• TGT23

    The pros and cons of the 2014-2015 Leaf seaaon:

    Pros:

    – Added Leipsic
    – Development of Nylander
    – Added Nashville’s 1st,Pens’ 2nd (2016), Pens’ 4th, Anaheim’s 5th, St.Louis’ 6th (at least)
    – TRADING CLARKSON’S CONTRACT
    – Marlies season end run
    – Richard Panik waiver claim
    – Season end play of Reilly and Gardiner.
    – 4th overall pick this year

    Cons:

    – Traded a 4th+Gunnerson for Polak
    – Lost trade value in Lupul and Kessel (maybe)
    – Missed playoffs

    To be determined:

    – Free agent signings (Bailey and Soshnikov)
    – Roman Polak Trade
    – Hunter as head scout
    – Decisions on next GM and Head Coach
    – Adding back TJ Brennan might be useful

    • TGT23

      I think overall, when thinking in terms of long-term success and rebuilding this club it was a successful season.

      Grabbed a ton of solid picks. Have a great pick themselves and could get more with the assets we have to trade. Leipsic and Nylander are pluses, as is Baily, Gardiner and Reilly’s play has been encouraging…

      Finally seems like the team is investing in a rebuild and not just a retool. And their willingness to bring in exciting hockey minds and rising stars in the business is exciting. New GM and coach could be exciting if they pick smartly.

      Still a LOT of work to do. Questions to be answered. Bernier, Kadri, Bozak, Kessel, Phaneuf, JVR, and Lupul all need to be figured out…

      Gonna be a crazy summer.

  • TGT23

    Most people here in Winnipeg aren’t that upset about the Jets losing: “Just watch us next year!”

    Lots of young players and prospects. Scheifele, Trouba and Lowry will be a year older.

    Great goaltending prospect in Connor Hellebuyck. He should be getting ready as Pavelec’s contract winds down.

    Ehlers and Nick Petan were quality World Junior players as was Josh Morrisey the year before.