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Sandin back in for Dermott. Brooks stays in, which is a little surprising to me. I thought he had a pretty rough game on Tuesday.
We don't know how good of shape Nash is in so maybe that's why.

Joe likes playing with Brooksie; he made that clear in post game and I think thats the reason.

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I think you have to go with Freddie in a back to back situation.  If you don't, what is that saying to him...he worked hard to get in shape and here is where you would play him.

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wwwwwwwwwwwwhyyyyyyyyyyy is this an 8 pm start?   :(

When I was a kid, Wed night games at 8 was the normal routine. Its nostalgic!

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Maybe it’s just me but I wasn’t all that wowed by Robertson.  I think there is definitely a player there but I think he still hasn’t figured out how to not try and do too much.  I don’t see him ready to knock other guys out of the lineup this year.

Agreed, he would do well to be on a lesser team like Detroit and get a regular spot.

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This was another game where I’m just left meh with both Thornton and Simmonds.  Robertson was not really noticeable but he was playing with a non-NHL player and had minimal minutes.  Hard to show anything when you don’t get an opportunity

I totally agree LK.  I love the thought of having a Thornton who takes it hard to the net but I don't think he has that in him anymore.  Instead he dishes it along the boards.  He still makes some great passes and must be tremendous in the room.  But with that huge frame you just wish for a few flashes of the past just busting through everyone.  Simmonds: I will give him more time to get bgack in the flow since he started terrific, lets hope he can return to that form.

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So, the eternal question in this situation.  Is it smart to play the goalie against his old team because he knows the shooters? Or not, because the shooters know the goalie.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs acquire Foligno
« on: April 12, 2021, 01:48:34 PM »
Looking forward to seeing how his grit adds to the overall chemistry.  Maybe he will do a Foligno leap for his first Leafs goal!

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Sportsnet says James Neal will likely slot in for his debut tonight.  I see he had covid-19 IR protocol since Jan. 12. How long is the required time off, assuming he was negative?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Discussion
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:53:57 PM »
Just wondering what the current opinion is, but do we think that Johnsson at $3.4 is more valuable
to team than Hyman at $3.4?

I would say very similar in 'value' in terms of production and both being left wing, we really need both. 

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:35:36 PM »
They'll give him a final "retirement" season (that may not include weekly appearances anymore) for his swan song.

You mean the opposite of what happened to Bob McCown? Bob is also a huge name and has been a staple of Sports Talk radio in Canada for 30 nearly 30 years and he was not given any send-off at all. He foumd out and then 2 or 3 days later he signed off for the last time.

At McCown’s request, there will be no fanfare or tributes during his final shows, Sportsnet said.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Zaitsev and Brown traded to Ottawa
« on: July 04, 2019, 01:43:37 PM »
Let's just watch and see how Ceci turns out. I'm optimistic he will be good. He's never played with any good on a regular basis.

https://theleafsnation.com/2019/07/04/the-leafs-wont-be-able-to-fix-cody-ceci/

And who is Thomas Williams? Again, let's see what happens.

Agreed, I'm going to withhold judgement and see for myself.  Possibly a new environment shakes him out of these examples in the article.  If he is as bad as described, he will be in the pressbox especially when Dermott is back.

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Nylander deserving any kind of bonus is laughable. I realize it's contractual and only in the real world do you get a bonus at your job as merit based.  I hope this is prorated at least for the months he did not report.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:56:36 PM »
The rest of the team and situation changes that IMO. But let's say I playing your splitting hairs game and only assume 60 pts.

It's not splitting hairs, it's pointing out the flaws in the theory. For instance here, by "assuming" 60 points you're assuming roughly 10 points higher than Lee's average point total playing on Tavares' wing. He only cracked 60 points once and he did that in a year while shooting 19% and getting 250 PP minutes.

By contrast, last year, Marner scored about 150% of Lee's best total with Tavares while getting roughly 80% of the PP time, playing a regular PK shift, with a lower shooting % than his average and being 5 years younger than Lee in these comparative seasons.

There are similar problems with signing just about everyone you mentioned. Some of them are too old(Pavelski), some of them don't have any sort of regular scoring track record(Nyquist) and more than one aren't even wingers.

I get why there's comfort in looking at a mass of players and just assuming the Leafs will be able to pluck the one they like best out of that lineup and sign them to a deal that makes us happy but I don't think that's what the UFA market has historically been. Something can't really be a better deal without knowing what the actual deal would be.

I don't see the need to identify the actual player, I get what he is saying and tend to agree with it.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:58:15 PM »
Abby Wambach: "Would you tell a men's team to not score or celebrate?"

Poor form playing this card, yes I would react the same when a men's team does these antics.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: October 17. 2018. Legalized Pot Day
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:29:56 AM »
Gonna bake with it?

No, I think I'll just keep it and add it to the bar for guests.

What's the shelf life of this?

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