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The Fucking Offseason Thread - Why bother waiting?

mbow30

Well-known member
So at the end of the day, I’d rather not have kerfoot but…

- If we needed to replace him the cost is likely to be a lot higher than a middling prospect and a seventh.

- with holl they have a tough to find rhd at a very reasonable cap hit. Comparable players like larsson are literally doubling his cap hit

- they have maintained a good trade chip in dermott

- they can also put Lilly in play on the trade market

Sucks to lose a guy who is better than kerfoot, but they’d be in a worse spot right now without that trade, with either a gaping hole at centre and no internal options to fill it, or short a young dman with upside, a near league minimum hit, and 3 years of control.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Yeah, they left some players on the board that would have helped make them competitive.


Other than McCann of course....they fucking had to take him, didn't they.
 

mbow30

Well-known member
They already have a gaping hole at centre. All Kerfoot's presence does is provide just enough security at 3C where we might not feel sufficiently motivated to fix an obvious gaping hole.

Well kerfoot isn’t a good centre but they literally have no other options.
 

zeke

Well-known member
The Leafs were a really good team with Kerf as their 3C this year.

And then he led all centers in scoring in our round 1 series.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Well kerfoot isn’t a good centre but they literally have no other options.

That's my point. I would rather they overspend to make sure they get Danault, Stastny or Bonino rather than balk at the cost because they have Kerfoot in house already.

I would rather Dubas had no other functioning option right now and was forced into prioritizing the position and making a move. Even moreso now that this McCann business has gone down as it has. Kerfoot is not a viable 3C option for a team trying to win a cup, which is allegedly what we're trying to do here.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
The Leafs were a really good team with Kerf as their 3C this year.

And then he led all centers in scoring in our round 1 series.

Bump him to #1C and trade Matthews. For a lot!!!
 

mbow30

Well-known member
That's my point. I would rather they overspend to make sure they get Danault, Stastny or Bonino rather than balk at the cost because they have Kerfoot in house already.

I would rather Dubas had no other functioning option right now and was forced into prioritizing the position and making a move. Even moreso now that this McCann business has gone down as it has. Kerfoot is not a viable 3C option for a team trying to win a cup, which is allegedly what we're trying to do here.

Well none of those guys are guaranteed to be here.

I’d they had no kerfoot and couldn’t land one of them they’d be f’ed in the a.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Well none of those guys are guaranteed to be here.

No, but I can guarantee that they all like money

I’d they had no kerfoot and couldn’t land one of them they’d be f’ed in the a.

Would they though? Kerfoot has been pretty much our worst regular last year and is pretty sheltered from defensive matchups compared to other 3C's because Matthews and Tavares largely share the defensive zone faceoff heavy lifting.
 

Hoss

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I say Trade kerfoot for a bigger winger for first or second line . get Getzlaf, Perry to play the fourth line with Spezza. Throw who the hell you want on that third line (engvall, mikehyev, Anderson etc)

Need a goalie though man...
 
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