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Old 01-31-2013, 12:03 PM
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Maple Leafs Claim Frazer McLaren off Waivers from Sharks

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the hockey club has claimed forward Frazer McLaren off waivers from the San Jose Sharks.

McLaren, a 6-5, 230-pound forward played in one game for San Jose this season. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native also played 26 games for the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks collecting one assist and 87 penalty minutes.

In 40 career NHL games, all with San Jose, McLaren has registered one goal, five assists and 85 penalty minutes. San Jose originally selected McLaren in the seventh round, 203rd overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft. He is expected to join the Leafs at practice Friday.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:12 PM
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This must mean that Mike Brown is going to be out for quite a while. I like the move, though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:31 PM
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Ditto... Brown must have a an injury that's going to have him out at least a month. This is a great acquisition IMO. Toronto picks up a tough player that is big around 6'4" 220lbs that can play. McLearn is a second tier HW in terms of fighting but is a good second guy that will compliment Orr and Brown (mw)if need be. Now Lets hope he stays with leafs.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:40 PM
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Glad to see McLaren end up with another organization. Hopefully the Leafs give him a real chance to stay in the lineup.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:18 PM
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Hmm. Brown is out for a bit, Orr still has flu, they recalled Hamilton, so..I don't get it, but I love it. Leaf or Marlie, hope he sticks.

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:21 PM
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Nice move by the leafs. McLaren will definitely get some ice time with Brown out and Orr with the flu
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:35 PM
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I'm sure Randy Carlyle had something to do with this move. Good pickup.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:36 PM
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Yes! Shame about Cam though...
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:36 PM
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good for frazer to get out of the sharks organization. maybe TOR will actually play and develop him now instead of dicking him around like the sharks did.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:37 PM
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Toronto isn't messing around this year... Orr, Brownie and McLaren in the Organization is just scary... Backed up by Fraser and a few other spark plugs is making me feel all funny inside Leaf fans!

Compare that to the likes of the pu$$y Western Conference Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames makes me wish I had a different address! Throw in the Dallas Stars and they can compete with the Women's Hockey Leagues for toughness!

My Hawks and the Avalanche in my opinion has got it made... as for they're injuries and O'Reilly holdout.. they are going to have a long half year!
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Pleasantly surprised by this move. It will be interesting to see how they use him. My guess is he is just short term insurance in case Brown misses a significant amount of time and he will end up back in the AHL once Brown is healthy, basically he would just be replacing Jay Rosehill. At the moment the only real they have that they could call up from the minors is Jamie Devane and he is nowhere near ready for the NHL.

Hopefully I'm wrong and they are planning on keeping him even when Brown is back because a lineup that includes Colton Orr, Frazer McLaren, Mark Fraser and Mike Brown would be great to see.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:48 PM
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Nice. I'd rather have McLaren over an aging Janssen any day.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:53 PM
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A move to take Browns place who is out at least a week with a shoulder injury. He got it in the Weber scrap in Buffalo. This was reported on the Fan590 in Toronto. Once Brown is back I can't see all three in the lineup though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:05 PM
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Man, I love Randy Carlyle. This is what he had to say after the pick up:

ďI just think itís part of the game thatís there day in, day out,Ē Carlyle said. ďI donít look at the statistics as far as it spiking. I look at it as a way that certain people approach preparing your team. And when thereís confrontation and contact, at times those do spoil over into fighting.

ďI think itís a part of the game that wonít go away. Thereís people that want it out of the game, but I donít think itíll go. I just think itís a fact of life in the NHL. If youíre going to go out there and youíre going to run around, itís going to force confrontation. Sometimes people try to take advantage of your skilled players. And you have that deterrent.

ďYou see it through the waiver wire and whatnot this year; there are teams that have acquired those players that historically didnít have them.Ē


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Old 01-31-2013, 03:07 PM
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Colton Orr, Mike Brown, Mark Fraser and now Frazer McLaren? Wow!

Some teams can't even match just one of these 4 guys! lol!

Fraser will be the odd man out at some point, he'll be joining the Marlies.
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