GDT: July 1st - Free Agent Frenzy - Tavares to Toronto 7 years

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  1. KnightofBoston

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    And after clamoring about they improved point wise every season, watch them hit no more than 99 this year because Mathews gets injured and disappears, the leadership of JVR and Bozak was undervalued, Andersen no longer stands on his head the entire season etc etc


    I could see Florida and Tampa taking over 1-2 with Boston fighting Toronto for spot three
     
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    I tend to believe you need to be winners to display true arrogance which they're not. It's simply the huge and desperate need to win which they now have the sentiment and justifiably so that they can
     
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    Funny thing is Auston Matthews has more of a winning pedigree in this league than Tavares does, think about that.
     
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    Did anyone watch Nylander in the playoffs? That was one of the softest performances I've ever seen.
     
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    Per TSN Joe Thornton has re-signed with the Sharks. 1 year, 5 million

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    Joe gets 5mil with Sharks. I guess Chara was the comparable :laugh:
     
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    Relevant because of where he plays, but Joe looks more and more like Erlich Bachman.
     
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    I didn't know you could be a dynasty without winning a single playoff series yet. Incredible.
     
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    I really like what St. Louis has done.

    Adding O’Reilly and Bozak gives them three very solid lines and good strength down the middle.
     
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    Yeah Al but I don’t know if Bozaks value is double that of Riley Nash. Still not too long w term.
     
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    For me, Mariner was the best Leaf in the playoffs for Toronto.
     
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    By far actually. I didn't think any other Leaf came close to matching his performance.
     
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    Today's Herald: Lamoriello took what could be perceived as a shot at Tavares and the previous regime by saying, "John has achieved great individual success on the ice" with the Islanders
     
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    His statement was fantastic.
     
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    Lou 100% took a shot at Tavares.
     
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    Maybe it’s an overpayment, but I think he’s a lot better than Nash.

    Either way...I like the approach by Armstrong.

    He knows what he needs/wants and aggressively goes out and gets it.
     
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    Which is all fine and dandy...

    Except STL has had very limited playoff success.
     
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    Agreed.

    I’d just like a little more aggression/urgency on Sweeney’s part.

    May be easier said than done, I realize.

    I’m just looking at things from this perspective:

    IMO (and I could be wrong) they are only 2 pieces from being a legitimate contender right now.

    A number 2/3 Center and one legit 2/3 LD.

    The core is aging.

    Be aggressive and go out and get those two pieces and if it doesn’t work out, I personally won’t complain.

    What I will complain about is standing pat waiting for the kids to develop and either see them not become what they need them to be or see them get there too late, after the core is past their peak.
    (Mainly Bergy, Krejci and Rask)
     
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    Local media (an hour outside of TO) talking about Tavares and how the Leafs are guaranteed a Cup with him on the team. Unbelievable...I might have to move... :laugh:
     
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    As someone pointed out,87 points departed in JVR and TB and 84 points came in with JT. 47 goals out,37 goals in.
     
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    It’s aweful.
     
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    Makes wonder just how long before Snow receives his walking papers?
     
  25. Mr. Make-Believe

    Mr. Make-Believe Pass me another nail

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    84 points and 37 goals from one guy >>> 87 points 47 from two guys
     
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