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Morning Mashup: COMPLY!

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It’s been awhile. How do these work again?

Seriously. Despite Tweeting up a storm during the playoffs, I haven’t written anything since January. Call it a combination of hell the lockout sucking the passion out of me and Burke’s firing amounting to a platinum-knuckled gut punch at the time. But new posts are coming, and I need your help!

(Not really. But it will be a lot easier and quicker if I crowd source opinions and call it research!)

Sometime soon, I want to go in-depth on compliance buyouts options for the Leafs. Because, y’know, we haven’t talked about those nearly enough. Or yesterday. If you can (and even though you probably already have, at length), please sound off in the comments below with one (or a combination) of the following options:

A) Who you would use the Leafs‘ compliance buyouts on this summer? This question is stupid. We know who the targets will be.

B) Would you use one, or both?

C) Would you use neither of them? If so, why?

D) What are some intriguing massive contract targets in other organizations that we should try and obtain solely to buy out, if the deal includes the acquisition of a prime asset alongside them?

E) “Screw off, Matt. We’ve talked about this enough.”

F) E + “We literally spent all day talking about this under yesterday’s post. You’re just trying to get us to organize it for you.”

G) E + F + “Ugh, fine.”

I promise, if we get enough of “E” or “F”, I’ll actually not write it. Because that’s democracy, and I respect the process.

Morning Links!

-Interesting points in Tuesday’s TSN Insider Trading about Letang’s future in Pittsburgh. I can’t, personally, imagine there not being one.

-Hossa will likely play tonight. That’s good news, for those of us who want to see the Bruins…oh, I don’t know. Fail?

-Ben Scrivens will march in Toronto’s Pride Parade on June 30, because no matter what you think of that weird way he holds his glove, he’s an awesome guy.

-Jonathan Bernier on the Maple Leafs makes no sen…ah, damn. Cam Charron @ TLN beat me to that headline, and even explained why in detail.

-Cam also chimes in with a post on why David Clarkson is probably not worth the money someone will pay him. So I’m not the only one seeing (albeit undeniably better) shades of Colby Armstrong here?

-The Kings extended Slava Voynov for six years and $25 million yesterday. Someone on Twitter suggested that sets a dangerous precedent for Cody Franson’s upcoming negotiations. I think Cody Franson’s play sets a dangerous precedent for Cody Franson’s upcoming negotiations.

 

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GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

Fuck boston.  USA's equivalent of Canada's Montreal.  No fucking wonder!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@Bobsyouruncle

Here's one for you...call Shanny and get me a royalty.

Icing clocks.

Everytime a team ices the puck,it is marked on the scoreclock.

When one team consecutively reaches a certain number(4?),they receive a penalty.

If the other team interrupts the chain,they zero out/start over.

One extra wrinkle..PK's are NOT exempt.

This would mercifully bring to an end the endless icings(there isn't really a deterrent) AND make PP's more effective and perhaps open up the game as teams would be more fearful of being penalized.

I think it would be VERY entertaining to watch...especially when one team's at three.

Who knew icings could be fun?

leafmealone
leafmealone

The absolute only reason I could see in getting Bernier would be to flip him as part of a bigger package for an  area we actually need help with. 

Savo43
Savo43

JVR-Monahan-Kessel

Rychel-Kadri-Lupul

Kulemin-Gagner-Frattin

Broll-Colborne-Biggs

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That'd be a sick future lolllll. 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@jonasTSN1050: Questioned on interest in Jonathan Bernier, Nonis said position from end of season hasn't changed. Will look to upgrade wherever possible.  I don't know how you read into that one way or the other.  

Bobsyouruncle
Bobsyouruncle

http://senshot.com/2013/06/04/6-rule-changes-i-would-propose-if-i-were-running-the-nhl/   

This blogger proposes 6 rule changes.   

1. I'd get rid of the trapezoid too.   

2&3, Disagree here. Don't see any need to punish teams any more. Leave the face-offs as they are. Probably purists who wouldn't like this but I wouldn't get rid of the over the glass penalty as there should be a deterrent imo, but I would like to see a 1 minute penalty for puck over the glass, instead of 2 minutes. Always seems like too much for something that many times is unintended. Gives a team enough time to run their 1st PP unit and still serves as a deterrent.   

4. Remove the playing with hand on the face-off or stop calling it every time it hits the centre's hand.   

5. Let players tag up individually. Shouldn't hurt us if we continue the trend towards quick D and good first pass.   

6. Easy call here.  

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

Worse comes to worse we bring in Briere on the cheap for a year?

Optimustic
Optimustic

@Uncle Otis @Bobsyouruncle Good idea, maybe.   It would have hurt the Leafs more than it would have helped us this year though.   Pretty sure we iced the puck a lot more than we had it iced against us.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Uncle Otis

That'd be interesting, but how many consecutive icings would it take to get penalized?

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Savo43 

How exactly are we getting Monahan and Rychel?

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

$2.5 mil tax free would be well over $3 mil here.

Pent_House
Pent_House

@rustynail I really hope they release Brenner. Biggest waste of SPC of all time. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Bobsyouruncle 

I'm guessing #5 is regarding offsides, in which case that would be a retarded rule.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@rustynail 

Interesting, haven't been following the launches of the Xbox One and PS4, but am just wondeirng what they were trying to prove by requiring a 24 hour internet connection?

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Black_Hawk 

Yea, I'd be all for that.

Guy is always a beast for the Flyers in the playoffs.

leafmealone
leafmealone

@rustynail I can't wait until we don't resign MacArthur and he goes somewhere else and has a completely undistinguished season there. Anything that stops the 24/7 "MacA is the best hockey player ever and can't possibly be replaced ever" crap from someone on here. 

Loric76
Loric76

@rustynail lol how else could he answer that?  "He's not coming back cause RC think's he smells funny"

Loric76
Loric76

@Burtonboy Nonis:  "we want to start sitting down with our UFAs and RFAs but they're all too busy shit talking eachother on twitter while golfing"

Savo43
Savo43

@.JVR. @Savo43 Gagner+7th for Gardiner and 2 2nds. That said, like the many complaining below, i love Gardiner, and would love to see him be a lifer in blue and white. 

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@.JVR. @rustynail its always been Microsoft's war against piracy....they don't seem to understand the same demographic that enjoys gaming, is also well adept at internet piracy as well.....it was never going to boil over well with the public, Microsoft tried to stiff-arm the new standard and got enough backlash that it changed their minds....Sony played their cards extremely well and ran away with E3..

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Loric76

Good one, but too bad they don't actually sit down with the player.

All the negotiating is done between Leafs Management and the players agent.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

True. Probably why he never made an appearance over here before last season.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Dangle_My_Berries

So, they were trying to prevent people from buying a game, downloading it to their console and then giving it to all their friends to do the same thing?

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Black_Hawk

Hell, if we get him on a decent deal, I wouldn't be opposed to giving him a 2 or 3 year deal.

leafmealone
leafmealone

@lukethenuke @Black_Hawk @rustynail He doesn't copy Burke. Burke would have had ten press conferences by now to expound at length all the moves he intends to make.Just cause they both use a little lawyer speak doesn't make them the same.