Marchenko is probably going to too out as a second pair guy, Jensen a 3rd. Sproul could be anything from a total stud to a complete bust. Ouellet projects as sy guy who doesn't have any major weaknesses but nothing that dazzles anyone. I'm not sure how much value any of them have by themselves in a trade. Probably not much in terms if Marchenko and Jensen.
None have any real great return. They aren't overly hyped by anyone but us.
I agree, but Marchenko is future for any team he goes to. He would be a nice building block for anyone. There just is not enough room here for all if them. Not without trading Smith and Ericsson. Which won't happen, so in two summers, we will be forced to trade one of them or trade them. In two summers we'll have Krinner, Ericsson, Dekeyser and Smith under contract. Then you have Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko and Jensen vying for three spots. It gets even more crowded if Holland signs someone UFA this summer.
Players will leave for nothing just like with Filppula and Hudler. Holland and Babs will squeeze every last drop out of them, and then when their contracts are up they will re-sign the ones they like and let the others walk. Trading those players for low end picks before all that could be beneficial, but when you draft like we do it isn't really necessary. Let em overripe and give them every chance to earn a spot, if they don't: Let em walk.
I think I figured out the lines, guys. Babs is ALL about overcoming adversity and earning the right to feel good about yourself and working your way back up through the lineup, so anytime someone starts playing poorly, Babs gets excited because this is an opportunity for a player to grow, so he demotes them to the third or fourth line. Except Sheahan has been on the club for over a year, now, and hasn't had a poor stretch yet. And Babs is baffled and upset because Sheahan hasn't had that opportunity to build character or whatever. So Babcocks is all "whatever, I'll give you adversity myself! Glendening! Miller! You guys are playing with Sheahan now!" And that's the story of how Mike Babcock saved Sheahan from himself.
We got our curly fries. I printed out a couple box stores and I made the wife go into the store while I went through the drive through so we could get double. We purchased food too, so they probably made money.
Got mine and purchased food as well. Forgot how terrible anything that's not the most expensive sandwich is there.
Their Pres is on the way out and for good reason other than disrespect for their history and talking bad about the players he hasn't done anything. Nor has Shanahan oh yeah he hired a math freak and fired Carlyle but that's about it.They need to bring in an experienced hockey guy who is pationed and willing to rebuild this organisation from top to bottom. Burke had experience but made this the Brian Burke show instead of taking a low key approach .. Nonis is taking the low key approach but can't handle Bell and Rogers ..just a messOwnership should pay the fans for watching that crap
Hold on, you say "gym freak" and "math freak" a lot, and now I can't figure out what you mean when you add the word freak. Do you like or not-like the fact that they fired Randy and brought in a genius numbers whiz? Cause I'm pretty positive u like gym freaks. I think.
In other Toronto news...how punchable is William Nylander's face? Seriously, I was just reading an article about this kid and I couldn't stop thinking about how much I want to punch him. And it's entirely his face too. He might be the best kid on earth, for all I know, but his face is sooooo punch worthy.
Kip wants to punch someone? Why are GMR and Frank not all over this?
Starting to lose a lil faith in Smith myself. He probably has better years ahead of him, but I don't see that being anything better than a #4 D-man at this point. He's not shown he's particularly good on any side of the puck, and he's been with the team longer than most of our young talent. He and Kindl both have not lived up to their hype.