Hainsey Marleau Dad Appreciation

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  1. Prospero

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    These two are fighting to stay in the league, as hard, or harder than some of the young bucks are fighting to get into the league.

    They are about my age or older. I can appreciate these Dad Heroes. Long may you run!

    We've been through
    Some things together
    With trunks of memories
    Still to come
    We found things to do
    In stormy weather
    Long may you run. - Neil Young
     
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    i hope Marleau lets the Leafs trade him in the offseason.
     
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    Its such a tough situation. He's such a likeable guy, and his off ice contributions to the team are enough for me to want to keep him. But the reality of the league is, you cant pay guys like him big bucks to be the 9th best forward on the team.

    A Brooks Orpik situation would be ideal
     
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    I was shocked when Marleau signed.


    In a good way
     
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    I wonder if we sign Hainsey to a 1-year extension? He’s pretty underrated by plenty of Leafs fans, his game has no flash but he’s a smart, reliable dman. I don’t get people who think he’s declined this year - if anything he looks better this year than last.

    We don’t have anyone else who’s remotely as good a fit as Rielly’s partner - other RD choices are Zaitsev, Oz and Liljegren, they’d all be terrible with Rielly IMO. Won’t have much money to spend on UFAs either, doubt we can find a better UFA partner for Rielly with the $$ we’ll have to spend.

    For Rielly’s partner next season, I think the realistic options are:
    • Trade Gards+ for an RD before the deadline
    • Re-sign Hainsey on a cheap, short (ideally 1-year) deal
    • Trade for an RD in the offseason - likely costs us a very good forward
    I like the “trade Gards+” option the best, but barring that, re-signing Hainsey makes a lot of sense.
     
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    It’s kinda odd.

    We always hear of Marleau being close with Matthews, and Marner. Martin was close with all the young guys too.

    Never really hear anything about Hainsey.
     
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    Re-Sign 1 year x 1/1.5 Million and play him with Liljigren on the bottom pair to ease the kid into the league

    Rielly - Dermott
    Gardiner - Zaitsev
    Hainsey - Liljigren
     
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    I hope I never see that
     
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    Nice guys for sure, but their on ice play is declining in front of our eyes.
     
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    Both need to go.

    Sorry.
     
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    Marleaus point production seems to be on par with the last 4 seasons.
     
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    Because media doesnt care about hainsey... As a reporter you would you rather talk about the friendship of an enforcer with the smallest guy on the team. Or a retiring and future hall of famer... You'd get fired if you decided to devote all your time on the average but likeable Ron Hainsey
     
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    Point production is not everything. He doesn't look good out there.
     
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    Only Marleau's current contract needs to go. He's still on pace production wise. He's also a good influence on our kids. I wouldn't mind him back on a cheaper cap hit after next year, unless another Marlie is ready.

    As for Hainsey, he just needs to have his ice time cut back and play on the 3rd pairing.
     
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    I agree. I'm not sure what his adv stats are but he looks worse than a year ago and has started declining.
     
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    A news article on Marleau over Hainsey as well as Marleau more high profile so I think that's all to do with it.
     
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    The ultimate would be to win cup and both retire on top.
     
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    Rielly speaks glowingly about Hainsey any time he's on TSN 1050.
     
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    Dad #2 with the GWG.

    No points for Dad #1. Sad.
     
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    As long as Mom's happy...
     
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    As Neil would say.

    Welfare mothers make better lovers.....
     
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    He's an above average #6 defenseman with lots of experience including a cup. I would consider a 1 yr extension
     
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    Good thing John scored,

    Because it didn't look like they were there,

    To deliver the mail.
     
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    It goes unsaid:

     
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