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Offline Frank E

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #630 on: January 05, 2018, 01:04:59 PM »
Maybe Polak did get injured last night?

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« Reply #631 on: January 05, 2018, 01:22:13 PM »
If that is what you're aiming for, gotta be this for me:

Rielly - Hainsey
Gardiner - Dermott
Borgman - Polak

I'd rather throw Dermott to the wolves of the other team than the one on our own team.

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« Reply #632 on: January 05, 2018, 02:48:02 PM »
Maybe Polak did get injured last night?

I don't wish injury upon anyone, but...........I mean if it's not *super serious*....only keeps him out say 4-5 7-10 months?  I could be ok with that.

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« Reply #633 on: January 05, 2018, 02:59:56 PM »
Question is.  When does he get in, and when he does, is he playing the right side?  If he's playing the left, it means Borgman is coming out- which I wouldn't be terribly upset about as he hasn't played quite as well lately. 

Who knows though- maybe they will try Borgman on the right side?

I have to assume he's getting in, otherwise why bring up a young guy to sit as a 7th defenseman when he could be playing regular minutes on the Marlies?

A few things:

1.  Marlies play 3 games in 4 nights and Dermott just returned from injury.  I wonder if they feel that is too much for him so quickly. 
2.  Their PK has been terrible since Marincin was called up and Dermott was injured. 

What they could do is swap them for a day:

- Dermott gets his first practice with the Leafs today.
- Marincin plays for the Marlies tonight
- Swap them again tomorrow so Dermott has only played 2 of the 3 games in 4 nights.

Marlies are off until next weekend after their game tomorrow night.  So I'd expect them to have Dermott up with the Leafs practicing and potentially getting in a game next week.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #634 on: January 05, 2018, 04:11:17 PM »
Maybe Polak did get injured last night?

I don't wish injury upon anyone, but...........I mean if it's not *super serious*....only keeps him out say 4-5 7-10 months?  I could be ok with that.

I know that Polak is not liked on this team. But he is the only defense man who has stood up for Andersen when he is hit in the crease. If you don't have a defense men doing that Andersen will be injured for sure.

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« Reply #635 on: January 05, 2018, 04:24:00 PM »
Maybe Polak did get injured last night?

I don't wish injury upon anyone, but...........I mean if it's not *super serious*....only keeps him out say 4-5 7-10 months?  I could be ok with that.

Babcock would put Komarov on defence and play him 26 minutes per game.

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« Reply #636 on: January 05, 2018, 04:26:51 PM »

Time to put all our hopes and dreams on Dermott and widely overreact to his first NHL game good or bad!
Yes CTB lets make him the next coming of Ian Turnbull
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #637 on: January 05, 2018, 04:34:20 PM »
Maybe Polak did get injured last night?

I don't wish injury upon anyone, but...........I mean if it's not *super serious*....only keeps him out say 4-5 7-10 months?  I could be ok with that.

I know that Polak is not liked on this team. But he is the only defense man who has stood up for Andersen when he is hit in the crease. If you don't have a defense men doing that Andersen will be injured for sure.

He stood up for him by chasing a guy up the ice to crosschecks him.   It was stupid and did nothing to prevent guys from doing it to Zanders em.  The simple fact that the act happened while Polak was on the ice proves that Polak doesnt act as a protective deterrent.

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« Reply #638 on: January 05, 2018, 04:40:16 PM »
Ian Turnbull would not of let it happen. I mean Dermott!
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #639 on: January 07, 2018, 03:19:35 PM »
Could some of the Leafs problems be that they are playing down to their competition?  They seemed to have two really good games against Tampa and San Jose, and then they looked slow again against Vancouver.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #640 on: January 08, 2018, 12:06:11 PM »
If that is what you're aiming for, gotta be this for me:

Rielly - Hainsey
Gardiner - Dermott
Borgman - Polak

I'd rather throw Dermott to the wolves of the other team than the one on our own team.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #641 on: January 08, 2018, 09:18:27 PM »
Its such a pleasure watching a TSN broadcast, from the play by play to the intermission crew. Sportsnet has had years to figure it out and cant seem to let the likes of Kypreos and Greg no doubt about it Millen go.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #642 on: January 09, 2018, 12:07:49 AM »
The Maple Leafs have gone from being the worst (last season) to the best (this year so far) shootout team in the league.

How's zhat?  Easy.  The fact that Babcock chooses his shooters randomly (after Matthews of course ), plus Andersen who has been so much better in styming the opposition in shootout situations.

The Leafs all-time shootout leader is none than other Tyler Bozak, with Matthews closing in.


https://theathletic.com/205105/2018/01/07/why-the-leafs-are-suddenly-winning-shootouts/

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #643 on: January 09, 2018, 10:31:21 AM »
Craig Custance chats with Justin Bourne about life as a Marlies video coach (some behind the scenes stories), and changing careers from playing hockey to writing about hockey.

https://soundcloud.com/user-38892502-274623174/the-full-60-episode-14-justin-bourne

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #644 on: January 09, 2018, 12:43:34 PM »

Haha

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