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Tyler Biggs
Quote from: AvroArrow on July 03, 2017, 02:25:54 PM
Quote from: Rebel_1812 on July 03, 2017, 01:41:53 PM
I don't like this signing.  For that kind of money, they could have got Phaneuf back.  They needed a defenseman not another forward.

1) This doesn't prevent or preclude us from getting another defenseman.
2) If needed, we can trade JvR and/or Bozak for cap space and/or assets required.

1) Yes it does stop moves for a defenseman due to cap space.
2) JVR will put up better numbers than Marleau in each year of that contract.  Keeping JVR would be better than singing Marleau and trading JVR.
I don't like this signing.  For that kind of money, they could have got Phaneuf back.  They needed a defenseman not another forward.
Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017 Draft Watch
June 14, 2017, 09:06:41 PM
Thoughts on Nicolas Hague?  He seems to have offense, defense, size and a physical demeanor. 
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: William Nylander
May 20, 2017, 06:57:07 PM
Richie has 14 goals and 28 points in his second year and bring a physical element Nylander doesnt.  This is selective 20-20.  What about the Tlusty over Chris Stewart?  The 2006 draft shows the opposite result.  The truth is the draft is a gamble.
Babcock was playing the 4th line too much tonight.
Frig ovie.  Go Leafs Go.
Quote from: Nik the Trik on April 04, 2017, 07:32:06 PM

If the Capitals pressing you offensively is evidence that you lack toughness then the entire league lacks toughness.

But they do.  Its a long term trend towards a weak and timorous league.
Bobby Ryan on the 3rd line?  That is crazy. 
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
January 29, 2017, 01:39:29 PM
Quote from: Nik the Trik on January 28, 2017, 07:15:15 PM

"A lot of people calling Auston Matthews "Poppy" because of David Ortiz"

- Ron MacLean, the whitest man of all time.

I like it when people use 'whitest' as a derogatory term.  You go to love that veiled racism.   
Quote from: herman on January 23, 2017, 03:50:16 PM
Quote from: Frank E on January 23, 2017, 03:38:53 PM
Following the NHL would probably be boring if teams did what we fans think is logical all the time, so you could be right.

I was trying to figure out which teams that are in the mix this year that might be looking to inject some scoring on the wing...I thought maybe our old buddy Anaheim for one of their studs.

LA looks to need some scoring help there too, and some people seem to like Jake Muzzin...27 years old and $4 mil cap hit until he's 30.  San Jose is another one that probably only has a few years left with the current bunch, and could use a little scoring, but I have no idea what kind of d-man they'd have that's interesting.

Nik mentioned this a few times in the actual Armchair GM thread, that because of the market set by Hall-Larsson, getting good value in a JvR for defenseman trade will be slim pickings (one team was already burned pretty good trading away JvR for a defenseman). Seems more likely we will get prospects/picks that we can then turn around into something else.

Anaheim has some attractive pieces with an aging core still in contention (and their coach is familiar with JvR, who sort of thrived in his system). Nashville is another, as is Minnesota (less compelling). Maybe Philly tires of semi-regular healthy scratch Gostisbehere (typed this out first try, no lie), or St. Louis does a U-turn and extends Shattenkirk to trade Parayko like a crazy team...

Thats the thing.   If the return will be similar or worse to what the Leafs got for Kessel or Phaneuf; then it isn't worthwhile.  30 goal scorers don't grow on trees.   It would be better to keep him then to ship him out for a draft picks and prospects.
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
September 27, 2016, 06:33:00 PM
Quote from: herman on September 24, 2016, 09:27:48 PM
QuoteKurt Overhardt, agent for unsigned Winnipeg defenceman Jacob Trouba, released a statement Friday indicating his client wants to be traded.

"Our client, Jacob Trouba, will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets NHL training camp. Since May, we have been working with the Jets management in an effort to facilitate a trade of Jacob's rights. Both parties continue to work on this matter."

Danger zone!

The leafs should trade Gardner for Trouba.  That being said the Winnipeg GM has shown he is willing to wait years for the right deal with kane.  This doesn't look good for Trouba who wants this done before the season starts.
Wait a minute.  Leafs lost Stu Percy for nothing!?!?!
What ever happened to the defencemen with the bad leg?  Is he still on injury reserve due to 'old'.
"Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely"

So he missed the entire season without a formally given reason?