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Messages - Frank E

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This has all the makings of a trap game - team on a winning streak, destroyed last opponent on the scoreboard, last place team in the league . . .

I had that feeling about the habs game...

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leivo signs 1-year extension
« on: Yesterday at 05:57:43 PM »
What's the argument here?  That Komarov isn't good enough defensively against OV and Backstrom?  I'm trying to sift through the sarcasm to extrapolate a point to this.

Pretty much any player is "replaceable".

Komarov has been pretty well established around here in terms of being a strong defensive and physical presence.  So if he's replaceable, who is the substitute we're suggesting could take his place?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs worst 1st round pick
« on: Yesterday at 10:41:57 AM »
I've never heard of Steve Bancroft.

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Andersen
Matthews

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leivo signs 1-year extension
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:37:28 PM »
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With eyes on tomorrow night...

Drouin, Patches and Benn are all out of practice today for the Habs with the flu.

I don't know about you, but whenever this sort of stuff happens, it seems the Leafs lose.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:03:38 AM »
I get that they don't suspend the reckless stuff as much, given that there is often no specific intent to injure.  It's often just a guy doing something dangerously stupid/careless that could have, or may have, resulted in an injury.

But on the Gudas play on Perreault, it's obvious he's slashing him in the head in retaliation...it's specifically done with an intent to forcefully hit him in the head with his stick.

This is the kind of stuff that would force my hand, if I were Parros, to throw the book at the guy...especially given his history.

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I need a gif machine.

You need more than that...I honestly fell asleep on the couch in the middle of the second.

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Nylander had that great pass to Rielly, a would’ve been good pass to Matthews if he was there, a strong backcheck, and then danced into his office with zero gas left to sling a fadeaway wrister on a sliding Schneider, all in one shift.
Kinda funny Hall basically left Nylander alone but I think he mightve been playing a potential pass to Gardiner.

It’s only fair after Nylander also gave Hall a free pass just before.

Good lord, that was awful.  Nylander let him walk right in.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:21:46 PM »
How the hell can Vegas keep losing goalies? I don't ever remember another team having so many goalie injuries in one season.  It's borderline ridiculous

Ya, and I can't really be critical of management given that no one could have seen such a statistical anomaly like 4 goalies going down at the same time.

The Leafs would be starting, who, Kaskisuo I guess?  And if they didn't pick up Pickard, then who...Scott?

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Sounds unsustainable, no?

They've done it two years straight... mostly with players we're already casting off the team.

Fair enough, I didn't/can't read the article, but today our PP% sits at 6th in the league.

So I'm not sure you'd say they're "producing goals at a phenomenal record"...sounds more like cherry picking certain stats to try and exaggerate the PP's overall effectiveness.

The team overall is 6th in the league.  The Kadri unit has most of their success though (10 PP goals).  The article specifically talks about how the Kadri unit is "producing goals at a phenomenal record".

The Matthews unit has 4 PP goals, with almost the same icetime.  The reason why they don't have as many goals, despite having an avg shot distance that's actually closer than the Kadri unit?  73.7 CF/60 and 45.5 SF/60.  They aren't generating enough- and I think much of that problem is they aren't getting set up in the zone quite as often (and starting their PP shifts on the fly)

Ahh...I stand corrected then.

What is the stated PP% of the Kadri unit?

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Sounds unsustainable, no?

They've done it two years straight... mostly with players we're already casting off the team.

Fair enough, I didn't/can't read the article, but today our PP% sits at 6th in the league.

So I'm not sure you'd say they're "producing goals at a phenomenal record"...sounds more like cherry picking certain stats to try and exaggerate the PP's overall effectiveness. 

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2017-2018
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:04:50 PM »
You guys are nuts.  Marincin struggles at the NHL level...bad feet.

Ben Smith is another superior AHL player that has big trouble against NHL players.

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Sounds unsustainable, no?

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If Matthews returns (he will), it'll put both Josh and Sosh in the pressbox, i.e. two players on the roster that are better options than Matt Martin, rather than just one.

Somebody post that gif of the beating of the dead horse.

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