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Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« Reply #690 on: February 18, 2015, 11:18:20 AM »
Columbus and New Jersey both won last night. Starting to build a decent little cushion there for 5th. And just 4 points out of 4th right now, but Carolina has 2 games in hand. Friday's game against them is going to be big. I BELEAF!

We've got to lose - otherwise I can't see us finishing any lower than 5th.  Carolina were my big hope to overtake the Leafs since the Coyotes are just awful.

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Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« Reply #691 on: February 18, 2015, 04:00:21 PM »
Friday night is a big game for the tank! Go hurricanes go! LOL

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« Reply #692 on: February 19, 2015, 08:24:03 AM »
We're only 6 points back of the Oilers after they beat Boston.

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« Reply #693 on: February 19, 2015, 09:17:58 AM »
We're only 6 points back of the Oilers after they beat Boston.

7, to be exact.

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« Reply #694 on: February 19, 2015, 09:22:02 AM »
We're only 6 points back of the Oilers after they beat Boston.

7, to be exact.

And it'll probably have to be 8 as the Leafs will likely hold the tie-breaker over Edmonton.

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« Reply #695 on: February 19, 2015, 09:42:22 AM »
Lets gut this team now and play Marlies... top 3 pick would be so sweet... If we had 3rd pick and ya know it goes MacDavid/Eichel do Leafs go Hannifan or Strome? Not what fans want but what do you think they do?

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« Reply #696 on: February 19, 2015, 09:50:14 AM »
I can't overstate how badly they need to lose the next game. They could 2 pts out of 4th or 6 if they win..
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« Reply #697 on: February 19, 2015, 10:00:11 AM »
I can't overstate how badly they need to lose the next game. They could 2 pts out of 4th or 6 if they win..

Actually I think you are overstating it. Realistically the Leafs are going to pick between 4-8 and the rebuild really isn't going to hinge on where they pick from that range. It's a good draft and there will be good players available regardless of where they pick. A proper rebuild is going to be a long haul regardless of who their draft pick is this year.
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« Reply #698 on: February 19, 2015, 10:05:27 AM »
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Kyle Dubas, speaking at Conn Smythe dinner, on #leafs: "We have to do things the right way. That may mean starting from the beginning."

Close as we've come to someone in management actually quoted on that.

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« Reply #699 on: February 19, 2015, 10:16:37 AM »
I can't overstate how badly they need to lose the next game. They could 2 pts out of 4th or 6 if they win..

Actually I think you are overstating it. Realistically the Leafs are going to pick between 4-8 and the rebuild really isn't going to hinge on where they pick from that range. It's a good draft and there will be good players available regardless of where they pick. A proper rebuild is going to be a long haul regardless of who their draft pick is this year.

That is a pessimistic attitude towards losing ;-)
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« Reply #700 on: February 19, 2015, 10:29:54 AM »
I can't overstate how badly they need to lose the next game. They could 2 pts out of 4th or 6 if they win..

Actually I think you are overstating it. Realistically the Leafs are going to pick between 4-8 and the rebuild really isn't going to hinge on where they pick from that range. It's a good draft and there will be good players available regardless of where they pick. A proper rebuild is going to be a long haul regardless of who their draft pick is this year.

That is a pessimistic attitude towards losing ;-)

Yeah. Pessimism toward pessimism.
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Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« Reply #701 on: February 19, 2015, 10:56:39 AM »
I can't overstate how badly they need to lose the next game. They could 2 pts out of 4th or 6 if they win..

Actually I think you are overstating it. Realistically the Leafs are going to pick between 4-8 and the rebuild really isn't going to hinge on where they pick from that range. It's a good draft and there will be good players available regardless of where they pick. A proper rebuild is going to be a long haul regardless of who their draft pick is this year.

What do you mean by long haul?  5 years?  3 years?  I only ask because I think the Leafs are in a better position today than they were at the end of JFJ's term.  There are some nice pieces in the system whereas when JFJ was let go there wasn't much.  If they can get an elite talent this year and an elite talent next year, they may be knocking on the door of respectability in year 3. 
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Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« Reply #702 on: February 19, 2015, 11:38:04 AM »
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Kyle Dubas, speaking at Conn Smythe dinner, on #leafs: "We have to do things the right way. That may mean starting from the beginning."

Close as we've come to someone in management actually quoted on that.

I want to give Kyle a hug.
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« Reply #703 on: February 19, 2015, 11:41:35 AM »
What do you mean by long haul?  5 years?  3 years?  I only ask because I think the Leafs are in a better position today than they were at the end of JFJ's term.  There are some nice pieces in the system whereas when JFJ was let go there wasn't much.  If they can get an elite talent this year and an elite talent next year, they may be knocking on the door of respectability in year 3.

The odds are very long that the Leafs draft a player who will be able to step in and be an "elite" player in their first few seasons this year. We shouldn't be gameplanning like that's a certainty. It's not impossible but realistically we should give the team at least three years to get their ducks in a row before we start having expectations for them.
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Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« Reply #704 on: February 19, 2015, 12:11:32 PM »
What do you mean by long haul?  5 years?  3 years?  I only ask because I think the Leafs are in a better position today than they were at the end of JFJ's term.  There are some nice pieces in the system whereas when JFJ was let go there wasn't much.  If they can get an elite talent this year and an elite talent next year, they may be knocking on the door of respectability in year 3.

The odds are very long that the Leafs draft a player who will be able to step in and be an "elite" player in their first few seasons this year. We shouldn't be gameplanning like that's a certainty. It's not impossible but realistically we should give the team at least three years to get their ducks in a row before we start having expectations for them.

This is true. Outside of winning the lottery, even if they end up with a Dylan Strome, his career path is likely similar to Ryan Johansen's, which means he's probably 5 years away on draft day from making an impact.  Can't fast track a rebuild.  We fans should know that better than anyone.
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« Reply #704 on: February 19, 2015, 12:11:32 PM »