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Offline Dappleganger

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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 07:28:56 AM »
I like it.  Team needs someone to clear the front of the net.  Far too much traffic for our goalies to see past

Is it possible to see GAA and save percentage rates 5v5 for when Polak is on the ice and without?


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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 08:16:25 AM »
I have been thinking that our team needs more experience learning how to:
- play without the puck
- break out of our own zone
- have forwards cover for defensemen
- play shorthanded

We are going to get a lot more reps of all of that with Polak on the ice.

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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 08:36:44 AM »
This move means somebody needs to go down. Either Borgman or Rosen likely. Or maybe Babs finally gives Moore the 4C spot permanently and Fehr finds a new home. But my money's on Rosen.

Isn't Polak a RD?  Wouldn't this more likely spell the end for Carrick?

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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 08:45:01 AM »
Isn't Polak a RD?  Wouldn't this more likely spell the end for Carrick?

I would imagine it would bump Carrick out of the line-up (or at least they'll rotate), but my money would be on Rosen getting bumped off the roster and onto the Marlies.

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 08:48:04 AM »
Isn't Polak a RD?  Wouldn't this more likely spell the end for Carrick?

I would imagine it would bump Carrick out of the line-up (or at least they'll rotate), but my money would be on Rosen getting bumped off the roster and onto the Marlies.

Ah, right, that makes sense.

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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 09:35:27 AM »
I brought this up before, but with Babcock basically only playing Zaitsev and Hainsey on the PK some type of move here was inevitable. I was hoping it'd be bringing Marincin back up, but here we are. I'd expect Polak to sub in for Carrick pretty quickly to fill that hole on the PK.

The Leafs currently have a top 10 PK in terms of CA/60 (7th), GA/60 (6th), xGA/60 (6th) riding Hainsey and Zaitsev, but it definitely isn't sustainable with only two guys on the backend.

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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2017, 09:46:21 AM »
Re-arranging deck chairs here.

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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2017, 10:03:33 AM »
Rosen to the Marlies.

Polak probably the 7th for a bit at least.

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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2017, 10:23:44 AM »
Interesting conspiracy theory: did Babcock only play 2 defencemen on the PK to essentially force management into re-signing Polak?

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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2017, 10:29:44 AM »
It's disappointing how little has changed between this year and last on the blue line. Hainsey for Hunwick? Virtually the same group who as whole are still not very good.
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2017, 10:30:19 AM »
Interesting conspiracy theory: did Babcock only play 2 defencemen on the PK to essentially force management into re-signing Polak?

Mmmmm nah.

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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2017, 04:39:13 PM »
It's disappointing how little has changed between this year and last on the blue line. Hainsey for Hunwick? Virtually the same group who as whole are still not very good.
It's not getting good overnight without a major trade. It's going to take time and clearly Liljegren, Rosen and Borgman need time to develop. Who knows what their ceiling will be.
And just because they signed Polak, doesn't mean he automatically bumps someone out. He may well be the 7th guy and play against the tougher teams. Time will tell on how Babcock will use him.

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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2017, 05:58:00 PM »
Liljegren a 1st and a 2nd for Doughty. ;)

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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2017, 07:09:16 PM »
It's disappointing how little has changed between this year and last on the blue line. Hainsey for Hunwick? Virtually the same group who as whole are still not very good.
I think Hainsey has been better than Hunwick was at least early in last season.

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Re: Polak signs 1x1.1
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2017, 11:53:25 AM »

I was really hoping someone captured this.

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