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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #525 on: December 03, 2018, 09:04:24 PM »
And 16 and 34 say thank you very much....
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« Reply #526 on: December 05, 2018, 12:27:54 AM »
It has been a fun few days. I hope the teams next goal involves reducing Andersons games played over the season.

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« Reply #527 on: December 05, 2018, 10:13:09 AM »
https://theathletic.com/694601/2018/12/05/wheeler-on-the-value-of-hanging-onto-the-puck-and-how-the-leafs-escape-artists-make-their-teammates-better/

Wheeler outlines a player type that the Leafs are leaning on for success: players that can hold the puck longer than usual and skate their way through and out of traffic.

In lineup building parlance, I've been calling them carriers but their skills also translate to 'heavier' or extended OZ possession. Their skill with the puck and skating opens up more play options than your standard chip and chase player has (Marleau, Brown, Hyman, and to a certain extent Johnsson, Kapanen). They excel at shepherding the puck in transition, drawing in extra defenders, and getting the puck to their teammates who now have more space to operate.

The three Leafs Wheeler highlights:
  • Tyler Ennis
  • Travis Dermott
  • Mitch Marner

And arguably one of the best in the Leafs system about to be added to the team: William Nylander

Leafs Prospects who play similarly: Bracco, Timashov, Moore, Sandin

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #528 on: December 05, 2018, 03:49:08 PM »
Was just looking at the Marleau contract, and he's got a $3m bonus in July, then he's just playing for $1.25m during the season.



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« Reply #529 on: December 05, 2018, 03:52:28 PM »
Was just looking at the Marleau contract, and he's got a $3m bonus in July, then he's just playing for $1.25m during the season.

Marleau will be 3rd all time in games played if he plays all remaining games this season and next (which i have no doubt he will as he never misses a game)

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« Reply #530 on: December 05, 2018, 03:57:03 PM »
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« Reply #531 on: December 05, 2018, 03:59:12 PM »
Was just looking at the Marleau contract, and he's got a $3m bonus in July, then he's just playing for $1.25m during the season.
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« Reply #532 on: December 05, 2018, 04:09:48 PM »
LTIR is the only way out of the Marleau contract but I doubt it happens. He will likely be taking up valuable cap space next year.
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« Reply #533 on: December 07, 2018, 01:14:48 PM »

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« Reply #534 on: December 07, 2018, 01:21:21 PM »

Well, a proper response should have come from the officials.  That stuff to me is a major penalty.

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« Reply #535 on: December 07, 2018, 01:25:48 PM »

Well, a proper response should have come from the officials.  That stuff to me is a major penalty.

I would have liked to see a major there, too. I'd also say the Leafs did respond. That's when they slowly started to pick up their game, and they eventually responded on the scoresheet. That's where I want to see the response. With goals, not fists.
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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #536 on: December 07, 2018, 01:29:46 PM »
LTIR is the only way out of the Marleau contract but I doubt it happens. He will likely be taking up valuable cap space next year.

Not saying it is going to happen but if he decides he wants to retire, the leafs could trade him to another team first. Theyd have to give up draft pick(s) as compensation or perhaps take on a lesser bad contract.

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« Reply #537 on: December 07, 2018, 05:27:59 PM »
I thought he couldn't be traded.
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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #538 on: December 07, 2018, 06:06:00 PM »
I thought he couldn't be traded.

If he agrees, he can be traded.  I would assume that if he is on good terms with the leafs then if he no longer plans to play, he will allow his rights to be traded. But he could certainly disallow that if he chooses to.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #539 on: December 07, 2018, 06:12:25 PM »
I thought he couldn't be traded.

He has a no movement clause so they can't do anything without asking first. Unless the Leafs win a cup this year, Marleau is not going anywhere. Leafs are not going to treat Matthews' and Marner's dad like crap. Not happening.

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« Reply #539 on: December 07, 2018, 06:12:25 PM »