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Bad play by Rielly. Weak area pass and takes off before Marner has the puck.

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So...we are just not gonna call holding?

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Maybe it's a Saturday night thing cos I only really get to see Saturday games this season, but for a team that's so seemingly good I feel like I've seen more poor or disappointing games than good ones, even being disappointing in some of the wins

Yeah it's the same thing for me. I can only watch Saturday games and they've stunk in most of them. Only memorable one was against the Flyers.

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I honestly wonder sometimes how the Leafs are good.

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Connor Brown a healthy scratch?

I'm pretty sure I have him replacing Hyman with Tavares and Marner. Or are you saying he will be?

My bad.

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Connor Brown a healthy scratch?

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Nah, I'd be wondering what the hell is wrong with Matthews.

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You can go through video of any game and see "late" hits like that all the time. If McAvoy is paying attention this isn't even talked about. He's just standing there watching his pass. At some point players need to protect themselves otherwise just take hitting out of the game.

This is like blaming the train for hitting the guy standing on the tracks.

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Can’t object to the Tavares penalty but it would be nice if the Leafs ever got these calls

It would help if they held onto the puck for more than 3 seconds.

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This is a sad effort. The Bruins don't even look like they've broken a sweat.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:17:13 PM »
Soften the cap? Yes please.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
Rebuilding is only supposed to take 0.0 seasons guys.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:35:37 PM »
Because you're forcing their hand before it needs to be forced.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:27:45 PM »
This is may ultimately be a minor point but I still think letting it play out like it did is a failure (of process, not results) on the part of Dubas.  If the reported timeline is correct, they got the signed contract at 4:52p EST ... and still had to do some back and forths before submitting to the league.  That is insane.

Sure, it came out all right at literally the last minute but the process is important.  There was no need for that.  All Dubas/Leafs had to do is tell Gross/Nylander that our drop-dead, not-going-to-be-extended internal deadline is X, where X is some date/time well in advance of the official deadline (and we can debate endlessly what an ideal X would have been). 

There is no way a manager should have let that become a high-wire act.

I don't understand this line of thinking. If they had an internal deadline, the deal might not have been done at all. How is that a better outcome?

Why wouldn't it have gotten done?  The dynamics are exactly the same ... so long as Dubas (or whomever) makes it clear to the agent/player that it is a hard deadline.  Of course if the manager isn't committed to that, it doesn't make sense.

Because it's pretty obvious that Nylander's camp wasn't ready to deal until it came down to the wire, if what Dubas said about Nylander calling him is to be believed.

Any kind of internal deadline is just nonsense from the other side of the table. If Nylander's camp called back at the exact same time they did yesterday and said "Let's make a deal" and Dubas was like "nope sorry deadline is passed" then that would be the real failure because the only deadline that passed was the made up one that doesn't mean anything.

It's not nonsense if it's enforced.  That's what makes any deadline mean something.  If he'd set an earlier deadline and stuck to it, what's the difference?  The difference is that he would have had time to trade Nylander, if he he wanted. 

Think of it like this.  What if the metaphorical fax machine had gone down at 4:50p?  Say, a fire alarm goes off in the hotel, the power goes out, the cell connection or web or whatever goes down.  Today we'd be reading stories about how Dubas blew it, and he would have.  He, not Nylander's camp, controls the contract process.

Setting a deadline like that is a negotiating tactic and puts undue pressure on the player's camp to get a deal done before it needs to be. If a deal can get done under the wire, then all you're doing is moving the wire.

It seems like a great idea for the team but it would suck for the player. It seems to me that Dubas' process was to not be unnecessarily antagonistic, which is what this idea is.


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs 6-year contract
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:19:49 PM »
This is may ultimately be a minor point but I still think letting it play out like it did is a failure (of process, not results) on the part of Dubas.  If the reported timeline is correct, they got the signed contract at 4:52p EST ... and still had to do some back and forths before submitting to the league.  That is insane.

Sure, it came out all right at literally the last minute but the process is important.  There was no need for that.  All Dubas/Leafs had to do is tell Gross/Nylander that our drop-dead, not-going-to-be-extended internal deadline is X, where X is some date/time well in advance of the official deadline (and we can debate endlessly what an ideal X would have been). 

There is no way a manager should have let that become a high-wire act.

I don't understand this line of thinking. If they had an internal deadline, the deal might not have been done at all. How is that a better outcome?

Why wouldn't it have gotten done?  The dynamics are exactly the same ... so long as Dubas (or whomever) makes it clear to the agent/player that it is a hard deadline.  Of course if the manager isn't committed to that, it doesn't make sense.

Because it's pretty obvious that Nylander's camp wasn't ready to deal until it came down to the wire, if what Dubas said about Nylander calling him is to be believed.

Any kind of internal deadline is just nonsense from the other side of the table. If Nylander's camp called back at the exact same time they did yesterday and said "Let's make a deal" and Dubas was like "nope sorry deadline is passed" then that would be the real failure because the only deadline that passed was the made up one that doesn't mean anything.

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