Who do you protect at the Expansion Draft - Poll

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by Petrus, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:31 PM.

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Who do you protect at the Expansion Draft?

  1. Dermott

  2. Holl

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  1. kk87 Registered User

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    We've become pretty excellent with player development the past 5ish years, but the way we've handled Dermott is utterly perplexing to me - as is his treatment within the fan base. Ever since he entered the league he's shown a level of poise and talent that should warrant top 4 consideration, and the limited times he's gotten a fair shake he's excelled; and yet, people talk about him as if he's a fringe NHL defenseman. I love Holl, and we should certainly try to keep him around, but losing Dermott would be a bigger loss than people make it out to be
     
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    I think you protect Holl. I can see Seattle selecting Kerfoot regardless.
     
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  3. LeafGrief Votes Matthews in polls

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    Keefe plays Holl 22 minutes a night. He's a solid #4 RHD locked in at 2m with term.

    Travis Dermott plays 13 minutes a night. He's got "upside" but was our #6 before Sandin emerged. Liljegren might pass him soon enough as well.

    This really is a slam dunk no-brainer. We protect Holl. We're not in the position to be waiting around for Dermott to develop into what Holl is today. This might be a question if Holl was making 4m or something, but at 2m he's legitimately an incredibly valuable asset for the team. Dermott needs a new deal and isn't going to keep signing his qualifying offer every year anyways.
     
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    Dermott still could be very good IMO, however, tough choices need to be made this summer.
     
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    Holl is right handed, handling the 20+ minutes per night, makes a modest salary for a top 4 defender. Perhaps the unsigned Dermott could be moved before the expansion draft for a lesser qualifying defender plus a draft pick or two? Not sure there's very many of these guys around the league (Kurtis MacDermid (LA)).
     
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    I agree if they need a F.

    Vegas stockpiled D
     
  7. ACC1224 Keeping it real, someone has to.

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    Good poll. Dermott pretty easily for me although I’m not surprised more prefer Holl.
     
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    not need a F. need a C
     
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    The maximum number of defensemen the Kraken can draft is 13. I believe the Kraken may find thirteen defensemen better than Dermott available on other rosters. I do value Dermott high and hope the Kraken will take Kerfoot. Moving Kerfoot would help balance Toronto's cap situation such that it might be appropriate to grease the pick.
     
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    Protect Holl.

    I think Dermott is gone whether he gets selected or not.
     
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    You keep the top 4 RHD with 2m cap hit over a guy who could one day turn into a top 4 RHD with an unknown future cap hit. This team is win now. If we lose one young defenseman we have two more ready to step up. And that's if Seattle decides to take Dermott. I can tell you that they would take Holl
     
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    I was back and forth on this. I went with Dermott because he still so young and plays both sides.

    At the same time, Holl has solidified the RD position with his improvement.
     
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    Dermott is a great young player and has potential and I have no ill will towards him. But I notice Holl on the ice WAY more, most games go by and I barely hear Dermott's name. Holl is the better value to the team.
     
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    The reasons you mentioned above are exactly why I choose Dermott.
     
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    And why is that?

    He’s been our #6 dman, he cant be asking for too much. But if you’re right, doesn’t that say something about his value going forward?

    I”d protect Dermott. I don’t agree that Holl is better now, but I’m not saying Dermott is either. I see them fairly equal, with Holl having a better partner, and Dermott being younger.

    Holl was in the ahl when he was Dermott’s age. What will the next few years of development give us with Dermott?

    We know what Holl’s ceiling is, he’s in his prime right now. And imo its not much, if any, higher then Dermott right now. Let’s see what Dermott’s ceiling can be.
     
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    If I were still playing fantasy hockey leagues, I'd look at trying to make a deal for Kerfoot.
     

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