Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here

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Fresh sheet of ice for your Monday morning.

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Ze_theLeafsFan
Ze_theLeafsFan

Interesting that Ranger has decided to sign in Switzerland. You would think that he would be able to get a contract in the NHL 

Loric76
Loric76

So now that Ranger has decided to avoid the substance-abusing NHL lifestyle and gone off to live where alcohol is much more prevalent in pretty much everything, where are we with LD depth?

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

And for the record.  I cannot stand Gus Katsaros.


That is how you start the morning off boys.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Good Morning Gents....as always, rain or shine, great day for a trade  :)

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

Paul Ranger was actually one of the guys I found SMART enough to play D for our team. 


There goes that requirement.

Mcost61
Mcost61

Morning Folks, so Ranger signed with Switzerland?

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Loric76 I would far rather live is a place like Geneva that some of those shit holes south of the border.  

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

I like Katsaros' analyses, but this tweet is very hard to read.

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@TheGroobster Wish him well, it was a worthwhile experiment and if it resolves whatever it was that caused him to leave, good on him.

LeafFan15
LeafFan15

@wendelsway1 Every day is a good day for a Franson trade :) just gotta find out which day

leafdreamer
leafdreamer

@TheCanucksnaphook or see if someone will give us their first overall or something along those lines right now for him and never look back.  The kid is too small to do the kind of shit he's doing in the OHL in the big league.  

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@TheCanucksnaphook 

that's the beauty of the Marlies ain't it?  it's a little surprising how little we hear about them, as close as they are.

it's a great thing.

LeafFan15
LeafFan15

@TheCanucksnaphook I loved him during the end. I'd love to see him again this year and see if he plays to his true potential. 

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

I predict he will find his way back to the NHL

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@leafdreamer 

sure he will.  he just won't be the same as a pro at 21 years of age.

two years on the Marlies and then we'll talk about him again.

judge him after you see what he can do there.

mcloki
mcloki

@peterbleafs @mcloki Good luck Paul Ranger. I wish you all the best. I think he just saw to writing on the wall and went to Europe.

leafdreamer
leafdreamer

@dlb Mad @leafdreamer I hope you guys are right but he's really small and a hiiiiigh round pick - it would literally take a miracle for him to be as good in the NHL some day as he was in the OHL last year.  I wonder what we could get for him right now.  

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@TheCanucksnaphook

i heard the same things said of Kadri.  my reply to that is, "if the kid's got character then anyone who was able to dominate his peers at 18/19 will be able to dominate them again at 25"

we're not going to get the bonus years you get from the special players like Crosby or MacKinnon.  but that doesn't mean they can't still be all-stars.

remember Tavares would be too slow?  lol, mindless.

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@dlb Mad @TheCanucksnaphook Just a ton of players in the NHL are 5'9" to 6'0" and around 180lbs...and all do just fine.  Just look down through rosters every team has a number of them, even playing defense.....example....Torrey Krug Boston Bruins, Defense.....5'9" tall, 181 lbs. 
  David Kreijci who many here want as our number one Center....5'11" and 171 lbs.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@dlb Mad @TheCanucksnaphook Oh i hear it about Kadri, Nylander etc etc.  Usually they are only too small when they are Leafs players.


Guys like Kariya, Selanne, St. Louis, etc only do well for other teams apparently.  But Fuck Gilmour right?

leafdreamer
leafdreamer

@TheCanucksnaphook @leafdreamer @dlb Mad I'm very pleased - it's just that the odds are against him - I'd rather try a first rounder with a little less production right now and I don't know if we'll get the opportunity if we wait.  I'm just wondering what we could get for him.  Now's probably the time to get the best return.  If someone offered a first-rounder or a first-round pick next year I'd pull the trigger.  

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@leafdreamer 

if we're talking a trade for a top 3 pick next year then there might not be anyone in our organization we'd hold back from that trade.  some generationals next year isn't there?

leafdreamer
leafdreamer

@dlb Mad @leafdreamer that's what I'm talking about - there's gotta be a team in the NHL that would give up a first round pick for a kid that's looking this good right now and maybe a Fransonor Reimer.