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#11
NHL Transactions / Re: 2024-25 General Trades and...
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 02:30:13 PM
https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1801329630324134123
This is trending towards a split at the deadline I think
#12
NHL Transactions / Re: 2024-25 General Trades and...
Last post by CarltonTheBear - Yesterday at 01:56:18 PM
Playing 3rd pairing sheltered minutes on the Carolina Hurricanes alongside a top pairing caliber defenceman seems like a pretty plum gig. I think Chatfield's been getting a tad overhyped in some places.
#13
NHL Transactions / 2024-25 General Trades and Sig...
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 01:36:45 PM
The big ticket UFA ones will likely get their own thread, but here's where we can dump the others.

https://twitter.com/EvolvingHockey/status/1801321935713800494
https://twitter.com/IneffectiveMath/status/1801312713634644314

Eric Tulsky, now officially the GM of an NHL team after blogging about hockey in his spare time, has made his first signing and it's a crazy nice deal for his team. (Which sucks a bit for the Leafs)
#14
General NHL News & Views / Re: CapFriendly sold to Caps, ...
Last post by Zee - Yesterday at 01:34:59 PM
What's Ottawa going to do now that they don't have a system to track their cap?
#15
Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2024-2025 ECHL
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 01:32:15 PM
https://twitter.com/markukleaf/status/1801310513210511402
The Everblades (and Josh Ho-Sang) recently won the Kelly Cup (3rd straight).
#16
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Offseason Thread: Cha...
Last post by cw - Yesterday at 01:06:23 PM
Quote from: Bender on Yesterday at 12:44:10 PM
Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:21:41 AM
Quote from: herman on June 12, 2024, 03:46:49 PMhttps://twitter.com/nhl_watcher/status/1801024559849537584
- directly quoting the text he gets from Darren Ferris

Previously, after the playoffs
Toronto Sun May 06, 2024 link
Quote"That would be a goal," Marner said when he was asked if he wants to stay in Toronto longterm. "I've expressed my love for this place, this city. I grew up here. We'll start thinking about that now and trying to figure something out."

Hockey News June 4, 2024 Report: Preference From Mitch Marner's Camp to Start Season with Maple Leafs
Quote"As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Marner camp, led by agent Darren Ferris isn't putting together a list of teams for a potential trade. The focus for Marner, who has a full no-move clause, is on honoring the remaining year of his contract and seeing where things go from there," LeBrun wrote.

"That also means I don't think there's an appetite to talk extension come July 1. The preference from the Marner camp is to start the season and see how things go. Perhaps there are talks on an extension eventually, but I don't believe there's a strong desire to get into them this summer."

Now, we have this from Dreger quoting Marner's agent:
Quote"Marner has another year remaining on his contract and he intends to play it out ..."

I wonder how many times Marner has to say it before the media catches on ... (they need their subscriptions, ratings & clicks ..)

The clock is ticking. We're getting closer to the big dominos game on July 1 where after the first dominos fall, a bunch of plan B's, C's & D's get immediately launched, etc as they scramble.
A GM's time is increasingly precious now. He has to have all his ducks lined up.
Are they going to spend a bunch of their critical time on a complex, big $ trade where the player with a NMC hasn't even blessed any destination or provided a willingness to do so and his agent wants him to test the UFA market?
I really doubt it.

Whether Marner accepts being traded or not any time soon is up to Marner and he repeatedly has said he's not interested any time soon. If they don't want him around long term, his agent can take care of that July 1, 2025. It would save him some work - one less offer to review. The Leafs can try to find a 28 yr old, 95 pt replacement on the UFA market ... which I don't recall seeing very often

I think we all understand your position by now.

I was commenting on the recent quote by Dreger.
The Marner camp keeps repeating themselves.
The media and many fans aren't listening.
#17
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Offseason Thread: Cha...
Last post by cabber24 - Yesterday at 01:06:22 PM
Quote from: herman on Yesterday at 12:48:50 PMAgain, the content of what's being said through the media is all just posturing for bargaining position on both sides. However, how its being said points towards a divorce happening one way or another.
I think so as well...

I am willing to see what's on the other side good or bad.
#18
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Offseason Thread: Cha...
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 01:03:46 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 11, 2024, 01:23:58 PMMLHS has some decent recaps of Matthews & Nylander's seasons.  No revelations: Both are gamebreakers, Matthews needs to bring it in the playoffs, that's all he has left to prove, and Nylander still cheats for offense.

https://twitter.com/APetrielli/status/1801269304320553170
#19
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024-25 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 01:02:30 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 12:58:04 PM
Quote from: herman on Yesterday at 12:45:45 PMhttps://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1801304022059544833

Crazy to think he was hired by the team way back in 2018. Smart guy, but even before Treliving was hired it felt like his role in hockey ops was starting to get reduced so this isn't all that surprising or noteworthy even.

I think he was largely hired for stickhandling the expansion draft(s). My guess would be Doan takes over most of his portfolio.
#20
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024-25 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by CarltonTheBear - Yesterday at 12:58:04 PM
Quote from: herman on Yesterday at 12:45:45 PMhttps://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1801304022059544833

Crazy to think he was hired by the team way back in 2018. Smart guy, but even before Treliving was hired it felt like his role in hockey ops was starting to get reduced so this isn't all that surprising or noteworthy even.