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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2017, 09:30:05 PM »
Leafs are winning this?  Jeez, MTL has been awful in the pre-sea.

Correction. The Almost All Marlies are winning.
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2017, 09:37:10 PM »
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2017, 09:42:33 PM »

Some stray observations:

1. Kapanen is an NHL player. Johnsson might be too. That there aren't spots for them is bad asset management.

2. Dermott is good. I think it's more than likely he'll be a NHL defenseman. I don't see any star potential though.

3. I'm officially on the Grundstrom train.
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2017, 09:45:34 PM »

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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2017, 09:46:28 PM »
I never saw the hits as "illegal" at the time.

They weren't illegal. I do think, though, that there was sort of an unwritten gentleman's agreement that you shouldn't target and hit the head as hard as possible during the helmet-less era because of what happened to Bill Masterton. Then helmets came into the game and that got lost a little.

So, yeah, the NHL rules didn't prevent it but I still don't think that makes it right and I think it's guys like Stevens that necessitated a rule change.

More so with the Kariya hit, it wasn't the location of the hit on the body, but the lateness of the hit.

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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2017, 09:46:34 PM »
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2017, 09:49:54 PM »
Leafs are winning this?  Jeez, MTL has been awful in the pre-sea.

Correction. The Almost All Marlies are winning.

It's kind of too bad these aren't counting.  I can only imagine what the reaction would be if they started the season 0-6.

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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2017, 09:51:18 PM »
Leafs are winning this?  Jeez, MTL has been awful in the pre-sea.

I absolutely love how much the tide has turned for the Leafs. It's a pretty good indicator of improvement when us fans have taken to feeling sorry for other teams.
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2017, 09:54:44 PM »
As in previous games, I liked Kapanen, Leivo, and Dermott. Think all could play in this team. Grundstrom still looks really promising. Tonight, Johnsson and Borgman impressed.

So... I'm with Nik on "asset management." There are enough guys who can play that the Leafs should be moving out expiring contracts for the next bunch of picks.

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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2017, 10:00:22 PM »
As in previous games, I liked Kapanen, Leivo, and Dermott. Think all could play in this team. Grundstrom still looks really promising. Tonight, Johnsson and Borgman impressed.

So... I'm with Nik on "asset management." There are enough guys who can play that the Leafs should be moving out expiring contracts for the next bunch of picks.

Or even just evening out some of the depth issues. You'd like to think the Leafs could have done something to add a backup with some potential/promise.
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2017, 10:01:43 PM »
It's kind of too bad these aren't counting.  I can only imagine what the reaction would be if they started the season 0-6.

Their offensive struggles could very easily continue into the season. Price will have to be at his absolute best.
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2017, 10:03:00 PM »
Leafs are winning this?  Jeez, MTL has been awful in the pre-sea.

I absolutely love how much the tide has turned for the Leafs. It's a pretty good indicator of improvement when us fans have taken to feeling sorry for other teams.
Who's feeling sorry for the Habs? I'm daring to hope they suck this badly when the regular season starts. Of course they'll come out and start 11-1 just because.

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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2017, 10:25:23 PM »
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Honestly, while I'm not crazy about Martin being in the lineup every day the inability to maximize value from the pending UFA's they won't re-sign is a bigger deal.
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2017, 11:30:05 PM »
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Re: Preseason: Leafs @ Habs - Sept. 27th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
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