Mar 25, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HabsForEver</b></div><div>I will put $100 on it right now that they are a bottom 10 team in the league next year. Hawks have virtually no chance of making the playoffs unless they do something crazy in FA Frenzy</div></div>
I'd actually prefer Hawks don't do anything crazy in FA. Even if they didn't do anything, they would still have a good change to make to playoffs, as they were pretty good from February on.
They are top 6 in offensive production last year and not much will change next year. The problem areas are Goals Against and PK. They got Maatta who should help with PK, blocking shots and just be a stay home shutdown guy. The got DeHaan, who will improve overall D. They got some of the top D prospects in the NHL right now in Joki, Boqvist, Boudin, Mitchell. They got 3rd OA pick in Dach, who can potentially play next year. They also got top Swiss league player Kubalik and nice Swedish player Wedin (multiple teams were after those two guys). Also Crow should be healthy this year, and even if he is not, they have young G prospect, who just won World Championship with Finns (shutdown Russian and only allowed 1 goal against Canada). And now they got a bit tougher and PK help with Shaw. And all that without giving anything up.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>drewjenks</b></div><div><strong>Since 2016-17:</strong>
47G = Tavares
40G = Matthews
32G = Kadri
26G = Marner
22G = Nylander
21G = Hyman
20G = Johnsson
20G = Kapanen
20G = Brown
20G = Rielly
<strong>Ten 20+ goal scorers is top heavy to you? </strong>
There are teams with 1-2 over that span my dude.</div></div>
My dude, you, like most TOR fans have no idea what it takes to win a Cup, understandably so.
Scoring goals in regular season doesn't mean sh*t. Speed is important, but are you using that speed to score goals? or you using this speed to Forecheck and Backcheck?
Penguins were relentless in D, plus their forwards were relentless all 4 lines, forechecking and backchecking. Plus you have leadership and respect on that team. TOR has no such thing, you got bunch of individuals who worry about their contracts. You have hardheaded egomaniac behind the bench and you got an idiot for a GM.
How do you not sign your future, your two superstars at the same time, for the same term and with same salary? (ala Toews and Kane). How do you let Nylander situation get out of hand, either pay him or trade him. How do you bring Tavares when you have to sign your young superstars? Why bring Marleau, how many cups did he win? Why Marner isn't signed before AM? and why he is not a Captain? CHI gave Toews his C when he was like 19 years old and he grew into it? Tavares came and got an A, why? I think if Marner has any brain he will leave TOR, not to punish them, but rather to save them.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>drewjenks</b></div><div><strong>
Rielly - TBD
Muzzin - Zaitsev
Dermott - Rosen</strong>
Sandin - Liljegren
Borgman - Holl
It's more like 1 ... and if they sign Hainsey for $2 million they'll be no worse off than last year ...
With Liljegren and Sandin knocking on the door.</div></div>
Lol, yes, good luck next year. And you need 1RHD, those are cheap now a days. and you need like 23 roaster. And a back-up goalie, ideally.
If only GM had a bit more confidence in his youth, they would have been a contender next year and for the next 5. But no, he had to sign Tavares. LOL Bring Sharp from retirement, put some skates on him, put him next to Marner, he will score 30 for you. Why do you need 40+? You need D, badly
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>battadan</b></div><div>Saad is worth more than 2 2nd rounder,. the sens have 1000 picks coming the next 3 years. he is still a great player as much as people rip on him. i think anisimov is gone for a 3rd. dach is not playing 2nd line center this year. seabs can still eat some minutes as a 6-7</div></div>
Yes sure, but if I put 1st rounder for Saad there will be bunch of people screemeing that this is too much. And Seabs is a 7th D on my team. Anisimov is here for Gusev, this tandem scored more goals at World this year that Ovechkin + Malkin. So yes, I'll keep AA for one year at least, and when he helps Gusev adjust no Chicago and scores 20 goals doing this, he could be going out for a 2nd rounder. Anyone is 2nd C when you put him next to Kane and Lee, but its ok, move him down, move him to the RW, its irrelevant, the point is to show the possible lineup for next season, maybe it will happen in March.