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Well I certainly touched on something here.

Like I said, I'm not excusing him of anytihng.
You asked why there's scrutiny around Babcock being hired by a university and your position was "can't we move on?" And I think there's plenty of better arguments as to why he might not be the best pick for young, developing players and that he hasn't apologized and is even defiant for well documented transgressions (Franzen, Commodore, Marner, Holl etc.)

I get it. He's an idiot. Perhaps I just tire of talking about idiots sooner than the average Joe. There's arseholes hired every day and some of them are in positions they shouldn't be.

And when I say just move on, I think he's an okay guy that was great with young players. I mean, I'm pretty tired of hearing about this pompous a$$. If Saskatchewan wants to hire him, that's on them. I guess I'm cold for not giving a crap if they do.

Note: I did not realize he started this "redemption tour"...and if that's the case, I just wish the tour would die quickly.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Willy
« Last post by L K on Today at 11:36:35 AM »
Since last season Nylander is sitting:

8th in NHL scoring with 38 goals and 18th in points.  His possession numbers are up near the top of the league. 

Misunderstood seems to be confused with the media creates a target based on artificial reasons and hammer it home regardless of what is happening on the ice.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Willy
« Last post by OldTimeHockey on Today at 11:31:24 AM »
https://theathletic.com/2410395/2021/02/25/its-time-for-the-never-ending-william-nylander-referendum-to-end/

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Five Leafs stuck around for a shooting competition long after practice wrapped up on Tuesday.

Firing on Joseph Woll, the acting backup netminder: Nic Petan, Pierre Engvall, Travis Boyd and William Nylander, the fourth-highest-paid player on the team.

?That was sick!? Woll exclaimed after Nylander flung a shot past him in what seemed like slow motion.

When they were done, Nylander helped his teammates fish all the pucks off the ice and scoop them into a bucket.

?You don?t do the things that he does away from the rink and when people don?t watch if you don?t care and you don?t love the game and you don?t want to get better and you don?t want to help your team win,? Zach Hyman said after Nylander helped the Leafs beat the Flames, 2-1, with two goals, including the overtime winner. ?I think the guys in the locker room know how much he cares and how much he wants to win. But sometimes he just gets misunderstood.?

Which player has the most individual threads about that one person?
Kadri
Andersen
Nylander

That's good stuff to hear. I did notice that after both goals he was smiling from ear to ear and loving the guys as they celebrated. Awesome to see.
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If I'm Engvall or Mikheyev or Boyd at that point of the game, I'm thinking, don't let anyone get open or get a chance.

If I'm Nylander or Marner or Matthews or Tavares, I'm thinking, next goal wins so I gotta get it on top of don't let them score.

What Nylander needs to add to his game, that Marner and Matthews have, is the mindset of "If I stay on top of the play and in good position, it will give me more and more options throughout the game to make a good play and generate offense". If he does this, he gets more minutes and more opportunities to positively impact the game and feel great.

Nylander needs to recognize the open player and adjust. As it's been said, it's one error, leading to another error, leading to a puck in the back of the net.

If the argument becomes that Nylander should be covering the Dman, what is he doing a foot above the hash marks?
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I was just going to post to Andy that I thought Nylander was too slow to react to the open man, but the blame here is very arguable.  Whether it's on Engvall or Nylander, the concern is letting a guy get open at that point in a 0-0 game.  You'd hope the primary team-D  awareness would be to not let that happen.

Agreed. It was a sequence of compounding errors. Engvall shouldn't have left his man to follow a covered player into the corner, Nylander should have been in better position, Holl probably should have stepped outside the crease more to cut off a potential pass, etc. If one of these things was executed correctly, that goal probably doesn't happen. It starts with Engvall's poor decision, but lots of blame to go around.
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If I'm Engvall or Mikheyev or Boyd at that point of the game, I'm thinking, don't let anyone get open or get a chance.

If I'm Nylander or Marner or Matthews or Tavares, I'm thinking, next goal wins so I gotta get it on top of don't let them score.

What Nylander needs to add to his game, that Marner and Matthews have, is the mindset of "If I stay on top of the play and in good position, it will give me more and more options throughout the game to make a good play and generate offense". If he does this, he gets more minutes and more opportunities to positively impact the game and feel great.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Willy
« Last post by herman on Today at 11:14:45 AM »
https://theathletic.com/2410395/2021/02/25/its-time-for-the-never-ending-william-nylander-referendum-to-end/

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Five Leafs stuck around for a shooting competition long after practice wrapped up on Tuesday.

Firing on Joseph Woll, the acting backup netminder: Nic Petan, Pierre Engvall, Travis Boyd and William Nylander, the fourth-highest-paid player on the team.

?That was sick!? Woll exclaimed after Nylander flung a shot past him in what seemed like slow motion.

When they were done, Nylander helped his teammates fish all the pucks off the ice and scoop them into a bucket.

?You don?t do the things that he does away from the rink and when people don?t watch if you don?t care and you don?t love the game and you don?t want to get better and you don?t want to help your team win,? Zach Hyman said after Nylander helped the Leafs beat the Flames, 2-1, with two goals, including the overtime winner. ?I think the guys in the locker room know how much he cares and how much he wants to win. But sometimes he just gets misunderstood.?

Which player has the most individual threads about that one person?
Kadri
Andersen
Nylander

Nice guy. Tries hard.  Got it.

Loves the game. Not a natural at defense. Room to grow.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Willy
« Last post by Rob on Today at 11:13:23 AM »
https://theathletic.com/2410395/2021/02/25/its-time-for-the-never-ending-william-nylander-referendum-to-end/

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Five Leafs stuck around for a shooting competition long after practice wrapped up on Tuesday.

Firing on Joseph Woll, the acting backup netminder: Nic Petan, Pierre Engvall, Travis Boyd and William Nylander, the fourth-highest-paid player on the team.

?That was sick!? Woll exclaimed after Nylander flung a shot past him in what seemed like slow motion.

When they were done, Nylander helped his teammates fish all the pucks off the ice and scoop them into a bucket.

?You don?t do the things that he does away from the rink and when people don?t watch if you don?t care and you don?t love the game and you don?t want to get better and you don?t want to help your team win,? Zach Hyman said after Nylander helped the Leafs beat the Flames, 2-1, with two goals, including the overtime winner. ?I think the guys in the locker room know how much he cares and how much he wants to win. But sometimes he just gets misunderstood.?

Which player has the most individual threads about that one person?
Kadri
Andersen
Nylander

Nice guy. Tries hard.  Got it. 
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I was just going to post to Andy that I thought Nylander was too slow to react to the open man, but the blame here is very arguable.  Whether it's on Engvall or Nylander, the concern is letting a guy get open at that point in a 0-0 game.  You'd hope the primary team-D  awareness would be to not let that happen.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Willy
« Last post by herman on Today at 11:01:29 AM »
https://theathletic.com/2410395/2021/02/25/its-time-for-the-never-ending-william-nylander-referendum-to-end/

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Five Leafs stuck around for a shooting competition long after practice wrapped up on Tuesday.

Firing on Joseph Woll, the acting backup netminder: Nic Petan, Pierre Engvall, Travis Boyd and William Nylander, the fourth-highest-paid player on the team.

?That was sick!? Woll exclaimed after Nylander flung a shot past him in what seemed like slow motion.

When they were done, Nylander helped his teammates fish all the pucks off the ice and scoop them into a bucket.

?You don?t do the things that he does away from the rink and when people don?t watch if you don?t care and you don?t love the game and you don?t want to get better and you don?t want to help your team win,? Zach Hyman said after Nylander helped the Leafs beat the Flames, 2-1, with two goals, including the overtime winner. ?I think the guys in the locker room know how much he cares and how much he wants to win. But sometimes he just gets misunderstood.?

Which player has the most individual threads about that one person?
Kadri
Andersen
Nylander
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