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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #180 on: October 10, 2017, 12:14:01 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/10/10/leafs-notebook-scintillating-start-october-10/

Great stuff from MLHS as usual.

What I really want to draw your attention to is the header image, and Bozak's facial expression to JvR's dedication to the safety of his teammates.

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« Reply #181 on: October 10, 2017, 03:05:29 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/10/10/leafs-notebook-scintillating-start-october-10/

Great stuff from MLHS as usual.

What I really want to draw your attention to is the header image, and Bozak's facial expression to JvR's dedication to the safety of his teammates.

Loved this one:

“Trying to go for the lady byng this year. It’s not going to be easy”
– Leo Komarov after the Jets game and an ominous penalty for tilting his visor
"He's got some bite and some jam."  - Bob McKenzie

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« Reply #182 on: October 10, 2017, 03:10:18 PM »
I liked this point about Patrick Marleau:

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You can see his skating is still there, but what is really underrated game is how physical he is along the walls. It’s not hit-and-hurt physical; it is body positioning and using his 6’2, ~220-pound frame to win battles and dig pucks out. You can tell that he has played his whole career in the Western Conference.

If a shake-up of the forward lines ever happens, I'd really like to see Marner play with Marleau and Kadri. That line could really mimic how the Matthews line plays I think. And putting Komarov (or Brown) with JVR and Bozak would add a defensive element to that duo for the first time ever.

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« Reply #183 on: October 10, 2017, 03:31:49 PM »
Marleau's speed on the backcheck was another something something that sort of got lost in the fireworks of last night's game. He has also been working with some of the younger players (especially Marner) after practice on shot release and getting reps in tight on the crease.

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« Reply #184 on: October 10, 2017, 03:48:13 PM »
For sure, I can see him using body positioning the way Sundin did, both about the same size.
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« Reply #185 on: October 10, 2017, 05:20:25 PM »
"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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« Reply #186 on: October 10, 2017, 07:31:13 PM »
If a shake-up of the forward lines ever happens, I'd really like to see Marner play with Marleau and Kadri. That line could really mimic how the Matthews line plays I think. And putting Komarov (or Brown) with JVR and Bozak would add a defensive element to that duo for the first time ever.

I kind of like that also, because Bozak and JVR need the help I think..
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #187 on: October 11, 2017, 02:40:12 PM »
At first I was a bit miffed by the refs calling the game like it should be: do I need a cardiac event tonight?

But in the clear light of day, I can now safely say, this is a good thing. Because after each PK:
Kadri - Matthews - Nylander or Marleau - Matthews - Nylander

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« Reply #188 on: October 11, 2017, 03:50:31 PM »
At first I was a bit miffed by the refs calling the game like it should be: do I need a cardiac event tonight?

But in the clear light of day, I can now safely say, this is a good thing. Because after each PK:
Kadri - Matthews - Nylander or Marleau - Matthews - Nylander

Yes, it's a great thing when the Leafs PK is working....the other team's best players get tired out playing the PP and then you hit them with your top offensive players immediately upon killing the penalty. 

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« Reply #189 on: October 11, 2017, 05:50:28 PM »
Pierre Lebrun sat in on a discussion between Ray Shero and Mike Babcock this morning, I found it quite interesting.

https://theathletic.com/124787/2017/10/11/lebrun-mike-babcock-and-ray-shero-talk-sharing-information-what-makes-a-good-coach-and-managing-people/

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« Reply #190 on: October 12, 2017, 07:13:37 PM »
On the way to work today I was like "Leafs game tonite? ... no, Saturday."
Tomorrow I'll be like "Leafs game tonite?? ... no, Saturday."

Saturday I'll be like yeahhhhhhh.
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« Reply #191 on: October 13, 2017, 08:55:40 AM »
On the way to work today I was like "Leafs game tonite? ... no, Saturday."
Tomorrow I'll be like "Leafs game tonite?? ... no, Saturday."

Saturday I'll be like yeahhhhhhh.

I'm getting my girls into watching hockey.  It's so much fun now that the Leafs aren't a horrible team anymore.  My kids sit and watch 1-2 periods with me before it's time for them to sleep, then they're excited the next morning asking me who won.  Was great the Chicago game cause they went to bed thinking the Leafs would lose but I got to tell them that superstar Auston Matthews won the game for us.

I wish the Leafs were this good when I was a kid.  :-/

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« Reply #192 on: October 13, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »

Small sample size. Small sample size. Small sample... forget it.

I'm hyped.

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« Reply #193 on: October 13, 2017, 12:51:31 PM »
On the way to work today I was like "Leafs game tonite? ... no, Saturday."
Tomorrow I'll be like "Leafs game tonite?? ... no, Saturday."

Saturday I'll be like yeahhhhhhh.

I'm getting my girls into watching hockey.  It's so much fun now that the Leafs aren't a horrible team anymore.  My kids sit and watch 1-2 periods with me before it's time for them to sleep, then they're excited the next morning asking me who won.  Was great the Chicago game cause they went to bed thinking the Leafs would lose but I got to tell them that superstar Auston Matthews won the game for us.

I wish the Leafs were this good when I was a kid.  :-/

Great story Zee! Everyone should chip in with their viewing habits :)
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #194 on: October 15, 2017, 05:29:00 AM »
weeeeeeeeee
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #194 on: October 15, 2017, 05:29:00 AM »