Aug 14, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LeafsFanForSomeReason</b></div><div>Yeah, I'm not saying he got traded BECAUSE of the suspensions, (actually I did say that, but I was exaggerating) but I'm sure it made Dubas' decision much easier. There were several things that made him a viable trade piece, I just think the second suspension was just him putting the stamp on the envelope if you get me.
And yes, absolutely, Debrusk should have been GONE from that game. It was an embarrassment how the officials let that game get out of hand. They had so many opportunities to nip it in the bud, but continued to let it escalate. It was disgusting.</div></div>
Yeah hes another rat, i hate soundling like a whiny baby but they truly get away with alot, not even just against the leafs but everyone. last 2 years they are first in OpponentsPIM/g, they are a great hockey team, im not taking anything away from them but they get alot of calls. debrusk and marchand are scum
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LeafsFanForSomeReason</b></div><div>Yes, the Zaitsev signing was terrible.
Marleau signing was also stupid. It drove me crazy to hear Lou say that when they signed the deal, they knew the 3rd year was going to be a problem.
Letting go of McElhinney was the right move at the time. He was in his mid 30's and had just played the best hockey of his life. What were the odds that he would keep it up? Now, I did not believe in Sparks for one second. Even watching him in the AHL, it looked unlikely that he would be able to translate that style to the NHL. However that was a completely reasonable decision. Hindsight is 20/20.
Kadri traded himself after being a complete knucklehead in two consecutive playoffs. You needed RD and a replacement center. Obviously everything hasn't panned out the way we'd all like, but again, hindsight. Kadri made himself the expendable piece.
If either of those contracts for Matthews and Marner were available, that's what they would be signed to.
That Robertson trade is awful for the Leafs
That Johnsson trade is awful for the Sabres.</div></div>
tbh i think the kadri getting traded because he got suspended isa a little overblown, hes a solid center on a great contract which made him expendable, they also traded a surplus for a need, i think the way it worked out sure seemed like it was cause of the suspension. also debrusk should have been kicked out of that game earlier for that knee. if that happened the kadri thing wouldnt have happaned lol
zaitsev thing i agree, marleau you are only saying that from what you know now, over 9m is ridiculous , sparks was the right move at the time, he was the best ahl goalie 2 years in a row and won the marlies a calder cup, he had to come up st some time and that was the time, unfortunately it didnt work out, agree with the signings, nick rob trade idea isnt good, guys have him in the first round of redrafts, hes 6 years younger than roy and is better, plus you wanna give a first rounder? and if the johnsson trade was possible then yes they should have done that, buffalo stole him from chi
kadri trade is a tough one, i had mixed feelings about it cause as much as they needed a rhd, i dont think barrie was the right one, col did retain half of his salary which was huge, i would have liked to see them go for someone a bit more d minded.
all in all i like this team, connor brown was a very underrated loss for us that doesnt get talked about