Next years potential line-up

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  1. 34Matthews

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    Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    Grundstrom-_____ -Brown
    Johnsson-Bozak-Kapanen

    I think a quality 3rd line Center is a priority next year..and of course upgrading 2 spots on Defense.
     
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    Ummm... no to Bozak.
     
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    :biglaugh: you think ****ing Babcock would employ those lines? Try

    Komarov-Matthews-Brown
    Marleau-Plekanec-Nylander
    Hyman-Bozak-Marner
    Johnsson-Moore-Kapanen

    And then the Babcult will tell us how we shouldn't question the führer. FYI, this is what I'd go with:

    Grundstrom-Matthews-Marner
    Johnsson-Nylander-Kapanen
    Marleau-Kadri-Hyman
    Leivo-FA 4th line C*-Brown

    * A good enough player that we don't have to spend another ****ing 2nd rounder on
     
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  4. BlueBaron

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    Bozak will be too expensive to use as a #4 C.
     
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    Only 2 upgrades on defense?
     
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    Komarov will be back, lol
     
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    Couldn't care less what they are next year atm, sorry.

    Just don't want to see the following players back in any capacity.

    1. Komarov
    2. JvR
    3. Polak
    4. Bozak
    5. Plekanec

    It also depends on who our GM will be, if Lou stays on I can see 3 of the 5 coming back.
     
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    Hyman-Matthews-Kapanen
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    Grundstrom- Nylander -Brown
    Johnsson- Aaltonen - Leivo
    ex fw - Martin and a quality depth center
     
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    He'll be brought back whether you like or not. And I know you don't like Bozak.
     
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    if komarov plays over grundstrom its a crime.
     
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    If he's willing to take a contract of about $2m per year sure, otherwise see ya. Would be nice to go out and get a 6'2+ centerman with a nasty streak.
     
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    He'll get double that or more as a ufa.

    My guess he comes back for 3.5x3
     
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    Not a goalie ?:huh:
     
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    Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    Johnsson-Anisimov/Smith/Bozak/Filppula-Brown
    Grundstrom-Aaltonen-Kapanen
    Gauthier-Leivo

    Rielly-Carlson
    Gardiner-Hainsey
    Dermott-Zaitsev
    Carrick

    Andersen
    Sparks/Pickard
     
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    I was at the Marlies game on Saturday, and I must say that Miro Aaltonen stood out big time. I get it that they were playing the worst team in the league Laval , but dont be shocked if he isn't up with the Leafs next year. Him and Grundstrom had a lot of chemistry on Saturday. Also worth noting how dominant Rosen and Borgman looked at a live AHL game. Got to think those two will both push next season to be with the big club.

    I have a feeling Bozak may be back. JVR and Komarov will most likely be gone. But I dont think it would be as easy to find a 45 point 3C as some people may think. I feel like giving Bozak wingers like Brown and Kapanen/Johnsson would take a lot of pressure off him. While we lose JVR and his net presence, Bozak is suddenly flanked by two very quick, very responsible wingers. It would change the whole line dynamic. While we may sacrifice some offense, our third line would be better defensively as well. I see the lineup as this next year.

    Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    Johnsson-Bozak-Brown
    Kapanen-Aaltonen-Leivo

    Rielly-Hainsey
    Gardiner-Dermott
    Borgman-Zaitsev

    There may be some moves made for the blue line. I'm unsure what the Leafs will do, via trades or free agency signings.
     
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    The Op has already said the series is over. On to next year.
    Yeah and he won't want to be a 4th liner. He will go eslewhere. He is too good for that.
     
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    Yup I full expect him to get 5+mil in another town.
     
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    My guesss:

    8 guys won’t be on the Leafs roster next year: JvR,Bozak, Moore,Plekanec, Komarov, Martin, Hainsey, and Polak

    And Gardiner and Nylander will be traded in the off-season in order to upgrade the D.
     
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    Get rid of Bozak, Komarov, JVR, Plekanec, Carrick, Hainsey.

    Get me 2 of Evander Kane, Mike Fisher, Matt Cullen, James Neal, etc.....these guys are all UFA's and they compete.
     
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    This is what I want... The team needs a little size upfront. He obviously need a to be able to skate too but I'd feel better if they we had a guy that wasn't a plug and could hold his own against some of the bigger/tougher opponents in the league
     
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    Johnsson - Tavares - Marner
    Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
    Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
    Leivo - Gauthier - Brown

    Rielly - Hainsey
    Gardiner - Zaitsev
    Dermott - Holl/Borgman/Rosen

    Andersen
    McElhinney

    Cap hit: 67,340.833 (includes Nathan Horton's 5.3 million)
    Space: 12,659,167

    We can even keep Martin for some heavy lifting/press box role. I think that 4th line needs some playing time. We saw the need for some big bodies and that 4th line can play increased minutes if required. A big cycle line to complement the more skilled lines.

    Plenty of cap space to give Marner and Matthews their raises next year as long as some creative accounting is done. Maybe Marleau does retire to free up some cap space. Who knows. This line-up can work. Keep running out the new kids every year and this can work. Sort of a Pittsburgh model if you wish.
     
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    James Neal is extremely interesting. He certainly looks like he’d fill a void if the money and term fits.
     
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    He's getting re-signed by Vegas.
     
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    I don’t blame him one bit....
     
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    Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
    Marleau - Kadri - Marner
    Johnsson - Trade - Kapanen
    Grundstrom - Aaltonen - Free Agent
    Ex. Gauthier

    Brown traded in the deal for a C or D

    Rielly - Trade
    Gardiner - Dermott
    Rosen/Borgman - Carrick/Ozhiganov
    Ex. Hainsey

    •Zaitsev traded for a cap dump/picks

    Andersen
    Sparks/Pickard​
     
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