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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #166 on: September 30, 2017, 04:13:57 AM »
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« Reply #167 on: October 03, 2017, 05:03:52 AM »
MARNTHEWDERS is 20-21 years old. It hasn't even peaked yet. Let that sink in.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #169 on: October 03, 2017, 10:24:30 AM »
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2017/10/3/16389488/should-the-leafs-keep-matthews-and-nylander-together-long-term-toronto-william-auston-mitch-marner

There's a good Krieger quote most would use in response to this.

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The assumption has generally been that William Nylander will, at some point, move back from right wing to his natural position of centre, probably when Tyler Bozak leaves. This would give the Leafs a centre lineup of Matthews, Nylander, and Nazem Kadri, which very few teams this side of Pittsburgh can match.

I've always had this assumption too, but man is watching Matthews and Nylander fun. If we can get Bozak re-signed to a very team friendly contract I wouldn't be completely opposed to sticking with x-Matthews-Nylander | x-Kadri-Brown/Kapanen | x-Bozak-Marner long term. Flip Kapanen or Brown to the left side or use one as trade bait for a defenceman.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #170 on: October 03, 2017, 10:36:38 AM »
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The assumption has generally been that William Nylander will, at some point, move back from right wing to his natural position of centre, probably when Tyler Bozak leaves. This would give the Leafs a centre lineup of Matthews, Nylander, and Nazem Kadri, which very few teams this side of Pittsburgh can match.

I've always had this assumption too, but man is watching Matthews and Nylander fun. If we can get Bozak re-signed to a very team friendly contract I wouldn't be completely opposed to sticking with x-Matthews-Nylander / x-Kadri-Brown / x-Bozak-Marner long term. Flip Kapanen to the left side or use him as trade bait for a defenceman.

Yeah it does look like it'll be fun.

I don't think we need to keep Bozak, per se, because Aaltonen and Brooks are nice LH options coming up and we'll probably see one of them sooner rather than later. Bozak's body was being held together by duct tape by the end of the season. Neither of those two options are as good as Bozak is currently, but their development/effectiveness curves will intersect shortly.

If it becomes a bit of a line driving issue, I have no problems with running the suggested swap of Marner and Nylander, and giving Nylander wingers like Kapanen, Brown, Johnsson, Grundstrom, Timashov, Korshkov, etc.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #171 on: October 03, 2017, 12:51:02 PM »
I've always had this assumption too, but man is watching Matthews and Nylander fun. If we can get Bozak re-signed to a very team friendly contract I wouldn't be completely opposed to sticking with x-Matthews-Nylander | x-Kadri-Brown/Kapanen | x-Bozak-Marner long term. Flip Kapanen or Brown to the left side or use one as trade bait for a defenceman.

I'd be happy to see them play out their ELCs on one line, but once you get a couple seasons out, Matthews and Nylander on one line with make this a two-line team (with all due respect to Bozak and Aaltonen). There's enough talent coming up on the wings that I don't think you'll need Nylander to give Matthews a top-9 forward to play with.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #172 on: October 03, 2017, 12:53:36 PM »
I'm sure a lot of this will become clearer after the last playoff game this year. The Leafs are actually good again. Last time I went into a season expecting playoffs and a 40-45 win campaign was 2004, the last year of the Pat Quinn era. 14 long years.
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« Reply #173 on: October 04, 2017, 12:27:29 PM »
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"I'm here for (6) more years. Then I'm gonna stay for two more because we'll be really good." - Coach Mike Babcock

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #174 on: October 04, 2017, 04:28:03 PM »
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Been waiting for this moment all summer long.  F-i-n-a-l-l-y here!!!  :) :) :) :)

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #175 on: October 07, 2017, 10:49:31 AM »
"I'm here for (6) more years. Then I'm gonna stay for two more because we'll be really good." - Coach Mike Babcock

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #176 on: October 08, 2017, 10:33:41 PM »


"Y'all got any more a them Leaf games?"
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #177 on: October 09, 2017, 04:24:03 AM »
Plenty of pride here...


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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #178 on: October 09, 2017, 04:26:49 AM »
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #179 on: October 10, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »
Interesting stats following out of last night's game situation.

Over the last 2 seasons while leading after 2 Chicago were 67-2-7
Over the last season while trailing after 2 Toronto were 3-22-2

Obviously only one game so pretty meaningless but a nice turn around
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #179 on: October 10, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »