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Messages - Frank E

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: Yesterday at 05:44:47 PM »
As usual its all about what have you done for me lately. Glad Tulo helped the Jays make a couple playoff runs, but this guy is just a broken down shell of his former self now.
I honestly don't care about the $38 M, more happy he is gone and that a spot has opened up for Gurriel Jr./Bichette. I also didn't care much for his latest comments saying he would remain a starting shortstop, despite the fact he can't stay healthy...go do it somewhere else then.  ::)
In some ways its like how Donaldson was moved to make way for Vlad Jr.
Really looking forward to seeing the left side of the infield next season!

To answer your question Frank, its all about breaking up that infield log jam. The Jays just don't have the roster space, had 39 of the 40 spots filled prior to this move. Diaz got dealt, Solarte was non-tendered and now Tulo has been released. The Jays needed to flush some of the glut to make way for the young guns. Probably only a matter of time before Travis is gone, likely when Bichette is ready.

Thank you, so if I understand, similar to NHL in terms of roster spot limitations.  Basically just paying a guy full contract value to disappear and make way for new kids.

Is Martin far behind then?

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I'll be watching how they play the first 10 minutes especially.  CAR came out last time and easily outskated them and even with the SOG inflation (29??) Svechnikov and a bunch of them made them look like woofers.  The Canes are fast and after 2 crap games in a row I hope the Leafs come out a-blazin'.

It's about time they completely crushed a team's spirit. 

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: Yesterday at 05:09:49 PM »
I don't know much about the CBA of the MLB, but what is the advantage of releasing Tulo if they have to pay him anyways?

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As per Frank's demands, there is not one but two fish jokes.

Thank you.

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Carlton and herman tell me that Marincin and Holl are the solutions for the 3rd pairing.

Depth.

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My question: if he retires and is therefore owed no salary, what value would the Leafs have to pay to trade him to a bottom-cap team? It can't very high; maybe a mid- to late-round pick?

That's the scenario that I was thinking of, especially since he'd only be playing for $1.25m during the regular season after his signing bonus is paid.  And I'm assuming that his signing bonus doesn't have to be repaid if he retires...I'm not sure of the rules on that.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Zach Hyman Suspended 2 Games
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:43:19 PM »

If you think about it, this decision showing that the league has an inconsistent standard does sort of fit to the pattern of the league having an inconsistent standard which makes it sort of a consistent standard.

They're consistent in their inconsistency.

I've looked at the hit a half a dozen times, and I'm still having trouble with seeing it as suspension worthy, but I guess 2 games without Hyman isn't really anything I can all riled up about.

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I mean, seriously.  If someone did that same move and landed it on Matthews' shoulder his 2nd game back, there'd be a 20-page thread on it here.

That actually happened, Kronwall made a dangerous hit on Matthews on Thursday.

I don't think there was much reaction other than it should have been a major penalty.

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Hey Nik, PPP is showing that Marleau is out?  What's the deal with that?

PPP was probably just grabbing the latest practice lineup which Marleau was given the day off of. Babcock said he would be playing.

I didn't ask you.

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This should be a big win for the Leafs.

Hey, WTF have you been?  I've got kids, I'm still contributing excellent content?

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Hey Nik, PPP is showing that Marleau is out?  What's the deal with that?

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Just so everyone knows, even if he retires, since he signed the contract at age 35+, his cap hit stays.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:10:25 PM »
Lindholm is cruising right along nicely in Calgary.

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I preferred the fishing options from last year.

Take it as constructive criticism. 

Also pretty funny, Urho Vaakanainen isn't even a real hockey playing person.  I caught that first.

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