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Forums :: Blog World :: Mike Augello: Will Winnik Be "Jetting" Out Of Town?; Leafs Vs Jets
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fidopro
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: We grabbed him by the ballot, QC
Joined: 08.10.2008

Feb 22 @ 10:33 AM ET
UFA who's going to be too old when the rebuild is done, and who could get us some value now.


That being said, I'd gladly re-sign him in the summer to act as a mentor for the young team.

- Feeling Glucky?


That's my point. You still need a team, leaders to mentor young kids. You can write off a few years, you don't disappear by magic for that time and reappear 3 years later with a new team.
Do you prefer to have Kessel and Phaneuf to show kids the way or a guy like Winnik?
Pretty easy to answer IMO.
The Shrike
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 11.17.2007

Feb 22 @ 10:37 AM ET
James Mirtle ‏@mirtle 2m2 minutes ago
Darryl Sutter on fourth lines in the NHL: "If they're only five or six or seven-minute players, then you're not a playoff team."

- gravyface


I remember when people complained about Quinn voicing that same mantra. They said rolling four lines was a sign of a coach who was old, and stupid, and didn't know what he was doing anymore.
weirdoh
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.09.2006

Feb 22 @ 10:38 AM ET
What a (frank)ing waste. Run down how they (frank)ed up the standing last night, one of you guys is smart.
weirdoh
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.09.2006

Feb 22 @ 10:39 AM ET
That's my point. You still need a team, leaders to mentor young kids. You can write off a few years, you don't disappear by magic for that time and reappear 3 years later with a new team.
Do you prefer to have Kessel and Phaneuf to show kids the way or a guy like Winnik?
Pretty easy to answer IMO.

- fidopro




Kessel, no. #3, no idea what he does or doesn't do in the dressing room other than rule the radio.
robin_steele264
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 03.15.2009

Feb 22 @ 10:46 AM ET




Winners



The Shrike
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 11.17.2007

Feb 22 @ 10:48 AM ET
That's my point. You still need a team, leaders to mentor young kids. You can write off a few years, you don't disappear by magic for that time and reappear 3 years later with a new team.
Do you prefer to have Kessel and Phaneuf to show kids the way or a guy like Winnik?
Pretty easy to answer IMO.

- fidopro


A guy like Winnik obviously, but guys like Winnik are available come July and August in the remainder bin of more competitive teams that are cap bonked from re upping their star players. Even better, at that point they're amenable to sign one year contracts at reasonable cost, just to stay in the show.
Conquest
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.06.2010

Feb 22 @ 10:57 AM ET
7 points in his last 9 with Phaneuf out. I bet Rielly finishes as our highest scoring d-man
- GardinerExpress


That's a cool story, that doesn't mean he's our best defensively. But he's improving and he's a kid. Let's just not focus on +/- when it isn't even used for power plays.
Symba007
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Welcome to 4 Seasons HB Landscaping, You are all perennial cynical sissies , ON
Joined: 02.26.2007

Feb 22 @ 11:09 AM ET
What a (frank)ing waste. Run down how they (frank)ed up the standing last night, one of you guys is smart.
- weirdoh

Great victory last night, the playoffs march is still alive!
lumlums
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.25.2011

Feb 22 @ 11:11 AM ET
Great victory last night, the playoffs march is still alive!
- Symba007


If the last few years has taught you anything, it should be that we suck in March, and the only one of our guys who performs in April is Reimer...
Canuckleafer
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 01.18.2013

Feb 22 @ 11:12 AM ET
If the last few years has taught you anything, it should be that we suck in March, and the only one of our guys who performs in April is Reimer...
- lumlums


Symba007
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Welcome to 4 Seasons HB Landscaping, You are all perennial cynical sissies , ON
Joined: 02.26.2007

Feb 22 @ 11:12 AM ET
If the last few years has taught you anything, it should be that we suck in March, and the only one of our guys who performs in April is Reimer...
- lumlums

systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Feb 22 @ 11:13 AM ET
That's my point. You still need a team, leaders to mentor young kids. You can write off a few years, you don't disappear by magic for that time and reappear 3 years later with a new team.
Do you prefer to have Kessel and Phaneuf to show kids the way or a guy like Winnik?
Pretty easy to answer IMO.

- fidopro


Why would Winnik want to resign here though, its an assumption with nothing to validate it.
Daddichronic
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: T.
Joined: 01.13.2014

Feb 22 @ 11:14 AM ET
Morning Leafers!
Question. If Winnik is so good, why don't you extend him? I understand and want the Leafs to trade Kessel and Phaneuf, but why Winnik?

- fidopro
I Completely agree 100%,I would love to see if we can trade Kessel,Phaneuf,Lupes.....but Winnik is from Toronto he playes every night..him and Polak I would keep for the youngsters..having the right people around is a good idea
lumlums
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.25.2011

Feb 22 @ 11:16 AM ET
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Secretions of the Golden Flower, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Feb 22 @ 11:18 AM ET
If the last few years has taught you anything, it should be that we suck in March, and the only one of our guys who performs in April is Reimer...
- lumlums


lol

that's one time when Reimer doesn't mind getting pulled, huh huh
Canuckleafer
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 01.18.2013

Feb 22 @ 11:21 AM ET
Pro Hockey Life is betting on a roster shakeup - 50% off Leaf player jerseys!

http://www.prohockeylife....o-maple-leafs-c-6_114_244
the_eye
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.22.2012

Feb 22 @ 11:21 AM ET
Morning Leafers!
Question. If Winnik is so good, why don't you extend him? I understand and want the Leafs to trade Kessel and Phaneuf, but why Winnik?

- fidopro

because they are grasping at straws and the off chance that they get a first overall next year.
which will never happen because of the way the lottery is set up
the_eye
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.22.2012

Feb 22 @ 11:22 AM ET
If they can keep him healthy long enough to trade him, it's working out pretty good.
- The Shrike

he'll be healthy all ff season, trade him then
sparky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Canada
Joined: 07.15.2006

Feb 22 @ 11:25 AM ET
because they are grasping at straws and the off chance that they get a first overall next year.
which will never happen because of the way the lottery is set up

- the_eye



Why do you say it will never happen? We will have as good a chance as anyone next year to pick first over all.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Secretions of the Golden Flower, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Feb 22 @ 11:26 AM ET
Pro Hockey Life is betting on a roster shakeup - 50% off Leaf player jerseys!

http://www.prohockeylife....o-maple-leafs-c-6_114_244

- Canuckleafer


It's pretty sad when it's been years since you could buy a Leafs jersey with a name on it that would be a keeper...nobody since Sundin and Roberts you can feel good about.
the_eye
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.22.2012

Feb 22 @ 11:27 AM ET
What a (frank)ing waste. Run down how they (frank)ed up the standing last night, one of you guys is smart.
- weirdoh

first of all, one of us guys are smart
and...no we're not
lumlums
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.25.2011

Feb 22 @ 11:28 AM ET
lol

that's one time when Reimer doesn't mind getting pulled, huh huh

- Zezel


ZING!!!
the_eye
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.22.2012

Feb 22 @ 11:31 AM ET
Why do you say it will never happen? We will have as good a chance as anyone next year to pick first over all.
- sparky

which, if i read the boards correctly, they have an 80 percent chance of not winning
if they come in last overall
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: two steaks and a couple bottles of red wine - we'll get drunk and I'll taze your balls. -Wedgie
Joined: 06.30.2006

Feb 22 @ 11:32 AM ET
Need a blow?
- systemtool


Sure, generous of you to offer
Canuckleafer
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 01.18.2013

Feb 22 @ 11:32 AM ET
It's pretty sad when it's been years since you could buy a Leafs jersey with a name on it that would be a keeper...nobody since Sundin and Roberts you can feel good about.
- Zezel


That's right - I'm not going to rush this choice as I quickly regretted my last purchase - Bryan McCabe.

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