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A little stressed about Nylander. $6M(ish) is the going rate. Get it done.

Ya I don't get it.  Only thing I can think of is Leafs want a bridge deal, Nylander is looking for more term.

I think that's what the rumor is right now.
Leafs only offering a bridge (why would they want to do that?) and he wants a long term deal.

I hope it gets resolved by tomorrow....  >:(

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: September 07, 2018, 03:41:57 PM »
This is truly, truly amazing since pretty much everyone accepts that Marner will get more than Nylander does even though they essentially have the same value.

Nah, I can't be on board with the last part of that opinion.

I'll bet if you gave all the other teams the choice of either in a trade, the majority would take Marner.

I am a Marner fanboy, but I'd bet more would choose Nylander if only because he can play Center- the much more valuable position.

As for their value.  Yes, their value today should be pretty much on par.  However, Marner has one more year to increase his value before signing his deal. 

And because he's signing one year later, with the cap probably going up, you can also state that Marner should get a smidge more money if they sign the same contract length.

Nylanders first year, where he played 22 games on that garbage team doesn't help.

Marner had the benefit of a better team, his first two seasons.

I like both players, but if I HAD to trade one (which I hope never happens), I would trade Marner.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Say Goodbye to Tyler
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:50:50 AM »
While I'm thrilled with the Tavares for Bozak upgrade, one trade-off we'll have to live with is losing Bozak's shootout skills.  Bozak is career 41.7% in the shootout, vs. 27% for Tavares.

Won't matter when we're winning 6-2 every game.  8)

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:05:23 AM »
Whatever dude. I hope you rot in hell along with your troll friends.

Wow. You realize you bring this on yourself, right?

If you're going to claim there is a hell, you're going to have to demonstrate it.
Because to my knowledge,  none of those stories have ever been proven.

Hoping someone rots in a  make-believe place, isn't very scary or convincing.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:19:01 PM »
Hey I just realized that John Tavares will be a free agent in 3 weeks.

Ummmm, no.  He will be a Toronto Maple Leaf.
The Stamkos thread reached 166 pages, Tavares is at just 10 pages... we clearly don't want him.

Shhhhh. We're trying not to jinx it. ;)

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:14:06 PM »
I've been here since sometime in the late 90's.

I used to post more, years and years ago, but time doesn't permit me to really type out stuff with the accuracy and details I'd like. There are only so many hours in a day.

Yes, I myself had issues with Nik in the past, but, having time over the years to read almost every post, I can say that Nik is a very smart person, who writes well and seems to be well versed in a lot of area's.

Typing / text, has NO expression, you can't see the persons face or body language. Sometimes it can come across rude or brash or whatever.

I'm sure a lot of times, I was feeling butthurt with Nik's careful and well thought out / written, responses.
But that's on me, for maybe not articulating my point with info and facts and having my weak opinions shoved back.

Also, eye's lie, I like to watch games as much as the next guy, but just because (insert name here) 'Jake Gardiner' makes a mistake during a game (or even two), doesn't make Jake hot garbage that anyone would trade for a bag of pucks, I do like what all these deeper numbers show, analytics are a great thing. There is a reason eye witness accounts aren't the greatest things, people see / interpret things, wrong, a lot of the time.

As well, while watching a game on TV, you are at the mercy of what is being shown, you can not see the entire ice and any developing plays not on camera, it's is deceiving too.

Anyways, just my two cents, if you don't like what someone posted, don't read it all / don't reply, ignore, or you can always reply with your own facts and interpretation and not take offence to someone challenging your opinion. This is what a forum is for.

Just know though, if you post something basic, like the 'leafs at the best and are going to win the cup this year' and they've been awful for a decade, etc... the post is not going to have great responses.

p.s. If you think bar room banter doesn't turn into this type of stuff on the forums, you are crazy. My buddies and I just last week were in heated discussions at the bar, re: old school eye test VS. advanced stats.

Uhhh, don't shoot the messenger guys...

I just heard this on the radio... Seriously, this pisses me off.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Frederik Andersen
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:01:19 PM »
Some of these guys are seeing more rubber than a girl working in Amsterdam..on a nightly basis.

I thought you said that the Athletic was making you a better writer ;)

That was the alcohol and prescriptions talking.  ;) 8)

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »
You've got to have a guy like Martin on the team despite how much the NHL has changed. 

Protection for guys like Auston Matthews.  Just ask Mats Sundin what he thinks of Tie Domi.

Martin does not deter or stop anything, it's hogwash.
This carries no weight in today's NHL.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Soshnikov traded to the Blues
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:38:22 PM »
Umm, I don't like this at all.

I wish they waived or traded Komarov.

Babcock throwing around his weight, with the front office. IMO.

McElhinney's last game was December 20th. That was 36 days ago. We are on the back half of a back to back, after a 2 and a half hour flight between Chicago and Dallas.

So what you are saying, is that he will post a shut-out tonight. ;) 8)

Didn't think I'd ever see the day that Matt Martin was a healthy scratch.

Let win one boys!


Ummm, he was already a healthy scratch this  :P (let's hope it happens a lot more, down the stretch).

I think you have the teams records, swapped.  8)

Nope, not swapped, just incorrect. ;p

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: November 24, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
Matthews doesn't seem like the brightest or most charismatic guy in the world, but given the current trend of naming your best player captain, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that he'll get the nod.

So how much time have you personally, spent with Auston, to come to that conclusion? Or are you just making things up?


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