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Apr 30, 2017
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Forum: NHLTue at 10:58 am <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>The thing is if you have David Rittich starting in the playoffs, then you’ve already lost the series unless the team you’re facing has also lost their starting goalie.
And if the Leafs resign Foligno or Rittich, then they’re immediately making themselves worse because it means they won’t be able to resign one of Hyman or Andersen.
And sure, the Leafs would be justified in the trade if Foligno ends up being a valuable piece of a cup winning team, but the whole point of this thread is to judge trades now and project the likely outcome of these, and a Toronto Stanley Cup win is not likely whatsoever.
And Glendening isn’t any better than Turris. Carter would retire if traded to Edmonton, and the rest don’t fit the right shot C they wanted. Plus after last year, Holland isn’t going to make any rash decisions by trading away picks for players that don’t help.
And you can’t get upset at Winnipeg for overpaying for the single top 4 defenseman that was moved at the deadline. Plus, IMO Heinola could probably be just as good or better than Savard, and by not adding anyone big they aren’t blocking him.
:tearsofjoy And I’ll definitely hold it against you that in the unpredictable NHL you’re so sure that Toronto will make it to the conference finals because they added an extra 3rd liner. You do know that they have Alex Galchenyuk on their 1st line, right? Get back to me in 2 months and we’ll see how that went.
I don’t understand how you can think this. The top 4 teams in the division are all good and very similar to each other. IMO anyone can beat anyone, and it would be unsurprising to see any of the teams in the conference finals.</div></div>
Jordie Benn a top 4 dman? You cant be serious lmaooo.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>Foligno is still a decent player, but he isn’t worth a 1st in a buyer’s market when you look at what Hall and Palmieri got in return. They paid the highest price for the 3rd best forward rental.
No matter what Rittich isn’t needed. The Leafs are a lock to make the playoffs and it’s extremely likely that they win the division, so it wouldn’t really matter if they lost a few points by playing Hutchinson. And Campbell is obviously able to play the playoff games if Andersen is out.
You can’t blame Edmonton. They don’t have any cap space and who do you think they should’ve gotten that ended up getting traded? Kulikov was a solid pick up, and neither of their other needs (2nd line LW, Right Shot 3C) were available on the market, other than Hall who they wouldn’t have been able to fit under the cap.</div></div>
Sure, but they addressed the weaknesses they have went out and got the players. Foligno is just icing on the offense cake that TOR has. Andersen has carried most of the goaltending weight of TOR. Cambell has played 11 games itd be nice to have some more insurance when it comes to goal tending and rittich provides that. If Campbell falters Rittich is decent enough to carry his weight. Dont really want Hutchinson starting in the playoffs if freddy is injured and Cambell cant cut it.
Yes edmonton is cap strapped but theyre essentially the same top heavy team they were last year. Turris failed as 3C so maybe Zajac, soderberg, raffl, Bennett, carter, or glendenning. Never said kulikov was a bad pickup just that what they did was not enough to set them apart from their competition.