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Gonna be a tight series, I think. Rags in 7?
Dallas is my Cup pick out of the remaining teams, so, Stars in 6.
Quote from: Dappleganger on Today at 10:00:56 AMBuffalo has three solid young defensemen in Dahlin, Power, and Byron.

They could use a top-six winger. Maybe there is a fit there for Marner. It'd keep Marner pretty close to home.

Dahlin and Power are almost certainly untouchables, even for Marner. Byram is a nice piece, but would require another significant piece to get close - especially for a trade within the division.
Quote from: Bullfrog on Yesterday at 02:52:37 PM
Quote from: Highlander on Yesterday at 02:40:51 PMShanahan had to be there. Ultimately he is the boss.

Agreed. It seemed normal to me. If you're having a press conference with one of the most important persons, the boss is usually there.

Yup, especially for moves he almost certainly had some significant input into.
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 01:46:05 PMTampa trades away McDonagh when they shouldn't have (betting he would fall off in his 33 and 34-year old seasons, he didn't) and then reacquire him when they shouldn't (more likely to fall off in his 35 and 36-year old seasons, and they're in more of a cap bind with Stamkos). Alrighty.

Pretty tidy bit of business from Nashville though, but it also leaves a big hole in their defence.

They have a pretty significant buyout penalty about to hit their books, so, they needed to do something to have any real flexibility this summer and next summer. Almost $12M in dead cap next season.
Quote from: Peter D. on May 20, 2024, 06:18:54 PM
Quote from: herman on May 20, 2024, 11:19:22 AMI believe those suggested trades are without a Marner extension in place, hoch limits the return value.

Even that being the case, those still are very subpar offers.  I'd like to think a talent like Marner, even heading into UFA, can bring back a more substantial package than that.

It's the Bleacher Report. Of course, they're bad.
Quote from: Zee on May 17, 2024, 04:34:30 PMAh yes, Shanahan's "exhaustive search" that interviewed 2 people and hired the guy everyone predicted for a couple of months

They also spoke to Gallant and others. They just managed to keep it mostly quiet.
Quote from: Joe on May 17, 2024, 09:58:46 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 17, 2024, 09:31:08 AMUnder his watch, Carolina has been one of the - if not the - strongest defensive and puck possession teams in the league. They've had the personnel to help with that, but his systems absolutely played a part in maximizing that. If he could instill enough of that into the Leafs, with the offensive talent they have, that could be enough to get them over the hump.

That would be fantastic. But personally, I'm not entirely sure he leaves Carolina or that the leafs are willing to wait until his contract expires.

I'm not either. Just giving my perspective on why he could be an upgrade.
Quote from: Joe on May 17, 2024, 09:07:00 AMMy understanding is that he's under contract until July 1st.

Can someone explain to me how he's a significant upgrade over Keefe? Other than 'it's a new voice'.

If all we seem to care about is playoffs, his teams were twice eliminated by the same teams that eliminated the Leafs, going 0-8 in those games. I'm not saying that's all on him, or on him at all, but it just doesn't seem all that... impressive.

Under his watch, Carolina has been one of the - if not the - strongest defensive and puck possession teams in the league. They've had the personnel to help with that, but his systems absolutely played a part in maximizing that. If he could instill enough of that into the Leafs, with the offensive talent they have, that could be enough to get them over the hump.
Quote from: RedLeaf on May 17, 2024, 09:18:31 AMIt's great to find a coach who's won 1 cup, but that doesn't mean he's ever gonna win another one. The only new coach I'd get excited about would be a perennial cup winner. Don't see any of those in line for an interview for the Leafs coaching job.

The only coach who has won the Cup with more than one organization since the end of the Original 6 era is Scotty Bowman. Overall, only 3 coaches have ever done it. So, history tells us that maybe it's not so great to find a coach who has won a Cup.

I'm more apt to find a coach who has gotten close but hasn't won over one that has. To me, that's part of the appeal with Brind'Amour - he's come close, but hasn't gotten there. Is that because of his tactics or is it because of the players he's had to work with? Until he gets time with a very different group, we'll probably never know. Moving to a new organization could be the jolt he needs to refine his approach or could give him the roster he needs for his approach to be fully realized.
Quote from: Dappleganger on May 16, 2024, 01:41:02 PMI will say this, the problem with the Leafs these past 8 years has been playoff scoring? So, to remedy this problem they're going to get rid of the player that has the most playoff points the last 8 years?

It's pretty funny on the face of it.

I posted this a little while back, but more than half of Marner's playoff points came from 3 series. The rest of his playoffs have been similar to what we saw this time around. They're the only 3 series he's put up more than 4 points in. The total point thing, while absolutely true, is not a good representation of his actual playoff efforts.

I'm also not in the camp of getting rid of him for the sake of getting rid of him. That's almost always a mistake. But, the team needs a shakeup, and he does feel like the most logical significant piece to move.
Quote from: Frank E on May 15, 2024, 05:55:12 PMI like the idea of getting some cheap bluey chip prospects that are already contributing, with a solid goalie, and looking at 24-25 as a reset of sorts? 

And if it all goes well, load up a little at the deadline, and if not, offload. 

And another thing...I'm not sold with Rielly as your horse on the blueline.

And another thing...if Bert and Domi want to come back, are we good with that?

Domi showed some strong chemistry with Matthews. I'd like to have him back.

The Bertuzzi that showed up for the last couple months of the season? I'd have him back in a heartbeat. The full package? I'd be open to it, if he's willing to sign for less than he earned this past season. He fit pretty well with Matthews and Domi in the end. If he goes, though, what did provide shouldn't be that difficult to replace.
Quote from: Zee on May 15, 2024, 11:24:34 AM
Quote from: herman on May 15, 2024, 10:18:13 AMBerube met with the Jets yesterday after two days of meetings with the Leafs over the weekend. Friedman, on today's 32T pod, believes Berube is the front runner for Toronto.

He met with the Jets on a Zoom call, not exactly over the moon for that job I guess

Jets are mostly doing their due diligence before handing the job to Arniel.
Yeah. As much as freeing up the cap space would be good, unless a team comes along with a strong offer for him, there's not enough benefit to moving him.