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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Today at 10:53:55 AM »
That’s for determining fitness to play, not a conditioning stint. Freddie would have to agree to it, but it’s an option that’s available.

To stay on LTIR during it the 3 game/6 day conditioning loan would be the only option I think, not the 14 day one.

I’m not sure about that. They may have to do the initial determining fitness to play loan first, but I’m confident other players have stayed on LTIR during 14 day conditioning stints.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 10:53:22 PM »
They really need to "extend" his recovery to the end of the season and LTIR him. The extra cap space (assuming it's used of course) is worth more than Andersen playing another 3-4 regular season games.

There’s that, too. If Andersen is out another two weeks or so, that leaves just enough time for the team to send him on a 14 day conditioning stint that would end when the regular season ends - and, after missing 5+ weeks right after returning from an injury? Going that route would feel pretty legit.
They can only go for 3 games, 6 days max. They could ask for an extension of 5 games max. If Fred is healthy he's not staying there for 5 games.

That’s for determining fitness to play, not a conditioning stint. Freddie would have to agree to it, but it’s an option that’s available.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 10:43:03 PM »
Andersen hasn’t been on the ice with the team in 3 weeks. He may not have skated at all in this stretch. I think saying he’s expected back “relatively soon” is a bit of an overstatement. He might not be out for the rest of the season, but he’s not coming back in the near term.
Noodles says it would take a week for a goalie to get back into game shape so it wouldn't take that long for him.

Not sure I put too much stock in what noodles says about recovery times. It varies by position, injury, individual, etc. He could easily need more time than that.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 10:41:45 PM »
They really need to "extend" his recovery to the end of the season and LTIR him. The extra cap space (assuming it's used of course) is worth more than Andersen playing another 3-4 regular season games.

There’s that, too. If Andersen is out another two weeks or so, that leaves just enough time for the team to send him on a 14 day conditioning stint that would end when the regular season ends - and, after missing 5+ weeks right after returning from an injury? Going that route would feel pretty legit.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 10:31:40 PM »
Andersen hasn’t been on the ice with the team in 3 weeks. He may not have skated at all in this stretch. I think saying he’s expected back “relatively soon” is a bit of an overstatement. He might not be out for the rest of the season, but he’s not coming back in the near term.

But it's either the rest regular season or the cap space isn't usable.

Sure, but, if they’re using it, there’s a plan in place to deal with those issues. The Leafs have one of the best cap guys in the league. If there’s a way to make it work, they’ll make it work.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 10:19:47 PM »
Andersen hasn’t been on the ice with the team in 3 weeks. He may not have skated at all in this stretch. I think saying he’s expected back “relatively soon” is a bit of an overstatement. He might not be out for the rest of the season, but he’s not coming back in the near term.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 07:15:25 PM »
With all the cap stuff that this helps with, part of me wonders if this trade was less for the player and more for some cap shenanigans.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 06:10:59 PM »

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Acquire Riley Nash
« on: Yesterday at 06:09:01 PM »
Reasonable depth pick up at a reasonable price (who might be on LTIR until the playoffs).

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« on: Yesterday at 04:17:46 PM »
Yeah, he totally sticks his elbow out. At the very least, that should have been considered a foul ball and a dead play.

It’s not even that.  The rule book is explicit.  Either not attempting to get out of the way of the ball (this one is relative as you don’t have to dive to the ground to make that count) or if the ball is in the zone it’s a strike.  It’s not even up for debate.

Well, yeah, that would have been the right call, but the umps clearly didn’t want to go by the book. I’m more suggesting a less controversial wrong call. At full speed, I can see the argument that the ump may not have seen him stick his elbow out, and turning back would be considered enough for trying to get out of the way (MLB has never had a great standard for that). With the pitch being borderline, a wrong but less impactful call probably would have meant the whole thing doesn’t create much of a stir.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Willy
« on: Yesterday at 03:48:37 PM »
Confirmation bias is a helluva drug.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« on: Yesterday at 03:46:43 PM »
Yeah, he totally sticks his elbow out. At the very least, that should have been considered a foul ball and a dead play.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Palmieri and Zajac to NYI
« on: Yesterday at 03:45:02 PM »
Reminds of of when Burke started here and said no player can have a high number. Until Kessel of course. That was ok.

This is an archaic rule to conform to that serves no purpose other than to exert arbitrary control on a player.

Didn’t the Yankees have a similar kind of rule about moustaches? Didn’t Boggs have to shave when he went there?

Yeah. That's where the whole Mattingly sideburns joke stems from, Steinbrenner wanted all his players to be clean shaven, short hair, etc.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2020-2021 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:13:09 PM »
Yeah I was thinking if we didn't already have Gally he would have been a good pick-up to replace what we lost in Vesey and Boyd. Now though it probably doesn't make a ton of sense. There's also a lot less time to "rehab" him like we did with Gally.

True. I was thinking that he could provide potential depth/injury insurance for the playoffs if the team was able to go that route, but, since it's not really on the table, oh well.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2020-2021 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 12:46:53 PM »
He did have 44 points in 66 games in his 1st NHL season last year though. And that was with a slow-ish start as he got used to the league: 8 points in first 20 games, 36 points in his last 46 games. Wonder if someone else takes a shot at him on a cheap deal for the rest of the season.

If he could be assigned the taxi squad without waivers, he might have been a potentially interesting pickup for the Leafs to see if they could work with him the same way as they did with Galchenyuk. Unfortunately, since he'll have to sign a new contract, passing through unconditional waivers doesn't help there (I don't think).

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