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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Last post by herman on Yesterday at 11:08:56 PM »

It would have gotten in the way of signing Matt Martin and Leo Komarov.
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Always remember that odds are set to encourage betting, not reflect reality.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Last post by L K on Yesterday at 02:07:30 PM »
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-lightning-tied-atop-stanley-cup-odds-camps-approach/

Obviously.

I'm sure I will rant about it all year but it is really unfortunate that at best we face Tampa in the second round because of the playoff formatting.  There is no guarantee that Tampa and Toronto finish 1-2 in the East but I don't like the idea that you have a system that ends up with very unbalanced playoff seeding.
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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Last post by cabber24 on Yesterday at 10:16:40 AM »
Goalies are playing longer now though, right?  Not Bower old, but still.

Lundqvist is 36, Rinne 35...Luongo is 39, but he's hitting a wall.

Can you believe that Tuukka Rask is 31 !?!

Is that actually a new development? Seems to me like top level goalies have always hung on around that long. Hasek, Brodeur, Cujo, Belfour, Vernon...

You could very well be right, I really didn't look into the history of it.

But I guess the point I was trying to make was that it wouldn't be unusual if Price played really well for years to come, even into his mid-late 30's.

Carey Price has a history of knee and other lower body injuries, so I'm not sure how long his body lasts in a position that is so heavily dependent on lower body flexibility and mobility.
It also feels his injury situation seems worst then it probably actually is because of the way MTL management communicated his injuries to the media. Always down playing his injuries and implying he would be back soon when he wasn't even close to a return. Led everyone to theorize and sensationalize.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« Last post by Zee on Yesterday at 10:10:33 AM »
We have 4 weeks until players report on Sept 13th, so that means Nylander's contract will be worked out by then.  It's coming...
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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Last post by herman on Yesterday at 10:03:08 AM »
Goalies are playing longer now though, right?  Not Bower old, but still.

Lundqvist is 36, Rinne 35...Luongo is 39, but he's hitting a wall.

Can you believe that Tuukka Rask is 31 !?!

Is that actually a new development? Seems to me like top level goalies have always hung on around that long. Hasek, Brodeur, Cujo, Belfour, Vernon...

You could very well be right, I really didn't look into the history of it.

But I guess the point I was trying to make was that it wouldn't be unusual if Price played really well for years to come, even into his mid-late 30's.

Carey Price has a history of knee and other lower body injuries, so I'm not sure how long his body lasts in a position that is so heavily dependent on lower body flexibility and mobility.
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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Last post by Frank E on Yesterday at 09:55:46 AM »
Goalies are playing longer now though, right?  Not Bower old, but still.

Lundqvist is 36, Rinne 35...Luongo is 39, but he's hitting a wall.

Can you believe that Tuukka Rask is 31 !?!

Is that actually a new development? Seems to me like top level goalies have always hung on around that long. Hasek, Brodeur, Cujo, Belfour, Vernon...

You could very well be right, I really didn't look into the history of it.

But I guess the point I was trying to make was that it wouldn't be unusual if Price played really well for years to come, even into his mid-late 30's.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Last post by herman on Yesterday at 09:53:02 AM »
PPP: 12. Rasmus Sandin

Rasmus Sandin coming in over someone with greater NHL proximity in Carl Grundstrom might be jarring to some, but Sandin is ridiculously smart with and without the puck and could conceivably be the next Travis Dermott (whom we already love). Grundstrom tops out as a complementary/dependent winger who brings a scoring touch with tunnel vision.

Nothing flashy. Just taking the puck to where it should go pretty much every time.

I have Sandin higher than the Brown, Carrick tier in my own minimal-effort ranking. This is not to say Brown and Carrick are not smart. Brown has a lot of the off-puck structure down pat, and is almost always in the right spot to capitalize. And Carrick can breakdown the game and the way to play better than some coaches. Sandin's higher value in my mind comes from his projected impact on the game as a top-4 defender that is always funneling the puck into generating opportunity.

TLN: 17. Eemeli Rasanen

16. Jesper Lindgren
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« Last post by cabber24 on Yesterday at 09:09:34 AM »
Meh. I always found him painstakingly bland. I get HNIC isn't the institution it once was but I would have hated to see him replace MacLean one day.

Yeah, nothing against the guy or anything but I can't ever recall thinking he ever really added or detracted from a show. Maybe that's what some people want out of their hosts but I think it's fairly replaceable.
I listened to him a lot on the FAN590 over the lunch hour. He was good, better then most hockey pucks who report these days. I would guess he is going to US programming in some capacity.
Daren Millard to the Golden Knights broadcast crew.
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