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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2021, 01:38:26 PM »
Once NJD picks Calvin Pickard off waivers, we can safely bump Dell down.

Keefe making Brooks and Engvall fight for his love sure is something.
Doesn't Chicago have more pressing Goalie needs?  Or Hurricanes?  Surprised to see Boyd on waivers, though he had a helluva scrimmage.

It is in Chicago's best interests to not try this season lol

Carolina, if it were to get a goalie, would be looking for NHL roster level goaltending (trade), rather than backup fodder (waiver). Waiver pickups would need to stay on the NHL roster or risk waivers again.
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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2021, 02:19:52 PM »
Once NJD picks Calvin Pickard off waivers, we can safely bump Dell down.

Keefe making Brooks and Engvall fight for his love sure is something.
Wasn't Keith Kinkaid on waivers too? Maybe Jersey tries to resurrect some of their previous work with him.

I can't help but wonder if it might have been better to put Dell on waivers as soon as it was an option at the start of camp. He was obviously #3 and teams might not have known what they wanted to do for backups yet.

Who knew signing Michael Hutchinson might end up being the most important move the Leafs made this summer?

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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2021, 03:07:47 PM »
Once NJD picks Calvin Pickard off waivers, we can safely bump Dell down.

Keefe making Brooks and Engvall fight for his love sure is something.
Wasn't Keith Kinkaid on waivers too? Maybe Jersey tries to resurrect some of their previous work with him.

I can't help but wonder if it might have been better to put Dell on waivers as soon as it was an option at the start of camp. He was obviously #3 and teams might not have known what they wanted to do for backups yet.

Who knew signing Michael Hutchinson might end up being the most important move the Leafs made this summer?
I think they're hoping teams are settled maybe by the weekend or whenever and then they can put Dell on waivers. Hutchinson clearing is great news because not only are they guaranteed a 3rd  goalie, they're covered for the ex Draft.
Boyd was destined for waivers unless Vesey stunk the joint out.

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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #168 on: January 12, 2021, 09:19:42 AM »

Brazeau is huge. Nylander gets up to 200 lbs. Matthews drops down a bit, was always weird seeing him listed at 220+ lbs.

https://theathletic.com/2315039/2021/01/12/auston-matthews-weight-trainer
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?At the end of every season, I?m evaluating all aspects of my game,? Matthews explained recently. ?I?m always trying to improve. I?d heard really good things about Ian from players I know and respect. And he seemed to fit perfectly with what I was looking for.?

Ian in this case is Ian Mack. Despite coming from a basketball background and being based in Chicago, Mack has quickly gained a reputation for his work with NHL players thanks to the transformation he helped Blackhawks veteran Patrick Kane undergo two years ago.

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Matthews sat down with Mack and his Toronto-based partner, Sam Gibbs, to explain what he was looking for. In short, Matthews said he wanted to have more ?pop? on the ice. More flexibility and agility ? with the ability to avoid injuries better ? while also maintaining higher pace on the ice as he absorbed a bigger workload.

Matthews was aiming for dropping to 210

Stick around for the heartwarming cameo by Leo Rautins
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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #169 on: January 12, 2021, 11:32:31 AM »
A faster Matthews would be a very dangerous thing for the rest of the league.

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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2021, 12:34:52 PM »
All the Leafs cleared waivers.

Komarov is on waivers today
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« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2021, 12:52:00 PM »
So basically we're really hoping Comrie gets a shutout in his first game.

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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2021, 01:26:36 PM »
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« Reply #173 on: January 12, 2021, 03:07:04 PM »
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Re: 2021 Training Camp Thread
« Reply #174 on: January 13, 2021, 09:52:25 AM »
Training Camp is over
That open slot is nominally reserved for Aaron Dell once it is safe for him to be waived. It will likely be used to shelve Barabanov for cap savings on off days until then.

Once Dell and his cap hit is down and barring injury, any one of the Taxi Squad can be flipped into the roster for game days as needed without additional transactions (e.g. giving Thornton a break and Robertson a spin).

The Kessel retained salary continues to hurt: could've had Engvall/Agostino up (or Marner could be a 12M guy).
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