Author Topic: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers  (Read 11449 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Joe S.

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1780
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2015, 02:26:26 PM »
Ok I'm sorry... I didn't realize it was sarcasm.

Offline Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 19502
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
Ok I'm sorry... I didn't realize it was sarcasm.

No apologies necessary.  I don't like using the winkey-smiley so it's anybody's guess what I mean.  Often even I don't know.

Offline cw

  • Administrator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 3167
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2015, 03:38:35 PM »
Be nice to get a second at least for Polak or team him with Bozak for a first

Maybe I've been watching too long. Or maybe I'm just having a rough year. I'd look at dumping the entire roster of these losers. First time ever, I can't recall finding one guy I'd really like to keep (like many have said, maybe Morgan Rielly - but I wouldn't lose any sleep if he went too).

I'd take what I could get with picks/prospects and might tell the rest, they're on waivers and will never wear the jersey again and they can take their GM and coaches with them.

This group and organization are an embarrassment. They need to absolutely napalm it (figuratively) to expunge the chronic disease.

Offline RedLeaf

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 5751
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2015, 03:53:25 PM »
Be nice to get a second at least for Polak or team him with Bozak for a first

Maybe I've been watching too long. Or maybe I'm just having a rough year. I'd look at dumping the entire roster of these losers. First time ever, I can't recall finding one guy I'd really like to keep (like many have said, maybe Morgan Rielly - but I wouldn't lose any sleep if he went too).

I'd take what I could get with picks/prospects and might tell the rest, they're on waivers and will never wear the jersey again and they can take their GM and coaches with them.

This group and organization are an embarrassment. They need to absolutely napalm it (figuratively) to expunge the chronic disease.

I think Rielly absolutely has to stay. I agree with the rest.

Too bad we have to wait for the off season for the big moves to take place. This draft really looks like a juicy one. Burning it ALL down right now, and sinking this ship as far down to bottom as possible could net this team a real nice haul and help start the rebuild with some nice pieces.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 03:59:29 PM by RedLeaf »
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.." --Isaac Asimov.

Offline cw

  • Administrator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 3167
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2015, 04:21:52 PM »
I think Rielly absolutely has to stay. I agree with the rest.

I don't. Make him part of a package to get one of:
- a young franchise center
- a young stud dman (some might argue he is ..)
- a young top 10 goalie

They want to rebuild? Then they have to pull out all the stops to get some cornerstones for the rebuild. If it costs them Rielly, you usually can't get something for nothing, so be it.

I wouldn't give him away. I just wouldn't ignore that he might deliver a key asset. I have no emotional attachment to him.

Offline hockeyfan1

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 9510
  • Gender: Female
  • QUIETNESS is GREATNESS
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2015, 04:36:46 PM »
Maybe I've been watching too long. Or maybe I'm just having a rough year. I'd look at dumping the entire roster of these losers. First time ever, I can't recall finding one guy I'd really like to keep (like many have said, maybe Morgan Rielly - but I wouldn't lose any sleep if he went too).

I'd take what I could get with picks/prospects and might tell the rest, they're on waivers and will never wear the jersey again and they can take their GM and coaches with them.

This group and organization are an embarrassment. They need to absolutely napalm it (figuratively) to expunge the chronic disease.


Yet another rebuilding job.  That seems to be the organization's favourite phrase over the course of the Leafs history as I remember it.  And now it starts again, only this time it had better be for real once and for all if this organization is serious enough about competing.

I agree with your assessment concerning the GM as well.
Which leads me to a question -- if Shanahan hadn't come on board in his present role, would any change(s) have occurred?

Online CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 26768
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2015, 04:44:26 PM »
I don't. Make him part of a package to get one of:
- a young franchise center
- a young stud dman (some might argue he is ..)
- a young top 10 goalie

Yeah, I'd say Rielly's definitely got "stud dman" potential so I don't really see a trade there. I could consider moving him for a potential franchise centre, but the odds of a trade like that happening are pretty slim. I absolutely wouldn't move him for a goalie though, unless his name was Price or Rask and those guys obviously aren't going anywhere. Goalies are way too unpredictable (just look at Bernier) to trade something as valuable as Rielly for.

Offline TML fan

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 3962
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2015, 04:47:30 PM »
I'd be looking to move Gardiner ASAP.

Offline cw

  • Administrator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 3167
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2015, 04:50:02 PM »
I don't. Make him part of a package to get one of:
- a young franchise center
- a young stud dman (some might argue he is ..)
- a young top 10 goalie

Yeah, I'd say Rielly's definitely got "stud dman" potential so I don't really see a trade there. I could consider moving him for a potential franchise centre, but the odds of a trade like that happening are pretty slim. I absolutely wouldn't move him for a goalie though, unless his name was Price or Rask and those guys obviously aren't going anywhere. Goalies are way too unpredictable (just look at Bernier) to trade something as valuable as Rielly for.

Yeah, I haven't been able to figure goalies since the lockout. I agree. Some in hockey might have them figured out though (they are drafting them better).

I might trade Bernier & Gardiner to the Oilers for one of their floundering hot shot top pick forwards - trying to steal a franchise player.

Online CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 26768
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2015, 04:52:14 PM »
I might trade Bernier & Gardiner to the Oilers for one of their floundering hot shot top pick forwards - trying to steal a franchise player.

I'd definitely be shopping Bernier too to see what we could get. There could be a few teams looking for goalies this offseason. San Jose would likely be very interested. Have Reimer plus a free agent hold down the fort for a little while.

Offline Chev-boyar-sky

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1845
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2015, 04:53:00 PM »
I'd be looking to move Gardiner ASAP.

I don't know if this is a joke, but I'm torn on him. He's been much better under Horachek but he's nowhere near worth $4M a year at this point in time.

He'd be best packaged with someone else on the roster IMO, as he's not especially valuable on his own.

Offline TML fan

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 3962
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2015, 04:57:07 PM »
Not a joke. I can't stand Gardiner.

Offline cw

  • Administrator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 3167
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2015, 05:05:41 PM »
I might trade Bernier & Gardiner to the Oilers for one of their floundering hot shot top pick forwards - trying to steal a franchise player.

I'd definitely be shopping Bernier too to see what we could get. There could be a few teams looking for goalies this offseason. San Jose would likely be very interested. Have Reimer plus a free agent hold down the fort for a little while.

I don't think Reimer is the real deal as a top 10 NHL goalie. But he's one down to earth personality I don't mind keeping around. (who knows for sure if you're not in the locker room but that's my impression from his interviews).

Online CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 26768
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2015, 05:09:22 PM »
I don't think Reimer is the real deal as a top 10 NHL goalie. But he's one down to earth personality I don't mind keeping around. (who knows for sure if you're not in the locker room but that's my impression from his interviews).

Definitely not, but that's a pretty high standard. I think he can be a competent starter for a non-playoff team, and really that's all we need for the next couple of seasons.

Offline Chris

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1044
  • TMLfans Rocks!
    • View Profile
Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2015, 05:12:04 PM »
I don't know what the heck to do with the goalies, but probably one of them needs to go.

As for Gardiner - he's definitely not worth his contract right now. However, if we are doing this rebuild right, that contract won't be an issue for a few years. Question is, does he continue to improve or is it a case of "what we see (now) is what we get"? I've seen some signs of improvement but I wouldn't be too terribly upset if he was moved.