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Leafs acquire Matt Murray [25% retained]

Started by Joe, July 11, 2022, 11:21:30 AM

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Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Yeah, past performance is not a guarantee of future results (so says my mutual fund, and boy were they ever right). 

RedLeaf

I think the bigger question is...which team took the bigger risk here?

The Oilers for signing Campbell to a 25mil/ 5 year contract ...or the Leafs for not matching that, letting him walk and replacing him with Murray?
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.." --Isaac Asimov.

Zee

Quote from: RedLeaf on July 13, 2022, 02:41:38 PM
I think the bigger question is...which team took the bigger risk here?

The Oilers for signing Campbell to a 25mil/ 5 year contract ...or the Leafs for not matching that, letting him walk and replacing him with Murray?

They both have question marks as to durability for a full season. So going 2 years is less of a risk in my opinion, but I guess we'll see.

CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/dalter/status/1547306999309819907

Not that this is a surprise but there it is straight from Dubas. Simply didn't want to go 5 years with Campbell.

Joe

And I don't blame either of them. Campbell has every right to cash in and the Leafs have every right not to over commit.

Heroic Shrimp

Quote from: Iafrate on July 13, 2022, 05:23:44 PM
And I don't blame either of them. Campbell has every right to cash in and the Leafs have every right not to over commit.
They've got some big contracts coming up in 2 years and can't risk having a bad goalie contract tying their hands.
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herman

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

herman

#157
https://hockeypdocast.com/2022/07/15/ep-449-the-goaltending-excellence-department/

New HockeyPDOcast on goaltending, featuring a conversation towards the end about Campbell —> Murray (1:05 mark)

The jist of Murray's situation is, the game has changed since he won the Cups, and became far more lateral (Royal Road passing; east-west lane crossing). His playstyle prior was getting set in his save position (low and wide) once the puck crossed centre ice. His injuries gave him an opportunity to initiate a change to his playstyle (that side-to-side movement mentioned earlier), staying narrow and upright longer. It was just starting to solidify towards the back end of his tenure with Ottawa, where the relationship soured.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Stebro

I think that Samsonov will be seen as one of the best signings during the off season.

Frank E

Quote from: Stebro on July 18, 2022, 03:16:01 PM
I think that Samsonov will be seen as one of the best signings during the off season.

I'll cheers to that hopeful statement..I sure hope you're right.

OldTimeHockey

If I remember correctly, the secret is to never let him handle the puck. Or am I thinking of Bobrovsky.

herman

Quote from: OldTimeHockey on July 18, 2022, 10:00:26 PM
If I remember correctly, the secret is to never let him handle the puck. Or am I thinking of Bobrovsky.

All goalies
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herman

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


OldTimeHockey

I've used similar techniques with young goalies when training them to follow the puck into their bodies. A lot of younger goalies have the habit of continuing to look at the shooter and allowing their peripheral to track the puck into their body. I've looked at these specific goggles before but have gotten away with simply putting a strip of tape on the lower half of their cage and to the left and right of the cage. Sort of like horse blinders.