The Future Of Connor Brown In Toronto

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  1. Walshy7

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    its irrelevant, he has been surpassed and is a 4th line winger now. $2.1M on the 4th line especially for a winger is too much for us the bear now
     
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    See ya. So useless

    In comes Moore at 1/3 the price and is better

    Teams better and cheaper
     
  3. dsred

    dsred Babcock- Flushing seasons away since 2008

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    Part of the issue for sure. He's too low on the depth chart for what he gets paid. Unfortunately there will be few so called "middle class" players on this team as soon as next year because apparently Dubas has a philosophy to give all of the money to the "stars". Therefore choices have to be made.
     
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    It's not irrelevant if other teams see him as fair value at $2.1 because they feel he can play farther up their lineup.
     
  5. RLF

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    For sure. He will have value to another team I think. Or to ours if a bigger contract is moved.
     
  6. JT AM da real deal

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    Need to use Brown, Z and Johnsson in a good hockey trade to get another solid low priced defensive defender preferably right handed. Brown and Johnsson are both CAP hits. Z is not good enough to be in top 4. Z is a 7 guy.
     
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    dsred Babcock- Flushing seasons away since 2008

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    Absolutely.
     
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    He's gone at the deadline if they're adding a Simmonds/Ferland type simply due to cap.
     
  9. RLF

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    Could be.
     
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    Yup. He is unfortunately likely gone.

    On a team where he could have more opportunities to contribute he is probably a solid 20-20 or 15-15 type middle six winger.

    VERY solid defensively.
     
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    They could squeeze Ferland in without Brown, since his rest of season cap hit is in the 6 figures, but Simmonds would have to include Brown
     
  12. RLF

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    It would make sense, but it totally depends on the other teams ask. Brown is a reasonable thought to go, but I don't think it is a foregone conclusion.
     
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    Brown would be a good fit for the Oilers imo. His work ethic exceeds 80% of the team. Park him on either of the top 2 lines to help dig the puck out and would be good for at least 20 goals given the ice time.
     
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    I'd only trade Brown at the TDL in a hockey trade not a scratch tickets' trade. A team looking to compete for a Stanley Cup needs depth not a hoard of draft picks.
     
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    Brown for Kassian makes a lot of sense.
     
  17. Walshy7

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    oh for sure. I should of said he has been surpassed on the leafs. Someone will want him for sure
     
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    Fair to say Brown was the better player compared to Hyman in their rookie season, and as the younger player. Partially related to that though, two years of UFA were bought with Hyman's current contract compared to none for Brown.

    Brown has done well in playing on his off wing at times this season, but he's probably a player they move on from if the (forward) moves made come from more of a depth perspective rather than a bigger hockey trade or a major contract evaluation difference with an RFA.
     
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    Be happy. Brown went from playing with Matthews/Kadri to Kadri/Bozak to Kadri/Gauthier. He hasn't become worse, the Leafs have become better.
     
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    Yes, but if it's deemed necessary to trade Brown he is gone. Regardless of what Mike Babcock wants.
     
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    The point was more to the typical quick love, quick hate for our players.
     
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    It's unfortunate for Brown, but he's kind of a victim of his own rookie year. He got himself a contract that he can't live up to. And sadly in the cap era...that can earn you a ticket out of town.

    I want to keep the home grown talent that grew up as fans of the team. But he's paid too much for what he brings. If you aren't in the core and you are overpaid...that's that. An unfortunate part of things. If he does stick around that will be a surprise.
     
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    yeah he's a goner. not a bad little player but we need the space.
     
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    Yep.

    Will give Dubas the ability to go bargain bin shopping for guys like Ennis every year.

    Guys like Brown will have a tough decision as to forgo pay raises (or take a pay cut), vs leave
     
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    think Brown can do Hyman's role with a little more offensive upside. Having said that, they're both too expensive for what they bring. I truly doubt they win board battles at an exponentially higher rate relative to their peers around the league, and for 2 mil a pop? They stink. Trevor Moore and Jeremy Bracco please.
     

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