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The Law
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.29.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:33 AM ET
Very philosophical in here today. I like it.

Aaaa uhhhmmm ....Aaaaa uuuuhhhhmmm.
bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:33 AM ET
She did mention that, once she caught her breath.
- Canada Cup



She does need to get back on her treadmill.. I agree.
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:34 AM ET
You can count me in Mr. Sir's corner on Demelo.
I don't see how Matt Hunwick v2.0 will help Leafs next season.

- MaximusAurelius


Demelo is still an upgrade though...
bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:34 AM ET
Very philosophical in here today. I like it.

Aaaa uhhhmmm ....Aaaaa uuuuhhhhmmm.

- The Law



It's crazy in here, nobody arguing of calling each other names... WTF
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:35 AM ET
It's crazy in here, nobody arguing of calling each other names... WTF
- bixll


that usually happens at the 10pm show
MaximusAurelius
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Joseph Woll - starting goalie Leafs 2020-2021 season
Joined: 04.23.2012

Sep 23 @ 10:38 AM ET
Demelo is still an upgrade though...
- PatC80


i don't think so.
he's not a top4 guy, and we have holl/liljegren/lehtonen for the bottom pair already.
rather keep those over matt demelo.
bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:38 AM ET
that usually happens at the 10pm show
- PatC80



Frank you, it can happen in the morning too....
The Law
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.29.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:42 AM ET
those guys would need to be acquired via trade... Parayko, Pesce, Ekblad would all be great additions as well..
- PatC80


it's all about asset management.

Hypothetically what's better ..

Sign AP at 8.5 and trade Willie for a young fwd with top 6 upside and some picks.

Or trade Willie for a good young established Dman and then sign a veteran mid range fwd to replace Willie.

Both options could make total sense. Only Dubas knows what options even exist.

If, hypothetically, Ekblad were available for a package centred on Willie I think that might make more sense then signing AP. I think Willies complementary offense is more easily replaced then Ekblad's elite D potential.

PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:44 AM ET
i don't think so.
he's not a top4 guy, and we have holl/liljegren/lehtonen for the bottom pair already.
rather keep those over matt demelo.

- MaximusAurelius


Right now, Demelo is better than those guys
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:44 AM ET
Frank you, it can happen in the morning too....
- bixll

dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.30.2006

Sep 23 @ 10:45 AM ET
i don't think so.
he's not a top4 guy, and we have holl/liljegren/lehtonen for the bottom pair already.
rather keep those over matt demelo.

- MaximusAurelius

and at a cheaper cost
mjones242
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Grimsby, ON
Joined: 06.22.2015

Sep 23 @ 10:47 AM ET
You can count me in Mr. Sir's corner on Demelo.
I don't see how Matt Hunwick v2.0 will help Leafs next season.

- MaximusAurelius

Updated!
MaximusAurelius
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Joseph Woll - starting goalie Leafs 2020-2021 season
Joined: 04.23.2012

Sep 23 @ 10:47 AM ET
Right now, Demelo is better than those guys
- PatC80


I'd debate whether Matt Hunwick 2.0 is better than Liljegren/Holl..
mjones242
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Grimsby, ON
Joined: 06.22.2015

Sep 23 @ 10:48 AM ET
You need goals in life.
- bixll

That sounds like an awful lot of work.
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:48 AM ET
it's all about asset management.

Hypothetically what's better ..

Sign AP at 8.5 and trade Willie for a young fwd with top 6 upside and some picks.

Or trade Willie for a good young established Dman and then sign a veteran mid range fwd to replace Willie.

Both options could make total sense. Only Dubas knows what options even exist.

If, hypothetically, Ekblad were available for a package centred on Willie I think that might make more sense then signing AP. I think Willies complementary offense is more easily replaced then Ekblad's elite D potential.

- The Law


Hypothetically, if it came down to Pietrangelo and Ekblad, I would take Ekblad.. Younger, with a cheaper contract..
As you said, only Dubas knows what options are available
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Sep 23 @ 10:50 AM ET
It's crazy in here, nobody arguing of calling each other names... WTF
- bixll

STFU you baztard
The Law
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.29.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:50 AM ET
i don't think so.
he's not a top4 guy, and we have holl/liljegren/lehtonen for the bottom pair already.
rather keep those over matt demelo.

- MaximusAurelius


not sure I've ever watched the guy play a shift of hockey but I'm skeptical about the Demelo love.

He was kind of the Sharks Dermott for a couple of years. Then looked ok playing for the Sens I'm told. Hard to evaluate a guy playing for a team in a burn it down rebuild.

Didn't get much time to show himself with the Jets.

Smells like someone is going to get excited and overpay.

Tanev reportedly zero'ing in on the Penguins.

Buyouts open in a couple of days - interested to see who might fall into the market.

bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:51 AM ET
STFU you baztard
- 21peter



Honey, is that you??
MaximusAurelius
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Joseph Woll - starting goalie Leafs 2020-2021 season
Joined: 04.23.2012

Sep 23 @ 10:51 AM ET
Hypothetically, if it came down to Pietrangelo and Ekblad, I would take Ekblad.. Younger, with a cheaper contract..
As you said, only Dubas knows what options are available

- PatC80



it seems Dubas is on his annual '2 month fishing trip' though.. (Burkie at least only left for a week)
21peter
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Peter Island
Joined: 11.18.2014

Sep 23 @ 10:52 AM ET
Honey, is that you??
- bixll

It sounded familiar?
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:54 AM ET
not sure I've ever watched the guy play a shift of hockey but I'm skeptical about the Demelo love.

He was kind of the Sharks Dermott for a couple of years. Then looked ok playing for the Sens I'm told. Hard to evaluate a guy playing for a team in a burn it down rebuild.

Didn't get much time to show himself with the Jets.

Smells like someone is going to get excited and overpay.

Tanev reportedly zero'ing in on the Penguins.

Buyouts open in a couple of days - interested to see who might fall into the market.

- The Law


Some Leaf fans on Twitter want the Leafs to buy out Tavares
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

Sep 23 @ 10:55 AM ET
it seems Dubas is on his annual '2 month fishing trip' though.. (Burkie at least only left for a week)
- MaximusAurelius

bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:56 AM ET
It sounded familiar?
- 21peter



After 32 years of marriage,,, YES
The Law
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.29.2008

Sep 23 @ 10:56 AM ET
Mike, O'Rourke is a nice pick ....at 44.

I don't see Dubas picking a safe d'man over some of the high skilled/ high IQ'd forwards that are left on the board.

Jarvis and/or Bourque both scream TML. Should be lots of safe D types available at 44.
mjones242
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Grimsby, ON
Joined: 06.22.2015

Sep 23 @ 10:57 AM ET
Hypothetically, if it came down to Pietrangelo and Ekblad, I would take Ekblad.. Younger, with a cheaper contract..
As you said, only Dubas knows what options are available

- PatC80

Ekblad's hits numbers were down significantly this year (by at least half)... is he playing a bit more cautious these days?

Seems like he's been relatively injury free the past 3 seasons (I think he missed a couple games this year) so questions about his durability, I would have thought, were a thing of the past.

Still think Petro is significantly better than Ekblad right now, but AE is 7 years younger and still has time to improve.
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