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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #135 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #136 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #137 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #138 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #139 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #140 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #141 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #142 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #143 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #144 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #145 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.

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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #146 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #147 on: January 20, 2021, 09:59:21 PM »
 Keefe said Joe's going to miss some time. Cap shenanigans coming.

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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #148 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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Re: Oilers @ Leafs - Jan. 20th, 7:00pm - SN, Fan 590
« Reply #149 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.