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#1
Quote from: herman on July 12, 2024, 04:31:45 PMhttps://twitter.com/dalter/status/1811870845469348160
This kind of draws more attention to the wrong thing than otherwise.
Kind of gets the big who cares? Now they can cry about something else about him.
#2
Quote from: herman on July 11, 2024, 08:37:28 AMI normally don't care about the 4th line, especially for the season opening roster, but there are some upstream ramifications and cap implications that make this tricky without dealing with it.

I think we may see Kampf pushed back up to 3C but used in a more offensive deployment. Berube is going to want a top-9 driving offense in a simpler way, and Kampf actually shows well in starting off rush plays (underrated finish too). I think Tavares looks better under the new system of less finesse puck as well. So I propose something silly

Domi-Matthews-Jarnkrok
McMann-Tavares-Marner
Knies-Kampf-Nylander
Pare-Dewar-ReavesHolmberg

I'm open to flipping all the top 9 wingers around as needed, other than Domi, who needs Matthews to hard carry him defensively (and they do have offensive chemistry). Tavares and Kampf lines to eat DZ starts and generate rush chances with our best wingers. Robertson is a bit of a misfit (and not likely to sign) so I'm penciling in Holmberg for the beater line. If Dewar comes in too pricey (but we're forced to retain him due to arb), then Cedric Pare checks in with Reaves sent down, and then we have 3 centremen on L4.

edit: actually the cap hits don't work unless we send down Reaves. Sorry dude.

Eventually, Minten between Knies and Nylander is probably my platonic ideal L2 (unless McDavid decides to come home).
Depends on Hakanpaa. And def not feeling Matthews with Jarnkrok and Domi. Still think they need to trade Jarnkrok at minimum.
#3
Smart move by Dubas.
#4
Quote from: Frank E on July 06, 2024, 10:34:03 AMI think the deal was proposed because they wanted to establish Woll as the 1a, and not the 1b.  Bringing in Stollarz at 2.5m, and having Woll @ 900K on an expiring deal doesn't inspire the confidence they want Woll to feel in trying to take the next step, and it also looks like Stollarz is your 1a.

And if it doesn't work out, Stollarz gets more starts.

I like the move in at least trying to establish a hierarchy...initially anyway.
Woll is making 766,667...thx Dubas
#5
Quote from: cw on July 03, 2024, 01:58:12 PMBlog TO: Mitch Marner saga reportedly turned some free agents away from Toronto Maple Leafs
QuoteOn an appearance on Kyper & Bourne from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, one of the NHL's top insiders suggested that Toronto media and fanbase hysteria around Marner has driven a few potential free agents away from considering the Leafs as a destination.

"It's funny, one player told me that there are some players that have watched from outside, some players that have watched what has gone on with this whole Marner thing over the last month or two and have gone, 'I want no part of that. I don't want anything to do with that.'... I think people know Toronto's [unique], some players were like, 'nope, that's not going to be me.'"

Zero surprise. Issue has been around for decades.

Treliving is learning about this the hard way.
With social media, we've never seen the fan base go after a star player like this. It's crazy how bad it's gotten and I actually find it ridiculous.
#6
Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Wade Belak found dead
July 03, 2024, 03:14:40 PM
Quote from: Liljegrenius on July 03, 2024, 01:21:01 PMI love these videos and think about them pretty often.
I also love the exit interview from when he was traided.
When asked about it he said
"I blame Mats, you know. I hear it's supposed to be Mats's day today but no he pulled out so it's the next best thing.
Loved that guy, great sense of humour.
and then he said he was going to get Ian White lol.
#7
Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Wade Belak found dead
July 03, 2024, 11:39:01 AM
Wade would've been 48 today. So sad. He was such a beauty.
Check out Wade a Minute skits if you need a laugh.
Enjoy this little video(s).

https://youtu.be/u4SBDKnIkbw?si=K7nIBPf8aC4RgRX1

https://youtu.be/7Rf8Bv2QgZw?si=h_oC4gqiJF73ev4-
#8
Quote from: Bender on July 02, 2024, 10:51:29 PMI'm left still wondering about the forwards a bit though...
Lots of time until Oct so we'll see what's cooking by then
#9
Quote from: Highlander on July 02, 2024, 04:21:47 PMI really hate these streaming services like Apple's MLS coverage.  Your trying to grow a league and it not affordable for many potential fans.  Now Prime, (which I just dumped) is offering Leaf games, wow. I quit Prime when so many of the shows also came with an extra price tag. Frik em.
Stream for free.  GDT always lists streaming sites
#10
Quote from: Joe on July 01, 2024, 05:58:13 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on July 01, 2024, 04:08:41 PM
Quote from: L K on July 01, 2024, 04:01:37 PMHey, Gary Bettman sucks.

Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman were reinstated in the middle of free agency.
Season kind of starts July 1st. No issue with the timing.

Well I'm assuming where LK is going with this is that the NHL is hoping no one notices as free agent frenzy is going on.
Yeah because everyone doesn't pay attention. It's all over Twitter and was as soon as they released the memo
#11
Quote from: Bender on July 01, 2024, 04:51:40 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on July 01, 2024, 04:49:11 PM
Quote from: Bender on July 01, 2024, 04:37:48 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on July 01, 2024, 04:04:06 PMDeBruak once asked ro be traded....we'll see how this goes
https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1807881077874118730

DeBrusk asked plenty of times to be traded. Robertson was paying his due and the Leafs still hold his rights even if he sits out so whatever.
It's not whatever. Kid can shoot the puck and hes an asset. I think if he gets a good chance under Berube he'll be good for the team or as a trading chip. Like herman points out often, goalies don't handle his shot clean a lot of the time. Would love to see him get a chance in the top 6.

It is whatever in the sense that he has no leverage. He can say what he wants but ultimately he's not gonna want to sit out out of spite.
Gotcha...I don't think he's sitting out either. Not good for anyone.
#12
Quote from: Bender on July 01, 2024, 04:37:48 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on July 01, 2024, 04:04:06 PMDeBruak once asked ro be traded....we'll see how this goes
https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1807881077874118730

DeBrusk asked plenty of times to be traded. Robertson was paying his due and the Leafs still hold his rights even if he sits out so whatever.
It's not whatever. Kid can shoot the puck and hes an asset. I think if he gets a good chance under Berube he'll be good for the team or as a trading chip. Like herman points out often, goalies don't handle his shot clean a lot of the time. Would love to see him get a chance in the top 6.
#13
Quote from: Zee on July 01, 2024, 04:21:18 PM6'7" right D and Cade Webber 6'7" left D, I smell a pairing
Webber is starting on the Marlies.
#14
Quote from: herman on July 01, 2024, 04:14:41 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on July 01, 2024, 04:07:06 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 01, 2024, 03:56:19 PMI get you need 7 (if not 8, 9, 10 D) but I'd still be surprised if Benoit got pushed down to 7D on the depth chart. He deserves to be an everyday guy. Guess we'll see how everything shakes out.
He's not better then the other 6 right now. Everyone plays the proper side.
Rielly Tanev
OEL McCabe
Hakanpaa Liljegren

Gotta flip OEL (L) and Hakanpaa (R) to match handedness

We have 4 of each at the moment.
Yeah I messed that up lol.  So used to Caber playing in the right. 2nd and 3rd pairing TBD.
Rielly Tanev
McCabe Liljegren
OEL Hakanpaa
Benoit Timmins
#15
Quote from: L K on July 01, 2024, 04:01:37 PMHey, Gary Bettman sucks.

Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman were reinstated in the middle of free agency.
Season kind of starts July 1st. No issue with the timing.