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In Topic: 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

30 September 2015 - 09:10 PM

I know it's just pre-season, but it's got to count for something that we're scoring so much and other teams aren't. Right?

In Topic: Leafs Announcers Will No Longer Travel With the Team

30 September 2015 - 09:09 PM

Everyone here is focused on the angle that they were somehow attacking the announcers or ruining Leafs nation.  No one here raised an eyebrow that they were trying to cut a mere $200,000 by doing this?  Aren't they the wealthiest franchise in the league?

In Topic: Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

19 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

Yeah, they lost out on a lot of guys they wanted, but back then the third or fourth option was still good. Now the fourth option is a #4 d-man or a forward you hope scores 20 goals

This is more due to the CBA rules on contracts than the cap itself. If there were a four year limit on contracts you'd see a much bigger free agency frenzy. It's these career long contracts that have killed the offseason excitement and led to stagnant teams.

In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

16 July 2015 - 11:08 AM

The loyalty thing doesn't make sense to me. Why not just pay him to work in the front office? Then he has stability, no risk of injury, etc. Make him work for his pay at least.

In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

07 July 2015 - 08:57 AM

Yes I'm aware no one we lost were great nhl players ... Still a bit frustrating when we keep losing assets for nothing and not even able to pick up a 7th rounder

If we put anyone on waivers again this year , there are good chances they'll get claimed ... Ferraro for sure would find a taker somewhere for free on a cheap contract


Ferraro is easily replaceable.  Why bother getting upset over losing a fourth liner who hasn't really impressed all that much?  His ceiling is pretty much a decent fourth liner. 

lets see, the reason Ferraro got as much playing time as he did is because of Babcock. If Holland waived Ferraro, Toronto would claim him, if they got the chance, because of Babcock. 99.99999% positive.


Callahan would probably get claimed as well. Andersson would also not make it past Toronto, Babcock loves him. So lets just give all our players to Babcock for free, there's a grand idea!


They're worthless in trades.  If we can't keep them, who cares if Babcock takes them for free?  They won't help him significantly and it won't hurt us at all to lose them.


If anyone gets traded I'm betting it's Ericsson.  I don't know if he has a NTC (probably does, Holland was handing those out like candy a few years back), but he just doesn't quite fit.  He's the only one with any snarl, but that's about all he brings that other players don't.  Pretty much any way you pair up the defensemen, he's the odd man out.  Just doesn't really pair up with anyone but Kronwall all that well, and even then there are better options.