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#1
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.
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Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 09, 2024, 12:44:43 PM
Quote from: Zee on July 09, 2024, 12:34:28 PM
Quote from: Rob on July 09, 2024, 12:20:41 PMThank you Wes for leaving the perennial cup contender Maple Leafs with cupboards stocked to the brim with sure fire prospects. 

Yeah I joked about this but where's the evidence that Wes Clark is some drafting guru?  He was with the Leafs since 2018 and the notable players players picked are Knies and Cowan.  He was also on board for Sandin and Durzi, but that's about it in 6 years of drafts. 

We hope Cowan is something but there's no guarantee of that, Knies looks like a really good player and a great pick especially considering he wasn't even a 1st rounder.  Drafting is such a crapshoot outside the top 10-15 players in most cases so whatever.

Clark has only actually led the last 3 draft efforts. John Lilley, now with the Rangers, was in that role from 2021 a bunch of years prior. Clark has also generally been credited with pushing for Knies in the 2021 draft even if he wasn't fully in charge at that point. So yeah it's a little early to really say he's a god-tier drafter or anything but from just the past 3 years there's been a lot of picks that have in hindsight been pretty good. Especially since the 22 and 23 drafts didn't exactly have a lot of picks to use.

Might be a little unfair to Wes Clark.  There are 31 other teams in the league that seem to get along without Wes Clark just fine. 
#3
Thank you Wes for leaving the perennial cup contender Maple Leafs with cupboards stocked to the brim with sure fire prospects. 
#6
Hopefully Stolarz can add some sort of stability in net. 

Leafs played like a different team when Samsonov was in net compared to Woll.  With Woll in net, their play reminded me of the Cujo years when the team would play more of a run and gun style.  The team on the overall played with more confidence with Woll in net.  Contrasted to when Samsonov was in net, they seemed more cautious.  Soon as a goal or two went in on Samsonov, they seemed deflated. 
#8
Quote from: cw on July 04, 2024, 01:05:29 PMI looked at UFA centers and dmen on Cap Friendly.
There is not a lot there.
On Day 1, most of the UFAs over $1.1M/yr were signed (ignoring RFAs and re-signings with same teams).

July 3 Roslovic for 1yr x $2.8M
July 2 Tarasenko for 2yr x $4.75M

In years gone by, I thought there were more signed after July 1.

It is still quite remarkable to me that 25% of the league signs within 24 hours. A lot of it seemed to happen in the first few hours (tampering was probably at an all time high). Talk about a frenzy. No wonder they make mistakes.

Makes me wonder why a GM wouldn't add one or two extra reasonably priced players. They can go over the cap by 10%. Decent odds are they might be able to flip them for a pick or if that doesn't work out, waive them. I probably would have grabbed a 3rd line center and maybe a dman for the Leafs. Then I wouldn't have to shop so much - just dump excess that I don't want in a market where there was a frenzy of demand and preseason injuries that will have GM scrambling.

I see what you are saying, though that might be bad for business.  You sign someone beginning of July, they spend the summer moving and what not.  Possibly young children getting registered for school and what not.  Then, September or October you get put on waivers or traded because you are deemed expendable?

Players get traded all the time but the player signs the contract in good faith with the understanding that they will be playing/living in chosen city.   
#9
Quote from: Highlander on July 02, 2024, 04:53:08 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on July 02, 2024, 04:49:56 PMIf you got Prime for the streaming service, you got it for the wrong reason.
elaborate?  THanks

Most people sign up for Amazon Prime for the free delivery of items ordered off Amazon.  It happens to include access to Amazon Prime Video. 
#10
Get your snacks delivered AND watch hockey.  WOW. 
#11
Quote from: Highlander on July 02, 2024, 11:12:04 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 02, 2024, 10:03:30 AMPretty good job of the Leafs to keep this to two years. One of the reasons I wasn't too keen on Stolarz or Brossoit at first (aside from the latter's other stuff) was I thought for sure both of them would be getting 3-year contracts. That would have conflicted with when Hildeby loses his waiver exemption (26/27 season). A 2-year deal now means that lines up with Stolarz's contract expiring, pretty clearing paving the way for Hildeby to potentially earn a full time NHL spot that season. If he proves capable of it in the next 2 years of course.
What is Brossoit's other stuff?

His goalie mask is lined with tinfoil. 
#12
Wookie on skates. 
#13
CapFriendly has Stolarz at $2M for what it's worth. 
#14
Quote from: Joe on July 01, 2024, 11:07:27 AMThat's super reasonable no?

Works for me.
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