Quick links:  Login  |  Sign up  |  Site Rules  |  Support TMLfans

Menu

Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - Dappleganger

#1
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reilly To The Wing
Yesterday at 11:25:29 AM
Idle offseason talk... If the idea is to turn Rielly into a forward I'd suggest going the trade route.
#2
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2024 Blue Jays
Yesterday at 10:33:41 AM
Biggio never quite got the bat going enough to carve out a full-time role.

#3
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reilly To The Wing
Yesterday at 10:32:34 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 09:59:03 AM
Quote from: Dappleganger on Yesterday at 09:42:12 AMBurns played RW for the Sharks in 2013-2014, 10 years into his career.

Except, as you point out in the rest of your post, that wasn't the first time he played as a forward in the NHL. He didn't suddenly make the change. He'd been used as both in the NHL prior to that (more on D, obviously, where he's better suited). From what I can tell, he's played around 200 NHL games at forward, the rest on D.  13/14 was the only time to played the full season up front (from what I can find online). He's basically a giant bearded unicorn.

And he was a forward in Junior. He was also swapping from forward to D in season at least some of the time with Minnesota.

#4
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reilly To The Wing
Yesterday at 09:42:12 AM
Quote from: Joe on Yesterday at 08:34:18 AM
Quote from: Dappleganger on Yesterday at 08:15:28 AM
Quote from: Joe on Yesterday at 07:20:28 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 11, 2024, 10:44:16 PMEverybody laughs at these ideas

Because it's never happened. The only example I can think of that has happened over the last 50 years is Byfuglien, and even then he ended up going back to defence.

It's just such a dumb discussion point because it just never, ever happens. No NHL player has gone 11 years into their career and then will just switch positions. I'm sorry to be harsh but this is just a stupid topic.

Brent Burns went from D to Forward back to D as well.


that didn't happen a decade into his nhl career.

Burns played RW for the Sharks in 2013-2014, 10 years into his career.

If you look at Burns' 'Average Time On Ice' you can kinda see which seasons he slotted in at forward and which he played D.  (Also his blocked shots)

Looks like he played first 3 seasons at forward. Next 5 at D. Next 2 as forward, and last 10 at D. 

https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/b/burnsbr01.html

I'd say Burns is the exception to the rule.
#5
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reilly To The Wing
Yesterday at 08:15:28 AM
Quote from: Joe on Yesterday at 07:20:28 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 11, 2024, 10:44:16 PMEverybody laughs at these ideas

Because it's never happened. The only example I can think of that has happened over the last 50 years is Byfuglien, and even then he ended up going back to defence.

It's just such a dumb discussion point because it just never, ever happens. No NHL player has gone 11 years into their career and then will just switch positions. I'm sorry to be harsh but this is just a stupid topic.

Brent Burns went from D to Forward back to D as well.

Edit: Looks like Burns went from forward, to D, back to forward, then back to D where he has stayed.
#6
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reilly To The Wing
June 11, 2024, 08:36:46 PM
Moving Rielly to the Wings is a great idea. He'll make a good pairing with Mo Seider.
#7
I will accept following Alex Jones if it means stopping the puck at an elite level.

I AM NOT a follower of Alex Jones, like LK said, he's made despicable claims on SH, etc. He's also been right about a few things too. 

Maybe he follows those accounts for the "LOLs"?
#8
Quote from: Bullfrog on June 10, 2024, 08:55:07 AM
Quote from: herman on June 09, 2024, 11:08:02 AMDeclarations aren't really persuasive arguments. We should also note that we've really only seen Marner in a playstyle that was literally designed to be give Marner the puck. However good Marner plays, I think it's self-evident it does not match up with his expected asking price and barely even matches his current cap hit.

11th in points over the last 3 years (7th in ppg), plays PK/PP, selke voting, 12th highest cap hit. 2nd straight season of 101-point pace.

"barely" matches is a thinly veiled insult. His play/value clearly matches his cap hit.

Go ahead and continue to be critical of his play, his fit, whether he or multiple lesser players are better, etc. But can you admit he's an extremely talented, valuable player who earns his cap hit?

We get you don't like him, but your criticism is becoming comical at this point.

Agreed Bullfrog, Marner has played relative to his cap hit. My qualm is he should sign for $11m a season and not $12.5m (or any huge increase over what he makes now). He shouldn't be the 4th highest paid player in the league, his play doesn't align with that.
#9
Deebo FTW.
#10
Quote from: Zee on June 07, 2024, 11:59:04 AM
Quote from: Dappleganger on June 07, 2024, 08:15:23 AMYetis... the plural of Yeti is Yetis. How did they get this wrong?


What's the plural of Leaf?

Leafs, obviously...

😅
#11
Yetis... the plural of Yeti is Yetis. How did they get this wrong?
#12
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2024 Blue Jays
June 05, 2024, 09:22:41 AM
Quote from: Bill_Berg on June 05, 2024, 08:28:54 AMBlow it up!

Do you look to trade Bo and Vlad?
#13
Quote from: Arn on May 30, 2024, 01:15:16 PM
Quote from: herman on May 30, 2024, 12:51:32 PMI want 3 attack lines, and maybe that means one kid per line, and I'm counting Knies as a kid.

Knies-Matthews-Jarnkrok
Cowan-Nylander-Marner
Minten-Tavares-McMann
Dewar-Kampf-Holmberg
Robertson

Each top 9 centre has wingers that cover their weakness: Matthews' body on the forecheck, Nylander's absentminded defense, Tavares' speed. Each of the kids is also understudying with a veteran who matches their playstyle. Berube would also be happy with the level of forechecking ability across the board, save for the Nylander line which will be a rush-attack group.

Robertson rotates in with any of the non-Knies kids, and takes over if one goes back to junior.

I am uncertain of Minten's eligibilities (WHL vs AHL) as he is turning 20 at the beginning of July. I think he is eligible for AHL, or the WHL as one of 3 overagers?

If we shuttle off Marner, then I'd expect at least one mid-class or better forward coming back (or UFA'd) to fill that slot. If it's a centre, then obviously Nylander goes back to winging it.

Any way of bringing Domi back to slot him alongside Knies and Matthews on your top line?

Jarnkrok could be a valuable trade piece too.


Yes, and actually I think re-signing Domi is a priority. If either Matthews or Tavares miss any substantial time, they will need a Center who can play on the top two lines. Domi would be insurance for that. No one else on the roster would be a good fit for that, imo.
#14
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 30, 2024, 11:43:52 AMSpit-balling a "what if we cheap out on forwards (for now) and go big name shopping on D" idea:

Trade Kampf and Lily to recoup some draft picks, re-sign Dewar to $1mil deal, sign Skjei (or Montour) long-term for $7.5mil, sign Tanev medium term for $5mil, sign Stolarz (or Broissoit) medium term for $3.25mil:

Knies-Matthews-Nylander
McMann-Tavares-Marner
Cowan-Minten-Jarnkrok
Holmberg-Dewar-Tverberg
Reaves


In the past, The Leafs have not been reluctant to throw a player with little NHL experience on the top line.

A first line of:

Cowan - Matthews - Marner?

I wonder...

#15
Who wouldn't want to see what effect Berube can have on Marner?