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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #780 on: February 24, 2018, 11:44:35 PM »
So they're saying Matthews has suffered a second degree shoulder separation.  He'll be out two to four weeks, and the Leafs won't rush him back.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/leafs-wont-rush-auston-matthews-back-lineup/

It's really too bad.  It will probably cost the Leafs home ice in the playoffs.  It's a great opportunity for Leivo though.

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« Reply #781 on: February 25, 2018, 01:07:13 AM »
Grade II - A partial dislocation of the joint in which there may be some displacement that may not be obvious during a physical examination. The acromioclavicular ligament is completely torn, while the coracoclavicular ligaments remain intact.
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« Reply #782 on: February 25, 2018, 01:15:35 AM »
Some information from Dr. Highlander,  as you can see he will probably will be out more than 4 weeks, more like 6, so step into Game 1 of the playoffs dude:

Like many other orthopedic injuries, A-C separations are categorized into three degrees of severity.  A first degree separation is merely a sprain without serious ligament damage.  The joint is tender and swollen, but there is no separation.  Treatment consists of ice applications and use of a sling for 3-7 days.  Athletics can later be resumed when the pain subsides, and full shoulder motion is restored.  Little rehabilitation is necessary, and the prognosis is excellent.

In the second degree separation, the injury is greater, and there is complete disruption of the ligaments which surround the A-C joint. However, the ligaments holding the collarbone to the shoulder blade are not torn, and consequently there is only minor displacement of the collarbone.  The A-C “bump” is more prominent, and the separation can be felt.  This injury is also treated with a sling, but immobilization is required for two to three weeks to allow the joint to heal.  During this period, gentle motion exercises are allowed to prevent shoulder stiffness.  Later, shoulder strengthening exercises are recommended.  The athlete can return to sports in four to six weeks if the pain has subsided, and if there is clinical evidence of healing.
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« Reply #783 on: February 25, 2018, 01:20:03 AM »
After more reading on the subject Dr. Highlander thinks we are indeed very lucky those bad Islander outlaws didn't hit Mr.Powers even harder.  A Cat 3 injury would have meant surgery this ending Mr. Powers season and the dream of moving through round 1 over.
Looks like he will be back to help in round 1.
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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #784 on: February 25, 2018, 11:34:52 AM »
While Matthews is injured it will cost the Leafs



in lost salary until he recovers.

Actually Gary Bettman reminds me of Dr. Evil.

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #785 on: March 02, 2018, 02:52:23 AM »
The uniqueness of Auston:

They happen a couple of times a game. You can't mistake them. And they comes in several forms.

The between-the-legs deke off his skate.

The skate reception. Off of the outside edge? The inside edge? Take your pick.

The kick pass — to himself or a teammate.

Sometimes, he doesn't even need to use his skate to make the play. Any other player would use his stick to reach for a trailing pass or quickly touch a dead puck to his teammate.

But Auston Matthews isn't just any other player.


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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #786 on: March 02, 2018, 10:23:51 AM »
I heard the Argo's need a new Punter
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« Reply #787 on: March 02, 2018, 10:29:48 AM »
I heard the Argo's need a new Punter


They need an Auston.  :D

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #788 on: March 09, 2018, 10:53:33 AM »

Just saying the Buffalo game will be my first Leafs game so ya know...

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #789 on: March 10, 2018, 04:13:33 PM »

I really like Auston Matthews and am very happy he is a Maple Leaf but, in retrospect, my pre-draft "Maybe we should seriously consider taking Laine" take was, in fact, smart and good.
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« Reply #790 on: March 10, 2018, 04:32:37 PM »

I really like Auston Matthews and am very happy he is a Maple Leaf but, in retrospect, my pre-draft "Maybe we should seriously consider taking Laine" take was, in fact, smart and good.

And that my "I think Puljujarvi is a more complete player than Laine" was in fact sort of really off.

Edit: Actually, I still think Puljujarvi has more tools than Laine, but where Jesse is like a Swiss Army Knife, Patrik is a lightsabre.
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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #791 on: March 25, 2018, 03:12:58 AM »
Awesomely Auston...


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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #792 on: July 01, 2018, 02:12:37 PM »
If the optimistic goal was to contend 2-3 years after bottoming out (drafting Matthews), so far, it looks like the Leafs have got the elite talent you've long lamented them not having or having a path to getting. The balance is off -- there's more at forward than on defense -- but, after seeing what the talent they've assembled has produced this year, there should be a moratorium on what a long slog of a rebuild this would be.

Absolutely. Gardiner turns into a Norris-type defenseman next year, they sign another end of year all-star team makin' defenseman in the off-season, Rielly or someone turns into Seabrook and they add a HOF winger in his prime and they are right there with them.

I'm pretty sure those changes, if you'll excuse the dip into golf terminology, are a gimme. Why even watch the shot go in?

Bad news, guys. It was a center.

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #793 on: August 21, 2018, 09:05:14 AM »
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The captaincy thing, you’ve been asked about it before. If they came to you – Mike, Kyle, Brendan – and said, ‘Are you ready for this?’ What would be your response?

AM: Yeah, I would tell them yeah. I’d tell them I’d feel ready. I don’t know what they’re thinking about doing, what they want to do. Obviously John has been the captain in New York for a while. So I don’t know what they’re thinking or what their whole ideal situation is for that. But I don’t think it really changes much, whether you have a letter or not, for myself or anybody. I go lead by example, on the ice, off the ice, and being a good teammate is a big part of that, too.

Taken from the Mirtle article today in the Athletic, interview with Matthews.  Sounds like Auston is ready and willing to take the C

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« Reply #794 on: August 21, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »
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The captaincy thing, you’ve been asked about it before. If they came to you – Mike, Kyle, Brendan – and said, ‘Are you ready for this?’ What would be your response?

AM: Yeah, I would tell them yeah. I’d tell them I’d feel ready. I don’t know what they’re thinking about doing, what they want to do. Obviously John has been the captain in New York for a while. So I don’t know what they’re thinking or what their whole ideal situation is for that. But I don’t think it really changes much, whether you have a letter or not, for myself or anybody. I go lead by example, on the ice, off the ice, and being a good teammate is a big part of that, too.

Taken from the Mirtle article today in the Athletic, interview with Matthews.  Sounds like Auston is ready and willing to take the C


Good article.  Articulate with plenty of good attitude on the part of Auston.

Re: Captaincy:  This is from The Athletic, what Dusty Baker (former MLB skipper for the Giants, Nationals, etc.), said regarding leadership:

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"I was trying to figure out who the leaders of the team were going to be. That’s why I never appointed a captain. The way I look at it, leaders are anointed, not appointed."

Also this on what actually constitutes a player with leadership qualities:

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"Just because you’re talented, that doesn’t mean you’re strong physically and spiritually. Sometimes the leaders aren’t who you think the leaders are. Just because you have the most ability, that doesn’t mean you have any leadership qualities. That just means we’re depending upon you when it comes time to do the physical work."

For reference:
https://theathletic.com/477001/2018/08/17/rosenthal-dusty-baker-opens-up-on-the-nats-his-career-racism-the-state-of-the-game-and-the-smell-of-collusion/

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Re: Auston Matthews
« Reply #794 on: August 21, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »