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Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 1:59 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>slapshot723</b></div><div>How could you possibly know that?</div></div>

He isnt a good skater. Hes a bad puck mover and he doesnt defend his line well. His neutral zone defense is worse then it looks because Trotz doesnt want guys stepping up and forcing dump ins but even with his long reach it still would be below average. In a system like NYI, CBJ, Dallas and Minnesota to an extent he would fit in because they so call "park the bus". That means those teams load up the slot and net front area in a box shape with all 5 skaters to prevent any high danger shots. They give up a ton of shots but it's a very risk free system for teams with less skill.

Mayfield is very good in that system because hes strong, has the ability to box guys out, block shots and that sort of thing that the defensive coaches like Torts and Trotz love but the way the nhl is trending most teams are prioritizing speed, the transition game and puck possession. Because he doesnt have those skills that most teams are looking for he would end up sticking out like a sore thumb.

I'm a leafs fan so Ive got an example. think of tyson barrie, he plays the way the leafs management thinks hockey should be played. Hes weak defensively and not strong at all. He doesnt worry about defense but he does what dubas/keefe want Out score your problems. He would provide something the islanders dont really have in a 1 dimensional offensive RD but he doesnt have the skills to fit into their system at all. Hes weak so he isnt able to box guys out, doesnt stay back at all and is horrible at preventing any sort of pre shot movement. Barrie on the isles would give them something they dont have just like mayfield on the leafs but in both situations the teams wouldnt be getting the type of player they needed
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsWed at 10:54 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MitchMarnerElite </b></div><div>Okay, you're correct that the two central pieces of this package are on the decline. But do you have any evidence that they're mediocre? Cuz their SKATR stats show that they can still be great.


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Also, Marner isn't anywhere near as good as Kessel was when he got traded (ask <a href="/users/mhockey91" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@mhockey91</a>, she'll explain why), so why should he get a better return? Sure you can argue that he's younger, but he hasn't shown any signs that he's going to get better. If anything, he's gotten worse which given his cap hit will scare GMs away.

I probably shouldn't have called him a toxic presence, but from watching him play, I can see that he's holding the team back. Every game he tries to make highlight reel plays and perfect passes which the opposition shuts down, killing any momentum the Leafs generate. He never tries to adjust &amp; play a more simple game by just getting in on the forecheck &amp; cycling the puck. At this point, it shouldn't even matter what the return is for him. Getting rid of him would be like addition by subtraction.</div></div>

Lmfao still think that? After 5+ years of being awful and 3 straight years of being one of the worst defensemen in the NHL maybe you'll realize after two game where Johnson is almost single handedly sinking the penguins. Show the name above the picture with the skatr score that ranks in the 53rd percentile
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