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Messages - Potvin29
« on: September 19, 2016, 03:55:26 AM »
While watching the games it struck me that this tournament may be the most condensed skill in one tournament due to the NA/Europe teams. There's no Swiss or Denmark etc sending a team with mostly non-NHL players. These games are all killer, no filler. I don't think any other tournament can boast such talent ratio.
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:07:49 PM »
Man, the US was dirty in that pretournament game tonight.
« on: September 08, 2016, 08:36:14 PM »
Gotta say these pretournament games are actually entertaining.
« on: September 07, 2016, 07:05:17 PM »
To be fair though...if this is true, even some of the Pro-Stamkos crowd would have balked at that number.
I don't think this number in and of itself proves pro or anti signing Stamkos people right or wrong, I just think it's interesting in as much as everyone underestimated what it would cost regardless of what side of the argument they were on.
I do think, like I said to busta, that it sort of proves wrong anyone who thought they knew what Stamkos was thinking or how interested he really was in leaving Tampa but that's it.
It does make me skeptical of the Leafs ever being a destination where players WANT to play here and take discounts. Have we ever really had a player sign in Toronto for less when it wasn't a choice between say Toronto and Edmonton?
I feel like that rarely happens in a UFA scenario as opposed to when the player grew up with the franchise.
« on: September 02, 2016, 03:23:34 PM »
A Danish report which was google translated says it is a minor shoulder injury and is expected to be out 1-2 weeks.771788613998645248[/tweet]]Twitter link
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:38:30 PM »
All is right with the hockey universe again.
« on: August 31, 2016, 02:06:57 PM »
1. Strome had a pretty terrific season himself, and he didn't have the linemates Marner had.
2. Having the best season in the CHL is no guarantee of anything.... see: Corey Locke
That said, I'd still rather have Marner over Strome. Though, it helps that we have Matthews as our #1 center of the future.
Yeah, I don't really have a problem with that ranking. 1.98 vs 2.03 for their PPG's this season. Not a massive difference, although Marner's post-season play was much more impressive. I'm a little more surprised that he has Keller over Nylander, especially since Pronman has always been one of Nylander's biggest fans.
Though that makes it two straight seasons that Marner has had the higher (albeit very close) PPG.
« on: August 29, 2016, 04:20:01 PM »
Which is more accurate, bWAR or fWAR? Donaldson ranks 2nd in the AL in fWAR behind Trout (7.2 to 6.9).
« on: August 29, 2016, 01:26:56 PM »
Corey Pronman ranked all of the teams' based on their prospects, the Leafs were #1 with this write-up. It's an Insider article so I won't reproduce anything more from it:
1) Toronto Maple Leafs Previous rank: 2
Toronto has the best farm system in the NHL and it isn't close. Based on my prospect definitions, there are zero reasonable arguments for anyone to even be in the same conversation. Not only do they have a ton of elite talent in players like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, but their depth is elite too. There are at least 20 prospects in this system that would fit in many other teams' top 10.
Actually had this ready to go 2 hours ago but passed out after reading that.
« on: August 25, 2016, 09:48:32 AM »
Thankfully Florida saved the Leafs from signing Bolland.
« on: August 19, 2016, 10:42:01 AM »
Was @ the final Toronto show Sunday. Very meh setlist imo. Gord and the band sounded great but not one song from "Fully Completely??" 4 songs from "Now for Plan A??" Not one comment from anyone in the band about anything during/after their last ever show in Toronto? Was expecting quite a bit more to be honest.
And that's not even considering the crazy $$ I had to spend to get tix
They've been doing blocks of songs from an album each show, you just got unlucky that they did a FC block during the first 2 shows.
Of course if they play the same songs each show there would be people complaining about that as well.
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:18:44 AM »
I'm just frustrated. There are several of the know-it-all types on here. They constantly talk down everyone else and they carry on with this huge air of arrogance. Their opinions are no more valid than anyone else's. This place has never been very welcoming and the same people have been ruining the boards for years.
As usual you guys completely ignore my post when I am not only completely right but the rest of you are out to lunch. I guess this is a hockey board after all.
I don't get it, did anybody disagree with or belittle your suggestion? You're just mad because nobody immediately responded? Wow.
And yes, this literally is a hockey board, what did you think TML stood for??
In your first post in question you state that you are completely right and the rest of the posters are "out to lunch" while in this most recent post you are lamenting/complaining that the board contains several "know-it-all types" who talk down/carry a huge air of arrogance. How would saying you are completely right and everyone else is out to lunch not also be considered behaviour of someone thinking they "know-it-all" and talking down to other posters?
I think almost everyone here can be guilty of it from time to time, of coming off harshly, but it would seem hypocritical to complain about something that it could be argued you have done within this thread.
« on: August 04, 2016, 01:09:11 PM »
Apparently there is something to do with LED lights or something that other teams/players have complained about in Houston. Orioles set a record for strikeouts in a series or something like that there recently.
I wouldn't worry too much about it yet.
« on: August 03, 2016, 01:36:00 PM »
Back up catchers just generally are not very good.