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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Who should the next GM be?...
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 09:13:41 PM
At least they are moving quickly and Shanahan got a lot of feedback about the team to ruminate on.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Who should the next GM be?...
Last post by CarltonTheBear - Yesterday at 09:01:22 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 29, 2023, 04:03:56 PMI'm getting slightly restless only because there's a part of me worried that they've just spent the last 10 days debating the pros and cons of Treliving. But if there's a wide range of worthwhile candidates they're legitimately considering, and especially if some of them aren't available to talk yet (like McPhee and/or Nill), then obviously the hold up is justified.


Looking more and more like it's been the former.
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
Last post by Nik - Yesterday at 08:37:39 PM
Quote from: Bender on Yesterday at 02:31:20 PMI did like that... unfortunately I thought the last two episodes were a bit Game of Thronesy in the sense that everything seemed extra convenient and the show runners just wanted to wrap it up, which is unfortunate. The season could've been the best, but they really, really didn't stick the landing at all. I get what they were trying to do and some aspects were interesting, but again, it's like they just wanted the whole thing to wrap and just made the ending simple and easy. The fact that Jim Moss had Barry tied up and just... like... forgot he had him... I guess? is unforgivable.

I guess the explanation was that he became so convinced that Gene was behind Janice's death he sort of stopped caring about Barry but I agree that doesn't make sense. That said, I never really liked the Jim Moss character to begin with and him catching Barry in the first place just seems like it was done to slow Barry down for a bit so Sally could return to LA and get captured.

Broadly though, I'm with you. The ending wasn't great in terms of tying up plot threads but I did like the comedic aspects of it. From Barry's gun buying(and trouble getting out of the car) to the movie at the end to just "Oh wow" as Barry's last line I thought were pretty funny. Story wise, I got the sense Hader was done with the show and just wanted to wrap it up. That makes it not entirely satisfying but I am excited to see what he does next as a writer/director.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Who should the next GM be?...
Last post by Peter D. - Yesterday at 08:33:49 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 09:58:25 AM
Quote from: Peter D. on Yesterday at 09:39:08 AM
Quote from: Rob on Yesterday at 09:32:15 AMLook at our shiny new GM!!!  We ONLY got him because he got fired from his last job!  Isn't he great!?!?!?!?!?!!!???!!!?  He failed so hard at his last job that he was fired, but things will be different this time!  WE PROMISE!!!!

Does the same apply to the team that hires Dubas?

Same applies to a huge swath of all GM and coach hires.

That was kind of my point...
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Core
Last post by Peter D. - Yesterday at 08:32:52 PM
Quote from: Rob on May 27, 2023, 11:11:59 AMWhat's every ones acceptable number for Matthews?  I would do 8 years $100 million. 

He can get more with the more years he signs.  I'm okay with $13 million a year even though it'll put him about McDavid and MacKinnon, which I don't think he should be the highest paid player if all things were equal.

If he is looking for a shorter contract, then less money.

Still boggles my mind that Dubas gave him the money he did on his last contract and only got 5 years out of it.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Core
Last post by hobarth - Yesterday at 05:12:44 PM
I was watching some YouTube today, it has been said by can't remember who that Schenn and O'Rielly were surprised by the locker room dynamics of the Leafs, the room is fractured whereas from all my previous readings TO's team was/is supposedly very close.

I don't know how important it is for a team to be close  but if what I've seen on YouTube is true, leadership is still an issue as it has been for 20 years.

Who was the last person on TO that both the fans and players thought were effective leaders, Killer/Sundin/Roberts?
Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair President/GM 2023...
Last post by L K - Yesterday at 04:14:18 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on Yesterday at 11:20:10 AM
Quote from: L K on Yesterday at 09:10:36 AMI'd do that trade...although I would wonder what kind of number Hellebyuck is looking for in his next contract.
It'll probably be less then Nylander

Maybe.  But goalies, even ones as good as Hellebyuck are so volatile that replacing Nylander with another big contract in goal might put the Leafs in the same type of cap hell...particularly with a Matthews extension next year.
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2023 Blue Jays thread
Last post by Bill_Berg_is_less_sad - Yesterday at 03:56:37 PM
Quote from: L K on Yesterday at 03:54:32 PMAnthony Bass.......................

Got an extra B in there!
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2023 Blue Jays thread
Last post by L K - Yesterday at 03:54:32 PM
Anthony Bass.......................
DeSmith, Daniel Vladar (if CGY wants to promote Wolf), Pheonix Copley (if LA re-signs Korpisalo) and Eric Comrie (if BUF wants Levi to play) all jump out at me as goalies who could conceivable fit the 3G role and pass through waivers based off their performance last season and cap hit. Wouldn't be shocked if the Leafs trade for one of them if Murray is moved.