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Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:08 pm
by AGENT ZERO
LOL

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:09 pm
by AGENT ZERO
According to Lou Leivo never requested to be traded. What the actual fuck is happening?

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:16 pm
by clawfirst
Lol.


See ,rules don't exist for the most important team in the universe.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:25 pm
by Philthy Thrillz
He just played 3 games in 3 nights and scored 5 in 5.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:37 pm
by MonkeyWrench
AGENT ZERO wrote:According to Lou Leivo never requested to be traded. What the actual fuck is happening?


Lou doesn't speak in definitive statements.

"So Lou I heard you car was broken into last night."
"Yeah, an unfortunate event occurred. It's disappointing for me and my family. We're going to move along just fine."

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:57 pm
by LeafOfBread
Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reported during Hockey Night in Canada's "Headlines" segment on Feb. 3 that Leivo had requested a trade - something Lamoriello denied on Monday.

"Josh has never made a (trade) request to my knowledge," he told Jonas Siegel of The Athletic.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:20 pm
by vf
Enjoying the PPP idiots complaining about the non move to leave Sosh on IR.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:27 pm
by LeafOfBread
vf wrote:Enjoying the PPP idiots complaining about the non move to leave Sosh on IR.

Those guys bitch about everything, hell they make AZ and TM look like dalai lama

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:57 pm
by Thomas Malthus
Lou to the NHL right now.

Image

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:04 pm
by mooseOAK
Philthy Thrillz wrote:He just played 3 games in 3 nights and scored 5 in 5.


And then lapsed into a coma.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:25 pm
by Curry Rage
There must be a clause somewhere (or a lack of an explicit one saying the opposite) that says the NHL medical team and the AHL medical team aren't the same thing and the decisions of one don't imply the judgement of the other. AHL docs: "looks fine!" NHL docs, "We'll need a third opinion after I get back from Maui."

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:27 pm
by LeafOfBread
The head of the Leafs medical team must be Dr. Nick Riviera from the Simpsons.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:44 pm
by WTF
Even better, the Leafs medical team can only perform their assessment if the player is present.

According to Soshnikov's agent, he conveniently took the day off today.



:lou_laugh:

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:46 pm
by clawfirst
Curry Rage wrote:There must be a clause somewhere (or a lack of an explicit one saying the opposite) that says the NHL medical team and the AHL medical team aren't the same thing and the decisions of one don't imply the judgement of the other. AHL docs: "looks fine!" NHL docs, "We'll need a third opinion after I get back from Maui."

Pretty sure it works like this...player is not cleared to play and requires conditioning to evaluate health. Player is sent to scrub goon league to get in 'shape'. Then after recall is evaluated.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:14 pm
by Zardoz
I don't get why so many Leafs fans on twitter are fuming about this. Just idiots. Lou is doing God's work.

I get why other team fans are butthurt though.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:29 pm
by WTF
The way I see, we didn't hire Loophole Lou so we could play nice. If it's within the CBA as written, then why not take full advantage of it?

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:07 pm
by Thomas Malthus
My guess is that people who were upset about the Corrado situation are upset about Leivo of Sosh for similar reasons and less because of "potential cap manipulation". Then again, we do have some fucking stunned fans.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:38 am
by Thomas Malthus
From an Athletic article today about how Marner's addition to Kadri's line has give n the Leafs some of that danger they had last season:

Babcock has recently veered away from hard matching Kadri against top lines and has instead split those duties up between the 27-year-old and Matthews.

“It hasn't been as much as hard matching as it has been six against six,” Babcock explained before the game against the Lightning, a fun back-and-forth tilt that gave the Leafs their eighth win in the last nine games. “We decided, basically, that we felt either group could do it and it gave better flow off our bench.”

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm
by Philthy Thrillz
Matthews is ready.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:34 pm
by Curry Rage
Philthy Thrillz wrote:Matthews is ready.


Ditto Marner.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:53 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Philthy Thrillz wrote:Matthews is ready.


To be fair to Babs, the Matthews line has been destroyed by Bergeron, Crosby, Toews and MacKinnon in the past couple of months so there is still a time and a place for his line matching.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:50 pm
by mooseOAK
Those of us who complained about Babcock’s obsessive line matching accept his apology.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:09 pm
by clawfirst
Lol you know we go right back to december january structure and matching in the playoffs.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:10 pm
by clawfirst
You dont make your dog tug on a rope for hours without letting him win occasionally and giving him a cookie

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:57 pm
by AGENT ZERO
clawfirst wrote:Lol you know we go right back to december january structure and matching in the playoffs.


They are going to have to if they face off against Boston, you don't want Matthews' line against Bergeron all game long if you can help it.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:17 pm
by Honus Joglund
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-no-shortage-rick-nash-suitors-ahead-deadline/

2. Max Domi scored his fourth of the year to open Arizona’s stunning 6–1 victory over Chicago on Monday night. It has been a hard year for the talented forward. The Coyotes are prepared to give him a fresh start, pending a fair offer. If it doesn’t come before the deadline, expect it at the draft. I do think Montreal will took a look, but I don’t know if that’s going anywhere.


Another Domi in blue and white. :celtic2_1barca:

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:38 pm
by AGENT ZERO
An all London Line?

Domi - Kadri - Marner

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
by Whit Dickman
:hillary: Leivo and Soshnikov for Domi

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:20 am
by MonkeyWrench
Whit Dickman wrote::hillary: Leivo and Soshnikov for Domi


Since we're looking for a depth center not only for this year but for next aswell;

Leivo and Sosh for Dvorak + lou saying gimmie a pick.

I doubt the London pairing gets reunited with the recent success the Kadri line is having, but meh..london knights.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm
by Thomas Malthus
Sparks/Pickard + Leivo/Sosh for Fox/Kylington/Rasmussen from Calgary.

Depending on which guy we are targeting we might need to add but as the basis of a deal I can get behind this. Less interested in Kylington because he’s a lefty.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:03 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Rasmussen please and thank you.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:19 pm
by LeafOfBread
Apparently LA wants to add a 'mid-level' scoring forward. Wonder if they'd want JVR, though LA doesn't really have anything of interest that they'd be willing to part with. Would be pretty hilarious though if they traded their first, end up missing the playoffs and we won the lottery with it :danson: Blake doesn't seem that stupid though.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:26 pm
by mooseOAK
Whit Dickman wrote::hillary: Leivo and Soshnikov for Domi

An extra seat in the press box wil be available.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:58 pm
by AGENT ZERO
This is a really good read on how Morgan Rielly has evolved into a #1 D this season,

https://mapleleafsnation.com/2018/02/14/morgan-riellys-evolution-into-a-1-defenceman/

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:45 pm
by LeafOfBread
Freddy - 3 goals against, .947 sv % :danson:

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:51 pm
by Honus Joglund
Soshnikov to St. Louis for a 4th rounder


Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:55 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Nice, hopefully Soshnikov finds some success there.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:56 pm
by Curry Rage
Let the outrage begin.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:58 pm
by Curry Rage
Good little player. Not better than any of our other young wing options at the moment, however. That's the thing with amassing lots of assets: they can't all fit on your roster.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:30 pm
by WTF
Good luck to Sosh. He played the good soldier so Lou found him a good home with no fuss.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:31 pm
by clawfirst
Yep. Healthy circle of farm.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 pm
by LeafOfBread
Sosh should be a good fit in St.Louis. good luck to him

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:38 pm
by MonkeyWrench
Good player mentality, good tools, still young. I wish him the best.
4th round pick makes sense.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 pm
by Whit Dickman
Good deal for St.louis.

Fine with it from the leafs perspective. The highest offer, presumably.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:43 am
by Philthy Thrillz
Love that Barzel is doing really well. Someone for JT to pass the torch too.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:30 am
by AGENT ZERO
I feel like Barzal is the only reason JT may resign. Without him the Islanders future looks pretty bleak.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:35 am
by Philthy Thrillz
He's not re signing. It's a shit hole, he's put in his time. The stars are aligning for the hometown boy to hoist the cup for his child hood team.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:49 am
by clawfirst
If i was a betting man id put more money on the Rags than leafs.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:51 am
by Philthy Thrillz
clawfirst wrote:If i was a betting man id put more money on the Rags than leafs.


Well they will try to overpay him, that's guaranteed. So it's highly probable.

Re: ongoing 2017-2018 season discussion

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 am
by Philthy Thrillz
It's different now. Those Toronto boys that always dreamed about a cup run and a parade down younge street, will start to look at it as a real possibility.