Kapanen’s a puzzling one. He’s got great tools, and he played like a man possessed and a legit top-6 forward when he replaced Willy on Auston’s line during Willy’s holdout.
He’s looked like a “meh” 3rd liner with zero hockey IQ since then though, especially whenever he’s moved back onto one of...
Funny, accusing people who’ve wanted Freddie gone for multiple seasons of being emotional, and then tossing out “but he’s Auston’s friend” as a serious argument for keeping him.
And all this using the offence to excuse Freddie’s performance is a complete non-sequitor.
I think it’s fair to say Dubas has royally fucked up both our starting and backup goaltending.
Our backup goaltending almost single-handedly cost us a chance at home ice last year, and a chance to avoid the qualifying round this year.
And then he doesn’t get the blame for acquiring...
If you want to argue that the single biggest reason for this series loss was this team's inability to score, I'm all for that argument. But if you want to use that to excuse Andersen's own lack of performance, I have no time of day for that.
The bottom line is that he's a well-paid very average...
I'm not saying I'll renounce my Leaf fandom or pick a new team like Jonas, but when I'm sick of a team's shit I have zero problem with finding other things to do with my time. Did it once before with the Leafs for about half a season in the JFJ era, another half-season towards the end...
The lead-up to the McDavid & Matthews draft lotteries was nerve-wracking and gut-wrenching, but for a whole bunch of reasons this barely even registers in comparison. That said, of course I'd still rather get him than not.
And I mainly just hope he doesn't go to Pittsburgh or Edmonton.
Matt Murray kind of scares me. Seems like he might be the second coming of Cam Ward.
He’s also an RFA that’ll need a new contract, and has been making $3.75M, so he might not come any cheaper than Freddie.
Would also scare me to lock any kind of term into him, with his injury issues and so...
Considering how much Freddie gets blown by the fanbase and the media and how much of his short-comings get blamed entirely on “the defense”, I don’t think you’d have had much trouble at all moving him before the deadline.
Might be a bit harder now with another awful playoff performance fresh in...
Absolutely embarrassing with all of our offensive talent to get shut out in a do or die game.
And then fucking Freddie once again with the back-breaking muffin to finish us off. This had better be the last game he plays for this team.
While that’s true, it again calls into question why Dubas felt the need to keep him and dedicate $4.5M of our limited cap space to him.
Since it seems like we had every opportunity to walk away from him entirely, Dubas must’ve figured there was something more there, and he definitely figured wrong.
I've really wanted to see a Toronto/Tampa series for a few years now. A new team that we haven't played in the playoffs before, a good stylistic match for us, and it'd be great hockey to watch from an entertainment standpoint.
And if Stamkos and/or Hedman are out for all or a chunk of the...
Nope. The winner of that game gets Montreal, and the loser gets the winner of Toronto/Columbus.
I believe that's because the NHL ditched divisional brackets entirely for this playoffs, so the #1 seed in the east (which is now Philly after their win tonight) gets the lowest-ranked team that...
The super-line concept has worked pretty well for Boston in the playoffs, and it sure as hell worked pretty good for us last night. I also think we've got enough forward depth that stacking the first line doesn't really hurt the other three lines a whole lot.
None of them are liabilities, and...