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This has all the makings of a trap game - team on a winning streak, destroyed last opponent on the scoreboard, last place team in the league . . .



Sure was a trap! Always super greatful to get to a game but.... yawn...blah... trap... giveaways... Matthews hit hard a couple times... reversed goal... post... brutal.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« Last post by disco on Yesterday at 03:17:08 PM »
https://youtu.be/Gehkmr8L4ow

Anyone get emotional watching that?

Nah, me neither.

His folks are just total sweethearts. We really won the lottery in many different ways that year. Self-admittedly not his best last night and Auston still nets the only five-on-five marker of the game. That Ali quote is very telling, just the kind of guy you want to build your team around.
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A noble quest.  We should all be aware that Idiocracy is happening before our very eyes.

I want to be remembered as the King Canute of my time.
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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« Last post by Nik the Trik on Yesterday at 01:02:36 PM »

Eh, this is probably one I'm a little too close to to be entirely objective. The Punisher books, specifically the ones written by Garth Ennis, are some of my very favourite comics of all time. As a result it's been pretty disappointing seeing attempt after attempt to take those specific books and try to mould them into something fit for mass consumption. The Daredevil series already tried to do that with one of my absolute favourite Punisher stories(The Punisher and a tied-up Daredevil on the roof) but took what was a very interesting examination of the kind of grief-driven obsession that drives Frank Castle as a character by forcing a more traditional hero to see things his way and turned it into a pretty bog standard case of the hero saving the day in the nick of time.

So I tried with the new series but it's the same old thing. They want to take the neat things Ennis did, the characters he created and some of the stories he set-up, and ignore any of the larger themes of what he did and just turn the character into a rehashed Charles Bronson type.
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Game #21: TOR v  MTL: Leafs 6-0.  MotM: Andersen 14/0 (unanimous). HM: Matthews 0/10.  Others: Hainsey 0/1, Marner 0/2, Kadri 0/1.
Game #22: ARI v TOR: Coyotes 4-1.  MotM: Andersen 4/1.  HM: Rielly 2/4. Others: Marner 0/1, Matthews 0/1, Gardiner 1/0, Kadri 1/0, van Riemsdyk 0/1.
Game #23: TOR v FLA:

   
   MotM/Win      MotM/Loss      HonMen      Accolades      Times Voted      Points   
Forwards
42 Tyler Bozak   0      0      0      0      2      0   
12 Connor Brown   0      0      1      1      7      1   
23 Eric Fehr   0      0      0      0      1      0   
33 Frederick Gauthier   0      0      0      0      0      0   
11 Zach Hyman   0      0      1      1      7      1   
32 Josh Leivo   0      0      1      1      1      1   
43 Nazem Kadri   0      1      2      3      12      4   
24 Kasperi Kapanen   0      0      0      0      0      0   
47 Leo Komarov   0      0      1      1      1      1   
12 Patrick Marleau   1      0      1      2      7      4   
16 Mitch Marner   1      0      1      2      6      4   
15 Matt Martin   0      1      1      2      2      3   
34 Auston Matthews   2      3      2      7      12      14   
28 Dominic Moore   0      0      0      0      3      0   
29 William Nylander   0      1      3      4      11      5   
26 Nikita Soshnikov   0      0      0      0      0      0   
25 James van Riemsdyk   1      0      0      1      2      3   
 
Defensemen
55 Andreas Borgman   0      0      1      1      2      2   
8 Connor Carrick   0      0      0      0      3      0   
51 Jake Gardiner   1      0      0      1      2      4   
2 Ron Hainsey   0      0      1      1      4      2   
52 Martin Marincin   0      0      0      0      0      0   
46 Roman Polak   0      0      0      0      0      0   
44 Morgan Rielly   2      0      3      5      7      14   
48 Calle Rosen   0      0      0      0      0      0   
22 Nikita Zaitsev   0      0      0      0      5      0   
 
Goalkeepers
31 Frederik Andersen   5      2      2      9      13      16.5   
35 Curtis McElhinney   1      0      0      1      1      2.5   
                                                         
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs 2017/2018 Schedule in 10 game chunks
« Last post by Zee on Yesterday at 12:31:59 PM »
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I thought literal could mean literal and figuratively now.  Because people were using it wrong literally all the time.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/living/literally-definition/index.html

I refuse to indulge in the dumbing down of society.

A noble quest.  We should all be aware that Idiocracy is happening before our very eyes.

Brawndo with electrolytes! It's got what plants crave!

Hmm.  I thought his head would be bigger.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Komarov: Sell or Keep?
« Last post by herman on Yesterday at 12:22:51 PM »
By that token, the Leafs really have to start making room to play their cusp players so we can really see what they've got (and start building their credit score on the market). A churn of skilled, cheap depth players hitting the team at their peak output years (21-25) is what'll ensure we get the best value out of our more expensive high-end talent.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Hyman Signed
« Last post by herman on Yesterday at 12:16:05 PM »
Just checking in on my new Seth Griffith:

GPavgTOIGAPtsSH%CF%
YTD2217:08471110.80%52.30%
Pace82152641



Oh look, better shooting percentage when not driving all the way into the crease. I think it'll dip to between 8-9% by the end of the season, and he'll probably get 13 goals if his shooting rate holds steady.

It's still a bit early, but I think we've got a better picture of what Zach Hyman can do. 8 of his 11 pts are primary pts, but even when he's not hitting the scoresheet directly, he is freeing up pucks for his (more skilled) linemates to scoop up, and tying up defensemen.

Last night, he was the victim of circumstance, being pushed from behind so that his stick poked Raanta in the pads, causing Matthews' storybook goal to be disallowed.
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