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#1
Quote from: Guilt Trip on November 24, 2022, 02:50:48 PM
Quote from: Highlander on November 24, 2022, 02:25:56 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 24, 2022, 02:18:40 PMOfftopic but Hollowell held his own last nite, good for him.
Ya Hollowell was very composed, good skater and good vision, plays the gaps well.
He looked just like he does with the Marlies...great skater, passer...

I was at the game. I did notice a couple of times where he got the puck low in the D zone, had time, and then just tossed it up the boards to the opposing dman at the point. Seemed like a bad rookie turnover. So he's def got room to improve. (Stating the obvious no doubt.)
#2
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 17, 2022, 08:15:06 PM
Quote from: princedpw on November 17, 2022, 08:14:24 PMHas anyone managed to find a stream? The streams I am finding are playing the Bruins game.  I f'ing hate that it is impossible to pay for a service that gives me all the leafs games. 

I agree, where is that service?

nhl66.ir is working for me, has a home feed

Weird – it plays the Bruins feed for me.
#3
Has anyone managed to find a stream? The streams I am finding are playing the Bruins game.  I f'ing hate that it is impossible to pay for a service that gives me all the leafs games. 
#4
What are the chances of using Muzzin's cap space and going for broke this year?  It doesn't seem like the fan base (or the player's moral) can really take another first round failure.

So... Patrick Kane at the deadline to play with Matthews or to make the third line a threat?  Who else?  (Screw defense. The leafs need more depth scoring.)
#5
Playing Simmons back to back doesn't seem reasonable.  Put Robertson in his spot. Please.
#6
Great move.  Leafs playing goalies no one has scouted.
#7
Can't say I'm liking that 3rd line.  Just for variety, throw Marner down there with Robertson, if only to get him away from Bergeron.
#8
I think a total line blender would be fun:

Nylander-Matthews-NAK
Bunting-Tavares-Jarnkrok
Robertson-Kerfoot-Marner
Engvall-Kampf-Malgin
#9
Quote from: L K on October 24, 2022, 11:05:38 AMI don't love that Malgin is sitting for the 3rd straight game.  He didn't really deserve to come out of the lineup in the first place.  If we are rotating guys, that's fine, but this Vegas team isn't remotely the same physical force they have been in years past.  We dont' really need Clifford and Simmonds in for them.

I agree. Obviously, the leafs have stats on this, but I just don't see why an all defense line makes sense. If the center and one of the wingers is responsible defensively, isn't that enough? Wingers don't play that much of a roll defensively.  It seems that if every line has somebody who can help with transition and poking a goal, the overall goal differential will be improved.  Last year, Kampf's numbers took a hit without Engvall to help with transition. I'd pair Kampf and Engvall and put Malgin back with Kerfoot and/or Tavares.  Drop one of the bruisers.
#10
The Ritchie-Matthews goal scoring race should be an interesting one this year.
#11
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
October 11, 2022, 10:16:26 PM
Quote from: cw on October 11, 2022, 01:28:15 PM56% (18 teams) have projected cap space less then the NHL minimum $750k

75% of the league either has no cap space or cannot add a $3mil player based on projected cap space.

5 teams (Leafs, Flyers, Bruins, Panthers  & Lightning) are going with 20 man rosters
4 teams are going with 21 man rosters
7 teams are going with 22 man rosters
Most are contenders with little cap space.

That's half the league. So Dubas should not suffer too much loneliness in making that decision - though a few of us have expressed concerns with it.

With few landing spots, the cost making a cap-dump trade if everyone is healthy will be higher than usual.
#12
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2022 Training Camp Thread
October 10, 2022, 10:44:41 AM
Perhaps the biggest cost is the inability to accrue cap space before the deadline and then rent back Kerfoot++ (or augment whatever position needs it or has suffered injuries)
#13
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2022 Training Camp Thread
October 09, 2022, 12:37:21 PM
I live near Philly. Would love to see him return.
#14
Does anyone have a stream?
#15
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2022 Training Camp Thread
October 07, 2022, 08:59:44 AM
Thanks. Engvall probably won't be on LTIR ... which means keeping Malgin, Robertson, Aston-Reese and AK isn't possible.  I think AK has looked the worst, but preseason games aren't really a very good indicator and I may be undervaluing AK's strengths.  I'm guessing Malgin is going to be exposed to waivers at some point ...