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Offline WhatIfGodWasALeaf

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Hunter Will Not Return Either
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:11:38 AM »
Its official, Hunter has gone.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:14:12 AM »

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 09:15:13 AM »
I hope Hunter joins Lou with the Islanders and they continue to suck forever.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 09:15:48 AM »
Geez, not even staying for the draft.  I guess we get to see Dubas up at the podium making picks

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 09:16:41 AM »
I hope this don't come back and bite us in the butt.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 09:19:14 AM »

Makes sense. Although it says a lot to me that he wouldn't even stay past the draft... not that I'm complaining.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 09:19:56 AM »
It's for the better.

Not sure why Lou doesn't also have that clause (probably because he wasn't that involved in the data gathering and analysis).

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 09:21:10 AM »
Not sure why Lou doesn't also have that clause (probably because he wasn't that involved in the data gathering and analysis).

1) Because it's Lou

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 09:22:25 AM »
Not sure why Lou doesn't also have that clause (probably because he wasn't that involved in the data gathering and analysis).

1) Because it's Lou

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 09:41:58 AM »
Hunter leaves the team just 10 days before the Leafs' rights to Keaton Middleton expire.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 09:45:06 AM »
Hunter leaves the team just 10 days before the Leafs' rights to Keaton Middleton expire.

Is this good or bad?  Explain.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 09:47:56 AM »
Hunter leaves the team just 10 days before the Leafs' rights to Keaton Middleton expire.

Is this good or bad?  Explain.

Neither, just funny. Middleton was one of three hulking-but-not-good defencemen that Hunter took in 2016.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2018, 09:49:54 AM »
Hunter leaves the team just 10 days before the Leafs' rights to Keaton Middleton expire.

Is this good or bad?  Explain.

Neither, just funny. Middleton was one of three hulking-but-not-good defencemen that Hunter took in 2016.

Yeah I recall it was one of those "off the board" picks that nobody could understand.  Either it was a genius move or just a shot in the dark hoping he'd turn into something.  I guess it was the latter since I haven't heard much about Middleton since he was drafted.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 09:59:33 AM »
What if he goes with Lou to the Islanders?  They axe Garth Snow, Hunter becomes GM and Lou is director of hockey ops?

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2018, 10:08:19 AM »
Yeah I recall it was one of those "off the board" picks that nobody could understand.  Either it was a genius move or just a shot in the dark hoping he'd turn into something.  I guess it was the latter since I haven't heard much about Middleton since he was drafted.

I think they were taking a handful of swings at landing someone that might develop into a Parayko-type player: huge, but mobile puck-moving defenseman who can break a cycle. At worst, a Roman Polak, who also has value around the league if not here.

Desrocher (gone)
Greenway
Middleton
Mattinen
Rasanen
Gordeev
O'Connell

7 out of 27 picks is not too crazy, and only Rasanen (2017 59th) used up a top 60 pick. Everything after that top third of the 3rd round is moreorless an equal shot in the dark.

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Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2018, 10:08:19 AM »