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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 09, 2021, 10:47:03 PM »

Logical fans - oh good, everyone will be vaccinated
Twitter fans - I guess Nylander's getting traded

I'm mostly seeing jabs that they're going to finally experience the second round of something.

That's brutal — but brilliant.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 07, 2021, 11:11:24 AM »
As one of Marchment's biggest boosters here when he was still a project: this is fine. Malgin was replacement level and basically helped the team tread water when mired in injuries. Would've been nice to see more pop, but he wasn't a net negative. In that same situation, Marchment would have been a liability. He is also older and was quite literally free.

So we upcycled a red paper clip into a stapler, falling well short of a jet ski (which was never going to be the proper expectation). No one is printing much on paper now, so staplers are not something worth spending on.

The process is fine and you just keep doing this until something happens to really fit the team at that time of need (see Trevor Moore --> Jack Campbell).

See, as I said many years ago, this is the basic problem with the Leafs: always looking to buy a jet ski, when what we really need is a furnace.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 06, 2021, 12:22:28 PM »
4-year deal for Denis Malgin with the Zurich Lions, taking him off the Leafs roster/pipeline

Thanks for ruining my Labor Day.  Another asset gone for zzzzzzilch.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :o

Came across this:

It revolves around hockey as "dignity culture" and the betrayal of the Islanders by guess who.  I couldn't quite follow what they are up to.


Greg Harden's TED talk
Detroit News profile
The Athletic profile
Please fix Marner

Desmond Howard is my all-time fave.  He'll never be dethroned because I don't follow college football any more.

see thread for an FAQ

Good luck in the interview Herman.


It would be great to have One Of Our Own snag that gig.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: August 18, 2021, 12:18:11 AM »
Ads on jerseys was inevitable, but still effin’ gross.

Sure is.  But hey, I'm a suckerloser and greed is good, right?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: August 15, 2021, 01:07:55 PM »
He's had shoulder problems, now wrist problems.  I hope his career doesn't get curtailed or even derailed by successive injuries.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: August 13, 2021, 10:49:12 PM »
He couldn't have gotten it done earlier in the summer?
Nevermind.  Just read the actual article, and that.

(Looks at calendar)

Glad they corrected this but we are in the year 2021 ... they didn't think to check a candidate's socials?  What kind of org is that?

A) Marlies hiring team didn’t vet social media
B) Marlies hiring team vetted social media and went ahead anyway

Firing this announcement off in the doldrums of summer when the insiders are offline, Sunday afternoon, suggests B.

Twitter never sleeps.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2020-2021 NHL Thread
« on: August 06, 2021, 12:19:47 PM »
tldr it all but if you have time here's a deep dive into the guy who created Gritty and is generally considered the Zeus of Mascotry:

I wonder if he created our very own Carlton The Bear, which is kind of the anti-Gritty.

Whenever they do these kind of charts they need to tell us which quadrants are good and which aren't.

Got worse, added salary                    Got better, added salary

Got worse, lost salary                        Got better, lost salary
Let me translate further:
HAHA SUCKERS                   This is Normal

This is Normal                        Nicely Done

 ;D  Thanks you guys.


Very interesting. Very tough to get better while cutting costs.

Whenever they do these kind of charts they need to tell us which quadrants are good and which aren't.

I don't know about you all, but I'm still a little worried about RHD situation.

This is the conundrum that I keep saying the Leafs are in with Liljegren. I know you yourself in the past have asked when he's finally going to get minutes, but the answer to that is never if the Leafs want to keep bringing in Bogosian type defencemen for the bottom pair. At some point the Leafs need to either give him a legitimate chance to make the team while also having a safety net in case he struggles (which I think is what they have now in Dermott) or keep signing those veteran, bottom pair, penalty killing defencemen like Bogosian which block Liljegren from playing (and if that's the case, they may as well trade him).

And to me, Liljegren doesn't really have a lot of trade value so we are either trading him to do him a favour or we let him play, realize he isn't great and get nothing for him when he goes back to the minors as a failed prospect.  I think its now or never for him with the Leafs.

They should have been test-flying this past season or even two seasons ago.  Agree with you 100%.

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