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#1
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on Yesterday at 08:13:25 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 08:11:08 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on Yesterday at 08:06:18 PMI don't see any violent contortions? — hope they are just being extra careful.

With the results in the Tampa and Florida games, these have become meaningless games in terms of the standings. No sense risking anything for them.

If Matthews gets to 70 tonight you'd think he gets one of those off.

Probably, yeah. Probably against Tampa. There's absolutely no standings impact potential for that one. I think both teams will rest some key guys for that one.
#2
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on Yesterday at 08:06:18 PMI don't see any violent contortions? — hope they are just being extra careful.

With the results in the Tampa and Florida games, these have become meaningless games in terms of the standings. No sense risking anything for them.
#3
Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 12:14:20 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 12, 2024, 06:12:59 PMYeah, the Kampf deal was a head-scratcher from the start. Doesn't help that his season hasn't exactly met the standards he set in the previous two. But as a 4th line centre he ended up getting 1) higher term than his 4C peers, 2) higher AAV than his 4C peers, 3) more no trade protection than his 4C peers, 4) more buyout protection than his 4C peers. One or two of those things maybe wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but to go 4 for 4 is just a masterclass performance from his agent.

As I recall, there were not a lot of good free agent centers to be had.
When they lost Ryan O'Reilly to the Preds, I suspect a little panic set in.
They lost Schenn too and were on the outside looking in at what few decent dmen there were signing elsewhere.
Kampf's agent would know as well as anyone the pickle they were in.
Leafs blinked first.

This year's UFA crop looks roughly similar. I haven't checked the wings but good centers, dmen & goalies are in limited supply that will get more sparse as July 1 approaches and teams sign their UFAs.

Kampf signed before free agency opened, so they technically hadn't lost anyone yet. They knew at that point ROR wasn't likely coming back, but the sense was Schenn might - not that I think he played into the thinking around Kampf all that much.
#4
A win tonight clinches at least 3rd in the division.
#5
Quote from: herman on April 12, 2024, 10:44:41 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on April 12, 2024, 10:20:30 AMNow we get to play the game of figuring out which contract(s) Vegas will have to basically give away this summer. My first guess is William Karlsson.

Shea Theodore?

I thought about him, too, but I suspect he's still too high on their depth charts for them to give away.
#6
Now we get to play the game of figuring out which contract(s) Vegas will have to basically give away this summer. My first guess is William Karlsson.
#7
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 10, 2024, 09:33:03 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on April 10, 2024, 08:15:27 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on April 10, 2024, 08:14:03 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on April 10, 2024, 08:07:45 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on April 09, 2024, 09:56:09 AM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 08, 2024, 05:56:17 PMThere's no spear there and Andersson will do it again without a doubt. That slash isn't going to stop him.

There's a bit of a slash to the back of Drai's leg, but nothing out of the ordinary and definitely nothing he won't do again when he can draw a penalty with his embellishment.
I think he turns his blade very deliberately to gauge (spear) and an unprotected spot.

From repeated watchings of the replay, it's pretty clear Andersson's blade hit Draisatl flat. No spear.
I obviously disagree.

Then I suggest you re-watch the replay and keep a close eye on the stick. It's really really clear that, when it hits the back of the Draisatl's leg, the blade is flat.
#8
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 10, 2024, 08:14:03 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on April 10, 2024, 08:07:45 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on April 09, 2024, 09:56:09 AM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 08, 2024, 05:56:17 PMThere's no spear there and Andersson will do it again without a doubt. That slash isn't going to stop him.

There's a bit of a slash to the back of Drai's leg, but nothing out of the ordinary and definitely nothing he won't do again when he can draw a penalty with his embellishment.
I think he turns his blade very deliberately to gauge (spear) and an unprotected spot.

From repeated watchings of the replay, it's pretty clear Andersson's blade hit Draisatl flat. No spear.
#9
Quote from: Joe on April 09, 2024, 09:35:46 AMThanks both. I was looking for it in the rule book and lost patience.

The hockey Canada rulebook actually says that you can't stand in the crease prior to the puck entering the crease so I thought the nhl would be the same.

That used to be the standard, but, outside of the Skategate era, it's never been strictly enforced.
#10
Quote from: herman on April 09, 2024, 08:40:21 AMBrampton lost the OHL Battalion to North Bay due to attendance issues, and the ECHL Beasts folded in 2020-21 (obvious reasons). I can see it working there again.

If they see a net positive elsewhere, an organization like MLSE would just need the team to not hemorrhage money in order to keep them around. So, yeah, could definitely make it work, if that's what they wanted.
#11
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 09, 2024, 09:56:09 AM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 08, 2024, 05:56:17 PMThere's no spear there and Andersson will do it again without a doubt. That slash isn't going to stop him.

There's a bit of a slash to the back of Drai's leg, but nothing out of the ordinary and definitely nothing he won't do again when he can draw a penalty with his embellishment.
#12
As long as tonight turns out better than the eclipse did in the city . . . stupid overcast skies.
#13
Quote from: herman on April 08, 2024, 08:24:03 AM
Quote from: Bender on April 07, 2024, 11:42:48 PMSammy's goalie stats against his wins record is downright nutty.

The save percentage is largely being anchored down by one game where he saved one shot out of 4 and got an early hook; the Leafs ended up winning as well.

His Sv% is also .912 since he came back from his hiatus. His early season struggles really weighed down those numbers.
#15
Quote from: Zee on April 03, 2024, 07:26:35 PMPull Woll

He hasn't looked great since coming back from injury. A couple good starts, but, overall, not good.