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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« Last post by CarltonTheBear on Today at 09:52:30 AM »

Alex Barre-Boulet is sorta considered the next "Yanni Gourde" type player to come up through Tampa's system. Through his first 3 years in the AHL he put up 136 points in 144 games. He only has 15 NHL games under his belt where he has just 3 points. But considering the losses Tampa has had this offseason it's expected he'll be given a big opportunity to play consistent 3rd line minutes and if he's as good as his AHL numbers and Tampa observers think a breakout season could be coming.

He just signed a 3 year extension with an AAV that is less than his entry level contract. Like... why not just accept your qualifying offer at that point?
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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« Last post by CarltonTheBear on Today at 09:07:19 AM »
Someone would have given Justin Holl a $13mil AAV this offseason. Prove me wrong.
Hard not to think that all of these big deals make it impossible to extend Rielly. Any decent trading partners out there?

Considering some of the other moves they've made this offseason I think the Kings make a lot of sense for Rielly. On their left side defence they have Edler, Maatta, and some kids. Having Doughty and Rielly in the top-4 would give them a pretty solid puck mover on both those pairings. They're also set to have a lot of cap space next season with a bunch of mid size deals expiring for guys they probably won't bring back (Edler/Maatta) or will be in line for a pay decrease (Brown).

Ideally, you would try to model it around the Pacioretty to Vegas deal when he was a year away from being a UFA. Montreal got a good prospect (Suzuki), a middle 6 forward (Tatar), and a 2nd round draft pick.

A version here could be something like Adrian Kempe (would likely be required for cap purposes too), a prospect not named Byfield/Turcotte/Vilardi (Kings have a lot of options here: Kaliyev, Madden, Kupari, Thomas), and then a 2nd rounder.

This would also open up a ton of cap space (about $6mil) if the Leafs wanted to add another forward or defenceman through either free agency or finding a slightly expensive guy on the trade market for cheap.
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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« Last post by Heroic Shrimp on Today at 08:44:07 AM »

Entertaining to read.
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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« Last post by Heroic Shrimp on Today at 08:30:55 AM »
Someone would have given Justin Holl a $13mil AAV this offseason. Prove me wrong.
Hard not to think that all of these big deals make it impossible to extend Rielly. Any decent trading partners out there?
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Here's where I'm at with the Leafs. I'm disappointed that a rebuild that looked so promising seems to have stalled. Some of that is just bad luck (pandemic and resulting flat cap). However, some of it also has to be put on management for signing those contracts that have helped put us in this position. And also for letting so much talent walk away for nothing over the years. The early playoff runs were nice, but it led to the rebuild being sped up - bad trades for rentals, holding onto assets that should have been traded. And there don't seem to have been any lessons learned by the core from those first couple of playoff rounds, otherwise they'd have advanced out of the first round by now.

I think this is a great, not often mentioned point. The argument wasn’t that anything can happen if you get it (we left that behind in the Nonis Era). The Shanaplan was building for sustainable success, and those first 3 appearances were supposed to provide some developmental benefit.

I'm disappointed that we had to sacrifice some good young talent and replace it with lesser talent. Connor Brown - hard working, tough to play against, capable of 20 goals. Kapanen, had issues but boy was he fun to watch. At least he could bury some of those breakaway chances (ahem, Mikheyev). Johnsson I think was a flash in the pan and injury prone, but another guy who was tough to play against and has scored 20 goals in the league. And now to top it all off, Hyman gone for nothing.

Besides Brown, there isn’t one of those I’d like to have on the 21-22 Leafs (on their current deal). I think the bigger issue is here is that we’re all out of Hymans and Browns because of all the assets spent on those luxury playoff runs in years 1-3 of the Matthews era (and screwing up a lot of drafts in the Nonis & Lou eras, it seems)

And will they let Rielly walk? Will they be able to re-sign him? After seeing some of the contracts handed out yesterday, I'm not sure they'll be able to afford him. No one seems willing to take much of a home-town discount anymore. I thought Hyman might be the one but was obviously wrong about that. Will Rielly be the one? Maybe?

On free agency day I saw some player who signed with the Wild talk about how exciting their vibe was… then the Leafs signed guys I’d never heard of. Mileage ain’t great in free agency, but I wonder if we’ve gone around the bend on that Babcock prediction.
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All Sports But Hockey / Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« Last post by Nik on Yesterday at 10:55:32 PM »
So I know nothing of this pick and Suggs other than everyone wanted Suggs. I have a friend who says they think they can develop the guy they picked for a longer term rebuild. Any merit to that? Admittedly I literally know nothing of the positions in Basketball.

I mean, any one could be developed and the Raptors have a good track record in developing guys but I think it's a little bit like the Family Guy joke about, you know, you can have a boat or you can have the mystery box which could be anything, it could even be a boat.

Suggs is the boat. Just take the boat.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Last post by Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on Yesterday at 10:48:14 PM »
Of Leaf jersey numbers we speak?  Of their coolness?

I have two words for you:

Robert Svehla.

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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« Last post by CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 10:43:00 PM »
Someone would have given Justin Holl a $13mil AAV this offseason. Prove me wrong.
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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« Last post by CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 10:39:50 PM »
Two apparently $9.5mil defencemen weren't enough to prevent Columbus from being the 4th worst team in the league.
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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« Last post by Heroic Shrimp on Yesterday at 10:29:31 PM »
Yikes!
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