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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2017, 06:44:38 PM »
I know one way Tavares can play with some elite talent...

This may be something he's taken note of as well.
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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2017, 07:08:44 PM »
I know one way Tavares can play with some elite talent...
I know that no player ever does it, but wouldn't it be nice it Tavares was finally the one to buck the trend? Stamkos came the closest, time for Johnny to step up and seal the deal.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2017, 07:16:10 PM »
I know one way Tavares can play with some elite talent...
I know that no player ever does it, but wouldn't it be nice it Tavares was finally the one to buck the trend? Stamkos came the closest, time for Johnny to step up and seal the deal.

Stamkos had the option of staying with a serious (at that time) Stanley Cup contender. Tavares... not so much. I realize it's unlikely, but I think the direction the team is going in makes Toronto a more appealing UFA destination than it was last year.
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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2017, 07:18:50 PM »
So, in a draft year that has been described as pretty lean (see link below), especially on top defensemen, you prefer this team doesn't do so well and hopes to get lucky at the draft instead of taking the steps that make more than a few of us believe we might be able to contend at the end of Marner's and Matthew's ELC's? 

It's not like they are trading away their 1st round pick to go for it.  If the pick falls from 10-12 overall to 18-22 overall due to making the playoffs, I'll be happy to take the playoff experience and the slightly worse odds of getting a good future piece. 

https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2016/12/06/2017-nhl-draft-class-shaping-up-to-be-rather-lacklustre.html

1) I tend to be pretty skeptical of the ability to judge drafts before they happen in a macro sense. I buy that there's no McDavid/Matthews level talent at the top but the overall strength of the draft I think is something that can only really be told a few years out.

2) If you're asking me if I'd prefer the team take the best route to building assets vs. the intangible benefits of playoff "experience" then yes as I don't really think those benefits exist.

3) That you would lean the other way is great and everything but all I said is that there's a risk to getting too good too quickly in terms of building up the club into what you eventually want it to be. Take the risk or not, it exists.
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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2017, 07:50:33 PM »
Grabner is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2017, 07:53:55 PM »
Frig off!

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2017, 07:54:00 PM »
NYR manhandling us 1-0.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2017, 07:54:13 PM »
Corrado -1

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I Saw Jay McClement Score.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2017, 07:59:24 PM »
Wow think Andersen going to have to win this one. Defense anyone.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2017, 08:00:53 PM »
Appreciate a message with YouTube link if anyone has it. Thanks a bunch
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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2017, 08:01:20 PM »
Oh Mitch Marner I loves you.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2017, 08:01:37 PM »
Useless Bozak scores!

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2017, 08:01:43 PM »
What a pass reception by Marner over the blue line. Holy moly.
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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2017, 08:03:16 PM »
Bozak has become really adept at being ready for crazed passes from young #16.

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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »
Marner just knows where people are.

It's like he's in the matrix.
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Re: Rangers @ Leafs - Jan. 19th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »