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Title: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 16, 2019, 10:09:00 PM

The Leafs will play their first pre-season game of the year at the Mile One Centre in St. Johns. Make a note that the game is at 5:30pm EST, so a little earlier than normal.

Here's the roster the sens are sending over, no word on actual lines though:


No Hainsey, Zaitsev, Brown, or Ennis. Three key prospects from the Karlsson, Stone, and Duchene trades could be in the line-up though (Josh Norris, Erik Brannstrom, and Vitaly Abramov).
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 16, 2019, 10:14:30 PM
Gotta save up your top defense* to cover Matthews-Nylander at home, where they’re especially deadly.

* lol
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 16, 2019, 10:16:34 PM
Gotta save up your top defense* to cover Matthews-Nylander at home, where they’re especially deadly.

* lol

Paul Marner is furious at the lack of respect the sens are showing his boy.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 16, 2019, 10:20:38 PM
The Tavares* line is going to steamroll Zamboni their match up.

* the line is usually named after the best player of the group who drives play
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Downtown on September 17, 2019, 07:34:06 AM
It's been a long off-season. Ready for some GO LEAFS GO!
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 17, 2019, 07:36:04 AM
It's been a long off-season. Ready for some GO LEAFS GO!


x2.  🙂👍
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 09:33:22 AM

A good 4th line preview (Spezza), and 3rd pair in Marincin-Schmaltz.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on September 17, 2019, 10:05:44 AM
Every point Marner gets tonight he's gonna point to his chest and draw an imaginary "C" there, and then point up at Dubas.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 11:21:30 AM
According to Mark Masters:
PP1 will be
Barrie
Marner - Tavares - Bracco
Korshkov
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Coco-puffs on September 17, 2019, 12:50:50 PM

A good 4th line preview (Spezza), and 3rd pair in Marincin-Schmaltz.


Looks like Henny is mixing up Mango and Kappy, but all the rest is right.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 01:03:19 PM
Oh yeah. I didn’t even read the top line.

Btw, for what it’s worth, attendees of the training camp have been whispering about the Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander line just destroying everyone and everything they’re up against. Obviously it’s like EC/AHL and bottom half Leafs, but they’re clicking as they did in spurts of last season. Two thirds of the game will be up against the Leafs’ two-headed monster attack.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 01:04:45 PM
Mikheyev - Kerfoot - Kapanen upon Hyman’s return is also going to be stupid fast and stupid puck holdy.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 05:10:51 PM
Tavares, Muzzin, and Marner sporting A's today
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on September 17, 2019, 05:22:30 PM
any links, I am now in BC and its blacked out...for the love of God, why is it blacked out. A preseason game?
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 17, 2019, 05:40:17 PM
I'll take a link too plz.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on September 17, 2019, 05:43:36 PM
The blue goal posts are strange.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 05:47:12 PM
Nhlstreams on reddit will have a selection of links. I like bilasport
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 05:55:37 PM
Lajoie draws first blood on a preseason goal.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Bender on September 17, 2019, 05:55:59 PM
Lajoie draws first blood on a preseason goal.

That was a poopy goal by Andersen.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 17, 2019, 05:56:01 PM
Trade Freddie
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Rob on September 17, 2019, 05:56:46 PM
We stink btw
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 05:57:24 PM
He was very screened.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 05:58:05 PM
I like how Marincin looks so far.

Gauthier with a PK shift and block.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on September 17, 2019, 05:58:06 PM
Down 1-0, fire Babcock
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:00:16 PM
Pk so far
Gauthier-Marner
Muzzin-Marincin

Moore-Spezza
Gravel-Holl

Edit:
Apparently
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:02:20 PM
Bracco has picked up Nylander’s old 29 so this is confusing for me.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: disco on September 17, 2019, 06:04:20 PM
TSN feed w/ Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro.
http://60fps.live/toronto-maple-leafs-vs-ottawa-senators/
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: disco on September 17, 2019, 06:12:26 PM
Fun-fact:
Most kids by a current Leaf: Spezza w/ 4 girls.
Rest of team combine for 3, including JT.

Which legacy vet is coming in next year and how many kids will he bring?
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:12:51 PM
No wheels left on Spezza but his hands are just fine.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:13:23 PM
PP time!

Long shift in the OZ earned by Spezza and co.

Spezza-Barrie
Marner-Tavares-Korshkov

Schmaltz
Bracco-Brooks-Kapanen and someone I couldn’t see
Edit: Marchment at the net front

Spezza and Bracco swapped normally.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on September 17, 2019, 06:17:19 PM
I know it's preseason and all but if I was a Newfoundlander I'd be pissed that you don't get to see Matthews live. They're gone after this game.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Deebo on September 17, 2019, 06:30:16 PM
Boooring.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:36:29 PM
Marner with a good tap-in pass that just didn’t convert.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:37:15 PM
So nice that nearly every defenseman on this team can handle the puck.

Edit: C’mon Marincin.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:38:43 PM
Nilsson deliberately kicks off the net with Spezza about to pop in a layup.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:40:39 PM
Leafs going for the double barrel drop pass for the entry plan. Lots of speed.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:43:34 PM
Lots of sexy movement and attacking in waves on the PP. Nilsson playing well.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:47:59 PM

Marincin NZ defense = instant offence. Sadly the last stick was Gauthier instead of Spezza (mixed lines post special teams).
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: disco on September 17, 2019, 06:50:14 PM
Bracco rocking the Bo Bichette hair and beard combo.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 06:50:41 PM
Earlier in the game:

This is what Korshkov likes to do
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: OldTimeHockey on September 17, 2019, 07:11:02 PM
The blue nets are weird. Is it my tv? :-[
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:12:38 PM
The blue nets are weird. Is it my tv? :-[

That’s what they use in the ECHL
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: lc9 on September 17, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
The blue nets are weird. Is it my tv? :-[

I like em.  It’s a cool change for a preseason game.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:33:20 PM
Double goalie swap. Here come the goals.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: lc9 on September 17, 2019, 07:38:02 PM
Marner assist on a Kapanen goal.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:38:13 PM
Kapanen!

Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:41:49 PM
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:45:17 PM
Omg defensemen that can make passes without icing the puck... where was this guy last season?
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: OldTimeHockey on September 17, 2019, 07:48:54 PM
Engvall is a big boy. His skating style reminds me of the Hockey Canada edge work videos. Nice form.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:49:15 PM
Is Marchment hurt?

Edit: he’s fine
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:50:23 PM
Rodewald got super lucky there.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:51:52 PM
Marner with another assist! And not the good kind.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: lc9 on September 17, 2019, 07:52:50 PM
Heck of an assist by Marner on that Sens goal.  Really bringing it.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 07:57:18 PM
Duclair and Gauthier playing impressive games tonight. Nilsson too.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 08:00:19 PM
Would be happy going into the season with Marincin - Schmaltz on the 3rd pair with Holl as a spare.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: OldTimeHockey on September 17, 2019, 08:01:35 PM
Gauthier looks pretty good. Aggressive.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: princedpw on September 17, 2019, 08:02:37 PM
Judging by posting behavior, Herman is more into this game than I am.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on September 17, 2019, 08:04:12 PM
Goatman....Ya
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: lc9 on September 17, 2019, 08:07:38 PM
Preseason or regular, Ottawa has the leafs number.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 08:10:50 PM
Duclair earns the dagger.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 08:11:14 PM
Judging by posting behavior, Herman is more into this game than I am.

Isn’t that every game?
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on September 17, 2019, 08:14:01 PM
TSN feed w/ Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro.
http://60fps.live/toronto-maple-leafs-vs-ottawa-senators/
Hey Disco,  thanks for the link, only saw the last 10 minutes as had to go out, but from what I saw the Goat was the best Loaf out of the pan.  Comments on the game would be very welcome.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on September 17, 2019, 08:15:03 PM
Judging by posting behavior, Herman is more into this game than I am.

Isn’t that every game?
the Herminator has earned his name!  He will be back.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: princedpw on September 17, 2019, 08:21:28 PM
Judging by posting behavior, Herman is more into this game than I am.

Isn’t that every game?

Perhaps. The differential seems particularly large today. 🙂
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 08:56:54 PM
Judging by posting behavior, Herman is more into this game than I am.

Isn’t that every game?

Perhaps. The differential seems particularly large today. 🙂

It’s just the first game of the preseason but I just tried to give a consistent effort out there, you know, and hopefully the coach noticed. We’ll regroup and try to get started on time and get the win tomorrow.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: barney_rebel on September 17, 2019, 09:17:16 PM
We stink BTW
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 09:20:19 PM
Also Babcock
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 09:25:53 PM
Babcock on Spezza earlier:
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: BrownRolo on September 17, 2019, 09:39:03 PM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 09:45:08 PM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.

Goat looked... activated. He was on the puck, supporting the play, getting open, had like 4 scoring chances alone but since he’s the Goat and not Matthews, they didn’t go in. Whatever line he played on as the lines jumbled, pushed the puck into the OZ and got looks at the net. He played some PK and got in a block.

Gauthier was playing with all the Marlies. He knows them and they know him. Spezza is new to the team and everyone is just frickin’ fast. He had some jump at times and wasn’t Jason Allison out there, but there were synchronization issues.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 17, 2019, 09:53:43 PM
I don’t know if we hear “tie goes to the veteran” this year. Not much love for Agostino and Shore. Instead we are hearing about Goat and Korshkov. Methinks tie goes to the taller this year.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Downtown on September 17, 2019, 10:22:52 PM
I noticed Schmaltz looking fastish. Made a few good passes too.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on September 17, 2019, 10:49:58 PM
I thought Bracco made a few nice passes. Leafs def have options moving forward.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 18, 2019, 12:53:59 AM
Highlights from this game:

Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: OldTimeHockey on September 18, 2019, 04:55:18 AM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.


Pretty tough to say that second goal was a miscommunication from Spezza.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Mr. Leaf on September 18, 2019, 07:17:26 AM
I was pleasantly surprised by Barrie after hearing all summer long how horrible he is defensively. 
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Bullfrog on September 18, 2019, 07:40:51 AM
Gauthier looks pretty good. Aggressive.

Trying hard to earn back his job.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Frank E on September 18, 2019, 07:59:01 AM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.


Pretty tough to say that second goal was a miscommunication from Spezza.

Yeah, that was pretty definitely on Marner. 

I thought the Tavares line looked just fine with Kapanen on his off-wing.

Most of the rest of them were AHL players playing against AHL players, so whatever...

I actually thought Spezza was fine, and I think Gauthier got lucky with some breaks, unlucky with the shots.  We've seen this before from Gauthier, against AHL competition he's fine...and if they keep him over Spezza I'll never forgive them. 

Schmaltz reminds me of Hunwick.

Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: herman on September 18, 2019, 08:21:32 AM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.


Pretty tough to say that second goal was a miscommunication from Spezza.

I didn’t phrase that very clearly; it wasn’t my intent to blame Spezza on goal 2. Marner definitely didn’t give Spezza any chance there and Kaskisuo released focus on a routine play in a dangerous part of the ice. Again, it’s playing with new players and adjusting to their tendencies and getting game timing going.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x7JT2ozornI
Babcock’s actual answer, while not effusive, is also not nearly as damning as words on a tweet without context. Essentially, Babcock feels he needs a safe defensive game from the 4th line, and Spezza was/is an offensively creative player by nature.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Zee on September 18, 2019, 09:09:53 AM
Goat definitely looked like a guy that knows his place on the team isn't secure.  He was working hard out there, which is what you want.  Keep these bottom guys on edge, nobody should feel secure in their position and maybe you get better performances out of them.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on September 18, 2019, 01:13:29 PM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.

Goat looked... activated. He was on the puck, supporting the play, getting open, had like 4 scoring chances alone but since he’s the Goat and not Matthews, they didn’t go in. Whatever line he played on as the lines jumbled, pushed the puck into the OZ and got looks at the net. He played some PK and got in a block.

Gauthier was playing with all the Marlies. He knows them and they know him. Spezza is new to the team and everyone is just frickin’ fast. He had some jump at times and wasn’t Jason Allison out there, but there were synchronization issues.
What do you want to drive?  A tired old Fiat Spezza or and exciting new Goat Lamborghini?
Seriously the Goat looked highly motivated and not all that slow yesterday. He has always been noted as being highly cerebral and probably is taking his time figuring it out.  I want Babs to keep him around. 
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Guilt Trip on September 18, 2019, 02:18:11 PM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.

Goat looked... activated. He was on the puck, supporting the play, getting open, had like 4 scoring chances alone but since he’s the Goat and not Matthews, they didn’t go in. Whatever line he played on as the lines jumbled, pushed the puck into the OZ and got looks at the net. He played some PK and got in a block.

Gauthier was playing with all the Marlies. He knows them and they know him. Spezza is new to the team and everyone is just frickin’ fast. He had some jump at times and wasn’t Jason Allison out there, but there were synchronization issues.
What do you want to drive?  A tired old Fiat Spezza or and exciting new Goat Lamborghini?
Seriously the Goat looked highly motivated and not all that slow yesterday. He has always been noted as being highly cerebral and probably is taking his time figuring it out.  I want Babs to keep him around. 
I want him to score 10 goals as the 4th line centre. I don't see him doing that unfortunately. He played well yesterday but he needs to finish on those chances once in a while.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: Highlander on September 18, 2019, 03:34:42 PM
So Goat just took Spezza's spot?

I didn't watch the game. How did Spezza look?

They played different lines. Spezza was tried out in all three phases of the game. Looked great in the offensive zone, especially that shift he helped extend into a drawn penalty, but had two miscommunications leading to goals in the defensive zone.

Goat looked... activated. He was on the puck, supporting the play, getting open, had like 4 scoring chances alone but since he’s the Goat and not Matthews, they didn’t go in. Whatever line he played on as the lines jumbled, pushed the puck into the OZ and got looks at the net. He played some PK and got in a block.

Gauthier was playing with all the Marlies. He knows them and they know him. Spezza is new to the team and everyone is just frickin’ fast. He had some jump at times and wasn’t Jason Allison out there, but there were synchronization issues.
What do you want to drive?  A tired old Fiat Spezza or and exciting new Goat Lamborghini?
Seriously the Goat looked highly motivated and not all that slow yesterday. He has always been noted as being highly cerebral and probably is taking his time figuring it out.  I want Babs to keep him around. 
I want him to score 10 goals as the 4th line centre. I don't see him doing that unfortunately. He played well yesterday but he needs to finish on those chances once in a while.

Hey the Goat has hooves not hands, give a Goat a break.     Actually he can do 10,  4 scoring chances a game,  in 8 Games that is 32 shots, one of those is going to go in every 8 games, even if he has to use his horn nubs.
Title: Re: Pre-season: sens @ Leafs - Sept. 17th, 5:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 18, 2019, 07:01:38 PM
Of the dfencemen, liked what Jordan Schmaltz brought — good luck carrying skills, able to pick up loose pucks and advance the offence from there, or quarterbacking from his position. 
(Similar to when Gardiner used to be on the ice 5v5 and quarterbacked the offence somewhat).