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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2020, 11:07:43 AM »
It's going to get weird if the AHL isn't up and running when the season starts...like I guess the guys that get cut are just going to hang around and practice?

I am very confident that
a) there will not be an AHL that starts at the same time as the NHL, if at all
b) there will be a taxi-squad situation where rosters are expanded to allow for extra goalies and skaters; active roster needs to be cap compliant; inactive roster has cap relief up to the usual amount (1.075M)
c) schedule will be compressed into Jan to July extremely optimistically, with an early August draft
They will expand the rosters but not the cap so players will still have to pass through waivers. If they expand the rosters I expect the Leafs to run a 21 man roster(7 D). That'll save you at least 700K towards the cap. Well I think they run 21 max anyway.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 11:33:11 AM »
Are we certain this is a third string goalie signing or is that just the overarching opinion on the board?  Could it possibly be the plan to still trade Andersen and go with a Campbell/Dell tandem for a full season?

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2020, 11:35:38 AM »
Are we certain this is a third string goalie signing or is that just the overarching opinion on the board?  Could it possibly be the plan to still trade Andersen and go with a Campbell/Dell tandem for a full season?

Nah, he's definitely coming in to be the 3rd string goalie.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2020, 11:43:48 AM »
Are we certain this is a third string goalie signing or is that just the overarching opinion on the board?  Could it possibly be the plan to still trade Andersen and go with a Campbell/Dell tandem for a full season?

Nah, he's definitely coming in to be the 3rd string goalie.
Definitely.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2020, 11:57:50 AM »
It's going to get weird if the AHL isn't up and running when the season starts...like I guess the guys that get cut are just going to hang around and practice?

I am very confident that
a) there will not be an AHL that starts at the same time as the NHL, if at all
b) there will be a taxi-squad situation where rosters are expanded to allow for extra goalies and skaters; active roster needs to be cap compliant; inactive roster has cap relief up to the usual amount (1.075M)
c) schedule will be compressed into Jan to July extremely optimistically, with an early August draft
With the ECHL playing it will be even stranger with no AHL.  One would think a highly amended schedule and inter division play could happen to some degree.
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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2020, 12:01:34 PM »


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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2020, 12:06:43 PM »


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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2020, 12:31:19 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 01:20:33 PM »
When they are playing the Sharks, is he singing "Hello from the other side...."


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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 01:28:20 PM »
Are we certain this is a third string goalie signing or is that just the overarching opinion on the board?  Could it possibly be the plan to still trade Andersen and go with a Campbell/Dell tandem for a full season?

Nah, he's definitely coming in to be the 3rd string goalie.
Definitely.

Like, it shouldn't even be a question at this point. There's no way the Leafs go into the season with their only 2 NHL goalies having never started more than 30 games in a season. If Andersen is moved, another goalie is coming in.
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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2020, 01:35:30 PM »
Ya, they're trying to win.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2020, 02:35:00 PM »
Are we certain this is a third string goalie signing or is that just the overarching opinion on the board?  Could it possibly be the plan to still trade Andersen and go with a Campbell/Dell tandem for a full season?

Nah, he's definitely coming in to be the 3rd string goalie.
Definitely.

Like, it shouldn't even be a question at this point. There's no way the Leafs go into the season with their only 2 NHL goalies having never started more than 30 games in a season. If Andersen is moved, another goalie is coming in.

Well, I can understand there being a question since Andersen and Dell had pretty similar numbers this year. And even each of the advanced metrics (QS, QS%, RBS, GA%) barely gives an edge to Andersen. Obviously with the team wanting to win now it would be a pretty big gamble to go with a Campbell/Dell tandem and I agree that it's not going to happen but it really isn't a crazy idea. I mean, we endured a two-month stretch (Jan-Feb) of .890% goaltending from Freddie last year after a .900% October and still were able to maintain a winning record. Andersen isn't exactly Ed Belfour here.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2020, 02:47:14 PM »
Well, I can understand there being a question since Andersen and Dell had pretty similar numbers this year. And even each of the advanced metrics (QS, QS%, RBS, GA%) barely gives an edge to Andersen. Obviously with the team wanting to win now it would be a pretty big gamble to go with a Campbell/Dell tandem and I agree that it's not going to happen but it really isn't a crazy idea. I mean, we endured a two-month stretch (Jan-Feb) of .890% goaltending from Freddie last year after a .900% October and still were able to maintain a winning record. Andersen isn't exactly Ed Belfour here.

Sure, but Andersen has a track record as a successful starting goalie, which neither Dell nor Campbell have, and, a team looking to win the Cup isn't ditching that to try their luck with a pair of career backups. They're going to give their starter an opportunity to show last season was an aberration - at least, not when he's still under contract.

So, yeah, it is a crazy idea for a team that believes itself to be a Cup contender.
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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2020, 03:19:35 PM »
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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2020, 04:15:20 PM »
Ya, they're trying to win.

Yeah. What a concept :)
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