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Apr 8, 2017
Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd Favourite Team
Nov 1, 1987
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>irgids</b></div><div>Yes, I was clearly talking about the Calder Cup.</div></div>
Winning is winning - whether it’s the Stanley Cup, the Calder Cup, Gagarin Cup, Memorial Cup, Olympics, World Cup, World Championship and so forth. Moore just helped Canada win Bronze (with an inexperienced roster) at the World’s, he’s won an NCAA championship, and of course the Calder Cup team he was pivotal on.
He’s the workhorse, tough minutes, forechecker who is essential to have on a championship.
He’s definitely missed in Toronto - I wonder if we’d kept him and guys like Connor Brown & signed the big guns for a bit less if things would be different.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>thelastlongbow</b></div><div>So Leafs basically stood pat, while the team with a stack of defensemen (despite the injuries) added more.
Also, this is the same Carolina team that embarrassed us just the other night with solid defensive play and desire. And they're only getting stronger on D...
Their D core is ridiculous: Slavin, Pesce, Edmundson, van Riemsdyk, Gardiner, Skjei, Hamilton, Vatanen, Fleury.</div></div>
And Jake Bean in Charlotte who I would argue is the best blueliner in the AHL. I am so confused with Carolina’s game plan. Are they gonna play 3 D and 2 F’s moving ahead?!
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhavikp27</b></div><div>Tbh, Salomaki is an okay 13th F at NHL level. Before the trade, he was playing on the Admirals' 3rd line. They are the best in the league and they got several options better than him, at least offensively. Still, 15 pts in 41GP.
Anyways, it's a TOR win. You can't trade for Ben Harpur and think you won this trade...</div></div>
Thanks for the details. I reckoned Salomaki would be an adept middle-6 option at the AHL level. With the recent losses of Johnsson to injury and the trades of Marchment & Moore, the Leafs depth at LW has been significantly Compromised. All season they’ve had too many D-Men - particularly of the fringe variety taking up space at the AHL level (its why Joey Duszak and Mac Holloway, the Leafs top D prospects after Sandin and Liljegren, started in St. John’s of the ECHL rather than with the Marlies). This trade takes from an area where they had a surplus of bodies and adds to a relative area of weakness at LW. I reckon we won’t be seeing Salomaki up in the NHL however I think it would be good to give him some top-6 minutes at the AHL level and see if he has more to give and fits in with the system the Leafs/Marlies employ.
But yes, as I initially said - definitive Leafs win, for à definitively minimal move.