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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #210 on: October 16, 2017, 05:54:40 AM »
Remember the kid had/is recovering from mono.

He still needs work defensively, although I still maintain that he looks worse in that regard because of who he plays with/is having to cover for.

Hes been close offensively and just seems snakebitten, things will click for him soon I am sure.


Noticed the same thing about Marner and that he seems kind of off-key.  If he's still recovering from his bout with Mono then that is understandable.

I too have no qualms that everything will eventually click for him.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #211 on: October 16, 2017, 08:44:49 AM »
The mono thing was 6 months ago, I'm pretty sure he's well past the recovery phase for it at this point. It sure didn't seem to effect him at the World Championships where he was 2nd among Canadians in scoring. I think it's perfectly fine to just say that he hasn't been at his best 5 games into the season.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #212 on: October 16, 2017, 09:41:02 AM »
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2017/10/15/16478054/toronto-maple-leafs-auston-matthews-fake-deception-goal

Again, I don't know if we're giving Matthews too much credit... but nah. We're not.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #213 on: October 16, 2017, 12:07:41 PM »
LOL
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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #214 on: October 16, 2017, 12:43:06 PM »
He still needs work defensively, although I still maintain that he looks worse in that regard because of who he plays with/is having to cover for.

Hes been close offensively and just seems snakebitten, things will click for him soon I am sure.

Yeah. That line is a defensive mess right now.

And, even with him appearing a little off, he's still put up 4 points in 5 games, so, I'm not exactly concerned. He's merely been good offensively, rather than great.
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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #215 on: October 16, 2017, 12:52:35 PM »

Yeah. That line is a defensive mess right now.

And, even with him appearing a little off, he's still put up 4 points in 5 games, so, I'm not exactly concerned. He's merely been good offensively, rather than great.

Good point, I wonder how many players league-wide have been demoted to the fourth line after registering four points in five games?

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #216 on: October 16, 2017, 12:58:01 PM »
He still needs work defensively, although I still maintain that he looks worse in that regard because of who he plays with/is having to cover for.

Hes been close offensively and just seems snakebitten, things will click for him soon I am sure.

Yeah. That line is a defensive mess right now.

And, even with him appearing a little off, he's still put up 4 points in 5 games, so, I'm not exactly concerned. He's merely been good offensively, rather than great.

Don't let their proficiency on the Power Play mask that they haven't been good 5-on-5.  I'm sure Marner won't be demoted off the power play that is working very well.

Marner has 1 secondary assist at Even Strength.  3 GF, 7 GA while he's been on the ice.  (3 and 6 for Bozak/JvR)
However, the advanced measures tell a bit of a different story:  2.6 xGF, 2.22 xGA. 58.1% CF.  82.71 PDO.  Those measures say they have been good but unlucky.  I'd say they don't match up with the eye test where they probably deserve closer to 7 GA than 2 GA.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #217 on: October 16, 2017, 01:06:33 PM »
Don't let their proficiency on the Power Play mask that they haven't been good 5-on-5.  I'm sure Marner won't be demoted off the power play that is working very well.

Marner has 1 secondary assist at Even Strength.  3 GF, 7 GA while he's been on the ice.  (3 and 6 for Bozak/JvR)
However, the advanced measures tell a bit of a different story:  2.6 xGF, 2.22 xGA. 58.1% CF.  82.71 PDO.  Those measures say they have been good but unlucky.  I'd say they don't match up with the eye test where they probably deserve closer to 7 GA than 2 GA.

I don't think anyone is saying he's been good. More that he hasn't been that bad, and there's probably no sense in worrying about him yet.

(Also, for the sake of accuracy, he has 2 secondary assists at ES)
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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #218 on: October 16, 2017, 01:19:46 PM »
Don't let their proficiency on the Power Play mask that they haven't been good 5-on-5.  I'm sure Marner won't be demoted off the power play that is working very well.

Marner has 1 secondary assist at Even Strength.  3 GF, 7 GA while he's been on the ice.  (3 and 6 for Bozak/JvR)
However, the advanced measures tell a bit of a different story:  2.6 xGF, 2.22 xGA. 58.1% CF.  82.71 PDO.  Those measures say they have been good but unlucky.  I'd say they don't match up with the eye test where they probably deserve closer to 7 GA than 2 GA.

I don't think anyone is saying he's been good. More that he hasn't been that bad, and there's probably no sense in worrying about him yet.

(Also, for the sake of accuracy, he has 2 secondary assists at ES)

Corsica seems to be missing one of his points, as they only have him listed as having 3 points so far. Ooops.

Only 5 games into the season.  No reason to be too worried for sure.  But, that line hasn't been good defensively so I don't mind Babcock trying to send a message.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #219 on: October 16, 2017, 02:05:34 PM »
TSN power rankings has the Leafs at #1!

http://www.tsn.ca/turning-over-a-new-leaf-in-7-eleven-power-rankings-1.885880

Personally, I don't buy it, not with the amount of goals they have been giving up. Still cool to see though.
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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #220 on: October 16, 2017, 02:45:59 PM »
TSN power rankings has the Leafs at #1!

http://www.tsn.ca/turning-over-a-new-leaf-in-7-eleven-power-rankings-1.885880

Personally, I don't buy it, not with the amount of goals they have been giving up. Still cool to see though.

I'll only believe the Leafs at #1 right after I see Auston hoisting the Stanley Cup.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #221 on: October 16, 2017, 03:15:36 PM »
TSN power rankings has the Leafs at #1!

http://www.tsn.ca/turning-over-a-new-leaf-in-7-eleven-power-rankings-1.885880

Personally, I don't buy it, not with the amount of goals they have been giving up. Still cool to see though.

I'll only believe the Leafs at #1 right after I see Auston hoisting the Stanley Cup.
Yup, definitely jaded. I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #222 on: October 16, 2017, 06:17:48 PM »
I'd like to see Leivo on the 4th and Marner in the press box. Need to start fitting this kid into the lineup.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #223 on: October 16, 2017, 06:25:50 PM »
I'd like to see Leivo on the 4th and Marner in the press box. Need to start fitting this kid into the lineup.

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Re: Leafs @ Habs - Oct. 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #224 on: October 16, 2017, 06:52:51 PM »
I remember hearing or reading something about young guys like this focusing their first off-season on building strength which frequently impacts their speed and maneuverability... I wonder if that's what he's done by trying to bulk up with muscle...

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