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Messages - CarltonTheBear

#1
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 12, 2024, 10:42:23 PMThanks for that CTB.  Is he worth it?  What I remember when his name popped up is that he is big and good at blocking shots and that's about it.

Who knows. My gut instinct at first was that there almost certainly wasn't anything here. But since then James Mirtle has said a couple of times that he's heard people say there's a good chance he actually plays NHL games at some point next season and presumably those are people who have watched him closely.

To Toronto's credit they've been reasonably successful when it comes to college players in this position. Either in acquiring guys prior to them becoming free agents (like Hyman) or signing them when they do (Moore, Marchmentnot from the college, McMann, Steeves-ish, possibly Rifai). So maybe he can end up being something, even if the upside would likely be quite limited.

That's of course the optimistic take. The pessimistic one would reasonably point out his zero goals and 15 assists through 4 years of college hockey make it incredibly difficult to see a NHL future and any talk about him is more simply because he's 6'7" tall.
#2
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 12, 2024, 10:25:12 PMI can't believe this is serious.  It's one thing to try with a forward like Knies.  It's another with a defenseman.  He'd get eaten alive.

It's entirely possible, probably even likely, that he wouldn't actually play a game. He definitely wouldn't be playing playoff games like Knies did barring something insane happening to 4-5 other defencemen. Probably just about burning a year of his ELC to get him to actually sign.
#3
Detroit Red Wings
38-32-9, 85 points
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Toronto Maple Leafs
46-24-9, 101 points



                                                                      Projected
Lineups
                                                                     
DeBrincat-Larkin-Raymond
Perron-Compher-Kane
Fabbri-Veleno-Sprong
ZAR-Czarnik-Fischer

Chiarot-Seider
Edvinsson-Petry
Maatta-Gostisbehere

Lyon
Bertuzzi-Matthews-Domi
McMann-Tavares-Marner
Robertson-Holmberg-Nylander
Knies-Kampf-Reaves

Rielly-Liljegren
Benoit-McCabe
Edmundson-Brodie

Samsonov



Scratches
Andrew Copp
Michael Rasmussen
Jake Walman
Justin Holl
Connor Dewar
Noah Gregor
Conor Timmins
Mark Giordano
Ilya Lyubushkin



Injuries
•Andrew Copp - Face - Questionable
•Michael Rasmussen - Upper Body - Questionable
•Ville Husso - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Timothy Liljegren - Upper Body - Day to day
•Max Domi - Probable - Day to day
•Calle Jarnkrok - Hand - Injured Reserve
•John Klingberg - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Matt Murray - Hip - Injured Reserve



Game notes
DET
•Alex Lyon (20-18-5, 3.03 GAA, .906 Sv%) will likely start for the Red Wings
•Detroit is essentially playing in a must-win game here. They currently sit 10th in the East and 1 point out of a wild card spot. It's a very tight race though with 4 teams all within 1 point battling for that final spot. The Wings would likely need to win all 3 of their final games to make the playoffs

TOR
•Ilya Samsonov (23-7-7, 3.08 GAA, .891 Sv%) will start for the Leafs
•Max Domi was not at practice on Friday for undisclosed reasons. Keefe described him as day to day but did not rule out the possibility he would be fine to play here
•Liljegren skated on the top pair alongside Rielly at practice on Friday. He still needs to get the final green light to play but Liljegren is hoping to get back into the line-up for the first time since March 26th



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#4
Quote from: herman on April 12, 2024, 09:25:28 PMhttps://twitter.com/dalter/status/1778967429634232734
Lol

Signing Webber on Sunday and then alternating between papering Robertson and Knies down to the Marlies for each of the last 2 games wouldn't really be any issue whatsoever to create the cap space.

The only potential problem would be that (I believe) it would prevent the Leafs from activating Jarnkrok off LTIR to get him into the final regular season game if he's cleared for that. But then again considering he still hasn't participated in a regular practice session with the team it's quite possible he won't even be cleared for that by then.
#5
Yeah, the Kampf deal was a head-scratcher from the start. Doesn't help that his season hasn't exactly met the standards he set in the previous two. But as a 4th line centre he ended up getting 1) higher term than his 4C peers, 2) higher AAV than his 4C peers, 3) more no trade protection than his 4C peers, 4) more buyout protection than his 4C peers. One or two of those things maybe wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but to go 4 for 4 is just a masterclass performance from his agent.
#6
Quote from: bustaheims on April 12, 2024, 10:20:30 AMNow we get to play the game of figuring out which contract(s) Vegas will have to basically give away this summer. My first guess is William Karlsson.

If Karlsson goes on the market, and I agree that he'd make the most sense to move with Eichel and Hertl above him in the line-up and Roy being able to fill their 3C spot for half the cap hit, I think he'd really make a ton of sense as a guy Treliving should go after.
#9
Quote from: herman on April 11, 2024, 08:11:35 AMKeefe shortened the bench a bit in the back half of the game
59-34-11
88-91-16

Yeah the Nylander-Tavares-Marner line was pretty interesting to see. Per NST the shot attempts were 10-3 and actual shot 5-1 in their favour in just over 4 minutes of ice-time. I think it leaves the 3rd line pretty weak, especially with Holmberg at 3C, so it's unlikely that's a permanent line but could be a different trump card Keefe can use late in games other than just the typical loaded up Matthews line.
#10
New Jersey Devils
37-37-5, 79 points
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Toronto Maple Leafs
46-23-9, 101 points



                                                                      Projected
Lineups
                                                                     
Bowers-Hischier-Bratt
Meier-Haula-Holtz
Palat-Nosek-Mercer
MacDermid-Tierney-Foote

Hughes-Marino
Bahl-Smith
Siegenthaler-Nemec

Allen
Bertuzzi-Matthews-Domi
McMann-Tavares-Marner
Robertson-Holmberg-Nylander
Knies-Kampf-Reaves

Rielly-Brodie
Benoit-McCabe
Giordano-Lyubushkin

Samsonov



Scratches
Graeme Clarke
Nick DeSimone
Connor Dewar
Noah Gregor
Conor Timmins
Martin Jones



Injuries
•Kaapo Kahkonen - Lower Body - Questionable
•Jack Hughes - Shoulder - Injured Reserve
•Curtis Lazar - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Nathan Bastian - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Dougie Hamilton - Pectoral - Injured Reserve
•Joel Edmundson - Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
•Timothy Liljegren - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Calle Jarnkrok - Hand - Injured Reserve
•John Klingberg - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Matt Murray - Hip - Injured Reserve



Game notes
NJ
•Jake Allen (11-17-4, 3.37 GAA, .889 Sv%) will likely start for the Devils

TOR
•Ilya Samsonov (23-6-7, 3.00 GAA, .895 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•The Leafs put in what they very clear saw as their more back-up players on Tuesday so it will be interesting to see what the line-up looks like tonight and who gets back in, particularly with how Robertson played
•Joel Edmundson is also expected to be returning to the line-up soon, so that's likely tonight or on Saturday against Detroit



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#14
Quote from: herman on April 09, 2024, 08:40:21 AMThe Marlies have loaned players to the Wichita Thunder previously, including Bobby McMann (Edmonton's affiliate at the time, now San Jose's); it's kind of far.

Brampton lost the OHL Battalion to North Bay due to attendance issues, and the ECHL Beasts folded in 2020-21 (obvious reasons). I can see it working there again.

A ECHL close by would be ideal of course but I just don't see one having any kind of financial success in the GTA. Attendance has always been an issue with non-Leafs hockey there. Maybe if Hamilton loses the OHL Bulldogs permanently to Brantford it could open that arena (currently undergoing some renovations) to another hockey team. Otherwise it probably just makes sense to find something close-ish in the States, since operating a Canadian team in a league 99% American has some obvious challenges.

#15
Quote from: Joe on April 09, 2024, 09:10:36 AMBtw I was genuinely asking that question about the crease, I'm not sure if anyone here would know that.

I just found it odd that the player could stand behind the goalie in the blue paint before the puck has entered the crease. The whole sequence looked odd to me.

As long as there's no interference with the goalie, intentional or not, it's fine.