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Title: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 19, 2021, 11:49:02 PM
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1-3-0, 2 points | 3-1-0, 6 points

Projected Lines

RNH-McDavid-Kassian
Kahun-Draisaitl-Yamamoto
Nygard-Turris-Puljujarvi
Archibald-Shore-Chiasson

Nurse-Koekkoek
Russell-Barrie
Lagesson-Larsson


Koskinen
             
Thornton-Matthews-Marner
Nylander-Tavares-Vesey
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Hyman
Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Dermott-Bogosian
Lehtonen

Andersen

Scratches

Tyler Ennis
Ethan Bear
Caleb Jones
      
                 

Taxi Squad

Jujhar Khaira
Patrick Russell
Alan Quine
Evan Bouchard
Dylan Wells
Oliver Rodrigue
      
Travis Boyd
Alexander Barabanov
Pierre Engvall
Mikko Lehtonen   
Rasmus Sandin
Michael Hutchinson

Game Notes

EDM
-Koskinen (1-3-0, 3.80 GAA, .897 Sv%) will likely start for the Oilers
-Things aren't going so well for Edmonton: they lost their season opener and recently lost back-to-back games in Edmonton against Montreal
-McDavid has started the season at a respectable pace, with 3 goals and 5 points in 4 games. Draisaitl also has 5 points, all assists
-Former Leaf Tyson Barrie has 2 assists in 4 games with his new team so far while averaging 21:36 of ice-time a game, 2nd most among Oilers defencemen

TOR
-Andersen (2-1-0, 3.31 GAA, .881 Sv%) will start for the Leafs
-The Leafs are expected to run the same line-up that earned them a victory against Winnipeg, meaning they'll stick with 11 forwards and 7 defencemen for now

Injuries

-Mike Smith - Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
-Oscar Klefbom - Shoulder - Out for season
-James Neal - COVID-19 Protocol - Out
      
-Nick Robertson - Knee - Injured Reserve

Stream Options

BilaSport.net (http://bilasport.net/nhl.html)
Sportsurge.net (https://sportsurge.net/#/events/32)
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Frank E on January 20, 2021, 07:12:26 AM
This one scares me a bit, Edmonton is due for a big game.

It'll be fun seeing Matthews and Tavares go head to head with Draisaitl and McDavid.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 20, 2021, 08:44:49 AM
This one scares me a bit, Edmonton is due for a big game.

It'll be fun seeing Matthews and Tavares go head to head with Draisaitl and McDavid.

You mean Tavares vs. Turris.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 20, 2021, 10:28:55 AM

Matthews hat-trick tonight.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: cabber24 on January 20, 2021, 11:59:10 AM
Coming off a couple of strong games for the Leafs. Let's not only dominate the play but also let's dominate the scoreboard. Thrilled to reduce the goal against the last couple of games.  Holl looks legit the last few. It would be nice to have some faith in the blue line for the first time in a while.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: cabber24 on January 20, 2021, 11:59:36 AM
and....

GO LEAFS GO!
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 12:19:09 PM
This one scares me a bit, Edmonton is due for a big game.

It'll be fun seeing Matthews and Tavares go head to head with Draisaitl and McDavid.
I feel like they always seem scary and end up being not as scary as we think.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 12:29:38 PM
Not sure which way to read this, Tyson!
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 12:42:11 PM
Not sure which way to read this, Tyson!
Uh... Not in the way he thinks...
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Downtown on January 20, 2021, 02:08:32 PM
GO LEAFS GO!
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: nutman on January 20, 2021, 02:11:54 PM
Go leads go
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 20, 2021, 05:49:45 PM
I feel like they always seem scary and end up being not as scary as we think.


I guess it's not that surprising but I didn't realize our record was so good against the McDavid-era Oilers.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 06:48:39 PM
I'm looking forward to this amazing matchup of the NHL's two best players.

McDavid vs Holl.

Lets go.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Arn on January 20, 2021, 07:07:50 PM
Didn?t think I was going to get to watch this one but it?s on UK TV so here I am not getting enough sleep again
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Arn on January 20, 2021, 07:11:18 PM
Have they changed ?all thy sons? to ?all of us? in the anthem?

Hadn?t caught that before
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Rob on January 20, 2021, 07:13:47 PM
Have they changed ?all thy sons? to ?all of us? in the anthem?

Hadn?t caught that before

Yes few years ago now.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: hrundi99 on January 20, 2021, 07:17:33 PM
Have they changed ?all thy sons? to ?all of us? in the anthem?

Hadn?t caught that before

Yes few years ago now.

We just had a change to our (AUS) anthem.

Of course the boomers were outraged, even though the tradition they are trying to re-enforce only goes back to the 80s.

"Australians all let us rejoice, For we are one and free;"

It was changed from

"Australians all let us rejoice, For we are young and free;"

The original was thought to disrespect the 40,000 plus year history of the indigenous people.

The change is fair enough in my mind.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 07:21:57 PM
Why is the nice so bad in Toronto? Richest team that has no problem spending money should have the best ice in the league.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Arn on January 20, 2021, 07:25:05 PM
Have they changed ?all thy sons? to ?all of us? in the anthem?

Hadn?t caught that before

Yes few years ago now.

We just had a change to our (AUS) anthem.

Of course the boomers were outraged, even though the tradition they are trying to re-enforce only goes back to the 80s.

"Australians all let us rejoice, For we are one and free;"

It was changed from

"Australians all let us rejoice, For we are young and free;"

The original was thought to disrespect the 40,000 plus year history of the indigenous people.

The change is fair enough in my mind.

Interesting stuff on both. Can?t believe I hadn?t picked up on it before.

Fun start to the game. Two offensive juggernauts with a combined 5 shots in 8 minutes but some really watchable hockey  :D
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Rob on January 20, 2021, 07:25:23 PM
Why is the nice so bad in Toronto? Richest team that has no problem spending money should have the best ice in the league.

Puck is made of flubber according to 34 & 19. 
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 07:27:29 PM
That seemed very unlucky
Last three touches on that puck were all Leafs lol
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 07:28:06 PM
What is Vesey doing? Put it in the corner.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Rob on January 20, 2021, 07:28:22 PM
Vesey you dummy!
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 07:28:26 PM
How the....man that is some bad luck.  Hold Edmonton to 1 shot more than 10 minutes into the game and that is what goes in
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on January 20, 2021, 07:29:16 PM
Heck of a goal by Vesey
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 07:29:55 PM
How the....man that is some bad luck.  Hold Edmonton to 1 shot more than 10 minutes into the game and that is what goes in
Well when you score on your own net it doesn't help.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 07:31:40 PM
Can?t believe how god damn soft we are around our net. Unbelievable watching 4 guys doing jack sh*t.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 07:32:11 PM
Leafs should look into that Barrie guy next offseason, I think he's pretty much just what they need.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Arn on January 20, 2021, 07:32:55 PM
He could shoot it that way 100 times and 99 of them don?t go in.

Freddie with the .500 save percentage despite only facing one shot ;D
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 07:35:41 PM
How is that not a penalty on JT?
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 07:38:53 PM
Very impressive net drive by Marner
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 07:39:27 PM
Great play by Marner. I wish more guys would do that. Just take the puck to the net.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 07:41:11 PM
I've counted 5 fanned shots in good position. Is it the ice? Weird.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 07:44:28 PM
Who did they think was going to shoot with Thornton, Kerfoot, and Marner on
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 07:45:20 PM
Another good period from the Leafs
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Arn on January 20, 2021, 07:45:59 PM
Thought the Leafs were pretty good there. Hard to see how they?re trailing
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 07:47:27 PM
Another good period from the Leafs

Even though the goal against was fluke, it was a bad giveaway by Kerfoot at the end of his shift (too chasey) and then a terrible sort out and lack of awareness by the new wingers coming on (Nylander and Vesey) who did exactly 0 shoulder checks getting into position. Neither knew Draisaitl was there at all.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on January 20, 2021, 07:47:32 PM
Not super helpful when you score on your own net, but otherwise, the team looks good again.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 07:48:02 PM
That was a dull period.  I feel like the Leafs need to get the energy up a bit.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 07:48:05 PM
Minus the own goal that was a good period by the Leafs. Oilers only had 2 shots, Leafs had 1 so half the Oilers shots on themselves.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 07:48:17 PM
This looked scary

I liked the control the top line had but they did seem to be trying to finesse the puck into the perfect shot most of the time. Embrace the chaos. Koskinen cannot handle that panic.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 08:08:14 PM
What a sloppy game.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 08:10:56 PM
Brodie knows how it?s done
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 08:12:29 PM
Brodie knows how it?s done
Playing well.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 08:12:45 PM
They just have zero energy.  It?s a very winnable game if they can find some desire.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on January 20, 2021, 08:14:20 PM
Leafs are trying to be too fancy and show up McDavid. They need to go back to making the smart and simple plays.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:15:38 PM
Yep not loving how the Leafs have come out to start this second period
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 08:15:49 PM
They just have zero energy.  It?s a very winnable game if they can find some desire.

7 plus minutes to get their first shot on goal if you even want to call it that. Basically have shut down the big 2 but Leafs haven?t responded. Horrible effort. Luckiest ones are the people that didn?t have to pay to watch this live.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 08:17:50 PM
I thought the trailing team was supposed to get all the powerplays
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: wnc096 on January 20, 2021, 08:18:21 PM
That Marner call might be the weakest call I?ve ever seen
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on January 20, 2021, 08:19:25 PM
Has anyone ever mentioned Mikheyev is awesome?  8)
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 08:19:38 PM
Marner suspension incoming? What a dirty elbow touch by Marner.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:20:10 PM
Ilya Mikheyev should probably be bumped up in the lineup by now, no? Vesey kinda sucks.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 08:21:43 PM
Wondering why the face off was in the Leafs end there on the PP. Puck went off an Oiler stick and out of play.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 08:21:44 PM
Nothing is connecting for them here.  They need to find a way to get something going
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 08:22:52 PM
Has anyone ever mentioned Mikheyev is awesome?  8)

Ya not sure why Vesey is on the 2nd line before Mik.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: wnc096 on January 20, 2021, 08:23:09 PM
Wondering why the face off was in the Leafs end there on the PP. Puck went off an Oiler stick and out of play.

Rule change last year.  Stays in the zone even if it?s off offensive player
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:23:29 PM
Nothing is connecting for them here.  They need to find a way to get something going

I'd be cool with seeing Simmons vs Kassian. Who wins?
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 08:23:33 PM
Ilya Mikheyev should probably be bumped up in the lineup by now, no? Vesey kinda sucks.

Totally agree.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 08:23:56 PM
If they can manage a 2 on 1 against Barrie, I think we could break the goose egg.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:26:16 PM
Engvall is better than Fecey. Let Simmons play further up. Jimmy is barely a 4th liner
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 20, 2021, 08:27:16 PM
This is boring.

But no matter what, it's a beautiful day here in the U S of A.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 08:27:39 PM
Holy hell another Edmonton powerplay
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 08:27:52 PM
I thought this would be one of the more exciting games so far, and it's probably been the worst.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 08:27:55 PM
This is so brutally boring.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:28:23 PM
If they can manage a 2 on 1 against Barrie, I think we could break the goose egg.

A comment like this could jinx us. Watch Barrie score now  :(
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 08:30:44 PM
Great play by Holl on mcdavid.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:31:05 PM
#65 in blue, one of the best players on the ice tonight
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 08:33:05 PM
This is boring.

But no matter what, it's a beautiful day here in the U S of A.

Yeah, I'd trade a leaf win for today in the USA
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 08:34:00 PM
Matthews. 1shot, 6 hits, 82% on the draw.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:35:17 PM
This is one of those games where the Leafs coast all game and save it for the last 2 minutes of the 3rd period.... Then come up short.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 08:35:42 PM
Why is this line trying so hard to get Vesey a goal
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 08:36:19 PM
Frig you McDavid that's a penalty.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 08:36:24 PM
Oh my god why won't they just shoot the puck and try to hack in a rebound.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 08:38:16 PM
The puck off Nylander and just wide of the post.  Simmonds hits the post.  Luck is not on our side
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 08:38:19 PM
Ok that was a glove save, wow.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 08:38:27 PM
A gorgeous setup bobbled

Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 08:39:20 PM
I do like the powerplay plan of double shifting Marner and Matthews into the Tavares-Nylander group
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 08:39:50 PM
I thought they said the Oil had goaltending issues?
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 20, 2021, 08:40:31 PM
Nylander had an good PP but no results.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 08:41:11 PM
Ok that was a glove save, wow.
Made it look better then it was. Shot it in his glove.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 08:41:41 PM
I thought they said the Oil had goaltending issues?
Hasn't been tested yet.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 08:42:12 PM
Ok that was a glove save, wow.
Made it look better then it was. Shot it in his glove.

Yeah, I was going to say the same. By time the puck got to matthews the goalie had suffocated the angle.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 08:48:05 PM
Ok that was a glove save, wow.
Made it look better then it was. Shot it in his glove.

Yeah, I was going to say the same. By time the puck got to matthews the goalie had suffocated the angle.
Not gonna take anything away from that.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 08:49:28 PM
Leafs have been very good defensively. Oil have only had 10 shots after 2.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 08:52:57 PM
I'm looking forward to this amazing matchup of the NHL's two best players.

McDavid vs Holl.

Lets go.

My timeline is littered with clips of Holl making sure McDavid gets nothing for his efforts.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 08:56:15 PM
Both teams afraid of opening it up.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:00:11 PM
Mikheyev with JT and Willy.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:03:07 PM
Great so Thornton is hurt in this garbage game too
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:04:34 PM
Props to Nurse there. He could have creamed Human.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:06:16 PM
Leafs don?t look good to start this period.  This looks like the Leafs of last year where a team clogging the neutral zone completely messes up their play
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 09:08:38 PM
Leafs don?t look good to start this period.  This looks like the Leafs of last year where a team clogging the neutral zone completely messes up their play
I feel it is more of the same inconsistent effort night to night.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:09:35 PM
Tony!
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 09:09:51 PM
Nylander looks awesome. He's flying out there. JT looks really sluggish.  He keeps bobbling the puck. Muzzin too cute on the boards there too.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: herman on January 20, 2021, 09:10:06 PM
WOW
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 20, 2021, 09:10:10 PM
WHATTTT
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:10:21 PM
Ok I guess pick luck is back
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on January 20, 2021, 09:10:57 PM
sneaky goal.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: lamajama on January 20, 2021, 09:11:11 PM
Now we?re equal in flukes
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 09:11:18 PM
Hah that goal is so bad. But Matthews deserves one like that.
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Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:11:37 PM
What a brutal call.  Edmonton tripped their own player and they get a powerplay
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Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 09:11:44 PM
Great effort by Auston there.
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Post by: barney_rebel on January 20, 2021, 09:11:51 PM
We rule btw

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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:12:04 PM
And another terrible call.
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Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 09:12:07 PM
That ref is a friging moron. HE WAS RIGHT THERE!!!
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Post by: wnc096 on January 20, 2021, 09:12:35 PM
That Marner call might be the weakest call I?ve ever seen

I stand corrected.  Muzzins penalty is the weakest
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Post by: lamajama on January 20, 2021, 09:14:07 PM
Of course. What an F?ing joke
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 09:14:08 PM
Why is Soupman so awesome on the PK?
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Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:14:10 PM
That was absolutely garbage and of course a bounce to give them a goal again.  Absolute garbage from the ref
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Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 20, 2021, 09:14:14 PM
Cripes.
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Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 09:14:59 PM
Right to Draisaitl off a perfect redirect to him. Jeez. This is just a bad luck game tonight.
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 09:16:06 PM
I feel I'm a pretty neutral fan when it comes to Reffing but the way the Leafs are continually jobbed by the refs is so frustrating.
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Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 09:17:12 PM
Of all the pro sports and I understand it?s a fast game but refereeing is probably the worst.
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 09:18:12 PM
Andersen giving up huge rebounds on muffin shots is annoying.
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Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 09:18:32 PM
Hyman looking great.
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Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 20, 2021, 09:20:43 PM
Andersen doing his part.
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Post by: Chris on January 20, 2021, 09:21:51 PM
Hyman looking great.
Not that I'm happy to see Thornton injured but...the Matthews line is immediately more effective with Hyman there.
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Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:23:11 PM
I see we aren?t getting an even up call from the refs
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Post by: barney_rebel on January 20, 2021, 09:23:48 PM
We stink btw

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Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 09:24:56 PM
Some of this cycling is atrocious.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:25:19 PM
Andersen doing his part.
Yup.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:26:03 PM
Mikheyev has been a beast tonight.
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Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:26:33 PM
No urgency at this point from the team.  Edmonton is doing a good job of clogging the neutral zone and doing a lot of little minor interference and the Leafs just keep handing the puck back to them on ineffective dumps
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Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 09:27:27 PM
I have no idea what Reilly was trying to do there. He basically gifted mcdavid a 2 on 1.
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Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:29:30 PM
Maybe they shouldn?t have complained about the puck because they can?t complete passes tonight
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Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 20, 2021, 09:30:29 PM
The day in review:

1.  Trump goes poof, sanity/decency returns to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
2.  QAnon is in full, self-recriminating meltdown.
3.  Leafs run into some bad luck.

To quote that great philosopher, Meat Loaf, two out of three ain't bad.
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Post by: L K on January 20, 2021, 09:30:42 PM
Spezza misses an open net and of course Edmonton scores on the empty net.  Didn?t deserve to win this one with this effort but Edmonton does not deserve a win from this one either. 

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Post by: Bender on January 20, 2021, 09:31:15 PM
So unlucky by Spezza. Also I hate when we pull the goalie without possession. Jesus why do they always do that?
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Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 09:31:25 PM
I don't understand why they didn't pull andersen at 2M when they had possession.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:31:47 PM
Spezza misses an open net. Tough break. No bounces tonight. Good defensive effort though.
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Post by: bustaheims on January 20, 2021, 09:31:56 PM
A fairly tidy defensive effort, which shouldn?t be discounted, but overall, not a great night for the Leafs. They look gassed.
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Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 09:32:15 PM
They just took too long to decide to play.
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Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 09:32:27 PM
Want to get out of a slump play the Leafs. Decisions some of these stars make are mind boggling. Nurse had nowhere to go with that puck other than reversing it and I think it was Reilly who could have blocked out the pass but didn?t straddle the boards.
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Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 09:32:58 PM
A game like this, how they've played tonight, they should probably keep the goalie in
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Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 09:33:16 PM
Marner not very good tonight.
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Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 09:34:51 PM
Marner not very good tonight.

I thought he was one of the only players that showed up with a good effort.
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Post by: Chris on January 20, 2021, 09:35:23 PM
They look out of sorts on offense. Lots of bobbles, poor decisions and passes. Partly due, I think, to "forcing" Thornton and Vesey onto the first 2 lines. Neither belong in those positions. The Thornton issue might be solved by injury but Vesey needs to give way to Mikheyev.

At least, that's how it looks to me.
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Post by: BermudaBudsFan on January 20, 2021, 09:36:11 PM
Marner not very good tonight.

I thought he was one of the only players that showed up with a good effort.
I felt like Matthews was doing it all on that line without support.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:36:28 PM
Marner not very good tonight.
Nope. On the other hand Mikheyev was fantastic. Time to move Vesey off the 2nd line. Terrible penalty calls.
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 09:39:07 PM
So when Muzzin was carrying the puck up the ice and almost tripped that's not a penalty? I'm really getting sick of the Leafs getting the short end of the stick when it comes to calls.

The thing is this team doesn't dive or embellish calls. You would think refs want to reward that, but it's probably a better strategy to go down. If Muzzin goes down on that play they have to call a penalty.
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Post by: SpiderLeaf on January 20, 2021, 09:46:02 PM
The Oilers got the bounces (all 3 of their goals), the Leafs didn't (puck hits Nylander and goes wide, puck on edge Spezza shoots it wide).  That's what won the game.
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Post by: Britishbulldog on January 20, 2021, 09:46:15 PM
So the 1st goal was one we scored on ourself, the 2nd goal was on a PP that was where we were penalized for one of their players tripped one of their own followed by an EN goal.

Were they missing any key players?  They seemed lucky tonight to beat us.

I hope some of those shots that almost went in for us will go in Friday night and we don't just lay an egg.
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Post by: Britishbulldog on January 20, 2021, 09:48:09 PM
The Oilers got the bounces (all 3 of their goals), the Leafs didn't (puck hits Nylander and goes wide, puck on edge Spezza shoots it wide).  That's what won the game.

Yup, I agree.  I think that Simmonds hit a post as well.  Could have been a MUCH different game.
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Post by: . on January 20, 2021, 09:48:21 PM
They look out of sorts on offense. Lots of bobbles, poor decisions and passes. Partly due, I think, to "forcing" Thornton and Vesey onto the first 2 lines. Neither belong in those positions. The Thornton issue might be solved by injury but Vesey needs to give way to Mikheyev.

At least, that's how it looks to me.

Yeah, I agree. Thornton simply can't play at the pace the marner and matthews go at. It's been obvious since game one that they're doing well in spite of Thornton, not because of him.

And vesey is fine for the 3rd line I guess. Yeah, Mikeyev is skating well, he should be with Tavares, and Hyman should be back full time on the first line.
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Post by: Britishbulldog on January 20, 2021, 09:54:35 PM
They look out of sorts on offense. Lots of bobbles, poor decisions and passes. Partly due, I think, to "forcing" Thornton and Vesey onto the first 2 lines. Neither belong in those positions. The Thornton issue might be solved by injury but Vesey needs to give way to Mikheyev.

At least, that's how it looks to me.

Yeah, I agree. Thornton simply can't play at the pace the marner and matthews go at. It's been obvious since game one that they're doing well in spite of Thornton, not because of him.

And vesey is fine for the 3rd line I guess. Yeah, Mikeyev is skating well, he should be with Tavares, and Hyman should be back full time on the first line.

The kicker for me will be if Thornton is now hurt who do you replace him with...unless it is a major injury and he goes on LITR and even then he is a min league salary player.  We also were already playing only 11 forwards.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:55:27 PM
They look out of sorts on offense. Lots of bobbles, poor decisions and passes. Partly due, I think, to "forcing" Thornton and Vesey onto the first 2 lines. Neither belong in those positions. The Thornton issue might be solved by injury but Vesey needs to give way to Mikheyev.

At least, that's how it looks to me.

Yeah, I agree. Thornton simply can't play at the pace the marner and matthews go at. It's been obvious since game one that they're doing well in spite of Thornton, not because of him.

And vesey is fine for the 3rd line I guess. Yeah, Mikeyev is skating well, he should be with Tavares, and Hyman should be back full time on the first line.
I think JTs line could use Hyman more then Matthews' line. Either way though I want to see Mikheyev get moved up.
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:57:28 PM
They look out of sorts on offense. Lots of bobbles, poor decisions and passes. Partly due, I think, to "forcing" Thornton and Vesey onto the first 2 lines. Neither belong in those positions. The Thornton issue might be solved by injury but Vesey needs to give way to Mikheyev.

At least, that's how it looks to me.

Yeah, I agree. Thornton simply can't play at the pace the marner and matthews go at. It's been obvious since game one that they're doing well in spite of Thornton, not because of him.

And vesey is fine for the 3rd line I guess. Yeah, Mikeyev is skating well, he should be with Tavares, and Hyman should be back full time on the first line.

The kicker for me will be if Thornton is now hurt who do you replace him with...unless it is a major injury and he goes on LITR and even then he is a min league salary player.  We also were already playing only 11 forwards.
Leafs can put both Thornton and Robertson on LTIR but they'll have to get up to the cap before doing that. Let's see what the injury is first.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 09:59:21 PM
 Keefe said Joe's going to miss some time. Cap shenanigans coming.
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Post by: azzurri63 on January 20, 2021, 10:01:29 PM
So when Muzzin was carrying the puck up the ice and almost tripped that's not a penalty? I'm really getting sick of the Leafs getting the short end of the stick when it comes to calls.

The thing is this team doesn't dive or embellish calls. You would think refs want to reward that, but it's probably a better strategy to go down. If Muzzin goes down on that play they have to call a penalty.

I was thinking the same thing. Go down. Sucks but after the BS call on Muzz why not.
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Post by: Chris on January 20, 2021, 10:01:42 PM
I don't really pay much attention to the cap but if Thornton is going to be out for a while I'd like to see Engvall. Not sure if that would work cap-wise but I think he would make the biggest impact. Maybe they could give Barabanov a shot in the top 6. He hasn't shown much but hasn't really been given much time. Brooks would probably be safe but wouldn't be much of a threat offensively.
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Post by: dekedastardly on January 20, 2021, 10:06:33 PM
I feel like this is the kind of game a good team finds ways to win. It shouldn't have been close enough for the bad bounces and calls against to make a difference. It could have been pretty well sewn up in the first, with the zone time they had.
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 20, 2021, 10:14:51 PM
I feel like this is the kind of game a good team finds ways to win. It shouldn't have been close enough for the bad bounces and calls against to make a difference. It could have been pretty well sewn up in the first, with the zone time they had.

It sure feels.like they have the same problem as they did against the BJs last year. Just can't get goals.
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Post by: Chris on January 20, 2021, 10:19:18 PM
I feel like this is the kind of game a good team finds ways to win. It shouldn't have been close enough for the bad bounces and calls against to make a difference. It could have been pretty well sewn up in the first, with the zone time they had.

It sure feels.like they have the same problem as they did against the BJs last year. Just can't get goals.
Lots of zone time, lots of fancy skating and passing, but mostly kept to the outside. Not even seeing Matthews getting into the prime shooting areas very often. Not sure how much is the design of the offense/how other teams are countering, and how much is due to the lines being suboptimal due to personnel (Thornton and Vesey).
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 20, 2021, 10:21:35 PM
I don't really pay much attention to the cap but if Thornton is going to be out for a while I'd like to see Engvall. Not sure if that would work cap-wise but I think he would make the biggest impact. Maybe they could give Barabanov a shot in the top 6. He hasn't shown much but hasn't really been given much time. Brooks would probably be safe but wouldn't be much of a threat offensively.

They could call up Engvall with just Robertson going on LTIR. That seems to make the most sense, especially if the Leafs choose to keep a checking line. Mikheyev could go up to the Matthews-Marner line and Engvall could join the Kerfoot-Hyman line. Definitely a slight downgrade but Engvall does have the tools to make it work, just needs to figure out how to use them.

The one small issue is that Engvall is just 7 games away from losing his waiver exemption.
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 10:32:23 PM
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 20, 2021, 10:35:14 PM
Oh and just read they took Mariner's assist away on Matthews' goal and gave it to Brodie.
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Post by: BrownRolo on January 21, 2021, 12:18:17 AM
Next game I guarantee there will be a buttload of penalties called and they will give the Leafs one more than Edmonton. That's how they will atone for their shoddy officiating from tonight.
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Post by: Andy on January 21, 2021, 07:05:33 AM
I feel I'm a pretty neutral fan when it comes to Reffing but the way the Leafs are continually jobbed by the refs is so frustrating.

Yea, I'm not sure if it's the embarrassingly weak calls (ie. Marner, Hyman), the made up calls (ie. Muzzin) or lack of calls (ie. Nylander enduring multiple cross checks from behind by Larsson) that are the most frustrating but this seems to be a constant battle for the Leafs.

It's certainly making it difficult for me to watch, anyway. 
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 21, 2021, 07:07:50 AM
Officiating aside, that was a very difficult game to watch.
Nothing was clicking. Passes were slightly off, timing was off. The focus didn't seem to be there.
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 21, 2021, 08:23:00 AM

Hopefully Coach Matthews makes some changes for the game tomorrow.
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Post by: L K on January 21, 2021, 09:15:56 AM
Just because I'm bitter and never good at letting things go.  Why was that hit where the Oiler player tried to take out Muzzin's leg in the last minute not a penalty?  He didn't flop to the ice so therefore it wasn't a penalty but he completely whiffed on a check and tried to take out his leg.
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Post by: cabber24 on January 21, 2021, 09:16:17 AM

Hopefully Coach Matthews makes some changes for the game tomorrow.
Really? He feels the need to say this to the media? Talk to the coach, not the reporters. I welcome some defensive structure to their game. We have had no success without it.
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Post by: herman on January 21, 2021, 10:28:47 AM
Really? He feels the need to say this to the media? Talk to the coach, not the reporters. I welcome some defensive structure to their game. We have had no success without it.

Full quote:
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?When we go through the pre-scout, obviously we key in on those two guys,? Matthews said of McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. ?They?re extremely dangerous. Two of the top two players in the world. We can?t get away from our game, (though). We?ve got to go out there and play our game and try to produce offence. We?ve got to play to win ? not play to contain two guys.

?I think we?ve got to regroup as a team, do a good job of watching video and learning from some mistakes and trying to apply some stuff to this next game because we?ve got these guys in another day here.?
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 21, 2021, 11:53:39 AM
Really? He feels the need to say this to the media? Talk to the coach, not the reporters. I welcome some defensive structure to their game. We have had no success without it.

Full quote:
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?When we go through the pre-scout, obviously we key in on those two guys,? Matthews said of McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. ?They?re extremely dangerous. Two of the top two players in the world. We can?t get away from our game, (though). We?ve got to go out there and play our game and try to produce offence. We?ve got to play to win ? not play to contain two guys.

?I think we?ve got to regroup as a team, do a good job of watching video and learning from some mistakes and trying to apply some stuff to this next game because we?ve got these guys in another day here.?

Yeah, absolutely nothing wrong with what Matthews said.
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Post by: Highlander on January 21, 2021, 12:41:08 PM
I never blame officiating, this game was different, the call on Marner highly questionable, on Muzzin complete BS.  Marner was like a pinball machine with pucks bouncing off him, some of those passes have to stick Mitch. Lots of bad bounces but overall a very good Defensive effort that I think we all have been longing to see. Good shutdown of McDavid and the other guy named D.
I want to see Vesey skate with his hair actually on fire, perhaps some BBQ  starters would work.  I am really disappointed and expected a lot more. Simmons on the real edge of his career.   
Time to get Hyman back on the top line and move Souperman to line 2.  Let Barbanov fill in on line three as he is supposed to be Hyman lite.  Someone please teach Spezza how to score goals ;)
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Post by: . on January 21, 2021, 01:25:58 PM
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Post by: Highlander on January 21, 2021, 01:33:40 PM
Hey Frycer, you made me laugh when I got to #6
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Post by: Bender on January 21, 2021, 02:18:45 PM
Really? He feels the need to say this to the media? Talk to the coach, not the reporters. I welcome some defensive structure to their game. We have had no success without it.

Full quote:
Quote
?When we go through the pre-scout, obviously we key in on those two guys,? Matthews said of McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. ?They?re extremely dangerous. Two of the top two players in the world. We can?t get away from our game, (though). We?ve got to go out there and play our game and try to produce offence. We?ve got to play to win ? not play to contain two guys.

?I think we?ve got to regroup as a team, do a good job of watching video and learning from some mistakes and trying to apply some stuff to this next game because we?ve got these guys in another day here.?

Yeah, absolutely nothing wrong with what Matthews said.
Once again better and fuller context prevails
Title: Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 21, 2021, 05:25:28 PM
One thing I would have liked to see was Keefe get Matthews' line away from McDavid. They did a great job of holding him off, but they sacrificed their own offence in doing so.
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Post by: Britishbulldog on January 21, 2021, 06:58:06 PM

Thanks G T.  This is exactly what I was trying to figure out last night
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Post by: Guilt Trip on January 21, 2021, 08:16:47 PM

Thanks G T.  This is exactly what I was trying to figure out last night
You're welcome. Earl is the guy.