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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2018, 12:50:43 PM »
#HotTake

To the Lou Lam Islanders: Kadri + Borgman + Midround Pick

To the Dubas Leafs: Negotiating rights to Tavares and Ryan Pulock

Why trade for Tavares's rights when he's a UFA in 3 months?

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2018, 12:54:00 PM »
#HotTake

To the Lou Lam Islanders: Kadri + Borgman + Midround Pick

To the Dubas Leafs: Negotiating rights to Tavares and Ryan Pulock

Why trade for Tavares's rights when he's a UFA in 3 months?

Holder of said rights can sign him before July to 8 yrs, right?
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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2018, 12:58:14 PM »
Exactly and Pulock is a v good RD.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2018, 01:05:25 PM »
#HotTake

To the Lou Lam Islanders: Kadri + Borgman + Midround Pick

To the Dubas Leafs: Negotiating rights to Tavares and Ryan Pulock

Why trade for Tavares's rights when he's a UFA in 3 months?

Holder of said rights can sign him before July to 8 yrs, right?

I guess, is the extra year from 7 to 8 worth it? 

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2018, 01:10:40 PM »

Of course he probably said that when he got moved out of the GM spot in New Jersey too. If another team comes calling with a great opportunity we'll see what he says then.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2018, 01:13:13 PM »
#HotTake

To the Lou Lam Islanders: Kadri + Borgman + Midround Pick

To the Dubas Leafs: Negotiating rights to Tavares and Ryan Pulock

"Negotiating rights" wouldn't be enough, I'd need a contract 100% finalized before I even considered pulling the trigger.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2018, 01:16:45 PM »

Boo. Hiss.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2018, 01:20:46 PM »

Boo. Hiss.

What "search"?  He wouldn't let other teams talk to Dubas for a reason.  They'll be a new Leafs GM by next week.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2018, 01:24:24 PM »
If they appoint Dubas, other candidates internally might need to make other arrangements, that could be part of the delay.

Hunter or Dubas looking for other jobs?

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2018, 01:26:43 PM »

Boo. Hiss.
I don't believe this at all. Did he actually say "he hasn't begun the search"? I highly doubt it. #fakenews
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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2018, 01:27:14 PM »
If they appoint Dubas, other candidates internally might need to make other arrangements, that could be part of the delay.

Hunter or Dubas looking for other jobs?

If Hunter really wants to be GM, then it would be him causing issues.  Dubas's first act might be hiring a new director of scouting.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2018, 01:31:40 PM »
If they appoint Dubas, other candidates internally might need to make other arrangements, that could be part of the delay.

Hunter or Dubas looking for other jobs?

If Hunter really wants to be GM, then it would be him causing issues.  Dubas's first act might be hiring a new director of scouting.

If they were aware that Hunter would be sour about Dubas stepping up ahead of him, they wouldn't have announced Lou's goodbye before the draft.

And going by Lou's opening presser 3 years ago where Dubas' name was mentioned as the GM-in-waiting, they've had a long time to get a feel for what Hunter wants.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2018, 01:35:25 PM »
If they appoint Dubas, other candidates internally might need to make other arrangements, that could be part of the delay.

Hunter or Dubas looking for other jobs?

If Hunter really wants to be GM, then it would be him causing issues.  Dubas's first act might be hiring a new director of scouting.

If they were aware that Hunter would be sour about Dubas stepping up ahead of him, they wouldn't have announced Lou's goodbye before the draft.

And going by Lou's opening presser 3 years ago where Dubas' name was mentioned as the GM-in-waiting, they've had a long time to get a feel for what Hunter wants.

Yeah but you never know what can change in a guy's mind.  Hunter is what?  55?  Reporting to old man Lou is one thing, but having a 32 year old as your boss might rub him the wrong way once it's official.

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2018, 01:36:07 PM »
I think Dubas remains the top choice right now, but just going by the way this group seems to operate, philosophically, I think they're announcing Lou's departure to see what shakes loose around the league.

No gifts in the lineup, right? So when the time comes (post draft?), they'll put out the call for applicants, with Dubas and/or Hunter's likely at the top of the pile unless something crazy comes up (even as my top pick, I cannot definitively say that Kyle is the best NHL GM ever, having only nominally GMed for half a year?).

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Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2018, 01:36:07 PM »