Next years potential line-up

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  1. Go4soda

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    I can see Bozak returning too for some reason. He’s a weird player... when he was our 1c playing with kessel and jvr he still only would manage 45-50 pts.
     
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    Long term outlook. Everyone on that roster is signed to a long contract. As guys like Grundstrom/ Korsh/ Lilly come up to UFA, we would be ideally preparing to lose guys like Brown, Hyman, Borg etc.
     
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    I'd be okay with that.
     
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    Brown is quickly becoming a guy I would move unless he is content with 4th line duties. Kapanen and Johnsson currently look better with room to grow and I expect Korshkov and Grundstrom to follow suit. Brown has done nothing wrong, I just think we have better options.
     
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    I can't imagine what it would cost to get Parayko. Kadri + 1st, Lily, + is where it probably starts. He is a Blues core player and they have no reason to move him based on age and performance. You need to trade for guys like this before they break out.
     
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    Hyman can produce more assists then Plekanec.
     
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    Sophomore jinx maybe. None of the Leafs rookies exploded for their best case scenario this year. I am not near as worried about him as I am about Zaitsev because Brown really does have that extra level of compete (and is younger). Not saying he can't fail to bounce back next season but they need to play the long game with their young guys. Selling low is not successful very often. Using a time machine you move him last summer but is his potential return better than his potential improvement? Imagine what the Hawks would have dealt 24 year old Pat Sharp for.
     
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    I still think out of the three Bozak is the most likely to return but he'll likely have to leave money on the table to do it. It wouldn't be pay cut but he almost certainly could get more elsewhere if he wanted.
     
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    I wouldn't say Brown was jinxed. He ended up a 4th liner for the first half of the season on a line with Martin and Moore due to the pick up of Marleau squeezing him out of a higher spot. Then he was placed on a line with the wonder twins and expected to do all the defense for them and only got allowed in on their scoring at the end of the season. More, he was placed in two positions where it would be hard for anyone to overperform offensively. Did Marner overperform this year with Bozak and JvR? Or whenever he's been slapped down onto the 4th line? Neither Johnsson or Kapanen have overproduced this year when compared with Brown in similar situations, and although they do play much fancier games, that hasn't translated into results as yet. While Grunstrom and Korshkov have potential, they are a couple year away. The only way Brown gets slammed back down to the 4th line next year is if the team decides to overpay for a UFA winger or two.

    Zaitsev was taken off the Powerplay and given a harder defensive role and then broke his foot which derailed his year. He'll have a 4 months to strengthen back up so should return a better player in September.
     
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    I want to see the all London line.
     
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    Two words: Vander Kane

    Hyman Matthews Leivo
    Kane Kadri Marner
    Marleau Nylander Kapenen
    AJ Alt Brown
     
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    Either we re-sign Bozak and aaltonen is ready for a call-up, or i would like to see Nylander given sheltered opportunity as our 2nd line C.


    Hyman - Matthews - Marner
    Kapanen - Nylander - Johnsson
    Marleau - Kadri - Brown
    Grundstrom - Aaltonen - ???

    If Bozak does come back I am pretty sure Nylander stays on Matthews wing, Marner goes back to the Kadri line, and Johnsson or Kapanen are back on the 4th line.

    Rielly - Dermott
    Gardiner - Zaitsev
    ??? - Hainsey (low evs mins so he doesnt burn out from pk usage)
     
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    HamiltonNHL Win Now in full effect

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    Do players learn compete ?

    Most of the time, you either are or aren't.

    Marner is ...
    Nylander ...
     
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    If no UFA signings:

    Hyman-Matthews-Brown
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    Johnsson-Nylander-Kapanen
    Grundström-Aaltonen-Leivo

    Rielly-Hainsey
    Gardiner-Zaitsev
    Dermott-Carrick

    With changes:

    Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
    Johnsson-Tavares-Marner
    Marleau-Kadri-Brown
    Grundström-Glendening?-Kapanen

    Rielly-Braun
    Gardiner-Zaitsev
    Dermott-Pateryn

    Martin+Bracco+SJ 2nd for Braun+Martin
     
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    Where did Hainsey go?
     
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    Admittedly I forgot him but he could slide in alongside Dermott or as the 7th D.
     
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    Perron - Matthews - Nylander
    Marleau - Tavares - Marner
    Hyman - Kadri - Brown
    Johnsson - Beagle - Kapanen​
     
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    Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    Johnsson-Aaltonen-Kapanen
    Grundstrom-Ryan-Brown
    Gauthier- Leivo

    Rielly-Carlson
    Gardiner-Zaitsev
    Dermott-Hainsey
    Carrick

    Andersen-Pickard/Sparks
     
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    Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
    Marleau - Tavares - Marner
    Johnsson - Kadri - Kapanen
    Grundstrom - Aaltonen - Brown
    Gauthier

    Rielly - Tanev
    Gardiner - Zaitsev
    Dermott - Hainsey
    Borgman - Holl

    Andersen
    Sparks/Pickard
     
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    Zach HymanAuston MatthewsKasperi Kapanen
    Patrick MarleauNazem KadriMitch Marner
    Andreas JohnssonWilliam NylanderConnor Brown
    Carl GrundstromMiro AaltonenYegor Korshkov
    Morgan RiellyTravis Dermott
    Jake GardinerNikita Zaitsev
    Ron HainseyRoman Polak

    There's going to be UFA signings that push guys like Korshkov out of the line up in all likelihood.
     
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    I could see Trevor Moore pushing for a bottom 6 spot. High energy player with a good skillset. He is a lot better that has stat line indicates and is a pretty good 2-way player.
     
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    I'm not worried about Zaitsev one little bit

    It's his sophomore season , he broke his ankle and suffered a very nasty week long flu bug.
    He is given a very heavy work load , one could argue top pairing weight.
    What we have and what we are paying for is a reliable 2nd pair RHS D and i believe without a doubt that we have that.
     
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    Here is my hope


    Hyman-Mattews-Nylander

    Leivo/Johnsson/Grundstrom-Tavares-Marner

    Marleau-Kadri-Kapanen

    Johnsson/Grundstrom-Aaltonen/Gauthier-Brown

    spares?---any of the names up top that don't catch a line

    Rielly--Hainsey

    Gardner--Zaitzev

    Dermott--Borgman/Carrick

    Andersen/McElhinney

    Looks good to me.
     
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    Hyman-Matthews-Marner
    Grundstrom-Nylander-Johnsson
    Marleau-Kadri-Kapanen
    Leivo-Aaltonen-Brown

    Unless Tavares signs, in which case:

    Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
    Kapanen-Tavares-Marner
    Marleau-Kadri-Johnsson
    Grundstrom-Aaltonen-Brown

    D:

    Reilly-Dermott
    Gardiner-Hainsey
    Borgman-Zatisev
    Carrick
     
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    We really need to get some RHD in. We should have gone out and traded for Colin Miller or Sami Vatanen before they had a chance to shine and became bi players for their teams. I’m hoping that dubas will be able to find a similar player who just needs a chance.

    Hainsey should be a PKing #6
     

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