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#1
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 11, 2024, 08:18:19 PM
Quote from: herman on April 11, 2024, 08:13:06 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 11, 2024, 08:11:52 PMNylander looks dangerous but has gone ice cold.

He's playing on two lines and they're both getting chances

He's stickhandling like a demigod.

Needs to be repeated: "Stick handling like a demigod."
#2
I am at the game tonight so I too am hoping, nay, predicting 5 goals tonight.
#3
Leafs have gone a number of years now loading up Matthews and Marner and it hasn't been enough in the playoffs. Time to try something else this year.
#4
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 02, 2024, 09:15:44 PM
Florida lost tonight. If the Leafs win their next two, they are tied in points. Amazing. Florida had such a lead seemingly yesterday.
#5
With 47 even strength goals, Matthews is getting into lofty territory in another way.

3 more ESG and he is tied for 10th best season all time (Esposito)
7 more ESG and he is tied for 4th best all time (Gretzky, Kurri when they scored 71, 73 goals)
8 more ESG and he is tied for 3rd best all time (Gretzky, when he scored 87 goals)
#6
Domi - Matthews - Bertuzzi
McMann - Tavares - Marner
Jarnkrok - Holmberg - Nylander
Knies - Kämpf - Dewar

Looks like a strong group. Would love to fit Robertson in but can't do it.
#7
Any time your team has the undisputed best goal scorer in the league, you should be happy. With 32 teams, and assuming perfect rotation of best goal scorers in the league, one might expect to have the best goal scorer once every 32 years.  But since best goal scorer title tends to persist for a few years, one might expect to have a best goal scorer for only one stretch of time every 100-150 years. ie, the leafs are right on target.

Having said that goal scorers tend to peak early and crash early. This has been said before but it's Ovechkin's longevity at a high level rather than his peak that makes him so very exceptional. So while Matthews peak is similar to Ovechkin's (and hence already legendary), it is still extraordinarily unlikely that his excellence will last like Ovechkin's has. Matthews has already had too many injuries to key parts that wear down (back, shoulders).  So I'd give him almost no chance whatsoever to come close to Ovechkin's total goals. Here's hoping I'm wrong!
#8
Quote from: Dappleganger on March 21, 2024, 11:49:07 AMIt's ok guys, I've got the lines for the playoffs. Keefe can relax.

Domi - Matthews - Bertuzzi
Nylander - Tavares - Marner
Knies - Holmberg - McMann
Dewar - Kämpf - Järnkrok

Extras: Reaves/Robertson/Gregor


Rielly - Lyubushkin
Benoit - McCabe
Edmundson - Liljegren

Extras: Brodie/Giordano/Timmins

Any Forchecker - Tavares - Marner

has to be a strong enough line.  If you aren't putting Nylander or Marner with Matthews then the Leafs need to get 3 good lines out of the deal, such as:

Domi - Matthews - Bertuzzi
X - Tavares - Marner
X - Holmberg - Nylander

X = Knies/Jarnkrok/McMann. (I'm wondering if Knies is actually the least of them at the moment)
#10
^ that's kind of interesting. Never heard of him.
#11
Quote from: herman on March 06, 2024, 07:30:51 PMNot Boston and Not Florida is good

my thought exactly. i'm still thinking florida is my cup favorite.
#12
Rumors of sniffing around Colton Parayko are making me nauseous.  That has Patrick Marleau at triple the cost written all over it.
#13
Quote from: Guilt Trip on March 06, 2024, 02:35:12 PM
Quote from: princedpw on March 06, 2024, 01:57:57 PMWell, this just might not be the year to buy at the deadline. Unless there's a surprise player available, I just don't really see anyone who is worth it. Maybe Wennberg or Larson but they are probably not be available.
You can probably get most players if you want them bad enough. You may have to overpay but you can get them.

This is what I'm most afraid of. Better to do nothing. There are still many good Matthews years to look forward to.
#14
Quote from: herman on March 06, 2024, 02:56:20 PMLet's go for Crosby

Crosby would be a fine 2nd line center. Happy to give up our first for him.
#15
Well, this just might not be the year to buy at the deadline. Unless there's a surprise player available, I just don't really see anyone who is worth it. Maybe Wennberg or Larson but they are probably not be available.