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Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Reply #270 on: February 19, 2019, 12:54:24 PM »
A lot of teams passed on him when all he did was put up good numbers in the OHL. Maybe it was his size that scared them off?

There's two ways to look at that. One, it seems unlikely that a year after drafting Marner and various tiny wingers that DeBrincat's size would have put them off that much.

The other though is that because they just got done drafting Marner and Bracco and the rest they were looking for size when they already had scoring punch.

The Korshkov pick was terrible and I said so at the time but honestly, I don't think DeBrincat moves the needle much here.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Reply #270 on: February 19, 2019, 12:54:24 PM »

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« Reply #271 on: February 19, 2019, 02:04:13 PM »
Why didn't the Leafs pick Debrincat with the 2nd pick in 2016? I'm sure Hunter had his reasons for Korshkov however misguided they may have been
A lot of teams passed on him when all he did was put up good numbers in the OHL. Maybe it was his size that scared them off? Who knows. Problem tho, which I guess is a good thing,  he's up after next year and there's no way we could have afforded to keep him and everyone else. Saw him play against Mississauga a few times. He def stood out to me.

We'll have no issue fitting Korshkov under the cap amirite!!?

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« Reply #272 on: February 19, 2019, 02:06:59 PM »
The Korshkov pick was terrible and I said so at the time but honestly, I don't think DeBrincat moves the needle much here.

If anything, having DeBrincat in the fold means either Kapanen or Johnsson don't crack the NHL roster yet or have been traded to try to fill another area. We'd also probably be even more concerned about the cap crunch facing the team this summer, and the team would definitely end up having to move someone - likely DeBrincat. You're right in that having him on the roster now probably doesn't move the needle much, but, the assets that could have been picked up by moving him this summer might have in the future.

That being said, I don't think he gets the same opportunity here as he has in Chicago, so, his value probably wouldn't be as high.
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« Reply #273 on: February 19, 2019, 02:14:23 PM »
The Korshkov pick was terrible and I said so at the time but honestly, I don't think DeBrincat moves the needle much here.

If anything, having DeBrincat in the fold means either Kapanen or Johnsson don't crack the NHL roster yet or have been traded to try to fill another area. We'd also probably be even more concerned about the cap crunch facing the team this summer, and the team would definitely end up having to move someone - likely DeBrincat. You're right in that having him on the roster now probably doesn't move the needle much, but, the assets that could have been picked up by moving him this summer might have in the future.

That being said, I don't think he gets the same opportunity here as he has in Chicago, so, his value probably wouldn't be as high.

Maybe, but I don't think having too many good players would ever be a problem that people worry about.   Debrincat scored 28 last season and is on pace for 44 this year, that talent would shine through at some point even if he hadn't gotten the same opportunity with the Leafs.  I would assume he would be ripping it up in the AHL with the Marlies if he didn't crack the Leafs line up right away and we'd know we have a player there.  Korshkov...well....

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« Reply #274 on: February 19, 2019, 02:38:46 PM »
If anything, having DeBrincat in the fold means either Kapanen or Johnsson don't crack the NHL roster yet or have been traded to try to fill another area. We'd also probably be even more concerned about the cap crunch facing the team this summer, and the team would definitely end up having to move someone - likely DeBrincat. You're right in that having him on the roster now probably doesn't move the needle much, but, the assets that could have been picked up by moving him this summer might have in the future.

That being said, I don't think he gets the same opportunity here as he has in Chicago, so, his value probably wouldn't be as high.

I'm very much with you that they should have picked him instead of Korshkov. That said, I really don't think that just filling a team with offensively talented players leads to a cumulative effect. There's still just one puck.
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« Reply #275 on: July 23, 2019, 01:23:40 PM »

Looks like a nod to Belfour

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« Reply #276 on: July 23, 2019, 02:55:56 PM »

Looks like a nod to Belfour
Or from where he played. Boston College Eagles.

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« Reply #277 on: July 23, 2019, 03:13:38 PM »
Can't a guy just love raptors and wear it on his face without any particular reason?

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« Reply #278 on: July 23, 2019, 03:37:20 PM »
Cool, I just moved to BC and have a family of Eagles that fly around our balcony most days. They are the most beautiful flyers!  Nice mask.   Hope he can become The Wall!
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« Reply #279 on: July 23, 2019, 07:40:52 PM »
Good-looking mask.  Which reminds me of the ‘baby’ or young hawk that landed on our condo terrazzo last year.  It seemed in distress, alternating between gripping the ledge and banging the glass.  It kept cawing and looking as though it was trying to say something.  Our concierge confirmed it really was a baby hawk, and called animal services, but by then the hawk flew away.

It wasn’t an eagle but it was a bird of prey, a raptor, and a beautiful one, too. 
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« Reply #280 on: July 24, 2019, 02:09:47 PM »
They set up nests on the top of telephone poles, you can see them nesting quite easily. Lots of Osprey and other birds of pray. BC may mean bring cash but it is one beautiful place.  Strange thing is all the pubs have liquor stores attached, the pricing is confusing as hell as they publish a price but don't mention the tax or bottle deposit...Wish it was like the LCBO...
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Reply #280 on: July 24, 2019, 02:09:47 PM »