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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2017, 08:41:23 AM »
He's big, young, solid defensively, can skate, can pass, has some legit offensive production, is right handed...he's effectively what you'd design from scratch if you were looking to build a valuable defenseman in today's game. He doesn't have Norris level offence, sure, but that's about all he's missing. Teams won't let someone like that walk unless they have no other choice.

And that's at least partially because he was blocked from PP minutes by Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk. His 5-on-5 scoring rates are actually pretty good (14th in the league over the past 2 seasons in P/60). Now that Shats is gone he'll start getting consistent PP time and you'll see those point totals increase by a fair bit I'd imagine.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2017, 09:00:26 AM »

Shats.


Ladies and gentleman, we have a new champion for worst nickname.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2017, 09:21:26 AM »

Shats.


Ladies and gentleman, we have a new champion for worst nickname.

I dunno, a part of me wants the Leafs to sign him just because I love saying it.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2017, 10:22:58 AM »

Shats.


Ladies and gentleman, we have a new champion for worst nickname.

I dunno, a part of me wants the Leafs to sign him just because I love saying it.

As long as he doesn't shat the bed while he's a Leaf.
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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2017, 01:11:07 PM »

Shats.


Ladies and gentleman, we have a new champion for worst nickname.

I dunno, a part of me wants the Leafs to sign him just because I love saying it.

Shats and not Shatty? Like, look at that Shatty play?
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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2017, 03:51:29 PM »
Oh, I forgot one thing, during one of Lou's many afternoon naps Dubas needs to take over the controls and trade Ben Smith somewhere. Anywhere. I just don't trust Babcock to not use him at some point if he's under contract with us.
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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2017, 07:31:52 PM »
via theathletic:

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The Sharks are still very much in the mix to keep both him and center Joe Thornton but a couple big-market teams remain in contention for Marleau in the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. According to an NHL source, Mike Babcock is putting the hard sell on Marleau and it wouldn’t be surprising if he’s done the same for Thornton.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2017, 07:05:04 AM »
Bob McKenzie believes McElhinney is likely to return to the Leafs. 5 hours until several teams take their first steps towards another future buyout.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2017, 07:47:39 AM »
How about trading Lupul and JVR to Vegas for Colin Miller?

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
How about trading Lupul and JVR to Vegas for Colin Miller?
Vegas would want Lupul because...?

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« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2017, 11:12:36 AM »
How about trading Lupul and JVR to Vegas for Colin Miller?
Vegas would want Lupul because...?

JVR is significantly better/more valuable than Miller.

Vegas only drafted two right shots on D, Miller and Engelland. They've explicitly stated they won't be dealing any young damn though, so this proposal seems unrealistic.

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« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2017, 11:54:05 PM »
Vegas would want Lupul because...?

Does Lupul cost an NHL team any real cash or is his salary covered by insurance meaning it only takes cap space?
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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2017, 10:28:07 AM »
New Jersey's gearing up nicely this off season.

Let's help:
To NJD: JvR, Fehr (or whatever B/C forward prospect)
To Toronto: 2018 1st, Kovalchuk's rights, Ryane Clowe's contract

Clowe's contract bumps up our LTIR space by another 4.85M, which gives us a lot of money to throw at a 1 yr show-me deal to Kovalchuk.

Trade the NJD or TOR 2018 1st + Marchenko to VGK for Miller + 2019 3rd.

Trade Bozak for whatever picks.

Marleau - Matthews - Marner/Hyman
Kovalchuk - Nylander - Kapanen/Brown
Komarov - Kadri - Brown/Marner
Martin - Moore - Hyman/Kapanen
Leivo

Gardiner - Hainsey
Rielly - Zaitsev
Marincin - Miller
Rosen - Carrick
« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 10:39:37 AM by herman »

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2017, 10:42:50 AM »
I'm as big of a Kovalchuk fan as anybody here, but I'm not sure there's room for both him and Marleau on the team. Especially since it sounds like he's looking for basically an identical contract (3 years, $6.5mil-ish). If I had to pick one of those two it would have been Kovy but I don't think the Leafs were ever really in on that.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2017, 11:01:12 AM »
I'm as big of a Kovalchuk fan as anybody here, but I'm not sure there's room for both him and Marleau on the team. Especially since it sounds like he's looking for basically an identical contract (3 years, $6.5mil-ish). If I had to pick one of those two it would have been Kovy but I don't think the Leafs were ever really in on that.

It was a longshot spitball at best, and those rarely stick anyway.

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Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2017, 11:01:12 AM »