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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #660 on: June 28, 2017, 10:56:40 AM »
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"They (The Leafs) are tying to do something very big to help them win in the next few seasons" - @FriedgeHNIC

There's also been a lot of talk about how Thornton wants to see if San Jose will re-sign Marleau before deciding what he'll do. They'd really like to keep playing together. If San Jose is out then there probably aren't a lot of other teams that can offer both of them deals.

LeBrun also said yesterday that he's pretty sure Demers will be traded, maybe even this week. If the Leafs could get all 3 of those guys while trading JVR and Bozak, they become contenders to win the East without needing to jeopardize the long-term future of the team.

edit: Ah man I completely forgot Demers played for San Jose too. I bet all 3 are best friends.
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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #661 on: June 28, 2017, 11:09:03 AM »
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Tom Hunter‏ @PuckDontLie
"They (The Leafs) are tying to do something very big to help them win in the next few seasons" - @FriedgeHNIC

There's also been a lot of talk about how Thornton wants to see if San Jose will re-sign Marleau before deciding what he'll do. They'd really like to keep playing together. If San Jose is out then there probably aren't a lot of other teams that can offer both of them deals.

LeBrun also said yesterday that he's pretty sure Demers will be traded, maybe even this week. If the Leafs could get all 3 of those guys while trading JVR and Bozak, they become contenders to win the East without needing to jeopardize the long-term future of the team.

edit: Ah man I completely forgot Demers played for San Jose too. I bet all 3 are best friends.

Who is Tom Hunter and why should I believe him?

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #662 on: June 28, 2017, 11:11:24 AM »
Who is Tom Hunter and why should I believe him?

He's quoting Friedman, who said it on the Jeff Blair show on the Fan 590 this morning.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #663 on: June 28, 2017, 11:12:22 AM »
Who is Tom Hunter and why should I believe him?

He's quoting Friedman, who said it on the Jeff Blair show on the Fan 590 this morning.

Was Friedman eating a cruller when he made that pronouncement?

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #664 on: June 28, 2017, 11:28:50 AM »
OK, I'm doing lines...

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Thornton-Brown
Leivo-Kadri-Marner
Martin- ??? - Kapanen

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #665 on: June 28, 2017, 11:33:43 AM »
OK, I'm doing lines...

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Thornton-Brown
Leivo-Kadri-Marner
Martin- ??? - Kapanen

I'd go with:

Marleau-Matthews-Marner
Komarov-Kadri-Brown
Hyman*-Thornton-Nylander

*-assuming he's definitely in the top-9 somewhere

Thornton played a lot with Pavelski in San Jose, a right-handed shot. They also switched centre/wing duties a lot. Nylander checks those 2 boxes and plays a similar-ish style too I think.
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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #666 on: June 28, 2017, 11:55:31 AM »
Marleau linked to here now too:

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Lots of interest in Patrick Marleau coming off 27-goal season. Toronto, Anaheim, NYR, SJ, Carolina, Nashville, LA all in the mix.

I've brought this up a couple of times, but trading JVR and Bozak for a defenceman and/or futures and replacing them with Marleau and Thornton for the next 2 years would be a heck of a move.

Even if they lose a bit offensively because of their age, those 2 are miles ahead of JVR and Bozak defensively. Miles. The upgrade there would also make getting another top defenceman less of a priority.

Getting Thornton and Marleau for two years, which would bridge the team over until the big money kicks in for all three kids, while scooping up assets for JvR and Bozak, would be brilliant.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #667 on: June 28, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »
Franson please
A whole lot of "meh" on that suggestion. Been there done that, we need a minute crunching shut down guy.
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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #668 on: June 28, 2017, 04:13:07 PM »
We'll probably do nothing. That Dman deal does not appear available of palatable at this time. The UFAs are under whelming. Keep JVR and see what shakes out with the D in the system.

I still wonder about the Marner draft pick over Hanifin? What might have been?
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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #669 on: June 28, 2017, 04:23:33 PM »
Anyone know much about Jordan Weal other than what his hockeydb shows?

Supposedly had a visit with the Leafs earlier this week.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #670 on: June 28, 2017, 04:49:53 PM »
Franson please
A whole lot of "meh" on that suggestion. Been there done that, we need a minute crunching shut down guy.
Franson would be alright paired with either Rielly or Gardiner. We're not bringing back Mark Fraser.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #671 on: June 28, 2017, 04:58:07 PM »
I don't think Franson has the wheels to play Babcock's system, I'd say Polak is a better skater and he struggled to recover from the aggressive dman pinch the Leafs use.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #672 on: June 28, 2017, 05:09:00 PM »
Anyone know much about Jordan Weal other than what his hockeydb shows?

Supposedly had a visit with the Leafs earlier this week.

There was a lot of talk about the Leafs being interested in him a couple of years ago, especially around when we were linked to maybe taking on Richards' contract. He was buried in LA back when they were good, and then got sent to Philly before he really got a chance there.

Played 23 games with the Flyers this season. Had a 55.8 CF%, 56 GF%, and a P/60 of 2.29. Those are all very good numbers, led the Flyers in all 3 categories. Granted, small sample size of course.

He primarily played on the wing during that time, but came up as a centre. He could fill in that 4C spot pretty nicely. Although, he also doesn't really seem like a prototypical Babcock 4C.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #673 on: June 28, 2017, 05:55:52 PM »
So tsn.ca McGuire is suggesting that if McDavid gets $13.25, teams will offer sheet Draisaitl. 

I don't about you guys, but I think it would have to be one helluva offer sheet for Edmonton not to match.

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Re: Armchair GM 2016-2017
« Reply #674 on: June 28, 2017, 06:03:10 PM »
So tsn.ca McGuire is suggesting that if McDavid gets $13.25, teams will offer sheet Draisaitl. 

I don't about you guys, but I think it would have to be one helluva offer sheet for Edmonton not to match.

I think at this point I'm going to believe any rumours about offer sheeting once I actually see it done.
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