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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2022, 11:37:03 AM »
They got him to 1000 games, and there's two more games against the Flyers. I don't think we see Simmonds much more on the ice after those games.

Spezza needs 9 more points to hit 1000 regular season pts. We'll see him against a few of the bottom feeders, but LTIR will help us give him more load management.

Clifford just needs to paste a guy every shift and we won't care what else he does. At least he can still catch up to the play.
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2022, 11:42:09 AM »
Spezza needs 9 more points to hit 1000 regular season pts. We'll see him against a few of the bottom feeders, but LTIR will help us give him more load management.

Man I really wanted Spezza to hit 1000 points this season. But with just 16 games left that ain't happening. Wonder what his future holds.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2022, 11:53:22 AM »
Spezza has some skin in this game as well. Remember who went after Pionk? I don't mind Keefe doing this at all.

I remember him getting suspended for 6-then-4 games, yeah.
I think he'll be more discreet this time around and he isn't afraid to drop the gloves. Who knows maybe he went to Keefe and asked him to stay in the lineup?


Clifford just needs to paste a guy every shift and we won't care what else he does. At least he can still catch up to the play.
Clifford made a few good hits against Boston. I think/hope he and Simmonds do some banging tonight.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2022, 12:10:15 PM »
Pretty impressive

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2022, 01:14:32 PM »
Keefe using this game as a show-me butt kick for the old guys
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2022, 01:18:10 PM »
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2022, 02:45:11 PM »
So Spezza and Simmonds will miraculously lose 10-15 years each?  Spezza is pushing 40, and Simmonds' entire career was banging and crashing, they are both just worn out.  Spezza has put up some points the last couple years, and doesn't look terrible out there.  Simmonds on the other hand just looks done. 
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2022, 02:55:25 PM »
So Spezza and Simmonds will miraculously lose 10-15 years each?  Spezza is pushing 40, and Simmonds' entire career was banging and crashing, they are both just worn out.  Spezza has put up some points the last couple years, and doesn't look terrible out there.  Simmonds on the other hand just looks done. 
Simmonds def can't do the everyday grind anymore but for spot duty I think he'll be fine. Spezza is fine. I think it's more about his linemates bringing him down then anything.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2022, 03:05:09 PM »
Simmonds is basically done at this point. Getting him into the odd game is nice for him, but not helpful to the team.
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2022, 03:48:00 PM »
So Spezza and Simmonds will miraculously lose 10-15 years each?  Spezza is pushing 40, and Simmonds' entire career was banging and crashing, they are both just worn out.  Spezza has put up some points the last couple years, and doesn't look terrible out there.  Simmonds on the other hand just looks done. 
Simmonds def can't do the everyday grind anymore but for spot duty I think he'll be fine. Spezza is fine. I think it's more about his linemates bringing him down then anything.

Spezza is still useful for pp2 and faceoffs.  And I think he'll play well as a 4th line winger with 2 speedy sidekicks who help with puck possession and retrieval.  He just can't play with other slow grinders.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2022, 03:55:43 PM »
I'm just hoping for a win where nobody (on the Leafs) gets hurt.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2022, 04:25:19 PM »
Go Leafs Go!

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2022, 04:37:48 PM »
Spezza needs 9 more points to hit 1000 regular season pts. We'll see him against a few of the bottom feeders, but LTIR will help us give him more load management.

Man I really wanted Spezza to hit 1000 points this season. But with just 16 games left that ain't happening. Wonder what his future holds.

Start playing him on the top PP.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2022, 05:46:55 PM »
I like them both but both of them are more liabilities than assets at this point (the odd game excepted).

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Mar. 31st, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2022, 06:42:18 PM »
I kind of get the strategy here tonight. Give a few of the veterans one last chance to show they belong before you cement those permanent spots to Blackwell (he’s not going anywhere) and the young guys like Abruzzese and hopefully Knies.

What better way to light a fire under someone like Simmonds, even if it’s for just 1 game, then to jeopardize his place and role on this team.
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