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Everything posted by majingir

  1. It gets better Let's call a 24 year old rookie who is 13/13 in SB, 14HR, has OBP of .361, OPS of almost .800 and 2.6WAR a guy who doesn't deserve to take up a major league roster spot.
  2. Could be worse. Uteck could've been Keith Law who said Biggio shouldn't even be on a big league roster.
  3. Yes you have to best the best, but momentum is a major thing, so is home ice Being a 4 seed who doesn't have home ice and has your toughest challenge in round 1 isnt good. And flip side of that, your reward for finishing 2nd in the conference....a matchup against a 4 seed in round 1. Meanwhile the 5 seed gets home ice against the 6 seed. Just focus on division rivalries during season. If NHL had 4 divisions of 4 teams per league, they could do that. 8 teams in a division doesn't do anything. I don't see any kind of Leafs-Lightning rivalry......
  4. Winning solves everything. Dont think there are many Raptors fans mad that Kawhi left after 1 season when he brought them a title. Lose in playoffs and fans would've ripped that same deal. Same will happen with Leafs. If they dont win with the core, it'll simply be "what if those guys took less? Or what if Leafs dealt someone?". Win a cup, and nobody will care how much it took to keep guys or who might have been "cap casualties" along the way. Blackhawks are an example of that. Sure Kane and Toews didnt get paid until after winning, but along the way the Hawks still moved so many people to the point where an Ex-Blackhawks team could've made the playoffs.
  5. The 04-05 season was ours! Lol, but seriously though, I wonder how that season would've played out with no cap. Would we have kept guys like Leetch,Nieuwendyk,Francis,Nolan for 1 more season? Belfour might have had 1 more year left in him too(as opposed to the bad 05-06 season in the new nhl). But the issue like most Leafs team has been defense. Yes we had Sundin and others up front, but how are you liking your chances when your D has 2 or more of Ken Klee, Aki Berg, Robert Svehla, Jyrki Lumme......Outside of Berg, all others were top 4 dmen on their teams.
  6. At this point of his career, being a guy who could put up 10 goals, 20 assists, winning 55% of faceoffs and helping out the younger guys in the bottom 6 would be a great season out of him.
  7. majingir

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    They should be the newest xfl franchise lol
  8. Media always creates their own rivalries. Players dont care one bit. I think some guys have said so about comparisons in the past. Something like "the only thing we have in common is our draft." It's their job to do things like that. And make it seem like the top pick isnt guaranteed so people have to tune in. Remember how for 11 months, top pick for sure is Matthews. Last minute, suddenly Laine might go first. In the end, Matthews went first. I'm sure there was never any doubt to the Leafs.
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    The Dolphins suck.
  10. It's not even Leafs fan complaining thing, many fans dont like it. Same with the OTL points. I hate it even though I know it's basically why Leafs made playoffs in 2017. Dont want ties, but dont want loser points like that. The 3-2-1 point system is way better. But the point system and playoff format are non issues to the NHL. Been admitted as such by people within the league too.
  11. NHL wants what we've been seeing. More intense rivalries because division teams face off in playoffs more regularly. To them, it's not about 1v8,2v7, may the best teams square off in the conference finals. Its "give us the division rivals to start, and whatever happens, happens". If last season didn't convince NHL to change format because good teams were eliminated early and ratings after that took a hit, nothing will.
  12. Funny how bad non Leafs fans/media try to create stories from everything. "Leafs won't get Tavares. They have no room." *Leafs get Tavares* "11m for Tavares? They can't keep their core together. Someone will have to be moved. Probably Nylander." *Leafs keep Nylander* "Look how much Leafs paid for Nylander! No way Marner and Matthews can be kept now" *Leafs re-sign Matthews* "11.6M for Matthews! Lol, Marner for sure can't be kept now. Unless they deal Nylander." *Leafs keep Marner and don't deal their core* "Leafs have over 40m on 4 guys. They can't build a team around this." To be continued.....
  13. Newfoundland won the ECHL title in their first season. Their owner doesn't seem happy with the team. Apparently not making money and uncertainty on arena lease. An announcement is coming on Tuesday from the owner. Who knows what it could be. Maybe the team will be put up for sale? If the team moves, I wonder where Leafs would look next for an ECHL team. Doubt an ECHL team could work in any OHL city or nearby it. Obviously wouldn't be in Quebec either. Maybe they try in Saskatchewan or something?
  14. Its fitting too, everyone has vilified the Marners like they're the McMahons on an episode of Raw lol. They hate the greedy dad more.
  15. Tellez got pulled from the game yesterday for not hustling to 1B on a groundout. Glad they did that. One thing to hate about the previous team was guys not hustling to 1B. They'd just jog to 1B accepting the out. Even more embarrassing when the throw is off or fielder bobbles but can recover easily because theres still time to get the runner out. We used to see that so often. Morales was always slow, but other guys did it too. And the second a ball is bobbled, then suddenly they try beating out the throw.
  16. Recently we saw (25 yrs old when deal kicks in) Morissey get 6.25m and 22 year old Provorov get 6.75m. Also, what will be 31 year old Spurgeon getting 7.5m for a guy who plays 24 mins a night and is borderline top 10 Norris and Byng trophy vote getter. I dont think Barrie will get 8m. Even Spurgeon money is pushing it. Obviously he'll get a raise from his 5.5m, but I see it more around the 7m mark.
  17. The way things are going in the future, Leafs definitely should play a top heavy game. Let top 2 lines go out there for 38-40 mins. 3rd and 4th combined would be 20-22 mins. Fill the bottom 6 similar to what we have now. ELCs plus vets on min deal. Cap wise at worst I just see Barrie or Muzzin not being able to be kept and that's it. Although if Kerfoot is traded, I think they could fit in both Muzzin and Barrie. Keep basically same team from 20-21 heading into 2021 offseason, and Andersens increase will simply just be his current 5m + whatever the cap increase is. From there, Seattle enters the league, cap probably goes up from expansion money + US TV deal which kicks in for 22-23, which should help us going forward with Rielly and then others.
  18. 15.4m in cap space next year with 10-11 forwards, 1D, 1G signed. I'd imagine we'd try a PTO or vet minimum for a F spot and just promote from within. Those 2 forwards combined should be about 1.5m. The backup G could just be some vet, like having multiple goalies on PTOs. 1m for the most. D wise, that'll be tough. Dermott,Barrie,Muzzin all needing to be signed. Let's say cap goes to 84m. F and G taken care of for 2.5m, the bottom 2 D could be 1.6m, leaving abkut 13m for those 3dmen. Dermott and 1 of those guys for sure could be signed. Under 10m combined I'd hope. I'd be fine giving up Kerfoot to allow us to keep Muzzin and Barrie. But if the worst case scenario is a 20-21 D with Rielly,Barrie,Dermott,Sandin,Liljegren and 1 other guy, that's not the worst thing in the world to have.
  19. Great moment, and a cool shot to go with it.
  20. If Leafs released a tshirt for that, people would buy it. They need a "We can, we will, we did" shirt after the cup win.
  21. Hopefully we can get actual season talk now. No stupid contract talks. Though you know they're immediately gonna start talking about how Leafs are planning to keep Muzzin next year, or Andersen/Rielly in future.
  22. Leafs got a 4th and extra cap space to sign Marner, all for a guy it looks like Vegas doesn't want.
  23. If the price is cheap on Honka, or even a conditional pick, I'd go after him.
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