Next years potential line-up

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  1. TheKingSlayer

    TheKingSlayer He was in the way!

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    I agree. I thought for sure it was going to be Nylander > Marner. Looks like I was very wrong... so far anyways. Willie needs to compete like Marner and then watch out!
     
  2. shortfuze

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    I’m good either way. But why do they have to keep the big 3? If they can trade him for a young stud defenceman you have to look at that.
     
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    Still not understanding the Tanev obsession among Leaf Fans. Do we really so desperately miss having a defenseman regularly stationed on Robidas Island that we are willing to give anything up to have one to put there? I'm sure there are cheaper options than spend $4.5 million a year to provide Tanev a deckhouse there.
     
  4. Fogelhund

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    It simply comes down to the reality that defensively, he is probably the best D in the league. That's our main weakness. Due to games missed, he'd be cheaper than a comparable. In my example, he's there until Liljegren and or Dobson would be ready... (Plenty of assumptions made to get there)
     
  5. A1LeafNation

    A1LeafNation Tavares Strong!!!

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    And then our stud becomes Hall, and the stud we get becomes Larsson.
     
  6. shortfuze

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    Hindsight 20/20
     
  7. PhiladelphiaKessel

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    I like it except for the D. If this playoff series has shown us anything it is that our D is not good enough. Can’t count on Zaitsev bouncing back. Never been a huge fan and don’t think he’s anything more than a #5
     
  8. A1LeafNation

    A1LeafNation Tavares Strong!!!

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    It's not hindsight if you say it's going to happen before it does. We haven't traded one of the big three yet.
     
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    Instead of thinking about things in loose hypotheticals, draw up a list "young stud defensemen" and I think you'll find that you're not likely to find a young stud defenseman who is available or has equivalent value to Nylander.
     
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    Or our stud becomes Johansen, and the stud we get becomes Jones. Works both ways
     
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    YES YES YES. (TO yours).
     
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    This is the only thread I can give any sort of comment on. Let the UFAS go, I wanna see what Johnsson/Kappy/Grundstrom have. You'd have to think Korshkov starts in the A if he comes over, but who knows. Also, give Engvall an ELC.
     
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    Next year I want to see a Johnsson - Nylander - Kapanen line
    I wanted to see this in today's game, but it won't happen :(
    Also would be nice if Leivo came in next year. I like a lot of the suggestions you guys are giving, but I also think Nylander will be good in centre.
     
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    Ideally?

    Grundstrom - Matthews - Marner -> I think Grundstrom makes the team out of camp and he will surprise many people. Good hands, good down low, can finish and good vision.

    Johnsson - Nylander - Kapanen -> Both wingers have shown their talent and they're fast. This line would burn weaker pairings.

    Hyman - Kadri - Brown -> Hyman and Brown sync really well with Kadri's style of play and are good defensively giving a solid all around line that can grind and protect leads.

    Marleau - Aaltonen - Engvall -> Marleau has been underwhelming for a while. Spread him to the 4th line to get weaker match ups. Aaltonen PKs and has been playing well and Engvall is torching since coming over.
     
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    Babcock will do his standard line template of a defensive work horse, offensive catalyst and two-way forward

    Hyman - Matthews - Kapanen
    Johnsson - Nylander - Brown
    Marleau - Kadri - Marner
    Leivo - XXXX - XXXX

    Rielly - XXXX
    Gardiner - Zaitsev
    Dermott - Hainsey

    Andersen

    My guess as of right now
     
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    This team needs a #1 D and a couple of big, tough vets that can also play the game.

    I also forsee Bozak gone and Jumbo Joe signing here for a 1 year - obviously playing with Marleau on his wing.
     
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    Sign John Tavares $9.1 million x 7

    Leafs - Flames
    William Nylander (C)
    for
    Matthew Tkachuk (W)

    Leafs - Canucks
    1st 2018, Connor Brown
    for
    Chris Tanev

    Leafs - Blues
    Nazem Kadri, Nikita Zaitsev, 2nd
    for
    Colton Parayko, Patrik Berglund

    Leafs -
    Jake Gardiner
    for
    Max Domi, 2nd

    Tkachuk - - Matthews - - Kapanen
    Marleau - - - Tavares - - - - Marner
    Domi - - - - Berglund - - - - Hyman
    Grundstrom - Gauthier - Johnsson

    Leivo/Martin/

    Rielly - - - Parayko
    Dermott - - - Tanev
    Borgman - Hainsey

    Carrick/Holl/Rosen/Liljegren

    FredEx
    McBackup/Pickard/Sparks

    PP1
    (1:30/2)

    Matthews - Tavares - Hyman
    Rielly - Marner

    PP2 (0:30/2)

    Domi - Marleau - Johnsson
    Dermott - Kapanen

    PK1 (1:20/2)

    Berglund - Kapanen
    Hainsey - Tanev

    PK2 (0:40/2)

    Hyman - Johnsson
    Rielly - Parayko

    C - Matthews
    A - Tavares
    A - Rielly

    Matthews Line:

    Grinding, Cycle Line that Can Maintain the Forecheck while playing top Competition similar to the Bergeron Line

    Tavares Line:
    Pure Offence, no slouch defensively either though

    Berglund Line
    Shut Down Line, Plays with an edge, good on the cycle, can play anyone

    Marlies Line:
    Big, Fast, Skilled 4th Line that can chip in offensively, would have to be sheltered, play <under 10 mins/night, Johnny gets extra shifts higher in the line up depending on situation

     
  18. ToneDog

    ToneDog Voice of Reason

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    Amen !!!!
     
  19. BodaciousBeefBazooka

    BodaciousBeefBazooka Go Leafs Go

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    Yeah Bozak is gone. 100%
     
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    I wonder if Matthews could score 20 with Kapanen as his winger.
     
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    I think Leivo will cause **** if he is a healthy scratch all season again. That would be a distraction. It would be better to move on from him if they can't find a spot for him.
     
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    He scored 40 goals with Hyman as his winger.
     
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    Too many trades. Not going to happen.
     

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