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Offline Frank E

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Re: Polak signed to PTO
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2017, 08:02:55 AM »
What happened to Dermott having the spot?

I think he's looked better than Rosen.

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Re: Polak signed to PTO
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2017, 08:58:37 AM »
What happened to Dermott having the spot?

I think he's looked better than Rosen.

He's waiver exempt?
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Re: Polak signed to PTO
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2017, 09:08:29 AM »
What happened to Dermott having the spot?

I think he's looked better than Rosen.

He's waiver exempt?

They're both waiver exempt, and Dermott has the advantage of being performance bonus-free.

They are both flexible options, capable of playing right or left, capable of PK or PP time; Dermott is probably better right now too.

My interpretation of the Leafs actions so far is that they sort of want the bottom pairing to be semi-part-time, with flex options into top-4 minutes for injuries. I think they also value letting their draft picks develop, especially in top minutes if there is a chance.

So I think Dermott will be held back with the Marlies to start the season to shepherd Liljegren and Borgman a bit, rather than tossing him into sheltered bottom-pairing minutes or sitting in the press box. Rosen is easier to cycle in and out of the bottom of the lineup.

I don't think Polak is part of the equation beyond giving him all the space and access to trainers and nutritionists he needs to get back into playing shape. On his PTO, he can participate in practices and round out our 7, as he already knows the drills and the practice pace.

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Polak released from PTO
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2017, 06:13:10 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2017, 01:05:07 PM »
Keep Polak in the wings...my understanding is they are responsible for his full rehab before they or anyone can re sign him...it is so nice overall to have true competition for these jobs!

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« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2017, 01:05:07 PM »