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Title: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 12:13:41 AM
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51-23-8, 110 points | 54-21-7, 115 points
Series tied 3-3

Projected Lines




Palat-Stamkos-Kucherov
Cirelli-Point-Killorn
Hagel-Paul-Colton
Maroon-Bellemare-Perry

Hedman-Cernak
McDonagh-Bogosian
Sergachev-Foote

Vasilevskiy
             
Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Mikheyev-Tavares-Kerfoot
Nylander-Kampf-Engvall
Spezza-Blackwell-Kase

Rielly-Lyubushkin
Muzzin-Brodie
Giordano-Holl

Campbell


Scratches



          Riley Nash
Jan Rutta
      
Wayne Simmonds
Kyle Clifford
Timothy Liljegren
Rasmus Sandin


Game Notes

TB
•Vasilevskiy will start for the Lightning

TOR
•Campbell will start for the Leafs
•Just win


Injuries



      



Stream Options

Sportsurge.net (https://sportsurge.net/#/groups/45)
NHL66 (https://nhl66.ir/)
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 12:21:29 AM
Go Leafs Go
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 01:04:14 AM
You know with the Panthers advancing the NHL is going to want the TB vs FLA 2nd round matchup. The Leafs PK and Campbell are going to need to be perfect. TB getting minimum 4 PPs to TO's 1 or 2. The Leafs can do it but it's not going to be easy!

GO LEAFS GO!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 01:10:58 AM
I think the NHL would love to see the Leafs advance.  I bet ratings would be higher.  I know I watch very little after the Leafs are out.

And as much as I think the Leafs often get short-changed by refs, I don't think the refs get marching orders from Bettman & Co.  (Well, at least I used to not think so.  Now, with the league embracing gambling full on, who the hell knows.)
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 01:12:58 AM
Anyway, it's either use the much-coveted home ice advantage to, you know, advantage, or else it's another summer spent merrily dissecting Dubas (or sussing out his successor).
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 01:53:51 AM
DO IT FOR GARY!!!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:08:38 AM
Go Leafs Go!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: berserker on May 14, 2022, 08:24:52 AM
We got this.
Played 82 games for home ice advantage.
Go Leafs Go !!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Kaberle15 on May 14, 2022, 08:35:14 AM
This is it. Play smart, play hard, play like it is the last shot at it. I want a good effort from start to finish and an insane loud crowd.
The Leafs are the better team on this series. They will win tonight.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:22:34 AM
JUST WIN! PAT QUINN!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: pmrules on May 14, 2022, 10:59:25 AM
Seems like I say this every year...probably because I do.

Just win.  I don't care if we play poorly and it's a horrible game....just win.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 11:09:44 AM
I would gladly listen to 59 minutes and 59 seconds of John Tavares reciting Vogon poetry at center ice if he used that remaining second to put a goal past Vasilevsky.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 11:57:02 AM
Whatever they talked about, whatever the game plan was for game 1 review the tape of that game and if the Leafs could play even 3/4 as good as they did the series will be theirs. Have to have the same mindset. All over the puck, hitting every player every shift just suffocating the Lightning.

Hopefully the parade to the penalty box for crap calls stops and they let the teams decide who should move on.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 02:26:45 PM
Just one thing. Please Kerfoot, please look before passing.  :P ;D GO LEAFS!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 02:50:43 PM
Just win


(https://i.ibb.co/HzW0q0F/ADD5-F3-D8-2-D10-4208-8476-603121-B854-E4.jpg)

Pat Quinn
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Frank E on May 14, 2022, 02:55:41 PM
Now that's the Pat Quinn that I remember.

PAT QUINN!!!

***GO LEAFS GO***
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Downtown on May 14, 2022, 04:29:38 PM
Win or lose, the Leafs have played great this series. Tampa is a seriously good team. Feeling strangely fine about the game tonight.

GO LEAFS GO!

GO LEAFS GO!!

GO LEAFS GO!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 04:55:41 PM
Quote from: Downtown on May 14, 2022, 04:29:38 PM
Win or lose, the Leafs have played great this series. Tampa is a seriously good team. Feeling strangely fine about the game tonight.

GO LEAFS GO!

GO LEAFS GO!!

GO LEAFS GO!!!
Absolutely. I think overall they've been the better team. Let's hope we get the bounces tonight!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 04:56:29 PM
Atmosphere outside the arena is huge already.  This year is different. 

GO LEAFS GO
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 05:09:17 PM
https://twitter.com/OVECHKlN/status/1525250244073738244?t=IA5H7r08GuYH1AdjBr-Gog&s=19
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on May 14, 2022, 05:35:24 PM
Quote from: Rob on May 14, 2022, 11:09:44 AM
I would gladly listen to 59 minutes and 59 seconds of John Tavares reciting Vogon poetry at center ice if he used that remaining second to put a goal past Vasilevsky.

:::gooogles Vogon poetry:::

LOL!!!!!!

I'm in.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 05:46:16 PM
Quote from: LittleHockeyFan on May 14, 2022, 05:35:24 PM
Quote from: Rob on May 14, 2022, 11:09:44 AM
I would gladly listen to 59 minutes and 59 seconds of John Tavares reciting Vogon poetry at center ice if he used that remaining second to put a goal past Vasilevsky.

:::gooogles Vogon poetry:::

LOL!!!!!!

I'm in.

***HIGH FIVE!!!****
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 06:09:53 PM
I predict a Tampa Bay win tonight.... sorry Jays fans. [emoji6]


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 06:21:00 PM
Go Leafs Go.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 06:24:06 PM
I'm confident and anxious. This is not a fun feeling.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:28:38 PM
https://twitter.com/downgoesbrown/status/1525603295011737604
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:32:51 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 06:24:06 PM
I'm confident and anxious. This is not a fun feeling.
I can do Game 7s in my sleep now.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 06:38:53 PM
Quote from: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 06:09:53 PM
I predict a Tampa Bay win tonight.... sorry Jays fans. [emoji6]


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 06:39:33 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:32:51 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 06:24:06 PM
I'm confident and anxious. This is not a fun feeling.
I can do Game 7s in my sleep now.

You have a stronger constitution than I.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:41:21 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 06:39:33 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:32:51 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 06:24:06 PM
I'm confident and anxious. This is not a fun feeling.
I can do Game 7s in my sleep now.

You have a stronger constitution than I.
(The secret is having low expectations.)

Overtime I cannot do. Not at all.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Frank E on May 14, 2022, 06:45:54 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:41:21 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 06:39:33 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 06:32:51 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 06:24:06 PM
I'm confident and anxious. This is not a fun feeling.
I can do Game 7s in my sleep now.

You have a stronger constitution than I.
(The secret is having low expectations.)

Overtime I cannot do. Not at all.

I can't even do late 3rd periods anymore.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Jeremiad on May 14, 2022, 06:52:37 PM
So I'm in Portugal right now. I just arrived in Porto and I got caught up in a huge crowd of celebrating football fans on my way to where I'm staying from the bus station. Apparently Porto FC won a very important game earlier today. Guess what their team colors are. Blue and white, baby! It was a sea of blue and white. I'm taking that as a really good omen.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 06:53:30 PM
We better rule man

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 07:00:27 PM
Hey did you guys know that Corey Perry likes to shoot the puck at the opposing net before he leaves the ice for warm ups? I have never heard this information before.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 07:06:32 PM
Looks like Boston will be out in the first round.  So there is that
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 07:08:52 PM
I predict no drop passes for Kerfoot tonight.


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 07:10:55 PM
Quote from: Jeremiad on May 14, 2022, 06:52:37 PM
So I'm in Portugal right now. I just arrived in Porto and I got caught up in a huge crowd of celebrating football fans on my way to where I'm staying from the bus station. Apparently Porto FC won a very important game earlier today. Guess what their team colors are. Blue and white, baby! It was a sea of blue and white. I'm taking that as a really good omen.

Even if it's not a really good omen... beautiful city and country, enjoy ;D

Just win, pat quinn.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 07:12:10 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 07:00:27 PM
Hey did you guys know that Corey Perry likes to shoot the puck at the opposing net before he leaves the ice for warm ups? I have never heard this information before.

What I always loves about these completely inane points is how seriously they tell us them.

Like they're telling us the secret to eternal life.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:12:26 PM
Anybody got a CBC feed?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 07:12:44 PM
Why does the American anthem always take so damn long?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Jeremiad on May 14, 2022, 07:15:43 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:12:26 PM
Anybody got a CBC feed?

I could use one too.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:16:57 PM
Everyone loves to hug Michael Bunting
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:17:29 PM
Quote from: Jeremiad on May 14, 2022, 07:15:43 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:12:26 PM
Anybody got a CBC feed?

I could use one too.

YouTube Steve Dangle live
https://twitter.com/steve_dangle/status/1525607872847089665
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:20:04 PM
thanks herman, but it doesn't work in US
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:22:18 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:20:04 PM
thanks herman, but it doesn't work in US

:(

Nhl66 is the one I usually use but it is butt at times
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 07:22:36 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:20:04 PM
thanks herman, but it doesn't work in US

VPN?  Rabbit ears?  Move to Canada?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:23:23 PM
Matthews is mashing
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:23:59 PM
Lmao Perry
https://twitter.com/tictactomar/status/1525619206905110529
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:25:37 PM
JT finds a lot of xG off a turnover generated by Kerfoot, but no dice

https://twitter.com/twistedleafs/status/1525618658642468864
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 07:26:41 PM
Jeez Marner just missed one.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 07:27:16 PM
Brilliant start.

What an atmosphere.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:27:58 PM
Marner also gets the benefit of the doubt on a tripping call

I have no complaints about the reffing as long as it is applied uniformly
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:29:13 PM
https://twitter.com/tictactomar/status/1525618843476844547
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:29:58 PM
KDAP
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:33:48 PM
Lots of PP xG
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 07:34:00 PM
Holy shit that hit on Bunting is 10 and a game in game 1.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 07:34:34 PM
Quote from: Bender on May 14, 2022, 07:34:00 PM
Holy shit that his on Bunting is 10 and a game in game 1.

You mean if Kadri does it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 07:34:41 PM
Hits from behind are ok in this game. Good to know.


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 07:34:42 PM
Boarding is permitted in Game 7s. Ok.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:35:22 PM
PP looked too static.  Now they have to kill one.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 07:35:54 PM
Ughhhhhhhh. Please don't score here.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 07:36:02 PM
And a BS call. Frig this.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 07:36:27 PM
Well that is about the most bullS penalty i have ever seen in any sport ever.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:36:34 PM
How dare you whack the puck over the glass tho
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 07:37:07 PM
And right after bunting buried into the boards. More fun reffing.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:37:23 PM
Totally sus call.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:38:04 PM
Very scary PP movement. Very effortful PK.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 07:38:18 PM
ABSOLUTE bull#$#%!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:38:42 PM
Love Marner's hook pass
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 07:41:02 PM
Nice kill. Good to kill those penalties.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:42:11 PM
Did the SBA ice team fudge with Tampa's right circle? Lol
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:44:35 PM
So glad Gio played football as a kid
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 07:45:55 PM
This is an incredible game of hockey. Wow.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 07:46:26 PM
That was a textbook interference on Tampa...
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 07:46:56 PM
Please score and win.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:47:05 PM
https://twitter.com/twistedleafs/status/1525622828237824001
Weeeeee
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Britishbulldog on May 14, 2022, 07:47:17 PM
I am liking the vibe the Leafs have tonight!  So far so good.  They are playing aggressive and the Lightning are hanging in with the odd good chance.  It reminds the opposite of how it normally looks over the years.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:47:44 PM
Point just charleyhorsed himself in the boards

Nevermind, that little tap on the skates torqued his knee and it looks not good. Bring the freeze spray
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 07:49:00 PM
Yeah not a good fall. Hope it isn't serious and he is good to go tomorrow.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 07:49:16 PM
Quote from: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:47:44 PM
Point just charleyhorsed himself in the boards

Nevermind, that little tap on the skates torqued his knee and it looks not good

Sad to see. On second thought nope. Bout time we start getting some breaks. Hopefully he's done.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:49:43 PM
https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1525624313755361280
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:50:01 PM
Frickin' Vesey
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 07:50:15 PM
Oh just great. 1-0 Bolts
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:50:31 PM
Daaaaaang.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:50:50 PM
MDAP
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 07:51:05 PM
Well that was sickening. Leafs can't get a shot on the 2 on 1 and suddenly it is in their own net.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 07:51:09 PM
We stink btw

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:51:43 PM
BIG pp coming up.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 07:52:16 PM
Engvall has to be smarter defensively. Puck went to the boards and he just kept skating into the slot. Giordano was deep so just hang back and don't give up an odd man rush.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 07:52:43 PM
That's was McDonough trip. Cooper not arguing as needs him out there.


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 07:53:21 PM
A lack of urgency in the legs there
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 07:53:34 PM
Really good period overall despite the goal.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 07:53:59 PM
And nothing like the leafs pp killing the momentum after the Tampa goal. Not happy right now.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 07:54:15 PM
Rielly needs to not be on the PP.  holds onto the puck way too long and his drop passes behind the advancing forward aren't helping zone entries
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Kaberle15 on May 14, 2022, 07:54:18 PM
C'mon boys, Leafs playing better... step up.

Go Leafs Go!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 07:54:23 PM
PP is going to cost us. Again. Feels like every playoffs the PP can not get it done.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 07:54:33 PM
They look afraid to win to me even though theyxsay they're not.  A good start with 0 finish.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 07:54:34 PM
First 17 minutes very good, last 3 minutes not so much.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 07:55:09 PM
PP has been the Achilles heal this series. Both speciality teams I think. TB gas a good pp as well but seems like ours hasn't been as good as in the regular season. As some point you have to pot one a game if the opportunities are there.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 07:55:27 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 07:54:15 PM
Rielly needs to not be on the PP.  holds onto the puck way too long and his drop passes behind the advancing forward aren't helping zone entries

Tavares should never be touching the pick on the entry. He's too slow and always turns it over.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:55:42 PM
Not a disaster of a start. They can come back from this.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 07:55:44 PM
The crowd sounds great in the building
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on May 14, 2022, 07:56:11 PM
PP gonna kill the Leafs again. Tampa has no fear of taking penalties cause Leafs do nothing with the chance.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 07:59:26 PM
Remember everyone, hockey players refusing help when they need it makes them tough.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:59:45 PM
That replay of the goal...not feeling like Jack had much of a chance after that unintentional stick by Reilley.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:01:52 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:59:45 PM
That replay of the goal...not feeling like Jack had much of a chance after that unintentional stick by Reilley.

The other thing is the shooter had a guy on him so he wasn't dangerous so why wouldn't Reilly make sure he got on Paul quicker.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:03:29 PM
Reilly and Engvall cost that goal
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Britishbulldog on May 14, 2022, 08:04:02 PM
Go Leafs Go!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:04:51 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 07:59:45 PM
That replay of the goal...not feeling like Jack had much of a chance after that unintentional stick by Reilley.

Jacks first save was amazing. Would have been nice if Reilly could have went to tie up the guys stick instead of going for the puck.

How much PP time is left? 30 seconds? Need a quick goal
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 08:04:59 PM
40 minutes still to play.  Go Leafs
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:11:36 PM
Positive vibes...cmon boys keep going.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Is it me, or are they talking about Tampa players way more than Leaf players? Maybe I'm just pissy.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:15:43 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Is it me, or are they talking about Tampa players way more than Leaf players? Maybe I'm just pissy.

It is better than the TNT feed I was watching before, but it does feel like it...
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:16:18 PM
Holl made erasing that dump in look easy
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:16:49 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:15:43 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Is it me, or are they talking about Tampa players way more than Leaf players? Maybe I'm just pissy.

It is better than the TNT feed I was watching before, but it does feel like it...

Is is bad to want the Canadian broadcast team to be Leaf fans? I mean against US teams at least?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:17:17 PM
Point still in pain. Pretty sure he is just wrapped up with a brace, but like everything is disconnected down there
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:17:56 PM
God, shoot it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:18:22 PM
Brodie taking a page out of Reillys book always holding onto it. Shoot the Damon puck in a prime spot Jesus.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:18:39 PM
God shut up about the game 7 goals against.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Lee-bo on May 14, 2022, 08:18:49 PM
The fans need to be louder.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:18:55 PM
Somehow the leafs turn a great chance into nothing. They need to start getting shots through.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:19:07 PM
They are getting way too cute again. Need a garbage goal. Get it on net.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:19:58 PM
Quote from: Lee-bo on May 14, 2022, 08:18:49 PM
The fans need to be louder.
Of all things, that's the issue?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 08:21:14 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:15:43 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Is it me, or are they talking about Tampa players way more than Leaf players? Maybe I'm just pissy.

It is better than the TNT feed I was watching before, but it does feel like it...
Thanks guys, now all I can hear is the Tampa talk.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:21:57 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 08:21:14 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:15:43 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Is it me, or are they talking about Tampa players way more than Leaf players? Maybe I'm just pissy.

It is better than the TNT feed I was watching before, but it does feel like it...
Thanks guys, now all I can hear is the Tampa talk.

They're just so interesting!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 08:22:11 PM
Not only will the Leafs lose tonight but Vasilevski is getting a shutout.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:22:36 PM
This TNT feed is bleah.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:22:44 PM
Tavares line hemmed in by the 4th line.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:22:47 PM
He's a big time dirtbag, but Corey Perry has a great brain for the game and has made an excellent adjustment to his game as his body slows down.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:23:10 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 08:21:14 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:15:43 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Is it me, or are they talking about Tampa players way more than Leaf players? Maybe I'm just pissy.

It is better than the TNT feed I was watching before, but it does feel like it...
Thanks guys, now all I can hear is the Tampa talk.

Look - how else would you know that Point, a player on the Bolts, is injured? And apparently a top 5 player in the league?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:24:02 PM
That's a huge save.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:24:11 PM
They're playing scared now. They really needed that first goal.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:24:26 PM
Great save by Jack
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 08:25:32 PM
We rule man

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:25:41 PM
hold on? Toronto penalty?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:25:46 PM
Goal is not a goal...
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 08:25:51 PM
We stink dudes.

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:26:00 PM
Holl with the interference

Right idea if he skated through between the check without making heavy contact. But stopping up to hit him is no bueno.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 08:26:08 PM
What the Frig
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:26:18 PM
Unfuckingbelievable.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:26:21 PM
What even happened??
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:26:43 PM
Well, this could be all she wrote if they don't kill this.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 08:26:51 PM
Oh, come on!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:26:53 PM
Cursed team.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:26:58 PM
Okay. Big kill. What a good time to score a shorty.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:27:04 PM
And the refs decide that the leafs are going to lose. Yet another garbage call.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:27:09 PM
Bullsh*t Holl just stopped and the TB guy ran into him. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 08:27:15 PM
BWAHAHAHA!! It had to happen. Jeeze!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 08:27:27 PM
The fix is in. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 08:27:29 PM
These refs stink dudes.

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:27:36 PM
The curse is real.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:27:43 PM
Quote from: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:27:09 PM
Bullsh*t Holl just stopped and the TB guy ran into him. Unbelievable.

It certainly wasn't intentional.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:28:09 PM
1-1 now possibly 2-0
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:28:17 PM
https://twitter.com/hayyyshayyy/status/1525633777174777858
It was extremely intentional lol
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:28:18 PM
Quote from: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:27:09 PM
Bullsh*t Holl just stopped and the TB guy ran into him. Unbelievable.

This is what I thought too.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:28:19 PM
That is a bull#$#% interference call considering what they let go. God friging damnit.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 08:28:22 PM
There is no curse.  The NHL has ZERO interest in any Canadian team getting out of the first round.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:28:48 PM
Man....c'mon. That sucks. He stopped ffs ..such bull#$#%.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:29:33 PM
Looking at that replay, Holl seemed to be standing still. I don't like that call at all
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 08:29:35 PM
Two officiating rulebooks
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 08:30:42 PM
Okay so the lightning can interfere with Kampf for the Lightning goal but if the Leafs score then it's a penalty. My son Gary is going to be so disappointed
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:30:51 PM
Giordano punched in the face but that's just tough playoff hockey.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 08:30:57 PM
Game 6 and game 7 both screwed by refs
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:31:17 PM
So that's *checks tally* at least 3 makeup calls the Leafs are owed?

Also, solid kill. Jeez.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:31:25 PM
Great kill
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:31:38 PM
Beautiful snow angel save
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:32:05 PM
Frantic kill. Time to tie it up again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:33:05 PM
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 08:30:42 PM
Okay so the lightning can interfere with Kampf for the Lightning goal but if the Leafs score then it's a penalty. My son Gary is going to be so disappointed
The lightning can basically do whatever they want, even murder Bunting.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:33:42 PM
TB showing how to run a PP.  What the hell happened to ours?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:34:29 PM
Knee on knee on Matthews, no call. Frig this league.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:36:21 PM
Woo Hoo what a friging goal
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:36:32 PM
RIELLY!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:36:32 PM
THAT ONE COUNTS
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:36:37 PM
THAT ONE COUNTS!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 08:36:40 PM
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bullfrog on May 14, 2022, 08:36:40 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/pxPc7NC/bananas-leafs.gif)(https://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Toronto-Maple-Leafs-Logo.png)(https://i.ibb.co/pxPc7NC/bananas-leafs.gif)(https://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Toronto-Maple-Leafs-Logo.png)(https://i.ibb.co/pxPc7NC/bananas-leafs.gif)

RIELLLLLLLY!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 08:36:42 PM
We rule man.

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:36:47 PM
No goal too nice of a passing Play or offside or something.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:37:03 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:36:32 PM
THAT ONE COUNTS

Holy jinx. Wow. Great goal.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:37:15 PM
YES
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 08:37:59 PM
No shutout for you!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:38:38 PM
Is the crowd too quiet, Lee-bo?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:39:57 PM
Willy..c'mon bury it...great effort
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bullfrog on May 14, 2022, 08:39:58 PM
Nice drive by Nylander!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:40:21 PM
Yay Tessa's boyfriend!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bullfrog on May 14, 2022, 08:40:23 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:38:38 PM
Is the crowd too quiet, Lee-bo?

Ice isn't white enough.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:40:45 PM
Poor willy snakebite on breakaways in this series. 😲
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:40:57 PM
Take the Fukn body Jesus x Christ.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 08:41:04 PM
We stink dudes.

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:41:09 PM
Jesus.  Killed by Paul.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:41:50 PM
That sucked. But game on.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:41:56 PM
And of course that wasn't interference.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:42:24 PM
Frickin' Vesey
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:42:44 PM
Terrible defence.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:42:51 PM
Brutal how many times I've watched a skate by when the leafs can take someone out. Game one they hit everything tonight nope. Unbelievable to watch. Brodie could of stood Paul up but nope.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:43:14 PM
Point out, Kucherov looking out of sorts.  But 2 goals by Paul. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:43:59 PM
Let's go boys...keep going.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 08:44:03 PM
The amount of interference Tampa is getting away with...
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:45:23 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 08:44:03 PM
The amount of interference Tampa is getting away with...

It's very, very obvious there's a discrepancy in calls.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 08:45:35 PM
I just can't. This is too frustrating.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Lee-bo on May 14, 2022, 08:45:54 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:38:38 PM
Is the crowd too quiet, Lee-bo?
Yes, had a burst after we tied it but back to crickets.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:46:33 PM
Hahaha Rielly
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:46:38 PM
Marner sticked in face, no call.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 08:47:48 PM
Quote from: Bender on May 14, 2022, 08:46:38 PM
Marner sticked in face, no call.

High-sticks to the shoulder get called against us.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 08:48:00 PM
Kucherov cherry picking all night
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:48:55 PM
The Leafs need a hell of a 3rd period, but they can win.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:49:04 PM
By the law of averages leafs are bound to get a bounce or call in the third, right?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:49:27 PM
Is it just me or has Holl been really solid so far?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:50:09 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:49:04 PM
By the law of averages leafs are bound to get a bounce or call in the third, right?

Whistles will probably be put away.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:50:13 PM
Quote from: Derk on May 14, 2022, 08:49:27 PM
Is it just me or has Holl been really solid so far?

Brodie, not so much.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 08:50:17 PM
I can feel and hear my blood pressure rising.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 08:50:20 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:49:04 PM
By the law of averages leafs are bound to get a bounce or call in the third, right?

LOL.  I fully expect nothing except a penalty against the Leafs for a hook
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:50:29 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:49:04 PM
By the law of averages leafs are bound to get a bounce or call in the third, right?

My tally is at 5 make up calls, so yes. At least a bounce or call is due.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 08:50:38 PM
Acceptance mode... activated.


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:52:03 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 08:45:35 PM
I just can't. This is too frustrating.

Me neither. The game is on but I'm doing other things. I just have an overall sense of doom and can't enjoy the game.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 08:52:08 PM
Quote from: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:50:09 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:49:04 PM
By the law of averages leafs are bound to get a bounce or call in the third, right?

Whistles will probably be put away.

No they won't, not for the Leafs anyway. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 08:53:07 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 08:43:14 PM
Point out, Kucherov looking out of sorts.  But 2 goals by Paul.

He's a big dude but geez take the body instead of letting him dangle around you.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 08:53:45 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 08:48:55 PM
The Leafs need a hell of a 3rd period, but they can win.

Absolutely. They're playing well enough to win.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 08:53:47 PM
Why can't we have nice things ever?

Another series where we lead the entire time only to lose?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 08:54:28 PM
I don't believe in fixes or conspiracies, but my god are these refs making me question what's actually going on.

Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:54:39 PM
That Paul goal was such a fluke. Leafs are cursed.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 08:57:34 PM
Too bad Willy didn't bury that breakaway...
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:58:15 PM
Quote from: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:54:39 PM
That Paul goal was such a fluke. Leafs are cursed.

That's what I mean,  it's their goals we're just lucky bounces.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Deleted Account on May 14, 2022, 08:59:56 PM
You know what gets me the most? Jon Cooper has been mocking the Leafs all series long. Their goalie sucks and they can't play defence is the long and short of it. They're 0 for the universe in elimination games and soon to lose another.

They've been utterly disrespected from before the first puck drop. They were even mocked after destroying the Lightning in game 1, and this is how they respond? A completely pedestrian effort in 2 elimination games, like its game 32 and 33 of the regular season.

This team is a joke. They aren't worthy of respect.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:00:15 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 08:58:15 PM
Quote from: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 08:54:39 PM
That Paul goal was such a fluke. Leafs are cursed.

That's what I mean,  it's their goals we're just lucky bounces.

Brodie just fishing for the puck there. Just stand him up and the play probably goes nowhere.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:01:20 PM
Next goal wins I'm thinking.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:01:48 PM
Quote from: TML fan on May 14, 2022, 08:59:56 PM
You know what gets me the most? Jon Cooper has been mocking the Leafs all series long. Their goalie sucks and they can't play defence is the long and short of it. They're 0 for the universe in elimination games and soon to lose another.

They've been utterly disrespected from before the first puck drop. They were even mocked after destroying the Lightning in game 1, and this is how they respond? A completely pedestrian effort in 2 elimination games, like its game 32 and 33 of the regular season.

This team is a joke. They aren't worthy of respect.

I'm not happy that they're down by 1...but...they're down by 1 with a period to go in a game 7. This isn't over, man.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 09:03:12 PM
https://twitter.com/lifeofadman/status/1525640362454355968
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:05:33 PM
They'd better not leave anything on the table this period.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:05:54 PM
Well let's see what this team is made of.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:06:12 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:05:33 PM
They'd better not leave anything on the table this period.

As Matthews said yesterday, their balls are on the line.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:09:00 PM
Cmon 2 odd man rushes in the first 2 minutes.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:09:40 PM
Not liking how this period has started. Campbell has had to be sharp.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 09:10:17 PM
For the love of god...WAKE UP!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:10:38 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:05:33 PM
They'd better not leave anything on the table this period.

Well, that's out the window already.  Good Lord.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 09:11:27 PM
Call me a bandwagon fan but I had to turn it off. I just can't. Goals waved off just breaks my brain.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 09:11:53 PM
Looks like typical game 7 Leafs now. They don't even believe in themselves. Wake the F up boys!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:11:57 PM
Ugh, would have loved to see Kerfoot shoot there.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:12:16 PM
Reilly?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:12:20 PM
SHOOT THE %^$#ING PUCK!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 09:12:29 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 09:11:27 PM
Call me a bandwagon fan but I had to turn it off. I just can't. Goals waved off just breaks my brain.

I can barely watch... it's on in the room but I'm just pacing around.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 09:12:49 PM
Furlatt, you absolutely do not want to be trending along with Kerry Fraser tonight.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 09:13:02 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 09:11:27 PM
Call me a bandwagon fan but I had to turn it off. I just can't. Goals waved off just breaks my brain.

I have never seen a goal called back because of a play like that. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 09:13:54 PM
Oh no...
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:14:20 PM
Paul runs Campbell and no call.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:14:23 PM
And Campbell injured?

Come on.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 09:14:26 PM
Why not.  Just destroy Campbell too.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:14:52 PM
C'mon refs.  That's a penalty FFS.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:15:46 PM
"little push"? Stfu Simpson. That was a penalty in my opinion.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:17:04 PM
Shoot it Willy.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:17:33 PM
I'm frustrated with the reffing, but the team needs to respond.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:17:43 PM
I await a 2 man advantage PP for the Leafs here, because, well they gave one to Tampa...right? Right?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:18:06 PM
Time for the PP to wake the f up.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:18:12 PM
They're overthinking things. Simplify!
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 09:18:28 PM
Make it happen.   Score a goal.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:18:34 PM
PP for the Leafs. Marner draws a penalty. Gotta get something going.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 09:18:46 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o A penalty? Guy must have had an itchy armpit, realized his mistake and then was too embarrassed to not call something.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:18:47 PM
If they pass this around the perimeter again they don't deserve to win.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:19:02 PM
Ok pp. You need a goal here. Go get one.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:19:10 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:17:43 PM
I await a 2 man advantage PP for the Leafs here, because, well they gave on to Tampa...right? Right?
Coming up? Don't care what anyone says, this team is different. No quit in these guys.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:19:27 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:17:33 PM
I'm frustrated with the reffing, but the team needs to respond.

The effort has been good.  But not great.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 09:19:43 PM
Sure would be real nice if Leafs score one here.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 09:20:12 PM
This is it. If they don't score here....
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:20:23 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:19:27 PM
Quote from: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:17:33 PM
I'm frustrated with the reffing, but the team needs to respond.

The effort has been good.  But not great.

10x better than last year
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 09:21:59 PM
How did they not call that trip on Nylander.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 09:22:08 PM
No 5-on-3 for tripping Willy eh
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:22:16 PM
Good first minute on the PP. Thought that was a trip on Nylander.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:22:37 PM
Need a goal boys. It's nice to get chances but you need to score.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:23:10 PM
Quote from: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 09:20:12 PM
This is it. If they don't score here....
No it's not.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:24:21 PM
Huge momentum shift. They can build on that.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:24:36 PM
I really don't want the leafs to get goalied in the deciding game again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 09:24:59 PM
How did they not score there. I can't take this.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:25:33 PM
Quote from: herman on May 14, 2022, 09:22:08 PM
No 5-on-3 for tripping Willy eh

I guess the penalty wasn't deserved. Just ask Cooper.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:25:49 PM
Wtf happened there?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:27:12 PM
Matthews line playing way too far up and almost got caught twice.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:27:48 PM
Spezza is looking good tonight.

Also, please score (anyone on the Leafs).
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 09:28:03 PM
Despite the effort, I feel it's not happening.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:28:11 PM
A favourable bounce. My kingdom for a favourable bounce.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:28:35 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 09:28:03 PM
Despite the effort, I feel it's not happening.

Sorry to say that's my vibe too. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 09:29:27 PM
https://twitter.com/willygoatgruf/status/1525647762758443008
Puck didn't go over the glass tho
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 09:30:29 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:28:35 PM
Quote from: Arn on May 14, 2022, 09:28:03 PM
Despite the effort, I feel it's not happening.

Sorry to say that's my vibe too.
https://youtu.be/q7vtWB4owdE
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 09:32:26 PM
Leaf players gets checked hard without puck. No call. Frig this.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:32:37 PM
Score. Please.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 09:32:49 PM
They threw a pick on Kämpf but because it didn't cause a goal, no call
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 09:34:00 PM
Lol stamkos
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:34:46 PM
C'mon boys keep pushing.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: dafan590 on May 14, 2022, 09:35:28 PM
running out of time.......  :'(
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:37:37 PM
Ok the forwards really need to stop standing at the Tampa line when they can't even get the puck out of their own zone.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:38:44 PM
Losing Tavares' goal is tough to overcome in a tight game like this.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:40:57 PM
God I hope this is the last we see of Holl.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:41:52 PM
Seems like I should have kept my mouth shut. Holl not looking nearly so solid in the third nearly gave it away.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 09:41:59 PM
Man, I'm really starting to believe the Leafs may never make it past the first round again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:42:04 PM
Quote from: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:40:57 PM
God I hope this is the last we see of Holl.
Stop it. Holl has been fine.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:43:17 PM
Sigh. No pick luck there and a shot to the crest.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:45:03 PM
Lots of possession no real chances.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:45:45 PM
C'mon boys...let's get one here.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:45:52 PM
Wow keep mucking with it around the blue line. Dump it in the corner instead of fiddling with it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:46:17 PM
God its such an embarrassment.  Every person I rub into that knows I'm a Leafs fan, have to go through the same commenrs
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:46:22 PM
I can't believe it, nothing less then Dubas maybe Keefe and one of the big contracts will do, time to make changes.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:46:29 PM
Leafs have given the two times defending champs everything they can handle. Feels like they were the best team in 5 of the 7 games this series. Hard to fault them for this one. There's a reason Tampa has won so much in recent years.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:47:07 PM
Matthews wtf. Dump it into a corner with 3 lightning there
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:48:20 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:46:17 PM
God its such an embarrassment.  Every person I rub into that knows I'm a Leafs fan, have to go through the same commenrs
There is nothing embarassing about this game or series.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Omallley on May 14, 2022, 09:48:38 PM
Well. That sucked. Have a good night, folks.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:48:38 PM
Same. Old. Story.

Vasilevskiy wins it for them in the 3rd.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2022, 09:49:05 PM
FIRE AND TRADE EVERYONE
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:49:12 PM
Great effort and great year overall.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 09:49:24 PM
I'm proud of this team.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on May 14, 2022, 09:49:24 PM
We stink dudes. See you next season.

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:49:31 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:46:22 PM
I can't believe it, nothing less then Dubas maybe Keefe and one of the big contracts will do, time to make changes.

Don't be a goof.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: tomcom on May 14, 2022, 09:49:53 PM
Have an early long summer, same as the past don't know how many years.  A team with so many slow soft players, especially defenceman, in this modern age, there will be a lot more to come. Chokers will always be chokers.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:50:05 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:48:20 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:46:17 PM
God its such an embarrassment.  Every person I rub into that knows I'm a Leafs fan, have to go through the same commenrs
There is nothing embarassing about this game or series.

True, but they didn't get it done.  Again.

I won't offer knee-jerk hot takes, because it's not obvious to me what they can do to get over this damned hump.  Campbell played well.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 09:50:15 PM
Jobbed. See you in the offseason.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:50:17 PM
And that will do it for another season. Sick to my stomach. The effort was there but nothing else. Yet another disappointing end to a season.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:50:21 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:48:20 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:46:17 PM
God its such an embarrassment.  Every person I rub into that knows I'm a Leafs fan, have to go through the same commenrs
There is nothing embarassing about this game or series.

Nope. They played great. This was unfortunate rather than embarrassing.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 09:50:26 PM
Great we get to hear from Jon Cooper about how the Leafs didn't deserve to be in the series and that the Lightning just gifted them three wins.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:50:40 PM
Quote from: tomcom on May 14, 2022, 09:49:53 PM
Have an early long summer, same as the past don't know how many years.  A team with so many slow soft players, especially defenceman, in this modern age, there will be a lot more to come. Chokers will always be chokers.

You are a miserable son of a witch.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:51:15 PM
Quote from: tomcom on May 14, 2022, 09:49:53 PM
Have an early long summer, same as the past don't know how many years.  A team with so many slow soft players, especially defenceman, in this modern age, there will be a lot more to come. Chokers will always be chokers.
Go away FFS. They didn't choke.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:51:38 PM
Quote from: tomcom on May 14, 2022, 09:49:53 PM
Have an early long summer, same as the past don't know how many years.  A team with so many slow soft players, especially defenceman, in this modern age, there will be a lot more to come. Chokers will always be chokers.

Here come the trolls
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: dekedastardly on May 14, 2022, 09:52:07 PM
Same old garbage. What did they say after last playoffs exit? No killer instinct? Too soft. They couldn't fix it and so firings and major trades should be in order
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Nik on May 14, 2022, 09:52:23 PM
Bummer. Feel bad for the guys on the team, feel bad for you guys(most of you guys) but I really do believe the quote in my sig. They put it all out there against a very good team and came up just short. I sure hope they don't make changes just for change's sake because I think this is a good, likeable team.

Cheers guys.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 09:52:28 PM
Well a good series in the end. Leafs played well for sure.  Bad luck, some bad reffing, but I have no major complaints about the players.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 09:52:43 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:51:38 PM
Quote from: tomcom on May 14, 2022, 09:49:53 PM
Have an early long summer, same as the past don't know how many years.  A team with so many slow soft players, especially defenceman, in this modern age, there will be a lot more to come. Chokers will always be chokers.

Here come the trolls

That one just got banned.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:52:54 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:50:21 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:48:20 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:46:17 PM
God its such an embarrassment.  Every person I rub into that knows I'm a Leafs fan, have to go through the same commenrs
There is nothing embarassing about this game or series.

Nope. They played great. This was unfortunate rather than embarrassing.

I have to agree with you. They fought right to the end. I'm not embarrassed. I am disappointed. And angry. Lots of angry.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Arn on May 14, 2022, 09:53:00 PM
I'm disappointed, sure. But that was an excellent series against back to back champs that on another night we win. Certainly we were at least equals in terms of play if not result.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:53:14 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:50:21 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 09:48:20 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:46:17 PM
God its such an embarrassment.  Every person I rub into that knows I'm a Leafs fan, have to go through the same commenrs
There is nothing embarassing about this game or series.

Nope. They played great. This was unfortunate rather than embarrassing.
Absolutely. If anyone is embarrassed do us all a favour and pick another team.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Derk on May 14, 2022, 09:55:04 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 14, 2022, 09:52:28 PM
Well a good series in the end. Leafs played well for sure.  Bad luck, some bad reffing, but I have no major complaints about the players.

Agree again. However the team will look different next year. A lot of guys will be getting raises and will likely get them elsewhere. I really liked the lineup this year, especially the third and fourth lines.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:55:46 PM
Same old same old. Almost like we expect it. Refs fukd us in this series but I'm lost for words as far as what this team needs to do as far as getting over the hump. Probably expect no changes as I'm sure the brass will say how we competed right to the end against the defending champions. My opinion something does because being close isn't good enough.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: dafan590 on May 14, 2022, 09:56:03 PM
They still haven't won a playoffs series in the salary cap era.....smh  :'(
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:57:14 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:49:31 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:46:22 PM
I can't believe it, nothing less then Dubas maybe Keefe and one of the big contracts will do, time to make changes.

Don't be a goof.

I'm not being a goof, I'm sick of it, I'm 62 years  old and I'm sick of this, we were the better team again, it should not have gone to game 7 again, up 3-1 last year and 3-2 this year and here we are again. Heads need to roll, period.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:59:01 PM
Seems really unfair to have to play this team in the first round.  It probably wouldn't bug me as much if they just beat the garbage Habs last year and likely the Jets after that and finally got some experience winning in the playoffs
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 09:59:08 PM
Knee jerk maybe. But this is a very good team that, this year anyway, had to play the champs in round one. I don't think Campbell is the guy to get them through though. I still always feel he's the little engine that could... until he couldn't. He kept us in some games but did steal any. Not hating on him though. This team, with elite goaltending, would be unstoppable. But you don't just go find an elite goaltender.


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 09:59:26 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:57:14 PM

I'm not being a goof, I sick of it, I'm 62 years  old and I'm sick of this, we were the better team again, it should not have gone to game 7 again, up 3-1 last year and 3-2 this year and here we are again. Heads need to roll, period.

They got beat by a good team and gave 100%. This was not the type of performance heads roll for. There will be changes, but I doubt they'll be dramatic.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
I'm just gutted right now.  The Leafs put it all on the line there.  Can't hold it against them. 

One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing.  Officiating was shit in this game.  The amount of holding Tampa got away with behind the play was absurd.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:00:01 PM
Disappointing result, but I feel fine. Not like the last two seasons'. There's a lot going on in the real world and while it would've been nice to have this continue as a distraction, it just isn't that big a deal.

Tinkering season again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 10:00:13 PM
I'm terribly disappointed for me, for Leaf Nation and for the team. This was a great regular season and our reward was TB. Outside of a few glitchy games and starts this series I'm damn proud of this team and happy at the entertainment they provided. Sometimes you just lose to a great team too. The difference was this year they didn't fold despite ultimately losing. Dubas and Shanny should stay and try to keep adjusting the team.  For the trolls who "suddenly " post.....f**k you.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:01:32 PM
Quote from: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 09:55:46 PM
Same old same old. Almost like we expect it. Refs fukd us in this series but I'm lost for words as far as what this team needs to do as far as getting over the hump. Probably expect no changes as I'm sure the brass will say how we competed right to the end against the defending champions. My opinion something does because being close isn't good enough.

I agree.  But other than cutting Tavares' salary in half so we can get a better bottom 6 (Mikheyev didn't do much this series IMO) I don't have any great suggestions.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:02:12 PM
Quote from: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:00:01 PM
Disappointing result, but I feel fine. Not like the last two seasons'. There's a lot going on in the real world and while it would've been nice to have this continue as a distraction, it just isn't that big a deal.

Tinkering season again.

Move Tavares to wing.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 10:02:29 PM
I was in my 20's when we last won a playoff series... I'll be 50 next year.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:02:50 PM
It was certainly better than Columbus or Montreal, but this is a winning business.  Ultimately you need to win.  They didn't get it done.  Again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 10:02:51 PM
Quote from: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:00:01 PM
Disappointing result, but I feel fine. Not like the last two seasons'.

Tinkering season again.

Going to be a really tough off-season for Dubas.  A pair of Kerfoot/Engvall/Mikheyev are likely gone.   What he does with the goaltending.  What he does with the blue line (Liljegren and Sandin should be everyday guys next year but that's a lack of clearing the crease assuming Rielly/Brodie/Muzzin are your other core three.)

Not going to be easy to come back with as good a roster as this one.

I don't feel let down but this was the first time I felt like we deserved to win the series after the final buzzer
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:03:14 PM
This team didn't fold at any point. That's not something that could be said in previous years. There was no quit. A bounce or a call goes their way, and they move on - even with the awful officiating the NHL put out there every night now. It was that tight.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:03:20 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
I'm just gutted right now.  The Leafs put it all on the line there.  Can't hold it against them. 

One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing.  Officiating was shit in this game.  The amount of holding Tampa got away with behind the play was absurd.

The sad part for me is that I wasn't that excited for this game.  G1, I was jacked.  And then it drains out of me as we lumber on to the same old result.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:05:13 PM
Not that Campbell was bad, but an upgrade in net is at the top of my list for this off-season. Outside of that, some changes around the edges of the roster are probably all that's really needed.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:05:34 PM
Quote from: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 09:59:08 PM
Knee jerk maybe. But this is a very good team that, this year anyway, had to play the champs in round one. I don't think Campbell is the guy to get them through though. I still always feel he's the little engine that could... until he couldn't. He kept us in some games but did steal any. Not hating on him though. This team, with elite goaltending, would be unstoppable. But you don't just go find an elite goaltender.


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I think Campbell crapped the bed more in game 4. Hrudey talks about the Leafs blowing their chance in game 4 but it's hard to start on time when your goalie let's in the first shot. Then he adds to the 2nd goal against. He did it again in game 5 with a crappy goal but made up for it after that. I have no issue overall with Jack in the series but agree they need an upgrade. You can't average 3 goals a game against Vasy and lose the series.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 14, 2022, 10:05:57 PM
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 09, 2022, 06:01:22 PM
I was furious during the game, I think the manner of the loss was most upsetting.

With time comes perspective, they're still capable of winning, hold home ice advantage etc.

I just don't believe they'll do it, they've given no reason to believe they will.

I've won national titles in my life, I've never come across a winning team that has laid down the way the Leafs did in game 4.

I hope I'm wrong.

I said this after game 4, I'm pretty zen about this one.

I hoped they'd win, but expected them to fall.

I think this is a pretty good team, for them to win they're going to need to find one or two big impact players on ELCs and just become too deep to be deniable.

I wouldn't be opposed to trying a new head coach.

Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:06:57 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.

Yup. This would have been over on Thursday if the refs got those calls right.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:07:35 PM
Like this is what coin toss series results in. Credit to Tampa for stifling pretty much every push we tried to make. They play a strong, concerted structure. Of course having some extra help doesn't hurt from the orange armbands, but Leafs needed to capitalize on those opportunities with more urgency from the get go. They will be less nervous next year.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:07:45 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:05:34 PM
Quote from: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 09:59:08 PM
Knee jerk maybe. But this is a very good team that, this year anyway, had to play the champs in round one. I don't think Campbell is the guy to get them through though. I still always feel he's the little engine that could... until he couldn't. He kept us in some games but did steal any. Not hating on him though. This team, with elite goaltending, would be unstoppable. But you don't just go find an elite goaltender.


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I think Campbell crapped the bed more in game 4. Hrudey talks about the Leafs blowing their chance in game 4 but it's hard to start on time when your goalie let's in the first shot. Then he adds to the 2nd goal against. He did it again in game 5 with a crappy goal but made up for it after that. I have no issue overall with Jack in the series but agree they need an upgrade. You can't average 3 goals a game against Vasy and lose the series.

But some of that is on the D.  Brodie came up small tonight.  He added some punch to the blue line when they first got him but I'd move on from him, and maybe Muzz too.  They need to build the D around Rielly, Lilejgren, and Sandin.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 10:08:45 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:57:14 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:49:31 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:46:22 PM
I can't believe it, nothing less then Dubas maybe Keefe and one of the big contracts will do, time to make changes.

Don't be a goof.

I'm not being a goof, I'm sick of it, I'm 62 years  old and I'm sick of this, we were the better team again, it should not have gone to game 7 again, up 3-1 last year and 3-2 this year and here we are again. Heads need to roll, period.

You are a goof. This is NOT the same team as the last two years. I'm actually the same age as you and if you actually are a true fan you'd realize this is one of the very best teams the Leafs have ever had. There ARE other great teams you know...just ask Winnipeg and the Flames when the Oilers were crap kicking the rest of the league. There is no easy path to a Cup....which in saying that, last year WAS the best opportunity the Leafs had in many years. THAT'S the team to be choked at.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:09:12 PM
Quote from: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:07:35 PM
Like this is what coin toss series results in. Credit to Tampa for stifling pretty much every push we tried to make. They play a strong, concerted structure. Of course having some extra help doesn't hurt from the orange armbands, but Leafs needed to capitalize on those opportunities with more urgency from the get go. They will be less nervous next year.

No they won't.  No team labors under the fanbase's expectations and the weight of past failiures like we do.  It's not a curse, but it's a burden and a real one.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 10:09:35 PM
The NHL really does like to make it hard to be a fan.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:09:41 PM
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 14, 2022, 10:05:57 PM
I wouldn't be opposed to trying a new head coach.

This was Keefe's first real full season. He helped the team to their best regular season ever. He wasn't out coached in this series, either. I think he deserves another one before the axe comes out.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:10:36 PM
Well, I spend entirely too much time on following the Leafs so I'll embrace the summer as best I can.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:10:53 PM
Scar tissue is basically armour at this point. No more futzing about taking off nights on bottom feeders next year. New standard.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: azzurri63 on May 14, 2022, 10:11:52 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 09:59:01 PM
Seems really unfair to have to play this team in the first round.  It probably wouldn't bug me as much if they just beat the garbage Habs last year and likely the Jets after that and finally got some experience winning in the playoffs

Playoffs are a joke but Bettman the moron says nothings changing. Bottom line is you're going to be playing a good team regardless and you have to beat them at some point. Thing I hate is you seem to play the same teams or potentially play the same teams. Nice to see a different matchup.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:12:00 PM
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 14, 2022, 10:05:57 PM
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 09, 2022, 06:01:22 PM
I was furious during the game, I think the manner of the loss was most upsetting.

With time comes perspective, they're still capable of winning, hold home ice advantage etc.

I just don't believe they'll do it, they've given no reason to believe they will.

I've won national titles in my life, I've never come across a winning team that has laid down the way the Leafs did in game 4.

I hope I'm wrong.

I said this after game 4, I'm pretty zen about this one.

I hoped they'd win, but expected them to fall.

I think this is a pretty good team, for them to win they're going to need to find one or two big impact players on ELCs and just become too deep to be deniable.

I wouldn't be opposed to trying a new head coach.


Keefe isn't going anywhere nor should he.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:13:10 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 10:10:36 PM
Well, I spend entirely too much time on following the Leafs so I'll embrace the summer as best I can.
Win or lose my summers are never impacted by what the Leafs do.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: berserker on May 14, 2022, 10:13:19 PM
Extremely disappointed.
Most complete team I have seen in years.
Is it a lack of heart ?  I don't think so...
Changes ???
We have the 2 Swedes on defense waiting....
I feel lost.   Don't think I will be watching
much hockey now...
See ya next year
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 10:14:06 PM
Problem is when you care too much.  It's just hockey but it's physically and mentally not healthy the way I react to this team. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on May 14, 2022, 10:14:13 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
I'm just gutted right now.  The Leafs put it all on the line there.  Can't hold it against them. 

One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing.  Officiating was shit in this game.  The amount of holding Tampa got away with behind the play was absurd.
The series reffing was garbage. That hit on Bunting should've been something. They gifted Tampa calls last game for them to tie and win the game. It's atrocious. At this point I'm thinking there are enough refs that are as tired as the rest of the league about hearing about the Leafs so they job them.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Nik on May 14, 2022, 10:14:32 PM
It'll be interesting to see if the chasm between the good teams and the bad teams remains next year. This was just a weird year overall. To get a 110 point defending champ team in the first round was just the sort of wacky nonsense that only happens to the Leafs.

But you might as well laugh about it, right?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:14:51 PM
I did have a fun thought back in game 5 if we dropped the series:
Dump every useful sub-Matthews star for a haul of 1sts from a spectrum of teams and soft tank to stack the deck for winning the Connor Bedard sweepstakes.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
This is a completely different feeling than past years. The top players all showed up. We got mostly good goaltending. We got mostly good defence. We outplayed the 2-time reigning Cup champs for most of the series. Including game 7 in my opinion. We lost this one because the bounces didn't go our way, the calls didn't go our way, and we ran into a team that was able to match our elite level hockey in the first round of the playoffs.

The idea of making significant changes to the team (what would that even mean at this point) seems over the top to me. Although I've said this before, I don't necessarily think the team needs to be 100% married to Keefe. Anybody on the team is upgradeable but I'm not convinced there's a GM available that'd be better than Dubas, or a winger available that'd be better than Nylander. But it's somewhat reasonable to think there might be a coach out there available better than Keefe. Trotz, maybe? It's too bad Boudreau didn't hold off on his decision to stay with Vancouver for a bit longer.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on May 14, 2022, 10:15:52 PM
Quote from: herman on May 14, 2022, 10:14:51 PM
I did have a fun thought back in game 5 if we dropped the series:
Dump every useful sub-Matthews star for a haul of 1sts from a spectrum of teams and soft tank to stack the deck for winning the Connor Bedard sweepstakes.
Nobody is giving you an unprotected 1st for next year
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 14, 2022, 10:16:15 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:09:41 PM
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 14, 2022, 10:05:57 PM
I wouldn't be opposed to trying a new head coach.

This was Keefe's first real full season. He helped the team to their best regular season ever. He wasn't out coached in this series, either. I think he deserves another one before the axe comes out.

I don't disagree with you, but he needs make them nasty and cynical like the Bolts and other playoff teams.

I don't want to abandon a 115pt team, but they need to be more cynical.

After the Bluejackets swept the Bolts, they came back mean, cynical, nasty and unafraid to cheat.

Killorn laying on the ice and pulling Muzzin's stick out of his hands on Paul's goal for one of about 50 examples this series.

I don't think I'd fire him, but I wouldn't be against it.

Unlikely to happen though unless Dubas is gone too, which I definitely do not want.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: hap_leaf on May 14, 2022, 10:17:41 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.

Its disappointing, it was a great shot by Tavares, but I heard the whistle clearly on TV, so when it went in I knew it would not count right away. Im sure it was loud at ice level. Sucks but it was the right call.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:18:52 PM
Quote from: TheMightyOdin on May 14, 2022, 10:14:06 PM
Problem is when you care too much.  It's just hockey but it's physically and mentally not healthy the way I react to this team. 
It's just hockey and in the grand scheme of life, it means little. It's entertainment and I was thoroughly entertained this year. Great year overall.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Nik on May 14, 2022, 10:19:11 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
This is a completely different feeling than past years.

It wasn't against a hated rival, it wasn't against a team the Leafs are clearly better than and should wax in 4, they didn't blow a three goal lead in the third....honestly, this isn't even a top 10 playoff disappointment.

You'll have to try harder than that to get me down, Universe.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 10:20:52 PM
Quote from: hap_leaf on May 14, 2022, 10:17:41 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.

Its disappointing, it was a great shot by Tavares, but I heard the whistle clearly on TV, so when it went in I knew it would not count right away. Im sure it was loud at ice level. Sucks but it was the right call.

We had no idea until saw the penalty box open.  The crowd was going nuts even before the goal
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:21:35 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 10:19:11 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
This is a completely different feeling than past years.

It wasn't against a hated rival, it wasn't against a team the Leafs are clearly better than and should wax in 4, they didn't blow a three goal lead in the third....honestly, this isn't even a top 10 playoff disappointment.

You'll have to try harder than that to get me down, Universe.

This feeling of not being completely and absolutely devastated by a playoff loss is very odd. Maybe it's partially just because I've been numb to it, but I do believe it's mostly because of all that.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:22:48 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing.

And then the other didn't get a 5-on-3 while trailing despite a blatant trip on Nylander that the ref clearly witnessed from 4 feet away.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 10:23:13 PM
Is it bad I want the Oilers to lose just because we did?

That commentor us such a homer, but we can't have homers on tv.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:23:18 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
This is a completely different feeling than past years. The top players all showed up. We got mostly good goaltending. We got mostly good defence. We outplayed the 2-time reigning Cup champs for most of the series. Including game 7 in my opinion. We lost this one because the bounces didn't go our way, the calls didn't go our way, and we ran into a team that was able to match our elite level hockey in the first round of the playoffs.

The idea of making significant changes to the team (what would that even mean at this point) seems over the top to me. Although I've said this before, I don't necessarily think the team needs to be 100% married to Keefe. Anybody on the team is upgradeable but I'm not convinced there's a GM available that'd be better than Dubas, or a winger available that'd be better than Nylander. But it's somewhat reasonable to think there might be a coach out there available better than Keefe. Trotz, maybe? It's too bad Boudreau didn't hold off on his decision to stay with Vancouver for a bit longer.

Excellent summary. Agree 100%
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 10:23:52 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 10:08:45 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:57:14 PM
Quote from: lamajama on May 14, 2022, 09:49:31 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 09:46:22 PM
I can't believe it, nothing less then Dubas maybe Keefe and one of the big contracts will do, time to make changes.

Don't be a goof.

I'm not being a goof, I'm sick of it, I'm 62 years  old and I'm sick of this, we were the better team again, it should not have gone to game 7 again, up 3-1 last year and 3-2 this year and here we are again. Heads need to roll, period.

You are a goof. This is NOT the same team as the last two years. I'm actually the same age as you and if you actually are a true fan you'd realize this is one of the very best teams the Leafs have ever had. There ARE other great teams you know...just ask Winnipeg and the Flames when the Oilers were crap kicking the rest of the league. There is no easy path to a Cup....which in saying that, last year WAS the best opportunity the Leafs had in many years. THAT'S the team to be choked at.
Yet here we are again.  Mathews only 4 shots and Marner none, zero, you can't win like that, this team needs changes, period.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 10:24:35 PM
The team played well but after they didn't score on the third PP I knew it was done. The refs were fine IMO. Biased slightly towards the Lightning but nothing like previous series. That 3rd PP the Leafs got would have drove us crazy if it was the other way around. This loss is on the PP. Again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:24:52 PM
Quote from: Bender on May 14, 2022, 10:14:13 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
I'm just gutted right now.  The Leafs put it all on the line there.  Can't hold it against them. 

One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing.  Officiating was shit in this game.  The amount of holding Tampa got away with behind the play was absurd.
The series reffing was garbage. That hit on Bunting should've been something. They gifted Tampa calls last game for them to tie and win the game. It's atrocious. At this point I'm thinking there are enough refs that are as tired as the rest of the league about hearing about the Leafs so they job them.

Not just this series. Around the league, it's atrocious. Been going steadily downhill for the last 20 years, and nothing seems to be getting done to fix it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: gunnar36 on May 14, 2022, 10:27:44 PM
I have a strong feeling that captaincy will be handed over to Matthews for start of next season.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Nik on May 14, 2022, 10:28:43 PM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 14, 2022, 10:23:52 PM
Yet here we are again.  Mathews only 4 shots and Marner none, zero, you can't win like that, this team needs changes, period.

4 shots a game is basically league leading territory.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TBLeafer on May 14, 2022, 10:29:45 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on May 14, 2022, 10:23:18 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
This is a completely different feeling than past years. The top players all showed up. We got mostly good goaltending. We got mostly good defence. We outplayed the 2-time reigning Cup champs for most of the series. Including game 7 in my opinion. We lost this one because the bounces didn't go our way, the calls didn't go our way, and we ran into a team that was able to match our elite level hockey in the first round of the playoffs.

The idea of making significant changes to the team (what would that even mean at this point) seems over the top to me. Although I've said this before, I don't necessarily think the team needs to be 100% married to Keefe. Anybody on the team is upgradeable but I'm not convinced there's a GM available that'd be better than Dubas, or a winger available that'd be better than Nylander. But it's somewhat reasonable to think there might be a coach out there available better than Keefe. Trotz, maybe? It's too bad Boudreau didn't hold off on his decision to stay with Vancouver for a bit longer.

Excellent summary. Agree 100%

I used to be a forum moderator on a Leafs site now closed.

Would like to be involved more here in chat but just can't bring myself to it until the Leafs actually win a playoff series.

For whatever reason, they just can't put that final nail in the coffin of another team, after 10 consecutive tries. Full stop.

I'll never stop being a Leafs fan, but excuse time for why it didn't happen is over.

Just. Get. It. Done. 2023.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: disco on May 14, 2022, 10:30:24 PM
That was a Stanley-Cup final calibre matchup, playing what, 3th overall vs 5th overall? All it does is tell us the Leafs aren't ready to win a Cup, nothing more. There's no shame in losing to the two-time defending champs in 7 games. That was like a conference final. The seeding is messed up. So instead of losing in the third or fourth round we lose (albeit super-closely) in the first.   
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Kaberle15 on May 14, 2022, 10:32:12 PM
At least this time they gave it all.
Way better game 7 effort than the previous 4.
Best team since 93.
Franchise records in points

They can held their heads up. As hard as it is to accept another game 7 loss, this one don't hurt as much as the others.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:33:09 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 10:23:13 PM
Is it bad I want the Oilers to lose just because we did?

That commentor us such a homer, but we can't have homers on tv.
He's a homer for any Canadian team...he did a Leaf game earlier this year and was exactly the same...I like him...and yup want EDM to lose regardless. I do however hope Calgary wins.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Britishbulldog on May 14, 2022, 10:35:29 PM
This team is the most well rounded team I can remember as a Leaf fan.  I don't feel as bad about this series loss like other years.

Should have not had a 5-3 last game but the TBay goal simply tied it up, it DIDN'T win the game for TBay.  We could have scored in regulation or overtime to close out the series but couldn't.   

Disappointing that the goal was called back in this game but we DID get PP opportunities and we couldn't score.  Came close but didn't.

Our 'Nick Pauls', Mikheyev and Engvall were pretty silent this series which was the difference in my books.

I hope Dubas can keep most of this team together and see how they play next playoffs.

Oh BTW, with the playoff bracket format we were going to have to beat TBay 1st Round and either Florida or Washington Boston the next round and it will be like this for the forseeable future.  If we get out of our bracket probably only Colorado would be a real threat stopping us from the Cup.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TBLeafer on May 14, 2022, 10:36:28 PM
Not being able to say anything negative about their play this particular lost series is the only positive takeaway into next season.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: disco on May 14, 2022, 10:37:45 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 10:20:52 PM
Quote from: hap_leaf on May 14, 2022, 10:17:41 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.

Its disappointing, it was a great shot by Tavares, but I heard the whistle clearly on TV, so when it went in I knew it would not count right away. Im sure it was loud at ice level. Sucks but it was the right call.

We had no idea until saw the penalty box open.  The crowd was going nuts even before the goal

Why is a pick an automatic penalty? It isn't in basketball. Holl established body position and didn't reach out and grab him or anything. I guess it's interfering with a guys movement but it should be legal. All you're doing is making him go the long way around.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TBLeafer on May 14, 2022, 10:42:02 PM
The regular season at this point of where the team is, however it ends up, however many points they get, however well the team and it's players do on the stat sheet, is just a means to the playoffs where they absolutely belong.

For the next 3-4 seasons at least.

They NEED to make the playoffs count.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 10:43:47 PM
So full disclosure, I'm frustrated right now.  I know that there is nothing I can do about it.  These thoughts run through my head where I wish every leaf fan would just boycott every game next year as a message to the league that we are tired of getting jobbed in the playoffs. 

But really that isn't feasible and wouldn't do anything and you want the team to win on merit so that is just an angry knee jerk reaction.  I just wish I knew what it was going to take for the Leafs to win a playoff series.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 10:44:02 PM
The thing about picks is that Tampa throws them all the time.

Looking back in both Tampa goals.  Interference led to the odd man rush.  The second goal Muzzin had his stick pulled out of his hands.   Officiating standard was just pure garbage.

I'm not sure how you fix that though.  The playoff format isn't changing.   Tampa isn't getting worse.  Florida isn't getting worse.  Montreal is getting better.  How do we toughen them up enough to get away with cheating because this team never seems to get the benefit of the doubt with calls
Title: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 10:48:44 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 10:33:09 PM
Quote from: Stronger Than All on May 14, 2022, 10:23:13 PM
Is it bad I want the Oilers to lose just because we did?

That commentor us such a homer, but we can't have homers on tv.
He's a homer for any Canadian team...he did a Leaf game earlier this year and was exactly the same...I like him...and yup want EDM to lose regardless. I do however hope Calgary wins.
I hear ya. I don't want to live in a world where we are knocked out in round one and a team that relies on on Cody Ceci as a defender gets to advance.


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 10:50:56 PM
Quote from: disco on May 14, 2022, 10:37:45 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 10:20:52 PM
Quote from: hap_leaf on May 14, 2022, 10:17:41 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.

Its disappointing, it was a great shot by Tavares, but I heard the whistle clearly on TV, so when it went in I knew it would not count right away. Im sure it was loud at ice level. Sucks but it was the right call.

We had no idea until saw the penalty box open.  The crowd was going nuts even before the goal

Why is a pick an automatic penalty? It isn't in basketball. Holl established body position and didn't reach out and grab him or anything. I guess it's interfering with a guys movement but it should be legal. All you're doing is making him go the long way around.

I feel like Holl needed to sell it more. If he made it look more like an accident he could've got away with it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:51:44 PM
Pretty minor point, but after a quiet regular season since being acquired I thought Blackwell really stepped up in the playoffs in very limited minutes. I wish he got on the ice a little more as opposed to some of the other middle-6 guys that maybe weren't exactly playing as good as we've seen them in the past (Engvall/Mikheyev). I hope he's able to come back on a cheap deal next season because if spots open up higher in the line-up I think he'll be a good option.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 10:52:53 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:51:44 PM
Pretty minor point, but after a quiet regular season since being acquired I thought Blackwell really stepped up in the playoffs in very limited minutes. I wish he got on the ice a little more as opposed to some of the other middle-6 guys that maybe weren't exactly playing as good as we've seen them in the past (Engvall/Mikheyev). I hope he's able to come back on a cheap deal next season because if spots open up higher in the line-up I think he'll be a good option.
Engvall was pretty disappointing. Mickey had opportunities but was disappointing as well.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: hap_leaf on May 14, 2022, 10:55:41 PM
Quote from: disco on May 14, 2022, 10:37:45 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 10:20:52 PM
Quote from: hap_leaf on May 14, 2022, 10:17:41 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 10:05:39 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 09:59:35 PM
One team got a goal called back.  The other team got gifted a 5 on 3 when trailing. 

These two right here, changed the series.

Its disappointing, it was a great shot by Tavares, but I heard the whistle clearly on TV, so when it went in I knew it would not count right away. Im sure it was loud at ice level. Sucks but it was the right call.

We had no idea until saw the penalty box open.  The crowd was going nuts even before the goal

Why is a pick an automatic penalty? It isn't in basketball. Holl established body position and didn't reach out and grab him or anything. I guess it's interfering with a guys movement but it should be legal. All you're doing is making him go the long way around.

If Holl was just standing still its fine. Watch the replay on youtube a few times and you will see that Holl moved purposely to impede the forward momentum of the opponent. The whistle sounded and then Tavares shot the puck.  If he did it in a less obvious way without that direct impact he may have got away with it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: TBLeafer on May 14, 2022, 10:56:28 PM
The thing that irks me the most out of this entire game is the panel DEFENDING the call on the no goal/pick/penalty.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: gunnar36 on May 14, 2022, 10:59:19 PM
Its really hard to be optimistic right now as I look ahead to next season.
Next year Reilly's salary gets a bump, Campbell will be looking for a big raise, will be tough to try and resign Mikheyev. Not a lot in the prospect pipeline in the way of maiking this team more playpff competent.  Our D is aging and Dubas keeps favouring undersized skill guys in draft.⁹
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 11:02:26 PM
Quote from: BrownRolo on May 14, 2022, 10:52:53 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 14, 2022, 10:51:44 PM
Pretty minor point, but after a quiet regular season since being acquired I thought Blackwell really stepped up in the playoffs in very limited minutes. I wish he got on the ice a little more as opposed to some of the other middle-6 guys that maybe weren't exactly playing as good as we've seen them in the past (Engvall/Mikheyev). I hope he's able to come back on a cheap deal next season because if spots open up higher in the line-up I think he'll be a good option.
Engvall was pretty disappointing. Mickey had opportunities but was disappointing as well.
I was fine with Mikheyev and also for the most part with Engvall. I was more disappointed with Kerfoot's and Bunting's production. I would have like to see Blackwell get some looks in the top 6.
It's going to be interesting to see what Dubas does this off season. Can we get Gio, Lyubushkin back on the cheap? Is Spezza done?Will he move Willy, Kerfoot, Muzz who I thought was excellent.
Interesting times ahead.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 11:02:35 PM
I hate to admit this, and let me preface this by saying that the leafs should not be ashamed of themselves for their performance, that being said, I feel like there's too much alfredsson era senators in this team. Clearly talent, outplayed their opponent, but weren't willing to play dirty. TB clearly has no qualms playing dirty to get the job done.

However, on the other side of that argument, I feel as though if the leafs did play dirty all the calls would go against them.

So which brings me back to my original point, the NHL is a really hard league to respect. They make it really, really hard to be a fan.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 11:03:38 PM
https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525659901569208321

https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525661208396845058

https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525662331618861058
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 11:06:00 PM
I will say that there is still a tendency of this team to get pretty.  Passing up good shot opportunities trying to feed a tap in.   Kerfoot was probably the most guilty of this in the series.  So many 2 on 1s that went for absolutely nothing because the Leafs tried to force a pass
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 11:07:30 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 11:02:35 PM
I hate to admit this, and let me preface this by saying that the leafs should not be ashamed of themselves for their performance, that being said, I feel like there's too much alfredsson era senators in this team. Clearly talent, outplayed their opponent, but weren't willing to play dirty. TB clearly has no qualms playing dirty to get the job done.

However, on the other side of that argument, I feel as though if the leafs did play dirty all the calls would go against them.

So which brings me back to my original point, the NHL is a really hard league to respect. They make it really, really hard to be a fan.

Yeah unfortunately you don't really have much of a choice.  Watch and put up with it or don't watch and invest your entertainment dollar elsewhere.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 14, 2022, 11:07:32 PM
I will also say I would gladly give up being the A game on broadcasts if it meant we could have commentators who actually want the Leafs to win.   The difference when TSN has Ray calling our games and Sportsnets blandest is painful
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 11:07:58 PM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2022, 11:03:38 PM
https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525659901569208321

https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525661208396845058

https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525662331618861058

I don't even think the CBJ was a real travesty either. The leafs roster was much worse back then, compared to now. If it was this version of the Leafs lost to them, then yeah. That one had Ceci, Barrie and Marincin playing meaningful minutes.

The Habs loss, of course, was probably the worst loss in franchise history.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 11:09:05 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 11:02:35 PM
I hate to admit this, and let me preface this by saying that the leafs should not be ashamed of themselves for their performance, that being said, I feel like there's too much alfredsson era senators in this team. Clearly talent, outplayed their opponent, but weren't willing to play dirty. TB clearly has no qualms playing dirty to get the job done.

However, on the other side of that argument, I feel as though if the leafs did play dirty all the calls would go against them.

So which brings me back to my original point, the NHL is a really hard league to respect. They make it really, really hard to be a fan.

The Alfredsson era Sens made the finals, conference finals another time, and beat the Philly team the Leafs couldn't, twice.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: SpiderLeaf on May 14, 2022, 11:09:14 PM
Quote from: gunnar36 on May 14, 2022, 10:59:19 PM
Its really hard to be optimistic right now as I look ahead to next season.
Next year Reilly's salary gets a bump, Campbell will be looking for a big raise, will be tough to try and resign Mikheyev. Not a lot in the prospect pipeline in the way of maiking this team more playpff competent.  Our D is aging and Dubas keeps favouring undersized skill guys in draft.⁹

Robertson, Sandin and Liljegren will definitely be on the team full time next season.  Need upgrades for Holl, Simmonds, Engvall and Mrazek.  Lyubushkin, Mikheyev and Giordano back if take big discounts.  Spezza to become assistant coach or player development (he is done as a player).
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 11:09:53 PM
Quote from: L K on May 14, 2022, 11:07:32 PM
I will also say I would gladly give up being the A game on broadcasts if it meant we could have commentators who actually want the Leafs to win.   The difference when TSN has Ray calling our games and Sportsnets blandest is painful
I've seen on Twitter people are calling for Joe Bowen to be back on tv. He's a good homer lol.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 11:12:47 PM
I gotta say, strange territory for me after this.Usually by the end of a series I have a real good hate on for at least one opposing player. Thought for sure this series would be Maroon and or Perry. But In the end it was Cooper. Smug SOB. I know he said all the things he thought would pump his players but the total disrespect for his opponent really irked me. Never hated a coach after a series before. 


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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 11:14:43 PM
Quote from: bill0199 on May 14, 2022, 11:12:47 PM
I gotta say, strange territory for me after this.Usually by the end of a series I have a real good hate on for at least one opposing player. Thought for sure this series would be Maroon and or Perry. But In the end it was Cooper. Smug SOB. I know he said all the things he thought would pump his players but the total disrespect for his opponent really irked me. Never hated a coach after a series before. 


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I put Cooper and Cassidy in the same category when it comes to dislike from my perspective. 
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 14, 2022, 11:16:56 PM
Quote from: SpiderLeaf on May 14, 2022, 11:09:14 PM
Quote from: gunnar36 on May 14, 2022, 10:59:19 PM
Its really hard to be optimistic right now as I look ahead to next season.
Next year Reilly's salary gets a bump, Campbell will be looking for a big raise, will be tough to try and resign Mikheyev. Not a lot in the prospect pipeline in the way of maiking this team more playpff competent.  Our D is aging and Dubas keeps favouring undersized skill guys in draft.⁹

Robertson, Sandin and Liljegren will definitely be on the team full time next season.  Need upgrades for Holl, Simmonds, Engvall and Mrazek.  Lyubushkin, Mikheyev and Giordano back if take big discounts.  Spezza to become assistant coach or player development (he is done as a player).
Yup lots to look forward to. This team is on the cusp. I think if they played anyone else but TBay, they win. We have a very very good team here. Tweak it and go again.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:18:02 PM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

Honestly, I think next year is when Dubas really has to make his bones. Some of his draft picks really have to step up and become big time improvements for the team. Maybe it's Robertson, maybe one of the defensemen but either way, now is when he has to prove that he's putting the analytics to use and finding diamonds in the rough.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 11:24:02 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:18:02 PM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

Honestly, I think next year is when Dubas really has to make his bones. Some of his draft picks really have to step up and become big time improvements for the team. Maybe it's Robertson, maybe one of the defensemen but either way, now is when he has to prove that he's putting the analytics to use and finding diamonds in the rough.

And if not, would you say that it is pitchfork and torches time?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Joe on May 14, 2022, 11:27:13 PM
Quote from: Deebo on May 14, 2022, 11:09:05 PM
Quote from: Iafrate on May 14, 2022, 11:02:35 PM
I hate to admit this, and let me preface this by saying that the leafs should not be ashamed of themselves for their performance, that being said, I feel like there's too much alfredsson era senators in this team. Clearly talent, outplayed their opponent, but weren't willing to play dirty. TB clearly has no qualms playing dirty to get the job done.

However, on the other side of that argument, I feel as though if the leafs did play dirty all the calls would go against them.

So which brings me back to my original point, the NHL is a really hard league to respect. They make it really, really hard to be a fan.

The Alfredsson era Sens made the finals, conference finals another time, and beat the Philly team the Leafs couldn't, twice.

That's fair. I should have been a little clearer, I was specifically referring to the series against the leafs. The leafs very much played dirty and the sens had no response.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 14, 2022, 11:31:11 PM
It's a results based business.  Dubas and Shanahan have delivered zero when it counts.

Not their fault, likeable guys, have improved the team.  Yup yup and yup.

I'm not clamoring for it but if they get fired I wouldn't be upset either.  I do think aTrotz might help the team.  Keefe is meh.

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Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:34:04 PM
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 11:24:02 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:18:02 PM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

Honestly, I think next year is when Dubas really has to make his bones. Some of his draft picks really have to step up and become big time improvements for the team. Maybe it's Robertson, maybe one of the defensemen but either way, now is when he has to prove that he's putting the analytics to use and finding diamonds in the rough.

And if not, would you say that it is pitchfork and torches time?

My position on change is always going to be the same. If you can make a good case that the replacement will improve things for an actual reason, go nuts. If you're just changing things to change things, I'm generally speaking not on board.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 11:42:59 PM
So, my 15 year old daughter is out at a birthday party tonight.  My wife picks her up and when she gets home, she says to me "Mum told me about the Leafs.  You knew this was going to happen.  It always does."  Painful but true.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: mr grieves on May 15, 2022, 12:58:44 AM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

The PP's late season wobble carrying over into the postseason and marginally losing the depth match — but the big guns and goalies fighting to a draw... that's not a terrible way to lose to Tampa Bay. It's only miserable / depressing in the wider context.

How do they get better? They're decidedly constrained until the cap gives them breathing room (its stagnancy leaves the team with an unprecedentedly high share of cap going to the core). Maybe Dubas does just as well finding valuable scrap as he did this year (about as well as I can imagine it going) and a few of his draft picks make the jump.

Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 15, 2022, 01:12:36 AM
Quote from: mr grieves on May 15, 2022, 12:58:44 AM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

The PP's late season wobble carrying over into the postseason and marginally losing the depth match — but the big guns and goalies fighting to a draw... that's not a terrible way to lose to Tampa Bay. It's only miserable / depressing in the wider context.

How do they get better? They're decidedly constrained until the cap gives them breathing room (its stagnancy leaves the team with an unprecedentedly high share of cap going to the core). Maybe Dubas does just as well finding valuable scrap as he did this year (about as well as I can imagine it going) and a few of his draft picks make the jump.

Barry Trotz is presently unemployed.

If you are tied up with making significant player moves, and you have a coach available who took a perennial Cinderella and got them a Cup ...  sounds like something I'd be interested in.

Of course to do that you'd have to get yourself a new front office, too.  But if you are looking for the lowest cost route to improvement....
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Lee-bo on May 15, 2022, 02:01:25 AM
What a bunch of losers!
Played well but no killer instinct.  Can't say this was a shocker.
But I'm sure next year will be different.........sure...just like this year was suppose to be. Just a shitty franchise with a losing culture.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: AtomicMapleLeaf on May 15, 2022, 03:38:00 AM
I'm pretty proud of this team, sure it sucks that we lost but I think overall they played well. It'll be interesting to see what the roster looks like next year with all the expiring contracts.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Stebro on May 15, 2022, 07:29:54 AM
I don't know what to say really. I feel sorry for the players, the fans, the organization. I was really harsh on Marner etc after the last season. But I feel proud over this team. Marner, Matthews etc have been great, I can't really single any player out. They did pretty much everything right, but still got the wrong result.

I don't think we will see major changes, but maybe Nylander gone? Kerfoot? Keefe? I don't know really. Will Spezza return? I think what the leafs should do is to try to keep as many as they can, and sign a couple of 3rd/4th liners who have won the cup, and get a reliable backup. I don't think they choked this time.

I think that they deserve credit for the way they played, it's just sad to see that they didn't get the result they deserved. I stayed up until 4 am to follow them just like all the other games of the series, despite working the day after, but I love my leafs :'(

I think that the easiest way for the leafs to win game 7 next season is to never play it.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: RedLeaf on May 15, 2022, 09:03:45 AM
Agree on all fronts . Nothing else to add really  :-\
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: RedLeaf on May 15, 2022, 09:14:51 AM
Quote from: Lee-bo on May 15, 2022, 02:01:25 AM
What a bunch of losers!
Played well but no killer instinct.  Can't say this was a shocker.
But I'm sure next year will be different.........sure...just like this year was suppose to be. Just a shitty franchise with a losing culture.

So. I suppose you're a Leaf fan because you signed up on this site to follow (and not just to be a troll??) . But if they scored the tying goal in the final seconds and won in OT which was entirely plausible, would you be praising them instead? Come on . It's sports... the nasty BS comments really show your maturity level there le-bo
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 15, 2022, 10:14:01 AM
Quote from: RedLeaf on May 15, 2022, 09:14:51 AM
Quote from: Lee-bo on May 15, 2022, 02:01:25 AM
What a bunch of losers!
Played well but no killer instinct.  Can't say this was a shocker.
But I'm sure next year will be different.........sure...just like this year was suppose to be. Just a shitty franchise with a losing culture.

So. I suppose you're a Leaf fan because you signed up on this site to follow (and not just to be a troll??) . But if they scored the tying goal in the final seconds and won in OT which was entirely plausible, would you be praising them instead? Come on . It's sports... the nasty BS comments really show your maturity level there le-bo
He's a troll.... Nothing more.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 15, 2022, 10:42:03 AM
Quote from: Lee-bo on May 15, 2022, 02:01:25 AM
What a bunch of losers!
Played well but no killer instinct.  Can't say this was a shocker.
But I'm sure next year will be different.........sure...just like this year was suppose to be. Just a shitty franchise with a losing culture.

You're the real loser here.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Bill_Berg_is_sad on May 15, 2022, 10:42:34 AM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:34:04 PM
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 11:24:02 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:18:02 PM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

Honestly, I think next year is when Dubas really has to make his bones. Some of his draft picks really have to step up and become big time improvements for the team. Maybe it's Robertson, maybe one of the defensemen but either way, now is when he has to prove that he's putting the analytics to use and finding diamonds in the rough.

And if not, would you say that it is pitchfork and torches time?

My position on change is always going to be the same. If you can make a good case that the replacement will improve things for an actual reason, go nuts. If you're just changing things to change things, I'm generally speaking not on board.

I'm on this train.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 15, 2022, 11:00:20 AM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:34:04 PM
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on May 14, 2022, 11:24:02 PM
Quote from: Nik on May 14, 2022, 11:18:02 PM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

Honestly, I think next year is when Dubas really has to make his bones. Some of his draft picks really have to step up and become big time improvements for the team. Maybe it's Robertson, maybe one of the defensemen but either way, now is when he has to prove that he's putting the analytics to use and finding diamonds in the rough.

And if not, would you say that it is pitchfork and torches time?

My position on change is always going to be the same. If you can make a good case that the replacement will improve things for an actual reason, go nuts. If you're just changing things to change things, I'm generally speaking not on board.

Yeah, at this point I don't know if anyone can make that case.  I'm not sure what changes you could make to this team to guarantee a first round series win.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: L K on May 15, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
I don't think anything can guarantee a first round win.  Jack was fine but ultimately he had an .897 SV% in the playoffs.  Goaltending didn't lose us the series but it didn't win it for us either.  This team did not get good goaltending for the majority of the season.  I don't know where you go to find that.  The organizations inability to develop a goaltender has been a problem.   

We need internal guys to come up and replace some people but aside from maybe Abruzzezze and Robertson I don't see anyone else who is probably NHL ready.  I like a lot about Robertson but every time he gets called up he looks lost compared to AHL Robertson.  I'm
Worried that he really is too small for the NHL.  The difference between a. Guy like Blackwell who is tiny but is strong and able to fight through guys is really noticeable.  Maybe that's just an age thing with him but he gets knocked around far too easily.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on May 15, 2022, 12:00:58 PM
Quote from: L K on May 15, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
I don't think anything can guarantee a first round win.  Jack was fine but ultimately he had an .897 SV% in the playoffs.  Goaltending didn't lose us the series but it didn't win it for us either.  This team did not get good goaltending for the majority of the season.  I don't know where you go to find that.  The organizations inability to develop a goaltender has been a problem.   

We need internal guys to come up and replace some people but aside from maybe Abruzzezze and Robertson I don't see anyone else who is probably NHL ready.  I like a lot about Robertson but every time he gets called up he looks lost compared to AHL Robertson.  I'm
Worried that he really is too small for the NHL.  The difference between a. Guy like Blackwell who is tiny but is strong and able to fight through guys is really noticeable.  Maybe that's just an age thing with him but he gets knocked around far too easily.
For once in a series the goaltending was even. Vasilevsky's save % was also .897. I have no idea what the Leafs do from here. Different season, different mix of players, same end result. PP let them down in a series again after being #1 in the league all season. 115 points, 60 goal scorer, no idea what it's going to take.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on May 15, 2022, 12:05:30 PM
Quote from: gunnar36 on May 14, 2022, 10:59:19 PM
Its really hard to be optimistic right now as I look ahead to next season.
Next year Reilly's salary gets a bump, Campbell will be looking for a big raise, will be tough to try and resign Mikheyev. Not a lot in the prospect pipeline in the way of maiking this team more playpff competent.  Our D is aging and Dubas keeps favouring undersized skill guys in draft.⁹
So who is Knies, an undersized skill guy?
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: mr grieves on May 15, 2022, 12:39:28 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 15, 2022, 01:12:36 AM
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Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

The PP's late season wobble carrying over into the postseason and marginally losing the depth match — but the big guns and goalies fighting to a draw... that's not a terrible way to lose to Tampa Bay. It's only miserable / depressing in the wider context.

How do they get better? They're decidedly constrained until the cap gives them breathing room (its stagnancy leaves the team with an unprecedentedly high share of cap going to the core). Maybe Dubas does just as well finding valuable scrap as he did this year (about as well as I can imagine it going) and a few of his draft picks make the jump.

Barry Trotz is presently unemployed.

If you are tied up with making significant player moves, and you have a coach available who took a perennial Cinderella and got them a Cup ...  sounds like something I'd be interested in.

Of course to do that you'd have to get yourself a new front office, too.  But if you are looking for the lowest cost route to improvement....

I wouldn't want to replace the front office, as I think the current group does as good a job as can be done filling out the cap-constrained roster, but yes--Trotz does seem like the sort of coach that'd benefit this group. But a marginal improvement in the coaching in exchange for losing a management that's built a team capable of franchise-best seasons around 4 forwards consuming half the cap.... I dunno.

And. of course, between the disappointing Caps of the early/mid 2010s and the 2018 Caps, there's more difference than just Barry Trotz... I really think, just as a matter of timing and bad luck, the pandemic cap freeze has had a greater impact on the Leafs than other franchises.

Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 15, 2022, 01:11:06 PM
Quote from: L K on May 15, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
I don't think anything can guarantee a first round win.  Jack was fine but ultimately he had an .897 SV% in the playoffs.  Goaltending didn't lose us the series but it didn't win it for us either.  This team did not get good goaltending for the majority of the season.  I don't know where you go to find that.  The organizations inability to develop a goaltender has been a problem.   

We need internal guys to come up and replace some people but aside from maybe Abruzzezze and Robertson I don't see anyone else who is probably NHL ready.  I like a lot about Robertson but every time he gets called up he looks lost compared to AHL Robertson.  I'm
Worried that he really is too small for the NHL.  The difference between a. Guy like Blackwell who is tiny but is strong and able to fight through guys is really noticeable.  Maybe that's just an age thing with him but he gets knocked around far too easily.
Jack was fine but ultimately didn't get it done but I think he cost us a game. Game 4 was brutal for him and ultimately for the Leafs. You can't give a team like Tampa easy goals like that. He did it again in game 5 but the Leafs managed to comeback and win it and Jack got back in the saddle.
I like him but I think if the ask is over Mrazek type money, he's gone. Leafs need to improve that position.

Robertson will be full time next season as well as Sandin and Liljegren. Leafs need a better 4th line also. I think Spezza is done unfortunately. Let's face it, Keefe didn't even start him game 1. I would resign Gio for cheap if you can.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: louisstamos on May 15, 2022, 01:34:35 PM
I wanted to take my time to post this as I feel like if I did it last night, I would have been overtly emotional, and I think it did me a world of good.  My partner and I had our friends from Hamilton come over to watch the game, and as an emotional roller coaster as it was (things were thrown around after the Tavares non-goal, lol), when they ultimately lost my friend and I were inconsolable - heads hanged, slumped over, etc.  But yet, our partners tried to console us - Tampa's a ridiculously good team, that was nothing to be ashamed of, they might win the cup for a 3rd time, etc.  And that's when it came out - it wasn't really about us; it was just to shut up the doubters.  The trolls on twitter, and the assholes on this forum like Lee-Bo, who make you feel stupid to want to cheer for the Leafs.  The people who when Matthews scored his 60th, just commented "how about you win a round?"  They are 100% bullies, and that why we wanted the Leafs to win more than anything else - just so the bullying would stop.

And then it hit me - as much as the Leafs loss sucks, I got to watch the game with my best friends, and my partner who I love so much, who was willing to console me and talk me out of it when I was at my absolute worst.  I have a wonderful band, great friends, great teammates in my rec sports leagues - life is good overall, and that's the important thing.  If the trolls on this forum and elsewhere need to be "ha ha, I was right, you're all stupid for believing" - if they need that superiority in order to feel good about themselves, I can only imagine how sad and pathetic their personal lives have to be in order to take solace in punching people when they're down.  Even if the Leafs won the cup, they'd find a way to try and bring you down.  They can have solace in their victories - I'll still able to find my own.

Team wise, I don't think it's time to blow anything up, but some tinkering is definitely necessary.  I would be shopping for a 2nd line centre, and not that I think they should (or even can) move Tavares, but I think it's time that he moves to the wing.  I would revisit the J.T. Miller rumors in the off season and see if there's anything there.  Something like Bunting-Matthews-Marner, Tavares-Miller-Nylander would be sweet.  I don't think they can afford Mikheyev, as much as I'd like to see him stay, and I think Holl and Kerfoot need to go - not that they're terrible players, but their salaries can be used in different ways, and both are pending UFAs.  I'd like full time spots on the team for Sandin and Liljegren, and I'd like to take a couple more cracks for Bunting/Kampf/Kase type players for the bottom two lines - some cheap but good depth.  Some quickness, toughness, etc.

Lastly, a little analogy - I always loved hockey, but never played as a kid.  It wasn't until I got my first full-time job that I decided at 25 I was going to buy some equipment and learn to play the game.  I play in two leagues - one an intramural league through my local University, the other the ASHL "beer" league.  I've been playing for 15 years now, and in both leagues, we came close but never won the big one.  We won our division in the ASHL a few times, but never progressed far in the facility tournament.  Likewise in the intramural league, we made it to the championship game 3 years in a row, but never could get over that hump.  And it sucked, because ever since I started playing hockey, I just wanted one championship.  I just wanted to know what it felt like.  Regardless, we'd always come back with the same team with the same guys and give it another crack each and every year - and most importantly, playing hockey with my friends is fun.

Well, this year, our team won our facility in the ASHL!  In the division championship game, we were down 3-1, and yours truly who never even played hockey until he was 25 scored the game tying goal en route to victory.  It was great, and it made all the times that we came close, and all the heartbreaks worth it.

To summarize - hockey isn't life; it's a fun pass time, but there's more important and beautiful things in life.  Try and focus on those.  And one day the Leafs will win - a series, a championship, etc.  And it will be awesome.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 15, 2022, 02:02:23 PM
Very well said....enjoy the ride both good and bad. Despite the result, it was an awesome season. We're you not entertained? Win or lose, the Leafs will always be my team
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 15, 2022, 04:59:29 PM
Quote from: mr grieves on May 15, 2022, 12:39:28 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 15, 2022, 01:12:36 AM
Quote from: mr grieves on May 15, 2022, 12:58:44 AM
Quote from: BermudaBudsFan on May 14, 2022, 10:56:59 PM
I think the difficulty is, where do they go from here?  Still in cap hell so cant really upgrade due to financial constraints.  It was much better effort, but this team can't really be improved in a meaningful way, despite Dubas's wizardry.

The PP's late season wobble carrying over into the postseason and marginally losing the depth match — but the big guns and goalies fighting to a draw... that's not a terrible way to lose to Tampa Bay. It's only miserable / depressing in the wider context.

How do they get better? They're decidedly constrained until the cap gives them breathing room (its stagnancy leaves the team with an unprecedentedly high share of cap going to the core). Maybe Dubas does just as well finding valuable scrap as he did this year (about as well as I can imagine it going) and a few of his draft picks make the jump.

Barry Trotz is presently unemployed.

If you are tied up with making significant player moves, and you have a coach available who took a perennial Cinderella and got them a Cup ...  sounds like something I'd be interested in.

Of course to do that you'd have to get yourself a new front office, too.  But if you are looking for the lowest cost route to improvement....

I wouldn't want to replace the front office, as I think the current group does as good a job as can be done filling out the cap-constrained roster, but yes--Trotz does seem like the sort of coach that'd benefit this group. But a marginal improvement in the coaching in exchange for losing a management that's built a team capable of franchise-best seasons around 4 forwards consuming half the cap.... I dunno.

And. of course, between the disappointing Caps of the early/mid 2010s and the 2018 Caps, there's more difference than just Barry Trotz... I really think, just as a matter of timing and bad luck, the pandemic cap freeze has had a greater impact on the Leafs than other franchises.

All points well-taken. I think you are right, the stagnant cap has made Tavares' contract more of an albatross than Dubas bargained for.

I sure would like to see what Trotz could do with this group.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 15, 2022, 05:03:15 PM
That was beautiful, Louis, thanks for sharing all those wise thoughts.  And congrats on experiencing that championship feeling!

Posts like these are why I enjoy this site so much.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 15, 2022, 05:51:36 PM
Hard to argue...that's kind of the way I see it. Tweak it and go again.

https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525661208396845058
https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1525662331618861058
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 15, 2022, 06:28:40 PM
Quote from: L K on May 15, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
I like a lot about Robertson but every time he gets called up he looks lost compared to AHL Robertson.

I think some of Robertson's struggles mirror how Liljegren struggled in his call-ups prior to this season. Not only were they both maybe brought up a little bit early (worth noting Robertson only turns 21 this September), but they generally get very short-term call ups where they're thrust onto a team mid season and maybe felt a little uncomfortable or tentative in the situation. He shouldn't necessarily be handed a NHL job but with a full training camp where he's able to grow with the team and coaching staff on and off the ice from the get-go and a spot on in the line-up that won't be taken away after 1 mistake or when a regular comes back from injury I think he could have a Liljegren-like impact next season.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on May 15, 2022, 08:08:17 PM
Aside from cap-related maneuvers, I think the main change has to be tactical. Getting stymied three series in a row by a team counter punching for a lead and then packing the house for minimal slot chances can't stop us next season.

The play style is fine for regular season (dominant, even) but in a series with drilled in focus and basically open book scouting, you gotta do something that's not as stoppable. Nick Paul's goals and Carolina's play style ought to be the template for something to layer onto what the Leafs already do:
1) supported rushes with better routes for rebounds.
The Leafs style is hold for better lanes and looks in the slot. Those get taken away first in the playoffs. Look to force rebounds instead and have the off puck players attack in staggered waves at the expected rebound angles. Giving the depth roles to our seasoned prospects should help with this, as footspeed and gumption are key.

2) in PP/OZ setups, forwards should just shoot. Similar to the above, our skill is a standout feature and a tool we should be leveraging to turn chaos into opportunity. More weird shots and surprise angles make goalies work harder, tire sooner. We don't need highlight reel tic-tac-snipe plays. Goals are goals. Matthews patented catch-n-release wrist bomb weighs the same as a tip off Kämpf's ass.

3) get more practice being 'dirty'. Our approach to playoff interference and whatnot is like nerds trying to stand up for themselves for the first time. Holl had the right idea picking for Tavares, but he did it so obviously even I wanted to blow the whistle.
Title: Re: R1, G7: Lightning @ Leafs - May 14th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 15, 2022, 09:58:44 PM
Quote from: L K on May 15, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
I don't think anything can guarantee a first round win.  Jack was fine but ultimately he had an .897 SV% in the playoffs.  Goaltending didn't lose us the series but it didn't win it for us either.  This team did not get good goaltending for the majority of the season.  I don't know where you go to find that.  The organizations inability to develop a goaltender has been a problem.   

We need internal guys to come up and replace some people but aside from maybe Abruzzezze and Robertson I don't see anyone else who is probably NHL ready.  I like a lot about Robertson but every time he gets called up he looks lost compared to AHL Robertson.  I'm
Worried that he really is too small for the NHL.  The difference between a. Guy like Blackwell who is tiny but is strong and able to fight through guys is really noticeable.  Maybe that's just an age thing with him but he gets knocked around far too easily.

It would be nice if the Leafs had a center prospect that could play second line minutes and they could move Tavares to the first line left wing.  I was thinking maybe Kerfoot moves into that second line center role, and Nylander then works the wing on that line with Bunting.  Not sure how well it works.

As for the goaltending, I don't know if there is anything they can do there.