You really shouldn’t cheer for the Leafs to lose to the Senators, ever. It is a veritable fanclub-card-revoking offence. But an educated fan should always enter a game like this knowing the draft stakes.
A regulation loss tonight ensures the Leafs will not pass the Senators or Predators (who each have two games left), and ensures the Leafs will draft at worst 8th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Winnipeg, who won their final game of the season last night, would pass the Leafs on the head-to-head tie breaker.
A regulation loss would still leave the 7th overall pick as a possibility if Vancouver were to collect three of their final four points.
A win, meanwhile, could push the Leafs down as far as 11th, depending on how the Predators and Senators fare in their remaining games.
What happened last time the Leafs played the Senators with draft pick positioning hanging in the balance, again?
Prediction: Troy Bodie hat trick.
|1 - Buffalo||25.00%|
|2 - Florida||18.80%|
|3 - Edmonton||14.20%|
|4 - Calgary||10.70%|
|5 - NY Islanders||8.10%|
|6 - Vancouver||6.20%|
|7 - Carolina||4.70%|
|8 - Toronto||3.60%|
|9 - Winnipeg||2.70%|
|10 - Ottawa||2.10%|
|11 - New Jersey||1.50%|
|12 - Nashville||1.10%|
|13 - Phoenix||0.80%|
|14 - Washington||0.50%|
The God dam schabs make me sick, those lucky bastards just won the game in OT on a penalty shot, are you kidding me? Those bastards have a horse hoe wrapped in a 4 clover up their asses.......man I hope Tampa lights them up in the first round....they are really pissing me off.
I'm not one for tanking, never have. That being said they will probably blow up the Sens tonight, probably see a hattie from Jay McClemment.
So whats the deal with Bolland anyways, Thats whats really frustrating me. We paid a high price to get him, now he might walk unless we overpay him. Fuck that sucks. Florida is probably going to offer him 5+ mil. They need to spend like 30 mil this summer to hit the floor
Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri (CAP HIT: 7.10M):
134 gp, 39g, 60a, 99p, -9
Eric Staal and Jordan Staal (CAP HIT 14.25M):
159 gp, 34g, 65, 99p, -11
I don't mind the idea of the Staals brothers but I think they fall under the category of not wanting to bother with that spotlight right now.
Bozak, Kadri, Reimer + prospect for Staal bro's (Lieweke convinces them to wave, Carolina wants to rebuild)
JVR. E.Staal. Kessel
Lupul. J.Staal. Clarkson
Leivo. Holland. UFA.
Komarov. Boyle. D'Amigo.
Heres my roster, but not really sure its possible because it only takes out Kadri, Reimer, Franson, Holland, other prospects, and our 1st rounders. But it would be nice to see us finally built from the centre ice position
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Eric Staal ($8.250m) / Phil Kessel ($8.000m)
Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Jordan Staal ($6.000m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m)
Leo Komarov ($1.500m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Josh Leivo ($0.793m)
Jerry D'Amigo ($0.700m) / Jay McClement ($1.500m) / Jamie Devane ($0.660m)
Carter Ashton ($0.700m) /
Dion Phaneuf ($7.000m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Jake Gardiner ($2.250m) / Morgan Rielly ($0.894m)
Carl Gunnarsson ($3.150m) / Petter Granberg ($0.800m)
Korbinian Holzer ($0.788m) /
Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m)
Drew MacIntyre ($0.800m)
Mike Komisarek ($0.000m)
Mikhail Grabovski ($0.000m)
Tim Gleason ($0.833m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(estimations for 2014-15)
SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $71,067,500; BONUSES: $1,082,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $32,500
@leafersutherland My objection to Shanahan was based purely on timing
-loses 8 in a row
-has no accountability throughout the losing streak
-coach tuned out
-core overplayed worn out
-base untrusted, under utilized
-embarasses themselves and their fan base
Somewhere in that 2 or 3 week clusterf**k something more productive could have been down , if only to send a message
Shanahan hiring was optics and ass covering
No. Keep Carlyle . Trade up in draft or trade for defensive help. Forget DeBoar, hes a one season wonder. Shanahan will blueprint us a winner.
@Jordan29 That's why Chi traded him in the first place. Foresight...
@Cameron19 Really think about it, when was the last time we had a defensively aware centre like J staal? Never?
@Cameron19 If you want to just use straight out stats then yes. But where there is many other aspects to the game thats why it would be nice to have them
@Jay_Berg If we are going to sign a bottom 6 centre UFA its going to be Mcclement. Hes a good fit here still
@Jay_Berg I think I would like to have Schenn, but personally Im glad we got Kadri because it sort of made us trade Luke for JVR and that was a joke
@Jay_Berg May I ask what exactly you're basing it on? It's not like these guys were in different roles than our guys. They're the top 2 centers for their teams, and the Staals were no better at preventing goals or getting their team to the playoffs than our guys.
Skinner got concussed. Ward is shit. Tlusty is shit. Semin is shit. No defence.
Staal's are not the issue in Carolina
@Jay_Berg What, our chit better than their chit? (kidding)
@Jay_Berg Skinner, Ruutu and Semin are shit?
Skinner - 31g, 21a
Semin - 22g, 20a
Ruutu - 8g, 16a
They don't have a Kessel, sure, but is this really dramatically different than JVR, Lupul and Clarkson? (and yes I'm aware Ruutu was traded at the deadline).
He's overrated. Not as good at faceoffs as people tend to think. Our PK sucks and he's the main guy. Doesn't hit. Just meh to me
@Jay_Berg well for 1.5 mil you wont sign a better UFA bottom 6 guy. Thats Nonis's fault with the few bad contracts he signed that we have to scrape around paying pople
@leafersutherland @Mind Bomb@The_Polish_Cannon@Zep2
Easy ? Easy is for Us, Tim Liewiki was not brought in for easy, he was brought in to be the best, to get the Best, I dont care how hard it is if he is the MAn, then BE the Man !
Davidson was named President of Hockey Operations for the Blues on June 30, 2006. He left the Blues after agreeing to a buyout of his contract on October 9, 2012. He was then named President of Hockey Operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 24, 2012.
Like Colmbus did to Get John Davidson out of St loius, and where are they
Well here is my Beef Guys, I keep hearing about all this money MLSE has, and how we can use that to Bring in the Best Hockey Minds, the Best hockey Scouts, have 7 GM's, and you know what, we havent
We hired another Rookie, Instead of say looking at the top 6 teams, Identifying Who built them, and then poach one of them, but know us leaf fans get yet another Trial and Error.
We are not the Guiniea Pigs, or the training gounds for the NHL management.