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The PP fight in tonight’s game should be epic.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Today at 08:17:36 AM »

With apologies to Herman:

Lol

Don’t ever apologize for this.
WTF
It's a TML fans gang inside joke apparently??
They don't realize this now, but the joke is on them.

There is no inside joke; it is literally laughing out loud. Which is what happens when I read something funny and is not my trademark/property and thus no one is beholden to me to also laugh out loud.

Here’s Grammarly’s definition and history of ‘lol’ in case it helps clarify this mystery.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:54:40 PM »
Nick Ritchie has signed a 3 yr deal at 1.533M AAV.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 06:01:40 PM »
Don't disagree. I'm just saying this hopefully uncontroversial thing: the longer the Leafs look like the 2007-9 Penguins or the 2013-15 Hawks, the better.

My only objection is just that I don't think a team can look like those Hawks teams anymore. We're not going to have Keith/Hossa equivalents.

I meant more in terms of having a mix of elite talent and good depth.

Right and I'm saying that a big part of that being possible was having Keith and Hossa signed to contracts you can no longer sign players to.

Kadri and Rielly are only sort of this (in all aspects). We'd be in a heap of depth trouble if we didn't have these two.

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« on: Yesterday at 06:00:10 PM »
Is there a Major Ex-Leaf News thread?

Invalid Tweet ID

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 05:31:32 PM »

With apologies to Herman:

Lol

Don’t ever apologize for this.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:33:09 PM »
Of course Anaheim would sign Jake Dotchin


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 12:03:57 PM »
Also the media is making a big deal out of this and acting like he's going to go play in Europe. There've been holdouts in years prior, with Athanasiou and Trouba holding out. Any other examples? The narrative around Nylander being entitled etc is just so bizarre given that both sides are doing what many teams and players have done in the past.

The media (and older hockey men) remember how Michael Nylander didn’t play aw-shucks hockey pro doing whatever the team asked when he played. Hence William Nylander getting panned by certain scouts for being a diva.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 10:56:23 AM »
What’s exciting is that Nylander is now directly having conversation with the team, rather than just through reps. 

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 10:11:20 AM »

There was a random tweet yesterday suggesting that Nylander was flying to Switzerland yesterday too. Didn't think much of it because it was just a random guy but now it seems like it was legit.

#FlightTracker2018

Makes sense for this impasse to be negotiated on neutral territory.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 07:36:19 AM »
Sorry vegetarians, but this whole thread takes the porchetta.


Is that herman and Seth Griffith in that picture?

I don’t know how they could’ve possibly missed that one.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:09:07 PM »
Sorry vegetarians, but this whole thread takes the porchetta.


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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:37:00 PM »
Post-millennials in the workforce


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I want to see that heli-celly in game.

Edit:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-skate-ruled-auston-matthews-vs-jake-gardiner-bet/

Apparently, this celebration was Matthews mocking Gardiner for the thing that he does with his stick to celebrate stopping an attack. This is so cute.

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MATTHEWS: “Jake just never stops talking about how the forwards should score on every 2-on-1 and how easy it is… how we’re always trying to make the extra pass and the D do a good job of taking it away. So, we let him be the forward today, and he can see how easy it is for himself.”

McADAM: “I don’t know what was going on. I heard there was something about money going to charity. They just said, ‘Stop the puck. Good luck!’”

Also a really attractive quality in Babcock's eyes is when players treat making defensive stops as goals. Gardiner should have picked Dermott or Rielly to partner with instead.

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If we think of salary in terms of "value" in a static sense across all players then 6 million dollars can mean all sorts of things. 6 million dollars was more or less the effective going rate for the sort of second rate wingers that signed a while back(Ladd, Okposo, Backes) but then some guys have signed recently that makes those deals look not great(JVR, Pacioretty)

Thing is with Marleau I don't think this was ever going to be a "good" value deal where we were meant to think of him as a typical 6 million dollar player. If the Leafs had offered him the sort of term/AAV he was likely able to live up to at this stage of his career he probably wouldn't have left San Jose. They had to go above and beyond to lure him out.

Criticize that decision if you want but next year is really the only year where that decision can hurt the team.

Yeah, any 'value' issues with Marleau's first two seasons are easily offset (and then some) by Nylander, Marner, Matthews on ELCs. It's not a small deal to lure a top player from his 19 year incumbent team. Plus he scored 27 goals on a matchup checking line, even if some were 'cheapo' empty netters.

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