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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« on: Yesterday at 08:23:09 PM »

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:55:47 PM »

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Federal Election 2019
« on: Yesterday at 02:58:42 PM »
Didn't Maxime come pretty close to winning the CPC leadership?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:09:21 PM »
I have a follow up question

Ah

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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« on: Yesterday at 10:28:45 AM »

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Is there another 5 hole I'm unaware of?

What should we call a bank shot off the cup?

A one-timer from the slot flat along the ice is highly unexpected in the butterfly era; doubly effective as it's where the goalie's pad has to travel the farthest to cover it if the stick is in motion.

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https://theathletic.com/2832328/2021/09/21/expectations-are-high-nick-ritchie-thinks-hes-finally-found-the-right-fit-with-the-maple-leafs

I don't have high expectations for Nick Ritchie and he's probably one of the prime free agent forward picks that I'm lowest on (Bunting, Kampf, Kase, Ritchie); at the same time, he's the one least likely to be useless if offense fizzles out. He'll be a fun case study of whether our dev team and coaching system can effectively program a player to anchor his line with stable predictability* while the more skilled and creative linemates leverage the space he creates for opportunity.

* drift in late through the slot and then crash the far post with his stick on the ice

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Federal Election 2019
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:58:50 PM »
What a waste of $600+ million.

It did show exactly which of your neighbours thought it’d be a wise decision to put up a PPC sign.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 20, 2021, 04:15:18 PM »
That dip by Duszak wasn't much but the CBJ player certainly did bite


I don't personally think Duszak will amount to much in NHL play (his defense is very much a work in progress). But this does illustrate what the dev team is working on with their players. And we know from previous conversations with former Keefe associates that attacking space is a critical concept and mentality with how he wants his staff and teams to read play.

Here's Nick Robertson once again left alone in the slot because he read the flow of play and made himself available (Peterborough chemistry with Gogolev and Der-Arguchintsev line). The Leafs would do well to try to put Robertson into a David Pastrnakian position in 2022: Robertson - Tavares - Marner.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 20, 2021, 03:42:38 PM »
Robertson took exception to a high hit he received prior to this, and proceeded to give at least 3 opposing players the whatfor. Maybe not the best time to do it, but you don't always get to chose when to go Super Saiyan.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 20, 2021, 02:14:12 PM »

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 19, 2021, 03:28:14 PM »
The skating is not quite NHL level yet, but improving

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 19, 2021, 03:14:29 PM »
William Villenueve showing a case in point about why defensemen shouldn’t be evaluated solely on points produced.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 19, 2021, 03:12:05 PM »
Marlies signing that missed Dev camp, but doesn’t miss the net.

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