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Mike Augello
Editor
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 06.25.2006

Dec 2 @ 8:16 PM ET
Mike Augello: Marner closer, changes to power-play, Dubas sticking with Hutchinson
Byfuglien Ate Me
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 09.24.2010

Dec 2 @ 8:25 PM ET
Mike Augello: Marner closer, changes to power-play, Dubas sticking with Hutchinson
- mikeinbuffalo



What choice does doobie have other than to stick with Hutch? There’s no money. Any backup making the same is equally whoreawful.
LeafGuy89
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 05.13.2017

Dec 2 @ 8:27 PM ET
What choice does doobie have other than to stick with Hutch? There’s no money. Any backup making the same is equally whoreawful.
- Byfuglien Ate Me


Yup. We're doomed!
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Dec 2 @ 8:28 PM ET
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Dec 2 @ 8:30 PM ET
Nice dive, Mittelstadt.
Byfuglien Ate Me
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 09.24.2010

Dec 2 @ 8:32 PM ET
Yup. We're doomed!
- LeafGuy89


Unless we can send Ceci and Hutch for King James, yep.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe.
Joined: 07.31.2006

Dec 2 @ 8:38 PM ET
Pray for Hutcho.
DrunkenCanuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Sopel Sucks, ON
Joined: 07.14.2009

Dec 2 @ 8:51 PM ET
What choice does doobie have other than to stick with Hutch? There’s no money. Any backup making the same is equally whoreawful.
- Byfuglien Ate Me



Dorkass could admit he goofed and bring back McIll
winsix
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: 3savilerowJan30,1969
Joined: 04.03.2016

Dec 2 @ 9:00 PM ET
What choice does doobie have other than to stick with Hutch? There’s no money. Any backup making the same is equally whoreawful.
- Byfuglien Ate Me


The choice is to move out a forward. I would think Johnsson would be the first choice. Depending on the quality of the backup, Johnsson for a 2nd and a goalie say Ryan Miller would be ok. Then there is at least a tiny amount of cap space. There are at least 3 players on the Marlies that are capable of replacing Johnsson. Unless Dubas wants to start considering free pizza giveaways for "Guaranteed Loss Night" when Hutch starts, a move is required even if painful.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Castle Chocula, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Dec 2 @ 9:02 PM ET
Dorkass could admit he goofed and bring back McIll
- DrunkenCanuck


McBackup sucks now too.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe.
Joined: 07.31.2006

Dec 2 @ 9:08 PM ET
The choice is to move out a forward. I would think Johnsson would be the first choice. Depending on the quality of the backup, Johnsson for a 2nd and a goalie say Ryan Miller would be ok. Then there is at least a tiny amount of cap space. There are at least 3 players on the Marlies that are capable of replacing Johnsson. Unless Dubas wants to start considering free pizza giveaways for "Guaranteed Loss Night" when Hutch starts, a move is required even if painful.
- winsix

Tell me more about your pizza idea.
Byfuglien Ate Me
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 09.24.2010

Dec 2 @ 9:09 PM ET
The choice is to move out a forward. I would think Johnsson would be the first choice. Depending on the quality of the backup, Johnsson for a 2nd and a goalie say Ryan Miller would be ok. Then there is at least a tiny amount of cap space. There are at least 3 players on the Marlies that are capable of replacing Johnsson. Unless Dubas wants to start considering free pizza giveaways for "Guaranteed Loss Night" when Hutch starts, a move is required even if painful.
- winsix


I see what you’re saying, but giving up AJ for a decrepit and stale Miller lite may backfire badly. What aboout parting with Freddie Float?
PrinceLH
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Belleville, ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

Dec 2 @ 9:10 PM ET
Could the Leafs not have put Marner on LTIR and save the cap space? Isn't the rule more than 30 days? Wait until Saturday and get the cap space back, if so.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Castle Chocula, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Dec 2 @ 9:15 PM ET
Could the Leafs not have put Marner on LTIR and save the cap space? Isn't the rule more than 30 days? Wait until Saturday and get the cap space back, if so.
- PrinceLH

LTIR space doesn't accrue.
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Dec 2 @ 9:22 PM ET
What choice does doobie have other than to stick with Hutch? There’s no money. Any backup making the same is equally whoreawful.


It's going to be an unpopular opinion, but it kinda makes me wish Sparks was still an option. As poopty as he was, he managed to win a few games.
Santo_44
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.20.2014

Dec 2 @ 9:27 PM ET
What choice does doobie have other than to stick with Hutch? There’s no money. Any backup making the same is equally whoreawful.
- Byfuglien Ate Me

There are options.

They just will have to pay a premium because at least in the east, no teams are going to help the Leafs.

Pittsburgh is the obvious option but they are seriously helping the Leafs if they trade them a goalie.
winsix
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: 3savilerowJan30,1969
Joined: 04.03.2016

Dec 2 @ 9:28 PM ET
I see what you’re saying, but giving up AJ for a decrepit and stale Miller lite may backfire badly. What aboout parting with Freddie Float?
- Byfuglien Ate Me


It's pretty slim pickins as far as goalies available in the NHL. Maybe Dubas and Shanny can do a road trip to Europe and find the best goalie not in the NHL at the moment. Hutch has to go
Santo_44
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.20.2014

Dec 2 @ 9:29 PM ET
Could the Leafs not have put Marner on LTIR and save the cap space? Isn't the rule more than 30 days? Wait until Saturday and get the cap space back, if so.
- PrinceLH

I think the goal is to try and win hockey games.
Santo_44
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.20.2014

Dec 2 @ 9:31 PM ET
Yet another former respected player bashing Babcock

https://www.google.ca/amp...bcock-terrible-person/amp
LeafGuy89
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 05.13.2017

Dec 2 @ 9:38 PM ET
Yet another former respected player bashing Babcock

https://www.google.ca/amp...bcock-terrible-person/amp

- Santo_44


Yeah just finished reading the article on The Score app.

Babs seems like a huge female genitalia. So happy the Leafs got rid of him.

I know they aren't there to be "your friend" so to speak. But if you aren't making it enjoyable to wake up and go to the rink everyday that's a huge problem.

Good luck getting another job. Luckily for him, he's set for life financially.
Roadrunner75
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 03.01.2013

Dec 2 @ 9:40 PM ET
It's going to be an unpopular opinion, but it kinda makes me wish Sparks was still an option. As poopty as he was, he managed to win a few games.
- leafsfann


We won despite Sparks and don't think this team improved enough to just keep doing it. Sparks was just as bad if not worse.

At this point this team needs to go and have a few tweaks made to get them going. I don't mind getting Miller. I think though if we are going to do so try and get a dman as well to upgrade, maybe work Ceci in going back as a contract coming off. Think though might be Kap over Johnsson to get it done there.
Santo_44
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.20.2014

Dec 2 @ 9:41 PM ET
Yeah just finished reading the article on The Score app.

Babs seems like a huge female genitalia. So happy the Leafs got rid of him.

I know they aren't there to be "your friend" so to speak. But if you aren't making it enjoyable to wake up and go to the rink everyday that's a huge problem.

Good luck getting another job. Luckily for him, he's set for life financially.

- LeafGuy89


Yeah I’ve brought it up to some people and they’ve laughed at me...but seriously I don’t know if another team will hire him. His attitude doesn’t work in today’s NHL.

Maybe Seattle takes a shot at him....but that’s it. I think we see more rookie coaches next year instead of guys like Babs.
Santo_44
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.20.2014

Dec 2 @ 9:43 PM ET
We won despite Sparks and don't think this team improved enough to just keep doing it. Sparks was just as bad if not worse.

At this point this team needs to go and have a few tweaks made to get them going. I don't mind getting Miller. I think though if we are going to do so try and get a dman as well to upgrade, maybe work Ceci in going back as a contract coming off. Think though might be Kap over Johnsson to get it done there.

- Roadrunner75


Miller likely isn’t getting traded until a week before the deadline.

He has a 6 team trade list and good luck getting him and his California super model wife to come to Canada in December
Roadrunner75
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 03.01.2013

Dec 2 @ 9:44 PM ET
Miller likely isn’t getting traded until a week before the deadline.

He has a 6 team trade list and good luck getting him and his California super model wife to come to Canada in December

- Santo_44


Might consider it for the year because he can go right back out there and he would have a decent chance at playoffs and a cup but who knows... hard to really say there.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Castle Chocula, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Dec 2 @ 9:44 PM ET
Yet another former respected player bashing Babcock

https://www.google.ca/amp...bcock-terrible-person/amp

- Santo_44

Franzen's comments about how Babs would go off on anyone including arena staff is pretty bad. Or the stuff around Chelios in the outdoor game is (frank)ed.
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