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02 Aug 2018 23:55:48
Confirmed Trade

Buffalo gets Jeff Skinner

Canes get Cliff Pu, 2nd, 3rd And 6th

Like this deal a lot for sabres. No top prospect or 1st rounder involved and add a guy who is only 25 and had 37 goals 2 years ago, 79 in last 3 seasons. Staying healthy will obviously be the key.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 03 Aug 2018 04:57:07
Makes me wonder why Edmonton wouldn’t have tried really hard to make this work (maybe they did) I know cap space is an issue but at that price I’m shocked. That’s probably an equivilent of benson, 2nd, 3rd ans 6th. And that was trading within the conference. Being out west, certainly wouldn't cost more, maybe even a bit less. Don’t know their exact cap situation but for a chance to add skinner so cheap, could they not have given another asset to dump a salary, either to Carolina in this deal or elsewhere to make room?!


2.) 03 Aug 2018 04:59:30
Yup. Nice move by Buffalo. If he can stay away from concussions, this should work out great for Buffalo.


3.) 03 Aug 2018 14:36:50
Ya the oilers have about $5M in space right now and have to sign Nurse with that. No room at all I make a deal with no money going out for Skinner. Good suggestion tho lol.


4.) 03 Aug 2018 16:20:21
Yeah. I was just wondering if there was a way to send like Sekera back there (lived there a long time, might have connections there still) along with another asset in the deal. Because even another pick added into it doesn’t seem like a ton. I just think skinner would be a great fit for mcdavid, can score and is one of the best skaters in the league. I had a trade proposal a while ago of Ethan Bear and their 1st for him (before it was a 10th overal)


5.) 04 Aug 2018 00:08:04
I would have earlier asked Sekera is he would waive his no trade to go back to Carolina. And hen try to do something around Sekera/ Puljujarvi for Faulk/ Skinner. And extend Skinner after the season
But that was before we resigned some players and what not. Now it wouldn't have worked out.


6.) 04 Aug 2018 19:54:06
i will never understand why people put unbelievable for confirmed trades.


 

 

12 Jul 2018 21:50:13
Hawks traded Hossa’s contract to Arizona.

Hawks now have $8.5mill cap space for this season.

Have been talking to habs about paccioretty (1yr $4.5 mill)

And hurricanes about Skinner (1 yr $5.75 mill)

See which way they go.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 12 Jul 2018 22:06:43
Don’t forget Panarin apparently he wants to return.


2.) 12 Jul 2018 22:46:35
I could see Panarin. I think he was upset when they traded him. Get back on his old line and light it up.


3.) 13 Jul 2018 13:34:35
i'd love to see skinner and/ or panarin (again) in a chicago jersey.


4.) 14 Jul 2018 07:37:10
Panarin won't fit in their cap plans. Yes, they have 8.5m space but they need to sign at least 3 more F and 1 more D.


5.) 14 Jul 2018 16:02:04
They’d need to get creative but it could work.


 

 

22 Jun 2018 19:18:12
Craig Anderson and Cam Talbot both ask for trades apparently. I expected Anderson, Talbot caught me off guard. Lou could try to get him in NYI if the price is right.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 22 Jun 2018 21:21:51
Actually since it says Jeff Skinner is close to being moved, Oilers should try to send talbot there in a deal to land a scoring winger. Talbot has a 10 team no trade list, but if he wants to be traded, might only be a cpl teams needing a starter. Could have to stray from his original list.


2.) 22 Jun 2018 21:31:27
Where do you read this stuff? Or does it come off the top of your head.


3.) 22 Jun 2018 21:32:21
I heard Talbot rumours were false.


4.) 22 Jun 2018 23:46:55
Dave Pagnotta is the one that says “oilers are continuing to entertain trade talks involving Talbot, and things are escalating”

Lots of others have said that chiarelli has asked for his 10 team trade list. Simply type ‘Cam Talbot’ into search bar on twitter, it’s not difficult, I didn’t make it up lol sort through the reliable sources and the garbage and there’s atleast some fairly connected writers talking about it.


5.) 23 Jun 2018 19:06:47
So the team asking for a ten team trade list doesn't mean the player asked for a trade.
Talbot hasn't asked for a trade. Very very false.
Anderson has. That's understandable.


 

 

19 Jun 2018 20:53:18
Edmonton - Panarin

CBJ - 10th overall, Tyler Benson, Caleb Jones, 3rd round

Elliott Friedman reported that panarin isn’t willing to sign an extension with CBJ ‘at this time’ and so the jackets are seeing what type of trade market there is for him.

Oilers want a legit scoring winger to keep up with mcdavid, and CBJ gets more young assets to build a really good core. The pick would be necessary to make any deal for a player like panarin, and a cpl prospects. I was considering making it yamamoto but decided that might be too much. Benson has potential and so does Caleb jones, plus the connection with big brother Seth there.

Maybe a condition on him signing in Edmonton, which he might be more willing to do to play with Mcdavid?

Unbiased Jim

1.) 19 Jun 2018 21:06:28
Paniran is definitely worth more he makes the Blue Jackets he’s easily there most valuable player. Doubt they move him but if they do he could get a huge hall I’d value him in the Jamie Benn/ Brad Marchand tier.


2.) 19 Jun 2018 21:32:08
Yeah, vbb I kinda thought that too, but to be fair he was just traded for Saad (still a good player too) and a back up goalie. He had a great year, but he would only be 1 year at this price as I indicated. And Benn and Marchand both have long term deals if you were to trade for them, I would expect a steeper price.


3.) 19 Jun 2018 21:56:23
I would don't at deal.
But some money might be needing to go the other way.
But Nuge - McDavid - Panarin would be unreal. Panarin is a perfect left handed shot for McDavid.


4.) 19 Jun 2018 22:21:21
Panarin ain't resigning with cbj, legit trade.


5.) 19 Jun 2018 22:28:35
Saad was traded at Maximus value, he just completed 2 full seasons at getting 50+ points including a 31 goal seasons and almost a 25 goal season, last year his value wasn’t pretty high and he was coming “home” so that increase his value aswell, today he may be worth a 1/ 3 if panarin but on the right team he can still be effective, but if panarin was to be traded he should fetch more than what Boston gave for rick nashb.


6.) 19 Jun 2018 22:48:52
Him being a pending UFA definitely decreases his value tremendously but IMO he still gets more then this.


7.) 20 Jun 2018 00:37:24
How tf can panarin get more than that hahaha as a ufa next season.


8.) 20 Jun 2018 04:13:34
You obviously underate him a lot McJesus. I don’t ses a huge gap between him in Tavares a big gap but not a huge one. Paniran value wise ( not resigned) = Nylander IMO.


9.) 20 Jun 2018 04:16:47
Also Paniran>>>>>>>>Stone And you think Ottawa decelines in my offer posted below even tho Calgary is giving much more then Edmonton

Both are UFAs Stone is Elite. Paniran is a Franchise player who almost single handedly beat the caps.


 

 

19 Jun 2018 13:13:32
Sens - boedker, B- prospect, 6th rd

Sharks - Hoffman, D+ prospect, 5th rd

So Rambo, where’s the top 10 pick and top prospect? And where’s the Sens fans saying the Drama with his fiancé doesn’t affect his value?

Hard to believe they didn’t get offered more at the deadline when they apparently kept him because offers weren’t good enough.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 19 Jun 2018 13:43:16
I tried telling them he lost all value and they didn't listen.


2.) 19 Jun 2018 13:44:29
Also yeah in sure at the deadline they had way better offers, just another terrible mistep by the Sens organization, they knew about this issue and waited for it to come out and Hoff to lose all value.


3.) 19 Jun 2018 14:35:08
There is 2 ways to look at the not enough at the trade deadline aspect IMO
1) They knew about the stuff happening behind the scene and miss managed the trade thinking it wouldn't come out to the public.
2) Didn't know about it (IDK if it's been conformed that the organization knew or not) and did the logical thing and not rush the trade on a player with term and wait for the best deal.


4.) 19 Jun 2018 14:37:30
Crazy good pick up for the Sharks. Along with Kane. And I heard they still aren't done. Good for them.
Hoffman = Boadker. Who knew! 🙈🙊.


5.) 19 Jun 2018 14:51:35
Not much of a return but problem players usually don't get much value. I will say this in Ottawa defence julius Bergman is player I really liked in his draft year. He has been inconsistent so far but he still has potential for sure. could be a decent pick up plays a solid all around game when he's on.


6.) 19 Jun 2018 14:53:00
That should close the mouth for a while. Unless, because Rambo watches the sport, this Julius Bergman prospect Ottawa got is the next Bobby Orr.


7.) 19 Jun 2018 14:57:35
Also at the deadline he may not have had much more value because if this scandal was known to be happening by Sens management I think they would have had to tell other gms about it then too. This was going on for awhile so just because most of us only found out recently it' probably was known by Sens management for close to a year now. Plus Hoffman always had issues even dating back to his junior days.


8.) 19 Jun 2018 14:57:45
C’mon habby, Rambo was supposed to say that. Boedker will probably be flipped for Draisaitl, Klefbom and a 1st so it could still work out.


9.) 19 Jun 2018 15:41:42
I suspect Rambo will be in hiding for some time after this latest blunder.

The human mind can only tolerate so much embarassment.


10.) 19 Jun 2018 15:43:28
Don't worry leafs17 I wouldn't claim he's going to turn into much but he did at least have the potential a few years ago.


11.) 19 Jun 2018 15:52:44
Sharks flipped hoffman for 3 picks, freed up a forward roster spot and $4 mill when all said and done. Precursor for a Tavares pitch?!


12.) 19 Jun 2018 19:46:15
Damn. I thought it might affect trade value a little bit. Not completely destroy it. veerrrrryyyy weak return. I don't understand why we couldn't wait for a better offer? Or even until FA when people like jvr and nash are signed and off the market. Even worse that they immediately flipped him for a better return. Ahh well guess i got to change my name now . :/.


13.) 19 Jun 2018 21:03:22
It had to affect his value a lot. You got to think that superstars are atleast consulted when trades are made. If Edmonton was in on hoffman (which they were at one point) and he’s going to be mcdavid a winger, they are asking mcdavid what he thinks. You think mcdavid wants to expose his gf and other players wives to the idiot that comes along with him? Not a chance. That’s oilers out, then same in another city and eventually the market is half the size, price is down. If it was Just her word vs Karlsson, then okay, but when all other wives (turris, Hammond etc) confirm it’s been going on for months to the point they didn’t wanna be there anymore, I’m fine believing it’s all true.


14.) 19 Jun 2018 21:06:01
Haha yeah Hoff it might be time for a name change.

But Kudos to you for coming online today. Rambo is probably in the fetal position crying under his bed, too proud to admit he was way off on valuation.

Hoffman clearly had to go. It's best that Ottawa cut ties without delay, even for a non-remarkable return.


15.) 19 Jun 2018 21:13:35
They should have got a much better return or at least have moved gaborik contract but Dorian has even less common sense than any of you on here. worst gm in sens history by a land slide. if he's not fired soon sens will be completely destroyed in 2 to 3 more seasons. he's easily the absolute worst gm in the league and I doubt many will argue that.


16.) 19 Jun 2018 22:47:37
Why is it everyone else with no common sense Rambo? It seems you were the one without a clue, even though you watch the sport.


17.) 21 Jun 2018 16:17:45
Leafs17 name 1 trade other than the 2nd brassard deal that Ottawa even got close to equal value in return since Dorian took over. the man is a cancer to the organization that needs desperately to be cut out.


18.) 21 Jun 2018 21:44:07
Im a sens fan and IDK what pierre dorion was thinking here. I know hoffman lost his value but come on, he is still a very good player and its his wife that caused this drama not him. i'm sure if PD waited a bit for this problem to resolve, he could've gotten a better deal, bcz this is absolutely garbage for the senators


 

 

 

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08 Aug 2018 15:25:07
Habby, I am actually done the arguing with you. It’s over. You can call Matthews overrated and whatever you want, I’m pretty sure that will be proven wrong sooner than later.

You have asked me admit I’m wrong. I’m wrong. You’ve said that I know you’re right. So you’re right. You’ve said I’m biased. I’m biased. I’ll say those things for you.

You told me to change my name, I’ve had the same name for 5 years. That I won’t do.

You told me multiple times to cry to my mommy. I don’t have a mommy anymore. That I can’t do.

I hope I satisfied what you asked me to do.

Now I’m serious about dropping it and moving on, letting the site get back to proper proposals and banter. But I ask you to do something. You don’t have to admit anything or apologize, yours is simple. You are very critical of a lot of people on here and there proposals but never put up any proposals of your own. You actually have ZERO postings on your current account and don’t remember any on your last account either.

If you are going to be critical of everyone and pick out ppls faults, atleast open yourself up to it as well. It’s easy to not give biased trades when you NEVER post a trade at all.

If you want me to respect your opinion (you probably don’t care about that), but other posters respect too, don’t only come out when there’s an easy attack. Post something to be judged on.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 08 Aug 2018 15:55:58
Of all those things the only one I asked you to do was change your name. So if you really wanted to end this you would just change your name. Plus jim you don't post many trades either but your always one of the first to criticize when people do or call them delusional or biased. Not always but sometimes. The amount of that garbage that goes on here isn't as much as it use to be. I like to think I helped with that. much like the amount of leaf bias that's been making everyone except leafs fans sick I think should calm down a bit too now.
That being said if your really serious about ending this I'll play along. Forgive if I'm skeptical and still think very shortly that you will be creating another post to needle and fish for an argument.


2.) 08 Aug 2018 16:06:25
In all honesty I hope the leafs do well . But until they actually have some playoff success then really they have done nothing. Things like putting management on a pedestal for what they have done up to this point is ludicrous to me. every thing they have they have aquired by trying to lose and losing. they have a good team there now and a chance to win a cup this year. If they win it all this season or next season then guess what, come on here gloat and I'll agree with you.


3.) 08 Aug 2018 16:21:47
95% of the time when not discussing the habs or leafs I agree with you. You do have a knowledge of the game. I can understand also your optimism for your own team but the way I look at things is toronto won 3 more games then the habs and oilers last year. I never came on here and praised the habs to high heaven for making it to the conference finals cause that meant nothing to me either. I actually said they should have cleaned house then and if they had of listened matthews might be a hab now lol. In closing whatever goes on I do wish you the best and even though you may not believe me I look forward to your next post.


4.) 08 Aug 2018 16:26:56
And that disagree on your initial post was not from me I clicked the other option this time.


5.) 08 Aug 2018 16:42:02
*Inserts meme of Michael Jackson eating popcorn*.


6.) 08 Aug 2018 16:46:40
The only time I ever ‘fished for an argument’ was that obviously sarcastic trade on the weekend. Beyond that I have had trade offers of Nylander for parayko well over a year ago when it was just paraykos RFA rights. I had Rychel and a pick for Gudbransson at the deadline. That’s the same package that leafs used to get plek. So they addressed 4th C with what I wanted to address bottom pair D. Pretty reasonable. I do make proposals and they aren’t all crazy. Also had one not leafs related with oilers getting panarin for Tyler Benson, Caleb jones and a 1st I believe. Also a Tyler Johnson for Justin Faulk one.

All I’m saying is it’s a forum for people to express ideas and argue. But if you never post anything for others to judge, but only are here to criticize, it’s not really fair from the beginning. So if you want me, and others not to take offense to you, then give the same courtesy and expose yourself a bit too. I think that’s only fair. If that’s too much to ask, then no problem. Keep doing what you’re doing. But I’m not going to keep this up for everyone else’s sake.


7.) 08 Aug 2018 16:50:45
So remember you said you were finished. Right?


8.) 08 Aug 2018 17:39:07
That was already sent before your last two.


9.) 08 Aug 2018 21:17:41
i love you guys, can't we all just get along? habby come at me bro, you know i can take it.


10.) 09 Aug 2018 03:28:42
Yes ovie we had a few battles years ago lol.


 

 

05 Aug 2018 05:20:01
Tor - Matthews, Tavares, Kadri

Mon - daneault, domi, 3rd

This trade helps both teams because as Sosa says and Habby agrees, Centre depth is a curse, not a gift. So leafs shed themselves of that problem.

Then habs can flip 2 of those 3 (because having more than one good Centre is a massive problem and a guarantee you never win) for more pieces to fill out their roster

Domi will now be called ‘baggage’ and that 1st rounder will be ‘spare parts’. Matthews will go from a guy not nearly as good as Eichel or laine to the best player in the world leaving mcdavid in his dust because that’s what happens when players are traded to and from Montreal.

Both teams are now mediocre again. Problem solved.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 05 Aug 2018 05:25:54
See jim I knew you wanted domi. Lol but even with this trade the leafs have so much depth they probably still go 79 and 3. Jim fights back the only way he knows how with another childish post. Mommy mommy people are disagreeing with me again.


2.) 05 Aug 2018 16:13:25
Lol. Jim. I never said that. I jus said maybe upgrade the D. and if Mathews was the guy to move., Imgine what you could get.
Anyway. get over yourself. Lol.
I would actually like to see the Leafs win. Its jus guys like you that make me root against em. So go plan your parade.


3.) 05 Aug 2018 16:50:35
Yah it’s just super far fetched to trade a 20 year old super star with no contract disputes on a successful team. I don’t think Mathews reached his full potential yet and I do think he’ll be the greatest player to wear a leafs jersey sense the original 6. Gilmore and Sundin were great ( I never seen them play ) but I feel like Mathews legacy will be much brighter I’m confident the leafs have the ability to end the cup drought with this group of player. The leafs should prioritize on drafting a dman. And if the opportunity comes to upgrade Rielly with Nylander the leafs should take it but otherwise they should stick to the plan.


4.) 05 Aug 2018 16:51:47
Lol Sosa you can say whatever you like about other teams on here but if you express an idea about the leafs or just give an opinion on trading someone it just eats jim up. i do it sometimes just for fun lol cause I know it's going to get to him and he just can't resist saying something like this back. i mean I had no problem listening to trade proposals on here about carey price even when he was winning the vezina and hart trophys but I can see why he would be so dumbfounded by anyone even thinking such nonsense about matthews cause he has done so much more then that (sarcasm of course) lol.


5.) 05 Aug 2018 17:24:23
Jim is such a baby! Cry about the leafs some more bud everyone is smart enough to know that defense is so bad ya can’t win! Just keep crying on here though it actually is something to laugh at so thanks!


6.) 05 Aug 2018 17:32:15
Oh and VB. your team isn't successful. maybe one day.
AndI agree Mathews trade would probably never happen. however, I jus see this team atm, as a possible cup winner. no sold yet. but trade Mathews, and get say. . OEL. and I bet some add ins. now ya have a Superstar Center. a Real number 1 D. a B+ Goalie. still have Kadri. Marner. Nylander. and Reilly ect.
But for now. the other team in Division who wears Blue and White. got more Superior. in the West. Jets., Preds. maybe Blues. superior.
Hats off. your team is a lot better than mine. good luck. hope ya he a parade.
If no for the Blue and White. sure you and Jim can throw in some rainbow shirts and fit right on another one.


7.) 05 Aug 2018 17:45:31
Sorry VB. if you didn't see Sundin play your to young for the Rainbow shirts comment. honestly. sorry.
Anyway., he was really good., but for me the most impressive player was Gilmour. and Wendel Clark. Andreychuck. that was a fun team to watch. if ya get a chance to see some, or look up some old games. do it. especially the series vs Gretzky and the Kings in 93.


8.) 05 Aug 2018 18:02:27
Take out Tavares and it's closer.


Gilmour was my favorite player growing up. I had a Gilmour-Sundin-Potvin poster on my wall. I want to a summer hockey school in the Okanagan and instead of getting my last name and a number on the back I got 93 Gilmour. I actually still have my tiny little Leafs Gilmour jersey in my closet with my jersey collection.
But my team was still the Oilers always. Loved Gilmour tho.


9.) 05 Aug 2018 18:04:52
I’d lose faith in the leafs manegment if the Leafs Traded Mathews for a subpar 1d in OEL and Keller. I’d rather see the leafs make the playoffs ( which I believe is sucseful. )
And Mathews score a 100 Points per season then the leafs win 10 consecutive cups with OEL which he wouldn’t because he can’t even bring his team to the playoffs.


10.) 05 Aug 2018 18:24:34
100 points per season let's wait till he reaches 70 first. saku koivu was leading the league in scoring when he got injured in his 2nd year. We all saw multiple art ross trophys in his future too. And we all know how that turned out.


11.) 05 Aug 2018 22:17:21
Saku was still a great player but not even in the same Catagory as Mathews. Mathews is way more hyped than Saku koivu ever was. Mathews is number one picked and is expected to be the 2nd to best player of this generation. Koivu is Nylander tier imo.

Mathews to Yzerman is a good comparison.


12.) 05 Aug 2018 23:09:41
Also Mathews was on pace for 44 goals and 83 pts last season.


13.) 06 Aug 2018 00:12:26
Ya, that's a good comparison VB.

Habby, . I remember that season with Saku. he jus never was the same offensive player ever after that was he. kinda seemed like the start of the injuries he seemed to get. , not saying he woulda been a Matthews type. but coulda been a Hall of Famer if injuries and Cancer wouldn't have derailed him so much.


14.) 06 Aug 2018 00:16:15
I'm just going to say vb that saying he has no contract disputes is a bit rich. He signed a max entry level there was nothing to dispute. I don't think Toronto will have a problem but there hasn't been an opportunity yet.


15.) 06 Aug 2018 01:08:07
It wasn't meant as a comparison of players it was meant to show high expectations of players are very rarely met. Yes it happens but more often then not it doesn't.


16.) 06 Aug 2018 03:35:51
@ TheBlackAlpaca yes but as of now there is no dispute but yes there could be but Mathews is the type of player that you try to negotiate with but if you can’t you hand him a blank check. Similar to Liane in your case as a jets fan.


17.) 06 Aug 2018 05:16:03
I agree you sign him however you have too. but you can't put it out there as a reason to have a high ask/ not trade that he's a player that's never had a contact dispute when he literally never could.


18.) 06 Aug 2018 20:34:37
Yeah Habby, I’m the first guy to write a sarcastic trade post lol and all those things in there were said.

Also again you’re now comparing the absurdity of trading a 20 year old 40 goal scoring centerman still with a year of ELC to trading a 31 year old former Vezina winning goalie who hasn’t been healthy in 2 years and hasn’t even started an 8 year $84 million dollar contract. Lol

And it really doesn’t bother me. I respond because the site is entertaining and I go on when I have time, usually while traveling. Not because I have to lol I found it funny that you’re so sarcastic all the time and I put up a joke post and then never looked for a day and see the reaction from you and Sosa. Who can’t help themselves? Lol.


19.) 06 Aug 2018 20:47:06
Yes jim to be honest we are no better then you we can be sarcastic too . We can also be bias hey were human beings. But I'm sure Sosa would agree with me that we can admit we are bias . What about you jim? Could you admit that?


20.) 06 Aug 2018 23:48:20
Again you avoid the fact that you compared trading Matthews to trading Price, which anyone but you can see is rediculous.

I will give an honest evaluation of any player regardless of team. If you don’t like it, so be it. But as soon as you made that comparison, what you think didn’t matter to me anyway.

We have argued before and I still can agree with you when you say something, not always, but sometimes. But you are just being a clown disagreeing with everything I say even when it’s absolute fact.


21.) 07 Aug 2018 05:40:58
Absolute fact lol why is that cause you said so?


22.) 07 Aug 2018 05:51:03
Ok jim stamkos scored 50 as a 19 year old but you guys talk about matthews as it he's gaurenteed to be better then him. What makes you think that? I mean I wouldn't be suprised if someday he is but I'm not going to bet any money on it from what I've seen so far.


23.) 07 Aug 2018 13:44:22
I have never gamuaratees Matthews is better than stamkos lol not once. But I’ll play.

Matthews had 40g then 34g in 62 games. That’s very consistenent. Stamkos has 23 and then 51 which is insanely good. Matthews did it with Connor brown and Zach Hyman (who you said is a worse player than Andrew shaw) in year 1. And Nylander and Hyman in year 2. Stamkos had hall of fame set up man St. Louis teeing him up on the PP for a ton of those goals.

since coming in the league Matthews has the most 5v5 goals at 61 (142 games) Ovie is 2nd at 58 (163 games) and Laine 3rd at 51 (151games) They also scored those goals playing wing which (unless you disagree) have less responsibility on the other side of the puck than a Centreman.

If Matthews has the career stamkos has had (hopefully has a cup by age 28, and can hopefully stay healthier) I’d be very happy. But he has shown he is capable of maybe out performing him.

If you want to fight me on everything I say, you’re welcome to. But if the hill you want to battle on is ‘Austin Matthews isn’t very good’, that just shows you’re spewing BS and so petty. So go ahead lol Any hockey fan, and actually anyone that can analyze numbers can see he’s a very good player.


24.) 07 Aug 2018 15:16:13
I've always said he's a real good player I've even said it on here several times so please don't start with the B. S again. But with regards to stamkos wouldn't it be more fair to him to compare his 2nd. And 3rd year with matthews as that would make them closer to the same age. Or better yet compare the production both have had before the age of 21 which matthews will be before the season starts. But anyway I've said that I consider matthews to be in the top 10 centers in the league it's hard to argue a point with people who think he is top 2. If he comes back and dominates this year I'm sure he will move up my list but as of now he's just in the top 10 and and much closer to 10th then 2nd.


25.) 07 Aug 2018 15:46:57
Also jim what difference does it make who your line mates are? I mean you refused to give pacioretty any extra credit for having multiple 30+ goal seasons with david desharnais as his center, are you saying desharnais is better then nylander? lol come on man if it's a legit argument for one it's got to be the same for everyone.


26.) 07 Aug 2018 17:19:45
Patches and Skinner are both players who don’t really use there linemates they score off the rush ( he may be the best in the League up with Kucherov at that ability ) where as Stamkos is a trigger man like Ovechkin. St. Louis would carry it in then give him a 1 timer pass. At that he was 2nd in the NHL behind Ovie now behind Liane also. Sense last season he changed his style into more of a playmaker but is still much better on the PP then Mathews. To get to Stamkos’s old form he’d need to be paired with a player like Paniran. Mathews is much different type of player he is more of a two way presance and plays a similar style to Datsyuk but on top of that he debatably has the best release in the game with the likes of Kucherov and Patches. As Jim said he’s the best 5 v 5 scorer in the game and right now he’s terrible on the PP and if he or Babcock ever learns how to utilize his skills on the PP watch for consistent 50+ goal seasons.


27.) 08 Aug 2018 00:00:28
“ I said if Matthews has the career stamkos has, I’d be very happy”. Exact quote. How is that an insult to stamkos, or the lightning, or an inflation to Matthews lol you’re an person. You’re just a very ‘unhabby person’ (trademark 2018, people who are so upset by the state of the Montreal’s candadiens that they need to relentlessly People know they’re displeasure with the world around them at every turn. Typically point their anger at leaf fans. Recommended treatment is therapy. It’s just a game) lol.


28.) 08 Aug 2018 05:55:38
Hahaha this is really getting to you hey? I couldn't care less if the California golden seals win the cup lol. Just change your name to something without unbiased in it and call it a day.


29.) 08 Aug 2018 14:57:33
I already said you win Habby. You’re right. I was wrong on everything.


30.) 08 Aug 2018 14:57:44
You can drop it now. I have.


31.) 08 Aug 2018 15:31:20
Oh you have? I'll believe it when I see it.


32.) 08 Aug 2018 15:31:47
You going to change that username?


 

 

24 Jul 2018 15:47:28
I understand passionate fans and although I think a lot of the hate from islanders fan this month was misdirected at Tavares instead of ownership and management of the islanders, I get that they were very upset how things went down and JT was going to have expect some of the backlash.

That being said, yesterday he posted a picture of the Toronto skyline and a #TorontoStrong msg after the terror shootings downtown and islanders fans jumped all over him again, some even saying it’s karma and he deserves it, some about his family being involved. Disgusting.

We are all passionate, have certain team and city biases as displayed here every single day. But I’m really glad I’ve never seen anything sink half as far to that level.

I truly believe he would have put the same msg up if he had re-signed in NY or was signed in SJ or Tampa. This is where he is living in the summers and where he has a lot of friends and family regardless what team he played for.

And if a leafs fan had made the same disgusting statements about a player in NY after 9/ 11 or or an oilers/ habs fan made comments similar about a Panther after the Miami night club shooting I would call them out just the same.

The biases and arguements and “fights” between people and fan bases on here is what makes it entertaining. If we all agreed on player values etc it would be pretty damn boring. But I’m glad, for the most part, it’s kept pretty civil and within the lines of fun. Thanks guys. I was actually just really rattled seeing people doing that and made me realize people here are actually pretty respectful overall.

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1.) 24 Jul 2018 17:35:47
Some people are just flat out uneducated/ unintelligent they only see the world from there own 1st person perspective it’s not even about hockey it’s about Spitfullness and the lack of ability to see the world from the perspective of the targeted individual ( Tavares ) . People need to learn to see the world from a different POV.


2.) 24 Jul 2018 23:02:13
Before the mass shooting that happened in parkland Florida high school on Valentine’s Day (I attended that school) that kid nikolas Cruz said his dream was to play for the dolphins or panthers, that panthers page got so much harassment they had to shut it down. the worlds a gross place sometimes especially in south florida.


3.) 27 Jul 2018 19:22:21
Yes jim some people are just disgusting. we get on each other's nerves here from time to time but I'm glad we don't sink to this level. i really dislike how people throw around the karma thing. If there was any such thing do they realize they would be the first to be hit by it.


 

 

19 Jul 2018 16:02:37
When the Leafs signed Marleau (3x6.25) I was excited because it kinda signifies the end of the rebuild and was significant because a great player who could go anywhere came here, meaning we were becoming a destination again.

But like a lot of fans, I was skeptical of the 3rd year. He was 37 and his contract would now overlap Matthews and Marners extensions. We had to give it to him because San Jose was offering him 2 years.

I just read an article however showing that he has played 706 consecutive games, has missed a total of 31 games in 20 NHL seasons and has averaged 30 goals (29.7) per season since 2009 (age 30-39). He may be one of the best players to have that longevity we have seen. A freak ageless wonder athlete like Selanne and Jagr.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 19 Jul 2018 18:10:25
He plays a speed game don’t really think he can be as effective as Jagar and Selanne but you never know.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 18:53:05
Great player who could go anywhere? I don't recall there being a huge bidding war over him lol. I'm pretty sure he came to toronto because they were probably the only team that offered him that 3rd year. he has been really durable his whole career that's why he can still play at his age that on top of being a really good skater. Should hold off on the jagr and selanne comparisons though. He was never near those two guys they were elite/ great marleau even when he was at his best was still just good. But at least it shows along with the tavares signing that at least good Ontario born players don't mind signing in toronto now. that wasn't always the case as we both know.


3.) 19 Jul 2018 18:56:23
That was suppose to read with the tavares signing not along with tavares. I'm aware marleau was born in sask. i was implying marleau came for the money. Tavares came cause he wanted to play here.


4.) 19 Jul 2018 21:38:31
@Habby

I don’t doubt he had options. I don’t mean he had 30 teams in a bidding war, just that he had a choice, held the cards and came here when his only chance nnextion was playing a cpl tournaments with Babcock. (And Babcock actually cut him from world juniors in his draft year)

And comparing him to Selanne/ Jagr wasn’t directly related to their point totals or whatever. It was to their longevity and the fact that they are 2 players who’s game never dropped off from where it was even into their late 30s and early 40s. I was comparing the lack of drop off in production, not where their numbers were to begin with. I never said he’s as good as either of those players lol.


5.) 20 Jul 2018 03:27:09
Ok I can't argue with that. I'm curious to see his production over the next 2 years. I think he moves down the totem pole at least one notch this season with the arrival of tavares . might see his totals drop a little. He should still be a useful player for them though for the remainder of his contract.


6.) 20 Jul 2018 14:17:29
Yeah. They say he’s a fitness freak that takes great care of his body which has always been the constant of these athletes that last the longest. He was even trying to convince marner and Matthews to pick up a cpl of his habits. Says he takes all his gear off and has a 5 minute ice bath between each period lol but a guy that has had over 30 goals 7 times, 35+ 3 Times and a 44 goal season while averaging 29 for a 20 year career, I’m okay with calling ‘great’ lol.


7.) 20 Jul 2018 19:06:19
marleaus production drop off this season because of tavares? you mean going from kadri centering your line to jt centering your line means less production? i'll beleive it when i see it.


8.) 20 Jul 2018 20:39:25
He is starting on Matthews wing with Nylander on the other side Babcock said. I like his chances of staying around the 27 goals he had last year and maybe adding a few more to his 20 assists. I could see a 25G 30-35A season.

JT is starting with Marner and Hyman if nothing changes before camp.


9.) 22 Jul 2018 14:18:59
i stand "corrected" going from kadri to matthews is going to mean his production dips? ill beleive it when i see it.


10.) 22 Jul 2018 16:23:07
I wasn’t correcting you on that one ovie, I was responding to Habby. I agreed with your point. He’s getting a better centre than last year regardless who it is lol.


 

 

16 Jul 2018 21:31:21
Elias Lindholms new contract is 6 years 4.85 mill per.

In 5 NHL seasons, his Career high in goals was 17, 3 years ago.

Career high in pts was 45.

I don’t know if he had a ton of leverage because the flames traded Hamilton and ferland for him and hanifin without contracts, so if they didn’t get something done it would look really bad on the GM. But this does not look like a team friendly deal at all and kinda sways who I think won the trade now towards Carolina. If these were his demands and canes wouldn’t pay it, I can see their point in trading him.

All I know is Kadris 6x4.5 looks even better again.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 16 Jul 2018 22:13:50
And Adam Henrique for $5.825M per season two overpayments today.

Lindholm 188 points in 374 games played. Maybe they are paying for a gamble on the future hoping he breaks out or something.


2.) 16 Jul 2018 22:39:31
That’s my guess Yup could see him setting career highs this year 60 points maybe? If along side Gudreau and Mohnahan of course.


3.) 17 Jul 2018 00:18:49
Yeah. Kadri wasn’t putting up the 30+ goals before he signed either, then he broke out and it looks like a steal, so that’s still possible. But he did have better numbers than these to indicate an offensive breakout was more likely.

I just remember when the Hamilton trade was made at the draft that I, and a cpl others, said that the contracts these guys sign could determine who won the trade. This one doesn’t look great at the moment and if I’m hanifin, and just saw Lindholm get this, and I hold the same leverage, 1 would be licking my chops.


4.) 17 Jul 2018 03:54:54
Jim I think at the time kadri signed his deal he was coming off a 45 point season too. Contracts will go up over time even in a span as short as 2 years. i was expecting lindholm would sign for 4.5 per so it's not completely outrageous in my eyes. But is for sure not team friendly at this point like you said. but a lot of people didn't think kadri was either at the time. Same thing as pacioretty in montreal at the time he signed. those both worked out we'll and I think calgary is thinking lindholm will work out too.


5.) 17 Jul 2018 04:05:13
Henriques deal is far worse IMO lindholm is just as good right now and still has potential to get even better.


6.) 17 Jul 2018 09:33:15
Is Lindholm contract is good imo if he hits 55+ points this year Calgary looks like genius. Depends if he can get his game to the next level. I see him have around the same potential that Drouin has but he's a also a center too. At 4.5 million very good contract imo.


7.) 17 Jul 2018 09:35:02
Henrique contract is mediocre imo overpaid. Not underpaid but definitely not overpaid. He's only 28, just had 50 point season and is a good 2 way center. Toes makes 10.5 million and they're not that far apart imo. Yes Toews is better but not 5 million better. I value Henrique more then Toews arm contract included.


8.) 17 Jul 2018 11:08:54
Who will play with Johny and Monohan, Neal or Lindholm?
If they want to justify this lindholm contract I think they should play him with those two to be as successful as possible to justify that pay cheque. Neal has already has success in his career points and goals wise so at least that contract was "earned" in a sense.


9.) 17 Jul 2018 14:09:31
@Habby.
I said there’s still a chance lindholm can break out and Make it a great deal for Calgary, and I didn’t say leafs are genius’s and knew Kadri would become a 30 goal man.

I said he had better numbers than Lindholm that could indicate a more likely offensive breakout
Before signing their respective contracts:

Kadri - 326gp 81g (.25gpg) 197pts (.60ppg)
Lindholm - 374 gp 64g (.17gpg) 188 pts (.50ppg)

lindholms career high is 45pts and 17 goals.
Kadri had better (18g and 44 pts ) in the 48 game lockout shortened season behind only kessel for team lead and 12pts up on JVR for 3rd.

First pro action was in Sweden for lindholm and was exactly .50ppg (same as NHL numbers)

Kadris was in AHL and had 107pts in 119 games (.90ppg) - he wasn’t a draft eligible guy playing pro like lindholm, I understand, but showed he could play a mans game extremely well for a small player while getting under opponents skin and playing physical. Another trait that keeps players in the NHL

I know there’s no guarantees but I stick to saying leafs management had a lot more evidence that Kadri COULD be an offensive star than lindholm has shown.


10.) 17 Jul 2018 15:14:30
My comment was made before your 2nd comment was posted jim I wasn't trying to argue just in case that is what you may think. I was just implying that the timing was good on the kadri and pacioretty deals. Today in the same situation they would both sign for 5mil plus.


11.) 17 Jul 2018 15:32:23
I will say this in lindholms defence. The kadri deal which was signed 3 years after his 44pts in 48 games ( which padded his stats up to that point) . Was followed by 3 years of wildly inconsistent play . On top of that while he was still showing decent two way ability and gritty play. He was awful on faceoffs and was not being used on the pk. Both things that lindholm is pretty good at I will stick by what I said too that a lot of people, leaf fans included hated his deal at the time. I bet you really didn't like it either. Now tell the truth lol.


12.) 17 Jul 2018 17:03:08
Honestly I was estatic when they signed him to that deal. They announced him and Rielly together, both 6 years, Kadri at 4.5 and Rielly at 5 mill. I’m not going to say I predicted him scoring 64 goals the next 2 years lol but like I said, there was more than enough evidence to show he could be an offensive star and to lock him up for his entire prime (24-30) for that price I thought was really smart. Some flames fans might like his deal and could make reasonable arguements, I just don’t see that he has shown the same offensive ability which at the end of the day, is what most players get paid for.


13.) 17 Jul 2018 17:16:31
And that’s not saying I thought Kadri was actually worth more than the $4.5, but it’s all about timing and the team dynamic as much as it is the league comparables

When Kadris deal was up, we had already traded kessel, marner was in junior, hadn’t drafted Matthews yet and were really lacking any high end skill on the NHL roster. I thought he was in a position to exploit that like phaneuf when his deal came up and the management had absolutely no plan of life without him and therefore had next to no leverage when we gave him the $7millx 7years.


 

 

 

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12 Aug 2018 22:58:35
Carolina laughs value wise, not even close.

On the other side, I’ve said 100 times, I just don’t see why people want Faulk on riellys right side. Rielly has become a much more rounded player but is still far from a defensive force. Faulk is all offense. I truly believe if Faulk was on Toronto’s radar, they would have had him before the draft. We have seen how low the canes were willing to sell on Skinner and leafs would have traded there 25th pick in June for Faulk if the fitness there. I think leafs management also sees that he isn’t the guy to make the team better. He would be great for a team that needs to move the puck up or needs a QB for the PP. With Rielly, Gardiner and Dermott, we’re covered.

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12 Aug 2018 22:56:37
Demers might not be as bad as people say, but he’s not the type of Dman you trade Nylander for lol I don’t care if a first is coming back too unless this is a deadline deal and Arizona is bottom 3 in the league.

Nylander will be signed, and if he is traded it will be for a legit top pair Dman (not necessarily 1-for-1, but in a package) . You don’t trade young elite offensive talent to plug a hole down your line up lol not saying Nylander is Taylor Hall whatsoever, but look how that’s turned out.

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11 Aug 2018 02:17:52
@IJ, for sure. I hope he makes the team every year but it’s hard for him. It’s like he’s born 10 years too late lol I go to a lot of marlies games tho and if he’s a top guy there, I don’t think it’s a bad thing. He could possibly make a bigger impact for the organization Being a role model and helping our prospect pool down there then as a 4th liner.

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11 Aug 2018 02:10:44
I know the top 5 doesn’t hold much anymore. Just don’t see them giving him up for Leivo. New management so they aren’t connected to that pick like Snow was, but he still just turned 22 and some of those power forwards take a bit of time. Don’t see them moving him for a guy that Lou just had for the last 3 years and he never made that team.

I want to see Leivo get a chance somewhere too tho.

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10 Aug 2018 21:29:15
Yeah, I don’t know if Gauthier needs to be traded, he’s got a spot in front of him here, just hasn’t grabbed it. The one time he really looked like he was stringing together some good games and gaining trust, he got hurt and it took him months to get another shot.

He’s a big centre (6’5 or 6’6) which there’s always a spot for, but you need to still be able to move in the league now. He’s worked on it a lot and is a far better skater than before, but still never going to be fast. Don’t know if other teams would have any more use for him than we do unfortunately.

I Watched him all through the marlies playoffs and was first row behind the bench for game 7 of the finals when they won. You hear him on the bench, winning or losing he was always talking guys up. And when they won he kinda led the celebration. guys a riot. That’s why I said AHL captain if he can’t make the NHL. Seems like a great team guy and the other players love him.

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