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#1
Quote from: Goaliedave31 on June 16, 2024, 08:26:34 AM
Quote from: Zee on June 15, 2024, 05:02:27 PM
Quote from: herman on June 15, 2024, 01:10:39 PMhttps://twitter.com/leafspr/status/1802038833548259437

Let's see if the new guy can get the PP to perform in the playoffs

It would help if key players weren't injured or sick. Everyone forget about that?
I think Keefe's loyalty hurt here more then Bouchers plan. The PP was humming along very well when Rielly was out and JT was on PP2. When Rielly came back he was put back on PP1 right away and JT soon after and the PP tanked from then on.
#2
The East is the beast. Oil finding out what the Leafs have to battle through. Where are their stars?
#3
Quote from: L K on June 10, 2024, 09:36:28 AMThere is no incentive from Marner to play nice and take a trade unless he doesn't want to risk social media criticism. 
He doesn't seem to care much about them now.
#4
Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2024-2025 ECHL
June 08, 2024, 09:33:27 PM
Quote from: lamajama on June 08, 2024, 08:54:54 PMWould they not want the team in Canada - exchange rate, canadian dollar expenses, easy access?
Leafs got deep pockets and a place like Cincinnati is closer then Newfoundland.
#6
Quote from: Bender on June 03, 2024, 11:51:54 AMI'm of two minds... it's easy to see how each team could take this. McDavid and Draisaitl just go off, Hyman keeps scoring and Skinner keeps rolling. On the other hand, I think Florida knows how to grind teams to a pulp, and Barkov may be able to hold McDavid in some level of check. Goaltending really can go either way this series.
Florida beat Vasi, Swayman and Shesterkin. Skinner isn't in that world. Barkov creates a different challenge for the Oilers.
#7
I'd put Cowan in a 4th line checking role before sending him back to junior.
#8
Quote from: herman on June 03, 2024, 11:05:41 AMMcDavid is going to get punched in the jaw 'accidentally' during a hit and Draisaitl will get hacked in the Achilles 'accidentally' during a powerplay, and that will be the series.
Was actually surprised that Dallas didn't play rough. Florida will have no issues getting rough.
#9
Quote from: herman on June 03, 2024, 10:56:38 AMIf the Leafs front office people are so worried about their cast-offs winning the Cup, that's a loser's mentality. Fretting over the fantasy of someone else winning means you don't think you are winning anything.
That's just EF's guess. I highly doubt management feels this way. They want to make a great trade...that's it.
#10
I think Florida takes it in 6. Their depth should carry them.
#11

Quote from: L K on June 03, 2024, 07:50:59 AMLosing the game with 20 seconds left like that sucks but what a hell of a season.  I do wonder how his size is going to impact him for the next couple of years but he moves well and is quick at burst skating to change directions and angles that might do well enough to produce next year.
Not worried about his size at all. It's the fight in the dog that matters. Kucherov is smaller then Cowan.
#12
Quote from: cw on May 31, 2024, 09:12:20 AM
Quote from: Bullfrog on May 31, 2024, 07:33:43 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 30, 2024, 07:57:54 PM
Quote from: Joe on May 30, 2024, 06:34:05 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 30, 2024, 06:17:08 PMJarnkrok needs to go. 2.1M is too much for a guy that does nothing in the playoffs.


I'm genuinely asking this but what 2.1 million player is a 'playoff performer'?

Exactly. The problem isn't that Jarnkrok doesn't produce in the playoffs. The problem is that the Leafs' depth up front has been so poor that they've needed him to do so. Moving his salary doesn't do much to help the team fix that, but it will hurt them defensively and takeaway another penalty killer - an area they need more help in, not less.

Not to mention he just came back from injuries.

I think he's the perfect player that amount. I'd definitely be keeping him.

He has been like a 'Swiss Army knife'. He's produced on the PP or PK. He's done respectably in the top 6. He's got a decent conscience and ability defensively. He wins nearly 50% of his draws. He scores 10-20 goals/yr and is near .5ppg. Most players like that are making more $

And does nothing in the playoffs. Kampf scores at a greater rate. I don't care about regular season. 2.1M is too much for a checker when cap space is at a premium.
#13
Quote from: bustaheims on May 30, 2024, 07:57:54 PM
Quote from: Joe on May 30, 2024, 06:34:05 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 30, 2024, 06:17:08 PMJarnkrok needs to go. 2.1M is too much for a guy that does nothing in the playoffs.


I'm genuinely asking this but what 2.1 million player is a 'playoff performer'?

Exactly. The problem isn't that Jarnkrok doesn't produce in the playoffs. The problem is that the Leafs' depth up front has been so poor that they've needed him to do so. Moving his salary doesn't do much to help the team fix that, but it will hurt them defensively and takeaway another penalty killer - an area they need more help in, not less.
It won't hurt them defensively. You can teach anyone willing to PK. Removing over 1M for a guy that really adds little is important when up at the cap. He can be replaced pretty easily. Kampf is much better on the PK, scores more in the playoffs and lots want him gone because they have Holmberg. 
#14
Quote from: Joe on May 30, 2024, 06:34:05 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 30, 2024, 06:17:08 PMJarnkrok needs to go. 2.1M is too much for a guy that does nothing in the playoffs.


I'm genuinely asking this but what 2.1 million player is a 'playoff performer'?


The fact he does nothing in the playoffs means hes not needed. They can use the 1+M elsewhere.
#15
Quote from: Arn on May 30, 2024, 01:15:16 PM
Quote from: herman on May 30, 2024, 12:51:32 PMI want 3 attack lines, and maybe that means one kid per line, and I'm counting Knies as a kid.

Knies-Matthews-Jarnkrok
Cowan-Nylander-Marner
Minten-Tavares-McMann
Dewar-Kampf-Holmberg
Robertson

Each top 9 centre has wingers that cover their weakness: Matthews' body on the forecheck, Nylander's absentminded defense, Tavares' speed. Each of the kids is also understudying with a veteran who matches their playstyle. Berube would also be happy with the level of forechecking ability across the board, save for the Nylander line which will be a rush-attack group.

Robertson rotates in with any of the non-Knies kids, and takes over if one goes back to junior.

I am uncertain of Minten's eligibilities (WHL vs AHL) as he is turning 20 at the beginning of July. I think he is eligible for AHL, or the WHL as one of 3 overagers?

If we shuttle off Marner, then I'd expect at least one mid-class or better forward coming back (or UFA'd) to fill that slot. If it's a centre, then obviously Nylander goes back to winging it.

Any way of bringing Domi back to slot him alongside Knies and Matthews on your top line?

Jarnkrok could be a valuable trade piece too.
Jarnkrok needs to go. 2.1M is too much for a guy that does nothing in the playoffs.