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@zoidbergman Hearing it where? We're scraping the bottom of the rumour barrel now. Oh well...I'm hearing Lupul and a 3rd to ARZ for Domi.
4 hours, 15 minutes ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade
@TheColborneUltimatum @colino17 @zoidbergman Not saying there isn't any logical consistency to it. Just that he seems to be another "insider" who stands on the outside and repeats stuff he's heard elsewhere (or made up) under the guise of it coming from his "sources"
4 hours, 18 minutes ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade
@zoidbergman I followed that guy for a while. He is in the same vein as Eklund.
4 hours, 21 minutes ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade
@Alec Brownscombe @philthethrill Ridiculous. As bad as Komisarek's tenure here was at least he went out with humility and grace.
Complaining about not getting PP opportunities when you've being paid over $5m per and doing shit all is ridiculous.
6 hours, 34 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@Jmessih I think their GM announced yesterday that he was close to completing a deal.
10 hours, 14 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
Is it just me or has the recent trade front seemed more active this year than previous years. It seems the last week or so, like every couple of days we get a spurt with 2-4 moves being made.
10 hours, 36 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@TheLoovTrain @HHT Sometimes I really feel this team is cursed. We can pick up talented players that other teams want and they come here and play like shit, or get hurt constantly.
10 hours, 57 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@peterbleafs I suspect that the core will be substantially different by Sept/Oct, but may not change much by Monday.
Lupul/Bozak are the most likely core pieces to move if anyone does by the deadline.
Dion/Phil will only go if a team with lots of cap space feels they will put them over the top for a cup run and has a good package and a bad contract to send back. (How about Kessel to CBJ for Johansen, a 1st, and Clarkson - I hear this Clarkson guy has a bad contract ;))
10 hours, 59 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@Yaknowwhat @philthethrill As much as I hate it Bergevin seems to be a master of this. He is constantly making cap moves before everyone else realizes what mistake he is moving.
11 hours, 13 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@felixjvd The rationale is that by the time we draft and develop the players to fit around him Kessel will be out of his prime. So we trade him now for picks and prospects that can grow around our own young guys as one cohesive group, and we also reap the benefits of an extra 8 million in cap space.
11 hours, 15 minutes ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened
@rikersbeard Yeah it stays on but you are granted an exemption that allows you to exceed the cap by the amount of the cap hit.
1 day ago on Leafs trade David Clarkson for Nathan Horton
Poor Cam is going to have to swallow a few words after this one.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Leafs trade David Clarkson for Nathan Horton
@sniperstar @colino17 Yeah that explains it. On that basis it's a shame we couldn't have weaseled a late round pick out of them. But oh well, bring on the cap space.
Per Bobby Mac: Horton's contract not insured.
@GR7 @colino17 Haha no prob. I realize that it seems impossible but it did in fact happen. =)
@mtommy IR the cap hit stays. LTIR lets you exceed the cap by the amount of the hit meaning that essentially it is like a hit of 0.
@GR7 Everyone is reporting it. You need to work on your twitter-fu.
Can't say I expected this.
@DylanJ @mcloki @Big Bad Bill Revenue sharing...it doesn't make them more valuable so much as provide additional funding for franchises that will never be valuable.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
@Yaknowwhat @colino17 @DeclanK @Burtonboy I have my sources. I can also guarantee that a puck will be used for tonight's game, that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow, and that we will all continue to go crazy until Tuesday.
@DeclanK @Burtonboy I can absolutely, undeniably guarantee that Bozak will either be traded by or on Monday, or won't be traded by Monday. I cannot possibly foresee any other possibility. =D
@Burtonboy @colino17 @The_Irv @hometeem No, there is a setting apparently that let's you freeze your account for times you won't be using it (ex: the offseason). As long as you don't manually unfreeze it before the set date the frozen time will be added back to your subscription.
So if signed up for a year in September, then freeze July and August and unfreeze in September, you won't have to renew again until November.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
I've said for a while that the best possible outcome at this point is to lose every single game by 1 goal, while playing defensively responsible.
@Burtonboy @The_Irv @hometeem If you plan on having it next year you could also buy a full year and "freeze" your account during the offseason. Then when it gets unfrozen in October/September you didn't waste those months without hockey.
@Burtonboy I'm also very conflicted. Want them to lose for the good of the team, but can't truly want them to lose because I am, and also will be, a fan.
My solution: Watch the Marlies instead. At least there is no doubt that I want them to win.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe Plus it doesn't hurt that playing the wing gives him the opportunity to adjust to the NA game by forcing him to grind in the corners in the offensive zone.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up
@Dan39 @phaneufoundlander I'm not quite sure what your point with Nylander is? I would look at his progress as being extra encouraging, because while his draft year peers are all still in the CHL, his AHL rookie peers consist of guys who are theoretically a few years farther along their developmental timeline than he is. Yet he is hanging in right with them.
I don't see it as a bad thing that Nylander can hang with guys drafted a few years before him, just because the guys drafted with him are still in the CHL.
@Xxxxxnew Yeah happened a few weeks ago.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
Does anybody know how the QMJHL playoff format works?
2 days, 6 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
@Burtonboy @colino17 Sounds like an interesting prospect. If he's anywhere close to being able to handle NHL backup duties it would give us some trade flexibility.
@Burtonboy Isn't he something ridiculous like 6'5" or 6'6"?
2 days, 7 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
I like watching the Marlies. It feels good actually rooting for a team to win.
@burroz Haven't heard any discussion of it here, but crazy shock jock radio hosts make up stuff all the time so it could've happened.
@MaxwellHowe @peterbleafs Then Leafs fan will publicly shame opposing GMs for making such a crappy offer, and pressure Nonis into waiting for more, and then one of two things will happen:
a) Opposing GMs will make better offers, or
b) Opposing GMs will stop making us offers entirely.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
@DeclanK No signings and no trades make me go something something.....
2 days, 9 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
@traNsplantEdneWfie @Hifi75 Sounds like an ordinary Friday night. ;)
@udlbu @colino17 Your interpretation probably comes closest to what the writer is trying to say, but it seems that at points he doesn't even know what he is saying.
"We should keep him because a bird in hand is worth two in the tree, but our bird is also in the tree so we should take the other birds and put them in our hand so we know what's in our hand even if we don't know what's in the tree because what's in the tree is worth more than what's in our hand unless what's in our hand is worth more than what's in the tree. Right guys?"
@MaxwellHowe @Burtonboy You don't grasp it because it is poorly written gibberish. The writer is trying to hamfist a metaphor into a place it doesn't belong.
@jbman5 Drop the fourth. If we are retaining salary we shouldn't need to give up another pick for that package.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
@Burtonboy @colino17 Yeah like I said below I'd take the chance on him, but he wouldn't be the centerpiece to any deal I'd make.
@Kessel81 A contending Leafs team could easily pack a super stadium I would say. Would also give us ordinary people a few tickets to buy instead of reserving everything for the corporate types.
@Burtonboy 20 and 28pts? Not terrible, but not outstanding either considering he played almost full seasons.
I know those were not great teams, but his trajectory since also seems to be trending downward since.
@udlbu @colino17 I would take the chance on him as a throw-in, but not as the centerpiece of any deal. Hopefully there will be some better packages out there, and if we still want Burmi we throw a conditional 7th Winnipeg's way.
@udlbu @Beleaf67 I would be concerned about his KHL numbers, because by all accounts that is an offense driven league. Therefore you would expect his numbers to be inflated somewhat compared to what he could produce in a defensively tighter NHL.
@udlbu @MaxwellHowe lol at 9th in 2012
@Beleaf67 @Burtonboy I would say Booth before Olli just because of positioning. Either way our best move would be to retain the max on those one year guys to maximize any return.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Friedman, Lebrun, Kypreos on Joffrey Lupul rumours
@FRyan What a crazy career for Bryz.
@Burtonboy I would say Lupul but there is no way he can stay healthy for 6-8 weeks.
@phaneufoundlander @Jay31 @ProfessorRance @MaxwellHowe Lupul and Elisha to Montreal for their 1st, Tinordi, Eller, and a prospect.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Calm Before the Storm?
Settle down everybody. This just means that now we are trading Lupul/Polak for DSP/Tinordi. ;)
3 days, 8 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Calm Before the Storm?