Spezza on waivers?

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  1. ToneDog

    ToneDog It's our time

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    You have to retaliate after any hits on your stars and any cheap hits. You cannot have the Konecnys, Dillons, Carters and Petrys of the league taking runs at Matthews, Tavares, Marner, Rielly and Andy without a response.
     
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    ToneDog It's our time

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    Get ready boys. If the Leafs keep 7 D, it will be Marincin. They just better not lose Timo to waivers in order to keep Shore or Marincin.
     
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    I just wish sometimes I didn't have to see him doing that during the game. This should be the Muskoka 3s flag. It's just so perfect. On a serious note I would rather WN at C.
     
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    is Dubas THAT stupid?
     
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    Does a bear eat Salmon?
     
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    true that. :surrender
     
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    Spezza's glacial and a liability in the defensive end. He's a decent depth option when one of the top 3 centers are out of the lineup.

    He'll probably clear waivers. If he decides to stick around, he will most likely get more games later.
     
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    Shore is a classic example of an NHLer who is completely unremarkable. He's neither bad nor good. The coach can be comfortable sending him out because he won't try a low percentage play. I'd say the chances of him being exactly what he is right now in 40 games is very high.

    Timashov is a classic example of a player doing everything and beyond to stay in the league. The effort and bravery have been mighty impressive but don't seem sustainable. No way that he'd clear waivers, half of the NHL are looking for kids willing to go through a wall to keep their NHL gig.
     
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    Has the question been answered, was he put on waivers?
     
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    ToneDog It's our time

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    I hope not. IMO Babs will insist on keeping Shore over Timo. That leaves Timo or Marincin as the 21st player. Nuts if they do not put Marincin on waivers because they want to carry 7 D.
     
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    No, he has not.

    ...yet.
     
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    Nylander is a bear now?
     
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    This does seem to be a club that teams think they can rattle if they come out hitting. A team that is perceived as unable to handle that type of game. I have seen games where that appears true and certainly they don't have a lineup that can ever initiate that sort of a game.

    Two different toughness arguments, as we can can take the fighter at the end of the bench away in 2019.

    One is that an opposition player can erase a Leaf star with impunity. We have seen that is true. These Leafs don't answer the bell and the guys going the running usually aren't particularly tough guys. They don't scrum around the cheap shot guy or knock him down, or throw a big hit themselves the next shift to show they can play that way as well. To a lesser extent the opposition can stand in front of the net and not get knocked around, and will expect a stick check from 5 of the 7 D the Leafs use.

    The other is the lineup will only play one way, sink or swim, hoping for a track meet. They will never initiate a physical game to soften up a smaller team or wear down the other clubs D. They don't have a D that rubs players off the puck and leaves them sitting on the ice in the corner. Kind of the opposite of what we see as playoff hockey

    Softs as kittens yeah, but it is a softer game these days. I think Babs would have the guys play tougher if he had the lineup, but he doesn't. I don't know that Dubas doesn't see this as well but if you go out desperate for a certain type of player you get scalped more often than not. I think a couple of players can make a difference. I would love to move Barrie out and a less skilled but more physical guy in but those guys are rare and expensive. I would love move out one of of Willie, Kap or AJ out for a much more physical guy who can play decent minutes but you kind of want to move out the worst value player and I have no idea who that is right now.


    ... if this team plays to their abilities they can beat anybody... who wants to play Leafs hockey. I agree at the top of their game that can beat any club on a given night, but I think they are a bit too one dimensional to translate that to multiple playoff series wins. The lineup lacks balance.
     
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    Well dubas will have to overule babs then. Babs cant have his way when it means losing a player for a now and the future over a 1 year show me deal rental.

    edit: if babs seriously chose Shore over timashov then that is borderline fire able offense on its own then couple it with his other terrible decisions. You cant keep a guy because "faceoffs" he adds absolutely zero else to the team
     
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    I doubt Babs would keep Shore over Timashov. If either him or Dubas is that dumb, than this franchise is doomed
     
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    why have a GM and a coach that appear to be diametrically oppose to each other, wouldn't have everyone paddling in the same direction make more sense?
     
  20. Walshy7

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    you went out of your way to find the female bear i see because he is not only soft but a girl, that's so funny!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. Walshy7

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    sure thats one of the reasons there is a fire babcock thread
     
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    if your going to use humor to make your point you go full humor for maximum effect, besides there's nothing wrong with a man wearing a skirt is there?
     
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    Now apply that same type of mentality to hockey, and a lot of posts around here are suddenly better explained.
     
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    got no problems with a fire Babcock thread, although I'd much prefer a fire Babcock AND Dubas thread.
     
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    touche.
     
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