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Marlies sign NCAA free agent goalie Dryden McKay

Started by CarltonTheBear, April 25, 2022, 02:06:56 PM

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CarltonTheBear


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By all indications he is a very good Goalie and the Leafs were not shy to sign him under the circumstances.
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azzurri63

Only negative thing I'm reading is his size only 5'11". Awesome numbers in college. See how it translates to the pro level. Leafs are very thin in the goaltending department so good signing.

CarltonTheBear

McKay's numbers are probably slightly inflated due to the fact that he's a little on the older side (24, turns 25 in November) and he plays behind a pretty good team in a weaker NCAA conference. But hard to deny his accolades and would have been a decent bet even on a NHL deal so getting him on a AHL deal first is even better.

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Joe

So which nhl team is going to try and screw the leafs somehow on this one?

bustaheims

Basically a no risk move here. If it works out, cool. If it doesn't? Oh well.
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Quote from: Joe S. on April 25, 2022, 02:56:29 PM
So which nhl team is going to try and screw the leafs somehow on this one?

BREAKING: The Arizona Coyotes have forcibly traded G Harri Sateri to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for G Dryden McKay, Bronze Statues of G Ken Dryden and F Randy McKay, + a 1st in 2023.

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Joe S. on April 25, 2022, 02:56:29 PM
So which nhl team is going to try and screw the leafs somehow on this one?

He's going to win 1 ECHL game and then like Columbus or somebody will sign him to a big league deal with a promise of guaranteed NHL starts.

Zee

Not really sure how it works but was no other team offering him an NHL deal right away so he settled for AHL only?  If he works out how could the Leafs get him onto an NHL deal?

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Zee on April 25, 2022, 03:34:16 PM
Not really sure how it works but was no other team offering him an NHL deal right away so he settled for AHL only?

I mean there's a chance somebody was offering him an actual ELC and he just decided that playing in Newfoundland or with the Marlies would be better than any other ECHL or AHL team as he starts his professional career, but we likely won't really know.

Quote from: Zee on April 25, 2022, 03:34:16 PM
If he works out how could the Leafs get him onto an NHL deal?

By signing him to one. He is still basically considered an UFA. The Leafs, or any other NHL team, could sign him to a NHL deal tomorrow or during training camp or whenever really.

Zee

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 25, 2022, 04:05:54 PM
Quote from: Zee on April 25, 2022, 03:34:16 PM
Not really sure how it works but was no other team offering him an NHL deal right away so he settled for AHL only?

I mean there's a chance somebody was offering him an actual ELC and he just decided that playing in Newfoundland or with the Marlies would be better than any other ECHL or AHL team as he starts his professional career, but we likely won't really know.

Quote from: Zee on April 25, 2022, 03:34:16 PM
If he works out how could the Leafs get him onto an NHL deal?

By signing him to one. He is still basically considered an UFA. The Leafs, or any other NHL team, could sign him to a NHL deal tomorrow or during training camp or whenever really.

So I guess same boat at that Petruzzelli goalie they signed too.  Seems like the Leafs are trying to throw as many goalie darts at a board as possible and hoping one sticks. Would be nice if one guy comes out and actually becomes something for this team.

herman

It's the same calculus for Petruzelli. Why Toronto on an AHL deal?

- NHL level facilities and training resources
- real playing and development time, not backup scraps on a bottom feeder
- build enough of a base and he can sign with anybody with a real offer and opportunity (probably the Leafs when their goalie inevitably succumbs to boneitis)
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