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#41 Paul MacLean's Mustache

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:27 AM

Think about this logically....

Mats Sundin will be succeeded by Dion Phaneuf.

Let that sink in now....

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:30 AM

I doubt they ever will, since it represents the darkest era in franchise era.


I thought that was 2006-10? <_<

At least some of those mid-80s Leaf teams made the playoffs.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:39 AM

I thought that was 2006-10? <_<

At least some of those mid-80s Leaf teams made the playoffs.

Kinda what I was thinking.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:17 AM

those 80s leaf jerseys are ugly

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#45 F.Michael

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:37 AM

those 80s leaf jerseys are ugly

Plain?...Maybe so.

Ugly?...Hell no!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:17 AM

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Over Phaneuf? Dion is certainly deserving of this, or at very least will show he is. He fits in perfect with what Toronto loves, smaller tuff as nails kind of guy. The Marketing boys will love this>Dion will have a key to the city in no time.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:20 AM



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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:21 AM

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:27 AM

I thought that was 2006-10? <_<

At least some of those mid-80s Leaf teams made the playoffs.

Only because 16 of 20 teams made the playoffs.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:47 AM

Think about this logically....

Mats Sundin will be succeeded by Dion Phaneuf.

Let that sink in now....

Clark then Gilmour then Sundin... then Phaneuf... Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...

#51 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:06 AM

Only because 16 of 20 teams made the playoffs.

Exactly. It's the same reason Detroit made the playoffs most of the 80s.

As for Phaneuf wearing the C? It seems like a bad move to me, but honestly I don't have a lot of solid info to back it up. Just seems like not the best choice, but I know they're trying to get a fresh start there.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

I always thought my boy Aki Berg was being groomed for Leaf captaincy, but sadly, they released him several years ago amidst rumors of subpar play.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

I may be in the minority here, but I think this is a good move by the Leafs. Kaberle would have been the first option, but his contract is up next year and even if he doesn't get traded this off-season, he likely will not re-sign in Toronto, and aside from Kessel, there are not really any players who have name recognition on the Leafs, and Phaneuf is young and under contract for 4 more years, that makes him as good a candidate for captain as they have. I don't know about the whole locker room cancer label he has gotten, unless people are referring to the pics of him chain-smoking in the Calgary locker room :hehe:

He may not be as good a player as his hype suggests, but I think this is a good move for the Leafs from a marketing and financial standpoint, the hockey aspect remains to be seen.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:59 PM

I always thought my boy Aki Berg was being groomed for Leaf captaincy, but sadly, they released him several years ago amidst rumors of subpar play.

Seriously :D

You have obviously studied Finnish hockey or something like that. How else you'd know legendary players like Aki Berg and Lasse Kukkonen.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:55 PM

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#56 GMRwings1983

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:42 PM

Seriously :D

You have obviously studied Finnish hockey or something like that. How else you'd know legendary players like Aki Berg and Lasse Kukkonen.


Well, I know Aki Berg has been the butt end of Leafs fans jokes for years. That guy was a wonder to watch, especially when he fought. I know Kukkonen because I like the way his name sounds.

I'm actually becoming quite an expert on Finnish culture ever since I started watching Kaurismaki's movies. I may come visit you sometime. :D You and Mindfly on my Scandinavian voyage.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:07 PM

I like the sweater change, they look less like practice uniforms.

However Phaneauf as captain..... :unsure:

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:32 PM

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:44 PM

Is the jersey Wendel is wearing an alternate? And I really like the Phaneuf base jersey, love the retro.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:46 PM

Is the jersey Wendel is wearing an alternate? And I really like the Phaneuf base jersey, love the retro.

No, the former captains wore jerseys from their era.





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