Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by MrThomas, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:51 AM.
This. They deserve nothing. All they do is mooch off of the rich teams.
I would argue if it wasn't for teams like Arizona your Leafs would still be a joke.
The salary cap forced the Leafs to adopt a different approach other than trying to buy a team every year.
Small market, low income teams are fans of the cap. I would imagine the Leafs are not.
Need to draft something else than a Finn if you want a blonde Scandinavian though.
Leafs were actually a cup contender in the pre cap era. They went to the Conf. finals twice in 4 seasons. from 99-2002.
Cap is fine, but Arizona cheats to reach the cap floor. It's time to move-on.
My team, obviously.
Yah we totally screwed up on developing Hall and Eberle lol.
They were a third seed once, other than that they typically were a 4th or 5th seed in the playoffs. They were competitive, but I wouldn't call that a cup contender.
I remembered them being poorer than they were, so I would say you are half right.
Would be fun to see jack with Quinn.
Someone like Anaheim will barely miss the playoffs and move up like 11 spots to draft kakko.
This. Kakko in colorado would be nuts.
Philly obviously, because we are gonna hire Quenneville and sign Panarin and then win 3 straight Cups with Hughes-Couturier-Patrick-Frost down the middle and Giroux back to LW
Devils need one of them the most though.
As a Kings fan give me either.
Kakko as the heir apparent to Getzlaf makes a ton of sense #pleasejesus
One to Colorado doesn't matter which one
Most of Finnish people are blonde though. Also Kaapo Kakko is a blonde. But I don't see the GM is selecting Kakko just because of his hair color
Having the Hughes brothers end up in Vancouver would be really cool to see.
That being said... a Kakko-Pete combo would also be a ton of fun to watch.
The correct answer is the team that I personally cheer for.
Eberle.....was a 70 point F and is a 50 point F now. Not ruined.
Schultz is a top 4 Dman. Not ruined.
Hall won an MVP....not ruined.
Dubnyk has been a starter for many years....not ruined.
Born in Florida but primarily raised in Toronto area.
As a Finn I would love to see Kakko in a big market, hope he goes to the Rangers, it's such a shame to see our country's finest wasting away with teams like Florida and Carolina.
The obvious answer is “my team”...
I think it’s time for another powerhouse in the NHL. It would be fun if one of the players ended up in Colorado. I also think Detroit deserves a new top talent...
Arizona gets Hughes, finally they can have a #1C to build a team around.
LA gets Kakko, they need a dynamic offensive talent
Either in NYC would be a welcome addition. Rangers haven't had a top two pick in forever.
How about a storied franchise like the Oilers?
Kakko and Kupari would be a nice combo in LA - but I'm not picky....
Yeah, but Finns aren't Scandinavians, which was my point.
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