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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #330 on: April 24, 2018, 10:29:24 AM »
We've clawed back to a one-game decision. Leafs haven't even played their best yet.

This is what gives me hope for game 7.  If Leafs can play their best, they should be able to take it.

If Kapanen scores, I'll start to worry.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #330 on: April 24, 2018, 10:29:24 AM »

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #331 on: April 24, 2018, 12:24:39 PM »
When does round 2 start for the Leafs?

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« Reply #332 on: April 24, 2018, 12:31:29 PM »
When does round 2 start for the Leafs?

lol.  ballsy.

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« Reply #333 on: April 24, 2018, 12:32:12 PM »

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #334 on: April 24, 2018, 12:36:43 PM »
Our 3rd centre next season will be Tavares, Thornton, or Nylander. You can take that to the bank.

They'll try for the first two, and if they strike out it'll be Willie.
So you're saying the Leafs will get rid of Nylander if they can then, right?  Because they're not going to have room under the cap to sign Tavares or Thornton for more than one year.  Even for a king's ransom I can't see either of those guys signing a one year deal.  I could be wrong.

You can absolutely fit Tavares and the big-3 into the cap long-term. Especially if the team can make the 3rd year of Marleau's contract disappear. It's a topic that was looked at here: https://mapleleafsnation.com/2018/04/10/the-leafs-and-john-tavares-are-a-great-match/

It would of course effect the teams ability to get a big name RD but who knows if the opportunity for that will ever come up in free agency.

If the big name RD was a possibility then it would make sense to investigate flipping Nylander (for example) for picks/prospects -- we'll need to continue to have a pipeline of cheap guys coming up from the minors.  Tavares is better (though more expensive) and at a more valuable position (center ... at least he's better at center than Nylander will ber in the short term) than Nylander so replacing Nylander with Tavares on the roster is a win.  Getting back a treasure trove of picks and prospects for Nylander would make it even more of a win.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #335 on: April 24, 2018, 12:43:47 PM »

*gulp*

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« Reply #336 on: April 24, 2018, 12:47:09 PM »

*gulp*

He ain't going in.  You go with the lineup that got you there, and Komarov wasn't it.

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« Reply #337 on: April 24, 2018, 12:57:58 PM »

*gulp*

He ain't going in.  You go with the lineup that got you there, and Komarov wasn't it.
Can't see Babs putting him in. The team has won 3 of 4 without him....0 and 2 with him...Choice seems as easy as the insert Martin debate!

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #338 on: April 24, 2018, 01:22:41 PM »
Ya, now's not the time to switch. He can make that decision prior to Round 2.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #339 on: April 24, 2018, 01:25:38 PM »
Here's a fun story:  I was watching the game about 15 minutes behind time because I paused it to help put my little girl to bed.  Unbeknownst to me, my wife set up recording shows at 10pm.

So the F'ing TV thing goes live to The National at 10pm, immediately wiping out the last 15 minutes of the game.  There was nothing, absolutely nothing, I could do.  So I login here to make sure they held on...I was very happy to see that they did, but super pissed about missing the final part of the 3rd.

So anyways, can someone tell me what Brown did, and what Plekanec did (other than score, which I obviously didn't see) to impress us so much?  What did I miss?

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« Reply #340 on: April 24, 2018, 01:29:22 PM »
So anyways, can someone tell me what Brown did, and what Plekanec did (other than score, which I obviously didn't see) to impress us so much?  What did I miss?

Marner took a puck-over-the-glass penalty with like 5 minutes left. PKers came up big to kill it. Plekanec and Hyman both had key blocks and Brown intercepted a pass to spring him and Kapanen on 2-on-1 that killed some time.

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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #341 on: April 24, 2018, 01:31:49 PM »

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« Reply #342 on: April 24, 2018, 01:33:31 PM »
Cool.  Thanks Carlton. 

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« Reply #343 on: April 24, 2018, 02:08:47 PM »
So anyways, can someone tell me what Brown did, and what Plekanec did (other than score, which I obviously didn't see) to impress us so much?  What did I miss?

Marner took a puck-over-the-glass penalty with like 5 minutes left. PKers came up big to kill it. Plekanec and Hyman both had key blocks and Brown intercepted a pass to spring him and Kapanen on 2-on-1 that killed some time.
Not only did Brown do that with the 2 on 1, he also skated his ass back after the Kappy miss and took the puck off a Bruin in the Leafs zone and iced the puck. Clearly he was gassed but he got back and made the play.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #344 on: April 24, 2018, 02:14:10 PM »
Can't see Babs putting him in. The team has won 3 of 4 without him....0 and 2 with him...Choice seems as easy as the insert Martin debate!

Basically. Babcock is pretty old school in a lot of ways. He's not going make personnel changes to a winning lineup until he has to. He's gonna "dance with the one who brought him," so to speak.

thankfully, in this case, it's the right decision talent-wise.
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Re: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs - Playoffs Edition
« Reply #344 on: April 24, 2018, 02:14:10 PM »