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Messages - bustaheims

#1
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 09:36:44 AMScott Arniel gets the Winnipeg HC job, while Dan Bylsma finally resurfaces in Seattle. There's only one head coach position left to be filled and that's the rather undesirable San Jose job and it's sounding like Marco Sturm or Ryan Warsofsky are getting that.

Wonder if part of the hold up on the assistants here is the Leafs are waiting to see if anyone who is left without a seat would be interested. Jay Woodcroft in particular is someone who really jumps out that I'm surprised didn't get hired anywhere this offseason. Or possibly the Leafs circle back on Todd McLellan after he didn't get picked here. McLellan ran Detroit's PP while he was an assistant there back in the day.

I'm sure that's part of it. I also suspect Berube has been having conversations with the guys currently under contract and figuring out who he's comfortable with and who he's not. It's all part of the process.
#2
I don't think the Leafs should be looking to offload Marner, regardless of the return or other factors. That's just silly talk. He's too good a player for that, and some posters are being too glib about that.

That being said, with basically everyone who saw significant time with the Leafs this past season other than Matthews, Nylander, and Knies, the Leafs need to be willing to move on if doing so improves the team as a whole. While you're never going to get a Marner-level talent in return, it's quite possible that the sum of the parts returning could be more helpful in the team reaching their ultimate goal than Marner alone. The team as it is right now is flawed. There's only so much tinkering that can be done around the margins before you have to start looking at swapping out core pieces, and, I think that's where the Leafs are right now. Just about every option needs to be on the table.
#3
Really feels like there's more to this trade. Otherwise, weird timing, for sure.
#4
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2024 Blue Jays
May 24, 2024, 12:32:43 PM
Never underestimate what having a little more fun can do for a team.
#5
Quote from: herman on May 24, 2024, 11:06:58 AMhttps://twitter.com/friedgehnic/status/1794036653696459034

Why is there even an interim tag at this point.

Don Waddell has interviewed for Columbus

Optics? I'm sure they feel like they have to at least talk to a few other people before going all in on a rookie GM.
#6
Quote from: cw on May 23, 2024, 11:41:17 AM
Quote from: lamajama on May 22, 2024, 06:06:45 PMMarc Savard and Flames have mutually parted ways. Welcome to the Leafs in 3-2-1....

Doesn't that smell of tampering?
Seems kind of odd to me.

Apparently, Marek thinks he is going somewhere else.

Only if a team employee reached out to make this happen. If Berube reached out while he was not part of the team...well, that's St Louis' problem. ;P
#7
Quote from: Bullfrog on May 23, 2024, 10:03:22 AMI doubt that, but it'll likely be the fans making his time insufferable.

Yeah. The team isn't going to risk harming their on-ice success in a bid to make a player uncomfortable. If they don't play Marner and Matthews together, it will be for on-ice reasons, not trade-related stuff.
#8
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 22, 2024, 10:38:46 PMCalgary's PP was ranked 25th this season and 18th overall in offence woth Savard

That's true, but I wonder how much of that is coaching and how much is personnel.
#9
Gonna be a tight series, I think. Rags in 7?
#10
Dallas is my Cup pick out of the remaining teams, so, Stars in 6.
#11
Quote from: Dappleganger on May 22, 2024, 10:00:56 AMBuffalo has three solid young defensemen in Dahlin, Power, and Byron.

They could use a top-six winger. Maybe there is a fit there for Marner. It'd keep Marner pretty close to home.

Dahlin and Power are almost certainly untouchables, even for Marner. Byram is a nice piece, but would require another significant piece to get close - especially for a trade within the division.
#12
Quote from: Bullfrog on May 21, 2024, 02:52:37 PM
Quote from: Highlander on May 21, 2024, 02:40:51 PMShanahan had to be there. Ultimately he is the boss.

Agreed. It seemed normal to me. If you're having a press conference with one of the most important persons, the boss is usually there.

Yup, especially for moves he almost certainly had some significant input into.
#13
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 21, 2024, 01:46:05 PMTampa trades away McDonagh when they shouldn't have (betting he would fall off in his 33 and 34-year old seasons, he didn't) and then reacquire him when they shouldn't (more likely to fall off in his 35 and 36-year old seasons, and they're in more of a cap bind with Stamkos). Alrighty.

Pretty tidy bit of business from Nashville though, but it also leaves a big hole in their defence.

They have a pretty significant buyout penalty about to hit their books, so, they needed to do something to have any real flexibility this summer and next summer. Almost $12M in dead cap next season.
#14
Quote from: Peter D. on May 20, 2024, 06:18:54 PM
Quote from: herman on May 20, 2024, 11:19:22 AMI believe those suggested trades are without a Marner extension in place, hoch limits the return value.

Even that being the case, those still are very subpar offers.  I'd like to think a talent like Marner, even heading into UFA, can bring back a more substantial package than that.

It's the Bleacher Report. Of course, they're bad.