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Messages - CarltonTheBear

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That's what's concerning to me.  Why not just say no to allowing him to interview.  Tell him he has the job.  If Dubas insists on getting the GM role, move Lou into a "Senior Advisor to the GM" title.

Well yeah, that's what makes me think that the Leafs have Hunter pegged to take over now, not Dubas. And they've probably told him that. Which isn't exactly awful. I think Hunter can be a good GM, and it was impossible that we'd keep both those guys long-term. But I just think Dubas is the better way to go.

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People who think Crosby gets favourable calls needs to watch the last minute of that period. Turris could have probably been called for half a dozen different things and the ref was standing right beside the two of them.

This is what I was referring to:

www.twitter.com/EvgeniMaIkinEgo/status/867199627661127681

You can see the ref was like 6 feet away from them.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: William Nylander
« on: Today at 08:25:35 AM »
Haha... on the one hand he is so much "better than Taylor Hall, it's frightening" and he and Matthews are generational talents...

on the other... *clicks *clicks *clicks

Even Popeye's bicep is happy to see Nylander.

They had McKenzie on about 45 minutes after that. Tweeted that he'd be talking about Dubas so I checked in. He didn't really say anything new at all but they asked him about Nylander too right after. They said something like "FOR SOME REASON his name keeps coming up in trade talks" (emphasis obviously mine) and asked if the Leafs ever seriously considered trading him during the season. McKenzie basically politely called them both idiots and said that all Nylander trade talk was entirely media-driven and the Leafs never considered moving him once.

I stopped listening after that but I'm assuming they immediately started discussing the pros of trading him for TWO Brandon Montour's after McKenzie left.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: William Nylander
« on: Today at 08:06:52 AM »
Per lamajama's post above, Craig Button had an epiphany about his burgeoning crush on Nylander.

http://www.tsn.ca/video/button-the-only-way-the-leafs-should-trade-nylander-is-for-a-1-d-man~1130813


How are they STILL so obsessed with trading him?

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This would be a reason I'm not as thrilled about bringing Lou on board.  Beyond having to pay a decent draft pick for him (thanks NHL) potentially losing a great young hockey mind in the process.  Not thrilled at all.

Lou's 74 and is about to go into the 3rd and final year of his contract. There's really no reason to lose somebody like Dubas over keeping him for 1 more season.

Let's not forget too that Lou himself basically said the next Leafs GM job is Dubas' to lose at his introductory press conference.

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Both these teams suck*.

*Pittsburgh only sucks because somebody named "Brian Dumoulin" is their #1 defenceman

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I'd rather Dubas than either.   Blargh

Agreed. I don't see Shanny doing it, but if another team was seriously circling Dubas right now I'd thank Lou for his services but tell him it's Kyle's show now.

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David Alter‏ @dalter
.@FriedgeHNIC reports the Colorado Avalanche have received permission to speak with Leafs AGM Kyle Dubas.

Obviously doesn't mean much quite yet. Sakic is still technically the GM in Colorado but given his godawful track-record with the club he might be in line to be "promoted" to President which would open up the GM spot. Hard to imagine the Leafs would give them permission to talk to Kyle for a lateral move.

This also gives weight to some rumours that have been flying around that Hunter is more likely to take over for Lou than Dubas is.

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People who think Crosby gets favourable calls needs to watch the last minute of that period. Turris could have probably been called for half a dozen different things and the ref was standing right beside the two of them.

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Malkin vs. Zach Smith doesn't seem like a very fair match-up.

Malkin vs most players in the league isn't a very fair match-up.

Pfft. I can name at least 100.

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Malkin vs. Zach Smith doesn't seem like a very fair match-up.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« on: Yesterday at 03:01:17 PM »
Jeff Marek's final 2017 draft rankings: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/jeff-mareks-top-100-prospects-2017-nhl-draft/

Future Leaf All-Star Erik Brannstrom is ranked 14th on his list.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: The elephant in the room...
« on: Yesterday at 09:21:01 AM »
I don't think it's the only issue, like Nik said this goes all the way back to the lockout really, but I wonder how much changing the draft lottery rules has effected this issue. I think the big problem this season was that there were too many "good" teams, and not enough "bad" and "great" teams. It seems pretty clear that the change in the lottery rules has made teams re-think the idea of tanking seasons. We haven't seen as many teams trying to be purposefully bad since the change.

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Wingels isn't getting a suspension for a late elbow to the head.  The 6 team NHL is going to be great when they get destroyed in their concussion lawsuits.

My god. I just looked that up. That's insane. The reffing has been absolutely terrible all playoffs long, and the DOPS apparently isn't giving anybody any suspensions unless someone dies right now.

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Yeah we'll see what happens in Game 6.  It seems that in this playoffs that teams that are marked for death, seem to get up off the mat.

Nah. They're done. Karlsson single handily carried them through the first 2 rounds, but his injuries seem to have finally slowed him down.

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