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Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Steve Stamkos?
« on: Today at 03:07:08 PM »

I'm just posting this so I can look at it every now and then.

*cough* *cough* Marner *cough* *cough*

Oh right, that guy. Probably starts on the 4th line in any event.

Don't forget Andreas Johnson!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs signed Zaitsev
« on: Today at 02:17:55 PM »
1 year ELC  + 2 RFA years

And in case anyone asks, they had no choice but to sign him to a 1 year ELC per the CBA because he is 24 years old.

Another reason to watch the World Hockey Championships.

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Steve Stamkos?
« on: Today at 11:40:36 AM »
I imagine the number of teams that can offer him a place with the "total package" (i.e. no 'conditions') is going to be very, very small.

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Steve Stamkos?
« on: Today at 09:57:21 AM »
In a short period of time, the Leafs have gone from a team that was extremely short of talent to being able to take a pass on one of the league's premier players.  Hilarious.

It really wasn't too long ago that Clarkson and Bolland could have been cornerstone players on this team (well, at least salary cap wise).

Dude, put a warning on posts like this.  I'm suffering flashbacks.

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Steve Stamkos?
« on: Today at 09:43:56 AM »
I'd still be all in on Stamkos.  Matthews or no Matthews, I just don't see any reason to pass on a young talent like that.

As Patrick O'Sullivan put it on 590 this morning, there's likely no way that Stamkos would want to come to Toronto now and ultimately (or very shortly) be the #2 guy behind Matthews both on the ice and in public opinion.

I don't see why that would be the case or how he could think that so likely unless he actually spoke with him about it.  Plenty of star players have not been concerned about being surrounded with other star players.  I can't imagine he's that full of himself that he would scoff at playing somewhere simply because there is another highly touted player there.

And there would be a very obvious way for Stamkos to show that he should be seen as #1...outperform him.  But I can't see a guy from Markham, ON, playing for the Leafs and, presumably, lighting it up on the Leafs, not being revered in Toronto.

EDIT:  And really - the guy is 2nd in goals per game since entering the league, 2nd only to perhaps the greatest goal scorer in NHL history.

If the Leafs could get him for under $10M per year I'd do it.  It will be years (maybe even 6-7) before there are any sort of cap issues.

McKeen's is the only place I've seen have Laine at #1.

Matthews is as close to a consensus as you're going to get in a non-Crosby, non-McDavid draft:

Take Matthews.

My only reason for considering Laine is that he seems like a shoot first guy and I think most of the Leafs top guys right now are more keep the puck on their stick create and pass first guys.

Matthews is considered a shooting C.  His coach this past season, Marc Crawford, said he takes a lot of shots and would bet on him having the most SOG among rookies in his rookie season.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2016 NHL Draft Lottery
« on: April 30, 2016, 09:50:00 PM »
Man, it feels like everything Shanahan has touched has turned to gold.  Hope it continues!

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: So the debate begins: Matthews vs. Laine
« on: April 30, 2016, 09:32:31 PM »
I'd have such a hard time passing on Matthews.  I want the C.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2016 NHL Draft Lottery
« on: April 30, 2016, 08:33:09 PM »

The final ball drawn for the #leafs to secure the No. 1 pick was No. 13.

It is known.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2016 NHL Draft Lottery
« on: April 30, 2016, 08:19:41 PM »
We did it!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2016 NHL Draft Lottery
« on: April 30, 2016, 08:16:24 PM »
Sweaty palms intensifying.

General NHL News & Views / Anaheim fires Bruce Boudreau
« on: April 29, 2016, 12:23:02 PM »

#NHLDucks have relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties, Executive Vice President/GM Bob Murray announced.

Ottawa's next coach?

Keefe said the entire team was told before the playoffs began that there would be lineup rotation due to depth and that even the core guys could expect to sit some games.

I think it's one of those cases where you take them at face value and don't read too much into the scratches other than the team being just outrageously talented.

I mean at one point one of the Bridgeport announcers said they believed the Marlies 4th line could be a first line on several other AHL playoff teams.

But in Soshnikov's case he is legit injured so that's why he's not in the lineup.

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