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15 May 2022 14:14:25
Another year, another disappointment for the Leafs.

Realistically, what is next for the franchise? Do they retain Kyle Dubas? Sheldon Keefe?

They were extremely unlucky to draw the Stanley Cup Champs in the first round, so perhaps the best thing to do is nothing.

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16 May 2022 00:47:41
Honestly, I think they just need some tweaks, Dubas has tried hard, just seems to be missing a key ingredient, not sure who that guy is though. seems like these guys want to play for Keefe, i'd give him more time. I think, even though they lost in Round 1, is the closest they are to winning a cup.

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16 May 2022 15:56:29
The Leafs have too much cap $ on 4 players so they have the rest of the team made up of bargain basement players. Now they have to resign Campbell, Giordano, Lyubushkin, Sandin, Liljegren, Mikheyev, Kase and Engval or decide who they can afford to resign. All those players will want a raise and possibly term so the Leafs will be in cap trouble again this season. Ultimately it is Dubas fault for their dilemma because of close to 1/ 2 the cap on 4 players were signed by him and Shanny.

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18 May 2022 10:59:30
I think Keefe is an ok coach, I’d rather Trotz. It looks like he’ll go to Winnipeg. I believe this is Dubas’ last year anyways, I’m fine with letting them try again. If anyone thinks that series couldn’t have went either way, they weren’t watching. If they fail again next year, blow it up. Dubas will not trade any of the core 4, so like islandjet said, they will fill the lineup with whoever that will sign cheap. There are so many guys that need new contracts, it will be a different team anyways. I’d like to keep Sandin, Liljegren, Lyubushkin and maybe Campbell. I would not resign Mikheyev or Engvall, Holl would be traded for a bag of pucks. Maybe give a couple guys like Robertson, Douglas, Steeves, or HoSang full time roles.

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15 May 2022 04:57:38
And that is why Matthews isn't even in the same class as McDavid.
What a game by McDavid.

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15 May 2022 06:15:50
McDavid is definitely the best player in the game. I don’t think Matthews is too far behind him though. Anyways, another disappointing finish for the leafs, changes need to be made. I think Keefe is ok, but I’d take Trotz or Tortorella in a heartbeat. Maybe moving one of the big for out? I’m a Flames fan for a few weeks. I’ll even cheer for the Oilers if I have to. The cup needs to come home to Canada.

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15 May 2022 12:12:05
Matthews can't lead a team. He doesn't show up when it counts. Mitch Marner was the guy who showed up for Toronto.
Trade Matthews is the thing the Ĺeafs need to do. Get a big haul

To Arizona
Matthews

To Leafs
Çhychryn
Keller
2022 3rd overall.

I agree about the cup coming back to Canada, would be nice. Until Matthews is and Shanahan and Dubas and Keefe are gone, I can't cheer for the Leafs ever.
For some reason they have an arrogance about them, they remind me of the New York Yankees in baseball.
I used to cheer for the Sundin lead Leafs. Unless it was against Montreal of course.

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15 May 2022 16:06:40
Can you **** off with your hate for 5 minutes Sosa? He had 9 points in 7 games, and was hitting everyone. Your hate for American players is a joke, you’d be sucking Matthews off if he was on the habs.

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15 May 2022 19:07:37
Haha, oh my, did I hit a nerve lol

Anyway, I don't mind some Americans, I like Caufield, Boeser, Slavin, and even have a lot of respect for Your American Goalie Campbell. Matthew is an over rated creep who tries to scare women by forcing himself into there vehicles. That's the hero you want your young Leafs fans to look up to.?
Anway, I see i hit a nerve about your boy, that's how od react if someone talked about my girl. so.
. maybe your blowing him? Haha.

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15 May 2022 22:19:13
What hits a nerve is when homers like yourself, are so bias that you can’t appreciate talent. You judge everything by the jersey they wear. You’ve been crying about Matthews since he came into the league. Your team signed someone quite controversial, no? Of course you like Caufield, he’s the best American born hockey player of all time. Every analyst in the league would have Matthews in their top 5. You have NEVER heard me praising leaf players, so no he is not my boy. To say Matthews can’t lead a team, shows your lack of hockey knowledge. Or you simply didn’t watch the games. Matthews and Marner were the 2 best players in the series, for either team. They lost game 7 by one goal to back to back champs. If you watched the series, you know damn well it could’ve went either way.

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16 May 2022 06:01:38
Also. don't think Caufield is the best. don't put words in my mouth. Never once said that. You got to get over your loss man. Wow. I know Leafs fans are sore, but your an embarrassment. Marner was good. Campbell was good., Nylander was good Tavares was meh. ans Matthews was good, but not great. he's paid to be great. MacKinnon, McDavid, they were great! . he's not on there level. he's a great regular season player, sure. but he gets way to much credit from Homer's like you and TSN and Sportsnet. How about some love for a guy like Huberdeau, or Kaprizov., Josi. those guy are more Hart deserving than Matthews.

Anyway, I also don't agree with the Mailoux draft.
But, go get help, you obviously don't have anything else going for you if your this upset over a post on the internet.

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16 May 2022 10:39:49
I’m calling you out because we’ve been listening to you bash American hockey players for years. I was exaggerating about Caufield. Give it time, he wears the right colors. What makes you think I’m sore? Have you ever heard me say anything after a leaf loss? Toronto lost to Columbus and Montreal, that would be something to be sore about. I also don’t think you know what a homer is, I’m usually critical of leaf players. Nylander had some good laps around the offensive zone, but he wouldn’t stop in the corner because there was no nail salon. I already said that McDavid is the best in the league. The rest of the players you mentioned are great too, so is Matthews. See how that works? Maybe you don’t remember all your late night rants.

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16 May 2022 14:44:47
These claims that you make about Mathews are made with basis. You can’t compare what 1 player did to what other players did in a totally different series without intense study. It is much easier to compare what he did to Kucherov, Point and Stamkos. Mathews to me was much better then all 3. For me he was the best 2 way player in these playoffs so far.

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16 May 2022 14:55:26
Well if you'd like to bring up the past about my lafe night drunken rants. Sure. be my guest. I however did go get help for what was ailing me, alcoholism.
I just gave your boy some credit, like I said, great regular season player, but what has he done to be considered this great leader of a team?
This was all about how McDavid is on another level than Matthews, i'm sorry if I upset you about this. Hey I don't like lots of players, not just Matthews, can't stand Chirs Kreider either, or Ovechkin.

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16 May 2022 16:48:40
All I said was that “maybe you don’t remember all of your late night rants. ” I’m glad you got help for that. We all know McDavid has another level. Your original post didn’t need to include Matthews, but it’s your go to. I responded nicely, agreeing with you about McDavid. I wasn’t bitter about a loss at all. That wasn’t good enough, you continued to rant. McDavid is the only one who can put the team on his back, it doesn’t make everyone else overrated. But, even the almighty McDavid couldn’t find playoff success for the last 4 years, until now. It’s a team game. I really hope Matthews goes to Montreal in 2 years, and we’re both here to talk about it.

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16 May 2022 16:53:24
Danault was a beast on D and his line was a threat on O, VB. Definitely one of the best two way guys in the first round.

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16 May 2022 16:57:47
McDavid doesn't get the credit he deserves for his 2 Way play, which when he needs to play on the defensive side, he is really good at it.
Hard to play D when you constantly have the puck in the opposing zone. I will give credit to Matthews for his ability to strip pucks.

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16 May 2022 18:38:48
I agree Sosa, but he also couldn’t lead the oilers anywhere for 4 years. My point is that it’s on the leafs, not just Matthews.

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16 May 2022 20:38:45
Its deffinetley on more than just him. Not living in Toronto area, I just get so sick of listening to how great Matthews is. Sure he's a good player, but c'mon Toronto media, there's others just as good or better. Supposed to be a National Sports Network.
My reason for bringing Matthews up, was after watching both game 7s. it was quite clear, who is the MVP. I think Matthews is getting way to much hype for his 60 goal season. yes , he had a great year. But the true meaning of the trophy, well where would Oilers be without McDavid.? In the lottery, no offense to Draisitle. Josi was maybe more valuable than both of those guys to his team.
Anyway, God forbid he ended up in Montreal. Haha. Anyway. I've actually always respected your comments and opinions. So I'm just going to end this lil disagreement here.

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16 May 2022 20:40:35
And. I like to fire you Leaf fans up. its actually all in fun. This site has been pretty stale the last year or so. miss the days of all the old boys that we don't see anymore haha.

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17 May 2022 10:58:00
I’ve always respected your comments as well Sosa. Sorry for blowing up on you. McDavid or Josi should get the MVP, Seider the Calder. I’m sure a couple of the Oiler fans will be back soon. When the oilers are winning, they like to talk hockey.

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09 May 2022 22:57:40
Barry Trotz was born in Winnipeg. But coached Dauphin Kings.
He is absolutely perfect for Winnipeg Jets. But my question is how much is it going to cost. He is a hot commodity. Teams will be offering generous contacts.
Can the Jets match or have a better offer.?

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10 May 2022 17:42:07
Money isn't an object for the Jets as they are owned by one of the richest men in Canada.

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09 May 2022 15:03:45
Just read the NYI just fired Barry Trotz!!!
I sure hope Cheveldayoff is on the phone !!
Guy like Trotz comes available. It's all about timing. He couldn't be more perfect for what the Jets need. And he can hire his own staff.
I think hiring Trotz would be a home run for the Jets. Providing he wants to coach in his home town.

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09 May 2022 19:43:08
Chevy don't mess this up. Sign Trotz who's from Winnipeg and get the Jets turned around.

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09 May 2022 21:01:40
I believe Trots is from Dauphin.

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10 May 2022 15:33:29
Would be great to see him in Winnipeg. I think a bad move by Lou and the Islanders. He will have a lot of GMs calling.
A coach like Trotz, i'm sure the GM would let him pick his staff? I'd think anyway. Not sure what his price will be, also, Van hasn't re upped Boudreau, that's a possible fit i'd they don't really sign him. He will most deffenitley be the most sought after coach now this off season.

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07 May 2022 19:13:11
With the draft being a month away.
The Winnipeg Jets are behind the eight ball in finding a coaching staff.
So far the biggest names I'm hearing is Randy Carlyle and Scott Arniel. Both have strong ties to Winnipeg. But I'm not convinced on either one of them.
List of possibles
Lane Lambert
Jim Montgomery
Vincent Pascal
Rikard Gronborg
Dave Quinn
Mike Bobcock
Rick Tocchet
Kris Knoblauch
John Tortorella.
Anyone have any suggestions or feelings on the Jets next coach.
It has to be someone with a strong system and can command immediate respect and control.

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05 May 2022 14:40:05
Habs and Jets my two all time favourite teams.
One going through a possible re-build as they should.
And the other is going through a nightmare.
Firing the entire coaching staff is well over due. But kind of thought Chevy would go as well. But instead gets 3 more yrs.
If anyone listen to the interviews of the Jets players. Two stood out for me.
Stastny who talked about sacrificing for the greater of the team! While
Scheifele talked about what is best for me!
( good team guy? )
Jets need to make player changes. At least for the moral of the team.
Scheifele & Wheeler have to go.
Re-sign Stastny. Make Morrissey captain.
Jets will never be great team with Scheifele & Wheeler on the team. Good players YES. But selfish. It's all about them. Can't have that. It's a team game.
Also. I really hope they hire Jim Montgomery or Pascal Vincent as the next head coach and Nolan Baumgartner as the defenseman coach.
Just my thoughts.
Like to know yours.

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05 May 2022 16:56:23
This team needs a strong, innovative coach that can get Scheifele and Wheeler to dump the me first attitude and buy into a team oriented philosophy. The main problem was the Jets lack of any recognizable systems that the players can have success playing. This hire has to be before the draft so he can help decide which players he can work with and which ones are expendable.

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28 Apr 2022 15:53:27
Question.
What would it cost for the Jets to buy out Wheeler's remaining contract of 2 yrs?
Probably can't trade him because of his contract, age , and he also has a no trade clause.
I believe he and his contact are killing the Jets right now.
They have to re-sign Dubois. But I don't know if they have the money too.

Also. Like to know your opinions on Kevin Cheveldayoff. Should he stay or should he go.
I'm leaning on letting him go.
Likes of Chris MacFarland would be a good replacement. Or Martin Madden.
Maybe Jets need a new direction.
New GM and new Coach.
Lane Lambert
Jim Montgomery
Or something outside the box Rikard Gronborg
Sweden coach. Wins every where he goes.

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29 Apr 2022 13:29:21
They could buy out Wheeler although that is unlikely. He still produces at close to a PPG pace, so it doesn't make much sense to buy him out. They could probably just reduce his ice time.

With Copp gone and Stastny coming of the books re-signing Dubois is no problem.

Hard to say on Chevy. He's done a pretty good job, it's more on True North for being a little too loyal to coaches that should have be let go.

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30 Apr 2022 16:02:51
This offseason is a very important one for Chevy and the Jets. They have to fire their entire coaching staff and its important they hire a solid head coach like Quennville or Trotz if he becomes available. Let him pick his own assistants and implement new systems. Sign PLD and keep Wheeler, but don't have him play over 15 min per game. Don't trade Scheifele unless they can get a young #1 center back who's team is looking to shake up their lineup. Its time to move on from Demelo, Schmidt, Pionk and even mistake prone Dillon as this team needs bigger more physical d-men. If Chevy doesn't make the right moves by the draft then he should go.

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30 Apr 2022 17:16:12
I agree with the coaching has to change. But Quenneville can’t coach in the NHL. Trots may be available. If not then why not his assistant Lambert?
Also agree with the defence needs to be changed and addressed. Schmidt and Dillon did not work out as hoped. Both could be traded.
Jets need to find a partner for Morrissey.
But for Wheeler! You want to pay a guy $8m to play 15m a game? I just thing that money could/ should be used differently. Like improve the defence.

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30 Apr 2022 23:35:00
The thing with Wheeler though Muzza, is probably no one that he is willing to move to will want him and I just can't see True North buying him out, they are too loyal.

If the Jets retain and were able to trade Wheeler, then he needs to be replaced. His replacement likely costs 3-5 mil and then you have to a add say 2-4 mil retention for Wheeler on top of that. The Jets would be lucky if that replacement player puts up half the points Wheeler does, so the Jets end up paying 4-6 mil for half or less of Wheeler's production.

It's just not cost effective.

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03 May 2022 01:31:37
Wheeler puts up secondary assists.

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23 Apr 2022 04:35:43
Sad day for Habs fans, and NHL fans alike with the passing of Guy Lafleur.
Was such an electrifying player on the ice, and gentleman off it
Was honored to meet him once in Nanaimo BC after and Old-timers game,. Was such a class act.
Was my first favorite player..

RIP Flower

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26 Apr 2022 01:45:05
Extremely sad news on Guy Lafleur.
Being a Habs fan was because of Guy Lafleur.

Remember playing street hockey and pretending to be Guy Lafleur. Sadly missed.
He was also my favourite player of all time.

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