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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2019, 07:24:30 PM »
I have wanted Matthews on the kill, but Nylander works for me too.  And I agree with your comments on PKing making Marner a better overall player.

It's too bad that lately we can't seem to beat the might senz in our home rink over there.

You keep selling it, but I don't buy it. Tavares, Nylander, and Kadri are ahead of Matthews for PK in my view.
Kadri wouild make a lot of sense to me. He's good on faceoffs, and it might help make him feel more valuable and engaged in the game. This year he's seemed kind of listless or directionless now that he isn't the dedicated shut-down guy. Being PK would give him an important role not to mention helping to get him a bit more ice time.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2019, 07:31:13 PM »
Bit of a boring game so far.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2019, 07:32:55 PM »
The longer the Leafs go scoreless, the better it is for the Sens!

Come on Leafs, start scoring!

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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2019, 07:34:27 PM »
Two questions for all...

- does anyone see any scenario where Marleau is moved out before next season

- who will be the backup or will Sparks be sticking around?
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2019, 07:41:49 PM »
Marleau will likely finish his contract here and sign a cheapo 1 year with San Jose to chase the GP record and retire.

Backup will be Sparks unless there is a clearly better and even cheaper option that falls into our laps without spending an asset.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2019, 07:41:49 PM »
Gotta bury this team.  Listless game all around thus far

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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2019, 07:43:21 PM »
Marleau will likely finish his contract here and sign a cheapo 1 year with San Jose to chase the GP record and retire.

Backup will be Sparks unless there is a clearly better and even cheaper option that falls into our laps without spending an asset.

If sparks sticks around it speaks to much larger problems, namely player evaluation.   

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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2019, 07:47:57 PM »
The Leafs are not going to spend big bucks to try to upgrade the backup goaltender position in a cap crunch season when we have a league minimum option that the GM and current players are already comfortable with.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2019, 07:49:25 PM »
Anderson is the only reason this game isn’t 3-0

Leafs controlled 70% of the period’s shot share.
sens were unable to register a shot attempt from below the dots.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2019, 07:51:15 PM »
Well that was boring.  Leafs can’t take it to the sens... again.   
 
So many flubbed passes. These guys just haven’t find a rhythm. 

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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2019, 07:56:04 PM »
The Leafs are not going to spend big bucks to try to upgrade the backup goaltender position in a cap crunch season when we have a league minimum option that the GM and current players are already comfortable with.

That basically covers it. Next season, the Leafs are going to have to rely on a number of cheaper contracts next season. Efficient spending is going to key.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2019, 08:05:08 PM »
The Leafs are not going to spend big bucks to try to upgrade the backup goaltender position in a cap crunch season when we have a league minimum option that the GM and current players are already comfortable with.

That basically covers it. Next season, the Leafs are going to have to rely on a number of cheaper contracts next season. Efficient spending is going to key.

Austerity measures! Locking down the big three just before the expansion and tv deal bump to the cap will open things back up after.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2019, 08:06:24 PM »
The Leafs are not going to spend big bucks to try to upgrade the backup goaltender position in a cap crunch season when we have a league minimum option that the GM and current players are already comfortable with.

If there are any top European goalies looking to come over I could see the Leafs trying to recruit one. Gets them on an ELC and comes with waiver flexibility, both of which will be big pluses for us.

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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2019, 08:13:53 PM »
DobberProspects pointing to Adam Reideborn from the SHL as an option for teams looking for a UFA goalie. He’s 27 though so his contract wouldn’t be an ELC (highest bidder).

The Leafs will have Ian Scott and Joseph Woll in the mix either with the Marlies or Growlers. Bouthillier is on an ECHL contract.
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Re: Leafs @ sens - Mar. 30th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2019, 08:16:29 PM »
DobberProspects pointing to Adam Reideborn from the SHL as an option for teams looking for a UFA goalie. He’s 27 though so his contract wouldn’t be an ELC (highest bidder).

The Leafs will have Ian Scott and Joseph Woll in the mix either with the Marlies or Growlers. Bouthillier is on an ECHL contract.

Pretty impressive stats. But like you said the Leafs aren't getting into a bidding war for a back-up goalie so unless he takes sub-$1mil it doesn't happen.

Maybe Hutchinson comes back on a cheap deal. I doubt the Leafs will want Scott or Woll to be rushed into the NHL if Andersen gets hurt.