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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:57:22 PM »
Here's a money question - is your PP#1 unit:

Tavares - net front
Marner - high right slot
Matthews - high left slot
Nylander - low boards left
Rielly - Point

Or do you split Tavares-Marner and Matthews-Nylander onto two separate PP units?

The more interesting question for me is where Kadri fits into these lines? Or does he get tried out on penalty kill?

I imagine if that's PP1, Kadri would be out on PP2, probably high left slot like he was last year.  If that's PP1, then I guess PP2 is Kadri, Marleau, Gardiner, and any two of Johnsson/Leivo/Hyman/Kapanen/Brown.

But yeah - I'm with busta, you'll probably see Matthews and Tavares on two separate PP units.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
Here's a money question - is your PP#1 unit:

Tavares - net front
Marner - high right slot
Matthews - high left slot
Nylander - low boards left
Rielly - Point

Or do you split Tavares-Marner and Matthews-Nylander onto two separate PP units?

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:10:25 PM »
The ring on my can of tuna broke off before I could open the can.  I expect ISIS will claim responsibility for it in the next hour or so.

Take my pen knife, my good man...

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Marner, Marleau, and Kapanen?

I would say Marner, Marleau and Brown.  I remember Brown getting put on the Bozak/JVR line as he's viewed as good defensively.

I really could rephrase it as which players do you think are the coach's favourites to play too high in the line up.

Oh God, it's Komarov, isn't it.

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https://theathletic.com/442342/2018/07/23/bourne-on-band-aid-players-and-why-thell-make-the-maple-leafs-forwards-even-better-than-you-think/

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[Some] coaches are lucky enough to have what I call “Band-Aid Players.” When you’re not a super deep team, not every line can be great. But if you have a Band-Aid player, you can put him with two guys who are the equivalent of open wounds, and that line will suddenly look a whole lot better. There were plenty of times discussions involved the phrase “Well, should we give those two [Band-Aid Player]?” As in, “They need a boost, maybe they should get some help in the form of [Band-Aid Player].”

Guess which three forwards are Band-Aid Players.

I would say Marner, Marleau and Brown.  I remember Brown getting put on the Bozak/JVR line as he's viewed as good defensively.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Matthews Extension
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:24:22 PM »
By the way guys, if you come to my band's next show, I can offer you a 30% discount off your subscription to the Athletic. :P

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NHL Transactions / Re: Minor Transactions - 2018 Offseason
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
Pat Maroon to the Blues - 1 yr, $1.75mil.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:26:46 PM »
Jeez the hate in the comments of that twitter post. My god.


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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: July 04, 2018, 02:58:01 PM »
I think I ask this every year, but what they've normally done is push Horton's cap hit into LTIR on day - 1 of the season, correct?

But this affects the others' bonus $$ not being able to be kept in the 18-19 cap?  (this is more of a question)


I know it's extremely shady, but could the Leafs still trade Horton to a team that wants to get to the cap floor and not use LTIR?  Basically have Horton on your payroll to reach the floor.


Only 3 teams haven't hit the floor yet - the Rangers, Devils and Jets.  And the Jets are going to spend it on someone, that's for sure.

You can still trade Horton to a team with tons of cap space, but it's probably costing an decent asset to do so.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: July 04, 2018, 10:39:11 AM »
de Haan signed in Carolina. 4 year deal

Can someone explain to me again why we had to give Zaitsev a 7-year deal?

Ask Lou.

Lou's an idiot.

Hey!  C'mon!

...oh, you were referring to other Lou.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: July 03, 2018, 03:06:18 PM »
Just for fun, back in late May I was doing a course on Excel on how to make charts, so I used hockey data (as it's so near and dear to me).  I made a chart of all the Leafs D from 2017-18 (min 10 games), along with all the rumoured "available" RHD defensemen.  Just for fun, I just plugged in De Haan here now.  Their career relative Corsi to their team and their on-ice save percentage (as I couldn't find relative oiSV% anywhere).



I wish I could find relative oiSV%, as it might not be fair to someone like Faulk who's played on teams with subpar goalies the last couple years.  If your goalie saves .900 while you're on the ice, but .880 when you're not, it means you're probably pretty good.  Also, I know his quality of competition was low, and it's a small sample size, but I think Dermott might be a player you guys. :P

Anyways, De Haan's numbers are decent.  Can probably do better, but for a free pickup, not bad.


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NHL Transactions / Re: Minor Transactions - 2018 Offseason
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:04:48 AM »

Kind of like this from a Montreal perspective.  Use some of their cap and get a good 3rd line player in Armia.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Doughty signs extension with LA
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:31:58 PM »
No idea how the Leafs will improve their D in a meaningful way. Just don’t see how it’s possible. Our D is not good enough, we cannot be considered a contender with the current group on D. We’re not even close to accomplishing anything with this group. What are we going to do? Weber?

Just a matter of hoping someone in the system ends up developing into a high end guy.  Could be Liljegren or Sandin, could be Dermott, could even be someone we haven't drafted yet.  Just keep throwing darts at the dartboard, and hope something sticks.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Doughty signs extension with LA
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:30:48 PM »

Looks like we'll be spared a year of the Drew Doughty watch anyway. Reports are he'll sign his extension ASAP.

Not official until July 1st, but quasi-official now:


Rumour is it's around $11mil AAV.

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