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4 days, 14 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
I see that he didn’t go with the 1st draft: 'Fuck it I'm out' *drops mic*
People haven't accepted that this league is constantly evolving. A few years ago it was about hard hitting and size. In the last couple of years it's become more of a speed game. We need a balance of grit and size.to complement our skill. Doesn't need to be a one or the other situation.
Gardiner in gthe water bottle...you poet you.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
Did Tampa think that they had a team leading scorer in Johnson a couple of years ago? Or that Palat/Johnson/Kucherov would be asolid2nd.line? Did the Blues realize that they drafted the next European phenom in Tarasenko? Your dismissal of his ideas are as silly as his hopes for the team. Neither of you know the outcome and stranger things have happened like Voracek still leading the league in scoring.
Actually I always thought Chicago was more of a run and gun game than most elite teams.
Tampa's entire top 6 is under 200 lbs. Last I checked, they were near the top of the East. Sure size helps, but it's how you use it that matters (obligatory 'that's what she said'). People don't want to accept this, but the best players aren't all Charaesque.
When was this?
Dominator was a beast. Single handedly owned the a Gano Olympics.
Cause we'd screw it up. We'd trade away the.picks for another young scorer and Colborne the prospect.
You never saw Hasek or Brodeur?
They can hope that he's an upgraded.. under 23 you say? Make it a 26 year old and rhymes.with Doughty.
Lmao.at this whole.thread.
Lol stupid mobile browser.
Patrick Kane is an offense 1st player and he's won 2 cups. Kessel can be the offensive focus if the rest of the team was built right. No match up c, shutdown defensive pairing, scoring depth, or established goalie. Instead of addressing all of those needs, let's shit on the one Olympian/AllStar this team's had in a decade.
Patrick Kane is an
That's not Kessel's fault. Being Kessel minded doesn't mean that they have his skill level. Basically, we should get rid of one of the best offensive talents in the league because the rest of the team was built wrong?
Not a lot of30 goal.scoring 2way players.in the.league..right?
They gave Bernier every chance to succeed. He looks very much like an average goalie.this year.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3
When was this and my god the fans in this town are fickle.
Don't forget to give him 8 years.
Low expectations all the way
5 days, 5 hours ago on GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (7pm, SN)
Hence he's the salary dump. The rest of them aside from possibly Lupul could get us decent returns.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Tank Battles of Ontario
If we remove their contracts for picks, prospects, and guys on entry-level or bridge deals the cap space saved alone would be a great return. Cap space is a premium in this league.
Clarkson would be a salary dump. We can still get decent returns for the rest of our team. JVR would probably get the most because of the value his contract brings.
It's a good thing we brought on Tim 'n Glesn..amirite?
6 days, 13 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
Not to mention a solid top pairing. Was Ph9 with Kostkar that series?
Boazak/Kadri/grabbo/mcclement was the best we've had in a long time.
@phaneufoundlander @MaxwellHowe @DARF24 We had a really decent goalie a couple of years ago...and then management went and ruined his confidence and made our team worse.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1
@MaxwellHowe @mr_hanie Biggs and Gauthier don't seem to have been that great.
@Omac13 @drummond Players with value contracts will be easily moved and we have 1 of those on our books...and we didn't sign him to it. Guys like Kessel, Ph9, Lupul, and Gards are making market value or slightly more than market value. Those will be the tough ones to move. Getting rid of the big contracts won't help much if we have to take on other large contracts to move ours.
So are we now SUPPORTING a tank? Are people really prepared to waste the next 5 years as this team rebuilds and drafts high?
@RememberSalming @dlb, just dlb @MaxwellHowe It is in someways. He's clearly in over his head playing with guys of Kessel's skill level. If Bozak's going to succeed with 2 defensively weak players like Kessel and JVR, he'd better become Bergeronesque and fast.
@mcloki @MaxwellHowe @DARF24 Yeah since Bernier's been a rock in net these last few games. You start Reimer, and he just might steal you a few wins.
@RememberSalming @vinoa @dlb, just dlb MLSE has the resources to waste, but the time isn't something that they can afford to waste. You can't keep your best players through their prime years without giving them the support that they need.
@Komas Taberle @vinoa @mcloki @Burn_the_Loov_Boats That he did. If we ended up with a top 5 pick that in 09, we'd have a very different team. Then again, if Burke was allowed to see his term through, we might be a very different team. Say what you will about his mistakes early on, but this team was definitely on the rise when he was fired. Burke identified weaknesses and did his best to address them. Were Komi and Connolly the solutions? No, but that's why they were given short term contracts.
@DARF24 Edmonton needs a goalie still do they not? How about Reims and Gards for their 1st with an option to flip it to next year if it's the 1st overall? At this point we should just hoard as many picks as possible.
@RememberSalming @dlb, just dlb That's on management, not Bozak. Three coaches have now used him as a 1C, so clearly there's no better option on the team. Nonis has had 2 offseasons now to address our center and defense situation and the best he's done is Bolland at 3C and Polak and Robidas for our bottom 4.
@mcloki @Burn_the_Loov_Boats It really doesn't. Especially with the way the rules have changed with the draft. The time for tanking would have been 6 years ago. We could have built from Tavares, Duchene, Hedman, or Ekman-Larsson. Losing Seguin and Hamilton wouldn't have stung if we had any of the aforementioned guys.
@RememberSalming @Mcost61 @Yaknowwhat No no, Bozak has over 20 points and he wins faceoffs!
@Cameron19 We'll keep shots below 20, but an early goal will deflate them?
1 week ago on GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)
@Radar O'Rielly @vinoa Well at least it got results. I'm sure they fired every pro scout involved in that deal in addition to the assistants who structured it.
Are we still pretending that Clarkson just needs to find his game?
people really don't know just what it means to tank. If I they had to choose between a slim.shot at a cup or 5 years of being worse than Edmonton, they'd take this team any day
1 week ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
Wouldn't that have been their GM or pro scouting dept.?
And none of them are in the NHL yet. Tampa's AHL team played us in the finals a couple of years ago. Now a lot of them have made the big team. Until one of the prospects you listed make it to the big show, no point in giving any credit to our scouting or GM.
Damn Nonis, handing out 2nd rounders like candy.
Who are the 5bestvrappers of all time?
What was the score ?
1 week, 1 day ago on Game 46 Scoring Chances: Blues 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Hmmm @vinoa Except that team was better than this one. Bozak/Kadri/Grabbo/McClement worked really well. That was a by committee center group. Also, I look at that as proof of Boston's strength more than our weakness. When Krejci, Lucic, Bergeron, and Chara are all coming at you shift after shift, not many teams can hold up.