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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2190 on: May 11, 2021, 12:54:08 PM »

Well I was close. If that 3rd line is being used as a checking unit then I think it needs Hyman or Foligno there. If it isn't being used as a checking unit then it probably doesn't have enough offence on it. Still time to move things around though so we'll see what happens.
Foligno wasn't putting up anymore points then Nash per 60 in CBJ. Anyway lots of people here think you don't need offence on that line. It's def a good looking shutdown line though. Lots of speed from Kerfoot and Mik. I honestly don't remember Nash as a player.

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« Reply #2191 on: May 11, 2021, 01:12:22 PM »
What's amazing is if you click on Foligno's face here, his expression never changes. Talk about consistency:

https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=80212

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« Reply #2192 on: May 11, 2021, 01:16:51 PM »
I think it's about getting Foligno, noted Swiss Army utility forward and older Hyman, some reps with all of the top 6 before the playoffs, and getting Nash's legs under him again. Kerfoot can be unleashed offensively, so to speak, with much of the defensive responsibility being covered by Nash and Mikheyev (reverse top-6 build). It gives all lines a carrier or two.

The old man line looks to be playing more of a bench mascot role that might wreck a matchup once in awhile with an OZ start; it'll be a huge boost if that line scores at any point.
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« Reply #2193 on: May 11, 2021, 01:17:47 PM »
What's amazing is if you click on Foligno's face here, his expression never changes. Talk about consistency:

https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=80212

I just watched the concentration of follicles migrate
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2194 on: May 11, 2021, 01:27:46 PM »
I think it's about getting Foligno, noted Swiss Army utility forward and older Hyman, some reps with all of the top 6 before the playoffs, and getting Nash's legs under him again. Kerfoot can be unleashed offensively, so to speak, with much of the defensive responsibility being covered by Nash and Mikheyev (reverse top-6 build). It gives all lines a carrier or two.

The old man line looks to be playing more of a bench mascot role that might wreck a matchup once in awhile with an OZ start; it'll be a huge boost if that line scores at any point.
Keefe said he wanted to get Foligno with Tavares before he got injured so now he'll the chance. Let's see what happens but it's nice to have usable options and not just warm bodies for hopefully a long run.

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2195 on: May 11, 2021, 02:02:39 PM »
Friedman's 31 thoughts:

13. The Boston-Washington kicks off the playoffs on Saturday night. Canadian teams are expected to begin next Wednesday. It might just be me, but do the North Division playoff teams need to wait for Calgary and Vancouver? I can see Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg annoyed at waiting and getting a tougher schedule.

It’s going to be weird without many late-night games, as Vegas is only Pacific time-zone team in the post-season.


I think the league should just move forward with the North playoffs while Van and Cal are still playing regular season games.

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2196 on: May 11, 2021, 02:09:45 PM »

I have no idea how this will work cap wise - Foligno, Hyman, Nash and Andersen all back at once?

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2197 on: May 11, 2021, 02:14:32 PM »
I make a distinction between expecting something and being overconfident that it will happen.

I think maybe the distinction I'm making is between thinking something is more likely than not to happen and expecting it to happen. If I roll the dice I'm confident it's more likely to come up 7 than any other number but I certainly don't expect it to be 7.

Yes, it's gradations of plausibility and expectation, sprinkled in this case with a dash of hope/fear.

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« Reply #2198 on: May 11, 2021, 02:15:31 PM »
Yep, I'll give Pridham his due on this one but I don't see how you fit those guys under the cap.  That's going to be some exceptional fancy math if this one works out.

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« Reply #2199 on: May 11, 2021, 02:26:34 PM »
Yep, I'll give Pridham his due on this one but I don't see how you fit those guys under the cap.  That's going to be some exceptional fancy math if this one works out.

Have to think Hyman and Nash are just practicing but won't be "cleared". Or at least just Hyman.

edit, Hyman and Nash likely starting on LTIR:
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« Reply #2200 on: May 11, 2021, 02:30:02 PM »

I have no idea how this will work cap wise - Foligno, Hyman, Nash and Andersen all back at once?


Have to imagine this helped.
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« Reply #2201 on: May 11, 2021, 02:34:01 PM »
Have to imagine this helped.

Those guys would have been on the TS anyway so I'm not sure that changed anything. Andersen was always a possibility if Hyman finished the season on LTIR.

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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2202 on: May 11, 2021, 02:48:47 PM »
I wonder if Hyman isn't going on LTIR if the Leafs go after the these games are outside of the "regular" season window. Technically the Leafs have all been paid and the regular season is over for them. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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« Reply #2203 on: May 11, 2021, 02:55:09 PM »
And you wonder why Tavares had trouble scoring lol
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Re: 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2204 on: May 11, 2021, 03:09:19 PM »
And you wonder why Tavares had trouble scoring lol

May as well have been playing with a goalie stick.