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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2016, 10:24:28 AM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2016, 11:05:53 AM »
Seriously everyone let's not get too carried away. We are 7 games into the season and we are writing off Strome and Marner is another saviour. I for one was happy with the pick and extremely happy with Mitch's play but it's way too early to determine who got the better player. No different than the media with the Auston Matthews and Patrick Laine comparisons. We are 2 weeks into the season and I'm already tired of listening to Paul Romaniuk and the rest of the TSN panel. When you watch any of these players they all have their flaws and all have their strengths. I for one had mixed feelings as far as what the Leafs would do with Mitch. I think he definitely should have stayed with the big club but only for the reason that there was nothing else for him to accomplish in the OHL. Watching him play in the World Juniors there were times he looked good but at others non existent. I think that boils down to his only flaw and the only reason there was talk about his NHL future. That flaw being his size. Although I think too much was made about it I compare him to smaller players like Kane and Gaudreau and the talent is there but for some reason Mitch looks he is easier to knock off the puck than the other 2. Again it's only 7 games into the season. I'm glad the kid is with the big club and things will only get better for him as he hopefully grows a tad more and puts on some more weight. The sky's the limit with Mitch and with the other 2 the future looks bright up front for the Leafs. I think Bracco will be another stud for us as well. I haven't seen Strome play this year but give it time he will be a solid NHL'er down the road.

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2016, 11:19:15 AM »
Good point, however Mitch is only 19, each year he will continue to pack muscle onto his frame and fill out the sparrow cage, he may not grow taller but all boys do fill out when they move into a man's body, that should help.
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2016, 12:58:14 PM »
That's absolutely not guaranteed. 170 lb is a "man's size" already.

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2016, 01:02:30 PM »
That's absolutely not guaranteed. 170 lb is a "man's size" already.

I agree in a sense that not everyone just fills out into the 200's in their mid-twenties.

Marner though is 6ft tall and has access to the best sports nutrition and science experts who will absolutely help him gain mass over the course of his ELC.

I'd be extremely surprised if Marner isn't 15-20 lbs of muscle heavier by the end of his ELC.

Basically while it might not happen naturally for him, there is no reason for him not to continue to get stronger as a professional athlete.

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2016, 05:40:48 PM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

Word is Mark Hunter fought hard for it as Babs wanted a defenceman at 4 in that draft. Things got a little heated on the floor. LL mediated and in the end let Mark do his job. Good decision by Lou.

The League is now about fast and skill, fast and skill. Size optional. Hunter knew it and we're reaping the results!
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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2016, 05:48:13 PM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

Word is Mark Hunter fought hard for it as Babs wanted a defenceman at 4 in that draft. Things got a little heated on the floor. LL mediated and in the end let Mark do his job. Good decision by Lou.

The League is now about fast and skill, fast and skill. Size optional. Hunter knew it and we're reaping the results!

I wonder if the decision would have been different if they had already drafted Matthews the year before. With Matthews and Nylander in the mix, I think Babcock would have had a better chance at convincing Lou to select  his D man.
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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 06:05:26 PM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

Word is Mark Hunter fought hard for it as Babs wanted a defenceman at 4 in that draft. Things got a little heated on the floor. LL mediated and in the end let Mark do his job. Good decision by Lou.

The League is now about fast and skill, fast and skill. Size optional. Hunter knew it and we're reaping the results!

The most interesting fact about that story is that LL had to do that from the Devils table, since he was still with NJ at the time Marner was drafted.  Amazing really.

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2016, 06:14:56 PM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

Word is Mark Hunter fought hard for it as Babs wanted a defenceman at 4 in that draft. Things got a little heated on the floor. LL mediated and in the end let Mark do his job. Good decision by Lou.

The League is now about fast and skill, fast and skill. Size optional. Hunter knew it and we're reaping the results!

The most interesting fact about that story is that LL had to do that from the Devils table, since he was still with NJ at the time Marner was drafted.  Amazing really.

haha got me! It was John Shannon yesterday on Prime Time. He must've subbed in Lou for Shanny accidentally. Good on Shanny then.
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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2016, 07:40:41 PM »

Being excited about Marner is eminently reasonable given what he's shown. Saying he was the right pick vs. Hanafin or Strome is spiking the ball on the 5 yard line.
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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2016, 03:27:41 AM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

Word is Mark Hunter fought hard for it as Babs wanted a defenceman at 4 in that draft. Things got a little heated on the floor. LL mediated and in the end let Mark do his job. Good decision by Lou.

The League is now about fast and skill, fast and skill. Size optional. Hunter knew it and we're reaping the results!

The most interesting fact about that story is that LL had to do that from the Devils table, since he was still with NJ at the time Marner was drafted.  Amazing really.

LOL.  I love how people tell stories as if it were fact.

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2016, 05:33:35 PM »
The Leafs got really lucky with Mitch Marner.  It looks like Arizona picked the wrong guy.  Marner, Nylander, and Matthews are all incredible.  The Leafs have drafted incredibly well and those three guys are going to give the team an amazing core going forward.

Word is Mark Hunter fought hard for it as Babs wanted a defenceman at 4 in that draft. Things got a little heated on the floor. LL mediated and in the end let Mark do his job. Good decision by Lou.

The League is now about fast and skill, fast and skill. Size optional. Hunter knew it and we're reaping the results!

The most interesting fact about that story is that LL had to do that from the Devils table, since he was still with NJ at the time Marner was drafted.  Amazing really.

LOL.  I love how people tell stories as if it were fact.


I didn't. I said 'word is' and it was Shannon on the previous PTS. I just felt it was an interesting tidbit at the time because I remember Marner at 4 raised some eybrows and Hunter was right. Shannon knowing there was a semi-heated debate on the floor at the time is not huge story. Perhaps he exaggerated a little though. The context at the time and still continues today is the kind of 5-headed brain-trust with Babs, Lou, Shanny, Mark and Kyle. I guess Shannon forgot that LL arrived shortly thereafter.
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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2016, 05:47:14 PM »
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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2016, 06:21:19 PM »
Mitch Marner is at the 9 game point now.  Pension Plan Puppets made a thorough examination on whether or not to send him back to junior this season:

http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2016/10/31/13477104/should-the-toronto-maple-leafs-send-mitch-marner-back-to-the-london-knights

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2016, 06:32:40 PM »
Mitch Marner is at the 9 game point now.  Pension Plan Puppets made a thorough examination on whether or not to send him back to junior this season:

http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2016/10/31/13477104/should-the-toronto-maple-leafs-send-mitch-marner-back-to-the-london-knights

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Re: Mitch Marner
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2016, 06:32:40 PM »