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Man that Dorion interview was BAD

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Man, he's looking like a Norse god for real now.  I may have to make a poster of this and hide it from my wife.

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https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/matthews-reveals-how-underhill-made-him-a-more-explosive-skater~1491841

A lot of people have noted that Matthews' skating has 'sploded.
I just hope Matthews is 100% healthy all season.

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Since MZ is an iffy speller, I'm hoping he's mistakenly inserted an "i" into the surname of OTT's 4C.

Please God, let it be so.

I thought you were talking about me, but now I realize that Mike Zeisberger has the same initials as I do.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 10:38:00 AM »
a deal similar to the one that Kadri has signed could be a nice Bridge deal with less term, say 4 years at 4.5Mi hit.

You can take it to the bank that they won't be giving out a 4 yr contract.  That takes him right to his first UFA year.  A 3 yr bridge will be more than 5M IMO.  The only way we get a 4.5M cap hit with Nylander is if he's signing just a 1 yr deal

Whatever the number is on a bridge, it'll be low enough that there's no cap issues for next year with Matthews and Marner even if Marner goes on a tear this season and signs for more than we expect right now.  But you're right on the term, it's either 3 or less, or 6 or more.  They'll be no 4 or 5 year deals that make him a UFA.

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Dregs is losing his marbles

Guys like him (and even Friedman to be honest) have such awful opinions on hockey, it's sad that they're always the go-to option for these radio hits just because of their ability to get scoops 30 seconds before everyone else.

It's ridiculous how they're pegged as "insiders" because they know some scouts or what not around the league.  Friedman recently mentioned that (and I'm paraphrasing) "Leafs aren't talking and Nylander's agent isn't talking but it's believed the ask is $8.5M" -- oh really?  So neither side is talking but you got the figure from where?  A disgruntled secretary in the agent's office?

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Dreger says that the Leafs should "cut bait" on Sparks because McElhinney is the "perfect back-up" because he "practices hard" and won't be a "threat" to Andersen.

Yeah Dregs, let's cut a 25 year old AHL goalie of the year loose cause we have this 35 year old career backup who'll probably be good to go until 45.

Quote from: Bender
Dregs is losing his marbles

You're assuming Dreger had marbles to begin with.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 09:09:02 AM »
Just heard on Tim and Sid that Nylander's agent also reps Johnny Gaudreau, who in 2016 went all the way to October 10th, the day before the season started, to sign his RFA contract. He went on to have the worst statistical season of his career.

Kucherov signed his bridge deal in 2016 just two days before Tampa opened their regular season, and he went on to have his best statistical season to date by adding 19 points to his previous career high.

Hmmm I sense we are debating notions of causality here.  The connection between performance and when someone signs a contract is ... not obvious to me.

Well I think the point Sid and Tim were making (and others have made it here as well) is that missing training camp could seriously hurt Nylander's performance during the season... like it did with Gaudreau. I just wanted to point out that other players have missed training camp in the past too and it didn't effect them. So there is no connection there.

It's not like Nylander isn't out there somewhere skating everyday right now too just like the guys in camp are.

We don't know that for sure.  He could be hanging in Sweden on a couch eating Gubbrra and nachos all day.

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Postscript to MZ: if you can get SDA's surname right, you can get the starting goaler's, too.
I'm sure Nic Cage will be all over it. He had the rookie tournament.

I'm out of the streaming game finally, re-ordered Rogers cable after my youngest started grade 1 and I don't have the grand a month in day care fees anymore :)

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 07:04:15 AM »
So Darnell Nurse just signed a 2-year bridge deal.   2 years, $3.2M per.

As Zeppelin would say about Nylander:

Ah, excuse me
Oh will you excuse me
I'm just trying to find the bridge!
Has anybody seen the bridge?
Please!
(Have you seen the bridge?)
I ain't seen the bridge!
(Where's that confounded bridge?)

What would a Nylander bridge look like? Kucherov's contract, roughly?

That's, like, $5.5 x 2 (say 7% of cap), then 8x 12% of the cap. In 2 years, that'll likely be 85-90m, or $10.5m/year or so...

I think the worst cap crunch will be next year, so the relief might be nice, but I'm sure Dubas &c. have gamed it out and would much rather Nylander making $3-4m less in year 3.

I doubt there's a bridge on the table.
I have no idea what a bridge would look like, but it might be the easiest path to ending the stalemate. Leafs push the Nylander question down the road and deal with it after M&M are locked up long term.  Bridge of 2 or  3 years, Leafs may win a Cup in that time, so... you know.

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Tavares line and Kadri line and Rielly and Dermott pairs + Marlies

Seeing Tavares in a game with a Leafs jersey on still seems surreal to me.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:33:27 PM »
So Darnell Nurse just signed a 2-year bridge deal.   2 years, $3.2M per.

As Zeppelin would say about Nylander:

Ah, excuse me
Oh will you excuse me
I'm just trying to find the bridge!
Has anybody seen the bridge?
Please!
(Have you seen the bridge?)
I ain't seen the bridge!
(Where's that confounded bridge?)

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018/2019 Goal Predictions
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:21:56 PM »
Matthews   52
Tavares      43
Nylander    0
Marner       32
Marleau     31
Kadri          32
Calm down... Nylander will sign.

The joke's on you.  Nylander actually signs a nice deal for him, and then doesn't score a goal all season.  ;D

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I say let the exhibition games determine who the back-up goalie will be, regardless of their age. Sparks looked great last year in the A but  looked average during his cup of coffee with the Leafs. You never know how good a goalie really is until he faces better shooters on a consistent basis.

in the last game he played...a 5-1 loss to the Devils the Leafs lineup features NHL stalwarts Sam Carrick, Andrew Campbell, Byron Froese , Colin greening, Tobias Lindberg, TJ Brennan and Frank Carrodo.  In fact only Nylander, Reilly and Gardiner are still on the team today .  Wouldn't read too much into his stats in the Tank season

That loss secured last place for the Leafs and the winning of Auston Matthews.  I'd shake Sparks's hand for that.

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The whole debate with goalies, look at the last 5-6 teams to win the Cup, no starting goalie has played more than 60 games during the season in those Cup wins.  The last goalie that played over 60 in the regular season and won the Cup was Quick in 2011-2012 season when he played 69 games. 

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