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Started by Nik, August 28, 2017, 12:07:12 PM

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Frank E

Phil Kessel looks exactly the way I'd have imagined Phil Kessel would like if his partner forced him to get "we're" pregnant pics.


Bender

"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Bullfrog

He's got 23 points in 21 games this season!

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Bullfrog on February 01, 2022, 10:54:52 AM
He's got 23 points in 21 games this season!

Over half of those points (12) have came in his last 4 games. Ride that wave!

L K

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 01, 2022, 10:58:31 AM
Quote from: Bullfrog on February 01, 2022, 10:54:52 AM
He's got 23 points in 21 games this season!

Over half of those points (12) have came in his last 4 games. Ride that wave!

Even still 11 points in 17 games still seems wild for the player we had in the organization.  He really didn't do anything that made me think he would be in the league long enough to be playing regular minutes in 2022 let alone a guy putting up PPG points. 

It's a good for him kind of moment but in no way do I look at this as a move where the Leafs let one get away.    I'm still frustrated by trades the Gunnarson/Steen kind of move where we gave up the better (and younger) player because the talent discrepancy was obvious from the get go.  Marchment was a 13th forward when we traded him and had done nothing to show that he was anything more than that (other than maybe a debate about giving him a longer look as the 12th forward with regular lineup opportunity but certainly not because of production).

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: L K on February 01, 2022, 02:32:00 PM
Even still 11 points in 17 games still seems wild for the player we had in the organization.  He really didn't do anything that made me think he would be in the league long enough to be playing regular minutes in 2022 let alone a guy putting up PPG points.

Even in those 17 games he had a 5-on-5 on-ice shooting percentage of 10.34%. Which for some context is higher than anyone on the Leafs this season except for Kerfoot (who's definitely riding that PDO train) and Mikheyev (is a scorer now). I think he's definitely a guy who most teams would like to have on a 3rd or 4th line but his offensive is definitely a little bit boosted right now because of whatever the hell is going on in Florida this season. Talk of him being a "point per game" player, even if that's what his current stat line says, is a tiny bit disingenuous to me. We're talking about a guy who also had a decent offensive start last season (6 points in 9 games) before getting 0 goals and just 4 assists in his remaining 24 games. So I dunno, colour me skeptical about that PPG rate sticking.

But like I said still a valuable bottom-6 forward and I'm glad he's having success. There were definitely those who watched the Marlies closer than most who thought he had a NHL future.

herman

One of the best Leafs draft picks to play the game in recent history is set to retire shortly.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Heroic Shrimp

Quote from: herman on February 09, 2022, 11:31:58 AM
One of the best Leafs draft picks to play the game in recent history is set to retire shortly.
Pour one out for Tyler Biggs, what a career.
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Heroic Shrimp

https://twitter.com/dalter/status/1501383408265662468

I always thought the "Nick Ritchie hat-trick" was 3 goals in a single calendar month.
Supersize my Freedom Fries

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on March 08, 2022, 10:29:26 PM
https://twitter.com/dalter/status/1501383408265662468

I always thought the "Nick Ritchie hat-trick" was 3 goals in a single calendar month.
No expectations/pressure there like there was here for the hometown boy.

Zee

Quote from: Guilt Trip on March 09, 2022, 12:19:00 AM
Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on March 08, 2022, 10:29:26 PM
https://twitter.com/dalter/status/1501383408265662468

I always thought the "Nick Ritchie hat-trick" was 3 goals in a single calendar month.
No expectations/pressure there like there was here for the hometown boy.

Would be hilarious if Arizona is able to flip him at the deadline for something because he's produced there.