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RomanovTheAnswer

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Kinda useless to comment Easy no for _______, _______ would never take that, etc. because quite frankly you all know just as much as me. Nobody here is Steve Yzermans uncle, nobody is Lou Lamorellos nephew, so please, rest of the community on this site, realize YOU KNOW NOTHING.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsDec 11, 2020 at 2:58
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lyle_Bubas</b></div><div>i just think if andersen has a bounceback and if we can get a backup goalie that posts above an .900sv% we can be solid.

People arguing simmonds is washed up forget that they were watching an injured simmonds playing 15 minutes a night at $5M AAV trying to score 20-30+ goals. For us he's literally a 4th liner, prob plays 11-12 minutes a night. and I also think the leafs medical staff has the potential to work wonders with him. I was reading the other day how spezza has said that he's actually able to do sprints again, and that the leafs sports science team basically rejuvinated him and helped him achieve things he thought he'd never do again. We did it with ennis, we're doing it with spezza, maybe simmonds can be a home run as well

thornton has 5g 11p in 10gp in switzerland right now - he can definitely still play hockey, esp if he's a 3C with limited minutes, sharing that role with kerfoot or engvall

vesey legit I think is scoring 20 goals this year, idc what people say, he played on some offensively destitute teams and produced 15-17 goals. he was also one of like 3-4 players that weren't minuses on buffalo this year, scoring 9 goals with literally no powerplay time. give him the odd shift with matthews, stick him on PP2 with thornton and lehtonen and I think he does it.

I could be very wrong, and we'll see, but I am quite optimistic</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lyle_Bubas</b></div><div>i just think if andersen has a bounceback and if we can get a backup goalie that posts above an .900sv% we can be solid.

People arguing simmonds is washed up forget that they were watching an injured simmonds playing 15 minutes a night at $5M AAV trying to score 20-30+ goals. For us he's literally a 4th liner, prob plays 11-12 minutes a night. and I also think the leafs medical staff has the potential to work wonders with him. I was reading the other day how spezza has said that he's actually able to do sprints again, and that the leafs sports science team basically rejuvinated him and helped him achieve things he thought he'd never do again. We did it with ennis, we're doing it with spezza, maybe simmonds can be a home run as well

thornton has 5g 11p in 10gp in switzerland right now - he can definitely still play hockey, esp if he's a 3C with limited minutes, sharing that role with kerfoot or engvall

vesey legit I think is scoring 20 goals this year, idc what people say, he played on some offensively destitute teams and produced 15-17 goals. he was also one of like 3-4 players that weren't minuses on buffalo this year, scoring 9 goals with literally no powerplay time. give him the odd shift with matthews, stick him on PP2 with thornton and lehtonen and I think he does it.

I could be very wrong, and we'll see, but I am quite optimistic</div></div>

Not much I can disagree with here. You can't dismiss Simmonds and Thornton when they were both in bad situations in terms of production. No place to explode at this point of their careers. If they suck, thats bad news for the Leafs.

Interesting take on Vesey, I'd love to see Vesey explode and take Kerfoot's LW spot, then move Kerfoot for picks somewhere.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsDec 11, 2020 at 2:48
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MitchMarnerElite </b></div><div>What'd you guys think of my analysis on the Leafs? What points do you agree or disagree with?</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MitchMarnerElite </b></div><div>What'd you guys think of my analysis on the Leafs? What points do you agree or disagree with?</div></div>

I have been saying this for the last three years and I still believe it is relevant today: Leafs need to win NOW.

Not to suggest that the Leafs have an aging core, ticking away at their strengths, they're not old. The four elite players are all at great ages. Though with nearly 40m in four players, plus being in a Toronto market, you can't expect these elite guys to continue to 'trust the process' at this point in their careers. So, in conclusion to that point, the hourglass is filling as seasons go by without playoff success; Marner or someone else will HAVE to be moved. Which would only set TOR back.

In my opinion, Dubas did a very moderate job at improving the D. Yes, on paper and most likely on the ice, this d-core SHOULD be better than last season, but at the competition level the Leafs are at now, the d-core needs more. I bet it wasn't Dubas' first choice, but Brodie isn't the guy who is going to reset the entire narrative of the Leaf's D-core. Leafs need someone strong, trustworthy, and defensively sound. Reilly is what I like to call sub-elite, a top 25 defenseman in the league no doubt. Plus, you got a rising star in Sandin. What is in common between the two? Both severly offensive. Reilly is not Karlsson offensive, where the two-way play in miniscule, but rather offensively minded. You need to supply him with a Weber type guy; a Pulock, Ristolainen, Parayko, etc. A slower, simpler defenseman with no risk.

One thing a lot of Leaf fans are failing to address is the possibility that Simmonds sucks, Thornton is washed up, Bogosian is useless at the NHL level, Spezza's time has finally ran out, and Vesey is equally disappointing as he was in NY. These aspects COULD WEIGH THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM DOWN. Though, luckily for Leaf fans, there's some decent NHL level depth with the addition of fairly exceptional AHL depth. Barabanov is looking like a solid bottom 6 guy (for this season and next, could be top 9/top 6 guy one day), and he is just one of the fairly unnoticed AHL guys who could really support this Leafs team effectively.

If I was Dubas, depending on the first month and half of hockey, depending on the teams performance I would be actively shopping Marner and Nylander to get a proven RHD, or at least a prospect and many picks. I would commit to the development of Mac Hollowell because he is a small, puck-moving RHD who isn't rough and tough but extremely trustworthy with the puck on his stick along with decent-to-immense offensive upside (VERY dependant on rate of development). I would see what I could do to move Tavares if they can't make it first round, what a terrible signing.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 6, 2020 at 8:11
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RazWild</b></div><div>Is it? He's already just about as good as Koivu was during his prime, defensively speaking of course. It's not unreasonable to say he's borderline elite in that area when Mikko was generally considered by other players to be one of the hardest centers to play against during the last 20 years. Frankly, the only guy they typically said was harder to play against then Koivu is Bergeron.

What holds JEE back is his faceoffs percentage. It's too low. He has to improve it and get it around 50-52% before he'll be on an even playing field with Mikko and move into that elite category for shutdown centerman.

But if you're routinely asked to shutdown opposing teams top lines while playing from the 3rd line, and consistently keeping the Connor McDavid's of the world off the score sheet to where they're giving you face washes with their gloves during a postplay scrum out of frustration. You must be doing something right.





Is reading comprehension so hard? I wasn't referring to offensive points production or what you think is appropriate production for an NHL caliber player. I don't particularly disagree that his production is too low, because it does need to come up a little bit. But, when I'm referring to him being borderline elite I am purely talking about his defensive prowess to shutdown opposing teams top lines. Not exactly something that's going to show up in the post-game stats sheet now is it?

Yes, you could use the argument his lack of points production keeps him out of consideration for being a true top six center. Which is fine, his ceiling is very clearly that of a middle sixer. That doesn't, however, mean he couldn't or can't be an elite level player for the role at which he is best suited for. Shutting down and neutralizing opposing teams top lines. You need those types of players if you want to win the cup.

If I had a choice between a guy who puts up 15 to 20 goals a season, getting 30 to 35 points while they're at it. But played mediocre to decidedly average defense at the center position.

Vs.

JEE's defensive prowess.

I take JEE. Each and every time, and it's not even close. There's more to hockey then just putting the puck into the net and being a points producer.</div></div>

He just does not remotely compare YET. He shows literally every sign of becoming effective Selke centremen, just not yet.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 4, 2020 at 12:30