Confirmed with Link: [TOR/FLA] TOR acquires G Michael Hutchinson for 2020 5th Round Pick

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  1. Faltorvo

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    i heard on leafs lunch the Nylander dinged him twice in the head in the same practice.

    then he went onto concussion protocol.
     
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    it won't matter, no FA no series win again the Bs.
     
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    I know that is part of his job too, but to say he owes it to sparks is wrong. I know the most likely outcome is Hutch being sent down due to what you're saying, though if Hutch keeps going like he has the decission gets tougher, but not because they owe anything to sparks.
    And again, sparks would probably clear waivers.
     
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    This issue probably comes to head if Hutch looks good up here (check), but gets sent down and then Sparks ****s the bed his next start. Then we have a real controversy I think.

    For my money we go with Hutch, but given the waivers considerations, he will go down. Losing Sparks isn't much of a worry from where I sit anyway, looks the endgame eventually anyways.
     
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    He has certainly outperformed my expectations. Credit Hutch.
     
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    Some how, some way my guess is Hutch wont go down till Andersen is ready, someone said something about Hutch has 30 days in the NHL before he has to go back down, is that correct?
     
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    He has a calming influence, unlike Sparks
     
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    I'm old enough to remember when people were saying Hutch would make me appreciate how good Sparks is.
     
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    ToneDog Wait til next year

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    I believe as an emergency recall if he plays 10 games he has to go through waivers in order to be sent back down.
     
  10. Cor

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    I wonder if we could maneuver Sparks to a team like PHI to get a Gudas.
     
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    ACC1224 Keeping it real, someone has to.

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    That would be great.

    Has there been any update on Sparks' injury, when he may return?
     
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    Not until he settles down and proves himself at this level. Not a lot of pucks are hitting him this year.
     
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    ACC1224 Keeping it real, someone has to.

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    That's why he suggested the Flyers, they'll start anyone.
     
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    What's Hutch's contract situation?

    At the moment he comfortably wins the spot over Sparks imo. Be interesting to see top brass' thoughts on the matter when the decision needs to be made.

    He seems a lot less erratic than Sparks.
     
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    yes please!
     
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    Hutch has been good...backup wise. A couple softies, but his rebound control, play reads and calmer demeanor are very noticeable over Sparks. I have more confidence in Hutchinson. Sparks lack of reading plays well and just reacting has always worried me. He is better than he was at this, but even with the Marlies it was a concern. Hutchinson has had trouble with consistency in the past though. This will be a tough decision for the Leafs.
     
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    Hutch is going and admirable job filling in while Andersen is out.
     
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    Not only do I not think Sparks is the better backup for us, I don't even think he belongs in the league anywhere. I can't remember the last time a goalie looked so completely out of place in net.

    I would be thrilled if Hutch keeps the backup job for the rest of the year.
     
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    I think the Leafs trade Hutchinson again after Sparks comes back.
     
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    Sparks is fine, and way ahead of McElhinney at the same age...
     
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    Why? The Marlies need a good goalie and he can go back down without waivers.

    Not to mention, the Leafs want depth at goalie.
     
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    I know that players have different development curves, and goalies take longer to develop and everything. I get that. But Sparks is 25, and doesn't look close to poised in net. He looks like a career AHLer. He got by down there by being huge. But against NHL competition he looks bad. He goes down too quick, tries to cover when he shouldn't, and he isn't tracking the puck properly.

    For every late bloomer, there's thousands of players who just couldn't make it.
     
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    Yeah the Flyers will start him no problem ... but you won't get much in return for an AHL goalie.
     
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    Addition by subtraction?
    Allows Hutchinson to take his spot on the bench.
     
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    Ya I agree. I understand the asset management aspect, but sparks doesn't look to have starter upside so what is the real cost of losing him?
    Weigh the bonus of the possibility of having a backup the team is comfortable with if the need arises in the playoffs vs losing sparks. The name on the front of the jersey comes first.
     
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