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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Soshnikov traded to the Blues
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:21:34 AM »
Sosh who? Press the reset button on that asset.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:40:48 PM »
USA and their guns is beyond comprehension. I don't know what I would do as parent in US?

Don't look now, but they are only 3 back of Boston and 4 back of Tampa.

Both teams have games in hand on the Leafs, but that might not be the blessing we think as they go through some of the fixture congestion the Leafs had to endure earlier in the year.

I'm not so fixated on catching either team, as long as the Leafs are playing their best hockey when the playoffs roll around then I'm happy.  Boston and Tampa having to play more games down the stretch will add to their fatigue, so could be a good thing as you mention.
From a games played perspective we are better off having more behind us then most considering we are relatively healthy.

Muscle spasm (leg) for Gardiner. Happened before the game and thought he could play through it, but nope.
...Okay doesn't sound serious. I panicked, honestly though we are shallow on the blue line. I am not comfortable with the caliber or experience of our depth. I hope we pick up an experienced depth guy before the deadline. We do not need another Marincin come in and losing us playoff games.

I would take a Jack Johnson.

Remember the audacity of Rick Nash resigning in CLB? He was to supposed to come to TOR as UFA. I am still mad at him and CLB...

I don't know how audacious it was considering how bad the Leafs were at the time, they were in the midst of missing the playoffs for a million years in a row.
The Leafs are entitled to first dibs on every upcoming UFA didn't you know that?

How do the pay for him when you will be paying Marner and Willie 9 per year and Auston Powers a hefty 12

The cap is going up by 5 million next year and there is another expansion on the horizon, I don't think it's unreasonable to think the cap is close to 85 million two years from now.

Take the JVR, Bozak and Komarov money and throw it at Tavares.

Also none of those projected cap hits for the big-3 are very realistic.

Marner and Willy at 9, I agree, that doesn't seem likely.  Auston at 12 I can very well see happening.
The Shannaplan includes players taking less for the better good of the team, this is family after all...

How about MLSE these days? Not a bad product: Arogs, Marlies, TFC, Raptors and the Leafs. We endured plenty to get here let's enjoy it!

Remember the audacity of Rick Nash resigning in CLB? He was to supposed to come to TOR as UFA. I am still mad at him and CLB...

NHL Transactions / Re: Phaneuf traded to LA
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:53:23 PM »
Saravelli says $5.5 million in cash savings for the Sens.

Why do either team make this trade?

I kinda get it from LA's position - they're trying to beef up their blue line for a run at the last wildcard spot, and they really don't give up much, as Gaborik has really struggled this season and Shore is basically a 3rd line depth type (and Thompson pretty much replaces him). I don't get it from Ottawa's perspective, other than the fact they save some money in terms of real dollars (around $4M in total). In terms of talent/team building, it's an odd choice for them, as there's barely any cap savings (other than potential LTIR, as Gaborik is Gaborik) and they don't really improve for the future.
More money for seat tarps! I usually enjoy razing them but now Iím afraid to because they might be heading towards folding.

NHL Transactions / Re: Phaneuf traded to LA
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:26:45 PM »
Phaneuf at 5.25M isnít terrible. Thank you Sens for taking that bullet for us. Even with the salary retention Sens save money but are now a worse team. +Phaneuf and -Gaborik at similar salaries equals a better LA team.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs 2017/2018 Schedule in 10 game chunks
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:21:25 AM »
Complete coincidence that this all started the moment Babcock put in an optimal forward line-up.

Could you imagine if he went back to Komarov on the Kadri line in that first home game after the all-star break like he said he would haha.

This alone should be enough evidence for people to finally realize that even a great coach like Babcock can make dumb mistakes.

Martin's sat 9 straight games ya?  Leafs are 8-1 in those 9 games I believe.
"dumb mistakes", might be a little harsh. I believe he was preaching team D before he was willing to let go of the reigns. Similar to the 2016-2017 Morgan Reilly treatment. The fact is were firing on all cylinders approaching the end of the season. Hard to criticize a coach who has their team in this position.

Do you think the Leafs waive Levio today? I am hoping Martin/Polak waived or to the IR.

A couple of interesting notes on the Leafs finishing schedule, they play half of their games against the bottom 8 teams in the league and 28% of their schedule is against an Eichel-less Sabres team and a tire fire of a Panthers team.

Credit to @mirtle.

Catching one of the teams above us, who have significantly more difficult schedules, is not out of the question
Let's catch them both!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:17:30 AM »
Every time there is reported asking price I roll my eyes. I have a hard time believing anything meaningful will happen with the asking prices out there. Let's just hope it's more posturing then actual requirements to get some moves done.

...and GO LEAFS GO!

Should be an entertaining game. Two new school high seeded teams going at it. I just hope we don't come out of this one with the feeling I got after the last Boston game. Let's prove were not a first round push over.

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