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And then after teams wipe us in the first round and go on to the Cup finals, they wash out next season and draft first overall.

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TOSS
- Kerfoot (1 year, 3.5M) is also a valuable member of the team as a utility player, but we could easily use this cap hit for 3 Marlies grads to get similar production.

I'm a bit confused by this one. You are not finding a Marlies grad to score 51 points while also being 3rd on the team in SH TOI for forwards. Robertson's got potential on the scoring side I suppose.

I haven't done the accounting on this, but I suspect a significant proportion of Kerfoot's 5v5 production was while playing top-6 minutes. Your contention with my initial assertion is valid though. Unless those aforementioned Marlies see top-6 minutes and are more Bunting than Ritchie about it, those 50-pts are going to have to come from aggregate changes to the depth, and leveraging the opened cap space towards top-6 reinforcements.

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His jockstrap is in the 300 seats

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« on: Yesterday at 08:36:07 PM »

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End of Season media availability with Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas

MLHS will have the transcript shortly.

Shanahan
Dubas

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End of Season media availability with Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas

MLHS will have the transcript shortly.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Niemelä and Hirvonen singed to ELCs
« on: Yesterday at 01:59:22 PM »
I wait with bated breath for Tyler Kleven news.

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Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 12:02:16 PM »
KEEP
Matthews - Easy decision
Marner - Last year, I'd say his 11M could be split between 2 top-6 wingers, but he is still more valuable to this team than on the market, especially if he can be paired with Tavares to upgrade that line once again.
Nylander - incredible value for the cap hit, still has clear room for improvement; can carry a lower line or add every offensive element to a top line; PP wizard in every conceivable role.
Tavares - NMC; he's a sunk cost, so the key here is to bolster his weakness (skating speed) so we can leverage his strengths more consistently (puck control, shooting, space making)
Bunting - Easy decision
Kampf - Palatable contract for a steadying presence and reliable toolkit
Kase - injury concerns will keep him very affordable; gotta keep him with his Czechmate
Engvall - he started to show more snarl; let's practice that for the full season because he has the build and speed to tilt his minutes


Rielly - Similar to Tavares, there are some very rare strengths to Rielly's game, but we need to mitigate his weakness (rush defense)
Brodie - Speaking of mitigating weaknesses on D, this guy
Sandin - Still rounding out his game; can crush 3rd pair min, but can he tread water or truly swim with top-4 min?
Liljegren - he looks more and more like Luigi with every passing day, and as the second guy on a top-4 pair, he is doing just fine. Experience will help with anticipation and speed up decision making that way.
Giordano - If he can take a cheapo deal, we can easily make 3 top-4 pairs and extend the longevity of
Muzzin - still so solid in his play, even if his hips, knees, and back are not quite holding up. Take it easy on him in the regular season and save him for the playoffs.


TOSS
- Mikheyev (UFA) is going to price himself out of our roster; I like what he does (PK, zoom zoom) but the tenacity on the puck hardly ever translates to scoring for himself or his linemates in a sustainable way
- Kerfoot (1 year, 3.5M) is also a valuable member of the team as a utility player, but we could easily use this cap hit for 3 Marlies grads to get similar production.
- Clifford - I don't see it; make room for Marlies


MAYBE
Campbell - $ or $$$$?
Mrazek - what's on the market? I think he'd be a serviceable backup 1/B still, just rotten injury luck this past year
Holl - I like him fine, but if there's an improvement to be made, his handedness, TOI, and cap hit has market value
Spezza - as an assistant coach; his voice of experience is valuable, moreso than his diminishing on-ice contributions; if we have the cap room and he doesn't mind sitting half the season, then sign him as usual.
Simmonds - ditto

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 11:29:28 AM »
I only know Cooley because he was on the same line as Knies recently

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Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 11:26:25 AM »

*starts a new armchair GM attempt*


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Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 10:47:04 AM »
If Winnipeg is going to blow it up, maybe there's a path for Mark Scheifele to come in as a 2nd line center. I've looked and there aren't many options out there. Scheifele only makes 6.75 million. Probably still too much.

Scheifele is extremely one dimensional, and a noted locker room bad egg.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ukraine
« on: May 16, 2022, 11:46:21 PM »
That was great to hear. Very brave of him.

Apparently he’s been on this since the beginning.

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Yikes. driver is okay, but yikes.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: May 16, 2022, 07:52:19 PM »
Uh oh I might need to AppleTV now

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ukraine
« on: May 16, 2022, 07:10:59 PM »

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