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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: Today at 01:41:05 PM »
Trade Gardiner for a comparable righty and sign De Hann to take his spot on the left.  As long as the righty is good enough, we might come out ahead in that scenario.

Given the way that RHD are valued I'm going to guess that a deal of that nature would be harder than we might think. I don't think it'd be enough that Gardiner would be a marginal upgrade talent wise but rather it'd have to be someone whose team wasn't very happy with them for whatever reason. 

I was looking at some names for this. Faulk was one that I thought of, but with Slavin and Hanifin already on the left side that probably doesn't work. The other one was Damon Severson, which I think could actually make a little sense. Severson seems to have fallen out of favour a little bit in New Jersey, and they could use an upgrade on the left side especially with Andy Greene not getting any younger.

Gardiner is, quite frankly, a better player: Severson will never score 50 points, and defensively-speaking I think they get flak for similar reasons. But, Severson is 4 years younger and signed to a long-term deal at an affordable rate, while Gardiner is a year away from being an UFA where he could command $6mil+ if he gets to 50 points again.

As a big Jake fan it's tough for me to say, but if the Leafs don't feel like they can afford to bring Gardiner back in 2019 this would definitely be an appealing trade. Or at least the basis of one.

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Capfriendly confirmed the contract details for Lindholm, and Ozhiganov. They signed identical 1-year contracts with an AAV of $1,775,000 ($925,000 salary + $850,000 performance bonuses).

The interesting thing about these deals is that they also both contain a 'European Assignment' clause. That means they can choose to return to Europe if they are not on the NHL roster. There aren't any specific details about them right now, but something to keep in mind for later.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: Today at 12:19:51 PM »
He's got Jagr signing a contract worth more money than de Haan. Both one-year deals. Not sold on his projections.

There's always going to be some weird ones, but IIRC he got pretty close to a lot of deals last offseason. His projections also show that if de Haan signs a 4+ year deal it'd be for a $3.5mil-ish AAV which I think is probably about right.

On a related note though I think Calvin de Haan is going to be a very smart signing for somebody this offseason. Too bad he's a lefty.

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: Yesterday at 06:24:15 PM »
I wonder if Clarkson and Grabovski are going to get rings if Vegas wins...

Or Dale Tallon.

Well I assumed he'd get the full treatment with his name engraved on the Cup and everything.

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: Yesterday at 06:21:02 PM »
I wonder if Clarkson and Grabovski are going to get rings if Vegas wins...

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: Yesterday at 06:17:02 PM »
Vegas picked up the cup. They are cursed now. Bunch of rookies. You can tell they are a new franchise. There is no way they will win the Stanley Cup now. They are doomed.

Marc-Andre Fleury (3-time Stanley Cup champion) told Engelland to pick it up. The Pens picked up the Wales in 2009, 2016, and 2017.

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: Yesterday at 05:48:18 PM »
Ryan Reaves from Luca Sbisa is the game winning goal in the game that sends Vegas to the Finals.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:04:55 PM »

I believe that was the last coaching vacancy. It's still possible someone else gets fired, but so far so good when it comes to keeping Keefe in the organization for a little while longer.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:53:26 PM »

They're getting dumber.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:31:00 PM »

I've got family that thinks this guy is a genius and I'll absolutely never understand why.

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MLHS with a good article on Lindholm here: https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/05/18/one-thing-that-stood-out-was-mike-babcocks-early-interest-is-par-lindholm-the-solution-for-the-leafs-at-fourth-line-center/

In it they quote his agent who says that Babcock himself took a liking to him very early on while the Leafs were looking at him.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:06:47 AM »

Here's the schedule for the conference finals:

2018 Calder Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Finals on TSN2
Game 1 – Sat., May 19 – Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 2 – Sun., May 20 – Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 3 – Wed., May 23 – Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
Game 4 – Fri., May 25 – Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 5 – Sat., May 26 – Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 6 – Mon., May 28 – Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 7 – Wed., May 30 – Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*if necessary

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Lindholm: Cool to find a found wallet. Bolsters either 3C or 4C, I wonder what his underlying numbers are and if he can step in and acclimatize faster than Rosen or Borgman.

Ozhiganov: No idea. Scouting report, anyone? I know Kucherov likes him.

This was a bit of a scouting report on Ozhiganov from last October:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/411-igor-ozhiganov-russian-defenceman-connected-leafs/

And here's Sportsnet's report on Lindholm:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/person-interest-maple-leafs-signing-par-lindholm/

I probably wouldn't expect anything more than a 6D and 4C from these guys, but free and cheap depth is always nice.

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Dubas getting to work!


Envgall and Lindgren were prospects that were drafted in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Lindholm and Ozhiganov were two European free agent signings that have been rumoured for awhile now.

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:51:47 AM »
Those two saves by Fleury in the 3rd literally brought me off my couch.

I want to see Vegas lose, and hope they toil in obscurity for years to come, but Fleury is giving me the smallest of reasons to actually not mind if they win.  Him getting a 4th Cup would be pretty impressive.  One of the most likeable guys in the league.

I saw an interesting question yesterday: does a 4th Stanley Cup (and a probable Conn Smythe award if they win) get Fleury into the HHOF?

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