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I am not on the tar-and-feather squad for Babcock, but someone needs to knock some self-entitlement out of him, because he's got some real flaws in how he manages this team.

Yeah. I don’t think he needs to go just yet, but he needs to be put on notice. Fire his assistants, takeaway some of his favourite toys (aka vets who are no longer useful in the role they’re being given), bring in some fresh ideas, and see how next year goes. No need for rash, drastic moves, just some smart changes.

I mean this has to go down as a disappointment.   Freddy wasn’t good today but the big guns didn’t show up tonight

I think Tavares did.  I think Matthews did.  But 34 can't score from the bench.

Yeah. Bench management is something Babcock needs to fix if he’s going to have playoff success again. Down one going I to the third, top two lines should have been given a lot more time. Special teams are definitely an issue right now - especially the PK and the second PP unit. Need to somehow move Marleau this summer. He’s done.

Difference is the Bruins’ depth has produced. The Leafs’ hasn’t.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S8)
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:10:21 AM »
Ok, battle episode next week. Who dies? I believe these are all the name characters in Winterfell:

Tyrion, Jamie, Daenerys, Jon, Sansa, Arya, Davos, Missandei, Theon, Gendry, Bran, Samwell, Gilly, Brienne, Varys, Hound, Tormund, Grey Worm, Jorah, Beric, Ed, Podrick, Lyanna, Royce, Ghost


Jamie, Davos, Hound, Tormund, Jorah, Royce


Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon, Missandei, Theon, Samwell, Gilly, Brienne, Varys, Lyanna

Fate uncertain:

Sansa, Arya, Theon, Gendry, Bran, Grey Worm, Beric, Ed, Podrick, Ghost

I'd be absolutely shocked if they canned Babs if they lose the series. While I don't like some of the things he does, it's up to the players to perform. Some haven't.

Agreed. He has at least one more season before it becomes a serious consideration.

Sadly, once again the refs insert themselves into the outcome by making a few weak calls, changing the momentum of the game,  then not calling blatant penalties.

Yeah. As much as I hate the ‘It’s the refs’ fault’ excuse, they e been much more of a factor in this series than they should be. Way too inconsistent.

Also feel like Babcock rushes PP1 off the ice too soon, it's like once the clock hits 1 minute they will turn into pumpkins if they don't get off the ice.

Which would be fine if the 2nd unit wasn’t so terrible all season. Either spread the talent more evenly, or stop splitting the time so evenly.

Nylander also needs help on the 3rd line. The shambling corpse of Patty Marleau and Puck-Dies-On-My-Stick Brown aren’t gonna cut it. I’d rather see him between Moore and Ennis - at least they seem to have offence left.

I'm as happy as anyone with the Toronto call but personally think it shouldn't have counted. Regardless if Rask would of stopped it or not. Hyman initiated the contact and impeded Tukka. Wasn't that much contact but still did. I'm not sure what the league can do but it's a crap shoot now with these reviews.

The thing is, this is very important. One of the key factors in these reviews is whether or not the contact impeded the goalie’s ability to make the save, not just if they impeded his path. If Rasj was not reasonably going to be able to stop the puck, can you really win the argument that his ability to make it was impeded? If he would have been unable either way, the contact did not impede.

Johnny Hockey with 0G and 3 points in his last 9 playoff games.

Johnny Regular Season Hockey

Rosen will stay with Marlies unless a d-man gets hurt and then please use him, anything but Marincin.
My understanding is that Rosen is with the Leafs and will remain with them. Leafs are only allowed 4 call ups and have used them. I don't think they can send him down and call him back up if needed.

Yup. If they send Rosen back to the AHL, he won’t be able to come back up until the Marlies are eliminated.

Just watched the highlights. Calgary should have won that game.

No, they shouldn't have. Colorado was dominant. They had ~2/3 of the scoring chances and controlled the puck most of the night. The only reason Calgary even had a chance was Smith. They were completely outclassed at every other position.

That’s Kapanen, who did exactly what everyone else has been trying to burn Nylander at the stake for tonight: giveaways, turnovers, shots sailing well wide.

Yup. I like Kapanen, and his skill is undeniable, but his hockey sense/decision making leaves something to be desired.

Outside of a mistake by Marner and a soft call against Matthews they couldn’t kill off, I feel like the Leafs have been the better team tonight. Boston’s just been able to capitalize on their chances.
They have been for sure but you can't make mistakes like that. Simply can't give away goals by being lazy.

Agreed. But, if they can keep playing like this the rest of the series, they should be able to take it.

Outside of a mistake by Marner and a soft call against Matthews they couldn’t kill off, I feel like the Leafs have been the better team tonight. Boston’s just been able to capitalize on their chances.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kadri suspended remainder of 1st round
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:50:26 PM »
Have they ever done a suspension like this before? I'll take it, could have been much worse. And I'm sure if Kadri gets another hearing with them within the next year that one will be a doozy.

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