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Benching Nylander while giving Marleau (and Brown!) an automatic shift was dumb.

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Marleau is a below average player and should be separated from Matthews. He is a giveaway machine at this point in his career.

Leivo is a better and tougher player than Ennis, Lindholm, and probably Brown, and it was a mistake to get rid of him.

On the plus side, Nylander looks a lot better than I expected. His passing has been great.

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The amount of interference run against Marner each game is out of control. What does he have to do to draw a penalty?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leivo traded to Vancouver for Michael Carcone
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:41:46 PM »
Sniped a nice goal in his first game as a Canuck.

It still seems strange that we gave away a guy with his size, skill-set and strong possession numbers.

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Strange that interference hasnít been a penalty for the other team the past few seasons.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leivo traded to Vancouver for Michael Carcone
« on: December 03, 2018, 02:23:55 PM »
I like Leivo better than Ennis. He seems to understand the defensive game/positioning better and has used his body effectively, especially this year. That said, I understand the move.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:40:34 PM »
So I haven't been following this religiously. Do we think that Nylander's ask came down or Dubas' offer went up? Because this seems like the sort of deal that should have been available 6 months ago.

I think that may be the wrong way to look at things. I think it's pretty clear now that both sides were using the deadline as a way to get the best deal possible. If Dubas had offered this in July, that might have just been the starting point for what Nylander was negotiating against and vice-versa.

Probably. I get that the theory is that you want to avoid anchoring the negotiations at your max offer too early, since the other side will expect movement to get a deal done.

That said, experienced negotiators typically have a pretty good idea of what the number will look like after all the back and forth. I have a hard time understanding why they couldn't get to $6.9 million as of October 1 if that number was acceptable as of December 1. I suspect the answer has something to do with the initial offers being so extreme that negotiations were totally stalled. I wonder if Dubas' inexperience had something to do with it.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:19:27 PM »
So I haven't been following this religiously. Do we think that Nylander's ask came down or Dubas' offer went up? Because this seems like the sort of deal that should have been available 6 months ago.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:44:35 PM »
In what world is sitting out better for both sides than one year at, say, $7 million?

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The Leafs are at home, which means they have forgotten they are allowed to skate with the puck under control.

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So after one game of trying Kapenen on the power play, Babcock is  replacing him with Hyman.

Remarkable.

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I hate to say it, but I caught a bit of the Vancouver game and it was refreshing to see a team consistently attempt to leave their own zone and enter the opposing zone with possession, rather than having a set dump and chase (give away) play because "Hyman is an elite puck retriever". 

It's almost as though Babcock has built the system around Zach Hyman style hockey rather than trusting his skilled guys to do what they're best at. It's an approach that even the most mediocre teams (e.g. Calgary) have very little trouble exploiting.

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The Leafs have been pretty brutal since Babcock announced to the league that he was going to start line-matching again. Slow starts, no sustained offence, barely any controlled zone entries, etc.

It doesnít look good on a coach when the team plays better on the road - when the coach has less opportunity to control the game - than it does at home.

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Iíve heard some bad Jim Hughson calls, but that was one of the worst. He is awful.

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I wonder if this is going to be another year where the Leafs face a lopsided penalty disparity in the other teamís favour.

On a different note, the league seems to have figured out Babcockís system. Offence/shots/possession have been hard to come by for a lot of games.

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