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Average is 55 games (excluding 2013, Chicago).

55 is the average a lot of teams are striving for according to Cat Silverman.
Babcock is one of the holdouts here.

As Bullfrog aptly demonstrated, the last handful of Cup winners did it with split duties, even during their specific runs. A game-warm average backup is better than a super cold good backup.

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Millen identifying that Nylander is back with Matthews for the first time 5 shifts after it happened

It seems that it is tough for him to identify things quickly especially when he is between the benches.  But what I find particularly annoying is when he says that ordinary or routine or capable saves are fantastic or unbelievable or incredible.  It is interesting that the director of the telecast doesn’t reign him in more.

I'm okay with cutting the broadcasters a lot of slack.

It's a hella fast game, and ice level is even faster. There's a lot of preparation going into every game (stat packs and the like), and they can be forgiven for not being able to tell one fast kid with a number in the 20s from another amongst 9 other bodies zipping around.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Is it panic time yet?
« on: Today at 11:33:46 AM »
I think it's fair to say a lot of us here have a reasonable handle on what a bad team looks like. This ain't it.

There's an air of a mob mentality happening in the fanbase where media-driven narrative seeps into their viewing lens. TSN/SportsNet and the like have a deliberately myopic focus to capitalize on fan-emotions and people just get swept right up into it. GDTs are now overrun with people who pretty much only post when the Leafs have something bad happen to them. That's just what happens when expectations are high because people only make note when their expectations are not met.

The first 5 games of blistering offense was not a true picture of this team, just as these past few games weren't a true picture of the team's capabilities. There were many underlying problems to the Leafs game at the beginning of the season that were obfuscated by GOALS GALORE on the powerplay. Now the team is generally playing a crap ton better 5v5 but it's masked by not having our regular goaltending + a handful of shooting slumps (WHICH HAPPEN ALL THE TIME, now magnified with injury and a contract thing which hurt all your poor widdle feelings) coinciding.

Marner scored like 1 goal in 30+ games at the beginning of last season, but no one here was roasting him because everyone else was scoring. Kypreos wanted the Leafs to trade him! Do you turly think two straight seasons of 60 pts is Nylander's high water mark?

The surface of the ocean may be choppy with whatever the weather is doing, but look a little deeper and you'll get a better sense of what's actually happening.

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Willy was back with Matthews on that last shift.

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You want to take Nylander off of the Matthews line, fine, whatever. But putting Brown in his place isn't going to do anything to help the Matthews line score.

I thinks it’s to make the 4th line some semblance of dangerous.

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Sparks has been fantastic.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 03:44:51 PM »
Just looking at some stats. I'm guessing the Jets are totally happy with Laine's play lately because the kid is losing money like nobody's business. Since his 5 goal output on Nov 24 when he was leading the league in goals, he's put up just 6 g and 12 points in the last 25 games...Wow I didn't know it was that bad.
Send him to home to Sweden over the All-Star break. Last time he went to Sweden he caught fire. Hire him a fulltime psychologists as well.

He's from Finland.

Somebody get that man a full time geographers!

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Don't we need to have buffer space for max performance bonus outcomes during the course of the season?

Only for bonuses that can/will be hit. The concern has to be with the carryover. If there's nothing to carryover, it's unnecessary. Moore isn't going to hit is bonuses, so, it's a non-issue.

Cool! Thanks!

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Barring injury, or maybe an extended road trip while Ennis is out, they're not going to call him up for reals until after the deadline as it eats into our deadline cap space and his ELC also requires additional performance bonus buffer.

At this point in the season, he's unlikely to hit any of his available bonuses, so it's a non-issue. In fact, after tonight's game, he won't eligible for all but the goal, assist, and point total bonuses, and it's unlikely he'll be able to pot 20 goals, 35 assists, or 60 points for the season in 41 games with 4th line minutes.

Don't we need to have buffer space for max performance bonus outcomes during the course of the season?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:47:50 PM »

I hope Patrik Berglund gets the time and help he needs to sort through whatever is happening.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:46:28 PM »
I'm sure there were a bunch but not at what he got. I think everyone thought the habs overpaid for him.

Pretty sure only one person here wanted him, but I won't out him for this old take.

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I'm both lazy and don't actually know where to look/if we have the stats for lines vs. individual players but what were the 4th lines possession numbers with Moore vs. without him?  Watching the team I felt like they were better with him on it but that might just be observation bias.

In the 6 games that they played together the Lindholm-Gauthier-Moore line had a 57% CF. When Gauthier and Lindholm play with each other without Moore their CF is 45%.

I would like to see Moore back ...maybe sit the Goat...but it is probably an issue with the number of call-ups...

Moore's good, eh?

Barring injury, or maybe an extended road trip while Ennis is out, they're not going to call him up for reals until after the deadline as it eats into our deadline cap space and his ELC also requires additional performance bonus buffer.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade deadline moves
« on: Yesterday at 01:35:25 PM »
That argument isn't even beating a dead horse -- it's not even a horse.

All of Nylander's shot metrics have improved over his previous 60pt seasons, inclusive of his 10-12 game ramp up. Except for the puck actually going into the net because hey, we're also in the middle of Kadri and Matthews' scoring slumps, and Andersen being injured.

Nylander's contract is both fair market value and going to be a steal. Like Kadri's became a steal the year after he signed and magically stopped shooting 3% because the shooting bad luck wasn't his true capability. If anything, Nylander taking only 6.9M is going to help us retain more depth in the long run.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade deadline moves
« on: Yesterday at 01:20:37 PM »
lol

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