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Messages - Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington

#1
Quote from: Rob on July 09, 2024, 04:07:02 PM
Quote from: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington on July 09, 2024, 03:22:18 PMOn the subject of brothers, recall Ulf and Kjell Samuelsson for the Penguins when I got NHLPA hockey for my Sega Megadrive in 1993 (was it branded as Genesis in Canada?). Used to mostly play as the Penguins and assumed they were brothers for some reason but having Googled seen they were not related at all.

Genesis in North America.

Thanks, I thought so. There's an alternative reality where I could have been a Pens fans because of Lemieux but I didn't have any team for the first five years or so of following hockey via the weekly highlights shows we got...until one of the main UK channels started covering the NHL live twice a week in 1998 and the Leafs signed Stockport born Steve Thomas.

(Sorry for the slight derailing)
#2
On the subject of brothers, recall Ulf and Kjell Samuelsson for the Penguins when I got NHLPA hockey for my Sega Megadrive in 1993 (was it branded as Genesis in Canada?). Used to mostly play as the Penguins and assumed they were brothers for some reason but having Googled seen they were not related at all.
#3
Quote from: princedpw on July 01, 2024, 03:22:20 PM
Quote from: herman on July 01, 2024, 02:57:07 PMRobertson and Liljegren package

This harkens back to the good old days of Antropov, X, and 1st

The glory days of trade proposals.
#4
Hoping this is just a case of Tanev sleeping on it and confirming this morning.
#5
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Draft Discussion
June 29, 2024, 12:13:35 PM
Quote from: cw on June 29, 2024, 12:09:39 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on June 29, 2024, 11:31:23 AM
Quote from: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington on June 29, 2024, 11:22:41 AMLinus Eriksson (C) drafted with our 2nd pick.

Leafs traded the pick immediately before it was due, so it was actually Florida who took him:

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1807087148576997744

I do not understand how that is a good deal for the Leafs. Is 2025 draft that much better? Supposedly, some say it is better.

Leafs haven't got time to draft & develop a dman or goalie to play significantly on their roster during Matthews window but a 2024 2nd round forward might have ...

I'm not positive on that but it sure isn't very clear cut to me under the teams circumstances.

Would the 2nd be a better chip at the 2025 trade deadline than trading the prospect they picked (obviously depending on who it was)? That's the only thing I can think of.
#6
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Draft Discussion
June 29, 2024, 11:41:08 AM
Oops, missed that it was with Florida. Sorry for the fake news.
#7
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Draft Discussion
June 29, 2024, 11:22:41 AM
Linus Eriksson (C) drafted with the pick we had until it was traded to Florida.
#8
Quote from: Joe on June 27, 2024, 07:55:23 PM
Quote from: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington on June 27, 2024, 04:30:15 PM
Quote from: Joe on June 27, 2024, 02:48:29 PMI swear these scouting reports make you feel as though everyone could be picked first overall.

I've said elsewhere that reading the scouting reports every year always makes me wish we had at least five first round picks.

Yeah honestly I knew someone else had something similar but I couldn't remember who or where. So sorry - didn't mean to steal it from you!

Sorry if it came across differently, but I posted that to add to your point about how good these prospects sound. Definitely think some of these scouts/writers could do well in marketing if they ever fancy a change of career!
#9
Quote from: Joe on June 27, 2024, 02:48:29 PMI swear these scouting reports make you feel as though everyone could be picked first overall.

I've said elsewhere that reading the scouting reports every year always makes me wish we had at least five first round picks.
#10
Quote from: herman on June 23, 2024, 06:23:16 PM
Quote from: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington on June 23, 2024, 06:19:04 PMWhat's the difference between an associate coach and an assistant coach?

Slightly higher salary band and 'authority'. Usually former head coaches get an associate position instead of traditional assistant role, in recognition of their previous experience and circumstance.

https://www.hockeyskillstraining.com/assistant-coach-vs-associate-coach/

Essentially, the pool of former head coaches (who are still active in ability and ambition) has outgrown the available positions so there is an ecological niche of formerly well paid bench bosses that are waiting in the wings. The team pays a bit more for the stronger experience/resume. Makes them a bit harder to poach except for actual upward moves to head coaching again.

Thanks for the explanation.
#11
What's the difference between an associate coach and an assistant coach?
#12
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2024 Draft Discussion
June 12, 2024, 11:11:33 AM
Every year I read the scouting reports for round 1 and every year I wish the Leafs had 5 or 6 first round picks. Those guys who write the reports should get themselves into marketing.
#13
Keith Pelley in rather than out (thanks for setting this up though).
#14
Thanks guys. Hoping he makes it through training camp then.
#15
For Cowan next season, does he have to start the season with the Leafs to be eligible for the NHL, or can he start in junior, then at a later date be called up and play up to 10 games and be eligible to be sent back to junior? This assuming that they want to sent him back rather than keep him in the NHL all season.

Essentially, a scenario I'm thinking is if they gave him a month or two in junior before calling him up - but not sure if that means he's then not eligible for the NHL if he has already played in junior next season.