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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2021, 12:45:19 PM »
How about this if you want to give herman's lad a chance to drive his own line?

Ritchie-Matthews-Marner                     
Kerfoot-Tavares-Robertson
Bunting-Spezza-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kampf-Simmonds

or flip Marner & Robertson
   


I like that lineup. Could be very interesting to start the season with.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2021, 01:19:38 PM »
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2021, 01:24:20 PM »
Nick Ritchie looks 40 years old.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2021, 01:27:47 PM »
Lost Zach Hyman to UFA

Dubas signed:
His defensive role replacement in Kampf
His agitator garbage goal role replacement in Bunting
His big body penalty taking role replacement in Ritchie
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2021, 01:37:52 PM »
Lost Zach Hyman to UFA

Dubas signed:
His defensive role replacement in Kampf
His agitator garbage goal role replacement in Bunting
His big body penalty taking role replacement in Ritchie

He just tripled Hyman's ice time!

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »
Ritchie and Kase taking the forest tour together, starting as Ducks, then bears, and now Leafs.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2021, 03:33:33 PM »
Liking the Kase and Ritchie signings for depth and the risk/reward that could come with it.

Not convinced though that all these signings will mitigate the loss of Hyman.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2021, 04:36:24 PM »
Ritchie-Matthews-Marner                     
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kampf-Kase
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Woof. I'm really not sure about that bottom 6. The fact that this team seemingly doesn't have any 22 or 23 year old guys from in-house beating down the door to be on that third line is a real weak spot.

Agreed on the shortage of 22-23 year olds being the root of the depth issue, and my preferred stop-gap solution (shop among the BluRays rather than the DVDs in the UFA bargain bin) is out given the flat cap. I wonder if maybe giving Nylander a sheltered scoring line and spreading out the offense wouldn’t be a thing they try. It’d reduce ice time for the core four, making the spending look a bit silly, but, if we choose to believe the most charitable explanation for the Montreal faceplant, balancing ice time might preserve these guys for the playoffs.

Ritchie-Matthews-Kase/Simmons/whatever = put AM in the Sundin spot
Kerfoot-Tavares-Marner = let Marner elevate a declining JT
Bunting-Nylander-Spezza = give Nylander a sheltered scoring line
Mikheyev-Kampf-Engvall = that match-up energy line

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2021, 05:19:58 PM »
"Can't let the poison get to you"
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2021, 10:23:39 PM »
So he's tough, but does anyone know how good he is in a fight? On par with Simmonds?

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2021, 10:27:45 PM »

Haha in that first clip Kase and Ritchie made Jake and Willie look like —

nevermind