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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #495 on: April 26, 2018, 12:11:04 AM »
Jake picked a shitty time have the worst game of his career.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #496 on: April 26, 2018, 12:51:11 AM »
Jake picked a shitty time have the worst game of his career.
Well, at least it wasn't game 7 of the Stanley Cup final!

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #497 on: April 26, 2018, 01:08:05 AM »
It stings, but our core is still super green and will learn from this.

The next time they find themselves in this situation they'll be better versions of themselves and will have experience to draw from.

I am pretty excited to see what the team can do in the summer.

I hope Dubas is the GM.

I hope they let the UFA's walk.

I hope for at least one significant acquisition at both forward and defence.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #498 on: April 26, 2018, 02:29:39 AM »
It stings, but our core is still super green and will learn from this.

The next time they find themselves in this situation they'll be better versions of themselves and will have experience to draw from.

I am pretty excited to see what the team can do in the summer.

I hope Dubas is the GM.

I hope they let the UFA's walk.

I hope for at least one significant acquisition at both forward and defence.
It def will be interesting for sure to see what happens with the Leafs and what they do about Lou. I don't look at this as a set back.. It's a learning curve. End if the day only 1 team wins the cup. We just aren't good enough yet and some of that comes from experience and others from personnel. JVR despite his 3 pp goals is not a good 5v5 player. Bozak was actually pretty decent but again not very strong defensively. I'd like to think we've seen the last of Martin, Leo, JVR, Polak and Bozak in a Leafs uniform. Let's see who steps up from the Marlies like Dermott did this year. Kaps and Johnsson should have bigger roles next year.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #499 on: April 26, 2018, 04:18:23 AM »
Emotional game. Some of the over-reactions on here are hilarious but that's the fun of being in the heat of the moment. Have a sleep on it, it'll feel better in the morning.

In all honesty that series should have been at least a round later, if not the Eastern final. It's ridiculous that the Leafs, Bruins and Lightning face eachother in the first 2 rounds.

This time 2 years ago the Leafs weren't even playing at this point of the year having come LAST. Now they're pushing a potential Stanley Cup favourite to 6 games despite not getting much from some of their best players. That's 2 years of really tough playoff experience now under the belts of a bunch of 20 year old guys.

We're about to subtract some of the "negatives" in Komarov, Bozak, Polak etc and replace them with more talented, young hungry players. We have cap space to try and be inventive with other additions to supplement that (hopefully under a new, younger GM). The off season could be almost as interesting as the season this year.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #500 on: April 26, 2018, 05:30:18 AM »
Gardiner and Anderssen had terrible games but we can't rest it all at their feet. Getting just over 20 shots against a team as strong as Boston is never a recipe for success.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #501 on: April 26, 2018, 06:57:20 AM »
Jake picked a shitty time have the worst game of his career.


Where did this guy learn defence?  Seriously.   8)

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #502 on: April 26, 2018, 07:03:18 AM »
Congrats to Boston on coming through when it counted.  Good clutch work by the Bruins' youngsters.

Tip of the hat to the Leafs on a fantastic overall season. Thank you Leafs, for bringing the hope back in us fans. Too bad for the playoff results,  but as a young team, the best is still yet to come.  Optimism is here to stay.



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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #503 on: April 26, 2018, 08:07:34 AM »
DeBrusk and his cocky attitude... little turd.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #504 on: April 26, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »
Perspective is hard this soon after, but despite their young age, there are some issues here.

I think there are some concerns about Matthews.  He was largely ineffective and for a player of his talent and size it is of concern.

There have to be questions about Andersen.  While some games he was great, in three of the games he was not.  Is he consistent enough to be the guy?  That isnít clear to me.

The defence is bad.  Really bad and if it isnít fixed there wonít be much chance of being a Cup competitor at all.  Not sure what they do about that.  No more high picks to find a stud D-man.

There were of course some positives, but difficult to see those in the context of a Game 7 loss.  It is so disappointing because the Bruins were there to be taken tonight.
I'm not concerned about Matthews at all.

Unless it's revealed that he's been playing hurt I agree with BBF on Matthews.  My concerns are that we might be overrating him just a tad.  He got neutralized and the very best of the best find ways not to be.

Over the last two seasons: 5th most total goals  despite playing 10-20 fewer (<----see that herman) games than most of the guys ahead of him, most even strength goals (tied with McDavid, but 20 fewer games), 3rd highest goals per game.

He's not overrated, he's flat out amazing and is only 20 years old.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #505 on: April 26, 2018, 08:37:04 AM »
So last year there were questions about Marner and his ability to play in the playoffs.  I think he answered those questions. 

This year there are questions about Matthews and Nylander.  They showed glimpses, so I think this is just a learning experience for them, and I hope that they did learn from it and that they will be able to elevate their games when the team needs them to do so.  Being challenged to be better isn't always a bad thing.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #506 on: April 26, 2018, 08:49:37 AM »
It stings, but our core is still super green and will learn from this.

The next time they find themselves in this situation they'll be better versions of themselves and will have experience to draw from.

I am pretty excited to see what the team can do in the summer.

I hope Dubas is the GM.

I hope they let the UFA's walk.

I hope for at least one significant acquisition at both forward and defence.
It def will be interesting for sure to see what happens with the Leafs and what they do about Lou. I don't look at this as a set back.. It's a learning curve. End if the day only 1 team wins the cup. We just aren't good enough yet and some of that comes from experience and others from personnel. JVR despite his 3 pp goals is not a good 5v5 player. Bozak was actually pretty decent but again not very strong defensively. I'd like to think we've seen the last of Martin, Leo, JVR, Polak and Bozak in a Leafs uniform. Let's see who steps up from the Marlies like Dermott did this year. Kaps and Johnsson should have bigger roles next year.

Yeah it's time let go of the old hold overs. I know JVR was a PP specialist and had a ton of goals but we need more all around players who are hard to play against and really battle (but also have skill obviously). I thought Johnsson showed a lot of tenaciousness. I'm hoping Grundstrom can make an impact next year and maybe we can see what Liljegren can do.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #507 on: April 26, 2018, 08:54:21 AM »
I don't even know why anyone would waste their breath discussing our forwards. The forwards clearly are not our problem. Defense, defense, defense, DEFENSE. How do we get better? Who do we sign/trade for?
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #508 on: April 26, 2018, 09:03:21 AM »
I don't even know why anyone would waster their breath discussing our forwards. The forwards clearly are not our problem. Defense, defense, defense, DEFENSE. How do we get better? Who do we sign/trade for?
I'm hoping Liljegren will be up with the club at least next season.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Apr. 25th, 7:30pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #509 on: April 26, 2018, 09:36:13 AM »
Perspective is hard this soon after, but despite their young age, there are some issues here.

I think there are some concerns about Matthews.  He was largely ineffective and for a player of his talent and size it is of concern.

There have to be questions about Andersen.  While some games he was great, in three of the games he was not.  Is he consistent enough to be the guy?  That isnít clear to me.

The defence is bad.  Really bad and if it isnít fixed there wonít be much chance of being a Cup competitor at all.  Not sure what they do about that.  No more high picks to find a stud D-man.

There were of course some positives, but difficult to see those in the context of a Game 7 loss.  It is so disappointing because the Bruins were there to be taken tonight.
I'm not concerned about Matthews at all.

Unless it's revealed that he's been playing hurt I agree with BBF on Matthews.  My concerns are that we might be overrating him just a tad.  He got neutralized and the very best of the best find ways not to be.

Over the last two seasons: 5th most total goals  despite playing 10-20 fewer (<----see that herman) games than most of the guys ahead of him, most even strength goals (tied with McDavid, but 20 fewer games), 3rd highest goals per game.

He's not overrated, he's flat out amazing and is only 20 years old.

Not only that but he is playing why Hyman and Brown, both good players but it's not like Bergevan who plays with Pasta and the Beak. I thing Bergevan would have neutralized playing against the big goof Chara and not having the strongest wingers.

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« Reply #509 on: April 26, 2018, 09:36:13 AM »