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Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« on: March 25, 2017, 01:11:15 AM »
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35-23-15, 85 points | 30-32-12, 72 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Komarov-Kadri-Brown
JVR-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Boyle-Leivo

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Rielly-Carrick
Hunwick-Marchenko

Andersen

             
Ennis-O'Reilly-Okposo
Foligno-Eichel-Reinhart
Kane-Rodrigues-Gionta
Carrier-Girgensons-Moulson

McCabe-Kulikov
Deslauriers-Bogosian
Gorges-Falk

Lehner

Scratches

Ben Smith
Martin Marincin
Roman Polak
Eric Fehr
Nikita Soshnikov

      
Hudson Fasching
Rasmus Ristolainen
Cody Franson


Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (30-15-14, 2.64 GAA, .919 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•William Nylander is on a 10-game point streak and has 25 points in his last 24 games
•Since ending his 7-game pointless streak, Auston Matthews has points in 4-straight (2 goals, 3 assists)
•Super rookie number three Mitch Marner has just a measly 6 points in his last 7 games

BUF
•Robin Lehner (20-23-8, 2.65 GAA, .921 Sv%) will likely start for the Sabres
•Buffalo has a number of players listed as "questionable", but it seems like a bunch of them will be able to play
•One player who definitely won't be playing is their top defenceman, Rasmus Ristolainen. He will serve the first game of a 3-game suspension for a hit on Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - ¯\_(?)_/¯ - Out indefinitely
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•Eric Fehr - Hand - Out indefinitely
•Nikita Soshnikov - Undisclosed - Questionable Saturday
      
•Cody Franson - Face - Questionable Saturday
•Taylor Fedun - Foot - Questionable Saturday
•Justin Falk - Calf - Questionable Saturday
•Dmitry Kulikov - Upper Body - Questionable Saturday
•Kyle Okposo - Ribs - Questionable Saturday
•William Carrier - Knee - Questionable Saturday
•Johan Larsson - Wrist - Injured Reserve
•Cody McCormick - Blood clots - Injured Reserve

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 09:24:29 AM »
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 12:05:53 PM »
apparently Leivo is out and Smith is in.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 12:13:28 PM »
apparently Leivo is out and Smith is in.

That'll teach him to score.  Babcock's dislike of Leivo is very confusing.  Although this time it appears it is due to injury.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2017, 12:15:30 PM by L K »

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 12:15:47 PM »

Cody Franson, out with a face.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 12:19:43 PM »
apparently Leivo is out and Smith is in.

That'll teach him to score.  Babcock's dislike of Leivo is very confusing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/kristen_shilton/status/845665768389955585

LOL. Babcock recently stated the reason why Leivo hasn't been in the lineup is the lack of PK players.  It's not that he doesn't dislike him... it's the fact he has to be better than Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Kadri, JvR, and Bozak.  Or one of them have to be injured.  Komarov, Brown, Hyman, Boyle, and Sosh (plus Fehr) all PK.  Martin is in the lineup for protection (not that I agree with it). 

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 12:29:55 PM »

That rough and tumble fourth line experiencing quite the casualty rate.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
That'll teach him to score.  Babcock's dislike of Leivo is very confusing. 

Although this time it appears it is due to injury.

It still says a lot that my first instinct was also that he was just making him a healthy scratch for *reasons*.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2017, 12:41:21 PM »
LOL. Babcock recently stated the reason why Leivo hasn't been in the lineup is the lack of PK players.  It's not that he doesn't dislike him... it's the fact he has to be better than Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Kadri, JvR, and Bozak.  Or one of them have to be injured.  Komarov, Brown, Hyman, Boyle, and Sosh (plus Fehr) all PK.  Martin is in the lineup for protection (not that I agree with it).

If Komarov and Brown can pull double duty on the PK and PP then I don't see why Kadri can't.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2017, 12:47:09 PM »
LOL. Babcock recently stated the reason why Leivo hasn't been in the lineup is the lack of PK players.  It's not that he doesn't dislike him... it's the fact he has to be better than Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Kadri, JvR, and Bozak.  Or one of them have to be injured.  Komarov, Brown, Hyman, Boyle, and Sosh (plus Fehr) all PK.  Martin is in the lineup for protection (not that I agree with it).

If Komarov and Brown can pull double duty on the PK and PP then I don't see why Kadri can't.

I don't think Kadri would be an effective penalty killer.  Seems the coaching staff might agree.  In the GDT on Thursday I suggested Marner is probably the best suited, and sure enough he did see a shift on the PK where he spent most of it outside his own end.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2017, 12:54:35 PM »
LOL. Babcock recently stated the reason why Leivo hasn't been in the lineup is the lack of PK players.  It's not that he doesn't dislike him... it's the fact he has to be better than Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Kadri, JvR, and Bozak.  Or one of them have to be injured.  Komarov, Brown, Hyman, Boyle, and Sosh (plus Fehr) all PK.  Martin is in the lineup for protection (not that I agree with it).

If Komarov and Brown can pull double duty on the PK and PP then I don't see why Kadri can't.

I don't think Kadri would be an effective penalty killer.  Seems the coaching staff might agree.  In the GDT on Thursday I suggested Marner is probably the best suited, and sure enough he did see a shift on the PK where he spent most of it outside his own end.

Yeah, not sure they want those hands being shot at.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 12:55:22 PM »
I don't think Kadri would be an effective penalty killer.  Seems the coaching staff might agree.  In the GDT on Thursday I suggested Marner is probably the best suited, and sure enough he did see a shift on the PK where he spent most of it outside his own end.

Yeah, I mean Marner (and Matthews) would almost certainly be pretty good penalty killers as well. That's just more reasoning that Babcock's excuse for keeping Leivo out of the line-up doesn't really make sense.

As for Kadri though, I'm not sure how you can have faith in someone to constantly match up against guys like Crosby/Giroux/Tavares/McDavid at even-strength every game and at the same time think he wouldn't make a good penalty killer.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 01:04:32 PM »
I don't think Kadri would be an effective penalty killer.  Seems the coaching staff might agree.  In the GDT on Thursday I suggested Marner is probably the best suited, and sure enough he did see a shift on the PK where he spent most of it outside his own end.

Yeah, I mean Marner (and Matthews) would almost certainly be pretty good penalty killers as well. That's just more reasoning that Babcock's excuse for keeping Leivo out of the line-up doesn't really make sense.

As for Kadri though, I'm not sure how you can have faith in someone to constantly match up against guys like Crosby/Giroux/Tavares/McDavid at even-strength every game and at the same time think he wouldn't make a good penalty killer.

Especially when you're talking about the 5th or 6th penalty killers on a depth chart you're probably talking about guys who are playing the tail 20-30 seconds on a given 2 minute PK. To make that the priority over the 10 or so ES minutes a 4th liner will get seems nutty.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 01:30:26 PM »
I don't think Kadri would be an effective penalty killer.  Seems the coaching staff might agree.  In the GDT on Thursday I suggested Marner is probably the best suited, and sure enough he did see a shift on the PK where he spent most of it outside his own end.

Yeah, I mean Marner (and Matthews) would almost certainly be pretty good penalty killers as well. That's just more reasoning that Babcock's excuse for keeping Leivo out of the line-up doesn't really make sense.

As for Kadri though, I'm not sure how you can have faith in someone to constantly match up against guys like Crosby/Giroux/Tavares/McDavid at even-strength every game and at the same time think he wouldn't make a good penalty killer.

Maybe he wants to keep him better rested for play at even strength...?  Otherwise, I also don't get it.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 25th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 01:52:55 PM »
My sense is that Marner could be more than a pretty good PKer. He's looked great the couple of times they put him out.

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