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#1
Unless the NHL pays the players a bot load to try harder I don't think you can fix the all-star game.  It's pretty much unwatchable
#2
Holl's play WITH the puck leaves a lot to be desired but after a rough start to the year I think he's been fine.  I'm content to move on from him next year if/when his salary bumps but I don't think he has really been the problem.

Morgan Rielly has been a problem.  His offensive game isn't really there this year.  We saw that a bit last year when his performance on the PP struggled and he's just not good enough defensively to not be an effective PP specialist.  He really needs to get his offensive game going more to offset his defensive issues.

The Leafs really can't afford to have the lack of production they have from the back end.
#3
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
February 02, 2023, 10:34:26 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 02, 2023, 09:27:07 AM
Quote from: Bill33 on February 01, 2023, 09:53:57 PM
Quote from: L K on January 31, 2023, 07:12:12 PMIn a contrast to all of the hockey stuff, what a great episode of TV with the Last of Us

Totally agree. Ep 3 was incredibly well done. I had no idea the series was going to be this good.

Check out HBO's Chernobyl too if you haven't already. HBO paired the guy behind that show (Craig Mazin) with the lead developer of the TLOU games (Neil Druckmann) to create/write this series.

One of the reasons I had sky-high expectations of this show (aside from just loving the games themselves) was having both of those guys in charge.

Couldn't agree more.   They took a decent amount of creative liberty with what went on with Chornobyl but the mini-series was fantastic.
#4
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
February 02, 2023, 10:14:30 AM
I don't think the number of teams is the problem so much as the desire to either be abysmal to tank for the 1st overall pick, or be really good but mediocre. 

Tampa stick out as such a huge outlier in how good they have been for so long, but even there I think you have to partially look at how taxes and local cost of living have a bit of an impact on relative salary cap circumvention.

The Leafs have a decent chance of losing Nylander due to cap constraints.  That's just stupid.
#5
Quote from: Guilt Trip on February 01, 2023, 10:19:23 PM
Quote from: L K on February 01, 2023, 10:16:00 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on February 01, 2023, 10:15:00 PMI hope Dubas gets the message that was sent tonight — this team won't compete with Boston without some significant changes.

I hope we can acquire a 1st line Center
Matthews will be back...if you're expecting one in a trade you're going to be disappointed.

It was a joke.  I was referring to Matthews.  This older Boston team is also getting horseshoe luck with injuries this year.
#6
Does someone want to send Sportsnet the advanced metrics on Sandin-Liljegren at 59on5 on the season?

I really hate how awful their commentary is on a home broadcast
#7
Refs don't call a thing.  Player gets upset.  NHL commentary blames player for being upset instead of officiating for not doing their job.  I really don't get the NHL.
#8
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on February 01, 2023, 10:15:00 PMI hope Dubas gets the message that was sent tonight — this team won't compete with Boston without some significant changes.

I hope we can acquire a 1st line Center
#9
I really hate Craig Simpson.  His analysis is terrible.
#10
At least now we can play Simmonds four more shifts to end the game and do nothing.

Leafs are now going to be 6-5-2 in games that Simmonds dresses. 
#11
Absolute incompetence there how the hell Liljegren leaves Zacha and Nylander nowhere to be found
#12
Marner forgetting that there are Bruins on the ice trying to create tap in goals
#13
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on February 01, 2023, 09:54:16 PM
Quote from: Bender on February 01, 2023, 09:52:45 PMBruins just looking better tonight.

I guess you have to say that but letting guys like Greer and Zacha beat you from distance is on one guy only.


I disagree in a big way.   Leafs have had the better chances.  Samsonov didn't show up after the first intermission
#14
Quote from: Guilt Trip on February 01, 2023, 09:52:19 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on February 01, 2023, 09:50:03 PMFrig off Samsonov

 Brilliant in the first, shit afterwards.,
Not his night. 3 goals clean past his glove...I think the 2nd was too.

None of them particularly great shots either.   I think there is an argument they he should have stopped all four Boston goals
#15
Sam sonic with a terrible game but also great job refs giving a cool down on the Leafs after scoring by letting Boston start a scrum after the goal and keeping it 50/50