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« on: June 18, 2017, 11:08:49 AM »
Hey guys the NHL Expansion Draft for Vegas is on Wednesday.  Here is a list of the Leafs' protected and exposed players:

Available
Brian Boyle (F)
Eric Fehr (F)
Colin Greening (F)
Seth Griffith (F)
Teemu Hartikainen (F)
Brooks Laich (F)
Brendan Leipsic (F)
Joffrey Lupul (F)
Milan Michalek (F)
Kerby Rychel (F)
Ben Smith (F)
Andrew Campbell (D)
Matt Hunwick (D)
Alexey Marchenko (D)
Martin Marincin (D)
Steve Oleksy (D)
Roman Polak (D)
Antoine Bibeau (G)
Curtis McElhinney (G)
Garret Sparks (G)

Protected
Tyler Bozak (F)
Connor Brown (F)
Nazem Kadri (F)
Leo Komarov (F)
Josh Leivo (F)
Matt Martin (F)
James van Riemsdyk (F)
Connor Carrick (D)
Jake Gardiner (D)
Morgan Rielly (D)
Frederik Andersen (G)

Who do you guys think Vegas will take?  I'm a bit concerned because the Leafs have a lot of highly skilled young players.  I have a feeling Vegas is going to be very interested in some of our players.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 11:12:17 AM »
Based on this list, I think VGK takes Leipsic.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 11:14:58 AM »
Based on this list, I think VGK takes Leipsic.

Agreed, barring a side deal.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 11:18:20 AM »
I think Rychel gets taken.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 01:41:22 PM »

I wish I got what this team just doesn't seem to like about Leipsic.
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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 01:50:25 PM »
I'm surprised they protected Leivo.  Not good enough to get into the lineup over Ben Smith.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 01:59:12 PM »
I'm surprised they protected Leivo.  Not good enough to get into the lineup over Ben Smith.

Yeah, Leivo over Leipsic is a little surprising...I think most of us think Leivo could be leveraged into more production this year, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised there.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 02:45:39 PM »
This is not a surprising list.

Leivo is the first in line for any top 9 injury replacement. There's too much value there to just give away.

Keefe specifically pointed to Leipsic's defensive deficiencies at the end of the season; usually that stuff is kept from the press but they were calling him out very pointedly. He doesn't PK either, which is where Kapanen and Soshnikov have been able to niche ahead.

Obviously Martin was protected, and there's only three players I would've put in his place, so that's not the worst.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 03:55:14 PM »
I see the Leafs losing Marincin.  When he got in the lineup, he was a valuable, dependable D-man.   At 25, he's still young, and ready to contribute.


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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 04:20:40 PM »
Leipsic does feel like the obvious choice, with Rychel not far behind.
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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 04:24:29 PM »
I'm not so worried about who we lose (except for Seth, because duh); I'm more interested to know how we can take advantage of some unprotected pieces like Manson, Demers, etc. Parlaying some of our excess young up and coming contracts to Vegas as they need to build a pipeline would be mutually beneficial.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 04:29:32 PM »
Yeah, little disappointed that they went with Leivo over Leipsic.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 04:36:43 PM »
Yeah, little disappointed that they went with Leivo over Leipsic.

I mean I'm happy to say it. This feels a lot like Steve Sullivan where the folks running the team had a talented young player and for whatever reason became laser focused on what he couldn't do instead of the things he could.
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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
Yeah, little disappointed that they went with Leivo over Leipsic.

I mean I'm happy to say it. This feels a lot like Steve Sullivan where the folks running the team had a talented young player and for whatever reason became laser focused on what he couldn't do instead of the things he could.

Had he been left exposed, I'm sure that could be applied to Leivo (that skating!). I'd prefer that they'd kept as many of Leipsic, Leivo, and Rychel as possible, since we don't know quite what any of them are yet, but the one that makes it will almost certainly be better than, say, Matt Martin -- who wouldn't've been lost to Vegas anyway.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 09:22:23 PM »
Now they're saying Vegas might take Lupul:

https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2017/06/18/maple-leafs-protect-josh-leivo-ahead-of-nhl-expansion-draft.html

I *really* hope the Leafs don't give them any type of draft picks or prospects to convince them to take Lupul.

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Re: Expansion Draft
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 09:22:23 PM »