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Quote from: cabber24 on February 13, 2024, 11:25:05 AM
Quote from: Bullfrog on February 13, 2024, 11:15:00 AM
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Quote from: Guilt Trip on February 13, 2024, 09:56:42 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on February 13, 2024, 09:48:51 AMLiljegren on the PP?
They had McCabe kn PP1 yesterday.
Why? I am starting to believe Keefe is out to lunch. Bring in another rookie coach to struggle through the prime of this core... aka the Shannaplan.

He's the 2nd highest scoring defenseman on the team. I think he's shown some decent offensive instincts this season.
McCabe for the most part is through "developing". Let's give a young developing and possibly integral piece of our lineup a shot. I think the team is just spinning its wheels at this point neither developing nor a legitimate threat.

McCabe was only a 4D/5D caliber defenceman until he turned 25 and finally established himself as a serviceable top 4. Liljegren is still 24 years old. I don't think it's too late for our Timothy by any stretch.

If over the next few years, Liljegren gradually turns into a slightly better Jake McCabe... that's still a win I'd think.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023 Training Camp Thread
February 03, 2024, 06:58:23 AM

Closing the loop here on Training Camp, for those of us who are still high on Cowan: the tweet above is also a reminder that Robertson is up there too and maybe we shouldn't give up on him so quickly.

Robertson has played only 60 NHL games, so not even one season's worth. (And yes, that's a problem if we are considering injury history but in terms of translating his game to the NHL level he certainly still benefits by learning from games played.) For comparison, Knies has played 48 NHL games. The two of them basically have the same amount of highest-league knowledge.
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Signings
January 30, 2024, 08:42:54 PM
So maybe with Bye Week it's a good time to ask this question:
  • We all know about players who do well in the regular season and then crumble during the pressure of playoffs.
  • Is it possible to have players who are the opposite? Players who are easy to complain about and underperform during the regular season, but are "Playoff Rielly" style players in the playoffs? Is it possible that Domi and Bertuzzi (maybe Reaves??) were acquired for that purpose?

But I guess it's impossible to know (a) whether this is actually a thing, and (b) whether it will work out for the Leafs' UFA acquisitions... until the playoffs actually happen. So what is there to do, other than wait?
Quote from: Chris on January 24, 2024, 09:31:16 PMWhy does it feel inevitable that Winnipeg will score on this pp...

Sammy decided it wouldn't end that way.
Why is that every few shifts, two Leafs are colliding with each other? What is happening?
What happened to genius Guy Boucher, can he please help?
Guys, maybe Holmberg can be a better Kerfoot.
Quote from: herman on January 14, 2024, 09:16:55 PMNot sure how the middle lines are working out
59-11-16 all passers
89-91-19 all shooters who can't really transition the puck

You're spot on. They even decided to pass it into the net, haha.

Jarkrok handles the zone entries for PP2, he theoretically can provide transition play for that line.
Quote from: herman on January 14, 2024, 09:06:21 PMUm that penalty should be Willy's.

Especially tough because Rielly has taken 0 PIMs all season.
Quote from: bustaheims on January 14, 2024, 09:03:02 PMBetter period so far, but the new lines are still clearly no in sync.

Yeah, I can't tell if the new lines are working or Detroit is just bad. Anyway, up by one is still a good spot to be.

In all fairness, the first period was mostly special teams, so tough to get into a groove with your new linemates.
Quote from: cw on December 16, 2023, 10:22:38 PMBreaking down tonight's skaters

Treliving - 6 players
Bertuzzi -UFA
Domi -UFA
Gregor -UFA
Lagesson -UFA
Benoit -UFA
Jones -UFA

Dubas - 9 players
Holmberg -draft
Robertson -draft
Knies -draft
McCabe -trade
Timmins -trade
McMann -FA
Tavares -UFA
Jarnkrok -UFA
Kampf -UFA

Before Dubas - 4 players
Nylander -draft
Marner -draft
Rielly -draft
Liljegren -draft

And Dubas was going to let Kampf walk (he liked Acciari more) but Treliving stepped in to bring Kampf back, so maybe 7 players Treliving vs 8 players Dubas.
Uhh... should we keep Domi & Marner together even when Matthews comes back?
Was looking at NaturalStatTrick and for some reason McMann is #3 on the team in P/60 (ahead of even Tavares & Marner). That's not what I was expecting to see...
Quote from: herman on December 16, 2023, 06:41:13 PMThat's the Marlies' first line down there

If that gives the three of them some extra jump because they have familiarity playing as a line, I'm all for it.
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 29, 2023, 02:55:07 PMRielly had a monster game last night, and we're talking the defensive side of the puck.  MLHS says he's giving 88 a run as team MVP thus far.  I think that's a bit exaggerated, but he's still playing on the same level he did in the playoffs last season.

There was an interview last season where Schenn was saying he was able to teach Rielly a bunch of stuff about how to play defence better regardless of your skating speed — and that Rielly was a fast learner. We all know Schenn has had to rehabilitate his career by working with specialist skills coaches (not for scoring, which would be the usual "skills coach" thing to do, but for his ability to defend).

My money is on the fact that Rielly asked Schenn to introduce him to whatever skills coach he used to learn all this defending ability and worked all summer with them. It's the only way this story adds up.