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Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #270 on: July 28, 2021, 01:23:48 PM »

Ryan or Bozak would be decent options at 3C. Still bummed about Bonino.

I'll take Ryan.

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« Reply #271 on: July 28, 2021, 02:49:01 PM »
I'm hoping that the Leafs get some size, so hopefully they sign a guy like Nick Ritchie or Mark Jankowski.
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« Reply #272 on: July 28, 2021, 02:50:36 PM »
I'm hoping that the Leafs get some size, so hopefully they sign a guy like Nick Ritchie or Mark Jankowski.

I'll take that.

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« Reply #273 on: July 28, 2021, 03:41:35 PM »
Thus far:

Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Robertson-Tavares-Nylander
Kerfoot-Kampf-Mikheyev
Spezza-Engvall-Simmonds
Brooks

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

1.445M under the cap

That's a really questionable left side though.

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Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #274 on: July 28, 2021, 03:47:15 PM »
Thus far:

Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Robertson-Tavares-Nylander
Kerfoot-Kampf-Mikheyev
Spezza-Engvall-Simmonds
Brooks

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

1.445M under the cap

That's a really questionable left side though.

Who the hell is Kampf?
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Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #275 on: July 28, 2021, 03:48:05 PM »
Drop Brooks and Robertson from the roster and you've got about $3mil to spend on a middle-6 LWer.

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« Reply #276 on: July 28, 2021, 03:51:08 PM »
That's a really questionable left side though.

But no question about the bottom six… yikes.

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Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #277 on: July 28, 2021, 03:58:44 PM »
Thus far:

Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Robertson-Tavares-Nylander
Kerfoot-Kampf-Mikheyev
Spezza-Engvall-Simmonds
Brooks

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

1.445M under the cap

That's a really questionable left side though.

Who the hell is Kampf?

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Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #278 on: July 28, 2021, 04:04:19 PM »
Sign Tatar at $2.5mil and you've got:

Tatar-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Engvall-Kampf-Mikheyev
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

I mean, that's not bad. Compared to last season you once again have a 3rd/checking line that can probably do it's job but produce zero offence. You've replaced Thornton and Vesey in the top-6 at the start of the season with Tatar and Kerfoot which is a pretty big upgrade. Defence stays mostly the same. In the net Campbell probably won't be as good as he was last season but Mrazek should be much better than Andersen was last season so that evens out.

Add in a properly functioning powerplay and I think the talk about this team definitely 100% being worse than last year is a little overblown.

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« Reply #279 on: July 28, 2021, 04:10:05 PM »
Sign Tatar at $2.5mil and you've got:

Tatar-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Engvall-Kampf-Mikheyev
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

I mean, that's not bad. Compared to last season you once again have a 3rd/checking line that can probably do it's job but produce zero offence. You've replaced Thornton and Vesey in the top-6 at the start of the season with Tatar and Kerfoot which is a pretty big upgrade. Defence stays mostly the same. In the net Campbell probably won't be as good as he was last season but Mrazek should be much better than Andersen was last season so that evens out.

Add in a properly functioning powerplay and I think the talk about this team definitely 100% being worse than last year is a little overblown.

Maybe I'm down on the team but I really think this isn't a good lineup.
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Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #280 on: July 28, 2021, 04:11:00 PM »
Sign Tatar at $2.5mil and you've got:

Tatar-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Engvall-Kampf-Mikheyev
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

I mean, that's not bad. Compared to last season you once again have a 3rd/checking line that can probably do it's job but produce zero offence. You've replaced Thornton and Vesey in the top-6 at the start of the season with Tatar and Kerfoot which is a pretty big upgrade. Defence stays mostly the same. In the net Campbell probably won't be as good as he was last season but Mrazek should be much better than Andersen was last season so that evens out.

Add in a properly functioning powerplay and I think the talk about this team definitely 100% being worse than last year is a little overblown.

That's fair.  But by the same token I think all the talk about the Leafs being "contenders" is off the table. 

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« Reply #281 on: July 28, 2021, 04:14:23 PM »
Maybe I'm down on the team but I really think this isn't a good lineup.

What does "good lineup" mean? If you're queasy about using the "C" word like ZBBM said, then sure I get it. If you think this is a bottom-10 team or one that shouldn't make the playoffs then I think that's something else.

Like I said, there's still work to be done (and Dubas essentially admitted they're looking to add one more forward) but I think you can make the case this team is at least as good as the one that played at a 112 point pace last season.

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« Reply #282 on: July 28, 2021, 04:18:20 PM »
Sign Tatar at $2.5mil and you've got:

Tatar-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Engvall-Kampf-Mikheyev
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

I mean, that's not bad. Compared to last season you once again have a 3rd/checking line that can probably do it's job but produce zero offence. You've replaced Thornton and Vesey in the top-6 at the start of the season with Tatar and Kerfoot which is a pretty big upgrade. Defence stays mostly the same. In the net Campbell probably won't be as good as he was last season but Mrazek should be much better than Andersen was last season so that evens out.

Add in a properly functioning powerplay and I think the talk about this team definitely 100% being worse than last year is a little overblown.
Agree. I don't think Dubas is done either.

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« Reply #283 on: July 28, 2021, 05:43:29 PM »
Maybe I'm down on the team but I really think this isn't a good lineup.

What does "good lineup" mean? If you're queasy about using the "C" word like ZBBM said, then sure I get it. If you think this is a bottom-10 team or one that shouldn't make the playoffs then I think that's something else.

Like I said, there's still work to be done (and Dubas essentially admitted they're looking to add one more forward) but I think you can make the case this team is at least as good as the one that played at a 112 point pace last season.

Yeah. This is still a good team. Needs some help to become a great one, but that wasn’t going to happen via free agency.
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« Reply #284 on: July 28, 2021, 05:48:28 PM »
Maybe I'm down on the team but I really think this isn't a good lineup.

What does "good lineup" mean? If you're queasy about using the "C" word like ZBBM said, then sure I get it. If you think this is a bottom-10 team or one that shouldn't make the playoffs then I think that's something else.

Like I said, there's still work to be done (and Dubas essentially admitted they're looking to add one more forward) but I think you can make the case this team is at least as good as the one that played at a 112 point pace last season.
I think it's a mooshy middle team with a shot at being top 8 but nothing more, and 2nd rounders as a best case scenario.
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