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@Bruffins @MaxwellHowe Hopefully there is no grassy knoll in the ACC
2 days, 9 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Bruffins I suspect that is very close to what we'll see this season.
@Cameron19 @Bruffins This, in a vacuum I stand by my answer above. In terms of who I suspect to be the most useful this season I would say:
Frattin, Santorelli, Clarkson, Booth
@Bruffins @MaxwellHowe Chuck Norris' beard would like a word with you...but be careful, behind it is another fist.
@Bruffins When healthy...Booth, Frattin, Clarkson, Santorelli
2 days, 10 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@LeafsGuru @Cameron19 @reenergized @Bruffins I would suspect that if we trade Franson to the Avs the return is a pick and/or prospect
@Cameron19 @KurtWhite i think he's using the word "literally" figuratively
@mike-username We are working our way down the depth chart. Few more days and we will be talking about our ECHL defensemen.
@barjv01 But where are the intangibles ;)
2 days, 14 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
Anyone know when the rookies tournament is? And whether it will be streamed anywhere?
2 days, 15 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Greg Fenton Anyways i have to go, but I'm sure we can both agree that Stamkos would look great In a blue and white jersey that doesn't have "BOLTS" sprawled across the front.
3 days, 8 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Greg Fenton @colino17 Yeah but $ is not the only reason a player will sign somewhere. If Stamkos wants to play in Toronto then $1m more won't change his mind, especially when the $1m is on top of another $12.
@Greg Fenton @colino17 Well Nylander and Brown are still unproven. JVR is awesome but there are four wing positions in the top six. Even as good as Stamkos is Kessel is overpayment if you expect to sign Stamkos the next year. You're basically giving up your best player because you are impatient.
Ideally you trade for a much lower price at the trade deadline before he goes UFA, after Stevie Y realizes he can't resign him
@Greg Fenton @colino17 Snow's crack addiction?
@Greg Fenton Or do a Kessel for Tavares kind of deal and wait for STamkos in FA
@MaxwellHowe @Greg Fenton This, if we are trading Kessel I'd want to bring in some other player as well to play beside Stamkos
@Greg Fenton I wouldn't give up Kessel in the a trade if you expect that Stamkos would sign again the next year anyway.
@Greg Fenton @colino17 But they also don't have much cap room to go out and find those guys
@Greg Fenton @colino17 What is the max you would go?
@Greg Fenton @colino17 I dunno, I just hate the idea of tying up so much money i one or two players. Just look at Pittsburgh with two of the best players in the game (both of which are centers which is arguably one of the most difficult positions to fill) and they have trouble surrounding them with a good team because of their exorbitant salaries.
@Greg Fenton @colino17 I'm talking cap hit. Salary means sweet fuck all really. What really matters to the team is cap hit.
@Greg Fenton @colino17 Ugh, that's the nasty twist of the knife you could have came up with. Couldn't you have just let him go to Phoenix for $15m?
@Greg Fenton @colino17 Well i said 12 max, which is more realistic now given those guys got 10.5 each.
@Greg Fenton $12m Max, would prefer $10m, although salaries are just getting ridiculous and are not growing in proportion to the cap. The cap goes up $4m and you get 4 guys each thinking they deserve $2m more than they would have deserved the year before.
@wiski @MaxwellHowe @Mcost61 Didn't MTL submit $1.6 as their arb number?
@Greg Fenton @Cameron19 @colino17 Problem with these stats are there are so many other factors i.e. level of competition faced
3 days, 9 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Cameron19 @Greg Fenton If I'm understanding these stats properly they are comparative and relative (increases or decreases compared to the rest of the team). Therefore a good four line team will not have many players with exceptionally high or exceptionally low stats.
The same will hold true for a bad four line team, with no one line being considerably better or worse than the rest of the team.
@Greg Fenton @colino17 @Cameron19 Yeah I can't comment on how easy or hard Bodie's job was, just that he seemed effective when he was out there.
McClement is interesting too, because he was arguably given the hardest starts all season and still came out positively.
@Greg Fenton @Cameron19 Not strictly defensively, but anecdotally I always found that Bodie forechecked hard and did a good job winning puck battles in the offensive zone corners and behind the net.
3 days, 10 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@vinoa @wiski DONNA!
@docmma @colino17 @Bruffins starts in NFLD, ends in Victoria
@Bruffins @docmma 98 wins - 0 losses - 0 OT losses
@LeafsGuru @Bruffins ...despite Kadri having a 70 point season.
@Bruffins Trevor Smith ;)
3 days, 11 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@Jordan29 @colino17 @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs I like the possibility and he is fueling the flames more than players usually do, but I don't want to get my hopes up. It seems like this stuff happens every year where we think some big name will leave their team, and then they re-up for 8 years.
Trust me, I'm praying that he decides to come here, I'm just not expecting it like a lot of people.
@Jordan29 @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs let me fix that for you: " IF he leaves TB Im pretty sure its for toronto " BIG IF
@Cameron19 It's probably fair value. Maybe even excessive. But with all the press lately I can see WPG overvaluing Kane and being tough to deal with.
@Walter_White Forward your spreadsheet to Shanny
3 days, 14 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@.JVR. 2nd line LW alternating with Lupul, because at no point during the season will both be healthy at the same time.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
any interest in Kevin Hayes if he becomes UFA?
@LeafFan15 @colino17 @TheCanucksnaphook @Mcost61 ideally you want him on the 3rd line, with the hope that he is the eventual Lupul replacement
@TheCanucksnaphook @LeafFan15 @Mcost61 Agreed. Nobody seems to realize that these kids need to make the jump eventually. I always hear people on here saying "not to rush the kid", and "he could use some more time in the AHL" for players that are 23-26. Eventually they need an opportunity. They need to earn a spot, but saying that they should be in the AHL just because they are younger than other guys is just silly.
@Ricky_Vaives_slapshot @Mcost61 According to Franson you just show up and your boss will give you $3.3m before you can even sit down
4 days, 15 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@MaxwellHowe I think it's close to being fair value. The 2nd rounder might be pushing it but:
Reimer > Scrivens
* Scrivens fills our backup need perfectly
Franson/Holzer gives them two guys that can step in on D whereas Nurse is still probably a year or two out
* Nurse is the real prize that we are trying to pry away
Arcobello > Ashton
* Good young player for the bottom six
@dlb Mad @colino17 Be careful, you don't want to waste too many letters ;)
@dlb Mad @colino17 input?
Time for some outside the box thinking:
to EDM for
@MaxwellHowe well that's just a FLASH of brilliance
5 days, 10 hours ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference
@Bruffins I thought that was obvious when we signed Kontiola
@reenergized @LeafsGuru Lupul/Franson for Subban
Reimer for LD
Dion for Eberle
5 days, 12 hours ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson