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Re: Ryan O'Reilly
« Reply #150 on: January 25, 2015, 08:18:31 PM »
O' Rielly is someone the Leafs need to be targeting. He's just the type of player they need moving forward. Maybe some sort of package including Phaneuf for him?
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Re: Ryan O'Reilly
« Reply #151 on: January 25, 2015, 08:30:05 PM »
Gardiner is a head scratcher. You can see the talent. And it's not the high risk plays that really bug me. At times he seems to not be moving his feet and watching the play develop instead of anticipating. Perhaps it's a lack of hockey sense?

I think, right now, it's more a lack of confidence than anything else.

You could be 100% correct. Most players don't make the NHL without hockey sense but it does happen(ahem Clarkson).

The question then becomes, does he ever regain his confidence under the microscope here in Toronto or does he need to be moved to return to form?

Small sample, but he's looked markedly better under Horachek so far.  Rielly too.

Markedly better as in a difference of not too bad instead of horrific?

He's yet to play a solid game IMO.

That's not remotely true.  He's had a number of solid games, a number of very good games, a number of awful games.  He's been pretty good since the coaching change.

The stats bear that out too.

Since coaching change:
CF%: 57.7%
SCF (scoring chance for)%: 59.6%
FF%: 54.8%

Before coaching change:

CF%: 44.8%
SCF%: 44.7%
FF%: 44.8%

I haven't looked any deeper into it, but from what I've seen he's looked good and the numbers say he's been much, much better since Horachek took over.

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Re: Ryan O'Reilly
« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2015, 11:26:58 PM »
Gardiner is a head scratcher. You can see the talent. And it's not the high risk plays that really bug me. At times he seems to not be moving his feet and watching the play develop instead of anticipating. Perhaps it's a lack of hockey sense?

I think, right now, it's more a lack of confidence than anything else.

You could be 100% correct. Most players don't make the NHL without hockey sense but it does happen(ahem Clarkson).

The question then becomes, does he ever regain his confidence under the microscope here in Toronto or does he need to be moved to return to form?

Small sample, but he's looked markedly better under Horachek so far.  Rielly too.

Markedly better as in a difference of not too bad instead of horrific?

He's yet to play a solid game IMO.

That's not remotely true.  He's had a number of solid games, a number of very good games, a number of awful games.  He's been pretty good since the coaching change.

The stats bear that out too.

Since coaching change:
CF%: 57.7%
SCF (scoring chance for)%: 59.6%
FF%: 54.8%

Before coaching change:

CF%: 44.8%
SCF%: 44.7%
FF%: 44.8%

I haven't looked any deeper into it, but from what I've seen he's looked good and the numbers say he's been much, much better since Horachek took over.

looking at those stats it seems like he is better.  What about winning percentage?  Did that get better or worse since the coaching change.  Stats are meaningless if they don't translate into wins.
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Re: Ryan O'Reilly
« Reply #153 on: February 21, 2015, 11:43:20 PM »
Is it just me or is O'Reilly having a pretty Bozakian season (worse actually) playing with better players and earning more money.

I for one, am not sold on him.

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Re: Ryan O'Reilly
« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2015, 08:51:08 PM »
Is it just me or is O'Reilly having a pretty Bozakian season (worse actually) playing with better players and earning more money.

I for one, am not sold on him.

He's deployed like a shutdown C, always as been.  Gets the tough, defensive minutes.  I can't comment on how his D has been.

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Re: Ryan O'Reilly
« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2015, 08:51:08 PM »