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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #360 on: April 25, 2018, 04:42:48 PM »
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #361 on: April 26, 2018, 03:46:24 AM »
Ugh...

Anyway, bye JVR, bye Uncle Leo. I'd bring Bozak back on a sweetheart deal, like $2M a year, which I doubt he'd do, so goodbye to him too, I guess.

Gardiner's performance in this game was horrible, which I'm sure has been documented in the gameday thread... And a complete flop from Andersen was unforunate too.

At least they probably saved money on Nylander for the next three years. They need to sign a real defenceman and at least one real defensive foward.

Other than that... that sucked. I work nights, so I PVR everything and work my balls off to avoid the score. When it was 5-4 Bruins, I just fast-forwarded to the inevitable end. Bruins were the better team all series and they deserved to win in a lot less than seven games.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #362 on: April 26, 2018, 08:19:53 AM »
One thing the Leafs need to do next season is find a way to move Hyman to the right side permanently. He's just a better player on his strong side. If a bunch of us can clearly see that then surely somebody on the Leafs team can too.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #363 on: April 26, 2018, 11:04:18 AM »
It sucks the lost but I gotta take heart that they fought back to force a game 7.  That in some ways lessens the pain.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #364 on: April 26, 2018, 01:52:58 PM »
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/toronto-maple-leafs-decisions-31-thoughts/

Very Toronto-heavy edition of 31 thoughts

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22. After Game 1 of the Toronto/Boston series, the Bruins got a, “We’d prefer if you could tell Brad Marchand to stop licking people” phone call from the NHL.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #365 on: April 26, 2018, 03:11:34 PM »
Wonder if we see any of Matthews/Nylander/Marner/Rielly/Gardiner get added to their respective World Championship teams.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #366 on: April 27, 2018, 01:57:56 PM »
https://theathletic.com/332558/2018/04/27/bourne-on-throwing-hits-and-why-auston-matthews-will-need-to-play-less-physical-to-find-playoff-success/

Avert your eyes, azzurri.

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The thing with hitting is that it has a very real fatigue factor on the players who throw them most from game to game. You have all this momentum as a forechecker, as you pump your legs to get in on the play, and when you “finish your check,” as I was always told to do, you generally come to a dead stop.

Now neither you, nor the player you’ve hit have any advantage – you’re at the same place on the ice without any momentum, and you’ve got to get up to speed again and get back in the play. Stopping and starting is exhausting.

Young players today have learned to simply not throw that meaningless hit, particularly more than a second or two after the opposing player has moved the puck, and particularly on the forecheck. That way they can keep their speed up, and without wasting energy, get back in the play in good defensive position quicker and with more energy to spare.


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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #368 on: April 28, 2018, 08:44:44 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/04/27/mike-babcock-on-his-relationship-with-auston-matthews-auston-and-i-have-a-real-good-relationship-were-not-buddies-its-more-like-father-son/

Why doesn't Matthews get 20+ min a night? lol

Uhhhh... you thought "well McDavid and Barkov played 20+ minutes and their team didn't make the playoffs" was a good answer to that question?

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #369 on: April 28, 2018, 08:49:22 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/04/27/mike-babcock-on-his-relationship-with-auston-matthews-auston-and-i-have-a-real-good-relationship-were-not-buddies-its-more-like-father-son/

Why doesn't Matthews get 20+ min a night? lol
Ray Ferraro was shocked when Hayes told him Matthews numbers amongst centremen in the league. He also said Babs didn't do his job by putting Matthews with people to help him. He says a superstar like him needs more ice time, not less. If the Leafs won, Babs would prove his point with his decisions regarding Matthews. Problem was they lost so Babs' way didn't work in his eyes and that was one way to improve the team. O'Neill piped in that Bergeron gets to play with 2 All Stars, Matthews, not so much but he's expected to out produce him? Not happening. I enjoy listening to Ray and Jeff. Guys that played the game and were good players.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #370 on: April 28, 2018, 09:43:21 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/04/27/mike-babcock-on-his-relationship-with-auston-matthews-auston-and-i-have-a-real-good-relationship-were-not-buddies-its-more-like-father-son/

Why doesn't Matthews get 20+ min a night? lol

Uhhhh... you thought "well McDavid and Barkov played 20+ minutes and their team didn't make the playoffs" was a good answer to that question?

It made me laugh

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #371 on: April 28, 2018, 10:04:49 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/04/27/mike-babcock-on-his-relationship-with-auston-matthews-auston-and-i-have-a-real-good-relationship-were-not-buddies-its-more-like-father-son/

Why doesn't Matthews get 20+ min a night? lol

Uhhhh... you thought "well McDavid and Barkov played 20+ minutes and their team didn't make the playoffs" was a good answer to that question?

It made me laugh

Oooooooh k. I thought you were laughing at the question, not the answer.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #372 on: April 28, 2018, 10:11:53 PM »
It’s a fair question, but yeah the answer made me laugh.

I think the real answer was that the Leafs weren’t chasing the game as much this season and we had significant forward depth. I don’t think coaches make their decisions based on the stopwatches.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #372 on: April 28, 2018, 10:11:53 PM »