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Is it Preseason yet...
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:55:56 PM »
Just wondering what you guys are doing to get your Leafs fix this summer. To remind myself of this cool group of young guys I've watched again in no particular order:

- Matthews 4-goal debut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2v2MCGsRw
- Final five minutes of Playoff Clincher against Pittsburgh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdDnKQ0aOOE&t=518s
- Kappy goal in Playoff Game 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvHXDCLEJUg
- Bozak goal in Playoff Game 3.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt0FYE6pukw
- Matthews Centennial Classic O/T Winner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rhhBxDjcs&t=53s
- All 40 Matthews goals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1iL70b9vyM
- Dangle LFR from Auston's debut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIpbZca0pV4
- Home-opener Number Retirement Ceremony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WTu46FUtlE
- Auston Matthews draft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzi8NXStDs&t=4s
- Centennial Classic Full Overtime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYRfd-fnGO4
- Auston Matthews Highlights: "It's My Time".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG7tLm7AwIk
- Mitch Marner Highlights: "Playin' on a Prayer".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M61hsK5zNBg
- Mitch Marner Breakaway Goal vs Florida.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va-xcsH5VHs
- William Nylander Hat-trick vs Boston.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va-xcsH5VHs
- Nazem Kadri O/T Winner vs Edmonton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnwkP-M7o04
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 03:16:35 AM by disco »
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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 11:08:43 PM »
I can hardly wait for opening night!  :D

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 02:40:52 AM »
Just wondering what you guys are doing to get your Leafs fix this summer. To remind myself of this cool group of young guys I've watched again in no particular order:

- Matthews 4-goal debut
- Final five minutes of Playoff Clincher against Pittsburgh.
- Auston Matthews draft.
- Kappy goal in Playoff Game 2.
- Bozak goal in Playoff Game 3.
- All 40 Matthews goals.
- Brown goal against Pittsburgh.
- Matthews Centennial Classic O/T winner.
- Home-opener Number Retirement Ceremony.

This is pretty good:

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/07/10/reliving-first-88-games-auston-matthews-highlights-commentary-analysis/

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 08:42:41 AM »
I thought I couldn't be more excited than I was before the start of last season, after seeing what these kids can do, I am so pumped to get the new season going.  Expectations are sky high for me.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 10:48:14 AM »
I spend the off-season the same as I do the regular season: I hit the refresh button on this site every five minutes to see if there's any news.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 10:49:21 AM »
I thought I couldn't be more excited than I was before the start of last season, after seeing what these kids can do, I am so pumped to get the new season going.  Expectations are sky high for me.

I'm worried this is going to be a problem for me...expectations too high. After all, the leafs only just barely made the playoffs. And that is in a year in which they had ridiculous injury luck. We can hope all the rookies get a notch better but player development trajectories are not always so smooth.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 10:55:25 AM »
I spend the off-season the same as I do the regular season: I hit the refresh button on this site every five minutes to see if there's any news.




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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 11:06:20 AM »
 ;D Nice.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 12:32:07 PM »
I thought I couldn't be more excited than I was before the start of last season, after seeing what these kids can do, I am so pumped to get the new season going.  Expectations are sky high for me.

I'm worried this is going to be a problem for me...expectations too high. After all, the leafs only just barely made the playoffs. And that is in a year in which they had ridiculous injury luck. We can hope all the rookies get a notch better but player development trajectories are not always so smooth.

This is right on the mark, even if it risks buzzkill.  I hope people won't freak out if they regress this year, which is entirely possible.  Esp. on the injury front; we almost certainly won't be as lucky.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 12:39:05 PM »
I thought I couldn't be more excited than I was before the start of last season, after seeing what these kids can do, I am so pumped to get the new season going.  Expectations are sky high for me.

I'm worried this is going to be a problem for me...expectations too high. After all, the leafs only just barely made the playoffs. And that is in a year in which they had ridiculous injury luck. We can hope all the rookies get a notch better but player development trajectories are not always so smooth.

This is right on the mark, even if it risks buzzkill.  I hope people won't freak out if they regress this year, which is entirely possible.  Esp. on the injury front; we almost certainly won't be as lucky.

I noticed better team defense in the second half, culminating with several 2-1 games against Washington. With so many rookies and a new goalie/system they were very slow out of the gate remember. Sophamore regression/injuries are possible, but also maturity as a young unit growing together and the 19/20-year-olds are getting stronger, not weaker. Miss playoffs/Win Stanley Cup. I don't see either as out of the realm of possibility.
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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 12:48:17 PM »
I thought I couldn't be more excited than I was before the start of last season, after seeing what these kids can do, I am so pumped to get the new season going.  Expectations are sky high for me.

I'm worried this is going to be a problem for me...expectations too high. After all, the leafs only just barely made the playoffs. And that is in a year in which they had ridiculous injury luck. We can hope all the rookies get a notch better but player development trajectories are not always so smooth.

This is right on the mark, even if it risks buzzkill.  I hope people won't freak out if they regress this year, which is entirely possible.  Esp. on the injury front; we almost certainly won't be as lucky.

I noticed better team defense in the second half, culminating with several 2-1 games against Washington. With so many rookies and a new goalie/system they were very slow out of the gate remember. Sophamore regression/injuries are possible, but also maturity as a young unit growing together and the 19/20-year-olds are getting stronger, not weaker. Miss playoffs/Win Stanley Cup. I don't see either as out of the realm of possibility.
I honestly see missing the playoffs as more unlikely than winning the Cup right now.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 02:26:28 PM »
I thought I couldn't be more excited than I was before the start of last season, after seeing what these kids can do, I am so pumped to get the new season going.  Expectations are sky high for me.

I'm worried this is going to be a problem for me...expectations too high. After all, the leafs only just barely made the playoffs. And that is in a year in which they had ridiculous injury luck. We can hope all the rookies get a notch better but player development trajectories are not always so smooth.

This is right on the mark, even if it risks buzzkill.  I hope people won't freak out if they regress this year, which is entirely possible.  Esp. on the injury front; we almost certainly won't be as lucky.

I noticed better team defense in the second half, culminating with several 2-1 games against Washington. With so many rookies and a new goalie/system they were very slow out of the gate remember. Sophamore regression/injuries are possible, but also maturity as a young unit growing together and the 19/20-year-olds are getting stronger, not weaker. Miss playoffs/Win Stanley Cup. I don't see either as out of the realm of possibility.
I honestly see missing the playoffs as more unlikely than winning the Cup right now.

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 10:59:02 PM »
Or you can watch the past season game by game...

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 03:12:55 AM »
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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 04:49:33 PM »
I spend the off-season the same as I do the regular season: I hit the refresh button on this site every five minutes to see if there's any news.



Eh are you gonna make some game day threads for the 2017-18 season?  Those were great back in the day.  True classics.  ;D

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Re: Is it Preseason yet...
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 04:49:33 PM »