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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2019, 02:27:50 PM »

So every team in the league knew how to beat the Leafs and they just decided not to 46 times?

It depends on the style of the other coach, and if the players on the other team can play that style against the Leafs.  Take a look at the Leaf losses this past season, and in most of those games, the other team was clogging up the passing lanes and the Leafs never had an answer for that, and never adjusted their play to counter that.  Just saying....

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« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2019, 02:28:09 PM »

So every team in the league knew how to beat the Leafs and they just decided not to 46 times?

The Leafs just wanted those ones more than the other team.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #93 on: April 10, 2019, 03:23:45 PM »

However, the two wild cards are Kadri and Gardiner.  If Kadri can be a pest and create some offense and if Gardiner can stop passing the puck to Bruin players, and actually play defense responsibly, the Leafs will take out the Bruins in 7.

Really? That's the difference between a loss in 5 and a win in 7?

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #94 on: April 10, 2019, 03:29:42 PM »

So every team in the league knew how to beat the Leafs and they just decided not to 46 times?

It depends on the style of the other coach, and if the players on the other team can play that style against the Leafs.  Take a look at the Leaf losses this past season, and in most of those games, the other team was clogging up the passing lanes and the Leafs never had an answer for that, and never adjusted their play to counter that.  Just saying....

So then why did the Leafs have a split record against most teams? If it was all about style/ability to clog lanes then how come teams did it some nights and not others?
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #95 on: April 10, 2019, 03:39:48 PM »
Literally every teams game plan against every other team is to clog up the passing lanes.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #96 on: April 10, 2019, 04:01:05 PM »
Literally every teams game plan against every other team is to clog up the passing lanes.

Yeah. It’s like when people say the book on X butterfly style goalie is go high glove side.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #97 on: April 10, 2019, 04:21:08 PM »
I don't usually post about what player I'd liked to see used where, as I usually defer to the wisdom of the people in the know, but I'd love to see Matthews, Tavares and Kadri just continually rolled out there and barely using Gauthier. Get Auston and JT up to 20 minutes a night by giving them a couple of shifts with the Brown and Moore. There's just such a drop-off from the top centers to the 4C. I think they'd relish the extra minutes. Just ride those ponies all night long.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #98 on: April 10, 2019, 04:41:16 PM »
I don't usually post about what player I'd liked to see used where, as I usually defer to the wisdom of the people in the know, but I'd love to see Matthews, Tavares and Kadri just continually rolled out there and barely using Gauthier. Get Auston and JT up to 20 minutes a night by giving them a couple of shifts with the Brown and Moore. There's just such a drop-off from the top centers to the 4C. I think they'd relish the extra minutes. Just ride those ponies all night long.

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          Johnsson-Matthews-Kapanen
               Marleau-Kadri-Nylander
        Moore-Tavares/Matthews-Brown
I would agree. If Goat plays close to 10 mins, we're in big trouble. Babs needs to dbl shift the boys in the middle, namely Matthews and JT.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #99 on: April 10, 2019, 04:56:20 PM »
I would agree. If Goat plays close to 10 mins, we're in big trouble. Babs needs to dbl shift the boys in the middle, namely Matthews and JT.

Gauthier's been over 10 minutes a night just 14 times in his 70 games this season. Among forwards with over 50 games played this season, he sits dead last in average ice time at just 8:22 a night. So I don't really see that changing in the playoffs.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #100 on: April 11, 2019, 10:18:02 AM »
If we split games 1 and 2, i'm saying Leafs in 6 or 7.  I think games 1 and 2 are so important.




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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #101 on: April 11, 2019, 10:41:59 AM »
I would agree. If Goat plays close to 10 mins, we're in big trouble. Babs needs to dbl shift the boys in the middle, namely Matthews and JT.

Gauthier's been over 10 minutes a night just 14 times in his 70 games this season. Among forwards with over 50 games played this season, he sits dead last in average ice time at just 8:22 a night. So I don't really see that changing in the playoffs.

And I bet most of those games where he was +10 mins were blowouts or 2nd night of back to back.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #102 on: April 11, 2019, 01:03:36 PM »
My heart says Leafs in 6 but.....

my head says Boston in 5. :'(

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #103 on: April 11, 2019, 01:34:40 PM »
I would agree. If Goat plays close to 10 mins, we're in big trouble. Babs needs to dbl shift the boys in the middle, namely Matthews and JT.

Gauthier's been over 10 minutes a night just 14 times in his 70 games this season. Among forwards with over 50 games played this season, he sits dead last in average ice time at just 8:22 a night. So I don't really see that changing in the playoffs.

And I bet most of those games where he was +10 mins were blowouts or 2nd night of back to back.

Yep. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/g/gauthfr01/gamelog/2019

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #104 on: April 11, 2019, 05:45:23 PM »
A nice nod from Apple’s CEO:


Matthews has signed a major deal with Apple.  With some help from Marner, of course.  The two wouldn’t be complete without each other.  Expect billboard ads, tv commercials, etc.

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