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Hainsey to Leafs [2 years, $3.0mil AAV]
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:24:34 AM »
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 01:24:44 PM by CarltonTheBear »
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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 11:25:27 AM »
A Hunwick replacement.
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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 11:26:23 AM »
Worth noting that he played right side for Pittsburgh.

Probably a Polak replacement.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 11:26:50 AM »
With Pittsburgh (likely) signing Hunwick, the teams basically swapped defencemen. Wonder how Matt's contract compares to this one.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 11:27:05 AM »
"The Maple Leafs are like a ship with a hole in the bottom, leaking water, and my job is to get the ship pointed in the right direction." --Steve Jobs for Brendan Shanahan.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 11:29:03 AM »
Worth noting that he played right side for Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh only had 1 right-handed defenceman though, so that was entirely out of necessity.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 11:31:36 AM »
Over the past 2 seasons Hainsey's most frequent defence partner has been Justin Faulk. I believe their Slavin-Pesce pairing did a lot of the heavy lifting there but that's still top-4 minutes. So if he's coming in here to play bottom pairing minutes + tons of PK it'll of course put him in a much easier/more suitable role.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 11:36:09 AM »
Is Hainsey still a good dman? Upgrade on Hunwick?

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 11:36:29 AM »
He's top five in the league in gud pro/60 too.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 11:37:21 AM »
Rings in the room boys, rings in the room.
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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 11:41:15 AM »
This chart that herman posted in another thread the other day doesn't paint a great picture for Hainsey, at least in terms of neutral zone play:


http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/modern-day-defencemans-role-neutral-zone-play-driver/

With that said, he was playing top pairing minutes for the Stanley Cup champs.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 11:43:34 AM »
This is very saltine.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 11:48:30 AM »
This chart that herman posted in another thread the other day doesn't paint a great picture for Hainsey, at least in terms of neutral zone play:


http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/modern-day-defencemans-role-neutral-zone-play-driver/

With that said, he was playing top pairing minutes for the Stanley Cup champs.

That is disappointing. 

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 11:50:41 AM »
Do note that that chart is just this past playoffs run. Sample size is smallish, and Hainsey was playing elevated on a new squad.

That being said, ugh. I hope a Swede overtakes him.

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
I don't mind it. He can play both sides of the ice, so a bit of a safety value on third pairing either way. Has decent size, good reputation and a solid, smart dressing room guy, and certainly stepped up when it counted last year. Plus he's been pretty durable over the past four years. Just wondering about the money side?

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Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »