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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #255 on: May 26, 2018, 12:06:16 AM »
Thank you as well for noticing that I'm absolutely crazy bananas. I think Zaitsev is at his best when he's the go option, rather than the stop option. This season, the entire right side was assigned the 'stop' role. I know Zaitsev prides himself for defensive acumen, but he's really a good deal more effective when he's not playing as 'safe', whereas Marincin is the exact opposite and is very effective at denying zone entries (which is what Zaitsev gives away like Halloween candy 2 weeks after). This group has 5 PK options (MM, NZ, MR, TD) and 5 PP options (MR, JG, TD, CC, NZ).

This is coming from somebody who used to be probably his biggest fan here... stop trying to make Marincin happen.

It has been about a month and the landscape has changed significantly. I think it’s time to revive the Martin Marincin (the only Martin I’d like to be on this team next year) appreciation pipe dream.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
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« Reply #256 on: May 26, 2018, 09:39:38 AM »
If Marincin were a righty there'd be some compellingness here.

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« Reply #257 on: May 26, 2018, 09:59:33 AM »
If Marincin were a righty there'd be some compellingness here.

Yeah, I think he'd have a solid chance if that were the case. But for lefties we already have Rielly-Gardiner-Dermott locked in. So Marincin is battling for the #7 spot with Borgman, Rosen, and any righty who doesn't make the cut (Carrick, Holl, Russian guy whose name I haven't learned to spell yet).

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #258 on: May 26, 2018, 10:41:00 AM »
It wouldn’t bother me in the least to see

Rielly - Dermott
Gardiner - Zaitsev
Marincin - Holl
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« Reply #259 on: May 26, 2018, 12:17:49 PM »
It wouldn’t bother me in the least to see

Rielly - Dermott
Gardiner - Zaitsev
Marincin - Holl

It would bother me.  I don't think that's good enough.

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« Reply #260 on: May 26, 2018, 12:33:55 PM »
It wouldn’t bother me in the least to see

Rielly - Dermott
Gardiner - Zaitsev
Marincin - Holl

It would bother me.  I don't think that's good enough.
Looking at this combo, I wouldn't think they're good enough either. I think your goalie has to be outstanding and the Team needs to play a solid defensive game.
Brayden McNabb....Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore...Deryk Engelland
Luca Sbisa...Colin Miller

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #261 on: May 26, 2018, 07:58:48 PM »
So I was wondering, with the Sabres set to draft Dahlin and with a Nylander already on their team, does anyone think Ristolainen could be a potential target in, say, a Willie Nylander trade? Maybe we can pry Reinhart away too, assuming they'd be strongly in favour of uniting the two Nylanders. 

Would W. Nylander + Carrick/Borgman/Rosen + Brooks (or something to that effect) get that deal done or am I way undervaluing Reinhart here?

That would really solve that pesky top-pairing RD position though and give us a decent replacement for Nylander...

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« Reply #262 on: May 26, 2018, 10:35:30 PM »
So I was wondering, with the Sabres set to draft Dahlin and with a Nylander already on their team, does anyone think Ristolainen could be a potential target in, say, a Willie Nylander trade? Maybe we can pry Reinhart away too, assuming they'd be strongly in favour of uniting the two Nylanders. 

Would W. Nylander + Carrick/Borgman/Rosen + Brooks (or something to that effect) get that deal done or am I way undervaluing Reinhart here?

That would really solve that pesky top-pairing RD position though and give us a decent replacement for Nylander...

I really would rather them hang onto the 3, and I especially want to see William N. given a shot at center.  Ristolainen is good, but I don't think good enough as the centerpiece in a deal for William.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #263 on: May 27, 2018, 09:25:07 AM »
So I was wondering, with the Sabres set to draft Dahlin and with a Nylander already on their team, does anyone think Ristolainen could be a potential target in, say, a Willie Nylander trade? Maybe we can pry Reinhart away too, assuming they'd be strongly in favour of uniting the two Nylanders. 

Would W. Nylander + Carrick/Borgman/Rosen + Brooks (or something to that effect) get that deal done or am I way undervaluing Reinhart here?

That would really solve that pesky top-pairing RD position though and give us a decent replacement for Nylander...

If Ristolainen were a top pairing shutdown RD, I might think about it. Seeing as he is very much the opposite of shutdown, I’d only consider trading for Ristolainen if we need a PP specialist. Even then, our PP is run through the forwards and works better with an LD as our RW is the playmaker.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #264 on: June 01, 2018, 12:36:29 PM »

Just an article on Kovalchuk and what he might be looking for in a return to the NHL:

https://www.tsn.ca/dreger-report-kovalchuk-says-winning-the-priority-in-nhl-return-1.1100940

I'd definitely be kicking those tires.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #265 on: June 01, 2018, 12:47:41 PM »

Just an article on Kovalchuk and what he might be looking for in a return to the NHL:

https://www.tsn.ca/dreger-report-kovalchuk-says-winning-the-priority-in-nhl-return-1.1100940

I'd definitely be kicking those tires.

Anyone know if he can play LW?

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #266 on: June 01, 2018, 01:17:45 PM »
Getting either Tavares or Kovalchuk would be absolutely huge for the Leafs this summer.

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« Reply #267 on: June 01, 2018, 01:24:26 PM »
Getting either Tavares or Kovalchuk would be absolutely huge for the Leafs this summer.

Both.

Let's do lines:

Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Kovalchuk - Tavares - Brown
Marleau - Kadri - Marner
Johnsson - who cares - Kapanen

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« Reply #268 on: June 01, 2018, 01:25:06 PM »
Getting either Tavares or Kovalchuk would be absolutely huge for the Leafs this summer.

Both.

Let's do lines:

Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Kovalchuk - Tavares - Brown
Marleau - Kadri - Marner
Johnsson - who cares - Kapanen

Pretty sure we'd have to have Holl on every defence pairing in that case, but ok I'm game.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #269 on: June 01, 2018, 02:31:20 PM »
Getting Tavares and seeing Kadri on the 3rd line makes me laugh.  Best third line center in the game.

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« Reply #269 on: June 01, 2018, 02:31:20 PM »