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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is JFJ 2.0 - Discuss
« on: Yesterday at 10:49:43 AM »
Heh, funny thread, if not just to read the responses from folks who don't understand they're being trolled.

Aaanyway, yeah, maybe he is the new JFJ. or maybe he's figured out the new NHL. I'm pretty sure he'll get more than 4 games by mlse to prove it one way or another. Except in the media.

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1. I think this is going to be an extremely solid bounce-back game for the leafs and they'll win handily. It will be hard for a lot of people in the gdt to enjoy this one.

2. I'm a touch surprised Holl is still in. Since Marincin hasn't apparently found favour or at least hasn't been given a catchy nickname by babcock, I'd figure odds are really building in favour of Sandin sticking with the team when Dermott back.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Goat of the Match thread
« on: October 06, 2019, 12:36:34 PM »
Cause this is what's needed -  a mean-spirited vitriol thread. Ugh. Isn't this what the GDTs are for now anyway?

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we continue to have significant defensive lapses and for some reason Marincin is still on the team and seeing ice time.

Meh. It's literally three games into the season with a roster with big changes in the offseason and they're undefeated in regulation. Insert kent brockman line.

And you don't think you hashtag is a little inappropriate considering the context of the original intent? Maybe it's just me.

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Wow, reading through this, I'm glad I had to miss last night's game.  I don't need more frustration in my life.

Meh, it was an entertaining game. Matthews is still awesome. The 2nd period was very good.

Yeah, I think the Leafs really had the edge in play for the most part; the goals scored against exploited the one area that I had concerns about - the ability of the defense to actually play defense, particularly in front of the net. Puck movers and skating are great, but the goals were essentially due to the fact the leafs D couldn't box out net front traffic. Gallagher was giving them fits. But that said, he does the same to a lot of teams, so maybe the tradeoff is worth it. Some back luck and timing.

It seems overreactionary since the bonehead mistake, but I felt prior that Kapanen is the wrong guy to have on the Tavares line; he has wheels, and literally that's it. No vision, doesn't carry the puck well, an average shot. He's not a fit, and it's reducing the effectiveness of the other two 5 on 5.

I'd love to see Milkeyhev or Moore moved up for awhile, both of them have been absolutely terrific. Milkeyhev in particular has extension written all over him, and it'd be smart to do it earlier than later.

And again, overreactionary, and nothing to do with the stick throw, but if they needed to clear some cap room, and get an asset back (maybe a backup goalie?), I think kapanen is the guy over hyman.

But bulldog said, it was a fun game. The third line was great.



How about when Dermott comes back he plays right side and they trade $4.5M of cap space from Ceci?

Sure, that'd be great. But let me ask you this - do we have more depth at wing or at defense, and what GM would be willing to take on 4.5M for Ceci a few weeks in when no-one wanted that contract at the trade deadline last year? It's probably going to take lot longer than a month or two to rebuild Ceci's play into a tradeable asset.

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Wow, reading through this, I'm glad I had to miss last night's game.  I don't need more frustration in my life.

Meh, it was an entertaining game. Matthews is still awesome. The 2nd period was very good.

Yeah, I think the Leafs really had the edge in play for the most part; the goals scored against exploited the one area that I had concerns about - the ability of the defense to actually play defense, particularly in front of the net. Puck movers and skating are great, but the goals were essentially due to the fact the leafs D couldn't box out net front traffic. Gallagher was giving them fits. But that said, he does the same to a lot of teams, so maybe the tradeoff is worth it. Some back luck and timing.

It seems overreactionary since the bonehead mistake, but I felt prior that Kapanen is the wrong guy to have on the Tavares line; he has wheels, and literally that's it. No vision, doesn't carry the puck well, an average shot. He's not a fit, and it's reducing the effectiveness of the other two 5 on 5.

I'd love to see Milkeyhev or Moore moved up for awhile, both of them have been absolutely terrific. Milkeyhev in particular has extension written all over him, and it'd be smart to do it earlier than later.

And again, overreactionary, and nothing to do with the stick throw, but if they needed to clear some cap room, and get an asset back (maybe a backup goalie?), I think kapanen is the guy over hyman.

But bulldog said, it was a fun game. The third line was great.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2019-2020 NHL Thread
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:06:11 PM »
I went through a spell of recurring migraines a number of years ago. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Absolutely awful debilitating illness. Hopefully they can get him sorted out sooner rather than later

Same. It can be a horrible existence, and difficult to treat. Glad you worked through it.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:03:49 PM »
Or suspend him for 10 games and give the C to Tavares.  That works for me.

Well, if you believe Dreger, the C wasn't going to be given to captain underpants regardless.

Regarding the pound of flesh of lack thereof one expects out of this; I think folks have to couch what they'd prefer- likeable players and personalities, or on-ice success, because both aren't always going to line up.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Faulk to St. Louis
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:27:57 PM »
That's a bizarre deal. Faulk has clearly been surpassed in Carolina by a number of Dmen, and Gardiner is a better defenceman that they just added.

I'm shocked that someone would trade for him and sign to that big a contract. That's a massive overpayment in both $ and term.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:19:24 PM »
I think public perception is that they had decided on naming a captain prior to the season, even if they deny that, I don't think people will buy it.

So now if they don't do it, like I suggested above, it looks like either didn't know about the incident or only decided to delay naming a captain because it became public.

Yeah, I think Babcock all but confirmed it with his little back and forth with the press about the first game date being "later". They can't walk that back very easily.

I agree with your points. It's not a good look; but hopefully due to the former (ignorance of the details of the situation) and not the latter.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:34:25 PM »
Really disappointing behavior to say the least, he's clearly got a lot of growing up to do.

 If they are going to name him captain at this point, I'd be extremely disappointed in the franchise.

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I think Kapanen could be traded if one of the younger players steps up and proves they can be effective on that third line.  They might just be evaluating at this point.

I'd be surprised. Trading a guy you just made a commitment to in the offseason before the season starts doesn't exactly speak to fostering a healthy atmosphere around the club.

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No "shiny", "metal" and "daffodil" in the list?

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I know it's just preseason, but:

D-Men
1) Sandin is really, really good. I'm sure they don't want to rush him, and ideally he's in next year to mitigate cap hell with lillegren, but man, he could step in at any point. 
2) I don't know anything about that Reubin (sp?) guy, but I thought he played big, mean, and handled the puck well.
3) I'm not a huge Marincin fan, but he's played competently enough so far,

Fwds:
1) Nylander is going to outperform his contract this season; he's flying. You can already see the chemistry coming back with 34. I'll bet his line has more points than Marner/Tavares. I hope it's close.
2) I know he's a marlies fill-in, but this Gaudet guy has stood out a little. His line with Aberg and forget who the other guy was looked strong.
3) Mikheyev had some good signs of being a found wallet. 


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Marner signs 6 year, $10.893mil AAV contract
« on: September 14, 2019, 12:21:31 PM »
The salary structure the Leafs have now got is not one that's ever been seen in the Stanley Cup Finals. That's concerning.
Not going to argue the numbers, but the doesn't the makeup of the team sort of resemble the 16/17 penguins stanley cup teams? High quality top forwards, one or two top defencemen, a good goalie, and a mishmash of spare parts for the bottom part of the lineup?

Yes, that'd be the model the Leafs are aiming at. But, with their high-quality top forwards under big contracts, the Penguins didn't win until they made some moves for secondary talent and quality depth -- and they could only do that after a couple years passed and the cap rose to push the C.H.% of their top talent down, which gave them the space to add.

The leafs secondary talent moves have admittedly been on the back end, not up front - but the ability to keep Johnsson and Kapanen was no small feat. I think the makeup is similar in terms of positional strength and weaknesses, the only difference being the average age.

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