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@Marlies Man not really a flaw of the cap system..it is state laws in the US. Same applies in all sports.
1 month ago on Toronto Maple Leafs Updated Depth Chart
@Tim Horton or keep the core pieces (gards) trade other for assets (perhaps reimer?) and replace others with internal prospects (Marlie players). Welcome to cap management!
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign Jonathan Bernier to 2-year, $5.8 million deal (2.9m AAV)<!--:-->
@GeorgeCastanza @Bobsyouruncle @Maneet4 @skiingallday it is player over team goal!
@Bobsyouruncle @Maneet4 @skiingallday Ok no point in debating with you. Carlyle is stupid and stubborn because he put players into roles this past year that obviously didn't help us out. Gotcha. We should have fired Carlyle to ensure Grabo returned to being a great 50 point player he was the previous two years where we missed the playoffs.
It all makes perfect sense. Thanks!
@GeorgeCastanza @Maneet4 agreed.
@GeorgeCastanza @Bobsyouruncle @Maneet4 @skiingallday exactly my point so why keep them. Especially Grabo at 5.5 million.
@Bobsyouruncle @Maneet4 @skiingallday ok that is not the point. Grabo had a crap year and did not fit Carlyle's system. And the one year he shits the bed the Leafs make the playoffs!
Let that sink in for about a second: in Grabo's worst year the Leafs had their best year in a decade.
The fact is, on this team Grabo is a 3rd line player and if that is the role the coaching staff has for him then is it worth to pay a 3rd line player 5.5 million? And then screw up our pay structure for Bozak, Kadri, and other players moving forward. Our 3RD LINE! center would be our 2nd highest paid player.
Makes no sense. We need to step back and look at it from a team building and system perspective. Grabo is not a fit for this team. And quite frankly, one player (Especially a non-superstar) isn't bigger than a team.
@GeorgeCastanza I like McClement taking faceoffs at centre
@skiingallday Grabo is NOT better than Bozak on a Carlyle team at 5.5 million. Why don't people get that?
@Tim Horton @GeorgeCastanza not really. Cap is going up so Phaneuf won't get more than what he's making now and we need to pay Kessel 6.5-7.5 so it'll be a raise of 2 million. Therefore if the cap goes up 3-4 million which is not a lot we would be fine.
@Bobsyouruncle what are you smoking? This coach is the ONLY one who got this team to the playoffs in the last DECADE!
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000<!--:-->
@Cameron19 @Maneet4 @Loric76 I agree but am responding to a hypothetical.
@Cameron19 @Maneet4 @Loric76 you gotta improve your team and if opportunities present themselves you take them.
IF we get the Duchene offer in March (trade deadline) would you as a GM say "geez I can't b/c i traded 3 low draft picks for a 3rd liner so i won't take on a franchise type c now"
come on you know things are fluid.
@Cameron19 @Maneet4 @Loric76 but after this season sure
@Cameron19 @Maneet4 @Loric76 he can play the wing too.
@ShotgunCharlie instead of being stressed now why don't you let it happen first? lol
@Loric76 @Cameron19 WAY too much! Kadri is special and should not be traded for Duchene.
@Cameron19 @Loric76 simple Bozak moves down to 3rd, Kadri/Duchene 1/2.
@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Radar O'Rielly I'm taking shots more at poster here and bloggers on this site that have deemed his release as doomsday and a sign of horrible things to come in terms of our short/long-term success. Which I honestly have to say I am disappointed in. Nothing against Grabo. He worked hard, was overpaid and new coaching system doesn't fit. It's really simple and Nonis moved on.
1 year ago on Live: Dave Nonis Media Address
@moimoi fans here are so short-sighted! but its part of the passion and fun of being a sports fan!
@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Maneet4 @Radar O'Rielly yeah thats true. All teams that need a true franchise C will wait and not sign other C's like the Bolts and Wings...oh wait... lol
@Radar O'Rielly surprising since he was a franchise type player that we let go and that one single move will be the entire downfall of this historic franchise! So surely he would have been scooped up right away....
@leafmealone stop being so rational!
The Sky is falling! ;)
1 year ago on <!--:en-->Leafs re-sign Tyler Bozak for 5 years, $21 million (4.2 AAV); sign Clarkson for 7 years, 36.75 (5.25 AAV)<!--:-->
@.JVR. @tmlfan no way either or both get 4 mill
Low 5s for Clarkson via Cox
under $4.5 million for bozo the clown
@RielledUp TO SIGN A CENTRE AND POTENTIALLY CLARKSON AND RE-SIGN ALL THE RFAS AND TO NOT WASTE MONEY ON A GUY OUR COACH DOESNT WANT!
1 year ago on <!--:en-->UFA Day Open Thread<!--:-->
@Loric76 He is a FRANCHISE player though!! 60 points in a season! And last year he sucked but thats just one year though. Even though it is the ONE year this team actually accomplished something!
@DeclanK later dude! lol
@Loric76 here we go the board will crash soon!
@tmlfan me too Fuck Gillis!
@Pent_House wouldn't mind him on a short-term deal 2-3 years at 3 mill
@wendelsway1 pray that Bozo signs elsewhere!
@Radar O'Rielly he will take them to the cup finals.
@Loric76 @wiski because thats what people do here? lol EVERY year, ALL the time!
@Alec Brownscombe that really really sucks.
@HHT why not? Grabo wasn't a Nonis signing, he is overpaid and underutilized here. We better off long term.
@Jordan29 @Maneet4 @Alec Brownscombe glad you not in charge!
The only coach that got us in the playoffs in the last decade for a player who is at max a 2nd line player. WOW.
@Jordan29 @Alec Brownscombe him not signing garbage for $5 million is a bad move?
@HHT @Loric76 if we traded mac at the trade deadline for a draft pick or something people would complain "nonis is an idiot! we need to make the playoffs and he trades him!"
never happy we are but mac did well for us.
Ribero contract at $5.5 sets the bar. Weiss wants 6 million. Well we can all dream.
@Radar O'Rielly Who played on the 3rd and in his worst year we made the playoffs!
@HHT @Maneet4 Not really. Kadri> Bozak; Bolland >Grabo on this team
McClement remains so we need a 4th line C. I'd rather go this route than overpay these scrubs.
@HHT Smart Nation rather if we hold out of this lunacy!
Come on Flames! Offer Bozo 5 years at 5+
I hope Weiss and Bozak sign elsewhere.
1 year at 700k
komi to hurricanes