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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Today at 01:50:41 PM »
No it's not. They're playing in the NHL for the preseason so you simply suspend them for the preseason and whatever games of regular season in the NHL. Simple as that. So if this player ever does make the NHL, they will still face a suspension before being allowed to play.

Exactly. Just because they may never actually serve the suspension is no reason not to hand out appropriate punishment.

The tricky part here is the CBA stipulations surrounding suspensions. It was an event that they determined only warranted a phone hearing (no injury, match penalty already assessed, no active prior history -- his last suspension was more than 18 months ago), which caps the suspension amount automatically at 5. The CBA also unfortunately does not differentiate between preseason and regular season games in calculating suspensions.

You know what's gonna rule?  End of PK Tavares-Marner are already out there.... and the guy coming out of the box gets subbed for Kadri for a short spin at 5v5.... then comes the Matthews line to restart the 5v5 rotation.

Why are my pants feeling tight?

One of my English class student teachers blessed us with this sage adage: Sweet on the lips go straight to the hips.

Seeing as how Kapanen isn't getting PP reps in pre-season, I'd assuming that Ennis would start in his spot. Also gives them a left-handed shot on that wall which is what I think the coaching staff would prefer.

We'll know by preseason game 5 what the opening night plans will likely be for special teams when the two split squads are consolidated into the Leafs + longer looks and cuts to the Marlies.

If they're going to super stack a PP1, I think it would make sense to spin up the fourth line wingers (Johnsson, Kapanen) on PP2 as they won't be getting much 5v5 time (probably not much PP time either, given who are being rolled out first).


There was a good deal of this in their games against Ottawa so far. But it was pretty sloppy with the mix of players at first, and slowly became better.

Sure sounds like the plan is for Kadri to stay on the Marner unit as well. At least to start.

Matthews - Kadri - Marner

Kapanen - Johnsson - Nylander

I see they're not even going to bother giving the second unit any time. And assuming Lindholm's line is drawing all the penalties.


Which implies that Matthews, as he mentioned earlier this week, will be on the Marner-Tavares PP unit.

This would work for me.
Matthews - Marleau - Marner

Kapanen - Johnsson - Nylander

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 04:26:16 PM »

He probably won't get any regular season games, which is dumb, but on the other hand having to open the season going head-to-head against Matthews/Tavares/Kadri seems like a fair punishment.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: Yesterday at 04:00:56 PM »
Did they definitively figure out who it was, herman?

Someone approached Yost on twitter claiming he was that the person in question and that he was merely an invested fan now confused by the hoopla. He hasn't tweeted under that account since then.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: Yesterday at 02:53:19 PM »

Speaking of schadenfreude

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:43:56 AM »

i.e. Melnyk is farming out marketing without having to really pay anyone anything.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« on: September 19, 2018, 11:54:54 PM »
One of Dubas' first moves was to rope in skills consultant Darryl Belfry to focus on building up a select core of Marlies players in preparation for translating their success to the NHL.


He's quite right. They were surprisingly meh.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:32:24 PM »

Montreal's new 1C, everybody.
I bet Tie shed a tear of joy. "My boy" *bites lip to draw a high sticking double minor, and smashes forehead on the dasher to really sell it*



I'm starting to think Herman didn't just "find" those shirtless pictures.

First, how dare you take this long to start thinking that.

Second, if someone asks for something on this board that you can easily oblige, who amongst us would not gladly help his or her fellow neighbour?

Third, you should see the video it came from

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:24:17 PM »

Montreal's new 1C, everybody.

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