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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:14:06 PM »
Listen, boys, I need some help here.

WTF happened to the Jays...like, it wasn't supposed to be this bad, right?

What's the solution here?

I don't think it's been quite so bad. Jays are 28-26 outside of the AL East.

Considering how good Boston and New York have been, and how many things have gone wrong for the Jays, I think they're doing as well as expected.

That being said, I agree with Nik, take it down to the bone and start over.

What to do about Donaldson? Try to re-sign him or take pennies on the dollar?

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:59:12 PM »
Babcock has often said that in his forward lines he likes to have pairings.  So the pairings in the past have been:
....
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I'm pretty confident saying that Matthews/Nylander is now a thing.

I'm also confident Tavares/Marner is a thing.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs sign Tyler Ennis
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:39:24 PM »
I like the signing of Tyler Ennis.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:14:14 AM »
I also wonder if Babs plays him on the PK. When Doug Weight took over the Islanders coaching position the one big change he made was using Tavares on the kill and I think that John really appreciated being put in that role.

It's a good thought. Im guessing, barring injuries, the biggest challenge will be getting all this forward talent enough icetime. Matthews simply has to get at least 2 minutes added to his average TOI, Kadri is too good to just have 3rd line minutes consistently... if one of your stars in an effective Pker, I say go for it. Tavares and kapanen could be a frightening PK unit for the opposition.

All of Tavares, Matthews, Kadri, Marner would be effective penalty killers.

(Guys who previously haven't really been used in that role)
 

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:11:37 AM »
I also wonder if Babs plays him on the PK. When Doug Weight took over the Islanders coaching position the one big change he made was using Tavares on the kill and I think that John really appreciated being put in that role.

Matthews and Tavares on the second half of the PK. I approve of this.  ;)

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:51:56 PM »

lol

Is this true?  That is a fascinating contract structure ...

Buy out proof.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:24:45 PM »
Imagine a 5-forward PP unit:

             Tavares
Matthews-Kadri-Marner
             Nylander

I approve of this.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:24:15 PM »
So I go:

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Kadri-Brown/Kapanen

Jesus, those are pretty good lines.

Monster lines.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:23:11 PM »
Turns out Kyle Dubas is the best Leafs GM ever. Who knew?

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:47:43 PM »
I just want to say I like Derek Ryan, but I see him more as a 4C. Nylander moves to center if the Leafs miss out on Tavares.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Couture signs extension with SJ
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:42:46 PM »
Seems like a lot but honestly if he makes it to the market I'm not sure he gets much less than that. Especially if he sells himself as a C.

Agreed. It's very close to what I would have expected him to get in the UFA market - especially if he has another 30+ goal season.

I guess Kadri is a steal at $4.5m then.

Umm... yeah.

Seems like an overpayment for Couture, if only by a million or so.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Doughty signs extension with LA
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:39:13 PM »
I mean Tavares is replacing Bozak up the middle if we hypothetically sign him.  Thatís a big defensive upgrade in and of itself.  I donít know what his numbers were this year but last year he was coming out similar toBergeron in terms of stuff like shot suppression.   Not that JTis going to win a Selke in Toronto but having Tavares/Matthews/Kadri up the middle is some pretty nice defensive depth from the forwards.

Yeah. That's part of what I was getting at. With those 3 up the middle, the Leafs will almost certainly have control of the puck more than their opponents, and, that's the best way to play defence.

If the Leafs can just limit turnovers/mistakes, with this idea, their defence will be good enough.

Does anyone have Greg Pateryn's number?


Personally, I can't wait to see a power play of:

Nylander - Tavares - Matthews
             Kadri - Marner

 ;D

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: June 27, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »
I see a lot of people talk about the tax situation but do people also talk about converting your US dollar paycheck into Canadian and getting a 25% bump?

$11m US converts to $14.615m CND right now.

That's not nothing. I know I'd love that. I sometimes get paid in US with the work I do, and I enjoy it.  ;D

Have to figure a lot of that would get eaten up by the relatively higher cost of living in Toronto than in other cities. Also, very rich people will by and large spend the smallest % of their money locally.

That, and you're at a 50% tax rate here.

And he's at a 50% tax rate in New York too.  ;)

Cost of living is high in New York. Tampa on the other hand...


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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: June 27, 2018, 10:21:39 AM »
I see a lot of people talk about the tax situation but do people also talk about converting your US dollar paycheck into Canadian and getting a 25% bump?

$11m US converts to $14.615m CND right now.

That's not nothing. I know I'd love that. I sometimes get paid in US with the work I do, and I enjoy it.  ;D

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NHL Transactions / Re: Kovalchuk to Kings
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:55:01 PM »
"I want to win, so I'll sign with a team that didn't even make the playoffs".

-hockey player logic

But the LA Kings were a playoff team. 😳

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