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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2018, 12:07:37 PM »
Was thank him for his service and wish him well in the future taken in regards to what to do with JVR?

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2018, 12:19:47 PM »
I'd be selling my Toronto house if I was JVR.

I think what's more interesting is what they're going to do down the middle this summer...2 holes to fill there.

And even if you promote Johnsson to a regular role, which is pretty likely, there's still a hole on the 4th line wing that I can't imagine Leivo is going to fill.  I feel like Grundstrom is going to get a year with the Marlies.

I can't imagine they bring Polak back, given everyone including my mother knows they need an upgrade at RHD. 

Interesting summer...

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2018, 03:00:13 PM »
Interesting summer indeed. There's a few holes to fill and I don't think there are really any Marlies ready to step up (I'm not including Johnsson or Kapanen who are legit NHLers.)


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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2018, 03:59:43 PM »
Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Marner - Tavares - Brown
Kapanen - Kadri - Marleau
Johnsson - Someone - Someone

I think they need two defensemen though to bolster the lineup.  Polak needs to be replaced and realistically I think we need to find an upgrade in the top 6.  Expecting Gardiner to bounce back to his 2015 season and for Dermott to progress is something I think the Leafs need to stop waiting for.  I think next year is a season where the expectations for the team is to go on a legitimate playoff run and not just make the playoffs.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2018, 05:41:25 PM »
Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Marner - Tavares - Brown
Kapanen - Kadri - Marleau
Johnsson - Someone - Someone

I think they need two defensemen though to bolster the lineup.  Polak needs to be replaced and realistically I think we need to find an upgrade in the top 6.  Expecting Gardiner to bounce back to his 2015 season and for Dermott to progress is something I think the Leafs need to stop waiting for.  I think next year is a season where the expectations for the team is to go on a legitimate playoff run and not just make the playoffs.
You can add Josh Leivo to that list IMO.  Then there is only one hole to fill.  I think next season is exactly why the Leafs signed him to another year.

I know it's easy to look back now, but man, would it have been great if the Leafs had traded JVR, Bozak, and Komarov and then tried to run the gamut with their remaining pieces.  Forget trading for Plekanec.  Just load up on some more picks and see what happens.  By not doing that they have lowered their ceiling somewhat in terms of what this team could eventually do.

It's easy to say that now and they really were oh so close to beating Boston.  But I remember at the time I had wished the Leafs had either gone for it or else do what I just mentioned above.  Actually what could have proven to be the best move was to do absolutely nothing.  The team played quite well down the stretch.  Maybe trade JVR if the right offer comes along.  I guess no one blew Lamoriello away with an offer.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »
I think if the right deal came along, JVR would have been gone. Same with Bozak and Leo.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2018, 07:03:21 PM »
Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Marner - Tavares - Brown
Kapanen - Kadri - Marleau
Johnsson - Someone - Someone

I think they need two defensemen though to bolster the lineup.  Polak needs to be replaced and realistically I think we need to find an upgrade in the top 6.  Expecting Gardiner to bounce back to his 2015 season and for Dermott to progress is something I think the Leafs need to stop waiting for.  I think next year is a season where the expectations for the team is to go on a legitimate playoff run and not just make the playoffs.
You can add Josh Leivo to that list IMO.


I think if Leivo had a spot on the Leafs we'd have seen him a lot more than we did.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2018, 07:08:00 PM »
Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Marner - Tavares - Brown
Kapanen - Kadri - Marleau
Johnsson - Someone - Someone

I think they need two defensemen though to bolster the lineup.  Polak needs to be replaced and realistically I think we need to find an upgrade in the top 6.  Expecting Gardiner to bounce back to his 2015 season and for Dermott to progress is something I think the Leafs need to stop waiting for.  I think next year is a season where the expectations for the team is to go on a legitimate playoff run and not just make the playoffs.
You can add Josh Leivo to that list IMO.


I think if Leivo had a spot on the Leafs we'd have seen him a lot more than we did.
The other side of the coin is that if they wanted rid of him so badly he would be gone already. Lamoriello can make people disappear LOL. I'm thinking now that there are a couple of open forward slots next season, at the very least they will let Josh Leivo compete for the job.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #113 on: April 26, 2018, 07:09:11 PM »
I think if the right deal came along, JVR would have been gone. Same with Bozak and Leo.

The "right" deal was a second or better.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #114 on: April 26, 2018, 08:12:31 PM »
 
 I think they will try to resign JVR.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #115 on: April 26, 2018, 10:15:29 PM »

 I think they will try to resign JVR.
If he was a strong 5v5 player there wouldn't be a question. I think the term and money will be to big for the Leafs. Someone is going to pay him large..

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2018, 10:25:24 PM »

 I think they will try to resign JVR.
If he was a strong 5v5 player there wouldn't be a question. I think the term and money will be to big for the Leafs. Someone is going to pay him large..

I didn't resurrect the thread because I thought what they should do with JvR is a question now. They're obviously not re-signing him this summer.

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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #117 on: April 27, 2018, 03:56:50 AM »
So game 7 collapse against Boston, after a gutsy comeback try, and the collapse was predicted by stats that showed the Leafs were playing over their heads?

Did I fall through a portal to 2013?

They better not go out and throw money at Rick Nash because "he brings the element they need".  I hope they don't go in to the offseason thinking they are closer than they are.


No, the Leafs did.  I almost thought the year was 2013. 

Nash?  I agree, no.
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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #118 on: April 27, 2018, 10:37:48 AM »
Can we trade the rights to negotiate for him before a certain date or anything? I'd do that.
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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #119 on: April 27, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »
Can we trade the rights to negotiate for him before a certain date or anything? I'd do that.
I would take anything for negotiating rights. I see him in Vegas.
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Re: What to do with JVR
« Reply #119 on: April 27, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »