both. We also don’t know that refs tolerance for things before calling an unsportsmanlike and it’s entirely possible the ref is old school and didn’t see it as an issue. I’m sure those slurs get used fairly often every game difference here is it got caught on mic.

6.) 12 Mar 2019 14:52:30
Actually original 6 conspiracy guy. These type of slurs do not get used fairly often every game. 20 years ago they did but not anymore.

7.) 12 Mar 2019 16:35:46
the problem is people jump to conclusions ESPECIALLLY because mo is a lead, easy target. watch the video again, it sounds like two different people and one says ‘rag it’.

the easiest way to deal with it is to question the ref, Yanni Gourde and Mo, each of which are apart of it. cause if it was rag it, then it was a TB player from the bench, but if the ref says otherwise, then its kinda conclusive. but really, even if they don't call it, the ref wouldve 150% talked to mo during tv timeouts, etc and we wouldve seen. either the ref didn't care (which of itself is bad then) or it never happened.

all ill say is, don't jump to conclusions or whatever, well see what the imvestigation deems.

8.) 12 Mar 2019 16:56:20
Habby just because you don’t hear it doesn’t mean it’s not used. The game still has a long ways to go to with this stuff and that’s no secret. It’s never announced that a player said these things when punishment is handed out, it’s always that the comment is made public first then punishment. To me that shows that it happens they just don't do anything about it unless it goes public. The game has come a long way, but we aren’t at a point where its a rarity. The fact that when the video came out initial assumptions and reactions was that a slur was said says a lot about where we sit.

9.) 12 Mar 2019 17:00:34
Well there ya go. Just a strange coincidence and refuted by all parties involved, including the ref and Tampa players (NHL official statement) .

Chirp, you can go ahead and mail your apology to Morgan at "555 Don't Jump to Conclusions Lane".

10.) 12 Mar 2019 17:01:38
Now the Leafs can go back to worrying about how badly Tampa spanked them last night.

11.) 12 Mar 2019 20:01:36
It must be just a Tampa thing then man cause I can assure you the amount of slurs like this have dramatically decreased in the last 10 years almost to the point where they are never mentioned at an nhl game. Just like Reilly didn't say it last night.

12.) 12 Mar 2019 23:39:47
Habby how can you say and guarantee that? Homophobia and slurs is still a thing that NHL and sports and general need to deal with. There’s a reason there are no out NHL players and that reason is not that there are no gay NHL players. In 2017 Getzlaf was fined for inappropriate conduct. In 2016 Shaw for a homophobic slur. In Toronto baseball there was Pillar last year and Yunel Escobar in 2012. I grew up when people used gay as an insult, and I know some people that didn’t stop. I’m 26, it’s not like this is previous generation behaviour that was never ingrained in current players.

13.) 13 Mar 2019 04:41:57
I'd bet everything I have homophobic slurs are down at least 80% over the last 10 years. in the NHL AHL and CHL.

14.) 13 Mar 2019 12:08:44
Based on what though? Your opinion? I would have bet everything I had that nobody would throw a banana at Wayne Simmonds in Canada but that happened. I’d have bet everything that nobody would write a slur in their eyeblack, enter Yunel. Even if it is, down 80% from the most common chirp in the game still likely puts it at multiple times a game. Look at any thread for a pride night and you’ll see that hockey and it’s oldschool mentality is far from a haven for acceptance.

15.) 13 Mar 2019 14:30:50
Of course chirp is the first person to jump on anything involving the leafs. Glad to have you back chirpy. Worry about your own team, they’re looking like a real nhl team right now, kind of.

16.) 13 Mar 2019 15:43:33
Yeah the banana toss which was 1 guy out of 15000 which is close to the same percentage of players who still use gay slurs on the ice.

17.) 13 Mar 2019 19:18:59
You haven’t given anything to show it’s uncommon practice, or that it isn’t an issue like you’re claiming. You claim 1/ 15000? The fact that 2 players have been disciplined in the past 3 years proves that to be false, and that’s just based on discipline. Unless you have something other than ego to go against all of the evidence it’s still a problem there’s really no point in continuing this conversation. You have literally nothing to base it on.

18.) 13 Mar 2019 19:34:38
The fact that 2 players have been disciplined in the last 3 years can just as easily show that since they cracked down on it they are the only two who have got caught doing it, so maybe tts an even greater ratio then I said maybe it's about 1/ 150000. I will tell you this if you had of went to games in the 80s or 90s you would have heard these types of slurs at least 3 times a game. I can remember one particular game I heard the F word used at least 20 times in the span of about 3 minutes it was a you are, no you are exchange between two guys that started on the ice and followed them to the penalty box. And most of the fans who also heard it laughed it off. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't happen today.

19.) 13 Mar 2019 19:42:39
There is a reason we didn't see 200 suspensions a year in the nhl back then and it was that nobody cared like they do today. That argument is dumb that two people in 3 years have been disciplined for it lol that's exactly why it doesn't happen now because their are consequences for doing it. Ask yourself this, why wouldn't you just call another player one of the 1000 other things you could call him to put him down then to risk a fine and suspension by calling him a homophobic slur. Seems like a pretty easy decision to me. Like everything else when set rules are put in place to stop things like this they work every time. It doesn't stop it all but it stops a lot history can prove that, I don't need to.

20.) 14 Mar 2019 18:35:05
1. I don’t apologize for anything. I read an article and responded to its content.

2. @Leafs17, I’m going to talk about whatever I want. Not sure why you think taking jabs at the Oilers is hurtful to me, I have nothing to do with the team. 😂
Unlike you I can separate fantasy from reality.

21.) 14 Mar 2019 18:56:17
Leafs17 is the biggest baby on here when you talk about his Leafs. If you mention a bad thing about the Leafs you should be expecting to hear from him about his hurt feelings.

22.) 14 Mar 2019 23:31:40
I dunno what you guys heard. but I didn't hear Rag it. honestly, I could care less. it's a term lots of people say and use. to many damn hurt feelings in the world. Ect. I absolutely detest the racial slurs. but this. meh . who cares .

23.) 15 Mar 2019 00:09:30
Seriously? 🤦🏼‍♂️
Well, sosa just went down a whole lotta pegs.
Wtf does someone need to be calling another person that word? Hmmm? Defend it, I dare you.
It should be equal to racial epithets, not shrugged off like you did. Caustic language that brews divide amongst people. Nobody is trying to convert you, sosa, you can relax. 🙄.

24.) 15 Mar 2019 00:43:20
I’ll defend the leafs when I feel need be, just like you defended the worst GM in the league for months. I’m glad chirpy and yupper are back together again, you guys are cute.

25.) 15 Mar 2019 00:57:12
Is that what there using to defend him? He said rag it? It’s seems very unlikely that’s what he said.

26.) 15 Mar 2019 12:09:09
No ebs they are not suggesting he said it. Rielly is yelling at the ref complaining that he was "f-ing hooked" (there's no debate there) . But almost simultaneously someone on the Tampa bench is yelling rag it to the Tampa forward with the puck in the Leafs zone (it's a term basically meaning kill time / stick-handle around with the puck which makes sense as the Leafs were on the power play) .

Everyone (refs, Leafs and even Tampa players) have been adamant that's what happened. Which is actually more plausible that Rielly directing a slur at an official from 5 feet away and not at least getting a penalty (and in all likelihood an immediate ejection) .

27.) 15 Mar 2019 15:19:17
Okay that sounds a lot better. Sucks that this blew up before anyone knew what really happened though.

28.) 15 Mar 2019 19:22:18
That's the age we're living in unfortunately. Keyboard warriors being quick to judge.




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24 Oct 2021 11:38:21
Value is there, just not sure either team is ready to pull the trigger just yet.




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24 Oct 2021 11:37:32
Krav is better.
leafs would need to add. NYR won’t just give him away.




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24 Oct 2021 11:36:45
Tkachuk is FAR more valuable as a player than Marner. He has about 75% the skill as Marner but about 500% the physicality and tenacity. Zero chance the Flames would do this.




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08 Jan 2021 20:45:05
Cole is underrated, I doubt Colorado is interested in trading him for a 4th and a career AHLer.




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30 Sep 2020 18:00:02
Your “comparables” are ridiculous. Blues would otherwise match that for Pietro. Plus they don’t account for cap% and inflation.
Mind you, all of the proposal is ridiculous but this stuff stood out most on first glance.





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17 Nov 2021 10:17:18
I won’t make a list but will always be impressed about Chelios playing for the Chicago Wolves at age 46 or whatever it was and riding the bike IN the sauna following games. Yeesh! That guy was nuts when it came to conditioning and hard work. Him, Jagr, etc. Just monsters of the utmost elite level.




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17 Nov 2021 10:14:10
Personally I see Ho-Sang as more of a Duclair than a Drouin. I could see him being a contributor in the long run if he can stay afloat in the NHL but I don’t think there is any sort of breakout about to happen. He’s just one of those great looking younger players who doesn’t translate. Remember Sean Day? 🤷🏼‍♂️.




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31 Oct 2021 10:25:06
Leafs fans ragging on their own team due to a particular type of bag that a star player carried into the arena. 🤦🏼‍♂️

No wonder star players can’t perform in Toronto.
It sounds like an awful place to play.




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31 Oct 2021 10:22:15
Leafs need to trade two huge anchor contracts is what they need to do. Do that and free up decent cap space (cuz they’d definitely need to retain or take back a few mil) and they could be Cup finalists in a couple years.
Marner should be the top of the list regarding whom to shed. But given his contract and cost, good luck. Nylander would be next. More palatable, probably, to some teams.




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31 Oct 2021 10:14:07
Q resigned.
Chevy hasn’t been penalized in any way.
Jets owner is asking for the video coach’s name to be removed from the Cup.
Did Toews know? Did Kane? Did Keith?
If they did were they amongst those taunting Beach?

Things are being done that are good progress in regards to this situation. At the same time there remain a LOT of questions that aren’t answered and honestly may never fully be answered for a variety of reasons. I would like to see the Hawks internal investigation released, as well as investigation the NHL did following-up. But what I don’t agree with is slandering players and coaches for the simple reason that no one outside of this situation and/ or investigation knows the full involvement of anyone whose name may keep appearing next to it.
Q left the Panthers. Sorta sounds like something someone who knew about it would do. But Chevy didn’t/ hasn’t/ probably won’t. So maybe he legit didn’t know.

I’m 100% behind punishment for people who deserve it in regards to this situation. But how about we don’t let Twitter decide?