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07-29-2012, 10:58 AM
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eh. They said they would try him at center. That doesn't mean that it makes sense to slot him into the number one center spot. I don't think Carlyle was suggesting that he would be ideal for it, just that since we have noone else that can play that spot, it wouldn't hurt to try it.
I think that a Gary Roberts trained Nazem Kadri is a much better option for 1C.

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07-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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If there's a player the Leafs need to make the playoffs, it's not a forward, it's a ****ing goaltender.

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07-29-2012, 09:06 PM
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Three.

Lemieux,Bobby Orr and Ken Dryden.Might do it.

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07-29-2012, 09:45 PM
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Certainly, if a number one center and goaltender isnt obvious as the season progresses, the club will be in a compromised position. However, these threads only seem to surface in times of boredom, or as the ship begins to sink. It's not a present reality while in the midst of win streaks, or resurgencies or the apparent realization that perhaps we've finally found our number one goaltender as in the case of the "Reiminister of Defence", "Optimus Reim" etc...

Instead we pine for assets in other clubs that were only players of AHL reknown at one point and potentially serviceable, while forgetting and berating our own versions of the same.

Our fanbase lacks grace. We see the situation for what is, and we moan about options that aren't perfectly available to us while inventing scenarios that "could've been" acheived without ever acknowledging in same weight the elements that prevented every armchair ideation to begin with.

Eighth place by a point at the end of the regular season is essentially the only goal most care about at this point, correct? That's not a target that this present squad can't achieve. Lesser clubs without two Top 10 scoring wingers have done as much. The reality to this aim, is that it's yet to be missed with respect to the season in question.

Can we all as a collective simply take the lead and create conversations to that enhanced end? You know, the one where when we actually miss the playoffs (Again, yes again, if need be...) we then discuss what's needed with an actual concluded context?

I don't doubt that this club like all clubs, needs one thing or another to improve, but I also don't doubt that the two halves of two seasons aren't reconcliable in this upcoming campaign.

The player we're short of is named consistency.

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07-30-2012, 09:40 AM
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Lemieux,Bobby Orr and Ken Dryden.Might do it.
Alain, Claude, or Jocelyn? Be more specific.

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Decent goaltending and they sneak in last year. Goaltending is a must to have any chance this year.

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The Leafs require solid goal-tending to make the playoffs, and a top Centre (non-JVR) to become more than a one-round team.

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07-30-2012, 11:43 AM
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My point was were close to a playoff team not championship team

2 additions one in top 6 thats a power forward and a similar addition in bottom 6 should be enough to grab a spot in post season

That will make 2 new top 6 additions meaning more goals than last year from top 6

The size addition acquired in bottom 6 allows us to increase grit meter

That with the adding of Orr should help us play bigger a severe issue from last season and allow us not to be bullied..
What's your beef with apostrophes? Can't a mod fix the thread title at least? Like nails on a chalkboard reading that...

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07-30-2012, 12:14 PM
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yes. a 1C and a 1G.

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07-30-2012, 12:24 PM
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Lemieux,Bobby Orr and Ken Dryden.Might do it.
I'd rather a playmaking Gretzky over scoring Lemieux, but at min. salary in NHL 12, we can fit both in. Maybe use Patrick Roy over Dryden, as Allaire coached Roy.

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