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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: Today at 04:20:48 PM »
Is that acceptable to anyone?

What do you mean by acceptable?
I'll let you puzzle that one out yourself.

I can't.  I tried.

Sorry to hear that.  Better luck next time.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: Today at 03:52:27 PM »
Is that acceptable to anyone?

What do you mean by acceptable?
I'll let you puzzle that one out yourself.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: Today at 03:30:36 PM »
That is a question I sort of have though. How many more points would the Leafs have had to have from all of the Hutchinson/Kasiskuo losses for literally none of this to be happening?

I don't think that's even the point of contention for people. It feels like, and this is just my subjective read on the situation, people saw the roster as composed and the money rolled out and they're expecting blowouts for the Leafs every game.

Whether or not that's the specific point of contention, if the Leafs had more points the narrative would be drastically different.

Yes. Even if they were empty-calorie wins.

And I think a lot of them have been.

I don't think people are saying that they're a back-up goalie away from contention today.
I heard or read a stat the other day, I haven't looked at the actual numbers to verify this but it was stated that the Leafs were 27th in the league in points percentage. There are many teams behind them with games in hand that could easily be ahead of the Leafs once those games are made up.

Is that acceptable to anyone? I hear a lot about advanced stats and new players and injuries but come on, we're 20+ games into the season now. Every team has injuries (look at that Pittsburgh roster that mauled us the other night), every team has some roster turnover. In the calendar year 2019 the Leafs are either at or below .500 now, with a points percentage that would not make the playoffs. And if you actually watch games, you can easily see that nothing is getting better, with the possible exception of Matthews and especially Nylander. Same poor dzone play, same lazy stick waving/lack of physical play. And now we've added a reduction in good scoring chances in favor of point shots.

Every so often the Leafs turn it on for stretches of games (usually when they're behind) but the majority of this season has featured indifferent play. I don't know exactly where the problem is, it's probably a combination of things, but even if we had 2 or 3 extra wins I don't think things would really look much better - at least for people really watching what's going on out there.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Coach Mike Babcock
« on: Yesterday at 12:33:59 PM »
I think that Babcock is a great coach, not that flexible though, which is an issue. I don't know why but sometimes it feels like Babcock is playing players the wrong way to punish Dubas, like Barrie and Ceci for example. When it comes to sports or organizations in general I don't buy into this "proven winner" argument. Berube won and wasn't a proven winner, do I think Babcock could have won the cup with the Blues? No. Berube was the right guy at the right time. Either Dubas will make some trades or Babcock needs to go.
Babs needs to go. His misuse of Matthews alone is enough for me.
I doubt he survives this road trip unless the team really turns things around. Not sure if playing .500 hockey will be enough. Hopefully being out on the road helps them get their act together but haven't seen too many positives recently.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:45:37 PM »
Didn't realize Barrie had racked up a nice -4 on the night. Kudos.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:32:34 PM »
HAS THE PROBLEM THE WHOLE TIME BEEN ALL THE FACIAL HAIR?
They have looked slower this year. Must be the extra weight from the hair.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:17:52 PM »
Spezza put Petan in a pretty tough spot with that pass...too  hard and into his feet.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:07:07 PM »
Hmm, teams are calling about Barrie...that's nice to know for down the road.

I'd be picking up that phone.  I didn't even think about how he has to be considering what this is doing to his UFA value.
So what to do first...fire Babcock and see if Keefe can right the ship? Or take the best offer on Barrie and bring up Sandin? Certainly looks to me like whatever message Babcock is preaching, isn't being received anymore.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:59:39 PM »
Hmm, teams are calling about Barrie...that's nice to know for down the road.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:48:26 PM »
They showed Dubas there, looks like he must be thinking "wonder if Shanny will let me fire this guy now"

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:44:03 PM »
Nice to see Spezza can still hit the net. Maybe that gets him going a bit.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:41:37 PM »
Kind of a testament to the abilities of Andersen, eh

YES!!

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:38:21 PM »
We're running Muzzin-Ceci and Reilly-Barrie

Move Holl up instead maybe
Rielley-Barrie, yeah that should work great.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:33:59 PM »
Poor kid. They should have left Hutch in there until after this team learns to play defense.
For everyone who thought the problem was Hutch...hint, hint...not so much.

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2019/20 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Leafs @ Penguins - 7:00 pm - CBC
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:25:21 PM »
Johnsson just horrid.
Typical Leaf backchecking, though.

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