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General NHL News & Views / Re: SCF: Florida Panthers vs. ...
Last post by L K - Today at 07:37:46 PM
The Edmonton crowd is wild.  That the Leafs and Oilers were remotely compared to each other.  We mocked Ken Holland.  The Leafs are 1 year behind the McDavid rebuild and we are getting further away from this type of run.
#2
General NHL News & Views / Re: SCF: Florida Panthers vs. ...
Last post by Oracle - Today at 06:08:06 PM
Well, I didn't think it would happen, but these teams have managed to make me somewhat interested in this series.
#3
It's not over yet?
#4
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2024 Blue Jays
Last post by Frank E - Today at 05:31:11 PM
Quote from: L K on Today at 04:52:56 PMGeorge Springer is 12th in batting average on the Blue Jays this year.  He's 10th in on base percentage.  He's 13th in slugging percentage.  He's 11th in OBP.  He's 11th in OPS+. 

He's 2nd in plate appearances.  It's absurd.

Schneider says he's trying to get him going...I'm not so sure there's anything left.
#5
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2024 Blue Jays
Last post by L K - Today at 04:52:56 PM
George Springer is 12th in batting average on the Blue Jays this year.  He's 10th in on base percentage.  He's 13th in slugging percentage.  He's 11th in OBP.  He's 11th in OPS+. 

He's 2nd in plate appearances.  It's absurd.
#6
Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2024-25
Last post by cw - Today at 04:13:03 PM
Quote from: Zee on Today at 01:26:02 PM
Quote from: cabber24 on Today at 12:05:03 PMFilip Gustavsson would be awesome. I thought he was going to go off last year and ended up having a horrible start and splitting time with Fleury. He would be a cheaper trade target than Saros or Ullmark.

I know it makes no sense but I'm wary of this cause our last Gustavsson goalie didn't work out so well.

Didn't work out so well for any other Leafs goalie not named Gustavsson in the last 20 or so years ....

Doubt the Bruins would trade Ullmark to the Leafs.

I don't know him very well but from what I've seen Gustavsson seems interesting. He just won't come as cheap in terms of talent cost as the UFA backups.
#7
NHL Transactions / Re: 2024-25 General Trades and...
Last post by Frank E - Today at 03:18:21 PM
Quote from: Zee on Today at 03:01:58 PM
Quote from: Arn on Today at 02:41:43 PM
Quote from: L K on Today at 01:03:39 PM
Quote from: Zee on Today at 09:56:18 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on June 19, 2024, 06:08:41 PM
Quote from: Zee on June 19, 2024, 04:16:46 PMIt's almost like GMs think the final ended last night and started making trades

It's almost like the draft is next weekend...

I get that, but I've heard reporters say the NHL tries to discourage teams from making deals during the finals so as not to "distract from the finals".  But I agree with other comments on here, stupid of the NHL to drag this series out.  Right from the first game that they delayed for almost a week was an idiotic decision.

That's the problem. If this goes to a Game 7 the Finals end on June 24. The NHL playoffs started on April 20.  The draft starts on June 28 and ends on June 29th.  Free agency starts July 1st.

Having a week between the end of the playoffs and the start of the free agency period is stupid.  Making teams wait to make moves under a tight schedule like that is terrible scheduling.

Season should also start about 3 weeks earlier. Shouldn't be playing hockey into almost July.

Seems like such easy things to do but the NHL refuses. Instead of starting hockey in mid-October why not push up the season start to late September? That 2 weeks alone would mean the finals would have been at this point on June 7th.

I think they'd have to get that by the NHLPA...what I'm saying is that I think this is all agreed upon with the PA, so it might not be the league.
#8
General NHL News & Views / Re: SCF: Florida Panthers vs. ...
Last post by Joe - Today at 03:07:14 PM
"Anyone who has a feeling for this game tonight is just guessing"
-words of wisdom from Nick Kypreos.
#9
NHL Transactions / Re: 2024-25 General Trades and...
Last post by Zee - Today at 03:01:58 PM
Quote from: Arn on Today at 02:41:43 PM
Quote from: L K on Today at 01:03:39 PM
Quote from: Zee on Today at 09:56:18 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on June 19, 2024, 06:08:41 PM
Quote from: Zee on June 19, 2024, 04:16:46 PMIt's almost like GMs think the final ended last night and started making trades

It's almost like the draft is next weekend...

I get that, but I've heard reporters say the NHL tries to discourage teams from making deals during the finals so as not to "distract from the finals".  But I agree with other comments on here, stupid of the NHL to drag this series out.  Right from the first game that they delayed for almost a week was an idiotic decision.

That's the problem. If this goes to a Game 7 the Finals end on June 24. The NHL playoffs started on April 20.  The draft starts on June 28 and ends on June 29th.  Free agency starts July 1st.

Having a week between the end of the playoffs and the start of the free agency period is stupid.  Making teams wait to make moves under a tight schedule like that is terrible scheduling.

Season should also start about 3 weeks earlier. Shouldn't be playing hockey into almost July.

Seems like such easy things to do but the NHL refuses. Instead of starting hockey in mid-October why not push up the season start to late September? That 2 weeks alone would mean the finals would have been at this point on June 7th.
#10
NHL Transactions / Re: 2024-25 General Trades and...
Last post by Frank E - Today at 02:55:18 PM
Quote from: Arn on Today at 02:41:43 PM
Quote from: L K on Today at 01:03:39 PM
Quote from: Zee on Today at 09:56:18 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on June 19, 2024, 06:08:41 PM
Quote from: Zee on June 19, 2024, 04:16:46 PMIt's almost like GMs think the final ended last night and started making trades

It's almost like the draft is next weekend...

I get that, but I've heard reporters say the NHL tries to discourage teams from making deals during the finals so as not to "distract from the finals".  But I agree with other comments on here, stupid of the NHL to drag this series out.  Right from the first game that they delayed for almost a week was an idiotic decision.

That's the problem. If this goes to a Game 7 the Finals end on June 24. The NHL playoffs started on April 20.  The draft starts on June 28 and ends on June 29th.  Free agency starts July 1st.

Having a week between the end of the playoffs and the start of the free agency period is stupid.  Making teams wait to make moves under a tight schedule like that is terrible scheduling.

Season should also start about 3 weeks earlier. Shouldn't be playing hockey into almost July.

There's also that extra day off between these finals games because of the heavy distance between Miami and Edmonton...that's almost an extra week at this point.