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Title: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 01, 2017, 09:33:59 AM
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7-5-0, 14 points | 6-4-1, 13 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Komarov-Kadri-Leivo
JVR-Marleau-Brown
Martin-Bozak-Marner

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Carrick
Borgman-Zaitsev

Andersen
             
Ritchie-Rakell-Perry
Cogliano-Vermette-Silfverberg
Wagner-Grant-Kase
Kossila-Rasmussen-Shaw

Lindholm-Manson
Beauchemin-Montour
Megna-Vatanen

Gibson

Scratches

Dominic Moore
Roman Polak
Kasperi Kapanen
      
Jared Boll
Korbinian Holzer
Reto Berra

Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (6-5-0, 3.46 GAA, .896 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•Babcock finally pulled the trigger and did some shuffling with the Leafs line-up. Leivo will be with Kadri and Komarov, a trio that was very successful in their brief time together last season. Marleau was moved to the 3C spot while Bozak was bumped down to 4C
•On defence Connor Carrick has re-entered the Leafs line-up and will play alongside Gardiner. The two were a regular pairing last season

ANA
•John Gibson (5-3-1, 2.80 GAA, .921 Sv%) will likely start for the Ducks
•Gibson did take a shot where the sun doesn't shine at practice yesterday and appeared to be in a fair amount of pain, but he's expected to be fine
•Nick "infinitely inferior to William Nylander" Ritchie missed practice yesterday for an undisclosed reason
•The Ducks will be missing Getzlaf for a little while after he took a puck to the face during their game on Sunday
•Sami Vatanen returned to the Ducks line-up on Saturday but missed their Sunday game. It's expected that was for conditioning reasons so he'll likely be in tonight
•In Vatanen's absence on Sunday Korbinian Holzer skated alongside Hampus Lindholm on Anaheim's top pairing. That likely has nothing to do with tonight's game but I just found it so funny. Good one Randy!

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
      
•John Gibson - Groin - Questionable Wednesday
•Nick Ritchie - Undisclosed - Questionable Wednesday
•Ryan Getzlaf - Face - Injured Reserve
•Kevin Bieksa - Hand - Injured Reserve
•Cam Fowler - Knee - Injured Reserve
•Patrick Eaves - Illness - Injured Reserve
•Ryan Kesler - Hip - Injured Reserve

Stream Options

https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLstreams
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 09:58:22 AM
Unless the Korbinian!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: Andy on November 01, 2017, 10:10:51 AM
I would seriously love to know what Martin would have to do to get benched. Like, if he took the puck, skated back in his own zone and wired a slapshot passed Andersen, would he even be scratched the following game?

On a related note, Kapanen-Bozak-Marner would be a pretty sweet 4th line...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 01, 2017, 10:25:57 AM
On a related note, Kapanen-Bozak-Marner would be a pretty sweet 4th line...

If you put Kapanen in for Martin you could argue we basically have one 1st line and three 2nd lines.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 01, 2017, 11:06:46 AM
Due to the World Series Game 7 the game will be broadcast on Sportsnet One.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: Arn on November 01, 2017, 11:17:47 AM
Due to the World Series Game 7 the game will be broadcast on Sportsnet One.

And due to World Series Game 7 I intend to stay awake all night tonight and probably flick between the two games. Work tomorrow should be fun...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: Coco-puffs on November 01, 2017, 11:31:27 AM
Due to the World Series Game 7 the game will be broadcast on Sportsnet One.

And due to World Series Game 7 I intend to stay awake all night tonight and probably flick between the two games. Work tomorrow should be fun...

Raps game at 9pm too... Not sure if my wife will be happy if I'm streaming all three at once... she won't have any bandwidth left for Netflix (if there's enough for the three in the first place!)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 12:01:09 PM
Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Carrick
Borgman-Zaitsev

I'm pretty ecstatic about this group and the pairings. Question marks about the 3rd pair, but not foregone conclusions of disaster like the previous year. Gardiner will be seeing some PK time (back half and on the fly, most likely).

There's a cynical part of me that thinks this is a bit of a Babcock-pouting lineup; where the analytics team has been pushing for him to move on from Polak/grinders.

He tried it for a bit in the first few games and didn't like enough about it to ask for Polak back.

Now that things have jumped the rails a bit, he's like, okaaaaay let's try it your way for a bit and lines it up with the Western road trip against the gaunlet of Anaheim and LA, similar to the way Corrado was set up to fail against Pittsburgh after 0 games to get into a rhythm.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 01, 2017, 12:21:49 PM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 01, 2017, 12:46:06 PM
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No Mas... can't... take... anymore. 4 in 5... must reach... utility belt.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: mr grieves on November 01, 2017, 01:11:09 PM
There's a cynical part of me that thinks this is a bit of a Babcock-pouting lineup; where the analytics team has been pushing for him to move on from Polak/grinders.

If the succession plan is still that Dubas ascends to the GM chair in the next couple years, will be interesting to see how things play out.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 03:15:58 PM
Bieksa is out tonight as well. So with no one reigning down fists on Leaf faces, perhaps Martin can get a maintenance day? Please?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: cabber24 on November 01, 2017, 03:49:58 PM
Bieksa is out tonight as well. So with no one reigning down fists on Leaf faces, perhaps Martin can get a maintenance day? Please?
I was thinking to myself about how if we could see a player's ratings like in EA Sports NHL video games that Martin would be literally 1/2 of all his teammates. I was wrong. I looked up EA's players rankings and Martin is scored at 77, which is higher then Moore, Fehr, Smith, Rychel, Soshnikov, Levio and Kapanen.

https://imgur.com/a/f03p6#PDAb653 (https://imgur.com/a/f03p6#PDAb653)

I think I found Babcock's coaching handbook... "but.. but.. EA Sports says..."
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: Highlander on November 01, 2017, 04:06:32 PM
Unless the Korbinian!!
I've created a monster!! :o
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SNO, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 04:14:17 PM
Unless the Korbinian!!
I've created unlessed a monster!! :o
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Coco-puffs on November 01, 2017, 04:39:38 PM
What I find interesting is everyone equates Martin's spot in the lineup entirely with the fact he can throw fisticuffs really well.  Cmon now, the front office and Babcock are at least a little smarter than that.  They realize the game has less and less fights and his ability with them isn't really impacting the game.  Do you think they'd keep him in the lineup for a diminishing aspect of the game only?  Maybe there is something else he brings that makes him useful? 

He has one other attribute in particular that is top notch:  Hitting.   Hitting isn't an attribute that people like to equate with being "good", considering you usually don't have the puck when you are finishing a check, but I do think it has some effectiveness in a fourth line role. 

Just how good is Martin at hitting?  Take a look at corsica's "other" stats for last year:

http://corsica.hockey/skater-stats/?season=20162017&player=&team=Any&game_state=5v5&options=&session=Regular&venue=Any&report=Other&position=Any&min_toi=50&tab=Main

Then sort by iHF/60.  Martin is 1st in the NHL at 25.21.  Only 61 players in the NHL are above 15 hits/60.  Only three leafs were above 10 hits/60 last year (Komarov: 12.2, Soshnikov: 11.3, Polak:  11.1.)  NOTE:  Borgman is above 10 this year, and Polak is down quite a bit- probably too slow after the injury to be finishing as many hits. 

Just to clarify, I'm not saying I particularly buy that Matt Martin's ability to hit should outweigh what other players in the organization can bring to the team whether it be scoring or penalty killing or whatever.  I don't think the coaches or front office look around the league and think they need a fighter in the lineup, so lets play Matt Martin.  I think it has a lot to do with the physicality he brings overall, on a team that lacks it outside of a few players.

And, in games against some heavier teams, like Anaheim and LA these next two nights, I'd actually rotate him in for someone.  I don't think he should be in the lineup every night though, especially if Leivo never gets a sniff. The lineup I posted in the Sharks game day thread doesn't have him in it because I don't personally value his hitting over what Kapanen/Leivo etc can bring. 

P.S.  I also HATE his contract.  To some degree, I'm sure he gets a regular spot in the lineup because of that.   

Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 01, 2017, 05:27:42 PM
Martin's there not for the fighting or hitting, he's there as another layer of accountability against guys kneeing or boarding the superstars. Babs has said himself we don't have liberties taken with us when he's in the lineup and he would know. We should be thankful he's not an Orr or McLaren.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 01, 2017, 05:43:30 PM
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Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 01, 2017, 05:51:20 PM
The DUCKS are missing a lot of regulars tonight. Just for kicks, what would the Leafs look like if we were missing comparable-ish players:

Getzlaf (Matthews), Kesler (Kadri), Fowler (Rielly), Bieksa (Polak) and Eaves (Komarov)

Hyman-Nylander-Brown
JVR-Marleau-Marner
Leivo-Bozak-Kapanen
Martin-Moore-Soshnikov

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Borgman-Hainsey
Rosen-Carrick
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 01, 2017, 06:10:50 PM
The Sharks are missing a lot of regulars tonight. Just for kicks, what would the Leafs look like if we were missing comparable-ish players:

Getzlaf (Matthews), Kesler (Kadri), Fowler (Rielly), Bieksa (Polak) and Eaves (Komarov)

Hyman-Nylander-Brown
JVR-Marleau-Marner
Leivo-Bozak-Kapanen
Martin-Moore-Soshnikov

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Borgman-Hainsey
Rosen-Carrick

Quack.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 01, 2017, 06:14:25 PM
The Sharks are missing a lot of regulars tonight. Just for kicks, what would the Leafs look like if we were missing comparable-ish players:

Getzlaf (Matthews), Kesler (Kadri), Fowler (Rielly), Bieksa (Polak) and Eaves (Komarov)

Hyman-Nylander-Brown
JVR-Marleau-Marner
Leivo-Bozak-Kapanen
Martin-Moore-Soshnikov

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Borgman-Hainsey
Rosen-Carrick

Quack.

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on November 01, 2017, 06:36:12 PM
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Dammit. Sample size is working against me!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on November 01, 2017, 10:01:18 PM
eff!

stupid freaking baseball game is on. I don't appear to get this game tonight
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Rob on November 01, 2017, 10:11:33 PM
eff!

stupid freaking baseball game is on. I don't appear to get this game tonight

SportsNet 1
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 10:22:16 PM
JVR>Brown!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 01, 2017, 10:23:32 PM
I have the youtube stream if anyone needs it. Great delay pass by JVR.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: mr grieves on November 01, 2017, 10:23:58 PM
JVR>Brown!!

Preceded by a couple good scoring chances for that line...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 10:24:19 PM
That was incredibly sexy.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 10:24:33 PM
Ugh -- off of somebody and it's 1-1.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 10:25:08 PM
I have the youtube stream if anyone needs it. Great delay pass by JVR.

Again, yes please good sir.  The ANA announcers are boring.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 10:25:38 PM
It was an unfortunate set of circumstances. It’s nobody’s fault.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 10:26:56 PM
Hmm, who would’ve thought having a 3rd line styled 4th line going up against other 4th lines might be a good idea?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 10:28:38 PM
I have the youtube stream if anyone needs it. Great delay pass by JVR.

Again, yes please good sir.  The ANA announcers are boring.

Thanks disco you are savin' my life!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 01, 2017, 10:29:42 PM
I have the youtube stream if anyone needs it. Great delay pass by JVR.

Again, yes please good sir.  The ANA announcers are boring.

Thanks disco you are savin' my life!

Paying it forward, it's a great stream!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 10:32:02 PM
I have the youtube stream if anyone needs it. Great delay pass by JVR.

Again, yes please good sir.  The ANA announcers are boring.

Thanks disco you are savin' my life!

Paying it forward, it's a great stream!

Much appreciated.  For some reason on these West Coast swings my usual channel Firstrow sports doesn't carry the Leafs feed.  And when I try to dial in to the reddit feeds directly they don't usually work for me.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 10:32:16 PM
Greg Millen going on and on about Matthews on faceoffs because he incorrectly surmised a hidden injury is giving me life.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 01, 2017, 10:33:56 PM
I have the youtube stream if anyone needs it. Great delay pass by JVR.

Again, yes please good sir.  The ANA announcers are boring.

Thanks disco you are savin' my life!

Paying it forward, it's a great stream!

Much appreciated.  For some reason on these West Coast swings my usual channel Firstrow sports doesn't carry the Leafs feed.  And when I try to dial in to the reddit feeds directly they don't usually work for me.

A youtube stream is always the best for me, always try and find one. Try joining Nic Cage's facebook group. He posts it at game-time.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on November 01, 2017, 10:42:49 PM
Think the Leafs will ever get a powerplay again?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 10:43:37 PM
Think the Leafs will ever get a powerplay again?

When Zaitsev remembers he isn’t Polak maybe.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 10:44:19 PM
Hyman is a beauty but so is Gibson.

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:06:43 PM
I am confident that one day, Matthews will be able to shoot through iron.

Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on November 01, 2017, 11:09:35 PM
Freaking jvr.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:11:07 PM
Freaking jvr.

Great, subtle acting by Beauchemin to go down on that egregious push.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on November 01, 2017, 11:12:44 PM
That's 7 straight penalties called against the Leafs.  They didn't have a powerplay in the San Jose game.  I think they only had one in the Flyers game.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Dappleganger on November 01, 2017, 11:19:21 PM
That was dumb. If Lindholm doesn't hold Matthews stick, it doesn't go for icing.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:19:34 PM
That's 7 straight penalties called against the Leafs.  They didn't have a powerplay in the San Jose game.  I think they only had one in the Flyers game.

Really.  Hard to believe that no one is fouling us.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on November 01, 2017, 11:22:24 PM
That's 7 straight penalties called against the Leafs.  They didn't have a powerplay in the San Jose game.  I think they only had one in the Flyers game.

Really.  Hard to believe that no one is fouling us.

Especially when you consider that Moore got fouled in the San Jose game, with no call, but then when he retaliates, he gets the penalty. 

I think teams are probably aware that taking penalties against the Leafs is a bad idea, but I still don't think that teams would be that perfect in implementing it.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:25:36 PM
That's 7 straight penalties called against the Leafs.  They didn't have a powerplay in the San Jose game.  I think they only had one in the Flyers game.

Really.  Hard to believe that no one is fouling us.

Especially when you consider that Moore got fouled in the San Jose game, with no call, but then when he retaliates, he gets the penalty. 

I think teams are probably aware that taking penalties against the Leafs is a bad idea, but I still don't think that teams would be that perfect in implementing it.

Yeah, that Moore sequence the other night was horsehoo.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Rob on November 01, 2017, 11:29:37 PM
PP!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on November 01, 2017, 11:30:00 PM
Hooray
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:30:11 PM
We got one!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:30:21 PM
HA!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:32:29 PM
Leivo making a strong case as usual.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on November 01, 2017, 11:32:41 PM
Lenovo making some great passes. Gibson playing a great game.

*Edit: Wow I originally wrote Leivo. Damn you autocorrect!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:33:55 PM
Why did the last ANA PP seem like it lasted about 3.5 minutes and ours was 45 seconds?

*Is somebody screwing with spacetime*
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:35:45 PM
Gardiner that was garbage.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:36:07 PM
Did you see that Matthews puck strip to get the whistle though?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:38:16 PM
Andersen is looking good, but the Leafs are also keeping them to the outside.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:42:46 PM
Andersen is and his post friends are looking good, but the Leafs are also keeping them to the outside.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:44:16 PM
Andersen is and his post friends are looking good, but the Leafs are also keeping them to the outside.

You don’t need to move to keep shots that hit the post out of the net :)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: freer on November 01, 2017, 11:44:32 PM
I hate these games. Penalty calls against one team, and the other team doesn't get called.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 01, 2017, 11:47:00 PM
Andersen is and his post friends are looking good, but the Leafs are also keeping them to the outside.

You don’t need to move to keep shots that hit the post out of the net :)

He's a brainy dane.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 01, 2017, 11:54:05 PM
Kadri’s line, while they’ve had some strong forays into the zone (esp. Kadri himself) are getting way out chances 5v5 tonight. Like 11% CF% as a line.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 02, 2017, 12:02:53 AM
Patty CAKE
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 12:03:39 AM
Bozak is never seeing JvR on his wing again.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 12:12:20 AM
Leivo playing net-front sans bucket: ‘manly’ or stupid?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 02, 2017, 12:26:28 AM
Best period in awhile for the Leafs.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 02, 2017, 12:26:44 AM
That is such a huge shift from Marleau, late in a one-goal game and he's the first man back to beat a Duck to the puck on the line change dump-in to the Leafs defensive zone. Then he wins a battle to get the puck out of the defensive zone twice and then moments later he's the aggressor on the forecheck twice, keeping the puck in and creating a chance.

I know we've rightly given Babcock some criticism recently over lineup choices, but when he says Marleau is a model professional, he is definitely correct.

I was also skeptical of Ron Hainsey being any more than a bottom pairing guy and I think he's been great so far.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 12:28:28 AM
Yo that Nylander yo-yo move at the blueline as Matthews was crossing through was madness.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 02, 2017, 12:32:58 AM
Marner doesn't do offside.

Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 02, 2017, 12:36:12 AM
Whew!  We needed that.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 02, 2017, 12:37:30 AM
Uncle Leo!

Please, please, please be a turnaround game.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 12:39:37 AM
I’ll take it, if only for the “if it’s working, why change it?” rule about the lineup.

Facing a very depleted Ducks squad led by Randy Carlyle’s battle plan, I’m actually a bit disappointed we didn’t come away with an 8-4 win.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 02, 2017, 12:42:26 AM
I’ll take it, if only for the “if it’s working, why change it?” rule about the lineup.

Facing a very depleted Ducks squad led by Randy Carlyle’s battle plan, I’m actually a bit disappointed we didn’t come away with an 8-4 win.

They are still discombobulated, but ya you take your Golden State wins where you can get them.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 12:45:33 AM
5v5 High danger chances for and against the Leafs tonight: 11 to 3.
That’s the Ducks putting on 1 scary shot from in close per period tonight, excluding. Their numerous power plays running a low percentage system.

It’s both a good job by the defense against a popgun attack and Andersen returning to form on the long shot.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: Dappleganger on November 02, 2017, 12:45:51 AM
Leivo playing net-front sans bucket: ‘manly’ or stupid?

Brad Marsh used to do it all the time on the defensive side. Never heard him called "unmanly".
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 02, 2017, 12:50:48 AM
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Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 02, 2017, 12:50:57 AM

Also, SCREAMING LADY ;D
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 01:01:29 AM

Waaait nnnow you do the back to back swaps?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Ducks - Nov. 1st, 10:00pm - SN1, Fan 590
Post by: cabber24 on November 02, 2017, 09:36:35 AM
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That's unfortunate for my fantasy hockey team goalie stats. He should have been diving into the bench since it was lost cause and  save his stats.