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The line of Domi - Matthews - Bertuzzi has been dominant so far in these playoffs.

The 4th line has been great as well. Boston really seems to be struggling with the size of that line, even though Dewar isn't that big (He seems pretty strong though).

Domi, Bertuzzi, Reaves, all looked like signings that didn't pan out halfway through the season. Now they all look like great additions. What a turnaround.
Quote from: Peter D. on Yesterday at 06:03:48 PMUllmark starting for Boston is an interesting choice. 

Saving Swayman for the wins.
Quote from: Zee on Yesterday at 04:59:07 PMHave no fear dear brethren, I missed game 1 but I'll be watching tonight


Nah. Willy won't be in for game 2.
The good news is the mistakes the Leafs made in game 1 are easily correctible.
Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 07:46:00 AMCut down on the undisciplined play and the defensive zone giveaways, and they should be fine.

Agreed. Stay out of the box. Also, unless the Leafs are trailing, stop pinching.

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 21, 2024, 10:15:58 PMAlso try Gio for Lyubushkin.  He needs a re-set.

I agree. Also, is Giordano an upgrade on Bush for the PK?
My Take-aways:

- Hopefully the Leafs learned from this game.

- Edmundson was playing like a complete wild-man. I think his quotient for being behind the Bruins net has been reached for the series.

- The Leafs did not play with discipline. Don't get involved with the Bruins after the whistle. The Bruins are going to try and muck it up. Just turn around and go to the face-off dot. 

- Dewar showed some real strength and toughness.

- Sammy didn't look great. He'll need to be better.
The Leafs need to play very disciplined. Stay out of the box.
Any chance keeping Nylander away from practice was done so Boston doesn't get the Leafs lineup strategy before game 1? Realistically Nylander is the biggest piece that is most likely to move around, whether it be on line 2 or driving line 3.
Any word on McMann's injury?
Leafs will sweep the Bruins.
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 18, 2024, 09:52:55 AM
Quote from: Nik on April 17, 2024, 11:37:33 PM
Quote from: Dappleganger on April 13, 2024, 02:20:42 PMhttps://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/philboas/2023/05/17/why-tempe-vote-arizona-coyotes-failed-miserably/70227759007/

This was the beginning of the end. Less than a year later the team is moving to Utah. The Tempe site and proposal was great in my opinion and was going to be funded entirely with private money. Citizens voted no.

Leaving aside that this "private money" included the city spending 200 million on infrastructure upgrades to accommodate the building and 700 million in tax relief there was still the reality that this group, whose financing was always dubious, wanted the city on the hook for a pretty significant portion of the debt they'd be taking on in order to build the "entertainment district". If the project fell apart, the city would be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars. These projects always, after independent analysis, are found to exaggerate the economic benefits.

I mean, think of it this way, if this project was this entirely privately funded enterprise which made a ton of economic sense without risk or cost to the city...why involve the city at all? Why not just build the thing?

If you watch the video below, 16:50 to 23:45, it addresses the infrastructure and some parameters of the proposed deal: