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Re: STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS ST. LOUIS BLUES!!!!!

Can we all take a moment and marvel at Masai Dubas?

This was suppose to be the most difficult off-season in arguably Leafs history and lets look take at what he's already accomplished.

1) Resigned Matthews (happened a while ago but listing it anyway)
2) Resigned Kapanen
3) Resigned Johnsson
4) Cleared Marleau's contract
5) Clearned Zaitsev's salary
5) Acquired Ceci and have him for a one year audition at a salary only slightly more than last year
6) Have added a few roster fillers at minimum salaries
7) Traded Kadri and Rosen for Kerfoot and Barrie (!!!!!!!!!)

Still have roughly 13 million which should allow them to match any offer sheets for Marner.

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yeah, but he didn't have the balls to fire Babcock so all these moves will amount to nothing more than they have accomplished the last 3 years.

Glad there was an offer sheet, but Montreal took a half swing at it. Should have upped the offer by 1.5 million or so and given up the second first round pick. Aho is worth a first, a first, a second, and a third IMO.
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yeah, but he didn't have the balls to fire Babcock so all these moves will amount to nothing more than they have accomplished the last 3 years.

Glad there was an offer sheet, but Montreal took a half swing at it. Should have upped the offer by 1.5 million or so and given up the second first round pick. Aho is worth a first, a first, a second, and a third IMO.
Really nothing to be gained from firing Babcock.

This is the first year of his time they are going to have a roster fit to win a playoff series. If they lose first round again this year (and arguably don’t make conference final minimum) then it’s a different story.

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Aho got offer sheet from Montrea. Hurricanes will probably offer that or bit more to keep him, he's their golden goose.

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Toronto had the roster to beat Boston this year. Babcock had last change in games 3 and 4 and still managed to get the wrong players on the ice at the end of both of those games, and in game 6 he pulled his goalie before his team had possession of the puck.

ONCE in his career has Babcock over achieved with a team, and that was 16 years ago. He underachieved in Detroit (With the rosters he had, how does he only win one cup!?!?!?!) and he hasn't made it past the first round in 6 years. Players do not like playing for him as well.
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Toronto had the roster to beat Boston this year. Babcock had last change in games 3 and 4 and still managed to get the wrong players on the ice at the end of both of those games, and in game 6 he pulled his goalie before his team had possession of the puck.

ONCE in his career has Babcock over achieved with a team, and that was 16 years ago. He underachieved in Detroit (With the rosters he had, how does he only win one cup!?!?!?!) and he hasn't made it past the first round in 6 years. Players do not like playing for him as well.
Only way Toronto was beating Boston was if they got it done quick. No way Lou's defense was beating Boston in a 7 game series. Like I said, now the Team will (more than not) have Dubas' defense and the true test for Babs will begin.

The NHL isn't the NBA or the NFL. Success isn't measured in championships it is measured in playoff appearances. There is far too much parody to base things off championships. Sure, eventually coaches do get fired because they don't get over the hump but Toronto isn't there yet. Everyone forget's that the Shanaplan wasn't suppose to get them to the playoffs as quickly as it did. They are a year and possibly 2 years ahead of schedule.

I have heard about select players that haven't liked playing the Babcock but that could be said about any coach. He expects a lot of his players and some guys can't handle that.

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The West got much tougher this off-season, the Central bulked up massively and have the defending Stanley Cup Champions. I look for the West to be the dominant conference for the next several years like it was to the end of LA Chicago's wins.

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Congrats to the Penguins.
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