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Leafs @ Panthers - Apr. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590

Started by CarltonTheBear, April 04, 2022, 10:26:48 PM

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Nik

Quote from: herman on April 05, 2022, 08:35:48 AM
The fun part is, most of those career years could easily project to be just stepping stones to the next career year (except for Campbell and Mikheyev, probably). As cool and as fun as Marchment and Verhaeghe's stories are, they're at their peak right now. It's the right time, but it's not going to last. Sam Bennet has a bit more to go though.

There's no question that Nonis, Hunter and Lamoriello did a solid job with their first round picks. Auston Matthews, what a player!
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

herman

Quote from: Nik on April 05, 2022, 08:40:47 AM
Quote from: herman on April 05, 2022, 08:35:48 AM
The fun part is, most of those career years could easily project to be just stepping stones to the next career year (except for Campbell and Mikheyev, probably). As cool and as fun as Marchment and Verhaeghe's stories are, they're at their peak right now. It's the right time, but it's not going to last. Sam Bennet has a bit more to go though.

There's no question that Nonis, Hunter and Lamoriello did a solid job with their first round picks. Auston Matthews, what a player!

He still trails Korshkov in Goals per Game though
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on April 05, 2022, 07:55:48 AM
Don't discount the possibility of using 7 defensemen tonight.

Maybe temporarily, but it feels like every time Keefe has tried going with 7 defencemen he's grumbled about it afterward.

Zee

Would be the absolute Leafiest thing to do if they beat the Panthers tonight.  Lose to the Habs and Sabres, two brutal teams in the division but then beat the Panters(x2), Bruins and Lightning.

Joe

I guess but I'm pretty sure every contending team has lost to a weaker opponent at least once this year.

Just quickly looking at TB - they've lost to Buffalo, NJ, Ottawa and montreal.

Colorado has lost to Arizona twice.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Joe S. on April 05, 2022, 09:51:00 AM
I guess but I'm pretty sure every contending team has lost to a weaker opponent at least once this year.

Just quickly looking at TB - they've lost to Buffalo, NJ, Ottawa and montreal.

Colorado has lost to Arizona twice.
Fla lost to the Kraken twice.

bustaheims

Quote from: Zee on April 05, 2022, 09:39:28 AM
Would be the absolute Leafiest thing to do if they beat the Panthers tonight.  Lose to the Habs and Sabres, two brutal teams in the division but then beat the Panters(x2), Bruins and Lightning.

Typical Leafs. Always playing to the level of their competition.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Bill_Berg_is_sad

I know teams do play up and down to the opponents, but they're all NHL teams. I mean anyone can beat anyone in a single game.

herman

With Ekblad down, Weegar has been playing RD (as a right shot), but like Brodie, he's better on his off-hand (probably something to do with his footedness and pivots). They have a lot of cycle-breakers on the backend (Gudas, Chiarot, Montour), so the Leafs might want to use their speed advantage and play more of a rush attack tonight.

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

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Quote from: herman on April 05, 2022, 10:35:20 AM
With Ekblad down, Weegar has been playing RD (as a right shot), but like Brodie, he's better on his off-hand (probably something to do with his footedness and pivots). They have a lot of cycle-breakers on the backend (Gudas, Chiarot, Montour), so the Leafs might want to use their speed advantage and play more of a rush attack tonight.



Last night Campbell was the better goalie.  Leafs are most likely only going to win tonight if K√§llgren can make it two in a row.

Downtown

Can't be cheering for Connor Brown no more.

L K

Quote from: Joe S. on April 05, 2022, 09:51:00 AM
I guess but I'm pretty sure every contending team has lost to a weaker opponent at least once this year.

Just quickly looking at TB - they've lost to Buffalo, NJ, Ottawa and montreal.

Colorado has lost to Arizona twice.

Record against Eastern Conference Playoff Teams
Toronto: 10-4-1
Boston: 5-8-2
Tampa: 7-9-3
Florida: 11-4-3
Carolina: 10-6-5
New York: 13-5-0
Washington: 7-8-2
Pittsburgh: 9-7-3

Record against bottom 10 teams in the league
Toronto: 17-7-1
Boston: 24-2-0
Tampa: 22-3-1
Florida: 21-4-0
Carolina: 15-5-2
New York: 20-1-2
Washington: 15-5-4
Pittsburgh: 17-5-4

The Leafs definitely play down to their opponents but they aren't horrendously off what most teams do.  I'm not going to delve into the details of each win/loss for every team but just in the Leafs they had

Montreal: 4-2 loss where they outshot Montreal 51-18
Arizona: 5-4 OT loss where they outshot Arizona 38-23 and Matthews was interfered with on the game winning goal
Arizona: 2-1 loss where they outshot Arizona 46-18
Ottawa: 3-2 loss where they outshot Ottawa 48-36
Montreal: 5-2 loss where they outshot Montreal 37-24
Buffalo: 5-2 loss where they got outshot 36-38 (Outdoor game)
San Jose: 5-3 loss where they outshot the Sharks 33-31
Buffalo: 5-1 loss where they were outshot 30-31

So in their 8 losses to bottom 10 teams they got outscored 34-17 while outshooting their opponents 319-219.

Leafs have a 5.3% shooting percentage in those 8 losses.  Their opponents have a 15.5% shooting percentage.

The Leafs absolutely hold some responsibility as a team for some of those losses but a good chunk of our "we suck against bad teams" games have also been a result of our goaltenders sucking.

Deebo

Quote from: L K on April 05, 2022, 03:02:37 PM
Arizona: 5-4 OT loss where they outshot Arizona 38-23 and Matthews was interfered with on the game winning goal

This one I remember having excpetionally bad goaltending from Mrazek

CarltonTheBear


Guilt Trip

Quote from: Deebo on April 05, 2022, 03:12:45 PM
Quote from: L K on April 05, 2022, 03:02:37 PM
Arizona: 5-4 OT loss where they outshot Arizona 38-23 and Matthews was interfered with on the game winning goal

This one I remember having excpetionally bad goaltending from Mrazek
Kallgren's first game in relief. Mrazek let in a couple of bad ones in that game for sure. Hope for the best tonight for Kallgren. Tough game tonight though.