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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: Today at 02:48:14 PM »
I like O'Neill. He's def entertaining. I absolutely loved Ferraro calling out Hayes and calling him and fan boy for his take on Nylander. That was a beauty..

He's entertaining, yes, but his takes are generally, ummm, poor.

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Along those lines, for all the people upset about Bettman going into the Hall is there any doubt that by far the worst HOF selection was Karmanos? He killed hockey in Hartford, had to be threatened with a lawsuit not to take the team to Detroit and eventually decided on taking it to a place where they've never been able to draw fans. That's a Hockey Hall of Fame Builder? He built what?

Resentment and animosity.

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Weren't they called the New England Whalers at one point?

Only in the WHA.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: Today at 12:13:15 PM »
When Jeff O'Neill's take is better than yours, you're in trouble. Yikes.

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He's not anyone's replacement. He's a depth piece. He has a lot of room to grow before he replaces anyone in the lineup.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Zach Hyman Suspended 2 Games
« on: Yesterday at 10:20:07 AM »
Look at this hit from Lucic last night. Equally late and much more vicious in my opinion. Lucic doesn't even get a 2 minute minor for interference.
Wrong link. This is Lucic.
https://youtu.be/eg1r4ojwnlI

Honestly, I think Hyman's hit was worse - partly because it starts with him coming from behind, and also because it was more of a late hit. Hamonic had just dished out the pass when he was hit, not really giving Lucic enough time to avoid contact (though, he didn't have to hit him as hard as he did, obviously - that was unnecessary, and probably should have tipped the scales in favour of an interference call). Hyman had more than enough time to decide not to hit McAvoy.

It's a blindside hit, and, like Bullfrog, I'd like to see the league do something about them, but, I don't think it's a more worthy of a suspension with the current rules.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Zach Hyman Suspended 2 Games
« on: Yesterday at 08:36:24 AM »
Suspension is probably right call, but, the league does obviously still have some issues with the standards they use - this hit was no worse than hits by or on Wilson in recent weeks. The key difference seems to be they neither Wilson nor Reaves moved outside of their apparent skating route to deliver the hit. If Hyman stays close to the boards and delivers a shoulder to should hit here, he probably gets away without a suspension, as well.

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Haha..I didn't like goals 3 and 4 last night on Sparks. 1 wasn't great either. Leafs almost outscored their biggest problem last night. Simply put, he hasn't been good enough.

Their biggest problem was that they didn't get their game together until the 3rd period. Sparks wasn't great, but, for a while, he seemed like the only Leaf that was actually in the game.

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Well, a proper response should have come from the officials.  That stuff to me is a major penalty.

I would have liked to see a major there, too. I'd also say the Leafs did respond. That's when they slowly started to pick up their game, and they eventually responded on the scoresheet. That's where I want to see the response. With goals, not fists.

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Leafs couldve won easily, if they decided to play the full 60, and not just the 3rd period.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:55:26 PM »
Respectfully, I don't agree. I think the notion that they will fight Matthews hard on anything strikes me as extremely unlikely, especially not to the point where he sits even through training camp. The idea that they would risk souring their relationship with Matthews over a term they think isn't ideal, well, despite what we just saw with Nylander I still have faith that Dubas wouldn't go down that road.

Agreed. I think, at most, they try to push as much as they can until early September, and then settle on where they've gotten at that point. Probably similar with Marner.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:20:18 PM »
There are numerous levels between I love it here and I hate it here. I don't know Matthews but think It's entirely possible he might welcome a chance to get to the US and out of the Canadian fishbowl.  It's just as possible he loves every minute of being a Leaf. In a 3rd option a 3 year $16 million per year contract just might appeal to him as well. In the end I prefer we never see July with him available,

Matthews seems to enjoy being in the limelight - at least, in terms of hockey-related stuff. I don't see him enjoying playing in a city where hockey isn't a major focus. And, really, in terms of those cities, Toronto isn't really all that different from an off-ice perspective. In any city where hockey matters, Matthews will be in a fishbowl.

As for your third option, I don't see any real scenario where Matthews signs a short-term deal like that. He's getting at least 6 years, and he's not going $16M from anyone.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:47:25 PM »
Of course but as of now there is little knowledge of it???

If he legitimately wanted out, we'd know. Also, considering how rarely offer sheets actually get signed, it's really not a concern at all.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:28:08 PM »
Realistically, his teammate Bouwmeester would be a massive upgrade on Hainsey.

Not so sure that's true actually with the season Bouwmeester is having right now.

Yeah. None of the pending UFAs on the trade market are all that appealing right now.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:27:25 PM »
A Matthews offer sheet is a real concern if he makes it to July. Even more concerning is if It's massive money for only 3 years. We would be hurt by both term and money to match.

It's only a concern if Matthews has any actual interest in leaving Toronto. If not, teams can offer him the max, and it won't matter.

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