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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2017, 02:36:36 PM »
 I forgot about the tank-scenario, but there's no "sure thing" in this draft like the last few years.  I guess Patrick is the consensus #1, but he's not being talked about in the same vein as Matthews, Eichel or McDavid so I dunno.

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2017, 02:45:12 PM »
I forgot about the tank-scenario, but there's no "sure thing" in this draft like the last few years.  I guess Patrick is the consensus #1, but he's not being talked about in the same vein as Matthews, Eichel or McDavid so I dunno.

I don't think it matters who's available in the draft- you still want to improve your possibility of winning a lottery spot or, if you don't win, not falling too far from the Top 6 positions.  Arizona is only 3 pts back and a couple of win's moves the Devil's from 28th in the standings to 25th in the standings.  Even in a weaker draft, I'd rather draft 4th than 7th.

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2017, 02:55:31 PM »

People aren't talking about Patrick as being a sure bet star player like McDavid or Matthews but I think consensus is pretty strong that he's going to be a good NHL player.

Either way, they said more or less the same thing about the Ekblad draft. You never know.
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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2017, 02:59:22 PM »
With Sosh and Fehr out and Leivo in, I'm wondering what Babcock does with the PK.  Prior to last night Babcock was going with a steady cycle of Hyman, Komarov, Brown, and Sosh with Boyle mostly doing FOGO.  Most of the season he's tried rolling with 5 forwards in that manner.  When Fehr went in for Sosh that didn't surprise me at all... Leivo isn't going to PK and Fehr is right handed and takes face-offs.

Now that Fehr is out does he trim it to just the 4 guys above?  Out of the guys in the lineup this evening, Martin has the next most PK time on the team followed by.... Marner.

I think Martin on the PK won't happen.  The reason Boyle does FOGO is he's slow and the Leafs play a high-pressure PK that rely's on speed. 

Anyways, all that to say I'm actually hoping Marner gets some limited minutes on the PK tonight.  I think he'd be very effective on the PK long-term for the Leafs.

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
Anyways, all that to say I'm actually hoping Marner gets some limited minutes on the PK tonight.  I think he'd be very effective on the PK long-term for the Leafs.

I'm surprised that Kadri doesn't see more time killing penalties. Last season Babs even mentioned wanting to transition Kadri into a PKer for this season.

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2017, 04:02:17 PM »
With Sosh and Fehr out and Leivo in, I'm wondering what Babcock does with the PK.  Prior to last night Babcock was going with a steady cycle of Hyman, Komarov, Brown, and Sosh with Boyle mostly doing FOGO.  Most of the season he's tried rolling with 5 forwards in that manner.  When Fehr went in for Sosh that didn't surprise me at all... Leivo isn't going to PK and Fehr is right handed and takes face-offs.

Now that Fehr is out does he trim it to just the 4 guys above?  Out of the guys in the lineup this evening, Martin has the next most PK time on the team followed by.... Marner.

I think Martin on the PK won't happen.  The reason Boyle does FOGO is he's slow and the Leafs play a high-pressure PK that rely's on speed. 

Anyways, all that to say I'm actually hoping Marner gets some limited minutes on the PK tonight.  I think he'd be very effective on the PK long-term for the Leafs.

I'd actually like to see what Matthews could do on the PK. He's such a beast on the puck. Put him and Marner out there and watch the SHG's pile up... 8)

This is a game they had better win so GO LEAFS GO!
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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2017, 07:24:53 PM »
With Sosh and Fehr out and Leivo in, I'm wondering what Babcock does with the PK.  Prior to last night Babcock was going with a steady cycle of Hyman, Komarov, Brown, and Sosh with Boyle mostly doing FOGO.  Most of the season he's tried rolling with 5 forwards in that manner.  When Fehr went in for Sosh that didn't surprise me at all... Leivo isn't going to PK and Fehr is right handed and takes face-offs.

Now that Fehr is out does he trim it to just the 4 guys above?  Out of the guys in the lineup this evening, Martin has the next most PK time on the team followed by.... Marner.

I think Martin on the PK won't happen.  The reason Boyle does FOGO is he's slow and the Leafs play a high-pressure PK that rely's on speed. 

Anyways, all that to say I'm actually hoping Marner gets some limited minutes on the PK tonight.  I think he'd be very effective on the PK long-term for the Leafs.

I'd actually like to see what Matthews could do on the PK. He's such a beast on the puck. Put him and Marner out there and watch the SHG's pile up... 8)

This is a game they had better win so GO LEAFS GO!

This is the type of game opponent that our Leafs play down to and lose.  Break this habit tonight!

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2017, 07:43:47 PM »
WOW ANOTHER TINGLING PLAYOFFLIKE ATMOSPHERE TONIGHT AS THE LEAFS SQUARE OFF AGAINST THE

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2017, 07:44:14 PM »
Bloof

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2017, 07:46:08 PM »
Yeah, here we go, down 1-0 to them already!

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2017, 07:49:30 PM »
Lunchbucket Leivo!

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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2017, 07:50:42 PM »
1-1... Leivo scores!
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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2017, 07:52:45 PM »
Battle of the backups....
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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2017, 07:53:28 PM »
The weird thing is that every time Leivo plays for us he seems to always score or at least be mucking it up. Good player that we will probably toss aside
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Re: Devils @ Leafs - Mar. 23rd, 7:30pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2017, 07:53:54 PM »
Makes you wonder why Leivo can't consistently get in the lineup!

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« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2017, 07:53:54 PM »