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Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 17th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:00:05 PM »
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4-1-0, 8 points | 3-2-1, 7 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Kadri-Komarov
JvR-Bozak-Brown
Martin-Moore-Marner

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Rosen-Carrick

Andersen

             
Burakovsky-Backstrom-Oshie
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Vrana
Connolly-Graovac-Wilson
Chiasson-Beagle-Smith Pelly

Djoos-Carlson
Orlov-Chorney
Orpik-Bowey

Holtby

Scratches

Eric Fehr
Josh Leivo
Andreas Borgman

      
Lars Eller
Nathan Walker
Aaron Ness


Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (4-1-0, 3.76 GAA, .880 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•Mitch Marner and Connor Brown swapped places at practice on Monday, meaning we might see Marner play on the 4th line alongside Martin and Moore
•Rosen was back alongside Carrick as his rotation with Borgman continues
•Matthews was named the NHL's second star of the week after scoring 4 goals (2 in OT) in 3 games

WSH
•Braden Holtby (3-1-0, 2.47 GAA, .923 Sv%) will likely start for the Capitals
•Nick Backstrom was just named the NHL's third start of the week. He recorded 3 goals and 6 assists in 4 games
•Backstrom and Kuznetov lead the league in scoring so far this season with 11 points each in 6 games. Ovechkin is 2nd with 10 points and leads the league in goals with 9. T.J. Oshie is right behind them with 8 points
•The Capitals have lost a number of key players since our playoff series against them: Shattenkirk, Alzner, Schmidt, Williams, Johansson, and Winnik have all departed through trade/free agency/expansion. They'll also be missing Niskanen and potentially Eller due to injury
•Niskanen was recently played on LTIR, meaning he'll be out until at least November 7th. They lost their first game without him to Philly by a score of 8-2

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
      
•Lars Eller - Illness - Questionable Tuesday
•Matt Niskanen - Injured Reserve - Upper Body

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 09:15:10 PM »
Looking at so many of these perennial contender teams is somewhat of a cautionary tale, there are some HOLES on that Caps team.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:22:52 PM »
Looking at so many of these perennial contender teams is somewhat of a cautionary tale, there are some HOLES on that Caps team.

It's a reminder that you have to be willing to move on from non-core pieces while you can still get good value in return for them. Keep the pipeline flowing and such.

Also, you have to be careful with picking up expensive rental players/avoid it. The teams that win the Cup tend not to be the ones that pick up the biggest names at the deadline (some exceptions, obviously, but in general).
« Last Edit: October 16, 2017, 10:27:37 PM by bustaheims »
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 10:45:50 PM »
Another good test ... of the defense at least.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 10:50:02 PM »
DYNAMIC
"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: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 11:14:06 PM »
Looking at so many of these perennial contender teams is somewhat of a cautionary tale, there are some HOLES on that Caps team.

It's a reminder that you have to be willing to move on from non-core pieces while you can still get good value in return for them. Keep the pipeline flowing and such.

Also, don't trade Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat. That may be less applicable in our situation but it's still fun to mention.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 12:05:44 AM »
Looking at so many of these perennial contender teams is somewhat of a cautionary tale, there are some HOLES on that Caps team.

It's a reminder that you have to be willing to move on from non-core pieces while you can still get good value in return for them. Keep the pipeline flowing and such.

Also, don't trade Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat. That may be less applicable in our situation but it's still fun to mention.

It was bonkers then, even more bonkers now.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 09:02:17 AM »
DYNAMIC

Batman barely looks any different.... the cowl suits AM

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 10:29:12 AM »
DYNAMIC

Batman barely looks any different.... the cowl suits AM

Isn't it obvious? Auston Matthews is Batman.


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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 10:43:23 AM »
Looking at so many of these perennial contender teams is somewhat of a cautionary tale, there are some HOLES on that Caps team.

It's a reminder that you have to be willing to move on from non-core pieces while you can still get good value in return for them. Keep the pipeline flowing and such.

Also, don't trade Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat. That may be less applicable in our situation but it's still fun to mention.

Yes indeed.  That was their Rayzor>Rask moment.

Although if we had kept Rask would we have been just a little too good to end up drafting the Marvelous Three?  Could be another butterfly-makes-hurricane type deal.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 10:49:41 AM »
DYNAMIC

Batman barely looks any different.... the cowl suits AM

Isn't it obvious? Auston Matthews is Batman.

What I love about that pic is that those were the actual costumes, which even in 1966 dollars look like they might have cost $7.50 total to rustle up.

That show was all kinds of awesome on multiple, multiple levels.  I think I am going to change my nom-de-board to King Tut, the most brilliant in the series' brilliant cast of arch-villains.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 11:07:22 AM »
It looks like Rosen is in for Borgman, a little surprised at that given Rosen's last outing.

Andersen goes tonight and McBackup tomorrow.




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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 11:13:54 AM »
One thing to watch for with Marner is if Babs will try to feed him some extra minutes by throwing him out with Matthews and Nylander on post-PK shifts.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 11:23:03 AM »
One thing to watch for with Marner is if Babs will try to feed him some extra minutes by throwing him out with Matthews and Nylander on post-PK shifts.

Yeah, much like he did with Brown, I'm sure he will find a way to get Mitch some minutes. As Babcock himself said, it isn't just on Mitch, the whole line has been suspect.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Oct. 16th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 11:56:52 AM »

There had better be Nylander/Backstrom gifs tonight.

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 11:56:52 AM »