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01 Jul 2018 19:00:08
Congrats leaf fans on winning the tavares sweepstakes

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01 Jul 2018 19:36:46
Thanks! Very exciting. I assume he will be named captain at 4pm news conference.

01 Jul 2018 19:43:22
I’m happy to see a Canadian team land him. It’s nice to have superstars play in Canadian market rather than chose the nicer weather less taxes etc. I can see why hockey players would want to play/ live in California or whatever but it’s good to see he chose to play where hockey is a way of life.

01 Jul 2018 20:41:49
Yep he was a hometown boy who wanted to come home. that's rare these days.

01 Jul 2018 21:18:22
I’m so happy they didn’t make him captain Jim. It should be earned, not just given. They did that with Phaneuf and we all know how that worked out.

01 Jul 2018 23:19:02
Hahahaha. Ya Tavares hasn't done anything in his career to earn a captaincy 😂😂😂
Can't compare Tavares situation now to Phanuef at all.
They hoped Phanuef would turn into a leader they wanted. Tavares has already been a captain for years and one o the best in the game. Ya I think he's done enough to earn it. Wow.

02 Jul 2018 02:35:50
Did they announce who the captain will be?

02 Jul 2018 03:10:40
Leafs17. I’m fine without giving it to him, but wouldn’t have been against it either. Phaneuf didn’t get it right away, but early. We got him in January in the big trade and didn’t name him captain until that June. I agree that wasn’t the best thing but I believe JT is a very different player/ person. Dion was asked to play above his skill set which Adds pressure, JT will not have to (maybe even below it if he’s 2nd centre) . Also Dion went from never being a captain to being captain of the leafs. JT has some experience with it, even though not at the leafs attention level. Last time a player was named captain before playing a game for that team was Chara in Boston. I’d call that a success. Certain guys are built for it, I believe Tavares would be fine. But I’m also fine waiting.

02 Jul 2018 03:22:31
I’m assuming they’ll just run with a few As for a year then give it to Rielly.

02 Jul 2018 04:42:07
I’ve heard a few people say Rielly. I don’t think you can go wrong with JT, Matthews or Rielly. But Rielly might be a subtle choice to avoid the Matthews/ Tavares thing that I don’t believe will exist anyway. Sign Matthews this summer to 8x11 or even 11.25 or 11.5 because more of those years will be his prime than tavares ans jistbshows it’s still his team.

02 Jul 2018 15:40:00
I obviously meant earn it within his new room.

01 Jul 2018 18:27:58
JT to Leafs Done deal

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01 Jul 2018 18:11:02
i was wrong, the homers can homer, Go leafs go, suck on that haters.

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01 Jul 2018 18:33:28
John Tavares for Ryan Pulock and a 5th.

You get that defenceman you wanted and shed $11 million in salary.

01 Jul 2018 18:34:49
That’s right ovie, sorry chirp.

01 Jul 2018 20:23:26
Theres so many salty leaf haters on twitter about this. Its funny.


01 Jul 2018 22:24:42
Oh yeah lol it’s entertaining. I saw a guy yesterday say there was zero chance he signs here and would bet his house on it. Today he says leafs cheated by giving too much salary bonus vs salary hahaha it’s the same structure as mcdavid, burns, stamkos, doughty and every other superstar signed in the last 2 years.

02 Jul 2018 06:26:33
Guess I can’t watch Sportsnet or TSN the rest of the summer. How utterly intolerable will that be?! Haha.
I’d imagine Sportsnet especially was quite the circle-j*rk during free agency. Glad I missed it.

Congrats to the leafs (the team), and the few decent fans online (as in, the entire internet) . There are a couple here.

02 Jul 2018 23:15:15
should be reasonable until training camp opens. but the homerism on the networks and radio was terrible leading up and will only get worse.

its awesome to land such a big fish, but i don't need to hear about it every day until the season.

03 Jul 2018 12:53:12
This comes up every few months on here. What’s with all the whining about TSN etc. It’s unbelievable. TSN has outlets in every Canadian city that cover those teams. The main hub is obviously in Toronto. Toronto has more pro sports teams than anyone else, they have between 2 and 5 times the population of every other Canadian City besides Montreal that they try to reach. They are a more storied franchise than all but Montreal, and the Habs get as much coverage as the leafs do, but is split in 2 languages so we don’t always notice it nationwide.

Leafs have a bigger fan base, corporate sponsors go to the biggest fan base, broadcasters chase corporate sponsors because their whole revenue is advertising. It’s simple.

It’s like a mariners Fan whining that the Yankees get more coverage than them lol no sh*t! Oilers fans whine about hearing about the leafs, like flames weren’t sick of hearing about Mcdavid nonstop for 2 years?! Get over it.

01 Jul 2018 16:45:16
How many people on this site will change their views on players today? Will the Russian tank now think Bozak is the best center in the league? Even better than Lehtera. As all these players change teams, I hope everyone can see a player for their talent, not what team they play for.

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01 Jul 2018 17:31:25
Leaf fans are bitter her and on hf. Crazy. Blues fans see bozak as a stop gap 2c till stud to robert Thomas takes over or Ivan barbashev puts it together then he will be perfect 3 c. The reason this makes since is because blues get to keep. Parayko, Dunn, thomas, kyrou, kostin, Thompson, walman, bokk, perunovich, 2019 1st ect.

01 Jul 2018 17:49:07
Nice to hear from you tank. I’ve always liked Bozak, wish him well. What exactly are leaf fans bitter about?

01 Jul 2018 19:41:25
Yeah, I was happy to see bozak get a good contract. Really like him. Did everything he was asked to do here, which a lot of times was over his capabilities but he never complained or disappointed. The news of JVR leaving was broke last night and nothing on Bozak until minutes before FA opened. That was when I really believed we were getting JT because I think bozak was holding out hope to stay. When he committed to the blues, I figured he had been told JT was signing.

01 Jul 2018 14:25:05
We'll thank god it looks like jack johnson is going to sign with Pitts was starting to get a little nervous there

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01 Jul 2018 17:07:55
Lol. i was worried as well.
Dont need another Alzner like signing.

01 Jul 2018 18:58:13
He's much worse then alzner but yeah I know what your saying.

01 Jul 2018 04:15:53
Anyone else think that if jvr doesn't resign with the leafs that New Jersey will be all over him.

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01 Jul 2018 13:53:45
Philly has him.

01 Jul 2018 14:18:09
Not yet but yes that is the talk.

01 Jul 2018 16:08:13
It would be a good fit, NJ.

01 Jul 2018 16:24:58
Yes i'm Suprised not to hear anything about them trying to get him. it would be the best fit IMO.

01 Jul 2018 19:44:39
He’s a LW. $7mill to play behind Taylor Hall?! Maybe just too rich for their blood. On philly, technically Giroux was LW last year, but he’s extremely versatile as where Hall and JVR are strictly LW.

02 Jul 2018 20:16:57
I know he signed with Philly. but. what is wrong with JVR as a second line LW?

02 Jul 2018 21:51:52
He's an ideal 2nd line winger and number 1 power play option.

30 Jun 2018 15:24:05
Decent haul for simon bourque lol anybody else need cap space? Michael mccarron is ready to go

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30 Jun 2018 15:23:51
Anyone able to explain why Bergevin got Steve Mason.??
Im confused by this move..

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30 Jun 2018 16:06:09
Got a decent young NHLer in Armia and picks for taking on Masons contract. Mason already being shopped to other teams with MTL potentially retaining salary to make him more attractive.

30 Jun 2018 16:22:27
They should just keep Mason in case Price goes down.

30 Jun 2018 17:44:50
Yeah they should trade price and start the year with niemi and mason. but in reality they will probably buyout mason. They get back armia who is decent and 2 picks for simon bourque who was 8th on the depth chart on defence for laval.

30 Jun 2018 17:49:57
And just to add armia is a good two way guy who you will love when you watch him play for the habs. That's why they got steve mason.

30 Jun 2018 17:54:39
I forgot about Niemi.

30 Jun 2018 19:04:22
They are buying mason out hopefully Winnipeg signs him to a cheap one year deal.

30 Jun 2018 19:34:52
I was happy about the haul. I see Mason is now on waivers.
I like Armia.

29 Jun 2018 21:59:48
Anybody else find it kind of funny that VB says he played with Joe Veleno and Alexis Lafrenier? Didn't really want to say anything since he might of made more stuff up.

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29 Jun 2018 23:17:46
Actually I have I’m from Saint John NB and I did a free skate with Joe Veleno I guess that’s not really playing with but whatever and last summer I played in the Montreal mealtdown ( a tournament) against Alex Lafrenier and Alex Newhook.

29 Jun 2018 23:56:43
Who knows. Considering we all love hockey on this site, it is possible that some of us actually played at a high level. We did have someone who was interviewed for GM of the Montreal Canadians, lol. Can anyone remind me who that was? There has definitely been some classics I’ve seen over the years.

30 Jun 2018 03:50:25
Lol. I forgot about him. wasnt it that GoldenShowers character. one of him many personalities I beleive?

30 Jun 2018 04:38:58
The highest I’ve played was midget AAA I’m playing my last year of midget in high school hockey. You don’t need to play Semi professional hockey to play with or against good players.

30 Jun 2018 10:46:43
I believe VB this guy i worked with played with McDavid when they were 17. Its a small world

30 Jun 2018 14:45:48
Went from playing with or against to just a free skate.
I've never seen more over exaggerating from someone.

30 Jun 2018 15:52:17
Thanks Sosa. I liked him best when he was Montrealsfinest. Delusional but funny sometimes.

30 Jun 2018 17:34:10
Montrealfinest is In my fantasy league from the website and he was never goldenshowers. Also Freeskates not really the right word my buddy’s dad rented out out the ice and we went out and did a few drills and scrwed around. Never really talked to him. But whatever.

30 Jun 2018 23:43:28
Ya I agree VB. Montreal Finest and Goldenshowers are 2 different guys.
Sometimes I think GoldenShowers is now Colt 65 or 66. whatever number.

01 Jul 2018 05:22:01
It was goldenKnights and I just knick named him goldenshowers. Lol. Pretty certain he was MontrealsFinest. Came about sane time mf left and admin even confirmed sane IP address once. Or at least on multiple new names of MF.

01 Jul 2018 06:08:37
He’s on as Brock now and GoldenKnights had good grammar.

01 Jul 2018 06:09:27
And I’m pretty sure colt/ Russiantank is now redwing.

29 Jun 2018 03:27:41
I heard this today, probably not true but thought I'd throw it up here to get spewed on. It said Chicago was talking to Carolina about getting faulk and skinner and toews being the main piece going to Carolina. Almost makes sense because Carolina can afford the big contract and maybe would like a good role model for their young team. On the other hand couldn't see Toews waiving his nmc to go to a rebuilding team. Lot of garbage rumours out there right now but could see it working for both teams.

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