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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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If you look at tonight’s game from the shot attempts, it looks like Boston dummied us around. Some of it is score effects sure.

However, watching the game, I didn’t really feel that clench that usually comes with watching the Leafs protecting a lead. McElhinney wasn’t swimming out there and the defense gave him clean looks for the most part. He probably robbed maybe 2 really good chances, but they were otherwise routine saves. It was just a really nice and solid ugly road win.

Bozak’s line playing against AHLers gave us all the offence needed.

I saw things differently.  I saw the Leafs getting outplayed in their own zone for most of the game, but able to score a few on Rask.  Shot differential at 39 vs. 24 was pretty indicative of who was controlling play.

I saw McElhinney outplaying Rask, and Boston going 0-6 on the PP (which is related to McElhinney's play), as being the most significant reasons for them getting away with a 2 points last night.

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