On The Leafs' Cheap Forward Radar: Promote a Marlie

Danny Gray
June 12 2012 09:06AM

 

One of us is taking Lombardi's job. -Photo Credit- AP 

If you’ve been following along we’ve been taking a look at how the Leafs can best address the many many glaring holes in the roster over the past few weeks. Cam looked at the goaltending, and JP took a look at #1C. I’ve been investigating how the Leafs can fill two Top 9 Forward spots as cheaply as possible. In my last post I suggested it’s time for Kadri to take Colby Armstrong’s place on the roster. This leaves one more spot open.  I’d like to take a look at a few more options for a Matthew Lombardi replacement before we start looking outside the organization. As previously stated, the main thing this forward needs to be is cheap, and the best way to ensure cost effectiveness is by using players on ELC or RFA contracts.

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Congratulations to the 2012 Los Angeles Kings

Jonathan Willis
June 11 2012 10:38PM

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions!

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Are The Leafs Shopping Luke Schenn?

Danny Gray
June 11 2012 01:04PM

I won't miss this. -Reuters

Elliote Friedman had a few interesting Leaf’s related thoughts in this week’s installment of 30 Thoughts. (If you’re not reading this regularly then I don’t even know what to say) The biggest one is that he believes the Leafs are shopping Luke Schenn.  

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NHL equivalencies from the Toronto Marlies' season

Cam Charron
June 11 2012 11:07AM

Typically playoff games aren't included in NHL equivalency analysis, which is essentially trying to predict a player's NHL points based on their performance in an inferior league. But for Nazem Kadri, Matt Frattin, Carter Ashton and Joe Colborne, four forwards who we see having a future on the Leafs, we'd like to use as much information as possible to let us know exactly what we have.

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On The Leafs' Cheap Forward Radar: Nazem Kadri

Danny Gray
June 11 2012 08:04AM

 

 Yeah, but can he punch faces with those hands?- Photo via Reuters

As I outlined earlier the Leafs have two “Top 9 Forward” spots to fill this offseason. These spots currently belong to Colby Armstrong and Matthew Lombardi. One of them is Nazem Kadri’s to lose.  

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