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Quote from: Guilt Trip on March 01, 2024, 02:16:08 PMhttps://twitter.com/jtbourne/status/1763607469928956385
Not an analytics guy but looking at Dobber stats on his partner pairing percentage of time on the ice. He played with an offensive-minded rookie this year and their plus/minus wasn't horrendous. The template fits Rielly's tendency to throw grenades on gamely basis.

He was quick to drop the gloves with McMann after McMann got a boarding major on Jan 2, 2024. Unlike the Marchand/Timothy incident that still pisses me off today.
Quote from: cw on March 01, 2024, 03:58:23 PM

Several Leafs comment on Lyubushkin
So does Keefe & Treliving

Treliving & Keefe also provide update on Giordano

Treliving still looking at ways to improve the team
Defense, forwards, "we have 3 goaltenders today, we'll see what tomorrow brings"
Is that goalie quote really from Treliving? I doubt any team looking for a goalie has a today Dman available.
Quote from: Guilt Trip on March 01, 2024, 12:33:10 PMLooks like Jarnkrok is back....a move is coming because Gio to LTIR isn't enough. They need to drop 1 off the roster besides him.

Don't like seeing Robertson recent momentum squashed but asset management says he's probably got to go down for now. Nice to be healthy up front though.
Quote from: Dappleganger on March 01, 2024, 10:35:08 AM
Quote from: Bender on March 01, 2024, 10:23:33 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on March 01, 2024, 10:15:49 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on March 01, 2024, 09:12:48 AMThe salary retention part throws me off. What does Trev think he can get in this market?

I thought the retention originally meant that Treliving had another move planned, but it could also just have been done to prevent having to risk anyone on waivers soon. As things stand once the trade deadline passes and roster limts go away the Leafs could eventually get up to a 25-man roster that still has all of Jones, Gregor, Lagesson, and Timmins on it with about $150k in cap space to spare.

I think that's possible but you have to think there's probably some kind of forward pickup, no?

I don't think the Leafs need a single forward.

I agree, do not see the need to add up front. At center we're good. Jankrok should be back at some point as well. I have liked Robertson and McCann in the top nine. Line 3-4 wingers to draw from include: McCann, Robertson, Holmberg, Reaves, Gregor, and Jankrok. Our forward rentals are Bertuzzi and Domi.
Quote from: Frank E on March 01, 2024, 10:14:43 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 29, 2024, 07:53:45 PM
Quote from: Deebo on February 29, 2024, 07:49:44 PMI wonder if that might be the season over for Gio, or the rest of regular season at least, didn't look good.

Heck, might not just be season ending. Really hope it's not though of course. 

Of course, but I just lost my father and I'm 40 playing for peanuts, and I just got a head injury?  I'm tempted to call it a career.
There is a reason why he signed here. If the Leafs go on a run I am positive he would want to be around. Hopefully, it's not serious. He's a depth guy at this point and depth is a good thing.
That felt like a pre-streak Leafs game.

Where's Timothy? I read he skated for an hour pre-practice. I want to see him keep his recent progression going and have him confident and peaking come playoffs. I really do believe it's on Keefe to better utilize what he has like he did with Rielly out. If Keefe defaults to a 25-minute Rielly and 4 forwards the team and his job are done.
Nothing sexy coming to this blue line this season. I do like these 3 pairings though:

1. Brodie-Liljegren
2. Rielly-Lyubushkin
3. Benoit-McCabe

I would rate the pairings in this order as well. I wish Lyubushkin never left, he fills that right-side stay-at-home mold we need.

The salary retention part throws me off. What does Trev think he can get in this market?
Weird Knies stat! The last time the Leafs played on a leap day Marincin scored, duked Tanev.
Vegas had 5 goalies start regular season games last year and 2 in the playoffs.


Leafs had 5 goalies play last season too: SAMSONOV, MURRAY, WOLL, KALLGREN, ALEXANDER?

Had to look up Jett Alexander:

Maple Leafs emergency backup goalie Jett Alexander, who was signed to an amateur tryout prior to the game, relieved Samsonov and played the final 1:10. He did not face a shot on goal.
"It was pretty special, pretty nerve-racking obviously, but something I'll remember," Alexander said.

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 27, 2024, 11:14:35 AMhttps://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/1762510349541028338
Boo, I have been so excited by his recent surge. Hopefully, he picks up where he left off when he returns. We need him to be great to have any hope of a decent playoff run.
Is this real?
Not sure how to post twitter links?
Good problem to have: it's really hard to pick, so many candidates today!

Quote from: Highlander on February 23, 2024, 10:04:49 AM
Quote from: Rob on February 22, 2024, 10:38:55 PMA few short games ago we were ready to fire everyone into the sun. (Except for 34)
Ya and get rid of Keefe!
Keefe actually tried something new (core spread over 3 lines) and gave Timothy a shot! Guess what, it's working, it's about time. Stop trying to jam that square peg into a round hole. McCann and Robertson playing meaningful minutes too.
Quote from: bustaheims on February 23, 2024, 09:37:19 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on February 23, 2024, 09:24:55 AMI think Laine can shoot the puck like not many can. It's a shame his career has gone off the rails. Hopefully, he'll be back to sniping goals soon. Wouldn't be shocked if he returns to 40 goals form some day.

Sure, but so can Matthews, and he can score in a lot of other ways that Laine has yet to show a real ability to do so. Not to mention the growth of their respective defensive games. Matthews always showed the higher ceiling and larger collection of skills. Laine has one truly elite skill and some other very good attributes, but can really only play on one side of the puck - and, like a lot of guys with elite one-timers/slapshots - is heavily reliant on powerplay success.

People fell in love with Laine's shot, calling him the next Ovechkin. The shot and size are the only things he had in common with Ovie, though. Matthews' game always had more to it and he's always had the impressive 5-on-5 scoring. It really should have never been a debate.
I wasn't comparing the two. I just hope Laine gets his game back.
Quote from: bustaheims on February 23, 2024, 08:48:28 AM
Quote from: Zee on February 23, 2024, 07:57:18 AM
Quote from: lamajama on February 22, 2024, 06:50:43 PM
Quote from: Arn on February 22, 2024, 05:00:22 PMWe should have picked Laine.

LMAO. Remember the Wiinipeg scribe (who ended up going to Vegas Knights) that got into a war of words with TO media defending Laine as the better pick??

Gary Lawless.  There was also a poster on here who started a thread about "maybe we should consider Laine" before the draft.

I'm pretty sure there were some posters who suggested we drafted wrong when Laine's second season was "better" and the Jets had some playoff success.
I think Laine can shoot the puck like not many can. It's a shame his career has gone off the rails. Hopefully, he'll be back to sniping goals soon. Wouldn't be shocked if he returns to 40 goals form some day.