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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #420 on: July 01, 2018, 02:19:29 PM »

So now that you've got Tavares in the fold do you maybe get real aggressive about going out and getting a defenseman?

I'm not sure who's available but I think you could still keep the big 3, excuse me, big 4 and put together some pretty attractive packages by skimming maybe a little bit of depth/offense off the top.

Say...a 1st, Brown, Grundstrom and Zaitsev? Or even be open to the moving of Liljegren?

I think the leafs have really now established declaring their window of contention as of this season with Tavares and the expiring entry level deals. So it would make sense to see a trade at this point for the back end, particularly due to the lack of FA options.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #421 on: July 01, 2018, 02:21:34 PM »

So now that you've got Tavares in the fold do you maybe get real aggressive about going out and getting a defenseman?

I'm not sure who's available but I think you could still keep the big 3, excuse me, big 4 and put together some pretty attractive packages by skimming maybe a little bit of depth/offense off the top.

Say...a 1st, Brown, Grundstrom and Zaitsev? Or even be open to the moving of Liljegren?

Yeah I think we have to be prepared to trade guys we wouldn't have wanted to a day ago. That includes all the guys you mentioned plus even a Kapanen.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #422 on: July 01, 2018, 02:22:27 PM »
How about Karlsson?

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« Reply #423 on: July 01, 2018, 02:22:57 PM »
How about Karlsson?

I think that book has closed.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #424 on: July 01, 2018, 02:24:02 PM »
How about Karlsson?

Yeah, I think Melnyk would probably be even more receptive to that now. He's always been clear about wanting to help the Leafs win a cup.
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« Reply #425 on: July 01, 2018, 02:24:43 PM »
Might be an unpopular opinion, but I'd also still like to see a bit of size added to the wing.

With JVR/Komorov/Polak and Martin (assumed) no longer in the lineup, I wouldn't mind a bigger body out there along the boards, as long as he can keep up. Another hyman type.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #426 on: July 01, 2018, 02:25:39 PM »
How about Karlsson?

Yeah, I think Melnyk would probably be even more receptive to that now. He's always been clear about wanting to help the Leafs win a cup.

I honestly think that Melnyk would do it if the deal was good enough...youd have to take Ryan.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #427 on: July 01, 2018, 02:28:43 PM »
I honestly think that Melnyk would do it if the deal was good enough...youd have to take Ryan.

I think in this context "if the deal was good enough" would almost certainly start with Marner or Nylander and, quite frankly, I'm not sure Nylander would do it.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #428 on: July 01, 2018, 02:30:49 PM »
I honestly think that Melnyk would do it if the deal was good enough...youd have to take Ryan.

I think in this context "if the deal was good enough" would almost certainly start with Marner or Nylander and, quite frankly, I'm not sure Nylander would do it.

Yeah, If I was Nylander, I wouldn't report to the Sens after the trade either.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #429 on: July 01, 2018, 02:42:54 PM »
Might be an unpopular opinion, but I'd also still like to see a bit of size added to the wing.

With JVR/Komorov/Polak and Martin (assumed) no longer in the lineup, I wouldn't mind a bigger body out there along the boards, as long as he can keep up. Another hyman type.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #430 on: July 01, 2018, 03:09:04 PM »
With our complement of forwards, I think a cadre of mobile puck retrievers with good skating will be more than fine. Upgrade a Marlie or two and dump the slow.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #431 on: July 01, 2018, 03:17:21 PM »
Please no.
Might be an unpopular opinion, but I'd also still like to see a bit of size added to the wing.

With JVR/Komorov/Polak and Martin (assumed) no longer in the lineup, I wouldn't mind a bigger body out there along the boards, as long as he can keep up. Another hyman type.

Maroon on a short term?

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #432 on: July 01, 2018, 03:17:58 PM »

If youre still thinking, but what about Boston/Tampa... JT solves it. Now check out my hook while DJ Smith revolves it.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #433 on: July 01, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »
With our complement of forwards, I think a cadre of mobile puck retrievers with good skating will be more than fine. Upgrade a Marlie or two and dump the slow.

I still think you can make upgrades. Especially if you can maybe find someone who might be easier to fit under the cap long term than Gardiner might be after next year.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #434 on: July 01, 2018, 03:20:22 PM »
With our complement of forwards, I think a cadre of mobile puck retrievers with good skating will be more than fine. Upgrade a Marlie or two and dump the slow.

Fair enough, that's the modern hockey take. That said, the marlies that Dubas built weren't exactly devoid of size and physical play - so I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. I'm certainly not advocating going full clarkson as an overreaction to the boston series, but a well rounded team not a bad thing -as long as speed isn't compromised, no?