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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tyson Barrie
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:58:13 PM »

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: August 20, 2019, 06:50:00 PM »

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:09:19 PM »
Herman debuting the Accountant Nylander profile pic!
Here at William, Auston and Mitchell... we're working. For you!

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:06:14 PM »
He's also learned a lot after spending the summer running guns for a Mexican drug cartel.

And Willy wants to know if you've been injured from an accident at your workplace.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:17:52 PM »
Fair enough, I didn't realize the top lines on top teams were so similar in ice-time. Keep it to the playoffs then. Even a two minute increase for these lines would be, in my opinion, an advantage worth being exploited. Especially considering the drop-off between the Leafs top six and bottom six.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:31:07 PM »
I think the average for a top line in the League is 22 minutes. Auston and JT's lines at that means an extra SIX minutes on the ice every game that a top line is on the ice.

Last season just 7 forwards averaged more than 22 minutes a game. And I'm not saying that there's a direct connection between the two but 6 of those forwards didn't make the playoffs, and the 7th (MacKinnon) just barely got in. The season before that it was just 2.

The centers of McDavid, Barkov, Kopitar, Couturier, MacKinnon and Draisaitl all played at least 22 minutes last year. Crosby, Toews, Giroux, Larkin and Schiefle averaged at least 21 minutes.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:19:26 PM »
I don't think anyone can argue the Leafs have two #1-calibre lines consisting of multiple superstars that are at least average defensively. The quote a few weeks ago when asked about ice-time Babs responded that "about 19 minutes is the sweet spot for Auston". Keep in mind that's WITH powerplay time.

I think the average for a top line in the League is 22 minutes. Auston and JT's lines playing this much means an extra SIX minutes of a top line being on the ice. That's not insignificant. Especially in a big game. Everyone gave him a pass in the regular season since the Leafs were basically locked into their spot at Christmas. But if Babs doesn't ride his two #1 lines more often next year and they don't go far I think he's gone.

For the record I think Babs has done a superb job nursing this young talent along, getting their defensive game improved, stamping out bad habits, all of it. I was always 100% with Babs from the start, but I have pause with this one. And I think the brain-trust does too.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: August 10, 2019, 10:42:51 PM »
Word is when Columbus came a knocking with their super generous sheet they were told thanks but no thanks, he wants to play in Toronto. Don't know how many offers there have been but none have been signed, I'm guessing the Islanders get the same response. Just a negotiating tactic to drive up the Toronto price as high as it can go.

And yes, super bored Herman. Is it pre-season yet?


Don't know @grammadubie, Wrestlers are cap-immune and have an automatic 2-way. Leafs need some more grit and jam.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: August 10, 2019, 01:44:58 PM »
Crying.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 07, 2019, 11:01:51 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChV3NHKFYgxe4k1ajuk_bbw
Just found Paul Bissonnette's podcast. Love the banter and insight into the lifestyle of the journeyman.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: August 07, 2019, 09:49:45 AM »
If they see Auston as their comparable (5 years x $11.5-million) then their bridge would seem to be 3 years x $10-million. I can see Dubas countering with the more reasonable 3 x $8.75.

I'm guessing Auston's 8-year number was probably $13.5-million. He's on record as saying he went to 5 years to get the AAV down and give the Leafs more flexibility.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: August 06, 2019, 07:57:53 PM »

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:39:16 PM »

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