(Thursday Mashup) Silly Season

(Thursday Mashup) Silly Season

1957

Things That Make No Sense:

  • A team that needs to improve at center moving a good 23-year-old center for a less productive 26-year-old center.
  • Converting a promising young puck-moving defenceman with top-4 ability to the less desirable wing position where he’s never played a pro hockey game.
  • Just about everything Darren Dreger says lately.

‘Tis the season. All that craziness and more in the links below.

Thursday Links:

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Cloud09
Cloud09

Was reading some of the top comments from the day. Man were there ever some dumb Kadri trade proposals. Kadri and Gleason for Richards and the Leafs 2nd, and then try and offer sheet O'Rielly?? Had a big grin as well when I saw that little tidbit that Kadri put up more points in his first 82 game season then Bozak and Bolland ever have. 

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

Off topic question: anybody know any guys who had upper eye lid surgery for droopy eyes and look great afterwards?

Bruffins
Bruffins

so Toronto sports fans are tortured, eh? Good thing I'm also a Buffalo Bills fan!!! wait...

hometeem
hometeem

wats nyi gunna want for their 5th?


Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

Love the inspirational photo above. Beleaf they will make it alright on the ice. And oil will be $40 a barrel.

T K O
T K O

So reading the scouting reports from sportsnet on the mach draft.... Dal Colle in less than a paragraph and a half was compared to Jeff Carter, Ryan Getzlaf and Eric Staal and this is supposed to not have any franchise type players...... I have a feeling this draft might turn out to be one of the better all round drafts in a long time.

2minutes
2minutes

What's the consensus around here on a deal involving Dion and Yakupov?

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@FloorHockeyFlopper 

Just do the eye brow raise exercises Shanny shows in the pic above

Takes years off your mug and makes GM's on the bubble shat themselves

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@wiski 

Was at PawnStars in Vegas a few ago...you wouldn't believe all the SuperBowl rings they had to hock

Cheapest started at @ 50 k

A few NHL ones too...much more reasonable at 10k plus

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@Bruffins 

And you laugh at my Argos....

Don't feel bad..Alec added TFC, Dallas Cowboys, BJ's and the England FC Diving Club to his list earlier

T K O
T K O

@hometeem they are stupid if they don't shop that pick hard looking for immediate help to play with Tavares..... This team cannot afford to give Buffalo a lottery pick next year. I think they would be expecting a Kane type winger

hometeem
hometeem

thinkin one of calm edm or nyi can be had starting w reims, w 4cs and ekblad i c we need in top 5

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

@T K O This draft is very deep just lacks franchise talent and an obvious #1 like we've seen a lot of over recent years.  Its probably similar to the 2010 draft with Hall/ Seguin as top 2 forwards = Reinhart/Bennett. Dal Colle could compare to Johansen who is becoming a legit player who may just take some time adjusting to the NHL. Then a bunch of small guys that are more risk/reward a bit later like Ehlers /Fabbri who could compare with Skinner.

jcg_4
jcg_4

@2minutes 

Great, just what we need; another young guy who thinks he's better then he is and believes he is too skilled to have to work for a win

Fish Head
Fish Head

@2minutes Dion and Clarkson (we pay 25% of Clarkson) for Either Perron or Yak, swap 2014 1st round picks and the Oilers 2015 1st round pick. Might need the Oilers to add a D prospect. Would leave some cap room for Stastny.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@2minutes

Rather keep Dion, to be honest.

I have no interest in Yak....and the only way I trade Dion is if he is replaced with someone who is as good or better.

T K O
T K O

@Tim Horton @T K O  if we stay at 8th and just stay within what are considered the top 12 rated prospects,we should come out fine with a quality top 6 player.... just don't do something stupid and go off the board

2minutes
2minutes

Why don't you just ask to sleep with the GM's wife and daughter too?!

2minutes
2minutes

I'd do it. Another year in Leafland could crush any value he has left. I'm actually surprised at what people think he will bring in.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@wiski @Uncle Otis 

I wish I had payed more attention to who they belonged to..there were many

I suspect hangers on/cup of tea guys who never made big $$

The boys insisted we go,but I had never heard of Pawn Stars

Some may have taken pics...I'll have to check

Fish Head
Fish Head

@2minutes You may be surprised what Dion could pull in with the market for a top 2D being hot and supply being low

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

@Uncle Otis @FloorHockeyFlopper @Bruffins hockey and soccer are the best sports ... i recommend playing a season to appreciate what these guys can do at the top level ... its mind-blowing.   lots of dives but they have no protection to wear,  Uraguay's time wasting at the end was hard to watch

2minutes
2minutes

Keep Kuli around to be his boy. I could see him turning it around, but we'd have to let him develop. Who knows? Maybe him and Nazzy find a spark and become dynamite for 10 years together.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@FloorHockeyFlopper @Uncle Otis @Bruffins 

Like baseball..a lot more fun to play than watch me thinks

I never played so I cant relate..but if there is a more boring/frustrating sport to view I've yet to witness it

Hockey..then everything else