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(Bugs Bunny voice): That Grabner's Zacha Maroon....

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•Don't really read anything into Subban being a "3rd pair" defenceman there. I guess they just like having a #1 guy on the ice at all times. Must be nice

Hey, someday we might be rolling Rielly-Dermott-Liljegren like that  :D

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:12:17 PM »
https://theathletic.com/282610/2018/03/21/gms-offseason-priorities-rangers-open-to-moving-a-first-round-pick/

The Power of Dubas compels you:
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BONUS ITEM: According to an NHL source, the Florida Panthers have been told that prospect Adam Mascherin won't be signing with them before the draft. If that remains the case, he would re-enter the draft where he would be an interesting prospect coming off a big season in Kitchener. He has 40 goals this season in 67 games. Mascherin was the Panthers second-round pick (No. 38 overall) in 2016, and GM Dale Tallon is now shopping him to try and get a return before the draft.

If you're not familiar with Mascherin, watch Jeremy Bracco highlight videos from his Kitchener Rangers days.

Isn't this kind of how we got Zack Hyman?

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Again, it's crazy that he likely won't be in a healthy playoff line-up.

If Johnsson got a chance to show what he could do earlier in the season I wonder if that would have changed management's decision to not trade Komarov.

I wouldn't be surprised if he does get in, assuming he keeps going like he has.  Just as Kapanen has replaced Martin, Babcock isn't so stuck in the mud that he won't make a move when it's win or go home time.

And Dermott.

Babs loooooves Komarov so I doubt Johnsson kicks him out.  If everyone's healthy though, I wonder if we'd see some games of Johnsson-Kadri-Marner  to give Marleau some rest before playoffs?

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Imagine when Matthews came back we just swapped Plekanec out for him with those lines. Or Put Matthews where Nylander is and Nylander with Leivo and Kapanen.

Babs loves having lots of centres so we'd probably see Plekanec-Nylander-Kapanen with Leivo sitting.  (PK forwards: Brown-Hyman-Plek-Kappy)  Then after a PK you'd send out Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander BAAAAAMM

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The most comfortable he's looked (which bears out in the numbers) was when he played with Marincin last season and was allowed to be the rusher/mover, while Marincin handled the gap-ups and board engagements.

There's our answer then---trade Marincin & Zaitsev to MTL for Weber (50% retained) & Juulsen  ;D ;D ;D

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Hainsey hates talking to reporters, but I love it when he does.

Except the bigger question is why Hainsey was blindly wiring it up the boards when Rielly was standing directly beside the ref wide open. That's actually a play that requires some discussion, I would have thought.

The way it seemed to unfold to me:

(1) Hainsey sees the ref against the boards, and a clear pass to Morgan along the ice.
(2) The ref sees Hainsey about to pass and assumes he'll go along the boards.
(3) Hainsey decides to pass AWAY from the boards at the EXACT SAME TIME that the ref decides to leave the boards to not obstruct the "ring-around-the-boards" pass
(4) Aaaaand so the pass hits the ref.  Just bad luck, it was that kind of game.

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Mr. Andersen
Nazzle Dazzle

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Also, playing Kapanen instead of Leivo is a pretty big statement as well.

Yup. He's made it clear that he wants speed on that line and Leivo just doesn't bring that. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the team was trying to flip Leivo for a pick right now before the IR clears off.

I don't think we'll trade off everyone who's not in the starting 12, though. Babs will want a couple extra guys in case of injuries (Leivo, Sosh)

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If NYR is dressing Cody McLeod (of the Clan McLeod) and we don't dress Martin, gotta figure that's end of the line for him, right? Since that was basically the only reason for him to be on the roster?

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DERMOTTTTT

HM Kapanen

Matthews, Andersen were great but they're ALWAYS great so y'know

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CurtMac
Naz

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MotM: Andersen for bouncing back and coming up clutch
HM: Kadri

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Some minor edits before Bullfrog gets here:
Moore and Marincin are doubled on the lineup and scratch list. I assume Gauthier and Carrick are in?
The Sharks shouldn't be on a bit of a role.

Leivo also doubled, I assume Kadri is playing....

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2011 to 2018 GDTs (OLD) / Re: Flames @ Leafs - Dec 6, 7:30pm - SN
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:25:20 AM »
How much longer does Komarov get a free ride?

He's never been an offensive dynamo, but he has been awful this year.

He's good down low though  8)

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