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  1. Sure they should. Credit is not really what I'm arguing. We clearly can't afford everyone ( I sure wish the rules were different). I am using Cici, Nylander, Johnsson as an example. Perhaps trading Matthews could solve the problem. I just wish the cap juggling wasn't so fragile/complicated. It looks good for Oct. 1, but what if Kerfoot doesnt work out or Rielly gets injured? TOR leaves next to no room for adjustments at the TDL.
  2. No. You are trying to lead me into a debate with the intent on winning. "Winning" I mean you want me to post all kinds of stuff until I slip somewhere. I don't care for your dissection style, so stop. I will repeat my first point if you like. This whole thing with Clarkson/Horton is precarious. It doesn't have to be that way. I hope the leafs prove me wrong, but I think there is better way. One that is not so precarious. Like I suggested: let the pro / amateur scouts do the heavy lifting. We can sign Marner, but we can't have it all. If it wasn't for this rare circumstance with Horton/Clarkson, we wouldn't be able to have Nylander, CiCi, and Johnsson. Other teams don't have Clarkson/Horton and yet they get by. I am convinced they get by because they have good pro/amateur scouts that fill in around good players.
  3. All NHL teams are apples, and TOR is an apple. Any team who's made it past the first round has had more success.
  4. That's not really my point. I did not say let's replace all these players with worse players. Other teams have had much more success than Toronto with less salary and less strain.
  5. I know Dubas and company will make all the cap numbers work, but this is so precarious. Clearly TOR cannot afford all these players. They just happen to be incredibly rich and lucky Clarkson/Horton and their situations exist. Why not just move players like Nylander, Ceci, and Johnsson ? Try to make the cap work using younger/cheaper players? Pressure your amateur/pro scouts to make this happen. At the end of the day having all these players with huge contracts signed might not be the solution.
  6. I'm not at all against this trade, but I wonder about Rosen. I wish I saw more of him over the years, but I thought he was a decent player. If we didn't have Barrie, Rosen most certainly would have started the season on the bottom pair. Does he have any potential to play in the top 4?
  7. Kadri was invisible once again last night. (No emoji required)
  8. It's not simple. You seem to be implying that TOR are complete with Nylander. If you were to trade him then it must be for a top 4 RHD. This then makes TOR complete once more. Tor might not make it past Boston again and that opens up a new evaluation of everything. That evaluation will have so many cap considerations.
  9. Well I would hope that TOR's management team has a scope that goes beyond who might be a right handed shot, plays D, is available, and comes from the Hurricanes. What does TOR need? It's probably complex. It depends on: How they feel about Kadri (for his behavioural issues) Hainsey, Gardiner, Hutchinson, Ennis, and Sparks. Do some of them return next season? How they feel about not having a 1st round pick. How negotiations go with much of their young talent. Marner might be signed for just as much as Matthews. What could they get for Nylander A combination of and not necessarily limited to any one of these things: Future considerations A left winger A right winger A goalie A second round pick A tough guy A center
  10. There are all kinds of reasons to move Nylander, and the specific (limited) shopping list of a top 4 RHD shouldn't deter Dubas.
  11. So what are Nylander's underlying numbers? Why does he pass the intelligent hockey fans' test? Why does he fail the eye test (pedestrian fans who live in caves)? Doesn't his point totals compare to Frederik Gauthier's?
  12. There's nothing you can do. Part of the pissing contest is conducted by elite untouchables (AKA Staff). How do you ban those that are in change ?
  13. I'm older than you. I remember a lot of things.
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