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#1
Quote from: RedLeaf on Yesterday at 02:46:40 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 02:14:28 PMI'm with GT. Matthews definitely seems to be focused on rounding out his game to do more to help the team win. Unfortunately, the goals aren't coming quite as easily as in the past, but I have a hard time saying he's struggling or disengaged. In terms of the defensive and physical sides of things, he seems to be more engaged than seasons past.

As for the play in OT last night...I have a hard time reading too much into that. Any mistake at 3-on-3 becomes magnified. And, quite frankly, overtime has become less about the best team winning and more about which team gets lucky.

I guess he's just not in 'beast mode' yet.

I don't know what to make of him this season. I love that he's getting more physical, in my opinion he's been great defensively hunting retrieving pucks and if he's rounding out his game that's great. Winning is more important than individual awards. Having said that his 3 on 3 play in overtime for a guy of his calibre has been atrocious. No idea why he can't take control of things in overtime. Use his size and shot etc to win games. The play last night that cost us the game was all his fault and I'll disagree with Guilt Trip. If you watch the play over first thing I said to my son is why try that pass he easily could have skated it towards the corner and kept control of the puck. OT is all about possession but we seem to be handling a grenade in OT and 34 isn't the only one. The giveaway and then leaving his man for no reason resulted in the goal. Sandin was even directing him to stay with Killorn. The shot should have been stopped but it never should have came back in our end to start with.
#2
G20: NYI v TOR: Isles 3-2 OT.  MotM: Sandin 2/0.  HM: Marner 1/1.  Others: Liljegren 0/1, Engvall 0/1.
G21: TOR v NJD: Leafs 2-1.  MotM: Murray 3/0 (unanimous). HM: Giordano 0/2.  Others: Sandin 0/1, and in an unprecedented exercise of my executive powers I am also awarding a vote to Marner and Holl.  Many were deserving.
G22: TOR v MIN: Leafs 4-3.  MotM: Murray 5/0.  HM: Nylander 0/3 (I switched to break tie).  Others: Sandin 0/2, Jarnrok 1/0, Giordano 0/1.
G23: TOR v PIT: Leafs 4-1.  MotM: Marner 10/0 (unanimous).  HM: Matthews 0/5.  Others: Källgren 0/3, Giordano 0/1, Holl 0/1.
G24: TOR v DET: Leafs 4-2.  MotM: Murray 8/1. HM: Marner 0/6.  Others: Matthews 0/2, Sandin 1/0.
G25: SJS v TOR: Leafs 3-1.  MotM: Samsonov 7/2.  HM: Marner 2/2.  Others: Engvall 0/2, Giordano 0/1, Kerfoot 0/1, Hollowell 0/1.
G26: TOR v TBL: Lightning 4-3 OT.  MotM: Marner 2/0.  HM: Matthews 0/2.
G27: TOR v DAL:
G28: LAK v TOR:
G29: CGY v TOR:
G30: ANA v TOR:

   
   MotM/Win      MotM/Loss      HonMen      Accolades      Times Voted      Points   
Forwards
12 Zach Aston-Reese   0      0      1      1      3      4   
96 Nicolas Aubé-Kubel   0      0      0      0      1      1   
58 Michael Bunting   0      0      0      0      1      1   
43 Kyle Clifford   0      0      0      0      0      0   
19 Calle Järnkrok   0      0      0      0      2      2   
47 Pierre Engvall   1      0      0      1      3      6   
29 Pontus Holmberg   0      0      0      0      0      0   
64 David Kämpf   0      0      2      2      3      5   
15 Alexander Kerfoot   0      0      1      1      3      4   
62 Denis Malgin   0      1      3      4      5      10   
16 Mitch Marner   1      4      3      8      12      26   
34 Auston Matthews   1      1      3      5      8      16   
88 William Nylander   0      0      2      2      10      12   
89 Nicholas Robertson   1      0      0      1      2      5   
24 Wayne Simmonds   0      0      0      0      1      1   
91 John Tavares   1      1      4      0      10      19   
 
Defensemen
18 Jordie Benn   0      0      1      1      2      4   
78 T.J. Brodie   0      0      0      0      0      0   
55 Mark Giordano   0      0      2      2      9      13   
3 Justin Holl   1      0      0      1      4      8   
81 Mac Hollowell   0      0      0      0      1      1   
82 Filip Kral   0      0      0      0      0      0   
37 Timothy Liljegren   0      0      1      0      4      6   
98 Victor Mete   0      0      0      0      1      1   
8 Jake Muzzin   0      0      0      0      1      1   
44 Morgan Rielly   0      1      1      2      2      7   
38 Rasmus Sandin   0      1      0      1      5      8   
25 Conor Timmins   0      0      0      0      0      0   
 
Goalkeepers
50 Erik Källgren   1      0      0      1      4      7.0   
30 Matt Murray   5      1      0      6      6      23.0   
80 Keith Petruzzelli   0      0      0      0      0      0.0   
35 Ilya Samsonov   3      1      1      5      6      18.0   
#3
Whoa, it's going to be tough tallying this one.  I'll switch to Matthews even though he ought to be ashamed, ASHAMED of that OT "pass."
#4
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 05:22:17 PMIf Keefe gives us one full game of Robertson-SDA-Malgin I'll never criticize a roster decision again.

This comment has the potential to age poorly.
#5
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2022-23 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by CarltonTheBear - Yesterday at 05:22:17 PM
If Keefe gives us one full game of Robertson-SDA-Malgin I'll never criticize a roster decision again.
#6
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2022-23 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by herman - Yesterday at 04:16:19 PM
Hey it's Mac Hollowell: forward edition
#8
Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 02:14:28 PMI'm with GT. Matthews definitely seems to be focused on rounding out his game to do more to help the team win. Unfortunately, the goals aren't coming quite as easily as in the past, but I have a hard time saying he's struggling or disengaged. In terms of the defensive and physical sides of things, he seems to be more engaged than seasons past.

As for the play in OT last night...I have a hard time reading too much into that. Any mistake at 3-on-3 becomes magnified. And, quite frankly, overtime has become less about the best team winning and more about which team gets lucky.

I guess he's just not in 'beast mode' yet.
#9
I'm with GT. Matthews definitely seems to be focused on rounding out his game to do more to help the team win. Unfortunately, the goals aren't coming quite as easily as in the past, but I have a hard time saying he's struggling or disengaged. In terms of the defensive and physical sides of things, he seems to be more engaged than seasons past.

As for the play in OT last night...I have a hard time reading too much into that. Any mistake at 3-on-3 becomes magnified. And, quite frankly, overtime has become less about the best team winning and more about which team gets lucky.
#10
Quote from: Guilt Trip on Yesterday at 11:26:44 AM
Quote from: RedLeaf on Yesterday at 11:11:13 AM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on Yesterday at 10:55:52 AM
Quote from: RedLeaf on Yesterday at 10:45:19 AM
Quote from: herman on December 03, 2022, 11:34:48 PMhttps://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/1599237918757122048
:)

Clearly not practising this enough. Hard to believe a team that's in the top 5 in the overall standings is also the very worst team in OT. WTF gives here ?
Last night has no bearing on practice. Murray let in a softie, nothing you can do about it.

Yeah. I was referring more to their inability to win in OT in general. Very bottom of the league in this dept. and for what it's worth, Murray should have stopped that but WTF is wrong with Matthews? He's clearly disengaged this season for whatever reason. That was a horrible, nonchalant backpass to the lightning as it turned out.
I totally disagree that Matthews is disengaged this season. If anything he's more committed to playing a stronger defensive game and not cheating on offence. Yes he made a bad pass but he did everything else right last night. Kept the guy far on the outside for a low percentage shot. The play should have died right there with an easy save.

I wish I could see what you're seeing. I'm seeing someone who's struggling this year.