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Offline Guilt Trip

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1320 on: February 09, 2020, 07:03:40 PM »
Just wondering what everyones thoughts are as far as looking into obtaining Dustin Byfuglien.
Jets are looking at terminating his contract.
What is going on with him? Is he still hurt?
Leafs can sign him to finish the year don't think it would cost anything if he terminates his contract. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Probably out of shape as hell. He wouldn't be the first guy I'd target that's for sure.

I just mentioned him because of the situation.
Would he be a FA and cost nothing to a team wanting to gamble on him for the rest of the year?
Wouldn't cost anything but cash.
Maybe sign him and trade some forward(s)for another solid D. Trade Barrie recoup some picks and let Ceci walk after this season.

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Barrie isn't getting traded unless the Leafs lose until the deadline. Big Buff will be so out of shape and no one knows if he wants to play. Sure doesn't look that way or he'd go back to the Peg.
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1321 on: February 09, 2020, 07:07:04 PM »
There's no harm in looking but without really knowing what the situation is that caused him to just walk out on his team and questions about what sort of hockey shape he's in it's probably a long shot even if he did want to sign with a team that may or may not make the playoffs.

Ya not sure what's going on with him.
Hurt, wants out of Wpg.
If he's healthy and wants a change and has stayed in decent shape I would love to have him. Exactly what this team needs. D man who can play top minutes, hard to play against, RH shot and tough.
If something else is going on and could be trouble then yes stay away.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1321 on: February 09, 2020, 07:07:04 PM »

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1322 on: February 09, 2020, 07:29:21 PM »

If it were as simple a situation as Byfuglien wants to play hockey but just doesn't want to in Winnipeg then because he is a valuable commodity, and even an unhealthy Byfuglien is valuable for a team looking to roll the dice, then the Jets would be looking to trade him.

That things have progressed to where they are is a pretty good sign that this ideal scenario of a healthy, fired up and in-shape player isn't particularly realistic. Otherwise Winnipeg would be well within their rights to expect him to be around.
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1323 on: February 09, 2020, 08:44:58 PM »
I think Buff playing this season for any team is probably out of the question. Next season could be a different story though.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1324 on: February 09, 2020, 09:07:58 PM »
But if you sign him now, you can bring down his cap hit.  Give him a big signing bonus so lost salary for missing most the year has little to no impact.  Basically spread out the total cost of his contract by an extra year.  He'd be LTIR anyways, so wouldn't impact this year.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1325 on: February 09, 2020, 09:43:47 PM »
I was hoping Marchment would stick around a while longer. How about losing Gauthier? I fail to see what he brings to this team. Wouldn't mind seeing Korshkov get a call up too.

Yeah I can't understand how Gauthier has stuck around for so long.  Sure he can win some faceoffs,  but in his own end he is ineffective for the most part since he is not going to win many loose puck battles or skate the puck to safety. 
You can say all you want about his skating being improved and yes when in motion, without obstacles his skating is adequate, but his stops starts and changes of direction are still way below average and he seems to fall down way too easily and too often.
I would be surprised if he is coveted by other teams, but if we could get a late round draft pick for him, I'd be happy.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1326 on: February 10, 2020, 09:48:30 AM »

Blue Jackets just lost their 1D.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1327 on: February 10, 2020, 11:33:52 AM »

Blue Jackets just lost their 1D.

I'm ok with that!
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1328 on: February 10, 2020, 11:45:47 AM »
Aberg is back!

Which means... is Willy still ill?
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1329 on: February 10, 2020, 11:49:42 AM »
Aberg is back!

Which means... is Willy still ill?


Game isn't until tomorrow but nothing would surprise me at this point.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1330 on: February 10, 2020, 11:54:20 AM »
Aberg is back!

Which means... is Willy still ill?



Seems like something indeed is going around.
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1331 on: February 10, 2020, 12:10:40 PM »
Stop making out with each other, gosh
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1332 on: February 10, 2020, 12:15:13 PM »
Aberg is back!

Which means... is Willy still ill?

Willy is illy!

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1333 on: February 10, 2020, 12:17:36 PM »

Praise be


Holy moly top line shenanigans
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1334 on: February 10, 2020, 12:35:36 PM »
Hope Barrie is being traded. Don't these guys get flu shots, since I started about 10 years ago, I have not had the flu and only one cold.  I guess they can't force the players to take the shot but you would think it would be academic.
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