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#1
Quote from: Highlander on Today at 12:02:40 PMNo update on Nylander or McMann at all. A bit concerning. I thought the Bruins looked dejected at the end of the game. Never seen that look on a Bruin face ever. We can beat them.

McMann was a nice story but Nylander out is the big issue.  I hope whatever is wrong with him isn't long term.  Need that stud back ASAP.
#2
Quote from: herman on Today at 02:10:47 PMhttps://twitter.com/brigstew86/status/1782839234019090643
I know it's just VHL, where shooting ability and tendencies are a bit stupid, but it's nice to see a Leaf goalie prospect playing well!

Hey it's not the Stanley Cup but it's hardware baby!
#3
Quote from: Joe on Yesterday at 09:35:12 PM
Quote from: Zee on Yesterday at 09:21:40 PMShots in game 2 are 37-12 for Canes

And good old Freddy has given up 3 goals on those 12 shots.

That would have been terrible if they lost that. Isles are totally outclassed.
#5
Shots in game 2 are 37-12 for Canes
#6
Sammy and Matthews really stepped it up that game. Man oh man great game
#7
Um, this is pretty intense and it's only game 2
#9
Problem for the 3rd here is it's 3-1 PPs for Leafs. They'll be looking to give one to Boston early in the 3rd

#10
Dare I say this 3rd period is the biggest of the season hmmm?
#11
Are the Leafs cursed? Asking for myself.
#12
Have no fear dear brethren, I missed game 1 but I'll be watching tonight
#13
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 21, 2024, 11:45:13 AM
Quote from: Chris on April 21, 2024, 11:34:30 AM
Quote from: Zee on April 21, 2024, 11:26:21 AMIf Leafs don't get it done again, this core is pretty much screwed. They all have NMCs, Marner won't want to waive it so they risk re-signing him to another ridiculous contract or lose him for nothing. Back in 2016 this was supposed to be the beginning of dominance for the Leafs as the young stars grew and matured and instead they still look like shell shocked rookies when the games get tough.

Again they can still turn this around but if they don't, it's game over for this core.  The time for excuses is over.

If Marner doesn't pick up his game a lot, I'd be OK with letting him walk. He and JT coming off the books would open up a TON of money that could be used to improve the team where it is really needed. If you figure that young players like Knies, Robertson, eventually Cowan and Minten (maybe include McMann though he isn't so young really) continue to get better that's a decent set of fowards to go along with Matthews and Nylander. What is really needed is defense and goaltending.

Of course, this could all be premature as there are at least 3 games left to play. But last night certainly didn't do much to suggest this group is really evolving in a positive direction.
You don't let players like Marner walk. If the plan isn't to re-sign him, you find a way to trade him. Like you mentioned though, let's see how it goes here.


Way ahead of ourselves right now but it's not just 1 game here, this is 7-8 years of frustration watching the same players do the same things when it counts most. I agree if it comes down to it you want to trade Marner but given that he holds the cards with the NMC, it might be a really difficult trade to make
#14
If Leafs don't get it done again, this core is pretty much screwed. They all have NMCs, Marner won't want to waive it so they risk re-signing him to another ridiculous contract or lose him for nothing. Back in 2016 this was supposed to be the beginning of dominance for the Leafs as the young stars grew and matured and instead they still look like shell shocked rookies when the games get tough.

Again they can still turn this around but if they don't, it's game over for this core.  The time for excuses is over.
#15
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 20, 2024, 09:52:45 PM
Quote from: Zee on April 20, 2024, 09:48:50 PMStill think ending the season like garbage meant nothing going into the playoffs?
Yes. Bruins ended like garbage as well.
Accidentally on purpose so they could play against this mess of a team lol