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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2017, 08:11:28 PM »
OK, Andersen just made up for any deficiencies on the first goal.

Pfft. It barely looked like he was even trying on that save.
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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2017, 08:14:09 PM »
"if not for andersen, the blues would have a 2 to 3 goal lead"- blues feed

sounds about right.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2017, 08:15:37 PM »
Did the Leafs rehire Carlyle but he is wearing a Babcock mask? Why do they suck so bad now? Basically the entire game is spent in their own end.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2017, 08:16:58 PM »
"if not for andersen, the blues would have a 2 to 3 goal lead"- blues feed

sounds about right.

If not for Berglund, it would be 0-0 still.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2017, 08:17:16 PM »
OK, Andersen just made up for any deficiencies on the first goal.

Pfft. It barely looked like he was even trying on that save.

He looked like he was swatting an annoying bug or something.

Leafs played great for the first 3 minutes.  Then, for whatever reason, they decided to stop it.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2017, 08:18:42 PM »
Did the Leafs rehire Carlyle but he is wearing a Babcock mask? Why do they suck so bad now? Basically the entire game is spent in their own end.

I'd say it's because they're young/still developing a 2 way game, the D is probably one of the worst in the league, they're playing a good team, and they've played a lot of games in a short time.


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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2017, 08:22:27 PM »
Did the Leafs rehire Carlyle but he is wearing a Babcock mask? Why do they suck so bad now? Basically the entire game is spent in their own end.

I'd say it's because they're young/still developing a 2 way game, the D is probably one of the worst in the league, they're playing a good team, and they've played a lot of games in a short time.

Yeah at the start of the season even when they were losing games they were always controlling play for large parts and not running around in their own zone. I'd say since Rielly got hurt something changed and they have looked really bad.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2017, 08:26:55 PM »
Did the Leafs rehire Carlyle but he is wearing a Babcock mask? Why do they suck so bad now? Basically the entire game is spent in their own end.

I'd say it's because they're young/still developing a 2 way game, the D is probably one of the worst in the league, they're playing a good team, and they've played a lot of games in a short time.

Yeah at the start of the season even when they were losing games they were always controlling play for large parts and not running around in their own zone. I'd say since Rielly got hurt something changed and they have looked really bad.
We've been watching different games, I think. The leafs have been blowing leads and being dominated for long stretches since the beginning of the season, especially by playoff position teams; great goaltending and timely offense has them where they are in the standings.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2017, 09:03:53 PM »
Did the Leafs rehire Carlyle but he is wearing a Babcock mask? Why do they suck so bad now? Basically the entire game is spent in their own end.


We've been watching different games, I think. The leafs have been blowing leads and being dominated for long stretches since the beginning of the season, especially by playoff position teams; great goaltending and timely offense has them where they are in the standings.

This sounds like the ramblings of someone trying to tell themselves that they didn't really underestimate this group.

Up until recently they had led for the most amount of time of any team in the NHL, that's more than just opportune offense.

They also had the highest ranked special teams too when you look at PP and PK combined amongst all teams. (This was the metric Scotty Bowman often looked to to determine the contenders in the league.)

Yes they've had problems with leads, part of that is that they are young and learning to continue to play as a five man unit when under the hammer and the other part is a product of them having had the lead for the sheer volume of time that they have.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2017, 09:09:05 PM »
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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2017, 09:09:18 PM »
Man it feels like Rielly's jumping into the rush more this season with 1 ankle than he did with 2.

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Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2017, 09:10:17 PM »
I wouldn't mind seeing Leivo get a few shifts with Marner, seem like a potentially good setup and trigger combo.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2017, 09:11:03 PM »
That was Rielly's 2nd goal of the season, 1st at even-strength.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2017, 09:12:13 PM »
There are a lot of good things about the Leafs but pretending that they haven't had a year long problem on the defensive end of things is just nutty. They're 27th in the league in shots against/60 and 24th in CA. They've been getting by because they've cooked up solid special teams and their offense has been clicking but good teams have been able to hem them in for stretches.
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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2017, 09:14:46 PM »
Well been boggled up the entire game but manage to squeeze one in before the end of the period. Going to have to muster up some offence in the 3rd.

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Re: Blues @ Leafs - Feb. 9th, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2017, 09:14:46 PM »