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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:32:05 PM »
Yawn, let's get this season started already!

The Leafs sign any veteran D on a short term contract yet? Sbisa? Hamhuis? Emelin?

Nope, and that's because we will promote from within, and rightly so, as we have some very serious defensive talent almost ready.

Ozighanov, Holl ,Borgman and  Rosen will all be in the mix, but who wins out.... I wouldn't even try to guess that, but I do have a real gut feeling about two new faces making the jump.

I think our Defense will be fine, I see two of our prospects making the defense this season. I also think the leafs will turn out four Defense between this and next year from the Marlies.  A trade to get Defense IMHO is backwards thinking, as the issue will be unloading from our current group.

Oh Also Ozighanov could be an intresting add to the mix.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:13:28 PM »
I don't subscribe to The Athletic, but is Wheeler right a lot?

I can't speak to this particular writer but it's pretty rare to write an evaluation of prospects where any one outcome for those players makes the writer "right" or not. It's usually "he may do this" or "if he can develop X, he'll be Y".

Yeah, he doesn't really make pronouncements about what players will be. But I think, since he's a younger guy who's attracted to speed, skill, agility, etc., he's pretty attentive to the tools they have and what they might be if they develop. And, as they age and approach the point of graduating, he's been pretty good about predicting what they'll do in the NHL. He was, at the beginning of last season, pretty confident that Dermott, Johnsson, and Kapanen would be useful contributors, and they were.

So, if he says the Marlies don't have under-23 players ready for the Leafs, I believe it.

 Dermott, Johnsson, and Kapanen would be useful contributors.   Anyone could see them three coming a mile away, so IMO that don't say much.

I follow our system, and I see lots of up and comers. 

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:24:30 PM »
I hope Tavares at least stopped on his way off the ice and gave that kid an autograph.

Lmao...hahahahahaahahahahah... That had me on the floor laughing. Good one.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:12:15 PM »
Oh my!!!.  Today is a very good day... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:46:48 PM »
I knew when Lou joined the NYI the chances of JT coming went down, but now that Trotts has been hired, the chances are now gone IMO.  I guess we look elsewhere for our much needed center help.

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:48:00 PM »
Now that Lou is on the island, I don't see us getting Tavares.  It  was a dream I knew as a Leaf fan would fall apart somehow, and it did.  Oh well I guess the center issue will go another route.  Bummer though... Them three would have been awesome.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Hunter Will Not Return Either
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:16:41 AM »
I hope this don't come back and bite us in the butt.

Still on the off shift.. so all i get is radio... but Joe should be doing games on TV, so I will take him calling the game any day.

Go Leafs Go... Boston has Good clam chowder, but Tampa has great fish joints so get us there boys.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:41:07 PM »
Could it be that the truth hurts.

With that being said. lets get back to hockey and Please will everyone stop whining.

I will be unable to watch this game as I have to work.  So I will say it now, we need all skaters on board

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:48:43 AM »
Oh ya.... Go Leafs Go.  Lets take this to Boston.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:45:12 AM »
OK, so it's a little ironic that what was supposed to be a light, stress-free thread to allow people to just basically vent about the team without being told they're wrong because "math" has turned into some kind of state of the union thing, and that was never my intention. Nor was it my intention to insult any fellow posters.

Like I said, a post I saw about how it was a pretty sparse thread for a playoff game just made me think, and it made me consider why I don't post as often as I used to. And a lot of it was simply because these days, if you post an opinion, you better have the numbers to back up every possible situation, when sometimes all people want is to watch the game and express what they see in front of them at any given time.

Maybe they're right, maybe they're wrong, and expressing follow-up opinions is fine and welcomed, but it's like, when your wife/husband/whatever vents to you about their day, they don't want solutions. They want someone to listen. And if a conversation develops based on that, it's all good.

Again, the whole point was to provide a thread that was loose, like a chat in a bar, without it becoming like doing homework for an hour before you feel like you can post an opinion. I appreciate both sides of it, really, and I have no problem with those more in-depth discussions when I'm in the mood. But not everyone wants to research what (and just using him as an hypothetical here, for the record I think he's playing great) Gardiner's Corsi Close is in the last five minutes of a game on a defensive zone draw when they watch him make a bad play and vent about it.

This was never meant to alienate or attack anyone, it was simply meant to include everyone who wanted to just shoot the "stuff" about the team casually, the old (though I hate the term) eyeball-test conversations, I guess. I tried to be as careful as I could with the wording of the initial post so that would be clear, and in no way hostile, but I guess I wasn't careful enough.

Anyway, Go Leafs Go?

Good post, I agree.  I myself have been here almost from day one, and for a while now I have only posted once in a while my Reason is as stated above.  I thought this post was a good idea as well, as I to don't want to do math homework to talk Leafs either. I was picked and poked at for a long time for my thoughts when I posted but now I just don't respond to them anymore.

 The solution is simple.  If you don't like the conversation leave the post and go to another.  IMO this poster was not trying to stir the pot, he was only looking for some normal Hockey talk. I was liking this post as it was a very refreshing change until the jealous know it all's jumped in. Again, if you Don't like the conversation go to another post.


Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:56:30 PM »
Guys look, Nik the Trik is doing the exact same thing in this thread that he does everywhere else.  Quel surprise.  ::)

Hahahah..... Soooo true.

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