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05 Jun 2020 17:29:41
New change to the playoffs. Again.

Apparently they will re-seed each position following each round, rather than have teams play through a bracketed format.

Not sure how much difference it will make for us. We probably won't get past the first preliminary play in round anyway.

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05 Jun 2020 16:59:05
What do you guys think about going after Ferland. He's a left winger who's not paid too high, he hits, fights. Basically an upgraded version of Clifford but on the left wing.

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05 Jun 2020 19:35:39
5 concussions in 2 years. Ferland needs to retire for his own sake before he can't walk and chew gum at the same time. That's an extremely concerning situation with all we know about concussions now. This isn't the 70s anymore.

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04 Jun 2020 04:47:37
I really don't think athletes should be forced into making statements on social subjects that don't directly impact the game. Trump, BLM, riots, the virus, politics. These are macro level concepts that for the most part are out of the players hands, and in large part, that they aren't educated on enough to make a qualified statement. They probably know less than most of us because they aren't on their phones and tvs constantly. They actually work out at a gym and can afford to do things and go places. And when they aren't busy practicing or playing or training, or watching games and video, they are at home doing family things. They aren't reading The Economist or getting tutorials on racism every weekend. They don't have the qualifications. They aren't experts. And so when you see guys issuing statements, then being roasted for them, you got to wonder if it was best they keep their mouth shut. Why are they forced to say something that they literary have no experience or knowledge about?

Doug Gimour of all people had to redact his original blackout post because it contained a # to BLM. He almost certainly has no idea who BLM are, other than that there name has been mentioned a lot as part of the riots.

Innocent mistakes are ruining people's reputations.

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04 Jun 2020 17:11:27
I agree everyone should probably just keep their mouths ha shut for the most part.

My favorite statement awhile back was from Peyton Manning. When Michael Vick was caught with his dog fighting ring, they ask Peyton about it. The only thing he says is "that's unfortunate to hear. Hope it works out for Michael".

I will add on though, condemning the original act that sparked this doesn't bother me. Everyone should have a problem with it. But for every athlete to comment on every political situation I don't agree with. Do your job. Play the game.

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05 Jun 2020 15:57:38
Of course saying the original act was senseless and brutal. Anyone that denies that is going to be living in a fantasy land. But to have reporters hounding you to make a statement beyond that is ridiculous. I don't know what the stats are on the States. I can believe the racism is rampant because I read the news. But I have no idea what to do about it or even how to approach talking about the subject without making myself sound foolish. I'm a nobody. These guys aren't. Forcing someone to say something about a topic they don't have much experience or knowledge of is a way of trying to get them to say something silky so they can make even more "news" from the comments.

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05 Jun 2020 16:54:03
I mostly just don't want to hear about this anymore Everytime I turn on sports centre lol. We all have our political and philosophical views we could argue about until the day we die. Athletes are not any better equipped to deal with these subjects than we are. They are payed to play a game for a living.

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04 Jun 2020 03:33:43
DeAngelo is back in the news again with his big dumb mouth.

It amazes me how many people suggest trading for him. Not even on here, but everywhere. Virtually any hockey rumor and discussion forum or blog site will be covered with trades for this guys almost daily.

I will say it right now, Leafs will never ever acquire this moron. I would be willing to eat DeAngelos jock strap if I'm wrong on this. DeAngelo plays in New York because it is the only city big enough and with enough bigger loud mouthed moron sports stars there that they can absorbet him there.

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05 Jun 2020 02:50:57
DeAngelo is always in the news for some nonsense lol. I don't want him here either.

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01 Jun 2020 16:26:43
Looking at what Kreider signed for, I think he's a very fair comparable for Hyman. So Kreider signed for 7x$6.5M. I have a feeling that is around what Hyman is going to be looking for. Leafs can't afford that. I really don't see how it's possible to re-sign both Andersen and Hyman. I know I'd rather keep Hyman, but we probably really need Andersen a lot more.

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01 Jun 2020 19:16:06
Big difference in the two players Kreider is payed to score goals Hyman is paid to be a grinder and kill penalties.

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01 Jun 2020 20:40:33
Hyman has almost identical stats. They are very similar players. Kreider brings the same element to the game as Hyman. They are very fair comparables.

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01 Jun 2020 21:02:00
Can't really say that Leafs1994. Hyman has scored more every year. He was riding high this year especially. Kreider and Hyman are good comparables. Hyman on the open market could probably get a bit more same as Kreider could have. They are essentially top 6 wingers that can fit on any line with any team in the league. That's a very rare quality.

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02 Jun 2020 19:24:57
Hyman may be one of the few types of players that take a decent discount to play in toronto. Fingers crossed anyways.

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03 Jun 2020 00:27:10
I really hope so Randy. One thing to consider is that we have an active Jewish community in Toronto where other places may not. Jewish hockey players are actually rare (yes I'm Jewish lol) so my hope is he takes a discount. Hyman is absolutely the type of player we need right now. Trading Kapanen or Hyman would be a mistake imo for the same reason.

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03 Jun 2020 03:17:22
If we can get Hyman for $5.5 or less, we better sign him Nd trade of any one else on the team except Reilly.

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03 Jun 2020 19:14:36
Reilly would be the one to trade imo. He is by far my favorite leafs player but doesn't fit in anymore unless Dermott or Muzzin get traded. Currently having 3 top 4LHD possibly another one in Sandin very soon. Someone switches sides or I think you need to trade Reilly instead of just letting him walk in 2 years.

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04 Jun 2020 02:50:31
I would rather see them trade our UFA's then let them walk for nothing. It's poor asset management. Especially knowing that we need to keep the process going. A constant influx of players is going to be needed if Dubas' is going to keep the big four together and Andersen. It's either that or we age out over time and end up like SJ and never win a cup despite having some of the best players in the world on the team.

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04 Jun 2020 22:51:51
Hyman will get a bit of a raise probably around 3.7-4.5 mill as well the deal will be longer in favour of lower pay, he was born into a rich family I doubt he needs the money he just wants to play and would take a discount as he repsects his team unlike selfish marner.

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05 Jun 2020 16:59:31
Lol. Now Marner is selfish along with Nylander.

If I went to work tomorrow and told my boss I want 10000$/ hr would I be selfish? Nope. I would be a guy asking to be paid what I think I'm worth. If my boss agreed and went bankrupt it's because he's an idiot.

Marner asked for what he believes he is worth. As much as I would trade Marner for the overpay I don't fault him. Dubas signed that deal. Shanny approved it. Both shanny and Dubas should be fired for not predicting an issue in signing MNM+JT.

If Reilly asks to be paid 10/ 7 is he selfish? Nope. Dubas set the president that he will pay anyone what they ask for. He now has to live with those consequences.

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01 Jun 2020 12:33:21
So what's everyone's thought on Dubas making Robertson a player that's on our 28-30 man roster for this years playoffs does he come in and play games or is it more of an experience thing

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01 Jun 2020 17:13:33
I doubt he plays at all with Mikheyev coming back but if an injury happens maybe.

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01 Jun 2020 19:00:04
If some Leaf forwards aren't playing as expected I hope he gets a chance.

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01 Jun 2020 19:17:53
My argument would be who would you rather on the 3rd line left wing Engvall or Robertson I think if the leafs want to ice a team with the most offensive power Robertson might get a chance.

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01 Jun 2020 21:03:04
I would actually rather have Engvall right now. I don't see the playoffs in a shortened season as a time you want to bring in someone of Robertson age unless necessary.

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01 Jun 2020 23:08:09
I would rather have Engvall too, but because he is a larger player and can bring a more physical element to the game. The experience at the nhl level is a real plus in his favor as well.

But like IslandJet said (he's been saying a lot of sensible things lately), if someone on the bottom of the list doesn't work out well, I would like to see Robertson at least get a chance.

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02 Jun 2020 21:40:23
Why the change of name hockeyluvr?

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03 Jun 2020 03:08:46
When I signed up here three years ago, this site was a ghost site. So I took the name I thought was going to be most in use, but actually want in use at all because there was nobody on the site. So I started uploading a bunch of trades every day. If no one answered them, I did. It seemed to work and more people joined. We got about a dozen solid contributors here almost every day. I learned a lot by posting literally thousands of trades and reviewing the comments and criticisms. But now that the site is getting popular, I'm not posting as many trades anymore. And I'm answering even less of my own. And besides, I was getting sick of the whole "Gee you should be the real gm" every time someone disagreed with my post. Lol. So I switched it up. I use this tag on the Disqus forum on other sites, so I just started using it here too. I was wondering how long it would take before someone noticed. Lol. I kept my writing style and everything the same.

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03 Jun 2020 19:15:22
Lol. Wasn't hard to spot who it was. Been wondering for a bit now.

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31 May 2020 14:13:15
So a Sunday morning Tear down and rebuild to get the blood flowing! Might as well because this team has done FU

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31 May 2020 08:05:25
Sean Day placed on unconditional waivers. What's everyone's thought on him? He was granted exceptional player status only a few years ago, so the talent is obviously there. 22 years old is still young for a defenseman. He has a lot of work ahead of him, but if he puts himself to it, he could probably still make the NHL at 25, which is a out average for a defenseman. He's got the size and the skill, but lacking in the work ethic from my understanding.

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31 May 2020 12:04:39
Overhyped on talent
Lazy me first spoiled attitude
Has not found a helmet that fits his ego
Know him and his family
Not surprised he couldn’t put it together to make the nhl.

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31 May 2020 20:28:04
It's a lot easier to use a guy that's 5'7 who works hard than a monster with skill that's lazy. Can't teach work ethic. Someone like timashov is the best example.

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31 May 2020 21:24:38
Hyman is the epitome of hard working player that earned a role. I liked Timashov and Marchment for the same reason.

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01 Jun 2020 23:15:44
I guess there are a lot of guys on the team that are there because they worked hard and deserve it. Even the "skilled" players still have to work hard. I read a long time ago when Dany Heatley was still a major star that he would take 400-500 shots a day at net. No wonder he was such a prolific goal scorer.

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02 Jun 2020 22:52:46
Not to mention Chris Chelios. When he played I remember a story that the guy used to do 2 hours on a stationary bike in the sauna to shed weight at 45 years old. Jesus man. I'm not 45 yet and I couldn't hand that.

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