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Leafs acquire Plekanec
« on: February 25, 2018, 11:41:38 AM »
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 11:42:35 AM »

Huh. I did not see that coming.

All these years of hating him and those stupid turtlenecks. Welcome aboard Tomas!
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 11:43:12 AM »
People weirdly don't like Pleks because he was a Hab or he wore a turtleneck, but he's a very reliable centreman. Gives us huge depth down the middle now. Would have preferred a 3rd rounder to a 2nd obviously, but not awful.

Similar price to the Boyle move of course. If Plekanec would re-sign here for a reasonable and short deal I'd do that too. Could play up the line-up when Bozak leaves.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 11:45:01 AM »
People weirdly don't like Pleks because he was a Hab or he wore a turtleneck, but he's a very reliable centreman.

I really don't think you can just dismiss the turtleneck thing.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 11:45:09 AM »
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 11:46:18 AM »
Plekanec rhymes with mechanic, not a bad trade, we give up to players who would never make the Leafs, release some of the log jam with the Marlies and end up giving up a #2 which we will probably recoup in another trade.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 11:48:43 AM »
Kyle Baun is a 25-year old minor leaguer who's an UFA this summer, so he was just a throw-in to even up the contracts.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 11:49:24 AM »

The Leafs still have the Sharks' 2nd rounder, right? So seems like a fine price to pay for such a refined gentleman of leisure.

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 11:49:55 AM »
I'll be curious to see if Plekanec starts at 4C or if he bumps Bozak down right away.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 11:51:17 AM »

I actually had a feeling they'd go after turtleneck.  I'm fine with this move as it only really cost a 2nd. I think Leafs will recoup the pick with a JVR deal (crosses fingers)

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 11:52:54 AM »
does this mean another move is coming ?

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2018, 11:53:49 AM »
Tactically speaking, this is a win.

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 11:55:04 AM »
does this mean another move is coming ?

Well, you'd like to think at the least this means they might see if anyone out there wants Moore for a pick.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2018, 11:58:30 AM »
This replaces Dominic Moore.  Plekanec is a nice upgrade.  We'll see what else they do now.  The Leafs could be going for it somewhat.

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2018, 12:00:24 PM »
They need to land a solid D-man before tomorrow at 3pm. I'd be ecstatic if that happens!
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
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