Matt Stajan

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  1. Lyons89

    Lyons89 Registered User

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    I cant help but think, would the leafs have been wise to bring stajan in as a 4th line c role, penalty killer, and mentor for the young guys. Especially in a year where we are considered a top team, having a rookie c on the 4th line is worrisome.
     
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    Gauthier and Lindholm have been great on the 4th line. Honestly great.

    Why overpay for a washed up stajan?
     
  3. IBeL34f

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    I find it hard to be worried about our 4th-line C with the rest of the roster we have in place, frankly. Not to mention, Gauthier's been solid.
     
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    Stajan wouldn't be my first choice if we're going to change things up on the 4th line -- we're not going for the softest 4th line in the league here..
     
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    Only so much opportunity for that 4C given what's ahead on the depth chart, and only so much cap to dedicate to that. Gauthier's looked fine enough in that role since taking over for Lindholm, who in turn has progressed into a really nice spot on the 3rd line.
     
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    If he took the league min, sure. But why bother? It's not critical to have a veteran 4th line C.
     
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    Im pretty sure Lindholm moves to 4th line center once Willie is back.
     
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    No thanks
     
  9. SeaOfBlue

    SeaOfBlue No Leaf Left Behind

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    Seems like it is a case of "get anyone who we have heard of" instead of who is actually better.

    Last time I checked, getting a veteran 4C in FA still made us have to give up a 2nd at the TDL to get an upgrade.
     
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    I think we should sign a guy like Tyler Ennis.
     
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    I loved Stajan and never thought Gauthier looked like a legit NHLer before, but Stajan is well beyond cooked, and Goat actually looks really good so far.
     
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    Are we looking for a Dominic Moore downgrade? Sure, let's grab Stajan then.
     
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    If his contract expired a few years ago this might've made some sense then.
     
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    LeafSteel GO LEAFS GO!!!

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    No.

    That is all.

    Just no.
     
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    if lindholm is hurt, i'd rather sign someone than the goat
     
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    Nice thought but no. He is long washed up.
     
  17. Lyons89

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    I honestly don't care if they signed him or not, but with lindholm playing 3rd line, I would be more comfortable with a veteran centering an inexperienced 4th line than gauthier. (And I know gauthier has come a long way). And I think babs would too
     
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    10 years ago called, they want that idea back
     
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    No.
    They would not have been
     
  20. SeaOfBlue

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    Well Babcock is prone to making stupid decisions based on biases. It's like his biggest weakness. It's Dubas' job to limit this as much as possible by not getting those crappy players in the first place.

    Stajan applies to this. Even Marleau applies, but at least he had something left in the tank, even though he was drastically overpaid for it.
     

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