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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 12:17:31 PM »
I won't be surprised if Leivo is waived today...

Waiving Leivo doesn't alleviate the roster spot required to play Polak tonight (hurrah), so I'm not sure it makes sense for the team to do so. Better to just trade him directly (for almost nothing), or better yet, blow a hole into the left wing by trading JvR/Komarov for higher returns and let Leivo build more value filling that gap.

Hilariously possible thing is if JvR and Komarov got traded, Leivo would still be jumped in the depth chart by Johnsson and Aaltonen.

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 12:52:07 PM »
So Babcock cuts Carrick, Borgman and Holl from the line-up to make room for Polak.

I guess having a dynamic, puck-moving back-end was too much for Babcock. Have to get back to chip and chase and stretch passes, since that worked so well against Boston.

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2018, 01:08:36 PM »
So Babcock cuts Carrick, Borgman and Holl from the line-up to make room for Polak.

I guess having a dynamic, puck-moving back-end was too much for Babcock. Have to get back to chip and chase and stretch passes, since that worked so well against Boston.

Polak's training wheels too...

And let me just head off any rejoinders by saying, I'd prefer Carrick or Borgman or even Holl by a long stretch, but I understand why Babcock is going back to Polak.

Training wheels are not the primary vector of locomotion, nor are they wheels that spin the best, nor are they particularly attractive to see in operation. They are, by design, temporary and (hopefully) low impact.
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 01:30:30 PM »
So Babcock cuts Carrick, Borgman and Holl from the line-up to make room for Polak.

I guess having a dynamic, puck-moving back-end was too much for Babcock. Have to get back to chip and chase and stretch passes, since that worked so well against Boston.
Who of three you mentioned is the going to change this team into a "dynamic, puck-moving back-end"? To be honest I don't really want Carrick, Polak or Borgman to be in our top six. I hope were able to improve our D to a place where none of these 3 need to be on our team. I am also not sold on trying to win with two rookies on the blueline. Holl is probably better off as Marlie right now.

I know no one is betting on the Leafs getting out of the first round but if our D was better some people probably would. I would like to see a trade, we have plenty offensive assets, some of which are likely to walk so let's see what's out there?
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 01:45:28 PM »
So Babcock cuts Carrick, Borgman and Holl from the line-up to make room for Polak.

I guess having a dynamic, puck-moving back-end was too much for Babcock. Have to get back to chip and chase and stretch passes, since that worked so well against Boston.
Who of three you mentioned is the going to change this team into a "dynamic, puck-moving back-end"? To be honest I don't really want Carrick, Polak or Borgman to be in our top six. I hope were able to improve our D to a place where none of these 3 need to be on our team. I am also not sold on trying to win with two rookies on the blueline. Holl is probably better off as Marlie right now.

I know no one is betting on the Leafs getting out of the first round but if our D was better some people probably would. I would like to see a trade, we have plenty offensive assets, some of which are likely to walk so let's see what's out there?

The Leafs' defence is significantly better when Polak is not in the line=up. So is its offence. Polak hurts the team at both ends of the ice.

The team has better options than Polak available in house and Babcock refuses to use them whenever he's given the opportunity.
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 01:50:52 PM »
So Babcock cuts Carrick, Borgman and Holl from the line-up to make room for Polak.

I guess having a dynamic, puck-moving back-end was too much for Babcock. Have to get back to chip and chase and stretch passes, since that worked so well against Boston.
Who of three you mentioned is the going to change this team into a "dynamic, puck-moving back-end"? To be honest I don't really want Carrick, Polak or Borgman to be in our top six. I hope were able to improve our D to a place where none of these 3 need to be on our team. I am also not sold on trying to win with two rookies on the blueline. Holl is probably better off as Marlie right now.

I know no one is betting on the Leafs getting out of the first round but if our D was better some people probably would. I would like to see a trade, we have plenty offensive assets, some of which are likely to walk so let's see what's out there?

The Leafs' defence is significantly better when Polak is not in the line=up. So is its offence. Polak hurts the team at both ends of the ice.

The team has better options than Polak available in house and Babcock refuses to use them whenever he's given the opportunity.
I am saying I don't like any of our options and don't believe Borgman or Carrick is a substantial upgrade over Polak. All three aren't good enough.
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 02:00:43 PM »
So Babcock cuts Carrick, Borgman and Holl from the line-up to make room for Polak.

I guess having a dynamic, puck-moving back-end was too much for Babcock. Have to get back to chip and chase and stretch passes, since that worked so well against Boston.
Who of three you mentioned is the going to change this team into a "dynamic, puck-moving back-end"? To be honest I don't really want Carrick, Polak or Borgman to be in our top six. I hope were able to improve our D to a place where none of these 3 need to be on our team. I am also not sold on trying to win with two rookies on the blueline. Holl is probably better off as Marlie right now.

I know no one is betting on the Leafs getting out of the first round but if our D was better some people probably would. I would like to see a trade, we have plenty offensive assets, some of which are likely to walk so let's see what's out there?

The Leafs' defence is significantly better when Polak is not in the line=up. So is its offence. Polak hurts the team at both ends of the ice.

The team has better options than Polak available in house and Babcock refuses to use them whenever he's given the opportunity.
I am saying I don't like any of our options and don't believe Borgman or Carrick is a substantial upgrade over Polak. All three aren't good enough.

Jeff Veillette did a great job dispelling the "they're all equally bad" myth earlier today.


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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 05:19:42 PM »
Borgman down. Polak activated.

Kinda hoping we get blown up on the PK (2 goals while Polak is on, and another one for good measure while he's in the box).

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 07:06:04 PM »
Hahaha!  Bobby Mac!

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2018, 07:09:45 PM »
Borgman down. Polak activated.

Kinda hoping we get blown up on the PK (2 goals while Polak is on, and another one for good measure while he's in the box).

That wouldn't be good for showcasing him, which is what they are doing.

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 07:15:50 PM »
Leafs not looking too hot to start.
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2018, 07:18:43 PM »
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2018, 07:19:09 PM »
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2018, 07:19:24 PM »
Matthews scores!  Leafs 1 - Ducks 0.

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 5th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2018, 07:20:09 PM »
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