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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Enroth Signed [1 Year, 750k]
« on: Today at 09:40:21 AM »
Enroth has replaced Robin Lehner for Team Sweden at the World Cup.

This means that the Leafs will be missing both their goalies when their training camp begins. Shooting on Sparks and Bibeau should be a good confidence boost for Nylander and Marner.

Brings the number of Leafs participating in the tournament to 9 + Babcock (unless I'm missing someone):


All I remember is Bolland played a legendary 23 games with the Leafs.

Never forget:

steve simmons ‏@simmonssteve  13 Dec 2013
In games David Bolland played, the Leafs have a 10-5 W-L record. Since Bolland went down, Leafs are 6-9-3 (with only 2 wins in regulation.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2015-2016 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 02:52:25 PM »
The latest word is that Desert Knights might be what they go with:

I liked the Knights/Black Knights idea, but if they can't get one of those two I'm not sure another modifier would make sense.

Some updates on Bolland's playing status:

Craig Morgan ‏@craigsmorgan
Coyotes GM John Chayka said his understanding is Dave Bolland is injured for the foreseeable future & won't be ready to play any time soon.

Craig Morgan ‏@craigsmorgan
Dave Bolland will head to Long Term Injured Reserve after training camp, per source, giving Coyotes additional flexibility.

Brian Lawton @brianlawton9
If David Bolland is not healthy to play then @ArizonaCoyotes will pay $3,300,000 $1,100,000 per year or 20% of the contract in hard costs.

What other teams are willing to take cap dumps if Bolland rebounds into playing?

They would certainly be hoping he might get some attention in the expansion draft in that case.

Well, since Arizona's GM is supposed to be a super duper analytics dude, I would image that Crouse is the player they wanted, and not Bolland.

Oh, they're probably praying that Bolland doesn't play a single game for them. If all he is is dead cap space, it really isn't a problem because his contract expires right when they'll need it. But if he actually resumes playing then having to pay him $5.5mil per year is going to sting as a budget team.

Yeah I think "not top-10 but somewhere close afterward" was roughly my thought on Crouse too that draft. It should also be noted that the Canucks picked 23rd that year, so a Canucks blog doing a profile on Crouse might have looked at him a little differently than a say a Panthers blog.

CapFriendly ‏@CapFriendly  4 minutes ago
Hard to believe that #Coyotes were sitting at $34.43M on June 21 & are now at $70.65M. Team added $36M in cap dollars in just over 2 months!

Did new Florida management even want Crouse?

The scouting staff and GM that picked Crouse have all been fired or shifted out. Barzal and Konecny and Ek-Eriksson were all still on the board at Florida's pick.

Well the interesting thing is that the two analytics bloggers that the Panthers hired awhile back (and then promoted after the recent purge) actually seemed to like Crouse based on their measures:

Per Craig Custance, the 2nd round pick is conditional on Crouse playing 10 games in the NHL this season. If the Coyotes send him back to the OHL before that it becomes a 3rd. Probably a decent chance that happens.

NHL Transactions / Florida trades Bolland and Crouse to Arizona
« on: Yesterday at 09:26:40 AM »
Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC
ARIZ/FLA working on a deal that will send David Bolland and Lawson Crouse to the Coyotes for a second and third pick...


Bolland has 3 years remaining on his deal at $5.5mil, and his health status/playing future is in limbo right now. Having to give up Crouse seems like a huge price to pay to get rid of that contract.

General NHL News & Views / Re: World Cup rosters being announced
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:44:13 PM »
Canada less so:

Yeah, that's unfortunate, particularly since he's their only true elite left-handed defenceman.

Giordano may have been my choice to replace him but obviously they're counting on some familiarity there with Pietrangelo.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Defensive Logjam
« on: August 24, 2016, 11:26:20 AM »
There's a few reason I doubt that's plausible, but the biggest one for me is that I really can't see Polak agreeing to it. And I doubt the Leafs would have signed him for that role without talking to him about it.

General NHL News & Views / Re: World Cup rosters being announced
« on: August 24, 2016, 11:10:08 AM »
Another injury update:

Uffe Bodin ‏@UffeBodin
Niklas Kronwall is out of World Cup 2016 due to injury. Hampus Lindholm takes his spot on Team Sweden. #WCOH2016

Team Sweden just got so much better.

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