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2021 Playoffs Discussion Thread

Jun 1 at 11:52
#1851
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Quoting: Devil1122
What about Power? A top 4 of Lindell, Power, Heiskanen, and Klingberg would be nasty


Quoting: EsoYeezus69
Eklund also could be someone.


Quoting: EsoYeezus69
Probably Guenther. It won't happen, but just imagine.


Quoting: Dzinger18
I'd suspect Beniers as the pick, but I'm not too sure.


If they don't get first overall, and end up around 15 or where ever, who do you have them taking. I'd have them picking Ceulemans if he's still available. Or, if a guy like Sillinger or Lucius somehow falls to them, that wouldn't be bad either.
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Jun 1 at 11:52
#1852
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Quoting: Dzinger18
I wouldn't hate the idea of that. He would be a good pick too. The only reason I'd go forwards over defense is because they also already have Thomas Harley on defense, and it would be nice to add to that stacked D core, but they do need to add a bit up front for scoring.


If Gurianov gets a proper playmaker he the potential to be a 50 goal scorer, the only thing is when he's getting the same amount of ice time as Comeau, and playing on a PP with Lindell as a QB he won't get as many goals.
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Jun 1 at 11:53
#1853
MERCER SZN
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Quoting: Dzinger18
I wouldn't hate the idea of that. He would be a good pick too. The only reason I'd go forwards over defense is because they also already have Thomas Harley on defense, and it would be nice to add to that stacked D core, but they do need to add a bit up front for scoring.


That's true. I totally forgot about Harley. They should probably take Guenther then
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Jun 1 at 11:54
#1854
Jinx lord
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Quoting: Dzinger18
If they don't get first overall, and end up around 15 or where ever, who do you have them taking. I'd have them picking Ceulemans if he's still available. Or, if a guy like Sillinger or Lucius somehow falls to them, that wouldn't be bad either.


Whoever is the best playmaker, has the better hands and is the fastest out of them. MM would be a good choice if he falls to us.
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Jun 1 at 11:55
#1855
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
If Gurianov gets a proper playmaker he the potential to be a 50 goal scorer, the only thing is when he's getting the same amount of ice time as Comeau, and playing on a PP with Lindell as a QB he won't get as many goals.


Playmaker like Eichel...would be nice
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Jun 1 at 11:56
#1856
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Playmaker like Eichel...would be nice


We don't want 3 10 million contracts, we aren't the Maple Leafs ffs.
Jun 1 at 11:59
#1857
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Jun 1 at 12:01
#1858
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
We don't want 3 10 million contracts, we aren't the Maple Leafs ffs.


Combined cap hit is almost 4 million less of Benn, Seguin, Eichel😅 (more like Tampa bay)Stamkos, Kucherov, Vasi
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Jun 1 at 12:09
#1859
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looking for a bandwagon team

pros of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-i'm not annoying
-i post a lot
-able to use natural stat trick
-east coast bias

cons of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-leafs fan
-i post a lot
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Jun 1 at 12:12
#1860
Cregg Button is dumb
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Quoting: mondo
looking for a bandwagon team

pros of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-i'm not annoying
-i post a lot
-able to use natural stat trick
-east coast bias

cons of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-leafs fan
-i post a lot


Do sm crazy and join the islanders bandwagon
Jun 1 at 12:12
#1861
Jinx lord
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Quoting: mondo
looking for a bandwagon team

pros of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-i'm not annoying
-i post a lot
-able to use natural stat trick
-east coast bias

cons of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-leafs fan
-i post a lot


You should join the Stars for 1st overall pick hype train. Anyone else willing to join, you're 100% welcomed in open arms.
Jun 1 at 12:13
#1862
MERCER SZN
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Unpopular opinion: John Tavares ruined the Maple Leafs future

Reasons:
Cap hit: 11 Million dollars could have been spent elsewhere. Pasta, Marchand, Bergeron make under 20 mil. Matthews, Tavares and Marner make 33 mil
Positional fit: Half their cap space is going to 4 forwards. Paying 2C 11 Mil is not good.
Timeline: Leafs had one of the brightest futures in the league and had a huge timeline to win a cup. After JT signing, they are in win now mode and haven't had success. Their timeline to win is getting shorter and shorter
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Jun 1 at 12:13
#1863
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Carey Price is now the first 10m$ player in NHL history to reach the 2nd round.
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Jun 1 at 12:13
#1864
MERCER SZN
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Quoting: mondo
looking for a bandwagon team

pros of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-i'm not annoying
-i post a lot
-able to use natural stat trick
-east coast bias

cons of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-leafs fan
-i post a lot


Hear me out: Join the Devils bandwagon

Reasons:
1. jack Hughes
2. Jack Hughes
3. Jack Hughes
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Jun 1 at 12:14
#1865
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Quoting: Devil1122
Unpopular opinion: John Tavares ruined the Maple Leafs future

Reasons:
Cap hit: 11 Million dollars could have been spent elsewhere. Pasta, Marchand, Bergeron make under 20 mil. Matthews, Tavares and Marner make 33 mil
Positional fit: Half their cap space is going to 4 forwards. Paying 2C 11 Mil is not good.
Timeline: Leafs had one of the brightest futures in the league and had a huge timeline to win a cup. After JT signing, they are in win now mode and haven't had success. Their timeline to win is getting shorter and shorter


This is a very popular opinion.
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Jun 1 at 12:21
#1866
Sit back and relax..
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Quoting: mondo
looking for a bandwagon team

pros of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-i'm not annoying
-i post a lot
-able to use natural stat trick
-east coast bias

cons of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-leafs fan
-i post a lot


SJS, we already began the disappointment process within the last year/ two. We can't get ANY more disappointed!

ITS ONLY UPHILL FROM HERE! You can enjoy the draft lottery tomorrow!
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Jun 1 at 12:24
#1867
Sit back and relax..
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Quoting: Devil1122
Unpopular opinion: John Tavares ruined the Maple Leafs future

Reasons:
Cap hit: 11 Million dollars could have been spent elsewhere. Pasta, Marchand, Bergeron make under 20 mil. Matthews, Tavares and Marner make 33 mil
Positional fit: Half their cap space is going to 4 forwards. Paying 2C 11 Mil is not good.
Timeline: Leafs had one of the brightest futures in the league and had a huge timeline to win a cup. After JT signing, they are in win now mode and haven't had success. Their timeline to win is getting shorter and shorter


Thats not unpopular.

Unpopular would be saying: paying players over 10 mil in a hard cap is fine.

Very few players are actually worth that "double digit" cap hit. AND even then, you can just look at Boston or COL and go; why?

Crosby, Marchand, Berg, MacK - all know legacy is better and become a superstar brings in cash. I love player getting paid/ their worth but these guys who buy in are set up for success.

Thats why I wish we used some sort of luxury cap like the NBA. Comes with its own cons and the NHL has a decent balance/ competitiveness that comes with hard cap.
Jun 1 at 12:27
#1868
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Quoting: yikes
Thats not unpopular.

Unpopular would be saying: paying players over 10 mil in a hard cap is fine.

Very few players are actually worth that "double digit" cap hit. AND even then, you can just look at Boston or COL and go; why?


Said it before but Toronto didn't have the luxuries of timing that Colorado and Boston had. Look at the statlines for MacKinnon, Pastrank and Marchand when they signed their deals then look at when Matthews and Marner signed theirs.
Jun 1 at 12:37
#1869
Thread Starter
Black Lives Matter
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
You should join the Stars for 1st overall pick hype train. Anyone else willing to join, you're 100% welcomed in open arms.


Rangers for 1st overall!
Jun 1 at 12:39
#1870
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Quoting: Dzinger18
Sadly I won't be home to see it, bu I'm sure I'll be posting a bunch after. They haven't given much details like you said though.


Same, I'm going to miss it. There's a 1% chance that I miss the Rangers winning the lottery, but if that happens, I'll take it! lol
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Jun 1 at 12:43
#1871
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Quoting: mondo
Said it before but Toronto didn't have the luxuries of timing that Colorado and Boston had. Look at the statlines for MacKinnon, Pastrank and Marchand when they signed their deals then look at when Matthews and Marner signed theirs.


So many people don't seem to get this. They point to COL and BOS as the 'model', when they are the exception. It's not like other teams/GMs look at the way those guys are performing relative to their contracts and go "f*ck, why didn't I think of that sh*t"
Jun 1 at 12:56
#1872
GM CRIME DAWG
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3 more seasons and Matthews is UFA...tick tock tick tock tick popcorn
Jun 1 at 12:57
#1873
MERCER SZN
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Quoting: McGruff
3 more seasons and Matthews is UFA...tick tock tick tock tick popcorn


He's going to NJ smile
Jun 1 at 1:07
#1874
JARVIS SZN
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Quoting: mondo
looking for a bandwagon team

pros of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-i'm not annoying
-i post a lot
-able to use natural stat trick
-east coast bias

cons of having mondo on your bandwagon:
-leafs fan
-i post a lot


Join the Canes, and maybe we'll get some mondo luck to win the cup.
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Jun 1 at 1:08
#1875
JARVIS SZN
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
Whoever is the best playmaker, has the better hands and is the fastest out of them. MM would be a good choice if he falls to us.


McTavish would be a good pick too like you said. He would definitely be a great fit with the Stars organization.
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