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2023-24 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion

Started by herman, May 31, 2023, 09:04:55 AM

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CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1730261292840088046
https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1730264695720796379

Giordano out week to week. Liljegren skated for the first time but based off the comments from Keefe is still probably 1-2 weeks away from returning.

herman

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Highlander

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on November 30, 2023, 12:14:43 PMhttps://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1730261292840088046
https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1730264695720796379

Giordano out week to week. Liljegren skated for the first time but based off the comments from Keefe is still probably 1-2 weeks away from returning.
I hope it wasn't his frikk you finger.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

herman

Quote from: Chris on November 27, 2023, 04:20:43 PMThe details are hazy and I'm not sure what set me off on the cursed path of being a Leaf fan. I was 5 when they last won the Cup so that _could_ have been it. I do remember watching Keon, Ullman, Ellis, Henderson...but have much stronger memories of the Sittler era.

Family dynamics were interesting. My brother became a Bruin fan at an early age (I hate to admit that). My dad, mom and sister were Ranger fans until the Islanders came into being, at which point mom and sis switched allegiance leaving my dad alone to suffer all the "1940!!" razzing. Fortunately he did get to see one more Cup though I think he always felt it was a bit "tainted" by all the Oiler mercenaries they brought in.

That's a bit before my time! But pretty amazing to have drawn you in from slightly out of region (especially with little post-season success), and enough to keep you engaging here!
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Highlander

When is Keefe going to speak to the Tree about Reeves and tell him, enough is enough
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Highlander on December 03, 2023, 01:10:26 PMWhen is Keefe going to speak to the Tree about Reeves and tell him, enough is enough
He does it by scratching him and playing him 6 mins when he's in the lineup. At some point I think they'll need his cap hit. There's no way he can be in any playoff lineup.

herman

You have to take the time to build the body of evidence. It's in Keefe's best interest to try to make his boss look good, right?

Now he's got like 15 games of stats and the wheels falling off the stars from the extra workload to demonstrate a change is in everybody's best interest and it'll turn into Reaves for Tyson Barrie (for the lolz)
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herman

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yuzisee

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 29, 2023, 02:55:07 PMRielly had a monster game last night, and we're talking the defensive side of the puck.  MLHS says he's giving 88 a run as team MVP thus far.  I think that's a bit exaggerated, but he's still playing on the same level he did in the playoffs last season.

There was an interview last season where Schenn was saying he was able to teach Rielly a bunch of stuff about how to play defence better regardless of your skating speed — and that Rielly was a fast learner. We all know Schenn has had to rehabilitate his career by working with specialist skills coaches (not for scoring, which would be the usual "skills coach" thing to do, but for his ability to defend).

My money is on the fact that Rielly asked Schenn to introduce him to whatever skills coach he used to learn all this defending ability and worked all summer with them. It's the only way this story adds up.

Highlander

Nice to see Rielly starting to reaching his D potential. 
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

herman

Quote from: yuzisee on December 04, 2023, 01:30:16 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 29, 2023, 02:55:07 PMRielly had a monster game last night, and we're talking the defensive side of the puck.  MLHS says he's giving 88 a run as team MVP thus far.  I think that's a bit exaggerated, but he's still playing on the same level he did in the playoffs last season.

There was an interview last season where Schenn was saying he was able to teach Rielly a bunch of stuff about how to play defence better regardless of your skating speed — and that Rielly was a fast learner. We all know Schenn has had to rehabilitate his career by working with specialist skills coaches (not for scoring, which would be the usual "skills coach" thing to do, but for his ability to defend).

My money is on the fact that Rielly asked Schenn to introduce him to whatever skills coach he used to learn all this defending ability and worked all summer with them. It's the only way this story adds up.

My theory is he is getting skating lessons (edge work) from his wife. Quicker pivots means he gets to leverage his power stride.
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Bill_Berg_is_pissed_off

Quote from: herman on December 04, 2023, 03:58:51 PM
Quote from: yuzisee on December 04, 2023, 01:30:16 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 29, 2023, 02:55:07 PMRielly had a monster game last night, and we're talking the defensive side of the puck.  MLHS says he's giving 88 a run as team MVP thus far.  I think that's a bit exaggerated, but he's still playing on the same level he did in the playoffs last season.

There was an interview last season where Schenn was saying he was able to teach Rielly a bunch of stuff about how to play defence better regardless of your skating speed — and that Rielly was a fast learner. We all know Schenn has had to rehabilitate his career by working with specialist skills coaches (not for scoring, which would be the usual "skills coach" thing to do, but for his ability to defend).

My money is on the fact that Rielly asked Schenn to introduce him to whatever skills coach he used to learn all this defending ability and worked all summer with them. It's the only way this story adds up.

My theory is he is getting skating lessons (edge work) from his wife. Quicker pivots means he gets to leverage his power stride.

Is this a sex joke?

herman

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Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_pissed_off on December 04, 2023, 04:11:01 PM
Quote from: herman on December 04, 2023, 03:58:51 PMMy theory is he is getting skating lessons (edge work) from his wife. Quicker pivots means he gets to leverage his power stride.

Is this a sex joke?

It wasn't at first, but now I see it lol

Pivots have been a weakness for Rielly for some time, and he usually leaves a wider gap than necessary to avoid getting turnstiled. His zone entry defense in the past was a big red flag and labeled him as a one-way d-man.

He seems to be turning better now, playing a bit tighter, and using his speed for more than just offense (closing off attackers).
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Frank E


Highlander

"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki