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  1. It will take more then 11 mill to be taken seriously. He should be making Mathews type money and i'm sure the Leafs are thinking the same thing. It will take McDavid + type money ( something along the lines of 5 years at 13 mill, with most of it up front ) for the Leafs to balk and take the picks and for Marner to seriously consider us IMO. Can't see MB going there. At the same time,,,, we have the picks and resources to make that happen. If MB were contemplating this kind of strategy he wouldn't have gone out and committed money to those lower tier guys like Thompson and Weal. Those type of signings are clear indicators which way he intends to proceed. The bargain route as usual. It's all about quantity with Bergevin
  2. Some as in one,,,,, and we all know who that is.
  3. You would be hard pressed to find any of those so called skilled French players that had any major impact on us winning a Cup. If you research it, you would see how much of a farce that supposed advantage actually was. Here's one of many articles debunking that myth,,,, https://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2008/12/2/678036/debunking-the-canadiens-fr
  4. Refs are turning these playoffs into the most controversial ever. This Cup win will be tainted.
  5. IMO they'll be a handful for all 3 of those teams. I saw a bit of that win vs Slovakia and they beat a team that easily handled USA and took Canada to the limit.
  6. I really don't think the French theory is that big a deal. We haven't gone out of our way to draft one of them in recent drafts, in the higher rounds, unless he was highly ranked. KK last year, Chucky recently,,, those are examples of not going too far off the board. I can see them taking some slightly higher risks in the lower rounds, 4th to 6th, but those guys are already projected to be projects. That guy that TSN has ranked 15th for us to target is about that ranking with the other media outlets, and to be honest,,,, he sounds intriguing to me. Who wouldn't want a guy like that (size and offensive ability)? It just happens he's French. If he's available, that doesn't mean MB will jump at him in the 1st round. He might be targeting that D man if one is available that they like.
  7. I don't think the drafting of french players is the issue. We've made some good and some bad ( anybody remember Wickenheiser over Denis Savard?) choices. I think where the disconnect is,,,, is the policy of hiring the best french candidate to coach or manage the team. That's the area we should be concerned with. I understand the reasoning to some extent but it shouldn't be the only consideration when hiring. There is such a thing as translators for the media and most if not all the coaching in the NHL is done in English. Likewise if our GM was unable to do business if he only spoke French. Who would he make trades with?
  8. Did some checking and see no difference in the compensation packages. The different numbers are adjusted based on salary increases. I still don't see teams lining up to offer sheet players. Status quo IMO.
  9. I don't know what the old numbers were but it seems like all they've done is adjust the salary numbers to reflect the increases in the Cap. Is the compensation different?
  10. You say NEW. What is different from last year? I thought changes had to be negotiated in the CBA.
  11. Doubt i'm going to watch the 3rd unless I put it on mute. I'll check in once in awhile
  12. Take that you bunch of dog whistlers.
  13. I've only watched a bit of this game and it's getting on my nerves. Feel a headache coming on.
  14. That whistling is really aggravating.
  15. Tuna trying to win this one on his own.
  16. Are the Slovaks that good or is our D that bad?
  17. No kidding. Thought it was pretty obvious from the 1st replay. These guys are worse then Toronto.
  18. Gonna be waived off.
  20. Here here,,,,, and welcome to the forum. Let's hope we both live long enough to see a few more.
  21. TSN As in our first two mock drafts, Button has Halifax Mooseheads winger Raphael Lavoie going to his hometown team Montreal at No. 15. The 6-foot-3 1/2, 191-pounder is second in QMJHL playoff scoring with 19 goals and 30 points in 21 games. Compared him to a Stephane Richer
  22. http://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/a-boston-bruins-fan-sitting-near-the-glass-had-a-hilarious-wipeout-while-celebrating-goal/ar-AABboeE?li=AAggXBR&ocid=iehp
  23. Yeah. That may not have been an issue when the League was slower but it becomes a problem with the speed of the game in the last few years. The disadvantage may be miniscule but it's still not ideal. Wasn't that long ago when we played guys on their wrong side and the coaches hated it.
  24. I don't see it either. The reasoning was that his salary will only be 1.5 million and the NYI have the Cap room to absorb the 6 mill for one year. I guess he feels he would be good value for cheap. Like you,,,, i'm not sure his declining skill set fits for them. Regardless,,,, I wouldn't do it. We have tons of Cap room too, but unless we aren't planning on spending to the max, the only reason to take him on would be for an added asset that the Leafs would have to give up to get out of Cap hell.
  25. I understand it makes sense money wise for the Islanders but do you think Lou is going to bail out the Leafs without getting some additional compensation? I think he's smarter then that and will squeeze something else out of them to take on that Cap hit as would any other decent GM,