The Cup or Bust.
@Sebastian James @Sundin_13 I want Eichel...
11 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: 6.5% and growing
@WB_222 @sniperstar For sure. I personally like Eichel. His combination of size and vision is enticing to me. McDavid is electric though and it's really hard to say. One is in college and one in the CHL. Hard to compare them in my opinion.
21 hours, 46 minutes ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@WB_222 @sniperstar I guess that all comes down to how much better you think McDavid is than Eichel or Hanifin.
21 hours, 49 minutes ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@WB_222 3 1st rounders and Zadorov for McDavid? I think I take that one.I'd probably wait until 6 but why wait? We all know we are winning the lottery.
21 hours, 52 minutes ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Alec Brownscombe @sniperstar Shhhhh. Let me have some glimmer of optimism.
23 hours, 5 minutes ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
We could be in 6th place... Wow, how the might have fallen.
23 hours, 11 minutes ago on GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
@Bruffins JVR - After last season i expected a lot out of him but he seems to have lost that jump he had last year.Robidas - I expected him to come in and be a calming presence on the blueline but hasn't really done that. Of course we thought he'd start slow but never really got his legs under him.Bernier - He just can't seem to start games well this year.Franson - Just turned a corner this year and is playing quite well now.Komarov - We sorely missed him last year.
Polak - Breath of fresh air on the blue line. Pinches well most of the time, skates well and willing to engage in front of the net.
23 hours, 45 minutes ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)
@Potcy @Burtonboy Now of those 50 picks. How many were 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc rounders. The Leafs tend to have average to above average scouting in finding NHLers in the later rounds but as you pointed out. Can't seem to find top flight talent early.
1 day ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)
@udlbu @ProfessorRance Word on the block ins NYR like Santo a lot. They have 2, 2nds so they might be willing to part with one. Maybe we could squeeze them of their first (unlikely).
1 day, 1 hour ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)
How was Granberg yesterday? I got home late and only caught part of the game.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)
@wiski Is Reimer injured or something?
@phaneufoundlander @Burtonboy He'll be a beauty after some time with Barb.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)
@Kessel81 You always take best player available. But if we end up at 5 or 7 I am fairly certain Hanifin is gone so we probably take a C.
@DylanJ @sniperstar For sure. I'm no pro scout either so I could be completely wrong on him or have just seen a couple of bad games. But yeah. We need to come out with something good.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@DylanJ He's in our range and is a guy I wouldn't mind drafting. Big boy as well.
@Knights2Leafs Yeah. Randy might have done more harm to this team than Nonis ever did.
@nrandreycharles Lefties have an advantage when shooting on goalies who are left handed. Most goalies in the NHL are lefties.
@Top Jimmy I put him second personally. Behind the Dominator.
@wiski Wow. How the mighty have fallen.
@philthethrill I think the Holland trade was good. The blunder was letting Randy play Holland for more than 35 games with a grand total of 15 minutes of ice time.
@DylanJ Strome to Johansen make some sense to me. Zacha into a Malkin? I don't see it. Maybe it will happen and this could be because I only saw Zacha play two games. But he was underwhelming to me.
@djamon Well, personally I wanted MacArthur over Clarkson the whole time. Kulemin was a guy I wanted for the right price (2.5 mil) but obviously he took 4 mil with NYI. Grabovski was a guy I really liked but his cap hit and his play falling off a cliff were tough to keep around. I can understand moving him.
@Claymish You make it sound like finding a left handed playmaking two way top 6 C is easy.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@philthethrill I wouldn't say Gards is dead/useless. There is a reason he got a 5 year 4.2 mil deal at this stage in his career. He is meant to grow into it. The assumption is he won't be worth the 4 mil now but by the 3rd year he should be playing at that level and by the 4th and 5th it should look like a steal. The 4 mil looks bad now but if he develops like they probably expect it may become quite the deal.
@Sebastian James He said he is focusing on other aspects of his game right now. i,e getting his wrist shot through and on net. The clapper will come with time.
@MaxwellHowe @sniperstar @wiski Definitely. Hell Kane thinks Kessel is the most talented player he's ever played with.Those Chicago Blackhawks have so much love for Philly Kessel.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@MaxwellHowe @wiski Toew's thinks he's the most coachable player in the NHL.
@Forever17 @sniperstar My bad bud. Just with the way everyone has been about this topic. It seemed like you were jumping on me for what I said. Cheers.
@ProfessorRance @sniperstar @Forever17 Probably true. If he was put with a solid supporting cast and given more offensive opportunity than he would thrive.
@Forever17 @sniperstar Holy shit. Calm down. It was an overpayment but I didn't say don't sign Ph9. Of course you have to resign him and if you had to give a million too much then you had to give a mil too much. I'm just trying to objectively state the situation Ph9 is in. He is overpaid slightly.
@DWCMLHS We'd be selling low right now. The vultures are out trying to get our good players for cheap.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Life without Dion
@Forever17 There's not doubt there are worse deals. It's not like Ph9 is the only one but I agree with YaKnowWhat on the contract. I thought Ph9 would have been worth it at 6 mil. His play has regressed this season as we can all see but he's still a top pairing DMan. Just not living up to the 7 mil price tag.
@Burtonboy @sniperstar I actually have no idea. If it has it couldn't have been anyone notable as we don't seem to remember it.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@hometeem @sniperstar It was more of a joke than anything. If Nonis could pull this off I'd be ecstatic because I think Franson could be a good piece to have on board moving forward. Grew up a Toronto fan and you can see he has a strong desire to win here. Could lead to him taking less money than he gets on the open market to stick around and be a competitive team.
You guys don't get it. Nonis will trade Franson for some help at C. He will then turn around and sign him for 5.5 in the summer. Boom problem solved!
@djamon @Mcost61 For 3 mil on top of all of that. He would be a dime for any team looking to compete.
@Zep2 The problem is. When he doesn't fight people chew him out. When he does fight people chew him out for fighting. It's a lose/lose whether he fights or not.
3 days, 23 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
Wow... That article on Clarkson ...
Term makes Clarkson's worse.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Perennial All Star
@Mind Bomb @ninepaces He has been better than that. The way people talk about him makes it sound like he doesn't even belong in the NHL anymore. He's certainly not worth his contract but he's still a decent 3rd liner.
@drummond Not really sold on him. But I saw someone talk about his CF% and thought to myself. "That can't be true. I've seen his numbers before". So I thought to look them up and right the wrong.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@Jay31 @Luke_R I just looked at ROR's CF% in each of his individual seasons. There is a notable drop over the past 2 years. Probably in part due to the coaching change and having Roy as coach.
@Mitch92 I'm assuming Lupul was in the trade?
@Luke_R That's only for this year though? I just looked at O'Reilly's WOWY stats over the last few years (4 years) and he is at a 52.7% without Duchene and a 49.6% with over the last few years.In terms of his career though. ROR is at a 50.1% for CF%.
@WB_222 We'll take him for Clarkson.
@Dogger He played for 20 or so games and put up decent point totals. That's about it.
5 days, 5 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@Mattmark If you looked at our past draft record. We are average to above average in the later rounds. We trade all our picks before they become good.
@Omac13 @Bring the Cup Home I've been hearing a lot of good things about Ratanen although I think I'd rather Marner if he is there.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@Luke_R I bet they're glad they didn't get Nail now.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Saturday Mashup: All Star Weekend
@Luke_R @DeclanK @Cameron19 5% isn't bad actually. It means 1 in every 20 goes we should win.