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  1. Not so sure we're less likely to not finish bottom 3. Alot of what ifs going into next season. It's getting a player that is likely to command a long term deal at almost league max when most of those years won't be his prime years. Not to mention his age doesn't really fit into our rebuild either. Doesn't really matter cause it ain't happening. If management didn't even have interest in engaging Tavares, there's no way they're going to give up valuable assets and cap space for Karlsson. Not that he would have interest in coming here anyways.
  2. Don't see it happening. They will not pass up the chance to draft Jack Hughes at home. That would be a monumental moment for the franchise. Much bigger than acquiring Karlsson.
  3. There is absolutely no way management trades away our 1st round pick the year the draft is in Vancouver. It would have to be a 2020 1st if they're trading 1sts.
  4. Sven Baertschi | #47 | LW

    Que the Sbisa to Van rumors.
  5. He had great numbers in the USHL. I'm guessing that's where the Canucks started watching him. He briefly was a teammate of Rathbone's. If he can get back on track with Clarke he may still become a serviceable AHL goalie.
  6. A defense of FA signings/Benning by a Benning hater

    20 years? How about Burrows and Kesler? Were they not legitimate top 6 forwards?
  7. [Signing] Flames re-sign Elias Lindholm

    So their depth is now: Monahan Backlund Lindholm Ryan Pretty deep down the middle. Add Gaudreau and Tkachuk on the left and Neal and Frolik on the right, and they're definitely going to score more. I would expect a return to the playoffs this year for them.
  8. Salary cap just went up. What happened in the last 5 years doesn't really matter. Both will likely be signing long term contracts in their prime. The Leafs have shown they're willing to pay big, so you better believe it will be closer to 7 million.
  9. In no world do Marner and Nylander only get 5 mil. Lindholm is about to sign a 5 million dollar a year contract after putting up 44 points. Marner just put up 69 points while Nylander put up 66. Both will command between 7-8 million, bumping Matthews salary up to 11-12 million. That's 37 million for 4 players.
  10. Interesting how similar Pettersson is to Lindholm. Both Swedish C/RWers taken 5th overall. Similar size and skill sets when drafted. And both have won almost identical medals at the international level. Looks like the Flames were jealous of our young Swedish super rookie so they decided to try and acquire their own.
  11. Jett Woo | D

    It would be nice to see Woo make a similar progression as Shea Weber in his D+1 year. Weber, like Woo, wasn't known for his offense in his draft year, which is probably why he also went in the 2nd round. There's some similarities to their game, and Woo even said he models his game after Weber, who also played in the WHL. Also at 17 there's still the possibility he adds an inch or 2 to his already 200lb frame. If he can add offense along with his smooth skating and abrasive style, we'll have a fun player to watch.
  12. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    Good problem to have if you have the right guys locked in for sure. Chicago is the best model to follow. They identified their core of Kane, Toews, Seabrook, Keith, Hossa, Sharp and Hjalmarsson early on. Every decision from then on was based on building around these guys. The problem arises when you identify the wrong guy as a core player and lock them in long term at a high cap hit. This is when you get stuck with contracts that are hard to move, and you're forced to move guys that you otherwise wouldn't just to make room. The Leafs core consists of 4 players right now in my mind. Matthews, Tavares, Marner, and Rielly. Every other player should be considered as trade bait to acquire another top end defenseman. I really don't think locking in Nylander long term is the best idea. He needs to be traded while his value is high. Players like him are replaceable IMO.
  13. Yea right. Gregor works for big real estate, you think he's really going to approve rezoning of those areas?
  14. When you stop and think about it, isn't Trump just America in human form? He couldn't be more America if he were created in a lab... I mean he's arrogant, loud, racist, misogynistic, capitalistic, confrontational, greedy, divisive, uninformed, and unapologetic. People voted for America in the election and that's exactly what they got. Can't complain I guess.
  15. Ray Emery has passed away.

    For sure that can happen. But with the heat wave going on in southern Ontario I'm thinking that was less likely a factor. It's easy when you're drinking on a boat to slip and hit your head. Again I don't wanna make assumptions, but those are the risks when drinking out on the water.