In my avoidance of work, I review NHLNumbers.com and came up with a list of players who are, in my opinion, on bad contracts that expire by the end of 2016-17. In my humble opinion these are the kind of contracts a team with deep pockets like the Leafs should be trying to take on in order to facilitate the rebuilding moves they need to make, as well as when the Leafs eventually do clear some cap space, try to take on in order to get to the cap in exchange for other #nice things like draft picks and prospects. (more…)
Since I’ve got about a month before I decide whether it’s worth the $25 to pay for renewing a domain name associated with a twitter handle I chose 5 years ago, I’m making an effort to put more #content on this site. Most of it’s junk I want for quick reference, today’s post is no exception. With the trade deadline about 5 weeks away I thought I’d post who owns what draft pick as a handy dandy reference. Enjoy.
Much like I did last year, I am posting a handy dandy list of my top 30 players pretty much just so I can have a convenient reference point when arguing on twitter. I didn’t do this until the Memorial Cup last year, but felt compelled to do this earlier this year because I was curious to see where I’d actually rank Lawson Crouse with my minimal knowledge of prospects. Last year I ranked William Nylander 4th overall, so you can imagine my glee when the Leafs selected him 8th. If the Leafs stay around 9th-10th, I hope to get an equal joy from the selection of Matthew Barzal.
Without further adieu, my rankings: (more…)