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Forum: Armchair-GMFeb 21, 2019 at 11:32
Thread: Khadri Goes
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BeastModeUnknown</b></div><div>Well, Nylander hasn't produced as much offense as good as Pesce's defense done. Carolina doesn't need anyone from Toronto, you guys need pesce more than carolina needs anyone from Toronto. They need Pesce more than anyone from your team. This is why it would cost more. Also the bonuses Carolina would have to pay, and the problems with what his contract will be compared to what Pesce's better contract and a steal of a contract.</div></div>

Well..no one is trading for Nylander this year...nor is he available...so any bonsues get taken care of after July 1st by the leafs.

2nd...it's kind of ignorant to take a small sample size on Nylander to make a blanket statement on his offence.

3rd....leafs seem to be doing just fine as a top 5/6 team in the league without any help from Carolina or their defence...how is that spectacular D helping Carolina's efforts? Seems to me the hurricanes have more to gain from finding scoring than the leafs have to gain from adding D...so that will not tilt the scales in any trade offer.

4th...Pesce is one dimensional. He's an incredible, young, shut-down d-man. The leafs could certainly use that...but he's not what I would view as a 'complete package' type player (nor is Nylander for that matter)...but he's not the type of player the leafs should consider trading off a core piece for

Leafs would be better off not making any trade than doing Nylander + for Pesce (and it appears they currently are better off)
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb 19, 2019 at 12:33
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 18, 2019 at 2:43
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Davisoc</b></div><div>The idea of this trade is a playoff push and nothing else. I remember who Nylander is better than most. But no Nylander in the history of his playing has been snake bit this bad. At some point you need to focus on next year and the year after that. Will Nylander help the leafs win a cup? I dont know. I remember him being almost not noticeable the last two series against Boston. What would not go unnoticed would be a shutdown guy to play with Gardiner and a tough guy that can give Toronto space and an edge in a series against Boston. It is also REALLY hard to ignore that Sparks and Hutchinson just arent good enough.</div></div>

I completely disagree, Nylander actually looked not too bad in the playoffs last year. He did finish with a goal and 3 assists, he also was much better once he was moved away from Matthews. Him being snake bitten has far more to do with him missing training camp and a third of the season and then trying to keep up to guy sin mid season form. Pesce would play on the top pair with Rielly and he would be a huge upgrade over Hainsey but he's not a saviour and he doesn't win you a cup. He just makes it easier for Rielly to do what he does and you see less "God dammit Hainsey, just retire!" moments.

Ferland is less valuable than Hyman but has better hands. He doesn't win you a cup either. All this is just people buying into old school hockey thinking, media speculation and the mob mentality. Everyone is saying the leafs need tough guys to deal with Boston. That is wrong, they need to rise above the physical play. They have more talent than Boston and they need to be determined enough to take the hit, out skate the next hit and tire out Boston. That is step 1, play a full 60 minutes regularly with 100% effort. Do that and then you'll know exactly how good the team is. Overpaying to fix issues that we don't really know if its a huge problem or not is poor asset management.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 20, 2018 at 4:34
Thread: STL Deal
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 20, 2018 at 2:29
Thread: STL Deal
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 8, 2018 at 12:04