Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by 4uston Matthews, Jun 5, 2018.
Woah, is Greg Brady reliable? Wonder if Lou would do us a solid here?
I find that hard to believe, and I seriously doubt we'd try to acquire his rights. They would keep Weight just to be able to sign Tavares, so either there is no connection or he was not going to sign there regardless of what they did with Weight.
Isles fans on the main board are saying Tavares is very close to Weight, even used to live with him for a while early in his career. I can believe this news.
The Tavares situation isn't like the Stamkos one. It's not like there's anything good there to go back to.
The musings of Greg Brady, ladies and gentleman.
Then why would they get rid of Weight? I get the Islanders did not do great last year, but he's only been coach for a year and a half and if nothing else, you have to keep him so you do not lose your franchise player for nothing (besides his rights, which I seriously doubt get them much in return). Like I said, unless Tavares already made the decision not to return regardless of the fate of Weight, that alone should be worth giving him another shot, especially since there do not seem to be many clear cut replacements right now anyways.
It’s not surprising at all really, JT would be dumb to not even test for the agency.
That said it is equally dumb for any team to trade any significant asset for his rights. If anything when it comes to UFA locking them up for seven years is almost better than eight given how players decline as they get into their 30s. Not to mention there’s no guarantee that he would sign a new contract anyway.
there's no way that a garbage coach like Weight leaving is going to be the last straw for him. There's also no way Weight would have been fired if Tavares staying was contingent on that
I'd assume they're looking at the organization as a whole, not just what they can do for Tavares. They did just have a 20 year old rookie score 85 points this year too. Maybe Lamoriello felt a culture change with Snow and Weight gone was very important.
Perhaps you send them a 3rd that turns into a 2nd if he resigns with you. That's a low enough cost where you get an edge on him but don't go broke if he signs elsewhere.
Because it's the Lou Lamoriello show now. He's going to run that organization his way, and while it sounds like an upgrade on Snow, it's going in a direction that won't be held hostage by John Tavares, for example.
Look at all times Lou fired a coach in New Jersey. That's something he never got to do while he was with the Leafs, so I guess he missed doing that.
Not sure what a reaffirmed commitment entails, but if Tavares is signing for max term, it's not easy to predict for how long Weight would've remained as coach anyway. Wasn't head coach for long at all, though he's been in the organization for some time (and apparently will continue to be).
Guess the end result is Tavares looks to be going on the trade or free agent market, and we'll find out soon enough who his next team will be.
Reads as speculation to me.
Also, while Tavares & him were reportedly close, Doug Weight was also objectively the worst coach in the NHL last year. Lou did good in his first moves for the Isles.
Nope. Not even a little. Hot Take Charlie.
Once called Tyler Seguin the "next Ron Francis."
A team that trades for his rights at this point can't sign him to an 8 year deal:
From Article 50.8 of the CBA:
Ha ha, good point though! He certainly got his firing fix in today!
Gee, and I'm one person that would be pleased if Babcock was "fired". IMO his game management is terrible, and costs the Leafs game and especially game 7,
If any one person cost the Leafs Game 7, it was Gardiner and Gardiner alone.
He was the next Gretzky around these parts after the trade.
I would not be surprised if Lou is part of the compensation.
i call bs on this
I came here to say that the Fan 590 is an absolute joke of a radio station.
TSN 1050 is significantly better.
Can we keep this trash commentary to relevant threads please. Or just delete your account, whatever. Thx.
Until Wheeler comes on, then so does 590.
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