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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by Nik the Trik on Today at 05:49:16 PM »
If it's for a HC gig at the NHL level I think he'd be allowed.

If your AHL staff or AGM's are offered one of the top jobs at the NHL level it's considered professional courtesy to let them go.

Like CtB said that's the case when the team has an off-season to replace them and make other plans. I don't think a team would be on-board with a disruption to their AHL team as a professional courtesy while potentially improving a competitor.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by CarltonTheBear on Today at 05:09:35 PM »
If your AHL staff or AGM's are offered one of the top jobs at the NHL level it's considered professional courtesy to let them go.

In the offseason, sure, but I'm fairly certain other teams consider it a professional courtesy to not poach guys like that mid-season. I really can't remember a time where that's happened before. That's usually why teams name intern head coaches.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by bustaheims on Today at 05:03:55 PM »
Gonna guess this'll probably be his last season here.

Wouldn't shock me if he doesn't last the full season.

Would he be allowed to be hired mid-season by someone else? Because that seems insane.

The Leafs would have to sign-off on it, but, it's possible. A team hiring an AHL coach from another franchise would certainly be an unusual move, but I still wouldn't be surprised to see it happen.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by herman on Today at 05:00:15 PM »
How much is it Keefe, and how much is it the Leafs suppressing their NHL youth for the tank year, and keeping a huge backlog of NHL-ready players in the AHL?
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by WhatIfGodWasALeaf on Today at 04:59:53 PM »
Gonna guess this'll probably be his last season here.

Wouldn't shock me if he doesn't last the full season.

Would he be allowed to be hired mid-season by someone else? Because that seems insane.

If it's for a HC gig at the NHL level I think he'd be allowed.

If your AHL staff or AGM's are offered one of the top jobs at the NHL level it's considered professional courtesy to let them go.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by Nik the Trik on Today at 04:52:16 PM »
Gonna guess this'll probably be his last season here.

Wouldn't shock me if he doesn't last the full season.

Would he be allowed to be hired mid-season by someone else? Because that seems insane.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by bustaheims on Today at 04:51:25 PM »
Gonna guess this'll probably be his last season here.

Wouldn't shock me if he doesn't last the full season.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by CarltonTheBear on Today at 04:47:00 PM »
Gonna guess this'll probably be his last season here.
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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Last post by herman on Today at 04:09:24 PM »

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner
« Last post by herman on Today at 04:06:49 PM »
I don't think of deference in a hockey sense being about shooting vs. passing for the most part. Nick Backstrom isn't being deferential to Ovechkin when he's setting him up, that's maximizing their respective skillsets. Likewise Gretzky behind the net looking for the perfect set-up opportunity was very much in control of the situation and imposing his own style on his team.

What I've seen from Marner isn't about shooting more or less but rather about being reactive to what other guys are doing around him as opposed to making things happen. Remember one of the reasons we said last year that Matthews/Marner would be a bad match was because both guys seemed to thrive with the puck on their sticks.

Admittedly this is just a general sense I'm getting without any help from beat reporters and press releases but I do think there's a case to be made that this is a by-product of keeping that line together.

Thanks for clarifying what you meant by deferential. In light of that, I can see what you mean.

In the past, when Marner has slumped, they've been the result of confidence issues. I think you're spot on in calling him reactive, rather than imposing his game and dictating his pace.
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