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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2011, 07:09:37 PM »
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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2011, 08:50:15 PM »

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.

He did score at a 26-goal pace with the Leafs.  That's more than just looking good compared to Joey Crabb.

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2011, 08:52:39 PM »
He did score at a 26-goal pace with the Leafs.  That's more than just looking good compared to Joey Crabb.

Kessel also started producing a point per game pace after he arrived, so, I mean, there's that, too.
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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2011, 08:57:06 PM »
I like Lupul. No doubt he had a positive effect on Kessel upon his arrival and no doubt that when healthy, Lupul is a nice contributor. Having said that, I really don't think he's a "first line" winger. I'd have no problem moving Lupul + to upgrade that position right now.   

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2011, 01:00:40 PM »
I certainly wouldn't mind moving lupul to upgrade his position but it seems unlikely that another team would want to unload a first line winger at this point in the season.  I don't want to vastly overpay which seems like the only way anything will get done.

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2011, 01:05:41 PM »

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.

He did score at a 26-goal pace with the Leafs.  That's more than just looking good compared to Joey Crabb.

Certainly he did some good stuff, but I think the combination of partial sample size, a fresh start, and replacing an awful player maybe created expectations that are going to be hard to live up to.  Lupul has had injuries derail his career a bit, but he also has been on 5 teams (Anaheim twice) in 8 seasons.  Not an indictment on his play, but he's flawed and I think we are going to see more ups and downs with his game over an 82 game season than we saw in his 28 games last year.

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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2011, 12:54:32 PM »
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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2011, 01:05:27 PM »
These comments are semi-annoying. Dreger could say this about 29 other teams in the pre-season. Well Ok maybe not 29 but a whole lot of them.
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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2011, 06:13:26 PM »
Do you see anything of suitable return in Edmonton?


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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2011, 06:14:15 PM »
Do you see anything of suitable return in Edmonton?


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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2011, 01:09:20 AM »
Reading on Twitter that the Leafs have interest in Brenden Morrow... Don't know how reliable it is...
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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2011, 08:11:55 AM »
why would the leafs want him for he aint even that good just another average player.
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Re: Dreger : Leafs actively looking for another top forward.
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2011, 09:05:01 AM »
why would the leafs want him for he aint even that good just another average player.

Because he'd be an upgrade?

Is it really that hard to figure out?