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Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 28, 2021, 12:30:11 PM »
Duh.

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 12:31:49 PM »
I gave it to you, Carlton... even though you cheated (no terms, or source)


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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 12:32:34 PM »
Should I be excited?  (Confession: been glossing over all the glossing on here surrounding this dude.)

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 12:33:32 PM »
Finally...Gotta give CTB credit for calling this one 10 years ago. Didn't know anything about the guy but the more I read, the more I liked.

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 12:34:11 PM »
I gave it to you, Carlton... even though you cheated (no terms, or source)


I don't need no stinkin' source.

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 12:37:38 PM »
Who is right.  TSN has 950K x 2 years?

If it's 900K this is a great deal.  If 950K it's a horrible overpay by Dumbas.

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 12:41:22 PM »
Happy Michael Bunting Day everyone.

https://theleafsnation.com/2014/06/27/what-are-the-odds-draft-prospect-michael-bunting/
This was a fun read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uElZ4vI5k44
This was a fun watch
and it comes with a companion book
https://jmalloryhockey.substack.com/p/examining-michael-buntings-goal-scoring

Anyway, he's of the mold of plug-and-play winger Dubas has favoured peppering the lineup with on the cheap, but this one has a bit more pop in the shot and digs in for 2nd, 3rd, 4th efforts (see Matthew Knies, most recently).
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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 12:41:44 PM »
This is great.

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2021, 12:46:08 PM »

There's a limit to how excited I'm going to be about a guy who has ok AHL scoring numbers as a 24 year old but, sure, roll the dice.
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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2021, 12:47:43 PM »
Cool.
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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2021, 12:47:59 PM »

There's a limit to how excited I'm going to be about a guy who has ok AHL scoring numbers as a 24 year old but, sure, roll the dice.

Ditto. 

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2021, 12:58:19 PM »
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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2021, 12:58:19 PM »
Should I be excited?  (Confession: been glossing over all the glossing on here surrounding this dude.)

He could end up going back to the AHL or he could end up excelling in a top-6 spot alongside one of the big duos. Or somewhere in between. Who knows. Fingers crossed the Leafs finally get one of those "steals" that we never seem to get.

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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2021, 12:59:38 PM »
Should I be excited?  (Confession: been glossing over all the glossing on here surrounding this dude.)

He could end up going back to the AHL or he could end up excelling in a top-6 spot alongside one of the big duos. Or somewhere in between. Who knows. Fingers crossed the Leafs finally get one of those "steals" that we never seem to get.

It's also basically a no-risk move. If he works out, amazing. If not? He'll be good for the Marlies, with no impact on the cap.
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Re: Michael Bunting is a Maple Leaf
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2021, 01:00:25 PM »
Should I be excited?  (Confession: been glossing over all the glossing on here surrounding this dude.)

He could end up going back to the AHL or he could end up excelling in a top-6 spot alongside one of the big duos. Or somewhere in between. Who knows. Fingers crossed the Leafs finally get one of those "steals" that we never seem to get.

I think he'd be a good third banana with Tavares-Nylander at the top end, or make for a very fun pesky-responsible grind line with defensive3C-Anderson
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