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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #285 on: November 06, 2017, 02:16:49 PM »
That was exactly my response too and then I started second guessing myself, so I wanted to get the TMLfans take.

It's a ridiculous overpayment.

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« Reply #286 on: November 06, 2017, 02:29:33 PM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/11/06/leafs-notebook-adjustments-needed-2-6-stretch-november-6/

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“The coaching staff, they’re like lawyers. They’re always trying to help you understand and believe their argument. So they’re going to show video. ‘You guys like offence? Here’s us making a risky play at the opposing blue line. There’s a turnover. Freeze the frame. Where are you guys?’ We’re backchecking. ‘Are you playing offence while you’re backchecking?’ No. ‘Does anybody like backchecking?’ Probably not. Versus that same scenario, but you chip it past the opposing D-man with speed. ‘Freeze the frame. Where are we?’ In the offensive zone. ‘What are we doing?’ We’re cycling. ‘Who prefers backchecking to cycling?’ Nobody. When it stares you in the face, it’s hard to deny.”
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Every team is basically 'teched' to defeat/mitigate the top style (Penguins), which is also similar to the one we employ.

There are three ways (so far) to beat the NZ trap:
1) Get lucky and hope someone blows a tire skating backwards

2) Chip and Chase
 - I think a diagonal dump in might work best: defense usually sags to the puck side; a diagonal into the corner keeps it in the corner and doesn't let the goaltender engage; the Leafs go swing F1 in with a good head of steam into that corner and flush the puck back up the boards on the opposite side where the dumper & co were already heading as the defense jukes from one side to the other

3) Super Speed
 - Nylander and Kapanen do this very frequently. Defenders have to respect both their speed and lateral agility so they back off the line, giving them a bit of space to buttonhook at the line and hit linemates in stride.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #287 on: November 07, 2017, 11:47:51 AM »
Kapanen has been returned to the Marlies and the Goat has been recalled.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #288 on: November 07, 2017, 12:06:48 PM »
Kapanen has been returned to the Marlies and the Goat has been recalled.

Well, I guess if Matthews is out, they'd want a centre.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #289 on: November 07, 2017, 12:20:50 PM »
Kapanen has been returned to the Marlies and the Goat has been recalled.

Well, I guess if Matthews is out, they'd want a centre.

Or they just want a more flexible option for the 4th line. Put the Goat on Moore's wing instead of Martin, for example . . .
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #290 on: November 07, 2017, 12:37:59 PM »
Matthews was absent from practice today because of soreness, which led to these... I guess you can call them "lines":

Komarov-Kadri-Nylander
JVR-Marleau-Hyman
Brown-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Moore-Leivo
Gauthier

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« Reply #291 on: November 07, 2017, 12:38:31 PM »

Hyman: Gotta skate hard. Gotta work hard. Gotta make Babs proud.
Matthews: I got this.
Nylander: tra-la-la-la-la la la la la

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #292 on: November 07, 2017, 12:40:41 PM »
Or they just want a more flexible option for the 4th line. Put the Goat on Moore's wing instead of Martin, for example . . .

Jesus, if Babcock finally came to the realization that Martin wasn't an every-day NHLer only to replace him with arguably the 4th or 5th best potential replacement in the organization...

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« Reply #293 on: November 07, 2017, 01:04:11 PM »
Matthews was absent from practice today because of soreness, which led to these... I guess you can call them "lines":

Komarov-Kadri-Nylander
JVR-Marleau-Hyman
Brown-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Moore-Leivo
Gauthier
I actually like the defensive balance in those lines. I would play that 4th line approximately 32 seconds though. I want a few games where we give up 3 or less and would be willing to give up a few goals for to do it.
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« Reply #294 on: November 07, 2017, 01:11:25 PM »
Anyone else patience running thin with Uncle Leo. I think I resent the embarrassment of us sucking so bad he was considered an all star. I just feel that he has zero finish and don't really notice as much pestering and defensive play of late. Is he still a better fit then some of our available call ups?
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« Reply #295 on: November 07, 2017, 01:12:41 PM »
I like Leo, but he should be in Martin's spot and Martin should be in the pressbox.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #296 on: November 07, 2017, 01:12:45 PM »

Hyman: Gotta skate hard. Gotta work hard. Gotta make Babs proud.
Matthews: I got this.
Nylander: tra-la-la-la-la la la la la
Looks like bad news... all three caught deep.
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« Reply #297 on: November 07, 2017, 01:14:47 PM »
I like Leo, but he should be in Martin's spot and Martin should be in the pressbox.
Well I think that's understood that Martin should not be iced. We're all in agreement on that except "the best coach in the world".
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #298 on: November 07, 2017, 02:31:42 PM »
Or they just want a more flexible option for the 4th line. Put the Goat on Moore's wing instead of Martin, for example . . .

Jesus, if Babcock finally came to the realization that Martin wasn't an every-day NHLer only to replace him with arguably the 4th or 5th best potential replacement in the organization...

Come on, admit it, that would be an epic troll job by Babcock.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #299 on: November 07, 2017, 02:33:56 PM »
Matthews was absent from practice today because of soreness, which led to these... I guess you can call them "lines":

Komarov-Kadri-Nylander
JVR-Marleau-Hyman
Brown-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Moore-Leivo
Gauthier

So, what happened to having Nylander play the top line center position if Matthews was out?  Is it punishment to not give him the shot?

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #299 on: November 07, 2017, 02:33:56 PM »