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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #120 on: September 10, 2017, 06:44:14 PM »
And that's as much of the game that I can watch today. If we lose, sorry.

I hope you're happy with yourself!  >:(

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« Reply #121 on: September 10, 2017, 07:08:58 PM »
I thought Timashov was the best Leaf on the ice, by far.   Also was impressed with Dzierkals for the first period and then he sort of went phantom.  Gordeev is a pretty steady player  and I was impressed with him.
Liljegren was very impressive as well.  Lots of things to look forward to.   
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« Reply #122 on: September 10, 2017, 07:12:18 PM »
I am not sure about Bracco as yet, he was trying hard today, no doubt, I think we will see what happens after a season with the Marlies.
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« Reply #123 on: September 10, 2017, 07:49:55 PM »
And that's as much of the game that I can watch today. If we lose, sorry.

I hope you're happy with yourself!  >:(

I was pretty happy watching that first period.

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« Reply #124 on: September 10, 2017, 09:20:19 PM »
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #125 on: September 10, 2017, 09:29:56 PM »
I now understand the reason for the hype surrounding Liligren. He needs some fine tuning to be sure, but I think he'll be another good offensive minded D-man for the Leafs next season. I saw some flashes of potential with Timoshov, and a few other forwards , but the organization still lacks a solid defensive defenseman.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #126 on: September 10, 2017, 10:11:38 PM »
And that's as much of the game that I can watch today. If we lose, sorry.

I hope you're happy with yourself!  >:(

Sounds like it was less about Herman leaving, and more about Ian Scott leaving.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #127 on: September 11, 2017, 03:03:29 AM »
I now understand the reason for the hype surrounding Liligren. He needs some fine tuning to be sure, but I think he'll be another good offensive minded D-man for the Leafs next season. I saw some flashes of potential with Timoshov, and a few other forwards , but the organization still lacks a solid defensive defenseman.
They come cheap and are easy to fill. D like Lil are much harder to come by.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #128 on: September 11, 2017, 08:09:12 AM »
I now understand the reason for the hype surrounding Liligren. He needs some fine tuning to be sure, but I think he'll be another good offensive minded D-man for the Leafs next season. I saw some flashes of potential with Timoshov, and a few other forwards , but the organization still lacks a solid defensive defenseman.
They come cheap and are easy to fill. D like Lil are much harder to come by.

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If young, fast and talented, stay-at-home D-men were easy to find, we would have 1 or even 2 by now.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #130 on: September 11, 2017, 08:48:51 AM »
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #131 on: September 11, 2017, 08:49:36 AM »

MLHS with the transcript as always: https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/09/10/lou-lamoriello-bob-mckenzie-interview/

Although in typical Lou fashion, he basically said nothing of substance in that 30 minute interview.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #132 on: September 11, 2017, 09:02:30 AM »
MLHS with the transcript as always: https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/09/10/lou-lamoriello-bob-mckenzie-interview/

Although in typical Lou fashion, he basically said nothing of substance in that 30 minute interview.

My favourite part was the Cheshire Cat grin Lou had when Bob asked about Nylander's contract discussions.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2017, 09:08:30 AM »
If young, fast and talented, stay-at-home D-men were easy to find, we would have 1 or even 2 by now.

I like fast and talented defensemen too! The only thing is if they are fast and talented, I kind of don't want them just to stay at home. I think I'm looking for someone who can skate, see the ice well, and has very strong defensive instincts in terms of positioning (body, stick, gap control) that can neutralize zone entries. Other than not being very tall, Dermott is quite possibly that very player.

http://www.tsn.ca/dermott-s-stock-rising-ahead-of-leafs-training-camp-1.852625
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“He really learned to use the skill sets that he has,” said head coach Sheldon Keefe. “He kills a lot of plays early and he’s very evasive. As he learned how to use his body and learned to use the limited time and space that you have at the pro level, he learned to make plays through that.”

The crispness of Dermott’s overall game stands out among his peers; now Dermott needs to elevate it even further to reach the next level.

“Some of his stick positioning and defending, those kinds of things when he hasn’t closed the space is one area,” Keefe said of Dermott’s next steps. “But that doesn’t present itself very often because he is tight, he closes the gap real quick, so that’s a real positive for him. He’s got a bright future ahead, he’s going to continue to work and I know he’s excited to get going in camp.”
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2017, 09:11:17 AM »
MLHS with the transcript as always: https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/09/10/lou-lamoriello-bob-mckenzie-interview/

Although in typical Lou fashion, he basically said nothing of substance in that 30 minute interview.

My favourite part was the Cheshire Cat grin Lou had when Bob asked about Nylander's contract discussions.

I was half expecting the lights to mysteriously go out at that point and to have McKenzie replaced by Dreger when they came back on.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2017, 09:11:17 AM »