Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by TML11, Nov 6, 2019.
Especially when Gauthier is perfectly capable of handling full face-off responsibilities.
It would still ultimately be a Dubas decision (keeping Timashov or Shore)
We would bd lucky if Shore And Goat score 10 goals combined this year. At least Spezza could be used in a 3rd or even 2nd line center role if someone gets hurt. Also great message to send the rest of the league. Come home to toronto at the league minimum so we can embarrass you in front of your family and friends and not even give you a chance to fail.
Have very little time for Commodore. But sounds like he is right with babs. I cant believe he sat down with spezza for two hours pre free agency asking him to come to toronto and on day 1 of camp already decides he is not in his plans
So is it Petan, Marincin and Spezza gone when Hyman returns next week? Babs pretty much said we are going 6 d and either 12 or 13 forwards. So Marinicin is gone. Petan got his chance and failed. Spezza looks like a Babs doghouse guy. Is that it? or do we lose one of Timmer or Shore too?
yep over 100 faceoffs the goat will only lose 6 more face offs than shore, that is not some unbelievable face off specialist. He is good not lose timashov good though
I guess the better message should be, if Toronto gives you a shot, and you turn out to be washed up, you get to play anyway?????
This isn't a charity, or a wellness program to make you feel good in front of your family. Play well, and you are on the team. This is Pro Sports, not equal play time House League.
He hasn't been good enough. Period.
A little too logical, shame on you.
Sadly true. I can't see losing Timmer/Shore to keep Spezza based on play. But I do not like the way Babs handled it. You don't do that to a guy like Spezza - no class. The whole thing was very bdly managed.
It's weird seeing people say for the longest time your best defence is controlling the puck so you don't have to play defence. Spezza and our 4th line did that when Spezza and Petan were on our 4th line and our current 4th line does nothing except win faceoffs. I'm just a little confused as to why that doesn't matter all of a sudden? Are we still mad because Spezza was a Senator for his entire career or something? Just odd that a 700k player who didn't even ask for performance bonuses to hurt/complicate our cap situation any worse than it is already is being treated like he's a 7+ mil player. Another thing that's funny is we had 4th liners in the past who were better than what we currently got at suppressing shots and all that and they got ripped apart and shipped out of town. Now it's "Ok" because they can win faceoffs? I do feel bad for Tima having to play with Shore and Goat together because he could be so much more than he's already shown.
He has been good enough though? Find me a stat that says he's been god awful and that Shore deserves that spot over him? Please. Other then faceoff % find me a stat that says Shore is better for the job. Please don't say PK either because our PK is bottom of the league.
5 Blocked Shots to 3
7 Hits to 2
Better GA/60 1.7 to 2.4
On a team that routinely is said to be too soft... Shore at least throws some hits, and blocks shots. Spezza is useless there.
Have either been good enough? Probably not. Probably could use a Mason Marchment type guy... but to quibble over which guy, who really isn't good enough, is marginally not good enough less than the other....
Well said. I am not even a big Spezza fan. But he really hasn't been outplayed by Shore. Just bothers me that Babcock made his mind up on the first day of camp. Not even the first game of the season. After 20 games if it wasn't working out. Perfect. Waive him. If people think the rest of the players in the league aren't paying attention they are kidding themselves.
Those aren't game breaking stats.
The hits stat isn't that far off if you look at hits per game. Spezza 0.3 and Shore 0.6 so barely a different there.
5 blocked shots to 3 with 3 more games played so again the blocks per game is pretty much the same.
None of these stats are that far off especially with Shore getting 3 more games played atm. The sad thing is when I take a quick glance over some stats you see Goat might be the worse of them 3.
In one word YES !!!
You also have to take away Nylander from Matthews, but ya that would be the move
you do realize that players that dont make over 1 mil dont count towards the cap if they are sent down ... your your whole complain about the money is a mute point.
the real argument is abviously someone on the scouting staff should be fired because obviously they didnt see how worthless spezza was all last year.
Is he embarrassed I have not asked him yet.
Nyuk nyuk , Wait a minute , wait a minute nyuk nyuk Moe ! dats 4 words .
Thought you’d put that over on us , din’t ya ? nyuk nyuk
Thats a bit extreme.
He was worth the gamble - it literally didn't harm the Leafs at all.
What I find funny is the amount of people who are debating between Shore and Spezza when neither should be on the team once Hyman is back. Drop both and call Marincin back up after he clears.
Timashov has been far better than both and the only advantage that a Shore/Spezza has is that they can take RH faceoffs. Guess what? So can Hyman... And he can actually stay out on a PK.
Yep you got us red handed ya see he’s an x Sen don’t want him don’t need him don’t trust him , he’s got those beady Alfredson eyes and that Lalime smile and that twitchy Jacque Martin demeanour ,,
Can’t trust those Ottawa players , their nun good , rotten to the core !
Dere sketchy, I say , sketchy !
What are they ? French or English ?
Make up your minds ?
See , ya can’t trust em
I say get rid of them all and send dem to the echl the lot of em
Petan and Marancin on waivers today
the money part was about the 40 million we have tied up in 3 players
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