Dabura

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  1. Dabura

    2020 Draft Thread

    That's the mofoing HYPE! I'm talking about.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Six-game point streak (4 goals, 4 assists). 12 points in his past 12 games. Seider with an assist on that goal. 1 goal and 10 assists through 19 games.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Hronek-Seider is going to be the nastiest top pairing in the league.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    Toronto is Toronto's worst enemy.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Y'know who likes small RH two-way scoring forwards?
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Bump, cuz we suck. http://www.tankathon.com/nhl http://www.mynhldraft.com/NHL-Mock-Draft/ I've been struggling to get eyeballs on those top Euros. Streams aren't as reliable this year and other avenues aren't giving me much. Lucas Raymond -- who many people would tell you is #2 right now and has the potential to be the best NHLer this draft producers -- isn't getting a whole lot of playing time with his SHL team. This annoys me. I want to be able to convince myself that Lafreniere, Byfield, Raymond = three 1OA-caliber players. I hope he gets more playing time and goes on a tear.
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    Babs got fired

    He tried to warn us.
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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    >HOCKEY JOURNOS: "Ken Holland has lost his objectivity; he's too attached to his players." >ALSO HOCKEY JOURNOS: "Kyle Dubas believes in love. And, really, what's so wrong with that?" I'm reeeeeeally eager to see what Yzerman does with our RFAs this summer.
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    Babs got fired

    The Tavares signing shouldn't have had any impact on the RFA contracts. Though, I guess that's not necessarily true, as the RFA deals were always going to cover UFA years. Even so, it's Dubas's responsibility to tell his RFAs to sit their asses down if they get too uppity and they threaten to throw everything into chaos. Nylander absolutely should've been moved. Tavares, I can understand. Caving in to Nylander? Nope. Nope, nope, nope.
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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    P.S. F*** the Leafs.
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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    The real tragedy is it's actually a really good group. It's just, y'know, not quite ready to win a Cup. But it's Tronna, so they *have* to win the Cup *now*, because reasons. And so that's the position Dubas -- that visionary galaxy-brained boy-next-door nerd wizard who was going to show all the dinosaur GMs how to build a contender in the cap era -- has put the team in. Which is kind of an unfair spot for those young players to be in. Like I keep saying, those young players haven't been around long enough. They're babies. You're putting the weight of the world on the shoulders of youngsters who've had a bit of regular season success but are a long way from what I would consider battle-tested and battle-hardened. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), that D group could look completely different next season. Maybe Dubas has a plan there. And it's not like he can't trade any of his young forwards.
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    Babs got fired

    There's lots of blame to go around. Like I said over at the HFB, I think this is mostly a mess of Dubas's creation. I'm still not convinced the Tavares signing was necessary. I think he should've told Nylander to pound sand and then traded him for a defenseman. I think if he absolutely HAD to trade Kadri, he needed to get back someone who could provide the same kind of matchup prowess, be it a forward or a defenseman. I don't know how he looks at recent Cup-winners and says, "OK, so this is clearly a speed and skill league and so that's going to be our identity." Did he watch the Blues last season? Did he not see what Barry Trotz was able to do with the Caps? Does he understand how Mike Sullivan was able to get back-to-back Cups out of the Pens? Has he ever talked to a Red Wings fan about all the powerhouse Wings teams that got kicked in the teeth in the playoffs? Did he ever look over the roster that got Babcock his one and only Cup? Prob'ly not. Because Babcock was never His Guy. And I think that was the fundamental problem. Dubas wants someone who sees things the way he sees them, or at least someone who won't give him pushback on everything. Babcock doesn't see things the way Dubas does, and this is a man who'd "fight" with Ken Holland on a daily basis. So, a breakup was inevitable. I'm not saying Babcock is blameless. If Babcock is half the coach his trillion-dollar contract says he is, the Leafs are not out of the playoff picture right now. But, again, look at the makeup of recent Cup winners. For the most part, they were driven by highly experienced, battle-hardened players. Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Rielly -- they're still learning what it takes to win in this league. They haven't lost enough. They haven't suffered enough. They haven't had that "change or die" moment thrust upon them and consciously chosen to change. They don't have a Datsyuk. They don't have a Zetterberg. They don't have a Backstrom. They don't have an O'Reilly. They don't have an identity that's been forged in a crucible and has emerged organically. They just have a lot of scorers. Tavares = Elite, veteran scoring center with a weak D game who will probably never have an "Yzerman under Bowman" arch Matthews = Elite, baby-aged scoring center with a weak D game Marner = Elite, baby-aged scoring winger who's probably the closest thing they have to a (young!) Datsyuk/Zetterberg Nylander = Baby-aged top-six scorer, nothing terribly special, every good playoff team has at least two Kapanen = Baby-aged top-six/nine scoring winger, nothing terribly special, every good playoff team has at least two Johnson, Kerfoot (et al.?) = I'm sensing a pattern here Rielly = Solid, young 1D Muzzin = Solid, veteran top-four complementary defenseman who can play big minutes Barrie = High-end, veteran scoring defenseman who is either The Jesus of Good Hockey or a one-dimensional bottom-four guy, depending on who you ask Ceci = He exists Anderson = Probably deserves better Is there an unreal amount of talent on this roster? Absolutely. Is it weighted all wrong? If it's Cup-or-bust for them this season, yes, absolutely.
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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    Tampa's probably the best fit, tbh. But I have no interest in Cooper. Laviolette, on the other hand, is a guy I've always really liked.