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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #735 on: January 08, 2019, 09:55:54 PM »
The only difference I see in Riellys game this season is that hes more confident attacking low in the zone to cause odd-man advantages as he did in the WHL. Everything else has been largely the same.

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« Reply #735 on: January 08, 2019, 09:55:54 PM »

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« Reply #736 on: January 08, 2019, 10:41:54 PM »
And Andersen leads their Vezina tracker FWIW.

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« Reply #737 on: January 09, 2019, 04:43:57 AM »
I guess I'm surprised that given all the new statistical data that the NHL award voting people haven't really starting making the Norris about being a great well rounded defense guy.

Much the way the Hart hasn't become a well rounded offense guy trophy.
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« Reply #738 on: January 10, 2019, 11:29:04 AM »

CapFriendly knows which market's clicks keeps the lights on.

And I know where to go for a laugh:
https://www.capfriendly.com/staff/peter-chiarelli/trades
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« Reply #739 on: January 10, 2019, 01:30:40 PM »

This shows pretty clearly how reliant we've been on Andersen (and how he has risen to the challenge).

The Leafs, despite what we see/choose to remember, haven't been terribad defensively in front of Andersen (above league average, really), but he has certainly elevated what the team has done in front of them.

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« Reply #740 on: January 11, 2019, 01:50:37 PM »

Double shifting Matthews is a valid solution. On unit 1, he's not the primary carrier and he's just a stationary weapon. On unit 2, he is integral to the attack, but still not the primary carrier.

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« Reply #741 on: January 11, 2019, 02:30:08 PM »

Double shifting Matthews is a valid solution. On unit 1, he's not the primary carrier and he's just a stationary weapon. On unit 2, he is integral to the attack, but still not the primary carrier.

I think thats why anyone complaining about Kappy being on PP1 shouldn't worry too much.  He's not going to play a whole shift with it very often IMO.  Let Matthews play 80-90 seconds of each PP, time with both units.

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« Reply #742 on: January 11, 2019, 02:46:39 PM »
I mean, it would help if they got more than 1 frickin PP chance a game to try things out.

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« Reply #743 on: January 11, 2019, 03:33:06 PM »
I mean, it would help if they got more than 1 frickin PP chance a game to try things out.

You got that right podner.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #744 on: January 11, 2019, 04:52:10 PM »


I think thats why anyone complaining about Kappy being on PP1 shouldn't worry too much.  He's not going to play a whole shift with it very often IMO.  Let Matthews play 80-90 seconds of each PP, time with both units.
O'Dog was talking with Ray Ferraro about Kappy and the PP and they both said maybe the reason Babs isn't using him there is because he doesn't have the capabilities for it. His game is all about speed and that's something you really don't use on a PP. They both said the PP is a total different animal where you have to be thinking at least one move ahead. Ferraro said he can't put into words what the difference is compared to regular play but said it's a lot different and some guys, no matter how talented, just aren't good at it. They didn't suggest Kappy isn't one of them but that could be the reason Babs doesn't use him. On the PK however, speed is a bonus. Makes sense. I'm ok with him not getting too much of a look ir having too much success. Would like to keep him at a reasonable contract.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #745 on: January 12, 2019, 03:22:06 AM »
What Babcock wants out of his players:  the win against New Jeraey Thursday night was demonstration enough on obviously what he means.  The Leafs had their best possession game of the season at nearly 65%.

Note:  This article was written before the Devils-Leafs tilt.

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Well, I like lots of things about us, head coach Mike Babcock says. I like our people, I like how bad we want to be good, I like our leadership, I like our depth. Sometimes I dont like our details. I think we got to to be a way heavier team. Being heavy isnt getting on a scale and measuring yourself: its a state of mind.

Its heavy on offence. Its having the puck, its getting the puck back all the time, its checking the puck, its putting your work in front of your skill, its being determined offensively, instead of coming down and having a rush and being one and done. Its multiple-shot shifts, its having some jam And so I think we can do a better job there, and I think we can continually get better defensively so we are way better offensively. So we have a lot of work to do.

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I think that feeling going into games that you can just kill another teams will to win, says Tavares, when asked what he wants to see between now and seasons end. And just knowing that you just feel that when (the Leafs) come into your building, you just know what a tough night its going to be. Even if you play your best, you know the odds are still probably against you, where we just have the ability to kind of take games over that way, and generate that momentum. Its hard to do that on a consistent basis.


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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #746 on: January 12, 2019, 11:06:11 PM »

Sorry not sorry.

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« Reply #748 on: January 13, 2019, 02:18:06 PM »
Maybe one day Holl will even get into a game.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #749 on: January 13, 2019, 04:16:14 PM »
I can see Rosen getting the call this year. From all accounts he's having a good year and had an excellent playoff last year.
I think if Lilypad gets back and plays well he still may get a shot up here this year.

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« Reply #749 on: January 13, 2019, 04:16:14 PM »