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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #555 on: July 12, 2017, 06:07:22 AM »
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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #556 on: July 13, 2017, 12:34:23 PM »

Wasn't sure where to put this but in Friedman's latest 30 thoughts column he says the Leafs made a hard push to sign Mike Condon.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-summer-market-matt-duchene-still-open/
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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #557 on: July 13, 2017, 02:40:27 PM »

Wasn't sure where to put this but in Friedman's latest 30 thoughts column he says the Leafs made a hard push to sign Mike Condon.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-summer-market-matt-duchene-still-open/

Would have prefered him to McBackup for sure.  Sounds like the third year he wanted was the sticking point- which makes sense, that's when Matthews/Marner/Gardiner need new contracts and 2.4 million on your backup might be too much.

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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #558 on: July 13, 2017, 04:18:41 PM »
Would have prefered him to McBackup for sure.  Sounds like the third year he wanted was the sticking point- which makes sense, that's when Matthews/Marner/Gardiner need new contracts and 2.4 million on your backup might be too much.

Yeah. I also thought Condon would make for a pretty good backup for the Leafs, until I saw the contract he go. $2.4M per is basically double what I was imagining him signing for.
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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #559 on: July 28, 2017, 05:05:57 PM »
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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #560 on: July 31, 2017, 04:03:07 PM »

Maple Leafs had one of the lowest man-games lost in the 2016-2017 season:



Maple Leafs also had second lowest cap hit of injured players (CHIP) or salary lost to injuries:
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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #561 on: August 03, 2017, 05:47:41 PM »
https://theleafsnation.com/2017/08/03/mix-c-ds-will-the-leafs-use-gardiner-and-rielly-in-the-same-roles-this-upcoming-season/

I was already semi-dipping into this in another conversation here this morning, but this article explores the forward/defence match up on last year's Leafs.

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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #562 on: August 04, 2017, 08:21:28 AM »
Babs did of course make the switch late into the season giving Gardiner the toughs instead of Rielly, and kept that deployment up during the playoff series against Washington (Gardiner received the bulk of the minutes against Ovi, and quietly did a pretty good job I must say).

Who knows how Babs decides to start this season but hopefully he's reviewing how everything went down this past season and realizes that he definitely has more than one option there.

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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #563 on: August 04, 2017, 08:40:45 AM »
Babs did of course make the switch late into the season giving Gardiner the toughs instead of Rielly, and kept that deployment up during the playoff series against Washington (Gardiner received the bulk of the minutes against Ovi, and quietly did a pretty good job I must say).

Who knows how Babs decides to start this season but hopefully he's reviewing how everything went down this past season and realizes that he definitely has more than one option there.

He was kinda forced to do it though.  Rielly was not fully recovered from his high-ankle sprain and he was struggling.  He needed easier competition just to survive.  I do think Gardiner showed he is capable of handling it though, so hopefully Babs doesn't feel like he can't trot out either one.  That said, whether its Hainsey or Carrick, that's a drop off from the Top 3.  So I'd look at it more like its not that Babs doesn't trust Gardiner, its more he doesn't trust whoever he's partnered with.  You should expect Zaitsev to see some heavy minutes no matter if Babs puts Rielly or Gardiner with him.

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Re: 2016-17 Centennial Leafs General Team Discussion
« Reply #564 on: August 04, 2017, 09:15:05 AM »
Gardiner/Kadri and Rielly/Matthews is the mix I'd like us to lean on.

Rielly + Matthews = FIRE EMOJIs all over the place. And Gardiner has the gap control for the hard matchups.

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