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@Cameron19 I like the idea of getting younger and building a team that way but I think we may be pleasantly surprised by our boys this year. With a bottom 6 as good as anyone and hopefully both keepers healthy and the additions on D I like our chances to be a playoff team and even win a series (maybe two).
I'm not ready to blow it up just yet. I think we'll get something of value for Franson at the right time and I love our up and coming prospects.
9 hours, 24 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Friedman and then MacKenzie
9 hours, 47 minutes ago on Thursday Mashup: Analytics, Analytics… Nothing but Analytics
@Yaknowwhat Play 4 lines
4 days, 10 hours ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
@ingy56 One of the true greats and tough as nails player. My best buddy's uncle is Fred Stanfield and Uncle Freddie used to say that the last person that he would want to go into the corner with was Mr. Elbows himself, Gordie Howe.
2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: It’s Going to be a Long Month
@Greg Fenton Making the playoffs. We were there before the tailspin last season so it should be a reasonable goal.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@Bruffins Thanks to JF Jr.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Burtonboy Management of Habs is taking the hard road with Subban with the bridge and now this. My guess is that PK will go through this one more time next year and then take his talents where they are much more appreciated.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@docmma @Bruffins $7M for a third pairing D-Man? Can't see it and playing him in that spot would lower his value in trade.
3 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady
@whalz @Fish Head I could see a 2nd pick for either Franson or Reimer but Clitsome for either would be poor for the Leafs.
Hopefully it's bullshit.
I think we'll see both Franson and Reimer starting the season for the Leafs and once the injury bug hits some of the other teams the price should go up and a good deal could be had
@whalz @Fish Head Who was the source of this rumor?
@whalz @docmma @Fish Head Makes sense especially with all the deals with only 1 year term this past month.
@whalz @Fish Head Ouch! If that's for real I think we take a step backwards. How is that a good or even reasonable trade for the Leafs?
@docmma @Fish Head Totally agree on developing from within but what about Franson? Does he stay or go? If he goes, where to and for what?
So with our small amount of cap space we may be done for now but if anyone is in play it could be Franson and possibly Reimer but considering Reimer signed for 2 years I'm guessing Nonis is waiting for a more ideal time to make that move.
So my question would be where does Franson go and what do we get in return. If it's a pick rather than a player, who fills Franson's spot?
@RandomScrub @maple1967leafs @Burtonboy Holland is going to be good and before the end of the year he'll be challenging Kadri for the 2C spot. This will be healthy as they will both be fighting for the spot. Don't trade Holland as he's young and full of talent and potential.
@MaxwellHowe @Bruffins You mean it's not?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs
@Czarofleafnation @Cameron19 @Pent_House Not enough cash to go around but if any of them were a possibility I would give almost anything for Tavares.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@mike_84 @Fish Head If he's playing with Polak then Polak can be the stay at home while MDZ can be the puck carrier.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
At what price and term would you consider to sign Michael Del Zotto? Looks like he could be a decent 3rd pairing D on the left sidebut what deal would make sense. He is a local boy so maybe he would be interested in being a Leaf.
@Bruffins Should be close but I'll take Gardiner as he is older and therefore may have a better chance to make a leap.
@Bruffins Doughty. He won me over during the recent Olympics and then solidified it through the playoffs. Best D in the game today. Although he was the #2 overall pick, knowing what we know today I would take him over Stamkos.
@CanuckUKinToronto It would not surprise me to see Hutchison as the #1 before the season is over
@TheCanucksnaphook @mcloki Yes, morning, and a fine day it is.
@Jay_Berg Gardner will only get better. I would try 5 at $4M. On the other hand if it is a bridge deal he may work harder to earn the next contract
3 weeks, 5 days ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@Savo43 @CanuckUKinToronto well said!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
Excellent read! Great job Anthony! Hearing an interview with the Director of Amateur Scouting gave a lot of insight. I loved the questions that were asked and Dave came across as honest and forthright.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3
@RandomScrub @Cameron19 And he plays a damn good defensive game for a 19 years old
4 weeks ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
@ingy56 @Cameron19 @Burtonboy Winning changes everything
1 month ago on Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan Live Press Conference
@ShotsFired Only if he can still lace them up
@DIGGLER _69 Disagree on Nieuwendyk. He did an OK job with the Stars but Nill has done a superb job since he arrived. You can see he learned well from Holland. Too bad we didn't get Nill. Watch out for those Stars.
@loomx @Fish Head I believe there is a happy medium between new analytics and old style gut feel. I'm thrilled that it looks like we're now looking for that point.
Wow. I love this. Young progressive thinking. Doesn't sound like your usual Leafs. This is going to be really good.
@docmma @Fish Head @sniperstar @Burtonboy It really depends on the opportunity. If he knows he'll have a third pairing position and playing lower talent on opposing teams then maybe he would welcome the opportunity as it would be something he can build on in an effort for a larger contract next year. I'd try $1.25M for 1 year.
1 month ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
@sniperstar @docmma @Burtonboy MDZ knows that he has something to prove and could be a strong addition at no cost other than salary which may also be reasonable
@wiski @Fish Head @dlb Mad I'd be fine with 3.2/yr for 2yrs. I think you would get more in a trade knowing he is signed for an additional year at a reasonable cost
1 month ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
@dlb Mad Hopefully before the arbitration hearing
@dlb Mad @Fish Head You may be right and on the other hand let's be really optimistic and say that he scores 15 goals, 30 points next year and plays his role better. Even though it's still a bad contract we may find more than one suitor. It may be wishful thinking but we need to find a way to get out from under that contract
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Even if Clarkson doubles his point total this season it's still a bad contract. If MacT still has a slight glimmer in his eye for Clarkson I would like to see us try and move him. I realize that he has a NTC but maybe after this past season and knowing what the next 6 could be like in this market he may welcome a move. If we moved him for Teddy Pucell we would only have Teddy for 2 years at $4.5M/yr so it would be much easier to swallow and the Oilers could use Clarkson's grit.
@Cameron19 @Fish Head @TheCanucksnaphook I like MacWilliam's toughness. He's also a bit older than Percy. That may make more sense especially to give Percy more development time before making the move.
@Cameron19 @Fish Head @TheCanucksnaphook Other than Percy, who else is left side on the Marlies?
@Cameron19 @Fish Head @TheCanucksnaphook So much for that
@Cameron19 @Fish Head @TheCanucksnaphook That part makes sense although I'd like to see Percy spend another year with the Marlies to continue to hone his skills. How about Holzer? My understanding is that he played the toughest minutes with the Marlies this past year and is in the final year of his deal before UFA status. He could be a nice trade chip before the playoffs if he shows well and we're not in a position to make the top 8.
@Cameron19 @TheCanucksnaphook Percy? Hmm? Interesting hearing Percy when there's been so much chatter about Granberg. Why would you think Percy would be ready for the move this season?
@lukethenuke @MaxwellHowe I think we overpaid for Polak
@lukethenuke I love it! It's about time there was some money going into rejevenating Detroit. I hope it's a huge success.
@wiski @Xxxxxnew Exactly, why didn't the Canucks move quickly and sign him if he was that well thought of. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that we got him and also at a great price but I'm miffed at how the Canucks let him slip away like that. I wonder if there is more to this story?
@Alec Brownscombe I would prefer Franson over Del Zotto. But considering that MDZ is available and no one is biting, I'm a bit concerned on what the market is for Franson
@Burtonboy @MaxwellHowe @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan I can't wait to see how the Leafs treat Georges when they play the Sabres this fall
1 month ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?