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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Setting-up new TV
« on: August 16, 2019, 04:40:01 PM »
New tv is sounds like I'm going to need another cable box damn it.

You should be able to open the stream on your phone or tablet or Chrome browser on your laptop/computer and "cast" it to your TV I think.
If you're going to buy something to cast to a tv I'd recommend a Miracast by Microsoft instead of a Chromecast. It allows you to put whatever is on the screen of your phone or laptop onto the tv instead of just what's loaded through Chrome

I'd suspect that Frank would be able to cast to his TV directly without the need for any other devices.

I haven't been able to figure that out with my Roku. There are various tiers though.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Setting-up new TV
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:31:14 PM »
I will plug a laptop into the TV and stream from the websites, but I find the quality can be bad. Sportsnet for sure, maybe TSN isn't so bad I forget. It gets so bad sometimes that I go find a stream on reddit and use it instead.

I also use the Sportsnet and DAZN apps on PS4. Sportsnet can be a pain, and I also have some quality issues with it. DAZN tends to be pretty good on both my PS4 and Roku. 

I doubt they're so different that one will fetch a better player, outside of a GMs personal preference, which I assume will not be consistent. Some will prefer Kapanen, some will prefer Johnsson.

Or they didn't anticipate his price dropping that low.


I've said before I think New Jersey and Gardiner seem like such a perfect fit. Maybe they want to dump either Vatanen or Severson somewhere first. Although they do have tons of cap space at the moment so I'm not sure why they'd wait.

I do think though that Gardiner coming back here on a 1-year deal is a pipedream. Despite not signing yet I'm sure he'll eventually get a 4-5 year deal for at least $5mil somewhere. It's not the deal he originally wanted but it's still pretty good coin.

Bye Ceci!

So because things are slow, and because the horse probably has one last breath in it, I thought I would ask about the following scenario. 

I was looking at capfriendly (probably my first mistake), and it shows that the have the following on LTIR:

Horton, Nathan   $5,300,000         
Clarkson, David   $5,250,000      
Hyman, Zach   $2,250,000            
Dermott, Travis   $863,333   
Total                 $13,663,333

They are currently over by $2.879 million, so $13.663 million subtract that value is $10.784 million.

The capfriendly values currently have 13 forwards and 8 defencemen.  If the Leafs were to sign Marner and Gardiner, that would put them at 14 forwards and 9 defencemen.  So they could drop three players, and perhaps 4 if they wanted to be right against the minimum number of players that they can carry.  That possibly saves them $2.1 to $2.8 million, which puts them back up to $13.663 million in space.  That value is enough to sign Marner at 9 million on a short term contract, and Gardiner at $4.5 million on a short term contract.

Where I am not sure is if they Dermott and Hyman values are the full values of their contracts, or if they are pro-rated?  Assuming it's the full value, and assuming that Marner is cool with a bridge deal at that value, do you think they should do it?
Hyman and Dermott are full value btw. If they sign Gards and Marner as you say for 13.5 mill then all is fine and dandy until they come off LTIR, especially Hyman. Neither can  play until they clear enough space (their daily contract values) for them when they come off LTIR. So for arguments sake we'll say it's 3 mill. The Leafs would have to clear 3 million. Dermott is easy to cover as they can easily send down an equal contract. Hyman would be a lot harder because even tho he makes 2.2 mill, there isn't anyone on the roster making that. He's on and island by himself in the 2 mill bracket. That means either Hyman, or one of the over the 2 mill club has to go in order for him to be activated to play. Can't see that  happening for a few reasons.  Marner isn't signing for under 10 and no way Gards signs for 4.5. Can't see it happening. And I don't see the Leafs dumping Hyman or a bigger contract.
If miracles happen and all works the way you say money wise, would you trade Hyman, or a bigger contract away, to keep Gardiner?


So the Leafs got rid of every player that gave up more chances than they generated?

Check out who we added though :)

Don't ruin it!


The good quadrant (top-right) is good at generating chances and good at limiting chances. Most of the Leafs live in very good at generating chances, and giving back almost as much. Left of the red line means they give up more than they create.

So the Leafs got rid of every player that gave up more chances than they generated?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Re-Aquire David Clarkson
« on: July 23, 2019, 06:43:00 PM »
Maybe they should trade for an elephant and get his weight in cap space. That's how the cap works right?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: July 21, 2019, 03:36:33 PM »
Everything that's happening between Marner and the Leafs is a 'part of the current system'. If what Marner is doing means he's spoiled, than what the Leafs are doing is miserly. Neither of course are actually true, they're both negotiating in fair and reasonable ways as in accordance to the confines of the system they are a part of.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:05:35 PM »
I already boycott Coca-Cola or whatever energy drink he endorses, but that's only because of that damn polar bear.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:19:54 PM »
3 at 9.5
5 at 10.5

All Sports But Hockey / Re: NBA Off-Season Discussion
« on: July 06, 2019, 08:08:40 AM »
Sad day, but thanks for all the fish!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: July 05, 2019, 10:28:14 PM »
I'm convinced some of you do not interact with other human beings on a regular basis.

I wish I didn't.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:02:34 AM »
Listening to rumors abounding on TSN 1050 this morning that there is "chatter" in NHL circles that an offer sheet could be coming to Marner and that Montreal may be the one doing it.

I am at the point in this where I would rather the Leafs let him go, take the draft picks and the cap space rather than leave themselves with an overpriced contract. If they sign Marner at the max of what any reasonable person thinks he may be worth, it leaves the Leafs with 4 very highly paid forwards and a certainty that they will need to be creative and turn the extra pieces in and out every year or two. I would rather that they have the cap space to resign guys like Muzzin and Barrie.

But hey, whatever I think doesn't matter one bit in any of this, so it's just my two cents.

I would be surprised if Montreal did it. They'd have to go to 11 to sign him. If they were willing to do that, why low ball Ago?

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