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Can they retire numbers for bad reasons?

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: January 16, 2018, 08:41:35 AM »
Hope Rogers likes empty seats because that's what there going to get with complete unwillingness to do anything meaningful. Trade Donaldson and get on with it because I place the possibility of Jays signing him to near what he wants/deserves at 0%.

I guess I'm frustrated we are headed for a rebuild, Tulo sucks, Martin's to old, bullpen is awful, old vet signing don't excite me. I wish it was possible to reward the fans for their loyalty but realistically you probably can't with this group.

The starters/closer are stellar, you can't build around that?

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I'm not jinxing anything... Ottawa is going to get murdered tonight. Leafs score at least 6. Sens sucks period.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
This article is depressing:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/team-canada-might-looked-nhlers-olympics/

#bettmansucks #bettmanisliterallyagoblin

Really going to miss Olympic hockey.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:53:50 PM »
Cody Franson (CHI) has been placed on waivers.

Upgrade over Polak?  Discuss.

It's not the worst idea I've ever heard.
Polak only because we have 4 Franson types already... not that Polak is a good option either.

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Rielly a -1...

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Marner
HM: Mr. Andersen

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Yeah, that makes sense. I'm sure they offered schools in the downtown core some sort of promotional package (assuming you're correct with their intention).

I just don't know how feasible that it is considering the vast majority of tickets are already sold through STHs. It feels to me like the team is just hoping that those season ticket holders bring their kid with them to the game instead of a friend or something. I doubt that happens though. Which is too bad, because a school-day atmosphere like the Marlies get at the ACC would have been incredible.
In the season ticket package they encouraged bringing a kid to this game.

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The only thing I don't like about this game is the fact it was played at 2pm on Tuesday and I wasn't watching it! The game being at 2 was supposedly going to give a bunch of kids the opportunity to be there. I hope that came to fruition because what a game to be at.

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2017/18 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Flames @ Leafs - Dec 6, 7:30pm - SN
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:04:59 AM »
Feels a little like the lockout shorten season 2012-2013. Winning games while the stats tell a different story. Are we really as good as standings show? Doesn't feel or look like it.
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The "stats" are nowhere near as bad as you are making them out to be.  Nowhere close to the '12-13 season.  Leafs sit at 50.3% CF which is average for the NHL.  For expected goals, which takes into account shot quality, they sit at 51.9% which is 9th in the league. 

Even a game like last night is a bit misleading when you look at the shot clock.  It looks like they got completely dominated.  Yet, the 5v5 CF% was still 47.9%.  Breaking down the overall shots based on quality:

High Danger:  12-9 Flames.
Medium Danger:  16-16 (Tied)
Low Danger:  20-4 Flames

If you take away the low danger shots from the 48-29 "dominance", the Leafs were outshot 28-25. 

My main complaint about the Leafs this season is how often they are missing the net or having their shots blocked.  Last night they had 24 shot attempts blocked and missed the net on another 21 of them.  This seems to be a bit of a recurring theme.  Not going to score if you can't hit the net 60% of the time you try and shoot.
I am not into the stats as much as you are but I guess I should of just said I feel we're winning a lot more then we probably should have at this point in the season considering our play. I guess I'm old school and am confident in my observation to make this conclusion. I also know there is billion ways to interpret stats and if you look hard enough you can find both good and bad. I just don't care enough to do so. Does that make me untitled to opinion? I don't think so. I appreciate stats but at the same time they don't always tell the whole story. 5 years ago we could express an opinion without graphs, charts and acronyms. A billion variables go into every conclusion and a couple stats aren't the only reason for that conclusion. I am not attacking you I am just stating stats are a great tool for analysis but don't always tell the whole story.

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2017/18 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Flames @ Leafs - Dec 6, 7:30pm - SN
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:30:34 AM »
Boy is Matthews ever struggling. Even his puck handling is off. You can tell hes pressing.
He seems to be a little off, but I think the bigger problem is that defenders are able to concentrate on Matthews because neither Hyman or Brown are really a threat to make a creative play with the puck. Need Nylander back on that line.
He's loosing the puck with no one near him. I am not sure what's going on? We need those smooth hands back. He's struggling with the puck on his stick. Can't believe we're winning with our 3 best players struggling for extended periods of time and at the same time.

Just wanted to give Anderson a big THANK YOU for last nights 2 points. Absolutely scary good! I wish our team would get more angry at the Flames for all the net crashing. We have to protect Anderson. He has covered up a lot of shoddy play by the rest of the team for the better part of a month now.

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2017/18 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Flames @ Leafs - Dec 6, 7:30pm - SN
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:26:06 AM »
That ice played like crap. The number of pucks bouncing, changing directions and players losing edges and falling was like my beer league team.
Bad ice helped us big time on the Johnny hockey shootout attempt. If he scored it was over and the puck started to bounce on him and he lost it.

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2017/18 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Flames @ Leafs - Dec 6, 7:30pm - SN
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:23:55 AM »
Feels a little like the lockout shorten season 2012-2013. Winning games while the stats tell a different story. Are we really as good as standings show? Doesn't feel or look like it.

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Anderson
Reilly

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: William Nylander
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:57:25 AM »
Nylander has 6 points on a 4-game point streak. He's 3rd on the team in points behind Matthews and Kadri (so he leads all wingers). He leads the team in assists. And he's only shooting 7.5%.

edit: Oh he's 55.1% on face-offs too.
I am big on shooting percentages but he only has 8 shots in the last 7 games. Shoot the puck!

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