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Just because early-in-the-season-silly-stats are fun:

The entire Arizona Coyotes roster has 19 points so far this season.
Auston Matthews has 16.

But, before last night, the entire Coyotes roster had a total of 9 points.
The Leafs have 4 players with 10 or more.

Iíve never understood that part of ruling.   How can you intend to do something and call that an actua play.  If I intend to stop at a stop sign but donít, I still blew the stop sign.

I get it when we're talking about a tiny fraction of a second - like, the whistle is basically in the ref's mouth, but he hasn't been able to use it. But, when there's a noticeable lag between the two - like, more than enough for the ref to have acted - then, I agree. It's dumb.

Officiating wasn't great overall last night. They really only made one penalty call that was a judgement call. Not the reason the Leafs' lost, but it is super annoying. There were sequences where it felt like a higher speed version of the clutch-and-grab days.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:52:56 PM »
So theoretically he could play in the KHL till 2023 and come back and the Leafs would get squat.

Yeah, basically. If he really wanted to, he couple in the KHL or in any of the European leagues until after his 27th birthday, and then he'd be free to sign with whoever. But, that would definitely negatively impact his earnings

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:23:42 PM »
Letís say nylander doesnít sign by the end of November. How does that affect his rfa status? So heíll lose this ability to play in the nhl this year, and next season heís still and rfa and leafs property?

Regardless of whether or not he signs before December 1st, he's an RFA until the summer of 2023 - assuming the Leafs tender a qualifying offer (which, obviously, they will).

Hopefully, a game against a team that should be in the playoff conversation helps the team play a better game. Can be hard to get into the right frame of mind starting the season off against bottom feeders.

From my perspective, I have to think that Sparks would have been taken, then there'd be a fair bit of criticism of letting go the AHL goalie of the year for a 35 year old who'll likely see his numbers normalize this season.

Yeah, that basically covers it. McBackup put up excellent numbers last season, but, he's never really been able to sustain a high level of play over multiple seasons, and it's unlikely he'll be able to do so at 35.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Carrick traded to Dallas
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:55:41 PM »
Disappointing, as I thought Carrick had more in him than we saw - but at least he's not going to be scratched in favour of Polak . . . or, maybe he will.

Mildly surprised by Carrick. Won't be shocked if he's claimed, as RHD are always in demand (could also be a deal in place from a team concerned about losing him to waivers). I suspect both goalies go unclaimed.

Is Hyman injured?

Merely bruised, but everything is intact, unbent, and unbroken.

I feel like I should be offended.  :P

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:44:58 PM »
No it's not. They're playing in the NHL for the preseason so you simply suspend them for the preseason and whatever games of regular season in the NHL. Simple as that. So if this player ever does make the NHL, they will still face a suspension before being allowed to play.

Exactly. Just because they may never actually serve the suspension is no reason not to hand out appropriate punishment.

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Rick Nash
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:54:23 PM »
save the dough and target defencemen of the same caliber

And which defenceman currently available without having to trade away assets would you suggest?

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:57:58 AM »
Just to be a contrarian, I'm going to say that it's no sure thing that Karlsson will ever be as good as he was.  That injury he took ... OK it's still a horrible trade.

I guess but coming off injury he still put up 60 points.  If he isnít the best defensman  in the league heís still a #1

And, considering the dumpster fire that the sens were last season, 60 points is a very impressive number.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:18:44 PM »
It's going to be so much fun when Ottawa wins the draft lottery after they trade Duchene for a pair of wooden nickels. Colorado must be so happy.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:31:34 PM »
There are going to be some epic battles in the West this season...trotting out Karlsson, Burns and Vlassic on your back end ought to strike fear into a lot of opponents.

Their blueline is excellent, no doubt. Probably the best in the league now. I just don't think they have the firepower up front to make it out of the 2nd round.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:26:07 PM »
Yeah, if the Sharks make the playoffs then Buffalo gets their 2019 pick. Pretty sure they're making the playoffs.

Yeah. That seems pretty likely. Just an excellent trade all around.

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