Quick links:  Login  |  Sign up  |  Site Rules  |  Support TMLfans

Menu

Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - OldTimeHockey

#1
Quote from: herman on November 25, 2022, 07:49:40 PMI dig how much of an unabashed fan Russo is of the team he covers.

https://twitter.com/russohockey/status/1596254952858550279

A goalie is always taught to hit the posts hard when sliding...and if you feel it coming off, you follow through. So, it's not that Murray did it on purpose, but he also didn't attempt to prevent it from happening.

That said, next game he plays, if the net comes off, I'm willing to bet they call a penalty on him.
#3
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Rielly placed on LTIR
November 22, 2022, 03:35:48 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 22, 2022, 03:33:55 PMThere's some silver lining here: finally finally finally 37 & 38 get top[ 4 minutes, no questions asked.  Let's watch them grow (hopefully).

And not to belittle Rielly too much, but he hasn't scored a goal this season even with prime PP1 time.  I'll make a bold prediction: if they let Sandin or Liljegren QB PP1, they'll score a goal within 3 games.

I think you're undervaluing Rielly by quite a bit. I'll make a bold prediction: Rielly's loss will hurt the defence of this team more than the previous two that went down.
#4
Tying goal was all on Kallgren, but that 3rd goal sure looks to me like it tipped off Holl's stick. Hard to make that save if it did.

My OT take and why it isn't working is that they're standing still. It's almost reminiscent of when the powerplay struggles. They're trying to make their sticks do all the work. If the other team is skating, it's not going to work. Watch Nylander on that giveaway. He stops and then passively throws the puck back. Why? What is the thought there? On the goal against, I have no real issue with how they played it. Everyone has a man. Only slight issue I can see is Holl gives up a little too much gap entering the zone which allows the crossing pattern that essentially allows the Isles player to walk into the upper house. But that's nitpicking.
#5
Quote from: Guilt Trip on November 18, 2022, 10:43:36 AM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on November 18, 2022, 08:38:27 AMThe repeated giveaways in this game is very concerning. I'm not sure if it's been ongoing this year as I haven't been watching for them but I counted 5 on one shift in the 3rd. Not going to win many games like that.
They're the worst team in the league for giveaways this season. They need to clean that part of the game up.
https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1593451738698235905

Well there you go.

I feel like it's a result of them playing very nonchalant and always trying to feather in the perfect play. Sometimes at the worst spots on the ice (See Tavares in OT).
#6
The repeated giveaways in this game is very concerning. I'm not sure if it's been ongoing this year as I haven't been watching for them but I counted 5 on one shift in the 3rd. Not going to win many games like that.
#8
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2022 Blue Jays
November 17, 2022, 09:24:36 AM
Was there not rumblings last year about Teoscar being unhappy and feeling slighted? If so, it was probably a good time to move on from him if it helps the bullpen and opens up money.
Despite the very dangerous roster that the jays fielded last year, they were very inconsistent and failed to produce at the level that was expected. I'm not saying Hernandez was the problem, but some changes are needed to the line up. The energy they brought in 2021 was missing in 2022. Hopefully they can get that back.
#9
I think it's pretty early in the experiment to say that flipping Marner and Nylander is the solution to the scoring issues. It's definitely worth sticking with for a while to see if it's "this is new" energy or if it's an actual fix.
#10
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
November 16, 2022, 04:05:00 PM
Quote from: Andy on November 16, 2022, 11:49:30 AMUgh, I already find that act tiring. A good coach should be able to motivate without being an angry, whiny, loud-mouth. 

Quite frankly I think the Leafs probably win each of their previous 3 playoff series' if Keefe were a little more open to making adjustments and combating the different tactics and playing styles of his opponent. This living and dying by unlimited 1st line minutes and spreading the team thin by loading up said line when that doesn't work just, well, doesn't work.



These are all good points, but it's great having a jacka$$ in the game like Tortorella
#11
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
November 16, 2022, 10:53:13 AM
I was just coming here to post that. Tortorella is the best.
#12
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 16, 2022, 09:15:53 AMAnyone look at Engvall and his raw skills when he's on and his size and think he should be way better than he is?

When he really turns it on he gives me Nichushkin vibes.

It's really weird seeing a player who can't flick that switch more often.

He's a passenger way too often. He watches from afar and then tries to react what is happening instead of driving the play.
#14
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
November 15, 2022, 01:40:17 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on November 15, 2022, 10:17:36 AMKonecny saw his numbers the entire time. Bad hit. But I've always said the NHL seems to basically spin a wheel when it comes to whether boarding is a 2 minute minor, 5 minute major, and/or a suspension. So I have no idea which one of those it should have been but it's wild that went completely unpenalized.

It's funny that hitting from behind use to be one of the worse plays in hockey but now it's the check to the head. In this case you have a hit from behind that caused a severe head injury. I agree with you that the NHL is so inconsistent that determining what should be called is a crapshoot at best.
#15
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
November 15, 2022, 09:57:35 AM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on November 15, 2022, 09:47:54 AM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on November 15, 2022, 08:05:52 AMCan someone explain why this is not a suspension? Chabot was in a helpless position with no hope of defending himself. Konecny is an idiot

Only thing I can think of ...Look at his feet. Chabot was going around the net and decided he'd turn back towards Konecny. A lot of times when the player puts himself at risk, it isn't called. Doesn't make it right or justified and  probably should've been a penalty.

I looked at that. The play is so bang-bang that Konecny was taking him out from behind regardless of the direction Chabot decided to go.