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Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:13:37 AM »
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5-6-2, 12 points | 9-7-0, 18 points

Projected Lines

Zucker-Staal-Stewart
Niederreiter-Koivu-Granlund
Winnik-Eriksson Ek-Ennis
Foligno-Cullen-Kunin

Suter-Spurgeon
Brodin-Dumba
Quincey-Reilly

Stalock

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

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Borgman-Carrick

Andersen

Scratches

Gustav Olofsson
      
Auston Matthews
Frederik Gauthier
Roman Polak

Game Notes

MIN
•Alex Stalock (1-1-1, 2.40 GAA, .925 Sv%) will likely start for the Wild
•Minnesota plays Montreal on Thursday and it sounds like Dubnyk will get that start. Dubnyk has struggled so far this season with a 3.03 GAA and .907 Sv%
•The Wild currently sit 3rd last in the Western conference, falling well short of expectations so far this season. They're coming off an ugly 5-3 loss to Boston on Monday where Boudreau called their play "embarrassing"

TOR
•Andersen (8-6-0, 3.43 GAA, .895 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•Matthews missed practice on Tuesday because of general soreness, which led to Babcock throwing his forward lines into a blender. Babs did say that he wasn't crazy about how the lines looked so if Matthews misses the game there's a chance we'll see some different combinations

Injuries

•Zach Parise - Back - Injured Reserve
•Charlie Coyle - Leg - Injured Reserve
      
•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
•Auston Matthews - Undisclosed - Questionable Wednesday

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 07:28:23 AM »
Great job CtB (as always).

I want a Leaf win. Go Leafs Go!!!
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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 09:20:02 AM »
If Alex Stalock's name sounds familiar, it's because he is a former Marlie who came by way of deadline trade (Reimer Feb 2016). He played 3 games for the Marlies before being sent home for the season, ostensibly because we had no space for him with the recent addition of Kasmir Kaskisuo, but also because Stalock's wife had just given birth not long before and having them holed up in a hotel to sit around was no bueno.

Stalock now gets to play for his hometown Minnesota Wild and he has put up some decent numbers in limited starts.

Edit: oh hey, someone wrote a full blown story about this
https://theathletic.com/149595/2017/11/07/unwanted-alex-stalock-returns-to-toronto-motivated-to-beat-the-maple-leafs/
« Last Edit: November 08, 2017, 10:25:44 AM by herman »

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 09:44:21 AM »
Another (much more) familiar face: Daniel Winnik

Trade to Penguins 2015: Zach Sill, 2015 4th, 2016 2nd
Resigned and traded to Capitals 2016 with a 2016 5th: Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick, 2016 2nd

The Penguins' 2015 4th was parlayed into Martin Marincin
and the 2016 2nd was returned to the Penguins as part of the Kessel trade
With the Capital's 2016 2nd, the Leafs drafted Carl Grundstrom

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 10:33:15 AM »

This is going to be... crazy. Not really, it's an optional skate today.

In other news, I'm likely going to miss this game. Can someone fill in for me on the Hyman-boosting posts?

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 11:04:39 AM »
Matthews is out tonight.

Upper body issues and is listed as d2d.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 11:10:36 AM »

Blah. Those lines above look a ton better if you swap Nylander and Marleau. I don't get it.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 11:16:18 AM »
Since we're pretty much always going to judge the lineup, I'd kind of prefer this:

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

More realistically:
JvR - Nylander - Hyman
Marleau - Kadri - Komarov
Martin - Bozak - Marner
Leivo - Moore - Brown

Rielly - Hainsey
Gardiner - Carrick
Borgman - Zaitsev
« Last Edit: November 08, 2017, 11:19:49 AM by herman »

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 11:20:04 AM »
If Alex Stalock's name sounds familiar, it's because he is a former Marlie who came by way of deadline trade (Reimer Feb 2016). He played 3 games for the Marlies before being sent home for the season, ostensibly because we had no space for him with the recent addition of Kasmir Kaskisuo, but also because Stalock's wife had just given birth not long before and having them holed up in a hotel to sit around was no bueno.

Stalock now gets to play for his hometown Minnesota Wild and he has put up some decent numbers in limited starts.

Edit: oh hey, someone wrote a full blown story about this
https://theathletic.com/149595/2017/11/07/unwanted-alex-stalock-returns-to-toronto-motivated-to-beat-the-maple-leafs/

Weirdly enough it sounds like Stalock will miss this game because... his wife is giving birth to their second child:


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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 11:22:06 AM »
Since we're pretty much always going to judge the lineup, I'd kind of prefer this:

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

The more I thought about it the more I actually liked the line-up Babs came up with... it just needs the Nylander/Marleau swap to fully make sense. I'm very glad they just moved Brown to his off-wing instead of keeping Martin in the top-9.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 11:36:01 AM »
"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: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
Since we're pretty much always going to judge the lineup, I'd kind of prefer this:

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

The more I thought about it the more I actually liked the line-up Babs came up with... it just needs the Nylander/Marleau swap to fully make sense. I'm very glad they just moved Brown to his off-wing instead of keeping Martin in the top-9.

Well, lately, if the game isn't going his way, Babcock just jumbles them all up anyways, so I'm not sure the bottom-3 lines on the card even mean much.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 12:19:32 PM »

What a roster. That was such a masterful tank job.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 12:43:06 PM »
What a roster. That was such a masterful tank job.

Tyler Dellow has noted this before, in that the difference between Toronto's tank and other recent ones (that still haven't gotten off the ground yet, e.g. Buffalo) was that Toronto nerfed their goal results with a low shooting percentage while increasing their shot differential (CF%); i.e. they built the structure to generate chances, but actively suppressed shooting talent from their roster for the bulk of the season. Lucking into Matthews was the cherry on top.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 12:51:06 PM »
Good that Matthews is sitting until he's 100%.  The way they've played so far this year reminded me of the Sundin Syndrome — waiting for him to rescue them (which he often did).  I predict  Nylander will step up and notch a couple of goals.

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Re: Wild @ Leafs - Nov. 8th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050
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