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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2016, 09:08:53 AM »
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Chris Johnston ‏@reporterchris  5 minutes ago
Told that Stuart Percy did not receive a qualifying offer from the #leafs. The former first-round pick is now eligible to become a UFA.

No surprise, he was basically just constantly getting passed over by other defencemen coming into the organization.

Little disappointing, as he showed some promise at one point, but, yeah, not a surprise. His development basically stalled.

And then got overtaken. I always thought he'd be better in the NHL than the AHL because his teammates would be able to keep up with his thinking. Sadly, Percy's physical skills couldn't keep up with the NHL.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2016, 09:20:13 AM »
I still Loov Dermott and Nielsen's potential though, so I'll Percy my lips and kiss him goodbye and wish him well.  :-*

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2016, 09:29:38 AM »
I always thought he'd be better in the NHL than the AHL because his teammates would be able to keep up with his thinking. Sadly, Percy's physical skills couldn't keep up with the NHL.

That always sounded to me like something broadcasters just said to explain that one decent stretch he had with the Leafs. When in reality he was just playing over his head.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2016, 09:41:03 AM »
I always thought he'd be better in the NHL than the AHL because his teammates would be able to keep up with his thinking. Sadly, Percy's physical skills couldn't keep up with the NHL.

That always sounded to me like something broadcasters just said to explain that one decent stretch he had with the Leafs. When in reality he was just playing over his head.

Perhaps that was the case. He was quite steady on the Marlies, where the rest of their backend was largely comprised of one-dimensional players, but that's not a high hurdle.

RIP 2010 and 2011 Draft classes. Sparks appears to be the remaining piece, pending confirmation of Leivo and Carrick's cuts. 

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2016, 09:42:43 AM »
Does turfing Andy Frost count as housekeeping?

It's right in there with housecleaning!

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2016, 09:49:17 AM »
I always thought he'd be better in the NHL than the AHL because his teammates would be able to keep up with his thinking. Sadly, Percy's physical skills couldn't keep up with the NHL.

That always sounded to me like something broadcasters just said to explain that one decent stretch he had with the Leafs. When in reality he was just playing over his head.

Perhaps that was the case. He was quite steady on the Marlies, where the rest of their backend was largely comprised of one-dimensional players, but that's not a high hurdle.

RIP 2010 and 2011 Draft classes. Sparks appears to be the remaining piece, pending confirmation of Leivo and Carrick's cuts.

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty happy we didn't draft Cowen in 2009.  :)

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2016, 11:05:42 AM »
I still Loov Dermott and Nielsen's potential though, so I'll Percy my lips and kiss him goodbye and wish him well.  :-*

GROAN!!   ::)

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2016, 12:08:55 PM »
I always thought he'd be better in the NHL than the AHL because his teammates would be able to keep up with his thinking. Sadly, Percy's physical skills couldn't keep up with the NHL.

That always sounded to me like something broadcasters just said to explain that one decent stretch he had with the Leafs. When in reality he was just playing over his head.

Perhaps that was the case. He was quite steady on the Marlies, where the rest of their backend was largely comprised of one-dimensional players, but that's not a high hurdle.

RIP 2010 and 2011 Draft classes. Sparks appears to be the remaining piece, pending confirmation of Leivo and Carrick's cuts.

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty happy we didn't draft Cowen in 2009.  :)

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If had of, that would mean Kadri would be a Senaturd!  :facepalm:

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2016, 12:47:13 PM »
Leivo was qualified, per Kristen Shilton.
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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2016, 01:05:22 PM »
Leivo was qualified, per Kristen Shilton.

So that's pretty much everyone I expected: Holland, Leivo, Marincin, Corrado, C. Carrick, Sparks.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2016, 01:18:48 PM »
Johnston says Percy, S. Carrick and C. Smith weren't qualified per his Leaf sources.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2016, 11:09:03 PM »
Does turfing Andy Frost count as housekeeping?

Actually, the Leafs declined to qualify him.  8)

Not happy about this.  I liked him a lot as an announcer, except in the pregame special events stuff, which is very hard to bring off w/o sounding like a doofus.

They'd better not get some over-the-top drama queen.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2016, 11:28:37 PM »
They'd better not get some over-the-top drama queen.

My vote goes to Ruby Rhod.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2016, 11:57:05 PM »
Bring back Paul Morris and add some class to the place.
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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2016, 12:06:56 AM »
Bring back Paul Morris and add some class to the place.

Not a fan of Paul's, myself.  A little too understated.

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Re: 2016 Summer Housekeeping Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2016, 12:06:56 AM »