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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs 2017/2018 Schedule in 10 game chunks
« Last post by Zee on Today at 01:01:43 PM »


The last two chunks have been way too colourful for my liking.
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A note on JVR too: if the Leafs are even remotely considering re-signing JVR they HAVE to play him more. You cannot under any circumstances give $6mil to somebody you are treating as a 3rd liner.
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Game #40: TOR v VGK: Them 6-3.  MotM: Matthews 4/0 (unanimous).  HM: Rielly 0/2.  Others: Nylander 0/1, Brown 0/1.
Game #41: TBL v TOR: Lightning 2-0.  Motm: Marner 6/2.  HM: Rielly 3/3.  Others: Kadri 0/2, Andersen 0/1, Gauthier 0/1.
Game #42: SJS v TOR: Leafs 3-2 SO.  MotM: Matthews 5/3 (changed my MotM to break tie ... Andersen was good, great in the SO, but that flub cost him).  HM: Andersen 4/3.  Others: Kadri 1/1, Komarov 0/1.
Game #43: VAN v TOR: Leafs 3-2 SO.  MotM: Rielly 7/4.  HM: Bozak 5/6.  Others: Matthews 3/6, Andersen 1/0.
Game #44: CBJ v TOR: Jackets 3-2 OT barf.  MotM: Nylander 5/0.  HM: Dermott 0/3.  Others: Andersen 1/1, Polak 0/1, van Riemsdyk 0/1.
Game #45: OTT v TOR: sens 4-3.  MotM: van Riemsdyk 4/1.  HM: Bozak 0/2.  Others: Marner 0/1, Nylander 0/1, Rielly 0/1.
Game #46: STL v TOR: Blues 2-1 OT.  MotM: Andersen 4/3.  HM: Brown 3/3.  Others: Matthews 0/1.
Game #47: TOR v PHI:

   
   MotM/Win      MotM/Loss      HonMen      Accolades      Times Voted      Points   
Forwards
42 Tyler Bozak   1      0      3      4      6      6   
12 Connor Brown   0      0      2      2      9      2   
23 Eric Fehr   0      0      0      0      1      0   
33 Frederick Gauthier   0      0      0      0      1      0   
11 Zach Hyman   1      0      2      3      10      5   
32 Josh Leivo   0      0      1      1      2      1   
43 Nazem Kadri   0      1      2      3      16      4   
24 Kasperi Kapanen   0      0      0      0      0      0   
47 Leo Komarov   0      0      1      1      4      1   
12 Patrick Marleau   1      0      2      3      10      5   
16 Mitch Marner   3      2      3      8      16      16   
15 Matt Martin   0      2      1      3      3      5   
34 Auston Matthews   4      4      4      12      21      24   
28 Dominic Moore   0      0      1      0      6      1   
29 William Nylander   1      2      5      8      21      12   
26 Nikita Soshnikov   0      0      0      0      0      0   
25 James van Riemsdyk   1      1      3      5      8      8   
 
Defensemen
55 Andreas Borgman   0      0      2      2      5      4   
8 Connor Carrick   0      0      0      0      4      0   
3 Travis Dermott   0      0      1      1      1      2   
51 Jake Gardiner   1      1      0      2      4      7   
2 Ron Hainsey   0      0      2      2      9      4   
52 Martin Marincin   0      0      0      0      0      0   
46 Roman Polak   0      1      0      1      2      3   
44 Morgan Rielly   3      1      7      11      18      29   
48 Calle Rosen   0      0      0      0      0      0   
22 Nikita Zaitsev   0      0      0      0      8      0   
 
Goalkeepers
31 Frederik Andersen   7      6      3      16      25      28.0   
35 Curtis McElhinney   2      0      0      2      3      5.0   
30 Calvin Pickard   0      0      0      0      0      0.0   
                                                         
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Neat graphic that shows how the Leafs have been utilizing their forwards this season:




At the start of the season Komarov was the 6th/7th most used forward, nowadays he's the 3rd/4th. Hyman and Marleau also round out the top-4. Aside from Matthews of course we're just not putting our best players on the ice as much as we should. That's a problem.
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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« Last post by Heroic Shrimp on Today at 12:51:10 PM »

That Trump is 239 lbs might be the most outrageous lie this administration has ever peddled.

Everything other than his height seems suspicious.

The height is fabricated too:




Measurements of 6'3" and 239 pounds puts him (deliberately) 1 pound under considered obese.  He's clearly no more than 6'1" and almost certainly more than 239 pounds, so there's really no question that he's obese and they're significantly fudging the numbers.
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Managing expectations is the name of the game.

1.  Last year: New toys, fun fun fun, everything went right, just making playoffs okeydokey.

2.  This year: Toys no longer quite as shiny, Babcock turns off fun spigot, Matthews hurt NylanderMarner goal scoring down Marleau low on petrol Kadri WTF and of course POLAK!!!!!!!!!, jeez with a roster this talented we surely are in for a deep run right?  Right??
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I haven't listened to this yet, but here we go!
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Dermott did not have a good possession game last night.  15 shot-attempts against in 11 minutes is way too high.  I'd like to see more of why that occurred through video.  Looking at the shift charts, it looks like Dermott had 2 or 3 short shifts with Rielly and those must have gone horribly as Polak had 11 CA in his 11 5v5 mins (so don't just go blaming Polak for all of it)

I noticed that too. Per NaturalStatTrick, Dermott played 9:22 of his 11:00 5-on-5 minutes with Polak and the Leafs had 9 shot attempts for and 10 against with the two of them on the ice (47.4% CF).

But in 1:16 of ice-time with Rielly the Leafs' shot share was 0-5. So they must have just been pinned down pretty badly in one shift or something.

Yeah, they definitely got pinned down.  I don't think it was entirely intentional to get Dermott out there with Rielly though.  I noticed when they changed OTF but could only get one guy changed, they would have the RD (Polak or Hainsey) come off for the next pair LD (Rielly or Dermott).  Usually if you can only change one of your D on the fly, its because the puck is coming back your way.  By the time the puck is moving back up the ice Dermott/Rielly is changing and all you've got is some shot attempts against.

That sounds about right. There is one sequence on the shift chart (late in the first or early in the second?) where Yeo got Tarasenko's group out against Dermott-Polak, so Polak jumped off immediately to get Rielly out, and Dermott got trapped.
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Dermott did not have a good possession game last night.  15 shot-attempts against in 11 minutes is way too high.  I'd like to see more of why that occurred through video.  Looking at the shift charts, it looks like Dermott had 2 or 3 short shifts with Rielly and those must have gone horribly as Polak had 11 CA in his 11 5v5 mins (so don't just go blaming Polak for all of it)

I noticed that too. Per NaturalStatTrick, Dermott played 9:22 of his 11:00 5-on-5 minutes with Polak and the Leafs had 9 shot attempts for and 10 against with the two of them on the ice (47.4% CF).

But in 1:16 of ice-time with Rielly the Leafs' shot share was 0-5. So they must have just been pinned down pretty badly in one shift or something.

Yeah, they definitely got pinned down.  I don't think it was entirely intentional to get Dermott out there with Rielly though.  I noticed when they changed OTF but could only get one guy changed, they would have the RD (Polak or Hainsey) come off for the next pair LD (Rielly or Dermott).  Usually if you can only change one of your D on the fly, its because the puck is coming back your way.  By the time the puck is moving back up the ice Dermott/Rielly is changing and all you've got is some shot attempts against.
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Dermott did not have a good possession game last night.  15 shot-attempts against in 11 minutes is way too high.  I'd like to see more of why that occurred through video.  Looking at the shift charts, it looks like Dermott had 2 or 3 short shifts with Rielly and those must have gone horribly as Polak had 11 CA in his 11 5v5 mins (so don't just go blaming Polak for all of it)

I noticed that too. Per NaturalStatTrick, Dermott played 9:22 of his 11:00 5-on-5 minutes with Polak and the Leafs had 9 shot attempts for and 10 against with the two of them on the ice (47.4% CF).

But in 1:16 of ice-time with Rielly the Leafs' shot share was 0-5. So they must have just been pinned down pretty badly in one shift or something.
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