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#16
Knies is going to be prone to more mistakes than Holmberg for the simple fact that his line plays at a higher/more dangerous level. The 4th line plays a simple "get it deep, bang bodies, keep it out of your net" style which is less likely to cause glaring f ups unless they lose the line up battle.
#18
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 22, 2024, 01:29:09 PM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on February 22, 2024, 12:58:14 PMAre we assuming that Giordano will drop to the #7 spot?

If the Leafs acquire another defenceman at the deadline then yeah I mean him and Benoit would need to share the 6/7 spots. I'd give Benoit the leg up if I had to pick right now but Keefe could certainly decide to go with the veteran instead.

It could also come down to who the Leafs pick up. If it's someone like Carrier or Dumba then Benoit's size/toughness would still be more of a need on the blue line. If it's someone like Tanev or Lyubushkin then maybe not.

Regardless it's very likely both would see playing time at some point in the playoffs.

While I'll agree that having Giordano play less might be the right move, I'm not confident in Keefe doing so.
#19
Quote from: Zee on February 22, 2024, 12:17:46 PMI don't get the thought process here of starting Sammy against the Coyotes and then Jones against the Knights.  Wouldn't you have saved your presumed #1 for the more difficult matchup?


Does it not play back to the discussion we've had before about coaches playing their top goalie in game one regardless of opponent as the chances to win are lower in the 2nd of a back 2 back regardless of the starter?

I can't remember which Leaf coach had that motto. Perhaps it was keefe?
#20
Are we assuming that Giordano will drop to the #7 spot?
#25
I have zero problem with Rielly feeling that it deserved retribution. It was an a$$hole thing to do and I'd expect a Leaf to receive a roughing up if they did something similar. The crosscheck to the head was definitely too much though.
#26
NHL Transactions / Re: 2023-24 General Trades & Signings
February 01, 2024, 12:41:05 PM
I think the reporting is correct that not many teams could/would match what Vancouver's offer was.
#27
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
January 31, 2024, 12:25:05 PM
Cue the 'face punching crew' to point out that the Leafs have none and that's a big reason they struggle in the playoffs.
#28
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Signings
January 31, 2024, 12:23:27 PM
Penalty killing would help jack up Marner's number.
#29
Quote from: herman on January 26, 2024, 12:32:09 PMSwapping in Bertuzzi for Jarnkrok is really going to sewer our handsomeness/60 sheesh

Whoa Whoa Whoa, Bertuzzi is a handsome devil in his home town of Sudbury.
#30
Quote from: herman on January 25, 2024, 08:55:17 AM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on January 25, 2024, 08:47:20 AMWhat the heck was Nylander doing on that play?

Looks like he was trying to John Tavares* it on the back half of his PP shift while the other guys changed, tried to spring Timmins who had no speed, and then tripped over a skate.

* 1v3 to open up space for teammates, but usually results in a blueline turnover

Looks to me like he tripped himself over the skate(splash) so that he could have a lay down and then a lean against the boards.