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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KakkoForMauriceRichardAward</b></div><div>« The big 4 are paid fairly »

Ok is that why no other team in the NHL pais its top 4 more than 35 million bucks? No one else does that because every other GM understands that it’s a losing strategy

« Anyone who thinks Dubas should be fired is either a troll who just hates the Leafs« 

Great, let’s hide behind the « you rightly point out many issues within the team that can’t really be properly fixed because of the big 4 so I’ll just call you a hater ». That’s a nonsense argument that only relies on emotion


« Have patience and don't listen to the idiots on here going off about stuff that isn't real»

Except signing JT forced them to compete for the SC when they weren’t ready for that, far from that, it rushed the rebuild and they have bad consequences ever since.</div></div>

How did signing JT rush the rebuild? They had made the playoffs in each of the 2 years before they got him. They weren't rebuilding anymore, they were working their way up to contention.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Saskleaf</b></div><div>Wow chill bud. I still think he should be fired yes, he still has time to win a cup, but at the rate he s going, It better to get a new gm with a different philosophy</div></div>

He has had the job for 2 years, which is never enough to judge a GM's record unless he really screws up hard (like Fenton in Minnesota). And, he was left in a tough spot (having to sign young stars who didn't like the coach they were playing for) and had some deadweight contracts (Marleau, Martin and Zaitsev) that Lou left him with.

Since then, he's signed JT, built a great top-9 forward core, and he has proven himself to be an excellent drafter (Sandin, Robertson, Abruzesse) and talent evaluator (he signed this year's OHL dman of the year after Arizona didn't offer him a contract). The Nylander contract has turned out just fine and his depth signings have been great (Spezza, Ennis come to mind). They have Liljegren and Sandin coming up which should hopefully stabilize the defense. His other trades (aside from Kadri) have been good, Muzzin was a good add and getting out of Zaitsev's contract is a win.

Trading Kadri was a good idea since 4.5 million for a 3C playing 13-14 mins a night wasn't going to work. Barrie wasn't the right guy. Someone more defensively responsible would have been nice. Matthews and Marner were overpaid (Matthews got too much money relative to the term and Marner was overpaid period) but I'd much rather overpay a star by 2 million than a depth guy.

No GM has a perfect record. But the Leafs have to play to their strengths, which is that they have great skill and are built to move the puck and score. If a new GM comes in, implements a philosophy of playing "tough" and "gritty", then it's automatically lowering the ceiling of the team by making the stars do things they can't do. For this team, Dubas is the right guy because his vision for hockey lines up with the team he has on the ice. He shouldn't be fired.
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 10:22 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jameshgfgn</b></div><div><a href="/users/Sebybbq" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Sebybbq</a> <a href="/users/Pens3lieve" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Pens3lieve</a> <a href="/users/mhockey91" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@mhockey91</a> <a href="/users/BuFfaLOFaN" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@BuFfaLOFaN</a> <a href="/users/leafs101" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@leafs101</a> <a href="/users/keep_ups12" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@keep_ups12</a> <a href="/users/justaBoss" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@justaBoss</a> <a href="/users/KakkoForMauriceRichardAward" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@KakkoForMauriceRichardAward</a> <a href="/users/AFOX10900" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@AFOX10900</a> <a href="/users/firezfurx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@firezfurx</a> <a href="/users/NR1203" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@NR1203</a> <a href="/users/SevenLeg" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@SevenLeg</a> <a href="/users/MaxDomi13" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@MaxDomi13</a> <a href="/users/ConnorMcHellebucyk" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@ConnorMcHellebucyk</a> <a href="/users/csick" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@csick</a> <a href="/users/palhal" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@palhal</a> <a href="/users/Barilko14" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Barilko14</a> <a href="/users/MitchMarnerElite" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@MitchMarnerElite</a>
What do you guys think about my crazy idea</div></div>

I feel like this is overcomplicating things too much. I think the easiest way to go about it is to have a normal lottery with the teams that don't get to the 24-team playoffs, as well as the teams that lose in the 1st round of this year's playoffs (the play-in round).

I also don't think the idea of doing the draft lottery at the same time makes sense since there's a lot of logistics that go into picks (for example teams only interview guys they think they'll be able to draft at the combine) and as lots of people on here are saying, trades are part of what makes the draft fun. Also from the NHL and TV provider's POV, the lottery is an opportunity for higher ratings. I doubt they'd want to merge that with the draft, another popular event.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Pens3lieve</b></div><div><a href="/users/Jameshgfgn" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Jameshgfgn</a> what do you think about a full 1st round lottery--every pick is a lottery. I thin that's a bit much...but here's what happened when I simmed it(one time BTW).
Pick 1: ARI (had 3 balls)
Pick 2: DET (had 3 balls)
Pick 3: MTL (had 2 balls)
Pick 4: VAN (had 3 balls)
Pick 5: ANA (had 1 ball)
Pick 6: TBL (had 1 ball)
Pick 7: PIT (had 1 ball)
Pick 8: NYI (had 1 ball)
Pick 9: WPG (had 1 ball)
Pick 10: DAL (had 1 ball)
Pick 11: BOS (had 1 ball)
Pick 12: MIN (had 1 ball)
Pick 13: OTT (had 2 balls)
Pick 14: NSH (had 1 ball)
Pick 15:EDM (had 2 balls)
Pick 16:
CHI (had 1 ball)
Pick 17:
CAR (had 1 ball)
Pick 18:
FLA (had 2 balls)
Pick 19:
COL (had 1 ball)
Pick 20:
VGK (had 1 ball)
Pick 21:
NJD (had 1 ball)
Pick 22:
CGY (had 1 ball)
Pick 23:
CBJ (had 1 ball)
Pick 24:
STL (had 1 ball)
Pick 25:
LAK (had 1 ball)
Pick 26:
NYR (had 1 ball)
Pick 27:
WSH (had 1 ball)
Pick 28:
PHI (had 1 ball)
Pick 29:
TOR (had 1 ball)
Pick 30:
BUF (had 2 balls)
Pick 31:
SJS (had 1 ball)</div></div>

This screws the Sens haaaaaaard. Jeez

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BuFfaLOFaN</b></div><div>I think that it definitely would be interesting although if a team like Boston or St.Louis got Lafreniere that would be crazy... I think maybe add in a max amount you can climb? Like can climb to #3 but not #1...although that could decrease the viewership. As a sabres fan it would suck to drop 3 places and like worst case have like Tampa...Boston...and Toronto the top 3 picks...</div></div>

Didn't the NHL have some system like that in place? Bc in 2011 the Devils "won" the lottery but ended up picking 4th.

Also, the draft isn't happening in June. The NHL wants to finish this season and right now (based on what we know), we only have 7 teams that we can pencil in as lottery teams. The season isn't going to start until late June at the earliest IMO so there's no way the teams agree to a June draft.
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 10:08 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MitchMarnerElite </b></div><div><a href="/users/Sebybbq" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Sebybbq</a> <a href="/users/Pens3lieve" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Pens3lieve</a> <a href="/users/mhockey91" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@mhockey91</a> <a href="/users/BuFfaLOFaN" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@BuFfaLOFaN</a> <a href="/users/leafs101" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@leafs101</a> <a href="/users/keep_ups12" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@keep_ups12</a> <a href="/users/justaBoss" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@justaBoss</a> <a href="/users/KakkoForMauriceRichardAward" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@KakkoForMauriceRichardAward</a> <a href="/users/AFOX10900" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@AFOX10900</a> <a href="/users/firezfurx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@firezfurx</a> <a href="/users/NR1203" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@NR1203</a> <a href="/users/SevenLeg" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@SevenLeg</a> <a href="/users/MaxDomi13" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@MaxDomi13</a> <a href="/users/ConnorMcHellebucyk" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@ConnorMcHellebucyk</a> <a href="/users/csick" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@csick</a> <a href="/users/palhal" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@palhal</a> <a href="/users/Barilko14" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Barilko14</a> <a href="/users/Jameshgfgn" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Jameshgfgn</a>

Here is my all time lineup everyone. I made a video explaining the team at this link: <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z7J0HGVukZw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z7J0HGVukZw</a>

Hope you guys can give me a follow on YouTube to help get me started cuz I’ll be making a series on all time teams. Feel free to let me know your thoughts about this team.</div></div>

I like it... iI would think Morenz belongs in the lineup but honestly it's a coin flip between him and a guy like Hull. Well done (and I subscribed too).