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#2568594 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 06:02 PM

Of our 24 forward prospects at least half play or have played C in their careers. We are fine up the middle.

 

C

Larkin

Athanasiou

Nosek

Vahatalo

Ferraro

Janmark

Turgeon

Aubry

Ehn

Hudon

Kadeykin

HAMPUSSSSSSSSS MELENNNNNNNNNN

 

Notice that 6 of those players were obtained in last years draft (Nosek FA). The C issue has already been addressed.

 

I believe Nastasiuk and Campbell have played some C too, but I'm not positive.




#2568587 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 05:48 PM

LOL Nash originally traded Franson, along with 3rd liner Matt Lombardi, to TOR for Lebda and Robert Slaney (never played one NHL game).

 

Leafs did something right for once




#2568486 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

We have 5, yes, but none aside from Mrazek have been all that good consistently. Coreau and mccollum have great numbers this year in the AHL, but Coreau had pedestrian numbers at best in the echl. Perry has terrible numbers from what I recall though I admit I didn't look it up, and Paterson is in what, his 5th year in the OHL? And still doesn't have even good numbers. We have prospects but not good ones.

And let's say both goalies get hurt again next year, or the year after. A 1-2 combination of McCollum/Coreau/Paterson scares me. Not that drafting a goalie now will change that, but after this year we won't have a goalie prospect that has the potential to be an NHL starter.

And saying we have 5 we don't need more is like if I were to tell you since we have 30 forward prospects we shouldn't draft any more forwards.

 

McCollum and Coreau have gotten a lot better and Paterson is really good. Been excited about him for a while. The only one I'm not happy with is Perry, and that's mostly cause I just don't know anything about him.

 

We haven't had this many young goaltenders in our system in a while. Remember when Joey Mac was the starter in GR? 




#2568483 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 12:17 PM

I said I would take him as a rental not longterm at the price it would cost which is what you said 5-5.5 for 5-6 years ... No Thanks

And no offence but just cause you say he's absolutely a 2nd or 3rd nhl defensemen doesn't mean is ... It's your opinion just like my opinion that he's nowhere near a number 2 or 3 ... More like 4-5 on a good team (my opinion)

I love these logics of how the leafs are giving up on franson because there the leafs ... If he's a number 2 they do everything in there power to keep him ... Leafs or not

He reminds me of a james wizniewski ... I recall a lot of people wanted him and he ended up going to Columbus for around 5 per for 5 years? He's not worth the contract and neither will franson , and he will end up on a team that will overpay and a team that has a hard time attracting free agents

If he's traded to the wings at the deadline I see him going with dekeyser on the 2nd pairing ...again personally I'm not willing to give him 5+ Longterm

 

That's pretty much what gritty O-dmen of their caliber go for these days




#2568462 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 10:06 AM

Jared Coreau got AHL weekly hour last week... I am not worried about depth at goaltender, but I do agree about adding another during the draft.


We have Mrazek, McCollum, Coreau, Paterson, and Perry. 5 goalie prospects. We don't need more.


#2568392 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 08:38 PM

OK, I'll be entirely honest and say Franson is better than Green, Yandle, and Myers.

 

Green: Injury history plus there's a reason he's regulated to the third pairing by the caps under a defensive minded coach (much like ours).

 

Yandle: Lefty and will still command a hefty trade return.

 

Myers: Sucks

 

Franson: Righty physical puck mover, exactly what we've been missing, and the asking price is cheap.

 

Or does the name Franzon cut to close to home for some of you?




#2568368 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 06:54 PM

Even if you don't like him, he's beyond a steal for the current asking price.




#2568335 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 04:50 PM

 
Ok?  Why would their free wheelingness be used as an excuse for why Franson scores, but overlooked when it becomes clear that nobody else on their team scores much?  If their freewheeling offense inflates his numbers, why doesn't it inflate anybody else's?
 
I'm not sure why everybody is trying to hard to make the guy out to be worse than he is.  He was a good offensive player with Nashville (a non freewheeling team) and he's a good offensive player with Toronto.  AND, not surprisingly, he's getting better with age. 
 
There are probably some reasons not to like his game, but suggesting he's not good offensively isn't one of them.


Everyone is just used to over-bashing guys named Franzon


#2568258 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:56 AM

 
Well I read recently, on one of these threads, that his offense is in decline.  We should trade for Tyler Myers to fill in the gaps. 


Meijers gets blind sided a bit too much for me


#2568252 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:40 AM

 
Because one offensive defenseman isn't enough?


You really consider Kronwall a stay at home guy? Never thought of him that way myself


#2568249 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:37 AM

 
Holland has made clear he doesn't want a depth signing so he's looking for a top four defenseman.  He's also made clear that he wants a puck mover and not a stay at home guy.  So whoever he gets is going to be a puck mover in the top four.  Now, given that Babs likes to pair one puck mover with one stay at home guy, the likelihood of pairing an acquired defenseman with Kronwall is small.  So chances are, it'll either be Quincey or Dekeyser who's bumped from the top four. 


Why do we need a puck mover when we already have Kronwall and Brendan Smith???


#2568242 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:25 AM

Positive surprises


#2568067 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

I agree we need to go with a forward where were probably going to pick, unless some other d drop down wayyy past where they should.
And to rich.
Well have three big centers in sheahan, larkin, and athanasiou, one of the last two have a chance at being #1s.
But you have to think with ehn, kadeykhin, hölmstrom, and vahätalo wed be set on big centers, so who knows.
I really want hanifin.
But that's NOT happening.

 

People always seem to forget that we drafted almost entirely forwards/centers in the last draft. Wouldn't be surprised by a high D draft this year.




#2568056 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 06:20 PM

Agreed. Ben Bishop is THE monster. Jonas Gustavsson is A monster in the same way that Randall from Monsters Inc. was A monster.

 

Don't look at us, Leafs fans nicknamed him




#2568053 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

I have nailed the last 2 first round picks in mantha and larkin. Novek at 6-1/180 is who I think we would take if there as of today, and he is not a big body. Average size in todays game.


Yup, has is bass ackwards.

 

Pretty much everyone on LGW was zeroed in on Mantha during that draft. When we actually landed him, half this board looked like geniuses, especially after we traded down.

 

A lot of the same with Larkin. A lot of people around here wanted (and got) the Michigan boy.

 

Your selections are hardly unique