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NHL Transactions / Minor Offseason Moves
« on: June 14, 2019, 03:33:07 PM »

Not confirmed by teams yet at the time of this posting. Ingram for a 2021 7th rd pick.

Was kind of hoping the Leafs would bite on this.


General Rumours & Speculation / Armchair GM 2019-2020
« on: May 23, 2019, 10:36:50 AM »
If Horton's contract is still on the Leafs next season, we are most assuredly using LTIR. Is there any downside to just loading up on LTIR contracts to pad the our artificial cap ceiling to essentially cover Marleau's deal (and maybe pick up draft picks)? Clarke MacArthur, Marian Gaborik, David Clarkson, for example. Hyman and Dermott will be on the LTIR to start the season as well.

We have little to no performance bonuses this coming season, and Marleau's contract is off the books 2020, so we shouldn't care about roll over.

Maple Leaf reps
Canada: John Tavares
Sweden: William Nylander
Russia: Nikita Zaitsev
Slovakia: Martin Marincin

CJ reported that Nylander will be initially lined up with Elias Pettersson and Patric Hornqvist.
John Tavares is reported (by Dreger) to have just left practice with an upper body injury.
Zaitsev appears to be once again the only right shot D-man on the team.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:00:19 AM »
Top 25 under 25 (by Sept 15, 2019) should be launching towards the end of July.
Check out last season's thread to see the changes in our pipeline. As I'm posting this well in advance of the Draft and associated transactions, this post is malleable.

Edit: Draft picks added; trade components added

2019 Eligible:2019's list2018's list
Aaron Luchuk
Adam Brooks
Alexander Kerfoot
Andreas Borgman traded
Andreas Johnsson
Auston Matthews
Ben Harpur
Dakota Joshua traded
Dmytro Timashov
Eemeli Rasanen
Egor Korshkov
Fabrice Herzog
Fedor Gordeev Traded
Filip Kral
Frederik Gauthier
Gabriel Gagné not qualified
Ian Scott
Ilya Mikheyev
JD Greenway
Jeremy Bracco
Jesper Lindgren
JJ Piccinich
Jordan Subban not qualified
Joseph Duszak
Joseph Woll
Justin Brazeau*
Kalle Loponen
Kasimir Kaskisuo
Kasperi Kapanen
Mac Hollowell
Martins Dzierkals
Mason Marchment
Michael Carcone traded
Mike Koster
Mikhail Abramov
Mikko Kokkonen
Mitch Marner
Nic Petan
Nicholas Abruzzese
Nicholas Baptiste not qualified
Nicholas Robertson
Nikolai Chebykin
Pierre Engvall
Pontus Holmberg
Rasmus Sandin
Riley Stotts
Ryan McGregor
Ryan O'Connell
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
Semyon Kizimov
Teemu Kivihalme
Timothy Liljegren
Travis Dermott
Trevor Moore
Vladimir Boblyev
Vladislav Kara
William Nylander
Zachary Bouthillier

25. Joseph Duszak
24. Frederik Gauthier
23. Mason Marchment
22. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
21. Egor Korshkov
20. Mikko Kokkonen
19. Adam Brooks
18. Pierre Engvall
17. Ian Scott
16. Joseph Woll
15. Mac Hollowell
14. Ilya Mikheyev
13. Nic Petan
12. Jeremy Bracco
11. Nick Robertson
10. Trevor Moore
9. Timothy Liljegren
8. Travis Dermott
7. Andreas Johnsson
6. Rasmus Sandin
5. Alexander Kerfoot
4. Kasperi Kapanen
3. William Nylander
2. Mitch Marner
1. Auston Matthews
25. Pierre Engvall
24. Jordan Subban
23. Mason Marchment
22. Dmytro Timashov
21. Yegor Korshkov
20. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
19. Eemeli Räsänen
18. Sean Durzi traded
17. Jeremy Bracco
16. Adam Brooks
15. Trevor Moore
14. Calle Rosén old/traded
13. Carl Grundstrom traded
12. Rasmus Sandin
11. Andreas Borgman traded
10. Connor Carrick traded
9. Connor Brown old/traded
8. Andreas Johnsson
7. Timothy Liljegren
6. Kasperi Kapanen
5. Travis Dermott
4. Morgan Rielly old
T2: Mitch Marner
T2: William Nylander
1. Auston Matthews

* Brazeau is on an AHL deal and thus ineligible for this exercise. I've listed him here nonetheless as he gets an honourable mention from PPP.

TLN's top 20 (Calder-eligible) prospects
They're changing it up this year into a tiered system.
Tier 1: The Impact Players

Tier 2: The Maybes
Mason Marchment, Joseph Woll, Pierre Engvall, Nick Robertson, Adam Brooks, Jeremy Bracco

Tier 3: The Fence Sitters
Teemu Kivihalme, Mikhail Abramov, Dymytro Timashov, Ian Scott, Mikko Kokkonen, Jesper Lindgren, Joseph Duszak, Mac Hollowell, Egor Korshkov, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev

Tier 4: Longshots
Eemeli Rasanen, Pontus Holmberg, Zach Bouthillier, Riley Stotts, Mike Koster, Nick Abruzzese, Filip Kral, Kalle Loponen,

Tier 5: The Longest Shots
Semyon Kizimov, JD Greenway, Ryan O'Connell, Martins Dzirekals, Vladimir Bobylev, Valdislav Kara, Nikolai Chebykin,

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Discussion
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:06:01 AM »
Marner, Marner, Marner!

Patrick Marleau - 6.25M --> Carolina
Nazem Kadri - 4.5M --> Colorado
Nikita Zaitsev - 4.5M --> Ottawa
Jake Gardiner - 4.05M --> UFA --> Carolina
Connor Brown - 2.1M --> Ottawa
Ron Hainsey - 3.0M --> Ottawa
Igor Ozhiganov - 0.925M --> KHL
Tyler Ennis - 0.65M --> Ottawa
Calle Rosén- 0.75M --> Colorado
Garrett Sparks - 0.75M --> Las Vegas
Andreas Borgman - 70M --> St. Louis
Michael Carcone - 0.675M --> Ottawa
Chris Mueller --> Tampa Bay
Vincent LoVerde --> UFA --> Hartford
Colin Greening --> retired
Dakota Joshua (rights) --> St. Louis
Fedor Gordeev (rights) --> Minnesota

Tyson Barrie - 5.5M —> 2.75M (50% retained) 1 year
Cody Ceci - 4.5M 1 year
Alexander Kerfoot - 3.5M 4 years
Ilya Mikheyev - 0.925M 1 year
Mac Hollowell - 0.80M 3 years
Joseph Duszak - 0.80M 2 years
Teemu Kivihalme - 0.79M 1 year
Aaron Luchuk - 0.76M 1 year
Nick Shore - 0.75M 1 year
Kenny Agostino - 0.737M 2 years
Ben Harpur - 0.725M 1 year
Garrett Wilson - 0.725M 1 year
Jason Spezza - 0.70M 1 year
Kevin Gravel - 0.70M 1 year
Pontus Aberg - 0.70M 1 year
Jordan Schmaltz - 0.70M 1 year
Kalle Kossila - 0.70M 2 year (two-way)
Tyler Gaudet - 0.70M 1 year (two-way)
Future Considerations

Andreas Johnsson - 3.4M 4 years
Kasperi Kapanen - 3.2M 3 years
Michael Hutchinson - 0.70M 1 year
Martin Marincin - 0.70M 1 year
Mitch Marner - RFA

Bye: DJ Smith, Jim Hiller, Dr. Jeremy Bettle
Hello: Paul McFarland, Dave Hakstol

He has so much skill but bobbled the puck a couple of times on the playoffs so bye.

Trade ideas I have in mind:
Roman Polak: RHD, our coach trusts him, hits and stuff, is a man
Erik Gudbranson: RHD, coaches love him, hits and stuff, is a man

General NHL News & Views / Refs and biases
« on: April 14, 2019, 12:22:07 PM »
I'm saying that unless you have clear evidence of nhl referees exhibiting bias due to race, you're spitballing, and it doesn't look good on you.

I appreciate that the topic has made you uncomfortable. I’m slightly amused that this is what it takes for you to actually require substantiation for an internet opinion being posted.

Here’s how it works out in my head:
One player is the son of a former player and current broadcaster. I think we can agree that hockey is Nepotistic to the Nth degree.

Hockey has a preference for the type of player it promotes and the type of player it castigates. See Hrudey’s interesting segment comparing Nylander (soft Swedish lazy super skill) and DeBrusk (son of his broadcasting colleague, absolutely not dirty according to himself).

Refs have a hit list they circulate, which is a list of players they especially focus on in games. I don’t know who is on the list, but Kadri most assuredly is. And confirmation bias is a thing. They believe he’s a bad egg and therefore everything he does is seen through that self-confirming lens.

All people have biases, implicit or explicit, consciously or not. It comes out in the decisions they make. A racial bias stemming from systematic ideaologies is written into everyone’s mental fabric whether we like it or not. I have to catch myself and correct those thoughts and feelings when they come up, and I definitely still screw up from time to time.

Refs are people. They have documented biases. Is that what’s happening here? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Who is going to get the benefit of the doubt on the ice and in the media?

In my mind, being a referee is hard and thankless and I generally try to understand their perspective. This was the first game where I felt inclined to sound off on them.


Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Joseph Woll signed to ELC
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:09:02 PM »

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Mac Hollowell signed to ELC
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:32:00 PM »

Kicks in next season.

This basically guarantees he'll be joining the Marlies if the Soo scrub out early from the playoffs.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Andreas Borgman re-signed 1-year two-way 700k
« on: March 06, 2019, 11:41:23 AM »

Borgman hasn't had the smoothest transition to the NHL and could have jetted back to the SHL easily. His signing is a decision to continue leveraging the development team here on the Marlies and get a crack at the depleted NHL depth next season.

NHL Transactions / Preds acquire Granlund, Simmonds
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:49:20 PM »

NHL Transactions / Duchene traded to Columbus... Dzingel too
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:29:25 AM »
Not quite official yet, but it looks like Duchene is heading to Columbus with at least Abramov and Davidsson going back the other way.

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This will help ease the Blue Jackets' pain of flushing Panarin out at the deadline.

And in case you were wondering how cheap Melnyk is, Columbus is in Ottawa tonight for a game so they don't have to cover as much travel costs. I predict Mark Stone to Calgary on the 24th for a 1st, Oliver Kylington, and Kerby Rychel.

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