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Offline Frank E

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2011, 08:58:56 AM »

A guy I can't help but feel this reflects on is Lupul.

I feel the same way. 

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2011, 11:32:10 AM »

A guy I can't help but feel this reflects on is Lupul.

I feel the same way.

I liked his effort last season, he really hasn't brought it during the preseason.  Mind you, I think some of the liking of Lupul last year was that we were comparing him to a lineup that was rotating Joey Crabb on the 1st line.  Most competence NHLers will look great in comparison.  The defensive play of the Kessel-Bozak-Lupul line was still pretty bad.

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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2011, 11:33:49 AM »
I'll reserve judgment on Lupul until the regular season.  Can't get a read on pre-season.

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011, 11:51:52 AM »
I think this has got to be a tough time of year to look for a significant trade of any kind.  Teams set their roster in the offseason.  If they wanted to trade, they would have done it earlier in the summer.  Now they are probably in an evaluation mode.  I'd rather be sending aulie and gardiner down to the mar lies temporarily until injuries hit or Komi plays himself off the team completely during the regular season.

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2011, 12:02:37 PM »
Just listening to the radio on the way in to work this morning and apparently the Oilers lost three defensmen due to injury last night.. They did not say who or how serious the injuries were.... With Gardiner looking so good and Gunnarsson looking to be the odd man out (mostly due to his very movable contract.) Do you see anything of suitable return in Edmonton? 

Eklund's all over it:

"The Leafs are talking to quite a few teams about forwards, but the Oilers are the best fit."

That from a major source in Toronto.

The Oilers are after Gunnarsson, but Toronto is hesitant to move him.
The Leafs like Brule and Hemsky. It could get interesting if the Oilers take Jeff Finger.

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2011, 12:04:48 PM »
I'll reserve judgment on Lupul until the regular season.  Can't get a read on pre-season.

Same. I try to do my best not to get excited about players good or bad play in preseason.

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2011, 12:06:11 PM »
Just listening to the radio on the way in to work this morning and apparently the Oilers lost three defensmen due to injury last night.. They did not say who or how serious the injuries were.... With Gardiner looking so good and Gunnarsson looking to be the odd man out (mostly due to his very movable contract.) Do you see anything of suitable return in Edmonton? 

Eklund's all over it:

"The Leafs are talking to quite a few teams about forwards, but the Oilers are the best fit."

That from a major source in Toronto.

The Oilers are after Gunnarsson, but Toronto is hesitant to move him.
The Leafs like Brule and Hemsky. It could get interesting if the Oilers take Jeff Finger.


Floyd has been out-ed as Eklund's major Toronto source.

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2011, 12:07:39 PM »
It could get interesting if the Oilers take Jeff Finger.

Yup. It could get very interesting if the Oilers take on a player in the last year of his contract that isn't counting against the cap for the richest team in the league that isn't desperate to dump his salary (though, I'm sure they'd be happy to, should the opportunity present itself).
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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2011, 12:14:12 PM »
Eklund's all over it:

"The Leafs are talking to quite a few teams about forwards, but the Oilers are the best fit."

That from a major source in Toronto misinterpretation of a blog post by Darren Dreger, my own wild speculation and the fact the Oilers need defence.

The Oilers are after Gunnarsson the current flavour of the month to be traded, but Toronto is hesitant to move him.
The Leafs like Brule and Hemsky random older Oiler forwards that casual hockey fans know or I've previously mentioned in at least a dozen various rumours. It could get interesting if the Oilers take Jeff Finger a player Leaf fans have been hoping will be traded for multiple seasons, even if doing so has little to no impact on the team or organization.


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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2011, 12:17:50 PM »
Eklund? Booo!

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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2011, 12:22:57 PM »

Deciphering the Eklund formula.

Yeah, I was only looking at who may need and who might have surplus... Only two differences... Ek is full of poo on his sources and gets paid for it.   :o

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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2011, 06:44:04 PM »
Don't know if this is a legit account but... 

koshtorontosun Terry Koshan #Leafs D Carl Gunnarsson not taking part in pre-game warmup, to be replaced by Matt Lashoff. Lashoff paired with Liles

(probably nothing)
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« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2011, 06:51:55 PM »
Don't know if this is a legit account but... 

koshtorontosun Terry Koshan #Leafs D Carl Gunnarsson not taking part in pre-game warmup, to be replaced by Matt Lashoff. Lashoff paired with Liles

(probably nothing)

Leafs TV just confirmed Lashoff in, and no Gunnarsson in their line-up graphics.
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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2011, 06:59:23 PM »
Don't know if this is a legit account but... 

koshtorontosun Terry Koshan #Leafs D Carl Gunnarsson not taking part in pre-game warmup, to be replaced by Matt Lashoff. Lashoff paired with Liles

(probably nothing)

Come on, you know that this is (for sure) a sign of a TRAAAADEEEEEEE!!!!


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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2011, 07:08:11 PM »
Legzzz?

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