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@TorontoMapleLeafs @Mitch_S2 Randy CArlyle isn't the issue with this team.
He may not be helping but with essentially the same core as Wilson his results are essentially the same.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Game Review: Game #9, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Mitch_S2 A step forward to Strome.
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Mitch_S2 Still building towards the future with both those trades. Getting younger and forming a new core.
Last night showed more than ever our need for another quality centerman. As of right now I'm not sure there is a huge difference between Kadri and Bozak as an impact-full player but it does show how much more talented Kadri is.
That pass where Kessel gave it to Kadri a couple feet behind him and Kadri turned it into a toe drag around the dman (Myers I think?) and a great scoring chance. Kadri's issues are between his ears everyone knows that by the time he's Bozak's age I'm willing to bet they are irrelevant.
We still need to capitalize on Bozak's value as of right now.
To Arz: Bozak, Gardiner
To Tor: Ekman-Larsson, Samuelsson
To Phi: Phaneuf
To Tor: Couturier
Add and Subtract to make it work.
Lupul - Kadri- Kessel
JVR- Couturier- Leivo
Komarov- Santorelli- Clarkson
Winnick- Holland - Frattin
Franson - Percy
I don't see Carlyle fired this early if the Leafs lose.
The teams record under Carlyle is pretty similar to Wilson's with the vast majority of the core still intact.
If upper management has seen enough the need to make a big trade.
I can't see them firing him after such a small opportunity to turn things around.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Randy is sneaky
@deedrag Kozun was not providing a spark.....Losing Kozun is far from impactful
@Mcost61 @Mitch_S2 It wouldn't be in an overpayment scenario. It would be for cheap.. We have some good pieces and some defensive accountability up them middle would go far.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Randy is sneaky
Would be nice to try and take advantage of LA's cap problem, target Mike Richards..
Brings compete, leadership and defensive responsibility.
@Anthony Petrielli @Mitch_S2 @ninepaces Well Phaneuf won't score 20 goals anytime soon, I agree he is vastly underrated for his abilities but I think a better coached pairing could be just as productive, while moving Phaneuf for help somewhere else.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Leafs Notebook – October 28
@ProfessorRance @Mitch_S2 @Anthony Petrielli @ninepaces It would be a tough sell as I think they are pretty high on Jones.
Really no interest on Pitlick. I know Phoenix is looking for center help, I'd rather add to Bozak and look for Domi.
@ProfessorRance @Mitch_S2 @Anthony Petrielli @ninepaces Seth Jones?
@Anthony Petrielli @ninepaces Team won't do anything without a top end center, ever.
In my opinion they need to look at the teams two best players and look to see if they are replaceable from within the organization to fill other needs.
Kessel/Kadri could ultimately be replaced by Nylander, one of these guys needs to be moved for a quality top six centerman.
Similarly I think Phaneuf can be replaced by an overall better pairing of defenders, with guys like Loov and Percy on their way.
I wonder if something centered around Phaneuf and Couturier could make sense for both teams.
What are we one game under .500 8 games into the season.... everyone relax.
To me its almost encouraging, we are usually first in the league at this point of the season only to fall off later.
4 days, 3 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off
@Burtonboy @Mitch_S2 Actually quite a few guys with 15 games played over a PPG right now
@Jmessih @Mitch_S2 Kevin Fiala is in second, also interesting.
Not sure if it's been noted but Nylander currently leads the SHL in PPG
Does Bernier get the start? That would be pretty much say it.
1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday
No chara!!!!! WOOOT
Whats wrong with Gauthier??
1 week, 1 day ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins Saturday
Still think our problems are driven from center ice, we will never win with these bodies and I'm not sure Kadri can be the guy. I'd like to see us target another guy in the same age range but with a more ocmplete game.
1 week, 1 day ago on Game 7 Scoring Chances: TOR 5 vs. NYI 2
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 Leivo has fought quite a few times in the AHL, and alot in junior and I'm not talking about going after heavy weights.
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – October 20
The should call up LEivo and Broll for the fourth line, two guys who drop the gloves might actually get RAndy to spread the ice time around
@Yan28 If we made that trade to get two firsts fuck Dylan Strome go after McDavid
@T K O Hasnt been right in years
1 week, 6 days ago on Saturday Mashup: Round Two, Hopefully Better than Round One
@djamon @Mitch_S2 He's been playing center for awhile now?
How long has Eberle been playing center?
Gotta think the Oilers would be interested in Gardiner, who I would only ever move for a center.
If Draisaitl or Eberle could be had it would be interesting to see what it would cost.
Although I'm not sure Eberle would ever be much better than Kadri.
Obviously no the issue, but the fourth line has been useless.
Panik has been a waste of space. Hopefully Frattin and Ashton get into the lineup tonight.
1 week, 6 days ago on Game 5 Scoring Chances: DET 4 vs. TOR 1
@Wilbur ahh two bad games in, practically a sure thing eh
1 week, 6 days ago on Game Day: Game #5, Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
This is all for the best trust me
Anybody wanna lay a hit?
@Burtonboy what could we possibly want out there besides hall and draisaitl
@FRyan Depends on stats but I liekly would not, believe it's a contract year for Fleury too no?
2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Wings back to back on deck
@mtommy Compete is our issue no doubt.
Reimer improving his trade value for the move to Colorado early next month!
@FRyan Don is losing it, he ranted for like 5 minutes about how the leafs need to draft canadian players specifically singling out Nylander.
Who as we all know was spent like 90 % of his life in canada since being born in Calgary...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3
@Pent_House @Mitch_S2 I agree he's meaner too. Not sure phoenix would move him.
@Pent_House Interested to see what they could do given an opportunity, although I think it would be tough to justify moving big assets to acquire them when we have a guy like Holland who could easily put up the 32 points that Berglund did.
I would rather move those assets for a proven defensive guy like Couturier who still has considerable upside.
512 players since 2002
@Jay_Berg How many NHL regulars have played in the ECHL? I'm willing to bet quite a few, I've heard Scotty Bowman say that if you get one NHL regular out of an entire draft then you made a solid pick.
Biggs is 22, no he's not going to be Rick Nash. I probably could have told you that the day he was drafted.
Just points no positions, I picked 5 overall of 12 thoughts on my team..
3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: More Hockey Tomorrow
@Omac13 I wouldnt be suprised if Kessel gets one.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Season Opener Mashup: The Day Is Here
Alot of optimism today and rightfully so there are some solid pieces in place. Although we will never contend until we get more quality at center, needs to happen asap.
A big young center would go so far in adding to our core, I have to think Lupul and Franson are redundant considering what we have in the wings.
Those are two quality players and relatively strong assets.
Move those two for a top six center (entirely possible).
Nylander can easily replace Lupul in years to come or move Kadri for a top six forward if he doesnt claim his spot this year.
Personally I would look to St Louis who has a glutton of offense and some quality players who could be on the outside looking in next year.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Season Opener Eve
Given our team make up I'd still rather go after Couturier than Staal. Younger and we have no issues socring goals. Also should be cheaper..
@TheLoovTrain @Burtonboy Staal is a monster, had a brutal year last year and still played at a point a game... he had something like 15 points through the first 30 games.
We would have to send salary back not sure how it would work
@Cameron19 @B_Leaf I'm not sure there is a better young defense in the league, even considering our prospects. LA and Florida maybe?
@DARF24 He's looked solid. If only we had a time machine.
4 weeks ago on GDT: Preseason Game #9 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7:53 p.m., SNET1)
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 @Burtonboy @ingy56 Fact is fact hahah
Anyways just saying it's not poor asset management if there's no market for him. Every team gets into this scenario. They could move him in the middle of the summer for something but they would rather take the risk of losing him to get a look.
4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy @Mitch_S2 @ingy56 Ashton is older....
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 Was Lungo a Benning deal?