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9-10-4, 22 points | 13-7-2, 28 points

Projected Lines







Dmytro Timashov
Martin Marincin
Nick Shore
Barrett Hayton
Eric Comrie
Ilya Lyubushkin

Team Stats
Goals Per Game
Goals Against Per Game
Total Goals
Save Percentage
Faceoff %
Power Play %
Penalty Kill %

Team Leaders
Matthews - 14
Garland - 10
Rielly/Marner - 14
Schmaltz - 14
Matthews - 27
Schmaltz - 18
Kerfoot/Rielly - 16
Crouse - 15
Muzzin - 50
Crouse - 56
Andersen - .912
Kuemper - .937

Game Notes
• Nothing much to talk about.   Mike Babcock will not be behind the Leafs bench after starting the year 9-10-4 and the team currently on a 6-game winless streak.  Babcock finishes his Toronto tenure with a 173-133-45 regular season record (average 40-31-11 82-game record). 
• Sheldon Keefe, come on up.  Sheldon continues his partnership with Kyle Dubas following his from Sault St. Marie, to the Marlies and now steps behind the bench as the 31st coach in Toronto Maple Leafs history.    Keefe has been the head coach of the Marlies for the last 4+ seasons, compiling a record of 200-89-31.  He most notably won the Calder Cup in 2017-2018.
• Graduates of the Sheldon Keefe Marlies include: William Nylander, Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen, Travis Dermott, Justin Holl, Zach Hyman, Frederik Gauthier, Nic Petan, Trevor Moore, Martin Marincin, Kasimir Kaskuo and Dmytro Timashov
• Auston Matthews returns home.  Babcock and Matthews didn't seem to see eye to eye so this will be a big game for him to show he can take it to the next level
• Frederik Anderson is expected to start (2.76 GAA .912 SV%)

• Arizona is coming off back to back 3-0 shutouts against Calgary and the LA Kings
• Arizona sits 2nd in the Pacific division and is tied for the 3rd best record in the Western Conference
• Arizona boasts the stingiest defines in the league giving up only 49 goals in 22 games (32 fewer than the Leafs)
• Darcy Kuemper is expected to start (1.85 GAA .937 SV%)


•Mitch Marner - Ankle - Injured Reserve
•Trevor Moore - Shoulder - Injured Reserve
• Niklas Hjalmarsson - leg - Injured Reserve
• Marian Hossa - Rash - LTIR/Retirement

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General NHL News & Views / Chiarelli (finally) fired
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:24:43 AM »
And the gong show continues as Chiarelli is fires after Edmonton lost to Detroit

NHL Transactions / Kucherov Re-Signs 9.5M/8 years
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:06:46 AM »
That’s a solid deal for Tampa and should take them out of the Karlsson trade.

NHL Transactions / Shattenkirk to the Capitals
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:05:42 PM »

2017 1st round pick
2018 2nd round pick
Prospect Zach Sanford (2013 2nd round pick)

Some other stuff being put together but Washington really trying to win a Cup I guess.  Hanzal went for more.  That trade is still insane to me.

General NHL News & Views / NHL 100 Greatest Players List
« on: January 28, 2017, 03:10:23 AM »
Ignoring that they left out the much better debate of ranking players, the NHL has released their list of the official top 100 players. 

Mats Sundin, Borje Salming, Darryl Sittler, Johnny Bower, Syl Apps, King Clancy, Charlie Conacher, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Ted Kennedy, Frank Mahovlich, Joe Niewendyk*, Ron Francis*, Mike Gartner*, Brian Leetch*, Eric Lindros*, (Brendan Shanahan)*

Notable exclusions:

Mark Recchi - 12th in all time scoring
Joe Thornton - 992 assists
Doug Gilmour - 18th in all time scoring
Dale Hawerchuk - 19th in all time scoring, 13th in PPG

Of the current NHL players: Jagr, Ovechkin, Crosby, Toews, Kane and Keith

NHL Transactions / Radulov to Montreal [1 year, $5.75mil AAV]
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:59:20 AM »

That's some mighty fine character the Habs expect out of their players. 

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Baseballs Hit King
« on: June 17, 2016, 01:31:04 AM »
Ichiro got hit #4257 of his career when you combine his Japan totals.  It's significant because it has him pass Pete Rose.

I love that Ichiro has had an unbelieavable career (and is having a great year so far) but this desperate attempt from the media/baseball to try and equate hits in the Japanese league to hits in Major league baseball is absurd. 

Pete Rose is a jerk, he cheated on the game, but trying to claim that Ichiro is the all-time hits leader when he is sitting 1300 hits behind Pete Rose's MLB career is downright silly.  If this metric was going to be used by Major League baseball and the press, we would be talking about home run champion Sadaharu Oh instead of Babe Ruth/Mickey Mantle/Barry Bonds.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Bautista hitting leadoff
« on: May 19, 2016, 07:27:13 PM »
Ummm, ok?

Marlies & Prospect Talk / 2016 Memorial Cup
« on: May 14, 2016, 12:46:23 PM »
May 20 - London Knights @ Red Deer Rebels 8:00PM EST
May 21 - Brandon Wheat Kings @ Rouyn Noranda Huskies 7:00 EST
May 22 - Red Deer Rebels @ Rouyn Noranda Huskies 7:00 EST
May 23 - Brandon Wheat Kings @ London Knights 8:00 EST
May 24 - Rouyn Noranda Huskies @ London Knights 8:00 EST
May 25 - Red Deer Rebels @ Brandon Wheat Kings 8:00 EST
May 26 - Team 3 @ Team 2 8:00 EST
May 27 - Team 2/3 @ Team 1 8:00 EST   

Rouyn-Noranda (54-9-3-2)   were the top ranked team in the CHL entering the postseason
London (51-14-2-1) enters into the tournament on a 13-game wins streak
Brandon (48-18-4-2) were the top team in their conference and went 16-5 in the postseason
Red Deer (45-24-1-2)   were defeated in the East Finals by Brandon

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leafs and the World Cup of Hockey
« on: March 02, 2016, 07:05:41 AM »
Finland released their preliminary roster and Leo Komarov was named to the team.

NHL Transactions / Versteeg to LA
« on: February 28, 2016, 09:13:50 PM »
Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 2m2 minutes ago
Trade call coming, but it appears LA is about to acquire Kris Versteeg.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / PA Parenteau Trade Watch
« on: February 27, 2016, 07:41:38 PM »
He just left the game against Montreal.  No injury on the play.

General NHL News & Views / Jaromir Jagr
« on: February 21, 2016, 06:38:43 AM »
I guess we were talking about him in the general NHL thread.  I think he deserves his own thread now that this beautiful man has passed Brett Hull for 3rd all time in NHL goal scoring.

He scored #741 and #742 against the Jets last night.

He has 20 goals and 23 assists in 56 games this year.  It's entirely conceivable that he has another 10-15 points in him this year.  That would move him into 3rd in career points and would set him up to have a good shot at top 5 in assists next year.  It's always possible that he could hit a wall but the way he is playing right now, and insulated on a good young team like the Panthers he could conceivably play another 2-3 years the way he is going.  He's a huge fitness nut so it certainly wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.

Gretzky 894
Howe    801
Jagr      742

Gretzky  1963
Francis   1249
Messier   1193
Bourque  1169
Coffey     1135
Jagr        1103

Gretzky  2857
Messier  1887
Howe     1850
Jagr       1845

NHL Transactions / Aleksander Barkov - 6 years/35.4M (5.9AAV)
« on: January 25, 2016, 07:13:03 PM »
He's having a career year with 30 points in 36 games so far but has 90 points in 163 games.  This is going to pay off nicely for Florida though in the next few years to lock him up. 

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Blue Jays 2016 Payroll
« on: January 16, 2016, 11:01:02 AM »
25-Man Roster
C Martin - 15M
C Thole - 800K
DH Encarnacion - 10M
1B Smoak - 3.9M
1B Colabello - 508K
2B Barney - 1.05M
2B Goins - 508K
SS Tulowitzki - 20M
3B Donaldson - (11.35M or 11.8M)
LF Saunders - 2.9M
LF Pompey - 508K
CF Pillar - 508K
RF Bautista - 14M
SP Dickey - 12M
SP Estrada - 11.5M
SP Happ - 10M
SP Stroman - 508K
SP/RP Hutchison - 2.2M
SP/RP Chavez - (3.6M or 4.0M)
RP Storen - 8.375M
RP Cecil - 3.8M
RP Loup - 1.05M
RP Delabar - 835K
RP Sanchez - 508K
RP Osuna - 508K

2B Travis - 508K

OF Lake - 508K
OF Carrera - 508K
RP Jenkins - 508K
RP Venditte - 508K
RP Tepara - 508K
RP Leon - 508K
RP Schultz - 508K

PHI Revere Savings - +2.125M
Buyout Izturis - 1.0M
Buyout Romero - 600K

25-Man Roster - 136.766M (Using the player arbitration number for Chavez and Donaldson)
Other - +525K

Recent Signings
  • Michael Saunders signs a 2.9M contract.  He made 2.875M last year. He avoids arbitration.
  • Brett Cecil signs for 3.8M.  He made 2.475M last year.  He avoids arbitration.
  • Steve Delabar signs for 835K.  He made the minimum last year.
  • Drew Hutchison signed for 2.2M.  He made the minimum last year.
  • Aaron Loup signed for 1.05M.  He made the minimum last year.
  • Drew Storen signed for 8.375M.  Ben Revere signed for 6.25M.  As part of the trade the Nationls will pay the 2.125M difference in salaries this year.  The Jays still owe a PTBNL.

  • Josh Donaldson will go to arbitration for the second year in a row.  The Jays and Donaldson are 450K apart in their filings.
  • Jesse Chavez will go to arbitration.  The team and player are 400K apart
  • The Jays projected payroll without any further moves is going to be around 137M
  • Players listed at the MLB minimum salary may make several thousand more than the minimum so the Jays payroll is likely another 50-200K higher than this projected roster

Non-Roster Spring Training Invites
Wil Browning
Taylor Cole
Scott Copeland
Scott Diamond
Chad Girodo
Conner Greene
Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona)
Wade LeBlanc
Pat McCoy
Brad Penny

Derrick Chung
Danny Jansen
Humberto Quintero

David Adams
Jon Berti
Andy Burns
Matt Dean
Casey Kotchman
Jio Mier
Rowdy Tellez
Richard Urena

Anthony Alford
Roemon Fields
Dwight Smith Jr

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