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Re: Leafs @ Penguins - Feb. 17th, 7:00pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #135 on: February 18, 2018, 12:06:52 AM »

Has Babcock ever criticized Zaitsev? I mean ever.

And that's not even to say that Gardiner and Rielly had their best nights of the season... but Zaitsev and Hainsey definitely looked like the two worst defencemen on the ice. And that's saying something considering Polak exists.
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Re: Leafs @ Penguins - Feb. 17th, 7:00pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #136 on: February 18, 2018, 02:33:10 AM »
Hainsey has been regressing pretty fiercely to me.   His inability to make an outlet pass is really starting to be an issue.   If the Leafs arenít collapsing back Hainsey just shoots the puck out and it results in a turnover.  Having one guy do it isnít great but when Polak plays regularly itís two guys who just hand the puck over to the opposition when they get it in the defensive zone.


And yeah, Zaitsev has been bad since coming back from injury and he really wasnít having a great sophomore season before the injury.  I thought the first 7-10 games he looked really good and has struggled since then.

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Re: Leafs @ Penguins - Feb. 17th, 7:00pm - SN, TSN 1050
« Reply #136 on: February 18, 2018, 02:33:10 AM »