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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: Today at 12:42:06 PM »
Choose your solution:
  • Infinity Stones
  • Dragons
  • Education

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S8)
« on: Today at 12:40:05 PM »

Game of Thrones Corsi over time

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: Today at 10:28:10 AM »
Fenton has made assurances to Spurgeon, but Iím looking at their roster and I donít know what he thinks he can do to climb out of the mushy middle.

Spurgeon at 30 in 2019 for Kapanen at 23? I don't really like the sound of that....

That's a fair point; at a certain place in the build, you do need to make a push to try to get over the hump though.

Kapanen isn't going to stay cheap (breakaway goals) and I'd argue that his team contributions next year probably aren't going to outweigh adding a 1RD even if only for a year. I get that this is exactly what most people want to say about Nylander, but for me (and Dubas it seems) Nylander = elite and Kapanen = pretty good but mostly replaceable (hello Trevor Moore, Ilya Mikheyev).

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Assistant coach changes
« on: Yesterday at 05:11:32 PM »

This is absolutely the fluffiest way to be fired.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Assistant coach changes
« on: Yesterday at 05:00:35 PM »

 :o

Thatís just an apparently.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: Yesterday at 04:57:55 PM »
Fenton has made assurances to Spurgeon, but Iím looking at their roster and I donít know what he thinks he can do to climb out of the mushy middle.

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With this Klingberg PP goal, Nylander (18 pts) is now the all-time single tournament scoring leader for Team Sweden in the World Championships. It's a hell of a pass too.

Didn't get a point on this play, but was certainly involved in a Zach Hyman sort of way:

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: Yesterday at 03:03:12 PM »
Unless there's a really good draft pick coming back, it's not really worth it.

Ah, okay.

On to the next thing:

Paul Fenton is shipping out ready to play parts. Minnesota is looking for right-shot scoring options with youth and speed.

Kapanen+ for Spurgeon?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 02:57:13 PM »
The Kessel Sweepstakes is back on!

Once upon a time, I proposed a trade

Kessel + Polak <--> Zucker, Niederreiter, Vanek, 1st

and this is basically almost that

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NHL Transactions / Re: Nelson re-signs with Islanders
« on: Yesterday at 02:18:13 PM »
Obviously there's differences between a centre vs. a winger and being a goal scorer vs. a playmaker (*cough* *cough*), but it's interesting to compare this deal with the one his teammate Josh Bailey got last season.

Bailey had a career season where he scored 76 points and got 6 years with a $5mil AAV.
Nelson had a career season where he scored 53 points and got 6 years with a $6mil AAV.

Snow
Lamoriello

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S8)
« on: Yesterday at 02:16:15 PM »
Any ASoIaF book readers here?

I was introduced to a similar series a few years ago during the wait between Martin publishing stuff.
If you're into similar Medieval POV 'realistic' fantasy world building involving a bastard child developing psychic bonds with animals playing an integral role in feudal politics and (eventually) dragons, give the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (and subsequent trilogies) a gander.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Assistant coach changes
« on: Yesterday at 01:46:13 PM »
https://theathletic.com/991877/2019/05/23/bourne-why-d-j-smiths-coaching-style-is-a-good-fit-for-the-senators/

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With Smith though, that gregarious nature stops when the hockey gets serious. He very much would like his teams to play in his own playing image, which is hard, physical and mean. This is your periodic reminder that those things are still good in hockey and just because this is Smithís preferred style, it wonít preclude him from advocating for other ways to play if the end result is successful.

He's the one that wanted Polak back.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Assistant coach changes
« on: Yesterday at 01:10:58 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2019/05/23/dj-smith-hired-by-the-ottawa-senators-toronto-maple-leafs-add-paul-mcfarland-to-coaching-staff/

From the article above, a video on how McFarland had his powerplay group operating:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-YeV9uClh8

Puck movement to open the Hoffman iso play

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Assistant coach changes
« on: Yesterday at 12:39:52 PM »


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Assistant coach changes
« on: Yesterday at 12:36:31 PM »
Fun thing I wouldnít mind seeing for the PP next season:

Rielly
Marner-Nylander-Matthews
Tavares

With Marner setting up mostly behind the net (since his shot is the weakest). Play this unit for 1:30 and then Kadri + Kids gets the time killing minutes.

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