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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #180 on: August 23, 2017, 11:40:39 PM »

Also this load of BS:
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“We have a group of talented individuals,” he said. “Our training camp will be very competitive because we have depth. Depth creates competition. The best players will play. The best team players will play. No matter how talented you are, success doesn’t come from individual play, it comes from the group.”

I beg to differ. What we have here is a man of his word.  If Matthews shows up out of shape to camp, I have no doubt that Mr. Lamoriello will simply waive his sun-bronzed ass.  MESSAGE SENT!  "It's not about the name on the back of the sweater; it's about the worldwide trusted brand on the front."

I see your point but I'm not sure that's the best example.  An out-of-shape Matthews with a broken leg would still be one of the best 4 centers at camp.

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #181 on: August 30, 2017, 07:05:20 PM »
"I'm here for (6) more years. Then I'm gonna stay for two more because we'll be really good." - Coach Mike Babcock

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #182 on: August 31, 2017, 02:38:10 AM »


Welcome to Toronto, Mr. Marleau!

We Leafs fans can hardly wait!  :)

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #183 on: September 06, 2017, 11:10:53 AM »
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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #184 on: September 06, 2017, 01:46:50 PM »

He didn't do much on that shift.  >:(

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #185 on: September 06, 2017, 05:13:38 PM »

He didn't do much on that shift.  >:(

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #186 on: September 06, 2017, 05:43:20 PM »
I'm not even sure which one was Marleau, but if it was the guy that just stepped on the ice, then I think he was pretty late getting on the ice...like they had to wait for him to have the huddle.

That's not the work ethic I was sold for $6.25m.  If this clown thinks that everyone is just going to skate around and wait for him, then he'd better look forward to bus rides with the Marlies with Eric fk'n Fehr and Swedish defensemen.

Let's see what his kids' not-smiley pictures look like on instagram with their Dad skating around the Ricoh at practice with Dubas smoking butts in the stands, coughing and yelling "I TRIED TO TELL THEM...NO ONE LISTENS TO ME!!!..."

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« Reply #187 on: September 06, 2017, 06:30:09 PM »

I'm feeling eventually it'll be Matthews with the 'C', Reilly with an 'A' and either Naz or Mitch with the other 'A'.
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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #188 on: September 07, 2017, 08:07:40 AM »

I'm feeling eventually it'll be Matthews with the 'C', Reilly with an 'A' and either Naz or Mitch with the other 'A'.


Hmm. Not so sure.  I envision it as Reilly with the "c", Matthews and Kadri with the "A".  Why?  Reilly being a young 'vet' -- young but experienced -- and Matthews and Kadri for the characteristics they bring with them.

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #189 on: September 14, 2017, 01:34:47 PM »
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« Reply #190 on: September 14, 2017, 01:54:59 PM »
At the very least, Marleau's name fits in perfectly if you want to re-do the lyrics to Mr. Crowley from Ozzy.  Mr. Marleau......what went on in your head?

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #191 on: September 14, 2017, 02:32:48 PM »
The more I look at the leafs lineups, the more I seem to sour on this signing because of the opportunity cost -- if a defensive upgrade did become available, it may be hard to fit him in.  The advanced stats seem to say Marleau is roughly a 3rd liner or a tweener 2-3 and that his defense has declined substantially.  What the team loses by playing a Leivo/Kapanen in Marleau's place isn't quite enough to make up for that opportunity cost. 

On the other hand, if 2 of Bozak, Kadri, Matthews get injured simultaneously midseason, I'm sure I'll change my tune.

So, yeah, another wishy-washy post from me.  :-)

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #192 on: September 14, 2017, 02:59:51 PM »
If you're talking opportunity cost to the signing because Marleau is clogging up the roster, I have a different player to refer you to, if you're interested.

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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #193 on: September 14, 2017, 04:04:51 PM »
If the kind of defensive upgrade you're hoping for becomes available, a decent sized forward contract will be heading the other way, and the cap concerns past this season aren't overly significant at this point.
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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #194 on: September 15, 2017, 03:21:26 PM »
It's not clogging, left winger depth before Marleau was JVR/Komorov/Hyman/Whomever. Patty's here to bury the goals on Auston's left.  And he's not a defensive liability, a big Babcock plus. I love Hyman as a digger/passer but he doesn't convert. The log-jam is on the right, Kappy and Sosh probably start the season with the Marlies. Injuries will come, and then the playoffs where everyone is DESPERATE for depth.
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Re: Marleau signed [3 years, $6.25mil AAV]
« Reply #194 on: September 15, 2017, 03:21:26 PM »