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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leivo signs 1-year extension
« on: Yesterday at 04:52:12 PM »
The Leafs have been ridiculously healthy too. It's amazing that we haven't needed him more.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 02:19:09 PM »
Goudas is a decent player. He doesn't need to play meatball hockey.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 11:42:43 AM »
Wow that Nyqvist one is brutal he turns his stick to gouge.

10+ for Goudas... ridiculous reaction and repeat offender.

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It's weird not having a Leafs game on my schedule for a few days.  I feel...so.............empty.
Considering Matthews health it's perfect timing for a break. I do wish it was in stone Tues, Thurs, Saturday.

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https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2017/11/13/maple-leafs-less-fun-post-burke-in-a-good-way-cox.html
Geez... reminds me of a line from my daughters favorite movie, "let it go, let it gooo!". Finishing second last with no 1st or 2nd round picks in the current draft and no 1st round pick in the following draft is all on him. I don't believe the media wanted him to fail. Quit the whining.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:08:49 PM »
Attempted kick by Phaneuf?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:21:38 PM »
They're almost a quarter of the way through the season and this is what they're on pace for:

Stamkos - 38 goals, 106 assists, 144 points

Kucherov - 77 goals, 62 assists, 139 points

Not bad.
Crazy, maybe we have begun a new era of high scoring no touch hockey? Or maybe the amount of power plays will reduce and the scoring will slow? Or somewhere in between, scoring up but not the current scoring paced slowed.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:26:35 PM »
This one had to be my favourite defence of Moore:

wow

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Just to add to this, Kyle Dubas gave a good talk about analytics and how your eyes can be liars a lot of the time.

Our eyes and our brains quite literally dumb things down for us. They take in and process way more information than our conscious minds are able to handle, so they only fill that part of our cognitive process in on what it needs for us to be able to understand and react appropriately.

I mean, that's why things like optical illusions exist.

Also, there are games where Reilly just seems to want to take over, especially when they are trailing late.  I think he has been better this year than he was last.  The problems in their own zone aren't all on the defense.
I had hard time and still do understanding the approach towards him last year. Absolutely deterring any offensive play for the benefit of defensive improvement? After the world cup last year I thought he was going to score up a storm. Did it work? Is he playing more responsible D while contributing offensively? Indications are it did work.

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Well can anyone verify there was no retribution? I don't like Martin either but I don't want to use Nylander getting hit face first into glass as evidence as why not to have him. I think it is evidence to the contrary.

His not being able to prevent the hit from happening is evidence that we need him to prevent these types of hits from happening? Retribution isn't an effective deterrent (I mean, outside of mutually assured destruction - which is not at all the case here).
According to his coach prevention is his job which I would argue includes retribution (not that I agree with it). If he's beyond that then he shouldn't be on the team according to the coaches purpose for him.

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I'm not trying to be snarky here (ok, not TOO snarky)... but is this an instance of Matt Martin not doing his job? Babcock repeated the "he keeps the flies off our young guys" line just a couple of days ago. Andersen's job is to stop pucks. When he doesn't do that he gets rightfully criticized. Marner's job is to produce goals, when he doesn't do that he gets criticized. Gardiner's job is to help keep the puck out of our end, when he doesn't do that he gets criticized.

That's a 6'3", 230 lbs 4th line player running one of our young stars into the boards. That's Matt Martin not doing his job (as defined by Babcock).

It's just more evidence that having a Matt Martin type in the lineup is not a deterrent in any meaningful way - especially when he's not actually on the ice.
Well can anyone verify there was no retribution? I don't like Martin either but I don't want to use Nylander getting hit face first into glass as evidence as why not to have him. I think it is evidence to the contrary.

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Polak will be in next game, unfortunately.

Yeah looks like it. Carrick cant put his stick into Ericsson-Eks neck.

And he was having a good night up until that point.

Head runs a bit hot (same with Dermott with the Marlies).
That's exactly how earn a seat in the pressbox regardless of the rest of his game. Those bone head penalties are also the most difficult to kill. Enjoy your seat next game.

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This is pretty surprising to hear. Dominic Moore has scored as many goals as Nylander has. Borgman has more goals than Marner.

Nylander's still on pace for over 60 points so it's not like he's struggling, but he's definitely been snake-bit when it comes to goals.
Shooting percentages are generally fairly predictable. I am fully confident that that their shooting percentages will balance out and the goals will come. Thank goodness for the depth on the team. As a fantasy hockey junky I like to look at shooting percentages to pluck someone off the waiver wire who is over do or snake bitten.

Hopefully it doesn't last a whole season like 15-16 Kadri who shot at 6.5% versus career average of 11.6%.

My case study is Torey Krug, based on the number of shots he takes and his peers shooting percentages he should be able to score closer to 20 then the under 10 he has been getting.

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I was just looking up Rielly stats when mr. drag beat me to that too:

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Rielly's on pace for 62 points, which would double last years totals and far eclipse his previous career high of 36. He's also top-5 in points/60 on the PP among defencemen with 35+ minutes on the powerplay. I still can't believe how little time he saw there last season.
Geez surprised by these factual stats but my eyeballs have a hard time agreeing.

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Andersen
Nylander

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