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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2100 on: May 05, 2021, 07:29:54 PM »
Milstein was asked if how the Barabanov experiment ended gave Semyonov any hesitation to signing with the Leafs....He said "No."
Hope it works out. Barabanov is doing fine is SJ.
With an assist tonight, Alexander Barabanov has 5 points in 5 games since joining the Sharks.
It's arguable he could have another assist on SJ first goal tonight, but still cool nonetheless!
I don't think Keefe ever had any trust in Barabanov. Oh well glad he's doing well.

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2101 on: May 06, 2021, 09:50:30 AM »
Scott Pellerin was promoted in 2015 to Director of Player Development. Stephan Robidas was promoted to fill the Director vacancy back in 2018 when Pellerin was bumped up to Senior Director.

(paywall) https://theathletic.com/2569545/2021/05/06/maple-leafs-departing-player-development-head-scott-pellerin-on-philosophy-prospects-gm-kyle-dubas/

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Pellerin was promoted to director of player development in June 2015 and further implemented his vision for the department. In 2018, he became senior director of player development. Since he joined the Leafs, over 20 players graduated to make their NHL debut with Toronto.

“The purpose of the development department was focused solely on the player: How can we make the player better? The success of the players going through the program, finding their own way, believing in their abilities, that’s the purpose. And that’s where I find the most gratification: watching a player get to the NHL,” he said.

A core belief of the Leafs development staff under Pellerin was that young players and prospects should feel connected to the NHL organization. He ensured young players have access to the same level of video analysis, nutritional and on-ice advice and personal attention that every Leafs player does.

Pellerin put a personal touch to building relationships with draftees and prospects and really made the randos and their families at the bottom of each draft feel valued, and tailored development approaches to the individual. So why did he not get renewed?

Mirtle's theory is that a higher profile hire is coming in the offseason; Kloke thinks there are more non-renewals coming down the pipeline, so there is likely a shift coming. Also, none of those value-add things Pellerin instituted are tied to him specifically. He should be a hot commodity in the offseason for a team looking to revamp their dev efforts though.
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2102 on: May 06, 2021, 10:03:16 AM »
Hard to imagine that Rogers and Bell couldn't find a couple $100k or so under their couch cushions to keep this guy in the fold.
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« Reply #2103 on: May 06, 2021, 10:15:46 AM »
Hard to imagine that Rogers and Bell couldn't find a couple $100k or so under their couch cushions to keep this guy in the fold.

If his primary contribution is easily incorporated into the team culture (and requires no continued upkeep from Pellerin himself) and his specific skills are redundant (French?), it's pretty hard to justify a Senior Director salary there, especially as the team shifts into ruthless contender mode and has to shed more of his personal projects.

Letting him go sooner to an organization where he will be more valued (with lots of runway to retirement) is better than letting him linger as a very expensive figurehead. It's pretty hard for the person who built something to later transform it significantly.
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2105 on: May 07, 2021, 09:28:19 AM »
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« Reply #2106 on: May 07, 2021, 11:18:34 AM »
They definitely work in a hot spot and most probably live in hotspots seeing as very few Toronto postal codes aren't.
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2107 on: May 07, 2021, 11:35:10 AM »
Peel has opened up Vaccines to anyone 18 and older so I don't see why they can't get theirs.

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« Reply #2108 on: May 07, 2021, 02:13:56 PM »
Alright, you've convinced me that we need to keep you, Mo.
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2109 on: May 07, 2021, 06:06:07 PM »
We’ve likely seen the last of Rasmus Sandin for the regular season.

Sheldon Keefe confirmed that the 21-year-old defenceman will be replaced by Ben Hutton for Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, calling it a salary cap-related decision, and it’s believed those same cap maneuvers are expected to keep Sandin sidelined for the games in Ottawa and Winnipeg next week as well.

That would exclude Sandin’s salary from the Leafs daily cap accounting and provide them with enough space to activate Riley Nash off long-term injured reserve. Nash has been recovering a knee sprain since coming over in a trade with Columbus on April 9.

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2110 on: May 07, 2021, 10:03:17 PM »
https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/marner-recalls-chanting-matthews-name-at-concert-on-draft-night~2197458

"Mitch Marner recalls the night he found out Auston Matthews had been drafted to the Maple Leafs. Sheldon Keefe also explains his thought process between keeping the two stars together all season long."
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2111 on: May 08, 2021, 04:08:43 PM »

Ooh, that was soft by Freddy...
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2112 on: May 08, 2021, 04:11:11 PM »
And this was weak:


And apparently this wasn't tipped:


Ugh.
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2113 on: May 08, 2021, 04:33:22 PM »
Again it doesn't matter what he does here. It's a matter of him getting comfortable and getting his timing back.

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2114 on: May 08, 2021, 05:05:55 PM »
I'm about as big of a Freddie supporter out there, but, let's just say I'm having doubts.