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Title: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 16, 2022, 08:58:25 AM
https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1525656874602876928
Tuesday, May 17: Lightning at Panthers, 7 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Thursday, May 19: Lightning at Panthers, 7 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Sunday, May 22: Panthers at Lightning, 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN, TVAS)
Monday, May 23: Panthers at Lightning, 7 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
*Wednesday, May 25: Lightning at Panthers, TBD
*Friday, May 27: Panthers at Lightning, TBD
*Sunday, May 29: Lightning at Panthers, TBD
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: L K on May 16, 2022, 09:44:42 AM
We now return you to Tampa taking more penalties than their opponent.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: bustaheims on May 16, 2022, 09:47:24 AM
Tampa in 6. Florida struggled against a far less talented Washington team. They won't be able to get past the Bolts.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Derk on May 16, 2022, 09:48:11 AM
The wounds are still fresh for this one. Panthers kept up their come from behind ways in round 1, but that was against Washington who were expected to fold and did. Tampa will be a tougher task. Haven't really heard anything more about Point's injury. I am a bit biased in this one given that Tampa just beat the Leafs. This could go either way, but I think I am going to go with Florida in 7.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 16, 2022, 11:37:35 AM
T Bay in 6. Vasy gets back to normal.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 17, 2022, 09:16:56 PM
What a playboy Kucherov. Ekblad looks like a rookie..
https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1526726138294329345
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 17, 2022, 09:21:20 PM
His jockstrap is in the 300 seats
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: L K on May 17, 2022, 09:49:03 PM
Doesn't mean a lot but the Leafs move up a spot in the draft if Tampa wins.  Also I don't have a problem if they three-peat now that we are out.   Every win from them makes me feel more empowered to have the Leafs run it back.

5 times in the last seven years they got to at least the conference finals.   They won the cup twice, lost in the finals once and lost two Game 7s.   The two Game 7 they lost to Pittsburgh and Washington who won the Cup.   What an insane run they have been on.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 18, 2022, 08:58:01 AM
And then after teams wipe us in the first round and go on to the Cup finals, they wash out next season and draft first overall.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 19, 2022, 09:32:41 PM
Overtime coming up!
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Nik on May 19, 2022, 09:35:24 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 19, 2022, 09:32:41 PM
Overtime coming up!

Is it though?
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 19, 2022, 09:36:45 PM
Nope..TBay wins it with 3.8 secs to go lol.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 19, 2022, 09:38:18 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/hlmb3vdimew41.png?width=795&format=png&auto=webp&s=748bf3395eb6a6fbabe16291afa11b5970e406c8)

https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1527462373359079446
Weegar, dude
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 19, 2022, 09:40:49 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.
No reason to. Without a doubt they were.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 19, 2022, 09:41:49 PM
Quote from: herman on May 19, 2022, 09:38:18 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/hlmb3vdimew41.png?width=795&format=png&auto=webp&s=748bf3395eb6a6fbabe16291afa11b5970e406c8)

https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1527462373359079446
Weegar, dude
Haha. You could see that coming. Where are you going?
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: lamajama on May 19, 2022, 09:44:05 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.

I was thinking the same thing...
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: lamajama on May 19, 2022, 09:44:52 PM
Hopefully I heard this right but Florida has not scored a PP goal in the playoffs
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 19, 2022, 09:48:07 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 19, 2022, 09:44:52 PM
Hopefully I heard this right but Florida has not scored a PP goal in the playoffs
Yup.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 19, 2022, 10:09:06 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 19, 2022, 09:35:24 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 19, 2022, 09:32:41 PM
Overtime coming up!

Is it though?
Swear to God, when I checked theScore app it said 1-1 at the end of the 3rd! Wasn't watching the game.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: L K on May 19, 2022, 10:19:17 PM
We had the easy road last year and failed.  Tampa winning this series just makes me more annoyed that we get this garbage run through the East.  This division doesn't get easier next year
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: bustaheims on May 20, 2022, 08:18:42 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.

With how tight the series against Tampa was, I'm not sure they weren't equals.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 20, 2022, 08:34:13 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 20, 2022, 08:18:42 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.

With how tight the series against Tampa was, I'm not sure they weren't equals.

My god, you changed my mind!
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: bustaheims on May 20, 2022, 08:52:05 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 20, 2022, 08:34:13 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 20, 2022, 08:18:42 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.

With how tight the series against Tampa was, I'm not sure they weren't equals.

My god, you changed my mind!

With a post on an internet forum? That never happens!
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 20, 2022, 09:02:55 AM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 20, 2022, 08:18:42 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 19, 2022, 09:37:04 PM
Leafs were the 2nd best team in the East this season, change my mind.

With how tight the series against Tampa was, I'm not sure they weren't equals.
If Kerfoot scores on his overtime breakaway in Game 6, the narrative would be that the Leafs decisively won the series, 4-2. That the narrative about the team hangs so tenuously on the outcome of a single event like that means that the narrative is garbage. The Leafs lost a coin flip and they absolutely were equal to Tampa.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 20, 2022, 09:42:50 AM
Equal or better on skills and stats, but the difference was between the ears. Tampa already learned how to bear down and power through and what sacrifices it takes. Toronto is getting there.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 22, 2022, 02:26:11 PM
https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1528439234750648320
Kerfoot was suspended multiple games for this
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: OldTimeHockey on May 22, 2022, 02:58:25 PM
Tampa Bay is good man. Really good.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 22, 2022, 03:20:06 PM
Will Tampa end up losing more games in the first round than rounds 2 and 3 combined?
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Joe on May 22, 2022, 04:28:25 PM
Quote from: herman on May 22, 2022, 02:26:11 PM
https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1528439234750648320
Kerfoot was suspended multiple games for this

Wait what? Since when has a penalty ever been reviewed?
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Deebo on May 22, 2022, 04:40:35 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 22, 2022, 04:28:25 PM
Wait what? Since when has a penalty ever been reviewed?

They have been reviewing majors since the 19/20 season.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 22, 2022, 04:52:44 PM
https://twitter.com/daviddwork/status/1528474735931187202
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 22, 2022, 04:55:11 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 22, 2022, 04:52:44 PM
https://twitter.com/daviddwork/status/1528474735931187202
Yeah no, but keep lying to yourself.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Joe on May 22, 2022, 05:18:15 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 22, 2022, 04:40:35 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 22, 2022, 04:28:25 PM
Wait what? Since when has a penalty ever been reviewed?

They have been reviewing majors since the 19/20 season.

I had no idea. Thx for clarifying.

On another note. You can't convince me that the leafs aren't the 2nd best team that were in the playoffs. 3rd at worst if considering Colorado.

TB is going to steamroll into the final. Say what you want about first round exit blah blah but this is just proving to me that the leafs were neck and neck with the freaking lightning.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: AtomicMapleLeaf on May 22, 2022, 08:03:10 PM
FLA really has to make some changes, I say they trade Huberdeau and Barkov. It would be nice if they could get rid of Bob but that contract is horrible.

Total tounge in cheek response from a Leaf fan that stands by our great team.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 22, 2022, 08:49:27 PM
Changes are probably coming in Fla anyway because of the cap. Barkov and Verhaeghe are getting big raises.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 23, 2022, 05:29:28 PM
https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1528846958521110531

Apparently multiple Panthers were partying in a Tampa strip club until 3am last night, while facing an elimination game today.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 23, 2022, 07:06:00 PM
https://twitter.com/domluszczyszyn/status/1528869721596391424
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 23, 2022, 09:58:07 PM
So, Tampa: pretty good
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Deebo on May 23, 2022, 10:00:38 PM
Panthers are frauds.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 23, 2022, 10:01:14 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 23, 2022, 09:58:07 PM
So, Tampa: pretty good
Yup..Florida scores 3 goals in 4 games....I guess the Leafs still suck though.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 23, 2022, 10:04:12 PM
Love this for us.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: L K on May 23, 2022, 10:07:23 PM
What could have been.  We don't get to use that excuse after blowing it with Montreal but damn this team was so good.

I'm all aboard Tampa routing everyone.  Vasilevskiy is back to stopping everything (I think that's honestly still a credit to how good our team was)
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 23, 2022, 10:14:53 PM
Quote from: L K on May 23, 2022, 10:07:23 PM
What could have been.  We don't get to use that excuse after blowing it with Montreal but damn this team was so good.

I'm all aboard Tampa routing everyone.  Vasilevskiy is back to stopping everything (I think that's honestly still a credit to how good our team was)
Leafs were very good against Vasy and TBay.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 23, 2022, 10:44:57 PM
https://twitter.com/dalter/status/1528917856645177345

Well, that's weird.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Bender on May 23, 2022, 11:12:04 PM
Ah, I'm reveling in this!
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Arn on May 24, 2022, 03:58:00 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

I wouldn't say it's reflected glory, but it does put in context that the Leafs actually did pretty well to run this Tampa team closer than pretty much anyone else.

And that it should have been the conference final, not round 1. So the playoff system also sucks.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: RedLeaf on May 24, 2022, 07:51:32 AM
The highest scoring team in the reg. season scored 3 goals against Tampa in the entire series.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: OldTimeHockey on May 24, 2022, 08:11:25 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

(https://c.tenor.com/Ol1lPyBxFD0AAAAM/eeyore-keep-smiling.gif)
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 08:51:58 AM
Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: OldTimeHockey on May 24, 2022, 09:17:55 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 08:51:58 AM
Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.

It was a risk, sure, but with the way things were going, what did he have to lose?

The Panthers did put up 49 shots. By all rights, they should have won that game.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2022, 03:58:00 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

I wouldn't say it's reflected glory, but it does put in context that the Leafs actually did pretty well to run this Tampa team closer than pretty much anyone else.

And that it should have been the conference final, not round 1. So the playoff system also sucks.
Sorry but I disagree, it feels like a broken record but it's true, we have to toughen up, drive the net, make things happen, Tampa was very beatable and we folded, again. In Game 7 or top line didn't score, Bunting and Marner had no shots, none, our PP no goals, completely unacceptable.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Deebo on May 24, 2022, 09:31:01 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Sorry but I disagree, it feels like a broken record but it's true, we have to toughen up, drive the net, make things happen, Tampa was very beatable and we folded, again. In Game 7 or top line didn't score, Bunting and Marner had no shots, none, our PP no goals, completely unacceptable.

The panthers lost 4 games in row and scored 3 goals along the way, what the hell would you being saying about the leafs if they did that?
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 09:39:34 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Tampa was very beatable

Said about a team that just became the 3rd franchise in the history of the NHL to win at least 10 consecutive playoff series. Come on now.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 09:44:56 AM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on May 24, 2022, 09:17:55 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 08:51:58 AM
Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.

It was a risk, sure, but with the way things were going, what did he have to lose?

The Panthers did put up 49 shots. By all rights, they should have won that game.

Down 3-0 yeah this series was over regardless and putting Thornton in was probably more of a "let's let him play one more game before he likely retires" than anything else, but scratching your 3rd leading goal scorer as opposed to just another 4th liner is pretty perplexing.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Joe on May 24, 2022, 09:49:50 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 09:39:34 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Tampa was very beatable

Said about a team that just became the 3rd franchise in the history of the NHL to win at least 10 consecutive playoff series. Come on now.

Toronto made TB look beatable. That's just how good Toronto is and for the 10th time just convinces me more that Toronto is at worst the 3rd best team that made the playoffs.

Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: herman on May 24, 2022, 10:04:25 AM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 24, 2022, 09:49:50 AM
Toronto made TB look beatable. That's just how good Toronto is and for the 10th time just convinces me more that Toronto is at worst the 3rd best team that made the playoffs.

Tampa was gifted a 5-on-3 when they were about to be beaten in 6 games. Credit to Tampa for making good on those gifts and locking things down after.

There is no shame in taking the reigning champs (and their referee friends) to the limit, even if it's a first round exit in this playoff format. If it was a proper format and we scrubbed out as a 4th seed vs 12th seed matchup, then yeah, we can be embarrassed and blow stuff up.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 24, 2022, 10:06:04 AM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 24, 2022, 09:49:50 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 09:39:34 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Tampa was very beatable

Said about a team that just became the 3rd franchise in the history of the NHL to win at least 10 consecutive playoff series. Come on now.

Toronto made TB look beatable. That's just how good Toronto is and for the 10th time just convinces me more that Toronto is at worst the 3rd best team that made the playoffs.


It's bad enough that non Leaf fans won't give the team credit, but some "real" Leaf fans won't either. Leafs are a top tier team. They didn't choke. They simply lost a close series with the defending champs. That's it.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: bustaheims on May 24, 2022, 10:07:33 AM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 24, 2022, 09:49:50 AM
Toronto made TB look beatable. That's just how good Toronto is and for the 10th time just convinces me more that Toronto is at worst the 3rd best team that made the playoffs.

Yup. Some people just can't give the losing team credit for/put much value in making the winning work much harder than other opponents. The Leafs went toe to toe with the Bolts, and the series was so close that a bounce or a call going a different way could have swung it in Toronto's favour. Could they have been better? Sure, just about every team in basically every series can say that, regardless of the outcome. That doesn't change the fact they played very well against an exceptionally good team. They didn't get it done, but their performance against Tampa strongly suggests they're really not that far off.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Nik on May 24, 2022, 10:23:02 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2022, 03:58:00 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

I wouldn't say it's reflected glory, but it does put in context that the Leafs actually did pretty well to run this Tampa team closer than pretty much anyone else.

And that it should have been the conference final, not round 1. So the playoff system also sucks.
Sorry but I disagree, it feels like a broken record but it's true, we have to toughen up, drive the net, make things happen, Tampa was very beatable and we folded, again. In Game 7 or top line didn't score, Bunting and Marner had no shots, none, our PP no goals, completely unacceptable.

I'm not really sure those two things are at odds with each other. The Leafs did put together a good team and gave Tampa a much better run for their money than the President's Trophy winner did and, clearly, they still have to get better.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 24, 2022, 12:05:10 PM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on May 24, 2022, 08:11:25 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

(https://c.tenor.com/Ol1lPyBxFD0AAAAM/eeyore-keep-smiling.gif)

One of my favorite moments in literature is the story where Eeyore gets interrupted while giving a boring speech:

"AS-I-WAS-SAYING," said Eeyore sternly, "when I was interrupted by various Loud Sounds..."
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 24, 2022, 12:07:16 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 08:51:58 AM
Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.

That's what happens when you party with your players at a pole-dance establishment 'til all hours of the night.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 24, 2022, 12:10:52 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 24, 2022, 10:23:02 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2022, 03:58:00 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

I wouldn't say it's reflected glory, but it does put in context that the Leafs actually did pretty well to run this Tampa team closer than pretty much anyone else.

And that it should have been the conference final, not round 1. So the playoff system also sucks.
Sorry but I disagree, it feels like a broken record but it's true, we have to toughen up, drive the net, make things happen, Tampa was very beatable and we folded, again. In Game 7 or top line didn't score, Bunting and Marner had no shots, none, our PP no goals, completely unacceptable.

I'm not really sure those two things are at odds with each other. The Leafs did put together a good team and gave Tampa a much better run for their money than the President's Trophy winner did and, clearly, they still have to get better.

Bah Tampa.  Colorado is going to shred them — bank it, book it, bolt it to your bumper.  And 43 is going to be the lead damage-doer.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: OldTimeHockey on May 24, 2022, 01:44:57 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 24, 2022, 12:10:52 PM
And 43 is going to be the lead damage-doer.

Darren Helm?
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Bender on June 01, 2022, 10:11:34 PM
Well that's not the start I thought we'd see from Tampa v. The Rags.
Title: Re: Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
Post by: Zee on June 02, 2022, 07:49:21 AM
Tampa with a long layoff let's see how game 2 goes. Remember they got smoked in game 1 vs Leafs too